Obie Award winner Donna Bullock (Ragtime, A Class Act, City of Angels) will star in Nothing is Forever, which features music by Grammy Award winner Morton Gould and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award nominee Carolyn Leigh.
The concert presentations will be held at 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM and will benefit UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. Each performance will be followed by a reception for ticket holders at Symphony Space’s Thalia Café.
Conceived and directed by UMC artistic director Ben West, Nothing is Forever, according to press notes, "is a dazzling musical portrait of one woman at three different decades in her life. Romance, cynicism and regret intertwine in this evocative and timely tale set in New Orleans’ vibrant French Quarter."
The new song cycle is composed entirely of material originally written for the unproduced musical Enter Juliet. Based on the film "Juliet of the Spirits," Enter Juliet was announced to open on Broadway in fall 1978 but never came to fruition. To create Nothing is Forever, West has unearthed and reassembled Gould and Leigh's score with new musical arrangements by Fran Minarik.
UMC will present its first production in winter 2012 and is currently presenting the world premiere concert of Gatsby by Hugh Wheeler, Lee Pockriss and Carolyn Leigh at the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival. UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. is a not-for-profit production company dedicated to the preservation of musical theatre through the presentation of infrequently performed works.
Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia is located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. For tickets, call (212) 864-5400 or visit symphonyspace.org. For more information, visit www.UnsungMusicals.org.