Gatsby In Concert, With Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers, Presented Sept. 30

News   Gatsby In Concert, With Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers, Presented Sept. 30
 
Gatsby, the Hugh Wheeler, Lee Pockriss and Carolyn Leigh musical which originally aimed for a Broadway debut over 40 years ago, finally arrives in New York in concert form on Sept. 30 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers
Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers Photo by Aubrey Reuben

With a book by Tony Award winner Wheeler (A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd), music by Pockriss (Earnest in Love) and lyrics by Tony nominee Leigh (Peter Pan, Little Me), Gatsby was originally slated to arrive on Broadway in 1970 but never materialized.

Ben West (How Now Dow Jones, Platinum) directs the concert presentation for UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc., which will be presented at 7 PM and at 10 PM at the Signature Theatre's Peter Norton Space.

The cast includes Matt Cavenaugh (Death Takes a Holiday, West Side Story, Grey Gardens), Jenny Powers (Happiness, Dangerous Beauty), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde), Megan Sikora (Curtains, How to Succeed...) and Max von Essen (Death Takes a Holiday, Les Miserables).

Songs from the score include "Toute Suite, Old Sport," "Jazz Age," "Myrtle's Parade," "Wish Me," "Somewhere There's a Party" and "The Fellow in the Yellow Duesenberg."

Gatsby has arrangements and musical direction by Fran Minarik.

For tickets visit NYMF. The Peter Norton Space is located at 555 West 42nd Street.

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