According to press materials, the concert will celebrate the rarely heard scores and behind-the-scenes anecdotes of short-lived and under-appreciated musicals. This edition will include Murderous Instincts, Dogfight, The Biography Girl, Lend Me a Tenor, Bat Boy and The Wild Party (Andrew Lippa's version), with more shows to be added.
This edition features performances from West End performers Damian Humbley (recently seen as Charley Kringas in the Menier Chocolate Factory's production of Merrily We Roll Along that transferred to the Pinter Theatre), Michael Matus (last seen as Max Detweiler in The Sound of Music at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park), Sarah Ingram (seen in the West End in Flashdance and Imagine This) and Matthew Rowland (recently seen as Boy George in the London revival of Taboo). More guests are still to be announced.
The evening is hosted by Lydia Grant and Oliver Southgate and also features performances from Christopher Bartlett and Georgia Thomas. The concert is directed by Pádraig Kennedy with musical direction by Barney Ashworth.
Previously brought to London's Landor Theatre, the season is produced by Oliver Southgate for Tinyhuge Ltd. in association with Ava Eldred. The ongoing series is based on and inspired by the hit NYC series of the same name created by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Kevin Michael Murphy and Caleb Hoyer.