Jonathan Larson’s Unheard Songs Will Be Given Voice in Concert

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Musical theatre historian Jennifer Tepper will produce a concert of his work at Feinstein’s/54 Below.
Jonathan Larson
Jonathan Larson

Jonathan Larson wrote much more than just Rent and tick, tick…BOOM! In fact, the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer had multiple projects in the works when he died at age 35, and now his unheard songs will finally be given voice.

According to the New York Post and confirmed by Playbill.com, Jennifer Tepper, the director of programming at Feinstein’s/54 Below, will produce a concert featuring the lost and unheard songs of Larson. The project is in the works, though no official date has been set.

The Post reports that the goal is to mount the concert evening in July 2017 featuring songs that were cut from both Rent and tick, tick…BOOM! with hopes to also include material from several of his unproduced musicals, including Superbia, the musical he talks of developing in tick, tick…BOOM! (which features the song “Come to Your Senses”).

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Tepper revealed the news during a BUILD Series talk in New York December 1 and said that the show will be titled Lost & Unheard Jonathan Larson Works.

“One show and score I know will be represented is Superbia, Larson’s musical that is actually chronicled a bit in tick, tick… BOOM!, since the ‘character’ of ‘Jon’ is writing it,” she said. “While ‘Come To Your Senses’ from Superbia is well-known … there are a lot of other extraordinary Superbia songs that haven’t been heard.”

She hopes to include cast members from Larson’s Rent and tick, tick…BOOM!

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