Max von Essen, Autumn Hurlbert, Megan Sikora Set for Gatsby Concert

News   Max von Essen, Autumn Hurlbert, Megan Sikora Set for Gatsby Concert
UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. has announced initial casting for its concert staging of the musical Gatsby, which will be presented Sept. 30 at 7 PM and 10 PM at Signature Theatre's Peter Norton Space as part of the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival.

Max von Essen
Max von Essen

The cast will be led by Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde, Tomorrow Morning), Astaire Award nominee Megan Sikora (Curtains, Applause, How to Succeed...) and Max von Essen (Death Takes a Holiday, Les Miserables).

UMC artistic director Ben West will direct the concert presentation with musical direction and arrangements by Fran Minarik.

Inspired by the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, the unproduced musical adaptation has a book by Tony Award winner Hugh Wheeler, music by Grammy Award nominee Lee Pockriss and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Carolyn Leigh.

The world-premiere concert of Gatsby, according to press notes, will "feature the rich, jazz-infused score written for this classic roaring '20s tale of passion, decadence and desire." Song titles include “Toute Suite, Old Sport," "Jazz Age," "Myrtle’s Parade," "Wish Me," "Somewhere There’s a Party" and “The Fellow in the Yellow Duesenberg."

Tickets will go on sale Sept. 1. For more information visit

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