Watch Unsung Carolyn Leigh Concert, Featuring Erin Davie, Max Von Essen, Teal Wicks, Adam Kantor and More (Video)

News   Watch Unsung Carolyn Leigh Concert, Featuring Erin Davie, Max Von Essen, Teal Wicks, Adam Kantor and More (Video)
 
A video of Unsung Carolyn Leigh, which was presented April 5 as part of the American Songbook Series, has been released.

Erin Davie
Erin Davie

Presented at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, the evening was created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan).

Unsung Carolyn Leigh showcased songs by the Tony and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan and Little MeThe cast included Erin Davie (Side Show, A Little Night Music, Grey Gardens), Max von Essen (Evita), Jeremy Kushnier (Jersey Boys, Next to Normal), Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years) and Teal Wicks (Wicked, Jekyll & Hyde), the concert features Donna Bullock (Ragtime), Rachel de Benedet (Catch Me if You Can), Drew Gehling (On a Clear Day), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde) and Alli Mauzey (Wicked, Cry-Baby).

Here's how the evening was billed: "Celebrating her enduring legacy of smart, sophisticated and often sexy songwriting, Unsung Carolyn Leigh highlights the legendary lyricist's little-known works, including several jazz-infused items from her acclaimed 1969 Gatsby score, a cut song from How Now Dow Jones, and two numbers written with Marvin Hamlisch for the original, unproduced version of Smile. Eight dynamic performers, a sizzling trio of musicians and over twenty melodic gems color the intimate evening, which also features rare audio clips from two of Ms. Leigh's original demo recordings."

Watch the concert below.

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