By Kenneth Jones
24 Nov 2008
|Photo by AMC|
According to Variety, Lionsgate is seeking to book dates for a "Mad Men" musical revue that was seen Oct. 21 as a benefit at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. The performance was a fundraiser for the L.A. chapter of the Recording Academy.
The El Rey event was reportedly the idea of "Mad Men" composer David Carbonara, who led the 13-piece orchestra.
Billed as A Night on the Town With 'Mad Men', the show was hosted by Joel Murray and featured "Mad Men" stars Bryan Batt and Tony Award winner Robert Morse — who are both Broadway veterans — plus Colin Hanks, Patrick Fischler and Maggie Siff singing songs that would have been heard by the characters in the Kennedy-era series about advertising men (and women) on Madison Avenue.
Series creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner frequently plucks songs from the period's pop catalog to spice the AMC series.