Max Von Essen, Tom Wopat, Rachel de Benedet, Christine Pedi Set for Unsung Jimmy Van Heusen
By Andrew Gans
UnsungMusicalsCo. will launch its Unsung Cabaret Series with Unsung Jimmy Van Heusen, an intimate evening celebrating the centennial of four-time Academy Award-winning and three-time Tony Award-nominated composer Jimmy Van Heusen (Skyscraper, Walking Happy, Thoroughly Modern Millie), June 17 at 8 PM at The Cutting Room.
Hosted by Tony Award nominee Tom Wopat, the evening will feature the talents of Rachel de Benedet, Christine Pedi and Max von Essen with additional performers to be announced.
Interspersed with such Van Heusen standards as “The Tender Trap," “Call Me Irresponsible” and “Moonlight Becomes You," the evening will showcase the little-known gems from his five Broadway musicals and his fabled Johnny Burke & Bing Crosby song series, "The Flop Parade."
UMC artistic director Ben West will direct the concert with musical direction and arrangements by Benet Braun and lighting design by Joe Hodge.
Tickets ($30 general admission, with limited premium seating available for $60) are available by visiting www.ticketfly.com. The Cutting Room is located at 44 East 32nd Street in New York City. For more information, visit www.UnsungMusicals.org.
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