Tom Wopat Hosts Unsung Jimmy Van Heusen, With Rachel de Benedet, Christine Pedi and Nancy Anderson, June 17
17 Jun 2013
Rachel de Benedet
UnsungMusicalsCo. launches its Unsung Cabaret Series with Unsung Jimmy Van Heusen, an intimate evening that celebrates 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 The Cutting Room.
Interspersed with such Van Heusen standards as “The Tender Trap," “Call Me Irresponsible” and “Moonlight Becomes You," the evening showcases 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 directs 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 UnsungMusicals.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.