Mark Campbell Pens Songs from Unmade Bed for New York Theatre Workshop, May 12

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New York Theatre Workshop begins the second of its two solo works in repertory when lyricist Mark Campbell's Songs from Unmade Bed, featuring songs from a number of composers including Debra Barsha and Duncan Sheik, starts May 12.

Songs from Unmade Bed will open May 24 joining the Leonard Bernstein centered Score which began April 26 and opened May 1.

David Schweizer (White Chocolate, Wintertime) directs Songs from Unmade Bed featuring the lyrics of Mark Campbell (Splendora) with music by 17 collaborating composers. The solo is billed as a "unique music/theatre event that propels a smart, resilient, wry, and ultimately romantic gay New Yorker through the heartaches and triumphs of love in the big city." Michael Winther (Mamma Mia!, 1776) performs with musical direction by Kimberly Grigsby.

The eclectic lineup of musical artists whose songs are featured in the work include Debra Barsha (Radiant Baby), Mark Bennett (Golda's Balcony), Peter Foley (The Hidden Sky), Jenny Giering (The Mistress Cycle), Peter Golub (Amphigorey), Jake Heggie (Dead Man Walking opera), Stephen Hoffman (Splendora), Lance Horne (The Tell-Tale Heart), Gihieh Lee (Tock Tick), Steve Marzullo (Joyce Jackson's Guide to Dating), Brendan Milburn (Striking 12), Chris Miller (The Prodigal Son), Greg Pliska (In a Lake of Fire), Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), Jeffrey Stock (Triumph of Love) and Joseph Thalken (Harold & Maude: The Musical).

Campbell penned the libretto for the full-length comic opera Volpone (music by John Musto) that premiered at Wolf Trap last March. Other works by the first Kleban Award-winning lyricist include The Paradise Project (composer Michael Torke at The Kitchen), Chang & Eng (Spirit of Broadway Theatre), Akin (music by Richard Peaslee, Music-Theatre Group at La Mama), Light Shall Lift Them (BAM's Next Wave Festival), Nothing Forever (NYTW workshop), The Sweet Revenge of Louisa May (Olney Theatre), Awakening (P.S. 122) and Broken Morning (HERE).

He has also garnered two Richard Rodgers Awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Rockefeller Foundation Award, a New York Foundation for the Arts Playwriting Fellowship, a Drama Desk Award nomination, and a 2004 Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award. Songs from an Unmade Bed's designers feature Neil Patel (scenic), David Zinn (costumes), Brian H Scott (lighting) and Michael Creason (sound). Elizabeth Miller serves as the production stage manager.

Tickets to Score and Songs from an Unmade Bed at New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, (between Second Avenue and Bowery), can be purchased by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit


The design team for Score includes Neil Patel (scenic), Christopher Akerlind (lighting), James Schuette (costumes) and Darron L West (sound). Production stage managers are Elizabeth Moreau and Elizabeth Kegley.

Anne Bogart directs Score a solo theatre piece adapted by Jocelyn Clarke (SITI's Bob, Alice's Adventures, Room) and created by SITI Company. Actor Tom Nelis stars in the role of West Side Story, Candide, On The Town and Wonderful Town composer Leonard Bernstein. The work, adapted from the creator's own writings, honors "one of the greatest of American figures" with a score that includes music by Brahms, Haydn, and Mozart.

The SITI Company and artistic director Bogart presented its "The Grapes of Wrath" inspired A Midsummer Night's Dream at San Jose Repertory Theatre last year. The troupe has also produced bobrauschenbergamerica (a creation with playwright Charles L. Mee), La Dispute, Hay Fever, Room, War of the Worlds, Cabin Pressure, Bob, Culture of Desire, Private Lives, Miss Julie, Alice's Adventures, Small Lives/Big Dreams, Going, Going, Gone, The Medium and Orestes.

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