Night Music: New Musical Insomnia Gets NYC Bow in Midtown Fest July 12-31

News   Night Music: New Musical Insomnia Gets NYC Bow in Midtown Fest July 12-31
Insomnia, an original musical about a gay screenwriter "who confronts his nocturnal demons on a journey of self-discovery over the course of a sleepless night," begins a run July 12 as part of The 5th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival.

Allison Bergman directs the show, which has book music and lyrics by Charles Bloom, musical direction by David Snyder and choreography by James De Forte.

The show is based on an idea developed with Lee Lucas.

"Born into a show business family, Charles Bloom has an extensive collection of songs and special material which has been performed by the talents of Michael Feinstein, B.D. Wong, Andrea Marcovicci, Rohn Seykell, Vicki Lewis and Bruce Vilanch," according to the announcement. Bloom composed music and lyrics to "Let's Go to the Circus" and "Mickey's Fun Songs" for Walt Disney Productions, and has collaborated with composer Al Kasha on  animated musicals "Samson and Delilah" and "Calamity Jane." His musical Pablo was workshopped at the York Theatre in 2003 and his Heaven Knows will be presented as a staged reading by the York in fall 2004.

Featured in the Actors' Equity showcase of Insomnia are Richard Todd Adams, James Donegan, Lois Hart, Charles Karel, Cindy Marchionda, Eric Millegan and Christopher Sloan.

Performances play July 12-31 at The WorkShop Theatre Mainstage, 312 W. 36th Street (Fourth Floor). Tickets are $15. For reservations, call (212) 868-4444.

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