UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. presents an intimate benefit concert featuring the world premiere of Nothing is Forever, a new musical song cycle by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winner Morton Gould (Stringmusic, Billion Dollar Baby) and Tony and Grammy Award nominee Carolyn Leigh (Peter Pan, Little Me, "Witchcraft").
Obie Award winner Donna Bullock (Ragtime, A Class Act), Astaire Award nominee Rachel de Benedet (Catch Me If You Can, Adrift in Macao) and Drama League nominee Kristin Maloney (The Streets of New York, The Talk of the Town) star in the intimate fundraiser with special performances by Max von Essen (Death Takes a Holiday, Les Miserables), Cori Silberman (How Now, Dow Jones) and Cicily Daniels (The Little Mermaid, All Shook Up), who will debut a new song from the unfinished Lee Pockriss - Carolyn Leigh musical Caesar's Wife.
Each concert will be followed by a reception for ticket holders at Symphony Space's Bar Thalia.
Conceived and directed by UMC artistic director Ben West (Gatsby, How Now, Dow Jones), Nothing is Forever is a dazzling musical portrait of one woman at three different decades in her life. Romance, cynicism and regret intertwine in this evocative and timely tale set in New Orleans' vibrant French Quarter.
This new song cycle is comprised entirely of material originally written for the unproduced Broadway musical Enter Juliet. Based on the film Juliet of the Spirits, Enter Juliet was announced to open on Broadway in fall 1978 but never came to fruition. To create Nothing is Forever, Mr. West has unearthed and reassembled Mr. Gould and Ms. Leigh's score with new musical arrangements by Fran Minarik (Making the Boys, Gatsby).
All proceeds benefit UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc., a 501c3 not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to the restoration and presentation of obscure but artistically sound musicals. For more information, please visit www.UnsungMusicals.org