At Home Abroad
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. presents a one-night-only benefit concert of the legendary 1935 musical revue At Home Abroad featuring 30 extraordinary performers, 3 swinging musicians and 5 dazzling tap numbers. Written by Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz, the classic revue returns to the stage for the first time in over 70 years!
The classic ‘musical holiday' will feature the talents of Pilin Anice (Junie B. Jones), Natalie Venetia Belcon (Avenue Q), Fred Berman (The Lion King), Cicily Daniels (The Little Mermaid), Astaire Award nominee Rachel de Benedet (Catch Me If You Can), Tim Falter (Some Like It Hot), Drama Desk Award nominee Julie Halston (Anything Goes, The Divine Sister), Chris Hoch (Shrek, La Cage), Amy Hohn (November), Nadine Isenegger (42nd Street), Matthew LaBanca (Young Frankenstein), Tony Award nominee Liz Larsen (The Most Happy Fella), Catherine LeFrere (The Judy Holliday Story), Drama Desk Award nominee Garrett Long (South Pacific, The Spitfire Grill), Kristin Maloney (The Talk of the Town), Michael Mastro (Twelve Angry Men), Brent McBeth (White Christmas), Jim Middleton (Goodspeed's 1776), Drama Desk Award nominee Christine Pedi (Forbidden Broadway), Noah Racey (Curtains, Never Gonna Dance), Greg Roderick (South Pacific), Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie), KT Sullivan (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Threepenny Opera), Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch (Hairspray, "Hollywood Squares"), Kevin Vortmann (A Little Night Music), Tiffany Westlie (The Truth About Jane) and Laura Woyasz (Wicked)
Captained by a terrifically tactless American tourist, At Home Abroad is a wonderfully satirical musical cruise assaulting every port from the French Riviera to the islands of Japan. This stylish entertainment sets sail for hilarity with such Dietz-Schwartz standards as "What a Wonderful World," "Love is a Dancing Thing" and "Got a Bran' New Suit!"
UMC's concert event is conceived and staged as a live broadcast of a 1930s radio special, complete with a live jazz trio and a series of tap dance specialties!
Newly restored and adapted from the original manuscripts, the concert is directed by UMC artistic director Ben West (Make Mine Manhattan, Gatsby) with tap choreography by Rommy Sandhu (Make Mine Manhattan, Encores! Bells Are Ringing associate), musical direction and arrangements by Fran Minarik (Make Mine Manhattan, Gatsby) and lighting design by Joe Hodge (Perfect Crime, Make Mine Manhattan).
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UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. (Ben West, Artistic Director) is a not-for-profit production company dedicated to the preservation of musical theatre through the restoration and presentation of obscure but artistically sound works. Recent UMC projects include an acclaimed revival of Make Mine Manhattan by Arnold B. Horwitt and Richard Lewine and world premiere concerts of Gatsby by Hugh Wheeler, Lee Pockriss and Carolyn Leigh and Nothing is Forever by Morton Gould and Carolyn Leigh. Focusing primarily on overlooked projects from the Golden Age, UMC treats each property as a new musical thereby providing a unique collaboration between the artists of today and those of the past. UMC is also devoted to researching, assembling and restoring the material from unpublished and out-of-print musical shows; in order to preserve these works for future generations, UMC's material is receiving its own collection in the Billy Rose Theatre Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. www.UnsungMusicals.org