Jeff Bowen, Drew Gasparini, Joshua Salzman, Phoebe Kreutz, Bruce Vilanch and More at Work on New Musical
By Andrew Gans
17 Jun 2014
UnsungMusicalsCo. will present a workshop production of the new musical revue The Passing Show June 26–29 at MTC Creative Center.
Conceived and directed by Ben West, The Passing Show features choreography, tango and music hall dances by J. Austin Eyer, Shannon Lewis, Mark Stuart and Ryan VanDenBoom. Fran Minarik serves as musical director and dance arranger.
The revue is being written by a team that includes Obie Award winner Jeff Bowen, Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, Drew Gasparini, Rick Hip-Flores, Phoebe Kreutz, Sam Salmond, Drama Desk nominees Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham and Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch. The work also features a newly adapted comedy sketch by Arnold B. Horwitt, an unpublished melody by Tony winner Albert Hague and three trunk songs by the Academy Award-winning team of Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn.
The cast will comprise Holly Ann Butler, Nick Gaswirth, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Andrew Hodge, Stephanie Martignetti, Ruth Pferdehirt and Clifton Samuels.
“Hard-boiled Broadway agents, tap-happy temps, and deliriously lustful in-laws raise a racket in this outrageous fun-fest filled with an exciting nod to the British music hall, a pair of celebrity-crazed theatre producers, and all-new material! Borrowing its name from what is considered the first American revue, The Passing Show puts a contemporary spin on the classic form,” according to press notes.
Tickets, priced $15, are available at www.SmartTix.com or by calling (212) 868-4444. MTC Creative Center is located at 311 West 43rd Street in New York City.
For more information visit www.UnsungMusicals.org.