An UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. Production

Limited Engagement! Sep. 19 - Oct. 5, 2013
THE CONNELLY THEATRE
220 East 4th Street, New York City
COMING SOON

BLESS YOU ALL!

A Broadway Revue

Sketches by ARNOLD AUERBACH
Music and Lyrics by HAROLD ROME
Directed by BEN WEST
Choreography by RAY HESSELINK
Musical Direction by FRAN MINARIK

Starring

Jeremy Benton
Jennifer Lee Crowl
Emilee Dupre
Jacob Hoffman
Aaron Kaburick
Brent McBeth
Ruth Pferdehirt
Lindsay Roberts
Christopher Ryan
Clifton Samuels
Billie Wildrick

ABOUT THE SHOW

Brimming with jazz-infused melodies, song-and-dance specialties and classic comedy numbers, Bless You All! is a cheerful celebration of the Golden Age of the Broadway revue. Delicious send-ups of such cultural icons as the 21 Club and the roaring '20s line the landscape of this glittering entertainment!

UnsungMusicalsCo. launches its fifth anniversary celebration with a new production of the 1950 musical revue Bless You All! by Emmy Award winner Arnold Auerbach ("The Phil Silvers Show", Call Me Mister) and acclaimed songwriter Harold Rome (Fanny, Destry Rides Again). The classic Broadway revue is directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling) with choreography by Ray Hesselink (Heat Wave: The Jack Cole Project), musical direction by Fran Minarik (At Home Abroad), lighting design by Joe Hodge (The Fig Leaves Are Falling), costume design by Heather J. Carey (The Fig Leaves Are Falling) and casting by Geoff Josselson.

Featuring the addition of a never-before-seen comedy sketch written circa 1940 by Mr. Auerbach and Pulitzer Prize winner Herman Wouk (The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial), UMC's sparkling new production is the first time the musical has been performed in over 60 years!

 

5th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SPONSORS

The Ahn, Bottrell, DeSilva, Hall, Kim & Schimmel Group

Yvonne & Jim Fogerty

R. Griffith & H. Goodman

Nathan Romano

June Silver

Warner Chappell Music

POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS

Wednesday, 9/25: "Putting It Together"

A discussion about the process of researching and assembling the material for lost musical works, featuring a special live performance of two cut songs from Bless You All!

Doug Reside New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Dick Scanlan Tony Award-nominated author and lyricist
Ben West UMC Artistic Director

Wednesday, 10/2: "Yesterday is Tomorrow"

A discussion of how the Golden Age has influenced emerging and contemporary writers, and how the artists of yesterday can give voice to the composers and lyricists of tomorrow. Featuring two songs from Carner & Gregor!

Sam Carner &
Derek Gregor
Richard Rodgers Award-winning authors of Unlock'd

PRESS

NBC NEWS UnsungMusicalsCo. Celebrates 5 Years of Reassembling Lost Musicals
ASSOCIATED
PRESS
One Theater Hunts for Lost Musicals and Puts Them On, Hoping to Return Them to the Canon
NYPL Musical of the Month: Bless You All!
KRITZERLAND Bless You, Ben West, for Bless You All!
PLAYBILL New Adaptation of Bless You All! Musical Revue, With Emilee Dupre, Jeremy Benton and More, Begins Sept. 19
Billie Wildrick Christopher Ryan & Ruth Pferdehirt
Jeremy Benton Brent McBeth, Lindsay Roberts & Clifton Samuels
Lindsay Roberts Aaron Kaburick & Jacob Hoffman
Clifton Samuels, Christopher Ryan & Brent McBeth Aaron Kaburick
Jeremy Benton Lindsay Roberts
Ruth Pferdehirt Billie Wildrick