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
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!
The Ahn, Bottrell, DeSilva, Hall, Kim & Schimmel Group
Yvonne & Jim Fogerty
R. Griffith & H. Goodman
Warner Chappell Music
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|
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 &
|Richard Rodgers Award-winning authors of Unlock'd|
|NBC NEWS||UnsungMusicalsCo. Celebrates 5 Years of Reassembling Lost Musicals|
|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|