by Sandi Durell
The press was invited to the York Theatre Company to meet with the cast and creatives of the off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Midnight at the Never Get. With book, music and lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick and co-conceived by Sam Bolen, performances begin October 2 for a limited engagement thru November 4. Opening night is set for October 11.
Midnight at the Never Get features music direction and arrangements by Adam Podd, choreography by Andrew Palermo, with direction by Max Friedman. The cast includes Sam Bolen, Jeremy Cohen and Jon J. Peterson.
Mark Sonnenblick is a York NEO writer and 2018 Jonathan Larson Award Winner. The story is about singer Trevor Copeland (Sam Bolen) and songwriter Arthur Brightman (Jeremy Cohen) and their perfect New York romance taking place in 1965. But it’s also a time period in which village gay bars were illegal. The two put a show together called Midnight where they sing love songs as they hurtle toward the end of the decade finding themselves caught in an uncontrollable passion, and a political revolution they don’t understand.
The score is seductive and inspired and written in the genre of the Great American Songbook.
Photos/Video Interviews: Sandi Durell
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