UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present a new Off-Broadway production of the 1969 musical comedy The Fig Leaves Are Falling. Featuring a book and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Allan Sherman (Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh) and music by Tony Award winner Albert Hague (Redhead, Plain and Fancy), The Fig Leaves Are Falling is revised and directed by Ben West (At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan, Gatsby). Performances begin January 10, 2013 at the Connelly Theatre.
The Fig Leaves Are Falling is a swinging ‘60s satire of suburban life, love and infidelity. Variety show meets vaudeville in this lively entertainment following Harry Stone, his devoted wife and the sizzling secretary who turns their marriage upside down!
Choreography is by Richard J. Hinds (Newsies associate director) with musical supervision and arrangements by Andrew Graham (Avenue Q, Wicked), lighting design by Joe Hodge (Perfect Crime, Make Mine Manhattan) and costume design by Barrymore Award nominee Janine Marie McCabe (Waiting for the Moon). The casting director is Geoff Josselson. This newly revised production refocuses the original story by employing a smaller cast of eight actors, three new musical numbers and all new musical arrangements. UMC previously held an exploratory reading of this new version of the musical in July 2011.
Previews for The Fig Leaves Are Falling begin on January 10 with an official opening on January 13. This limited engagement will run through January 26. The Connelly Theatre is located at 220 East 4th Street.
Tickets are available by visiting www.SmartTix.com or calling (212) 868-4444.
For more information visit www.UnsungMusicals.org.