If the reason you go to musicals is for the musical numbers, Midnight at the Never Get, presented by the York Theatre Company, is a sure bet. The songs are absolutely gorgeous – every single one of them. The music and lyrics are written by Mark Sonnenblick, winner of a 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant. Set in an illegal, underground gay cabaret in Greenwich Village in the mid to late 1960’s, the... Read more
Midnight at the Never Get
York Theatre Company kicks off its 2018-2019 Mainstage Series with the off-Broadway premiere of new musical Midnight at the Never Get, written by Mark Sonnenblick, co-conceived by Sam Bolen, and directed by Max Friedman.
Performances are staged at the company's off-Broadway home at Saint Peter's.
(Photos by Carol Rosegg)
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Midnight at the Never Get tells the story of singer Trevor Copeland and songwriter Arthur Brightman who have the perfect New York romance, and that’s swell. In 1965, it’s also against the law. So in the back room of The Never Get, an illegal Greenwich Village gay bar, they put together a show called Midnight—a nightclub act where Trevor sings Arthur’s love songs with their male pronouns intact. But, as the lovers hurtle towards the end of the decade, they find themselves caught in a passion they can’t control and a political revolution they don’t understand. Featuring a seductive score inspired by the Great American Songbook, Midnight at the Never Get is a sultry meditation on identity, memory, and enduring romance.