June 10, 2017

Midnight at the Never Get

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick

Conceived by Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick

Trevor Copeland and Arthur Brightman have the perfect New York romance.  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 queer nightclub act where Arthur writes love songs for Trevor to sing to a man.  But as they hurtle towards the end of the decade and tensions in the Village reach a breaking point, the lovers find themselves caught in a relationship they can’t control and a movement they don’t understand.  Featuring a sultry score fashioned after the American Songbook, Midnight at the Never Get imagines two men who never existed at a time that very much did.

Development History

  • May 2015 – 15 minutes presented as part of Musical Theatre Factory’s 4×15 Round 11 (as Midnight at the Rialto)
  • April 2016 – Premiere staging at Don’t Tell Mama
  • July 2016 – Special event as part of the 2016 New York Musical Festival