THE UN-AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Conceived and written by Dick Vosburgh, original music by Denis King

Dick Vosburgh’s last major work before his death the following year. Sobering as well as entertaining--through song, parody, sketches and reminiscences, the evening chronicles the dark days of the notorious McCarthy witch hunts and the damages the House Un-American Activities Committee inflicted on writers and artists, along with the resulting paranoia that existed through those terrifying years.

First performed at the Theatre Museum, Covent Garden, 12 November 2006

CAST [4]

Neil McCaul, Johnny Myers, Jessica Martin, Denis King

MUSICAL NUMBERS


Key Changes

Black Beauty

Fact of the Day

At a party at Georgia Brown's, Denis and Nina Simone sat at the piano and played the blues together after which she said "Hey, man, you swing!" The glow has yet to fade (even underwater).

King Brothers Album

Listening Post

Tell The World We're Not In - The Peddlers Vocals


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