Neil Berg's 101 Years of Broadway
Saturday, September 27 at 8 p.m.
101 Years of Broadway recreates the biggest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Wicked, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddler on the Roof, and more. The amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling songs from Broadway’s newest hit shows. Vote for your favorite Broadway show tune and hear it live!
NEIL BERG is the composer/lyricist of the hit Off-Broadway musical "The Prince and the Pauper," which ran for two years at the Lambs Theater in New York City. The New York Times raved "Prince and the Pauper" "[soars] on wings of theatrical fun." The original cast CD is released internationally on Jay Records, sheet music published by Hal Leonard, and licensing by Samuel French Inc. Songs from this show are also featured with many other classic songs in the official Off-Broadway Songbook, published by Hal Leonard.
| ||RICHARD TODD ADAMS has spent much of the last decade performing across the country in some of the most sought-after roles in musical theatre. He is one of a handful of American actors to have portrayed the Phantom, Jean Valjean, and Javert. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he began his career starring as Raoul with both the Los Angeles and national touring companies of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Upon returning to New York, he appeared Off-Broadway in BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL, Michael John LaChiusa's LITTLE FISH at Second Stage, and David Friedman's LISTEN TO MY HEART at Studio 54. He made his Broadway debut in 2005 in Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE WOMAN IN WHITE |
| || JEANNETTE BAYARDELLE starred in the revival production of “Hair” on Broadway as Dionne, and in “The Color Purple” on Broadway as Celie. She also originated the role of Celie in the first National tour of “The Color Purple” where she received a NAACP award for best lead actress in a musical. Her extraordinary performances on stage led her to work on Disney’s “Princess and The Frog,” “Little Mermaid Ariel’s Beginning,” and sharing the stage with artist such as Donnie McClurkin, and Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child. |
| || RITA HARVEY performed on Broadway in the role of Hodel in the latest revival of "Fiddler on the Roof," directed by David Leveaux and starring Rosie O'Donell and Harvey Fierstein and Alfred Molina. After covering the two older daughters, she took over the role of Hodel and can be seen in the role at the Lincoln Center Archives. She made her Broadway debut performing the lead role of Christine Daee in "The Phantom of the Opera," after two and a half years performing the role with the second national tour. Rita created the role of Lady Edith in the off-Broadway hit musical "The Prince and the Pauper". At the Irish Repertory Theatre, she played the role of Ethel Chichester in “Peg O’ My Heart”.|
Rita also created the role of Elizabeth in the highly-acclaimed concept CD/DVD of ”Frankenstein the Musical.”
| ||CHUCK WAGNER performed on Broadway as Athos in The Three Musketeers, Rapunzel’s Prince in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, Javert in Les Miserables, Van Helsing in Dracula and as “The Beast” in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (which he premiered at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre). Wagner originated the title role in Frank Wildhorn’s Jekyll & Hyde in the post Broadway international tour. He also toured as the Wolf and Cinderella’s Prince in the U.S. tour of Into the Woods and as the MacArthuresque General Harrison Howell in the revival of Cole Porter’s classic Kiss Me Kate. He sang the role of Sir Percival Blakeney in the original concept recording of Wildhorn’s The Scarlet Pimpernel. |
| ||DANNY ZOLLI is best known for his monumental number of performances starring as Jesus & Judas in more than 23 productions (including Broadway and six National/International Tours) of “Jesus Christ Superstar” worldwide. Nationally and Internationally, Danny has starred as Che' (EVITA), Joseph (JOSEPH… DREAMCOAT), The Arbiter (CHESS), Tobias (SWEENEY TODD), Candide (CANDIDE), F/X Fitzterwald (STARMITES), amongst many, many others. |
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