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Urban Stages Presents
Jim Brochu in Character Man
Friday, February 28, 2014 through Sunday, April 06, 2014

A musical salute to the memorable character actors of Broadway.

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

A blend of cabaret, theater and scrapbook that produces a solidly satisfying evening…walks down memory lane are rarely so entertaining.New York Times

Brochu is a terrific storyteller, and a fine singer, too. He mixes his funny, appealing reminiscences with some classic numbers for his own considerable gifts.NEW YORKER

Heartfelt! He approaches his idols with polish and their luster shines through him.TIME OUT NEW YORK


EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 6th

Drama Desk Award winner (Zero Hour) Jim Brochu puts his stamp on an original musical valentine to the Great White Way. Character Man is a salute to the memorable character actors of Broadway, filled with hilarious theatre stories and touching personal recollections. Sprinkled with juicy backstage lore, the show spotlights the careers of Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, Barney Martin and Brochu’s own mentor, two- time Tony Award winner David Burns. Character Man delivers the iconic songs of ground-breaking composers including Meredith Willson, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick and Stephen Sondheim and celebrates the Golden Age of the American Musical.

JOIN US FOR OUR SPECIAL TALKBACK NIGHTS
RIGHT AFTER THE SHOW. MODERATED BY PETER FILICHIA

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12th
Spotlight on David Burns with Sondra Lee (original cast - Hello, Dolly!, Peter Pan) and Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams (42nd Street).

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19th
Spotlight on Jack Gilford and Zero Mostel with Joe Gilford and Josh Mostel.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26th
Spotlight on today's Character Men with Richard Kind ("Mad About You", The Producers) and Tony nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert).


Director: Robert Bartley
Musical Director: Carl Haan
Production Stage Manager: Donald William Myers
Assistant Stage Manager: Madison DeCoske
Sound Designer & Technical Director: Sean Hagerty
Lighting Designer: Meghan Santelli
Video/Set Designer: Patrick Brennan
Creative Consultant: Steve Schalchlin
Music Clearances: Jay R. Morgenstern
Marketing Consultant Joe Trentacosta
Press Representatives David Gersten & Associates

Frances Hill, Founder/Artistic Director
Peter Napolitano, Producing Director
Antoinette Mullins, Development/Literary Director
Rachel Sullivan, Program Director
Olga Devyatisilnaya, Company Manager
 


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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.