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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway

March 15, 2011
7:30 PM

Pearce Auditorium - Brenau University

According to San Francisco’s KABC radio theater critic, Jerry Friedman, “This revue features some of the best songs from the best Broadway shows, all sung by some of the most talented performers working today singing many of the hit songs that they have sung on Broadway.”

100 Years of Broadway recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. These 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 numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows.

Along with musical director and pianist Danny Wolfson, the production will feature Broadway stars Carter Calvert (Grizabella, Cats), Robert DuSold (Javert and Jean Valjean, Les Miserables), Andrea Rivette (Emma Carew, Jekyll & Hyde), Ted Levy (Black & Blue and Jelly's Last Jam and Danny Zolli (Jesus, Jesus Christ Superstar).


 

CAST BIOS (Cast is subject to change based upon possible Broadway and touring developments):

CARTER CALVERT New York credits include starring in the original Broadway production cast album, and touring productions of It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues. Ms. Calvert toured Europe in Smokey Joe's Café, played Grizabella in the national tour of Cats, and appeared as the title role in Always, Patsy Cline. 

ROBERT DUSOLD recently played Harry Bright in the Las Vegas production of "Mamma Mia!". New York credits in the last year include "Mimi le Duck" opposite Eartha Kitt. Broadway and National Tour credits include Jason Green in "The Producers," Javert and Valjean in "Les Miserables," Monsieur Andre in "Phantom of the Opera," Old Deuteronomy in "Cats," Pete in Hal Prince's "Showboat," assorted roles in "Jekyll and Hyde," "Kiss of the Spiderwoman" and "Chicago". Regional and Stock credits include Sweeney Todd in "Sweeney Todd..." at Connecticut Rep (Conn. Critics Circle Award Best Actor nomination), Jules/Bob Greenberg in "Sunday in the Park" at DC's Arena Stage, Benny Southstreet in "Guys and Dolls" at Papermill Playhouse, Father in "Chrysalis" at the Adirondak Theater Festival, Peron in "Evita" at California Music Theatre and various shows at the O'Neill Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival and many others.

ANDREA RIVETTE Broadway credits include Emma Carew in Jekyll and Hyde, starring David Hasselhoff (performance filmed for HBO and DVD), and Ellen in Miss Saigon. She has had the opportunity to perform in many concerts nationwide as well as star in the Equity National tours of Miss Saigon as Ellen and Jekyll and Hyde as Emma Carew, starring Chuck Wagner. Over the past two years, in between concert work, Andrea has had the honor of playing her dream role, Fantine, in Les Miserables at Theater Under the Stars in Houston, TX, and also at Sacramento Music Circus, directed by Glenn Casale, starring opposite Ivan Rutherford as ValJean and Brad Little as Javert!

TED LEVY's professional training began in Chicago with Mr. Finis Henderson II, Master Tap Dancer and former manager of Sammy Davis Jr. Mr. Levy made his Broadway debut in the smash hit "Black & Blue". He collaborated with George C. Wolfe and Gregory Hines on the Choreography of Jelly's Last Jam, for which he received a TONY NOMINATION, DRAMA DESK NOMINATION and the 1993 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD. Ted was awarded an EMMY AWARD for his television debut performance in the PBS Special Precious Memories, and appeared in Spike Lee's "Malcolm X" for his film debut. His production of "Ted Levy and Friends," directed by Gregory Hines, celebrated Ted as one of America's premier Tap Dance Artists. He also assisted in the choreography of Broadway's Tony Award-winning hit "Bring In 'Da Noise! Bring In 'Da Funk!" Ted appeared in the movie "Bojangles" with Gregory Hines, returning to Broadway as Papa Jack in Susan Stroman & Harry Conick Jr.'s "Thou Shalt Not".

DANNY ZOLLI is best known for his monumental number of performances as Jesus, Judas, and Annas in more than 15 productions of Jesus Christ Superstar throughout the world, Danny's unique and stirring performance of the aria "Gethsemane" is debated among "Jesus Christ Superstar" fans as one of the best.   Danny has just completed and will soon be releasing his second solo album entitled "Sometimes Simple is Best".  Most recently, Danny starred as Jesus in the 20th Anniversary concert of Jesus Christ Superstar.

DAVID WOLFSON has worked as music director, composer, orchestrator, arranger, pianist, copyist or synthesizer programmer for countless Broadway performances. He is the founding music director for both Experience Vocal Dance Company and the New York Theatrical Community Chorus. In the last year he has played for the Broadway pits of "The Woman in White" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," the long-running off-Broadway production "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" and the off-off-Broadway cabaret show "Bush Is Bad." He has also coached a new opera, "Animal Tales," for the Family Opera Initiative, and designed sound for a set of Macy's display windows.

 

PERFORMANCE SONG LIST

ACT 1                                                                                     
Give My Regards to Broadway - Little Johnny Jones - All
All That Jazz – Chicago – Carter and Bob
Stars – Les Miserables - Bob              
Cabaret – Cabaret - Andrea                                                                          
Sherry - Jersey Boys - Danny                                          
Cell Block Tango – Chicago – Carter, Andrea, Bob, Danny      
My Favorite Things – Sound of Music - Ted                              
Buenos Aires/Don’t Cry for Me Argentina – Evita – Andrea
All I Care About – Chicago - Bob
Don’t Rain on My Parade – Hello Dolly - Carter                               
No More Roxanne – The Man Who Would Be King – Danny                                         
Wizard and I – Wicked - Andrea                                                                              
Gethsemene - Jesus Christ Superstar - Danny        
      
ACT 2
Fever – It Ain’t Nothing But the Blues - Carter                                 
I Dreamed a Dream – Les Miserables - Andrea                               
Almost Like Being in Love – Brigadoon - Ted                           
This Nearly Was Mine – South Pacific - Bob                                                  
Wonderful Guy – South Pacific - Andrea                                 
Nothing Like a Dream – South Pacific – Bob, Ted, Danny                                  
Oklahoma – Oklahoma - All                                                                 
Scenes from an Italian Restaurant – Movin’ Out - Danny
Memory – Cats - Carter
Phantom of the Opera – Phantom of the Opera – Andrea & Bob
Music of the Night – Phantom of the Opera - Bob                                                  
Seasons of Love – Rent - All     
                                                                         
SET LIST SUBJECT TO CHANGE