Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway
March 15, 2011
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):
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.
PERFORMANCE SONG LIST