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Broadway's best coming to Pearce Auditorium

'100 Years' show presented by Arts Council on Tuesday

POSTED: March 10, 2011 12:30 a.m.
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Danny Zolli (Jesus in "Jesus Christ Superstar") is among the performers in Neil Berg's "100 Years of Broadway" on Tuesday at Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium.

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Neil Berg's widely acclaimed "100 Years of Broadway," a musical revue of Broadway's most celebrated shows, will perform Tuesday at Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium.

The show features a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band.

San Francisco theater critic Jerry Friedman says, "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 "The Phantom of the Opera," "Les Miserables," "CATS," "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Jekyll & Hyde."

The Arts Council Pearce Series presentation will feature Carter Calvert ("Cats"), Danny Zolli ("Jesus Christ Superstar"), Andrea Rivette ("Jekyll and Hyde"), Robert DuSold ("Mamma Mia!") and renowned tap dancer Ted Levy. 

Calvert's credits include starring in the original Broadway production cast album, and touring productions of "It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues." She 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."

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. His stirring performance of the aria "Gethsemane" is debated among the play's fans as one of the best. He soon will release his second solo album, "Sometimes Simple is Best."

Rivette just completed a two-month run as Betty Haynes in Barksdale Theater's production of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" in Richmond, Va. Her Broadway credits include Emma Carew in "Jekyll and Hyde" and Ellen in "Miss Saigon."

DuSold recently played Harry Bright in the Las Vegas production of "Mamma Mia!" His New York credits in the last year include Mimi le Duck opposite Eartha Kitt. Off-Broadway, he held the title role in "Don Imbroglio" at the New York Music Theater Festival. He also has appeared in "The Producers," "Les Miserables," "Phantom of the Opera" and "Cats."

Levy, one of the nation's premiere tap dancers, made his Broadway debut in the smash hit "Black & Blue" and collaborated with George C. Wolfe and Gregory Hines on choreography of "Jelly's Last Jam," for which he received a Tony and Drama Desk nomination. He won an Emmy for his television debut performance in the PBS Special "Precious Memories," and appeared in Spike Lee's film "Malcolm X."



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