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“Back From Broadway”
Back at the Stuart Street Playhouse

Following a one-night-only appearance at the American Repertory Theatre in August, “Back From Broadway” will settle in for a short run at the Stuart Street Playhouse. Performances begin November 1 and are currently scheduled through December 15.

Sharing the stage will be Hersey Felder (star of “George Gershwin Alone”) and James Barbour (“Beauty & The Beast,” “Carousel” and “Jane Eyre”).

“Back From Broadway” presents some of Broadway’s best known songs from shows like “Carousel,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “My Fair Lady” and others. Woven through the musical selections are the artists’ personal journeys of what it takes to create, nurture and survive a life on Broadway.

In addition to its one night engagement at the ART, the show has also played sold out engagements at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center and the Tiffany Theatre in Los Angeles.

Felder’s “George Gershwin Alone” was a hit last summer when it played the Loeb in Cambridge. A native of Montreal, has appeared on and off Broadway as well as in regional theater. As a composer and playwright, his works have been performed in Canada, Great Britain, Israel and throughout the United States. As a concert pianist, he has appeared on stages from Austria to Czechoslovakia and has been featured on television specials on CBS, NBC, PBS and Bravo. Married to Canada’s former Prime Minister, Kim Campbell, he is currently a resident of Cambridge and has recently been appointed “Visiting Scholar In Residence” at the Music School at Harvard University.

Barbour has a long list of Broadway credits, including Edward Rochester in “Jane Eyre,” the Beast in “Beauty & The Beast” and as Billy Bigelow in the revival of “Carousel.” He was also a member of the original cast of “Cyrano The Musical” and toured nationally in “The Secret Garden.” Television audiences may recognize him from “Just Shoot Me,” “Sex In The City” and “The District.”

“Back From Broadway” is directed by Joel Zwick, whose most recent film credit is the sleeper hit of the summer, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” In addition to directing on Broadway, off Broadway and for touring companies, Zwick is one of Hollywood’s most prolific directors of episodic television with more than 500 episodes to his credit.

The production is presented by Nick Paleologos and Fred Zollo in association with Da Dogz Entertainment. Paleologos and Zollo received Tony Awards earlier this year for Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” (starring Alan Rickman) and for Edward Albee’s “The Goat” which is still running on Broadway and currently stars Sally Field. They also produced the musical adaptation of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” which is the hit of London’s theater current season. The duo’s inaugural production at the Stuart Street Playhouse was the long run of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.”

For information, call Telecharge at 800-447-7400 or stop by the Playhouse box office at 200 Stuart Street (at the Raddison Hotel).

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