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BROADWAY LIVE! The Songs. The Shows. The Stars

Monday, Aug 29, 2011: 8:30PM

 Playbill On Line                         Theater Mania               Richard Skipper 'blog'

Broadway Live! brings the magic of the Great White Way with song selections from South Pacific, Dreamgirls, Jersey Boys, Jekyll & Hyde, Guys and Dolls, Hair, Chicago, of course, Sondheim and much more.

The soul-stirring emotions, comedy and behind-the-scenes theater stories will make you laugh, cry and cheer as recounted by top Broadway performers: Tony Nominee, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Robert Cuccioli, Helen Hayes Award Nominee, Terry Burrell, Beauty and the Beast’s Christianne Tisdale and featuring New York’s preferred Musical Director Barry Levitt.

Robert Cuccioli made his Broadway debut as Inspector Javert in Les Miserables and is best known for his critically acclaimed performance in the duel title roles in the Broadway hit Jekyll & Hyde, for which he received a Tony nomination, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards and Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award. Off-Broadway credits include: Temporary Help, Enter The Guardsman, And The World Goes ‘Round (1991 Outer Critics Circle Award), Gigi, The Rothschilds, Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris and Dietrich & Chevalier. Robert created roles in two new Musicals this year: The Bruce Hornsby’s SCKBSTD, at Virginia Stage, and CUTMAN: A Boxing Musical at Goodspeed in CT, and brought his solo show A STANDARD LOVE to The Strand Theatre in Lakewood, NJ and The Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, NY. Television: White Collar, Sliders, Baywatch, The Guiding Light. Film: Woody Allen’s Celebrity, and the independent film The Stranger. He is featured on the original cast recordings of Jekyll & Hyde (Atlantic), And The World Goes ‘Round (RCA Victor), Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris (Ghostlight), and The New Picasso (Black Forest Productions). www.robertcuccioli.com

Christianne Tisdale has performed lead roles on both Broadway and London's West End, including BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, TRIUMPH OF LOVE, ONE TOUCH OF VENUS, and TITANIC (1st National). TV audiences have enjoyed her on 30 ROCK, LAW & ORDER CI, DAVID LETTERMAN, A TALE OF CINDERELLA, the soaps and oodles of commercials. She has sung in some of the world's most famous concert halls and her critically acclaimed debut CD “JUST A MAP—A LULLABY TO THE WORLD” is available and online. Everything else you never needed to know at www.ChristianneTisdale.com

Terry Burrell - Broadway credits: Three Penny Opera, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Swinging On A Star, Into The Woods, Dreamgirls, Honky Tonk Nights, Eubie, and the first London production of Showboat. Regional credits: Up From Paradise, Crowns, Mahalia, Of Thee I Sing, Thunder Knocking On The Door, The Women of Brewster Place, Cinderella, Smokey Joes Café, For Colored Girls, Sophisticated Ladies, Man Of La Mancha, Copacabana, Ain’t Misbehavin, A Christmas Carol, Jar The Floor and Brownie Points Off Broadway: Almost Heaven, And The World Goes Round, Taking a Chance On Love. Concerts for Jazz In July at the 92nd Street Y, The Duke Ellington Orchestra in Venice and the Oslo Jazz Festival. She was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for her work in Queenie Pie and Showboat. Her one woman show Ethel “Mama Stringbean” Waters will make its debut at the Walnut Street Theatre February of 2012.

Barry Levitt is an award winning pianist, musical director, composer, conductor and producer. He has been an active presence within the New York musical community for over three decades, participating in every style of music from rock to R&B to theatre, cabaret and jazz. Barry recently conceived and directed Melodies and Memories Gold Standards of the American Songbook at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center in Florida. He was musical director and arranger for Catskills on Broadway and Swinging on a Star and Off Broadway’s Little Shop of Horrors, Taking My Turn and a Match Made in Heaven. He has worked with Ben Vereen, Bernadette Peters, Faith Prince, Eartha Kitt, Nell Carter, Rosemary Clooney, Connie Francis, Marilyn Michaels and Carol Woods among other luminaries. He has conducted the New York, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, St Louis and Indianapolis Pops Orchestra. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Levitt was the Artistic Director of the 92nd Street Y’s world renowned Lyric and Lyricists series. He has been Musical director of Broadway Live and Hollywood Live as well as the Timeless Divas! Series since its inception in 2005. Mr. Levitt runs the Barry Levitt Performance Workshop.