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Tony-Nominee Tony Yazbeck Visits Former Cast Member of On the Town at Bucks County Playhouse

Tony-Nominee Tony Yazbeck Visits Former Cast Member of On the Town at Bucks County Playhouse
Tony Yazbeck, Clyde Alves

Tony Yazbeck Visits Clyde Alves on set of The New World at Bucks County Playhouse Photo by Chris Smith

It was a reunion for two of the lead actors from Broadway’s On the Town when Tony-nominee Tony Yazbeck visited New Hope, PA to see Clyde Alves at Bucks County Playhouse. Alves plays the role of Tago in the world premiere of The New World.

Tony Yazbeck, Clyde Alves

Clyde Alves, Tony Yazbeck Photo by Chris Smith

Bucks County Playhouse’s production of The New World is produced by Robyn Goodman, Alexander Fraser, Stephen Kocis, and Josh Fiedler. The New World, which received its first reading at the Playhouse’s Oscar Hammerstein Festival in 2014. The book is by Regina DeCicco and L.F. Turner, music by Gary Adler (Altar Boyz) and lyrics by Phoebe Kreutz. Stafford Arima (Broadway’s Allegiance) directs with choreography by Bucks County Playhouse Artistic Associate Lorin Latarro (Waitress).

Clyde Ayles, Ann Harada, Tony Yazbeck

Clyde Ayles, Ann Harada, Tony Yazbeck Photo by Chris Smith

The cast includes a mix of Broadway veterans and newcomers led by Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella) as Chief Hyannis, Jillian Gottlieb (The Golden Bride Off-Broadway) as Susanna Standish and Jennifer Perry (Broadway’s Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia!) as Joan. Theater and recording star, Justin Guarini, as Santuit. Guarini last appeared at the Playhouse in the new musical “Cake Off” as well as in the theater’s acclaimed production of “Company.” He is a member of the Playhouse Artists Board of Directors.

Tony Yazbeck

Tony Yazbeck with Cast Photo by Chris Smith

The cast also features Ginna Le Vine (Picnic Off-Broadway). Le Vine is the grand-niece of Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, who made her professional stage debut in 1949 at Bucks County Playhouse, where she was a member of its famed apprentice program. She is joined by Clyde Alves (Broadway’s On the Town, Bullets Over Broadway) as Tago, Eddie Cooper (Encores AssassinsLittle Shop of Horrors) as Miles Standish, Ann Sanders (Disney’s Frozen and Broadway’s The King and I) as Mrs. Corn, Rod Singleton as Colonel Corn and Tyler Maynard (Broadway’s The Little Mermaid and “Altar Boyz Off-Broadway) as Carl. Adena Ershow, Yael Rizo wy, Kiet Tai Cao, Danny Bevins, Brandon Weber and Annelise Cepero round out the ensemble.

Tony Yazbeck, Clyde Alves, Justin Guardi

Clyde, Justin and Tony Photo by Chris Smith

The New World is the third of four world premiere productions presented at Bucks County Playhouse this year. The summer season launched in May with the debut of Clue: On Stage, Rock and Roll Man: The Story of Alan Freed and a new comedy by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen, Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big Playhouse Christmas Show, which resets Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol in New Hope.

For complete details, and to purchase tickets, please visit buckscountyplayhouse.org

Out of Town

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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