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What To Watch November 6th To Take Away The Blues

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9:30am: Saturdy Morning Live! By National Theatre. Culture, music and theatre collide in bite-sized virtual experiences crafted by world-renowned educator and performer Paige Hernandez. Paige and Friends will feature some of Paige’s favorite artistic collaborators as they discuss collaboration, creativity, self-care and dreams for the future.

Dreaming of the Future. Gonzo’s Multiverse is a virtual variety show traveling through the space-time imagination of storyteller David Gonzalez. Touching down in places called Animalation, ToyzRool, and Storeez each episode features a mix of digital and live-action storytelling, interviews with amazing artists, and explorations of miniature marvels in the natural world.

11am: 2020 La MaMa Love Global Gala By La Mama brings artists together from around the world to celebrate the spirit and community that have fueled La MaMa’s work for the past 58 years.

This year’s virtual gala marks the first time that their global community will be able to join from wherever they are on November 7, Ellen Stewart’s birthday. The Honored Guest for the Love Gala will be filmmaker, activist and podcaster Abigail E. Disney.

The Gala will be hosted by Bill Pullman and Tamara Hurwitz Pullman. Honorary chairs for the event are Amy Sedaris and Philip Glass.

The Gala will feature performances from La MaMa 2020-21 Resident Artists and more to be announced.

Playwrights in Nairobi will be with audience members in Krakow, actors in Seoul will join with theatre-lovers in Sao Paolo in our virtual space to celebrate our global history of revolution and social change. Love is what La MaMa was founded on: love for creativity, love for humanity, and love for the earth. ­

La MaMa Love Global Gala 2020 from La MaMa on Vimeo.

12pm: Stage Aurora Theatrical Company: Broadway Celebrates Veterans Day a virtual concert of Broadway performers celebrating our military veterans and those who have served – and are currently serving – in the Armed Forces. The concert will stream on the Stage Aurora Theatrical Company’s YouTube page here beginning Saturday, NOVEMBER 7 at 12pm and will be available for viewing through Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, NOVEMBER 11. Attendance is free with a suggested donation of $25. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Northeast Florida Women Veterans of Jacksonville and Stage Aurora Theatrical Company. For more information, please visit www.stageaurora.org.

Broadway Celebrates Veteran’s Day will feature many of your favorite Broadway performers, musicians, and crew singing and performing in this ‘can’t miss’ virtual concert of heartfelt thanks and recognition to the hundreds of thousands who have served and continue to serve to keep this country safe. Hear favorite selections such as “The Impossible Dream,” “Imagine,” “America the Beautiful,” “Boogie, Woogie, Bugle Boy,” and much more.

The virtual concert will feature Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli (Broadway: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Jekyll & Hyde), Darius de Haas (Broadway: Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921…), Jarrod Emick (Broadway: Ring of Fire, Damn Yankees), Darryl Reuben Hall (Broadway: Godspell, Cinderella), Janet Hubert (Broadway: Cats, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”), Tony award winner Cady Huffman (Broadway: The Will Rogers Folliies, The Producers), Renee Lawless (Broadway National: Wicked, “The Haves and The Have Nots”), N’Kenge (Broadway: Caroline or Change, Motown The Musical), Randy Redd (Broadway: Million Dollar Quartet, Parade), Cody Renard Richard (Broadway Stage Manager), Desmond Richardson (Broadway: Fosse, Chicago), Angela Robinson (Broadway: The Color Purple), “The Haves and The Have Nots”), Justin Matthew Sargent (Broadway: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Rock of Ages), Tony award winner Ben Vereen (Broadway:Pippin), Bethaney Wellings-Davies (West End: Cabaret, Phantom of the Opera), NaTasha Yvette Williams (Broadway: Waitress, The Color Purple), and Vanessa Williams (Broadway: Into the Woods, Kiss of the Spider Woman). Artists subject to change.

Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Marcia Milgrom Dodge

12pm: Star Studio: Marcia Milgrom Dodge By Cape Playhouse teaches a class on dissecting and performing monologues. Take up the director’s chair with a double feature class November 7th and 14th from Tony Nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime) as she gives a behind the scenes look at how a director approaches a script. 

2pm: iHeartRadio Broadway Salutes The 2020 Tony Nominees Adrienne Warren, Aaron Tveit, Celia Rose Gooding, and more stars are set to take part in the iHeartRadio Broadway Salutes The 2020 Tony Nominees broadcast in November. The special event will feature songs from the Best Musical nominees and interviews with the cast and creators from each show.

Hosted by Howard Hoffman, the lineup also includes Daniel J. Watts, John Benjamin Hickey, Danny Burstein, Audra McDonald, Blair Underwood, Karen Olivo, Bess Wohl, and Katori Hall.

The broadcast also celebrates the Best Play and acting categories with interviews and editorial commentary, in addition to highlighting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.

The special is scheduled to air November 7 at 2 PM ET and rebroadcast November 9 at 7 PM. Click here to listen.

2pm and 7pm: Guards at the Taj Atlantic In 1648 in India, two Imperial Guards watch from their post as the sun rises for the first time on the newly-completed Taj Mahal, after which they are ordered to commit a massacre. First of three days of the original cast reading this play by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Amy Morton. Reservations required.

2:30pm: Martha Graham Dance Company: Martha Matinee Night Journey is one of Martha Graham’s greatest masterworks. It tells the Oedipus story through the eyes of his wife and mother Jocasta. Night Journey Choreography and Costumes by Martha Graham Music by William Schuman Set by Isamu Noguchi Original lighting by Jean Rosenthal Adapted by Beverly Emmons Premiere: May 3, 1947, Cambridge High School, Cambridge, Massachusetts “And loudly o’er the bed she wailed where she / In twofold wedlock, hapless, had brought forth / Husband from a husband, children from a child. / We could not know the moment of her death / Which followed soon.” – Sophocles In Night Journey, it is not Oedipus but Queen Jocasta who is the protagonist. The action of the dance turns upon that instant of her death when she relives her destiny and sees with double insight the triumphal entry of Oedipus, their meeting, courtship, marriage, their years of intimacy which were darkly crossed by the blind seer Tiresias until at last the truth burst from him. The chorus of women, who know the truth before the seer speaks it, tries in vain to divert the prophecy’s cruel conclusion.

3pm: Gare St Lazare: Title and Deed by Will Eno (The Realistic Joneses, Thom Pain (based on nothing), The Open House, The Underlying Chris). Directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett (How It Is, Here All Night, The Beckett Trilogy). Performed by Conor Lovett 

A nameless traveller from a far off place searches for connection and solace in an unknown country in this funny and touching meditation on mortality, loneliness and innocence…

Tickets On Sale until ONE HOUR BEFORE START TIME. A Zoom link will be sent to your email address one hour in advance of the show. 

7:30: Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette Gounod first composed Roméo et Juliette, as he had Faust, in the form of an “opéra dialogué”—that is, with spoken dialogue rather than recitative: “The audience’s musical attention should not be tired by the sound of chatter and padding; the audience should be afforded rests and pauses, except where the pathos of the work is at stake.” By the time of the premiere at the Théâtre Lyrique on April 27, 1867, however, he had been persuaded to provide recitatives. Despite the opera’s immediate success (a total of 89 performances in the first season, no doubt due in part to the Universal Exposition in Paris that year), the process of turning Roméo into a grand opera would continue over some two decades. Georges Bizet had a hand in the modifications for the move to the Opéra Comique in January 1873, as Gounod was in London at the time. When, after 291 performances at the Comique, Roméo was again transferred, this time to the Opéra, Gounod made still further changes, notably the addition of a wedding ballet and a big ensemble. The cast for this gala occasion, on November 28, 1888, included Adelina Patti (Juliette), Jean de Reszke (Roméo), Leon Melchissédec (Mercutio), and Edouard de Reszke (Friar Laurence), with the composer on the podium.

8pm: Stars in the House: Pippin Reunion

Stars in the House is the daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley. Reunion with John Rubenstein, Michael Rupert, and Dean Pitchford.

Brian Stokes Mitchell

8pm: Lights Up Houston By Theatre Under the Stars Two-time Tony recipient Brian Stokes Mitchell will headline Theatre Under The Stars’ first virtual gala, Lights Up Houston, November 7 at 8 PM ET.

Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse will emcee the evening, which will feature a performance by Mitchell (joining remotely from New York City).

Guests will be able to watch the streaming program and simultaneously use an app to participate in live and silent auctions, with all proceeds going to the non-profit theatre company.

8pm: SoHo Playhouse: Krapp, 39  is a hilarious and heartbreaking window on one man’s last moment of youth inspired by Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape.”

8pm: Metropolitan Playhouse: Shell Shock A desperate act of battlefield heroism, a tortured memory of selfish recklessness: Which is the truth?
A probing play of memory, motive, and true heroism with a Hitchcockian twist as a stricken soldier confronts his history and humanity.

Followed by a post show talk with Eric Fraisher Hayes/ Artistic Director of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House. Directed by Eric Fraisher Hayes
Featuring Rafael Jordan ~ Willem Long  ~ Jed Peterson

8:30pm: The Old Globe: Day of the Dead/Día de Muertos AXIS Event back for a sixth consecutive year!

Join us online on November 7, 2020 from 11 AM to 1 PM PT for some traditional Mexican music, recorded bilingual short plays from past coLAB productions, activities to enjoy at home with the whole family, and more sorpresas!

Teaching Artist Valeria Vega hosts this interactive online celebration of this Mexican tradition.

8:30pm: Spring Awakening Capitol City Theater Company is proud to present its latest production Spring Awakening with both streaming an in-person options.

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood. 

All live performances take place at the Capitol City Theater Companies Studio Located at 1742 N 48th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska, and streamed Nationwide through a partnership with Music Theater International.

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, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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Suffs We Still Have A Long Way To Go

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“There never was a young woman who did not think that if she had had the management of the work from the beginning, the cause would have been carried out long ago,” Susan B. Anthony.

Shaina Taub

The new musical by Shaina Taub Suffs, has completely rewritten itself from when it played at The Public Theatre. What was an overstuffed story about the women’s movement, has become a polished version of how far and how little we have come. This is an uplifting tale and you will leave the theatre satisfied.


When Suffs begin,s we meet Carrie Chapman Catt (a terrific and staunch Jenn Colella) asking men to “Let Mother Vote.” Enter the young newcomer Alice Paul (Taub). Alice wants to do a protest march on Washington, to further the cause along, Catt wants women to be refined in their approach. Needless to say the two do not see eye to eye.

Hannah Cruz and Cast

Alice recruits Lucy (Ally Bonino) her friend from college, Inez Milholland (A star turn by Hannah Cruz, who commands the stage), “the it girl of her time,” who then recruits Ruza Wenclawska (another standout performance by Kim Blank), a militant labor organizer and Doris Stevens (Nadia Dandashi), who chronicles the movement.

Anastacia McCapaguy, Laila Erica, Nikki M.James

Enter Ida B. Wells (a fabulous Nikki M. James) and other Black suffragists such as Mary Church Terrell (Anastacia McCapaguy), the first president of the NAACP, to a march on Washington, however the Southern women and backers do not want them there and they are told to march in the back. Wells refuses singing the powerful ballad “Wait My Turn”. It is their story that pacts a punch.

Tsilala Brock, Grace McLean

The President at the time is Woodrow Wilson (the phenomenal Grace McLean), who “loves the ladies, with all his heart, until they start to speak,” He plays games with Alice and her cohorts, as well as with Ms. Catt. However Ms. Catt concedes to help the President, where Ms. Paul does not.

The new Suffs start their own organization The National Women’s Party (NOW) with the help of a rich socialite (a terrific Emily Skinner). They take their grievances public, get arrested, stage hunger strikes and finally win the vote.

The cast is entirely made of women, non-binary performers and musicians who are extremely talented. Ms. Taub does extremely well as Alice. I loved and hated Grace McLean’s outstanding portrayals. Nikki M. James almost steals the show, but it is Jenn Colella who really makes us understand the power play between women.

Leigh Silverman’s staging, keeps the show moving at 2 hours and 45 minutes. Riccardo Hernadez’s set keeps The White House always in play, and Paul Tazewell’s lighting warms it up. Mayte Natalio’s choreography is subtle, yet effective.

There are 33 songs by Ms Taub which are very musical theatre with hints of pop. Ms. Taub’s lyrics are smart, almost Hamilton esq. Especially clever are the lyrics to “If We Were Married.” Musically however, some of the songs bring to mind Beyonce’s “I’m A Survivor” and in “Ladies” “The Ballad of Guiteau” from Assassins. The stand outs are “Finish the Fight,” “This Girl,” “Wait My Turn,”  “Find a Way” and the anthem “Keep Marchin”. Musical director Andrea Grody and her orchestra should be commended. The underscoring is fabulous.

Ms Taub also penned the book, which sometimes misses the mark.

In the end the cycle between the established suffragettes and the newer, younger models will always be at odds.

Ironically what was cut was it was Mrs Woodrow Wilson who refused to sign for women to vote. After her husband had a stroke she states; “Now the presidential vote belongs to me. Support for Suffrage? Absolutely NO!” It was a women who turned the vote down.

Suffs: The Music Box Theatre, 239 W 45th Street.

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents at Addiss and Dan Lauria

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I am so pleased to announce our guests for next Wednesday’s show on April 24th are Producer Pat Addiss and Dan Lauria.

Pat Flicker Addiss has been a producer on the following shows: Little Women​, Chita Rivera: A Dancer’s Life, Bridge & Tunnel, Spring Awakening, Passing Strange, 39 Steps, Vanya, Sonia, Masha & Spike, Promises, Promises, Gigi, Love Letters, Eclipsed, War Horse, A Christmas Story ​and Harmony on Broadway. Off-Broadway she produced Jane Anger and Buyer and Cellar starring Michael Urieher show, Dinner With The Boys with Dan Lauria and Desperate Measures, is currently playing around the country. A native New Yorker. She was a child model and actress. Went to Finch College where she majored and graduated in honors in Costume Design and Merchandising. She started her own Company Pat Addiss Enterprises which designed and manufactured all items and widgets with Corporate names and logos. For her work she was honored by the LPTW Oral History that was filmed for the archives of Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library. She was also given the Woman of Purpose Award by the “Three Tomatoes.”. With colleague, Magda Katz, she has initiated a formula to connect women through YaYa lunches, dinners and now the addition of upscale tea. She loves to speak to women over 50 “How to Reinvent Yourself.”

Dan Lauria is best known for playing the dad Jack Arnold on the TV series The Wonder Years. He also played NASA Administrator James Webb in the 1998 TV miniseries From the Earth to the Moon and Commanding Officer, USA in 1996’s Independence Day. More recently he has appeared as Police Commissioner Eustace Dolan in The Spirit. He appeared as Coach Hamstrung in The Three Stooges N.Y.U.K. on AMC in 2000. Lauria appeared on stage in New York in the summer of 2006 in an off-Broadway production of A Stone Carver by William Mastrosimone with Jim Iorio and Elizabeth Rossa. Lauria also had a small role in a season two episode of Army Wives, as well as a season one episode of The Mentalist. In 2009, Lauria has appeared as General Lee Whitworth, M.D. in Criminal Minds season 4. He has also appeared in an episode of Boy Meets World. In late 2009, Lauria returned to the off-Broadway stage, appearing as Jimmy Hoffa in Brian Lee Franklin’s Good Bobby, a fictionalized account of Robert F. Kennedy’s rise.

Dan is also a very familiar face to the off-off, off and regional theatre scene having performed, written or directed over 50 professional stage productions.  He has appeared as a guest star in over seventy television episodic programs and more than twenty ‘Movie Of The Week’ productions plus a score of motion picture credits.  

In 2010-11 Dan was seen on Broadway in the long running production of Lombardi as the legendary coach Vince Lombardi with the beautiful and talented Judith Light, directed by Thomas Kail of Hamilton fame and returned again in the 2013-14 productions of the Tony nominated A Christmas Story: The Musical, directed by John Rando. 

Dan and dear friend, the lovely and talented Ms. Wendie Malick have performed the play The Guys by Anne Nelson (about our first responders) for numerous theatre and fire departments, around the country. Wendie and Dan also perform Love Letters as a fundraiser for regional theatres, for the development of new plays.  

Dan has now wrote and starred in the off Broadway production of Dinner With The Boys produced by the one and only Pat Addis and the NJ Rep. This was followed by a off Broadway production of The Stone Witch  and the upcoming Regional production of Lee Blessings new play; Tea With The Boss with Gwenn and Wendie Malick.  

He is about to star inJust Another Day written by Lauria. The show will run May 3-June 30 at Theater555 and also stars Patty McCormack (The Bad Seed). Between them, Lauria and McCormack have over 100 years of live theatrical experience, as well as over 150 television shows and films.

“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents ”, is a new show filmed in the lobby of the iconic Hotel Edison, before a live audience. To see our first episode click here second episode click here,  third episode click here, fourth episode click here, fifth episode here, six episode here, seventh episode here, eight episode here and ninth episode here.

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Move Over Daisy Jones & The Six Stereophonic Has Taken Up The Gauntlet

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Daisy Jones & the Six is a hit series on Amazon Prime that follows a rock band in the 1970s from their rise in the LA music scene to becoming one of the most famous bands in the world. This was based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s book of the same name and was partly inspired by Fleetwood Mac. Stereophonic is like binge watching episodes of this TV series, live on stage for three hours. 


Opening tonight, David Adjmi’s high drama play is set in a recording studio in Sausalito, California in 1976, until the last act when they record in LA. The set by David Zinn, has us inside the control room where we can see inside the sound booth. In the beginning, it is hard to hear the words as everyone is talking over each other. Sex, drugs especially coke, alcohol, cigarettes, joints, infidelity and music are what’s at stake and we are eavesdropping in.

Andrew R. Butler and Eli Gelb Photo by Julieta Cervantes

We first meet Grover (Eli Gelb), an untested producer who has lied to everyone about his credentials and his nerdy assistant Charlie (Andrew R. Butler), who are trying to keep the band who are very much like Fleetwood Mac on track. On lead guitar and vocals, Peter (Tom Pecinka) a control freak, perfectionist, lead songwriter and vocalist who is emotionally abusive. He is in a nine year relationship with Diana (Sarah Pidgeon), also the lead singer who is insecure, neurotic, an up and coming songwriter, who very much like Riley Keough in Daisy Jones & the Six. From England are keyboardist and singer Holly (Juliana Canfield) who is stable, warm and going through a terrible marriage to bassist Reg (Will Brill), who is an addict in every sense of the word. And finally Simon (Chris Stack), a drummer who parties to the hilt, as his marriage falls apart due to the recording of the album going way over the time frame given.

Photo by Julieta Cervantes

The question becomes; can this group of talented performers complete this album without killing each other or themselves? In the course of the 3+ hours, we start to really care about the outcome.

Sarah Pidgeon Photo by Julieta Cervantes

In the meantime, we hear fragments and whole songs that are really well done. Tender, yearning ballads of hope and despair written by Will Butler highlight this slice of life. The songs become the feelings that are unexpressed.

Chris Stack and Will Brill Photo by Julieta Cervantes

The cast is incredible, with each one giving us a complete profile. Gelb and Butler give us comedic dazed and confused nerds, whose chemistry is infectious. Gelb’s character is so out of his depth, as he is forced to be the one to keep this gang together despite Pecinka egocentric narcissistic personality. Pidgeon and Pecinka are perfect as lovers tearing each other apart. Stack gives us loss that is heartbreaking. Canfield gives us layers in a role that could be lost but it is Brill who steals the show with his brilliant portrayal as a rock star who lives his life to access.

Juliana Canfield Photo by Julieta Cervantes

Juliana Canfield Photo by Julieta Cervantes

Enver Chakartash’s costumes, Tommy Kurzman’s wigs and hairstyling, Jiyoun Chang’s  lighting, and Ryan Rumery’s multidirectional sound are groovy and out a sight.

Tom Pecinka and Sarah Pidgeon Photo by Julieta Cervantes

Director Daniel Aukin keeps this chaos intact, as the music exacts its reward.

Tom Pecinka, Juliana Canfield and Sarah Pidgeon by Julieta Cervantes

The music is so good that Sony Masterworks Broadway will release an original cast recording produced by Playwrights Horizons where the show originally played and features the original songs by Academy Award® nominee and Grammy Award® winner Will Butler, formerly of Arcade Fire wrote. The digital album arrives May 10, 2024, with the physical CD release set for June 14. The Album is available for preorder now.

Stereophonic: Broadway’s Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th Street.

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Chip Zien Is Honored at Sardi’s and The Original Cast of Falsettos Unite

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The iconic Chip Zien was honored with his portrait at Sardi’s. Sierra Boggess roasted him to the hilt

Zien has spent almost 50 years on Broadway.


Zien was the Baker in the original 1987 production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods filmed by the PBS.

The Baker’s Wife Joanna Gleason

In the 90’s he replaced Michael Jeter is Grand Hotel.

Stephen Bogardus, Chip Zien, Alison Fraser, Mary Testa

In 1992 he was Mendel in the groundbreaking William Finn and James Lapine musical Falsettos. He appeared in all of the “Marvin Trilogy” musicals by Finn: In Trousers (1979), March of the Falsettos (1981), Falsettoland (1990) and Falsettos (1992).

Carolee Carmella

Alison Fraser

Gregg Edelman, Barbara Walsh, Stephen Bogardus, Chip Zien,  Carolee Carmello, Mary Testa, Alison Fraser

Gregg Edelman, Barbara Walsh, Stephen Bogardus, Chip Zien, Carolee Carmella, Mary Testa, Alison Fraser

In 1998 Zien was featured in another Finn musical A New Brain. He received a 1999 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for this role.

Anne Nathan and Mary Testa

He appeared in the Off-Broadway play Isn’t It Romantic by Wendy Wasserstein and was nominated for the 1984 Drama Desk Award, Featured Actor in a Play.

Gregg Edelman, Carolee Carmella, Christine Pedi

In 2005, Zien played the part of Goran in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Broadway.

In 2007, Zien was a replacement in the Broadway revival of Les Misérables in the role of Monsieur Thénardier.

Richard Kind

From April 1 to June 19, 2011, Zien appeared in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of The People in the Picture, which played at Studio 54 on Broadway.

Sierra Boggess

Zien appeared in the Broadway musical It Shoulda Been You at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Chip signing his portrait

In 1973, Zien made his television debut on an episode of Love, American Style. More guest roles followed. In 1981, he appeared on Ryan’s Hope and began a two-year run in Love, Sidney, then Reggie. He provided the voice of the title character in Marvel Comics’ Howard the Duck. Zien later starred on the short-lived CBS drama Shell Game in 1987.

Carolee Carmello, Joanna Gleason, CHip Zien

In the 1990s, Zien was part of the ensemble cast of the CBS sitcom Almost Perfect and had regular roles in the daytime soaps Guiding Light and All My Children, until 2001.

Stefano Da Frè, Chip Zien, Sierra Boggess

From 1999 to 2000, Zien had a recurring guest role on the CBS primetime drama Now and Again and  appeared repeatedly as Attorney Cromwell on Law & Order.

During the 2002–03 season, Zien was the announcer on daytime’s The Caroline Rhea Show, and in 2006, he appeared in the critically acclaimed film United 93 was in the vampire comedy film Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead.

Joy Hermalyn

He was also in Caroline or Change on Broadway.

Bruce Sussman

Sierra Boggess, Chip Zien, Danny Kornfeld

Blake Roman, Steven Telsey,Sean Bell, Chip Zien, Danny Kornfeld, Eric Peters, Zal Owen

His last show was Harmony, the musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman. His role as the adult Rabbi, the last surviving Harmonist was hailed by the critic’s and audiences alike. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his portrayal.

It was so fitting that this prolific performer hang on these hallowed walls. Congregations this was well deserved.

Up Next for Chip Zien is Titanic at City Centers Encore series.

 

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Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman for Hamony at The Museum of Broadway

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On Thursday, April 18th, The Museum of Broadway located at 145 W. 45th Street, just east of Times Square, presented a brief A Cappella performance by The Comedian Harmonists played by Steven Telsey, Blake Roman, Danny Kornfeld, Eric Peters, Sean Bell and Zal Owen, welcoming remarks were made by Julie Boardman, Co-Founder Museum of Broadway, Chip Zien the lead in Harmony was in attendance, as were Barry Manilow & Bruce Sussman.

The reason for this event was the unveiling of the Museum of Broadway’s Harmony-inspired window dedicated to The Comedian Harmonists.


In Berlin, 1927, The Comedian Harmonists were six remarkably talented young men form a singing group who become international sensations: They sold millions of records, starred in major motion pictures, and played the biggest theaters around the world. By 1935, they were never heard from again. What happened? That’s the extraordinary true story of Harmony that played on Broadway. Now The Museum of Broadway is keeping their memory alive.

Bruce Sussman and Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow

The Comedian Harmonists and Bruce Sussman and Barry Manilow

Julie Boardman, Co-Founder Museum of Broadway

Steven Telsey, Blake Roman, Danny Kornfeld, Eric Peters, Sean Bell and Zal Owen, and Chip Zien

 

 

 

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