During the one-night only June 13 benefit performance, Jonathan C. Kaplan is singing "Everyone Hates His Parents" and "The Miracle of Judaism”- two songs that earned the respect of Broadway audiences and Jonathan’s Tony nomination for his role as ”Jason” in “Falsettos”
Neva Small is recreating the classic song, "Matchmaker"
Additionally, “They Changed Broadway” librettist/lyricist Michael Colby and musical director Michael Lavine reveal the the planned song list for the one-night only benefit production “They Changed Broadway” and offer this taste of the musical numbers in rehearsal for the June 13th revue at the Metuchen Forum Theatre.
“They Changed Broadway” wants theatre-goers to understand that with any production script and songs are subject to change as the musical revue continues through rehearsal... And that audiences are sure to be pleased with the final production.
"They Changed Broadway: From Berlin to Bernstein and Beyond" is on stage at the Forum Theatre, the night of the Tony's- June 13, 2010 at 4:00PM.
Tickets are on sale now with discount for advance purchases. Call (732) 548-2238 to order your tickets today.
About Michael Colby
Michael Colby (http://www.michaelcolby.com) is the librettist/lyricist of such musicals as “Charlotte Sweet” (Drama Desk Award nomination), “Tales Of Tinseltown, North Atlantic” (Show Business Award), “Slay It With Music”, “Mrs. McThing”, “They Chose Me!”, and “Ludlow Ladd”. He was chief writer for the Drama Desk Award-winning New Amsterdam Theatre Company, and has been a frequent writer for The NY Festival of Song as well as the Theatre By the Blind. Michael’s “Meester Amerika” was acclaimed as “Best Score [of the New Jersey theatre season]” and “A superb celebration of Yiddish Theatre… Show music of the highest order,” by Peter Filichia, The Star-Ledger.
Among the personalities for whom Mr. Colby has written material are: Linda Lavin, Tony Randall, Tovah Feldshuh, Savion Glover, Dina Merrill, Susan Stroman, Michael Feinstein, Jack Gilford, Andrea Marcovicci, Kristin Chenoweth, Bruce Adler, Cliff Robertson, Lainie Kazan, Jane Powell, Eric Stoltz, Julie Wilson, Alison Fraser, Mary Cleere Haran, Stephanie Pope, Donna McKechnie, & Cicely Tyson.
About Jonathan C. Kaplan
Jonathan C. Kaplan (www.jonathanckaplan.com)
About Michael Lavine
Michael Lavine (http://www.michaellavine.net) has musically directed the Outer Critic's Circle Awards, Broadway Cares Teddy Bear Auction (as he's done the past 13 years) and the Astaire Awards earlier this year. He co-produced the American premiere recording of “Honk!” which he has musically directed twice. Michael musically directed the Comden and Green musical “Billion Dollar Baby” at the York Theatre in New York City starring Kristin Chenoweth, Marc Kudisch and Debbie Gravitte (cd available) and the Burton Lane/Alan Jay Lerner musical “Carmelina”
About Neva Small
Neva Small (www.nevasmall.com)
Neva Small’s cabaret show “Not Quite An Ingenue” is so successful it transferred to an Off-Broadway theater where it is currently being performed. Neva has appeared on television in Law & Order, Law & Order Criminal Intent, the TV movie “Hijacking of the Achille Lauro” and is an accomplished writer, producer and performer of children's educational programs.
About The Forum
The Forum Theatre Arts Center (http://www.forumtheatrearts.com) is a nonprofit performing arts organization and has been the Cultural Arts Center of central New Jersey since 1928, when it was built as a theatre and vaudeville tryout house, then soon after as a neighborhood movie house. The Forum Theatre has presented hundreds of American and World Premieres with an emphasis on musical theatre, as well as numerous A-list concerts.
The Forum Theatre is located at 314 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840. Phone:
About Congregation Neve Shalom
For 75 years, Congregation Neve Shalom (http://www.neveshalom.net)
Congregation Neve Shalom is located at 250 Grove Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840. Phone:
For More information about “They Changed Broadway” call (732) 548-2238 EXT. 24 or visit www.theychangedbroadway.blogspot.com
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Congregation Neve Shalom (www.neveshalom.net)
250 Grove Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840. Phone: (732) 548- 2238