‘101 Years of Broadway’ set for Monday in Beaver Creek
BEAVER CREEK — Following the enthusiastic response to last season’s hit Broadway review Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway,” Berg now brings his all-new production, “101 Years of Broadway,” to Beaver Creek. The new show is filled with more of the greatest songs of Broadway. This return engagement features a cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band. It’s coming to the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Monday at 7:30 p.m.
“101 Years of Broadway” recreates the moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables,” “Evita,” “CATS,” “Wonderful Town,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” These performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Berg presents revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as songs from Broadway’s newest hit shows.
Along with musical director and pianist Neil Berg, the Vilar Center performance will feature Carter Calvert, Jeannette Bayardelle, Lawrence Clayton, Richard Todd Adams and Danny Zolli.
Berg is the composer and lyricist of the hit off-Broadway musical “The Prince and the Pauper,” which ran for two years at the Lamb’s Theater in New York City. Berg is currently writing the music for the Broadway bound musical “Grumpy Old Men,” based on the hit film. Two of Berg’s new musicals have been selected for the prestigious New York Musical Theater Festival: “The Man Who Would Be King,” a musical realization of Rudyard Kipling’s novella, and “Tim and Scrooge,” the sequel to “A Christmas Carol.”
About the Performers
Calvert is best known for originating her role in the Tony nominated “It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues” on Broadway. She recently appeared in the latest New York production of “Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging” for which she received rave reviews and was in the original cast of “The Thing About Men” at the Promenade Theatre. Clayton has appeared nationally as Jean Valjean in the 25th anniversary production of “Les Miserables.” He also starred in the New York premiere of “Jerry Springer the Opera” at Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House. Broadway appearances include “Bells Are Ringing,” “It Ain’t Nothin but the Blues,” “The Civil War,” “Once Upon a Mattress” and “Dreamgirls.” Adams has spent much of the past decade performing across the country in some of the most sought-after roles in musical theater. He is one of a handful of American actors to have portrayed the Phantom, Jean Valjean and Javert. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he began his career starring as Raoul with both the Los Angeles and national touring companies of “The Phantom of the Opera.”
Zolli is best known for his performances starring as Jesus and Judas in more than 23 productions (including Broadway and six national/international tours) of “Jesus Christ Superstar” worldwide, nationally and internationally, Zolli has starred as Che’ (“Evita”), Joseph (“Joseph…Dreamcoat”), The Arbiter (“Chess”), Tobias (“Sweeney Todd”), Candide (“Candide”), F/X Fitzterwald (“Starmites”), amongst others.
Tickets to “101 Years of Broadway” are $78 and are on sale now at the VPAC Box Office by calling 970-845-8497 or visiting http://www.vilarpac.org.