Riverside Theatre presents The Broadway Tenors

NEWS RELEASE

Allen D. Cornell, Riverside Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director presents The Broadway Tenors on the Stark Stage on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Featuring Brent Barrett, David Burnham and John Cudia, these Broadway stars have performed in original productions and revivals of some of the most exciting and iconic Broadway shows in history including: Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, West Side Story, Wicked, My Fair Lady, South Pacific, Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie Get Your Gun, Kiss Me Kate, Candide and many more.

Directed by Mr. Cornell with Music Direction by Phil Reno and accompanist Anne Shuttlesworth, these celebrated leading men will showcase songs from Broadway’s Golden Age to the newest hits currently being performed on stages around the world. Messrs. Barrett, Burnham and Cudia will delight Riverside’s audience with renditions from South Pacific, West Side Story, Phantom Of The Opera, Les Misérables, Jersey Boys, and many more.

The Broadway Tenors performs November 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. on the Stark Stage at Riverside Theatre. Tickets are $45. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 772-231-6990 or online at http://www.riversidetheatre.com.

Riverside Theatre’s 45TH Season includes: Evita (January 8-27), The Last Romance (February 5-24), My Fair Lady (March 12-31) and Legally Blonde (April 16 – May 5) on the Stark Stage and Next To Normal (January 22 – February 10) and Ghost Writer (March 26 – April 14) on the Waxlax Stage.

 The 2018-2019 Season is sponsored by: Wilmington Trust, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, The O’Haire Group – Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Northern Trust, Indian River Press Journal, Marine Bank & Trust, Vatland Honda, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Nelson Morgan Wealth Management – Merrill Lynch, The Jungle Club, Rehmann, Vero Beachside News and Treasure & Space Coast Radio(WGYL, JACK FM, Ocean FM, B94, WTTB).

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MEET THE CAST

 Brent Barrett has performed on Broadway, the West End, concert halls, recording studios and television. He was most recently reprised the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago. He received an Olivier Award nomination for his starring role in the London premiere of the revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Brent made his debut as the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom-the Vegas Spectacular and revisited the role of the Phantom in a production in Germany performed in German. Other Broadway roles include: Frank Butler in Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun opposite Reba McEntire, Charles Castleton in Dance a Little Closer, Baron Felix Von Gaigern in Grand Hotel, Maximillian in the Broadway revival of Candide, and Tommy Albright in New York City Opera’s production of Brigadoon. He also starred in the City Center Encores! production of The Pajama Game. Brent made his Broadway debut as Tony in the revival of West Side Story, which he subsequently reprised in the International Tour. National tours include: Busker Alley with Tommy Tune, and Annie Get Your Gun with Cathy Rigby. An acclaimed soloist at concert halls around the world, Brent is the founding member and producer of The Broadway Tenors. Solo albums include: Christmas Mornings, The Alan Jay Lerner Album and The Kander and Ebb Album as well as cast albums: Brigadoon, Grand Hotel, Dance a Little Closer, Closer Than Ever, Show Stoppers, The Busby Berkeley Album, Lost in Boston IV, Unsung Musicals, Vol. III, and The Maury Yeston Songbook. On television and in film Brent was featured in The Producers, Hercules, Longtime Companion, “All My Children,” “Another World” and “Guiding Light.” For more information visit BrentBarrett.com.

David Burnham Recently completing a two-year run starring in the mega show Showstoppers at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, David was last seen on Broadway in the mega-hit musical Wicked playing Fiyero, a role that he originated in the developmental workshops of the show. An original Broadway cast member of the musical The Light In The Piazza, he is the recipient of the Helen Hayes and Garland Awards for Best Actor for his portrayal of Fabrizio in the national tour of The Light In The Piazza. David first gained critical acclaim when, after a two year search, he was chosen to replace Donny Osmond as Joseph in the national tour of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Dramalogue Award). He toured nationally in another Andrew Lloyd Webber blockbuster playing Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar. Last year in NYC, he starred in the new Off-Broadway show The Best Is Yet to Come – The Music of Cy Coleman. He was the voice of the Prince in the Warner Bros. animated feature The King And I, and can be heard on the soundtracks to Ghepetto, and Home On The Range. David performs with symphonies all over the country and his solo concert has been seen in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has recorded two solo albums, his self-titled CD and One Day. David works extensively with kids through vocal and acting workshops and hosts a summer program for young artists called “Camp Sing.” http://www.davidburnham.com

John Cudia holds the distinct honor of being the first and only actor to have performed both as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Jean Valjean in Les Misérables on Broadway. John’s most recent Broadway run counted him as only the 12th performer to play the Phantom in its historic, record-breaking, 25 year run. John recently played Jean Valjean at the Marriott Theater in Chicago where his performance not only earned him critical acclaim but also the Joseph Jefferson Award for “best actor in a musical.” John proudly made his Broadway debut in Les Misérables and enjoyed a long and successful relationship with both Les Miz and Phantom. John toured the United States and Canada in the roles of the Phantom and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. A classical crossover artist, he sang lead roles La Traviata and Rigoletto and has performed at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Irish Repertory, Indianapolis Opera and the Vancouver Opera. For composer Jonathon Dove, John created the role of Harry for his work entitled Innocence for Banff Theatre Centre. Favorite roles include: Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Freddy in My Fair Lady, Tony in West Side Story, Tony in Master Class and in his personal favorite, South Pacific where he played Lt. Cable and Emile DeBecque in different productions. As a featured tenor soloist John has sung in concert across the country with The Broadway Tenors, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Omaha Symphony and with the Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea in his home state, New Jersey. John is happily married to Broadway actress Kathy Voytko and the proud father of Alena Joyce and Evelyn Rose.

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