Mazzie and Danieley Making Beautiful Music at Feinstein's
It's here, it's now and it's double the pleasure for all to see and hear. I'm talking about Feinstein's at Loews Regency's current featured debut engagement of Tony Award Nominees and husband and wife team, Jason Danieley and Marin Mazzie. The amazingly talented duo performs their show Opposite You from March 24th thru April 4th. The show features music from across the spectrum from Irving Berlin to Harold Arlen to Stephen Sondheim presented in perfect harmony by one of Broadway's leading couples.Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley
Mazzie, the critically-acclaimed actress and singer, has been heard in many of the country's major symphony halls, concert venues, and starred in some of the most memorable musicals on the Broadway stage and London's West End. Having most recently starred on Broadway and in London as the "Lady of the Lake" in Monty Python's Spamalot, she also received Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier nominations and won the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as "Lily/Kate" in the hit revival of Kiss Me Kate. Her other Broadway credits include "Mother" in Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics nominations), "Clara" in Sondheim's Passion (Tony nomination), "Aldonza" in Man of La Mancha, Into the Woods and Big River.
Danieley, the equally talented Broadway actor, singer and concert performer has been entertaining audiences from New York's Theatre District and London's West End to Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. Jason most recently starred on Broadway in Kander & Ebb's Curtains (Outer Critics Circle Nomination). He made his Broadway debut as the title character in Candide, directed by theater legend Harold Prince (Theatre World Award, Drama League Award, and Drama Desk nomination). He took it all off for The Full Monty in the original Broadway and West End casts. A frequent guest of New York's acclaimed City Center Encores! series, Jason has had leading roles in A Tree Grows In Brooklyn and Strike Up The Band. Jason recently released a solo CD with his band The Frontier Heroes: self-titled Jason Danieley & The Frontier Heroes on the PS Classics label.
So, a treat for me, I got to talk to the dynamic duo about life, their CD, the show and getting naked on stage....no, really!!!!
TJ: This is a treat for me to be talking with the two of you. I actually have a connection to you, Marin. Years ago, I did a production of Anything Goes with a very young Jere Shea, who you appeared with in the Broadway production of Passion. And then, I was fortunate enough to see you in Ragtime, where you sang one of my favorite songs, Back to Before.
MAZZIE: That is one of my favorites, too!
TJ: And Jason, I was looking forward to seeing you in Curtains, but the weekend I went, you were away performing in a concert. But I have the CD and you sounded great.
DANIELEY: Yeah, my performance was great! [laughing] You can't imagine how good it was.
TJ: Ok, I have got to ask you. How did the two of you meet?
DANIELEY: Well, we met off-Broadway doing a play together called Trojan Women: A Love Story. There was a theatre company called En Garde Arts that did site-specific theatre pieces, usually very avant-garde pieces. Charles Mee Jr did an adaptation of the Trojan Women, which was the first act, and the second act was the Dido and Anais Story, which he also adapted. Tina Landau, who wrote and directed Floyd Collins, which I was in, directed the show and Marin played Helen of Troy in the first act, which I was in as Anais. My character was the only character that was in both acts. The women playing Dido was let go during previews and Marin was asked to take over that role in addition to her other role, which she did with a 24 hour notice...we only had to cancel one performance. We fell in love pretty fast.