Jason Wooten, John Cudia, Josh Tower & More Set for Casa Manana's BAD BOYS OF BROADWAY Concert, 1/10-12
Casa Mañana will debut an original production, Bad Boys of Broadway In Concert, during a limited engagement January 10 through 12, 2014, in Fort Worth. The new show brings the brightest talent direct from Broadway to sing memorable, villainous songs from award-winning Broadway and West End musicals. Single tickets are on sale now through the Casa Box Office and Ticketmaster.
Bad Boys of Broadway confirms that bad boys have all the fun, especially on stage. Backed by a 16-piece orchestra, Jason Wooten, John Cudia, Josh Tower and UNT graduate Carmen Cusack will present more than two dozen selections, including highlights from The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and many more.
"We guarantee a deliciously devilish evening under the dome," said Casa's Executive Producer Wally Jones. Directed by Tim Bennett, Bad Boys of Broadway performances are Friday, January 10 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 11 at 2:00 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Among the Broadway veterans performers are also two recent Casa headliners. Wooten appeared on Broadway in Jekyll & Hyde, Hair, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar and Footloose and was Roger in Casa Mañana's production of RENT (2012). Cudia was in the Broadway productions of The Phantom of the Opera (Phantom and Raoul), Les Miserables and Evita. Tower was last seen as Lancelot in Casa's production of Camelot in March (2013) and has appeared on Broadway in The Lion King (Simba) and Ragtime. Cusack has appeared on the West End in LES MISERABLES (Fantine), The Secret Garden and the first national tour of Wicked (Elphaba).
Bennett directed Casa Mañana's critically-acclaimed and record-setting production of Miss Saigon in August, 2013. He also directed highly praised Casa productions of 42nd Street (2012) and Rent (2012). Formerly the resident director of the Las Vegas production of Disney's The Lion King, Bennett has directed and choreographed concerts with the Boston Pops and productions of High School Musical, Macbeth, Urinetown, Moon Over Buffalo, Lend Me a Tenor and Vegas Vaudeville across the country. Bad Boys of Broadway musical director is W. Brent Sawyer.
The January Casa dates are not just a rare opportunity to enjoy an evening music but are also a point of departure for this original show. According to Jones, Casa has plans to develop Bad Boys of Broadway for a National Symphony Tour in conjunction with The Brad Simon Organization, New York.
Tickets for Bad Boys of Broadway are available now through the Casa Mañana Theatre box office at 3101 West Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth's cultural district, online at www.casamanana.org, or by phone at (817) 332-2272 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Prices range from $41 to $76 with discounts for groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit www.casamanana.org.