Joshua Henry In 'Broadway Unplugged' At University Of Miami

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‘Broadway Unplugged' at the University of Miami

Broadway talent, alumnus Joshua Henry returns to UM for an evening of theater songs and backstage stories 

The University of Miami announced the return of alumnus Joshua Henry (B.M. ‘06) for an evening of theater songs and backstage stories on Sunday, April 10th at 8 PM in Gusman Hall (1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables). The event called "Broadway Unplugged" is a fundraiser to benefit his N.Y. theater company - Jaradoa Theater.

Originally from Miami, FL, Henry recently starred in Broadway's The Scottsboro Boys as Haywood Patterson - a young African-American man falsely accused of raping a white woman in 1931 Alabama.

Previously, he was featured in the original Broadway cast of In the Heights and American Idiot, and in the City Center production of The Wiz. He also appeared in Paper Mill Playhouse's Godspell.

His rapid rise is hardly unusual for UM's theater alums, who come from both the Frost School of Music's Musical Theatre program and the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Theatre Arts.

"Broadway Unplugged" will also feature: Anika Larsen (Rent, Xanadu, Avenue Q), Telly Leung (Pacific Overtures, Rent, TV's Glee), Shelley Thomas (Brooklyn, Rent, Zanna, Don't!), and on the piano, Nils Olaf Dolven (Serenade, Beatles).

Tickets for the evening event are $35 general admission/$20 UM students prior to performance date; $40 general admission/$25 UM students if purchased at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased by visiting http://tinyurl.com/4d4cgnc.

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Beau Higgins Currently spending his time between New York and Florida, Beau was born to a theatrical family in Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and at HB Studios. He studied theater singing with Julia Sperratore and Helen Gallagher. Beau later taught drama at the Lincoln Center Square for the Arts. It was at this time Beau began working with the Theater Development Fund and helped found New York's famed HALF PRICE TICKET BOOTH. Early in his career, Beau was screen tested and contracted for Warner Brothers. He co-hosted, an early cable variety series on Manhattan's Teleprompter channel. At this time he directed the Johnny Specca musical, SEX IS..? at the Lincoln Center Library Theater. Beau has performed Off-Broadway in FAT FELL DOWN, The Comic Strip Theater's LITTLE LULU AND THE INVISIBLE INK and WILL THE REAL ZOOPERMAN PLEASE STAND UP. Around the country he has delighted audiences with his performances in ANYTHING GOES, THE APPLE TREE, GUYS & DOLLS, and HELLZAPOPPIN! He sang for New York audiences at such cabarets as The Duplex and Upstairs at the Downstairs. He has had numerous television appearances but is most proud to have been a winning contestant on the game shows JACKPOT and THE $20,000 PYRAMID.


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