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Lisa Brescia Chats with Journal News about WICKED, Ordinary Days and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lisa Brescia Chats with Journal News about WICKED, Ordinary Days and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Currently starring in the Roundabout production of Ordinary Days, Lisa Brescia has given a wide-ranging interview to the Rockland Journal news, talking about her break into musical theatre, what it was like working on WICKED, stepping in for Maria Friedman during THE WOMAN IN WHITE, Andrew Lloyd-Webber and lots more. Click here to read the full story. 

Lisa Brescia has appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked, starred as Cleo in Twyla Tharp's The Times They Are A-Changin' and was seen as Marion Halcombe in The Woman in White when she stepped in for British star Maria Friedman. She played Amneris in Aida on Broadway for the last year of its run and was seen in the revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. Regional credits include the Kennedy Center's Side Show (Violet), The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown (Mom), Evita (Eva), The Last 5 Years (Cathy), A Little Night Music (Petra) and Brigadoon (Meg). For five years, she toured worldwide as a "Mama" with The Mamas and The Papas with original members John Phillips and Denny Doherty. Lisa is a proud graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and was a member of the AADA Repertory Company.

Ordinary Days is a new musical with Music & Lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Marc Bruni. Ordinary Days features Lisa Brescia as "Claire," Hunter Foster as "Jason," Jared Gertner as "Warren" and Kate Wetherhead as "Deb." This production marks the first musical presented in the Black Box Theatre.

Ordinary Days, part of the Roundabout Underground series at the company's Black Box, captures with stinging clarity that uneasy moment in youth when doubts begin to cloud hopes for a future of unlimited possibility.

'What am I doing here?' one of the quartet of anxious New Yorkers sings in this genial, quietly affecting show. The same question haunts all of them at one point or another, as the certainty of finding satisfaction seems to recede in the distance, like the last taxi in sight driving off with somebody luckier on a rainy night."

Ordinary Days is the third production of Roundabout Underground, an initiative launched in 2007 to introduce and cultivate artists in Roundabout's 62-seat Black Box Theatre, at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Prior productions include Speech & Debate (2007) and The Language of Trees (2008). For more information and tickets visit, www.roundaboutunderground.org


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