DeHaas replaces McCartney in Duplex's Broadway Series
Due to illness, previously-announced Liz McCartney will not be able to appear in The Duplex Cabaret Theatre's popular Broadway Downtown series. McCartney, who was to have appeared on Monday, February 28th at 7pm, will be replaced by Darius DeHaas, who will debut a brand new cabaret show. McCartney is also out of Broadway's Mamma Mia, in which she plays the role of Rosie, until March 2nd. McCartney's appearance at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre will be rescheduled for a later date, and all ticket sales have been refunded.
Tickets for the entire Broadway Downtown series are available via Smarttix: www.smarttix.com, or 212.868.4444. Performances remaining: Darius DeHaas (2/28 @ 7pm), Judy Blazer with Steve Marzullo (2/28 @ 9:30pm), CHRISTIANE NOLL (3/7 @ 7pm) and Barrett Foa (3/21 @ 7pm). Tickets are $20, and there is a two-drink minimum. The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is located at 61 Christopher St., in the heart of New York's West Village.
Darius DeHaas recently performed a sell-out tribute to Stevie Wonder as part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series, which was cause for The New York Times to hail him, "a musical impressionist in whose pantheistic vision voluminous tears and laughter flow from the same fountain." For his Duplex appearance, Darius will debut a new show, with selections ranging from Stevie Wonder to Billy Strayhorn to Ricky Ian Gordon. He'll also perform many tunes from the Great White Way, (including his hits from Rent, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Children of Eden, among others).
Darius DeHaas has appeared on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Carousel, Rent, The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm, Marie Christine and Dreamgirls in Concert. Off-Broadway, regional and touring credits include his Obie-winning performance in Running Man (Music Theater Group), Children of Eden (Papermill Playhouse), Saturn Returns (The Public Theatre), Cry, The Beloved Country (Goodman Theatre), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Playwrights Horizons), Once On This Island (first national tour) and the world premiere of the John Adams/June Jordan opera, I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw The Sky. Television appearances include Only Heaven, My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs and In The Life. Film work includes Anastasia, Malcolm X, Martin and Orloff and Chicago. As a concert artist, The New York Times has called him "an astonishing vocal acrobat, combining the timbre of a pure instrument with a fearless but disciplined theatricality and the swinging authority of a jazz powerhouse." Concert appearances include Carnegie Hall (with Eric Kunzel and Michael Feinstein), London's Royal Festival Hall (with Elvis Costello and Deborah Harry), The Kennedy Center, The Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and St. John the Divine. A member of the Broadway Inspirational Voices, Darius' debut CD, Darius DeHaas: Day Dream, Variations on Strayhorn is available on PS Classics. He can also be heard on numerous cast recordings, including Adam Guettel's Myths and Hymns and Ricky Ian Gordon's Bright Eyed Joy. In the world of cabaret, Darius has headlined at Arci's Place, The Russian Tea Room and Joe's Pub. www.dariusdehaas.com.