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Mazzie and Danieley Support Rosie's Broadway Kids; NORMAL Auction Now Open

NEXT TO NORMAL stars, and real-life married couple, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley are offering a pair of VIP tickets to the show and a backstage meet and greet for the highest bidding fan via CharityBuzz to benefit Rosie's Broadway Kids.  Bidding is now open, currently at $350. The estimated value is listed at $1,500. Bidding closes on September 29, 2010.  Click here to bid on a chance to meet Mazzie and Danieley following a performance of NEXT TO NORMAL and support Rosie's Broadway Kids!

Rosie's Broadway Kids is an arts education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the arts. Using professional teaching artists, Rosie's Broadway Kids provides instruction in dance and music and a professional theater experience for children who might otherwise not have the opportunity.

NEXT TO NORMAL debuted on Broadway in April, 2009, telling the tale of a modern suburban family that is forced to struggle with the mother's worsening bipolar disorder. Centered on the themes of loss, drug abuse, and mental disturbances, NEXT TO NORMAL has become representative of the everyday life of a troubled suburban family while implementing methods of modern psychological treatment. NEXT TO NORMALhas received and has been nominated for numerous Tony® Awards, Helen Hayes® Awards, and Audience® Awards. It was also the eighth musical in history to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The show has set itself apart from many other shows on Broadway through the usage of powerful rock music and modern elements.

Critically acclaimed actress and singer, Marin Mazzie, has been heard in many of the country's major symphony halls, cabaret and concert venues, and has been seen starring in some of the most memorable musicals on the Broadway stage and London's West End.

Marin a three time Tony Award nominee who most recently starred in the Broadway production of Lucy Prebble's acclaimed play, ENRON, as corporate vice president Claudia Roe. She received Tony and Drama Desk nominations and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Lilli/Katharine in the hit revival of KISS ME, KATE, and later received an Olivier Award nomination when she made her West End debut in the show. Other Broadway credits include: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT (also West End), RAGTIME (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics nominations), PASSION (Tony nomination), MAN OF LA MANCHA, INTO THE WOODS, BIG RIVER, and OUT OF THIS WORLD and KISMET (Encores!). Her Off-Broadway appearances comprise of: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, THE TROJAN WOMEN: A LOVE STORY, and THE WORLD GOES ROUND (also National Tour).

Marin received rave reviews for her performance as Blanche DuBois in the Barrington Stage Co.'s production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. Some of the Regional Theatres she has played are The Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, The Denver Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, and Pittsburgh CLO. This past spring Marin joined a star studded cast in celebration of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday for the New York Philharmonic's SONDHEIM: THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT which will air on PBS' "Great Performances." In 2008 she starred opposite Gabriel Byrne and Nathan Gunn in the New York Philharmonic's "Live From Lincoln Center" performance of CAMELOT as Guenevere. Marin's extensive concert career has crossed the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl under the batons of Michael Tilson Thomas, Marvin Hamlisch, Skitch Henderson, Keith Lockhart, Paul Gemignani, Peter Nero, Patrick Summers, John Mauceri, and Doc Severinson to name a few. Marin and her husband, Jason Danieley, have performed their concert OPPOSITE YOU at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency, Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, Joe's Pub, the Cinegrill, and numerous other venues nationally.

Marin's television appearances include the recurring character of Kathy Halverson on STILL STANDING (CBS) and guest appearances on WITHOUT A TRACE, NUMB3RS, JAKE IN PROGRESS, STACKED, PRYOR OFFENSES, and ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Other television appearances include many on PBS' Great Performances: PASSION, MY FAVORITE BROADWAY: THE LEADING LADIES, and MY FAVORITE BROADWAY: THE LOVE SONGS, all on DVD, and also the long-running PBS series AN EVENING WITH THE POPS, the Boston Pops' tribute to Jerry Herman, as well as appearing on two of the Boston Pops' annual POPS GOES THE FOURTH OF JULY celebrations for television.

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 Harold Prince (Theatre World Award, Drama League Award, and Drama Desk nomination), and also starred in the original company of The Full Monty on Broadway and in the West End. He has starred in the Encores! Productions of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Strike Up The Band and played Lt. Joe Cable in the Emmy nominated PBS Great Performance airing of South Pacific at Carnegie Hall. His Off-Broadway credits include The Trojan Women: A Love Story by Charles L. Mee, Jr., Dream True by Ricky Ian Gordan, and Floyd Collins by Adam Guettel, and his many regional appearances include The Highest Yellow by Michael John LaChiusa (Helen Hayes Award, Best Actor in a Musical), and Beauty by Tina Landau. Jason has performed with many of the country's leading orchestras, including the New York and Philly Pops, the New York Philharmonic in Sondheim: The Birthday Concert (PBS), the Los Angeles Philharmonic (at the Hollywood Bowl), and has appeared with the world famous Boston Pops in "An Evening with the Pops" (PBS) and "Pops Goes the Fourth" (A&E). His many recordings include Opposite You with wife Marin Mazzie, and Jason Danieley and The Frontier Heroes, the self-titled debut CD of his band, The Frontier Heroes.

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