Photo Coverage: Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Opens

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, the revival of the iconic revue celebrating the Belgian-born troubadour, opened off-Broadway at the Zipper Theatre (336 W. 37th St.) on Monday, March 27th at 7 PM; the show began previews on Sunday, March 5th.

Directed by Gordon Greenberg/>, the show stars
Robert Cuccioli/> (Jekyll and Hyde, Les Miserables), Gay Marshall/> (The Baker's Wife at Paper Mill Playhouse, A Chorus Line), Rodney Hicks (Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar) and Natascia Diaz/> (Man of La Mancha, tick, tick...BOOM!).  

The revue features
"a diverse blend of ballads, tangos, boleros, rock and classics. With raw human emotion, each piece tells a story, examining themes of love, war, adventure, broken dreams, people from all classes, being young, growing old and death...but never forgetting that life, with all its tragedies and complexities, shows us much humor," according to press notes. The show is translated from the French by American poet Eric Blau and lyricist Mort Shuman. 

Tickets are $65 and may be purchased through Telecharge at or (212-239-6200). For more information, please visit the show's official web site -

The cast of Jacques Brel - Robert Cuccioli/>, Gay Marshall/>, Natascia Diaz/>, Rodney Hicks and Musical Director Eric Svejcar

Robert Cuccioli/>, John Lloyd Young/> (Jersey Boys), Gay Marshall/>, Natascia Diaz/>, Rodney Hicks and Eric Svejcar

Gay Marshall/>, John Lloyd Young/>, Natascia Diaz/>, Rodney Hicks and Eric Svejcar

Amy Irving/> (A Safe Harbor for Elizabeth Bishop) and Ken Bowser

Michael Tucker/> and Jill Eikenberry/>

Elly Stone (cast member from the original production of Jacques Brel), Jill Eikenberry/>, Gay Marshall/> and Michael Tucker/>

Michael Tucker/>, Jill Eikenberry/> and Richard Jay-Alexander/>

Karen Akers, Gay Marshall/>, Dan Whitten (Producer) and Natascia Diaz

Kevin Del Aguila/> (Understudy), Sheila Murphy/> and Ryan Davis (Assistant Director)

Gordon Greenberg/> (Director) and Robert Cuccioli/>

Mark Dendy (Choreographer), Jayne Paterson/> (Understudy) and Rodney Hicks

Laila Robins/> (upcoming Howard Brenton's Sore Throats) and Robert Cuccioli

Natascia Diaz/> and Haviland Stillwell/> (Fiddler on the Roof)

Kate Wetherhead/> (The 25th Annual Spelling Bee / Sarah, Plain and Tall) and John Lloyd Young/>

Brooke Sunny Moriber/> (The Threepenny Opera), Rodney Hicks and Trisha Jeffrey (All Shook Up, Little Shop of Horrors)

John Lloyd Young/>, Gordon Greenberg/> and Robert Cuccioli/>

Alison Franck and John Lloyd Young

Natascia Diaz/> and Robert Cuccioli/>

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