Robert Cuccioli to Guest at Sardi's with James Barbour on March 21
Due to the overwhelming audience and critical response Sardi's management has scheduled even more additional Saturday evening concerts with Broadway favorite leading man, James Barbour."LOVE SONGS" will continue to seduce New Yorkers every Saturday in March with an additional Sunday matinee concert on March 15. On Saturday, March 21st, Barbour will be joined by special guest Robert Cuccioli.
SARDI'S is located at 234 West 44th Street - between Broadway & Eighth Avenue.The sold-out concerts continue to be produced by presented by Treehouse Entertainment Inc.
and Roberta Nusim for TMA (Theatrical Marketing Associates). Jeremy Roberts continues as Musical Director.For nearly four years, Robert Cuccioli dazzled audiences and critics across America
with his riveting portrayal of mad scientist Dr. Jekyll and his sinister alter ego Mr. Hyde
on Broadway and in the national touring company of the Frank Wildhorn/Leslie Bricusse
smash hit musical thriller Jekyll & Hyde. Cuccioli garnered a Tony Nomination, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award in 1997 for his outstanding dual performance in Jekyll & Hyde on Broadway. In addition, he was honored with Chicago's prestigious Joseph Jefferson Award during Jekyll & Hyde's successful 34-week tour. While acting has always been Cuccioli's first love, it isn't his first career.
The Long Island native graduated from St. John's University with a degree in Finance,
and worked as a financial consultant at E.F. Hutton for three years before pursuing a full-time performing career. At the age of 23, he landed a role with The Light Opera of Manhattan
and starred in the most beloved Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and such classics as
The Merry Widow, The New Moon, The Desert Song, and The Vagabond King. The talented actor quickly gained an extensive list of regional theatre credits, ranging from Oklahoma!, Jesus Christ Superstar, Lend Me A Tenor, 1776, and Rhythm Ranch at New Jersey's renowned Paper Mill Playhouse to City Of Angels, Pirates of Penzance, Carousel, The Fantasticks, and Ankles Aweigh. Cuccioli's star continued to rise, and in 1987 he received his first big break, playing Lancelot to the legendary Richard Harris' King Arthur in the National and Canadian tours of Camelot. In 1991, he garnered the Outer Critics Circle Award for Brilliant Ensemble Performance in the highly-acclaimed Kander and Ebb revue And The World Goes ‘Round.
Other Off-Broadway roles quickly followed -- among them Gaston in Gigi, Nathan in The Rothschilds, and Jose in the recently discovered Frank Loesser musical Senor Discretion. In 1993, following his record-setting, nine-month run in the New York premiere of the Maury Yeston/Arthur Kopit Phantom at the Westchester Broadway Theatre, Cuccioli made his Broadway debut as Javert in Les Miserables. Completing his highly successful run with the Broadway production of Jekyll & Hyde in January 1999, Cuccioli set out to stretch his artistic muscles even further. Performing a wide array of challenging roles in venues that extended from Off-Broadway to prestigious regional theatres around the country, including The Shakespeare Theatre of DC, The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Papermill Playhouse, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, The McCarter Theatre, The Guthrie, San Jose Rep. and The George Street Playhouse. In that time, this versatile performer has added to his credits Shakespeare's Hamlet (Claudius), Julius Caesar (Brutus), the title roles in Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra, classic plays as The School For Scandal, Amadeus (for which he received a Best Actor nod from the NJ Star-Ledger), and The Seafarer beloved musical comedies and dramas including Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living in Paris, Guys and Dolls, The Sound Of Music, Funny Girl, Carnival, A Little Night Music, Bells Are Ringing, The Secret Garden, Pajama Game, and Man Of La Mancha and has created roles in new musicals and plays including Temporary Help, Lorenzaccio (Helen Hayes Nomination), Fiction, Dorian, Enter The Guardsman, Sons Of Don Juan and most recently A Moon To Dance By (with Jane Alexander at the Pittsburgh Playhouse).
In 2001, Cuccioli added director to his list of talents. Bringing his own adaptation of Jekyll & Hyde to the stage with resounding results. Dazzling critics and audiences alike at Houston's Theatre Under The Stars, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and The Westchester Broadway Theatre. In, 2003 he directed Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ to wide critical acclaim.
Cuccioli is undeniably one of the brightest stars in the theatre today, but his eclectic career doesn't end at the footlights. He boasts an impressive list of television credits, most notably UPN's popular TV series Baywatch, the Sci-Fi Channel's Sliders, and recurring roles on the popular ABC-TV daytime dramas All My Children, One Life To Live and CBS-TV's The Guiding Light. His film credits include Heroic Times, the independent film The Stranger and Woody Allen's Celebrity. Robert Cuccioli's enormous success in the New York theatre, across the country and internationally inspired the development of a nationally chartered Robert Cuccioli Fan Club in 1992. He is featured on the original cast recording of Jekyll & Hyde (Atlantic), And The World Goes ‘Round (RCA Victor), The Maury Yeston Songbook (PS Classics) and Everybody's Getting' Into The Act (Fynsworth Alley), Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris (Ghost Light), The New Picasso (Black Forest Productions). He resides in New York City.
James Barbour starred on Broadway in A Tale of Two Cities (Sydney Carton), Carousel (Billy Bigelow), Jane Eyre (Rochester, Drama League Award nomination), Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Urinetown (Lockstock), Assassins (Czolgosz) and Cyrano the Musical. He was part of the original national tour of The Secret Garden and starred as Lancelot in Camelot opposite Jeremy Irons (Hollywood Bowl) and Michael York (national tour). He co-starred in Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates (Mark Taper Forum), the world premiere of 20th Century (Signature Theatre) and has appeared in many other regional and Off-Broadway productions including A Tale of Two Cities at the Asolo Theatre (for which he won the Sarasota Magazine Award for Best Actor), Back From Broadway (which he also co-produced and for which he received an L.A. Weekly Garland Award), and he was nominated for an L.A. Ovation Award for The Ghost and Mrs. Muir at the NOHO Arts Center in Los Angeles. Television and film: Alchemy, Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights, "Ed," "Sex and the City," "Just Shoot Me," "The District," "That's Life," "The Game," "Some Enchanted Evening," American Experience's "John & AbiGail Adams." James is also part of the vocal singing group Tres, and his voice can be heard on the recordings of Jane Eyre, Assassins, Broadway in Concert and the upcoming release of Frank Wildhorn's Dracula.
Jeremy Roberts was born in Los Angeles, and moved to Seattle with his family when he was 14. He appeared on the "Gong Show" at age 13 - and has been a professional musician ever since. His passion for vocal accompaniment led him to Las Vegas, then Atlantic City, then to New York. He met Linda Eder in 1987 and was her musical director/arranger/ conductor/producer for 18 years. With Linda, he appeared on her Bravo Christmas Special, PBS special, and appearances with the Boston Pops. He's conducted some of the leading "pops" orchestras, including the Philly Pops, National Symphony, Houston Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, and many others. Concert appearances include 3 sold out shows at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and the Gershwin and Palace Theaters on Broadway. His association with Frank Wildhorn include the Broadway and pre-Broadway stage productions and/or recordings of JEKYLL & HYDE, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, SVENGALI , THE CIVIL WAR, DRACULA, WAITING FOR THE MOON, RUDOLF, CARMEN and CAMILLE CLAUDEL. Artists that Jeremy has performed and/or recorded with include Trisha Yearwood, Clay Aiken, Larry Gatlin, Peabo Bryson, BeBe Winans, Bernadette Peters, Anthony Warlow, Betty Buckley, Dennis DeYoung, Rosie O'Donnell, John Raitt, and Colm Wilkinson, to name a few. Jeremy is married to Debra Rubin-Roberts (Makeup Artist and founder of "Mommy Makeup"), and has a 5-year-old daughter, Daisy and a brand new little girl, Riley.
THE LOVE SONGS MARCH CONCERT playing schedule is as follows:
Saturday, March 7
Saturday, March 14
Sunday, March 15
Saturday, March 21
Saturday, March 28
DINNER SEATING is at 8:30pm
( THE MARCH 15th MATINEE CONCERT TIME is at 4:00pm
SEATING begins at 3:00pm )
CONCERT TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT:
$60 (Premium Seating), $45, $25
(There is a $25per person food/drink minimum)
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter-Keddy