TheatreZone to Present Show Not Seen for Almost 30 Years
TheatreZone presents Legs Diamond on April 27 through May 7, marking the first time the show about a gangster who would rather be in show business has been on stage anywhere since it closed on Broadway in 1989. Shows are at 8 p.m. on April 27, 28, 29, May 4, 5 and 6; at 2 p.m. on April 30 and May 7; and at 7:30 p.m. on April 30 and May 7. Tickets range from $48 to $53 and may be purchased at theatrezone-florida.com or by calling the Box Office at 888-ZONE-FLA. The theater is located at 13275 Livingston Road, on the Community School of Naples campus.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for theater fans who never saw Legs Diamond to enjoy the fantastic score and comedic plot," says Mark Danni, TheatreZone's Founder and Artistic Director. "It has great production numbers and is a lot of fun."
TheatreZone will stage an original and special version of the show in which Danni allows the character of Peter Allen to talk to the audience about what was happening in his life at the time.
Peter Allen was an Australian singer-songwriter and entertainer who was once married to Liza Minelli. His songs were made popular by many recording artists, including Melissa Manchester and Olivia Newton-John. He co-wrote "Arthur's Theme," which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1981.
Several years after Allen's death in 1992, the musical The Boy from Oz was written about his life. It ran on Broadway and earned Hugh Jackman a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. TheatreZone staged The Boy from Oz last spring, with Larry Alexander in the title role. Alexander, who has performed in 18 TheatreZone shows, returns as the lead in Legs Diamond. Ironically, Alexander was once the opening act for a Liza Minelli world tour.