JACQUES BREL RETURNS Announces Extension Through January 2011


Jacques Brel RETURNS announced that it will be extending its run through January at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street, NYC. January dates are Wednesday, January 5th; Monday January 10th and Wednesday January 19th. Presented by Dan Whitten, Mark Beigelman, Peter Martin and Tiger Theatricals, Jacques Brel RETURNS... is a new cabaret production with an international flair featuring highlights from Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris as well as Brel songs not in the original score.

In addition to Tony Nominee Robert Cuccioli (Jekyl and Hyde) and Helen Hayes Award Winner Natascia Diaz (Capeman, Man of La Mancha) the rotating cast will include other performers from the 2006/2007 production at The Zipper Theater including Tamra Hayden (Cabaret, Les Miz), Rodney Hicks (The Scottsboro Boys) and Jim Stanek (Little Women) as well as theater and cabaret veterans including Jean Brassard (The Kid From Paris), Karen Kohler (Kabarett Fete), Ereni Sevasti (Carnival! at Kennedy Center), Micheline Van Hautem (La Musique), Rich Siegel (My Sinatra) and more.

Created by Dan Whitten, who produced the hit revival and CD in 2006/2007, and featuring musical direction by Rick Hip-Flores (Billy Elliott Pianist), the evening features Jacques Brel favorites including "Carousel," "My Childhood," "If We Only Have Love," "Ne Me Quitte Pas," "The Bulls," "Jackie," "Amsterdam" and "I Loved".

"Having produced the 2006/2007 revival of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at The Zipper, it's been rewarding to revisit this material with such an exciting rotating cast of artists," says creator Dan Whitten. "We've sold out the last two performances and audiences have been loving the show which has more of a ‘salon' feeling because of our International Artists Jean Brassard, Micheline Van Hautem, and Karen Kohler. In addition to English and French, some of our translations also include Dutch, Flemish and German.

The cast for January 5th includes Robert Cuccioli, Jean Brassard, Natascia Diaz and Ereni Sevasti. January 10th and 19th casting will be announced shortly .

Listings Information: Jacques Brel RETURNS ...The Music of Brel, Blau, Shuman and Jouannest en Cabaret plays December 15th, January 5th, 10th and 19th at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street. All January performances are 7PM. The December 15th performance is at 8pm. Tickets are $20-30 (Two drink minimum at all performances, cash only.) For tickets and information, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/131725 or www.tigertheatricals.com.

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