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Bio:
Jeffrey is entering his 42nd year as a professional Musical Director. He has been an actor/director/musical director/arranger/composer for many regional theatres and spent 8years as an arranger/conductor on the Variety circuit. He has taught music in the public schools system and has been an ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jeffrey is entering his 42nd year as a professional Musical Director. He has been an actor/director/musical director/arranger/composer for many regional theatres and spent 8years as an arranger/conductor on the Variety circuit. He has taught music in the public schools system and has been an ... (read complete bio)
BWW Review: THE FANTASTICKS at Theatre Three Photo BWW Review: THE FANTASTICKS at Theatre Three
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 23, 2021

It may seem a production of the classic musical The Fantasticks can be found anywhere. However, when you have a cast as wonderful as those in Theatre Three’s incarnation, masterfully directed by Artistic Director Jeffrey Sanzel, you must check it out again. Running through August 15th at the beautiful Port Jefferson venue, this is the world’s longest running musical.

Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards Photo Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019

There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

December 19th Update: MAMMA MIA - Merrick Theater and Center for the Arts Leads Best  Photo December 19th Update: MAMMA MIA - Merrick Theater and Center for the Arts Leads Best Musical Category in the BWW Long Island Awards Voting
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019

We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards Photo Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards Update: MAMMA MIA - Merrick Theater and Center for t Photo BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards Update: MAMMA MIA - Merrick Theater and Center for the Arts
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019

There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW Long Island Awards!  Photo December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW Long Island Awards!
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019

It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre Three's JEKYLL & HYDE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre Three's JEKYLL & HYDE
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2019

“This is the moment …” The epic battle between good and evil is fought in Jekyll & Hyde, bringing new life to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. A whirlwind odyssey pitting man against himself is set into motion when the brilliant Dr. Jekyll's medical experiment backfires, giving life to Edward Hyde, his evil alter ego. Featuring the hit songs “This is the Moment” and “Someone Like You,” Jekyll & Hyde is an evening of theatre you will never forget. Please Note: Contains adult themes and situations.

BWW Review: NINE at Theatre Three Photo BWW Review: NINE at Theatre Three
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 7, 2019

The tale, set in the 1960s, takes place in the city of Venice. It centers on Guido Contini who is dreading his upcoming 40th birthday. We follow him as he is facing a midlife crisis that seems to be blocking artistic whims cornering him in a web of romantic complications; Both in real life and his mind. Arthur Kopit's book takes much insight from the viewer as they switch between reality and Guido's mind. Moreover, the music, by Maury Yeston, is rich and moving.

BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Theatre Three Photo BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Theatre Three
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Sep 19, 2018

Leave it to Theatre Three in Port Jefferson to turn a snoozer on Broadway into a hit musical comedy on Long Island. Their latest production is 'The Addams Family' and it is funny, fabulous and pure nostalgia! Gomez, Morticia, and all of your favorite creepy crawlies are scaring up Port Jeff and getting their spook on for Wednesday Addams' nuptials.

BWW Review: MEMPHIS at The Gateway Photo BWW Review: MEMPHIS at The Gateway
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Jul 18, 2018

It's Memphis, Tennessee and disc jockey Huey Calhoun is showcasing a bright new singer and musical style on his radio show. The hip new sound of Felicia Farrell becomes a hit over the airwaves and the amateur is ultimately headed for stardom. Huey and Felicia's relationship goes from professional to personal and trouble ensues. Romance, racism, and rock and roll all serve as the backdrop for the Gateway Theater's magnificent production of 'Memphis.'

The Gateway Announces MEMPHIS Photo The Gateway Announces MEMPHIS
by Julie Musbach - Jun 21, 2018

Broadway's smash hit musicalMemphis, winner of four Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Orchestrations, will open at The Gateway on July 6th and run through July 21st with preview performances on July 5th.

BWW Review: Theater Three's production of Kander and Ebb's CURTAINS certainly is “A Photo BWW Review: Theater Three's production of Kander and Ebb's CURTAINS certainly is “A Tough Act to Follow”
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Jun 2, 2018

Port Jefferson's Theater Three production of the musicial murder mystery romp Curtains is brilliant; it is a clever mash up of Columbo meets Kiss Me, Kate. Curtains is a wonderful show that reveals how a show's ensemble is not just its cast, but also its creative team. It emphasizes the importance of each and every talent involved with putting on a Broadway show. From the stage manager to the conductor; from the music team to the director. Theater Three's production successfully emits this theme.

The Center for Jewish History Hosts JEWS IN SPACE: Members Of The Tribe In Orbit Photo The Center for Jewish History Hosts JEWS IN SPACE: Members Of The Tribe In Orbit
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2018

Jewish astronauts orbiting the earth face a particularly vexing question on Friday nights: how do you celebrate Shabbat at sundown when the sun rises and sets approximately every hour? What about eating matzo in microgravity during the holiday of Passover? Or taking a Torah into space? "Crumbs would fly around the shuttle," Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman realized, so he left the matzo at home. But after consulting his rabbi,  Hoffman, NASA's first Jewish male astronaut, did bring a tiny Torah and read from the Book of Genesis while passing over Jerusalem. Sharing these and other stories from orbit, Dr. Hoffman will talk about his fascinating career and unusual Jewish journey in a program designed for space enthusiasts of all ages. Hosted by the Center for Jewish History and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research on May 7th at 6:30 pm, the program is presented in conjunction with their current exhibition, Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit. Dr. Valerie Neal, Curator and Chair of the Space History Department at the Smithsonian Institution, will be joining Dr. Hoffman to introduce the program and provide the history of Jewish astronauts.

We're Ready To Launch! Jews In Space: Members Of The Tribe In Orbit New Exhibition At Photo We're Ready To Launch! Jews In Space: Members Of The Tribe In Orbit New Exhibition At The Center For Jewish History
by Julie Musbach - Feb 12, 2018

Going boldly where no Jewish museums have gone before, the Center for Jewish History and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research are pleased to announce the launch of their joint exhibition, “Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit.” Featuring a stellar array of rare artifacts, from 18th-century Hebrew astronomy texts to a collection of Judaica that went into orbit on the space shuttle, the exhibit explores the age-old Jewish quest to understand the heavens.

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; Gateway's RENT Wins  Photo Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; Gateway's RENT Wins Best Musical!
by Alan Henry - Jan 15, 2018

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards!

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; Just One Week Left! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; Just One Week Left!
by Alan Henry - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; Just Two Weeks Left! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by Alan Henry - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; PIPPIN Leads Long Island! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; PIPPIN Leads Long Island!
by Alan Henry - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; PIPPIN Leads Best Musical! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; PIPPIN Leads Best Musical!
by Alan Henry - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; So Luna's PIPPIN and Gateway's RE Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; So Luna's PIPPIN and Gateway's RENT Tie for Best Musical!
by Alan Henry - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

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