Friday, February 19, 2010 at 8 pm
Wisconsin Union Theater, 800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI
Broadway’s Golden Couple joined Four Seasons Theatre for a special one night only event at the Wisconsin Union Theater. FST was truly blessed by this opportunity and thanks the Wisconsin Union Theater, Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, and WI Arts Board for making it possible.
“An Evening of Broadway” was a magical evening from the opening strains of the Carousel Overture to the final chord of Mazzie and Danieley’s encore of “Opposite You.” It was a thrill for all of us onstage and backstage to work with Broadway veterans Mazzie and Danieley whose genuine love for the music and appreciation for the amazing local musicians, singers, and actors involved was truly heartfelt.
Seeing tears in the eyes of those who were part of RAGTIME (summer 2005) while they were singing in the chorus for “Back to Before” with Mazzie (who originated the role of Mother and was nominated for a Tony for the part) reminded of us of just how far Four Seasons Theatre has come in five years.
Thank you to everyone for their support throughout this journey.
Born to Play Opposite You: Broadway power couple comes to Union Theater, Lindsay Christians, 77 Square.
“The one-night-only event successfully mixed Broadway pizzazz and Midwestern roots, big stars and local talent. …it was, all in all, a memorable and lively evening, and an ambitious undertaking for FST.” Jennifer A. Smith,Broadway’s Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley get back to the Midwest at Union Theater, The Isthmus
Mazzie and Danieley led a Masterclass on Friday, February 19 at the Wisconsin Union Theater. Singers included Nathan Fosbinder (LaFollette High School student), Lorah Haskins (recent UW Theatre & Drama Department graduate), and Tamara Brognano (featured as Sally in FOLLIES for Four Seasons Theatre).
Marin Mazzie received Tony and Drama Desk nominations and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in the hit revival of Kiss Me, Kate and later received an Olivier Award nomination when she made her West End debut in the show. Other Broadway credits include Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics nominations), Passion (Tony nomination), Man of La Mancha, Into The Woods, Big River, Spamalot, and Out Of This World (Encores!). Her Off-Broadway appearances comprise of The Vagina Monologues, The Trojan Women: A Love Story, The World Goes Round (also National Tour). Some of the Regional theatres she has played are The Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, The Denver Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse and Pittsburgh CLO.
Jason Danieley most recently starred on Broadway in the new Kander and Ebb musical Curtains. He made his Broadway debut as the title character in Candide (Theatre World Award and Drama Desk Nomination), directed by theatre legend Harold Prince . He took it all off for The Full Monty in the original Broadway and West End casts. A frequent guest of New York’s highly acclaimed City Center’s Encores series, with leading roles in A Tree Grows In Brooklyn and Strike Up The Band. In 2006 he was featured as Lt. Cable in the South Pacific in Concert from Carnegie Hall, which featured Reba McEntire as Nellie and Brian Stokes Mitchell as Emil and was broadcast as part of the PBS Great Performances Series. His Off-Broadway performances include The Trojan Women: A Love Story by Charles Mee Jr., Dream True by Ricky Ian Gordon and Floyd Collins by Adam Guettel.
Learn more about Marin and Jason.