Len Cariou stars in his new Shakespeare-inspired solo show, Broadway and the Bard.
Len Cariou stars in his new Shakespeare-inspired solo show, Broadway and the Bard.
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Tony Award-winning actor Len Cariou celebrated the opening night of his new off-Broadway show, Broadway and the Bard. An evening of Shakespeare and song, the show is conceived by Cariou, Barry Kleinbort, and Mark Janas. Directed by Kleinbort with musical direction by Janas, it continues at the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row through March 6.

Broadway and the Bard combines Cariou's two great loves — Shakespeare and American musical comedy — in "an eighty-minute melding of superb soliloquy and memorable song." The show outfits classical soliloquies and sonnets with inventive musical pairings from beloved writers of the Great White Way.

Theatre Hall of Famer Len Cariou earned a Tony Award for his performance in the original 1979 production of Sweeney Todd and was nominated for his starring roles in Applause and A Little Night Music. His other Broadway credits include King Henry V, Nightwatch, Cold Storage, Teddy & Alice, Dance a Little Closer, The Speed of Darkness, Neil Simon's The Dinner Party, and Proof.

The creative team for Broadway and the Bard features set design by Josh Iocavelli, and lighting and sound design by Matt Berman. The show is produced by Amas Musical Theatre and Alan Siegel Entertainment.

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