Jai Rodriguez To Star in Off-Broadway Engagement of Zanna, Don't!
Jai Rodriguez, currently appearing as Angel in Rent on Broadway, will be leaving that show to play the title role in the upcoming Off-Broadway run of the musical Zanna, Don't! at the John Houseman Theatre.
A production of Amas Musical Theatre, Zanna, Don't was workshopped at the Yale Cabaret Theatre and in the Amas Six O'Clock Musical Theatre Lab prior to its recent Off-Off-Broadway engagement at the Rodney Kirk Theatre on West 42nd Street. The show has a book, music and lyrics by Tim Acito, with additional book & lyrics by Alexander Dinelaris. Billed as "a musical fairy tale," it tells the story of an androgynous teenager who exerts magical powers upon his peers in an alternate universe where homosexuality is the norm and heterosexuality is considered weird. Zanna, Don't! is directed and choreographed by Devanand Janki, with musical supervision by Edward G. Robinson.
Jai Rodriguez's theater credits include Spinning Into Butter at Lincoln Center Theatre, Sad Hotel at the White Barn Theatre, and Rent in Canada. He has been seen on television as a guest star in All My Children and in commercials and industrials for Blockbuster, MTV, Sony, and American Express.