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Jim Brochu's Character Man Extends at Urban Stages

Robert Barley directs Brochu's one-man show about memorable character actors of Broadway.

Jim Brochu stands onstage at Urban Stages surrounded by Broadway musical icons in his new one-man musical, Character Man.
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Urban Stages has announced that the world premiere engagement of Jim Brochu's Character Man has extended its run through April 6. The limited run was originally scheduled through March 30. Robert Bartley directs the play, with musical direction by Carl Haan.

Character Man, a salute to Broadway's memorable character actors, is filled with stories and personal recollections, spotlighting the careers of Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, Jackie Gleason, George S. Irving, Barney Martin, and Brochu's own mentor, two-time Tony Award winner David Burns. It features a book by Brochu and the music and lyrics of Leslie Bricusse, Jerry Bock, Betty Comden, Stan Daniels, Fred Ebb, Adolph Green, Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Herman, John Kander, Bob Merrill, Anthony Newley, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne, and Meredith Willson.

Jim Brochu is the award-winning creator of Zero Hour, in which he portrayed the great Zero Mostel. Brochu has appeared on Broadway in many special events, including Brigadoon.

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