A Jerry-Built Workshop Carries On

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When director Jerry Zaks heeded the call of the Windy City and rushed to Chicago to rework The Addams Family, he left more than Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna Everage in the lurch with their All About Me (which director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw will now deliver to Henry Miller's Theatre). Zaks was also in mid-workshop of a new Randy Newman show, Harps and Angels, which bows at the Mark Taper Forum in the fall.

Zaks simply slipped the workshop's directorial reins to his choreographer, Warren Carlyle, and the workshop is going on, as it was originally planned, Jan. 21 and 22, with Marin Mazzie, J.K. Simmons, Tony winner Christian Hoff, Felicia Finley and Ben Walker.

"Jerry and I have worked together many times before, so it's an easy collaboration," said Carlyle, who has a history of hyphenation, having directed and choreographed A Tale of Two Cities and Finian's Rainbow for Broadway.

— Harry Haun

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