After a successful run at Los Angeles' Tiffany Theatre, Back From Broadway...A Musical Experience, written by Hershey Felder and James Barbour and featuring selections from classic musicals like Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, Man of La Mancha and Camelot, travels on to Florida, where the two-hander will play West Palm Beach's Cuillo Centre for the Arts Jan. 4-20. TV director Joel Zwick, who also helmed Felder's Gershwin Alone, directs Back to Broadway.
Barbour and Felder had their troubles and triumphs on Broadway in 2001. Barbour played the dark and brooding Rochester in Jane Eyre, while pianist Felder portrayed the great George Gershwin in Gershwin Alone. Now they're Back From Broadway and they want to tell the world about what it takes to create, nourish and perform on the Great White Way.
Barbour performed on Broadway as the Beast in Beauty and the Beast (a role he also played in Los Angeles) and Billy Bigelow in Carousel. Other credits include The Gift at the Tiffany, Dennis DeYoung's Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enter the Guardsman. Felder is a composer, actor, producer and pianist.
The design team is Sets To Go (sets), J. Kent Insay (lighting design) and fashion designer Kenneth Cole (wardrobe).
Tickets are $43-$47.50. The Cuillo Centre for the Arts is located at 201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach For reservations, call (561) 835-9226.