Last Chance: Len Cariou as Himself at Boca's Caldwell, to Feb. 15

News   Last Chance: Len Cariou as Himself at Boca's Caldwell, to Feb. 15
 
Last chance to catch Tony Award-winner Len Cariou starring in Himself, a world premiere play with music about novelist James Joyce. The show opened Dec. 31, 1997 and ends Feb. 15, 1998 at Boca Raton, FL's Caldwell Theatre Company.

Last chance to catch Tony Award-winner Len Cariou starring in Himself, a world premiere play with music about novelist James Joyce. The show opened Dec. 31, 1997 and ends Feb. 15, 1998 at Boca Raton, FL's Caldwell Theatre Company.

With a cast of four, Himself celebrates "the life and loves" of Joyce, author of "Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man," "Ulysses" and "Finnegan's Wake." The book for Himself is by Sheila Walsh, who collaborated on the lyrics with composer Jonathan Brielle.

If a musical about one of the 20th century's most complex novelists sounds odd, don't forget that Joyce himself was known for his beautiful Irish tenor.

Cariou, the Tony-winning star of Sweeney Todd, appeared last se the Caldwell in Papa (which he also performed Off Broadway). The actor has made a recent career of one-man shows; prior to Papa came 1989's Mountain, about Justice William O. Douglas. George Rondo directs Himself.

The Caldwell season opened Nov. 9 with the Florida premiere of Jon Marans' Old Wicked Songs. The world premiere of The Gardens of Frau Hess follows Himself, running Feb. 22-April 5. The wife of Nazi war criminal Rudolph Hess, a high ranking beautiful German woman, hires a Jewish man of questionable background to tend her gardens during the war. The season closes with nothing but Romance/Romance , running April 12-May 24. With book and lyrics by Barry Harman and music by Keith Herrmann, the musical tells two different stories of love and romance - one set in turn-of-the-century Vienna, and the other in present day New York, where two couples rent a summer house in the Hamptons.

For subscriptions to the season, tickets to Caldwell's current production The Heiress, or information on upcoming summer productions, call (561) 241-7432, or refer to the Caldwell Theatre regional listing on Playbill On-Line.

-- By Blair Glaser and David Lefkowitz

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