Man of La Mancha Star Enters Broadway Spotlight May 5

News   Man of La Mancha Star Enters Broadway Spotlight May 5 Jimmy Smagula, who portrays a Guard in the current revival of Man of La Mancha at the Martin Beck, will go it solo May 5 at the Ars Nova Theatre.

Smagula is the latest offering in the Broadway Spotlight Series, which presents concert evenings with stars of the Broadway stage. Others who have taken part in the series include Les Miz’s Lauren Kennedy, Hairspray's Shoshana Bean, Into the Woods' Chad Kimball, Aida's Felicia Finley, former Rent-ers Anthony Rapp and Idina Menzel and Funny Girl’s Leslie Kritzer. Dan Lipton will be the musical director for Smagula’s autobiographical evening, which will be told through a series of musical theatre tunes. Show time is 8 PM.

Jimmy Smagula made his Broadway debut in The Full Monty, and his other theatrical credits include roles in The Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd and Twelfth Night. Smagula was also seen on the Bravo series “The It Factor.”

The Ars Nova Theater is located at 511 W. 54th Street in New York City. Tickets are priced at $12 and may be purchased through SmartTix (www.smarttix.com) and by phone at (212) 206-1515.