Marin Mazzie Joins NYC Big River Reunion Concert

News   Marin Mazzie Joins NYC Big River Reunion Concert Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie, who made her Broadway debut in 1985 as a replacement in the original production of Big River, has been announced to join a one-night-only reunion concert of the musical at 54 Below.
Marin Mazzie
Marin Mazzie Photo by Mike Sharkey

The Sept. 14 concert will welcome back performers from the original and revival casts of Big River, including Daniel Jenkins, who earned a Tony nomination for his performance as Huck in the original 1985 production and later played Mark Twain/Voice of Huck in the 2003 Deaf West staging, and Michael McElroy, who earned a Tony nomination for his performance as Jim in the 2003 production. They are joined by Mazzie (Ragtime, Bullets Over Broadway), who stepped into the role of Mary Jane Wilkes during the production's original run.

The evening will also feature Jennifer Leigh Warren, who will recreate her performance of "How Blest We Are," as well as Jelani Alladin, Scott Coulter, Daryl Glenn, Tara Halpern, Karen Mack, Rob Maitner, Nicole Prothro, Lille Ricciardi, Michael Ruocco, Christina Sajous, Melanie Vaughan, Lennie Watts and Garrett Zuercher.

The 7 PM and 9:30 PM concerts will be directed by Phil Geoffrey Bond and feature music direction by Mark Hartman and The Muddy Water Quartet.

Big River has a book by William Hauptman and music and lyrics by Roger Miller. The 1985 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical.

For reservations visit 54below.com. Cover starts at $40 with a $25 food & beverage minimum or three-show subscriptions at $135 or $210 for premium seating, food & beverage minimum of $25 per show.

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