Mazzie's official website reports that the acting couple will star in the Harvey Schmidt-Tom Jones-N. Richard Nash musical June 18-July 25. David Lee will direct the production, which is based on Nash's The Rainmaker. Due to previous commitments Mazzie and Danieley will miss performances June 26 (both shows), 27 (matinee), 30 (evening) and July 1 (evening). The original production of 110 in the Shade — produced by David Merrick — opened at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre Oct. 24, 1963. The musical played 330 performances before closing Aug. 9, 1964. Directed by Joseph Anthony with choreography by Agnes De Mille, the cast included Stephen Douglass, Robert Horton, Inga Swenson, George Church, Will Geer, Steve Roland, Scooter Teague and Lesley Warren.
Jason Danieley was most recently on Broadway as Malcolm MacGregor in The Full Monty, a role he repeated in London. For his Broadway debut in Candide, he received a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk nomination. His other theatrical credits include the City Center Encores! production of Strike Up the Band as well as Off-Broadway runs in Dream True and Floyd Collins.
A three-time Tony Award nominee for her performances in Kiss Me, Kate; Ragtime; and Passion, Marin Mazzie's other theatrical credits include Into the Woods, Big River, The World Goes 'Round, the City Center Encores! production of Out of this World and Off-Broadway's The Trojan Women: A love Story, where she met husband Danieley. Mazzie also played a run in the London production of Kiss Me, Kate, where she earned an Olivier Award nomination for her work.
Tickets for the production are available by calling the theatre's box office at (626) 356-7529. The Pasadena Playhouse is located in Pasadena, CA, at 39 S. El Molino Avenue.