Entitled Ahrens & Flaherty: Words & Music, the concerts will feature songwriters Ahrens and Flaherty as well as Broadway actors Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. Mazzie and Danieley will perform songs from such Ahrens and Flaherty musicals as Ragtime, Once On This Island and Seussical. Currently back on Broadway in Spamalot, Marin Mazzie is a three-time Tony Award nominee for her performances in Kiss Me, Kate; Ragtime; and Passion. Her other theatrical credits include Into the Woods, Big River, The World Goes 'Round, the City Center Encores! productions of Kismet and Out of this World and Off-Broadway's The Trojan Women: A love Story, where she met husband Jason Danieley. Mazzie also starred in the London production of Kiss Me, Kate, where she earned an Olivier Award nomination for her work. She was also seen in the Actors' Fund of America's concert staging of On the Twentieth Century.
Jason Danieley, now co-starring in the new musical Curtains, played Dr. Rey in the Signature Theatre's production of The Highest Yellow. He starred on Broadway as Malcolm MacGregor in The Full Monty, a role he repeated in London. For his Broadway debut in Candide, Danieley 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.
Together Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have penned the musicals Once On This Island, Ragtime, Seussical, Dessa Rose, Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, A Man of No Importance and The Glorious Ones. The latter will play Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse this fall.
Broadway By the Bay is located at 600 North Delaware Avenue in San Mateo, CA. For tickets call (650) 579-5565 or visit www.broadwaybythebay.org.