Reprise! Season Begins with Mazzie and Danieley in Brigadoon

News   Reprise! Season Begins with Mazzie and Danieley in Brigadoon Husband-and-wife actors Jason Danieley and Marin Mazzie kick off the eighth season of Reprise! Broadway's Best Aug. 17. The duo — along with pop star Deborah Gibson and veteran actor Orson Bean — head the cast of Lerner and Loewe's Brigadoon.
Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley
Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Mazzie and Danieley, who recently starred in the Pasadena Playhouse's production of 110 in the Shade, play, respectively, Fiona MacLaren and Tommy Albright in Brigadoon. Gibson portrays Meg Brockie with Bean as Mr. Lundie. Directed by Stuart Ross, the musical will officially open Aug. 18 and will play through Aug. 29 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse.

The foursome are joined on stage by Brooks Almy, Jodi Ashworth, Louis Becker, Bradley Benjamin, Teressa Byrne, Larry Cedar, Robert Pike Daniel, Gary Franco, Bella Hicks, Chris Holly, Allan Louis, Kim Mikesell, Elisa Nixon, Sean McDermott, Blake Pullen and Ellen Rosa. Lee Martino choreographs with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach.

Brigadoon features music by Frederick Loewe and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Among its classic tunes are "Almost Like Being in Love," "Heather on the Hill" and "Come to Me, Bend to Me."

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. Brigadoon will play Tuesday through Friday evenings at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 and 8 PM and Sundays at 2 and 7 PM. Tickets, priced $55 $65, are available by calling the UCLA central ticket office at (310) 825 2101. Go to www.reprise.org for more information.

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The Reprise! season will continue with Pippin (Jan. 25-Feb. 6, 2005) and Applause (May 10-22, 2005).