Presented by Dan Whitten, Mark Beigelman, Peter Martin and Tiger Theatricals, Jacques Brel RETURNS... is a new cabaret production featuring highlights from the earlier Off-Broadway staging of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, as well as Brel songs not in the original score. Cuccioli and Diaz appeared in the earlier run.
The Triad is at 158 W. 72nd Street in New York City.
In addition to Cuccioli and Diaz, the rotating cast includes other performers from the 2006-07 production at The Zipper Theater including Tamra Hayden (Cabaret, Les Miz), Rodney Hicks (The Scottsboro Boys) and Jim Stanek (Little Women) as well as theatre and cabaret veterans including Jean Brassard (The Kid From Paris), Karen Kohler (Kabarett Fete), Ereni Sevasti (Carnival! at Kennedy Center), Micheline Van Hautem (La Musique), Rich Siegel (The Rich Siegel Orchestra) and more.
Created by Dan Whitten and Mark Beigelman, who produced the hit revival and CD in 2006-07, and featuring musical direction by Rick Hip-Flores, the evening features Jacques Brel favorites including "Carousel," "My Childhood," "If We Only Have Love," "Ne Mes Quitte Pas," "The Bulls," "Jackie," "Amsterdam" and "I Loved."
"It's been rewarding to revisit this material with such an exciting rotating cast of artists," Whitten said in a statement. "Audiences have been loving the show, which has more of a 'salon' feeling because of our international artists Micheline Van Hautem, Karen Kohler and Jean Brassard. In addition to English and French, some of our translations also include Dutch, Flemish and German." The cast for Nov. 3 includes Robert Cuccioli, Jean Brassard, Ereni Sevasti, Karen Kohler and Micheline Van Hautem as Guest Artist. Natascia Diaz will sing a cameo. The Nov. 17 cast includes Cuccioli, Diaz, Sevasti and Brassard. Dec. 1 and 15 casting will be announced shortly.
All performances are at 8 PM. Tickets are $20-30 (two-drink minimum at all performances, cash only). For tickets and information, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/131725 or www.tigertheatricals.com.