Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Opens Amadeus, Starring Cuccioli, May 31

News   Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Opens Amadeus, Starring Cuccioli, May 31 The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's new production of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus, starring Tony Award nominee Robert Cuccioli as Salieri, opens May 31 after previews from May 28 in Madison, NJ.
Robert Cuccioli as Antonio Salieri
Robert Cuccioli as Antonio Salieri Photo by Gerry Goodstein

The play about Mozart, his friends, lovers, advocates and rivals, continues to June 22.

Cuccioli, a NJ Shakespeare veteran, was Tony-nominated for the title roles in the musical Jekyll & Hyde. Recently Off-Broadway, he starred in the revue Jacques Brel…

The Amadeus cast, directed by associate artistic director Joe Discher, also includes Jordan Coughtry as the young Mozart; Tricia Paoluccio as Constanze, Mozart's wife; Mark H. Dold as Joseph II, the Emperor of Austria; Robert Hock, Greg Jackson, Darren Kelly, John Little, Colin McPhillamy, Patrick Toon, Tom Robenolt, Jon Barker, Robyn Berg, Christopher J. Payseur and Mary Trotter.

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According to Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Amadeus, a London, Broadway and movie hit, "is an intriguing, fictionalized account of the mysterious relationship between the great celebrated young Mozart, and his contemporary Salieri. While Salieri considers the great composer a genius, he believes he is flawed beyond redemption by his crude and juvenile demeanor. Driven by zeal and ravaged with jealously, Salieri plots to silence the great composer and destroy his character and reputation."

Creating the world of Amadeus are set designer Richard Block, lighting designer Mathew Adelson, costume designer Maggie Dick and sound designer Richard M. Dionne. Christine Whalen is production stage manager.

Performances are Tuesday-Sundays at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre in Madison.

For tickets or more information call (973) 408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org.

<i>Amadeus'</i> Mozart: Jordan Coughtry.
Amadeus' Mozart: Jordan Coughtry. Photo by Gerry Goodstein