By Michael Gioia
19 Jul 2012
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
The series, created and performed by Wade Dooley (The Awesome 80s Prom) and directed by Isaac Klein (assistant director of Broadway's West Side Story and Gypsy), premiered July 18 at PZAZZ101.com. New episodes will debut every Wednesday.
Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, Baby It's You), Osnes (Bonnie & Clyde, Anything Goes), Massey (Wicked, Next to Normal), Herdlicka, (A Little Night Music) and Yazbeck (Chicago, Gypsy) are joined on the series by Elizabeth DeRosa (Mary Poppins), Taylor Sternberg (Jersey Boys), Jed Resnick (Avenue Q), Rashidra Scott (Sister Act), David Hull (How to Succeed…) and Nathan Johnson.
"PZAZZ 101," according to producers, "is centered around Mary Shennanbargger, former performer turned teacher, as she helps Broadway's best and brightest find their footing on the Great White Way. She knows everything there is to know about entertainment and she's ready to share the wealth. Pull up a chair, grab a Werther's and get ready to say 'Wow!'"
The webseries' second season is produced by Brian Marchetti and Maria Pendolino with photography by Jesse Patch and Ryan Hunter. Original theme music and lyrics are by Steven Silverstein (Blood Brothers) and Andrew Zachary Cohen (Lombardi, Finian's Rainbow).