By Andrew Gans
26 Dec 2013
Entitled Character Man, the performance is scheduled for Jan. 15 at 9 PM. Robert Bartley (creator/director of Broadway Backwards) directs.
Character Man, according to press notes, is "a salute to the great supporting players of Broadway, filled with hilarious backstage stories and touching personal recollections."
Written by Brochu, the show spotlights the work of Jack Gilford, Jackie Gleason, Robert Preston, Zero Mostel, George S. Irving, Cyril Ritchard, Barney Martin and Brochu’s own mentor, two-time Tony Award winner David Burns. Brochu's show also features the songs of Kander and Ebb, Bock and Harnick, Bricusse and Newley, Meredith Willson, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Merrill and Stephen Schwartz, among others. John Fischer is musical director.
Metropolitan Room is located at 34 W. 22nd St. There is a $25 cover charge and a two-beverage minimum. Call (212) 206-0440 for reservations.
The performance will be preceded by Steve Schalchlin's Tales from The Bonus Round at 7 PM.