Beth Leavel, Laura Osnes, Kyle Dean Massey, Tony Yazbeck and More Appear on "PZAZZ 101" Theatre Webseries
By Michael Gioia
Tony Award winner Beth Leavel, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Kyle Dean Massey, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and Tony Yazbeck are among the artists featured on the second season of the Broadway-themed webseries "PZAZZ 101."
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!'"
Season one of "PZAZZ 101" featured Wesley Taylor ("Smash"), Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot), Jenn Colella (High Fidelity), Marla Mindelle (Sister Act), Rachelle Rak (Catch Me If You Can) and James Jackson, Jr. (I Love Myself When I'm Laughing at Joe's Pub). Previous episodes are available at PZAZZ101.com.
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).
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