James Barbour and Hershey Felder had their troubles and triumphs on Broadway in 2001. Barbour played the dark and brooding Rochester in Jane Eyre, while pianist Felder portrayed the great George Gershwin in Gershwin Alone. Now they're Back From Broadway and they want to tell the world about what it takes to create, nourish and perform on the Great White Way.
Back From Broadway...A Musical Experience, written by Felder and Barbour and featuring selections from classic musicals like Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof and Camelot, plays Los Angeles' Tiffany Theatre Nov. 24-Dec. 31. TV director Joel Zwick, who also helmed Felder's Gershwin Alone, directs Back to Broadway.
Barbour performed on Broadway as the Beast in Beauty and the Beast (a role he also played in Los Angeles) and Billy Bigelow in Carousel. Other credits include The Gift at the Tiffany, Dennis DeYoung's Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enter the Guardsman. Felder is a composer, actor, producer and pianist.
After the Los Angeles engagement, Back From Broadway will travel to the Cuillo Centre for the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida. Performances begin Jan. 3.
The design team is Sets To Go (sets), J. Kent Insay (lighting design) and fashion designer Kenneth Cole (wardrobe).
Tickets are $35-$45. The Tiffany Theatre is located at 8532 Sunset Boulevard. For reservations, call (310) 289-2999.