Dudu Fisher, who has appeared in the Israeli, London and New York mountings of Les Misérables, will star in Something Old, Something New at New York's Mazer Theatre beginning Oct. 15.
Conceived by Fisher and Richard Jay-Alexander, who will also direct, Something Old, Something New will feature Fisher reflecting on his life as an Israeli entertainer whose career has taken him all over the world. Fisher will offer traditional Jewish standards as well as Broadway favorites, including tunes from Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Les Misérables.
Originally a cantor, Dudu Fisher is known for his unique interpretations of Hassidic and Yiddish standards as well as for his theatrical performances. In addition to starring as Jean Valjean in Les Miz, Fisher has also performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony and was the first Jewish performer since WWII to sing with the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra at The Budapest Opera House.
Initially a Broadway actor, Richard Jay-Alexander served as executive director of Cameron Mackintosh Incorporated for ten years. Recently, he has worked either on the concert stage or in the recording studio with such talents as Bernadette Peters, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Betty Buckley, Barbara Cook and Nell Carter. Jay-Alexander met Fisher when he was associate director and executive producer of the original Broadway and touring productions of Les Miz.
Something Old, Something New will play the Mazer Theatre through Dec. 8. The official opening night is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 30. The Mazer is located at 197 East Broadway at Jefferson Street. The performance schedule is Monday through Thursday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM, Sundays at 7 PM with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 PM. Tickets are priced at $45 and $60; call Telecharge at (212) 239-6200. —By Andrew Gans