Neil Berg’s widely acclaimed “100 Years of Broadway,” a musical revue of Broadway‘s most celebrated shows, comes to Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14, as the final presentation of the 2016-2017 McCain Performance Series.
Recreating the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century, “100 Years of Broadway” features stars and music from classics like “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables,” “CATS,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Jekyll & Hyde.” The cast includes five Broadway stars: Rita Harvey, Lawrence Clayton, Natalie Toro, William Michals and Danny Zolli. They are accompanied by an all-star New York band: Neil Berg, piano; Darren Gage, drums/percussion; Irio O’Farrill, bass; and Brandon Sturiale, keyboards. Please note that cast is subject to change based upon possibleBroadway and touring developments.
“100 Years of Broadway” is under the musical direction of Berg, the composer/lyricist of the hit off-Broadway musical “The Prince and the Pauper,” which ran for two years at the Lamb’s Theater in New York City. Berg is currently writing the music for the Broadway-bound musical “Grumpy Old Men,” based on the hit film. Two of Berg’s new musicals have been selected for the prestigious New York Musical Theater Festival: “The Man Who Would Be King,” a musical realization of Rudyard Kipling’s novella, and “Tim and Scrooge,” the sequel to “A Christmas Carol.”
KMAN’s Cathy Dawes had the opportunity to visit with Neil Berg: