Three time Emmy Award nominee Colleen Zenk who played Barbara Ryan on As The World Turns for 32 years will make the New York City debut of her new one-woman cabaret show aptly titled Colleen Zenk: Still Sassy! The show will premiere at Feinstein's on October 30th and November 6th at 8:30PM. Feinstein's at Loew's Regency is one of the country's leading cabaret showrooms.
Colleen Zenk: Still Sassy! incorporates her lifelong career as an actress -- including three decades as a daytime star, her very public battle as an Oral Cancer survivor, her chaotic (and favorite) role as a divorced mother to a blended family of six children with a great deal of grace, humor, music, tears and laughter. The extraordinary Award Winning Don Rebic music directs the show.
Zenk's desire to be on the stage began as a child in Barrington, IL, where she began dance class at age three. By nine, she was a working professional. She soon landed regional musical theatre roles, worked as a commercial and fashion model, and trained with world famous choreographer and teacher Gus Giordano, becoming one of his youngest dancers to perform with Gus Giordano Dance Chicago. She went on to study theatre at The Catholic University of America. Colleen starred in "The New Performers" for NBC, performed for the military in Europe, danced in the ballet corps of the New York Metropolitan Opera, starred in a national tour of "Can-Can" and then headed to New York at the age of 22.
In 1978 she landed the role of Barbara Ryan on As The World Turns thinking it would be a short term gig! During her 32 years on the show she continued to pursue her love for musical theatre and made her Broadway debut as Rosie in Bring Back Birdie, opposite Chita Rivera and Donald O'Connor, and her film debut in John Huston's adaptation of the Broadway musical Annie.
Zenk, who is a two-time oral cancer survivor said "I believe the old saying that 'when a door closes, a window opens.' The end of As the World Turns was a great loss for me, but it has given me the time to explore a lifelong dream. I have great material to draw upon and this show will give me the opportunity to sing some of my favorite songs and give the audience a glimpse into my life." For As The World Turns fans Colleen promises great stories. Colleen Zenk: Still Sassy! is produced by Philip Katz/Broadway Theatrical, LLC.
ABOUT FEINSTEIN'S at LOEWS REGENCY
FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York"
By New York Magazine and "an invaluable New York institution," just celebrated its 10th Anniversary season. Feinstein's has presented the top talents of pop, jazz and comedy such as Rosemary Clooney, Steve Tyrell, Barbara Cook, Glen Campbell, Diahann Carroll, Jane Krakowski, Lea Michele, Jackie Mason, Cyndi Lauper, Jason Mraz and Alan Cumming. According to Michael Feinstein, "Feinstein's at Loews Regency is the perfect place to hear the greatest and most exciting interpreters of American popular song. I'm proud to call it my home." The club is located at the Loews Regency Hotel, 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street. Visit www.FeinsteinsAtLoewsRegency.com for more information.
ABOUT BROADWAY THEATRICAL, LLC
Philip Katz is a Drama Desk Nominated Producer for his hit Off-Broadway musical John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean. He has worked in the Broadway industry for the past 20 years as a marketing and development consultant on numerous shows including Shrek The Musical, West Side Story, Driving Miss Daisy, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, The Opera Show (U.K.) Chicago, Grease, Victor/Victoria, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Big The Musical, Applause (starring Stephanie Powers) and Busker Alley (starring Tommy Tune). Under the banner of Broadway Study Guides, Broadway Theatrical provides cutting-edge interactive study guides and experiential workshops for shows. Philip also served as the Producing Director for Camp Broadway where he oversaw an unprecedented growth in the company. As the Associate Producer for the Bucks County Playhouse some of his favorite shows that he produced include: Mame starring Linda Dano, Gypsy starring Joyce Dewitt, Hello, Dolly! starring Colleen Zenk, Love Letters starring Loretta Swit, My Way starring Adrian Zmed and My Fair Lady starring Peter Scolari, just to name a few! Philip serves as a consultant to Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines and Celebrity Cruise Lines. Philip is an advocate for arts in education and is an active member of the Broadway League serving on both the education and marketing committees. For more information, please visit www.broadwaytheatrical.com.