Stanek Replaces Sarich in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well..
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by BWW News Desk
Jim Stanek (Lestat, Slut, I Love You, You're Perfect....) will replace fellow Lestat cast member Drew Sarich (soon to be in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables) in the hit Off-Broadway revival of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at the Zipper Theatre. Stanek begins performances on Monday, October 9th.
Stanek's other Broadway credits include A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, The Rivals, Little Women and Indiscretions. He has appeared Off- Broadway in Slut, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and Captains Courageous and regionally in My Fair Lady (McCarter), The Threepenny Opera(Williamstown), Three Musketeers (San Jose) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (La Jolla). His film and television credits include "Borough of Kings," "Adversaries" (NBC Pilot) and "Guiding Light." Recordings include Three Musketeers and Forum. Stanek is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well... "transforms Brel's astonishing musical compositions into a theatrical experience that has enthralled audiences for nearly four decades. The original show opened in 1968 at The Village Gate in Greenwich Village and ran for more than four years," state notes. The new production opened in March.
Also in the cast are Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Les Misérables), Natascia Diaz (Man of La Mancha, tick, tick...BOOM!), and Gay Marshall (A Chorus Line, The Baker's Wife-Paper Mill); Gordon Greenberg directs. The production team is comprised of: Robert Bissinger (Set Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design), Mattie Ullrich (Costume Design), and Peter Fitzgerald (Sound Design). The show features music direction by John O'Neill and choreography by Mark Dendy.
The show has the following performance schedule: Monday at 8PM, Tuesday at 7PM, Thursday at 8PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 3PM & 8PM, and Sunday at 3PM and 7PM. There are no Wednesday performances. Tickets are $65-$75 and may be purchased through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com or (212-239-6200). For more information, please visit www.jacquesbrelreturns.com .