Playbill.com interviews Marin Mazzie about her work taking over the role of Diana in Next to Normal: “So I feel like we’re pretty where we’re supposed to be, and now it’s just playing and discovering every night, which is just great. The piece really allows for that because these characters are so rich. I mean, Diana’s life is endless to me, what I can cull from it and the experiences she’s had. It’s just sort of one of those characters that you can just keep building in your ground, in your head, and that’s so great”
The NYTimes on the Broadway couple who recently appeared at the Kennedy Center: “The display of stamina and discipline exhibited by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley in “Opposite You,” their high-flying evening of theatrical songs for couples at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, is something to behold. This showcase for these two Broadway stars, married for 11 years, is not exactly a new creation, having originated at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series in 2002. But it is the kind of airtight entertainment that should be a personal franchise; with minimal tweaking, it could serve them for the next two decades.”
If you go to any of the cabaret events at the Kennedy Center or Strathmore, you’ll usually see Diane Schroth there in the front row. She sent in this appraisal of the events I missed last weekend.
Patricia Barber and Ann Hampaton Callaway
Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley
They were spectacular; in fact, the best cabaret I’ve seen at the Kennedy Center, including Barbara Cook. They sang all the songs from this album and you can hear it here. http://www.marinandjason.com/
Thank you Diane!!!!
Friday, 13 February
Two great jazz events at the Kennedy Center. Unfortunately, if you don’t already have tix, both shows are sold out.
Saturday, 14 February
Celebrating ten years together, Broadway’s golden couple performs in this theater cabaret performance series curated by Broadway legend Barbara Cook.
*Is it just me, or does this billing seem backwards?
Here’s another picture from the 1990 Arena Stage production of Merrily We Roll Along.
Thanks to all the “Garberholics” who visited the site! Also, one of them led to a video of Old Friends from the Arena production on YouTube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=wsWlZ0bUFF8 That will lead you all to alot more Merrily material. Enjoy!
*That’s Victor Garber, Marin Mazzie, David Garrison, and Becky Ann Baker. Photos from the Arena Stage production of Merrily We Roll Along, photographer Joan Marcus. Special thanks to Haley Miller at Arena Stage for finding the archive materials and converting them into digital images. I really appreciate it!