Robert Cuccioli, Gay Marshall, Natascia Diaz and Rodney
Hicks to Star in
Jacques Brel Revival
By Andrew Gans
January 11, 2006
Casting has been announced for the
upcoming revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living
in Paris, which will begin performances at the Zipper
Theatre March 5.Robert Cuccioli, Gay Marshall, Natascia Diaz and
a fourth cast member to be announced shortly will head the cast
of the production, which will officially open March 27. Gordon
Jacques Brel Is Alive & Well &
Living in Paris features music and lyrics by the late
Jacques Brel; conception, English lyrics and additional material
by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman. The original staging of the revue
opened in 1968 at The Village Gate in New York City and ran for
1,847 performances. Song titles include "Old Folks," "Carousel"
and "If We Only Have Love."
Robert Cuccioli earned a Tony Award
nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for his work in Jekyll
& Hyde. He won the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle
awards for that performance as well. Cuccioli also appeared in
the Broadway production of Les MisÚrables and has been
seen on screen in "Sliders," "Baywatch," "Celebrity," "The
Stranger" and "Operation Delta Force 3: Clear Target." His
recent theatrical credits include Guys and Dolls, Temporary
Help, Lorenzaccio, The Sound of Music and the Actors' Fund
benefit concert of On the Twentieth Century.
Natascia Diaz has appeared on Broadway
in Man of La Mancha, Seussical, The Capeman and
Carousel. She was seen Off-Broadway in Bright Lights, Big
City; tick, tick . . . BOOM!; and Saturday Night, and
she received acclaim for her work in the Kennedy Center
production of A Little Night Music.
Gay Marshall played Denise in the Paper
Mill Playhouse and Goodspeed Opera House mountings of The
Baker's Wife. She appeared on Broadway in A Chorus Line,
in the original Paris production of Cats and in the
Capital Rep production of Jacques Brel. Her solo shows
are titled Piaf: La Vie l'Amour and If I Were Me.
Jacques Brel will play Mondays
at 8 PM, Tuesdays at 7 PM, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 PM and
Sundays at 7 PM with matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM.
Tickets, priced $65, are available by calling (212) 239-6200.
The Zipper Theater is located in Manhattan at 336 West 37th
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