With Music: Cuccioli Is Salieri in NJ Amadeus May 28-June
By Kenneth Jones, PLAYBILL.COM
May 28, 2008
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's new production of
Peter Shaffer's Amadeus, starring Tony Award nominee
Robert Cuccioli as Salieri, begins May 28 in Madison, NJ.
The play about Mozart, his friends, lovers, advocates and
rivals, opens May 31. Performances continue to June 22.
Cuccioli, a NJ Shakespeare veteran, was Tony-nominated for
the title roles in the musical Jekyll & Hyde. Recently
Off-Broadway, he starred in the revue Jacques Brelů
The Amadeus cast, directed by associate artistic
director Joe Discher, also includes Jordan Coughtry as the young
Mozart; Tricia Paoluccio as Constanze, Mozart's wife; Mark H.
Dold as Joseph II, the Emperor of Austria; Robert Hock, Greg
Jackson, Darren Kelly, John Little, Colin McPhillamy, Patrick
Toon, Tom Robenolt, Jon Barker, Robyn Berg, Christopher J.
Payseur and Mary Trotter.
According to Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Amadeus, a
London, Broadway and movie hit, "is an intriguing, fictionalized
account of the mysterious relationship between the great
celebrated young Mozart, and his contemporary Salieri. While
Salieri considers the great composer a genius, he believes he is
flawed beyond redemption by his crude and juvenile demeanor.
Driven by zeal and ravaged with jealously, Salieri plots to
silence the great composer and destroy his character and
Creating the world of Amadeus are set designer Richard
Block, lighting designer Mathew Adelson, costume designer Maggie
Dick and sound designer Richard M. Dionne. Christine Whalen is
production stage manager.
Performances are Tuesday-Sundays at the F.M. Kirby
Shakespeare Theatre in Madison.
For tickets or more information call (973) 408-5600 or visit