University Theatre presents 'Late Night Broadway'

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| WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Acclaimed Broadway actor and composer Jeff Blumenkrantz joins Western Michigan University theatre students for an evening of cabaret-style music Dec. 4-6 in the Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

Purchase tickets online: wmutheatre.com

Performance schedule

  • Thursday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.

"Late Night Broadway" will feature graduating seniors of the Music Theatre Performance program during the first act and Jeff Blumenkrantz during the second act. Under the direction of Jay Berkow, this all-student cast includes Austin Bluhm, Mallory King, Estefan Kizer, Elliot Litherland, Ana Martinez, Todd Tuchek, Brittanie Trevarrow, Aleksandr Krapivkin, Kasady Kwiatkowska, Brooke Papritz, Joey Simon and Shane Schmidt.

Photo of Jeff Blumenkrantz

Blumenkrantz

Jeff Blumenkrantz

Blumenkrantz has performed on Broadway in "Into the Woods," "Threepenny Opera," "Damn Yankees," "How to Succeed in Business…", and "A Class Act" as well as the City Center Encores production of "Anyone Can Whistle." In addition to many regional theatre credits, Jeff can be seen on camera in "30 Rock," "The Good Wife," "Ugly Betty," "Will and Grace," and "Law and Order."

Most recently, Jeff played The Beadle in the NY Philharmonic’s "Sweeney Todd," which was featured on PBS.

Also a musical theatre composer/lyricist, Blumenkrantz received a Tony Award nomination as one of the co-writers of the score of "Urban Cowboy." His songs have been recorded by Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Rebecca Luker and Victoria Clark, among others.

Tickets

Tickets for "Late Night Broadway" are $20, $18 for senior citizens and WMU employees, $5 for WMU students and $10 for all other students. They are available by calling (269) 387-6222, online at wmutheatre.com, or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex or Miller Auditorium ticket offices. Group discounts are available by calling (269) 387-3227.

For more information, contact Emily Duguay, University Theatre, at emily.duguay@wmich.edu or (269) 387-6222.

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