Friday, March 12, 2010
“It’s a terrific opportunity to showcase the talents of a very good cast and I am very happy to be working with the other performers for this one-night benefit revue,” says Jonathan Kaplan.
Mr. Kaplan adds, “A revue featuring the Jewish contribution to the American Musical from Berlin to Bernstein and beyond is a wonderful idea with a very broad appeal and benefits a really good cause. Audience members of all backgrounds and different levels of exposure to musicals will have a great time.”
The Jewish contribution to the musical goes well beyond Jewish themes. “They Changed Broadway” features hand-picked songs from Broadway’s iconic musicals woven into a two-hour, one-night benefit revue featuring well-known performers.
“We’re thrilled to have someone of Jonathan C. Kaplan’s talent agree to perform in ‘They Changed Broadway’,” says Hope Seratelli, Neve Shalom board of director and fundraising manager.
The revue offers something of unique value to an audience that reaches beyond its 500-family membership expanding its fund-raising activities that benefit Youth and Elderly, Meals on Wheels, Save the World Committee, and the Edison-Metuchen-Colonia-Woodbridge and surrounding Middlesex County, NJ community at large.
THEY CHANGED BROADWAY will be on stage in Metuchen, New Jersey June 13th, 2010 at the Forum Theatre. For ticket information visit http://www.theychangedbroadway.blogspot.com/.
About Jonathan C. Kaplan
Jonathan C. Kaplan (http://www.jonathanckaplan.com/) won The Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Tony® Award playing "Jason" in Falsettos. Other roles include Peter in The Diary of Anne Frank (Broadway; starring Natalie Portman & Linda Lavin), Benjamin in The Graduate (National Tour), and Mitchell in The Loman Family Picnic (Manhattan Theatre Club). Films include Loving Leah and Life with Mikey. TV appearances include Law and Order: CI, Law and Order: SVU, and As the World Turns.
About The Forum
The Forum Theatre Arts Center (http://www.forumtheatrearts.com/) is a nonprofit performing arts organization and has been the Cultural Arts Center of central New Jersey since 1928, when it was built as a theatre and vaudeville tryout house, then soon after as a neighborhood movie house. The Forum Theatre has presented hundreds of American and World Premieres with an emphasis on musical theatre, as well as numerous A-list concerts. The Forum Theatre is located at 314 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840. Phone: (732) 548- 5600
About Congregation Neve Shalom
For 75 years, Congregation Neve Shalom (http://www.neveshalom.net/) has been providing religious services and Jewish Education for its Conservative Egalitarian members. Neve Shalom maintains a vibrantly active and welcoming community with educational programs, religious services and lay leadership.
Neve Shalom's annual Suzy Schwartz Concert, and Book and Author Events are well-known to surrounding residents for their ability to draw well-known and famous performers, authors, and lecturers.
For More information about “They Changed Broadway” call (732) 548-2238 EXT. 24 or visit www.theychangedbroadway.blogspot.com.
Congregation Neve Shalom is located at 250 Grove Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840. Phone: (732) 548- 2238