Unchained Melodies: Limited Return Engagement

March 11 - March 15, 2020  I  Keating Theatre

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Under the streetlamps of East Coast cities, doo-wop emerged, bringing tight harmony to the soundtrack of the 1950s. Beginning with doo-wop groups like The Drifters and The Platters, Unchained Melodies celebrates the swingin’ harmonies of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Featuring songs like “Blue Moon,” “16 Candles,” “Save The Last Dance,” and “Working My Way Back To You.”

Unchained Melodies, created by Richard Hopkins and Rebecca Hopkins with arrangements by Jim Prosser, closed two weeks early due to COVID-19.

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Run Time: 90 minutes with 15 minute intermission


Director  |  Catherine Randazzo

Nick Anastasia 
Nathaniel P. Claridad
James LaRosa
David Marmanillo

NICK ANASTASIA is thrilled to be returning for Round Three of Unchained Melodies. FST: That’s Amoré!, Unchained Melodies 1&2, Burt & Me, and Laughing Matters (vol. 5). Other professional credits: Hair (Claude, International Tour), Voca People (Tenoro, Off-Broadway*/National/International Tours, *Lucille Lortel Award), Monster Jam (Host/Announcer, Fox Sports 1), The Love Note (Adam, Original Off-Broadway Cast), In The Heights (Sonny, Regional Premiere), Scab (featuring Alice Ripley), Disney Cruise Line (Disney Fantasy), bare (Jason, Licensed Premiere). Instagram: @nottherussianprincess

NATHANIEL P. CLARIDAD Off-Broadway/NYC credits include Here Lies Love (The Public Theater), Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music (St. Ann's Warehouse), The Awesome 80’s Prom, NYShakespeare Exchange, NYMF, PS122, N.A.A.P.; International: Laser Beak Man (Dead Puppet Society, Brisbane Festival, Melbourne Arts Center, Sydney Opera House), Taylor Mac’s…(The Forum, Melbourne Festival); National Tour: Alice (The Kennedy Center); Regional: The Kennedy Center, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Folger Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Cape Fear Regional, Imagination Stage, Rhinoleap, Hangar Theatre, Barrington Stage. Directing credits include Southern Rep., The One Minute Play Festival, ShakesBEER, The Drama League, and upcoming - Buyer and Cellar at Weathervane Theatre.  MFA: UNC-CH.

JAMES LAROSA FST: Unchained Melodies: Extension, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Man #3), Next to Normal (Henry) and Altar Boyz (Abraham). Select theatre: Frank Jr. in Saturday Night Fever (Engeman), Leo Bloom in The Producers (American Stage), Stewpot in South Pacific (Triad Stage), Gus in Saturday Night Fever (NSMT), Mark Cohen in RENT (BRT), Malone in Mr. Confidential (Signature Center), and his award-winning portrayal of Abraham in Altar Boyz (Zach Scott). TV: NBC’s Saturday Night Live, ABC’s WWYD?, A&E’s Fugitive Chronicles. VO: Rockstar Games, MTV, Nickelodeon, TRW.A member of SAG/AFTRA/AEA and graduate of NYU Tisch and the High School for Performing Arts. TheJamesLaRosa.com

DAVID MARMANILLO Off-Broadway/NYC Credits: Three Amigos (Jefé) — Lincoln Center, SLAM: A Hip Hop Musical (Geo) — New York Theatre Barn, Through Andrew’s Eyes (Andrew) — INTAR Theatre, Cole Porter’s Mexican Hayride (Lombo) — Musicals Tonight. Regional:  Murder Among Friends w/ Loretta Swit (Larry, Alhambra Dinner Theatre), Lincoln In Love (Shields) — Goodspeed Opera House, Man of La Mancha (José, Pioneer Theatre Company), A Cappella Humana (Original Cast. Bass, Delaware Theatre Company), RENT (Benny, Forestburgh Playhouse). Instagram: @davemarm





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