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Barney Frank to Make Broadway Debut: VIDEO


Former congressman Barney Frank will make his stage debut on Saturday, February 2 in Fiorello!, the opening musical of New York City Center's Encores! 20th Anniversary season, Broadway World reports:

Perhaps to prepare for his possible role as United States Senator, Frank will make his stage debut in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Fiorello!, the story of New York City's Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia's rise from an immigrant's son to the feisty congressman whose guts and determination to fight corruption brought down the crooked Tammany Hall political machine. Frank will play an outspoken senator who disagrees with LaGuardia's policies.

Mr. Frank will join cast members Kate Baldwin, Jeremy Bobb, Ray DeMattis, Erin Dilly, Jenn Gambatese, Adam Heller, Shuler Hensley, Richard Ruiz, Danny Rutigliano, Andrew Samonsky, Emily Skinner and Cheryl Stern as Fiorello LaGuardia. Fiorello! is directed by Gary Griffin with choreography by Alex Sanchez and music direction by Rob Berman. The show will run for seven performances from January 30 - February 3 at New York City Center.

Watch a teaser for the show, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Wow. It's a REALLY great musical. Love to hear Barney sing "Little Tin Box."

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jan 28, 2013 12:26:13 PM

  2. Barney is the perfect man for this story and the stage because his own story is itself so dramatic. What a great Congressman he has been!

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jan 28, 2013 12:34:36 PM

  3. I think this is great, but it's not "Broadway". It's a concert.

    Posted by: Dale | Jan 28, 2013 1:18:55 PM

  4. The just proves that Barney realizes he is not going to become the next US Senator from MA next Tuesday or Wednesday.

    That's a good thing. His presence in the Senate would just drive more marginal MA Dems and independents into Scott Brown's camp.

    Posted by: Bingo | Jan 28, 2013 1:37:16 PM

  5. @Bingo: on what do you base your assertion?

    Posted by: deedrdo | Jan 28, 2013 1:39:41 PM

  6. Bingo ... WTF are you talking about ? Your comment makes zero sense

    Posted by: MarkBoston | Jan 28, 2013 11:14:05 PM

  7. I hope that the Obama people have already let Gov Patrick know that they don't want Barney in the Senate to cast a vote against Obama's choice for Sec of Defense Chuck Hagel. Hopefully Sheldon Adelson, the multi billionaire gambling tycoon, will be as unsuccessful at stoping Hagel as he was at supporting Gingrich and then Romney.

    Posted by: andrew | Jan 29, 2013 10:04:30 AM

  8. I know it's unpopular to say this on here, but I despise Frank. I really do. The man on a personal level is a pompous, obnoxious pr*ck.

    And no, he is not 'Brilliant'.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 29, 2013 10:31:16 AM

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