Pictured: Roger Bart
The Jewish Community Center’s Arts + Culture Department has announced Broadway Star Roger Bart will give a talk-back following the November 18th performance of the White Theatre’s YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN.
No stranger to the musical, Bart originated the role of Dr. Fredrick Frankenstein in the 2007 Broadway production directed by Susan Stroman. His post-performance talk back will discuss his process of creating the role of Dr. Frankenstein and insights into the Broadway production.
Based on the 1974 Mel Brooks film, starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle and Madeline Kahn, the reimagining of Mary Shelly’s famous novel features a book by Brooks and Thomas Meehan with music and lyrics by Brooks.
Bart also originated the role of ‘Carmen Ghia’ in Mel Brooks’ musical version of The Producers, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk nominations and revised the role for Universal’s 2005 film adaptation. Bart also won a Tony and Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical as “Snoopy” in the revival of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Bart works extensively in television with recuring roles on the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events, the Epix series Graves, the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, and the Showtime series Episodes. Other television credits include Revenge, Desperate Housewives, and 30 Rock. In 2016, Bart starred in the independent film Speech & Debate, based on Stephen Karam’s acclaimed off-Broadway play. He voiced the role of Young Hercules in Disney’s animated feature, Hercules.
Directed by Missy Koonce, the White Theatre’s production of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN features Joell Ramsdell (Dr. Fredrick Frankenstein), Stasha Case (Elizabeth), Kipp Simmongs (Igor), Ashton Botts (Inga), Annette Cook (Frau Blucher), Scott Fagan (The Monster), Reed Uthe (Kemp/Victor/Ensemble), Miles Worth (Ziggy/Ensemble), Andrea Hobley (Hermit/Ensemble), Matthew Koehler (Ensemble), Katherine Ruprecht (Ensemble), Tony Francisco (Ensemble), and Rachel Reese (Ensemble).
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN runs November 4th – November 19th at the White Theatre located in the Jewish Community Campus, 5801 W. 115 th St., in Overland Park, Kansas.
Tickets are $25 for the general public, $18 for J members and $14 for students. For reservations contact the box office at (913) 327-8054, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the box office in person from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. M-F, or 90 minutes prior to performance. The talkback with Roger Bart on November 18th is included in the price of the ticket.