Love On Broadway

TONY, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award nominee Liz Larsen (Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, Hairspray, Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Night Music The Rocky Horror Show) and her husband, Sal Viviano, (The Three Musketeers, City of Angels, The Full Monty) join Rebecca Covington Webber (Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, Motown the Musical) and husband Donald E. Webber, Jr. (Hamilton: An American Musical, Motown the Musical, Holler if you Hear Me!) with Stephen Trafton (Les Mis, Phantom of the Opera) and wife Juliette Trafton (Phantom of the Opera, The Fantasticks) to sing and tell about the ups, downs and all arounds of love, life and marriage on the Great White Way. Real songs, real stories, real love: This is LOVE ON BROADWAY.

 

LIZ LARZEN originated and has played Genie Klein, Carole King’s mother, for over 4 years in Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, on Broadway. This New Hope, PA, native was previously seen on Broadway costarring in: Hairspray; The Rocky Horror Show, The Smell of the Kill, Damn Yankees, A Little Night Music, Starmites*, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Most Happy Fella*, receiving TONY, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Awards nominations as well as the Los Angeles Dramalogue Award for Best Featured Actress. On Tour, Larsen co-starred in Blues in the Night, Annie and Evita. Off-Broadway, Liz was seen in: A New Brain* (Lincoln Center), New Yorkers and Loman Family Picnic,(Manhattan Theater Club), Personals, Little by Little*, Company and Bingo*. Liz received a Helen Hayes Award for Lead Actress in Sunday in the Park with George and a nomination for Baby. Around the country, Liz was seen in leading roles in the following: The Drowsy Chaperone, Rich Girl, Falsettos, The Odd Couple, Guys and Dolls, The Value of Names (with Jack Klugman), Annie Get Your Gun, and Joseph... Larsen played featured roles in the films: The Saint of Fort Washington; Keeping the Faith; Commentary; Bittersweet; Miracle in Spanish Harlem; Bridge and Tunnel; Hudson Tribes, The App, The Boy Downstairs, and Adam Sandler and Chris Rock’s new film, The Week Of (as the neighbor, Mrs. Katz). On Television, Liz played Sheryl Weinstein, the longtime Mistress of Bernie Madoff in Madoff, opposite Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner (ABC); guested on The Americans (FX), Bunheads (ABC Family); was a series regular on My Guys (CBS); was CSU Jessica Reed for 10 years on Law and Order and L.A. Regal for 4 years on Law and Order SVU; costarred in Exit 9 (with Gena Davis); was Ginger on Third Watch; and guested on The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Criminal Intent, Conviction, and Deadline. Liz has been a soloist with symphonic pops orchestras all over the world including: with the New York Pops; at Carnegie Hall and with the Gothenberg Symphony in Sweden). Recordings include: 20 Broadway Compilation Albums (Varese Sarabande Label - many of them with Sal Viviano), Oh, Kay! (with Dawn Upshaw), Broadway 1960. (* - Original Cast Recordings) Most proud of her sons, Alessandro Gian and Joseph Dante, with dreamboat husband Sal Viviano.

 
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SAL VIVIANO has sung over 400 Pops Concerts with over 200 Symphony Orchestras around the world. A Detroit native, Viviano began his career as a teenager opening for Comedy Greats of the last generation in showrooms throughout the Midwest. On Broadway, Sal made his debut in The Three Musketeers, and has since co-starred on Broadway in Romance / Romance, City of Angels, Falsettos, The Life and The Fully Monty. Off-Broadway, Viviano co-starred in Closer than Ever* ( Broadway World Award - Best Actor; Off-Broadway Alliance Award); The Big Time; Golf, The Musical* (Backstage Award – Best Actor); Beau Jest; Cather County*; Weird Romance*; Catch Me if I Fall*Broadway Jukebox: and Hamlet, The Opera (for Joseph Papp). On Tour, he’s starred in Chicago; EvitaJoseph …Dreamcoat; Anything Goes!; The Pirates of Penzance; Hair; Sunday in the Park with George (Helen Hayes Award – Best Actor nom). In Film, Viviano starred in the cult classics Black Roses*, and The Jitters; and recorded songs for Legally Blonde 2*, Spike of Bensonhurst* and Life with Mikey* The ‘highlight’ of his littany of Television credits: Vincent VanGogh in Disney’s Out of the Box (Parent’s Choice Award). Viviano has introduced and recorded new songs for legends such as: Cy Coleman; Burton Lane; Jule Styne; Alan Jay Lerner; Sheldon Harnick; Michel Legrand; E.Y.Harburg; Stephen Schwartz; Ervin Drake; Alan Menken; Bob Merrill; Tom Jones; Harvey Schmidt; Stephen Sondheim; Leonard Bernstein; Meredith Willson; and the very last song Irving Berlin ever wrote and published. Viviano’s CD Recordings number over 70, including *’d titles above which denote Original Cast Recordings; his newest recording: Perfectly FRANK - A Century of Sinatra- recorded LIVE in- Concert with over a dozen American Orchestras. A 20-year Member of the famed FRIARS Club; Sal has sung our National Anthem for over 30 Seasons for NY’s Mets. Wife: gifted Actress Liz Larsen. Sons: Alessandro Gian; Joseph Dante. Visit: www.salviviano.com

 

REBECCA COVINGTON WEBBER was most recently seen in the Broadway production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical where she played the role of Janelle Woods. She was also seen on Broadway in Motown: the Musical where she portrayed Gwen Gordy, Cindy Birdsong of The Supremes, Gladys Horton of The Marvelettes and many others! Rebecca was also a part of the International and National tours of: Beautiful the Carole King Musical; Mamma Mia; Ain’t Misbehavin; Motown: the Musical as well as Thoroughly Modern Millie. As a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, she has also played some of her favorite roles in regional theaters across the U.S. including Nehebka in AIDA, Ronette in Little Shop of Horrors, Brenda in Smokey Joe’s Café and Charlayne in Ain’t Misbehavin. Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Music from Belmont University in Tennessee and she now lives with her French Bulldog, Ella Frenchgerald, and her husband, Donald Webber, Jr.! Instagram: @RoRoWebb

 

DONALD E. WEBBER, JR is currently on Broadway in Hamilton: An American Musical! He was also seen on Broadway in the original casts of Motown: The Musical and Holler If You Hear Me! Off Broadway, he was seen in Whorl Inside a Loop. Donald’s National Tours include: Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical! Donald has a passion for music, acting, and dancing that started while growing up in Englewood, CA. As the proud son of Donald Sr. And Karita Webber, both musicians, he grew up in church where he learned to sing at a young age and has continued with that passion throughout his career. He attended University of Southern California and holds a BFA in Acting. After college, he spent years teaching theatre in high schools in the Los Angeles area- it was there that he cemented his love for live theatre and soon decided to move to New York and immediately made his Broadway debut in Motown: The Musical! His life motto is “success without significance means nothing.” It is in that vein, that one of his favorite charities to donate his time to is the Felix Organization! Feel free to follow along this life journey in pictures on Instagram/Twitter: @donaldwebber

 

JULIET TRAFTON recently starred as Luisa in the longest running musical in the world, The Fantasticks, directed by Tom Jones in New York City.  Before that, she performed the role of Christine Daae in the National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera and, regionally, in leading and featured roles in Guys and DollsInto the WoodsJane EyrePeter Pan, and Kiss Me, Kate. As a commercial artist you can follow her work on national television.  A lover of improv, Juliette continues to hone her skills with the Upright Citizens Brigade. She loves nothing more than performing with her husband, Stephen. Their finest productions yet are their two little ones, Tadd and Audra. www.juliettetrafton.com

 
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STEPHEN TRAFTON was a swing for 12 roles in the Broadway original revival cast of Les Misérables.  He understudied and performed the role of Raoul in The National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera. He has performed at many regional theatres across the country playing leading roles in shows such as Oklahoma! (Curly), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), Bye Bye Birdie (Conrad Birdie), Love's Labour's Lost (Dumaine), Romeo & Juliet (Paris), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), and many others. Currently he serves as the West Side Youth Director at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC.  He also created and presently tours the country with a non-profit organization called Living Letters, which are one-person performances that enable people to experience Scripture as it was originally intended (www.living-letters.com).  He received a Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH. Stephen lives in Astoria, NY with his wife, Juliette, and their two children, Tadd and Audra. 


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