2015 Amas Benefit
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In Broadway and the Bard,  universally acclaimed stage and screen veteran Len Cariou gives full voice to an idea that he has harbored since that first prophetic Broadway season of Henry V and Applause: Combining his two great loves - Shakespeare and American Musical Comedy - into one rich and diverse tapestry; outfitting trenchant classical soliloquies and sonnets with inventive musical pairings from beloved writers of the Great White Way. 
Offering inspired assistance at the piano is his gifted musical director of many years, Mark Janas. At the directorial helm is the multi-award winning Barry Kleinbort. And, at the center of it all is the glorious Len Cariou, a one-of-a-kind master actor of exquisite vintage, in what the Bard might refer to as "a most rare vision," an 80 minute melding of superb soliloquy and memorable song.  

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