Wayland Pickard stars in 'The Man, The Music'
The ghost of Liberace hopes to set up a candelabrum on Broadway next season, with “Liberace: The Man, the Music and the Memories” aiming for a Rialto run in the fall.Show, starring Wayland Pickard as the flamboyant ivory-tickler, is gearing up for Gotham under the auspices of producers Edmund Gaynes and Nancy Bianconi. “Liberace” re-creates a Vegas showroom performance by the late entertainer. Pickard, in heavy makeup that boosts his resemblance to the musician, performed a similar show under a different title in L.A. in 2006 and played another Southern California stint earlier this year. Pickard appears in the show with a handful of supporting thesps. Pamela Hall, whose Off Broadway credits include the upcoming “Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical,” will helm the show. “Liberace” is produced with the approval and cooperation of the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts. No Broadway dates or theater have yet been set. Gaynes and Bianconi have previously teamed on Off Broadway outings including “The Big Voice: God or Merman?” (2006) and “Picon Pie” (2005).
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