Composer, pianist and producer Neil Berg (second from left) brings his latest edition of the all-singing revue 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY back to the stage of the Count Basie Theatre this Sunday, January 18. (Photos by Ron Elkman)
His many collaborators have included song-and-dance dynamos Bernadette Peters and Rita Moreno, plus phave Phantom Michael Crawford — in addition to longtime MAD Magazine editor Nick Meglin, and Dan Spitz from thrash-metal band Anthrax. But when he’s not composing musical adaptations of beloved literary works, scoring film projects or playing alongside friend and Jersey music guy Joe D’Urso, Neil Berg can most often be found out on the road with his long-running showcase of showtunes, known these days as 100 Years of Broadway.
A dependable crowd-pleasing attraction at the Count Basie Theatre and other central Jersey stages, the revue returns to Red Bank this Sunday, January 18, for a matinee about which the onstage bandleader and impresario humbly observes, “For a Broadway fan, this is as good as it gets.”