|Barry starred as the Genie in
|at The Hyperion Theatre
in Disney's California Adventure Park
November 3, 2003 to May 3, 2004
(click on pictures to enlarge.)
Thanks to Dan Gates
Thanks to Brad & Angela Hardin
|Barry was on the road with the
First National Tour of
June 14, 2004 until its closing in Pittsburgh on
January 30, 2005
|He also had the opportunity to play
Mr Marks / Kevin / Jason Green
on Broadway at the
ST. JAMES THEATRE
His first performance was the Wednesday matinée, January 12, 2005
Barry returned to Broadway to reprise his role in
the ensemble track as Mr. Marks, Kevin, Jason Green, etc.
He also covered the part of Franz
March 15, 16, 17, 18 and 31
April 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12
Barry performed on the following days:
Mar 31 Apr 1, 2, and 5 through 8.
Paper: SUNDAY NEWS
Headline: Barry Pearl joins cast of
Cutline: Barry Pearl
Lancaster native Barry Pearl dived back into "The Producers" on
Broadway last week. He will be returning for another round of covering
ensemble roles there April 1-12. Pearl, who honed his skills in local
community theater and played Doody in the film "Grease," was
previously in the first national tour of Mel Brooks' Tony-winning
musical. While touring in "The Producers," Pearl was summoned to
Broadway to cover ensemble roles for the first time at the Jan. 12
"The ensemble roles are broken into tracks," Pearl explained by phone
"On tour, I was covering Track 7, which includes about 12 roles. When I
got to New York, I discovered that their Track 7 was actually Tracks 7
AND 8! So I had to go on in those Track 8 parts cold. But we pulled it off,"
he said. Pearl was back on stage in ensemble roles last
Wednesday-Friday, and in April he will be covering the roles of the Bum,
Mr. Marks, Kevin, Old Lady, Jason Green, Gunter, Bavarian, Stalin, Storm
trooper Rolf, Sgt. O'Brien and the Trustee.
"I have been told I will actually go on at least four times and, at the same
time, I'll be covering the role of Franz (the German author), and they said
there's a 50-50 chance that I'll get to do that role as well," Pearl said.
The "Producers" cast is undergoing many substitutions now because a
number of players from its tour and Broadway cast are in the movie
version, which began filming in February, starring Nathan Lane and
Matthew Broderick, its Broadway originals, Pearl said.
"...we can see why Pearl's sweet Ira sticks around."
Back Stage West
"Pearl is strong as the very supportive husband."
" Barry Pearl as allergist / husband Ira triumphed by nailing the essence
of the good doctor - a well-intentioned but self-absorbed husband - spot on."
"...his bouncy, working-class approach to the character works."
-Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot
"...Barry Pearl delivers a smooth, confident character."
|Saturday Night at Grossinger's
A Musical Comedy
L.A.'s Oldest Continually
Operating Theatre Company
3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West,
Hollywood, CA 90068
Sheldon is the "tummler", the comic who introduces
all the famous acts that played Grossinger's resort
Barry Pearl as Sheldon was outstanding as the man who did everything from waiting tables to
being the top comic entertainer. He was Jennie's right-hand man, and very much in love with her.
|Click on photo below to see 1 minute and 30 second Slide
Show with Barry's vocal as "Franz" from
December 10, 2004, The Warton Centre, East Lansing, MI.
(Photos include Michael McCormick as "Max", Alan Ruck
as "Leo" and Charlie King as "Ula")