• Darius de Haas performs March 20 at MIT.

    Darius de Haas performs March 20 at MIT.

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Cabaret star brings a little 'Broadway' to Kresge

Darius de Haas performs March 20 at MIT.


Obie-Award winning Broadway and cabaret star Darius de Haas will share reflections on his multifaceted career in a free talk, "Broadway and Beyond," on Monday, March 20, at 5 p.m. in Kresge Little Theater.

De Haas's visit was arranged by Associate Professor Thomas DeFrantz; the two are collaborating on a new one-man musical, "The Downright Sexy Adventures of Drew Durango."

De Haas, known for his rich, supple voice, theatrical sophistication and imaginative jazz interpretations, has appeared in such Broadway productions as "Kiss of the Spider Woman" and "Rent." He also did voice work for the animated feature "Anastasia" and has presented solo concerts around the world.

De Haas will present a staged reading of "The Downright Sexy Adventures of Drew Durango," written by DeFrantz (book) and Berklee College of Music Associate Professor Michael Wartofsky (music and lyrics) in Kresge Little Theater. The shows are scheduled for March 24-25 at 8 p.m. and March 26 at 2 p.m.

The show chronicles the affairs of Drew, a 20-something, gay African-American man finding his way through the urban minefield of relationships and sex in New York City, circa 2005. Tickets range from $6-$10.

While on campus, de Haas will also teach a master class to students in DeFrantz's musical theater workshop.

For more information, call x3-6957 or e-mail defrantz@mit.edu.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 15, 2006 (download PDF).


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