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A Broadway star comes home

Marc Kudish, who grew up in Plantation and graduated from Florida Atlantic University, has become one of Broaday's go-to stars in recent seasons.  He earned Tony Award nominations for his performances as a comedic bad guy in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the stuffy (but very funny) boss in Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Marckudisch For just one day, South Floridians can experience what Kudisch's fans do whenever he's in a Broadway musical: This is a guy who uses his robust baritone artfully, whether he's singing a big romantic ballad or doing the kind of amusing patter song that helped get him that Tony nomination for Millie.

Kudish, along with fellow Broadway veterans Carter Calvert, Rob Evan, Tamra Hayden and Danny Zolli, will be at the Parker Playhouse on April 12 for performances of Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway at 3 and 8 p.m.  Musical director Berg and a band will accompany the performers as they sing show tunes spanning a century.

Tickets are $29-$49, and the Parker is at 707 NE Eighth St. in Fort Lauderdale.  For information, call 954-462-0222 or visit the Parker web site.