Written by Jean-Pierre Hadida, "Anne Frank, a Musical" made its Off-Broadway debut in 2019 at the Center for Jewish History, New York. Directed and Produced by David Serero, also starring as Otto Frank, the production was Sold-Out and received critical acclaim paired with a standing ovation after each performance. The New York BroadwayWorld Awards 2020 for Best Performer of the decade, Best Producer of a Musical of the decade were awarded to David Serero for his work on "Anne Frank, a Musical".
Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in the theatre of the past decade. The 2020 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards are presented by TodayTix. Eligibility was for productions that opened between 2011 and September 30th, 2020 in the region of New York. Voting ran through December 31, 2020.
Prolific Opera singer, Actor, Director, and Producer David Serero is awarded three BroadwayWorld Awards for the Region of New York. On November 24th, 2020, BroadwayWorld announced the nomination results, where David Serero was nominated seven times in 3 categories. After weeks of intense votes from the public, industry members, theater critics, and more. The votes were closed on December 31st at midnight. The results were delivered on January 6th, 2021 on BroadwayWorld, announcing David Serero winner in 3 categories: Best Performer of the decade, Best Production of a Musical of the decade (Anne Frank, a Musical written by Jean-Pierre Hadida), Best Production of a Play of the decade (Romeo and Juliet in a Jewish adaptation by David Serero).
Here are the shows and results of David Serero’s winnings:
1/ BEST PERFORMER OF THE DECADE
Romeo and Juliet - Center for Jewish History, New York (2019)
Nabucco - Center for Jewish History, New York (2019)
Marriage of Figaro - Center for Jewish History, New York (2019)
Anne Frank, a Musical - Center for Jewish History, New York (2019)
2/ BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL OF THE DECADE:
Anne Frank, a Musical (written by Jean-Pierre Hadida) — Center for Jewish History, New York (2019)
3/ BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY OF THE DECADE:
Romeo and Juliet in a Jewish adaptation by David Serero - Center for Jewish History, New York (2019)
Notable review about "Anne Frank, a Musical" 2019 production at the Center for Jewish History: https://patch.com/new-jersey/englewood/two-sues-aisle-anne-frank-musical
Watch the entire production of "ANNE FRANK, a Musical":
About DAVID SERERO
David Serero is a critically acclaimed and awards-winner opera singer, actor, director, and producer. He has performed more than 2,500 performances in more than 45 countries, directed and produced nearly 100 theatrical productions, starred in over 100 films and TV series, recorded and produced over 100 albums and, played more than 50 lead and title roles (in several languages) from the opera, theatre, and musical repertoire. In New York, he starred Off-Broadway as iconic roles such as Shylock, Cyrano, Othello, Barabas, Yiddish King Lear, Don Giovanni, Figaro, Romeo, Nabucco, as well as new works such as Napoleon by Kubrick, Queen Esther, Anne Frank a Musical, among others. In his native Paris, he also starred as Don Quixote (Man of La Mancha) and Happy Mac (Beggar's Holiday by Duke Ellington). He entered the prestigious WHO'S WHO AMERICA for demonstrating outstanding achievements in the entertainment world and for the betterment of contemporary society. In 2019, he received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, the Morocco Day Distinguished Achievement Award, the Trophy of the Culture of Morocco, and named among the fifteen most influential Moroccans worldwide by Morocco's airline Royal Air Maroc. David is a member of the RECORDING ACADEMY and the TELEVISION ACADEMY and a voting member of both the Grammys and Emmys. In 2020, David Serero received the Award for Diversity by the UNESCO in Paris and became an Honorary Member of the United Nations of Arts and Science. www.davidserero.com
About JEAN-PIERRE HADIDA (Author/Composer of Anne Frank, a Musical)
Jean-Pierre Hadida was born in 1960 in Oran, Algeria. His family moved to Paris, France when he was 2 years old. As a teenager, he entered the Antony Conservatory of Music to study classical guitar with master Jean Mourat. Later, he was attracted by the piano and the infinite possibilities as he began to pursue what would soon become his passion: musical composition. In the mid-80s, he produced a radio program known as “Cocktail”, working with famous artists such as Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Jacques Goldman, and Foreigner. He started his own advertising agency (Venise) where he was the creative director, working from Paris, Sao Paulo, New York, Miami, Houston, Madrid, and London. His work included campaigns for “Le Musée du Louvre”, “Dior”, “Cannes film festival”, and many others. He composed soundtracks for the movies: “Jardin de Bagatelle”, directed by Barry Myers (1994), and “Timing” directed by Pascal Elbé (1999), and has written music for over 500 radio and TV commercials.
Jean-Pierre Hadida’s first musical told the epic journey of Ulysses in “Ulysses, the musical” (2002). In 2009, encouraged by Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Misérables), he paid a heartfelt tribute to Anne Frank putting her story into words and music in “Anne le musical” at the theatre du Gymnase in Paris (2008). Since then, he wrote and produced “Singing at the Bistro” at the Réservoir (2010) and in collaboration with Alicia Sebrien, “The Pirate and the Doll” (2013), and “School of Little Monsters” (2015) at the Comédie Bastille. This fruitful collaboration led to “Madiba the Musical” (2016), their latest work, which celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela. It was played at the Olympia theatre in Paris and is now touring all over the world in its English version. In 2019, Anne Frank, a Musical made its U.S debut.
Aside from composing and producing, Jean-Pierre is also active as a digital painter. He designed the decors for “Madiba the Musical”, "Abba generation" and "Anne Frank, The Musical". His digital art has been exposed at Markowicz Fine Art in Miami, Florida, and at Urban Gallery, in Paris.
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