Jarrod Spector is the star of this stage musical about the making and editing of the film “Jaws”.
Tony-nominated Spector will portray Steven Spielberg in Bruce.
“Bruce” is a new film based on Carl Gottlieb’s 1975 memoir, “The Jaws Log”. Previews will begin May 27th and an opening night will be held June 8. Its name is a tribute to the 25-foot Great White Shark stars in “Jaws”.
The musical is about a young Spielberg who faces bad weather, dangerous water and hostile locals. It also features an exploding budget, endless delays, and a dysfunctional Bruce trying to make “Jaws.”
Spector stated that it was a great honor to portray “perhaps the greatest genius in filmmaking” and that the musical “is about the group of brilliant artists who faced every obstacle to create this genre-defying masterpiece.” I hope Mr. Spielberg isn’t bothered that his singing voice sounds a lot like mine.
“Bruce” features music by Richard Oberacker, story and lyrics from Robert Taylor, and will be directed by Donna Feore.
Spector was born in Philadelphia and attended Princeton University. He also trained at Atlantic Theater Company. Spector made his Broadway debut in the original production “Les Miserables” as Gavroche. He also played a record 1,500 performances in “Jersey Boys” as Frankie Valli.