Keitel to Play Jerry Springer on Stage

Harvey Keitel—yes, the same actor who played Mr. White in Reservoir Dogs and got an Oscar nod for his role in Bugsy—will play the title role in Jerry Springer: The Opera in Concert, presented at Carnegie Hall, Jan. 29 and 30.

Billboard reports:

As previously announced, Jason Moore (Avenue Q) will direct the concerts with musical direction by Stephen Oremus (Wicked). The Carnegie stint of Jerry Springer will be produced by David J. Foster, Jared Geller and Avalon Promotions.

Producers told the New York Times that should the Carnegie Hall concerts be successful they will consider bringing the controversial work to Broadway.