Harvey Keitel Tackles Role Of Jerry Springer

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The British controversy, together with a financial falling-out among the producers, probably accounts for why "Jerry Springer: The Opera" has so far not enjoyed a Broadway transfer. Instead it has had modest regional productions in Chicago, Memphis and Minneapolis, and on Tuesday and Wednesday it will be performed at Carnegie Hall in a concert version with the actor Harvey Keitel, of all people, in the title role, the only nonsinging part in the show.

Could Mr. Keitel sing if he had to? "That's confidential," Mr. Keitel said last week, sitting in his dressing room at a rehearsal space in Chelsea. "Unless you want to join me in the shower."

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