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Harvey Keitel stars as Jerry Springer

Harvey Keitel as Jerry Springer.

Keitel will portray the talk-show host in "Jerry Springer -- the Opera in Concert" for two performances, Jan. 29-30, at Carnegie Hall.

The musical production, which at one time had been announced for Broadway, will be directed by Jason Moore, the director of "Avenue Q." The show, written by Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee, was a hit in London for the National Theatre in 2003 and later moved to the West End.

Keitel is best known for his performances in such movies as "Mean Streets," "Taxi Driver," "Bugsy," "Reservoir Dogs," "The Piano" and "Pulp Fiction." He has appeared on and off-Broadway in David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" and in the off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind."

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