Marcus Gerber is played by Eric Dane. Marcus is trying to buy out Tess from her theater for one million dollars, to be split evenly between her and her ex-husband. He plans to use the building for a 20-story hotel. He becomes a sort of boyfriend to Ali, but only because he sees her as Tess's weak point to selling her theater. When Ali learns of his plans with Burlesque theater, she immeadiately leaves him saying he is not a bad guy, but he is the wrong guy. He never does get to build his hotel because the hotel across the street owns air rights to the space above the theater.