Saturday, June 16, 2018

Something Beautiful: Corinna Sowers Adler and MORE!

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Simone de Beauvoir

Happy June 16th, 2018!
June 16 is the 167th day of the year. There are 198 days remaining until the end of the year.
It is a gorgeous day here in NY and as I sit down to write today's blog, I'm listening to the Broadway channel on Sirius XM, specifically Sutton Foster in Little Women.
This immediately takes me back. One of my dearest friends was a producer of that production, Heather Duke, who unfortunately has passed on due to leukemia. Also, one of the producers was Jana Robbins. I saw the show twice. Once in previews and was also invited to opening night.
It was an amazing night albeit a major snowstorm in NY.
Just getting to the after party at Tavern on the Green was an adventure!
Today is also Bloomsday!
One of the many benefits of having the opportunity to work closely with so many different people over the years, is thatI see a common theme. Everyone desires to be acknowledged.
Today, I am celebrating Corinna Sowers Adler who will be appearing at Feinstein's 54 Below tomorrow evening.
One of the most gorgeous voices in New York belongs to Corinna. Something Beautiful, the name of her show, which debuted last fall in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s majestic Appel Room. Filled with magical songs by Billy Joel, Ahrens and Flaherty, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Elton John, Stephen Schwartz, and others, Corinna will mesmerize and delight while packing an emotional punch. Corinna, a three-time Tony Award nominee for Excellence in Theatre Education, will include a chorus of NiCori Teen Ensemble singers.
Order tickets HERE.
In the meantime, enjoy our mini interview.
If you could have coffee with any living person, it would be… 
Nicholas Adler…No, really.  I don’t really get star struck and Nick and I don’t have enough coffee dates.

Tell us a secret. 
What’s been your most mortifying or crazy onstage mishap?
Well, while in a production of “Company” in
college, I wiped out on stage and fell on my rear in front of the audience during my first entrance playing the role of Amy.

How do you find fulfillment out of the spotlight? 
Directing/coaching/mentoring theatre kids.  It’s the most rewarding thing I have done with my life.

Where are you from? 
I am from a small rural area in Pennsylvania.  Schuylkill County, PA.  I grew up in 50 acres of woods outside of a small town called Auburn.  I went to Schuylkill Haven High School.

What do you do to stay connected to your creative self?
I crave time alone, so I often have “Artist Dates” by myself to just observe the world around me and watch life happen.  I also continue to work on my own instrument and feel like I can always improve on something. 
I love knowing and learning the way our body creates and phonates sound.

What great challenges did you have in pursuing your career?
One of my greatest challenges is my lack of patience.  I was not someone who was going to sit in a room for 5 hours and *maybe* be seen. 
I got frustrated with that easily and instead decided to make my own work.
I also had many people tell me that I didn’t "fit the mold" and that my voice didn’t match my look.  I continue to be a great believer in embracing who are you are and breaking “the mold”. I’ve also never been good at the “rubbing elbows’ aspect of this business.
I’m actually terrible at it.  I don’t know how to schmooze.

Who are your mentors and what would you like to say to them?
My mentors are my teachers James Carson, Cora Gamelin-Osenbach, and Adam Hill.  I would thank them for all that they have given to me. I would also thank them for believing in me and seeing in me what I couldn’t always see.
I do my best to be what they were to me to my students every day.

Something Beautiful happens TONIGHT  June 16th at 9:30pm at Feinstein’s/54Below

Also newsworthy...
Legendary Broadway and screen actress Carole Cook makes her New York cabaret debut at the age of 94. After receiving rave reviews in Los Angeles and San Francisco, this fabulous evening of memories and song comes to Feinstein’s/54 Below.
Carole sings numbers from Sondheim to Coleman – from Billy Barnes to Jerry Herman. She recalls a scrapbook of memories, from being Lucille Ball’s protege to working with Ethel Merman.
Order Tix HERE

Local developer PYE Properties is planning to
 Coney Island Shore Theater
convert the famed Coney Island Shore Theater into a seven-story hotel.

Thanks to my great publicist, Jay Michaels, I got some great coverage in BroadwayWorld this week. Renowned entertainer and emcee, Richard Skipper, is on a whirlwind June with events every week culminating in a joyous PRIDE event presented by Russ Woolley at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street on Sunday, June 24 @ 1 PM. Read More

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, "Gay Love"--being released June 29th--will features such Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ("Bright Star"), Lee Roy Reams ("La Cage Aux Folles"), John Tartaglia ("Avenue Q"), Kristy Cates ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") and Jon Peterson ("Cabaret"), plus such top nightclub and cabaret stars as Seth Sikes, Baby Jane Dexter, and Tom Andersen.
The album, an outgrowth of shows that Deffaa has presented at the venerable 13th Street Theater and elsewhere, features 28 rare--and, in some cases, never-before-recorded--songs with a "gay romance" theme.
The album--which will be available from Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, Footlight Records etc. on June 29th--may be pre-ordered, as either a physical CD or a digital download, here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gaylove.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the charity Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS.

Less than 24 hours until the return of Jonathan Schwartz and The Sunday Show on http://TheJonathanStation.com

Ben Strothmann's play (formerly “Virtual Memory” — now called “Coming Clean”) was accepted to the Queerly Festival and he will be performing it again on:

• Friday, June 22nd @ 7:00pm
• Wednesday, June 27th @ 7:30pm

Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street, NYC

Here’s the link for tickets and info:

Marilyn Maye Is Absolutely Marvelous at the Iridium by Marilyn Lester 
Singer, actress and Eighth Wonder of the World, Marilyn Maye, can’t help but live up to her sobriquet—she is truly “Marvelous.” Her command of an audience is total, whether in a large concert hall or in the intimacy of a small cabaret room. In the cozy environs of the Iridium, where Maye knew many in the audience of devoted friends and fans, the atmosphere was informal and familial. Read more here 
Now, go and do something nice for someone without expecting anything in return!





June 24th, 2018

Russ Woolley Proudly Presents
Richard Skipper Celebrates
New York and Pride

Last Show of this Season

1 PM Brunch Show Laurie Beechman Theater 
As we Celebrate Pride, we celebrate Michael Kirk Lane, Sue Matsuki, Marieann Meringolo (joined by Doyle Newmyer), Tanya Moberly, and Sheree Sano
Tickets are now on sale! Reserve TODAY and Let's Celebrate! 

So — Order your tickets now online… 
RESERVATIONS A MUST!
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10248067 


Musical Direction Matthew Martin Ward with Rex Benincasa on Percussion, Steve Doyle on bass, and Erik Lawrence on Sax.
With music, reminisces and an afternoon of fun and show business! 90 minutes of merriment and excitement …Right on the heels of the 4/8 Richard Skipper Celebrates Life in the Theatre 
When and Where:
Sunday, June 24th - 1 PM, Doors open 12:15

THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE, 407 West 42nd Street (lower level of the WEST BANK CAFE) Producer: Russ Woolley $30 ticket plus $20 food/beverage minimum - exquisite and reasonably priced food and drink. 

Richard Skipper has assembled a great cast to Celebrate and honor . . . RICHARD SKIPPER has become synonymous with "feel good entertainment of the highest quality". For decades Richard has entertained thousands and celebrated the careers of many of Theatre Row’s finest and most honored stars… The afternoon will prove to be an event where all will arrive and leave with smiles! This will be similar to the old-fashioned TV specials and series where we get to chat with and honor great artists. 


So — Order your tickets now online…
RESERVATIONS A MUST!

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10248067

A Few Audience Testimonials about Richard Skipper Celebrates
What an incredible show! Richard Skipper, Russ Woolley, and their team treated us to
Michael Kirk Lane
powerhouse performances from some legendary female performers, and Richard's on-stage interviews provided rare insight into their careers and experiences. Thanks so much! Can’t wait for their next production on May 20th!!!! Much respect!! 

Jane Metzler Fox on Stage

I've said it before and I say it again...Richard Skipper Celebrates is the best series of shows available in NYC! The performers are always top-notch, the audience is filled with the most joyous and appreciative attendees and the entire productions are flawless! Thanks again to Richard Skipper
with David Sabella from a previous show
and Russ Woolley for all the time and hard work you put into these shows. You're the GREATEST!!

-Arlene Jacks, NYC

Richard, Raymond and I had the great joy to be at the wonderful Carol Channing birthday bash you blessed us with on Wednesday.  You are truly brilliant and thru you the great joy that was spread throughout the room was perfection. Thank you again.  Each time I am able to be at your "Celebrations" I feel uplifted and so glad that I was there.
-Bob Diamond, NYC
If you have attended a Richard Skipper Celebrates Event, and you haven't done so already, please add your comments  in the Guest Book at RichardSkipper.com

The show is also made possible by Wright Bros. Real Estate. 
Season Three Begins September 9th!
This Show Is Also Made Possible by  Wright Bros. Real Estate, Nyack New York

With grateful XOXOXs,

 

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NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED.  FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY!

Please do what YOU can to be more aware that words and actions DO HURT...but they can also heal and help!  
  Keeping America great through Art!     

Here's to an INCREDIBLE tomorrow for ALL...with NO challenges!
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TILL TOMORROW...HERE'S TO AN ARTS FILLED DAY

Richard Skipper, Richard@RichardSkipper.com 




Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Making Life Beautiful through Music: Betty Buckley, Jeff Harner, Sean Harkness...and More!

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
-Moshe Dayan

Happy Wednesday, June 13th, 2018!
June 13 is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 201 days remaining until the end of the year.
It is a rainy spring day here in New York and as I sit down to begin today's blog, I'm listening to Betty Buckley's latest CD, Hope.
In a word, it is sublime.
I was lucky enough to attend Betty's sold out concert at Joe's Pub Saturday night. I have seen Betty several times in concerts and in shows.
She, too me, is a consummate entertainer and every song is a three-act play. Get this CD. You will thank me. She is off soon to begin the National tour of Hello, Dolly! I'm anxious to see her interpretation of Dolly.
I'll be heading to Cincinnati in October to experience this. I will keep you posted.
I'm focusing on those things that make my life beautiful and the one thing that makes my life beautiful is music. I celebrate the artists mentioned in today's blog and I hope you will to.
Go see them! If you cannot, treat a friend. Let's ALL strive to make our lives and life on this planet beautiful by supporting each other.
Grow everyday on your path to personal excellence. Join a community that'll support you on your road to success, helping you get where you want to be, do and have in life.

We are halfway through 2018. The mid-point of the year is a good time to take stock of what is working and what isn't - in your life.

Jeff Harnar and Alex Rybeck Celebrate 35 Years of Collaboration TONIGHT, June 13th

For three and a half decades, Jeff Harnar and Alex Rybeck have been collaborators on cabaret shows of their own and for others. The duo are celebrating their 35th Anniversary Show exactly on the date that they began all those years ago: June 13, 1983.
The fete begins at 7 PM at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in the West Bank Cafe, with a set of highlights from their shows and recordings, including Cole Porter, Comden and Green, Sammy Cahn, Irving Berlin, Cy Coleman and “1959” Songbook shows and more. Read more here

“DUOS” Host, Guitarist/Composer Sean Harkness, Welcomes Vocalist, Janis Siegel and Trumpeter,
Warren Vache to Birdland on June 14th
Continuing his DUOS series, guitarist Sean Harkness, performs duets with nine-time Grammy winner (with 17 Grammy nominations), vocalist Janis Siegel, plus trumpet/cornet/flugelhorn player, Warren Vache on June 14 that 6:00 PM at Birdland Jazz Club, 315 West 44th St., NYC.  DUOS with Sean Harkness will also play on August 23 and September 13, 2018, each with a different roster of guest artists. Read more here

One of the most gorgeous voices in New York belongs to Corinna Sowers Adler, who returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below in Something Beautiful, which debuted last fall in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s majestic Appel Room. Filled with magical songs by Billy Joel, Ahrens and Flaherty, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Elton John, Stephen Schwartz, and others, Corinna Sowers Adler will mesmerize and delight while packing an emotional punch with the songs of Something Beautiful. Corinna, a three-time Tony Award nominee for Excellence in Theatre Education, will include a chorus of NiCori Teen Ensemble singers in Something Beautiful. Saturday night, June 16th

Bobbie Horowitz is part of a benefit for The Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQ Youth - that Ann McCormack and Woody Regan are presenting this Sunday (June 17th) at Above 53!

Next Monday, June 18th, 7pm at Pangea Restaurant, JERSEY GIRL starring Lisa Yaeger is back for one more show! Go celebrate the incredible musical legends who all hailed from Lisa's home state of New Jersey!  Join her with her musical director Rick Jensen on piano, Matt Sharfglass on Bass and Sean Harkness on Guitar. Tickets are on sale now HERE. $25 cover plus $20 food and drink minimum. ($30 cash at the door) $5 off cover for MAC/SAG/AEA with the code: JerseyG.
If you are in LA, go to the multi-award-winning Life Behind Bars starring Dan Ruth.

Now, go and do something nice for someone without expecting anything in return!


June 24th, 2018

Russ Woolley Proudly Presents
Richard Skipper Celebrates
New York and Pride

Last Show of this Season

1 PM Brunch Show Laurie Beechman Theater 
As we Celebrate Pride, we celebrate Michael Kirk Lane, Sue Matsuki, Marieann Meringolo (joined by Doyle Newmyer), Tanya Moberly, and Sheree Sano
Tickets are now on sale! Reserve TODAY and Let's Celebrate! 

So — Order your tickets now online… RESERVATIONS A MUST!https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10248067

Musical Direction Matthew Martin Ward with Rex Benincasa on Percussion, Steve Doyleon bass, and Erik Lawrenceon Sax.
With music, reminisces and an afternoon of fun and show business! 90 minutes of merriment and excitement …Right on the heels of the 4/8 Richard Skipper Celebrates Life in the Theatre 
When and Where:
Sunday, June 24th - 1 PM, Doors open 12:15

THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE, 407 West 42nd Street (lower level of the WEST BANK CAFE) Producer: Russ Woolley $30 ticket plus $20 food/beverage minimum - exquisite and reasonably priced food and drink. 

Richard Skipper has assembled a great cast to Celebrate and honor . . . RICHARD SKIPPER has become synonymous with "feel good entertainment of the highest quality". For decades Richard has entertained thousands and celebrated the careers of many of Theatre Row’s finest and most honored stars… The afternoon will prove to be an event where all will arrive and leave with smiles! This will be similar to the old-fashioned TV specials and series where we get to chat with and honor this Entertainment Icon. 

So — Order your tickets now online…
RESERVATIONS A MUST!

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10248067

A Few Audience Testimonials about Richard Skipper Celebrates

Hi Richard :-) 

LOVED your birthday show for Russ!! You were so funny with the
little boy - was any of that planned? He was so cute!
Also, it's nice to see you performing as yourself - you really sparkle -
ENJOYABLE!!!
:-) Sheree Sano 

We saw Richard Skipper Celebrates on April 8th and loved it. Richard's guests were wonderful (there was a wide variety of performers, songs, styles, and many great stories), his band was terrific, and Richard was so warm and inviting. He made us feel part of something very special. Loved the way he incorporated the NY newbie Kristina, an audience member, into the show - genius! Looking forward to the next time!
Love,

I had the pleasure of being a part of Richard Skipper's Birthday celebration for John Kander. What I
noticed immediately was the amount of passion Richard has for what he does! You are guaranteed a great time if you go to one of his shows. So go!
Donna Marie Asbury, Bloomfield, NJ



Season Three Begins September 9th!
This Show Is Also Made Possible by  Wright Bros. Real Estate, Nyack New York

With grateful XOXOXs,

 

Please LIKE (if you do!) and SHARE!

NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED.  FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY!

Please do what YOU can to be more aware that words and actions DO HURT...but they can also heal and help!  
  Keeping America great through Art!     

Here's to an INCREDIBLE tomorrow for ALL...with NO challenges!
Please leave a comment and share on Twitter and Facebook
Keeping Entertainment LIVE!

TILL TOMORROW...HERE'S TO AN ARTS FILLED DAY

Richard Skipper, Richard@RichardSkipper.com 







Friday, June 8, 2018

Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: Marieann Meringolo and More

Marieann Meringolo
If your dreams don't scare you, they are too small. 
-Richard Branson

Happy Friday, June 8th, 2018!
June 8 is the 159th day of the year. There are 206 days remaining until the end of the year.
As I sit down to write today's blog, I'm listening to Cole Porter.  Tomorrow afternoon, I am hosting the final show of the American Popular Song Society. Please join us as we celebrate Cabaret and Cole on Cole Porter's 128th Birthday.
Happy Birthday, Nancy Sinatra!

Marieann Meringolo's new CD, Between Yesterday and Tomorrow, The Songs of Alan and Marilyn Bergman: Recorded LIVE at The Iridium.

It is absolutely sublime. I have been a fan of Richard Skipper Celebrates on June 24th. Details about that at the end of this blog.
Today, inspired by this CD, I am writing about a few artists that inspire me that I hope you will support. Go see them! If you can't, treat a friend.
Marieann's since I first heard her sing with Spiritus years ago.  She has a voice that can only be described as heavenly. Get this CD. I'm also thrilled to say that Marieann is a guest in the next edition of
I also got the latest CD of Andrew Heller, Sinatra All The Way featuring The Nelson Riddle Orchestra.
Ever since I can remember, from the first moment I got my hands on my first album, I loved to immerse myself in musical worlds. I can still feel the excitement when hearing the sound of Judy Garland on my first album, The Best of Judy Garland. I still have that album. In time, it became more than mere immersion. I would use these albums to escape, to drown my sorrows with distractions.
I was bullied at school and didn’t have many friends. I was sufficiently different from my parents and siblings, who I struggled to talk with. Instead, all I did was play music for hours on end. I would go to my room and spend days listening to my tape recorder of things I taped from TV.
I discovered a world I was competent in, a place where I could lose the dread of my embodied existence and enter a virtual world that seemingly held more meaning.
The pattern was set.
Speaking of Judy Garland, June 8, 1935:  “The Garland Sisters” performed at the Lomita Theater in Lomita, California.  This was Judy’s father’s, Frank Gumm’s, theater.  At this point, both Judy’s mother and father began using the “Garland” name instead of the family surname of “Gumm.”  Ads for the theater at this time referred to it as “Garland’s Lomita Theater.”
The Garland Sisters performing at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles in March 1935 (Photo courtesy): Scott Brogan
This was the first of only two appearances the sisters made on the stage of their father’s last movie house.  The second (and last) was on June 14, 1935.

June 8, 1937:  Judy’s weekly appearance on the “Jack Oakie’s College” show broadcast by CBS
Radio.  Judy sang “All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm” and “Shine On Harvest Moon.”  No recordings of the show are known to exist.  Also on this date Louella Parsons reported that Judy would be starred in a film titled Ugly Duckling.  Luckily the title was changed to Everybody Sing.
Happy Early Birthday to Judy! Sunday
Happy Best Friend’s Day!
You see? There’s ALWAYS something to celebrate!

Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend and Beyond!

Everyone needs to take time off every now and then. Further, you need this time to connect with yourself and to be able to gain greater expression. Take a musical break and see a LIVE show! OR Just got off of your devices and get out and enjoy what New York has to offer! There is great power to introspect in this method, and plenty of information out there to help you along.
Come to Piermont where I live and as you walk on the Old Erie Path, visit the train station and step back in history and then join me in the city as I celebrate Broadway and The Tony Awards.
Sunday - Tony Night at the Palm - the place to be. Hosted by Tony Winner for Jersey Boys Christian
Hoff, emceed by the “Dean of Broadway History “ ME! Oh what a night!!!
Speaking of the Tonys, The Boss is coming—and you can watch him perform live! Click HERE for more info.


Speaking of the Tony Awards, Glenda Jackson has already won a 2018 Drama Desk Award for her work in the Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, which I love and Sunday night, my prediction is that she will also take home the Tony Award for the role. But for Jackson, a two-time Oscar winner, and five-time overall Tony nominee, the great reward is in being onstage. Read MORE

What can make Tony Awards night even more thrilling? A Tony year in which both the leading actor and actress of a play (or musical) walk off with Tony honors. Read MORE

TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 12 AT 7:30PM for the Paper Mill Playhouse East Coast premiere ofMarvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean.
Half Time, a new musical, with book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin and additional music by
HALFTIME at  Paper  Mill  Playhouse;  Photo  by  Matthew  Murphy; The Company of  Half  Time
Half Time is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell and co-choreographed by Nick Kenkel with music direction by Charlie Alterman. The cast features five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, “Sesame Street”) along with André De Shields (The Wiz, The Full Monty, Ain’t Misbehavin’) and Tony award winner and Broadway legend Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) who with this all-star cast tell the uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams.
 Half Time is based on the motion picture Gotta Dance, directed, written and produced by Dori Berinstein.
The principal cast features André De Shields as Ron, Georgia Engel as Dorothy/Dottie, Donna McKechnie as Joanne, Lillias White as Bea, who are joined by Haven Burton as Tara, Lori Tan Chinn as Mae, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe as Kendra, Nancy Ticotin as Camilla, Madeleine Doherty as Estelle, Tracy Jai Edwards as Alison Prager, Mary-Claire King as Jenny, Lenora Nemetz as Fran, and Kay Walbye as Muriel.
HALFTIME at  Paper  Mill  Playhouse; Photo by Jerry  Dalia; From left to right:  Garrett  Turner,  Georgia  Engel  (Dorothy/Dottie),  Alexander Aguilar and Lori  Tan  Chinn(Mae).

Rounding out the cast are Alexander Aguilar, Ken Ard, Sydni Beaudoin, Tami Dahbura, Paula DeLuise, Gabriela Garcia, Talya Groves, Kathryn Kendall, Valton Jackson, Summerisa Bell Stevens, Garrett Turner and Gayle Turner.
Half Time began performances May 31, 2018, for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ.  Half Time is produced in association with Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Half Time. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2017-2018 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank.

JayCee Drieson is at Sergio’s in Massapequa on Friday, June 15 It will be a Great night of Celebrating the music of Streisand And Friends!! Only $35.00 pp includes Dinner and Show!

You have one more chance to see it! MONDAY JUNE 18, 7pm at PANGEA. Go check out Lisa Yaeger and celebrate the musical legends from New Jersey! Tickets are on sale now. MAC discount code is JerseyG


David Damiani and The No Vacancy Orchestra with special guest Renee Olstead
Sunday, Jul 8, 2018
$30
Birdland NYC
Doors: 5:00 PM
Show: 6:00 PM
Order Tickets HERE.
Here is the link to the new CD.

Hello, Donna Murphy!
Donna is thrilled to be putting on her Sunday clothes again as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly on Broadway! She will return for five Sundays at 3pm (7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12 and 8/19) and will play her final performance on Monday night 8/20 at 7pm!

Kerry Washington (ABC’s Scandal) and Steven Pasquale (this season’s Junk) will return to the stage to headline the Broadway premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown’s American Son. Tony winner Kenny Leon (represented on Broadway this season with Children of a Lesser God) will direct.

Now, go and do something nice for someone without expecting anything in return!



Danny, ME, Lauren 'Coco' Cohn, Jackie Joseph
June 24th, 2018

Russ Woolley Proudly Presents
Richard Skipper Celebrates
New York and Pride

Last Show of this Season

1 PM Brunch Show Laurie Beechman Theater 
As we Celebrate Pride, we celebrate Michael Kirk Lane, Sue Matsuki, Marieann Meringolo (joined by Doyle Newmyer), Tanya Moberly, and Sheree Sano
Tickets are now on sale! Reserve TODAY and Let's Celebrate! 
So — Order your tickets now online… RESERVATIONS A MUST!https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10248067

Musical Direction Matthew Martin Ward with Rex Benincasa on Percussion, Steve Doyle on bass, and Erik Lawrence on Sax.
With music, reminisces and an afternoon of fun and show business! 90 minutes of merriment and excitement …Right on the heels of the 4/8 Richard Skipper Celebrates Life in the Theatre 
When and Where:
Sunday, June 24th - 1 PM, Doors open 12:15

THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE, 407 West 42nd Street (lower level of the WEST BANK CAFE) Producer: Russ Woolley $30 ticket plus $20 food/beverage minimum - exquisite and reasonably priced food and drink. 


Richard Skipper has assembled a great cast to Celebrate and honor . . . RICHARD SKIPPER has become synonymous with "feel good entertainment of the highest quality". For decades Richard has entertained thousands and celebrated the careers of many of Theatre Row’s finest and most honored stars… The afternoon will prove to be an event where all will arrive and leave with smiles! This will be similar to the old-fashioned TV specials and series where we get to chat with and honor each other. 


So — Order your tickets now online…
RESERVATIONS A MUST!

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10248067
A Few Audience Testimonials about Richard Skipper Celebrates
What a fabulous show!! Richard Skipper leads a pack of draw dropping talent that had the packed room constantly on its feet applauding!! Richard was his charming self interviewing the fiercely talented cast, then bringing on stage, out of the audience a young hopeful actress!! Incredible! Best show in town.
Lisa Martinez, Garnerville  NY

Wow! After interviewing Richard Skipper on our podcast Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends, I was on Cloud 9. Well, his show put me on Cloud 11! How he is able to create such magical events, time and time again astounds me. Richard Skipper is a national treasure and no one can really call themselves a New Yorker until they have seen a Richard Skipper show.
Robert W Schneider,robertwschneider.com

I was so happy that we attended Richard Skipper Celebrates, thanks to Arlene Jacks, who recommended it very highly.  What a great experience - it was fun, heartwarming and sentimental.  Great performers and great audience!  What a treat to see Kathryn Crosby - that really took me back in time to all the Bing Crosby Christmas specials. Richard: you and your team are a class act!
Diane Merklinger, Briarwood, New York

The show is also made possible by Wright Bros. Real Estate.  

Season Three Begins September 9th!

With grateful XOXOXs,

 

Please LIKE (if you do!) and SHARE!

NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED.  FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY!

Please do what YOU can to be more aware that words and actions DO HURT...but they can also heal and help!  
  Keeping America great through Art!     

Here's to an INCREDIBLE tomorrow for ALL...with NO challenges!
Please leave a comment and share on Twitter and Facebook
Keeping Entertainment LIVE!

TILL TOMORROW...HERE'S TO AN ARTS FILLED DAY


Richard Skipper, Richard@RichardSkipper.com