Saturday, April 10, 2010

KRISANTHI PAPPAS, BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL, and WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE IGUANA!


Hello friends!

SONGWRITING NEWS
Krisanthi Pappas won 2nd place in the Billboard® World Song Contest!
This is for her song "You and Me by the Christmas Tree" in the Jazz Category.


Billboard link: http://billboardsongcontest.com/site/postings/19?section_id=1

Listen to the song: http://www.myspace.com/krisanthipappas

More info: http://www.krisanthi.com/pages/cdct/index.html
iTunes link:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/you-me-by-christmas-tree/id300243892?i=300243913
SPRING SHOWS
APRIL 16, 17, 18 - Krisanthi will be performing with the Bart Weisman trio in the fabulous Provincetown Cabaret Festival alongside such great entertainers as Dane Vannatter, Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso(Adam Kantor, Jim Caruso and Frankie James Grande pictured), Carol O'Shaughnessy and many more!
Go to the Cape and
make a fun weekend out of it - Tickets are on sale now!

http://www.ptown.org/CabaretFest.asp

MAY 8 - KRISANTHI PAPPAS has been asked to perform a couple of her original songs in
the New York Sheet Music Society's annual Songwriter's Showcase hosted by Sandi
Durell. The show features "the new standards being made today" and will be held
1:30 to 3:30 PM at Local 802 - Musicians’ Hall, 322 West 48th Street, NYC. Tickets
are $10. http://www.nysms.org/events.html

JUNE 16 - KRISANTHI PAPPAS's and her band will be performing a great show of the Gershwin Songbook (I Got Rhythm, Someone To Watch Over Me, Summertime, They Can't Take That Away From Me
and many more!) at the Company Theatre, Norwell, MA, 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15
http://www.companytheatre.com/specialevents.html



http://www.krisanthi.com


Brian Stokes Mitchell to Host Annual Tony Awards Party

By Andrew Gans
(SOURCE: PLAYBILL.COM)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Host Annual Tony Awards Party

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, who will offer a solo concert April 17 at Town Hall, will host the annual Tony Awards Party in Los Angeles.

Presented by the Actors Fund, the annual Tony bash will be held June 13 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

The event will be produced and written by Marc Cherry (producer/creator of "Desperate Housewives") and David Rambo (producer/writer of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation").

The festivities begin at 3:30 PM with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner and the live Tony telecast from 5-8 PM. The presentation of the Julie Harris Lifetime Achievement Award will immediately follow. Winner of the annual award will be announced shortly.


Previous recipients of the Julie Harris Award include Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune, Jerry Herman, Julie Harris, Gwen Verdon, Charles Durning, Rita Moreno, James Earl Jones, Tyne Daly, Lauren Bacall, Carol Channing, Stockard Channing and Liza Minnelli.

The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd in Los Angeles, CA.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, recently seen in Guys and Dolls in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, earned a Tony nomination for his performance in the title role of Man of La Mancha.
He won the 2000 Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards for his performance as Fred Graham/Petruchio in Kiss Me, Kate, and his other Broadway credits include lead roles in King Hedley II; Ragtime; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Jelly's Last Jam; Oh, Kay!; Mail; and the City Center Encores! mountings of Kismet, Do Re Mi and Carnival. Television audiences will be familiar with Mitchell's work from his roles on "Trapper John, M.D.," "Roots" and "Frasier." Mitchell was elected the 12th president of the Actors' Fund of America, and he has performed in concert halls and cabarets around the country. His Playbill Records CD is entitled "Brian Stokes Mitchell."

For more information visit www.actorsfund.org.


Support THE ARTS! LIVE THEATRE! Go see a show this week!


Send me your reviews and suggestions and I will put them in my next blog coming out next Saturday! Here's to an ARTS-filled week! Don't forget to contribute to the DR. CAROL CHANNING & HARRY KULLIJIAN FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS: http://www.carolchanning.org/Foundation.htm

With grateful XOXOXs for your support!

Richard Skipper

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HERE IS WHAT AUDIENCES ARE SAYING ABOUT MY WORK:
Dear Dana and Richard, I want to thank you for welcoming our group, Charisma, to the Iquana on Wednesday, April 7th. The warmth and acceptance of the crowd could not have been possible without the caring and supportive environment that you provide at the Iguana. Thank you so much for everthing. Love, Nina Grand






Well, what a treat last night was (4/7/10)! I so enjoyed singing at the Iguana. It's a very supportive community that Richard Skipper and Dana Lorge have created. Job well done! I'm looking forward to many more Wednesday nights on 54th Street....Many thanks to Richard and Dana for all their hard work!! This guy and doll are just terrific!!
xoxo,
Phyllis Molen







WI just wanna say that Wednesday night (4/710) was truly an event. I owned "cafe theater 88" on 42 st and 9 Ave. late 70s and early 80s I enjoyed myself so much last night, I can't begin to tell you! I am so happy to see a packed house like the one last night. May the future be a sell out all the time.
Joey Infante





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NYC Now a night out in NY to see a show at a VERY AFFORDABLE price!
Dana Lorge and I have put our OWN spin on the variety show format and are now hosting every Wednesday night in NYC at The Iguana VIP Lounge (http://www.iguananyc.com) in the heart of NYC (240 West 54th Street 8-11PM/with an intermission).



Cover: $12 - no food or drink minimums – but remember – the food is great!
NOMINATED FOR TWO 2010 MANHATTAN ASSOCIATION OF CABARETS AND CLUBS AWARDS (MAC) FOR OUTSTANDING VARIETY SHOW AND OUTSTANDING HOSTS!
For more info, please call 845-365-0720 or visit _www.RichardSkipper.com_
RESERVATIONS A MUST!!!!!!!!
212-765-5454.
No one admitted before
7:30.

April 14th: Naomi Miller, Karen OberlinMARY LAHTIjoins us!

April 21st: Anaiza, Anthony Cheski, Henry Dee, Janice Hall, Rita Ellis Hammer, Sunny Leigh & I are doing a duet!, Sina Lewis, Jim Speake, Susan Eichhorn Young

April 28th: Bryan Anthony, Hector Coris, Kecia Craig, Sandra Davis, Rosemary Loar, Gretchen Reinhagen, and Frank Stern!

May 5th: Anton Van Der Merwe and Julie Reyburn

May 19th: Adrienne Haan, Barbara Gurskey, Bobbie Horowitz returns.

May 26th: Michelle Collier

June 2nd: D'Yan Forest and Tod Hall, Pam Palmieri




June 16th: 2010 Julie Reyburn, Lisa Raze returns!



TILL NEXT WEEK...HERE'S TO A MUSICAL WEEK!

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