CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY: GAY PRIDE EDITION
Contact: Ron Lasko @ 212-505-1700 x. 11, firstname.lastname@example.org
Drama Desk Award Winning Comedy Offers Special Engagement
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY: GAY PRIDE EDITION
One Night Only! June 26 at The Gramercy Theater
“Brilliant… delicious” -- Entertainment Weekly
“The funniest docu-theater stunt of the year” -- Time Magazine
In addition to its previously announced performances at The Triad, the
hit comedy CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY will present a special one-night
engagement to coincide with New York’s annual Gay Pride celebration.
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY: GAY PRIDE EDITION will be presented Saturday,
June 26 at Off-Broadway’s Gramercy Theater. The historic theater has
been transformed into a giant cabaret space -- complete with tables
and waiter service -- just for the occasion.
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY, which originated in Los Angeles to great
acclaim and was later adapted for a Bravo-TV special, features actors
reading selections from the autobiographies of the famous and
infamous. The production won a 2009 Drama Desk Award for Unique
Among the actors currently scheduled to perform in CELEBRITY
AUTOBIOGRAPHY: GAY PRIDE EDITION are Rachel Dratch, Cheyenne Jackson,
Kristen Johnston, John Cameron Mitchell, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel,
Bruce Vilanch, and B.D. Wong. (Lineup subject to change.)
Eugene Pack, who created the series, says, "I would listen to a lot of
books-on-tape, particularly autobiographies, and was astounded at what
people would write about.
When I would get a hold of one of these
books and read it out loud to friends, they'd insist I was making it
up. But people actually wrote these words! So I decided to put the
material up in front of an audience, knowing that it would be
The words of gay icons including Elizabeth Taylor, Britney Spears,
Madonna, Ivana Trump, Vanna White, Star Jones,'N Sync, Zsa Zsa Gabor,
Loni Anderson, Diana Ross, Kathie Lee Gifford, Miley Cyrus and Debbie
Reynolds have all been performed in previous CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
“big-yuks entertainment” and a “merry compendium of the witlessness
and wisdom of the rich and famous.” Joe Dziemianowicz of the Daily
News called it a “potent comic cocktail…you weep with laughter.” The
New Yorker called it “inspired.”
And Sam Thielman of Variety wrote,
“Audience members hyperventilate. It should lead a long and happy
life.” The show has been featured by numerous media outlets,
including ABC’s “The View” and “Nightline,” NPR’s “Morning Edition,”
CNN’S “American Morning,” New York 1, WNBC’S “News for New York”, CBS
Sunday Morning News and Bravo’s “A-List Awards.”
It has been running
for nearly three years in New York as well as sold out engagements in
San Francisco and Chicago.
For more information visit
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY: GAY PRIDE EDITION runs Saturday, June 26 at
7:30pm. Tickets are $40-$25. A VIP package including a post-show
reception with the performers is available for $125.
A full service
bar is available throughout the show. The Gramercy Theater is located
at 127 East 23rd Street at Lexington Avenue (accessible from the
F,V,N,R & #6 trains at 23rd Street).
Kristy Cates (pictured), Zachary James, Jana Robbins, Richard Skipper et al. Set for June 1 Stars and Songs of Broadway Concert
Kristy Cates, Hector Coris, Shana Farr, Zachary James, Valerie Lemon, Jana Robbins, Karen Oberlin, and Richard Skipper are scheduled to perform in Stars and Songs of Broadway , a free outdoor concert at Tudor City Greens on June 1 at 6pm (rain date: June 2). Raissa Katona Bennett will host the event, which is the first in a series which will continue each month through October.
Accompanists for the June concert will be David Caldwell, Jeff Cubeta, Kenneth Gartman, and Bill Zeffiro with Cindy Gooden on bass. Other concerts in the series will include A Child's Garden of Verses: Songs By, About, For and With Children (July 6), A Night at the Opera: Vocal and Instrumental Classics (August 3), Love Grows Here: Contemporary Pop, Rock & Theatre (September 7) and Jazz! (October 5).
The events will take place in the South Park of Tudor City Greens Park - enter at Tudor City Place between East 41st and 42nd Streets, between 1st and 2nd avenues.
Just wanted to let some of you know that we are taking our Cabaret hats off to perform some of my originals for the first time at this really cool venue downtown. It should be an informal, fun and inexpensive way to cool off and enjoy a NYC hot, summer night.
Hope to see you then. Check this place out on line. Too fun!
Ripping Great Time Had By All!!!
It was an impressive crowd that gathered for the opening night of Rip Taylor's “It Ain't All Confetti” at the El Portal Theatre on Friday May 21st, including Kathy Griffin, Julie Newmar, Rich Little, Kate Linder, Romi Dames, Bruce Vilanch, JoAnne Worley, Susan Olsen, Tania Gunadi, Gary Collins, Mary Ann Mobley, Margaret O'Brien, Earl Holliman, Ruta Lee, Dick Van Patten, Nancy Dussault, Judy Tenuta, Dee Wallace, Anne Jeffreys, Alex Trebeck and many more.
The Comedy Legend of Stage and Screen, Rip Taylor, received standing ovations for his performance that not only included his trademark humor and, of course, a dash of confetti, but also offered a deeper and intimate look into what brought this great entertainer to the forefront of the American public. Few can boast over 2,000 TV appearances; Broadway credits; having worked with everyone from Judy Garland, Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason, and Eleanor Powell as well as being a three time “Entertainer of the Year” winner in Las Vegas.
Rip is without a doubt one of television's most recognizable personalities and in “It Ain't All Confetti,” directed by David Galligan; he puts a humorous and revealing spotlight on a career that has spanned five remarkable decades.
El Portal Theatre is a historic landmark in the San Fernando Valley located in the heart of North Hollywood just minutes from Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Disney, ABC, CBS-Radford, NBC Burbank and sits across from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Art Institute. Since it's opening in 1926 -- first for Vaudeville, then Silent Movies, and then Academy Award-winning films.
Chosen by the Smithsonian Institute as the venue for induction ceremonies to announce their first permanent Entertainment History Exhibit, in the past ten years celebrities have starred in productions and musical reviews including Debbie Reynolds, Bea Arthur, Kitty Carlisle Hart, JoAnne Worley, Vicki Lewis, Carol Channing, The Manhattan Transfer, to name only a few and now the El Portal is thrilled to offer Rip Taylor.
The El Portal Theatre management was proud to announce that "It Ain't All Confetti" has been extended through June 6th. All Seats $35, Call 818-508-4200. For more information call 818-508-0281.
Photo Credits Bill Dow and Leigh Ann Rahn
Mitzi Gaynor Razzle-Dazzles New York
Mitzi Gaynor, 1950's movie star (Les Girls, South Pacific), Las Vegas headliner, and TV superstar (thanks to a series of funny, sexy and eye-popping television specials that ran from 1967 to 1978) is still with us and kicking up her heels.
On Saturday night, my partner and I went to see Miss Gaynor at Feinstein’s at Lowes Regency in New York City.
Her show is called "Razzle Dazzle: My Life Behind the Sequins", and it’s something every fan of Hollywood glitz and glamour should see. Her stories and songs are direct from the heart, and the audience fell in love with her the moment she came onstage. Mitzi shares personal stories, moving reminiscences (including a tribute to her late husband, of 52 years, producer Jack Bean), and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from her life and remarkable show business career. Get ready for hilarious recollections of famous friends and costars including Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Howard Hughes, and Irving Berlin. Add to this, glittering new costumes by Bob Mackie as well as dazzling television and film footage and rare personal photos which provide a great opportunity to experience the magic and incredible spirit of a true entertainment icon.
It is an evening of old-time haute cabaret that's not to be missed.
But hurry, her show there ends on Saturday, May 29th.
For more Mitzi magic, visit her official website.
To see some videos of the show and some other clips, visit her official Youtube page.
Liza Minnelli records ‘Single Ladies’ for the movie ‘Sex and the City 2′
(SOURCE: Aishwarya Bhatt)
Liza Minnelli has re-recorded ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)’. She re-recorded the Beyonce’s song so that it could be a theme song for the upcoming ‘Sex and the City 2’ movie. Liza has already released her version of the song on the Internet and it is creating a buzz there.
The 64-year-old Liza also has a small role in the movie, and she would sing her version of the ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)’ during the occasion of a wedding in the movie. According to WENN, she said that, “It’s a wonderful number. We had a blast. It’s rock and roll. Everything is moving! And I just got a whole new knee, so I can promise you everything is moving.”
According to a trailer for the movie, there is complete chaos in all the four girl’s lives in the upcoming movie. On one hand Samantha is trying very hard to hang on to her youth, whereas Kristin Davis’s Charlotte York doesn’t have a clue about what to do about her children. And on the other hand Cynthia Nixon’s Miranda Hobbes wants the opposite, as she wants to quit her work, and be a stay-at-home mother.
Meg Flather, Singer/Songwriter/Home Shopping Diva
and John Mettam @ The 169 Bar!
June 15, 9 PM, $12 cover.
169 East Broadway between Pike Street and Rutgers.
(Take F train to East Broadway or B/D trains to Grand Street.
Call 646-833-7199 for more information.)
(Original Cast Album pictured)
THE NEW BROADWAY CAST RECORDING OF PROMISES, PROMISES
RECORDING AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 22
MUSIC BY BURT BACHARACH AND LYRICS BY HAL DAVID
THE FIRST EVER REVIVAL OF PROMISES, PROMISES
Bacharach's brilliant score is the epitome of the pop-Broadway hybrid, and this revival adds two of his best songs (“Say A Little Prayer” and “A House is Not a Home”) to nuggets such as "I'll Never Fall in Love Again." - Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post
MASTERWORKS BROADWAY proudly announces the upcoming release of the New Broadway Cast Recording of PROMISES, PROMISES. The recording is available nationwide physically and digitally on June 22, 2010 and is produced by Grammy Award winners David Caddick and David Lai.
Directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford, this new production of PROMISES, PROMISES, with Neil Simon’s funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s hit-packed score, opened at the Broadway Theatre on Sunday, April 25, 2010.
Sean Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Goldwyn , Katie Finneran and Tony Award winner Dick Latessa lead a cast of 27 including Brooks Ashmanskas as Mr. Dobitch, Peter Benson as Mr. Kirkeby, Seán Martin Hingston as Mr. Eichelberger and Ken Land as Jesse Vanderhof.
“The time is right for a revival of PROMISES, PROMISES and to add its cast recording to the rich catalogue of MASTERWORKS BROADWAY,” said Alex Miller, General Manager and Senior Vice President of SONY MASTERWORKS.
“Burt Bacharach and Hal David's music immediately evokes the 1960s era and is brought to contemporary life through the extraordinary talents of Kristin Chenoweth, Sean Hayes and the cast.”
Based on the 1960 Academy Award-winning Billy Wilder film The Apartment that starred Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, PROMISES, PROMISES tells the story of the Consolidated Life Insurance Company and Chuck Baxter, one of its charming young employees. In an effort to advance his career, Chuck lends executives his apartment for their extramarital romantic trysts. But things become slightly complicated when Chuck discovers Fran Kubelik, the object of his affection, is involved with one of the executives.
PROMISES, PROMISES earned 4 Tony Award nominations including: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Sean Hayes), Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Katie Finneran), Best Orchestrations (Jonathan Tunick), and Best Choreography (Rob Ashford).
PROMISES, PROMISES features orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, with music direction by Phil Reno and dance music arrangements by David Chase.
PROMISES, PROMISES is produced by Broadway Across America (John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath, Beth Williams), Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, The Weinstein Company/Terry Allen Kramer, Candy Spelling, Pat Addiss, Bernie Abrams/Michael Speyer, Takonkiet Viravan/Scenario Thailand and Norton Herrick/Barry & Fran Weissler/TBS Service/Laurel Oztemel in association with Michael McCabe/Joseph Smith and Stage Ventures 2009 No. 2 Limited Partnership. Beth Williams is the executive producer.
Masterworks Broadway is a label of Sony Masterworks. For email updates and information on Masterworks Broadway please visit www.masterworksbroadway.com.
WINNER FOR TWO 2010 MANHATTAN ASSOCIATION OF CABARETS AND CLUBS AWARDS (MAC) FOR OUTSTANDING VARIETY SHOW AND OUTSTANDING HOSTS!
RESERVE FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT’S SHOW! You never know who you’ll see at the Iguana! Gregory Nalbone, Felicia Mae, & Erik Cheskie were among the great entertainers in last night’s show!
THE RAVES ARE IN! THE FOLLOWING ARE RECENT COMMENTS FROM
Sandee and I love Richard and Dana, We always have a good time at Iguana. The food is good and reasonable. Richard and Dana are the best host and Hostess in town. The talent is top notch, the jokes can make you laugh, and one can get home at a decent hour... Michael Janin, Long Beach New York
Well Richard...a thrill to be part of your Wednesday night Iguana show. Loved your song medley. You and Dana are consummate "PROS" all the way. Great rapport. Looking forward to being a part of the Iguana action with you
and Dana again....Love, Vickie Phillips, http://www.BestFriendsProductions.com/vickiephillips.htm
I have been lucky enough to participate in three wonderful Wednesday Night at the Iguana events and the experience gets better and better every time. Dana and Richard as the warm and funny hosts,incredible talent, beautiful venue and supportive and sophisticated audiences at each show. Even if you do not usually go to Cabaret this should be at the top of your list of MUST DOs in NYC!
THE MAC AWARDS WELL DESERVED MY FRIENDS. Barbara Gurskey
COME WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THEN ADD YOUR OWN COMMENTS!
IGUANA VIP LOUNGE, 240 West 54th Street, NYC
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE IGUANA
Bill Zeffero on keyboard & Saadi Zain on bass.
A Julie Reyburn & Susan Winter Birthday tribute. Entertainers include: Charisma (featuring Esther Beckman, Nina Grand, Scott LaChance, Mike Mulligan, Paul Auriemma, Joe Clenents, and MD Mike Leshowitz), Daryl Glenn, Susan Winter ...
...and a few other surprises as well! $12.00 Music Charge/No food or drink minimum!
Reservations a must (212) 765-5454
Show starts at 8PM; be there between 7:00-8PM to ensure table. Reservations are a MUST!
(Nancy E. Carroll (left) and Alice Duffy, who have both played Mrs. Shubert in Boston’s “Shear Madness,’’ are on Broadway in “Present Laughter.’’ (Jennifer Taylor) )There’s no time like the present
‘Shear Madness’ veterans make their Broadway debuts
Nancy E. Carroll (left) and Alice Duffy, who have both played Mrs. Shubert in Boston’s “Shear Madness,’’ are on Broadway in “Present Laughter.’’ Nancy E. Carroll (left) and Alice Duffy, who have both played Mrs. Shubert in Boston’s “Shear Madness,’’ are on Broadway in “Present Laughter.’’ (Jennifer Taylor)
(SOURCE: Christopher Wallenberg,Globe Correspondent)
For three decades, “Shear Madness’’ has provided a potent proving ground - not to mention a steady paycheck - for some of Boston’s best comic actors, from Paula Plum and Kathy St. George to Will LeBow and John Kuntz. But the longest-running non-musical play in American history, celebrating its 30th anniversary today at the Charles Playhouse, has only rarely been a launching pad for Broadway.
This month, beloved Boston actresses Nancy E. Carroll and Alice Duffy, who have both played Mrs. Shubert in the interactive whodunit, made their Broadway debuts in Noel Coward’s fizzy “Present Laughter.’’ Former Huntington Theatre Company artistic director Nicholas Martin first staged the production in 2007 in Boston to rave reviews, with Victor Garber playing the self-absorbed, aging actor Garry Essendine.
Chatting with these two award-winning actresses in their shared dressing room at the American Airlines Theatre, it’s clear neither saw this moment coming. Duffy, 81, was even profiled on the “Today’’ show this week.
As the posh Lady Saltburn, Duffy gets one of the biggest laughs in “Present Laughter’’ with a death-grip handshake, while Carroll, 57, is just as funny playing the chain-smoking, séance-obsessed Swedish housekeeper, Miss Erikson.
Surrounded by giant flower bouquets, with a slew of cards from well-wishers pasted to their dressing-room mirrors, they spoke recently about their ascent to the Great White Way and their wild times in “Shear Madness.’’
Q. When “Present Laughter’’ opened here, were there any first-night jitters?
Carroll: It was wonderful and fun and amazing. But there’s so much energy backstage on opening night that you feel tense, and you don’t really realize how tense you are until it’s over.
Duffy: We weren’t stressed about the play, per se. But it’s all the hype around a Broadway show.
Carroll: You walk in, and you see all these flowers and cards and messages from people.
You feel a great responsibility.
Q. What’s it been like making your Broadway debuts at this stage in your careers?
Carroll: It’s surreal.
I’d worked off-Broadway in New York before. But I certainly never saw this destination coming.
So it’s such a surprise and a gift.
Duffy: I never even aspired to Broadway. It just never entered my thinking.
Carroll: Then she started thinking about the other actresses of her generation that are also onstage right now.
Duffy: I don’t compare myself to these ladies. But Angela Lansbury is in “A Little Night Music,’’ Estelle Parsons is [touring] in “August: Osage County,’’ and Elaine Stritch is doing a Sondheim cabaret. So it’s evidently the year of the octogenarians in theater.
Q. You’ve acted together in Boston shows before, from “Kindertransport’’ to “The Women’’ to “Dead End.’’ Has it been good having a friend to lean on for support and advice?
Duffy: Well, I sort of think of Nancy as an adopted daughter. I can’t imagine anybody that I would rather go through this experience with than her. And we think so much alike about so many things.
Both of us are list-makers and worriers and planners. So we restrain each other. We’re a good influence on each other - reining in our worst habits (laughs).
At: American Airlines Theatre,
New York, through March 21
Tickets: $66.50-$116.50. 212-719-1300,
At: Charles Playhouse.
Tickets: $42. 617-426-5225,
Q. When did you first join “Shear Madness,’’ and how many performances have each of you done?
Duffy: I went into “Shear Madness’’ around 1990. As for number of performances, my last count was over 1,000. That was around the time I decided, I think maybe I’ve done this enough. I have plumbed the depths of this character.
Carroll: I must have gone in about 1995. When I first went in, it was Pat Shea, Michael Fennimore, Richard Snee, and Kathy St. George. It was truly one of the funniest dressing rooms you could ever be in. There was as much laughter off stage as there was onstage. And you’re all sharing one tiny little space backstage!
Duffy: Oh, and that dressing room is a gem - decor by Attila the Hun. I guess it had a seedy charm to it, though.
Q. What are your memories from the first time doing it?
Carroll: I was nervous, of course. And Michael [Fennimore] said, “Don’t be nervous. Just do the show as written, and don’t try anything new, because the show’s been running so long, it’s a well-oiled machine.’’ So we’re onstage, and at one point I took, like, a nanosecond pause before I said some line. I looked stage left at the rest of the cast, and every single one of them were staring at their wristwatches and then looking at me, like “pick up the pace,’’ because I had taken too long of a pause before saying the line.
Duffy: I was absolutely terrified. . . . It’s like jumping onto a moving train. It goes like wind. And it has to! God forbid the audience ever stopped to think about the logic or reason behind the script (laughs). If there had been a back door, which mercifully there wasn’t, I think I would have run home as fast as I could. Nothing has ever scared me that much again. Whenever I’ve been nervous to go onstage, I always think, if you got through ‘‘Shear Madness,’’ you can get through anything.
Q. Nancy, you’re best known for deeply moving work in dramas ranging from “The Year of Magical Thinking’’ to “Happy Days’’ and “Bailegangaire.’’ Is playing a light comic supporting character a welcome change of pace?
Carroll: Yeah, my brother always says to me, “I love all the plays you do, and you’re so wonderful in them. But can you please do something funny for once, not just all these wrist-slitters?’’ So it is refreshing to do something a little less taxing and not so dark.
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See Kate Live!
Posted on January 19, 2010 by admin
Start your new decade dance with Kate Clinton – comic without borders, wake-up artist, and the original reality gatecrasher. See Kate perform her world-famous burlesque Bubble Wrap Dance as she gleefully pops the air out of deniers and disruptors, birthers and dearthers, conservadems and bibliocrats, the -stans and the bans, spine flu and whine flu, ex-gays and A-gays, the audacity of nope and of course, the pope. All material fully digitalized and gorgeously styled by the Haus of Ha.
5/29& 30 (Memorial Day Weekend) – Provincetown, MA
Crown and Anchor – More info
Please note that the show on the 29th is a GIRLPOWER event for Memorial Day weekend. All are welcome.
6/19 – Houston, TX
Jones Hall – Buy tickets
6/21 – Provincetown, MA
SHOWGIRLS – Crown and Anchor – More info
6/23- Provincetown, MA
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 May 31st.
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!
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HERE IS WHAT AUDIENCES ARE SAYING ABOUT MY WORK:
Sandee and I love Richard and Dana, We always have a good time at Iguana. The food is good and reasonable. Richard and Dana are the best host and Hostess in town. The talent is top notch, the jokes can make you laugh, and one can get home at a decent hour...
Michael Janin, Long Beach New York
I look forward to Wednesday night at the Iguana where I know I will be entertained in style and comfort. Richard and Dana are not only exceptional talents, but are also exceedlingly humorous and warm and gracious hosts.
I enjoy spreading the word to my friends who are now part of our expanding group on Wednesday nights.
Rita Golub, NYC
I had the pleasure of attending WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE IGUANA this past Wednesday evening. I have to commend Richard Skipper and Dana Lorge for presenting a thoroughly delight-full evening with a talented array of performers.It was great hearing and seeing Richard & Dana performing live. As General MacArthur said, "I SHALL RETURN."
Len Schlosberg, Leonard Talent Associates Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NYC THE AWARD WINNING WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE IGUANA STARRING DANA LORGE, RICHARD SKIPPER, AND FRIENDS!
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!
WINNER OF TWO 2010 MANHATTAN ASSOCIATION OF CABARETS AND CLUBS AWARDS (MAC) FOR OUTSTANDING VARIETY SHOW AND OUTSTANDING HOSTS!
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RESERVATIONS A MUST!!!!!!!!
June 2nd: D'Yan Forest and Tod Hall, Cindy Marchionda, and Pam Palmieri
June 16th: 2010 Meg Flather,Julie Reyburn, Lisa Raze returns and Lorinda Lisitza joins us for the first time!
JUNE 23rd: CELEBRATING ONE YEAR OF WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE IGUANA!Sigali Hamberger, Pam Tate,and Catt John
June 30th: KEVIN DOZIER!, TRAVIS MOSER RETURNS, Frank Torren!
JULY 7th: JON BURR & LYNN STEIN and JANICE HALL RETURN!
JULY 28: PAULETTE DOZIER RETURNS
TILL NEXT WEEK...HERE'S TO A MUSICAL WEEK!