|Fred Astaire and Judy Garland rehearsing for Easter Parade|
- Albert Einstein, German-American physicist (born 1879, transitioned this date in 1955)
Happy April 18th!
April 18 is the 108th day of the year. There are 257 days remaining until the end of the year.
It is a beautiful day here in New York and as I began today's blog, I was listening to Ethel Merman's Disco Album. The track playing is I Got Rhythm to be exact!
If that doesn't get one energized, nothing will.
I hope all that read this had a great spring holiday, whatever you celebrate.
What a stunningly beautiful weekend we had. Plenty of nice weather and only a few raindrops. All in all, perfectly lovely. What would make it even nicer is if I got to see YOU soon at one of our events. I miss you!
That's what today's blog is about. I hope that all of my readers will find the time to attend at least one of the shows mentioned here. PLEASE tell them you read about it in my blog!
Ann Hampton Callaway can't wait to unveil The Ella Century at Birdland tonight through this
|Ann Hampton Callaway|
Please join Ann, Matt Baker, Dean Johnson, Tim Horner and Benny Benack III for a feast of exciting music laced with story and love in honor of Ella Fitzgerald! For tix call (212) 581-3080.
Ann Hampton Callaway — the “…superbly intelligent, singularly creative pop-jazz stylist who can stand shoulder to shoulder with Streisand, Ronstadt, Shirley Horn, and Dianne Reeves...” (JazzTimes) — returns to Birdland with an exciting show kicking off Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial year. Callaway explores the breadth of Ella Fitzgerald’s repertoire in a show titled “Ella Century” including fresh takes on classics such as, How High the Moon, Mr. Paganini, and Every Time We Say Goodbye.
Ben Rimalower tells me that he is so excited to join Mark Cortale's roster of talent for the Provincetown Art House Theatre this summer. But you can see him right here in New York next Monday April 24 when he begins his spring extension of the Patti Issues/Bad with Money double bill.
I hear tickets may be available on Goldstar.
"A classic/crazy/funny monodrama that crashes through the wall of 'too much' into a realm pretty close to art." - Jesse Green, New York Magazine (February 2017)
And guess what! Ben is one of my guests in Richard Skipper Celebrates...September 10th! SAVE THE DATE!
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Great restaurant and Bar...food can be ordered at the Bar.
Free Valet Parking under building.
Celeste is really enjoying her gig there. Sound system is nice.The food is great and the staff are professional. Best Meatballs she's ever had besides her own. Picco Tavern on Facebook too.
(Lexington and 3rd Ave.)
Saturdays from 8 to 11 pm.
Reservations: 212. 582.6900. There is a lot of strife in the world right now and we have to celebrate whenever and however we can.
Countdown....In 2 Days....Thurs. April 20 at 7:00. Go celebrate Cole Porter with Leslie Orofino and her fabulous trio. Daryl Kojak on piano, Boots Maleson on bass and Rex Benincasa on drums. Directed by Louis Pietig and dedicated to Julie Wilson. Don't miss out. Call 212- 757-0788 after 4 pm today or go to www.donttellmamanyc.com. Details www.leslieorofino.com.
Congratulations to Dan Goggin! The Little Sisters of Hoboken are coming to the small screen! The first episode of NUNSENSE: the TV Series debuts April 25. Learn more and sign up get an email when it's available to watch at nunsensetv.com.
Thank you, Tina Marie Casamento Libby for posting this on
As a new show opens daily this season, remember to go and see shows for yourself before relying on reviews. This was the 2003 review for WICKED:
Stephen Schwartz, and not one of them is memorable,” wrote The New Yorker.
Perhaps The New York Times carried the most damning review: “Wicked does not, alas, speak hopefully for the future of the Broadway musical.”
And Clive Barnes on LES MIZ in 1987:
"...found the score monotonous, the book full of "brutish drama and tear-stained sentiment" and the show in general "instantly disposable trash."
One man's "disposable trash" is more than a million others "treasure".
As an industry, let us embrace the art we are creating, and accept that Art is subjective. Buy your tickets, and enjoy this incredible season!
Bobbie Horowitz returns on May 15th on the latest installment in her MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) series, It's Just a Number, and I'm in it celebrating Peggy Eason! Also being feted that evening are Rian Keating and Tex Arnold! Can't wait!
|Caissie Levy and Patti Murin|
(Photo: Disney Theatrical)
Cabaret Cares is the not for profit organization that helps and assists children, teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. This series that benefits Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit created by cabaret producer Joseph Macchia, Cabaret Cares is a ongoing monthly series that was created to benefit Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit organization that helps children, teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. Once a month a new show is created and can feature Broadway show casts, up and coming talent and many of the New York Cabaret Community.Cabaret Cares 12 will be hosted by John DeMarco, winner of the 2007 MAC Award for Jazz Vocalist and 2008 MAC Award for Best Jazz Record. Lead singer
for Follies Bergere in Paris and Las Vegas and has played all the major cabaret rooms throughout the country.
Also Performing are Julie Gold, SIDNEY MEYER,KAREN SAUNDERS, MICHELE BALAN, and TONY CORRAO.
Life is so much better when you stop caring about what everyone thinks, and start to actually live for yourself!!
Sit back! A new news cycle is about to begin!
Thank you, to ALL who are mentioned in this blog for showing me that it is up to ME to lead by example!
With grateful XOXOXs ,
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Please do what YOU can to be more aware that words and actions DO HURT...but they can also heal and help!
Great time, great fun, great host, great guests.
-Eileen Slater: Woodbourne, NY
Announcing Next Edition of Richard Skipper Celebrates...May 20th Laurie Beechman Theater 1PM Brunch Show
Let's Celebrate: May 20th at 1PM at The Laurie Beechman Theater. Russ Woolley proudly presents Richard Skipper Celebrates The Music of World War II. Richard will be joined by Diane J. Findlay, Sue Matsuki, KT
-Eileen Slater: Woodbourne, NY
Sullivan...AND a Mystery Guest All under the musical Direction
of Michael Lavine with Jeff Carney on bass and Don Kelly on Percussion . This is a 1PM SHOW! (90 minutes) At The Laurie Beechman Theater Reservations a Must! Please Reserve Today.
$30 Cover and $20 Minimum per person
You Never Know Who You Might See There and what might happen!
Go To RichardSkipper.com and click on
the Yellow Star to Order Your Tickets Today
This afternoon is also made possible by Wright Bros. Real Estate, Nyack, NY
*Previous Mystery Guests have included Anita Gillette, Hilary Kole, Melba Moore, Stacy Sullivan, Jana Robbins, AND Seth Sikes
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