Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Marcus Simeone, Sean Harkness, Kim David Smith, Kinsey Sicks to play off-Broadway...and MORE!


There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
 -Winston S. Churchill


It is Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
It is a gorgeous day here in New York. August30 is the 242nd day of the year. 
There are 123 days remaining until the end of the year.
For those who follow my blogs, welcome back! For those of you who are reading this blog for the first time, it is a round-up of things that show up in my news feed today in the various pages of social media that I use. The real emphasis, however, is on entertainment. My hope is that you will commit to seeing the artists and shows listed, herein.  
I am lucky to have the people in my life who lift me up
I'm looking ahead with great anticipation while still feeling overwhelmed with my current responsibilities. I don’t think you can live up to the lofty demands of some.
As I lay in my bed last night, I thought about how comfortable I was. At the same time, I was trying to imagine people, old and young, black and white and various races, rich and poor, gay and straight and transgendered wading through cold dirty water knowing that everything behind them was probably gone and a very shaky uncertain future ahead of them. I heard on the news that an alligator farm with poisonous snakes may be able to swim freely today with all the flooding! My heart aches and I feel helpless. 

I wish there was something I could do. 
Relax. I realize that all of you reading this have your own challenges and sometimes feel lonely and frustrated.
For all of us not in Texas, make the best of it today and enjoy yourself! We have more to be grateful for than we take the time to think about and let us each pause to think about our Texas brothers and sisters.
I know that some of you are having a good day and that some of you are not.
My tremendously sensitive mind does not operate well during times of difficult stress in the world. Talk to your peers and let them know your concerns now before it’s too late.
To me, music is the great healer and here are some of my recommendations.
Blue- "An Evening with Sean Harkness and Marcus Simeone."
Written and Directed by Lina koutrakos
Friday September 1st 2017 7:00PM
at Don't Tell Mama
343 West 46th Street Call ahead for reservations 212-757-0788. $20.00 Cover / Two Drink Minimum $15MAC Trade Discount

I saw this and I highly recommend it!

Come join me on September 10th (after my own show, of course!) to savor the last weeks ofsummer with songs about work and play with Eileen Geis Lacy, Seth Malkin, Charles Baran, Miriam Fond, Judy Feldman, Jerry Levine, Rhonda Hansome, Jason Ellis, Evelyn Sullivan, Vicky Alvarez  and hosted by Woody Regan and Ann McCormack. It's a $10 cover (cash only) and a 2-drink minimum (cards ok!). 
Snacks available as well. Reservations encouraged! 
Call 212-757-2323 or online at 53above.com 

Patricia Routledge, most famously known for her television role as Hyacinth Bucket in the 90’s television sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, made a rare appearance at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester last night to chat to Edward Seckerson about her extensive stage career. According to reports, Patricia took the opportunity to express her disappointment in how it is becoming the  norm for leading actors in theatre shows to only do a portion of the performances each week. (Read More)

MORPHIUM KABARETT at Pangea (178 2nd Ave., NYC) September 21 & 28, 7:30PM. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com for reservations!
"Mr. Smith is a descendant of his fellow Australian Peter Allen. He could be described as a younger generation’s “Boy From Oz.”"
Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Kim David Smith
Kim David Smith is (barely) catching his breath after an Oscar Wilde-soaked "Summer of Salomé!" He performed the titular role in the Provincetown Theater's production of this rarely-performed and uniquely-staged piece, and was further thrilled and honored to cap off his summer in Provincetown with performances of Morphium Kabarett at the hallowed "Crown & Anchor."
Described by Broadway World as the "David Bowie of cabaret," "slyly subversive" by the Wall Street Journal, and labeled the "male Marlene Dietrich" by the New York Times, Australian Kim David Smith conjures the glitter, doom, and decadence of 1920s Berlin with Morphium Kabarett.
Named for the sensual, Spoliansky-penned waltz (famously danced to by a nude Anita Berber),Morphium Kabarett is musically directed by Tracy Stark ("Superb, virtuosic pianist" - New
York Post), and features the music of Hollaender, Weill, and Spoliansky, mixed with Kylie Minogue, the Supremes, and myriad unexpected others, in a neo-Weimar cabaret fantasia.
Australian Kim David Smith is a Helpmann Award nominated singer and cabaret performer, known for his Weimar-era inspired works that juxtapose authentic musical material with stylistic takes on current popular tunes. His electro-pop albums "Nova", "Supernova", and cabaret EP, "The Tease", are available worldwide on iTunes and Amazon
Mr. Smith studied music theatre at the Ballarat Arts Academy in Australia (BA, Music Theatre), and resides in New York City.www.kimdavidsmith.com
Follow Kim on Instagram and Twitter: @kimdavidsmith

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Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table.

There is a $20 per person food and beverage minimum at the tables.

Seating for the show begins at 6:30PM. Its recommended to arrive no later than 6:30PM if you intend to order dinner. Late arrivals will be seated at management's discretion. Downtown's intimate supper-club Pangea is the ultimate in alt, playing home to some of the best in alt cabaret. The New York Times recently called it a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max's Kansas City from days gone by."  


 When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? ~George Carlin

Kinsey Sicks Get Prestigious off-Broadway run September 18-26 AT FABLED SOHO
The Kinsey Sicks
send ALL YOUR FRIENDS (AND PRODUCERS, reviewers, AGENTS, AND BOOKERS) TO SEE THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T SAY!

PLAYHOUSE

The Kinsey Sicks are thrilled to announce that we have been chosen to perform Off-Broadway in The Fringe Encore Series of New York’s famous SoHo Playhouse! The Fringe Encore Series curates up to 18 of the best shows from the world’s top Fringe Festivals - that's over 5000 shows! - and invites them to perform Off-Broadway to further increase their exposure to industry professionals and broader audiences.
You should SEND THIS Blog TO EVERYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN THE SHOW AND tell them, LOVINGLY, TO SEE IT DAMMIT

America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, The Kinsey Sicks,
September 18: Premier Show
September 19-26: Rest of the Run
The Kinsey Sicks: Things You Shouldn’t Say



If you love Donald Trump, you’ll hate this show! Touring the US and internationally for 24 years, America’s Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet returns Off-Broadway with the most hilarious, compelling and moving takedown of Trumpism that you'll see on stage -- in outrageous drag and glorious four-part harmony.
Go join the Pied Pipers of Drag as they lead us in resisting these new dark times in a courageous and subversive new musical comedy exploring Trumpism, racism, AIDS, extreme
macramé, Bette  and oblong vegetables.
This hilarious, inspiring and at times heartbreaking show marks the group’s first Off-Broadway appearance since they opened their critically-acclaimed show Dragapella right after 9/11, a show that earned award nominations for Best Musical (Lortel - the Off-broadway Tonys) and Best Lyrics (Drama Desk).

The most subversive show of all is Things You Shouldn't Say by The Kinsey Sicks ... outrageous ~London Times

Hilarious ... it's a piercing cry from the heart ~Washington Post

You'll love The Kinsey Sicks ... lyrics as sharp as Bette Davis' tongue ~The Herald Scotland
 
Bring The Kinsey Sicks home with you. Order HERE.
The Kinsey Sicks are always newsworthy! Click HERE.

Book THE KINSEY SICKS IN YOUR CITY NOW, BEFORE OTHER TASTELESS PEOPLE SNAP THEM UP!

Booking inquiries should be sent to info@kinseysicks.com!
Upcoming Shows

Sep 15: Cambridge, MA

  *as part of the Harvard Law  School Bicentennial Celebration (a private event for the Harvard Law School Community)!

Sep 18-26: New York, NY


Oct 28: Kutztown University, PA

Nov 3-20: Puerto Vallarta, MX


Nov 19: Ajijic, MX


Nov 30-Dec 2: Eugene, OR

Ruby Rims with Me and Sue Matsuki
Jay Leonhart AND his bass
Sue Matsuki has two shows coming up, both at Don't TELL MAMA - 343 West 46th Street (Between 8thand 9th) NYC
Reservations a MUST: 212-757-0788 (Call after 4:00 pm) or on line. (Click on link)
Cover Charge: $20.00 ($15.00 for MAC)
There is a 2 drink minimum (NOTE: Mama’s only takes cash!)

How fun will this be? With some of my best friends on stage with me…JOAN CROWE and her beautiful, talented daughter, Marie Pruitt AND JAY ROGERS and AARON MORISHITA But wait, there’s more…(as if that’s not enough!) GREGORY TOROIAN AND Jay Leonhart (on bass) will also both perform.
Boo…

Saturday, December 9th at 7PM
Sue Matsuki and Edd Clark in Sue and Edd's Fabulous Christmas!
PART OF THEIR NEW MONTHLY SERIES “COMING HOME TO MAMA”

This is Edd Clark’s and my Annual Holiday Show featuring the “best of” or the most requested songs from this show over the past 10 years they’ve been doing it.
The special guests tonight are: GREGORY and  RENEE TOROIAN! The other “stars” of the show are our Musical Director, PAUL STEPHEN and Paul’s amazing arrangements!
Christmas time is here (almost or will be in the stores any minute)…come join us and we’ll get you in the holiday spirit!



Read about all the players of Hello, Dolly! and their work ethics: Make A Dream Come True! Become a part of the Call On Dolly Project by contributing to Our Go Fund Me Page Today #CallonDolly

https://www.gofundme.com/CallonDolly-FromCaroltoBetteandBeyond (Every person who makes a donation gets an acknowledgment in the book AND entered in a drawing for Channing and Dolly items!)

To be continued...Remember, this is a stream of consciousness blog and I am a work in progress!

Let's Be Friends! I promise you a great experience! 


Today's blog is dedicated to Ginger Rogers. Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in
Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911

Life is so much better when you stop caring about what everyone thinks, and start to actually live for yourself!!

 11 Days from Today. Richard Skipper Celebrates September 10th! Check out The Promo: https://youtu.be/T_1RIlzrr2w 

with Rick McKay (Happy Birthday, Rick!)
Richard Skipper's shows are always a joy to watch and listen to!!! He takes an hour and make it seem like ten minutes!! I anxiously look forward to the next!!
Lisa Dascoli, Talk of The Town Podcast
I was most impressed with the balance and variety of Richard Skipper Celebrates... on June 18th.  I love hearing Sarah Rice, and her Bourne-Jones beauty is a joy on top of that.  That segment was really top notch.  David Sabella was so moving when he was talking about his children, and the Sondheim montage was unexpectedly thrilling.  I liked the little table where I was sitting because I could watch Richard Skipper's reactions to everything, and that just added to the joy. 
Ann Dawson joins Richard Skipper Celebrates September 12th!
I don't think a smile left my face for the entire show.  Good for Richard!!!!
Jacqueline Parker, NYC
Congratulations Richard Skipper and Russ Woolley on another wonderful "Richard Skipper Celebrates" production at the Laurie Beechman Theater on 6/18/17. Wonderful production, wonderful host, and wonderful guests. How can it get better than that? It can't! See you in September.
Craig Witham, Philadelphia, Pa



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 , 
 

Please join us on September 10th as Richard Skipper Celebrates Ben Rimalower...and so Much More!

Please visit CallonDolly.com


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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!  
  

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








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