Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Road to Oliver at The Goodspeed Opera House

Please, Sir! I Want Some More
-Oliver Twist

July 26th, 2018
Last evening, in a driving rain, we once again made the two-hour drive to the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut.
This time, the trip was for Lionel Bart's Oliver!  It's always a trip we dread...Let me explain. There seems to always be traffic issues and construction. However, once we are there, we are transported to the most wonderful experiences. Full disclosure: The Goodspeed Opera House happens to be one of my favorite theatres. I have NEVER seen anything there that I did not love. We always give ourselves plenty of time for a nice leisurely dinner at the Gelston House which is right next door to the theatre. This beloved classic will run through September 8.
This is the first time this classic musical is being presented by Goodspeed. Bounced from workhouse to forced labor, Oliver Twist escapes to the streets where he meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger and a band of child pickpockets. Will he find love,  home, and happiness before it’s too late? Consider yourself part of the family with the colorful international smash that gave the world “Where Is Love?,” “Food! Glorious Food!” and “As Long As He Needs Me.” Oliver! is made possible in part by Liberty Bank, the Lucille Lortel Foundation, Masonicare at Chester Village and The Shops at Mohegan Sun.
Oliver Twist is played by adorable Elijah Rayman.
The role of Fagin will be played by Donald Corren who returns to Goodspeed having previously
appeared in the musical Nöel.
OffBroadway, Donald has performed in The Fantasticks (Jerry Orbach Theatre), Old Jews Telling Jokes (Westside Theatre) and The Soap Myth (Roundabout Black Box). Regionally Corren has performed in
numerous productions including The Fabulous Lipitones (George Street Playhouse), My Fair Lady (The Guthrie Theatre) as well as productions at Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Arena Stage, Old Globe and many more. Opera House was originally built by a local merchant and banker, William Goodspeed. Construction began in 1876 and finished in 1877. Despite the name, it was not, in fact, an opera house, but rather a venue for presenting plays. Its first play, Charles II, opened on October 24, 1877.
After William Goodspeed's death, the opera house fell into disrepair, facing a series of less glamorous uses—from a militia base during World War I to a general store and a Department of Transportation storage facility.

The building is unique for a theater. The theater itself is actually located on the top two floors of the building making for interesting and sometimes difficult scenery and show load-ins.

The scenery is loaded in from the dock area up a vacant elevator shaft that is now outfitted with a winch system to haul the scenery up to the stage level. Much care has to be taken in order to get the scenery up the shaft without scratching or ruining the scenery.
One story told around Goodspeed is that while loading in the scenery for Annie's original pre-Broadway run, a strong gust of wind took a large piece of scenery out of the hands of the loaders and blew it into the Connecticut River. (Source: Wikipedia)

As mentioned earlier, this trip was to see Lionel Bart's Oliver!
Once again, we were not disappointed.
Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress is author Charles Dickens' second novel and was first published as a serial 1837–39. The story centers on orphan Oliver Twist, born in a workhouse and sold into an apprenticeship with an undertaker.
After escaping, Twist travels to
1948's Oliver Twist
London, where he meets "The Artful Dodger", a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal, Fagin.
Most people know the story and how it unfolds.
It was written one hundred years before my mom was born but would later have a place in my life on various occasions.

Charles Dickens' much-loved tale of a boy growing up in a brutal workhouse for the poor who later ends up living with a gang of pickpockets has been filmed many times. Early
Victorian London comes vividly to life as a place at once terrifying and fascinating, home to all manner of residents - from the evil Bill Sikes to the villainous Fagin and the courageous and good-hearted Nancy.
The 1948 film adaptation is actually the catalyst for Lionel Bart's musical than the actual book. Bart's musical hit the London stages in 1960.
It premiered in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, and successful long runs on Broadway, tours, and revivals, after being brought to the US by producer David Merrick in 1963. In 1963 Lionel Bart received the Tony Award for Best Original Score.
London revivals played from 1977–80, 1994–98, 2008–11 and on tour in the UK from 2011-13.
Additionally, its 1968 film adaptation, directed by Carol Reed, was highly successful, winning six Academy Awards including Best Picture.
In 1978, I had my first encounter with Oliver! I was cast as part of the ensemble with The Theatre of the Republic in my hometown of Conway, South Carolina. This would be my fifth and final production with this theatre before coming to New York to pursue my dreams.
This was truly a community theatre which means lots of work for three performances. On the afternoon of the second performance, I got a call from the director telling me that the guy who was playing Noah Claypole was in the hospital and asked if I could go in his place. Although I really did not know the part, I auditioned for this role and didn't get it, I said that if she could come and get me and drill me with the lines I would go on that night. I was also told that if need be, I could take the script on stage with me. Luckily, it did not come to that. I went on and all was great!
The next encounter I had with Oliver! was when I handled the press for the National Asian Artist's Project all Asian production.
NAAP is a community of artists, educators, administrators, community leaders, and professionals. It is a not-for-profit organization that recognizes the need to build bridges between the work of artists of Asian descent, and the many communities that the work can serve, from underserved primary school students to seasoned arts patrons.
My goal with today's blog is to celebrate the various productions over the years. Thank you, Goodspeed, for giving this classic a new exciting life!

Mark Lester in the film, Oliver!
David Merrick brought Oliver! to the Broadway stage, where it premiered at the Imperial Theatre on January 6, 1963. It closed on November 14, 1964, after 774 performances.
The cast featured child actor Bruce Prochnik in the title role alongside Georgia Brown and Barry Humphries, reprising their West End role as Nancy and Mr. Sowerberry, respectively, and Clive Revill as Fagin, replacing Ron Moody. The national tour featured Michael Goodman as The Artful Dodger, but on Broadway the role was played by future Monkee Davy Jones, another veteran of the London production. The Broadway production was a critical success and received ten Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical and Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
It won the awards for Best Scenic Design, Best Original Score and Best Music Direction. The Broadway production was revived shortly after the original production closed. The revival opened in 1965 and was directed by Peter Coe. It ran at the Martin Beck Theatre for 64 performances, featuring Victor Stiles as Oliver, Robin Ramsay as Fagin, Maura K. Wedge as Nancy, Joey Baio as The Artful Dodger, Dominic Chianese as Mr. Sowerberry, Alan Crofoot as Mr. Bumble, Danny Sewell as Bill Sikes, Bram Nossen as Mr. Brownlow, and Dodi Protero as Mrs. Bedwin.

Clive Revill as Fagin
Georgia Brown, Davy Jones, and Clive Revill appeared performing two musical numbers from Oliver! ("I'd Do Anything" and the Act II reprise of "As Long as He Needs Me") on The Ed Sullivan Show on the evening of February 9, 1964, the same evening that the Beatles made their first U.S. television appearance on that show.

Cameron Mackintosh revived Oliver! in London for the first time in 1977. It played at the Albery Theatre (the renamed New Theatre; now the Noël Coward Theatre), starring Roy Hudd as Fagin, which ran for over two years. This production was totally faithful to the 1960 original version, using Sean Kenny's set. Indeed, the original production's sepia background painted on the rear stage wall was still extant.

Bill Sikes
The 1983 London revival of Oliver! transferred to Broadway in 1984. It opened at The Mark Hellinger Theatre and ran from April 29, 1984, through May 13, 1984, for 17 performances and 13 previews. Ron Moody reprised the role of Fagin and Patti LuPone played Nancy. David Garlick reprised his West End performance as The Artful Dodger, the first British youngster to appear on Broadway since Davy Jones, creating the Equity Exchange Program in the process. The original creative staff was used for this production, including director Peter Coe. For this production, the song "I Shall Scream" was eliminated.

LuPone, in her memoirs, said that the production should have run longer, noting that this production utilized the original sets, costumes, blocking (staging), and direction, and commented:
Ron Moody as Fagin

"Hmm...maybe 'that' was the problem". Moody was nominated for a Tony Award despite the short run. The show only received one negative review; it was from Frank Rich of The New York Times who called the production "likely to hold the attention of only the youngest and most obedient children" and "just dull." It prompted one of the main backers to pull out. The positive reviews were quoted in the ad for the show, including a Clive Barnes quote: "Oliver! is glorious food for Broadway"

And Now The Glorious Players of Goodspeed's Oliver!
Elijah Rayman (Oliver Twist) and Brandon Andrus (Bill Sikes) with Gavin Swartz (The Artful Dodger) and EJ Zimmerman (Nancy) in Goodspeed Musicals’ Oliver!, now playing at The Goodspeed through September 13.

Photo Credit © Photo By: Diane Sobolewski

Now, go and do something nice for someone without expecting anything in return! Treat Them to Two Tix to Oliver!

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Thank you all for A Great Season!

Russ Woolley Proudly Presents
Richard Skipper Celebrates
Enjoy your Summer!

We Return September 9th for Our third Season!

1 PM Brunch Show Laurie Beechman Theater 
We will be celebrating with Bob Diamond, Meg Flather, Doreen Montalvo, Zachary Stains, and Lisa Viggiano. All under the Musical Direction of Tracy Stark.
Tickets Go on Sale August 9th! Let's Celebrate! 

RESERVATIONS A MUST!
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10248067
With music, reminisces and an afternoon of fun and show business! 90 minutes of merriment and excitement . . .As we Celebrate the Present, we Honor the Past! 
When and Where:
Sunday, September 9th - 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. 

Tickets Go On Sale August 9th!

A Few Audience Testimonials about Richard Skipper Celebrates
No one can deliver a show like Richard Skipper. 
Richard Skipper Celebrates Cabaret and Cole June 9th, 2018
His passion and enthusiasm along with his singing and a brilliant roster of performers ......knocked it out of the park!
Thanks for being you, Richard Skipper!
Judy Stewart, American Popular Song Society
PS... Richard is The American Popular Song's good luck charm and I am looking forward to what he produces for us next June as well.

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
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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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Nikka Graff Lanzalone ,The Spotlight w/ Kevin Scott Hall and Ricky Ritzel, and Linda Glick

What makes you different or weird – that’s your strength. – Meryl Streep

Happy July 19, 2018!
Happy Raspberry Cake Day!
July 19 is the 200th day of the year. There are 165 days remaining until the end of the year. In numerology, it is the beginning of a new cycle. As I sit down to write today's blog, I'm listening to the great Carmen MacRae. As my followers know, music is always playing in the background when I am writing. It creates a great soundtrack and inspires me as I write.
Yesterday, I wrote about Ilene Graff who will be appearing tomorrow night and Saturday at Feinstein's/54 Below. She will be joined by her daughter, Nikka Graff Lanzalone and today I'm giving Nikka equal time.
Lanzarone was raised in a performing family (her mother is Mr. Belvedere's Irene Graff) and majored in musical theater at Boston Conservatory. Following graduation, she headed to Las Vegas to star in Jerry Mitchell's Peepshow.
She made her Broadway debut playing Marisa in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown before going on to play Velma Kelly in Chicago.

Nikka, If you could describe yourself in one word what would it be? 
I couldn't think of one word, so I asked my friend Ashley. She said "Multifaceted." I like that.

What is your idea of happiness? 
Being able to make someone's life better. 

Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into theatre?
Well, that theatrical family hooked me in from a very young age, and here I am! I started dancing when I was about two and a half and just never stopped.

What do you do to stay connected to your creative self? 
I think about what I can do to try and make an impact on the world, and then use the skills I have to make that impact. And then I watch my cat try to solve the age-old problem of "how do I jump up there when I know I'm not allowed?" - it inspires me to keep going after the things I want!

What is your favorite piece of art?
Right now, I have several of Jenny Holzer's Inflammatory Essays open in my browser, and I constantly revisit them. I love how she uses the built world as a canvas for her larger message, which stays ever-relevant as time goes on.

How do you see proceeding with your career? Do you have an upcoming project in mind after this one?  
Well, I'm definitely overdue for a closet cleanout, so that's my upcoming project. I'm also trying to be better at being a plant person, so my husband and I keep buying plants and trying not to kill them. I'm working on some fun things with friends that are still in their nascent stages. As to my career? I would like to be able to not have a day job sometime in the near future, a little more freedom, and more teaching opportunities.

How have you tried to redefine "success" in the entertainment industry?
By staying relentlessly human.

Are you happy? 
It's a work in progress.
If you could describe yourself in one word what would it be? 
Thoughtful

Here's to a success-FULL run. Order Tickets HERE

Richard Skipper ALSO Celebrates
The next Spotlight on You will BE on Friday, August 17th featuring Kevin Scott Hall, who IS not ONLY A PERFORMER BUT formerly ON the Bistro AWARD COMMITTEE, A WRITER, a COACH, A TEACHER...AND and AWARD winning RICKY RITZEL ON the PIANO!
Invite your friends and bring your favorite song!
Hosted by: Natasha Castillo

Where: 53 Above Broadway
(Look for the Broadway Comedy Club Sign)
318 West 53rd Street,1st floor
(between 8th and 9th Avenue)
They offer:
- Opportunity to work with different musicians.
- A chance to meet and network with other performers!
- A chance to advertise your upcoming performances (they will promote YOU and your upcoming events)!
Kevin Scott Hall
- Monthly Feature Celebrity Spotlights that will enchant and charm you!
- Low-cost high-quality video clips of your performance ($15)!
- LOTS OF FUN!
Sign up starts at 6:30 PM
$10 Cover and $15 Food/Drink Minimum!

JOIN Them at the Spotlight!!

Linda Glick is taking her latest show, TEACH ME TONIGHT to the Crazy Coqs in London on August 1st at 7 pm!
Following a hugely successful run at PANGEANYC and glowing reviews, Linda will debut her show in London after crossing the pond on the Queen Mary2.
Please tell friends and family to go celebrate this special show.
“...haunting and captivating.” Theaterpizzazz.com
“...Glick triumphed at singing in foreign languages....sublime...magnificent.”
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Now, go and do something nice for someone without expecting anything in return!


NEXT UP!

A Few Audience Testimonials about Richard Skipper Celebrates

 I thank you both from the absolute rock bottom of my heart and I'll always treasure 
the commemorative mug you made for the show :-)

I can't stop smiling and you are the culprits :-)

Sheree Sanno

Jamie deRoy, Shelly Markham, Richard Skipper, Eda Sorokoff, Peggy Herman
Love Richard Skipper Celebrates. Looking forward to a new season.
Bea Sonnenshein, Sparkill, New York

Thank you for your wonderful shows, Richard! They truly are celebrations and bring much joy! Looking forward to September 9th when you return for Season 3!
Kati Neiheisel, New York, NY

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

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With grateful XOXOXs,


 


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Ilene Graff, Anna Elizabeth Kendrick, Doris Dear...and MORE

The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that they are not mended again. 
-Alan Paton, South African author (1903-1988)

Happy July 18th, 2018!
July 18 is the 199th day of the year. There are 166 days remaining until the end of the year.

It is a gorgeous day here in NY. As I sit down to write today's blog, I'm listening to the Siriously Sinatra on Sirius/XM Radio, specifically Natalie Cole with Orange Colored Sky.
There is nothing like a good old-fashioned American standard to kick off your day.
It also happens to be Perfect Family Day! How appropriate to be writing today about Ilene Graff. Not only did she play the perfect mom in the Eighties sit-com, Mr. Belvedere, on TV. She is the perfect mom off stage as well.
This weekend, you will get the opportunity when Ilene Graff and daughter, Nikki Graff Lanzarone come together to share their lives through the lens of our Great American Songbook.
 I was thrilled to get an email from Ilene Graff that she and her daughter, Nikka Graff Lanzarone,  are coming to Feinstein's/54 Below here in New York. It is hard to believe that it has been six years since I last interviewed her. HERE is that interview.

Grammy-nominated TV mom (“Mr. Belvedere”) and Broadway vet, Ilene Graff (Grease, I Love My Wife), and her daughter, Broadway and off-
Broadway performer Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women on the Verge, Chicago, Sweet Charity), are getting together for their first full-length show at Feinstein’s/54 Below.
From L.A. to New York, from baby ballet to Broadway premieres, this family will highlight songs and stories that show how those experiences have made their relationship stronger, more fun, more interesting, and generationally challenging.
Musical Direction by Nikka’s dad, ASCAP-Award winning composer, Ben Lanzarone.
The evening is directed by Robbie Rozelle.
This show is part of Feinstein’s/54 Below’s Summer 2018 concert series: Duo Shows at 54! From partners to siblings to co-stars and beyond, these evenings will celebrate the special collaboration of two artists brought together.
Today's blog is devoted to Ilene. Tomorrow, I will be giving Nikki equal time.

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. –  Maya Angelou

I hope you enjoy our mini-interviews and that you will fit this 'new' duo into your schedule this weekend!

If you could describe yourself in one word what would it be? 
Thoughtful

What is your idea of happiness? 
Being with my family is what brings me the most satisfaction. We can be sitting around, watching tv, eating a meal, talking and laughing and I have a total feeling of well-being. My husband, my daughter, my son-in-law, my brothers, nephews, cousins, nieces, in-laws, aunts, uncles…they bring me the most joy.

Ilene, tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into theatre?


I didn't do my first show (Lady Larken in Once Upon a Mattress) til my senior year of high school. I'd always sung, but I didn't have the opportunities to do anything else. Music was always in my life. My mom taught piano and led choral groups. My dad was a professional singer, so I grew up in show business and was very comfortable in that world. As a teen, my dad used me on several jingles and record dates that he contracted. But it wasn't until that first high school experience that I saw what a wonderful thing it is to be in a show! I majored in drama at Ithaca College and started working right after graduation.
I was fortunate enough to do three Broadway shows pretty much one after the other, made great friends, married my husband Ben Lanzarone (we met while doing Grease on Broadway) and had a fabulous daughter, Nikka. All because of theater. It's been a great life on stage, and off.

What do you do to stay connected to your creative self? 

I invent jobs for us to do! I'll get antsy, wanting to sing, wanting to try new material, so I'll book myself into a room and we'll get to work!
I love the process and I love working on new arrangements with Ben, who is my Musical Director, arranger, accompanist. Name it, he does it. But I like to process with a goal, which is why I like to have a show to work toward. I find that teaching is also very creative. We teach a vocal performance workshop called Making the Song Your Own and I love the creative challenge of getting the best out of each student. They force me to really think about technique, storytelling and emotional connection, and the best way to communicate the steps involved in putting together a great performance.

What is your favorite piece of art?
What a great question. The first piece that jumped into my mind was A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Seurat. I remember seeing it at the Art Institute of Chicago (where Nikka was doing "Jungle Book" at the Goodman) and being overwhelmed by its scale, its detail and the enormous feelings it brought out in me. There is nothing like actually seeing a great piece of art up close. Seeing the David in Florence and realizing that this was actually the piece that Michaelangelo sculpted, or seeing The Last Supper outside of Milan or the ceiling of The Sistine Chapel, or the Mona Lisa in Paris…what an honor to share the same space as these great pieces of art.

How do you see proceeding with your career? Do you have an upcoming project in mind after this 
Ilene with husband Ben Lanzarone
one?  

My career at this point consists of what I want to do. If I want to sing, I sing. If I want to teach, I teach. If I want to travel, I travel. I always want to sing more, and this upcoming concert with Nikka is something I've wanted for such a long time. She is an amazing daughter, a serious and thoughtful person, and a hilarious and touching performer. If we could work together regularly, I'd be the happiest person in the world.

You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’? – George Bernard Shaw

Are you happy? 
I'm so happy to be able to work in a creative field, be with my beautiful family, and try to do good in the world.

Don't miss Ilene Graff and Nikka Graff Lanzarone this weekend! Order Tickets HERE.

Richard Skipper ALSO Celebrates...

Tonight, Anna Elizabeth Kendrick be singing sweet jazzy somethings to you at Flute Beekman, with Jeevan D'souza playing rhythm guitar to Marc Daine Dannenhirsch on lead guitar! She will be giving her second album "Old Fashioned Gal" out to the first NEW friend of hers who goes to her show, too!

Save a date for Doris Dear in December!
The Doris Dear Christmas Show at The Triad December 19th, 20th, and 21st. I will be attending on the 20th if you would like to join our party.

Oliver! at Goodspeed Opera House. I will be doing a road trip on Wednesday, October 25th. If you would like to join us, there is room for two in our car!

October 2nd! I see Betty Buckley in Hello, Dolly! at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland Ohio!

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


NEXT UP!

A Few Audience Testimonials about Richard Skipper Celebrates
No one can deliver a show like Richard Skipper.
His passion and enthusiasm along with his singing and a brilliant roster of performers ......knocked it out of the park!
Thanks for being you,
Judy Stewart, American Popular Song Society
Ps. He is American Popular Son's good luck charm and I looking forward to what he produces for us next June as well.

There's nothing I love better than doing a lot of show tunes with a lot of superior performers – and that's what I got to do lin the John Kander Birthday Tribute, thanks to Richard Skipper! It
was such a pleasure to work with each other at long last, after knowing each other for 35 years! I have three words of advice, next time you hear of a Richard Skipper event with this level of talent: Don't Stay Home
-Fred Barton, NYC

What a great time we had at Richard Skipper's Celebration of Carol Channing's Birthday.  Loved the personal stories as well as the personalities onstage.  Looking forward to more surprises in the future 
-Anthony C. Andalft, Cherry Hill, NJ

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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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  Keeping America great through Art!     

Here's to an INCREDIBLE tomorrow for ALL...with NO challenges!
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