HAPPY SUNDAY! APRIL 5th, 2009!
(pictured with Cynthia Crane congratulates John Wallowitch and me at The Friar's Club
on "our" 27th birthday!)
President Obama Gives Queen of England the Gift of Broadway http://www.broadway.com/President-Obama-Gives-Queen-of-England-Gift-of-Broadway/broadway_news/5024600
At Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St., NYC - Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 pm. Sherry Eaker always does an incredible job with this event. And speaking of Sherry Eaker, we are in negotiations to appear together on a panel for TRU (THEATRE RESOURCES UNLIMITED) Keep checking the schedule page on my website for details: http://www.richardskipper.com/schedule.html
A little over a month ago, I heard about a benefit in Mesa, Arizona. The ONEHEART UMBRELLA CAMPAIGN, a fundraising effort launched by the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to raise funds and awareness for Emma and Taylor Bailey and the Two Sisters - One Heart Foundation.
Emma and Taylor are two beautiful little girls who were born as conjoined twins. They share one heart and are in urgent need of medical attention. I called up and asked if there was anything I could do to help. They told me about a celebrity auction that they would be doing on e-bay and asked me to take part! I went on the site and my heart goes out to these poor children. How awful to be forced to live that way and if they try to separate them, with only one heart, you can guess what might happen.
The Broadway Palm dedicated their current production of Singin' in the Rain to raising awareness of this effort and asked celebrities from film, television, sports, music and theatre to donate autographed umbrellas to be auctioned on eBay. CHECK THIS OUT: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320355024337
The auction ends on the 8th. PLEASE PLACE YOUR BIDS! IT'S FOR A VERY GOOD CAUSE!God Bless you, Gary Kimble!
Spoke with Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian on Friday. They both are great. Look for some exciting developments over the next few months.
Below is the link to the article Carol did for Reminisce Magazine (1.2 million subscribership and owned by Readers Digest) -http://images.reimanpub.com/newsletters/REM/2009/03/newsletter.html
Aprl 6 at 6:30pm
THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park South at 20th St., NYC
ERVIN DRAKE, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY
A tribute to Ervin Drake who will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award. Performances by John Gabriel, Christine Lavin, Valerie Lemon, KT Sullivan, Leslie Uggams, and yours truly as Carol Channing.. The guest Speakers Tovah Feldshuh, Charles Grodin. Musical Director John Weber. 6:30 pm cocktails, dinner at 7:30. $85 per person, including tax and service charge. RSVP a MUST and should be made by April 2nd. Members of the club may charge to member accounts, non-members may pay at the door by cash or check. Please call (212) 475-3424 for reservations and information.
The Iguana is located at 240 W 54th Street right off of Broadway. You will see the sign there at the bottom of the stairs around the bar. Just come up to the 2nd floor. There is a WAY CHEAP cover of just $10 and NO MINIMUM!!! However, I have heard that the food there is fantastic and moderately priced and the Margaritas are out of this world! I've just heard!
Things kick off at 8:00 pm and go until 11:00. Bring a joke for the "joke off" part of the evening and win a FREE CD! Please come join us and turn a Wednesday from a "hump night" to a really fun night. OK - sing with me now (to the theme of "Show Time at the Apollo") - SHOW TIME OF THE IGUANA!
AXA ADVISORS, 1633 Broadway, between 50th and 51st St., 3rd Floor
MARKETING AND PROMOTING YOURSELF: GETTING THE VISIBILITY YOU DESERVE!
Get more than your 15 minutes of fame. In this workshop, Richard Skipper and Glen Charlow will hone in on the areas specific to YOUR needs. They will tailor make the workshop and create a game plan that will create the highest visibility for you! What are you waiting for? GET TRAFFIC to your site and get your name out there! SPECIAL RECESSION OFFER: ONLY $100.00. YOU CAN'T BEAT THIS PRICE! RESERVE TODAY! Or call 845-365-0720 for info on setting up additional classes or private coaching.
On board with Richard is graphic designer, GLEN CHARLOW, who brings over 15 years in the business to the participants of this class and who will discuss the concept of image; how to use the internet effectively and how your website "sells" you even before you pick up the phone. To read more on Glen Charlow please visit: http://www.gcdtp.com/.
Reservations are a MUST. Limited to 15 people. PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP!