Upcoming Events. . . 2018

May 20
1pm


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THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE
407 W. 42nd Street, NYC 10036
Russ Woolley Proudly Presents Richard Skipper Celebrates...The Art of Cabaret!
1 PM Brunch Show Laurie Beechman Theater

As we Celebrate (Russ' Birthday!), we celebrate Leanne Borghesi, David Sabella, Jim Speake*, Quinn Lemley (as Rita Hayworth), AND Those Girls* (Karen Mack, Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Wendy Anne Russell) Tickets are now on sale! Reserve TODAY and Let's Celebrate!

So — Order your tickets now online… RESERVATIONS A MUST! https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10248067

Musical Direction Joe Goodrich with Don Kelly on Percussion, Matt Scharfglass on bass, and Erik Lawrence on Sax. *Steven Ray Watkins will accompany Jim Speake and Those Girls With music, reminisces and an afternoon of fun and show business! 90 minutes of merriment and excitement …Right on the heels of the 4/8 Richard Skipper Celebrates Life in the Theatre

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.

May 26
8pm


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DON'T TELL MAMA
343 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
Richard Skipper Celebrates Richard Barclay at Don't Tell Mama
A Benefit for Career Bridges. Scheduled to appear: Frank Basile, Julie Budd, Eileen Fulton, Richard Holbrook, Ilene Kristen. Musical Director Rolf Barnes.
$25.00 Cover (Proceeds go to Career Bridges)

Phone: (212) 757-0788 after 4 PM or on line: http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/

If any questions/comments/suggestions, please call Richard Skipper at 845-365-0720 $25.00 cover minimum/2 drink minimum CASH ONLY.

Dick was not only a very fine director, but he was also a kind, compassionate, and generous mentor.

In the 1950s, Dick started out as a dancer performing with Mitzi Gaynor and Lisa Kirk in their club acts. He also took over at the last minute for an ailing Darryl Hickman (who had replaced Robert Morse) as J. Pierpont Finch in the Broadway production of How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. After that, Dick played Albert Peterson opposite Chita Rivera and Brenda Lee in a touring production of Bye Bye Birdie and also appeared with Nanette Fabray in No, No Nanette, and Carole Cook in Kismet. In the late 1960s, he co-starred with Eileen Fulton in a regional theater production of the Bob Merrill-Michael Stewart musical Carnival“ in which Ms. Fulton played Lili and Dick portrayed Paul Berthalet, a lonely and bitter puppeteer who has become crippled because of a war injury and who falls in love with Lili. That was the beginning of a very long friendship with Eileen Fulton. In the early 1970s, Dick teamed up with Bob Deubel in forming a company called Concepts Unlimited in which they produced several documentaries for film and television. In 1972, he produced the documentary film Norman Rockwell’s World which won an Academy Award for the Best Documentary Short Subject. He and Bob also produced the TV documentary The American Woman which featured Patricia Neal as the narrator and also included Celeste Holm, Helen Gallagher, Frank Langella, Claudia McNeil, Joanna Miles, Melba Moore, Kate Mulgrew, Lois Nettleton, George Rose, and Jamie Ross. In 1983, Dick produced Verse Person Singular starring Richard Kiley. It was shown on the PBS series American Playhouse.

Career Bridges: Many extraordinarily gifted young operatic singers complete their formal training but are not yet fully prepared for a career. Lack of good training in many areas, lack of funds for further study, limited performance opportunities, and lack of guidance have stymied many of these extremely qualified singers in the pursuit of their careers, thus depriving us all of their potential greatness. http://careerbridges.org

June 9
2pm

AMERICAN POPULAR SONG SOCIETY
Local 802 - Musicians' Hall, 322 West 48th Street, NYC
Richard Skipper Celebrates Cabaret and Cole
Richard Skipper returns to the American Popular Song Society for the final show of the 2017-2018 season with an afternoon devoted to the influence that Cole Porter has had on the cabaret community.  Richard will be joined by Sally Darling, Jeff Harnar, Todd Murray, Karen Oberlin, Leslie Orofino, AND Steve Ross. All under the musical direction of Daryl Kojak. This falls on the 127th anniversary of Cole Porter's birth! Opening the show is newcomer Hannah Jane Peterson.

DOORS OPEN AT 1:00 PM. At 1:30 the Meeting is called to order by our President. Then at 1:45- the Pre-Show (NEW) and at 2:00 pm the program begins. Single Membership only $55 per year (9 great Programs and a monthly Newsletter). Become a member Or, you may come to any of the programs as a guest for $15. ea. p/p.

Please visit http://apssinc.org for more info.

June 19 & 20
7pm


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FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW
254 W 54th St. Cellar, NYC 10019
CAROLE COOK
Legendary Broadway and screen actress Carole Cook makes her New York cabaret debut at the age of 94. After receiving rave reviews in Los Angeles and San Francisco, this fabulous evening of memories and song comes to Feinstein’s/54 Below. Carole sings numbers from Sondheim to Coleman – from Billy Barnes to Jerry Herman. She recalls a scrapbook of memories, from being Lucille Ball’s protege to working with Ethel Merman.

Carole’s stage and screen career anecdotes are hysterical and historical. She was the second Dolly Levi ever in Hello, Dolly! (leading the Australian company), after Carol Channing. As one critic rhapsodized, “Exciting! A glowing star! The biggest and best excuse for unrestrained delight since you dreamed you won the million dollar lottery.” She is the only actress to have played both Auntie Mame and Mame. She was in the original casts of Threepenny Opera, 42nd Street (originating the role of Maggie Jones), A Romantic Comedy, and Radio Gals. Her movies include The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Sixteen Candles, and more. So much more.

Join us for a cabaret you will not forget! Richard Skipper and Russ Woolley proudly present Carole Cook, directed by David Galligan, with musical Direction by Chris Marlowe. Photo by Chris Kane.

June 24
1pm

THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE
407 W. 42nd Street, NYC 10036
Russ Woolley Proudly Presents Richard Skipper Celebrates...Ron Abel and Friends!
This is the final show of the 2017-2018 Season. The band is in place. Ron Abel, musical director with Tom Hubbard on bass, Rex Benincasa on percussion, and Erik Lawrence on sax. Cast to be announced. Stay tuned!
July 22
3pm


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MADISON THEATRE AT MOLLOY COLLEGE
1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
SHOWTUNE
A Celebration of the Words & Music of Jerry Herman. Richard co-stars in this musical revue, produced by South Shore Theatricals, Inc., along with Kathryn Crosby, Anita Gillette, Frank Basile, Stephen Cole and Judi Mark.

Tickets - priced at $35, $30 and $25 - will go on sale in June and may be obtained by visiting the website above, or by calling the Madison box office at (516) 323-4445.

 
 

 
 
 

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