March 18th, 2018
Russ Woolley Proudly Presents
Richard Skipper Celebrates
John Kander... On His 91st Birthday!
1 PM Brunch Show Laurie Beechman Theater
Confirmed to perform are Tony Award winner Lilias White, Donna Marie Asbury currently in Chicago on Broadway, Jana Robbins (Zorba with two separate tours with Georgio Tozzi and Theodore Bikel), Lucia Spina (Kinky Boots), David Sabella (originated Mary Sunshine in the current revival of Chicago on Broadway), and Sandy Stewart (My Coloring Book) and two-time Grammy nominee Bill Charlap.
With music, reminisces and an afternoon of fun and show business! 90 minutes of merriment and excitement …Right on the heels of the 2/11 Russ Woolley's CELEBRATES Richard Skipper's’ BIRTHDAY…SELL-OUT Extravaganza…
When and Where:
Sunday, March 18th - 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
To celebrate and honor the birthday of NY entertainment great John Kander, Richard Skipper has assembled a great cast to entertain and honor a legend of Broadway… 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… It is now our turn to honor John Kander on his actual birthday… 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.
Our usual RICHARD SKIPPER Four Piece Band, under the Musical Direction of Fred Barton, will provide the ultimate in musical talent available in the industry. Rex Benincasa on Percussion, Steve Doyle on Bass, Erik Lawrence on Sax.
So — — Order your tickets now online…
RESERVATIONS A MUST!
A Few Audience Testimonials
Richard's knowledge of show business and his infectious good humor were ideal to bring out the best stories... Richard has the ability to make every event a very special occasion. I look forward to attending the next special night when Richard Skipper celebrates another remarkable person.
My daughter and I had the pleasure of going for the first time to an evening of entertainment with Richard Skipper. We loved every minute of the show. It was entertaining and funny. Richard Skipper was the perfect host.
~~PAULINE DELAPENHA, Flushing, New York
Congratulations Richard Skipper and Russ Woolley on another wonderful "Richard Skipper Celebrates" production at the Laurie Beechman Theater. Wonderful production, wonderful host, and wonderful guests. How can it get better than that? It can't!
~~CRAIG WITHAM, Philadelphia, Pa
The show is also made possible by Wright Bros. Real Estate.
In April of 2017, Richard was chosen to introduce 1938's Jezebel starring Bette Davis on stage at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood as part of the Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival with Tiffany Vazquez after sending in a screen test. (available for viewing on YouTube)
Richard was the associate producer of the 2010, 2012, and 2013 Bistro Awards. He produced the late Peggy Herman's CD Release Party at Feinstein's, directed by Peter Glebo and Tommy Tune, and it was an SRO success. He writes under Richard Skipper Celebrates celebrating artists and their body of "worth" with a huge readership, also a monthly Facebook LIVE Roundtable celebrating the best that cabaret and the theater has to offer.
The music charge is $30, plus a $20 food/drink menu minimum. For information, or to order online, visit http://www.westbankcafe.com/laurie-beechman-theatre or call 845-365-0720. The Laurie Beechman Theater is at 407 W. 42nd Street, NYC 10036 | 212.695.6909
This series is Partially sponsored by Wright Bros. Real Estate - Nyack, NY