Russ Woolley proudly presents...
Richard Skipper Celebrates
returns September 10th
Booked monthly at The Laurie Beechman Theater through February 11th, 2018
You asked, and Richard said yes! Richard Skipper has booked six shows of this series that has been packing them in, Richard Skipper Celebrates... the talk/variety show that encourages all of us to celebrate each and every day and each other. His wildly popular show format in which he builds the show around the date booked. In addition to the this pastseason, the celebration continues monthly from September 10 (1PM Brunch show) through February 11th (Celebrating Richard's 57th Birthday!)
This format ensures that every show is different – featuring The Richard Skipper Celebrates trio (also new every month!). September's show features Rich Siegel on piano; bassist Jeff Carney and percussionist Rex Benincasa.
"Richard Skipper is the consummate host. I always enjoy the shows and all the performers--and even the little film intros by Michael Masci! The theme song Michael picked for the Father's Day opening montage is one of my favorite TV themes--how did you know? Keep up the good work Richard--looking forward to your next season of shows!"
~Glenn Hochberg, Easton, PA .
Warren Schein, Sarah Rice, David Sabella, Richard Skipper, Sharon McNight, Producer Russ Woolley. (Photo by Maryann Lopinto RSC June 18th, 2017)
Multi-award winner and critically acclaimed Richard Skipper has an almost 40 year career which has taken him from South Carolina to New York to Hollywood and all points in between. He is an entertainer, raconteur, arts advocate and theater historian. Under the guise of Richard Skipper Celebrates! he has conducted over 700 interviews celebrating people in the arts. Recent interviews have included Lesley Ann Warren, Loretta Swit, Alison Arngrim, Rich Little, and David France, author of "How To Survive A Plague".
"What a wonderful afternoon at Richard Skipper Celebrates on June 18th! I'd had a very trying morning on Sunday, and I wasn't in the best of moods when I arrived, but within seconds of the show starting, all tension slipped away and I could feel the smile creeping across my face, a smile I kept for days after." ~Playwright Doug Devita
"I was most impressed with the balance and variety of Richard Skipper Celebrates... on June 18th. I love hearing SarahRice, 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. I don't think a smile left my face for the entire show. Good for Richard"!!!! ~Jacqueline Parker, NYC
"What a wonderful afternoon at "Richard Skipper Celebrates" at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on June 18th. Do you remember Johnny Carson and the Tonight Show or WNEW AM from years ago.This show brought me back to those days. Besides being a wonderful entertainer, Richard is an fascinating interviewer. His guests in this show included Sarah Rice and Mark Watson, David Sabella, Warren Schein and special guest Sharon McNight. It's been such a long time since I have seen such a wonderful show. Richard has this event as a Sunday Brunch once a month. He is taking the summer off but will return with a blockbuster show on Sunday September 10th. If you are in the New York area please join me to witness talent that is rare seen any more. (September 10th, brunch at the Laurie Beechman Theater on West 42nd Street)" ~Elaine Marlowe Mitchell, NYC
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 $15 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