June 24th, 2018
Russ Woolley Proudly Presents
Richard Skipper Celebrates
Last Show of this Season
1 PM Brunch Show Laurie Beechman Theater
Tickets are now on sale! Reserve TODAY and Let's Celebrate!
Musical Direction Matthew Martin Ward with Rex Benincasa on Percussion, Steve Doyle on bass, and Erik Lawrenceon Sax.
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
Sunday, June 24th - 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.
RESERVATIONS A MUST!
A Few Audience Testimonials about Richard Skipper Celebrates
I was so happy that we attended Richard Skipper Celebrates , thanks to Arlene Jacks, who recommended it very highly. What a great experience - it was fun, heartwarming and sentimental. Great performers and great audience! What a treat to see Kathryn Crosby - that really took me back in time to all the Bing Crosby Christmas specials. Richard: you and your team are a class act!
~~Diane Merklinger, Briarwood, New York
Bravo and thank You for the spectacular, intimate conversation with Melissa Manchester. It was so warm, flowing easily with mutual respect and affection. The most real and down to earth interview I have seen ever, truly! We Fanchesters thank you sooo much for letting us get to know our so loved Melissa on such a personal level.
~~Cathy Baker, "Fanchesters Are Us" Fan and Photo page, Facebook
Big congrats to Richard Skipper and Russ Woolley on another terrific show! It seems impossible, but the shows just keep getting better and better! How to improve on perfection??! Such an amazing group of talented performers and an audience that is enthralled and exhilarated. And you, Richard Skipper, are the icing on the proverbial cake. You are not only talented, handsome and passionate, but you have an uncanny ability to bring people together and make us all want to be the best selves we can be. The love and respect in the room are palpable. It is a pleasure and honor to be part of your shows!
~~Pamela Singer, NYC
The show is also made possible by Wright Bros. Real Estate.
Season Three Begins September 9th!
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