Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More

In honor of WorkShop Theater Company's 15th Anniversary Season, Tony Award winner Bill Irwin,  members of both the Original and Broadway-Bound casts of HAIR - including two-time Tony Award nominee André de Shields and Heather MacRae, - along with New York's finest new vaudeville and burlesque acts and WorkShop Company artists, performed live to benefit WorkShop Theater on Monday, October 27, 7:00 PM at the Zipper Factory.

Stars of stage and screen participated in an evening of songs, scenes and vaudeville in a Very Special Edition of Vaudeville Nouveau, the WorkShop's successful late-night variety show, now it's its second year. In addition to the headliners, producer/creators Richard Kent Green and Nelson Lugo also hosted Vaudeville Nouveau's own stars, beautiful burlesquer Rubie Fizz, Ravi The Scorpion Mystic and master juggler Sean Blue, along with the singing talents of WorkShop Company Artists Annie Chadwick, Gerrianne Raphael and Joanie Schumacher. WorkShop Theater Company actors performed scenes from  new plays of the WorkShop's 2008/2009 15th Anniversary Main Stage Season/ Pre-Show entertainment was provided by the "Rare and Ridiculous" Annie Lebeaux.  Also from performing from HAIR were Debbie Andrews, Joe Butler, Robert Camuto, Zenobia Conkerite, Kathy Nixon, Bruce Eyster, JoAnn Harris, Ula Hedwig, Marjorie LiPari, Natalie Mosco, Robert I. Rubinsky, Mary Seymour Williams, Lady Helena Walquer.

 Founded in 1994 as The 42nd Street Workshop, the WorkShop Theater Company is home to 160 professional member playwrights, actors and directors. The WorkShop Theater Company's mission is to provide a creative home where playwrights, directors and actors can develop their projects with a supportive community of peers, from inspiration to finished production. WorkShop writer/actor Natalie Mosco (HAIR original cast) wrote and stars in A BRUSH WITH GEORGIA O'KEEFFE, which is currently playing off-Broadway; in the past 18 months, two other productions, originally developed at the WorkShop, went on to off-Broadway runs: THE JAZZ AGE, by Alan Knee and THE DEVIL & BILLY MARKHAM, by Shel Silverstein. The WorkShop also originally developed the play which became the film FINDING NEVERLAND.  For further information please log-on to www.workshoptheater.org.

Photos by Peter James Zielinski

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
HAIR cast members (including Original Broadway and Public Theater Central Park casts)

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
André de Shields

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
Heather MacRae

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
John Moauro, Heather MacRae; rear Bruce Eyster, Paris Remillard, and Andrew Kober

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
Heather MacRae, Natalie Mosco, Ula Hedwig

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
Debbie Andrews

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
Paris Remillard

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
André de Shields and Paris Remillard

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
André de Shields, Bruce Eyster, Paris Remillard, Andrew Kober, John Moauro, and Natalie Mosco

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
André de Shields

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
Theo Stockman, André de Shields, Paris Remillard, Andrew Kober, and John Moauro

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
André de Shields

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
Theo Stockman, Robert Camuto, André de Shields, Paris Remillard, Andrew Kober, and John Moauro

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
André de Shields

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
Bill Irwin

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
David Pincus, Managing Director WorkShop Theater Company; Rene Petrofes, Board Member; Bill Irwin; Mitchell Bernstein, Board member; Bruce Berkman, Board member; Front: Left “ Nelson Lugo (co-host) and Richard Kent Green, Producing Director

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
John Moauro, Kacie Sheik, and Andrew Kober

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
Richard Kent Green, Nelson Lugo, David Pincus and Bill Irwin

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
André de Shields

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
Michael Lavine (Musical Director for HAIR medley), Heather MacRae, and André de Shields

Photo Coverage: WorkShop Theater Benefit Featuring Irwin, HAIR, and More
Andrew Kober, Kacie Sheik, Theo Stockman, Paris Remillard, Michael Lavine, John Moauro, and Tommar Wilson

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com


 
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