David Green

David Green is the Executive Director of The American Foundation For Arts Education, founded by Carol Channing and her late husband, Harry Kullijian -- working to restore the Arts to our nation’s public schools and provide an arts education to every child in America. He is the founder and President of the nationally acclaimed "Musical Theatre University", a training ground for talented young people with aspirations for careers in theatre, most specifically musical theatre. Mr. Green's Broadway alumni include Tony -nominees Matthew Morrison and Stephanie Block, Drama Desk nominee Lindsay Mendez, Krysta Rodriguez, Scott Barnhardt and Anneliese VanDerPol to name a few. As a producer and director, he has staged over 150 theatrical productions for both educational and professional theatre and with such stars as Carol Channing, Cathy Rigby, JoAnne Worley, Rex Smith, Jonelle Allen, Eric Kunze, Davis Gaines, Stephanie Zimbalist, John Raitt, Betty Garrett and more. Mr. Green is the Regional Editor and Reviewer for the Inland Empire of Southern California.
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Jack Jones to Celebrate His 50th Anniversary in Show Business at The McCallum Theatre TonightJack Jones to Celebrate His 50th Anniversary in Show Business at The McCallum Theatre Tonight
Posted: Nov. 23, 2013


BWW Reviews: FRIDA THE MUSICAL Is Experimental And Artistic At The McCallum Theatre -- But Is It Really A Musical?BWW Reviews: FRIDA THE MUSICAL Is Experimental And Artistic At The McCallum Theatre -- But Is It Really A Musical?
Posted: Oct. 28, 2013


Powers, Zuniga and Atkins Join Star-Studded THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER to Benefit Coyote Stageworks 1/19Powers, Zuniga and Atkins Join Star-Studded THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER to Benefit Coyote Stageworks 1/19
Posted: Jan. 16, 2014


Sarah Brightman Cancels 8/10 Appearance At The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort SpaSarah Brightman Cancels 8/10 Appearance At The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
Posted: Jun. 23, 2014


BWW Reviews: TOP ROCK Raises the 'Heat Quotient' at The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs thru September 20BWW Reviews: TOP ROCK Raises the 'Heat Quotient' at The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs thru September 20
Posted: Aug. 14, 2014


BWW Reviews: TOP ROCK Raises the 'Heat Quotient' at The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs thru September 20BWW Reviews: TOP ROCK Raises the 'Heat Quotient' at The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs thru September 20
August 14, 2014

It is always great when a theatrical event meets your expectations. It is even better when it exceeds them. TOP ROCK at The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs did just that. Live It Up Production's TOP ROCK rivals the best production show on the Las Vegas strip with a tremendously talented and charismatic cast of triple threats, expert staging, superb vocal arrangements and strong production values at every turn. TOP ROCK runs every Friday and Saturday through September at 8:00 pm and is a definitive 'must see' for your Palm Springs weekend.
Coachella Valley Rep Presents BUBBLEGUM and HE LOVES AND SHE LOVES to Round Out Summer Cabaret SeriesCoachella Valley Rep Presents BUBBLEGUM and HE LOVES AND SHE LOVES to Round Out Summer Cabaret Series
August 9, 2014

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CVRep) will follow up LOVE, LAUGHTER AND LUNACY with another exciting cabaret offering - HE LOVES AND SHE LOVES, starring Erica and Brent Schindele, this weekend, August 9 and 10.
BWW Interview: Chicago's Dynamic Duo AMY AND FREDDY Headline The Copa Palm Springs, Beginning TonightBWW Interview: Chicago's Dynamic Duo AMY AND FREDDY Headline The Copa Palm Springs, Beginning Tonight
July 18, 2014

The COPA PALM SPRINGS presents Chicago, music and comedy legends Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen for two performances, July 18 and 19 at 8:00 pm. Amy and Freddy have graced the stages coast-to-coast, both large and small, and in over 20 countries with their one-of-a-kind wit and musical prowess. They have had the pleasure of opening and sharing the spotlight with some familiar (and some not so familiar) names including Kathy Griffin, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, Phyllis Diller, Bea Arthur, Jennifer Holiday and Judy Gold to name a few. In 2009, Amy & Freddy were featured on national television on Entertainment Tonight as part of their work with the NBC reality show "America's Got Talent. They are also the proud multi-recipients of both the Gay Chicago Magazine "After Dark" and Chicago Free Press "Pressie" awards. I had the chance to chat with Amy and Freddy about their upcoming engagement at THE COPA and more - here are a few excerpts from that conversation:
Coachella Valley Rep Presents BUBBLEGUM This WeekendCoachella Valley Rep Presents BUBBLEGUM This Weekend
July 18, 2014

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CVRep) will follow up LOVE, LAUGHTER AND LUNACY with two more exciting cabaret offerings - BUBBLEGUM's ANONYMOUS - CHEW ON THIS!, a tribute to the music of the 50's, 60's and 70's starring Gilmore Rixxo, this weekend, July 18-20, and HE LOVES AND SHE LOVES, starring Erica and Brent Schindele, August 9 and 10.
Comedian-Author Jen Kirkman Headlines Copa Palm Springs On 6/28Comedian-Author Jen Kirkman Headlines Copa Palm Springs On 6/28
June 25, 2014

Stand-up comedian and best-selling author Jen Kirkman brings her irreverent wit to Copa Palm Springs for one very special performance on June 28 at 8 pm. Jen is currently a writer and regular round table guest on 'Chelsea Lately', one of the stars of the hit-spin-off 'mockumentary' show 'After Lately', .and the author of the book, 'I Can Barely Take Care of Myself,' which became an instant New York Times Bestseller when it was released in April 2013.
Coachella Valley Repertory Presents BUBBLEGUM and HE LOVES AND SHE LOVES To Round Out Summer Cabaret SeriesCoachella Valley Repertory Presents BUBBLEGUM and HE LOVES AND SHE LOVES To Round Out Summer Cabaret Series
June 23, 2014

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CVRep) will follow up LOVE, LAUGHTER AND LUNACY, which stars Broadway Veterans Alix Korey, Janene Lovullo and Sal Mistretta and runs June 27-29, with two more exciting cabaret offerings - BUBBLEGUM's ANONYMOUS - CHEW ON THIS!, a tribute to the music of the 50's, 60's and 70's starring Gilbert Rixxo, July 18-20, and HE LOVES AND SHE LOVES, starring Erica and Brent Schindele, August 9 and 10.
Sarah Brightman Cancels 8/10 Appearance At The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort SpaSarah Brightman Cancels 8/10 Appearance At The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
June 23, 2014

Internationally renowned recording artist, music icon, actress and humanitarian, Sarah Brightman, is forced to cancel her August 10 appearance at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage. Brightman is the world's biggest selling soprano, an international superstar as beloved for her staggering vocal range (over three full octaves) as for her impassioned film and stage performances. Over a three-decade career, she's sold over thirty million records worldwide, is the first artist to have been invited twice to perform the theme songs at the Olympic Games, and is frequently credited with pioneering the Classical Crossover genre, allowing music once reserved for conservatories and concert halls to seep onto the pop charts.
Palm Springs ShortFest Premieres Michael Childers' Documentary HOLLYWOOD IN THE DESERT SKY TodayPalm Springs ShortFest Premieres Michael Childers' Documentary HOLLYWOOD IN THE DESERT SKY Today
June 18, 2014

The Palm Springs International Film Society's Short Fest will debut a new documentary - 'Hollywood In The Desert Sky; A Conversation With Photographer Michael Childers' today, June 18 at 2:00 pm at The Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. 'All my life I've been photographing some of the great artists of my time,' says Childers. Internationally renowned for his portraits of pop culture icons, Childers spent a lifetime of collecting art with the late John Schlesinger, Oscar-winning director of 'Midnight Cowboy' and many other films of note including 'Marathon Man' and 'The Falcon and the Snowman.' They were partners for 37 years and that life culminated in an art collection that filled their Rancho Mirage home.
Korey, Luvullo And Mistretta Star in LAUGHTER, LOVE AND LUNACY At Coachella Valley Rep 6/27-29Korey, Luvullo And Mistretta Star in LAUGHTER, LOVE AND LUNACY At Coachella Valley Rep 6/27-29
June 14, 2014

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theater (CV Rep) will continue entertaining local desert audiences through the summer with three musical cabaret productions slated for June, July and August 2014. The first of the three-part CV Rep Cabaret Series is a "toe tapping, madcap musical revue" entitled LAUGHTER, LOVE AND LUNACY starring Broadway and cabaret favorites Alix Korey, Janene Lovullo and Sal Mistretta. will run at the CV Rep Theatre in Rancho Mirage on Friday, June 27 and Today, June 28 at 7 PM and Sunday, June 29th at 2 PM.
The Desert Rose Playhouse Pulls Out All THE STOPS With A Hilarious New Production Opening TomorrowThe Desert Rose Playhouse Pulls Out All THE STOPS With A Hilarious New Production Opening Tomorrow
June 12, 2014

The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley's live stage company serving the LGBT community, will present THE STOPS, a new musical by Eric Lane Barnes, opening Today, June 13, 2014 for a six-week run. Performances are Todays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. In this very unique, original, and funny show, three members of the North American Lady Organists Guild (NALOG) spread their Gospel as 'The Stops,' an Andrews Sisters-esque trio of different faiths united in their love of song. 'Ginny', 'Euglena', and 'Rose' perform a benefit concert for their mentor Dale Meadows, a church music director and songwriter recently ousted from his tabernacle because of his sexuality (he's gay!)
Camelot Theatre Invites You To DINNER AND A MOVIE All Summer Long, Beginning 6/28Camelot Theatre Invites You To DINNER AND A MOVIE All Summer Long, Beginning 6/28
June 12, 2014

Beginning Saturday, June 28th, Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs will begin a new Dinner and a Movie Film Series - bringing some of the biggest blockbuster movies ever to hit the Big Screen back to the BIG Screen! We plan to present a favorite blockbuster movie every Saturday night, said Camelot Theatres Manager Matt Christensen. Most of these films are available on DVD, but let's face it. These films were made to be seen on the big screen and there's just nothing quite like seeing them that way. Even better, they've all been digitally remastered, and feature full theatre quality sound, so the experience is going to be really magical.??
The Desert Rose Playhouse Pulls Out All THE STOPS With A Hilarious New Production Opening 6/13The Desert Rose Playhouse Pulls Out All THE STOPS With A Hilarious New Production Opening 6/13
June 11, 2014

The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley's live stage company serving the LGBT community, will present THE STOPS, a new musical by Eric Lane Barnes, opening Friday, June 13, 2014 for a six-week run. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. In this very unique, original, and funny show, three members of the North American Lady Organists Guild (NALOG) spread their Gospel as 'The Stops,' an Andrews Sisters-esque trio of different faiths united in their love of song. 'Ginny', 'Euglena', and 'Rose' perform a benefit concert for their mentor Dale Meadows, a church music director and songwriter recently ousted from his tabernacle because of his sexuality (he's gay!)
Korey, Lovullo And Mistretta Star in LAUGHTER, LOVE AND LUNACY At Coachella Valley Rep 6/27-29Korey, Lovullo And Mistretta Star in LAUGHTER, LOVE AND LUNACY At Coachella Valley Rep 6/27-29
June 11, 2014

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theater (CV Rep) will continue entertaining local desert audiences through the summer with three musical cabaret productions slated for June, July and August 2014. The first of the three-part CV Rep Cabaret Series is a 'toe tapping, madcap musical revue' entitled LAUGHTER, LOVE AND LUNACY starring Broadway and cabaret favorites Alix Korey, Janene Lovullo and Sal Mistretta. will run at the CV Rep Theatre in Rancho Mirage on Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 at 7 PM and Sunday, June 29th at 2 PM.
Palm Springs ShortFest to Premiere Michael Childers' Documentary HOLLYWOOD IN THE DESERT SKY, 6/18Palm Springs ShortFest to Premiere Michael Childers' Documentary HOLLYWOOD IN THE DESERT SKY, 6/18
June 10, 2014

The Palm Springs International Film Society's Short Fest will debut a new documentary - "Hollywood In The Desert Sky; A Conversation With Photographer Michael Childers" on June 18 at 2:00 pm at The Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. "All my life I've been photographing some of the great artists of my time," says Childers. Internationally renowned for his portraits of pop culture icons, Childers spent a lifetime of collecting art with the late John Schlesinger, Oscar-winning director of "Midnight Cowboy" and many other films of note including "Marathon Man" and "The Falcon and the Snowman." They were partners for 37 years and that life culminated in an art collection that filled their Rancho Mirage home.
BWW Interview: Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus Presents LESLIE JORDAN: SHOW PONY Tonight in Palm Springs PremiereBWW Interview: Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus Presents LESLIE JORDAN: SHOW PONY Tonight in Palm Springs Premiere
May 17, 2014

The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus (PSGMC) will present Gala 15 and the Palm Springs premiere of Emmy Award winning actor/comedian/stage performer Leslie Jordan's new show titled 'Show Pony' at The Hard Rock Hotel tonight, May 17 at 6:30p.m. I had the chance to sit chat with the hilarious and engaging Mr. Jordan as he prepares for his Palm Springs Premiere - here are a few excerpts from that interview...
BWW INTERVIEW: The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus Presents LESLIE JORDAN: SHOW PONY On 5/17 In Palm Springs PremiereBWW INTERVIEW: The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus Presents LESLIE JORDAN: SHOW PONY On 5/17 In Palm Springs Premiere
May 12, 2014

The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus (PSGMC) will present Gala 15 and the Palm Springs premiere of Emmy Award winning actor/comedian/stage performer Leslie Jordan's new show titled 'Show Pony' at The Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday, May 17 at 6:30p.m. ?Best known for his movie roles in 'Sordid Lives,' 'Southern Baptist Sissies' and 'The Help' as well as his sidesplitting TV role as Beverly Leslie on 'Will And Grace,' Mr. Jordan will tell the hilarious tale of how life was supposed to be after reaching one of the highlights in his career, winning the Emmy in 2006, in his new one-man smash hit 'Show Pony.'? I had the chance to sit chat with the hilarious and engaging Mr. Jordan as he prepares for his Palm Springs Premiere here are a few excerpts from that interview:
BWW Interview: Author Ridley Pearson Talks PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Coming to the McCallum TonightBWW Interview: Author Ridley Pearson Talks PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Coming to the McCallum Tonight
March 28, 2014

The McCallum Theatre presents the five-time Tony Award winning musical play Peter and the Starcatcher for a limited engagement of five performances with one performance tonight, March 28, at 8:00pm; two performances on Saturday, March 29, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and two performances on Sunday, March 30, at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Peter and the Starcatcher, a grown up's prequel to Peter Pan, is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best?selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century?old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? I had the chance to chat briefly with author Ridley Pearson about Peter And The Starcatcher's incredible journey from page to stage. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation:
BWW Interview: Author Ridley Pearson Talks PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, At The McCallum Theatre 3/28BWW Interview: Author Ridley Pearson Talks PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, At The McCallum Theatre 3/28
March 26, 2014

The McCallum Theatre presents the five-time Tony Award winning musical play Peter and the Starcatcher for a limited engagement of five performances with one performance on Friday, March 28, at 8:00pm; two performances on Saturday, March 29, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and two performances on Sunday, March 30, at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Peter and the Starcatcher, a grown up's prequel to Peter Pan, is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best?selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century?old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? I had the chance to chat briefly with author Ridley Pearson about Peter And The Starcatcher's incredible journey from page to stage. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation:
A Spook-tacular Spring Offering! THE ADDAMS FAMILY Will Haunt The McCallum Theatre Now thru 3/16A Spook-tacular Spring Offering! THE ADDAMS FAMILY Will Haunt The McCallum Theatre Now thru 3/16
March 14, 2014

The 2013/2014 National Tour of the musical The Addams Family, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its McCallum Theatre premiere, as part of the Rabobank Broadway Blockbuster Series, for five performances, tonight, March 14, through Sunday, March 16. The Addams Family, which began performances on Broadway in March 2010 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran through December 2011, immediately became one of Broadway's biggest hits. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the production as 'classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!' and John Simon of Bloomberg News called it 'Uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams.'
MacLeod, Bulifant, Bailey and More Star in Dezart Performs' ON THE AIR TonightMacLeod, Bulifant, Bailey and More Star in Dezart Performs' ON THE AIR Tonight
March 13, 2014

Stage and Television stars Gavin MacLeod, Joyce Bulifant and G.W. Bailey lead a cast of twenty professional actors and singers in Dezart Performs fundraising gala, 'ON THE AIR! An Evening of Live Radio Show Classics,' tonight, March 13, 2014 at The Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.


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