Richard Skipper Celebrates and Commemorates The Life And Work Of Richard Barclay
Richard Skipper Celebrates Richard Barclay featuring Frank Basile, Julie Budd, Eileen Fulton, Richard Holbrook, Ilene Kristen, with Musical Director, Rolf Barnes. October of last year, the entertainment industry lost a powerful friend. Richard Barclay, a celebrated singer/actor and producer/director ended his eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Musician Frank Basile; singers, Julie Budd and Richard Holbrook; actress Ilene Kristen and Richard Barclay's dear friend, performer Eileen Fulton all join Richard Skipper to share memories and musical entertainment, Saturday, May 26 at 8 PM, at Don't Tell Mama Cabaret Theater Proceeds to go to Career Bridges. $25.00 Cover (Proceeds go to Career Bridges) Reservations a MUST: Address: 343 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036 Phone: (212) 757-0788 after 4 PM or online: http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/
Richard was more than a great artist ... he was a kind, compassionate, and generous mentor. Richard Barclay started his long career in the 1950s as a dancer performing with Mitzi Gaynor and Lisa Kirk in their club acts. He took over - at the last minute - for an ailing Darryl Hickman (who had replaced Robert Morse) as J. Pierpont Finch in the Broadway production of How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. After that, Barclay played Albert Peterson opposite Chita Rivera and Brenda Lee in Bye Bye Birdie; appeared with Nanette Fabray in No, No Nanette; Carole Cook in Kismet; and with Eileen Fulton in dark musical, Carnival. This was the beginning of a very long friendship with Ms. Fulton. By the early 1970s, Barclay teamed with Bob Deubel to form The Production Company, Concepts Unlimited, which produced several documentaries for film and television. He produced the documentary, Norman Rockwell's World, winning an Academy Award for the Best Documentary Short Subject. He and Bob also produced the TV documentary, The American Woman, narrated by Patricia Neal and featured Celeste Holm, Helen Gallagher, Frank Langella, Claudia McNeil, Joanna Miles, Melba Moore, Kate Mulgrew, Lois Nettleton, George Rose, and Jamie Ross.
They also produced, Verse Person Singular, starring Richard Kiley, shown on PBS' American Playhouse. Career Bridges: Many extraordinarily gifted young operatic singers complete their formal training but are not yet fully prepared for a career. Lack of good training in many areas, lack of funds for further study, limited performance opportunities, and lack of guidance have stymied many of these extremely qualified singers in the pursuit of their careers, thus depriving us all of their potential greatness.
http://careerbridges.org For further info: please call Richard Skipper at 845-365-0720. $25.00 cover minimum/2 drink minimum CASH ONLY.