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Theater For The New City Presents WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BEVERLY DANIELS?

Theater For The New City is pleased to present Whatever Happened To Bevery Daniels, directed and Music Composed by Frank Dunham Jr (aka franco)
Producer : MKii Production

Follow the colorful life of Beverly Daniels as she recalls some of her most memorable moments as a trailer trash pageant queen, a Las Vegas showgirl and a Hollywood starlet to a rising comeback when she realizes the drag queen scene is "PORTRAYING" her at their shows.

60 minutes

Showtimes:

The Johnson
Saturday- August 28 - 2pm
Sunday- August 29 - 5pm
Saturday- Sept 4 - 2pm
Sunday- Sept 5 - 5pm

The Cino
Tuesday- August 31 - 7pm

Running time: 60 minutes $15..

Cast

Briana Packen - Kitty Campbell
Eva Kata - Young Beverly
Judy Bruno-Bennett - Beverly Daniels
Patrick Duggan - Filmore Campbell
Paula Schoppe - Moma
Ralph Coppola - Gary Gosset
Toni L. Stanton - Reporter
History Of Frank Dunham Jr. (aka franco)

Born and raised in New York, Frank is the son of proud southern parents both musically inclined, Dad had a band and Mom was a singer. While working corporate companies he had desires to pursue his creative roots. Stepping onto the Poetry Slam Scene he read at various venues such as The Nuyorican Poet's Café, Brooklyn Moon Café and The Harlem Theater but still he wanted to express more. While working for night clubs, he was exposed to dj's and producers of all types of music. He was a writer and vocalist for a few Underground House Labels which led him to performing in Belgium, France and Holland. He returned to the states with an idea to write a play. "Miss Teeky's Cocktail Party" was his first play produced by the Absolute Theatre Company's URBAN FAIRYTALES Festival at the Chelsea Playhouse. Absolute Theatre requested Frank join them for their west coast festival at the Elephant Theatre in West Hollywood that same season. When he returned to New York, with the help and support of Freedom Bradley, Jason Trevits and musician Darrell Nickens, their combined efforts turned out four successful festivals and string of single productions at The Common Basis Theatre, The LindhArt Theatre, The Nuyorican Poet's Café and The Abingdon Theatre. Frank has written, directed and composed over 12 productions and is the Founder & Creative Director of Creative Stages Entertainment.

Cast History

Briana Packen - Kitty Campbell

Briana Packen graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism (2005). She went on to study acting at the Maggie Flanigan Studio where she completed the two-year conservatory (2007). Since then, shes kept busy with film, TV, commercial, stage, and voice-over. She was most recently seen as Ruth in a stage adaptation of John Dos Passos Manhattan Transfer with Turtle Shell Productions earlier this summer. She also just completed the radio drama Welcome to My Nightmare for R.L. Stine. Also releasing this year is the short film, Found Art, in which Briana stars as Christy. Havent got enough of her yet? Check out her website at www.brianapacken.com!


Eva Kata - Young Beverly

Eva Kata was born in Istanbul. She graduated from MSU Istanbul State Conservatory of Performing Arts in 2001, since then she has been creating performances and short films for stage and screen. She was a scholarship student at the American Dance Festival in 2000 and has participated many festivals, worked with well-known choreographers/directors from Europe to across the ocean. After receiving two awards and 2009 Cannes Short Film Festival selection of her last film, Eva moved to New York City and working as an independent choreographer/dancer and producer as well as bringing her own multi -dimensional projects to the next level.


Judy Bruno-Bennett - Beverly Daniels

Judy Bruno Bennett has recently portrayed the supporting role of Nell/Sara in "That Color Blind Kind of Love" that was presented at the Midtown International Theater Festival in July 2010. She also portrayed Ivy Edwards in "When Joey Married Bobby". Judy has appeared in the following films: Hell Fire and Flick Chicks and Salt. She also worked in film shorts: See You Tomorrow, My Buddy, At Your Service, and Fiasco. TV appearances include Law and Order, Law and Order Criminal Intent, Gossip Girl, Cupid. TV pilots include Possible Side Effects and Empire State. Some of her work in industrials and infomercials include Fastrainer and Millionaire Memory. Judy has a background doing print work for Volkswagon, Recall Panty Hose, Pricilla of Boston, Holiday Inn, and Nioxin. She was a vocalist performing in night clubs in and around New York City. She is happy to be part of this wonderful production.

Patrick Duggan - Filmore Campbell

Patrick Duggan graduated from the University of Minnesota with degree in Philosophy. After moving to New York, he studied acting with Maggie Flannigan at William Esper Studios. Upon graduating, he began working with Frank Dunham's theater company and was involved in several productions. Patrick was most recently seen in White Collar which airs on the USA Network . He has shot numerous commercials and is currently represented by CESD Talent Agency. Patrick is pleased to be working, once again, for writer/director Frank Dunham.

Paula Schoppe - Moma

Paula Schoppe was raised in Houston, Texas. Her earliest influence and inspiration to the Arts is credited in loving memory to her mom, Cynthia Wood, a school teacher and local gospel singer. Encouraged by her mom, she competed for Miss Beverly Hills and was accepted to study dance at the Houston Ballet Academy. Paula advanced her career to New York and has attained professional membership to The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and Screen Actors Guild. Paula was invited to act as a promotional spokesperson and later On-Air correspondent for Jay Ko, designer De (square) fashion during the 2009 Magic Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Past roles have also included being a bride on NBC soap "Passions", TV situation-comedy shows, Seinfeld and Just Shoot Me and as an extra on Melrose Place, where she met her best friend and the love of her life Robert W. Chuchua.

Ralph Coppola - Gary Gosset

Ralph Coppola is a graduate from the University of the arts with a BFA in jazz dance performance. He is so excited to be apart of this fantastic show. Recent credits include Film" Step Up 3-D" as a featured dancer, National Tour of "Sprit of Christmas" and "Red Hot Broadway" with Dublin world wide Productions, and Off Broadway "Viva La Diva" with Dorothy Bishop.

Toni L. Stanton - Reporter

Toni L. Stanton is new to this side of the business, having spent years working for Broadway producers, agents, managers, and in casting. Some of her favorite NY credits include ANOTHER MAN'S POISON, CHRISTMAS RAPPINGS, the 75th anniversary production of FOUR SAINTS IN THREE ACTS, and SLEEPY HOLLOW. She recently shot a parody of "Intervention" for PMSports.com. She has sung on TV soundtracks, composer demos, in rock bands and classical chorales. She is the recipient of a West Side Dance Project musical theater performance scholarship, a member of F.A.C.T. Theater Company, and an audition/performance coach.

 



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