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Date Of Birth:
August 16, 1936 (85)
Birth Place:
Baltimore, MD, USA
 
Date of Birth: August 16, 1936 (85)

Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
Betty Buckley & More to be Featured on IRVING BERLIN: LOVE SONGS AND SUCH Photo Betty Buckley & More to be Featured on IRVING BERLIN: LOVE SONGS AND SUCH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2021

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Irving Berlin: Love Songs and Such'--being released December 13th--features such  Broadway and cabaret  notables as  Betty Buckley, Anita Gillette, Karen Mason, Stephen Bogardus, Steve Ross, Jon Peterson.

Photos: Billy Stritch, Marilyn Maye, Klea Blackhurst & More Come Out to Celebrate Tin Photo Photos: Billy Stritch, Marilyn Maye, Klea Blackhurst & More Come Out to Celebrate Tin Pan Alley Day
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 25, 2021

On Saturday, the Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project in collaboration with the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership presented a free, outdoor public concert at the Flatiron North Plaza featuring more than two dozen leading performers of Tin Pan Alley music and the Great American Songbook. 

BWW Special Event: TIN PAN ALLEY DAY Fills The Air With Music and The Streets With Da Photo BWW Special Event: TIN PAN ALLEY DAY Fills The Air With Music and The Streets With Dancing
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 25, 2021

In honor of Tin Pan Alley being named a designated New York City landmark, the cabaret community threw a lengthy four-hour free concert right under the Flatiron Building.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of BLUE ROSES at The York Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of BLUE ROSES at The York Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 19, 2021

Directed by Austin Pendleton (Fiddler on the Roof) and with music direction by Nancy Ford (I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road), the cast of four will feature Anita Gillette (Moonstruck) as Amanda Wingfield, Piper Goodeve (Anne of Green Gables) as Laura Wingfield, Jeff Kready (Tootsie) as Jim O'Connor, and Howard McGillin (The Phantom of the Opera) as Tom Wingfield.

BWW Interview: Robert Lamont Talks About TIN PAN ALLEY DAY and The Birth of America's Photo BWW Interview: Robert Lamont Talks About TIN PAN ALLEY DAY and The Birth of America's Music Industry
by Ricky Pope - Oct 19, 2021

This coming Saturday, October 23 is officially Tin Pan Alley Day in NYC. As a physical destination, Tin Pan Alley is five buildings at 47-55 W.¬†28th St. near the Flatiron building in the neighborhood called ‚ÄúNoMad,‚ÄĚ north of Madison Square Park. But Tin Pan Alley is much more than a physical destination. It is a state of mind. It is the spot where the American music industry was born. From the 1890s to around 1910, this block of publishing houses and agent‚Äôs offices was where you went if you had written a song that you wanted the world to hear it.¬†Many of our most illustrious Broadway composers got their start plugging songs in the offices of Tin Pan Alley including Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Jerome Kern.

Teresa Fischer & Mary Sheridan Will Return to 53 Above Broadway with WE'RE BACK! Photo Teresa Fischer & Mary Sheridan Will Return to 53 Above Broadway with WE'RE BACK!
by Gigi Gervais - Oct 16, 2021

Two of NYC’s award-winning singers join forces to interpret songs of love and belonging that reach into the rich history of Broadway and pop gems from yesterday and today.  2019 MAC Hanson Award recipient Teresa Fischer and recent NY Independent Theater Award winner Mary Sheridan come back to the cabaret stage with an evening of musical delights.  

Blackhurst, Douglas, Gillette, Maye, and Ross Among Starry Lineup for TIN PAN ALLEY D Photo Blackhurst, Douglas, Gillette, Maye, and Ross Among Starry Lineup for TIN PAN ALLEY DAY Celebration October 23rd
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 13, 2021

The Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project in collaboration with the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership will present a free, outdoor public concert at the Flatiron North Plaza on 23rd Street/Broadway on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM.

Tin Pan Alley Day Concert In Flatiron District Celebrates Birthplace Of American Popu Photo Tin Pan Alley Day Concert In Flatiron District Celebrates Birthplace Of American Popular Music
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2021

The Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project in collaboration with the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership will present a free, outdoor public concert at the Flatiron North Plaza on 23rd Street/Broadway on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM. The event will feature more than two dozen leading performers of Tin Pan Alley music and the Great American Songbook. The rain date is Sunday, October 24.

World Premiere of CHEEK TO CHEEK: IRVING BERLIN IN HOLLYWOOD to be Presented by The Y Photo World Premiere of CHEEK TO CHEEK: IRVING BERLIN IN HOLLYWOOD to be Presented by The York Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021

The York Theatre Company in association with Riki Kane Larimer, will present the world premiere of Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, with book by Barry Kleinbort, music direction by David Hancock Turner, and directed by Randy Skinner.

New York Premiere Benefit Concert of BLUE ROSES to be Presented by York Theatre Compa Photo New York Premiere Benefit Concert of BLUE ROSES to be Presented by York Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2021

The York Theatre Company will present a benefit New York premiere concert performance of the new musical Blue Roses, with book and lyrics by Mimi Turque and music by Nancy Ford, based on The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. 

BWW Review: ANITA GILLETTE & PENNY FULLER Are A Wonder in SIN TWISTERS at 54 Below Photo BWW Review: ANITA GILLETTE & PENNY FULLER Are A Wonder in SIN TWISTERS at 54 Below
by Ricky Pope - Aug 17, 2021

Penny Fuller may have had the quote of the evening when she and Anita Gillette unveiled the new version of their show SIN TWISTERS. She was quoting the great Barbara Cook, who said 'I wish someone had told me I was working in The Golden Age. I would have paid attention.' That is a mouthful. Anita Gillette (Carnival, All-American, Mr. President, They're Playing Our Song, Chapter Two) and Penny Fuller (Applause, Rex, A New Brain, The Dinner Party, Anastasia) brought a bit of The Golden Age to the stage of Feinstein's 54 Below. And the audience paid attention. In fact, the audience was spellbound.

Derek Klena, Christy Altomare, Bonnie Milligan and More to Perform at Feinstein's/54  Photo Derek Klena, Christy Altomare, Bonnie Milligan and More to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 13, 2021

Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.

BWW Interview: Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller of SIN TWISTERS at 54 Below Talk About T Photo BWW Interview: Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller of SIN TWISTERS at 54 Below Talk About Their Long Careers and Their Amazing Friendship
by Ricky Pope - Aug 11, 2021

Although Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller have been in show business for a very long time, their close friendship is not even a decade old yet. Fans frequently mistake them for each other. This is the premise of their show SIN TWISTERS which will open at 54 Below Monday, August 16. The title, of course, is a Spoonerism.  Fuller and Gillette explain that, and the mystery of their mistaken identities in the show. They also sing lots of fantastic numbers from the many stages of their careers. I recently caught up with Anita and Penny on Zoom. It was a chatty, delightful afternoon. 

Photos: THE TRAIL ON THE POTOMAC Opens at Theatre At St Clements Photo Photos: THE TRAIL ON THE POTOMAC Opens at Theatre At St Clements
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2021

Like the book that inspired it, the play brings to light real-life findings and evidence revealing a conspiracy to destroy the Nixon presidency. Bugatti's play, starring the legendary Rich Little in the dramatic role of Nixon, takes these revelations and puts them on trial...again. Letting the audience decide the fate of the former President.

New Orleans' Archbishop Rummel High School Names Brandt Blocker, '90, Director Of The Photo New Orleans' Archbishop Rummel High School Names Brandt Blocker, '90, Director Of Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2021

Archbishop Rummel High School, a Catholic, Lasallian school for boys in metro-New Orleans, has announced that Rummel Alumnus Brandt Blocker '90 has been named the Director of the Archbishop Rummel Theatre Program, the Genesian Players.

Lawrence Leritz Joins Broadway Pride Month Celebration June 20 and 21st Photo Lawrence Leritz Joins Broadway Pride Month Celebration June 20 and 21st
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2021

In celebration of Pride month, Backstage Babble is releasing a series of episodes with LGBT artists that fulfill it's mission-painting a picture of what it has been like to be gay in the theater world from the 1950s up until the present day. It is hosted by 13-year old Charles Kirsch.

York Theatre Company Announces Fall 2021 Season Featuring  BLUE ROSES and CHEEK TO CH Photo York Theatre Company Announces Fall 2021 Season Featuring BLUE ROSES and CHEEK TO CHEEK Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021

The York Theatre Company has announced the continuation of its 50th Anniversary Season at its new temporary home at The Theatre at St. Jean’s. Following a devastating flood due to a water main break in January 2021 at its home at Saint Peter’s Church, the company will temporarily relocate to The Theatre at St. Jean’s.

DORIS DEAR'S GURL TALK Wins Prestigious 2021 Telly Award Photo DORIS DEAR'S GURL TALK Wins Prestigious 2021 Telly Award
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2021

DeForest Theatricals, executive producer of the ‚ÄúDoris Dear's Gurl Talk‚ÄĚ series on Broadway on Demand, has been awarded the prestigious 2021 Silver Telly Award for ‚ÄúOnline Scripted Web Series‚ÄĚ! Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world.

New Episode DORIS DEAR'S GURL TALK Streams Today Photo New Episode DORIS DEAR'S GURL TALK Streams Today
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2021

DeForest Theatricals announces Doris Dear, ‚ÄúAmerica's Perfect Housewife‚ÄĚ streaming season 2, episode 3, of her hit show, ‚ÄúDoris Dear's Gurl Talk‚ÄĚ, on Broadway On Demand Friday May 14th starting at 3pm ET.¬†

DORIS DEAR'S GURL TALK Season Two Begins Streaming Today Photo DORIS DEAR'S GURL TALK Season Two Begins Streaming Today
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2021

Stop by and spend an entertaining, informative half hour in the Rumpus Room with ‚ÄúDoris Dear's Gurl Talk‚ÄĚ ‚Ķ you never know who might knock on her door!

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