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Chip Deffaa's THE IRVING BERLIN DUETS ALBUM Out Now! Photo Chip Deffaa's THE IRVING BERLIN DUETS ALBUM Out Now!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 30, 2019

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's latest CD, 'The Irving Berlin Duets Album'--featuring  such  Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), Seth Sikes ('The Band's Visit'), Giuseppe Bausilio  ('Hamilton'), and more--is out now. 

Chip Deffaa's THE IRVING BERLIN DUET ALBUM Out August 31 Photo Chip Deffaa's THE IRVING BERLIN DUET ALBUM Out August 31
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 20, 2019

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'The Irving Berlin Duets Album'--being released August 31st--will features such  Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), Seth Sikes ('The Band's Visit'), Giuseppe Bausilio  ('Hamilton'), and more.  The album, an outgrowth of shows  celebrating Berlin that Deffaa has been presenting  at the venerable 13th Street Theater, features 29  Irving Berlin duets--a mix of  famed numbers, rarities, and rediscoveries--including some never-before-recorded material.  The album--which will be available  from Amazon, CDBaby, ITunes, Footlight Records etc. on August 31st--may be pre-ordered, as either a physical CD or a digital download, here:  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/chipdeffaasirvingberlind.  

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Returns Photo Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Returns
by Julie Musbach - Mar 21, 2018

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns to the historic French Quarter for its 32nd annual celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater, and the works of Tennessee Williams. From March 21-25, 2018, attendees will enjoy celebrated award-winning speakers alongside fresh new voices on the literary scene.

New IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA Cast Album Out Now
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 20, 2016

A new cast album for ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa's musical play "Irving Berlin's America" (published and licensed by Steele Spring Stage Rights) is being released today.   Michael Townsend Wright and Matthew Nardozzi co-star on the new album.  An earlier cast album of the show, with Wright and Giuseppe Bausilio--co-stars of the first New York production at the 13th Street Theater--will continue to be available.  Both albums are being distributed in the US by CDBaby, and are available now  from Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Footlight Records, etc.  

Chip Deffaa Releases 'Irvlng Berlin Revisted' Featuring Jeremy Greenbaum, Charlie Franklin, Giuseppe Bausilio, & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Rare--and in many cases, never-before-recorded--Irving Berlin love songs are the focus of Chip Deffaa's latest album, 'Irving Berlin Revisited,' being released today. 

Chip Deffaa Releases THE CHIP DEFFAA SONGBOOK
by Ashlee Latimer - Nov 27, 2016

'The Chip Deffaa Songbook'‚ÄĒa double-album featuring nearly 40 theater songs by ASCAP Award-winning playwright/songwriter Chip Deffaa--is out now. ¬†The two-CD set gathers songs that Deffaa wrote or co-wrote for such shows of his as 'George M. Cohan¬†Tonight!,' 'The Seven Little Foys,' ¬†'Mad About the Boy,' 'Presenting Fanny Brice,' 'The Family that Sings Together,' 'Yankee Doodle Dandy,' 'Song-and-Dance Kids,' and 'Theater Boys.' The set, with a suggested ¬†list price of $17.00, is available from Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, Footlight Records, etc.¬†¬†¬†It may be ordered here:¬†http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thechipdeffaasongbook.

CHIP DEFFAA SONGBOOK Album to Be Released 11/30
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 15, 2016

'The Chip Deffaa Songbook'--a two-CD set, featuring nearly 40 theater-songs by ASCAP Award-winning playwright/songwriter  Chip Deffaa--will be released November 30th.  The album features songs that Deffaa wrote or co-wrote for such shows of his as 'Theater Boys,' 'The Seven Little Foys,' 'Mad About the Boy,' 'Yankee Doodle Dandy,' 'The Family That Sings Together,' 'The Fanny Brice Story,' 'Song-and-Dance Kids,' and 'George M. Cohan Tonight!'  

IRVING BERLIN SONGBOOK Album is Out Today
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 15, 2016

Lost, forgotten, and  unknown Irving Berlin songs are the focus of  Chip Deffaa's new album, 'The Irving Berlin Songbook,'  being released today.  

IRVING BERLIN SONGBOOK Album to be Released on August 16th
by Nora Dominick - Aug 2, 2016

Award-winning playwright/director Chip Deffaa's 'Irving Berlin Songbook' album--part of an ongoing 'Irving Berlin Project' which Deffaa has been developing at the 13th Street Theater in New York City--will be released August 16th.  The album--with two-dozen members of New York's theatrical community singing 29 rare Berlin songs--includes many songs that have never before  been recorded.  Deffaa--one of the world's foremost authorities on Berlin's music and the author of five different shows about him--went through every song in the Berlin archive, some 1500 in all, in preparation for the project.

Tennessee Williams Literary Festival to Kick Off 2016-17 with SUDDENLY THIS SUMMER Event
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Tennessee Williams Literary Festival is kicking off its 2016-17 season with an exciting evening of music, drama, culinary delights, and luscious libations. 'Suddenly THIS Summer' will be held Thursday, August 18, 2016, in the French Quarter.

Lineup Announced for 2016 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The 2016 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival is set to be held from Today, April 1st through Sunday, April 3rd. Scroll down to see the full list of events, as well as additional April performances!

Lineup Announced for 2016 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
by Louisa Brady - Mar 28, 2016

The 2016 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival is set to be held from Friday, April 1st through Sunday, April 3rd. Scroll down to see the full list of events, as well as additional April performances!

Rare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This Spring
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 8, 2016

A rare revival of Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams will run for a limited engagement, April 23-May 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church, one of the oldest buildings in Greenwich Village. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the production features a 16-person cast lead by Irene Glezos, Thomas Beaudoin and Beth Bartley. Williams's modern version of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice opened on Broadway in 1957 and was revived in 1989 in a celebrated production directed by Sir Peter Hall and starring Vanessa Redgrave. It has rarely, if ever, been produced in New York since.

Southern Rep Theatre to Stage ORPHEUS DESCENDING
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 15, 2016

Southern Rep Theatre is pleased to announce details for its upcoming production of ORPHEUS DESCENDING by Tennessee Williams, opening March 12, directed by Jef Hall-Flavin and featuring Irene Glezos, Thomas Beaudoin, Beth Bartley, and Brenda Currin. This production is presented in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in collaboration with Beth Bartley/Irene Glezos Productions.

John Waters' Film Star Mink Stole Joins Tenn @ Town Hall in Provincetown This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Mink Stole, popular actress in John Waters' movies, is also joining Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon and the line-up of stars returning to the Festival to be part of Tenn @ Town Hall. 

John Waters' Film Star Mink Stole Joins Tenn @ Town Hall in Provincetown This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Mink Stole, popular actress in John Waters' movies, is also joining Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon and the line-up of stars returning to the Festival to be part of Tenn @ Town Hall. 

Keir Dullea & Mia Dillon Plan Tennessee Williams Theater Fest Return
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 15, 2015

In YEAR TENN: A Decade of Tennessee Williams in Provincetown, the TW Fest celebrates its 10th Anniversary in grand style by bringing back popular Festival actors to take part in a special reading of excerpts from the 11 Tennessee Williams' premieres presented over the last decade.

Year TENN, Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Sets 2015 Program
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 1, 2015

Announcing the program for Year TENN, Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (TW Fest), Co-founder and Curator David Kaplan said, "This year's festival celebrates what happened to Tennessee Williams in Provincetown during the last ten years: his plays got performed here. We've rethought his classics, and rethought the plays he wrote that had been ignored or dismissed. The mantra that Williams had lost his mojo was replaced with cheers at the world premieres in P'town of The Remarkable Rooming-House of Madame LeMonde (TW Fest 2009) and The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (TW Fest 2013). So we're bringing those two productions back for our audiences to cheer in 2015, along with eight other hits and variations."

Southern Rep Theatre Announces 29th Mainstage & Lagniappe Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Southern Rep Theatre announces its 2015-2016 Mainstage Season (September 2015 - June 2016).

John Patrick Shanley, John Lahr and More Headline 2015 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Theater luminaries John Patrick Shanley, Keir Dullea, Mia Dillon, Martin Sherman, Brenda Currin, John Lahr, John Waters, Bryan Batt and Joel Vig are just a few of the illustrious headliners who will participate in the 29th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, this week, March 25-29, 2015.

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