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Seth Sikes, Lee Roy Reams & More Featured on New Album MY MAN - Out Now Photo Seth Sikes, Lee Roy Reams & More Featured on New Album MY MAN - Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

'My Man: Songs of Gay Love, with an All-Star New York Cast'--the latest CD from ASCAP Award-winning playwright/producer Chip Deffaa--is out now. It features such  Broadway notables as  Lee Roy Reams ('La Cage Aux Folles'),  Barrett Foa  ('Avenue Q'), and Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'),  plus such top nightclub and cabaret stars as Seth Sikes, and more.

BWW Exclusive: Seth Sikes, Lee Roy Reams & More to be Featured on MY MAN Album Photo BWW Exclusive: Seth Sikes, Lee Roy Reams & More to be Featured on MY MAN Album
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'My Man: Songs of Gay Love'--being released April 7th--will feature such  Broadway notables as  Lee Roy Reams ('La Cage Aux Folles'),  Barrett Foa  ('Avenue Q'), and Jon Peterson ('Cabaret').

Theater for the New City to Present THE UNAMERICAN Photo Theater for the New City to Present THE UNAMERICAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 18, 2022

The little told story of Miller, Marilyn and Elia Kazan, the noted director who had been Miller's friend and Marilyn's lover, is the subject matter for The Unamerican, a new play written by Claude Solnik and directed by Joseph John Battista.

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.

SAY IT WITH MUSIC Cast Album Out Now Photo SAY IT WITH MUSIC Cast Album Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021

ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa's 'Say it with Music' cast album--with a cast of 21 led by  Michael Townsend Wright and Jed Peterson, who helped develop the show at New York's 13th Street Theater--is out now!  The album--featuring no less than 40 songs by Irving Berlin---may be ordered now (as either a physical CD or digital download).

Chip Deffaa's SAY IT WITH MUSIC Cast Album Will Be Released May 23rd Photo Chip Deffaa's SAY IT WITH MUSIC Cast Album Will Be Released May 23rd
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2021

ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa's 'Say it with Music' cast album, co-starring Michael Townsend Wright and Jed Peterson, who helped develop the show at New York's 13th Street Theater, will be released on May 23rd. 

Chip Deffaa's New Album, 'Irving Berlin: Sweet And Hot' Is Out Now Photo Chip Deffaa's New Album, 'Irving Berlin: Sweet And Hot' Is Out Now
by Stephi Wild - Jan 4, 2021

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD 'Irving Berlin: Sweet and Hot' is out now.   

Steve Ross, Jerry Dixon And More Star On Chip Deffaa's New Cd 'Irving Berlin: Sweet A Photo Steve Ross, Jerry Dixon And More Star On Chip Deffaa's New Cd 'Irving Berlin: Sweet And Hot'
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2020

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Irving Berlin: Sweet and Hot'--being released January 4th--features such  Broadway and cabaret  notables as Steve Ross ('Private Lives'),   Jerry Dixon ('Once On this Island'),  Seth Sikes ('The Band's Visit'), Analise Scarpaci ('Mrs. Doubtfire'),  Alex Dreier ('Finding Neverland'), Charlie Franklin ('The Book of Mormon'),  Giuseppe Bausilio ('Hamilton'), Matthew Nardozzi ('Dracula'), Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), and others. 

Chip Deffaa's 20th Play, SAY IT WITH MUSIC, is Published Photo Chip Deffaa's 20th Play, SAY IT WITH MUSIC, is Published
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2020

Stage Rights has just published--and will be licensing--ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's 20th play, 'Say it with Music,' a celebration of  Irving Berlin.  The musical play was developed at Deffaa's base in New York, the 13th Street Repertory Theater (Joe Battista, Producing Artistic Director). 

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2020

BWW Review: Comically Raging Politicians Take the Stage in 13th Street Rep's THE JERR Photo BWW Review: Comically Raging Politicians Take the Stage in 13th Street Rep's THE JERRY DUNCAN SHOW
by Kristen Morale - Mar 10, 2020

Are you a fan of politics and the constant tension of these dueling sides - tension that is comparable to that of the Coronavirus? Are you tired of keeping a straight face while watching said politicians duke it out? Do you happen to revel in seeing these people brought to shame by an instigative radio host who [in the meantime] must endure ongoing visits from his deceased mother? Then you're in luck! If the current (and future) state of affairs is enough to drive you slightly bonkers, where else to go for some comic relief than the theater - specifically the 13th Street Repertory Theater, where The Jerry Duncan Show is doling out much needed laughs at the iconic West Village venue for two weeks only.

The Cast Album For IRVING BERLIN: IN PERSON Is Now Available Photo The Cast Album For IRVING BERLIN: IN PERSON Is Now Available
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2020

The cast album for 'Irving Berlin: In Person,' starring Jon Peterson--as produced at New York's 13th Street Theater--is out now! Written and directed by ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa, the show traces the life of America's number-one songwriter. The album features Richard Danley--who's worked on most of Deffaa's shows and albums--as music director/pianist. Jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein--winner of the Bistro Award, the New York Nightlife Award, and the Down Beat Rising Star Award is featured on violin and mandolin. The album--available from CDBaby, Amazon, ITunes, Footlight Records etc.--may be ordered, as either a physical CD or a digital download, here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/chipdeffaasirvingberlinin.

The Cast Album for IRVING BERLIN: IN PERSON Starring Jon Peterson Will be Released on Photo The Cast Album for IRVING BERLIN: IN PERSON Starring Jon Peterson Will be Released on January 21
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 7, 2020

The cast album for 'Irving Berlin: In Person,' starring Jon Peterson--as produced at New York's 13th Street Theater--is being released January 21st.

Photo Flash: LONE STAR Opens Tomorrow At The 13th Street Repertory Theatre Photo Photo Flash: LONE STAR Opens Tomorrow At The 13th Street Repertory Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 6, 2019

Back by popular demand, the acclaimed revival of James McLure's comedy LONE STAR opens Friday, June 7th at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre (50 W 13th St- between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) for eight performances only including June 8th, June 13th, June 14th and June 15th at 7:30 pm with matinees on June 9th and June 16th at 3:00 pm. The play, which received audience and critical acclaim from its 2017 production highlights rising star Matt de Rogatis as the lead and features the all female band The Chalks with Broadway actor Leenya Rideout.

Chip Deffaa's AN IRVING BERLIN TRAVELOGUE Album Is Released Today Photo Chip Deffaa's AN IRVING BERLIN TRAVELOGUE Album Is Released Today
by Stephi Wild - Dec 3, 2018

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'An Irving Berlin Travelogue,' is being released today. The album is an outgrowth of shows celebrating Berlin that Deffaa has been presenting at his base in New York, the 13th Street Theater. It features Broadway performers singing rare--and in some cases, never-before-recorded--songs by master songwriter Berlin. The album includes such Broadway pros as Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), Charlie Franklin ('Book of Mormon'), Giuseppe Bausilio ('Hello, Dolly!'), Seth Sikes ('The Band's Visit'), Jackson Demott Hill ('Finding Neverland'), Alex Dreier ('Billy Elliot'), Matthew Nardozzi ('Dracula'), Analise Scarpaci ('Matilda'), and more. Richard Danley is the music director. The album, available from Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, Footlight Records, etc., may be ordered here now: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/chipdeffaasanirvingberli

Chip Deffaa's AN IRVING BERLIN TRAVELOGUE Album Set for Dec. 3rd Release Photo Chip Deffaa's AN IRVING BERLIN TRAVELOGUE Album Set for Dec. 3rd Release
by Julie Musbach - Nov 19, 2018

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'An Irving Berlin Travelogue,' will be released December 3rd.  The album is an outgrowth of shows celebrating Berlin that Deffaa has been presenting at his base in New York, the 13th Street Theater. 

THE LAST SICILIAN At 13th Street Rep Reveals Plan For Extension Photo THE LAST SICILIAN At 13th Street Rep Reveals Plan For Extension
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 23, 2018

Actor/playwright Nick Albanese has found his stride and wants to take it a step further.

LOVERS, LETTERS, AND KILLERS Opens At 13th Street Repertory Photo LOVERS, LETTERS, AND KILLERS Opens At 13th Street Repertory
by Stephi Wild - Dec 1, 2017

The 13th Street Repertory Theatre, continuing its exploration of unique and experimental performance art and theatre, opens next with 'Lovers, Letters, and Killers,' a new work performed and starring Eva Dorrepaalby. The work is directed by 13th Street Repertory Artistic Director, Joseph Battista, and is produced by Roslyn McKay.

Tale of Vietnam Vet LONE STAR Extends Run at The Triad Photo Tale of Vietnam Vet LONE STAR Extends Run at The Triad
by Julie Musbach - Aug 5, 2017

 In April of 2017 at Wild Project in the East Village, a revival of James McLure's Lone Star, by NINE Theatricals, took the stage in New York City for only the second time since it's Broadway debut in 1979. The production was met with tremendous feedback and glowing reviews from New York City critics and audiences who had not before seen this lesser known work. With a demand for more shows, producers moved Lone Star, in May, to The Triad Theatre for a limited Off Broadway contract run.

Photo Flash: Israel Horovitz's LINE Grows Longer with New Stars
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Israel Horovitz's longest-running play, LINE, draws closer to its 50th anniversary performance at the end of this year. A powerful group of actors have joined the rotating repertory of three full casts. Scroll down for photos!

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