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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.

Music Theatre International's ALL TOGETHER NOW! Comes to The Broadwater Next Month Photo Music Theatre International's ALL TOGETHER NOW! Comes to The Broadwater Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2021

P3 Theatre Company will be joining over 2,500 theatrical organizations from all 50 states and over 40 countries in producing their own local production of Music Theatre International's All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre.

MY (UNAUTHORIZED) HALLMARK MOVIE MUSICAL Will Be Performed by P3 Theatre Company in D Photo MY (UNAUTHORIZED) HALLMARK MOVIE MUSICAL Will Be Performed by P3 Theatre Company in December
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2021

P3 Theatre presents the World Premiere of MY (UNAUTHORIZED) HALLMARK MOVIE MUSICAL, an innovative live one-woman show, written and performed by Eloise Coopersmith who is supported by a cast of eight characters in her imagination via multimedia.  Audiences will escape into her Hallmark movie fantasy, where men and women find courage and acceptance to speak their own voices without judgment.

BWW Review: CABARET at The Argyle Theatre Photo BWW Review: CABARET at The Argyle Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Oct 3, 2021

Between college productions and the many local theatres on Long Island, it may seem there is always a production of the Kander and Ebb classic Cabaret running. However, when you have a wonderful production like the one at the Argyle Theatre, it indeed warrants another look. Excellently directed by Evan Pappas, who also serves as the theatre's Arttistic Director, and Sara Brians, who also serves as Choreographer, this superb incarnation of the Tony winning musical runs at the adorable Babylon venue through October 24th boasting a stellar cast.

BWW Interview: Deborah Robin on LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER by P3 Theat Photo BWW Interview: Deborah Robin on LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER by P3 Theatre Company
by Shari Barrett - Sep 25, 2021

LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER had its Off-Broadway premiere in 2013 featuring music and lyrics by Cole Porter, with Book by Stevie Holland and Gary Wiliam Friedman. The show will have its Southwestern Regional Premiere October 16-24 at the 2nd Story Theatre in Hermosa Beach before moving October 30-31 to the Renaissance Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. Through song and story, Deborah Robin promises a tour-de-force performance as Mrs. Cole Porter. And as a fan of Cole Porter’s music but not knowing anything about his wife or their life together, I wanted to find out a bit more about the production, especially what led Deborah Robin to take on the role.

Photos: First Look at CABARET at The Argyle Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at CABARET at The Argyle Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2021

Long Island’s newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre will present the hit Broadway musical Cabaret with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. 

The Argyle Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for Re-Opening of CABARET Photo The Argyle Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for Re-Opening of CABARET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2021

Returning to live entertainment! Long Island’s newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre is presenting the hit Broadway musical Cabaret with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. 

Irish Repertory Theatre Announces Fall 2021 In-Person Season Photo Irish Repertory Theatre Announces Fall 2021 In-Person Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today productions for their upcoming fall season, which will mark their return to in-person programming following the Covid-19 shutdown in March 2020.  

FUNNY BONZ Will Be Performed at HFF2021 Photo FUNNY BONZ Will Be Performed at HFF2021
by Stephi Wild - Aug 7, 2021

Best described as a musical sketch comedy revue, Funny BŇćnz shines the spotlight on the 'humerus' side of celebrities, politics, social mishaps, and current events, bringing much-needed laughter back (and in some cases, awareness!) into the world.¬†

Irish Rep Announces Summer 2021 Performances on Screen Featuring GHOSTING, THE CORDEL Photo Irish Rep Announces Summer 2021 Performances on Screen Featuring GHOSTING, THE CORDELIA DREAM and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021

 Irish Repertory Theatre announced today three Performance on Screen digital productions for their Summer 2021 season. Ghosting, by Anne O’Riordan and Jamie Beamish and directed for streaming by Jamie Beamish, will premiere on Tuesday June 22, 2021. The production, starring Anne O’Riordan, will run through Sunday July 4, 2021. 

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. 

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of March 1 - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Orange Vinyl, Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of March 1 - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Orange Vinyl, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2021

This week's list includes a new limited edition orange vinyl of the 2017 revival cast recording of Once on This Island, as well as a purple vinyl edition of the 1964 cast recording of My Fair Lady. Plus, the latest volume of The Untold Stories of Broadway by Jennifer Ashley Tepper is now available!

P3 Theatre Company Launches Virtual Sketch Comedy Photo P3 Theatre Company Launches Virtual Sketch Comedy
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2021

P3 Theatre Company presents an online musical satire that reunites Fort Lauderdale's Laffing Matterz cast for two performances February 13.

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). 

Additional Performers Added to AN AMERICAN POPULAR SONG SOCIETY Photo Additional Performers Added to AN AMERICAN POPULAR SONG SOCIETY
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 8, 2020

Additional performers join singer/musical director and sheet music archivist Michael Lavine this Saturday, October 10th at 12 Noon ET.

Michael Lavine Honors Arthur Siegel With an American Popular Song Society Program Photo Michael Lavine Honors Arthur Siegel With an American Popular Song Society Program
by Stephi Wild - Oct 3, 2020

Join singer/musical director and sheet music archivist Michael Lavine on Saturday, October 10th at 12 Noon ET for an American Popular Song Society program honoring the Broadway composer and cabaret artist Arthur Siegel.

Alice Ripley and Debra Walton Join MOMENT MATINEE PRESENTS SONGS OF THE DECADE Photo Alice Ripley and Debra Walton Join MOMENT MATINEE PRESENTS SONGS OF THE DECADE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2020

Michael Lavine is presenting a special Webinar Zoominar benefit series: MOMENT MATINEE PRESENTS SONGS OF THE DECADE. The final of the three decades THE FABULOUS FORTIES will be tomorrow Thursday, July 30th at 3:30 pm ET with live performances from Broadway and Cabaret acclaimed artists as well as some Premiere recordings.

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