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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. 

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2020

John Tartaglia, Stephen Bogardus and More Featured on Chip Deffaa's 'I Must Have That Photo John Tartaglia, Stephen Bogardus and More Featured on Chip Deffaa's 'I Must Have That Man' Album - Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2020

Two dozen stars from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and the cabaret world are featured on the new album, 'I Must Have that Man,' being released today. A celebration of gay love, it features performers- both gay and straight alike- selected by ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa.

John Tartaglia, Stephen Bogardus and More Featured on Chip Deffaa's New Album I MUST  Photo John Tartaglia, Stephen Bogardus and More Featured on Chip Deffaa's New Album I MUST HAVE THAT MAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 18, 2020

SCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'I Must Have that Man'- being released June 30th- features such Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), John Tartaglia ('Avenue Q'), Seth Sikes ('The Band's Visit') and more.

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.

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.  

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

Kate Solomon-Tilley Wins Second Annual Matthew Nardozzi Award Photo Kate Solomon-Tilley Wins Second Annual Matthew Nardozzi Award
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 4, 2018

In an awards ceremony at the 13th Street Repertory Theater, veteran stage/screen/television actor Michael Townsend Wright has presented the second annual 'Matthew Nardozzi Award'--the only award celebrating reliability and dependability in theater--to Kate Solomon-Tilley.

Chip Deffaa's New IRVING BERLIN: RAGTIME RARITIES Album Out Now Photo Chip Deffaa's New IRVING BERLIN: RAGTIME RARITIES Album Out Now
by Julie Musbach - Nov 19, 2017

ASCAP Award-winning playwright/producer Chip Deffaa's latest album, 'Irving Berlin: Ragtime Rarities,' is out now. The CD, featuring an all-star New York cast performing two dozen rare--and, in many cases, never-before-recorded--ragtime numbers, is the 24th CD that Deffaa has produced and the tenth dealing with master songwriter Irving Berlin.

Stephen Bogardus and More Featured on IRVING BERLIN REDISCOVERED Album, Out Today Photo Stephen Bogardus and More Featured on IRVING BERLIN REDISCOVERED Album, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Irving Berlin Rediscovered' - being released today - features such Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), Giuseppe Bausilio ('Hello, Dolly!'), and Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), plus such nightclub and cabaret stars as Seth Sikes and Natalie Douglas.

MAD ABOUT THE BOY Cast Album is Out Now!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 28, 2017

The cast album for Chip Deffaa's hit gay musical, 'Mad About the Boy,' which broke box-office records at New York's historic 13th Street Repertory Theater, is out now. 

MAD ABOUT THE BOY Cast Album Announces April 28th Release
by Julie Musbach - Apr 15, 2017

The original cast album for Chip Deffaa's trailblazing gay musical, 'Mad About the Boy,' which broke box-office records at New York's venerable 13th Street Theater, will be released April 28th.  The CD can be pre-ordered now from such sites as Amazon.com and CDBaby.com; digital downloads are available from iTunes, starting today. 

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 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 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.

Chip Deffaa's IRVING BERLIN: IN PERSON Cast Album Released
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

Legendary songwriter Irving Berlin (1888-1989) was so fanatical about his privacy that in his lifetime he prevented anyone from dramatizing his life. 'They can do what they want after I'm dead,' he declared. Since Berlin's  passing, ASCAP award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa has written no less than five different shows about Berlin, developing them at the 13th Street Theater in New York City. 

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