Michael Townsend Wright News

 
Date Of Birth:
February 28, 1956 (63)
Birth Place:
Red Bank, NJ, USA
Bio:
Michael Townsend Wright was born in Red Bank, New Jersey on February 28, 1956. He began doing puppet shows for the neighborhood children at age 3 and has been performing ever since. He started in local theater groups, then regional theater and New York productions. He toured as a teenager with a ... (read more)
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Date of Birth: February 28, 1956 (63)

Birth Place: Red Bank, NJ, USA

Bio:
Michael Townsend Wright was born in Red Bank, New Jersey on February 28, 1956. He began doing puppet shows for the neighborhood children at age 3 and has been performing ever since. He started in local theater groups, then regional theater and New York productions. He toured as a teenager with a ... (read more)
Garden State Film To Present Live Script Reading Of 2019 Screenplay Competition WinnerGarden State Film To Present Live Script Reading Of 2019 Screenplay Competition Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019

In addition to the over 245 fabulous films from around the globe screening throughout The 17th Annual Garden State Film Festival's spectacular FIVE-DAY EVENT March 27-31st, GSFF is presenting the following informative and inspiring professional panel discussions. These lively discussions and workshops offer an array of fascinating topics related to film production and the industry. (more...)

Chip Deffaa's AN IRVING BERLIN TRAVELOGUE Album Is Released TodayChip Deffaa's AN IRVING BERLIN TRAVELOGUE Album Is Released Today
by BWW News Desk - 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 (more...)

Chip Deffaa's AN IRVING BERLIN TRAVELOGUE Album Set for Dec. 3rd ReleaseChip Deffaa's AN IRVING BERLIN TRAVELOGUE Album Set for Dec. 3rd Release
by BWW News Desk - 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.  (more...)

Kate Solomon-Tilley Wins Second Annual Matthew Nardozzi AwardKate Solomon-Tilley Wins Second Annual Matthew Nardozzi Award
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Chip Deffaa's New IRVING BERLIN: RAGTIME RARITIES Album Out NowChip Deffaa's New IRVING BERLIN: RAGTIME RARITIES Album Out Now
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Chip Deffaa New 'Irving Berlin: Ragtime Rarities' Album Out 11/20Chip Deffaa New 'Irving Berlin: Ragtime Rarities' Album Out 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

ASCAP Award-winning playwright/producer Chip Deffaa's latest album, 'Irving Berlin: Ragtime Rarities,' will be released on November 20th. (more...)

Stephen Bogardus and More Featured on IRVING BERLIN REDISCOVERED Album, Out TodayStephen 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. (more...)

New IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA Cast Album Out Now
by BWW News Desk - 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.   (more...)

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.  (more...)

Chip Deffaa Releases THE CHIP DEFFAA SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

'The Chip Deffaa Songbook'—a 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. (more...)

CHIP DEFFAA SONGBOOK Album to Be Released 11/30
by BWW News Desk - 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!'   (more...)

IRVING BERLIN SONGBOOK Album is Out Today
by BWW News Desk - 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.   (more...)

IRVING BERLIN SONGBOOK Album to be Released on August 16th
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

IRVING BERLIN & CO. Cast Album Set for Release This Monday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2015

Some never-before-recorded Irving Berlin songs will get their recording debuts when the original cast album of Chip Deffaa's musical play IRVING BERLIN & CO. is released in the U.S. by CDBaby on Monday, December 21st. (more...)

Cast Album IRVING BERLIN & CO. Set for Release This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

The original cast album for Chip Deffaa's musical play 'Irving Berlin & Co.' (published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals)  will be released December 21st.  The album can be pre-ordered now from CDBaby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/irvingberlinco); as of the 21st, it will be available from Amazon, iTunes, Google Music Store,  SoundExchange, Rhapsody, etc.  This is the 13th cast album of Deffaa's to be released, and the fourth dealing with Berlin.  Cast-members will help celebrate the release with performances of songs at Birdland and on 'The Barry Z Show.'   (more...)

THE BARRY Z SHOW to Honor Chip Deffaa
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

'The Barry Z Show,' which has been covering the New York theater scene on cable TV for more than 20 years, will salute ASCAP award-winning playwright/director Chip Deffaa's theatrical productions, on a show being taped for future broadcast 10 pm, October 1st at the midtown club Don't Tell Mama. Host Barry Z, who's often saluted Deffaa's productions over the past 20 years, will be celebrating the release of Deffaa's 12th cast album, 'The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue.' And he will present an array of performers doing numbers from an assortment of Deffaa's shows. (more...)

NahNotOutsideMyHouse! Productions Inc. to Offer Reading of Charles Messina Play AN HONEST WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

NahNotOutsideMyHouse! Productions Inc. presents a reading of Charles Messina's new play 'An Honest Woman.' Joining the stellar cast in this one night only reading is former Sopranos star Jason Cerbone, who played the role of Jackie Aprile Jr. on the hit HBO Series. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: New Promo for IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA, Out Monday
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2015

Steele Spring Stage Rights officially publishes ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa's musical play 'Irving Berlin's America'--which successfully premiered in 2014 at the 13th Street Repertory Theater in New York City--on Monday, April 20th. The 13th Street Rep will celebrate the publication on 5 pm this Sunday, April 19th. Coinciding with publication of the script, filmmaker Max Galassi is releasing a brand new video to promote 'Irving Berlin's America' -- check it out below! (more...)

13th Street Rep to Celebrate IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA Publication This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Steele Spring Stage Rights officially publishes ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa's musical play 'Irving Berlin's America'--which successfully premiered in 2014 at the 13th Street Repertory Theater in New York City--on Monday, April 20th. The 13th Street Rep will celebrate the publication on 5 pm Sunday, April 19th. (more...)

Abingdon Presents Messina's A ROOM OF MY OWN, Starring Mario Cantone
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

The Abingdon Theatre Company will present a reading of Charles Messina's play A ROOM OF MY OWN, starring Mario Cantone on April 21, 2015. The comedy is based on Messina's life growing up in Greenwich Village in the late 1970s. (more...)

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