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The trajectory of Richard Skipper's career has taken him from South Carolina to New York to Hollywood and all points in between. Known by many people in every aspect of the business, Richard Skipper is known for his hands on approach to the individuals he is working with. Look no further than ... (read more)
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The trajectory of Richard Skipper's career has taken him from South Carolina to New York to Hollywood and all points in between. Known by many people in every aspect of the business, Richard Skipper is known for his hands on approach to the individuals he is working with. Look no further than ... (read more)
Urban Stages Presents 11th Annual Award-Winning Series WINTER RHYTHMS 2019 Urban Stages Presents 11th Annual Award-Winning Series WINTER RHYTHMS 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

New York: Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director and Tom Toce , Musical Director) announces the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2019, which will begin Wednesday, December 11 featuring some of New York's best musical performances through Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th St., East of 8th Ave.) (more...)

BWW Review: Leanne Borghesi and Marta Sanders Boa The Life into Birdland with SHOWBROADS BWW Review: Leanne Borghesi and Marta Sanders Boa The Life into Birdland with SHOWBROADS
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 19, 2019

Two cabaret nightclub singers walk into a bar... There's no joke, but there are a LOT of laughs with The Showbroads (more...)

An Evening With Richard Skipper: THE MAGIC OF BELIEVING To Kick Off The 2019 Winter Rhythms Series An Evening With Richard Skipper: THE MAGIC OF BELIEVING To Kick Off The 2019 Winter Rhythms Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

This Year Marks 40 Years since Richard (Ricky) Skipper left Conway, South Carolina to come to New York City for a career in Show Business and he's celebrating!Direct from sold out shows at NYC's St. Luke's Theatre and The Theatre of The Republic in South CarolinaUrban Stages Theater259 West 30th Street (bet 7th and 8thAvenues) (more...)

BWW Interview: Leanne Borghesi And Marta Sanders of SHOW BROADS at Birdland BWW Interview: Leanne Borghesi And Marta Sanders of SHOW BROADS at Birdland
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 9, 2019

The day Hurricane Sanders and Tornado Borghesi met and the spontaneous combustion gave birth to an all-female, laugh a minute, musical overload of cabaret brilliance... (more...)

BWW Review: Avery Sommers Rules The Laurie Beechman Theatre with FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS BWW Review: Avery Sommers Rules The Laurie Beechman Theatre with FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 4, 2019

A treasure in gold, Broadway star Avery Sommers returns to New York with her one of a kind talent and amazing nightclub act. (more...)

BWW Review: THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CABARET CONVENTION JUDY! A GARLAND OF SONG at The Rose Theater BWW Review: THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CABARET CONVENTION JUDY! A GARLAND OF SONG at The Rose Theater
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 31, 2019

There was so much heart, love and entertainment on the stage of The Rose Theater last night, as The Cabaret Convention celebrated the legacy and the music of the legendary Judy Garland (more...)

Dancers Over 40 Announces 11th Annual Legacy Awards and Holiday Dinner Dancers Over 40 Announces 11th Annual Legacy Awards and Holiday Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019

Dancers Over 40 begins its next quarter century (!!!!) with the 11th Annual Legacy Awards and Holiday Dinner Monday, December 9, 2019.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: PANAMA HATTIE Opens at The York Theatre Photo Coverage: PANAMA HATTIE Opens at The York Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 28, 2019

Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few. (more...)

BWW Interview: Avery Sommers in FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS at Laurie Beechman Theatre BWW Interview: Avery Sommers in FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS at Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Amy Oestreicher - Oct 16, 2019

Avery Sommers has had a fantastic career so far, appearing on Broadway in Ain't Misbehavin', Show Boat, Chicago, and Platinum. Now, the versatile performer makes her New York solo debut in an extraordinary collection from the Great American Songbook. In this BWW Exclusive Interview, Sommers talks about the inspiration behind For Sentimental Reasons. (more...)

Do40 Celebrates The 50th Anniversary of  JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Do40 Celebrates The 50th Anniversary of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

This Fall DO40 is saluting and celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and the 100th birthday of DO40 Advisory Board member Marge Champion.  (more...)

DO40 Celebrates JOSEPH... and Marge Champion's Birthday With 50/100 DO40 Celebrates JOSEPH... and Marge Champion's Birthday With 50/100
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2019

This Fall DO40 is saluting and celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and the 100th birthday of DO40 Advisory Board member Marge Champion. Special guests and performances from the Joseph cast include Bill Hutton (Joseph), Gordon Stanley (Jacob), Conductor David Friedman, along with Stephen McNaughton, Stephen Hope, Lorraine Barrett, Philip Carruba, Jonni Masella, Dorothy Dybisz, Katharine Buffaloe-Harris, Barry Tarallo, Michael Deane and Karen Bogan. There will be representation from the BAM production as well as Broadway. And, musical accompaniment by the always great Steven Webber. (more...)

BWW Review: Sue Matsuki HOW'S THAT FOR OPENERS? Is Cause For Celebration at Don't Tell Mama BWW Review: Sue Matsuki HOW'S THAT FOR OPENERS? Is Cause For Celebration at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 18, 2019

Celebrated cabaret singer Sue Matsuki celebrates 33 years on the Don't Tell Mama stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Goldie Dver Is Reborn with BACK IN MAMA'S ARMS at Don't Tell Mama BWW Interview: Goldie Dver Is Reborn with BACK IN MAMA'S ARMS at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 9, 2019

Goldie Dver talks and sings of life from tragedy to triumph in a very personal journey, BACK IN MAMA'S ARMS at Don't Tell Mama (more...)

Colby and Katz' SLAY IT WITH MUSIC Comes to The Green Room 42 to Benefit International Rescue Committee Colby and Katz' SLAY IT WITH MUSIC Comes to The Green Room 42 to Benefit International Rescue Committee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2019

Michael Colby and Paul Katz, the creative team behind Tales of Tinseltown, have another Hollywood musical in the offing. On Saturday, November 2nd at 7 pm, The Green Room 42 presents Slay It With Music In Concert a?" to benefit International Rescue Committee. The original musical, acclaimed in both London and off-Broadway, is an ode to Grande Dame Guignol, the genre of 1960s horror movies in which stars like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford made screen comebacks, in the tradition of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Sunset Boulevard, and Psycho. It's a sharp way to cap off Halloween weekend, promising laughs, thrills and chills. The Green Room 42 is on the 4th Floor of YOTEL at 42nd Street and 10th Avenue. The concert version features an all-star cast, directed by Charles Repole with musical direction by Phil Reno. Tickets range between $22.50 and $62.50, and are available now online at: https://tinyurl.com/yyyo4vhn. There is no minimum required at GR42. (more...)

BWW Interview: Richard Skipper Mesmerizes in An Evening With Richard Skipper: From Conway to Broadway at St. Luke's BWW Interview: Richard Skipper Mesmerizes in An Evening With Richard Skipper: From Conway to Broadway at St. Luke's
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 6, 2019

Cabaret's Mr. Show Business shares his most personal night of theater to date with his new one-man show An Evening With Richard Skipper: From Conway to Broadway, sending a grateful audience home happy. (more...)

BWW Feature: SALON Offers a Safe Space at Don't Tell Mama BWW Feature: SALON Offers a Safe Space at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 5, 2019

Salon is a weekly open mic night where artists can try out new material in a judgment-free zone. I recently did some undercover reporting. It wasn't dangerous or glamorous, like Hunter S. Thompson or Nellie Bly, though it was both alluring and scary at times. I infiltrated the cabaret community to see what it's like being a nightclub singer - and I had a really good time, but I don't want to do it again. I don't know how cabaret performers do it. It's exhausting and it's expensive. You spend all your time promoting yourself, you pay musicians, press reps, photographers and dry cleaners, and every day you run the risk of waking up with a cold and no voice, and an obligation to sing. It's nerve-wracking. Still, these artists continue to produce art for a willing audience: they do it for love of the art and of the audience. It begs the question, though, when a cabaret performer doesn't have a show to do, how do they keep their skills up? How do they continue to grow without spending precious earned cash on an expensive master class? (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Bonnie Milligan and More to Perform in BENEFIT OF BROADWAY Jay Armstrong Johnson, Bonnie Milligan and More to Perform in BENEFIT OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019

On Monday, July 15th, EMC Fine Arts Studios and Teaneck's Debonair Music Hall will present a star-studded Benefit of Broadway to create scholarships for New Jersey students in need of support for performing arts training. (more...)

Richard Skipper Celebrates 40 Years In NYC At St. Luke's Theatre, August 5 Richard Skipper Celebrates 40 Years In NYC At St. Luke's Theatre, August 5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019

August 5th Marks 40 Years to the Date that Richard Skipper Arrived in New York and he's celebrating with a brand new show!308 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036Directed by Jay Rogers, joined by Bryon Sommers on pianoand Produced by Russ Woolley (more...)

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Celebrates Julie Budd - A Life In Show Business Photo Coverage: Friars Club Celebrates Julie Budd - A Life In Show Business
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 15, 2019

Friends, Fans, and Friars gathered in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room last night as host and theater historian Richard Skipper 'celebrated' Julie Budd. Julie shared songs and stories from a career that saw her appearing in every major venue, on every major Television Show, and with most of the legendary performers of our generation. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julie Budd Plays the Birdland Theater Photo Coverage: Julie Budd Plays the Birdland Theater
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 2, 2019

'Ladies & Gentlemen, Julie Budd'…….That intro has been said by Frank Sinatra, Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson, Carol Burnet, Danny Thomas, Marvin Hamlisch, Joan Rivers and Liberace among others. Last night it was Jim Caruso who introduced Julie to a room full of her fans in the Birdland Theater. As Jim pointed out to an excited audience, Julie was one of the first artists he thought of for Birdland's new space. (more...)

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