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Jan 24
5:30pm
RICHARD SKIPPER ON BRAND TALK
Richard Skipper will be discussing almost 50 Years of Hello, Dolly on BrandTalk with John Tantillo. Dr. Tantillo takes on Brands. From famous and infamous, well-known Brands to your personal Brand; Strategies that worked for them, mistakes to be avoided, and much more! This is Brand Coaching for the business person in everyone. Have your "Brand-Life" question ready and give Dr. John Tantillo a call.
Feb 10
2pm
HELEN HAYES HOSPITAL, 50-55 Route 9W
An Afternoon with Leslie Orofino and Richard Skipper
Love is in the air and there's lots to celebrate! It's the day before Richard's 52nd Birthday! It's a few days before Valentine's Day! Richard's family will be in town! It's a FREE concert! Richard will be singing some of his favorite songs joined by Leslie Orofino.

They will be accompanied by Christine Talbott-Sutin on piano.

"Leslie is equally at home with ballads and sophisticated comedy with a marvelous vocal instrument to back her up." -Julie Wilson, International Cabaret Star

"Ms. Orofino's presence on the stage is secure and matchless" - David Roberts Theatre Reviews Limited

"Leslie shines like a star. . . Melts the heart." - John Hoglund Back Stage

Read more at www.LeslieOrofino.com

Apr. 5
7pm
THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, 34 West 22nd Street, NYC
DANA LORGE'S VARIETY SHOW!
Dana Lorge's Variety show, with the Maestro Barry Levitt: Bistro and MAC winner on Piano and Jon Burr on Bass the sexy LaTanya Hall from "Blue Bloods", the wonderful recording artist Peggy Herman, from film and Broadway: Jim Brochu, The Multi award winner Richard Skipper, The creator, writer, actor, comic Rick Crom and the funny man himself ... Bernie Furshpan Call the Metropolitan room for res: 212 206-0440.
May 9
7pm
THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, 34 West 22nd Street, NYC
SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC PRESENTS "MARIA OTTAVIA AND FRIENDS"
RICHARD SKIPPER, DANA LORGE, LAURIE KRAUZ, TIM CLEMENT (guitar), ANDREW AHNE (guitar). Music Director: BARRY LEVITT. Reservations: 212 206 0440, Cover Charge: $20.00 ($10.00 Cover for Face Book, Twitter, MAC, Cabaret Hotline, AEA, SAG-AFTRA) Plus 2 Beverage Minimum.
May 23
7:30pm
QUEENSBOROUGH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 222-05 56th Avenue, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW WITH TOMMY TUNE!
Richard will be interviewing Tommy. TOMMY TUNE - Broadway Icon: Director, Choreographer, Performer and NYC Living Legend. Over the past 50 years he has enchanted audiences and critics with his charisma, vision, and innovation. A native Texan, he began his Broadway career as a dancer in three musicals, Baker Street, A Joyful Noise, and How Now Down Jones. He would soon step out of the chorus and into a principal role in the Broadway musical Seesaw which garnered him his first Tony Award for Best Featured Actor. Less than a decade later, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in the Gershwin musical My One and Only co-starring Twiggy. However, Mr. Tune's talents are not limited to his onstage performances. Throughout his career he has won seven more Tony Awards for his directing and choreography of such shows as the Will Rogers Follies, Nine, Grand Hotel, A Day In Hollywood, and My One and Only. He has collected eight Drama Desk Awards one year winning both, The Best Director of a Musical (Nine) and Best Director of a Play (Cloud Nine). He is the recipient of the country's highest honor for Artistic Achievement, The National Medal of Arts, presented by the President of The United States in a private ceremony in the Oval Office. He has been honored with his own star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame and on November 4th, 2009 he was officially designated as a New York City Living Landmark. $20 tickets, Call 718-631-6311 or on-line: www.visitQPAC.org
Jul 3
7:00pm
THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, 34 West 22nd Street
RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES JACKIE JOSEPH: LIVE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM IN NYC!
A benefit for Actors and Others For Animals (http://www.actorsandothers.com). RICHARD SKIPPER is a popular entertainer, theater historian and pop culture blogger. He has conducted over 500 interviews for his daily blog celebrating people in the arts and is currently writing a book to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Hello, Dolly!, based also in part on his award-winning callondolly.com website chronicling the Broadway classic. He has covered several opening nights as the voice of Feinstein‰s at Loews Regency and has conducted on-stage interviews for Carol Channing, Tommy Tune, Ron Young and Peggy Pope at Barnes & Noble and Queensboro Community College. (RichardSkipper.com and CallonDolly.com ) 2013 has been a breakout year for Richard. Richard was the associate producer of the 2010, 2012, 2013 Bistro Awards. He recently produced Peggy Herman‰s CD Release Party at Feinsteins, directed by Peter Glebo and Tommy Tune, and it was an SRO success. He also Pamela Luss‰ run at The Metropolitan Room, NYC. Richard can be seen in Dori Berenstein's CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE. Richard is now focused mostly on his writing and producing this year. He has a highly successful blog called RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES, focusing on Artists and their body of "Worth" and what makes a great UNIQUE entertainer!

Jackie Joseph is an American character actress, voice artist, and writer known for portraying Alan Brady's niece Jackie on the Dick van Dyke Show, as well as the film characters of: Audrey Fulquard in the original The Little Shop of Horrors, Sheila Futterman in both Gremlins films, and the voice of Melody in the animated television series Josie and the Pussycats and Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space. She was a regular on The Doris Day Show portraying Doris' friend, Jackie Parker and also famously played the love interest of Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show as well as Imogene Harris, the eccentric love-interest of Mario (Jaime Farr) in Who's Minding The MintįTHAT‰S JUST FOR STARTERS!

Richard and Jackie will sit down for an intimate chat to discuss her career and life and the people she has worked with for the first forty-five minutes. Imagine "Inside the Actor's Studio" but with Richard Skipper's own personal style. The last fifteen minutes will be comprised of questions from the audience. Jackie will meet and greet the audience downstairs afterward. Fifty percent of every cover will benefit Actors and Others For Animals (http://www.actorsandothers.com).

$20.00. Cover ($10.00 of every cover goes to Actors and Others for Animals)/Two drink minimum. Reservations a MUST: 34 W 22nd St New York, NY 10010 You can purchase your tickets on The Metropolitan Room's website website atwww.metropolitanroom.com as it is a direct way to pre-pay the Cover Charge. (212) 206-0440 Win a chance to win a fabulous gift basket! Please call with any questions you may have 845-365-0720

Aug 7
7pm
THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, 34 West 22nd Street, NYC
DANA LORGE'S VARIETY SHOW!
Dana Lorge with Barry Levitt on piano, Jon Burr on bass.

Performing Artists:

Mark Nadler
New York City based cabaret performer, actor and comedic pianist. He has been described as "one of New York's most acclaimed singer/pianists and virturososä nominated for a Drama Desk Award and two Lucille Lortel Awards

Sidney Myer
Actor, singer, performer who has won countless awards for his incomparable droll delivery and wit. He is the longtime booker/manager of the venerable cabaret, Donāt Tell Mama

EggCream & Company
A musical group made up of five outstanding singers known for their incredible harmonies and musical arrangements

Nicholas Tamagna
One of the worlds formost Countertenors. First winner of the Nico Castel Master Singer Competition who was invited to sing at the Richard Tucker Foundation.

Sue Matsuki
MAC Award winner - Has played all the legendary jazz clubs in NYC including her tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at Feinsteins at the Regency and Richard Skipper!
Go here to reserve.

Sep. 17
8pm
THE IRIDIUM, 1650 Broadway (51st)
A TRIBUTE TO ERVIN DRAKE
Presented by Scott Barbarino's Scobar Entertainment, the evening will celebrate the music and life of legendary American songwriter Ervin Drake. His works include "I Believe," "Good Morning Heartache," "It Was A Very Good Year," "Tico-Tico" with Sal Viviano, Hilary Kole, Richard Skipper, Stacy Sullivan, Ervin Drake, Allan Harris, Steve Ross, Rex Reed, Joyce Breach, Kat Gang, Dana Lorge, Ron Raines, Barry Levitt, Nina Berman and Jeff Harnar. There is a $15 food or drink minimum. Order Tickets HERE
Oct 20
1pm
THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER, 407 W. 42nd Street, NYC 10036
RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES JULIE BUDD: LIVE AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER IN NYC!
A benefit for ST. JUDE'S CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. RICHARD SKIPPER is a popular entertainer, theater historian and pop culture blogger. He has conducted over 500 interviews for his daily blog celebrating people in the arts and is currently writing a book to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Hello, Dolly!, based also in part on his award-winning callondolly.com website chronicling the Broadway classic. He has covered several opening nights as the voice of Feinsteinās at Loews Regency and has conducted on-stage interviews for Carol Channing, Jackie Joseph, Tommy Tune, Ron Young and Peggy Pope at Barnes & Noble and Queensboro Community College. (RichardSkipper.com and CallonDolly.com ) 2013 has been a breakout year for Richard. Richard was the associate producer of the 2010, 2012, 2013 Bistro Awards. He recently produced Peggy Hermanās CD Release Party at Feinsteins, directed by Peter Glebo and Tommy Tune, and it was an SRO success. Richard can be seen in Dori Berenstein's CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE. He has a highly successful blog called RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES, focusing on Artists and their body of "Worth" and what makes a great UNIQUE entertainer!

Julie Budd is considered to be one of the most exciting singers on the scene today. While enjoying a multi-faceted musical career, Julie Budd's credits range from television to film and the New York stage, from symphonies to the most lavish casinos and showrooms in the country.

Richard and Julie will sit down for an intimate chat to discuss her career and life and the people she has worked with for the first forty-five minutes. She may even sing a couple of songs! Imagine "Inside the Actor's Studio" but with Richard Skipper's own personal style. The last fifteen minutes will be comprised of questions from the audience. Julie will meet and greet the audience upstairs afterward.

$25.00. Cover ($20.00 of every cover goes to Julie's charity of choice/$15.00 minimum. Reservations a MUST: Please call with any questions you may have 845-365-0720

Nov 1
7pm
BARNES & NOBLE, 150 East 86th Street
RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES THE MAMA ROSE'S TURN PREMIER BOOK SIGNING
"It took half a century after the premiere of the musical Gypsy for someone to tell the true life story of Mama Rose Hovick, but thanks to Carolyn Quinn's detailed research and gift for readable prose, it was more than worth the wait. The ruthless stage mother of legend turns out to be far more human, understandable and in some respects, even more believably terrifying than the monstrous character that Merman, Russell, Lansbury, Daly, Peters, LuPone, and so many others have played to acclaim. Fans of the musical will be fascinated by this book, but so will anyone interested in reading a damn good biography. John Kenrick.

"Here she really is, boys! Here she truly is, world!" Carolyn Quinn proves that the Rose whom we came to know in Gypsy was - and wasn't - accurately portrayed in the famous musical. Quinn has done meticulous work in finding newspaper clippings nearly a century old, poring over vintage photos and interviewing descendants to put together a fascinating new look at June and Louise's mother. She may strike you as better than you'd assumed - or worse - but there's no doubt that MAMA ROSE'S TURN: THE TRUE STORY OF AMERICA'S MOST NOTORIOUS STAGE MOTHER delivers information that ranges from juicy to sobering in a completely remarkable biography." -- Peter Filichia, author of BROADWAY MUSICALS.

Dec 15
4 pm
PIERMONT REFORMED CHURCH, 361 Ferdon Avenue, Piermont, NY 10968
A COMMUNITY HOLIDAY CONCERT
A holiday concert for the benefit of Why Hunger and the PRC Renovation Fund. Performers from popular, classical, folk and jazz traditions will present holiday songs and other musical treats. A reception will follow. Suggested donation at the door of $20, $15 for seniors, $10 for children.


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