PAST SCHEDULE LISTINGS 2014
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Jan 5
7-10:30
ETCETERA, ETCETERA, 352 west 44th St NYC 10036
CO-HOSTING SALON
Salon is an ongoing open entertainment event in which singers, writers and musicians share their talent with each other and audience members. There is a $10 cash cover collected at the door and a $15 food/drink minimum (cash or credit) per person. (For more information about Etcetera, Etcetera's delicious menu: www.etcetcnyc.com. A 20% gratuity is added to all checks.) There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/first served basis, Doors open and sign up begins at 6:15pm. The evening begins at 7:00, has a 15-minute break at 8:30 and ends promptly at 10:30. If you would like to sign up to perform, see one the evening's 'Etceterettes' to fill out a card with your name, the name of your song, whether or not Mark will be playing for you and any upcoming events you'd like to promote. We do not present performers in order of sign-up, however, indicating requests as clearly and as early as possible as far as time restraints are concerned always makes everything much more possible. ALWAYS BRING SEVERAL SONG SELECTIONS to avoid duplication. All types of material, on or off theme are always welcome at Salon. We enthusiastically welcome instrumentalists, poets, playwrights, essayists, comics, illusionists and performance artists. Please limit your selections to three or four minutes in length (including introductions). Please also bring clear, complete charts for Mark to read. Sitting on the piano is not allowed, nor is flash photography. Please turn off all noise making devices and give performers your undivided attention.
Jan 18
1:30pm
LOCAL 802 MUSICIAN'S HALL - NY SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY, 322 West 48th Street, NYC
RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HELLO, DOLLY!
Richard Skipper will be kicking off a year long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hello, Dolly with members of the original Broadway cast! Flea market: 12:30 - 2:00- Great place to find music sheets, tapes, CD's etc. Members may bring their CD's to sell at the CD table. For information on this, write to ceo@mirandamusic.com Program: 2:00 - 3:00P with cast members from the original Broadway cast! (Scheduled: Nicole Barth (Original cast), Paul Berne (dancer, Original Company), Carleton Carpenter and Johnny Beecher (Sheridan (Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker: Mary Martin International Company), Wayne Clark (first National Company with Carol Channing), John Anthony Gilvey: Author, Before the Parade Passes By: Gower Champion and the Glorious American Musical (http://www.amazon.com/Before-Parade-Passes-By-Champion/dp/0312337760), David Hartman (Rudolph and Stage Manager: Original Company), Charles Karel (Original cast), Jan LaPrad (Original Company dancer), Lee Roy Reams (Cornelius Hackl 1977 tour and Broadway Revival, director 1996 Broadway tour and Revival), Ron Young (dancer original cast). Non-member guest fee $10. Membership only $50 per year/single (9 great Programs and a monthly Newsletter). BECOME A MEMBER! (http://www.nysms.org/join_renew.html). Books are for sale.
Jan 26
2 pm
HELEN HAYES HOSPITAL, Route 9W North in West Haverstraw, New York
Richard Skipper Celebrates Dana Lorge in Rockland County!
An Afternoon with Dana Lorge and Richard Skipper, Helen Hayes Hospital Atrium. This is a free concert! There's lots to celebrate! It's a FREE concert! Richard will be singing some of his favorite songs joined by Dana Lorge.

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

http://www.broadwayworld.com/people/Dana-Lorge/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0520902. Call Richard Skipper at 845-365-0720 for more info

Feb 1
6-9PM
The Apartment Complex, 623 East 68th St., NYC
HELLO, DOLLY! MEETS I LOVE LUCY
Richard hosts a masquerade party for the WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FINE ARTS LEAGUE where guests will come dressed as a character from the Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! or as a character from the famed TV show, I Love Lucy. A contest with prizes and a panel discussion led by the SOCIETY MATRONS will ensure all a good time. This is a PRIVATE EVENT.
Feb 16
7pm
THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, 34 West 22nd Street
RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES EILEEN FULTON
LIVE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM IN NYC TO BENEFIT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY!
Eileen Fulton is an American actress. Fulton is known for her role as Lisa Grimaldi on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns, a role that she played almost continuously for 50 years from May 18, 1960 until the show's ending on September 17, 2010.

A benefit for HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. 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, 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 Herman's 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!

Richard and Eileen 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/Two Drink minimum
Reservations a MUST: Please call with any questions you may have 845-365-0720

Mar 19
5pm
WRCR 1300 AM AND WRCR.COM, Spring Valley, NY
MOSTLY MOVIES
Mostly Movies is please to have Richard Skipper join us on air as our guest. The show is from 5 to 6pm beginning after the 5pm news and can be heard either at 1300AM radio or streaming live at wrcr.com. Richard will be joining us at approximately 5:30pm. Tune in!
Mar 25
8pm
THE SPIRAL THEATRE, 242 W. 36th Street, NYC
RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES SONDRA LEE: A BENEFIT FOR THE SPIRAL THEATRE
Sondra Lee next legendary Interviewee of Richard Skipper Celebrates· - an actress, dancer, director, teacher . . . and the original Tiger Lily to millions - takes us through nearly 50 years of a glorious career on stage (High Button Shoes, Peter Pan, Hello, Dolly!, among others) and films (Fellini's La Dolce Vita) -- in front and behind the camera.. A Benefit for Spiral Theatre, New York City.

The wonderful Sondra Lee, known well as the original Tiger Lily in Mary Martin's Peter Pan and as the original Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly! will tell her story of being there in that great era to Richard Skipper and his lucky audience.

Describing her extraordinary adventures, always with a touch of humor and loving memories, recollections of trials and tribulations, countless series of short-lived and lifelong friendships and romantic flings with the famous and not-so famous - Sondra reveals all!. Wicked, woeful . . . the laughter, the tears . . . like it was . . . like it is! Sondra Lee has an amazingly full life to share.

Sondra's book, I've Slept With Everybody (which will be available for sale after the interview), provides insights and wisdom that only an experienced actress with a great deal of charisma could give. Miss Sondra Lee will be telling her story in interview fashion to Mr. Richard Skipper. No stranger to the greats in the entertainment world, Mr. Skipper under the banner of ćRichard Skipper Celebrates!ä has rubbed elbows, chatted up and interviewed theater, film, television and cabaret greats for the past two decades running. His most recent interview with Eileen Fulton (Lisa of As the World Turns), was met with exceptional reviews in February, 2014. Known for his hands on approach to the individuals he is working with, look no further than Richard Skipper Celebrates! Richard has conducted over 700 interviews for his blog celebrating people in the arts. In January of 2014, Richard brought cast members together from the original cast of Hello, Dolly, and the companies led by Miss Carol Channing for a two day special event in New York. He has conducted on-stage interviews with Julie Budd, Carol Channing, Eileen Fulton, Jackie Joseph, Tommy Tune, Ron Young, Peggy Pope and more.
Tickets are $25.00 each. Reservations can be made by calling 845-365-0720.

April 5
6pm
PIER 701, 701 Piermont Avenue, Piermont NY 10968
PIER 701 AND PRODUCER NEIL BERG PRESENT: RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES
New York City Cabaret All Stars come to Piermont, NY! Featuring: Richard Skipper (host), Byron Sommers on Piano, Mark-Alan, Ellen Bullinger, Carole Demas, Joan Jaffe, John Patrick Schutz. 6PM Dinner & Show $80 ALL INCLUSIVE!. Quickly becoming the #1 Supper Club in the Tri-State area, presenting Broadway talent in an intimate setting!
April 12
7pm
VCS PRESENTS LGBT* COMEDY CABARET WITH JESSICA KIRSON HOSTED BY RICHARD SKIPPER
Doors open at 6:30 pm | Show at 7:00 pm, TICKETS: $25 in advance | $30 at the door To purchase tickets in advance, please call 845.634.5729 x307 or buy online- click here. Jessica Kirson's unique style and captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences everywhere she performs. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine. www.jessicakirson.com

Richard Skipper is an acclaimed entertainer, actor and MC/Host. www.richardskipper.com       *Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans

Apr 25
8pm
THE SPIRAL THEATRE, 242 W. 36th Street, New York City
RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES JEFFREY GURIAN: BULLYING IN COMEDY AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Call 845-365-0720 to reserve. Tickets are $30.00. Seating is Limited. Reservations a must. Doors open at 7PM for Networking Mixer/8PM Start. Join Jefftey Gurian and Richard Skipper as they sit down to discuss bullying in comedy and social media.

Jeffrey Gurian: comedian, writer, director, actor, host, interviewer, Friar, doctor, and nightlife icon. According to Ted Alexandro, "Jeffrey knows everyone in comedy and everyone in comedy knows Jeffrey." He brings comedy to celebrity interviews by day and "jumps around" the New York club scene by night. As Macio says, "They should give that guy his own show!"

RODNEY DANGERFIELD began using some of Gurianās material on Johnny Carsonās Tonight Show. One night, after his standard, "Iām all right now, but last week was rough" introduction, he opened with Gurian's line: "Just last week, I bought one of those whirlpools for my bathtub. The first night I used it, I lost three of my best ships," and that started the ball rolling for Gurian. Later on, he used more of Gurian's material on his album, "No Respect". Wicked, woeful . . . the laughter, the tears . . . like it was . . . like it is!

Since that time, Gurian can lay claim to having heard his lines uttered by literally some of the biggest names in the entertainment world, among them: JOAN RIVERS, PHIL HARTMAN, RICHARD BELZER, GILBERT GOTTFRIED, GEORGE WALLACE, ROBIN WILLIAMS, PAULY SHORE, DICE CLAY, MILTON BERLE (who was also his sponsor in The Friars Club), RICH LITTLE, DICK SHAWN, PAT COOPER, JAN MURRAY, FRANK GORSHIN, JIM MORRIS, HENNY YOUNGMAN, JERRY LEWIS, and those are only the comics!

TW: @richardskipper

July 11
7pm
Nyack Center - Hip to Be Square!, 58 Depew Avenue; Nyack, New York
HIP TO BE SQUARE
Yes, siree!! It's gonna be a hoot and holler at the Rockland Alliance for Health's "SQUARE DANCE" FUNdraiser! SEE YOU THERE! There's going to be Wild Dancing plus Great Eating at the Mangy Moose! And, as if Square Dancing ain't enough, there's more:
RICHARD SKIPPER WILL BE THE HOST/MC
*Our Professional Square Dance Caller will have you out of your seat even if you've got two left feet!
*Our music will get you going - and we'll throw in some live Country & Western singing!
*Our crazy live auction will have you whooping and hollering for more!
*Try your skills on some games & competitions at "The Stagger Inn!"
*If you want, wear your western best for a great prize.
*Get ready for cool raffles, prizes and lots of surprises.
For more information call: 845-263-6777
Sept 9
6:30 pm
BROAD BAND BOX OFFICE, 800 Bloomfield Ave Nutley
TALK OF THE TOWN
Talk of the Town is a podcast that showcases all areas of talent in the entertainment industry.
Oct. 5
5 pm
THE SPIRAL THEATRE, 300 West 43rd Street, (off of 8th Avenue), Room 603 NYC
RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES MARGE CHAMPION
Richard Skipper will sit down to celebrate legendary Marge Champion in honor of her recent 95th Birthday on the date of her wedding anniversary to Gower Champion. Seating is Limited! RSVP HIGHLY SUGGESTED! 845-365-0720 Don't Miss this great opportunity to meet a TRUE LEGEND in person! $35.00 includes champagne reception afterwards.
Nov. 24
7pm
METROPOLITAN ROOM, 34 West 22nd Street, NYC
THIS IS YOUR NIGHT BOBBIE HOROWITZ
Reservations: 212-206-0440 or www.MetropolitanRoom.com Ticket Price: $20.00* / 2 beverage minimum *A portion of the revenue will be given to Exploring the Arts
STARRING AN ALL-STAR, MULTI-AWARD WINNING CAST!
Corinna Sowers-Adler, Charles, Chuck Cooper, Elaine St. George, Rob Langeder, Stacie Perlman-Langeder, Dana Lorge, Sue Matsuki, Stearns Matthews, Sidney Myer, Mark Nadler, Warren Schein, Adam Shapiro, RICHARD SKIPPER, David F. Slone, Stacy Sullivan, Diana Templeton, David Vernon, Rev. Yolanda (Roger Mapes), Guest Speakers - AND MORE SURPRISES to be announced! Musical Direction: BILL ZEFFIRO! Hosted by BERNIE FURSHPAN!


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