There is much more to these celebrities then what you see on stage. Join us in discovering the complexities of the creative mind and the trials and tribulations of public life. These interviews, each conducted by a moderator, will give us a rare and personal glimpse into the lives of these superstars. Refreshments will be served. All tickets are $20. Spotlight interviews may not be included as part of any subscription. Interested in sponsoring one of these interviews? Give us a ring (718) 631-6311. All Programs and Dates subject to change! All in attendance are welcome to ask questions. What will you ask? What is a typical day for you? How do you relax? What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Tommy James - January 17 | Buy Tickets
Tommy Tune - May 23 | Buy Tickets
Thursday, May 23, 7:30pm
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
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, Ron Young and Peggy Pope at Barnes & Noble. (RichardSkipper.com)
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 7:30pm
Hanky Panky, Mony Mony, Crimson and Clover, Crystal Blue Persuasion, Draggin’ The Line...the music of Tommy James is heard continuously, everyday, in every country in the world: on the radio, television or a film soundtrack. To date he's sold over 100 million records and has been awarded 23 gold singles plus nine gold and platinum albums. Last year Tommy’s autobiography – Me, The Mob and The Music – became a bestseller for Simon & Schuster and garnered rave reviews from Rolling Stone and Mojo magazine as well as Howard Stern, Don Imus, Andrew Loog Oldham, and Dave Marsh. This thrilling tale of Tommy’s career and his tumultuous relationship with the “Godfather” of the music industry, Morris Levy, will be brought to life on the Broadway stage. The production will feature some exciting new Tommy James songs that will showcase yet another facet of his composing talents. Me, the Mob and the Music is also in development as a major motion picture. $20 tickets