For the second year in a role, Broadway cast members from Jersey Boys, The Lion King, etc and non for profit group Broadway Sings for Pride alum (www.BroadwaySingsforPride.com) will headline the closing night of the 16th Annual Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on the evening of Monday, November 11, 2013.
Broadway Sings for Pride alum scheduled to appear: Russell Fischer (Broadway’s Jersey Boys), Chondra L. Profit (Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway), Matt Leisy (Off Broadway’s The Fantasticks), Rachel Lorin (pop singer recording artist and star of the Oxygen Networks “The Next Big Thing”), and Noreen Crayton (Gospel recording artist, Rent National Tour).
November 7, 2013. The Apollo Theatre. New York City.
Often referred to as “the funniest woman in the world,” the iconic African-American standup comedienne Jackie “Moms” Mabley broke racial and sexual boundaries and continues to inspire comedians to this day. In her directorial film debut, Whoopi Goldberg, a modern-day comedy favorite pays homage to this pioneering talent.
Attendees included: Whoopi Goldberg (Director/Producer), Tom Leonardis (Producer), Andre Holland (“42”, “1600 Penn”), Billy Mitchell (Apollo Ambassador aka “Mr. Apollo”), Capone (Comedian), Clarke Peters (“Person of Interest”, “The Wire”), Debra Martin Chase (Producer), Dick Cavett, Dolvett Quince (“The Biggest Loser”), Tigist Selam (“Intersection”), Margot Bingham (“Boardwalk Empire”), George Schlatter (Producer), Jon Michael Hill (“Detroit 1-8-7”, “Elementary”), Kathy Griffin (Emmy award-winning Comedian), Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show), Rain Pryor, S. Epatha Merkerson (“Law and Order” & “Deception”), Shawn Cornelius (Comedian/Radio personality)
Photography by: Lev Radin & Pedro Hernandez, Guest Correspondent Cameron Grey Rose
October 31, 2013. Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project celebrated its 18th anniversary at the annual Hulaween Benefit Gala, The theme was Hulaween in The Big Easy.
The New York Restoration Project was founded by Bette Midler in 1995, and is devoted to restoring, revitalizing and developing under served parks, community gardens and other open spaces in New York City.
Bette Midler, Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Kors, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Billy Crystal, Glenn Close, Katie Couric and John Molner, Christine Ebersole, Jill Goodacre, Kate Lear and Jon LaPook, Clifford Ross, and more all attended.
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Special thanks to: Angelo Spinello, Cameron Grey Rose, Neal Equality B, Pedro Alberto, Richie Favuzzi, & Lev Radin
Special guest correspondent Cameron Grey Rose visits the creative team of “Rubble” a great new show debuting at the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival.
Mike Reiss has been writing for the animated series “The SImpsons for 25 years,but these days he’s only goes The Simpson’s Production office in Los Angeles one day a week. And he’s fine with that. Chatting with me at the afterparty celebrating his new play “Rubble” making its debut at NYC Fringe Festival he explained that he is a New Yorker at heart “I fly in on Tuesday night, spend all Wednesday at the production and fly out on the red eye that night. A good week is one where I spend less than 24 hours in LA.”
The 10th Anniversary performance of the Tony-Award winning musical Avenue Q. Prior to curtain, Media and Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver will present a Proclamation from the City of New York to the musical’s cast, creators and producers declaring July 31 as AVENUE Q DAY. Other surprises are in store for the evening, which will mark the 4,143rd performance of the ground-breaking musical in New York. AVENUE Q is the internationally-acclaimed musical set in an outer-borough in NYC where a bunch of 20-somethings — people and puppets alike — live together as neighbors as they search for their purpose life with big dreams and tiny bank accounts.
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