Russ Woolley proudly presents ‘Richard Skipper Celebrates’ at The Laurie Beechman Theater on Theater Row

‘Richard Skipper Celebrates’ is a talk/variety show that encourages people to celebrate each and every day and each other. This wildly popular show format in which Skipper builds the show around the date booked, allows him to create a different show every time, so whether you’re there to Yip Harburg’s Birthday or because you’re a die-hard fan, you’re always guaranteed a great time!

As someone relatively new to the world of cabaret, I absolutely loved Richard Skipper’s October show. Not only was the talent amazing and the venue and atmosphere delightfully engaging, but October 8th also happens to be my birthday so many, many thanks for making it a truly wonderful celebration of “my day” in music! 

-Kimberly Player Portland, Oregon

This format ensures that every show is different – featuring The Richard Skipper Celebrates band (also new every month). November’s show features Jon Weber on piano; percussionist Howie Gordon, bassist Ritt Henn, and Erik Lawrence on Sax.

Two Weeks from Today till Richard Skipper Celebrates November 5th. Reason Number 14 to buy your tix TODAY: Michael Masci’s amazing opening show montage! Check out the promo for our show in two weeks. Wear Red and Gold for amazing photo ops!
Under the musical direction of Jon Weber, with extraordinary Richard Skipper Celebrates Band with Ritt Henn on bass, Howie Gordon on percussion, and Erik Lawrence on sax.


November 5

Producer Vinton Freedley born (1891)

Actress Vivien Leigh born (1913)

Victor Herbert’s Miss 1917 opened on Broadway (1917)

Noel Coward’s Bitter Sweet opened on Broadway (1929)

Artists and Models of 1943 opened on Broadway (1943)

Actor/singer Howard McGillin born (1953)

Actress/singer Andrea McArdle born (1963)

Sondheim’s Into The Woods opened on Broadway (1987)

Threepenny Opera revived on Broadway (2nd time) starring Sting (1989)

The special guests feature bi-coastal Musical Theatre, Cabaret and Performing Artist Leanne Borghesi, 2015 Bistro Award, 2012 Julie Wilson Award winner Shana Farr, Singer/ Actress Phyllis Pastore, Broadway star and R&B diva, Denise Spann-Morgan, AND a MYSTERY GUEST!

Pictured from October 8th Show: Producer Russ Woolley, Linda Purl, Natalie Douglas, Richard Skipper, Dierdre Friel, and Nancy McGraw

Multi-award winner and critically acclaimed Richard Skipper has an almost 40 year career which has taken him from South Carolina to New York to Hollywood and all points in between. He is an entertainer, raconteur, arts advocate and theater historian. Under the guise of Richard Skipper Celebrates! he has conducted over 700 interviews celebrating people in the arts. Recent interviews have included Lesley Ann Warren, Loretta Swit, Tippi Hedren, Rich Little, and David France, author of “How To Survive A Plague”, Patty Farmer, author of “Starring the Plaza” and “Playboy Laughs”.

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed Richard Skipper Celebrates October 8th. The singers were all wonderful and their back stories were so inspiring. Richard Skipper is very talented host with a sparkling presence and infectious energy. My husband said that he should have his own talk show! Looking toward to seeing him again!
Michelle & Michael Arnold, NYC

A truly enjoyable day! What a joy to celebrate with Richard Skipper!

-Dierdre Friel

Thank you so much for letting me be part of your October celebration. You are a consummate showman and what’s more important, generously kind. Love you! 

-Nancy McGraw

The music charge is $30, plus a $20 food/drink menu minimum.  For information, or to order online, visit http://www.westbankcafe.com/laurie-beechman-theatre or call 845-365-0720. The Laurie Beechman Theater is at 407 W. 42nd Street, NYC 10036 | 212.695.6909 

This series is Partially sponsored by Wright Bros. Real Estate – Nyack, NY 

Please visit www.RichardSkipper.com for more info



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