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Blazer, Champlin, McCartney, Schwartz, Winther, Zippel, et al. Will Perform at Laurie Beechman Theatre

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David Zippel
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
David Zippel
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Judy Blazer, Donna Lynne Champlin, Liz McCartney, Stephen Schwartz, Michael Winther, and David Zippel are just a few of the performers who will appear at the Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café (407 West 42nd Street) in July and August. The 80-seat room is now being booked by Phil Geoffrey Bond, who previously booked The Duplex.

This new season of performances will officially open on Friday, July 7 with three shows. Grammy Award-winner Julie Gold, singer Lisa Asher, and singer-songwriter John Wallowitch will come together for a one-night-only show at 7pm, followed by Brandon Cuttrell's critically acclaimed show Baggage at 9pm (which will also play on July 16). That night will also mark the first installment of the free weekly soiree, "The After Party," which will take place between 10:30pm-3am.

On Sunday, July 9 and 16 at 7pm, the Storefront Theatre will pay tribute to the late singer/actress Laurie Beechman. Performers will include Asher, Champlin, Cuttrell, and McCartney, as well as Becca Ayres, Natalie Douglas, Jana Robbins, Kate Shindle, and composer Henry Krieger, among others.

The popular New Monday series will return at 7pm on July 17. On July 31, the series will feature Schwartz, Winther, Zippel, composer Deborah Abramson, and singer Sally Wilfert. The August 7 show will focus on the work of composer Steve Marzullo, with special guests Blazer, Wilfert, Terri Klausner, Suzanne Fiore, and Rachel Ulanet.

Other performances of note include Bare star John Hill (July 10 and 17 at 9:30pm). Liz McCartney (July 16 at 9:30pm), Julie Reyburn (July 21 and 28 at 7pm), Amanda Green (July 23 at 7pm), composer Bill Russell with special guests including Heather MacRae (July 30 at 7pm), Tom Andersen, Scott Coulter, and Tim DiPasqua (August 4, 11, and 18 at 7pm), Lisa Asher (August 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 7pm), Mark Nadler (August 11 at 9pm), and Kate Pazakis (August 18 and 25 at 9pm).

Cover charges will range from $10-$35; all shows will have a $15 food/beverage minimum (except for "The After Party"). For reservations and information, call 212-695-6909.


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