Tom most recently portrayed the roles of “Sister Hubert” in NUNSENSE AMEN and “Miles Gloriosus” in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, produced by Fire Island Pines Arts Project. Additional regional credits include, Kiss me Kate, Rigoletto, and On the 20th Century. Tom’s background vocals can also be heard on the Lucie Arnaz CD “Latin Roots” musically produced by Ron Abel and Lucie Arnaz.
Tuesday, March 20 – 7:00 pm
Friday, March 30 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 11 – 7:00 pm
The Laurie Beechman Theatre
Located within West Bank Café
407 West 42nd St. NYC 10036
$25 cover - $15 food/ drink minimum
Featuring: Tom Vaughn
- Jeff Cubeta - Piano
- Chris Conly - guitar
- Jacob Silver - bass
- Mary Rodriguez - Drums
- ...and special guest MAC, Bistro Award winner and B'way actress, Raissa Katona Bennett
"Cabaret act featuring original music and lyrics by Tom Vaughn"
The evening will celebrate the many successes of the Singers Forum Actors Equity Scholarship Program during this past year. Since its inception, the Scholarship Program has offered heavily subsidized vocal technique lessons to members of Actors Equity Association. The goal of the program has been to provide affordable vocal technique to those who often need it most and can least afford it. The program has expanded from the initial 12 scholarships in its first semester to a fund that supports 60 ongoing scholarships. The instructors in the program are all Broadway veterans and include Melanie Vaughan (Sunday in the Park With George, Parade, et. al.), Bradley Dean (A Little Night Music, Spamalot), Teri Ralston (Company, A Little Night Music), John Capes (Les Miserables), and Eric Michael Gillett (Sweet Smell of Success, The Frogs, Kiss Me Kate). Musical director for the event is widely respected accompanist and arranger, Jeff Cubeta, who is currently musical director for Nothing To Lose But Your Heart/The Songs of Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty for La Tanya Hall and Eric Michael Gillett at Feinstein's at Loews Regency.
The AEA Scholarship Program is especially proud of Kaitlyn Davidson, who is currently in rehearsals for her Broadway debut in the new Gershwin musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It, starring Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Broderick.
SHOWSTOPPERS features Kevin Early (Death Takes a Holiday, Seven Deadly Sins, A Tale of Two Cities, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Les Miserables) and stars the Broadway-bound Kaitlyn Davidson (Nice Work if You Can Get it) plus Paul Binotto (Currently starring in Ionescapade off-Broadway at the York Theatre, Broadway's Starlight Express, Dreamgirls, et. al.), Stephen Mitchell Brown (currently starring as 'Rochester' in the regional premiere ofJane Eyre), Julia Cook (National Tour Mama Mia), Venessa Diaz, Chris J. Handley, Danielle Herbert (Recently starred in Walnut Street Theatre's Aspects of Love), Eva Kantor (Hairspray, Anne of Green Gables), Jeremy Lawrence (Upcoming Baltimore Center Theatre's Into the Woods), Daniel Marconi (Mary Poppins), Matthew McGloin, Jose Restrepo (Grease), Lynn Ross (OBR: The Sick Boy, The Midnight Zone, The Glass House), James Seol (A Naked Girl on the Appian Way), Stephanie Summerville, Maxine Stewart (North Shore's King and I),Sally Swallow (OBR: Joseph...Technicolor Dreamcoat), Scott Tucker (National Theatre of Great Britain: The Light Princess),
About the Company: Singers Forum
Located in the historic Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan, Singers Forum is a non-profit musical oasis committed to providing the highest quality vocal training for New York City residents. Our continuing mission is to engage a diverse student body of singers in an situation dedicated to the development and appreciation of the vocal arts. With a strong emphasis on vocal technique, combined with numerous performance opportunities in a safe and supportive environment, Singers Forum strives to offer a full array of private instruction and group classes for both professional and personal growth. Utilizing a roster of dynamic and successful teaching artists who each have their own professional singing and musical backgrounds and successful careers in the arts, we have developed our studentsâ€™ performance skills in a wide variety of vocal styles and genres that range from opera to cabaret, musical theatre to jazz, folk to pop and all genres i n between!
Crab House explores the hospitality industry, highlighting the routine nature of working tables and the drive people have toward their own success. The musical centers on failed restaurant owners Tim and Ruth and satirically explores human greed and the relentlessness of the service industry.
The young creative team of this dark comedy, augmented by the direction of Keith Gildea, features a contemporary score by Joe Kiely and a reimagined book by Zachary Drummer and Joe Kiely. Michael Livingston and Courtney Powell play Tim and Ruth, supported by an eclectic wait staff portrayed by Linnea Larsdotter, Seth Grugle, Alisa Murray andSean Brewer.
PLEASE NOTE: AFTER IT'S ENGAGEMENT AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THE PRODUCTION WILL TRANSFER TO DON'T TELL MAMA.
Broadway stars Sally Wilfert* (Assassins, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), Kate Wetherhead* (Legally Blonde, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Paul Anthony Stewart* (The People in the Picture, Cyrano: The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof; TV: The Guiding Light, Loving), and Barbara Walsh* (Company, Nine, Falsettos) as the Narratormake up the cast of Side By Side By Sondheim,a musical revue of works from the legendary Stephen Sondheim’s musicals. Directed by Artist Director Richard Biever. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Music by Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers and Jule Styne.
Tickets are $20 with a $15 food/beverage minimum and can be purchased by calling 212-695-6909. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Showcase.
Singing OnStage Productions(SOS) is a new musical theatre production company located in the heart of New York City’s theatre district. SOS is committed to developing new musicals and new talent by providing audition classes, showcase classes taught by industry leaders and producing showcase productions, all of which give participants the opportunity to hone their craft and to be seen by casting directors, directors, agents and other industry. In addition, SOS’s unique Music Director Training Program is a rare opportunity for talented musicians to develop their works and to learn from industry leaders the various skills necessary to be a successful music director.
Artistic Director Richard Biever is the founder of Singing OnStage Productions in New York City. After attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Richard received a degree in voice and choral conducting from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, developing a long career as a music director, conducting shows around the U.S. and around the world. At Indiana University, he worked with alum Howard Ashman to produce the first college production of Little Shop of Horrors. Richard conducted the National and European tours of Little Shop and conducted a leg of the smash West Side Story European tour. Soon after, Richard began directing and received a MFA in Directing for the Musical Theatre Stage from Penn State University, under the tutelage of Tony-nominated director Susan H. Schulman. While at Penn State, he directed productions of Fat Pig, Romance, Romance, and Sunday in the Park with George, among others. In 2003, Richard and his wife Heidi opened Singing OnStage Studios, a musical theatre training school for children in State College, PA. In the fall of 2010, Richard founded Singing OnStage Productions in New York City, directing readings of Smile and Harmony, Kansas.
For more information on Singing OnStage Productions, visit: http://singingonstageproductions.com/.
About the Company: Singing OnStage Productions
Singing On Stage Productions is a new musical theatre production company located in the heart of the theatre district in New York City. Our goal is to seek out and find the best new musicals and bring back neglected or forgotten shows from the past. We’re always looking for the best, most compelling new shows from writers who are willing to come develop their shows with us. We are also interested in working with writers to develop shows from scratch.
In Entropy, eighteen songs take a closer look at relationships in various states of decay and the valiant (and sometimes not-so-valiant) efforts of lovers (and not-quite-lovers) to start a fire or keep one burning. See why love is against the laws of nature... and why most of us do it anyway.
The Entropy Songs received its world premiere at Abingdon Theatre Company in 2006, where it inaugurated the company's new cabaret space. This marks its second full production.
The cast includes Maddy Clapps, Jennie McGuinness, Jeff Raab, and Ashley Sweetman.
For more details about the show, visit www.libratheater.org. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located in the West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $8 with a $15 food or drink minimum. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. For more about Joshua H. Cohen, visit www.joshuahcohen.com.
Described as a post-menopausal Lenny Bruce, JOAN RIVERS delivers a raunchy, politically incorrect evening of stand-up comedy. One of the hardest working women in show business, she is a best-selling author, Tony-nominated actress, playwright, screenwriter, motion picture director, Emmy Award-winning television talk-show host, jewelry designer, business woman and mother to "what's-her-name" Melissa. She is on the board of God's Love We Deliver, National Chairwoman of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and gives lectures around the world on suicide prevention and survival. With her trademark mix of outspoken wit, savvy and compassion, she continues to be one of America's most admired first ladies of comedy.
Never afraid to dish the dirt on TV land, she let all the secrets loose of "Little House on the Prairie", Hollywood and much. Recalling her life and career as bitchy Nellie Oleson, Arngrim startles audiences internationally with off-color jokes about child stars and TV icons of the 1970’s and 80s.
CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH premiered at Fez in 2002, has now become a worldwide phenomenon. It has been performed to packed houses in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Maui and an extended run in France, where Alison performed entirely in French to a standing room only crowd at the "Palais des Congres." The all-French version is titled: "Confessions d’une Garce de La Prairie."
Jackie also makes use of You Tube and views online homages to her and her family. Along the way Jackie ruminates on Michelle Obama, Marilyn Monroe, Caroline’s run for Senate, the art world, Michael Jackson, and the lasting impact of that fateful day on the grassy knoll in Dallas.
Born and raised in Chicago, Erica Watson is an actor, stand-up comedian, and film/television director. Currently, she can be seen in the Oprah Winfrey/Lee Daniels film "Precious." She has also starred in the feature film "Dirty Laundry." Watson is currently featured in two Gracie Award-winning commercials for the Oxygen Network called "Tresstify" and "Kiss & Tell,” as well as the March Madness Comedy special on MSG-TV. She has appeared on NBC's "Last Comic Standing,"
and was a commentator and pundit for five BET specials including “Top12 BET Award Show Moments,” “Countdown to 2009: BET Year in Review,”“The Evolution of Mary J. Blige,” and “The Evolution of Jay-Z”.
Additionally, Watson is a recurring politics and pop culture panelist on the BETJ talk show "My Two Cents,” director of the reality TV Series "My Model Looks Better Than Your Model" on the BETJ Network and a blogger for the Huffington Post.
agent bent on labeling him as a terrorist. In this timely satire,
directed by Dramalogue Award winner David Paul Willinger, who has been
called "a master of farce," Fulbright Scholar and award winning playwright Pflanzer imagines a world where
the politics of fear threaten to chip away at civil liberties