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Schimmel Center at Pace University

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YAKOV SMIRNOFF:

The Happily Ever Laughter Tour

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:30pm

 

Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Comedy II Series with an evening of standup featuring internationally-acclaimed comic Yakov Smirnoff, on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at schimmelcenter.org, by phone at 212-346-1715, or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street, Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-5pm, and beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission.

 

"Warmhearted, delightful, and splendidly funny!" 
The New York Times

 

Hailed as a "laugh riot" by the Wall Street Journal, actor and comedian Yakov Smirnoff envisions a world where sadness and tears are replaced with love and laughter.  Fans of the Russian born entertainer will enjoy Yakov's hilarious and insightful philosophies on love, relationships, and the differences between men and women in Happily Ever Laughter: The Neuroscience of Romantic Relationships.

 

Yakov Smirnoff is a Russian-American comedian, actor, and writer. Born Yakov Naumovich Pokhis in Russia, Yakov moved to the United States, becoming a U.S. citizen on July 4, 1986 at the Statue of Liberty. He started his career as a stand-up comic with an act consisting of mocking life, as a Russian immigrant, under consumerism and communism. He gained popularity as a top attraction at the world famous Comedy Store, and his career skyrocketed after landing an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

 

Yakov has appeared in several television shows including Night Court and Major Dad, his own Showtime special entitled "Yakov Smirnoff from Moscow...Idaho" and his own television series, What A Country. Film credits include The Money Pit with Tom Hanks, Heartburn with Jack Nicholson, Brewster's Millions with Richard Pryor, and Moscow on the Hudson with Robin Williams. His one-man Broadway show, As Long As We Both Shall Laugh, played a limited run at the American Airlines Theatre in 2003. He also spent time teaching "The Business of Laughter," as a professor at Missouri State University and Drury University. He is the author of the book, America on Six Rubles a Day, which has sold over a quarter of a million copies, and he holds an art degree from a prestigious Russian institution.

 

About the House Left Bar at Schimmel Center

The House Left Bar offers beer, soda and wine.  Beverages purchased from the House Left Bar will be served in a Schimmel Center Souvenir Cup, allowing guests to enjoy beverages throughout the entire performance. Credit card transactions will now be accepted, making purchases from the House Left Bar more convenient and accessible. The House Left Bar serves wine, beer, soda, and snacks and is open one hour prior to curtain and during intermission.

 

Please note, no outside food or beverage is allowed in the Schimmel Center theater.

 

About Schimmel Center at Pace University
Schimmel Center is a hidden gem, a performing arts center for everyone.  We push boundaries and bring together generations through a diverse lineup of world-class artists who seek to educate, inspire, provoke, and entertain.

 

 

Schimmel Center at Pace University

presents

1964 The Tribute
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:30pm

 

"Best Beatles tribute on Earth"

                        - Rolling Stone

 

Schimmel Center at Pace University continues its 2018-19 Rock and Roll Series with 1964 The Tribute, a live Beatles tribute concert, on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $19 and can be purchased at SchimmelCenter.org, by phone at 212-346-1715or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street in Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission.

 

Founded in 1984 by musicians Mark Benson and Tom Work1964 The Tribute has been touring the globe for 35 years, meticulously re-creating a pre-Sgt. Pepper era Beatles concert with artful precision and unerring accuracy. Period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter are all incorporated to make the experience as authentic as possible, showcasing the Beatles' invasion of America. Audiences can expect to hear many of the Beatles' greatest early hits, including "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Twist and Shout," "Please Please Me," and "A Hard Day's Night."

 

Featuring Mark Benson as John, Mac Ruffing as Paul, Tom Work as George, and Bobby Potter as Ringo, the band headlines over 120 shows around the globe each year, having performed in noteworthy venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Shea Stadium, and Carnegie Hall, among others.In addition, they have toured to the U.K., Germany, Austria, Ecuador, Chile, Mexico, Canada, the Cayman Islands, and many other countries worldwide.

 

Mark Benson (John Lennon) was introduced to music at an early age and started servicing, repairing and building guitars. He made guitars for Eddie Van Halen and Jackson Browne and sold vintage guitars to The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bad Company, and many others. In 1984, Mark and Gary Grimes started 1964 The Tribute. He currently produces all aspects of the show and produced the 1964 The Tribute albums All You Need Is LiveNine Hours In NovemberBootleg Vol. 1 and 30/50 Celebration.

 

Mac Ruffing (Paul McCartney) played in several Southern California original, Top 40 and Beatles cover groups all while working full time as a land surveyor. Mac, not a natural 'south paw,' spent the better part of a year training himself to play the bass guitar left handed, like Paul McCartney. In 1993 he joined the Beatles tribute Beatlemania Live!, touring the world, and in 2009 joined the touring cast of the Beatles show RAIN. He joined 1964: The Tribute full time in 2013. 

 

Tom Work (George Harrison) is a co-founder of 1964: The Tribute and is the act's first George. Since the late 1960s Tom has played and sung in a variety of ensembles, including orchestras, cover bands, and even a barbershop quartet. He also worked in many musical theatre productions, both onstage in leading roles, and as a producer and music director. After a 12 year sabbatical, Tom returned to 1964 :The Tribute in 2006 and has been with them ever since. 

 

Bobby Porter (Ringo Starr) began taking snare drum lessons in fifth grade and made it a personal goal to be like Ringo. He spent several years playing Los Angeles nightclubs and the Las Vegas casino circuit, where he backed such greats as Chris Montez, Billy Swan, Jewel Akens, Al Wilson, J.J. Jackson, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Dell Vikings, and many others. He performed in two Beatles tributes before joining 1964: The Tribute and realizing his Ringo goal. 

 

About the House Left Bar at Schimmel Center

We are excited to announce two major changes to the House Left Bar at Schimmel Center. Beginning this season, beer, soda and wine purchased from the House Left Bar will be served in a Schimmel Center Souvenir Cup, allowing guests to enjoy beverages throughout the entire performance. Credit card transactions will now be accepted, making purchases from the House Left Bar more convenient and accessible. The House Left Bar serves wine, beer, soda, and snacks and is open one hour prior to curtain and during intermission.

 

Please note, no outside food or beverage is allowed in the Schimmel Center theater.

 

About Schimmel Center at Pace University
Schimmel Center is a hidden gem, a performing arts center for everyone.  We push boundaries and bring together generations through a diverse lineup of world-class artists who seek to educate, inspire, provoke, and entertain.

 

This season, we are excited to offer an array of world premieres and inaugural events, from the first annual Crossing Bridges Music Fest, that celebrates traditional and modern Americana with contemporary singer-songwriters and legacy artists, to a modern premiere dance piece calling glenn by Ate9 with music composition and percussion by Wilco's Glenn Kotche, to the premiere of Fearless: B-Sides with Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez.

 

We are building on the success of our comedy series by adding more artists to the lineup, including veteran comedians Caroline Rhea and Louie Anderson and rising star Hari Kondabolu. You won't want to miss Comedy Central's The Daily Show's Ronny Chieng and Dulcé Sloan.

 

We have added documentaries to our season this year with the critically-acclaimed Sacred and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. We will enhance this experience by presenting a Q & A after Sacred with Executive Producer William F. Baker and after Abacus with members of the film's Sung family.


 

Visionaries from three of our most influential American theater institutions discuss Promoting and Creating New Work:

  • Anne Cattaneo, Dramaturg of Lincoln Center Theater; Creator and Head of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab.
  • Joseph V. Melillo, Executive Producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), responsible for institutional artistic direction.
  • Maria Goyanes, Associate Producer of The Public Theater (The Public LAB).

 WHEN:           Monday, February 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:         Pace University, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street, New York, NY.  Directions: http://bit.ly/qxH0g3

COST/RSVP: Free admission, open seating. Reservations: PerformingArtsPress@pace.edu

MODERATOR:  Cosmin Chivu, Winner of the 2012 Drama League’s New Directors/New Works Project; Head of Directing at the Performing Arts at Pace University

ABOUT THE PERFORMING ARTS MASTERS SERIES: The Performing Arts at Pace University is dedicated to providing a new generation of students/artists with the opportunity of interacting with well-established, outstanding professionals that have developed new voices and ideas. The goal is to reinvigorate the theater’s ancient role as a public forum by focusing on the social and cultural context for the works of the American Theatre of today and tomorrow.  The evening’s guests engage in discussions of their unique practices and bodies of work, followed by a Q&A session with Pace BFA and BA Performing Arts students. 


About the Company: The Performing Arts at Pace University

About Dyson College of Arts and Science’s Performing Arts Programs at Pace University:

Undergraduate: Dyson’s Performing Arts Department (PAD) offers Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees in Acting and in Musical Theater and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts with specialized focuses in Acting, Directing, Commercial Dance or Design/Technical Theater. On average, there are 1,000 applicants for every 100 new openings each year. PAD presents over 50 performances every year. Performance spaces range from the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Schaeberle (black box) Theater, and Studio 501, home to many student-directed productions. http://www.pace.edu/dyson/academic-departments-and-programs/performing-arts

Graduate: The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, also located in Dyson College, is the only MFA (Acting, Directing and Playwriting) theatre program officially sanctioned by the legendary Actors Studio (co-presidents Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel and Al Pacino). All MFA students participate in the Craft Seminars known to the world as the Bravo Network television series Inside the Actors Studio (taped at Pace’s Schimmel Theater and open to students), hosted by James Lipton, Dean Emeritus and Co-Founder of the Actors Studio Drama School. www.Pace.edu/ASDS

About Pace University:

For 105 years, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu