“Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!” Starring Tony Award Winners Betty Buckley, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth & More

This is all kinds of awesomeness 🙂

Click here for all the details for Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!, the first of a monthly benefit concert series with Broadway, TV, film and recording stars that will debut at The Town Hall on Friday, January 20, 2017, at 3:00pm.

The concert will feature performances by Betty Buckley, Sharon Gless, Andrea Martin, Jessie Mueller, Bebe Neuwirth, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, Brian Stokes Mitchell and more.

Proceeds will benefit several national organizations working to protect human rights, including Planned Parenthood, Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center and the Sierra Club Foundation.

Tickets range from $25 to $50 and are available at TicketMaster.com and at The Town Hall box office (123 W 43rd St.). Participating performers are subject to change.

But here’s the best part – if you can’t attend, no worries! The concert will be broadcast on Facebook Live at 3:00pm EST on January 20th, directed by Emmy Award winner Debbie Miller.

How super cool is that? So buy your tickets if you’ll be in the NYC area on January 20th, or set your calendar to remind you at ten minutes to 3PM EST that day to hit the link and watch your favorite Broadway stars “stand up, and sing out!”

Bebe Neuwirth to return to TV with CBS’ “Madam Secretary”

Excellent casting news from The Hollywood Reporter – Bebe Neuwirth will be returning to TV in the news series CBS series “Madam Secretary.”

Created and written by Homeland’s Barbara Hall, the drama centers on the personal and professional life of a maverick female secretary of state (Tea Leoni) as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life.

Neuwirth will play Nadine, the chief of staff to Leoni’s Elizabeth.

I’ve known Bebe for years from connections with A Chorus Line and Chicago the Musical, and there’s a reason why she’s the star she is. Her talent.

One of the hallmarks of Bebe’s performances is the focus she has, whether onstage or TV. There’s nothing aimless or extraneous about her work. She knows what she’s doing.

Look for “Madam Secretary”on CBS this fall.

Bebe Neuwirth heads back to Broadway’s CHICAGO as “Mama Morton”

Bebe Neuwirth

Two-time Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth is heading to her third starring role in the Broadway hit CHICAGO the Musical:

“Simply put, Bebe Neuwirth is Chicago,” said producer Barry Weissler in a statement. “When the revival opened 17 years ago, Bebe was honored with a Tony Award, an Astaire Award, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama League Award for her unequalled performance as Velma Kelly. Hers was the performance of the season, and it made an indelible and lasting mark in the history of Broadway theatre. Ten years later, she rejoined the company to star as Roxie Hart, and the results were equally spectacular. And this January she’s back again, now as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton, making her the first leading lady in Broadway history to play all three principal roles. I’ll say it again: Bebe Neuwirth is Chicago.”

Bebe heads back to the cellblock Jan. 14, 2014, and will continue through March 9 at the Ambassador Theatre.

I’ve known Bebe casually for years.  She is a great talent, and understands CHICAGO like no one else.

Next year, expect the announcement when she takes on “Billy Flynn.”

Don’t laugh. She could do it 🙂