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Celebrity Bulletin , November 16 2018


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Arrivals

 

Joel Grey

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The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) presentation of Fiddler on the Roof will transfer uptown to off-Broadway's Stage 42 (422 W 42nd St.) when the Yiddish language production begins previews on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 and opens officially on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Directed by JOEL GREY, Fiddler on the Roof will star STEVEN SKYBELL reprising his role as "Tevye" and JACKIE HOFFMAN reprising her role as "Yente." Additional casting TBA.
Agent: Innovative Artists, Gary Gersh 212/659-5107 gary@iany.com

Event Press Contact: DKC/O&M 212/695-7400, Rick Miramontez rick@omdkc.com / Alana Karpoff alana@omdkc.com / Samara Finkle samara@omdkc.com

 

Jana Robbins

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After two sold out shows in September, JANA ROBBINS & HALEY SWINDAL return to Feinstein's/54 Below with We Just Move On! The Songs of Kander and Ebb (written and directed by JANA ROBBINS) on Feb. 5 & 12 at 7 PM.
Event Press Contact: Feinstein's/54 Below, Alexa Spiegel press@54below.com

 

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This Just In

 

Steve Pemberton

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STEVE PEMBERTON is available for interview in support of the Dec. 1 digital film release of the feature film based on his top-selling autobiography—"A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home" (Thomas Nelson, Paperback)—which was distributed by Cinemark nationwide on May 30, 2018. The book and film recounts STEVE's hurts and despair, but also his triumph against daunting obstacles. The traumatized foster child turned lauded global executive is 'paying it forward' with advocacy work for kids 'aging out' of foster care system across US.
Interview Requests: Stephanie Fisher stephanie@newsitemtocover.com

 

CeCe Winans

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NJPAC Presents: MLK Weekend Celebration with performances by CeCe WINANS, ANTHONY BROWN & JJ HAIRSTON on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at 8 PM at NJPAC's Prudential Hall (One Center St.) in Newark, NJ.
Booking Agent: WME, Mike Snider 615/963-3393 ms@wmeentertainment.com

Event Press Requests: Angela Thomas 201/503-1333 AThomas@NJPAC.org

 

Rebecca Crews

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Interviews are available with REBECCA CREWS, wife of 28 years to film & TV icon, renowned activist, and TIME's 2017 "Person of the Year" silence-breaker TERRY CREWS. Over the last year, REBECCA has been secretly performing as musician REGINA MADRE, deliberately maintaining anonymity in her music career to let her voice itself stand on its own, completely independent from her husband's stardom. Now, REBECCA feels empowered to proclaim her true self to the world following her recent Indie 100 single "I Keep Holding On," and her new release, her second heartfelt ballad, "Destiny," a powerful story about choices.
PR (R. Crews): Anderson Group Public Relations, James Weir / Lauren Torrez / J.T. Hainje 323/655-1008 agpr@andergrouppr.com

 

Billy Joel

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The Madison Square Garden Company has announced the unprecedented 62nd consecutive show by legendary musician and MSG franchise BILLY JOEL at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The March show is part of JOEL's residency at The World's Most Famous Arena which began in January 2014 with him playing one show per month at The Garden. The March 2019 show will be his 108th all-time performance at The Garden.
PR (Joel): Claire Mercuri PR, Claire Mercuri 212/535-7189 claire@clairemercuri.com

The Madison Square Garden Company Press Contacts: Mikyl Cordova 212/631-4337 Mikyl.Cordova@msg.com / Rachel Schulman 212/465-6360 
Rachel.Schulman@msg.com

 

Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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The Drama League 2019 production lineup of Directorfest 2019: The 35th Annual Directors Festival, America's only festival celebrating the art and future of American stage directing on Jan. 11- 28, 2019 at various locations around NYC: The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher St.), The Drama League Theater Center (32 Ave. of the Americas), LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (31-10 Thompson Ave.), and Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St.). Featured directors include JENNIFER CHANG, TARA ELIOTT, KEMAR JEWEL, SEONJAE KIM, BOYAN KRACHOLOV, DENNIS YUEH-YEH LI, and WHITNEY WHITE. Master director conversations with LEAR DeBESSONET (Jan. 14, 2019) and RUBEN SANTIAGO-HUDSON (Jan. 24, 2019) at 7 PM at The Drama League Theater Center.
Agent: Gersh, Stephen Hirsh 212/634-8143 shirsh@gershny.com

Event Press Contact: Philip Carrubba 917/523-8849 philip@richardhillmanpr.com

 

Joanne Binder

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Publicist JOANNE BINDER is available for interview about her late uncle, MAURICE BINDER, who once helped design the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. MAURICE was in the Macy's art department and got the job when he was a teenager, lying about his age. He went on to create the logo and titles for most of the James Bond movies until he died in 1991. JOANNE has drawings he gave her which he created of the Parade.
Interview Requests: Sy Presten Assoc., Joanne Binder 212/242-5058 sypresten@aol.com

 

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Next 7 days

 

106.7 LITE FM

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iHeartMedia New York's 106.7 LITE FM will offer listeners a variety of festive ways to celebrate this special time of the year including events with the LITE on-air talent and a number of community give-back initiatives. To celebrate the station's annual flip to holiday music, BOB BRONSON and CHRISTINE NAGY will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall at 5 PM tonight, Nov. 16 at the LITE FM Flip The Switch Celebration Event. Station listeners in attendance will have the chance to experience the Christmas Spectacular starring the RADIO CITY ROCKETTES, running now through Jan. 1, 2019. Special guest MARIAH CAREY will be interviewed live on-air.
Press Contact: iHeartMedia New York, Kerry Graue kerrygraue@iheartmedia.com

 

Andrea Marcovicci

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ANDREA MARCOVICCI – the singer and actress hailed as "torch singer, spellbinder, heart-breaker" by People – will celebrate her 70th Birthday with a livestream of selections from her final show at Feinstein's/ 54 Below on Saturday, Nov. 17. Fans around the globe can tune in to www.facebook.com/Feinsteins54Below to watch a portion of the show at 9:30 PM Eastern / 6:30 PM Pacific. The two shows at 7 PM and 9:30 PM are sold out.
PR (Marcovicci): Fortune Creative, Dan Fortune 917/608-1309 dan@fortunecreative.com

 

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Next 30 Days

 

Emily Blunt

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Mary Poppins Returns stars EMILY BLUNT and LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA will join the film's director/producer/writer ROB MARSHALL for a Saturday, Dec. 1st, 10:05 AM panel as part of Deadline Presents The Contenders New York awards season showcase at the DGA Theater (110 W. 57th St.). The Walt Disney Pictures release hits thaters on Dec. 19th. The trio will also join moderator LOGAN HILL, veteran New York Times contributor, for a TimesTalks ScreenTimes advance screening of the all-new original musical, followed by a conversation, on Monday, Dec. 3, 6 PM at The TimesCenter. 
PR (Blunt): ID Public Relations, Molly Kawachi 646/723-3818 mkawachi@id-pr.com / Bebe Lerner 323/822-4824 blerner@id-pr.com

"TimesTalks" Press Contacts: The New York Times, Adenike Olanrewaju adenike.olanrewaju@nytimes.com and Cultural Counsel, Ali Rigo ali@culturalcounsel.com

 

Senri Oe

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SENRI OE will be in NYC to perform two live sets (9 PM & 10:30 PM) at Tomi Jazz (239 E. 53rd St.) on Thursday, Nov. 29, featuring songs from his new jazz album titled BOYS & GIRLS. BOYS & GIRLS, SENRI's first pure solo piano collection, connects the eras in his career as a former Japanese superstar artist in the J-Pop arena, and his current career as a jazz artist.
PR (Oe): Rogers & Cowan, Lori Lousararian-Hakola 310/854-8104 llousararian@rogersandcowan.com

 

Anthony Wayne

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There will be a special open rehearsal with performances from A Soulful Christmas, the holiday musical revue from the creative team behind Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, on Thursday, Nov. 29, 5 PM-6 PM at a midtown Studio TBD. A Soulful Christmas will play Saturday, Dec. 15th, 8 PM & Sunday, Dec. 16th, 2 PM at The Actor's Temple Theatre (339 W. 47th St.). The cast features 2017 premiere production cast members ANTHONY WAYNE (Mighty Real …), BURGANDY WILLIAMS, BRIAN DAVIS, WANJIRU "SHIRO" KIHAGI, LADY PEPPER, and MISSA THOMPSON, and new cast members. *5 PM Press Check / 5:15 PM Performance / 5:40 PM– Brief Photo & Interview Opps
Event RSVP: Bill Coyle 917/279-6044 coyleentertainment@gmail.com

 

Rachel York

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The cast of Head Over Heels, the new musical comedy featuring the iconic songs of THE GO-GO'S, now playing on Broadway at Hudson Theatre (141 W. 44th St.), will perform on the 2018 "Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS," hosted by KEVIN FRAZIER and correspondent KELTIE KNIGHT of "Entertainment Tonight," and broadcast live from NYC beginning at 9 AM EST on Thursday, Nov. 22. The principal cast of Head Over Heels features ANDREW DURAND, TAYLOR IMAN JONES, JEREMY KUSHNIER, BONNIE MILLIGAN, PEPPERMINT, TOM ALAN ROBBINS, ALEXANDRA SOCHA and RACHEL YORK.
Manager: York Productions, Ayal Miodovnik 917/804-6022 ayal@rachelyork.net

"Head Over Heels" Press Contact: Boneau/Bryan-Brown 212/575-3030, Chris Boneau / Adriana Douzos adouzos@bbbway.com / Angela Yamarone ayamarone@bbbway.com

 

Barry Jenkins

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If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures) director BARRY JENKINS and composer NICHOLAS BRITELL will join LOGAN HILL, contributor to The New York Times, for a TimesTalks advance screening on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6:30 PM at Florence Gould Hall (55 E. 59th St.).
Manager: Silent R Management, Mr. Jewerl Keats Ross 323/852-6830 asst@silentrlit.com

Agent: CAA, Jay Baker 424/288-2000 jbaker@caa.com

TimesTalks Press Contacts: The New York Times, Adenike Olanrewaju adenike.olanrewaju@nytimes.com and Cultural Counsel, Ali Rigo ali@culturalcounsel.com

 

Carol Kane

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Actresses CAROL KANE KAREN ALLEN, two of the co-stars of the BILL MURRAY holiday classic Scrooged, will conduct a Q&A following a screening of the film at the Metrograph (7 Ludlow St.) on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 5 PM.
Manager: Liebman Entertainment, Brian Liebman 212/982-6666 x12 bliebman@liebent.com

Metrograph Press Contact: 212/660-0312 press@metrograph.comevents@metrograph.com

 

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Next 60 Days

 

Tenors, The

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The Canadian vocal super group THE TENORS will bring their "Home for the Holidays: Christmas Classics and the Hits!" to NYC's The Town Hall on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 8 PM.

PR (Tenors): Sylvia Weiner Consulting, Sylvia Weiner 908/301-1780 sylviaweinerconsulting@gmail.com

 

Jamie Oliver

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Renowned chef JAMIE OLIVER will be in NY next January for promotional activities on behalf of his book 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food, including an author event at Barnes & Noble Union Square on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019.
Publisher: Flatiron Books, Kimberly Escobar 646/307-5209 kimberly.escobar@flatironbooks.com

Office: Jamie Oliver Ltd., Tamsyn Zietsman +44(0)203/375-5638 tamsyn.zietsman@jamieoliver.com 


 

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Out of Town

 

Wendie Malick

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Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum Winter Party and Fundraiser, hosted by WENDIE MALICK and EDWARD ASNER with performances by BEAU BRIDGES, EMILY BRIDGES and DAN LAURIA, will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 PM at The Mountain Mermaid in Topanga, CA. All proceeds benefit the artistic and educational programming at Theatricum, honoring founder WILL GEER's legacy to the arts and the next generation.
Agent: Innovative Artists, Lucas Kosoglad 310/656-0400 lucas.kosoglad@iala.com

Event Media Contact: Lucy Pollak 818/887-1499 lucy@lucypr.com

 

Serena Williams

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The Teen Vogue Summit, curated by Teen Vogue editors, begins on Friday, Nov. 30 with events taking place at a variety of companies throughout Los Angeles. On Saturday, Dec. 1, the summit will be held at 72andSunny (12101 W. Bluff Creek Dr.) in Playa Vista, with speakers including KIERSEY CLEMONS, CARA DELEVINGNE, EVA LONGORIA, GIGI GORGEOUS, SERENA WILLIAMS, TERRY CREWS and many more.
PR (Williams): ID Public Relations, Kelly Bush Novak 323/822-4888 kbushnovak@id-pr.com / Court Barrett 323/822-4889 cbarrett@id-pr.com

Event PR: Jaime Marsanico jaime_marsanico@condenast.com

 

Diplo

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Centered on Main Street in Park City, Utah, Park City Live will once again be the pulse during this year's Film Festival bringing the best in entertainment to Hollywood's elite. SnowFest 2019 will kick off the festival with headlining EDM artist DIPLO (Jan. 24) followed by rap sensation G-EAZY (Jan. 25), MACHINE GUN KELLY (Jan. 28) and number one DJ in the world MARTIN GARRIX (Feb. 1).
PR (Diplo): Sacks & Co. 212/741-1000, Carla Sacks Carla@sacksco.com / Reid Kutrow reid.kutrow@sacksco.com

Event Contact: Park City Live, Dustin Esson 801/414-0245 dustin@parkcitylive.us

 

Tim Meadows

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The Second City's 17th annual 24-hour improv and music marathon will take place Monday, Nov. 19 to Tuesday, Nov. 20 in Second City's e.t.c. Theater in Chicago, IL. 24 Hour: To the Moon and Back, Buddies is a non-stop event that will feature over 100 performers in a lineup that includes Second City alumni, current talent, and special guests. Guests and performers will include TIM MEADOWS, DAN BAKKEDAH, CAITLIN BARLOW, KATE LAMBERT, JOHN LUTZ, AMBER RUFFIN, BRAD MORRIS, and more.
Manager: Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Geoff Cheddy 310/275-6135 g.cheddy@bep-la.com

Event PR: Cathy Taylor Public Relations, Cathy Taylor & Kelsey Moorhouse 773/564-9564 cathy@cathytaylorpr.com

 

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Celebrity of the Day

 

Patrick Kilpatrick

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Actor Patrick Kilpatrick will be in NYC to promote his memoir of 30 years, the new book DYING FOR LIVING – Sins & Confessions of a Hollywood Villain & Libertine Patriot (Boulevard Books), and will conduct his book signing tomorrow Saturday, Nov. 17th at Barnes & Noble Union Square as part of the An Afternoon with Boulevard Books event starting at 3 PM with Candice Azzara and Michael Conley; 3:45 PM Sepi Roozdar; 4:15 PM Judge Joel Goldberg; 4:45 PM John A. Curley; 5:15 PM Frank MacKay; and 6 PM Patrick Kilpatrick.

Screen/television character actor Patrick Kilpatrick’s entertainment career playing against a spectrum of Hollywood's leading action heroes, while occasionally delivering the redemptive, even sensitively challenged, hard-edged heroic role, has spanned more than 170 films and television shows as lead actor, producer, screen writer, director, and global entertainment teacher from the largest production in Public Broadcasting history to the Los Angeles Theater Center with John Goodman and Academy Award winning British director Tony Richardson in Shakespeare’s “Anthony and Cleopatra.” He has appeared in over 75 hit TV shows such as “24”, “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” and all “CSI.” In one 18-month period Kilpatrick did five major studio films, two independents and 27 television guest star spots on 18 different. It was his work on James Cameron's "Dark Angel" series ” with Jessica Alba that led Steven Spielberg to seek him out for Minority Report with Tom Cruise.

After nearly dying in a car crash as a teenager, he rehabilitated to the point where he could largely do his own stunts in his more than 100 films and TV projects. His action film appearances span a multitude of genres and embrace an international Who's Who of leading men: The Replacement Killers against Yun-Fat Chow; Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Caan in Eraser; Last Man Standing opposite Bruce Willis; Under Siege 2: Dark Territory opposite Steven Segal; The Presidio opposite Sean Connery and Mark Harmon; two award-winning and highly rated original cable westerns opposite Tom Selleck, Last Stand at Saber River and Crossfire Trail; one western opposite Sam Elliot and Kate Capshaw, HBO's Premiere Films adaptation of Louis L'Amour's The Quick and the Dead (TV); and the ever-popular action mainstay Death Warrant opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme, as "The Sandman." He has even done battle with the largest mammal on earth in Free Willy 3: The Rescue.

He is currently appearing in theaters, stores and NETFLIX in American Violence and Assassin X, Cops and Robbers with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quentin Rampage Jackson, Black Water with Jean Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren and the upcoming Catalyst. Kilpatrick recently completed the feature film Active Shooter (2018) of which he was director/ producer/ lead actor. He completed filming Night Walk in Casablanca, Morocco (2018) while teaching in Marrakesh; and is in pre-production for Burnoff as co-director/ writer/ producer, starring as the President of the United States.

Graduating from University of Richmond with a BA in English/ History/ Teaching he attended New York University’s Professional Film and Television Graduate Program.

Kilpatrick has directed/assistant directed off and on Broadway, the West End of London, and regional theater, as well as created full spectrum media productions for glamour fashion icons such as Givenchy and Maud Frizon.

He has written for nearly every major magazine and agency in New York from TIME Inc. to Playboy to Sports Illustrated to Interview.

Kilpatrick is president and CEO of Uncommon Dialogue films, Inc. (UDF) – a full service event/ film and media service company.

PR (Kilpatrick): Lori DeWaal & Associates, Lori De Waal 818/817-4444 Lori.DeWaal@DeWaalPR.com