Description: RICHARD KLINE, ANITA GILLETTE, KURT PETERSON, COLLEEN ZENK, KEVIN SPIRTAS, RAISSA KATONA BENNETT, WAYNE ALAN WILCOX, PHILLIP BOYKIN, SHERI SANDERS, CANDICE GUARDIN, SARAH AMANDES, ERIN ELIZABETH EICHHORN, EMILY NASH & STEPHANIE WINDLAND
Join us this December 2nd when The Group Theatre Too’s Broadway Performance Project presents an evening of songs performed by some of Broadway’s brightest stars. The event will be a fundraiser for Broadway Performance Project's 2013 season and will include several alumni from this past year's program. The night will also unveil The Nicole Fosse Scholarship, an initiative to allow more participation in the Broadway Performance Project. Come celebrate musical theatre and contribute to a worthy educational program designed to develop our next generation of musical theatre veterans.
THE GROUP THEATRE TOO was founded in 2003 by Artistic Director, Michael Blevins and Executive Producer, Justin Boccitto. GTT produces quality entertainment that stimulates and supports an ensemble group of artists as well as its patrons through productions, outreach, and educational arts programs. Past productions have included: the New York revival of Seesaw, Count To Ten (2009 NYMF), Tape, Vanities, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Love Letters, The Boyfriend, The Subject Was Roses, David Rimmer’s Album and the annual Choreographer’s Canvas. GTT also produced MAC Award Winner, Alisa Schiff, in Mama Said...The Songs of Cass Elliott. Generation Tap, GTT’s tap company, has appeared at Tap City, Tap Extravaganza, The United Nations, Circle in the Square and was featured in Dancer and Dance Spirit Magazines. Seen by over 5,000 school students, GTT’s social awareness play, Aftermath, is now available for performance through Heuer Publishing. GTT also runs after-school arts programming at P.S. 75 Elementary School and is a sponsored artist of The Field, a 501 (c)(3) organization in Manhattan. www.grouptheatretoo.org
BROADWAY PERFORMANCE PROJECT The Group Theatre Too, in association with Paul Michael's The Network, NYC, presents Broadway Performance Project (BPP). BPP is dedicated to discovering and nurturing new talent through in depth one-on-one performance coaching, interfacing with top industry professionals who offer their assessments and recommendations, and culminating with a two-evening performance schedule at one of New York's premier cabaret clubs. BPP is conceived and directed by Kimberly Vaughn. www.broadwayperformanceproject.com.
JUSTIN BOCCITTO For the past 10 years Justin's work has been seen across the country on Television, National Tours, Off-Broadway, Regional Theatre, The Metropolitan Opera, The New York Musical Theatre & Fringe Festivals and Circle in the Square. In 2012 he choreographed the Off-Broadway solo musical One Night With Fanny Brice at the St. Luke’s Theater and also received a Kennedy Center award for his direction of Hairspray in Nashville. Recently he was seen on MTV’s MADE coaching star Rita Torres. He has worked closely with such artists as Nicole Fosse, Michael Blevins, Theodore Mann, David Rimmer and and is on the faculty at Broadway Dance Center. Justin has also taught at Steps on Broadway, Peridance, The Juilliard School, trained Lady Gaga at Circle in the Square and was asked to teach Stephen Colbert how to tap dance. He serves as Executive Producer to The Group Theatre Too in Manhattan with an impressive Board of Advisors including John Kander and Chita Rivera to name a few. Visit www.justinboccitto.com for more information.
KIMBERY VAUGHN directed Edward J. Moore’s Drama Desk Award winning play The Sea Horse at The New Theatre of Harvard Square in Cambridge. She directed Ronald G. Paolillo’s play The Lost Boy for Shotgun Productions in New York. Subsequently, in association with The Lost Boy LLC, Kimberly co-produced and directed its world premiere at The Helen Hayes Theatre in Nyack, NY and at The Queens Theatre in the Park. She co-directed Sondheim’s Saturday Night with Ted Mann at Circle in the Square Theatre School. As script consultant, she worked extensively on the development of Caligula, the Musical, voted audience favorite at the NYMT Festival 2004. Kimberly directed the world premiere of Mel Weiser's play Cry Tiger at The Phoenix Little Theatre. Recently, she co-directed the staged reading of the musical play, Evening Star based on the life of Lillian Russell. She is dramaturg and creative consultant for Candice Guardin's one-woman show S.O.S. “Growing Up Guardin”, which has garnered rave reviews at The Triad and Laurie Beechman Theatres and plans a much anticipated expanded act this fall. Additionally, she is creative consultant and performance coach on several other one-person shows. Kimberly served as an Associate Producer of the twice Tony-Award nominated Broadway musical play Marlene starring Sian Phillips. Prior to that, under the banner of Angels of the Arts, she helped develop the Broadway musical Swinging on a Star, from its theatrical success at The Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut to its nomination for Tony’s Best Musical Award. Other projects include Hauptman at the Cherry Lane Theatre, starring Tony-Award winner Denis O’Hare, and The Cover of Life directed by Pete Masterson, (The Best Little Whore House in Texas) at the American Place Theatre. She co-produced Four Women and a Waitress, starring former Oscar nominee Marthe Keller, at The Arc Light Theatre, and co-produced with Paul Michael the staged reading of Bill Russell’s newly revised Elegies, for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens at The Abingdon Theatre. Kimberly is Artistic Director of Kimberly Vaughn Performance Studio. She is co-writer with Stanley J. Gelber of the musical Lord Tom, based on Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Ms. Vaughn is a member of The Broadway League, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, The League of Professional Theatre Women (former Board Member), The American Association of University Women, Who's Who Worldwide, Actors Equity, SAG-AFTRA. Kimberly is thrilled and grateful to Justin Boccitto and Group Theatre Too for providing this auspicious opportunity to nurture these young performers at one of New York’s premier cabaret clubs, The Triad. Kimberly is grateful to Justin Boccitto and Group Theatre Too for producing the Broadway Performance Project program thus providing the auspicious opportunity to nurture and develop young performers.www.kimberlyvaughnperformancestudio.com.
KIMOTHY CRUSE started his professional career as an actor at the age of nine and has worked since then as an actor, director, stage manager, writer and producer in theater, films and television. Some theater credits include BROADWAY: ALL OVER TOWN directed by Dustin Hoffman, THE LITTLE FOXES with Elizabeth Taylor. OFF-BROADWAY: YANK!, SENOR DISCRETION, MY DEAH, WEIRD ROMANCE, PORTRAITS, THE THREEPENNY OPERA with Bea Arthur, Charlotte Rae, Robert Cuccioli and George S. Irving. REGIONAL THEATER: COME A LITTLE CLOSER, LEND ME A TENOR, THE COCKTAIL HOUR, BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE, ANOTHER ANTIGONE, THE MIDDLE AGES, ACCOMPLICE, LEVITATION, LATER LIFE, WALLENBERG, THE FULL MONTY, AIDA, BEAUTY & THE BEAST, SOUTH PACIFIC, CABARET, JEKYLL & HYDE, LOVE LETTERS, FAR OUT,COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA with Donna McKechnie and COLETTE with Leslie Caron. Kimothy has directed over 60 productions and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.