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“Daniel Reichard’s Guide to Christmas” to include Special Guest

Catherine • December 10, 2016 • Comments (0)

AS REPORTED BY THEATERMANIA:
(Andy Lefkowitz • New York City • Dec 8, 2016)

Disaster! Star Lacretta will Join Daniel Reichard in His Guide to Christmas, a special holiday concert that will play at Birdland December 17-19.

photo credit: David Gordon

Lacretta, recent star of the Broadway musical Disaster!, will join Daniel Reichard, original star of Broadway’s Jersey Boys, for his annual New York City holiday show Daniel Reichard’s Guide to Christmas at Birdland December 17-19. The event is directed by Patrick McCollum.

The evening of stories and songs features an eclectic musical program, featuring lively arrangements of Christmas classics, Hanukkah favorites, and romantic tunes from the Great American Songbook. Reichard will be backed by a full band, with Jesse Vargas music-directing and writing musical arrangements. Guide to Christmas is written by Reichard, Patrick McCollum, and Mark Noonan.

Click here for tickets.

*****In 2016, Daniel has a record-high 6 holiday shows! His first Christmas show was on the west coast, San Francisco, Sunday, December 11, 2016. Daniel will have 3 holiday shows in NYC, followed by two more in his hometown of Cleveland. Click here for ticket info on the Cleveland show. *****

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Catherine • May 7, 2016 • Comments (0)

Still looking for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life?  Well, if you will be in the New York City area for Mother’s Day, look no further!

Daniel Reichard will perform a special Mother’s Day concert – Friends, Acquaintances, and Strangers – tomorrow at Birdland Jazz Club!

“New York City is blessed with an abundance of gifted people, several of whom I know well, others whom I’ve known casually over the years, and many of whom I have never met, but admired from afar,” says Reichard. “That’s what this show is about — celebrating the great times we can all have when we get together on any given night in the Big Apple. This evening will be a once-in-a-lifetime event.”

Reichard’s guest performers will include Broadway veteran Michael Longoria (Jersey Boys), tap dancer Luke Hawkins (Hail Caesar!), cellist Elad Kabilio, singer-songwriter Maddy Wyatt (of the band Wyatt), and more. Jesse Vargas will serve as the evening’s musical director and arranger.

 

For more information, click here.

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BroadwayWorld’s THE FRIDAY SIX – Q&As with Daniel Reichard

Catherine • January 22, 2016 • Comments (0)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- Feinstein’s/54 Below-Bound Daniel Reichard

In this week’s edition of BroadwayWorld’s THE FRIDAY SIX, the BWW Staff caught up with Daniel Reichard, who will bring his solo show, Daniel Reichard Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein, to Feinstein’s/54 Below on February 5 (9:30PM).

What is the first Broadway show you ever saw?

The first Broadway show I ever saw was KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. I was visiting New York City with my family, and that was a huge show at the time. I saw it, I loved it, and I met Chita Rivera (for the first time) at the stage door. The next night was CRAZY FOR YOU.

What is your most unique pre-show ritual?

Meditation. For big shows especially. When The Midtown Men were playing The Beacon in New York City, I remember waking up and saying, “I have to do a guided meditation. My mind will be at 100 miles per hour today.” I did two Deepak Chopra meditations, and I was as cool as a cucumber all day and for the whole show. It really helps to do before intense moments in our lives.

What is your most memorable “the show must go on” moment?

Many of my favorite “the show must go on” moments have happened across the country with The Midtown Men. When you are a rock and roll band, performing in different cities night after night, crazy things are bound to happen. We were in some city in Iowa, and there was a torrential storm happening outside the venue and the power in the whole building went out. The emergency lights lit up the theatre, and we asked everyone to relax and our drummer and flutist played “California Dreaming” and we did the song without amplification. The audience went crazy.

What is the one role you want to play before you die?

Cornelius Hackl in HELLO DOLLY. Hint hint! I love old school Broadway because those Golden Age shows were the gateway to my love of Broadway.

Who is your Broadway crush?

Female crush would be the one and only Kelli O’Hara, because she is beautiful, smart, and talented. Male crush would have to be the choreographer Patrick McCollum because he is wonderful in every way.

Where can people follow you online?

I have a new Facebook fan page at and a new Youtube channel. My twitter is @danielreichard

For ticket information on Daniel’s Feb 5 show , click here.

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Daniel Reichard Shares Some Of His Favorite Things

Catherine • December 23, 2015 • Comments (0)

Their Favorite Things: Original Jersey Boys Star Daniel Reichard Shares His Theatregoing Experiences (Playbill, December 23, 2015)

Daniel Reichard, Photo by Monica Simoes

 

Daniel Reichard, who created the role of Bob Gaudio in the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, shares the performances that most affected him as part of the audience. The singing actor has also just released a holiday EP entitled “Daniel Reichard — Under the Mistletoe,” which is available on iTunes and CDbaby.com.  (Click here to read article.)

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Daniel Reichard Releasing Holiday EP Album

Catherine • December 13, 2015 • Comments (2)

Daniel Reichard Talks Brand New Album, ‘Under the Mistletoe’

(from broadwayworld.com Stage Tube)

Daniel Reichard, Broadway actor and concert singer, is releasing his debut Christmas EP album, entitled “Daniel Reichard–Under the Mistletoe.”

“My holiday show is an important tradition in my life and career. This year, I wanted to give people all over the country a chance to enjoy my approach to classic Christmas songs in their homes, cars, and headphones. This mini-album presents an extremely eclectic collection of songs, and I am very proud of the fresh spin we have put on these iconic tunes.”

“Under the Mistletoe” was produced by Daniel Reichard and Jesse Vargas, who also served as musical director and orchestrator. Songs include “Winter Wonderland,” “Put a Little Love In Your Heart,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “Young At Heart.”

The album can be purchased on CD Baby (click here) and will be released on iTunes on Monday December 14th.

For information on Reichard’s 2015 holiday concerts in New York City, click here.

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Go into the recording studio with Danel, and see what he has to say about the history of his annual holiday show and his upcoming EP!

 

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The Midtown Men to Bring Full 1960s Music Experience, Plus a Few Holiday Songs, to Avon Park

Catherine • December 3, 2015 • Comments (0)

“It’s a full 1960s music experience.”

The Midtown Men set bring ‘Jersey Boys’ sound to SFSC

Marc Valero | Highlands Today Published: December 3, 2015

AVON PARK — The Midtown Men — the four original stars from Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” — will perform songs of the Four Seasons, the holiday season and the 1960s at South Florida State College this month.

Tickets are still available for the concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts.

After their three-season run on Broadway, The Midtown Men are together again wearing their Rat Pack-style suits and singing the sixties hits with a modern twist.

Daniel Reichard, who portrayed Bob Gaudio of the Four Seasons, spoke to Highlands Today by phone on Tuesday about the “Jersey Boys” and The Midtown Men.

As Gaudio sang the tenor parts under Frankie Valli in the Four Seasons, Reichard sings the tenor part in The Midtown Men.

The original cast members of the “Jersey Boys” came from different backgrounds and didn’t know each other before the show’s initial run in La Jolla, Calif., Reichard said.

“We were just put together by chance,” he said. “We formed life-long bonds by doing the show together.”

Click here to read article in its entirety.

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Photo Coverage of JB 10th Anniversary Celebration

Catherine • November 18, 2015 • Comments (3)

November 8th was a banner day in Midtown Manhattan when Jersey Boys celebrated 10 years on Broadway – the 12th longest running show in Broadway history!  And our Midtown Men were there – for the celebration, yes, but they were also there 10 years ago, when it was all still ahead of them…

Fans were thrilled to see them get the recognition and love they so deserve!

10 years worth of JB cast members, past and present.

Can you spot The Midtown Men?

Check out some of the amazing photo coverage of the day and night: Broadway.com; broadwayworld.com; playbill.com; theatermania.com

Here are some of my favorite pictures from this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Des McAnuff introduces the original Tommy DeVito.

And the original Nick Massi...

...and the original Bob Gaudio...

...and the original Joe Pesci!

What a thrill it was to run into these gentlemen in the lobby of the August Wilson before the show!

Bobby's son was a natural - shaking hands and greeting fans.

The energy and excitement from the stage permeated the theater and continued down the street to a star-studded party at the beautiful Novotel Hotel.

Carolyn and I took advantage of Daniel's mad selfie skills.

The girls and I enjoyed meeting Joe Hutcheson and JB Alum Charl Brown.

If you have any pictures or stories you would like to share about the JB weekend, please leave a comment here or email your pictures to tmmclub@comcast.net.

And did I mention it was my birthday?

 

 

 

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Jersey Boys (and Girls) Past and Present Join In the 10th Anniversary Celebration on Broadway

Catherine • November 11, 2015 • Comments (0)

Huge Congratulations to all current and former cast members of this incredible show – most especially our Midtown Men, Christian, Daniel, J. Robert and Michael!!


 

Oh What A Night Indeed!

Original Jersey Boys cast members J. Robert Spencer, Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria and Daniel Reichard with Jujamcyn's Jordan Roth

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‘Jersey Boys’ Celebrating 10 Years on Broadway

Catherine • November 4, 2015 • Comments (2)

Congratulations to Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer and Michael Longoria as they prepare to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Jersey Boys on Broadway! JB joins an elite group of shows that made it 10 years on the Great White Way, including Phantom of the Opera, Chorus Line and Wicked!  And we all know that if you can make it 10 years there, you can make it 10 years anywhere, right Midtown Men?

Actors, Writers, Directors, Producers and Fans will gather this weekend to pay tribute to this amazing show that gave birth to our beloved Midtown Men.  Many of us “Midtown Clubbers” have a story from the early days, when it was all still ahead of them, and us.  If you have a story, please share it here in comments, and if you have a picture to go with that story, email it to me at tmmclub@comcast.net and I will share it here on the Club site.

The cast and crew of Jersey Boys from left are: actor J. Robert Spencer, director Des McAnuff, actor Christian Hoff, co-writer Rick Elice, actor John Lloyd Young, co-writer Marshall Brickman, and actor Daniel Reichard stand in front of the Virginia Theatre and pose for a photo on August 30, 2005 in New York City. . Jersey Boys won big at the 2006 Tony Awards, taking home Best Musical, Best Actor and Best Featured Actor.

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The Midtown Men… Ready to take the Weidner (and Wisconsin) by Storm

Catherine • October 3, 2015 • Comments (0)

Daniel Reichard took some time to tell Patrick Mares (of the Scene – Northeast Wisconsin’s monthly arts and entertainment newspaper) how The Midtown Men got where they are today and why it’s worth your time to check them out when they swing by the Green Bay Weidner Center on October 27.

Here is an excerpt from that interview:

SCENE: Give us a pitch. Tell us why our readers need a little Midtown Men in their lives.

Daniel R: I look out over our audiences every day. And I’ve seen them transform over the course of an evening. I see their bodies change and their faces change and their expressions light up. Our show is a nice escape from the tough world these days. You’re going to hear a broad range of songs, so it’s a full course meal as far as music from the 1960’s. We like to think of ourselves as striving to be a modern day Rat Pack. Guys that dress up in nice suits, goof around a lot, but when it comes time to sing, we really give it all we’ve got. And that’s what people can expect. It’s an old-fashioned show business experience.

Click here to read the article in its entirety (and find out which Scooby Doo character Daniel assigned to each of them!)

There are three opportunities to see The Midtown Men this month in Wisconsin:  Oct 27 in Green Bay, Oct 28 in Wausau, and Oct 29 in Madison.  Follow the links for ticket information.

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