Richard Skipper Celebrates … E.Y. ‘Yip’ Harburg (on his Birthday!)

Photo Courtesy Joe Marzullo

Richard Skipper knows everyone in Cabaret and almost EVERYONE in show business! and … almost everything about them, making him the perfect host for this ongoing Classic Variety/Talk Show format .. a tour-de-force cabaret show where top names in musical entertainment meet to talk and perform, filled with songs, stories and recollections of lifetimes and moments in show business. Previous Celebrations have included a Reunion Show for Hello Dolly cast members and A Birthday Party for Liza Minnelli.

On Saturday April 8th, 2017 at 1pm Richard Skipper Celebrates returns to The Laurie Beechman Theatre to Celebrate one of America’s greatest Lyricists, “Yip Harburg – “It’s Only a Paper Moon”, “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime”, “Over the Rainbow” …”Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.” — E. Y. “Yip” Harburg

Richard Skipper will be joined by Karen Oberlin, Leslie Orofino, Maureen Kelley Stewart and a very special celebrity Mystery Guest (Star of Stage, Screen and Television)! Previous Mystery Guests have included Melba Moore, Anita Gillette, Hilary Kole, Stacy Sullivan, Jana Robbins and Seth Sikes.

“Richard Skipper knows how to celebrate, and with style! It’s a pure delight.” -Seth Sikes

“Nobody celebrates legends like Richard Skipper. If one of your faves is being feted, there’s nowhere on earth more fun to be. And honestly even if you don’t care about the honoree, master showman Richard and his talented crew serve up a fabulously good time.” -Ben Rimalower

Here’s What The Critics Are Saying!

“If there’s two things Richard Skipper knows about, it’s how to throw a party and how to entertain an audience on any topic!”
Bart Greenberg –

“A facile interviewer and master at off the cuff quips!”
Marilyn Lester – Theater Pizzazz

“The ongoing series Richard Skipper Celebrates is indeed itself something to celebrate. The ever-ebullient singing host— who knows that variety (shows) makes for the spice of life — brings his spicy comments and entertainment galore to any stage he bounces onto.”
Rob Lester –

1pm BRUNCH SHOW … Doors open at 12:15PM (90 minutes) at$30 Cover/$20 Minimum per person … Bottomless Brunch available. Add $20 to any brunch entree and receive unlimited mimosas, screwdrivers or bloody marys!

Previous shows in this series have SOLD OUT! Reservations a Must! For tickets go to

The evening is also made possible by support from
Wright Bros. Real Estate, Nyack, New York.