NEW YORK - The Laurie Beechman Theatre is very pleased to welcome Broadway’s Donna Lynne Champlin(Billy Elliot, Sweeney Todd, Hollywood Arms, James Joyce’s The Dead, By Jeeves), as she celebrates the release of her debut CD, Old Friends.
Beginning in September of 2009, Donna Lynne set out to record, produce and market her debut CD for under $1,000, chronicling her adventures on her blog. Not only is she the sole singer, but also the arranger, musician, mixer, masterer and PR agent of this remarkable collection of music. Well, the hard work is now done, and it’s time to celebrate!
On Sunday, November 29th at 9:30pm, be the first to be handed a copy of Old Friends, and hear Donna Lynne perform the tracks live on the stage of the Beechman. There is a “pay-what-you-can” donation to be taken in cash at the door; a donation of $15 gets you a copy of the CD, or there is no donation necessary if you’ve already purchased the disc online. There is a $15 food/beverage minimum, and a full dinner menu is available. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within The West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd St. (@ 9th Avenue). For reservations, which are necessary, please call 212 695 6909.
Obie Award-winner DONNA LYNNE CHAMPLIN made her Broadway debut in James Joyce's The Dead (Mary Jane), and has gone on to appear in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s By Jeeves (Honoria), Carol Burnett and Carrie Hamilton’s Hollywood Arms (Helen), Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (Pirelli) and is currently appearing in Elton John’s Billy Elliot (Lesley). Her Off-Broadway credits include Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Master Class, Bury the Dead, First Lady Suite, My Life with Albertine, Bloomer Girl (City Center Encores!) and Very Warm for May at Carnegie Hall. For her performances in Flight of the Lawnchair Man and Love Jerry, she was awarded "Outstanding Performance" awards from the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Film and television audiences have seen Donna Lynne in/on My Father's Will, The Audition, The Dark Half, Law and Order, The Tony Awards, Regis and Kelly, The View and A Rosie Christmas. She can also be heard on the original cast recordings of Sweeney Todd, My Life with Albertine, By Jeeves, Our Heart Sings and Carols for a Cure. A Princess Grace Award winner, she holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon and also studied on scholarship at Oxford University.