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2009 STAGE/ BROADWAY/ RECORDING NEWS


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NOVEMBER



Jbara performs for BMI Musical Theatre Workshop CD

On Nov. 10, 2009, Greg recorded "My Van" (Music by Daniel Israel, Lyrics by Phoebe Kreutz) for the "No More Revivals" CD, featuring songs written by members & alumni of the Tony-honored musical theatre writers' workshop. The Sh-K-Boom / Ghostlight release will also feature such Broadway talents as Hunter Bell, Stephanie Block, Kerry Butler, Nick Blaemire, Kelli O'Hara, & many more.
Excerpt from "My Van" (© Broadcast Music, Inc.; used with permission):

Or use this link to the MP3. (1 min. 54 sec / 3.49 MB)


Jbara, Kowalik, more at Salon 2009

Broadway Cares hosted their fourth annual Salon on Nov. 2, 2009, at Ron Pobuda's fab penthouse with its splendid view of Central Park. The theme was "I Used to Dance Around the Living Room." Hosted by Chris Noth, guest stars included Bobbie Eakes, Ann Harada, Cady Huffman, Gregory Jbara, Trent Kowalik, Kate Shindle, and Kevin Spirtas.

Greg sang "Will the Sun Ever Shine" from Home on the Range and shared a brief anecdote about how his mom helped him and his siblings to be comfortable at school dances.

Trent's official site/blog has his Photos & Report.
More about the event at Broadway Cares' Salon 2009 Page


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Billy Elliot's dad drops by Scarsdale High

LoHud Theatre Blog via Google cache - November 2
by Peter D. Kramer


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"The Play That Changed My Life"

(Greg reveals that it actually wasn't a play at all.)
by 'Steve on Broadway' (sob) - November 5


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Huffington Post Interview with Greg

by Jon Chattman - November 6


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Texting for Dummies

(Gregory Jbara mention.)
MSN.FoxSports.com - originally NYPost.com - by Janon Fisher


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Lunch, Learn, and Pass the Tony, Please

Juilliard Journal Online - November Edition
by Liesel Allen Yeager


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Advice from 'Dad'

The Columbia Daily Spectator's THE EYE Interview
by Leslie Ribovich - November 19


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New "Something To Offer" Interview Aired Nov. 21
Anne Marie Offer's 'SOMETHING TO OFFER'

Something to Offer with host Anne Marie Offer, featured a new interview with Greg on Nov. 21, 2009 in the NYC viewing area and streamed online. Greg has been a past guest of the show, his most recent prior interview having premiered on Apr. 4, 2009.


MNN.org / Channel 56. NY TW 56/17 / RCN 83 / VRZN 34
Visit AMO Productions Web Site

(Logo © AMO Productions)

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OCTOBER



2009 contract/schedule Billy Elliot news:


October 5, 2009, we officially reported the news that Greg had signed on for another year with BE on Broadway.


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Jbara Reads 'Winnie the Pooh' at Great Children's Read
New York Times' Great Children's Read

Gregory Jbara read A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh as part of the
Great Children's Read on Sun. Oct. 4, 2009.
Sponsored by the New York Times.

Press: BWW | (Photos) TM PB


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Meeting a TONY and Drama Desk Award Winning Actor at Terrace in the Sky's Fall Sunday Brunch

Roberta On the Arts - October 25


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SEPTEMBER



Greg "Takes" The Cue

Read the September 1 interview.


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Gregory Jbara at Avenue Q closing on Broadway

September 13, 2009
TheaterMania.com - by Tristan Fuge


Greg & Kids' Town Hall Meeting

This event took place on September 15.

KidsNightonBroadway

BroadwayWorld story.


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2009 Broadway Flea Market

Press coverage of the September 27 event:
BroadwayCares.org Flea Mkt Autograph & Photo Booth
Playbill story
TheaterMania story


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AUGUST



Hear Greg's Downstage Center Interview

Greg joins host Howard Sherman on Downstage Center Aug. 3, 2009. Greg's hour long interview, which was taped on July 16, 2009, can be heard on American Theatre Wing: Downstage Center - Gregory Jbara, as well as via RSS feed or iTunes.
Leave comments about the interview at ATW's Blog.
Read the Press Release. | Press links: Playbill | BWW | TheaterMania


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[NY Mets logo] Greg sang National Anthem Aug. 3, 2009 [AZ Diamondbacks logo]

Gregory Jbara sang "The Star Spangled Banner" at the New York Mets vs Arizona Diamondbacks game on Aug. 3, 2009, after which Greg and family watched the game together at Citi Field, courtesy of New York Mets.
Photo of Greg's sons with "Mr. Met" | Fan-recorded/posted YouTube Video

(Logos © MLB.)
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JULY



Greg at Broadway Artists Alliance

BroadwayWorld.com - July 30


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Tony Awards 2009: Gregory Jbara

(Interview; English translation plus link to original French article)
Regard en Coulisse - July 15
by Sébastien Fevre


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JUNE



Tony Nominee Jbara Believes Billy Elliot Role Has Made Him a Better Actor

Playbill.com - June 4
by Andrew Gans


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"Working Class Dad" #20: Erin Whyland Interviews Greg

© Broadway.com - June 6


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BWW TV: 2009 Tony Moments - Gregory Jbara (TV Content)

BroadwayWorld.com - June 7


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Interview with Tony Award Winner Gregory Jbara (Video)

TheaterMania.com - June 7


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MAY



If You're Good to Mama Concert May 10, 2009
GayCenter.org - Mother's Day Concert - off site link - graphic © LGBT Community Center NYC

Sun May 10, 2009 - 7:30 PM, Benefit concert at NYC's LGBT Community Center.
Performers List / More Info: GayCenter.org - Mother's Day Concert

("The Center" logo © LGBT Community Center NYC.)

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Greg Judges "Best of the Buskers" Auditions

Greg was an audition judge for "Best of the Buskers" at Time Square Alliance, Duffy Square, on May 11, 2009.
More info at TimesSquareNYC.org.


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Greg in 'Artists for Workers Choice' PSA

May 11


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Playbill.com's Cue & A: Gregory Jbara

Playbill.com - May 12
by Ernio Hernandez


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TONYS 2009 Q and A: Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Nominee - Gregory Jbara

BroadwayWorld.com - May 18


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APRIL



Gregory Jbara Digs Deep to be 'Billy Elliot's' Dad

The Improper interview (PDF)
by Iris Wiener


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MARCH



Father Figure

TDF Interview


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FEBRUARY




JANUARY



ASTEP Cabaret Benefit for Shanti Bhavan

The Metropolitan Room, on the evening of Jan. 6, 2009, was the setting for A.S.T.E.P. in the Right Direction: A Benefit for Shanti Bhavan. The benfit was produced by and featured BE child guardian Elizabeth Daniels. Also featured were performances by guardians Amanda Grundy, Katherine Malak and cast member Stephanie Kurtzuba. Greg was among those in attendance.
  ASTEP (Artists Striving To End Poverty)'s Shanti Bhavan Project provides educational opportunities and support to children of extreme poverty in India.
More: Metropolitan Room benefit page and ASTEP's Shanti Bhavan page.


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Florida Players Presents Master Class with Greg

Florida Players, University of Florida's student-run theatre company, hosted a free master class taught by Gregory Jbara. The master class gave insight into the experiences of a professional actor.
   Jbara also gave valuable acting tips by providing feedback on select student performances.
   Jbara's two-hour master class was held Jan. 26, 2009, in the Constans Theatre of the Nadine McGuire Theatre & Dance Pavilion at UFL. This informative, professional workshop was open to students of all majors.
   Read the full PDF press release @ FloridaPlayers.org
   Visit FloridaPlayers.org Main Page


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