2009 STAGE/ BROADWAY/ RECORDING NEWS
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.
LoHud Theatre Blog via Google cache - November 2
by Peter D. Kramer
(Greg reveals that it actually wasn't a play at all.)
by 'Steve on Broadway' (sob) - November 5
by Jon Chattman - November 6
(Gregory Jbara mention.)
MSN.FoxSports.com - originally NYPost.com - by Janon Fisher
Juilliard Journal Online - November Edition
by Liesel Allen Yeager
The Columbia Daily Spectator's THE EYE Interview
by Leslie Ribovich - November 19
New "Something To Offer" Interview Aired Nov. 21
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.
(Logo © AMO Productions)
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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.
Roberta On the Arts - October 25
Greg "Takes" The Cue
September 13, 2009
TheaterMania.com - by Tristan Fuge
Greg & Kids' Town Hall Meeting
2009 Broadway Flea Market
Press coverage of the September 27 event:
BroadwayCares.org Flea Mkt Autograph & Photo Booth
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
Greg sang National Anthem Aug. 3, 2009
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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BroadwayWorld.com - July 30
(Interview; English translation plus link to original French article)
Regard en Coulisse - July 15
by Sébastien Fevre
Playbill.com - June 4
by Andrew Gans
© Broadway.com - June 6
BroadwayWorld.com - June 7
TheaterMania.com - June 7
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.
Playbill.com - May 12
by Ernio Hernandez
BroadwayWorld.com - May 18
The Improper interview (PDF)
by Iris Wiener
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.
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
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