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Chip Deffaa's Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue: The Original Cast Album

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Here are some 40 songs that helped make Irving Berlin the world's most popular songwriter--performed with elan by the original New York cast of Chip Deffaa's highly acclaimed show "THE IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE."
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1. Simple Melody / Musical Demon
Missy Dreier & Jonah Barricklo
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2. When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam'
Emily Bordonaro & Michael Kasper
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3. Dat Draggy Rag
Michael Czyz & The Ragtime Revue Chorus
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4. Oh! That Beautiful Rag
Maite Uzal & The Ragtime Revue Chorus
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5. That Mysterious Rag
Ann Marie Calabro
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6. Sadie Salome Go Home
Andrew Lanctot & Ann Marie Calabro
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7. The International Rag
The Ragtime Revue Company
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8. A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody
Michael Czyz
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9. Alexander's Ragtime Band
The Ragtime Revue Ensemble
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10. After the Ball
Emily Bordonaro
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11. Everybody's Doing It Now
The Ragtime Revue Ensemble
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12. Everything in America Is Ragtime
Ann Marie Calabro
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13. The Syncopated Walk
Emily Bordonaro, Michael Kasper & The Ragtime Revue Chorus
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14. Everybody Step
The Ragtime Revue Ensemble
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15. The Schoolhouse Blues
Jonah Barricklo & Missy Dreier
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16. I Like It
Keith Anderson & Emily Bordonaro
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17. You'd Be Surprised
Emily Bordonaro & Michael Kasper
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18. I've Got to Have Some Lovin' Now
Rayna Hirt
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19. Stop! Stop! Stop!
Maite Uzal & Andrew Lanctot
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20. Say It With Music
Ann Marie Calabro, Michael Czyz & The Ragtime Revue Chorus
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21. Homesick
Michael Kasper
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22. When I Get Back to the USA
Andrew Lanctot & The Ragtime Revue Ensemble
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23. I Beg Your Pardon Dear Old Broadway
The Ragtime Revue Ensemble
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24. Bring On the Pepper
The Ragtime Revue Ensemble
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25. Smile and Show Your Dimple
Missy Dreier & Jonah Barricklo
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26. I Want to Be in Dixie
Michael Czyz & Ann Marie Calabro
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27. Araby
Keith Anderson
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28. I Want to Go Back to Michigan
Jonah Barricklo & Missy Dreier
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29. Montmartre
Andrew Lanctot
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30. I'm Down in Honolulu
Michael Kasper
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31. The Dance of the Grizzly Bear
Rayna Hirt, Maite Uzal & Ann Marie Calabro
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32. The Girl On the Magazine Cover
Andrew Lanctot & The Ragtime Revue Chorus
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33. The Girl On the Magazine Cover (Reprise)
Carolyn Montgomery-Forant
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34. Wild Cherries Rag
Maite Uzal & Michael Czyz
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35. Snooky Ookums
Emily Bordonaro & Michael Kasper
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36. Ragtime Violin
Rayna Hirt
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37. Piano Man
Emily Bordonaro & The Ragtime Revue Chorus
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38. While the Band Played an American Rag
Jonah Barricklo & The Ragtime Revue Chorus
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39. Ragtime Soldier Man
Michael Kasper & The Ragtime Revue Chorus
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40. Someone Else May Be There While I'm Gone
Michael Czyz
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41. Pack Up Your Sins and Go to the Devil
Keith Anderson & Rayna Hirt
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42. Everything in America Is Ragtime (Finale Reprise)
The Ragtime Revue Ensemble
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43. I Love a Piano
The Ragtime Revue Ensemble
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44. Pack Up Your Sins and Go to the Devil (Bonus Track Version)
Keith Anderson & Carolyn Montgomery-Forant
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Chip Deffaa's IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE"--THE ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM.

RAVES FROM THE PRESS FOR THIS SHOW...

"Chip Deffaa, who wrote, arranged and directed this revue, has put together a masterpiece of musical theater.... `The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue' is a huge hit. It deserves to run for years."
-Thomas Robert Stevens, "Applause! Applause!"

"Chip Deffaa's high-energy `Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue' drew packed houses throughout its run, in its world-premiere engagement.""
-Theaterscene.net

"The production floated on marvelous musical air and the 21st century... disappeared for a dreamy time warp.... Long live vaudeville!"
-Rob Lester, Cabaretscenes.org

"`The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue-packed with some 40 spirited numbers-drew standing-room-only houses throughout its limited engagement."
-Broadwayworld.com

"This is a show that will appeal to everyone."
-Eva Heineman, "Hi Drama"

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ABOUT THE SHOW...

“THE IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE” is a lively celebration of the most successful songwriter in history, Irving Berlin (1888-1989). It focuses on the early years of his career, when he was known as “the King of Ragtime.” In his long life, Berlin created about 1500 songs. He wrote more hits–and made more money–than any of his so-called rivals. He wrote the scores for 19 Broadway shows and 18 Hollywood musicals. And this album features the vibrant, critically acclaimed original New York cast.

Created by one of the world’s foremost experts on Berlin’s music–ASCAP award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa—“The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue” presents some 40 spirited musical numbers, plus commentary, from the first dozen or so years of Berlin’s career–the songs that first put him on the map. There are famed Berlin numbers that most everyone knows--along with wondrous rarities and rediscoveries. All abound with life. There are some songs that have not been heard or recorded in a hundred years. And some that may never have been recorded before! The album--being released exclusively in the United States now--is a must for all who love the Great American Songbook.

"THE IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE" is one of five different shows celebrating the life and legacy of Irving Berlin that have been created by award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa. All are available for licensing.


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A NOTE FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR ...


Some years ago, a prominent New York supper club, Michael’s Pub, planned to do a salute to Irving Berlin, telling his life story via songs and patter. I wrote a preview piece for The New York Post. (For many years I wrote about music and theater for The Post.) Berlin–who was then up in his 90s--read my article in The Post, and phoned the club’s owner, Gil Wiest, demanding that the club cancel the tribute. Berlin, who was fanatical about his privacy, made it clear that he did not want anyone telling his life story while he was alive–not in a cabaret show, not in a musical play, not in a motion picture, not anywhere. The club cancelled the tribute! Berlin got the BBC to cancel a planned television dramatization of his life, too. And he repeatedly turned down requests from Hollywood to film his life story. But his story is a fascinating one. And his songs–as this show remind us–remain irresistible.

I never quite met Berlin–although I once came close, and that, too, helped inspire this show. Berlin lived like a hermit for the final 20 years of his life. Virtually no one saw him. One year, when Berlin was 95, a friend of mine, John Wallowitch, invited me to join him and his partner, Betram Ross, and various friends, to sing in front of Berlin’s home (17 Beekman Place, NYC) on Christmas Eve. John’s idea was that we would not sing traditional Christmas carols, but would sing Berlin songs, from “Always” to “White Christmas.” I turned John down because I’d already made plans to spend Christmas Eve with my parents and siblings. But John led a group of 18 singers in serenading Berlin with Berlin songs that night. Then they rang the doorbell. And to everyone’s surprise, the reclusive Berlin himself answered. He invited everyone in, shook their hands, served hot chocolate, and said they’d given him the best Christmas present of his life. That too helped spur me to write about Berlin.

I’ve spent eight years researching/writing about Berlin. This is one of five different shows about Berlin that I’ve created, each featuring some different stories and songs. I’m very proud of—and very grateful to--our cast. I’ve worked with most of these artists before; several key players have been part of this project from the very first reading. I’d gladly work again with any of them, any time.

– CHIP DEFFAA

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The 13th Street Repertory Theater proudly presents

"THE IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE"

Written, arranged, and directed by CHIP DEFFAA

Starring (in alphabetical order):

KEITH ANDERSON, JONAH BARRICKLO, EMILY BORDONARO, ANN MARIE CALABRO, MICHAEL CZYZ, MISSY DREIER,
RAYNA HIRT, MICHAEL KASPER, ANDREW LANCTOT, TIMOTHY THOMPSON, MAITE UZAL,
with special guest CAROLYN MONTGOMERY-FORANT

Music director: RICHARD DANLEY

Co-choreographers: Tyler DuBoys and Alex Acevedo,
with additional choreography by Rayna Hirt

Assistant director/videographer: Peter Charney; stage manager: Kate Solomon-Tilley

Music preparation by Donald Brown and Richard Danley; production associates: Ben Youngstone and Sam McCoy; aides-de-camp: Gina Colisimo and Matt Nardozzi

Cast album produced by Chip Deffaa

Recording Engineer: Slau Halatyn; recorded at Be-Sharp Studios, NYC

Production photos by Jonathan M. Smith; album design/layout by Frank Avellino


Chip Deffaa’s “Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue” was originally produced at the 13th Street Repertory Theater (Edith O’Hara, Founder/Artistic Director; Sandra Nordgren, Producing Artistic Director), 50 W. 13th Street, New York City.


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“THE IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE”: Musical Numbers...


1. “SIMPLE MELODY”/”MUSICAL DEMON” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1914) ... Missy Dreier and Jonah Barricklo

2. “WHEN THE MIDNIGHT CHOO CHOO LEAVES FOR ALABAM’” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1912) .... Emily Bordonaro and Michael Kasper

3. “DAT DRAGGY RAG” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1910) Michael Czyz (with Missy Dreier, Jonah Barricklo, Emily Bordonaro, Michael Kasper)

4. “OH! THAT BEAUTIFUL RAG” (music by Ted Snyder, words by Irving Berlin, 1911) ... Maite Uzal (with Missy Dreier, Jonah Barricklo, Emily Bordonaro, Michael Kasper, Michael Czyz)

5. “THAT MYSTERIOUS RAG” (music by Ted Snyder, words by Irving Berlin, 1911) ... Ann Marie Calabro

6. “SADIE SALOME GO HOME” (words and music by Irving Berlin and Edgar Leslie, 1909) ... Andrew Lanctot and Ann Marie Calabro

7. “THE INTERNATIONAL RAG” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1913) ... Rayna Hirt, Maite Uzal, Missy Dreier, Jonah Barricklo, Emily Bordonaro, Michael Kasper, Michael Czyz, Andrew Lanctot, Ann Marie Calabro

8. “A PRETTY GIRL IS LIKE A MELODY” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1919) ... Michael Czyz

9. “ALEXANDER’S RAGTIME BAND” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1911) ... Keith Anderson, Rayna Hirt, Maite Uzal, Missy Dreier, Jonah Barricklo, Emily Bordonaro, Michael Kasper, Michael Czyz, Andrew Lanctot, Ann Marie Calabro, Timothy Thompson

10. “AFTER THE BALL” (words and music by Charles K. Harris, 1892) ... Emily Bordonaro

11. “EVERYBODY’S DOING IT NOW” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1911) ... Keith Anderson, Rayna Hirt, Maite Uzal, Missy Dreier, Jonah Barricklo, Emily Bordonaro, Michael Kasper, Michael Czyz, Andrew Lanctot, Ann Marie Calabro, Timothy Thompson

12. “EVERYTHING IN AMERICA IS RAGTIME” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1916 ) ... Ann Marie Calabro

13. “THE SYNCOPATED WALK” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1914) ... Emily Bordonaro and Michael Kasper (with Jonah Barricklo and Missy Dreier)

14. “EVERYBODY STEP” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1921) ... Keith Anderson, Rayna Hirt, Maite Uzal, Missy Dreier, Jonah Barricklo, Emily Bordonaro, Michael Kasper, Michael Czyz, Andrew Lanctot, Ann Marie Calabro, Timothy Thompson

15. “SCHOOLHOUSE BLUES” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1921) ... Jonah Barricklo and Missy Dreier

16. “I LIKE IT” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1921) ... Keith Anderson and Emily Bordonaro

17. “YOU’D BE SURPRISED” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1919) ... Emily Bordonaro and Michael Kasper

18. “I’VE GOT TO HAVE SOME LOVIN’ NOW” (Irving Berlin, 1912) ... Rayna Hirt

19. “STOP! STOP! STOP!” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1810) ... Maite Uzal and Andrew Lanctot

20. “SAY IT WITH MUSIC” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1921) ... Ann Marie Calabro, Michael Czyz, and the entire company

21. “HOMESICK” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1922) ... Michael Kasper

22. “WHEN I GET BACK TO THE USA” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1915) ... Andrew Lanctot and the entire company

23. “I BEG YOUR PARDON DEAR OLD BROADWAY” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1911) ... Ann Marie Calabro, Michael Czyz, Missy Dreier, Michael Kasper, Emily Bordonaro, and the ensemble.

24. “BRING ON THE PEPPER” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1922) ... The entire cast

25. “SMILE AND SHOW YOUR DIMPLE” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1917) ... Missy Dreier, Michael Czyz, Jonah Barricklo

26. “I WANT TO BE IN DIXIE” (music by Ted Snyder, words by Irving Berlin, 1912) ... Michael Czyz and Ann Marie Calabro

27. “ARABY” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1915) ... Keith Anderson

28. “I WANT TO GO BACK TO MICHIGAN” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1914) ... Jonah Barricklo and Missy Dreier

29. “MONTMARTE” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1922) .... Andrew Lanctot

30. “I’M DOWN IN HONOLULU” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1916) ... Michael Kasper.

31. “THE DANCE OF THE GRIZZLY BEAR” (words by Irving Berlin, music by George Botsford, 1910) ... Rayna Hirt, Maite Uzal, Ann Marie Calabro

32 “THE GIRL ON THE MAGAZINE COVER” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1915) ... Andrew Lanctot (with Michael Czyz and Keith Anderson)

33. “THE GIRL ON THE MAGAZINE COVER”-Reprise (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1915) ... Carolyn Montgomery-Forant

34 “WILD CHERRIES RAG” (music by Ted Snyder, words by Irving Berlin, 1909) ... Maite Uzal and Michael Czyz

35. “SNOOKEY OOKUMS” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1911) ... Emily Bordonaro and Michael Kasper

36. “RAGTIME VIOLIN!” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1911) ... Rayna Hirt

37. “PIANO MAN” (music by Ted Snyder, words by Irving Berlin, 1910) ... Emily Bordonaro (with Missy Dreier and Rayna Hirt)

38. “WHILE THE BAND PLAYED AN AMERICAN RAG” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1915) ... Jonah Barricklo (with Ann Marie Calabro, Missy Dreier, Maite Uzal)

39. “RAGTIME SOLDIER MAN” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1912) ... Michael Kasper (with Jonah Barricklo, Michael Czayz, Andrew Lanctot, Keith Anderson)

40. “SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE THERE WHILE I’M GONE” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1917) ... Michael Czyz

41. “PACK UP YOUR SINS AND GO TO THE DEVIL” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1922) ... Keith Anderson and Rayna Hirt

42. “EVERYTHING IN AMERICA IS RAGTIME”–FINALE REPRISE (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1916) ... Ann Marie Calabro, Michael Czyz, Emily Bordonaro, Jonah Barricklo, Andrew Lanctot, and the entire ensemble

43. ENCORE: “I LOVE A PIANO” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1915) ... Maite Uzal, Jonah Barricklo, Andrew Lanctot, and the entire ensemble.

44. BONUS TRACK “PACK UP YOUR SINS AND GO TO THE DEVIL” (words and music by Irving Berlin, 1922) ... Keith Anderson and Carolyn Montgomery-Forant

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THE CAST AND CREW....


KEITH ANDERSON (“Chip”) has done a bit of everything--from plays to musicals to national/international tours, to the Kennedy Center. His eclectic credits include singing "The Star Spangled Banner" for the Cubs, narrating "Billy Idol" for television’s Biography Channel, and singing backup for Perry Como. He may be heard on the original cast albums of such shows as "Fairy Tales,” "The Johnny Mercer Jamboree," and "Theater Boys." Deffaa wrote the role Anderson plays in “The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue” with Anderson in mind.

JONAH BARRICKLO (“Alex”) has appeared in over a dozen shows with the Riverdale Rising Stars and is a member of the Wingspan Arts Summer Conservatory. He’ll soon be heard, too, on the premiere recording of Deffaa’s “Irving Berlin & Co.”

EMILY BORDONARO (“Emmie”) has worked on projects with Chip Deffaa for many years. She was featured in his presentation of “The Seven Little Foys” at the York Theater in NYC, and may be heard on the cast album. She’s also on the album of Deffaa’s “Presenting Fanny Brice.” Deffaa wrote the role of “Emmie” in “The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue” with her in mind, and she acted in the original reading. She’s also appeared in the “Whistle Down the Wind” national tour. TV/film: “Celebrity Ghost Stories 2,” “Disconnect, “ ”Brilliant Mistakes.” She recently won the “Betty Buckley Award” as a young artist-to-watch.

ANN MARIE CALABRO (“Samantha”) is a native of Greenville, South Carolina, and a recent graduate of Winthrop University (B.A., Theater Performance).

MICHAEL CZYZ (“Ben”) has appeared in three of Chip Deffaa’s productions at the 13th Street Rep: “The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue,” “Theater Boys,” and “Mad About the Boy.” He’s recently won “The George M. Cohan Award.”

MISSY DREIER (“Missy”) participated in the original reading of “The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue”; Deffaa wrote the part with her in mind. Off-Broadway: “Helen on 86th Street.,” Deffaa’s “The Seven Little Foys”; TV: “Sesame Street”; Stagedoor Manor: “West Side Story” (“Maria”), “The Sound of Music” (“Liesl”), “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (“Dorothy”).

RAYNA HIRT (“Sophie,” additional choreography) – is on the faculty of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). Her association with playwright/director Chip Deffaa goes back to when she was 14 and appeared in the first New York production of Deffaa’s “The Seven Little Foys.” She’s done modeling in addition to theater; has assisted Deffaa with productions; and has toured the US and Canada in “Dragon Tales Live.” She most recently choreographed Deffaa’s “Mad About the Boy,” and will next be choreographing his “Irving Berlin: In Person.”

MICHAEL KASPER (“Michael”) participated in the original reading of “The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue”; Deffaa wrote the role with him in mind. At the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, he has performed in “Metamorphoses,” “Hairspray,” “Into the Woods,” and “Carousel.” In addition, Michael was a singer in the Connecticut Children's Chorus from 2006 until 2013. He’ll be heard next on the album of Deffaa’s “Irving Berlin & Co.”

ANDREW LANCTOT (“Jessee”) is an AMDA grad. He was most recently featured in Chip Deffaa’s musical comedy “Theater Boys” and is heard on the cast album.

CAROLYN MONTGOMERY-FORANT (special guest artist) is one of the most respected singers in cabaret. She’s won the MAC Award, the Nightlife Award, and the Bistro Award; she’s played such major rooms as Feinstein’s (in NYC), Davenport’s (in Chicago), and the Plush Room (in San Francisco). She’s starred in regional productions of musicals ranging from “West Side Story” (“Maria”) to “Pippin” (“Leading Player”). She was in Deffaa’s “Johnny Mercer Jamboree,” and may be heard on the cast album (Original Cast Records).

TIMOTHY THOMSON (ensemble/swing) has participated in Paper Mill Playhouse's August Intensive Program, NJPAC's Summer Intensive Program, and a Wayne, NJ production of “Rent.”

MAITE UZAL (“Brooke”) has starred in Spanish productions of “Les Miz” (“Fantine”), “Martin Guerre” (“Bertrande”) and “The Lion King” (“Rafiki”). Her NYC credits include “Hyppolitus,” “Othello,” “The Panther,” “Death Of A Salesman,” and “Uncle Vanya.” She most recently appeared in Deffaa’s “Mad About the Boy” at the 13th Street Rep.”

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CHIP DEFFAA (writer/director/arranger) is the author of 16 published plays and eight published books, and the producer of 10 albums. For 18 years he covered entertainment, including music and theater, for The New York Post. He is a graduate of Princeton University and a trustee of the Princeton "Tiger" magazine. He wrote/directed such Off-Broadway successes as "George M. Cohan Tonight!" and "One Night with Fanny Brice." His shows have been performed everywhere from London to Seoul. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, and ASCAP. He’s won the ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award, the IRNE Award, and a New Jersey Press Association Award. Please visit: www.chipdeffaa.com.

RICHARD DANLEY (music director/pianist) is Chip Deffaa's first choice among music directors and has worked on many shows and/or cast albums of Deffaa's, including "Irving Berlin's America," "One Night with Fanny Brice," "The Seven Little Foys," "George M. Cohan Tonight!," “Mad About the Boy,” and "Theater Boys." He has performed everywhere from daytime dramas on television, to cruise ships, to Carnegie Hall. He is on the faculty of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA).

PETER CHARNEY (assistant director/videographer) has served as assistant director of Chip Deffaa’s productions of “Mad About the Boy,” “Theater Boys” and "Irving Berlin's America" at the 13th Street Rep. He's aided in the development of various shows of Deffaa's for seven years. He originated the role of "Eddie Foy Jr." in Deffaa's musical "The Seven Little Foys," and is featured on the cast album; he’ll be heard next on the cast album of Deffaa’s “Irving Berlin & Co.” . He's performed regionally in musicals ranging from "Les Miz" to "Oliver,” and recently made his New York debut as a playwright, presenting “The Puppet Show Man” at Dixon Place.

TYLER DuBOYS (co-choreographer) most recently co-choreographed Chip Deffaa’s productions of “Theater Boys” and "Irving Berlin's America" at the 13th Street Rep, and may be heard tap-dancing to his own choreography on the cast albums of those shows. He's aided in the development of shows of Deffaa's for seven years. He's performed in such touring shows as "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "The Radio City Christmas Spectacular.”

ALEX ACEVEDO (co-choreographer) is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he has directed/choreographed numerous productions. He has also traveled the globe performing in regional theater as well as with Princess and Norwegian Cruise Lines. He co-choreographed Chip Deffaa’s musicals “Theater Boys” and “Irving Berlin’s America” at the 13th Street Rep.

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Our thanks to historical consultant Alex Dreier; technical advisor Jessee Riehl; New England rep Jeff Sewell; assistant-to-the-director Megan Ulan; and our ever-inspiring general counsel, Alexsander (“Don’t worry, be happy”) Keeperman. A tip of the hat, for their help in various ways, to Alex Craven, Iain Armitage, Max Galassi, Michael Townsend Wright, Giuseppe Bausilio, Bailey Cummings, Alex Craven, Joe Battista, June Rachelson-Ospa, Jon Ospa, Oreo Dee, Casie Pepe-Winshell, Will Conard, Max Beer, Zack Riopelle, Michael Herwitz, Deb Deffaa, Julia and Max Deffaa, Louis Deffaa Sr., and Alberta S. Deffaa. A special shout-out of thanks to the indefatigable Brandon Pollinger, who was an invaluable part of our original company as an ensemble member/swing but was unable to make the recording.

This cast album is dedicated by the producer--with warm appreciation--to the good people of the Charles J. Reilly School Nine.

“The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue” cast album (p) and © 2015 by Chip Deffaa.

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If you’ve enjoyed this album, you might also enjoy these other Chip Deffaa albums (available from CDBAby.com, Amazon.com, iTunes, etc.): “George M. Cohan Tonight!,” “Irving Berlin’s America,” “One Night with Fanny Brice,” “The Seven Little Foys” “Theater Boys,” “Presenting Fanny Brice,” “George M. Cohan: In his Own Words,” “Mad About the Boy,” “The George M. Cohan Revue,” “Irving Berlin & Co.,” “The Johnny Mercer Jamboree,” “George M. Cohan: Rare Original Recordings.”

For more information on “THE IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE,” please contact Chip Deffaa Productions LLC, 50 Quartz Lane, Paterson, NJ 07501-3345, telephone: 973-684-3340; Email: Footloose518@aol.com; www.chipdeffaa.com.


“THE IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE” is available for licensing from The Fifi Oscard Agency (attention: Peter Sawyer, President), 1440 Broadway, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10018, Email: psawyer@fifioscard.com, tel. (212) 764-1100.

Please visit: www.chipdeffaa.com


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