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October 11, 2012 By: Pia Haas Category: News

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Glad to have you home, MSG. Ernesto Arguelles

December 21, 2011 By: Pia Haas Category: Home For The Holidays, Interviews, News, Press

At this Joyous Holiday Time… Welcome Home to those valiant Servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for all of us…  We honor and give thanks to them as they continue to Boldly protect and defend our country. Meet some who came to visit us for "Home For The Holidays!"

I grew up in the Borough of Queens in NYC. I joined the USAF in september of 1983
-Desert Storm/Desert Shield
-OIF : activated to European bases:Spain, Italy and Germany to stage from
-OIF: USA-Andrews AFB for 1year tour
-OEF:Afghanistan( 2 tours)
 
My job as an Aeromedical Evacuation Technician with the USAF Reserves was to be part of an Aeromedical Crew was to evacuate, care for our wounded/ill servicemembers and Nato troops and even our captured injured enemies via a USAF planes. Job was to evacuate them to a forward combat hospital bases or to a definitive higher echelon definitive hospital in Germany or the USA military medical centers.

I missed my two dogs, seeing greenery, driving my car and freedom to go out to do things instead of being locked in a base. I missed spending The Holidays with my family. I missed this holiday season for two consecutive tours in Afghanistan

Our comrades were a small unit, we spent the holiday with our own small gathering and we received care packages that included Christmas trees and lights, ornaments and we played holiday music and shared stories.

 

Welcome Home Sean Scott!

December 21, 2011 By: Pia Haas Category: Home For The Holidays, Interviews, News, Press

At this Joyous Holiday Time… Welcome Home to those valiant Servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for all of us…  We honor and give thanks to them as they continue to Boldly protect and defend our country. Meet some who came to visit us for “Home For The Holidays!”

I have been in the Army for 10 years. I Enlisted when i was 17 in 2001. During my years in the military i have been deployed twice. Once to Iraq and another time to Afghanistan. And have been training for a up coming deployment. I have been married for 2 years, and my wife and I are expecting very soon.   Something I missed being away from home is fishing and hunting season. My favorite christmas tradition is cutting down the christmas tree. Overseas, We tried to have fun on Holidays, While in Iraq, I dressed up like Santa to keep the morale up for the guys.

Meet David Cohen, US Army

December 21, 2011 By: Pia Haas Category: Home For The Holidays, News, Press

At this Joyous Holiday Time… Welcome Home to those valiant Servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for all of us…  We honor and give thanks to them as they continue to Boldly protect and defend our country. Meet some who came to visit us for “Home For The Holidays!”

I grew in Pomona, NY and now live in Harriman, NY with my wife Christie.
Joining the Army in 2004 gave me a sense of purpose, patriotism, and pride. The military trained me in the skills of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives (CBRNE) Operations. I deployed to Iraq from 2005 to 2006 as my units CBRNE specialist and 50 caliber gunner protecting military convoys.
I missed the basic luxuries that people take for granted like eating out and the change of seasons.
I have fond memories of driving to my grandfather’s house with my parents to
spend Christmas with the rest of my family. I’m now married into a family full of wonderful holiday traditions.
There are many, unfortunately, spending holidays overseas.. In Iraq, my roommate and I decorated living quarters for the holiday. All our cafeterias and Saddam Hussein’s Palace located in base were decorated for Christmas and Hanukah as well. I received lots of holiday cards, letters and gifts from my family and strangers from all over the United States.
The holiday is a challenging time for many soldiers who already miss their family back home. I missed being with my family, friends and girlfriend at the time, now my wife. No matter how much the military tries to make the holidays bearable for the troops, it’s still not home. Our perception of what we wanted for Christmas changed that year; we wished to get home safe.
The gifts we received from family and friends were a bonus. I missed the whole holiday environment, but most of all the great food. To keep our spirits up, we put up a small Christmas tree in our headquarters office.

David Edwards is Home For The Holidays!

December 19, 2011 By: Pia Haas Category: Home For The Holidays, News, Press

David has had the pleasure of participating in several holiday shows at the Westchester Broadway Theatre over the years as an actor, but this year he presents a story of his own. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, a Christmas jukebox musical plays throughout December 23. David Edwards Directs as well as performs in the show he co-wrote with partner, Tony Javed.  When David was a toddler, his grandmother took him to see THE SOUND OF MUSIC on Broadway with Mary Martin. His dad still can’t believe he remembers it because he was so young, but he remembers vivid images of the show and wanting to be one of those kids on the stage. David caught the theatre bug for sure, and for years he thought all nuns were actresses.     Home For The Holidays is Co-written by Tony Javed, the score is a memorable mix of old favorites and new classics wrapped in a story of traditonal holiday themes of love and hope told for today’s audiences. A Christmas show is a great way to bring the spirit of the season into your life, so why not join in some family fun? With their soldier son hoping to get be home from Afghanistan for Christmas, daughter who is in college on the West Coast finishing final exams also preparing to come home for Christmas, and younger children preparing for their Christmas pageant the show follows the journey of a “typical” American family from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve as they surmount the challenges of modern life and, ultimately, rediscover the true meaning of the season. 

The Most Loverly New Year’s Eve – Anywhere!!

November 30, 2011 By: Pia Haas Category: My Fair Lady, News, Press, Special Events

Ring In 2012 In Style at WBT!

 

 

Open Bar 6:00 PM-2:00 AM

Our Hit Broadway Musical: My Fair Lady 

Lavish Hot & Cold Hors D’oeuvres Buffet

Sumptuous Served Dinner including choice of:
Fillet of Beef Wellington, Chicken Marsala, Fillet of Sole Stuffed w. Crabmeat

  • Dancing Into The Night till 2AM with Tuxedo Parc Orchestra
  • Champagne & Party Favors at Midnight to Ring In the New Year.
  • Complete New Year’s Package:  ONLY $350 PER COUPLE Tax, Gratuity & Parking INCLUDED
          Reservations: (914) 592-2222

CYBER SAVINGS!

November 28, 2011 By: Pia Haas Category: News, Press, Special Offers

CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL!!  For each Gift Certificate (for two) for a complete dinner & show you purchase at the Regular Price, get a second gift certificate at half price! 
It’s the gift that’s never returned.. Give loved ones something they haven’t been giving themselves…a complete night out!
This special sale allows you to buy several gift certificates, so don’t forget anyone on your list!  Online at www.broadwaytheatre.com 

A Thanksgiving Feast and A Broadway Treat!

November 22, 2011 By: Pia Haas Category: My Fair Lady, News, Press, Special Events

SAVOR OUR ROAST TURKEY & FIXINGS, AND DEVOUR OUR DELICIOUS PIES,
BUT BE SURE TO SAVE ROOM FOR THIS TASTY BROADWAY MUSICAL!

 

Gather with family and friends as we serve up a lavish Thanksgiving Buffet and then enjoy our critically acclaimed production, My Fair Lady, live on stage. Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady is a true theatrical masterpiece, great for all ages.
It all happens on November 24th,
Buffet at 1pm and the show begins at 3pm.
$75 per person. $67 for Seniors.
$52 for Kids 16 & Under  
Call the box office (914) 592-2222  

Home For The Holidays

November 21, 2011 By: Pia Haas Category: News

Director of Home For The Holidays, David Edwards: 
"The wonderful holiday shows at WBT have become somewhat of a tradition for me.  I am proud to have been part of the cast of CHRISTMAS VOYAGER (twice!) and to have played Scrooge in three different versions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL.  In addition, it has been a gift to me to be a part of so many other WBT productions over the years, both as a performer and director.    This year I hope to give a gift back to the audiences with HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, a brand new holiday musical written just for the WBT.  Tony Javed and I have come up with a show that chronicles the life of a contemporary American family during the holiday season , weaving in a varied musical score that includes traditional favorites along with some lovely new surprises and contemporary holiday songs, and just a smattering of classic Broadway show tunes, a “musical menu” that we think audiences will find funny, touching, and joyous.  We’re having a great time putting it together and we think there’s going to be something for everyone in this show. We very much want it to be refreshing and new while very much in keeping with the traditional high standard of the holiday fare at Westchester Broadway Theatre. "
The cast rehearses.

My Fair Lady Timeline

November 08, 2011 By: Pia Haas Category: My Fair Lady, News, Press

The genesis and the evolution to the Musical which is "My Fair Lady"                                                       

43 BC – 17 AD – The Roman poet Ovid first wrote down the Greek myth of Pygmalion, about a misogynist who creates a statue of the perfect woman.
1912 – George Bernard Shaw wrote his Pygmalion.
1914 - The first English language production of Pygmalion. It starred Mrs. Campbell and was directed by Shaw. It was a huge success and established Shaw as a commercially successful playwright.
1938 – The film version of Pygmalion written by Shaw. The film was hugely successful and nominated for an Academy Award.
1952 - Lerner and Loewe are approached by Gabriel Pascal to adapt Pygmalion.
1956 – My Fair Lady by Lerner and Loewe opened on Broadway and starred Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison.
1964 – The film version of My Fair Lady debuts, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. It won eight Oscars including the Academy Award for Best Picture.
1987 – Pygmalion is revived on Broadway. This production starred Peter O’Toole as Henry Higgins and Amanda Plummer as Eliza Doolittle.
1993 - The third revival of My Fair Lady opens on Broadway. This time Richard Chamberlain takes the role of Henry Higgins
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