PAULA LEGGETT CHASE: Drama Desk Nominee for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
April 21, 2020
FEBRUARY 8 – APRIL 5, 2020
Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street
Transport Group presents a revitalized version of the musical tale of Margaret “Molly” Brown — still the character you know and the songs you love but a story that’s new and true. This is Molly as she really was: vibrant, progressive, and ready to fight for the underdog as a champion of women’s rights, labor rights, and immigration reform. Transport Group’s production, starring Beth Malone, marks this show’s off-Broadway debut, and the first production in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1960.
December 03, 2017
I absolutely adore hosting this event and I hope to see you there!
Bring your family, your friends, and your joy—and let’s sing in the season together!
We need a little Christmas now! Haul out the holly at the 6th annual CHRISTMAS SINGALONG this Sunday, Dec. 3rd, 5:30 pm at Broadway Presbyterian Church (West 114th and Broadway) This 80 minute community event features Ellen Harvey (PRESENT LAUGHTER), Jennifer Allen (SISTER ACT, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY), Diana Mika (Ariel; THE LITTLE MERMAID tour), Avionce Hoyles (SISTER ACT), and Bret Shuford (PARAMOUR). Paula Leggett Chase (On The 20 Century) hosts along with Broadway music director and arranger David Chase (CAROUSEL, HELLO DOLLY, ANASTASIA) on the ivories and Steven Malone (ANASTASIA) on the grand pipe organ. Offering a uniquely warm and festive opportunity to sing along with Broadway performers and musicians, the family friendly CHRISTMAS SINGALONG includes holiday favorites both sacred and secular--all are welcome. Doors open at 5 pm, general seating. $5 donation suggested all proceeds to benefit the Broadway Presbyterian Church Nursery School. Visit greatlittleschool.com
"Florence Foster Jenkins" in SOUVENIR at New Harmony Theatre, summer 2017
July 28, 2017
In a Greenwich Village supper club in 1964, Cosmé McMoon flashes back to the musical career of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy socialitewith a famously uncertain sense of pitch and key. In 1932, she met mediocre pianist Cosmé McMoon, and the two teamed up in the hope of achieving success. Over the next dozen years, their bizarre partnership yielded hilariously off-key recitals that became the talk of New York, earned them cultish fame. The play culminates in a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall in 1944, where the audience "turns on her in gales of derisive guffaws."
"The Courtesan" in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Hartford Stage directed by Darko Tresnjak
January 20, 2017
Set in Greece in 1962, Shakespeare's The Comedy Of Errors at Hart ford Stage, directed by Darko Tresnjak.
"And, speaking of humor, a number of the women in “The Comedy of Errors” also shine. At the very start of the show, the sinuous Paula Leggett Chase, playing a courtesan, enters in a flowing red dress and expertly sings the title song from “Never on Sunday.” This opening scene immediately sets the tone for the show, that it is, indeed, going to be an irreverent good time." Zander Opper-Blog