Another New Musical From a Shake Rattle & Roll Member

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This seems to be quite the busy week for our family of performers and big announcements.

Pianist extraordinaire Paul Leschen (Paulie Fingers) has built himself quite a resume’ in the NYC theater scene, from playing and music directing some of downtown’s hottest cabaret performers, to composing music for the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway musical “BEDBUGS!”

Now, Paul is back with his BEDBUGS! writing partner, Fred Sauter, and their new show, THE ASTRONAUT LOVE SHOW.  It’s running this month in NYC, and if you use the promo code BUGLOVE, you can get 10% off your tickets.

Go to:  https://www.artful.ly/leschen-sauter-musicals-llc to get more info!

Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos Team Member Heading to BROADWAY!

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Nothing makes us happier than a good prediction coming true.

We’ve been saying to anyone that would listen, that our very own Nate Hopkins, dueling pianos wunderkind and acting phenom, would be destined for Broadway within two years.

And it looks like our bet is on the money.

Nate is now finishing up the regional production of THE BANDSTAND at the Paper Mill Playhouse in NJ, and it was just announced moments ago that the show will be transferring to Broadway in the 2016-17 season.

Congratulations to Nate, and all the cast members, and break a leg!!!

Be On The Lookout…

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There’s a missing piano in New Jersey.

And not just any piano.  The piano that helped write BORN TO RUN, and other Bruce Springsteen hits.

The year was 1974, and Springsteen was renting a cottage from “Landlordess” Marilyn Rocky.  In the cottage was an upright piano the Boss used to write the tracks for the album that would solidify his career, Born To Run.  After finishing the record and moving out, the entire band autographed the piano and left it for Rocky as a gift.  Only, she never knew about the gesture.

In 1995, when she cleared out the house prior to its sale, she found out one week too late about what the band had done for her.  By then, the piano has been put out on the street and taken by a mysterious individual, it’s fate unknown.  After the fact, she ran into E Street saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who informed her of what she had lost.

Twenty years later, the house is back on the market again, and Rocky is hoping the renewed interest in the address will spark new leads in locating the lost piano, and giving her back her Glory Days.

 

Another Reason to LOVE Oct. 31…

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This October 31st, there are many things to love – it’s Halloween, the New York Mets are in the World Series, the weather is unseasonably cooperative…

But today marks another occasion as well – the 40th anniversary of the rock classic, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Topping the charts not once, but twice (party on, Wayne) in it’s storied history, the Queen staple has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and has sold over 6.5 million copies.

Not bad for a 6 minute operatic rock song that introduced the world to Scaramouche and Galileo Figaro.

The Holiday Season is Here…Are You Ready?

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Yes, it’s that two month stretch than runs between Halloween and New Year’s Eve.  And in between, you have Thanksgiving and Christmas, the twin titans of holiday get-togethers.

This year, Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos is gearing up for our BIGGEST holiday season yet.

We currently have an average of TEN shows a week between now and the end of the year, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck if you haven’t started planning yet.

After all, why have the same ol’ holiday party year after year?  Instead, why not SHAKE up the season with a singalong piano party??  Whether a solo performer or our industry-leading Dueling Pianos show, we can bring that missing ingredient to your fiesta!

Are you hosting an intimate event at your home?  Putting together the annual company party?  Looking for that unique celebration for your community or organizational fall fundraiser?  Nothing raises more money, provides more individuality or puts more smiles on your guests’ faces than a SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL show.

In fact, what do Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camp, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Hadassah, and the NJ Chamber of Commerce all have in common?  They’ve chosen SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL Dueling Pianos as the entertainment for their 2015 holiday events.  So have companies including Merck Elastic Path and the MSG Network!

This season, we have shows at such legendary NYC venues as the Hard Rock Cafe, Cipriani, The Waldorf Astoria, and the offices of Madison Square Garden.  But not to worry!

We’ve saved room just for YOU!  Contact us TODAY to discuss your holiday event, New Year’s Eve Party, or corporate celebration, and how Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos can be a part of it!

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