Latest Happenings


The Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment and Community Board 5 are working to help us find a spot in NYC to permanently commemorate our history.  Stay tuned.

An online platform to document and represent performers' careers

As a group, we have now been invited to participate with the Actors Fund's Legacy Project under The Rehearsal Club umbrella!  RC Alum Virginia Wing has already participated by creating her own page (to view, click
here ).  We are talking with The Actor's Fund to set up our own page next week.

We invite you to check out Virginia's page and consider creating your own, either under the Rehearsal Club's GROUP section or independently. In either scenario, it's a chance to permanently document your theatrical career in the arts.

For more info, contact
Kathy Conry .

SAG-AFTRA Conservatory
"Business of the Buzz"

Quarterly Seminars
All at SAG Offices
Tuesdays 11:00 - 1:00pm
October 8, 2019
January 14; March 10; June 9 
Designed to cut out the noise of social media and help you, as Actor CEO, build quality relationships outside your network of "friends."
RC Alumni Jennifer Gelfer

Director of film
"The Second Sun"

Click here to read
December 16th NY Post
article by Isabel Vincent:

"'Mrs. Maisel' star pushes to revive boarding house for young actresses"

Many thanks to Cynthia!  The Webster Apartments saw this article and contacted us.  The rest is history in the making!  Be sure and catch her as her character, Mrs. Moskowitz, continues to build on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Jennifer Gelfer has directed the film "The Second Sun" which is streaming on Amazon and will open in Manhattan on August 16.  We will update when we receive further details.

The Rehearsal Club Musical Debuts
Article by Michael Miller, June 2019
Review by Michael Freeman, 2019

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Pictured above is the cast of GGO, with the writer, Charles Leipart, in the back row middle w/glasses.  Our women -- left to right -- Michele Smith, Dolores Gordon, Denise Pence, the director, George Colangelo and Francine Mancini circle Jamey Grisham, one of our composers.

Special thank you to Michele for opening her home to us, chaperoning us everywhere and showing us the sights with dear friends in Winter Park over the long weekend.  

Season 2 Released in November, 2018!!

Trivia: (1) Amy is the daughter of RC Alum, Mayben Sherman Hewes and (2) watch for RC Alum, Cynthia Darlow to crop up in episodes here and there.
Rehearsal Club Gals
in the Garden at

To read more about this glorious outing,
click here .
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October/November, 2018
We are so blessed to have both Carol and Blythe supporting our efforts with the ​​​​​​​​​​​​ documentary .

Meanwhile, Blythe is sublime in 
I'll See You in My Dreams
Directed by Brett Haley

"Blythe blooms like a bird of paradise in the first starring role she's had on screen in her 43-year career."  (The Weekly Standard, June, 2015

June 22, 2018
The Players Club, NYC

Legacy Award Recipient
A special thank you to Blythe for her generous donation to our RC Women.  We hope to apply it toward preserving the RC name.  Stay tuned for more news as it unfolds.

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July 5, 2018

November 3, 2015 ​​    November 15, 2015
Watch for more on Kim's new series (shot in New Orleans)

​​Her Sensitive Skin series is still available    HERE
 Follow her on Twitter  HERE

She also had a successful turn in Private Lives on Broadway in 2011 and  The Witness for the Prosecution  on Acorn TV,  Jan. 30, 2017


​Watch for their new site.  In the meantime . . .

Art by RC Alum, Charla Hayen
Available through us HERE

Carol Burnett In Charge Again!
January 30, 2016
New Netflix Series: " A Little Help With Carol Burnett."  Read more about it here:

30-Something Cast
Melanie Mayron Reflects

Outstanding Achievement in Film & Television
(more info on Hollywood Bulletin Board )

Snapshots, directed by Melanie is now available on Amazon!

Our RC Alums continue to astonish!


When ​​​​ Andrea stepped up to be part of our "Cinderella" book, we had no idea the depth of her many talents.  She recently blew the roof off The York Theatre with her original, one-woman show, Me & Ella.  Check out the teaser above & contact her directly to participate in her Vocal Performance Series!
Gateway Playhouse
Aug. 20 - Sept. 15, 2018
Broadway World:
". . . boasts an entirely superb cast."

Long Island Advance, Glenn Rohrbacker :

"Another standout performance is from Diane J. Findlay, who plays the role of Hannah, Alex's mentor and dance coach.  She brings a piece of humanity to the story that gives Alex's quest more meaning.  Findlay is also excellent in the delivery of her comedic lines, and can balance her feelings between the lighthearted moments and the ones that aren't so much.  Her back and forth with her aide Louise, played by Amanda Finch, is also very humorous."

Special thank you to all our supporting members whose funding helps up broaden our outreach.  Recent Outreach includes:

 ​$100 through  Diane Phelan' s (our RC 2013 Key Winner) organization designed to directly aid families in Puerto Rico affected by the recent devastating hurricanes. 

Our esteemed Honorary Chair organized
the George M! celebration
A Mass Card in the RC Name was donated - Christopher Gillespie (1965 - 2017) Chris is survived by his wife, Patricia, and son, Andre.  Chris played at the Cafe Carlyle for the past 16 years, Avery Fisher, Jazz @ Lincoln Center and for many a birthday party (pictured above) for the late Phyllis Creore Westerman.


Sara won the 2018 Bistro Award as Outstanding Director for her direction of the musical revue,
"​​​It Helps To Sing About It: Songs of Dan Kael and Ben Schaecter."
The show and its songwriters won the ASCAP Bistro Award as Outstanding Revue of 2018.  The Awards Ceremony was held March 12 at the Gotham Comedy Club.

Read more about the 2018 Bistro Awards here .

One of the songs from Sara's show, "I Can Tell Time" won a MAC Award as Song of the Year.  The 32nd MAC Awards ceremony was held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York City.

Read more about the 2018 MAC Awards here .

2nd Annual Broadway Con
January 27, 2018

Kurt Peterson (young "Ben"), Mary Jane Houdina, Denise Pence and her husband, Steve Boockvor participated on the original "Follies" panel with composer Jonathan Tunick , composer and the author of the diffinitive book, " When Everything Was Possible ," Ted Chapin .

Photo by Sue Coflin


Dancers Over 40 honored Mary Jane Houdina on December 11, 2017 at Lips Restaurant with their Ninth Annual Legacy Award.

"From DO40 Legacy Honoree Mary Jane Houdina’s opening number, “Broadway Baby,” to DO40 Legacy Honoree Ron Young’s closing song, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” A LOT OF STUFF HAPPENED!  Applause, first of all, and a standing ovation!"
John Sefakis, President

RC ALUM, MARY JANE HOUDINA Director/Choreographer
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