STOCKDALE MUSIC ON BROADWAY!
DOUBLE-BILL WITH JOHN Z.
The first time I heard my music played on the Broadway stage was in the show “Penn and Teller, the Refrigerator Tour” back in 1991. I had been working with the “Bad Boys of Magic” since 1990, when I scored their first NBC special, “Don’t Try This At Home.” I wrote music for many of their projects after that, including the last true TV variety show, Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular, (here’s a montage of all their introductions of me) which ran for 24 episodes in ’98-’99, and, of course, Showtime’s Penn & Teller: BULLSHIT!, which ran for 8 seasons.
Those two guys changed the way “magic” worked on TV, surpassing generations of “rabbit pullers,” pressing lies and chicanery into service to tell a greater truth. Their exacting high standards, and brilliant marriage of comedy and content made me a better composer, and I did some of my best work for them. Now they are on Broadway again this summer, for a limited engagement in July and August, again featuring some Gary Stockdale music. Tell your New York pals! http://www.pennandtelleronbroadway.com/
You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t love John Zipperer and Friends. John and his band never fail to have the audience singing along with their infectious tunes. On July 11, at 7pm, at Bob Stane’s legendary Coffee Gallery Backstage I get to appear with John, and “Friends” Tara Sitser and Jime Van Booven (with John O’Kennedy sitting in for Barrett Tagliarino). Call (626) 798-6236 for reservations, only 18 bucks.
Incidentally, John’s lovely wife Julie Zipperer presents one of LA’s coolest concert venues, Julie’s Joint. Check the link for upcoming shows.
John is also one of the nicest guys in the biz, and a great friend. So come see us at the Coffee Gallery. John, his Friends, and I plan to tear the place up. We’ll blow the roof off of the place. We’ll rip it apart!
…I mean, you know… musically. We won’t actually cause any physical damage to the venue. We’re all pretty responsible.