BILLY-FROM COMO TO HOMO

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FROM COMO TO HOMOWINNER OF SAN FRAN BEST OF FRINGE 2015
Lynne Jassem tells the story of her 10-year-old self as she juggles her career on the Perry Como TV Show in 1957 with the strict demands of her stage mother (the ex-Rockette), gender-confusion and a bumpy ride into the world of mortality and tap dancing

PUBLIC RELATIONS – Barbara Collin
Billy-From Como to Homo……is it a boy or is it a girl..one thing is certain it is a COMOETTE
E-MAIL – collinartists@gmail.com
Cell: 323-556-1046 (DO NOT PUBLISH THIS #)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Facebook Page: http://tinyurl.com/m83prej

Trailer: HTTPS://M.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=XVAHJWSRQIC

WHAT CRITICS SAY ABOUT LYNNE JASSEM:

“JASSEM CHEERFULLY TELLS ALL, SOMETIMES WHILE DOING A SOFT-SHOE AT THE SAME TIME.
… SO THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TO BE LIVING YOUR DREAM.” – ORLANDO SENTINEL
“A DANCER OF EXCELLENCE.” – DANCE MAGAZINE
“FOR A WOMAN OF HER AGE SHE CAN OUTDO A 21 YEAR OLD.” – THEATRE DEVELOPMENT FUND
“A BUNDLE OF ENERGY” – VILLAGE VOICE
“LIST MAGAZINE EDINBROUGH..5 STARS….THE REPORTER EDINBROUGH..5 STARS
LYNNE JASSEM IS ADORABLE.” – ORLANDO SENTINEL

BIOS:

LYNNE JASSEM: (COMIC, TAP DANCER, MONOLOGIST, SINGER, PHYSICAL COMEDIAN) – IS A NATIVE NEW YORKER. SHE BROKE INTO SHOW BUSINESS AT THE AGE OF 10 ON THE PERRY COMO TV SHOW IN 1957. SHE ALSO PERFORMED IN THE “BORSCHT BELT” (CATSKILL MOUNTAINS), AND ON THE SOAP OPERA ‘THE EDGE OF NIGHT’’. LYNNE HAS TOURED INTERNATIONALLY WITH THE CLAUDE KIPNIS MIME THEATREPERFORMING AT THE WHITE HOUSE, THE BOSTON POPS ON PBS, THE KENNEDY CENTER AND LINCOLN CENTER. IN 1981 SHE FORMED HER OWN COMPANY MANHATTAN MIME THEATRE AND TOURED THE TRI-STATE AREA. MS. JASSEM WAS ONE OF THE 5 FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN TAP DANCE ORCHESTRA AND PERFORMED IN SEVERAL VENUES INCLUDING DANCE ON PBS WITH TAP LEGEND GREGORY HINES. LYNNE HAS PERFORMED HER ONE-WOMAN SHOWS “BILLY” AND “RHYTHM ANONYMOUS” ACROSS THE USA AND EUROPE. LYNNE WAS PRODUCED BY THE SAN FRANCISCO DANCE THEATRE TO PERFORM “TAPESTRY…A STORY OF AN ARTIST TRAPPED IN THE CORPORATE WORLD” IN 2000. SHE FORMED HER OWN TAP THEATRE COMPANY, STEPFIRE, IN 1999, PERFORMING AND TEACHING IN MULTIPLE VENUES THROUGHOUT THE SF BAY AREA.

LYNNE IS EXCITED TO RETURN TO THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE WHERE SHE WILL PRESENT HER REVISED SOLO SHOW BILLY,FROM COMO TO HOMO – IS IT A BOY OR IS IT A GIRL…. JUGGLING A STAGE MOM, GENDER CONFUSION AND TAP!”
THE SHOW HAS PLAYED AT PRODUCER’S CLUBNYC (4/15), ORLANDO FRINGE FESTIVAL (5/15), PREMIER CENTER FOR THE ARTSMILTON, DELAWARE (6/15), SAN FRANCISCO FRINGE FESTIVAL (9/15) – WON BEST OF FRINGE IN SAN FRANCISCO 2015, NOHO FRINGE FESTIVAL (10/15) – NOMINATED FOR BEST OF FRINGE IN NOHO 2015 –RECEIVED 5 STARS IN EDINBROUGH FRINGE-AND A STANDING OVATION AT LAWTF IN VENICE CA. IN MARCH 2017

Web Page: http://www.fromcomotohomo.com

WINNER: Best of Fringe, San Francisco Fringe Festival, 2015
Nominated for Best of Fringe Noho 2015
Five Star review from the List-Edinburgh
Billy….
! Told through song ,impersonation, physical comedy and video and tap dancing

Written and Performed by Lynne Jassem
Directed by
Jessica Lynn Johnson and Jolene Adams
Limited Engagement – 7 Performances Only!

HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL 2017

Dates and Times:
June 3, 2017@ 6:30pm: Preview
Fri June 9, 2017 @ 7:30pm, Sat June 10 @ 6pm
Sunday June 11@ 2PM
Fri June 23, 2017 @ 8:30pm, Sat June 24 @ 7:30pm
Fri June 24, 2016 @ 8pm, Sat June 25 @ 8pm

Venue:
Complex Theatre..Shepherd studio
Tickets are $12 and are available at: http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/2047?tab=tickets

JESSICA LYNN JOHNSON AND JOLENE ADAMS DIRECT THE SHOW WITH TAP DANCE INFLUENCES FROM BRENDA BUFALINO.

TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW WITH LYNNE JASSEM OR FOR ADDITIONAL INFO:
CALL BARBARA COLLIN ON 323-556-1046 OR EMAIL COLLINARTISTS@GMAIL.COM

WHAT CRITICS SAY ABOUT LYNNE JASSEM:

JASSEM CHEERFULLY TELLS ALL, SOMETIMES WHILE DOING A SOFT-SHOE AT THE SAME TIME.
… SO THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TO BE LIVING YOUR DREAM.” – ORLANDO SENTINEL
“A DANCER OF EXCELLENCE.” – DANCE MAGAZINE
“FOR A WOMAN OF HER AGE SHE CAN OUTDO A 21 YEAR OLD.” – THEATRE DEVELOPMENT FUND
“A BUNDLE OF ENERGY” – VILLAGE VOICE
“LIST MAGAZINE EDINBROUGH..5 STARS….THE REPORTER EDINBROUGH..5 STARS
LYNNE JASSEM IS ADORABLE.” – ORLANDO SENTINEL

BIOS:

LYNNE JASSEM: (COMIC, TAP DANCER, MONOLOGIST, SINGER, PHYSICAL COMEDIAN) – IS A NATIVE NEW YORKER. SHE BROKE INTO SHOW BUSINESS AT THE AGE OF 10 ON THE PERRY COMO TV SHOW IN 1957. SHE ALSO PERFORMED IN THE “BORSCHT BELT” (CATSKILL MOUNTAINS), AND ON THE SOAP OPERA ‘THE EDGE OF NIGHT’’. LYNNE HAS TOURED INTERNATIONALLY WITH THE CLAUDE KIPNIS MIME THEATREPERFORMING AT THE WHITE HOUSE, THE BOSTON POPS ON PBS, THE KENNEDY CENTER AND LINCOLN CENTER. IN 1981 SHE FORMED HER OWN COMPANY MANHATTAN MIME THEATRE AND TOURED THE TRI-STATE AREA. MS. JASSEM WAS ONE OF THE 5 FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN TAP DANCE ORCHESTRA AND PERFORMED IN SEVERAL VENUES INCLUDING DANCE ON PBS WITH TAP LEGEND GREGORY HINES. LYNNE HAS PERFORMED HER ONE-WOMAN SHOWS “BILLY” AND “RHYTHM ANONYMOUS” ACROSS THE USA AND EUROPE. LYNNE WAS PRODUCED BY THE SAN FRANCISCO DANCE THEATRE TO PERFORM “TAPESTRY…A STORY OF AN ARTIST TRAPPED IN THE CORPORATE WORLD” IN 2000. SHE FORMED HER OWN TAP THEATRE COMPANY, STEPFIRE, IN 1999, PERFORMING AND TEACHING IN MULTIPLE VENUES THROUGHOUT THE SF BAY AREA.

LYNNE IS EXCITED TO RETURN TO THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE WHERE SHE WILL PRESENT HER REVISED SOLO SHOW BILLY,FROM COMO TO HOMO – IS IT A BOY OR IS IT A GIRL…. JUGGLING A STAGE MOM, GENDER CONFUSION AND TAP!”
THE SHOW HAS PLAYED AT PRODUCER’S CLUBNYC (4/15), ORLANDO FRINGE FESTIVAL (5/15), PREMIER CENTER FOR THE ARTSMILTON, DELAWARE (6/15), SAN FRANCISCO FRINGE FESTIVAL (9/15) – WON BEST OF FRINGE IN SAN FRANCISCO 2015, NOHO FRINGE FESTIVAL (10/15) – NOMINATED FOR BEST OF FRINGE IN NOHO 2015 –RECEIVED 5 STARS IN EDINBROUGH FRINGE-AND A STANDING OVATION AT LAWTF IN VENICE CA. IN MARCH 2017

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