LaFleur and Jason Simon Photos
courtesy of Photographer, Russ Rowland
By Karen Wahlberg and Denise Gibson
the 2001 Tony Awards, setting a record for most nominations—15—then setting the
record again for most awards won with 12, including Best Musical, Score, Book,
Director, and Actor (Nathan Lane), and all the musical design awards. With a track record like
that this show is a slam dunk for success and a great way to launch the Argyle
Theater’s second season
of Mel Brooks’ and Thomas Meehan’s The Producers left no laughs unheard
as you take a gay romp towards producing the ridiculous satirical production of
“Springtime for Hitler”.
cast was set with Jason Simon playing the ruthless, swindler Producer Max
Bialystock and paired perfectly with panic stricken Accountant, Leo Bloom
played by Richard LaFleur. The entire cast under the direction of Evan Pappas
feeds beautifully off of each other from start to finish.
Peterson, John Salvatore, Richard LaFleur and Jason Simon
performances are happening throughout the entire show. The detail of enriching
every character with joyful playfulness is especially evident during “Keep in
Gay” featuring Jon J. Peterson, as Carmen Ghia and John Salvatore as Roger
You will be
once again blown away by Franz Liebkind as played
by Cody Marcukaitis and again by Gina Milo as the playful sexy, Ulla.
is beautifully and hilariously choreographed by Antoinette Dipietropolo.
fun and in-sync dance numbers by the
ensemble: Kyra Christopher, Jerome Doerger, Courtney Fekete Carissa Fiorillo, Heather Klobukowski, Ryan Koerber, Gerard Lanzerotti, Ashley Gale Munzek, Matthew
Rafanelli, Robert Serrano, Ryan Gregory Thurman, Erica Wilpon will also have you
laughing through the intermission.
was spared for wardrobe. From the glamorous Opening Night scenes of gowns
& tuxedos to the unforgettable Bavarian food-themed costumes during the
play within the play, you will truly be impressed. You will scream with
laughter as each one reaches center stage and might even crave Octoberfest in
production of the Argyle Theater will definitely launch a successful second
season of shows. The Father and son team of Mark and Dylan Perlman have
brought a piece of Broadway to the South Shore of Long Island. Everyone should
come out and spend a fun evening in Babylon Village.
Producers: March 14th - April 20th
West Main Street
Babylon, NY 11702
shows for the second season:
Dollar Quartet: May 16th – June 23rd
Blond: July 11th – August 25th
Full Monty: September 12th – October 20th
on 34th Street The Musical: November 14th – December 29th
The Little Mermaid: January 16th – February 23rd, 2020
March 12th – April 19th, 2020
Editor’s note: about this Theatre
By Jeanne Lieberman
The Argyle Theatre, the
newly renovated and historic theatre on Main Street in the Village of Babylon,
NY, opened in Spring, 2018 with the musical Guys and Dolls, the
first show in a full roster of plays, musicals, concerts and other
performing arts. The theatre will offer six annual main stage productions
featuring performers from Actors Equity Association, the union for professional
much-anticipated performance venue has been brought back to life by Mark and
Dylan Perlman, a father-son duo behind the $3-million project. Seaford
residents Mark Perlman, psychologist, and Dylan Perlman, actor, have long dreamed
of bringing high-quality live theatre to Babylon, NY.
Argyle Theatre has a rich history of entertainment reaching back to 1921 when a
newspaper article in the Babylon Leader announced plans for a
“$100,000 Theatre for Main Street.” With a 1,500-seat capacity, the new Capitol
Theatre was expected to be “the finest theatre on the South Side.” The new
entertainment venue would not only benefit residents, it would help Babylon
become a more attractive summer resort for vacationers.
1923 playbill advertised daily performances ranging from vaudeville to
adaptations of Broadway shows such as The Hero and East
Side West Side.
1925, the Suffolk County theatre re-opened under new ownership as the BabylonTheatre,
delighting audiences with its many modern improvements including a flashy
electric marquis. An advertising campaign to surrounding communities was so
successful that 500 people had to be turned away on opening night. It was
obvious that the Babylon Theatre was poised for success.
the following decades, the Babylon Theatre survived two fires and several
different owners as it continued operating as a modern cinema house until 2014.