About Lynnie Godfrey
FROM THE MIND TO THE PAGE...FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE AND SCREEN....A PROCESS AND A JOURNEY...
As A Producer:
God Lee Entertainment, Inc. wants to thank the spiritual and physical support of friends like Kwame Salter , Susan Batson, Anna Maria Horsford, Melba Tolliver, my casts and crew of the plays that number 24 now...The wonderful gifts of creativity that have been given....I thank you all listed above and those that have not been mentioned.
We look forward to the readings listed below and the projects in the cue for 2016!!!!
As A Director:
The reading of UNENTITLED by Charles White was presented to an enthusiastic standing room only crowd on Monday, September 19, 2015 in New York at the Susan Batson Studios. Thank you to Ms. Batson for her patience and guidance with the overflowing crowd. Thank you for all who came to support the reading.
The Q&A later was again standing room and wonderful thoughts and responses were exchanged...Thank you ...Thank you ...Thank you....
We are on to the next step with this cast ...We will keep you all informed when you can catch them in the full production!
The reading was earlier recently presented at the Arts Quest Performing Arts Center in Bethlehem, PA to a capacity audience and was received enthusiastically....(see article below).
The reading was co produced by Arts Quest and GodLee Entertainment, Inc. and was also sponsored by Air Products. It was an Equity approved reading .
The next project has Ms. Godfrey directing and appearing in the reading of the premiere the definitive version of ....GREENWOOD.....AN AMERICAN DREAM...DESTROYED.... a story of the 1921 Racial Disaster in Greenwood, Oklahoma (the Negro Wall Street) by Celeste Bedford Walker at the Arts Quest Performing Arts Center, Monday, October 19, 2015 @ 7:30 PM... Call 610-297-7100 for tickets...
A second reading of GREENWOOD.... will take place in New York City, the next day Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at La MAMA Rehearsal Studios @ 5 PM @ 47 Great Jones Street, NYC.
Please confirm attendance for the NYC presentation @ email@example.com. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you at either place. All readings are Equity approved readings.
As A Performer:
Ms. Godfrey has performed with some of the most wonderful musicians in Lehigh Valley; performing Classic...Standard Songs.
Her next live performance will be Saturday, January 23, 2016 with the orchestra of Miller Symphony Hall in their POPS Series with arrangements by Ken Moyer.
Bringing her Broadway and Hollywood influences to the evening, she will display her own unique treatment to songs from composers like: George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh, Stephen Sondheim, and that is just a start .....plus an original work from. the Lehigh Valley composer Bob Alexander...
Come ....relive your memories, create more memories, listen to stories and enjoy some of the most wonderful and sophisticated music ever composed !!!!
See the schedule and make your reservations!!!!!
Purchase her debut CD...LYNNIE GODFREY....DOING IT HER WAY... and the Holiday CD...SPENDING THE HOLIDAYS WITH LYNNIE GODFREY...right here on her website!
Ms. Godfrey is producing an Evening that salutes the one and only incomparable Melba Tolliver ... Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 in ArtQuest's ARTISTS AMONG US Program. Ms. Tolliver is the first Black Network (ABC) News Anchor.
Ms. Godfrey still works on her Cabaret presentation concentrating on certain composers..... to be announced.
As A Writer
Finally this winter, her show business and lesson stories are being published by Blue Heron Book Works, LLC....an exact release date is to be announced. See her blog on the subject...
by George W. Harris If you want a little swing in your Christmas stocking, here’s a nice one for you. Vocalist Lynnie Godfrey teams up with Roger Latzgo/p-g, Neil Wetzel/sax-fl, Anthony Marino/b and Gary Rissmiller/dr as the main team on this collection of traditional Natal tunes. Her mezzo soprano voice has a warm vibrato, and she knows how to step up to the plate with some bopping on ”Let it Snow” but can also keep it soft and gentle with Wtzel’s sax on the fragrant “Winter Wonderland.” She gets coy with Marino on “Santa Baby,” but saves the best for a wonderfully intimate duet with … [Read More...]
George W. Harris offered a glowing review of Lynnie Godfrey: Doing It Her Way. Read below or visit Jazz Weekly at this link: http://www.jazzweekly.com/2014/08/lynnie-godfrey-doing-it-her-way/ Lynnie Godfrey: Doing It Her Way Vocalist Lynnie Godfrey delivers a song like a stage production. You can tell she’s comfortable acting, as each of these songs with the mix and match team of Roger Latzgo/p-g, Tom Hamilton/ts, Anthony Marino/b and Gary Rismiller/dr is delivered like a story being told. Her dramatic vibrato inflections on a dramatic intro lead into a swinging and enthusiastic “It … [Read More...]
Lynnie Godfrey’s Blog
Don't ask...Look at the calendar page and you will see how blessed I am with projects...But the one that has touched my heart and soul lately is the MEMOIR PROJECT...Yes, that is right I am working on a writing project with Bathsheba Monk and she and the project have sent me searching for ME! What a trip that has been. Thank you Bathsheba for … Read More...