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Head of Lincoln Center to Leave His Post

Reynold Levy is exiting as president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The New York Daily News reports that Levy will step down at the end of the year.

Levy, who started on the job in 2002, oversaw a $1.2 billion renovation for the Upper West Side cultural landmark.

A special committee has begun the search for Levy’s successor. Levy’s departure follows artistic director Bernard Gersten, who this summer announced he’ll leave next June.

 

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Radio Veteran Valerie Smaldone ‘Excited’ about Off-Broadway Role

We told you yesterday about longtime radio personality Valerie Smaldone ready to appear off-Broadway.

Smaldone, the former longtime DJ at Clear Channel’s WLTW/Lite-FM, is joining the cast of Girl Talk: The Musical.

Even though Smaldone has had an extensive radio and voice-over career, she has acted throughout her life.

But this gig came about after she was approached by the producer on the referral from another producer.

“I chose the role, because I was so excited to be asked to be in the original cast of a new musical,” Smaldone tells FishbowlNY. “And the material made perfect sense because it is all about a radio show.”

Smaldone will play one of four women ending a radio show together after a 10-year run.

The role requires Smaldone to do singing and dancing. The show will feature hit songs from artists Beyonce´, Jennifer Lopez, and Carrie Underwood.

Smaldone, who stays connected to the Great White Way, contributes to theatermania.com along with other websites.

Smaldone’s day job is hosting an online talk show for WOR Radio.

Girl Talk opens in previews on November 3 at the Times Square Arts Center, with opening night set for November 14.

“It is an open run, and I will be performing most Thursday and Friday nights,” Smaldone says.

Valerie Smaldone, New York radio veteran, heading for off-Broadway

Valerie Smaldone,  a personality at WLTW-FM for more than 20 years, has joined the cast of Girl Talk: The Musical.  

Smaldone would seem a perfect fit for the production, which focuses on four women ending a 10-year run hosting a radio show together.

Previews start November 3 at the Times Square Arts Center, with opening night set for November 14.

The show will features hit songs from artists Beyonce´, Jennifer Lopez, and Carrie Underwood.

Smaldone’s day job is hosting an online talk show for WOR Radio.

She also is well-connected to the Great White Way, contributing to theatermania.com, along with other websites.