Performance Recap: Robyn at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater on July 29, 2010

I was a big fan of Swedish pop singer Robyn when she had a hit single in the 90’s called Show Me Love. Little did I know that while the United States’ Top 40 charts had essentially forgotten about her after that, she continued to perform in Europe. I was excited to hear that she was performing at our theater, and even sang Show Me Love at the performance!

200 fans won tickets through iheartradio and our P.C. Richard & Son Theater website to see an intimate performance of 7 songs, including Cry When You Get Older, Dancing On My Own (a new favorite of mine), Hang With Me, Show Me Love, Sleeping With a Broken Heart, Be Mine, and With Every Heartbeat. Check out her performance of Dancing On My Own below. I guarantee you won’t be able to get it out of your head!

Attendee and writer Bridget Maher wrote on the blog, “I can’t stop listening and dancing along to her music. I know it’s not something I normally listen to but […] it’s so… good. The set was awesome, […] and I don’t think anyone in the crowd stopped moving once.” PAPERMAG also did an interview with her at our theater. For more on that, check out their website.

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Interview Recap: Breakfast with Glee at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater!

100+ Glee fans took an early start to the Memorial Day weekend by having breakfast with the cast at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater this morning! Tickets were won on the P.C. Richard & Son Theater site, as well as on the air at Z100 and these lucky fans were able to see the cast of their favorite show being interviewed by Z100’s Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.

The theater was decorated to look like a classroom with chalkboard drawings depicting the Glee logo and characters from the show. The Elvis Duran morning crew sat at a teacher’s desk, and Glee cast members Kevin McHale (Artie), Cory Monteith (Finn), Mark Salling (“Puck”), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Naya Rivera (Santana) and Amber Riley (Mercedes) sat across from them as students to answer questions from the morning show, callers, and audience members.

The Morning Show asked, “You guys were in Chicago doing your live show a couple of nights ago. Even though it takes a lot of time to put the TV show together, what’s it like putting a stage show together for the cast of Glee?”

Cory was the first to answer. “I think it’s less work than the TV show. It’s very exciting, because we’re on stage live doing it, but the hours are actually longer doing the show in LA.”

“It was kind of amazing to realize how many songs we’d actually remembered from shooting them and then reworking them for the stage,” Jenna added. “We did remember a lot of choreography.”

An audience member asked what their favorite song was to perform in terms of choreography. “Push It,” they all replied.

“You know what it was, we had been rehearsing it for three weeks and nobody had seen it,” Kevin explained, “and then when we first showed up to set that morning we had to show the crew. Number one, their jaws just dropped and they were like, ‘Oh, wow’.”

“We could hear gasps,” Amber added.

“And then later on in the day we had like 400 extras and they didn’t know what they were about to see, either. So we were behind the curtain like ‘Heh heh heh heh heh…'” Kevin continued, placing his hands together and wiggling his fingers with an evil grin.

“When we first started choreographing the number, our original notes were, ‘it needs to be more offensive.’ So it was good,” smiled Cory.

The Push It performance premiered on the second episode, Showmance. In an attempt to bring more attention to the Glee club and recruit more members, they put on a school assembly. The crew and extras’ jaws dropped for a reason: after the performance, the crowd erupts, and the Glee club and director’s job are put in jeopardy. The school then pays for new, modest Glee Club costumes.

“Mind you, we were grinding on one another and barely knew each other,” Amber laughed. Jenna added, “We got real close real fast.” Amber said that the one time she wasn’t really comfortable with something in the series was that performance.

After a few more questions, an audience member asked, “In the show, how many times did you have to shoot [the famous slushie scene], and what does it feel like?”

“It… feels like a bag of needles being slammed in your face,” Amber said.  “Some people got fake slushies, and they said they looked too fake, so they went back. By the time it was my turn to get slushied, they went back to real ice. So it doesn’t feel good at all.”

Who are the cast picks for artist guest appearances on upcoming episodes? They suggested Janet Jackson and Hayley Williams from Paramore immediately, and wouldn’t be surprised about a full Beatles episode. When asked if Britney Spears may be coming to the show, they admitted that they really do only find out who appears last minute, but “we would love it if she did.” They also hope for a heavy metal episode, which may already be in the works as Glee writer/director Ryan Murphy mentioned in a different interview.

Elvis asked how they felt about performing at Radio City Music Hall tonight as part of their live tour. “This is the first time my family will see it because I’m from New York,” Jenna explained, “so it’s kind of crazy to be able to come and play your home town and experience Radio City which is like a once-in-a-lifetime [performance] we never thought we would do.”

“For a lot of us, this is our first time going to Radio City Music Hall, and this is the first time we’re going to be performing [there], so… it’s going to be, yeah,” Amber added with a smile, obviously excited for their performance ahead.

Here are some tips we got from the interview: you may expect a tell-all book from Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), who was jokingly predicted to be the one who would out all behind-the-scenes secrets of the show, similar to Dustin “Screech” Diamond’s book about the popular 90’s teen sitcom, Saved by the Bell. “It would be a good book… I’d wanna read it,” Kevin said. Maybe some cast member romances would be revealed?

While you’re waiting for the book, you may want to start a website about the Glee cast member you would most want to date. Danielle Monaro of the Morning Show mentioned to Mark how nice it was that he offered webmaster of, Ashley Faith, two tickets from his own allotment for Sunday’s Radio City Music Hall show. “Yeah, it’s true,” Mark blushed while looking down and bashfully running his hand over his hair, but allegedly denied giving her a date.

Throughout the interview, the Morning Show, callers, and audience members kept saying how much Glee has impacted their lives and music and performing arts programs in schools nationwide. Caller Sherese spoke about her children and their love for Glee. “She auditioned for an arts high school and got in… We’ve been able to expose her to songs from The Wiz, Funny Girl and Barbara Streisand, and things that would never, ever reach her iPod in any other venue.  But because we’ve really gravitated towards the show and bought the DVD set and have the CDs at home, it’s a constant sound in my house now because the girls have just gravitated towards it, loved it, and really want to know more about [the performing arts].”

For more answers to questions, including how Kevin performs in a wheelchair, how long song rehearsals are, how they feel about the show’s popularity, future love interests between the characters, auditioning and more (including question’s that weren’t on the radio), watch the entire interview at and get backstage access! You can watch Glee on Fox.

The Interview

Backstage After the Show


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Performance Recap: Melissa Etheridge at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater on April 29, 2010

There was laughter when the MCs jokingly introduced Justin Bieber at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater last night, but the theater roared with the applause of 200 die-hard fans when they really announced who was coming to the stage: Melissa Etheridge. Many had won tickets on the radio or through Melissa’s fan club; others had won on the P.C. Richard Theater website; and more won across our Facebook, Twitter, and blog pages. The theater is more like an intimate club: there is no seating and only about 20 rows of standing room. The artists are easily reachable. Many were impressed at just how close they got to their favorite singer.

Melissa performed 5 songs: No Souvenirs, Fearless Love, Stay With Me, The Wanting, and Like the Way I Do. Stay With Me was a cover of a song also covered by Bette Midler. “All last summer on my solo tour, I would do a solo song. I did all kinds of things, everything from songs I used to do when I was little, to songs I’d never sung, to songs I loved. I think the one song that most people really liked was this song,” she explained to the crowd. “It’s from a movie… well, no, it’s actually an old blues song. [sigh] I meant to get the name of the artist who did it, but I didn’t! I’m sure someone will look it up and tell me.” If you ever get a chance, tell Melissa that it was originally performed by Lorainne Ellison.

One of the audience members noticed a colorful illustration on Melissa’s wrist before her last song. A new tattoo? “You know what that was? That was one of those temporary tattoo things that had a butterfly on it [from my daughter],” she said, “But it’s tempting, but not there. Ow! That would hurt, right? I’m a wuss with tattoos. My first tattoo [pointing to her neck]… It took like two minutes. It was like, [high-pitched] ‘Okay, done!'”

Melissa is in New York to do a few promotions for her new album Fearless Love. “I did The View today,” she announced, and the audience started cheering. “It’ll be on tomorrow [today, 4/30], but that was fun.” One of the audience members told her she’d see her again tomorrow at her Good Morning America show. “That’s… early in the mornin’,” she laughed, “They want me to sing that early in the morning. Promotions I guess, they’re crazy time.”

She also talked about her recent performance on Dancing with the Stars (“They were like, ‘Do you like the show?’ and I’m like, ‘I’ve never seen the show!'”) and meeting Crystal from American Idol:

And when an audience member suggested she do a duet with Crystal? “That’d be fun.”

Melissa put on an excellent show and everyone in the audience had a great time. I was able to meet up with some of the social networking winners, too! One winner, Dominick, brought his mother for Mother’s Day. Here are some pictures I took of the winners:

Check out Melissa Etheridge singing Stay With Me:

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8 Artist Covers from the P.C. Richard & Son Theater

The P.C. Richard & Son Theater has seen its fair share of private concerts from talented artists like Alicia Keys, Adam Lambert, Daughtry, Weezer, The Script, Puddle of Mudd, Phoenix and more. It gives fans the rare chance to see a performer up close and personal, and sometimes the artists perform covers of other songs that you won’t find anywhere else. Here are some of our favorite covers from past performances.

Alicia Keys: Coldplay’s “Clocks”

Harry Connick Jr.: Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight”

Usher: Stevie Wonder’s “That Girl”

Adam Lambert: Tears for Fears’ “Mad World”

Justin Bieber: Ne-Yo’s “So Sick”

Daughtry: Elton John’s “Madman Across the Water”

Kelly Clarkson: Patsy Cline’s “Walking After Midnight”

David Archuletta: Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles”

You can be at the next private performance! These concerts are free to attend, but you need to win your way in. Go to to sign up today and enter for your chance to win exclusive tickets!


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Performance Recap: Usher at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater

Usher celebrated the launch of his new album “Raymond vs. Raymond” by singing songs new and old at our P.C. Richard & Son Theater in TreBeCa on March 29, 2010. There were 200 fans in attendance who won tickets through the radio, our theater website, and our Twitter and Facebook contests. Our Facebook ticket winner had this to say about Usher’s outstanding performance: “The show was great. Usher did several of my favorite tunes including There Goes My Baby from his new album. I really enjoyed myself.”

Not only did he perform her favorite song from his new album, but he also sang Daddy’s Home, Let It Burn, You Remind Me, Confessions, Love In The Club and a cover of Stevie Wonder’s That Girl. You can view his cover performance here:

You can also view a photo gallery of his show on our Facebook page and fan clips of his other songs on our YouTube fan playlist. We here at P.C. Richard & Son were amazed to see Usher the very next day on American Idol; clear across the country from where he performed for us. Such is the life of a celebrity!

Were you at the Usher performance? How was it?



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Performance Recap: The Script

We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in style with Irish pop rock band The Script at our P.C. Richard & Son Theater in New York City yesterday. They performed a few songs, including their US hit Breakeven, The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, Talk You Down and more. Danny even came out into the crowd and was having people sing with him!

“The Script are such an amazing live band! They have insane energy and know how to work a crowd. They radiate love, and I felt fortunate to be in that small audience! It was such a great way to spend St. Patricks Day!” said @concertqueen to us on Twitter. They know how to work a crowd indeed; more than one Twitter follower was impressed, including @kari143. “Incredible vocals, incredible energy… they never let a crowd down!”

Photos of the performance surfaced on Twitter as well:

Source: @treyontheair

Source: @justliana

Check out their performance of Breakeven below and show your love for The Script in the comments!


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Performance Recap: Justin Bieber

Fans lined up early at our P.C. Richard & Son Theater on Monday, even if it meant not seeing his show and just standing next to the building Justin Bieber would soon be in. Many die-hard fans won tickets through our theater site and others were hoping for a glimpse. We were astonished at just how dedicated Justin’s fans are!

Justin held an intimate listening party for his new album “My World 2.0” before the album drops on March 23. He performed Eenie Meenie with a guest appearance by Sean Kingston and Baby. Check out agcheng212‘s fan videos of the performances below:




Loyal @pcrichardandson Twitter follower @shesays_hi showed her thanks for the opportunity to see Justin: “thank you so much!!! i had a blast at the listening partyyy :) THANKS FOR THE BEST NIGHT EVER!<3”

@curlygirl618 said: “@PCRichardandSon thank you soo much for last night, i had a wonderful time and met a lot of new people! amazing!”

You’re most welcome and we’re glad to hear you had such a great time!

This is the second time Justin Bieber has performed at our theater and we look forward to seeing him again. Keep checking back for more performance dates, and maybe YOU can meet Justin Bieber next time! Check out the crowd cam and performance photos for this performance here.

Were you at our Justin Bieber show? What did you think? Let us know in the comments!


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Performance Recap: Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson held a show for 200 of her most dedicated fans on March 10, 2010 at our P.C. Richard & Son Theater in TriBeCa. She spoke about her new TV show “The Price of Beauty” and held a short performance.

One of our Twitter followers and Jessica Simpson fan, @DevinAnne,  attended the show. “I thought it was amazing, I had so much fun,” she tweeted us, “She was so down to earth, it was just a really good show.”

She also sent us some photos from the event , which you can view below (see how close everyone is at our theater?). Thanks, @DevinAnne! If you have attended any of our shows at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater, we’d love to see your photos and hear your reviews too. Tweet us @PCRichardandSon and you could be featured in our next performance recap!


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