BIRTHDAY PROJECTS

UPDATE: 10/12 - Ted now has his own new official tour website! You can visit it at this link:

http://www.neeleytour.com/

UPDATE: 3/13/07 - Ted now has his own website!  You can visit it at this link:

http://neeleyontheroad.com/ 


BREAKING NEWS!!!

TED'S NEW 2023-2024 VENUES
AND PROJECTS!!!

1. UPDATE 1/10/24 (From Ted Neeley.com and Ted's Facebook Page)









 

UPDATE 1/3/24 (From Ted Neeley.com and Ted's Facebook Page)


 



 


 

JCS 2022-2024 JCS SCREENING/SING-A-LONG TOUR - ITINERARY

DATES

CITY

THEATRE

September 16, 17 & 18, 2022

Woodbridge, IL

Hollywood Blvd. Cinema

September 20, 2022

Columbus, OH

Drexel Theatre

December 7, 2022

Orinda, CA


Orinda Theatre

January 14, 2023

Trenton, NJ

Villa Victoria Academy Performing Arts Center

March 17-18, 2023

Santa Ana, CA

Frida Cinema

May 11, 2023

Eugene, OR

Eugene Art House

May 13, 2023

Sacramento, CA

Crest Theatre

June 21-22, 2023

Arlington, MA

Regent Theatre

June 24, 2023

Greenwich, RI

The Greenwich Odeum

June 25, 2023

Jaffrey, NH

The Park Theatre

June 29, 2023

Cleveland, OH

Cedar-Lee Theatre

July 22, 2023

Davenport, IA

Paul V. Galvin Fine Arts Center

July 25, 2023

Los Angeles, CA

Laemmie Royal

July 26, 2023

North Hollywood, CA

Laemmie NoHo7

July 27, 2023

Claremont, CA

Laemmie Claremont5

August 15, 2023

Dallas, TX

The Texas Theatre

September 9, 2023

Freeport, IL

St. John United Church of Christ

September 12, 2023

Fort Pierce, FL

Sunrise Theatre

September 13, 2023

Delray Beach, FL

Movies of Delray Theatre

September 15, 2023

Orlando, FL

The Abbey Orlando

September 17, 2023

Tampa, FL

Tampa Theatre

September 20, 2023

Ventura, CA

80TH Birthday Bash Event
Rubicon Theatre Company

December 6, 2023

New Brunswick, NJ

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

December 9, 2023

Trenton, NJ

Villa Victoria Academy Performing Arts Center

February 24, 2024

Sonoma, CA

Sebastiani Theatre

February 26, 2024

North Hollywood, CA

Laemmie NoHo7

February 27, 2024

Los Angeles, CA

Laemmie Royal

February 28, 2024

Claremont, CA

Laemmie Claremont5

February 29, 2024

Santa Clarita, CA

Laemmie Newhall

March 23, 2024

Coldwater, MI

Tibbits Opera Hall

March 26 & 28, 2024

Arlington, MA

Regent Theatre

March 30-31, 2024

Greenwich, RI

The Greenwich Odeum

Please keep checking here, on Ted's Facebook page & on tedneeley.com, as more dates will be announced.

For more details on this tour, you can also go HERE.

2. SuperstarS The Documentary Extended Version

On Blu Ray, DVD and Streaming Aug 10th


 UPDATE 9/1/23 (From Ted Neeley.com and Ted's Facebook Page)

SEPTEMBER 20, 2023

TED NEELEY BIRTHDAY BASH


















PICTURES FROM TED'S BIRTHDAY BASH

 
At the Step and Repeat before dinner.


 
Karyl Lynn during dinner set-up.

DURING DINNER:

 

So this is what the "King's Table", a.k.a. Ted's Table
looked like. A long rectangle in front of the new
portraits in The Rose Room.



Me in my place at "The King's Table" and posing in front of one of the new
portraits in The Rose Room. This one includes Joel Grey, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli,
and, of course, that's Carl Anderson right behind me to my left.

Second shot of me in front of the same portraits. The Neeley Family and Friend
pose with the poster we all got with our goodie bags at check-in. Notice that the
poster matches Ted's portrait behind them? It's from his Tonight Show appearance.

Ted with his two Superstar Package purchasers at dinner which, BTW, was a very
nice meal that included Chicken Picatta, salad, warm bread, champaign and cake,
all from Cafe Zack. The cake came after the movie. Some other people in the
portraits include Joseph Fuqua, Andrew Samonsky, Karyl Lynn Burns and
Jim O'Neill, Peter Yarrow, Carol Burnett and Robin Williams.

So I took Lane Stalbird's picture, and it came out a little blurry, next to it is another
shot of Ted with his Superstar Package purchasers, but it shows you a much
clearer shot of the portrait behind them than in lovely Lane's picture.
 
See Karyl Lynn and Jim on the top right side of this portrait? And the
gentleman in the bottom right corner is the artist who painted all three
of these portraits. Now, there is a story behind the Jan and Hal Wasserman
Light Switch, I think it was just something they found to name for them after
their donation, but when I first saw this in the theatre, I thought, "Wow,
you can get anything you want named for you at Rubicon!"

THE SCREENING:


The Supporters List on the screen. It was finished the day before I upgraded to
"The King's Table", so I was listed in The Premier Supporters, but when I upgraded,
I became a Premium Plus Supporter. So there I am. They also played the
Birthday Video before the movie, which was a lot of fun, and the new Gethsemane
Video Ted and Frank recorded in Boston this year.
 

Ted and Frank Munoz  onstage before the screening.

Ted and I after dinner, back in The Rose Room after the movie for dessert. These
shots were part of the autograph line.

Ted showing one of the presents he got from a friend in the autograph line, and that's
Tessa behind him on the right, and thisi s the new Rubicon Sign on the right side of the
building. Not totally sure I like the new edition, but you definitely know you've found
the building when you see it. It's growing on me, now that I'm looking at it again.


BIRTHDAY REEL FROM TED'S BIRTHDAY BASH

 


So it was quite an event, I know The Neeley's loved it, and RTC really outdid themselves.
I'm very glad I was able to be part of it.

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Over the past few years the Tedheads of the Ted-Neeley E-Mail List, and the First Ted Neeley (FTNL) list, have given Ted some wonderful presentations/presents for his Birthdays each year. Below are a few of them:

 

TED'S BIRTHDAY 2012

For 2012, FTNL decided to do our own calendar for Ted's Birthday / Christmas, complete with the LBB Tour dates, big dates from Ted's life and Birthday dates from List Members choosing to have them listed. All other past donation ideas (Angels On Stage, RTC, etal) are still open, of course for ongoing donations in Ted's name, or your own. The calendar (scans of which appear below) was presented to Ted in Cleveland on 3/23/13 (see the first shot below), and he LOVED it, said he'd have to scour it all night!!!

TED'S BIRTHDAY 2010


The 2010 choice for the "FTNL Ted's Birthday / Christmas Donation" is, again: Rubicon Theatre Company. Here is their website donation link: 

https://rubicontheatre.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=246

TED'S BIRTHDAY 2009



FTNL voted to donate  to "Rubicon Theatre Company's "It Takes A Village" Campaign" for Ted's Birthday and for Christmas this year. A plaque, containing our final tally of $1010.00 and the list of donor names, was presented by me to Jim O'Neil at RTC on 2/12/10 (poor Karyl Lynn Burns could not be at RTC, as she had been recovering from a major bout of Stomach Flu that she caught from Jim, but e-mailed me to tell me how touched she was by our generosity), and I presented a second plaque to Ted in Cleveland on 3/6/10 (photo below) during his Fourth Leg of the current JCS AD Tour. A "close-up copy" of the completed plaque is also below:


Our House Manager, Mary, kindly delivered the plaque to Ted after the show ended, and then Ray and 
Ted kindly brought me back for a brief, but lovely meeting backstage after the show on 3-6-10. Ted is holding
 a copy of Marky's FTNL scrapbook page (finally!) and I have the FTNL plaque (close-up below) and the 
hard-to-find Disney Jiminy Xmas ornament (this one was sent from a store in  Michigan!). Ted wanted to tell 
all the FTNL list members that he was SO touched by our VERY GENEROUS donation in honor of his birthday!

Though the plaque is complete, donations are ongoing for RTC's "It Takes A Village," and names of those donating in honor of Ted will continue to be added to the donation sections of RTC's season programs for their entire 2009-2010 season. Below is the PSA that Ted recorded for this campaign. You can see just how close it is to his heart, (as it is to ours as well). Please help save this TREASURE of a Theatre from this lack of an economy we have in the USA.

 


TED'S BIRTHDAY 2008

FTNL voted to donate  to "Angels On Stage" for Ted's Birthday and for Christmas this year. Below is a shot taken during the presentation of the plaque to Ted (see below for the final version) on 2/27/09 by me and Heidi Oller (who suggested this organization when we were brainstorming donation possibilities), when the Third Leg of the JCS road tour played PlayhouseSquare here in Cleveland. A list of names and a tally was e-mailed to DeAnna Pursai (Angels' Founder), and FTNL has a banner on the Angels Website donation page (see link above). Though the plaque is complete, donations are ongoing for Angels, and names of those donating in honor of Ted will continue to be added to the Angels FTNL banner on their website.

Below are some pictures of Angels On Stage founder DeAnna Pursai's meeting with Ted at the JCS M&G in Cupertino, CA during the 2007-2009 Second Leg of the tour. FTNL list member Jessica Miyasaki (in second shot with Ted and DeAnna) is lucky enough to live close to AOS, and has attended several of their events/fundraisers.

  


TED'S BIRTHDAY 2007

With the kick-off of the JCS AD Tour, the 2006 list project for Ted's Birthday got waylaid, and members just "did their own things" for that year.  For 2007, we more than made up for it! Ann Stickford came up with the great idea of International Tedhug Day, which had everyone giving hugs to anyone they chose on 9/20 (Ted's birthday):

 

... and for his combination Birthday/Christmas presents (the ideas came from Deborah Adams and Connie Peterson, and the presents were completed by Roslyn Brown and by Me) FTNL's Roslyn completed a beautiful scrapbook (presentation picture below) which included this great FTNL Avatar group picture designed by Helen:

 

 

FTNL Scrapbook presented to Ted by Debbie Bitker on 1/6/08, and his response, in autograph form.

 

... and I completed this plaque for our Christmas FTNL group donation to Rubicon Theatre Company:

 

 

FTNL Group Donation Plaque for Rubicon Theatre Company. A pre-completed plaque copy was presented by me to Karyl Lynn Burns at RTC Christmas week of 2007 (the completed plaque was mailed to Karyl Lynn and James O'Neil in April, 2008), and the other completed plaque was presented to Ted by me in April, 2008, when the JCS road tour played Pittsburgh, PA (photos above)/

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TED'S BIRTHDAY 2005

Lynne Freels (admin@medmatrx.com) - a.k.a. Homesickmoose - VERY generously again offered to make a plaque for Ted (in card form), showing the total donations that our Tedhead Family made to The Katrina Hurricane Relief Fund, and/or any other fund of their choosing. Below is the information to donate:

Hello,

I just wanted to reiterate the following, for anyone who may have missed this post ...

Please feel free to donate money, volunteer time, and blood (especially O negative) to the disaster relief fund of your choosing. 

**Let me know what you donated**, so that I may total what was given in each category on the preliminary 

Powerpoint slide that is now available for download from the 'Files' folder. The title of the slide is "62.ppt".

Feel free to forward any suggestions on rephrasing, as well as worthy charitable organizations.

Thanks to you all for considering this suggestion.

... Moose (admin<at>medmatrx.com)

Below is the "plaque/card" I forwarded to Ted on Tuesday, his birthday.  Thanks, Lynne, for another great idea, and another SUPER job!



 


TED'S BIRTHDAY 2004

Lynne Freels (admin@medmatrx.com) VERY generously offered to make a plaque for Ted (in card form), showing the total donations that our Tedhead Family made to The Carl Anderson Memorial Fund, and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  I presented the card/plaque to Ted in Ventura on his birthday during BeckettFest. Thanks, Lynne. Below is the final copy:

 



TED'S BIRTHDAY 2001

On 9/29/01, per Kathy's suggestion, I e-mailed a copy of the partial donation list to Ted in order to let him know that we remembered him this year for his birthday.  Below is the copy of the final list, which I framed and snail-mailed to Ted this afternoon (11/7/01).  REMEMBER:  Donations don't have to stop because Ted's list is officially closed, 9-11 funds still desperately need our help.  I can forward any further donations  to Ted via e-mail if requested by any of you.

Hi Ted,

 This year, for your birthday, we’ve decided that the best thing we can do in your name is to do our part to help those in need because of the World Trade Center/Pentagon attacks.  Below is the completed list of “Tedheads” who are donating to various funds this year in your name.  We thought it was the least we could do to help others, and to honor a man who does so much for all of us.

 With much love,

Cindi J

DONATION LIST FOR TED'S BIRTHDAY

     (Donation amounts listed with permission of donors)

1.  Kathy Herder Red Cross & City of New York Fund - Undisclosed   
2.  Michael Rapp Red Cross & City of New York Fund - Undisclosed
3.  Cindi Verbelun

$10.00 Save the Children 
$10.00 Orphaned NYC Animals

$  5.00  -  911 Fund/Doctors Without Borders/Americans
               for Peace Now (which seeks an equitable
               solution to the Middle East
conflict)/Pax
               (which promotes solutions to gun violence) -
              
all through the Mandy Patinkin Critical Issues
               Fund at
Mandy Patinkin's concert collections  
$25.00 Twin Towers Fund
$50.00 RTC (mailed 1 wk. before WTC attacks)
4.  Linda Fenton $20.00 Save the Children or Red Cross (via UK)
5.  Lisa Sigona $50.00 to the American Red Cross, NY Fund on 9/12/01
 
6.  Jan Stetler
 
$58.00 RTC (mailed day before disaster - more pending)
 
7.  Brigitte Brummans $12.00 (one-year "Neeley On The Road" membership) New York City Fund
8.  Raffaella Ansi $20.00 Firefighters Families Fund
 
9.  Silvia Toselli $20.00 Firefighters Families Fund   
10. Laura Da Costa $20.00 via the Canadian Red Cross "U.S.A. Appeal" fund   
11. Michelle Vadeboncoeur 

Tried to donate blood to her city's local blood local blood drive - wk. of 9/23/01 , but the drives were already booked and only wanted to sign her up for their upcoming February drives (other plans pending) 
12. Mari Michetti $25.00 Firefighters
$25.00 Heroes Telethon video
$
10.00 Orphaned NYC Animals
13. Chris Wolf (Christian Peretto) Save the children - Red Cross - undisclosed   
14. Rosemary Cristiano (Roe) NEW YORK STATE WORLD TRADE CENTER RELIEF FUND – Undisclosed  
15. Lisa Stormy Porter-Reiley $20.00 American Red Cross
16. Diane Barnes $100.00 Presbyterian Disaster Relief Fund
17. Judie Brock $50.00 Red Cross

                                  
    


TED'S BIRTHDAY 2000

THE BIRTHDAY BOOK

 

Many of you have asked me if it was possible to make copies of Ted's Birthday book.  While that task was impossible to comply with, I think I have found a way for you to see some of what was sent to me.  Below are jpegs of some of the contributions made to this book.  Be warned the photos are not very clear, but they will give you some idea of what the book looked like. I have also included reproductions of the cover page (just below this paragraph), and the first page.  I hope you will enjoy them!

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THE COVER PAGE

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The Finished Product



Leslie Virgilio's Birthday Party and Cake



Courtesy of Denise Oldford: (dofdagirls@hotmail.com), we have a clearer copy of the picture above for all to enjoy (posted 5/10/03).  Here's Denise's caption, so we all know who everyone in the picture is:

I decided to share this pic of a party that's been mentioned. It was to celebrate our dear friend Leslie's birthday...what fun we had... From left to right...Me, Leslie, Marilyn, Ted (in case you didn't recognize him..hahaha), Kim (a dear friend to Ted as well as many of us who recently passed away), Lesley's daughter Lindsay, and my daughter Ally. This party was possible because we all happened to be in Boston for...JCS of course! And Ted wasn't quite as busy then... Anyway, hope you all like the photo...

 



From Debbie Spykerman - via Diane Barnes



Pauline Carrera, Family and "Friend"

Kat and Joshua Finnson



Judie Brock's family outing



Debbie Spykerman's pics from dinner at the Pierpont

More from Debbie

More from Debbie (for a better view, see this pic on my JCS page)

Denise Oldford's masterpiece



Sissy Massoud's contribution

Susan, Ted and Leslie

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THE INSIDE PAGE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TED!

 

 You told me this Summer that you don’t know what you did to deserve all of this.  Well, I think it’s because you make yourself so generously available to all of us whenever you can, and we all know that you truly care about each of us, which is what makes you such a special person in this world.  So we decided to give a little of that love back to you today.

 

It has been my pleasure to compile this book, filled with our wishes for your best birthday ever.**

 

 

HOPE YOU LIKE OUR SURPRISE!

 

 

Text Box:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

** I also wanted to make sure you got this on your special day, so I sent it to this address.  I hope you don’t mind.

 

    Cindi

   
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