Friday, September 19, 2014

Carol Dunitz Starts Testimonial Campaign on Facebook

Carol Dunitz posted the first of many testimonials she has received on her personal and "Bernhardt On Broadway: The Musical" pages today. "You can have the most beautiful jewel in the world," she tells us, but if you keep it locked in your safety deposit box, no one will appreciate it." Dunitz has two performances at the Third - First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival this weekend. (Saturday evening, September 20th at 8 PM and Sunday evening, September 21st at 7 PM. - MuCCC Theater) "Bernhardt On Broadway" has been selected as one of the top twenty shows to see (from over 380) at the festival by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

Here is the first of many testimonials to be posted:

"Carol Dunitz’ interpretation of Sarah Bernhardt is remarkable. I was enchanted by her spirited performance and flawless accent. I could not take my eyes off Carol for the duration of the show.
"The script covers more than I could have expected while remaining natural and alive. I felt like I was actually spending time with Madame Sarah. When the two hour show was over, and it was over way too soon, I truly understood this great actress.
"The music was fantastic. I loved the songs. There was a lovely variety and they were placed perfectly, setting the scene and expanding on the story without overpowering it.
"My wife and I left the auditorium feeling like we has spent the evening with a close friend and confidant. Carol delivers a riveting performance not to be missed!"
Morris Hickman
E. Lansing, MI


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dunitz Given Personal Tour of George Eastman House

Carol Dunitz is in Rochester New York for performances this weekend at the Rochester Fringe Festival. In anticipation of her visit,  John W. Borek of the MuCCC Theater arranged a meeting with Caroline Yeager, the Assistant Curator of the Moving Image Department there, who took Dunitz on a tour. Yeager also treated Dunitz to a private screening of a clip of Madame Sarah Bernhardt in "Queen Elizabeth" (1912), which was a direct copy from an original reel.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Carol Dunitz Talks with Hon. Lovely Warren

Carol Dunitz appeared before the Rochester NY City Council meeting this evening. Dressed as Madame Sarah, she made several minutes of remarks about the upcoming Rochester Fringe Festival and mentioned her own performances, of course, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday evenings. When the council meeting was over she spoke with Rochester's mayor, Hon. Lovely Warren.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Puts "Bernhardt On Broadway" in Top Twenty

Jeff Spevak of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle has named "Bernhardt On Broadway: The Musical" as one of top twenty shows to see at the Rochester Fringe Festival (New York) where over 380 shows will be performed over ten days.  Saturday, September 20 (8 PM) and Sunday, September 21 (7 PM) at MuCCC Theater. 20 Shows to See at the Fringe


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Gyllenhaal, Jackman and Pitt Visit Carol Dunitz

“Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman and Brad Pitt came to me in a dream,” Carol Dunitz reports. “They all dared me to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in front of Michigan Stadium on a football Saturday, dressed in the Victorian underwear I am clothed in when I play Sarah Bernhardt, the greatest actress the world has ever known, in the musical, Bernhardt On Broadway.  Such attractive, charming men. How could I refuse?” she shares with a French accent and a wink.

Dunitz’ next Bernhardt On Broadway performance is at the E. Lansing Hannah Community Center on Saturday September 13th at 7:30 PM.



Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Bernhardt On Broadway" Booked for Labor Day Weekend

South Haven's Foundry Hall has booked "Bernhardt On Broadway"over Labor Day Weekend with performances on Saturday evening, August 30th and Sunday afternoon, August 31st.  The city is hosting its 37th Annual All - Craft Fair at scenic Stanley Johnston Park which is expected to stimulate the influx of visitors. We expect this will translate into spillover sales for "Bernhardt On Broadway."


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Prove 'Em Wrong!

This message is for everyone who lives in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor. Dates have now been nailed down for performances at the Dexter Center for the Performing Arts.  Carol Dunitz will appear there in "Bernhardt On Broadway" on Saturday evening, October 11th and Sunday afternoon, October 12th.

Dunitz grew up in Detroit and has lived in Ann Arbor for many years. They say you can't be a hero in your own home town. Prove 'em wrong.  Here's your opportunity to see "Bernhardt On Broadway," the best musical to come along in years.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July

Spielberg & Oppenheim extends a Happy Fourth of July to everyone. Pictured here is our client, Carol Dunitz, who in addition to creating and performing in musicals speaks professionally to groups in costume, singing original songs.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Book Completed for New Musical

Carol Dunitz has informed us she completed the book for her new musical, "Mrs. President Lincoln" this week. She hopes to have music and lyrics for the show ready by September.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Dancing with the Star

Our client, Carol Dunitz, who stars in "Bernhardt On Broadway," is working with professional dancer, Chad Brown, who teaches at The Dance Pavilion in Ypsilanti, MI.  They are planning an exciting Tango which will tentatively be filmed in mid-July.  Carol and Chad dance to "Too Familiar," a song from the musical, "Bernhardt On Broadway," which Carol wrote and is touring in.


Sunday, June 15, 2014

"Mrs. President Lincoln" Awaits in the Wings

While we promote "Bernhardt On Broadway: The Musical," our client, Carol Dunitz, is hard at work on a new musical, "Mrs. President Lincoln."  Dunitz hopes to have the script for the show completed by the end of June.  "Once the script is written," she tells us, "I can decide where songs will work best. I will then set about writing the score."

Friday, June 13, 2014

Traverse City Ad Campaign Set

We have completed research for the "Bernhardt On Broadway"marketing campaign in Traverse City. It will include ads in Northern Express, and The Record Eagle as well as flyer distribution. Coupled with these traditional media we have scheduled MyNorth email Newswires and Alerts as well as Facebook advertising using custom lists. Press releases will be sent to various media commencing three weeks in advance of the Saturday, August 16th performance at Lars Hockstad Auditorium. Below is one of two flyer designs.




Buy Tickets to "Bernhardt On Broadway" at Show Website

Bernhardt On Broadway tickets can now be purchased at the musical show's web site in addition to Facebook.  Simply go to: www.bernhardtonbroadway.com/news.html to see a listing of future dates. There will be links to the ticket service that is selling tickets for specific shows. Tickets to private performances are generally not available to the general public.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Up and Running

The "Bernhardt On Broadway" Tab Landing Page at www.facebook.com/MadameSarah1000 is now fully functional.  The site currently offers the ability to purchase tickets for four shows this summer and fall. One button on the landing page takes you to MyNorth Tickets. The other takes you to Brown Paper Tickets.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Landing Page Live

The landing page for ticket sales went live today at the Bernhardt On Broadway Facebook page -- https://www.facebook.com/MadameSarah1000. Tickets are now available for the August 16th performance at Lars Hockstad Auditorium.  Patrons will soon able to purchase tickets for other 2014 performances at that site.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Live On Stage

The all important "Live On Stage" Button will appear on the "Bernhardt On Broadway" Facebook page tomorrow. You can access it by typing BernhardtOnBroadway or entering the URL: https://www.facebook.com/MadameSarah1000. This button lets fans and others interested in attending "Bernhardt On Broadway" purchase tickets to all upcoming shows.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

MyNorth.com to Handle TC Ticket Sales for "Bernhardt On Broadway"

I have recommended mynorthtickets.com for "Bernhardt On Broadway" ticket sales in Traverse City. MyNorthTickets.com is part of MyNorth.com which includes the stylish Traverse Magazine that comes out monthly. Using this ticket broker opens up some unique online marketing opportunities that I believe are key in drawing in theatergoers. Carol Dunitz has agreed that this makes sense.  We will be using MyNorth Alerts and MyNorth TicketWire to get the word out. mynorthtickets.com



Thursday, June 5, 2014

1908 Three-Sheet Camille Poster Relined

Our client, Carol Dunitz, has purchased three Sarah Bernhardt 'three sheet' posters at auction.  They are each 41" x 81" in size.  The first of these posters has been relined for preservation purposes.  Dunitz plans to use the posters for a film she is working on, "Chez Sarah."  More news on the film later.  Here is the relined antique poster.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Ticket Vendor Selected

Spielberg & Oppenheim has teamed up with Brown Paper Tickets, the fair trade ticketing company, to handle ticket sales for "Bernhardt On Broadway" shows that are open to the public when a venue has no mandatory ticket agent in place.  We are confident "Bernhardt On Broadway" audiences will appreciate their great service and low service fees. "Bernhardt On Broadway" tickets can be purchased by calling 800.838.3006 or going online to:
http://www.brownpapertikets.com/profile/136428.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"Bernhardt On Broadway" Just Booked at Dexter Center for the Performing Arts

We have been in talks with the Dexter Center for the Performing Arts for about a month.  This morning we received confirmation of our booking at that venue. "Bernhardt On Broadway" will be presented at the Dexter Center for the Performing Arts but it is still unclear what the exact dates will be. This contemporary 826 seat venue just ten minutes from downtown Ann Arbor is, as Madame Bernhardt might say (with a French accent), "Formidable." In addition to her performances there, Carol Dunitz will be doing a Master Class for drama students.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Week of May 26th

Spielberg & Oppenheim is hoping for confirmation of a two day Ann Arbor area booking this coming week.  Carol Dunitz lives in Ann Arbor and raised her family there.  She is anxious to have performances at a hometown venue.  Where will it be?  The Power Center? Lydia Mendelssohn? Rackham Auditorium?  The Purple Rose? The Ark?  Kerrytown Concert House? Yellow Barn? We aren't saying 'cause we're waiting for confirmation.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Methodist Country House Just Added

We've just secured a booking with Methodist Country House in Wilmington, DE for October 21st. This is a great add on to the short tour "Bernhardt On Broadway" will have out east in October.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Go Green!

Spielberg & Oppenheim has just received notice that Carol Dunitz will be appearing in "Bernhardt On Broadway" at the Albert A. White Performing Arts Center in E. Lansing on Saturday evening, September 13th. We're expecting a big turnout here so patrons are advised to buy their tickets early!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Shalom Main Line Reform Temple

Main Line Temple in Wynnwood, PA -- just outside Philadelphia -- has booked "Bernhardt On Broadway" for the opening event in its Senior Series to take place on Monday, October 20th. Spielberg and Oppenhiem is working on other bookings for seniors to and from Wynnwood now that an anchor booking has been established.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Lars - Hockstad Auditorium in Traverse City Just Added to "Bernhardt On Broadway" Summer Tour

The ink on the contract is still wet. You can see Carol Dunitz as Madame Sarah in "Bernhardt On Broadway" at Lars - Hockstad Auditorium in Traverse City on Saturday, August 16th.  Great City. Great Venue. Great Musical.  Please help spread the news.

Royce Auditorium to Host "Bernhardt On Broadway"

Spielberg & Oppenheim has just received confirmation that "Bernhardt On Broadway" has been scheduled at St. Cecilia Music Center's Royce Auditorium on Saturday, December 13th. We are pleased to have booked the show in this top Grand Rapids venue.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Rochester Fringe Festival Welcomes "Bernhardt On Broadway"

We have booked Carol Dunitz in "Bernhardt On Broadway: The Musical" at the Rochester Fringe Festival in Rochester, NY this September. She will appear on Saturday evening Sept 20th and Sunday evening September 21st.  Here is the copy and photo that will appear in the massive mailing the Fringe sends out to promote the festival.


Bernhardt on Broadway: The Musical  is about Sarah Bernhardt, referred to as “the most famous actress the world has ever known.”  Bernhardt is played by Carol Dunitz, who NY critic Paulanne Simmons calls “a consummate performer.” Count on leaving the theatre with tunes dancing in your head and lyrics tugging at your heart. A ‘no holds barred’ exposé about the world's first superstar who formed her own theatre company and performed to sold out crowds across the globe. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New Booking Agent for Musical "Bernhardt On Broadway"

Spielberg & Oppenheim is now the booking agent of record for "Bernhardt On Broadway."  We are putting together an aggressive plan to book the musical in the United States and Canada.