Lynnie Directs in the Texas State University BLACK AND LATINO PLAYWRIGHTS CELEBRATION

Lynnie Godfrey will direct via ZOOM a workshop of Celeste Bedford Walker’s GREENWOOD:An AMERICAN DREAM DESTROYED. Mrs. Walker will be in attendance conducting a revamping of sections of her script. The dates are from August 31 thru September 6, 2020.

Greenwood Ave in Greenwood, Oklahoma.

Lynnie In Your Ling Room with 3 B’way Luminaries

Lynnie In Your Living Room with 3 Broadway Luminaries

Lynnie In Your Living Room Host Lynnie Godfrey welcomes three Broadway Luminaries to have a  frank discussion about their careers. the current state of theatre and our current racial situation. The guests are: The amazing Adrian Bailey, the marvelous Michael-Demby Cain and the fabulous Franz Emil Jones.  Join us :July 12, 2020 at 3 PM on  the  GodLee Entertainment Page on Facebook via Zoom.

LYNNIE IN YOUR LIVING ROOM

Out of the need to create during the pandemic Lynnie Godfrey has created a Digital Conversation called LYNNIE IN YOUR LIVING ROOM…This morphed from her presenting Zoom LIVE Presentations on Facebook with the talented Ensemble: The Essence of Acting. 

These Conversations will be presented ever so often on subjects suggested from the audience and subjects that concern Ms. Godfrey.

 

UPCOMING EVENT: FEBRUARY 4,5,6, 2020!! A STAGED READING OF GREENWOOD: AN AMERICAN DREAM DESTROYED IN NYC

Lynnie Godfrey will direct and perform in an Equity Staged Reading of Celeste Bedford Walker’s GREENWOOD:AN AMERICAN DESTROYED. It will be presented at the Metropolitan College of New York City at 60 West Street in the Finance District on FEBRUARY 4, 5 AND 6 AT 6:30 PM... The play is about the Racial Incident of 1921 which destroyed the city of Greenwood, Oklahoma. Ms. Godfrey will also Read the role of Molly Boley…  There is a $10.00 Donation at the Door. We hope to see you there. Reservations: https://www.evenbrite.com/e/greenwood-an-american-dream-destroyed-staged-reading-tickets-88708977941

Broadway veteran Lynnie Godfrey creates children’s chorus

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(This article was originally published by 69 News)

Broadway, film and television veteran Lynnie Godfrey visited 69 News Saturday morning.

She currently lives in the Lehigh Valley, but directs and performs in New York and around the country.

When she learned how little music education was available to students in Allentown, she decided to launch a children’s chorus – which is free of charge to the members and is funded, in part, through a grant from the Allentown School District.

Auditions were held in February and students have been rehearsing since then.

Children range in age from 6-12 years old and there will be 15 performing at the concert.

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LYNNIE GODFREY TO APPEAR IN ALLENTOWN IN TWO VERY DIFFERENT EVENTS

After not appearing in the Lehigh Valley for a couple of years, Lynnie Godfrey will perform in TWO very different appearances right around Holiday time. Try to make both….At Symphony Hall on Friday, November 30, 2018 and at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on Friday, Dec.7, 2018. (see EVENTS for times and ticket prices)

The first appearance is a fund raiser for one of her favorite venues:ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL. The space is quite limited only 50 to 60 seats…The Symphony has built a million dollar plus LYRIC ROOM and have asked Ms. Godfrey to open it. What a privilege ! With this appearance Ms.Godfrey becomes the ONLY performer thus far to appear in the All performance spaces in the HALL…the Rodale Room for the Jazz Series, the Main Hall for the POP series and now to open the LYRIC ROOM. Her scheduled set will include her favorite standards and surprises for the audience by a special guest or even guests.
ONE NIGHT ONLY AT THIS VENUE !
The second appearance:COME SPEND THE HOLIDAYS WITH LYNNIE GODFREY AND THE ACCC. This performance is shared with her beloved ALLENTOWN’S CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS CHORUS and will feature a Christmas program ONLY.
ONE NIGHT ONLY AT THIS VENUE !
!!Purchase tickets ($5.00 -$20.00) at the door.

54 Sings Eubie July 10, 2018

To commemorate its 40th anniversary, Feinstein’s/54 Below is bringing back, for one night only, the acclaimed Tony- nominated Broadway musical, Eubie!

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A a toe-tapping, musical celebration of one of Broadway’s most prolific pioneers, Eubie Blake, Eubie! is a celebration of the melodies, mayhem, and mischievousness of the early 20th century jazz world.

The soul and sound of the celebrated composer is evoked in a dizzying collection of songs that span the century, including the classics “Low Down Blues,” “My Handyman Ain’t Handy No More,” and “I’m Just Wild about Harry.”

Featuring:
Ethel Beatty (Eubie OBC, Dreamgirls, Bubbling Brown Sugar)
Leslie Dockery (Eubie OBC, Sophisticated Ladies, The Tap Dance Kid)
Lynnie Godfrey (Eubie OBC,No Place To Be Somebody, TV’s Amen, Brewster Place)
Mel Johnson Jr. (Eubie OBC, The Lion King, Jelly’s Last Jam)
Arbender Robinson (Shuffle Along, Beautiful)
Jeffrey V Thompson (Eubie OBC, Uptown…It’s Hot, Amen Corner)

Produced and Directed by Robert W. Schneider


Lynnie Godfrey sings
The First “Daddy” on Broadway

Photo by Bert Andrews

Lynnie Godfrey
A Later “Daddy” on the Showtime Network

Photo by Showtime Staff

And Today???
Lynnie Godfrey sings “DADDY “
Will I or Won’t I??? More importantly CAN l???
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!!


Photo by Lori Smith


Photo by Stephanie Gardner

Well… Come and See…Come See the Talented Cast … Some of The Original Cast Members Plus Wonderful Talent of Today and Share the Songs and the Memories!

First Rehearsal of the Allentown Children’s Christmas Chorus

Allentown Children’s Christmas Chorus

This is the First Rehearsal of the Allentown Children’s Christmas Chorus!!

Auditions are over and the the Allentown Children’s Christmas Chorus has officially launched. The first rehearsal has been held as the group prepares for  a performance with Ms. Godfrey at her holiday concert at St. John’s in December, 2018.

In addition to rehearsing holiday songs, Godfrey plans to invite guest performers to the rehearsals to teach students about acting, vocal technique and the audition process. She says she was inspired to create the chorus after discovering how little time and funding is allocated to the arts in Allentown schools.

“It came as a shock and I needed to do something about it,” Godfrey explains. “Growing up in Harlem, I attended The Modern School, where arts were infused into everything we did. I always say my ability to memorize a script goes back to learning and reciting poetry for our school festival. No matter what career path, the arts are vital to a child’s education.”

Godfrey, who was recently named President of Friends of Music in Bethlehem, says after seeing the success of that organization’s music education grant program in the Bethlehem schools, she wanted to do something to benefit children in Allentown.

Corporate sponsors are needed underwrite uniforms, sheet music and some other costs of the program and Godfrey says she is grateful to St. John’s Church and the Allentown School District, for partnering on this first-time project.

Broadway Veteran to Launch Allentown Children’s Chorus

Lynnie Godfrey to Audition Youth to Sing in Upcoming Concert

ALLENTOWN, PA — Lynnie Godfrey’s resume includes roles on Broadway, at the Kennedy Center, in television series and on film. Now, is ready to share what she’s learned with a group of Allentown children, who will perform with her in concert. The Lehigh Valley resident is holding auditions for a new “Children’s Chorus” on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S 5th Street in Allentown (www.stjohnsallentown.org).

Download Allentown Children’s Chorus Audition Flyer (PDF)

Children in grades kindergarten thru fifth grades are eligible to audition. They may sing any song they choose, either a cappella, or if they bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided.
Auditions and participation is free. Approximately 12-15 students will be selected and commit to two rehearsals a month, leading to a performance with Ms. Godfrey at her holiday concert at St. John’s in December, 2018.

“This is not about finding the next contestant for “The Voice,” Godfrey explains. “Enthusiasm is more important than talent. We want to create an opportunity for children who love to sing and will benefit from the experience of performing.”

In addition to rehearsing holiday songs, Godfrey plans to invite guest performers to the rehearsals to teach students about acting, vocal technique and the audition process. She says she was inspired to create the chorus after discovering how little time and funding is allocated to the arts in Allentown schools.

“It came as a shock and I needed to do something about it,” Godfrey explains. “Growing up in Harlem, I attended The Modern School, where arts were infused into everything we did. I always say my ability to memorize a script goes back to learning and reciting poetry for our school festival. No matter what career path, the arts are vital to a child’s education.”

Godfrey, who was recently named President of Friends of Music in Bethlehem, says after seeing the success of that organization’s music education grant program in the Bethlehem schools, she wanted to do something to benefit children in Allentown.

Corporate sponsors are needed underwrite uniforms, sheet music and some other costs of the program and Godfrey says she is grateful to St. John’s Church and the Allentown School District, for partnering on this first-time project.

Last year, Godfrey, who has performed with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, directed two new plays at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem. Her production company, Godlee Entertainment, includes “Essence of Acting,” an African-American acting troupe based in New York City that recently performed “Greenwood: An American Dream Destroyed,” about the 1921 race riot in Oklahoma.

For questions about the chorus auditions, email: goleeentertain@aol.com