Millions of people flock to NYC every year to see a Broadway show, and for many watching the performers almost magically create a whole new world for them is an emotional, cathartic, even mind blowing experience! Now what many of these audience members don't realize is the army of people working backstage to create, mold, cast, rehearse and run these shows 8 times a week!
This website has been developed to serve as an introduction to all the people behind the scenes. It is our hope to inspire, and create a sense of appreciation for the dedicated, hard working and rarely seen individuals that help to create magic onstage whilst never actually receiving the applause.
And, lest we not forget the performers... thousands come to NYC to pursue an acting career on the Great White Way known as Broadway. For many it their life's Dream and ambition! But the road is never easy, nor is it mapped out and unfortunately for most, the tough reality of it all is never taught in school. It is with loving care, and brutal honesty that this site can share the NYC experience with all those just waiting to jump into and grab hold of their performing dreams. May this website serve you to not make the same mistakes we did!
KIMBERLY FAYE GREENBERG
“Kimberly has the vivacity and voice of Fanny Brice”, says the New York Times, with The Associated Press declaring her a "Warm, Sassy Diva!" Most notably, Kimberly is the first and only actress ever to star in two legitimate Off-Broadway musicals at the same time with leading roles in "Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical" (as Sylvia Fine, a role she played for over three years), and the solo show "One Night with Fanny Brice" (receiving a Patrick Lee IBTA Best Solo Performance Award nomination amongst fellow nominees, John Leguizamo, Michael Shannon and Michael Birbiglia).
Kimberly portrayed Fanny Brice, again, in the Broadway-bound musical "Ghostlight" (ghostlightthemusical.com) by Matthew Martin and Wunderkind’s Tim Realbuto. She has been involved in the workshop and reading stages of "Ghostlight" for several years, and originated the role in the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) production at The Signature Theatre in 2011.
Kimberly also recently played Fanny Brice in Speakeasy Dollhouse: Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic! An immersive theatre experience by Cynthia Von Buhler at the Liberty Theatre, Broadway's ONLY hidden theatre.
As the creator and star of her touring solo show "Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice", Kimberly has played numerous venues including the prestigious 54 Below in NYC, the Jewish Museum of Monmouth County, Freeport Concert Association and as part of the 10th Anniversary Season of Group Theatre Too,NYC.
Quickly becoming the “go-to” gal for Fanny, Kimberly has guest-starred as Brice at the Wit’s End in NYC, Cabaret Today, The Lunch and Judy Show, Spotlight, Ginger New York, The Sissy Gamache Show, and many more. Ms. Greenberg is sought out for her in-depth Brice perspective, with interviews and articles published in various circuits including the vintage nouveau Zelda Magazine.
Bwaytunes.com called Kimberly's newly released "Fabulous Fanny" cast album an "effervescent toast to Fanny Brice", and has featured it among the New and Recommended CDs, as well as on its Top 5 Best of 2014 “Less Mainstream” releases. The Examiner called it a “must have CD” and American Theater Web called it “superb” stating that “it resurrects tunefully and hysterically so many of the songs that Brice performed.” With musical accompaniment and additional arrangements by Christopher McGovern (Backwards in High Heels, Cagney) and two never-before-released songs from her upcoming Broadway show Ghostlight, the CD received over 20,000 plays in its first quarter on Pandora. You may download or stream your own copy on all the major music sites.
In addition to her acclaimed portrayals of Fanny Brice and Sylvia Fine, Kimberly is also creating a niche for herself playing a vast amount of other historical Broads of the early twentieth century including Lillian Hellman, Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy & Marguerite Taylor (Laurette Taylor's daughter).
A graduate of University of California, Irvine, Kimberly has also performed in 50+ leading roles across the United States, in national tours, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, regional theaters, cabarets, cruise ships and theatre for young audiences. TV/Film credits include: The WB’s "Charmed"; "Between The Lions" (PBS); "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB); "ER" (NBC); and, "The Singing Biologist" (Starring Imani Coppola). Her television and online hosting credits include: Broadwayblogspot.com, the documentary "Secrets of Broadway" (Emmy Award Winning Producer/Director Len Stone) alongside a bevy of Broadway talents including Drama Desk Award winner Donna Lynne Champlin and nine episodes of the educational TV series Personal Best.
Behind the scenes Kimberly also works as a Broadway wardrobe dresser swing (over 17 Broadway shows including, most recently, Cinderella, Side Show, and Cabaret), She is also the Executive Producer/Creator of Broadwayblogspot.com and is a Performing Arts Consultant providing expert advice, help and inspiration in the of form of personal coaching, masterclasses, workshops, webinars, inteviews and featured articles/blogs!
For more information on Kimberly, please visit: www.kimberlyfayegreenberg.com and for more information on Fabulous Fanny: The Songs And Stories Of Fanny Brice, please visit:www.fabulousfannybriceshow.com. Please reach out to kimberly for any consulting, speaking engagments etc. at [email protected]
Creator/Producer of Broadway's Backbone Podcast
Broadway credits include the original casts of Spamalot, People in the Picture, Annie Get Your Gun (w/ Bernadette Peters & Reba McEntire), Thou Shalt Not and Steel Pier. Also, the closing Broadway cast of Billy Elliot. Brad starred as Patsy opposite Gary Beach’s & Richard Chamberlain’s King Arthur on the 1st National Tour of Spamalot. NYC-I am Harvey Milk, Chita: A Legendary Celebration. Off Broadway: Ernest in Love, A Christmas Carol(MSG), Cocoanuts. Recent regional- Bert in Mary Poppins, Spats in Sugar, and Phil in White Christmas. At age 12, Brad was a back up dancer for Michael Jackson in the Pepsi commercial.
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And a BIG THANK YOU to the Professional Broadway/Theatre Community who continue to be a large contributor to this website!