Christmas With The Crawfords – OPENS – NYC

Last night we had an amazing first performance! The audience nourished us fully with their laughter and applause and presence! Whew! The NY Post and NY1 were in the audience as well, so be on the lookout for fun interviews, videos and pictures! 

There’s a discount this week for $35 tickets if you use code ONLY4U.

Patty Andrews

Baby Jane, Ethel Merman, Judy Garland, Joan Crawford (Sherry Vine, Ms. Vodka Stinger, Connie Champagne, Joey Arias)

Joey Arias, Chris March

Jason B directs “What’s Up, Jack?” at The Treehouse Theatre

What happens when the love of your life decides he’s going to bare all, and read actual excerpts from his high school journal to a room full of your peers? You agree to direct it! Umph. This has been an amazing experience and Anthony and I have both learned so much about each other and about what we think one-man shows could/should be. I can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working so hard on. Hard on. Tomorrow night. 8pm. The Threehouse Theatre in Chelsea. There are a few seats left, so grab a ticket and I’ll see you there.

whatsupjack postcard

Love, whatsupjack back


PS. In other news, I auditioned for a spoof cooking show today, playing a pretentious host who teaches how to make toast. Duh.

Crawfords next week!!

Jason B takes on Gloria Swanson in Christmas with the Crawfords!!

Subtlety. Nuance. FACE.

I’ll be taking on the diva of the silent film Ms. Gloria Swanson in the upcoming camp-fest “Christmas with the Crawfords,” starring downtown legend Joey Arias as Joan Crawford and Project Runway’s Chris March as her darling little daughter Christina (he’s also doing the costumes!!!). And maybe, just maybe, I’ll be playing one of the Andrews Sisters as well.

Tickets are on sale now. More info, as we go into rehearsals, in a couple weeks.




Jason B returns to the Fruit!

The Fresh Fruit Festival


Jack G. Hyman‘s hilarious new play

“Making a Scene”

Saturday March 15th at 3pm



Jason B will play:

Peter – a highly regarded member of the Royal Shakespeare Company

Max – a tightly wound (and manly!) American with a touch of melodrama


Jeffrey – the flamboyant director of the play within the play (within the play?)


Hear new work from our community artists. 3-6pm at St. Luke’s in the Field (487 Hudson St.). Admission is free but donations are encouraged.


Three of Britain’s foremost West End actors have consented to perform in a less than stellar American play within a play solely as a favor to the revered (and very elusive) Director, Sir Phillip Baron. Naturally, they fully expect, and are led to believe, that they will be cast in the film version. When they discover, on opening night, that they will NOT be cast in the film, all hell breaks loose on stage as they proceed to exact their revenge by changing the entire structure and meaning of the play DURING the performance. Never mind that this Gala Opening celebration is being attended by the entire British Royal Family and all of the important Fleet Street media.

Jason B plays The Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance!

Village Light Opera Group Presents

Village Light Opera Group Presents The Pirates of Penzance

Hurrah! Tickets are now on sale for The Village Light Opera Group’s Spring 2013 production, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. This fully-staged show, directed by VLOG favorite Emily Cornelius (IOLANTHE and CAROUSEL), features a new orchestration by William Remmers and a fantastic cast, including Jason B. Schmidt as the comic fop-cop The Sergeant of Police!

Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved operetta follows a handsome young pirate who has never seen a handsome young maiden, along with his band of ruffians who know what it is to be an orphan (often!). Our lovely young Mabel always hits the high notes, and our Major-General is the very most modern model. Don’t miss it!

Five performances only, at The Riverside Theater (91 Claremont Ave @ 120th Street):

Thursday May 16 8pm Dress Rehearsal Preview $22.50 (HALF PRICE!)

Friday May 17 8pm $45.00

Saturday May 18 2pm Children’s Matinee $45 ($22.50 for kids under 12)

Saturday May 19 8pm $45.00

Sunday May 20 4pm $45.00

For tickets and directions, visit

Jason B takes on Satan in the Fresh Fruit Festival.

“Saint Kristie,” by Douglas E. Huston

Directed by Cas Marino, Produced by Andrew Martin

The Fresh Fruit Festival, New York’s most popular and acclaimed gathering of all-LGBT performance events, will kick off its month-long Wednesday-night series of seated readings in March, entitled “From Vanilla to Tutti-Frutti,” beginning with Douglas E. Huston’s one-act romp “Saint Kristie.” Directed this time around by Cas Marino and produced by Andrew Martin with a brilliant cast, Huston’s play was extremely well-received at the 2007 Orlando Fringe Festival in Florida, and looks forward to its first reading in the Big Apple. Admission is free, and an audience talkback with the playwright will follow the performance.

Featuring Dan Cutter, Kerri Ford, Paula Galloway, Michael Allen Gray, Chris Kelly, Jason B. Schmidt and Michelle Silvani. Andrew Martin will narrate stage directions.