In case you missed the fun you can click here and see a clip: Watch Robby Benson on The View June 29, 2012 !
On the couch with the fabulous women of The View -- Whoopi, Joy, Sherri, Elisabeth and their terrific 'Guy Friday' addition this week: ABC 20/20 Anchor and Chief of ABC News' Legal Unit -- Chris Cuomo. They will be discussing Robby's multi-hyphenate career (and mentioning his new book to help heart surgery patients and their loved ones - I'm Not Dead... Yet!) It airs tomorrow Friday June 29th! Thanks for tweeting about Robby's book Chris!!! @ChrisCuomo
Musician, songwriter, arranger, sound engineer, voice over artist, music producer, Robby Benson has had a recording studio in his home since the '70's -- the equipment has changed radically since then, but the purpose is the same: Music!!! (and recording his own voice overs via ISDN lines for clients like GE, etc.) After finishing 8 months work on his Creation Station for Lyric's Love Light Revolution with his daughter Lyric Benson, Mitch Gallagher interviewed Robby for Sweetnotes, a publication of sweetwater.com. 2012 Sweetnotes by Mitch Gallagher and Mark Hutchins
Terrific interview of Robby from Broadway World by Pat Cersaro. Here's an exerpt - click on Broadway World link read entire career spanning piece: "Today we are talking to a star of many notable films and television shows who initially surprised many viewers with his commanding presence as the voice of the Beast in Disney’s classic animated film BEAUTY & THE BEAST, now back in theaters for its twentieth anniversary (in 3D) - the one and only Robby Benson. In addition to telling us all about his impressions of and experiences working on BEAUTY & THE BEAST and what he thinks of the new 3D movie experience, he also shares his affection for co-stars Angela Lansbury and Paige O’Hara - both having been previous InDepth InterView participants, as well - and what the storied legacy of the film means to him. Also, Benson discusses his talented family, including his rock star wife, Karla DeVito, and their daughter, a star-on-the-rise in her own right, Lyric (her Benson-produced debut album, LYRIC’S LOVE LIGHT REVOLUTION, is available here) and details the many hats he wears as an actor, director, producer, author, singer and recording artist." Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/SPOTLIGHT-ON-BEAUTY-THE-BEAST-3D-Robby-Benson-20120126#ixzz1prOv7xwS
Check out Robby's entire interview at FOX.com -- from Ice Castles to Beauty and the Beast 3D and the genius of the Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and the brilliant animators; Robby's love of music and the love of his life, Karla DeVito, and the new project of which he's most proud, producing Lyric Benson's debut album LYRIC'S LOVE LIGHT REVOLUTION! Now Available on iTunes.
Robby had a great time having dinner at Charlie Sheen's the other night to discuss directing episodes of his new show Anger Management for the FX channel. He thinks Charlie is a great guy with a terrific soul! Robby just happened to have a copy of LYRIC'S LOVE LIGHT REVOLUTION to give him (hey -- this IS a grass roots music endeavour -- Robby produced, arranged and engineered Lyric's debut album!) and Charlie absolutely LOVED it -- played it loud and said: "I LOVE this f***ing record!!!! I LOVE her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" He actually took a picture holding the album and tweeted about it today: charliesheen Miami bound. I know what I'll be listening to. Nora... Step aside for Lyric Benson "Love Light Revolution" is upon us!… http://t.co/o8qSLZVi Charlie Sheen on WhoSay EXTRA TV picked up Charlie with Lyric's CD as a Top 3 story on their home page today!!! http://www.charliesheen.com/photos/119173 via @charliesheen (if you don't tweet you can just go to the link above to see the photo!)
Robby discusses all things BEAST 3D and his absolutely fave project: LYRIC'S LOVE LIGHT REVOLUTION the debut album by Lyric Benson!!! Click here: Hear Robby's Light Rock 105 with Heather in Hollywood interview now! Robby found out Heather's dad is Jeff Ringler. Jeff was the head of SVS the precursor to SONY Pictures, and he was responsible for green-lighting MODERN LOVE (SVS/Sony 1990) written, produced and directed by Robby and starring Benson, Karla DeVito, Burt Reynolds, Rue McClanahan, Louise Lasser, Frankie Valli, Cliff Bemis, and introducing LYRIC BENSON! This was taken by Karla while Lyric was recording her album on Cape Cod. Check out Lyric's website for the latest!
Robby Benson - twenty years later and recording up a storm in his studio with his Sweetwater Creation Station! (Benson LOVES Sweetwater!!! He used all Sweetwater gear to produce and engineer Lyric's entire 10 song debut album LYRIC'S LOVE LIGHT REVOLUTION!) Join the revolution! It's not in 3D, but here's Lyric Benson's first video: directed beautifully by Robby's former NYU film students Jared Zeizel and Kyle O'Tain on a budget of nothing...(ok, on a very low budget, plus soup and Cape Cod soft shell crab sandwiches!!!)
Robby Benson will be at the LA press preview of Disney's Beauty and the Beast 3D held at the El Capitan Theatre at 10:00 am on Saturday Jan. 7th, 2012. He will be accompanied by his daughter, recording artist Lyric Benson. The two Benson's collaborated on her just released debut album Lyric's Love Light Revolution. The last time Lyric saw Beauty and the Beast, she was sitting on the lap of her father - the voice of Beast, when it was originally released twenty years ago. (This time Lyric will be in her own seat!) You don't need 3D glasses to view the trailer below: Beauty and the Beast 3D
Moshe Elimelech, who designed the beautiful heart used for Robby Benson's musical Open Heart, will have an Opening Reception on January 7th from 6-9 pm for the showing of his latest works: Geometric Geographics at L2Kontemporary Gallery in LA. "There is a musicality, both in the rhythmic structuring and the pacing of the horizontal and the vertical elements..." says Art Critic Ezrha Jean-Black. L2Kontemporary Gallery is located in Chinatown at 990 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA. Through February 11, 2012. Moshe is married to Robby's sister and fashion designer, Shelli Segal.