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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 11-18, 2014

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Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Tony Yazbeck: The Floor Above Me, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Patti Murin, Metropolitan Room's 7th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge, and Stop the Presses: Newsboys of New York Rally.

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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 11-18, 2014Tony Yazbeck: The Floor Above Me

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: August 11, 14 & 19

Tickets: $40-$70 at http://54below.com/artist/tony-yazbeck/

Just in time for his return to the Great White Way as "Gabey" in next season's revival of On The Town, perenniel song and dance man Tony Yazbeck heats up the stage in his 54 Below debut with The Floor Above Me-a thrilling evening of tenor melodies and tenacious tap dancing! The beloved Broadway vet-late of Encores! Little Me who has also appeared in Gypsy (Tulsa), Chicago(Billy Flynn), Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Phil Davis), A Chorus Line (Al), Oklahoma!, Never Gonna Dance and NBC's Smash-will be joined by fellow Broadway hoofer Curtis Holbrook (If/Then, West Side Story, Xanadu) and tap dance sensation Melinda Sullivan (So You Think You Can Dance, Glee).

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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 11-18, 2014Jim Caruso's Cast Party

Where: Birdland NYC (315 West 44th St)

When: August 11 at 9:30PM

Tickets: $25 at http://www.birdlandjazz.com/event/599925-jim-carusos-cast-party-new-york/

Hosted by Jim Caruso, with the Cast Party "Symphony Orchestra""No one can call themselves a true New Yorker until they've been to the 'Cast Party,' which is to Broadway what the Conde Nast cafeteria is to publishing. Divas and dapper-dans insouciantly sip cocktails while watching each other sing and perform at the open-mic event during Broadway's dark night." (Next Magazine) Broadway impresario Jim Caruso hosts a combination open-mic, networking event and party in which the biggest stars on Broadway relax on their night off by performing their favorite songs in an informal setting.

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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 11-18, 2014Patti Murin

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: August 11, 7:00 PM

Tickets: $30-$60 at http://54below.com/artist/patti-murin/

Don't let that ingénue face fool you - this girl's got steel pipes and the mouth of a sailor. One of Broadway's most appealing leading ladies, Patti Murin has starred in Wicked, Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu,Love's Labour's Lost, Emma, and, most recently, Fly By Night. Now she is bringing her signature vocal sound and sharp comic timing to 54 Below. For her cabaret debut, Patti will forgo the safety of standards to perform songs exclusively from the new musicals in which she has originated a role. It will literally be one of the best nights of your (her) life.

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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 11-18, 2014Metropolitan Room's 7th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge

Where: Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd St.)

When: August 11, 10:00 PM

Tickets: $20-$115 at http://metropolitanroom.com

Top 9 contestants. 2 songs (one new, one by a particular Songwriter) Permanent judges pick one song to redo for each of next week's finalists. MetroStar Final 9: Jose Alejandro, Natalie Arneson, Joanna Morton Gary, Lindsey Holloway, Elise Holman, Leah Jennings, David LaMarr, Kristoffer Lowe, Scott Tucker

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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 11-18, 2014Stop the Presses: Newsboys of New York Rally

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: August 14 at 7:00 and 11:30 PM

Tickets: $30- $60 at http://54below.com/artist/stop-the-presses-newsboys-of-new-york-rally-at-54-below/

Everyone's favorite newsboys (and girls) from the the cast of that hit Broadway show on 41st Street gather at 54 Below to show a side of themselves you may not have seen yet. Get ready for songs, stories, dances, comedy gold and possibly even some audience participation. Directed by Yvette Kojic, music directed by Benjamin Rauhala & produced by Shoshana Feinstein.

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