There are many great notes that come from the vocal chords of Nicolas King and the fingers of Mike Renzi. They all came together in a blockbuster concert at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach Florida last night and BroadwayWorld was there.Photo Coverage: Clint Holmes Concludes Run at The Colony Hotel February 12, 2017
Like Elvis, Clint Homes creates the kind of excitement during his performance that causes the audience to flock into the lobby after his show and wait to get a glimpse of probably one of the most talented jazz pop entertainers on the planet. An electrified Palm Beach crowd filed out of The Colony Hotel's Royal Room last night to purchase his new CD 'Rendevous' and BroadwayWorld was there.Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Hosts 8th Annual Career Transition For Dancers Gala February 10, 2017
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chairman of The Actors Fund and Joe Benincasa it's CEO came to Palm Beach for the the 8th Annual Heart & Soul Gala which was started by Anka Palitz. Anka, for the past 20+ years has been the FundraIsing Chair of CTFD. BroadwayWorld was at the event which honored philanthropist Sydell Miller. Marcelo Gomes received the organizations Dance Award, and the capacity crowd at The Breakers were entertained by Liz Callaway and local Palm Beach dancers.Photo Coverage: Deana Martin Celebrates Dean Martin's 100th at Legend Radio Concert Gala February 8, 2017
This is what it must have been like in the golden years of Las Vegas. The darkened room, an off-stage announcement 'Ladies and Gentleman, The Sands Hotel is proud to present'... then starts the glorious harmonic blaring arrangements of a Count Basie sounding orchestra blasting the intro..next..casually strolling out, one of the coolest looking singers ever, drink in hand, turns to his musical director and asks 'How long have I been on'? Deana Martin brought you back to those years when her dad and 'Uncle Frank' had the world on a string at Dick Robinson's Legend Radio's Gala Concert in Palm Beach Florida. It was a a spectacular concert show of 'Deana Sings Dino' celebrating her father's 100th birthday. The proud daughter brought along her 18-piece orchestra to let the fans hear what it sounded like back in the day. It's in the genes, and Deana Martin with an effervescent personality and brilliant command of a stage, vocally reminds you of all the music that still thrills millions. You even got to see some touching family home movies and legendary performance clips of Dean & Jerry. Legend Radio's event also celebrated it's 3rd birthday event and Dick Robinson is not just preserving the Great American Songbook, he's creating a whole new chapter.Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Concludes Engagement at The Colony Hotel February 5, 2017
Tommy Tune may not be represented on a sidewalk in Palm Beach as his star is embedded on the Hollywood Walk of Fame but if The Colony Hotel ever adds one, the 10-time Tony Award Winner would own the Palm Beach street. The legendary Mr. Tune has just concluded another successful engagement at Florida's answer to The Carlyle in New York City and Broadwayworld was there. Check out the photos. Photo Coverage: HAZEL Presented at The Madison Theatre at Molloy College January 29, 2017
HAZEL "A Musical Maid In America" was extremely vetted at The Madison Theatre at Molloy College last night. The sweet show about that irrepressible maid from the 1960s Emmy Award-winning television series has music by Ron Abel, lyrics by Chuck Steffan and book by Lissa Levin. As HAZEL climbs the creative ladder on it's way to NYC it gave some very professional theatre majors at Molloy College a chance to perform in a staged reading along side HAZEL's star Klea Blackhurst and a full compliment of musicians. Angelo Fraboni the artistic director and producer at the Madison Theatre cleaned up with all the accolades as Long Island theatre goers were swept up in the fun and tender story of HAZEL . The only place this musical should be deported to is Broadway.Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Presented by NiCori Studios January 28, 2017
Christine Ebersole returned to Feinstein's/54 Below last night for a limited engagement of her concert After The Ball and BroadwayWorld was there. In this performance, which is jut a few weeks before Christine returns to Broadway for the premiere of the new musical War Paint!Photo Coverage: Michael Mott & Friends Play The Astor Room January 19, 2017
In the 1920's Hollywood's counterpart was the Kaufman Astoria Studios. The historic movie studio produced silent films as well as the first 'talkies'. The Astor Room which sits 'Below' the sound stages was the original studio commissary and it has been lovingly preserved in all it's glory. complete with the same Mason & Hamlin 1923 Grand Piano used by the musicians of the day. Where Rudolph Valentino dined with other silent film stars, studio executives, and extras you now enjoy a great meal while being entertained everyWednesdayby host Michael Mott and his group of talented friends. This weeks guest vocalists were Morgan Assante (Les Miserables), Josh Tolle (Kinky Boots), and Haley Swindal ) Jekyll & Hyde). Composer, Lyricist, singer Michael Mott is a bit like Astoria's answer to Seth Rudtsky and it's one of the few places where prices are probably lower than in the 1920's. There's no cover or minimum. Seeing new talent in this historic setting is like going back to the future.Photo Coverage: Justin 'Squigs' Robertson Draws at Jim Caruso's Cast Party January 11, 2017
Some of the "best singers on the planet" are on Jim Caruso's list at his Cast Party at Birdland and last night they all had their performances memorialized by famed Broadway artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson. Justin, a caricaturist in the tradition of Al Hirschfeld had to work fast since it's against Cast Party rules to sing a ballad. After each performer zipped through a swinging tune they were presented with a quickly drawn "Squigs" caricature. Marilyn Maye, who is currently appearing at the Metropolitan Room dropped in and sang one of her great medley's and even though it gave Justin enough time to do an oil painting, she too got a quick drawing. All donations made for the artwork were given to Justin "Squigs" designated charity, Convenant House.Photo Coverage: Composer David Yazbek Brings His Music To Feinstein's/54 Below January 10, 2017
Composer David Yazbek performed music from his Broadway shows and albums last night at Feinstein's/54 Below and BroadwayWorld was there.
The composer/lyricist of The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Boardwalk Empire and Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego also was joined by special guest Anais Mitchell, the acclaimed singer-songwriter recently represented off-Broadway with HadestownPhoto Coverage: NYC Opera's Starry CANDIDE Celebrates Opening Night January 7, 2017
It isn't just her New Year's Eve Party that launched the start of a great new New York City Cabaret year. Marilyn Maye is also keeping the musical festivities going at the Metropolitan Room on Jan. 6,7,11,12,13, and 14th. It's become one of the hottest tickets in town. Her song selection may be a little different than New Years but the excitement and excellence of her performance are the same. The Metropolitan Room is also launching their new menu selections for 2017.