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Stephen Sorokoff

Stephen Sorokoff Stephen is also the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor of the Times Square Chronicles. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. email: stephen@t2conline.com
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Photo Coverage: Inside the After Party of  A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGENPhoto Coverage: Inside the After Party of A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGEN
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Photo Coverage: Naomi Judd, Will & Anthony Nunziata Honor K-9 Battle Buddies at American Humane AssociationPhoto Coverage: Naomi Judd, Will & Anthony Nunziata Honor K-9 Battle Buddies at American Humane Association
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Photo Coverage: Inside the After Party of  A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGENPhoto Coverage: Inside the After Party of A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGEN
March 27, 2015

Show business' brightest stars memorialized one of their own yesterday, at A Tribute to Polly Bergen, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd Street). An Emmy Award-winning actress and singer, Ms. Bergen's career spanned more than six decades in films, TV, Broadway musicals and concerts. She passed away from natural causes September 20 at age 84. A Tribute to Polly Bergen, produced by Rex Reed and Michael Alden with creative consultant Deborah Grace Winer, celebrated her life and career with a star studded lineup of participants. They included Christine Andreas, Harry Belafonte, Arlene Dahl, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Gregory Harrison, Judith Ivey, Chris Matthews, Phyllis Newman, Kelli O'Hara and cast members from the 2001 revival of Follies.
Photo Coverage: Essential Voices USA's Judith Clurman Visits Peter LeDonnePhoto Coverage: Essential Voices USA's Judith Clurman Visits Peter LeDonne
March 26, 2015

Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) just presented BEYOND BROADWAY: COMPOSERS GO CHORAL at the DiMenna Space for Classical Music, 450 West 37 Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues), New York City. The evening featured ensemble music and conversation with composer/lyricists who have worked closely with conductor and music director Judith Clurmanand her Essential Voices USA. Guests attending included Sheldon Harnick, Larry Hochman, Andrew Lippa, Richard Maltby, Joshua Schmidt, Stephen Schwartz, David Shire, Georgia Stitt, Jonathan Tunick, and Maury Yeston.
Photo Coverage: Dominic Chianese Performs at Italian Night at The Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Dominic Chianese Performs at Italian Night at The Friars Club
March 26, 2015

The show started off with a bang as Steven Maglio was "requested" by Dominic Chianese to introduce the evening. Dominic Chianese, the multi talented actor who is best known for his role as "Junior" in The Sopranos, can also sing (not as in FBI). There were a lot of "family" present for this yearly event at the Friars Club. Good food and good entertainment by fellow Friars were the specials of the day as General Manager Michael Caputo and Food & Beverage Director Giuseppe Tarillo expertly guided the evening. Even Chazz Palminteri (A Bronx Tale) luckily gave a thumbs up!
Photo Coverage: Adrienne Haan Performs FROM BERLIN TO BROADWAY at the ACTORS TEMPLEPhoto Coverage: Adrienne Haan Performs FROM BERLIN TO BROADWAY at the ACTORS TEMPLE
March 25, 2015

Cabaret had it's beginnings in Germany, so I guess it was "Bashert" (yiddish - meant to be) that the German and Romanian Ambassadors were among those that filled the Actors Temple last night to hear acclaimed European Cabaret Star Adrienne Haan perform. As Rabbi Jill Hausman pointed out in her opening remarks, "actors have always used their talents to raise money for the historic shul".
Photo Coverage: 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists Presents NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITYPhoto Coverage: 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists Presents NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITY
March 24, 2015

There are eight million stories in the Naked City-and a song to go with each of them. For decades, songwriters - from Porter, Rodgers & Hart and Ellington to Bernstein and Billy Joel have been fueled by this city's places, promises and roller coaster existence. With Lyrics & Lyricists production of New York: Songs of the City, artistic director Deborah Grace Winer had the ultimate show for New Yorkers-or anyone who's ever wanted to be one. Vocalists Klea Blackhurst, Darius de Haas, La Tanya Hall, Leslie Kritzer, Jeffrey Schecter, and pianist/vocalist Billy Stritch-brought the sounds of the city to life on March 21, 22 and 23.
Photo Coverage: Steve Tyrell Plays The Royal Room at The Colony Palm BeachPhoto Coverage: Steve Tyrell Plays The Royal Room at The Colony Palm Beach
March 20, 2015

Steve Tyrell has brought the Brill Building (New York's legendary hit song making manufacturing edifice) down to Palm Beach with his current show at the Royal Room. Check out photos from his latest performance below!
Photo Coverage: Naomi Judd, Will & Anthony Nunziata Honor K-9 Battle Buddies at American Humane AssociationPhoto Coverage: Naomi Judd, Will & Anthony Nunziata Honor K-9 Battle Buddies at American Humane Association
March 18, 2015

The Grand Ballroom at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club was filled with concerned and caring Palm Beach residents who support the American Humane Association. The association has been protecting children and animals for more than 138 years and the afternoon's event highlighted the courageous K-9 Battle Buddies, who have served along side our troops in war zones around the world. Naomi Judd was a special guest at the event and there were performances by "American Idol's" Stefano and Palm Beach favorites Will and Anthony Nunziata.
Photo Coverage: Inside The After Party for The New York Pops!Photo Coverage: Inside The After Party for The New York Pops!
March 17, 2015

On Friday night, The New York Pops continued its 31st season with two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in her solo debut at Carnegie Hall. Among other musical standards, Foster reprised her unforgettable performances of 'Anything Goes' and 'I Get a Kick Out of You' from her Tony Award-winning turn as Reno Sweeney in the Cole Porterclassic. She also offered her own take on 'Down with Love,' made famous by Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand. Foster was joined by special guest artists Joshua Henry and Megan McGinnis, who sang the showstopper 'Let It Sing' from Violet, and the touching 'Neverland' from Peter Pan. Check out photos from inside the after party below!
Photo Coverage: MOTOWN IN MOTION at Lynn University's LIVE AT LYNNPhoto Coverage: MOTOWN IN MOTION at Lynn University's LIVE AT LYNN
March 16, 2015

Detroit came to Boca Raton yesterday at Lynn University. Jan McArt founder and producer of Libby Dodson"s "Live at Lynn" theatre series may soon have Dr. of Alternative Physical Therapy added to her titles. The sold out crowd at the Motown in Motion concert were tapping,clapping, swinging, and moving along pretty good to recreations of the great sounds of Tina Turner, The Supremes, The Temptations, Michael Jackson, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder and all the other great Motown Artists.
Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal for the New York Pops with Sutton Foster!Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal for the New York Pops with Sutton Foster!
March 13, 2015

Maybe there is a ticket floating around somewhere, but tonight's New York Pops concert has again sold out. Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster is making her solo debut at Carnegie Hall with The Pops. Maestro Reineke has put together a exciting program which also features Joshua Henry and Megan McGinnis. From what I heard at the rehearsal, the Carnegie audience is going to be glad they got a ticket to this one.
Photo Coverage: AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA Concert at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully HallPhoto Coverage: AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA Concert at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall
March 13, 2015

On Thursday, March 12 at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Thomas Crawford, presented Schubert's Symphony No. 9 'Great', Mozart's Mass in C 'Coronation', featuring world-renowned soloists Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Sarah Craft, alto; Marc Molomot, tenor and Michael Kelly, baritone with the American Classical Orchestra Chorus and Beethoven's Egmont Overture and 'Christ on the Mount of Olives' (excerpt). Maestro Thomas Crawford gave a Pre-Concert Lecture at 7:00PM.
Photo Coverage: The Maestro Had The Wrong Score On His Music Stand -  The American Classical Orchestra RehearsalPhoto Coverage: The Maestro Had The Wrong Score On His Music Stand - The American Classical Orchestra Rehearsal
March 13, 2015

In the Cabaret world they call it a sound check, in the world of classical music it's an orchestra rehearsal. As Maestro Thomas Crawford raised his hands for the first note of the afternoon rehearsal of the American Classical Orchestra, the orchestra surprised him with some music that was not on his podium. Happy Birthday! I've gotten some tuneful ecards but nothing like Happy Birthday being played to me live, by 50 musicians.
Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
March 12, 2015

It was all in the family and all for the family at The Friars Club last night. La Famiglia, Mishpucha, La Familia, CeMbR, Rat Pack, Broadway and Cabaret, were assembled by producers Laura Slutsky and Jamie at the Friars for a spectacular Jamie deRoy & friends show last night. You had to be in the family or know someone in the family to get into the sold out event. Probably no family gathering had so much fun, good food, and great performances as this one did.
Photo Coverage: Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Return To Cafe CarlylePhoto Coverage: Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Return To Cafe Carlyle
March 11, 2015

The song list given to the lights and sound director Darwin Best at Cafe Carlyle starts off one of the hotels most memorable music offerings
Photo Coverage: Sold-Out NYCO Renaissance Gala Celebrates Effort to Return THE PEOPLE'S OPERA to New YorkPhoto Coverage: Sold-Out NYCO Renaissance Gala Celebrates Effort to Return THE PEOPLE'S OPERA to New York
March 10, 2015

The voice of the people sang and spoke out last night in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, Appel Room and Ertegun Atrium. Many of the world's finest musicians, and many of the finest citizens of NYC assembled to celebrate an effort to return 'The People's Opera' to New York. They did so in a Gala Concert and Dinner to honor the life of the late Maestro Julius Rudel, who was the Opera's General Director and Principal Conductor from 1957 to 1979.
Photo Coverage: Sally Mayes Comes to Live at LynnPhoto Coverage: Sally Mayes Comes to Live at Lynn
March 5, 2015

Just like the breakfast specials in the sunshine state which cost you half as much as those offered around Columbus Circle, Lynn University audiences are now getting the best of Cabaret at a similar discount. Artistic Director KT Sullivan has connected The Mabel Mercer Foundation's Live at Lincoln Center to producer Jan McArt's Live at Lynn Cabaret Series. I don't have a photo of the Florida Hat KT wore when she opened the new series with her performance in January, but I do have plenty of photos of the Broadway and Cabaret star Sally Mayes in last nights wonderful performance at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center. Jan and KT chose wisely in having a singer/actor of Sally's caliber take the stage of "Live at Lynn" to represent the excellence from Cabaret at Lincoln Center. Sally's theatrical voice and jazz vocals thrilled the salt & pepper haired Boca audience. It was wonderful to see the Florida crowd tapping their feet to a jazz waltz. I don't think it was because Sally sang a great tune about Viagra in the water that made the Lynn audience rise to their feet, she gave them a fun filled superb musical evening. Talking about jazz waltzes, Boca is in for a real treat when Marilyn Maye is "Live at Lynn" on June 7th, but first audiences will be treated to Eric Yves Garcia April 1, and Carol Woods on May 20th, two quality performers from the Mabel Mercer reservoir of talent.
Photo Coverage: TOMMY TUNE Brings Tap, Tunes, and Tall Tales to Lynn UniversityPhoto Coverage: TOMMY TUNE Brings Tap, Tunes, and Tall Tales to Lynn University
March 1, 2015

There was astonishment on the faces of a packed Concert Hall at Lynn University in Boca Raton Florida, as Tommy Tune at the end of the show asked the audience to sing Happy 76th Birthday to him. The way Tune had just danced, sung, and charmed, no one including producer and Elizabeth Taylor look-a-like Jan McArt could believe the stunning nine time Tony Award winner was a senior citizen. A designated New York City Living Landmark had become a snowbird for the weekend to perform at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the event below!
Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Primary Stages' LIVES OF THE SAINTSPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Primary Stages' LIVES OF THE SAINTS
February 25, 2015

Lives of the Saints, a world premiere collection of delightfully funny and unforgettable short plays by David Ives (All in the Timing, Venus in Fur) and directed by Tony Award winner John Rando (All in the Timing, On The Town, Urinetown), is currently playing at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project. The limited engagement runs through March 27, 2015. Opening night is Tuesday, February 24 at 7PM. Check out photos from inside opening night below!
Photo Coverage: Tony Yazbeck, Cady Huffman & More Take Part in 54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN!Photo Coverage: Tony Yazbeck, Cady Huffman & More Take Part in 54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN!
February 24, 2015

An all-star cast of 54 Below favorites gathered for an evening celebrating the work of American Songbook pioneer, Irving Berlin, last night at the beloved venue. Check out photos below!
Photo Coverage: T. Oliver Reid Gets A Surprise After DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM at The Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: T. Oliver Reid Gets A Surprise After DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM at The Metropolitan Room
February 23, 2015

During World War ll actors were among the very few who were left untouched to do their craft in Germany. There was a women named Eleonore who started in theatre at age 12, acting on stage with her father, Heinrich Schroth. Eleonore was one of the last generations of the most famous acting family in Germany, dating back 5-6 generations (like our Barrymores). One branch of the family was French, and one of it's members was an actor and famous rebel in the French Revolution under Robespierre. His name was Collot d'Herbois. Eleonore later recalled of "touring" as an actor and having to travel to the next town in the back of a potato cart for the next show. Her father had to walk behind the cart because there wasn't room for him. It was the middle of winter and his shoes had worn out so he was almost barefoot. Her cousin, Hannelore Schroth, became the first famous movie star after the war, the German version of Elizabeth Taylor. Her Uncle, Carl-Heinz Schroth also became famous on film, and is known as one of the most famous historic German comic geniuses, actors, and directors. He had the longest running comedy series called"Karschunke und Sohn, which was an exact parallel to "Sanford and Son". Eleonore moved to the United States with her family in 1971.


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