2013 Tony Nominees and More Set for Birdland Jazz Club, Now thru 5/26
May 20 (Monday) at 7PM
Broadway at Birdland - Hosted by Jim Caruso
"Frank & Friends"
With Special Guests: Capathia Jenkins and Clint Holmes
The Broadway at Birdland partnership with multi-Grammy and Tony nominated composer Frank Wildhorn continues with another "Frank & Friends" concert. The series of very special one-night-only concerts celebrates the songs and favorite performers from the composer's wide range of work in popular, theatrical and classical music. The night will feature Broadway performer Capathia Jenkins and supperclub star Clint Holmes, with Wildhorn at the piano. Jason Howland will act as musical director. All profits will go to The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in the performing arts and entertainment.
$35 All Seats, $10 minimum
May 20 (Monday) at 9:30PM
Jim Caruso's Cast Party Celebrates 2013 Tony Nominees
The Mystery of Edwin Drood Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical), along with Robert Creighton, Andy Karl andJessie Mueller from the Best Revival of a Musical nominee, A Christmas Story composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul who received a Tony nomination for Best Original Score, in addition to the show's Best Musical and Best Book nominations & Lesli Margherita from Best Musical nominee Matilda which received a total of 12 nominations. Included in this evening will be additional giveaways from The Mystery of Edwin Drood, fun trivia and surprise Drood guests. Jim Caruso's Cast Party, celebrating ten years,is a wildly popular weekly soiree that brings a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night. It's a cool cabaret night-out enlivened by a hilariously impromptu variety show. Showbiz superstars hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle.
$20 all seats, $10 minimum
May 21-25 (Tuesday - Saturday) at 8:30 & 11PM
In just over thirteen years, critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit's honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation's most beloved and accomplished vocalists. Jane returns to Birdland to celebrate the release of her 11th CD, "The Heart Of The Matter." (Emarcy/Decca/Universal) In an homage to great songwriters and voices from across a variety of musical genres, Monheit has crafted a carefully chosen and eclectic selection of twelve tunes ranging from "Golden Slumbers/The Long And Winding Road" by The Beatles to Buffy St. Marie's "Until It's Time For You To Go" to "Depende de Nos" by Ivan Lins; finishing it off with her take on the Sesame Street classic, "Sing," a song she often sings for her young son Jack. In addition, The Heart Of The Matter contains the first song recorded by Jane on which she has written both the words and the music, "Night Night Stars."
$40 All Seats, $10 minimum
May 22 (Wednesday) at 5:30-7:00PM
David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Centennial Band
$20 all seats, $10 minimum
May 23 (Thursday) at 6PM
Jazz Vocalist - Sally Knight
$25 All Seats, $10 minimum
May 24 (Friday) at 5:15-7PM
The Birdland Big Band
Guest Conductor Rob Middleton
Every Friday the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.com proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"