Cast Party host Jim Caruso
turned one year older this past week, so the Monday night 'extreme' open mic was awash in birthday balloons and party hats. The cast of the Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
showed up to celebrate their success, and their very own 'Brick,' Benjamin Walker
, performed a very blue/bluesy "New York State Of Mind." Cast member Emily Bergl
showed why she's one of the most popular ladies in cabaret when she sang her heart out, too. Scroll below for photos from the concert!
Cheering the singing Cat cats were actor Ciaran Hinds and Benjamin's wife, actress Mamie Gummer
. Singer Gloria Loring
came just to watch the fun, but finally stormed the stage to sing one of her most beloved hits - "The Facts Of Life" theme song! Jazz superstar Jane Monheit
serenaded the packed house, as did dazzling divas and divos Carole J. Bufford
, LaTanya Hall
, Daniel Kirkley
, Jenna Esposito
, Jeff Harnar
, Colleen McHugh
, Alysha Umphress
, Natalie Douglas
, funny guys Brett Druck and Marcus Monroe
, and so many more!
Jim Caruso's Cast Party takes place every Monday night at Birdland (315 West 44 Street, NYC) at 9:30pm. For more, go to www.BirdlandJazz.com.
Photo Credit: Seth Walters
Carole J Bufford
Tedd Firth and Jane Monheit
Mamie Gummer, Benjamin Walker and Jim Caruso
Natalie Douglas, Colleen McHugh and William Blake