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BWW Reviews: BOBBIE HOROWITZ's New Series at the Metropolitan Room Celebrates 'Older' Over-Achievers and Accomplished Career-ChangersBWW Reviews: BOBBIE HOROWITZ's New Series at the Metropolitan Room Celebrates 'Older' Over-Achievers and Accomplished Career-Changers
by Billie Roe - Apr 15, 2015

Songwriter, performer, producer, and now activist, Bobby Horowitz, has put yet another spin on the series/variety show, with her refreshing take on the subject of 'ageism' in America. Called It's Just a Number (starting with six dates running from April to October at The Metropolitan Room), Horowitz's show theme champions the notion that age truly is just a number. Featuring a different group of cabaret's best performers for each show, the series honors a person who after the age of 50 either began a new career, resumed a career, is attempting to attain knowledge in a new field, or established a new organization with the purpose of helping people. This past Saturday afternoon, Alice Fisher, who presently serves as Director of Community Outreach in the Office of NYS Senator, Liz Krueger, was the first honoree. (more...)

Anita Gillette Dazzles in Birdland Return; Elizabeth Stanley to Get CARRIED AWAY Next WeekAnita Gillette Dazzles in Birdland Return; Elizabeth Stanley to Get CARRIED AWAY Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that On The Town star Elizabeth Stanley will be celebrating the show's creators Betty Comden and Adolph Green in concert in 'Carried Away' on Monday, April 6 at 7pm. Elizabeth's very special guest will be Television/Broadway star Andrew Rannells. (more...)

Bobbie Horowitz's New Series at the Met Room to Combat 'Ageism'; Will Honor Career-Changers, Late-Bloomers and Good Samaritans, Beginning 4/11Bobbie Horowitz's New Series at the Met Room to Combat 'Ageism'; Will Honor Career-Changers, Late-Bloomers and Good Samaritans, Beginning 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

One of New York cabaret's most beloved personalities, songwriter and performer Bobbie Horowitz is producing a new variety show series at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street) dedicated to the proposition that age truly is just a number. Each show in the series, It's Just a Number!, will feature some of cabaret's best performers and 'Honor a person who after age 50 either began a new career, resumed a career, is attempting to attain knowledge in a new field, or established a new organization to help people.' The series (six shows between April and October to start) launches on April 11 at 1 pm and will honor long-time social justice advocate Alice Fisher, creator of 'The Radical Age Movement,' a grassroots nationwide effort that challenges traditional notions of aging and introduces new ideas for building co-creative and interdependent communities. (more...)

Scoop: CRISTELA  on ABC - Friday, April 17, 2015Scoop: CRISTELA on ABC - Friday, April 17, 2015
by - Mar 30, 2015

Get all the scoop on CRISTELA , airing on ABC on Friday, April 17, 2015! (more...)

Scoop: CRISTELA  on ABC - Friday, April 10, 2015Scoop: CRISTELA on ABC - Friday, April 10, 2015
by - Mar 23, 2015

Get all the scoop on CRISTELA , airing on ABC on Friday, April 10, 2015! (more...)

Scoop: CRISTELA  on ABC - Friday, April 3, 2015Scoop: CRISTELA on ABC - Friday, April 3, 2015
by - Mar 16, 2015

Get all the scoop on CRISTELA , airing on ABC on Friday, April 3, 2015! (more...)

Jackie Burns, American Idol's Kimberly Locke, and More to Perform in RENT Reunion at PRIDE Recording SessionJackie Burns, American Idol's Kimberly Locke, and More to Perform in RENT Reunion at PRIDE Recording Session
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2015

On Sunday, March 15 2015, to celebrate Broadway Sings for Pride's (www.BroadwaySingsforPride.com) upcoming 5th Anniversary Gay Pride charity concert in June, they will be amping up the star power and going into the recording studio. The selection of songs will be favorites from their previous shows and cast members who support Broadway Sings for Pride including a special arrangement of Seasons of Love featuring RENT Alumni. (more...)

Universal Pictures Announces October Release Date for STEVE JOBSUniversal Pictures Announces October Release Date for STEVE JOBS
by Movies News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Universal Pictures announced today that STEVE JOBS will be released in theaters on Friday, October 9, 2015. The biopic will compete against The Finest Hours, Kidnap and Vacation, also set to hit theaters on that date. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rachel Tucker, Tovah Feldshuh & More Perform at CAST PARTYPhoto Flash: Rachel Tucker, Tovah Feldshuh & More Perform at CAST PARTY
by Tori Leiber - Feb 4, 2015

At Birdland every Monday night at 9:30pm, Jim Caruso's Cast Party celebrates talent from every corner of the entertainment scene. Broadway, jazz, cabaret, pop, folk, country…over the past twelve years, the Cast Party crowds have been entertained by most every genre of music! This past week, the talent was off-the-charts. Rachel Tucker, the recent star of The Last Ship on Broadway, gained a slew of new fans with two Kander & Ebb anthems that had the crowd standing, stomping and cheering for more! (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Listmania Redux! My Best/Favorite 20 Shows & Performances of 2014, With 30 'Bests & Mosts' of An Exciting Year in CabaretCABARET LIFE NYC: Listmania Redux! My Best/Favorite 20 Shows & Performances of 2014, With 30 'Bests & Mosts' of An Exciting Year in Cabaret
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 21, 2015

As the days dwindled down to a precious few in 2014, a few cabaret goers and performers in what is affectionately but also self-mockingly called the “cabaret community” would sidle up and ask if I was planning my annual end-of-the year “Best Of” column, similar to the “Top 20 Bests and Favorites” piece over the first half of the year I posted back in early July. I would respond in the negative with very reasonable and believable excuses, but the truth is I didn't want to reveal my “Bests” of the year until the voting for the 2014 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards had ended. There's enough baggage and backstage whispering that comes with administering the BWW Awards, so I wasn't about to publish any opinions that might influence the vote while it was in process. I may be crazy but I'm not masochistic. But now all bets are off. You want lists? I'll give you lists. (more...)

Benefit Show at Don't Tell Mama to Aid Award-Winning Cabaret Singer AMY BETH WILLIAMS, 1/21Benefit Show at Don't Tell Mama to Aid Award-Winning Cabaret Singer AMY BETH WILLIAMS, 1/21
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 10, 2015

Last September, after appearing at the popular Manhattan open mic cabaret show, Salon, Bistro and MAC Award-winning singer Amy Beth Williams was struck by a car near her home in Brooklyn. Now an all-star roster of Williams' fellow cabaret performers and friends will stage a benefit show, Once In Love With Amy, at Don't Tell Mama on January 21 at 7 pm, to help raise the funds Williams has lost during her extensive recovery. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room to Attempt 60-Hour Variety Show for Guinness World Record, 1/01-4The Metropolitan Room to Attempt 60-Hour Variety Show for Guinness World Record, 1/01-4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2014

For 60 continuous hours, from 7pm on Thursday January 1 to 7am on Sunday January 4, New York's Metropolitan Room is staging what it is billing as "The Longest Variety Show Ever." Featuring approximately 160 performers and 15 emcees, the entertainment will span music, burlesque, comedy, drag, theatre/opera, magic and puppetry. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: My Second Half of 2014 Cabaret Journey or One Reviewer's Long Procrastination Special as We Bid Farewell to Another Year of Show HoppingCABARET LIFE NYC: My Second Half of 2014 Cabaret Journey or One Reviewer's Long Procrastination Special as We Bid Farewell to Another Year of Show Hopping
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 26, 2014

If you've been a regular reader of this particular reviewer's musings, you know that every year there are long stretches of time where I just haven't been able to critique all the shows I've seen that deserve commentary. So I end up playing what they call in sports, 'Catch-up ball,' and post a mash up of belated reviews from past shows. It's kind of like a critic's version of the song 'Six Months Out of Every Year,' from Damn Yankees. Give or take a month or two, that's usually the time period during which I store unpublished reviews in my fevered brain and then unload them all in one seemingly endless column-like this one is going to be. If my cabaret-show reviewing days will be over (as chronicled here), I might as well go out with a bang-and relieve my procrastination guilt during holiday season. Now I can scratch one New Year's resolution off the list. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards - Chrysten Peddie, Jim Caruso Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards - Chrysten Peddie, Jim Caruso Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret AwardsUnwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

BWW 2014 NY Cabaret Award Final Nominees Announced: LuPone, Maye, Callaway, Monheit, Ebersole, Gillett and Bufford Among Multiple Nominees; Voting Until 12/31BWW 2014 NY Cabaret Award Final Nominees Announced: LuPone, Maye, Callaway, Monheit, Ebersole, Gillett and Bufford Among Multiple Nominees; Voting Until 12/31
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 1, 2014

The day is finally here! After one month of voting on preliminary nominees in 17 categories, the results of more than 5,000 ballots were considered along with the selections of BroadwayWorld's cabaret section editors to determine the final nominees for the 2014 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Awards. Joining cabaret icon Marilyn Maye with four nominations is budding star Carole J. Bufford, who made the final ballot for two different shows during 2014 and as 'Best Female Vocalist' and 'Performer of the Year.' Among Maye's nominations were 'Performer of the Year,' two shows in the 'Best Celebrity Show' category, and a 'Best Director' nomination for her work with jazz singer Gabrielle Stravelli (who received two nominations). In addition to her usual nod for 'Best Jazz Vocalist,' jazz star Jane Monheit received two other nominations as 'Performer of the Year,' and as 'Best Host' for her new variety show at Birdland, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party (Monheit also co-starred with Clint Holmes in another nominated show, Frank Wildhorn and Friends in the 'Best Revue' category.) Eric Michael Gillett also earned three nominations for 'Best Show, Male,' 'Best Male Vocalist,' and 'Best Director.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'This Is Your Night' Bobbie Horowitz at The Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: 'This Is Your Night' Bobbie Horowitz at The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 26, 2014

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Kevin Spirtas Joins CABARET ON THE HUDSON at Irvington Town Hall Theater, 10/27Kevin Spirtas Joins CABARET ON THE HUDSON at Irvington Town Hall Theater, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

NiCori Studios and Productions and Irvington Town Hall Theater announce a new cabaret musical series entitled, Cabaret on the Hudson. The series will begin on Monday, October 27 at 8pm and will feature three outstanding cabaret performers or small groups, each bringing a 25 minute sampling of their New York City cabaret shows to Westchester, NY. (more...)

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