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THE BRIDGE 'BRINGING AMERICA TOGETHER' Set for 2/19 at LPRTHE BRIDGE 'BRINGING AMERICA TOGETHER' Set for 2/19 at LPR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

For Black History Month, introducing a new dramatic and musical telling of the African-American experience narrated by Allan Harris and accompanied by a trio of the country's finest musicians. The Bridge 'Bringing America Together' is set for 8:30 PM at (Le) Poisson Rouge, New York, 158 Bleeker St. (more...)

BWW Awards: Cast Your Ballots For 2015 New York Cabaret Awards in 14 Categories; Voting Ends 12/31BWW Awards: Cast Your Ballots For 2015 New York Cabaret Awards in 14 Categories; Voting Ends 12/31
by Stephen Hanks - Nov 27, 2015

On Thanksgiving Day, BroadwayWorld announced the nominees in 14 categories for the 2015 BWW New York Cabaret Awards. BroadwayWorld's cabaret editors and reviewers congratulate all the deserving nominees and everyone who performs in the great art of cabaret in New York. But today, as you munch on the leftovers from last night's dinner, it's time to actually vote for that one performer who you think is the absolute best in each category. Voting ends on December 31 and after a review of the ballots, winners will be announced officially early the week of January 4, 2016. (Note: There will not be a BWW Awards Show this year.) (more...)

BWW Announces 2015 New York Cabaret Awards Nominees; KAREN MASON and MARK NADLER Named Year's Best Performers; JEFF HARNAR (4) and MARILYN MAYE (3) LEAD NOMINEESBWW Announces 2015 New York Cabaret Awards Nominees; KAREN MASON and MARK NADLER Named Year's Best Performers; JEFF HARNAR (4) and MARILYN MAYE (3) LEAD NOMINEES
by Stephen Hanks - Nov 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Day, Cabaret Fans! Here's some breaking news you can discuss and debate in between courses at tonight's dinner: It's the final nominees for the 2015 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards. This year, the cabaret editors and writers at BWW have cited 116 nominees (including duos and variety show/recurring series producers) in 14 categories. In addition, this year six performers or musicians have been cited for special “Editor's Choice Awards,” led by veteran New York cabaret stars Karen Mason and Mark Nadler who have been named “Performers of the Year.” (more...)

Lorna Luft, Steve Ross, Allan Harris and More Set for Nov 2015 Lineup at The Crazy CoqsLorna Luft, Steve Ross, Allan Harris and More Set for Nov 2015 Lineup at The Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The Crazy Coqs has announced a month of November glamour at London's most luxurious live entertainment venue.  (more...)

Phillipa Soo, Tamara Tunie & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekPhillipa Soo, Tamara Tunie & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall, Opening Night, October 13BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall, Opening Night, October 13
by Alix Cohen - Oct 17, 2015

In October 1989, four years after he founded The Mable Mercer Foundation, cabaret publicist and promoter Donald Smith launched the first Cabaret Convention at New York's Town Hall. The now four-day event eventually moved to Lincoln Center's Rose Hall, but due to renovations this year at the more uptown revue, this year's 26th Annual Convention was back at its old West 43rd Street stomping grounds. Since Donald Smith died in March 2012, the Mercer Foundation's Artistic Director and de-facto Convention Producer has been cabaret star KT Sullivan, and for Monday night's opening show she greeted the audience, in measured tempo, with the infectious enthusiasm of Cole Porter (“Another Opening, Another Show”) and Irving Berlin (“There's No Business Like Show Business”). Sullivan provided an effective, entertaining onramp to an evening that featured experienced American and European artists from cabaret and theater and relative cabaret newbies who've recently made a mark on the scene. (more...)

Lorna Luft, Steve Ross, Allan Harris and More Set for Nov 2015 Lineup at The Crazy CoqsLorna Luft, Steve Ross, Allan Harris and More Set for Nov 2015 Lineup at The Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The Crazy Coqs has announced a month of November glamour at London's most luxurious live entertainment venue.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside The First Night of The 26th New York Cabaret ConventionPhoto Coverage: Inside The First Night of The 26th New York Cabaret Convention
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 14, 2015

The Mabel Mercer  Foundation returned to The Town Hall last night for the first of 4 different concerts and BroadwayWorld will be there for all. Here are some photos from the opening night. 2015 is the twenty-sixth annual New York Cabaret Convention. (more...)

Hot House Magazine and the Metropolitan Room Present Fan-Voted Jazz Award WinnersHot House Magazine and the Metropolitan Room Present Fan-Voted Jazz Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2015

Hot House Magazine and the Metropolitan Room present 3rd Annual Fans Decision Jazz Awards Winners in which Jazz Fans Voted For Their Favorite NYC Artists. Check out the winners below! (more...)

Cabaret Convention Returning to Town HallCabaret Convention Returning to Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

It's an undeniable, outstanding, and extraordinary musical milestone, to be sure: 2015 marks the thirtieth anniversary of The Mabel Mercer Foundation! Not only has the organization survived the ongoing and vastly fluctuating public tastes in music, lyrics, and performers, it has proliferated and burgeoned in its three decades of commitment to the classic, "Great Popular Songbook" -- both past and present. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cabaret Stars and Mabel Mercer Foundation Salute a Bountiful Group of Centenary Celebrating Legends at Weill Recital HallBWW Reviews: Cabaret Stars and Mabel Mercer Foundation Salute a Bountiful Group of Centenary Celebrating Legends at Weill Recital Hall
by Alix Cohen - Jun 11, 2015

This year is the centennial of entertainment legends such as vocalists Billie Holliday and Edith Piaf, singer-actors Frank Sinatra and Alice Faye, composers Billy Strayhorn and Bart Howard, and pianist Cy Walter. In its annual tribute concert, The Mabel Mercer Foundation celebrated all these artists in 1915: It Was a Very Good Year at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, presenting a great variety of musical talent, each with a personal take. (more...)

Photo Coverage: KT Sullivan & Rex Reed Host IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEARPhoto Coverage: KT Sullivan & Rex Reed Host IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 10, 2015

Seven outstanding vocalists, songwriters, and musicians born in 1915 were honored at Weill Recital Hall on Tuesday, June 9th, at 7:30 p.m., when The Mabel Mercer Foundation presented their  annual concert, "It Was A Very Good Year." Cohosted by the Foundation's artistic director KT Sullivan and the distinguished critic Rex Reed, the one-night-only event celebrated the centennial birthdays of (alphabetically) Alice Faye, Billie Holiday, Bart Howard, Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra, Billy Strayhorn, and Cy Walter. (more...)

IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR Set for Weill Recital Hall TonightIT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR Set for Weill Recital Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Seven outstanding vocalists, songwriters, and musicians born in 1915 will be honored at Weill Recital Hall tonight, June 9th, at 7:30 p.m., when The Mabel Mercer Foundation presents the annual concert, 'It Was A Very Good Year.' Cohosted by the Foundation's artistic director KT Sullivan and the distinguished critic Rex Reed, the one-night-only event celebrates the centennial birthdays of (alphabetically) Alice Faye, Billie Holiday, Bart Howard, Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra, Billy Strayhorn, and Cy Walter. (more...)

IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR Set for Weill Recital Hall, 6/9IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR Set for Weill Recital Hall, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Seven outstanding vocalists, songwriters, and musicians born in 1915 will be honored at Weill Recital Hall on Tuesday, June 9th, at 7:30 p.m., when The Mabel Mercer Foundation presents the annual concert, "It Was A Very Good Year." Cohosted by the Foundation's artistic director KT Sullivan and the distinguished critic Rex Reed, the one-night-only event celebrates the centennial birthdays of (alphabetically) Alice Faye, Billie Holiday, Bart Howard, Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra, Billy Strayhorn, and Cy Walter. (more...)

Package Tickets to 58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival on Sale TodayPackage Tickets to 58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 18–20 go on sale today, May 15. Tickets can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499. (more...)

Package Tickets to 58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival on Sale 5/15Package Tickets to 58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival on Sale 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 18–20 go on sale Friday, May 15. Tickets can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cutting Room Hosts SinatraThonPhoto Coverage: Cutting Room Hosts SinatraThon
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 10, 2015

On Saturday May 9, the Cutting Room was the scene of the SinatraThon - billed as "day long (14 hour) marathon celebration of the Man and his Music." Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Allan Harris to Bring BLACK BAR JUKEBOX to Long Beach, 3/13Allan Harris to Bring BLACK BAR JUKEBOX to Long Beach, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

After two sold-out performances at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, soulful jazz vocalist Allan Harris will return Sunday, May 13, at 2 p.m. in Long Beach, California. (more...)

SEARCH: PAUL CLAYTON to Open at the Triad Theatre in MaySEARCH: PAUL CLAYTON to Open at the Triad Theatre in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The New York Premiere of Search: Paul Clayton a true tale of love, folk music and betrayal,will play 13 performances only at The Triad Theatre (158 West 72nd Street) beginning May 6th with opening night set for Thursday, May 7th. Search: Paul Clayton is a new play with music by Larry Mollin ('Beverly Hills 90210'), directed by Randal Myler (Tony Award nominee, It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues) with musical direction by Fred Mollin and produced by Dan Whitten and TIGER Theatricals. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: First Look at CAFE SOCIETY SWING at 59E59 TheatersPhoto Flash Exclusive: First Look at CAFE SOCIETY SWING at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host the US premiere of CAFE SOCIETY SWING, written by Alex Webb and directed by Simon Green. Produced by Richard Darbourne Ltd (producer of last season's Drama League nominated All That Fall) and The Copasetic Foundation, CAFE SOCIETY SWING begins performances on Tuesday, December 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4. Opening Night is Sunday, December 21 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM. Please note the following Holiday schedule adjustments: There is no performance on Thursday, December 25; there is an added performance on Friday, December 26 at 2 PM; the performances on December 24 and December 31 are at 6 PM. Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

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