Anita Gillette News

Melissa Errico, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Len Cariou, Penny Fuller, Lee Roy Reams & More Take Part in 54 SINGS APPLAUSE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 14, 2014

With original stars Len Cariou, Penny Fuller & Lee Roy Reams, 54 Below reunited three of the original stars of this Strouse/Adams/Comden/Green smash musical Applause, in celebration of a most cherished score. The trio reminisced and re-lived adored songs such as The Best Night of My Life, Think How It's Gonna Be & One Hallowe'en along with the amazing supporting cast. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Baltimore TheatreWorks' 41N 50W Makes UK Premiere at Southampton's SeaCity Museum, Now thru April 19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

After an initial workshop showcase at the new St. James Theatre in London and recent reading at Ken Davenport Studios in New York, which featured Tony Award nominated actress Anita Gillette, 41N 50W makes a 10 performance UK premiere at Southampton's SeaCity Museum. This new play written by Robert Neal Marshall and produced by Baltimore TheatreWorks is being presented within walking distance from where TITANIC set sail in 1912. Performances run today, April 10th - 19th at 7:30pm. A special opening night event will celebrate SeaCity museum's 2nd birthday with a portion of the evening's proceeds donated to a maritime charity. The April 14th performance will be followed by a memorial service in remembrance of souls lost on TITANIC. The British Titanic Society will also host an invited performance of the play as part of their 2014 Convention. (more...)

Alice Ripley Joins EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE On May 11!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 09, 2014

Today, we are particularly pleased and grateful to announce that Tony Award winner Alice Ripley has agreed to join the starry roster of leading ladies and gentlemen already confirmed for the event and pay tribute to the classic composer. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Joins EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE On May 11!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 08, 2014

Today, we are priveleged and humbled to announce that legendary four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway and Hollywood icon Liza Minnelli has agreed to join the starry roster of leading ladies and gentlemen already confirmed for EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE and honor the classic composer with a Styne showstopper as only she can do. (more...)

Singer Ruth Carlin to Return to The Laurie Beechman, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Singer/songwriter Ruth Carlin returns to the Laurie Beechman Theater this spring with an illuminating exploration of the eclectic repertoire of iconic folkie turned cabaret favorite, Judy Collins. 'A Light in the Window - Songs of Judy Collins.' Performances are May 17th at 7:30pm and June 12th at 7pm. The show will be directed by Scott Barnes, with accompaniment by Carlin's Musical Director, Paul Greenwood, on Piano, Dick Sarpola on bass and John Redsecker on drums. The Laurie Beechman Theater is at Westbank Cafe, 407 W. 42nd St. NYC. For reservations, call: (212) 695-6909. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE On May 11, With Gillette, Graff, Gravitte, Gonzalez, Uggams & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 04, 2014

On Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at 7:00pm, BroadwayWorld.com will continue its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting an all-star tribute concert and benefit celebrating the music of incomparable multi-award-winning composer Jule Styne, while also honoring Mother's Day, raising funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 01, 2014

Tony Award-Winner Adriane Lenox (After Midnight, Doubt), Tony Award-nominees Anita Gillette (Neil Simon's Chapter Two) & Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), Drama Desk-nominees Aaron Lazar (LES MISERABLES, A Little Night Music), Patrick Page (Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, Cyrano, the upcoming Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein), Nancy Anderson (Jolson & Company, Wonderful Town, A Class Act), and Jeffry Denman (Yank!, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) were among the many stars to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night- THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1940-1964. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from backstage with the stars below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Aaron Lazar, Patrick Page & More Perform at Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 01, 2014

Tony Award-Winner Adriane Lenox (After Midnight, Doubt), Tony Award-nominees Anita Gillette (Neil Simon's Chapter Two) & Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), Drama Desk-nominees Aaron Lazar (LES MISERABLES, A Little Night Music), Patrick Page (Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, Cyrano, the upcoming Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein), Nancy Anderson (Jolson & Company, Wonderful Town, A Class Act), and Jeffry Denman (Yank!, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) were among the many stars to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night- THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1940-1964. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

WELCOME BACK, KOTTER to Join Me-TV Lineup, Beg. 4/14
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Classic 1970s sitcom 'Welcome Back, Kotter,' which introduced the masses to The Lost Boy's playwright Ron Palillo and actor John Travolta, will join the Me-TV line-up beginning on Monday, April 14. 'Kotter,' which produced 95 episodes on ABC from 1975-79, will replace 'F Troop' in the Monday to Thursday 9:30 p.m. half-hour. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Aaron Lazar & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller Bring SIN TWISTERS to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 31, 2014

Penny Fuller and Anita Gillette return to the stage at 54 Below with SIN TWISTERS, a new evening of story and song. BroadwayWorld brings you phOtos from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards with Linda Lavin, Cady Huffman & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King's Blues club in Times Square. Winners in twenty-five categories were announced. The show was hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, multiple MAC Award winner and 2014 Nominee, Terese Genecco. The gala was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. Don Rebic served as Musical Director. Presenters included Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal and designer Bob Mackie. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King's Blues club in Times Square. Winners in twenty-five categories were announced. The show was hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, multiple MAC Award winner and 2014 Nominee, Terese Genecco. The gala was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. Don Rebic served as Musical Director. Presenters included Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal and designer Bob Mackie. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 MAC Awards Ceremony!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King's Blues club in Times Square. Winners in twenty-five categories were announced. The show was hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, multiple MAC Award winner and 2014 Nominee, Terese Genecco. The gala was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. Don Rebic served as Musical Director. Presenters included Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal and designer Bob Mackie. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Kate Baldwin, Roslyn Kind & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

This April, May and June at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Anita Gillette, Mary Lahti, Billie Roe & More Take Home 2014 Mac Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King's Blues club in Times Square. Winners in twenty-five categories were announced. The show was hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, multiple MAC Award winner and 2014 Nominee, Terese Genecco. The gala was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. Don Rebic served as Musical Director. Presenters included Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal and designer Bob Mackie. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 2014 MAC Awards, 'Screech' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 27, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Cabaret fans, rejoice! The 2014 MAC Awards are tonight at BB King's! (more...)

Long Island's Landmark On Main Street Celebrates Musical Legend ERVIN DRAKE's 95th Birthday, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

This April, legendary songwriter Ervin Drake will turn 95. A Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mr. Drake has written some of the American Songbook's most beloved classics, including: 'It Was a Very Good Year,' 'I Believe,' 'Tico Tico,' 'Quando Quando Quando,' 'Perdito' and 'Good Morning, Heartache.' 2014 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production of Drake's 'What Makes Sammy Run' (starring Steve Lawrence), which featured songs 'A Room Without Windows' and 'The Friendliest Thing.' On Friday, April 25 at 8 pm, Producer Sandi Durell, Musical Director Jon Weber, and Host Charles Grodin will lead a tribute to Ervin's illustrious career that will feature a star-studded cast of musical theater and cabaret stars (more...)

Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller Set for SIN TWISTERS at 54 Below, 3/30 & 4/1
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 25, 2014

Two notable theatrical luminaries are setting their sights on the stage of 54 Below for SIN TWISTERS, a new evening of story and song set to play at the cabaret hotspot for two encore shows. (more...)

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