Barbara Fasano News

12 Ladies to Salute Author James Gavin at The Met Room12 Ladies to Salute Author James Gavin at The Met Room
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

James Gavin, author of the definitive cabaret history Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of New York Cabaret as well as acclaimed biographies of Peggy Lee, Chet Baker, and Lena Horne, will be honored at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St. on May 17, as part of its This Is Your Night series of tributes to cabaret movers and shakers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gabrielle Stravelli in ON THE ROAD AGAIN at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Gabrielle Stravelli in ON THE ROAD AGAIN at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present jazz singer Gabrielle Stravelli in "On The Road Again" on Monday, April 11.  With a band that included Art Hirahara on piano, Pat O'Leary on bass, Eric Halvorson on drums and Scott Robinson on sax, 'On the Road Again' featured songs Stravelli has collected and composed in travels as varied as a US State Department-sponsored international tour, headlining the Eleuthera Jazz Festival in the Bahamas and a nine-month European tour of Hair.  The show showcased Stravelli's signature mix of eclectic influences including international folk songs, jazz standards, fresh arrangements of pop and musical theater, original compositions from her forthcoming CD release and a preview of her new Willie Nelson tribute 'City Girl, Country Boy'. (more...)

BOSSABRASIL, Ann Hampton Callaway, Laura Osnes and More Set for Birdland This MayBOSSABRASIL, Ann Hampton Callaway, Laura Osnes and More Set for Birdland This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its May 2016 schedule, featuring: BOSSABRASIL, Ann Hampton Callaway, Iris Williams, Laura Osnes, Eliane Elias, Bill Charlap Trio, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Birdland Big Band, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Lesli Margherita & More Set for CABARET CARES Gala, Honoring BC/EFALesli Margherita & More Set for CABARET CARES Gala, Honoring BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

It has been 10 years since MAC and Bistro Award-winning producer, Joseph Macchia, founded of the 501c3 non-profit, Help Is On The Way Today. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 30th Annual MAC Awards!Photo Coverage: Inside the 30th Annual MAC Awards!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 31, 2016

At a ceremony held earlier this week in New York, the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs announced the winners of the 2016 MAC Awards. A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Amanda McBroom. Also honored with a Board of Directors award was Maryann Lopinto. Jamie deRoy received the Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Award on behalf of her work with The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy & Friends Cabaret Initiative. Sally Darling received the Hanson Award. The show was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, with musical direction by Matt Baker. (more...)

Breaking News: 2016 MAC Award Cabaret Winners Announced!Breaking News: 2016 MAC Award Cabaret Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

At a ceremony held last night in New York, the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs announced the winners of the 2016 MAC Awards. A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Amanda McBroom.  Also honored with a Board of Directors award was Maryann Lopinto.  Jamie deRoy received the Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Award on behalf of her work with The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy & Friends Cabaret Initiative.  Sally Darling received the Hanson Award. The show was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, with musical direction by Matt Baker. (more...)

Cabaret at Bridge Street Theatre to Continue with Eric Michael Gillett, 4/1Cabaret at Bridge Street Theatre to Continue with Eric Michael Gillett, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

'Words & Music: The Songbook Series', a four-program line-up of stellar cabaret entertainment curated by Tom Andersen, kicks off in Catskill on April 1 with five-time MAC Award winner Eric Michael Gillet in 'Man About Town: The Wit and Wisdom of Noel Coward'. This stylish and sophisticated evening will be presented at 8:00pm in Bridge Street Theatre's intimate 'Speakeasy', located at 44 West Bridge Street in the Village of Catskill. (more...)

A CAVALCADE OF CABARET Set for Barnes & Noble, 3/11A CAVALCADE OF CABARET Set for Barnes & Noble, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs and The Bistro Awards join together in celebration of March is Cabaret Month to present a FREE event. (more...)

2016 MAC Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for BB King's Next Month!2016 MAC Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for BB King's Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs has just announced the 2016 MAC Award nominees and complete list of honorees for the 30th Annual MAC Awards. (more...)

Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre Announces Ambitious 2016 SeasonCatskill's Bridge Street Theatre Announces Ambitious 2016 Season
by Louisa Brady - Feb 14, 2016

Following a short winter hiatus, Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre is now ready to spring back into action. With a new marquee providing greater visibility to travelers along the West Bridge Street corridor and continuing improvements to its interior spaces, 2016 promises to be even more seriously entertaining at what one reviewer has called "the ballsiest theater in the region." (more...)

BWW Review: Barbara Fasano Is Busy Being Glorious During Show Celebrating Her New CD Release at BirdlandBWW Review: Barbara Fasano Is Busy Being Glorious During Show Celebrating Her New CD Release at Birdland
by Alix Cohen - Dec 12, 2015

Birdland was abuzz this past Thursday night in celebration of Barbara Fasano's fresh-off-the-press CD, Busy Being Free. Industry types table-hopped among civilians--they know a good thing when they hear it--as anticipation swelled. Gift wrapped in tapestry blue, Fasano was accompanied by three of the six excellent musicians on her recording: Musical Director/Pianist/Arranger John di Martino, with Boris Koslov on bass, and Vince Cherico on drums. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Features Homage to ANY WEDNESDAY Cabaret Series
by - Dec 3, 2015

Urban Stages Founder and Artistic Director Frances Hill and Producer Peter Napolitano last night officially launched the 2015 'Winter Rhythms,' a 20-shows-in 11-days festival featuring more than 100 star cabaret performers and musicians. The opening night show was ANY WEDNESDAY SINGS AGAIN, an homage to the old cabaret series favorite, ANY WEDNESDAY, which was a popular CD release concert series from June 2005 (the first show featured Ann Hampton Callaway) to late 2011 and was staged at Tower Records and then Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Center.  (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...)

Eliane Elias, Daniel Reichard and More Coming Up at Birdland This DecemberEliane Elias, Daniel Reichard and More Coming Up at Birdland This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for December 7 - 13, including Eliane Elias, Daniel Reichard, Birdland Big Band, and more! (more...)

Lesli Margherita, A SWINGIN' BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS and More Set for Birdland This DecemberLesli Margherita, A SWINGIN' BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS and More Set for Birdland This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its December 2015 schedule, featuring Saxophone Summit: Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman and Greb Osby, Eliane Elias, The Birdland Big Band, Lesli Margherita, Swingin' Birdland Christmas, Freddy Cole, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more! (more...)

Original Cast of OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION Celebrates 15th Anniversary Starting TonightOriginal Cast of OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION Celebrates 15th Anniversary Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION, the critically acclaimed musical saluting and honoring the music of Frank Sinatra, will mark its 15th Anniversary (2000-2015) and celebrate the Centennial (1915-2015) of one of our greatest American vocalists in a return engagement of the award-winning production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar Do a DOUBLE TAKE at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar Do a DOUBLE TAKE at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Broadway's Sally Mayes with cabaret's Jeff Harnar in a new duo concert, 'Double Take' on Monday, November 9. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

URBAN STAGES Announces 20 Shows & 100-Plus Broadway and Cabaret Stars for 12-Day WINTER RHYTHMS 2015, December, 2-13URBAN STAGES Announces 20 Shows & 100-Plus Broadway and Cabaret Stars for 12-Day WINTER RHYTHMS 2015, December, 2-13
by Stephen Hanks - Oct 29, 2015

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, Peter Napolitano, Producer/Director of Musical Programming) today announced the line-up for this year's Award-Winning Musical event WINTER RHYTHMS 2015, which will begin Wednesday, December 2 and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through December 13, 2015 at Urban Stages Theatre. WINTER RHYTHMS 2015 marks the seventh year that Urban Stages has brought noted musical artists to its stage during the holiday period. The mission of Winter Rhythms is to bring the talents of known and unknown singers, musicians, lyricists and composers to the attention of the New York theater community while performing at Urban Stages Theater. Winner of the 2015 Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Series MAC Award, WINTER RHYTHMS benefits Urban Stages' acclaimed Outreach Program, which brings more than 200 free “arts in education” presentations to libraries and schools throughout the five boroughs. This year's event features 20 shows and more than 100 artists. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Tony Sheldon & More Set for Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS 2015Klea Blackhurst, Tony Sheldon & More Set for Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Urban Stages announces the line-up for this year's Award Winning Musical event WINTER RHYTHMS 2015, which will begin Wednesday, December 2and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through December 13, 2015 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30thStreet, just East of 8th Avenue). Tickets are $25 per show and may be purchased by visiting urbanstages.org or by calling (866) 811-4111. For complete schedule information, visit urbanstages.org. (more...)

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