Blossom Dearie News

Ann Hampton Callaway to Release New Christmas Album This FallAnn Hampton Callaway to Release New Christmas Album This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS is a new collection of Christmas songs interpreted by multiplatinum-selling singer, Tony nominated actress, pianist and leading champion of the American songbook, Ann Hampton Callaway, with lyrics by two-time Emmy® Award winner William Schermerhorn, and featuring twenty-nine of the world's best jazz musicians, including Five Play, New York Voices, Hubert Laws, Claudio Roditi, Gerald Albright, The Ted Rosenthal Trio and more. The recording will be released on Friday, October 9 by the MCG Jazz record label (Marty Ashby, producer). (more...)

BWW Review: MARK NADLER IN A NUTSHELL Brought The House DownBWW Review: MARK NADLER IN A NUTSHELL Brought The House Down
by Barry Lenny - Aug 14, 2015

Mark Nadler showed just what can be done with a fine piano. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STACEY KENT Infuses Birdland With Sublime Sambas and Bossa NovasBWW Reviews: STACEY KENT Infuses Birdland With Sublime Sambas and Bossa Novas
by Alix Cohen - Jul 23, 2015

Watching Stacey Kent perform Portuguese music with her producer, writer, arranger, and saxophonist Jim Tomlinson (who also happens to be her husband), and her band has got to be the next best thing to actually being in Brazil. As she exhibited last night at Birdland for two shows, Kent gets this genre perhaps better than any other contemporary American performer. She performs with palpable sensitivity and infectious joie de viere. Translated songs or those written by Tomlinson with such collaborators as author Kazu Ishiguro and poet Antonio Ladeira are phrased with deep romanticism and offered with refreshingly unfussy brio. (more...)

Broadway's Ann Hampton Callaway to Guest Star In Gay Men's Chorus of S. Fla, 6/27Broadway's Ann Hampton Callaway to Guest Star In Gay Men's Chorus of S. Fla, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Ann Hampton Callaway, star of Broadway and television, will join with the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida for Street of Dreams, the chorus' June 27 concert, to be held at 8 p.m. in Bailey Hall at Broward College's Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, in Davie, FL. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway to Join Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida for Concert in JuneAnn Hampton Callaway to Join Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida for Concert in June
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

 Ann Hampton Callaway, star of Broadway and television, will join with the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida for Street of Dreams, the chorus' June 27 concert, to be held at 8 p.m. in Bailey Hall at Broward College's Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, in Davie, FL. (more...)

Jaye Maynard in 'BIRD AMONGST THE BLOSSOM' Set for Etcetera Etcetera Restaurant, 4/28Jaye Maynard in 'BIRD AMONGST THE BLOSSOM' Set for Etcetera Etcetera Restaurant, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

PlaidBird Productions in Association with The Mark Janas Salon: Blossom's Birthday: Jaye Maynard in 'Bird Amongst the Blossom-A Tribute to the First Blossom Dearie Songbook' (more...)

Rick McKay Remembers Recently Departed Julie WilsonRick McKay Remembers Recently Departed Julie Wilson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported this morning, stage, screen, and cabaret star Julie Wilson passed away yesterday, April 5, from complications from two recent stokes. She was 90 years old. Rick McKay, the producer/director of Rick McKay's Broadway: The Golden Age Film Trilogy, recently took to Facebook to bid farewell to his friend: (more...)

Ari Silverstein to Host THE ENCORE SERIES at Cafe Noctombulo and More at Pangea RestaurantAri Silverstein to Host THE ENCORE SERIES at Cafe Noctombulo and More at Pangea Restaurant
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Ari Silverstein Hosts The Encore Series at Cafe Noctombulo in Pangea Restaurant 178 Second Ave. Between 11 and 12th Street. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Will Friedwald's CLIP JOINT Has Become One of New York's Most Entertaining Open SecretsBWW Reviews: Will Friedwald's CLIP JOINT Has Become One of New York's Most Entertaining Open Secrets
by Alix Cohen - Jan 31, 2015

This past Thursday night, a group of die-hard music enthusiasts, vocalists, and musicians packed a private home in Chelsea for the latest iteration of Will Friedwald's Clip Joint. The monthly series, which was launched in the summer of 2013 by the Wall Street Journal columnist, night crawler, and music historian who has authored of eight books on music and popular culture, screens highly curated musical performance on film and video with every third session promoted as an “extravaganza,” additionally featuring live performers. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Will Friedwald Presents Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, Polly Bergen & More at Clip JointPhoto Coverage: Will Friedwald Presents Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, Polly Bergen & More at Clip Joint
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 30, 2015

Last night Cabaret aficionados gathered at 'Clip Joint' to see and hear rare footage of performances by Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, Polly Bergen, Edith Piaf, Blossom Dearie, and many others. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stacy Sullivan Honors Piano Jazz Legend Marian McPartland With Enchanting and Enlightening Performance at Don't Tell MamaBWW Reviews: Stacy Sullivan Honors Piano Jazz Legend Marian McPartland With Enchanting and Enlightening Performance at Don't Tell Mama
by Billie Roe - Nov 30, 2014

Stacy Sullivan tells the audience she became interested in Marian McPartland when she was asked to sing at her memorial in 2013. With her show last Saturday night at Don't Tell Mama, On The Air: Songs for Marian McPartland (which enjoyed a late September run of four shows at the York Theatre), the multi MAC-award winning Sullivan has created a beautifully crafted, biographically-driven show featuring the original music, the history, and the life of a jazz icon, who was best known for hosting Piano Jazz on National Public Radio from 1978-2011. Now Stacy Sullivan has made us all interested in the amazing Marian McPartland. (more...)

Jaye Maynard's 'BIRD AMONGST THE BLOSSOM' Plays Don't Tell Mama TonightJaye Maynard's 'BIRD AMONGST THE BLOSSOM' Plays Don't Tell Mama Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

PlaidBird Productions will present Jaye Maynard in 'Bird Amongst the Blossom - A Tribute to the First Blossom Dearie Songbook' tonight, October 17th at Don't Tell Mama in NYC. House opens at 9:00pm; the show starts at 9:30pm. (more...)

Jaye Maynard's 'BIRD AMONGST THE BLOSSOM' to Play Don't Tell Mama, 10/17Jaye Maynard's 'BIRD AMONGST THE BLOSSOM' to Play Don't Tell Mama, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

PlaidBird Productions will present Jaye Maynard in 'Bird Amongst the Blossom - A Tribute to the First Blossom Dearie Songbook' on Friday, October 17th at Don't Tell Mama in NYC. House opens at 9:00pm; the show starts at 9:30pm. (more...)

Tony DeSare, Isabel Rose, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this WeekTony DeSare, Isabel Rose, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Coming up this week, 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, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Helene Yorke in Helene Yorke: My Blossom Dearie tonight, September 29th, 2014 at 7pm. Helene presents an evening of Blossom Dearie's trademark restrained jazz sound with a dash of her girlish, whimsical, tightly woven swing. Sexy, chic and subtle, this storyteller and blues singer's arrangements are some of the most overlooked. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Helene Yorke in Helene Yorke: My Blossom Dearie on Monday September 29th, 2014 at 7pm. Helene presents an evening of Blossom Dearie's trademark restrained jazz sound with a dash of her girlish, whimsical, tightly woven swing. Sexy, chic and subtle, this storyteller and blues singer's arrangements are some of the most overlooked. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming MonthsChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a 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...)

LOVE & LAUGHTER: ERIN AND HER CELLO Celebrates CD Release at Joe's Pub TonightLOVE & LAUGHTER: ERIN AND HER CELLO Celebrates CD Release at Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Once upon a time there was a girl in Idaho who loved to play both her cello, and basketball. Sadly, games on the courts clashed with orchestra concerts, and eventually she was forced to choose between the two. The instrument won. She quit the high school team and marched into the future. She still has her cello, her voice, and now Erin and Her Cellois putting out her second album, Petits Bisous (released today, July 31st, 2014). (more...)

Molly Ringwald Returns to Rockwell Table & Stage TonightMolly Ringwald Returns to Rockwell Table & Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

In celebration of one year since the release of her debut CD entitled 'Except Sometimes' on Concord Records, Molly Ringwald who launched her CD release at Rockwell last year and has since performed over 150 concerts in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and widely across the United States in major Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers and Jazz Festivals. Back by popular demand Ringwald performs live in Hollywood for the third of three Tuesdays, tonight, July 15th at Rockwell Table & Stage. (more...)

The Cabaret at the Columbia Club Kicks Off 2014 Season Today with Cheyenne JacksonThe Cabaret at the Columbia Club Kicks Off 2014 Season Today with Cheyenne Jackson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Cabaret's 2014 Summer/Fall season kicks off today, July 11th with star of Broadway, Glee and 30 Rock, Cheyenne Jackson in his acclaimed show, Cheyenne Jackson's Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era. (more...)

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