Chris Isaacson News

Jeremy Jordan to Play Catalina Bar & Grill with Wife Ashley Spencer, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced that Broadway, film and television star Jeremy Jordan will make his Los Angeles solo concert debut on Monday, May 5 at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Jordan's special guest will be his wife, Broadway performer Ashley Spencer. There will be two shows only at 7:30pm and 10pm; cocktail and dinner service begin at 6pm for the 7:30 show and at 9pm for the 10pm show. (more...)

ZEV YAROSLAVSKY SIGNATURE SERIES and More Make Up Ford Theatres' 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission announces the Ford Theatres 2014 summer season. Presented in the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, the Ford lineup features returning favorites, exciting new additions, family friendly performances and fun interactive events. The season opens May 12 and runs through September 13. The full schedule is detailed below. Tickets can be purchased at FordTheatres.org or by calling (323) 461-3673. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan to Make LA Solo Concert Debut at Catalina Bar & Grill, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced that Broadway, film and television star Jeremy Jordan will make his Los Angeles solo concert debut on Monday, May 5 at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. There will be two shows only at 7:30pm and 10pm; cocktail and dinner service begin at 6pm. (more...)

BATS Global Markets Receives “Best Exchange Technology” for 2nd Consecutive Year at Market's Choice Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

“We are honored to be recognized for the second year in a row for delivering excellence in exchange technology,” said Chris Isaacson, Chief Information Officer of BATS Global Markets. “We remain committed to further innovation and technological advancement and thank the industry and Markets Media for the award.” (more...)

BATS Global Markets Announces Combined Executive Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

As previously announced, Joe Ratterman will remain BATS Global Markets CEO with William O'Brien joining as President. Mr. Ratterman, a co-founder of the company, and Mr. O'Brien, who joined Direct Edge as CEO in 2007, will remain based in Kansas City and New York, respectively. They will also serve as two members of the recently formed BATS Executive Committee, a group which will also include (in alphabetical order): (more...)

InDepth InterView: Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo Talk JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT 2014 Tour, SAMSON & DELILAH At 54 Below, New EP & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 27, 2014

Today we are talking to a terrifically talented twosome who have found success sharing the stage both in entertainment endeavors and in life itself - real-life triple-threat couple Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo. Discussing many details of their two upcoming major musical productions - first, a special live concert presentation of the new musical SAMSON & DELILAH at cool NYC cabaret venue 54 Below, followed by the release of the concept album; as well as the upcoming new national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's classic family-friendly Biblically-themed musical JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, kicking off in a few short weeks - Young and DeGarmo share their passion for the arts and their unwavering commitment to their craft. Furthermore, the attractive and fit duo share how they are preparing for their upcoming Biblical roles and how they first became involved with the respective projects themselves. Additionally, both shed some light on their notable AMERICAN IDOL heydays, sharing backstage stories from the intriguing list of credits on their impressive resumes thus far. Plus, DeGarmo shares thoughts on the many in-development musicals she has had a hand in developing, from Sheryl Crow's forthcoming DINER to the similarly screen-to-stage adaptation of JAWBREAKER, not to mention her memorable work in the recent revisal version of CARRIE and more. As if all of that were not enough, Young and DeGarmo also recount memories of starring on Broadway together in HAIR as well as reflect on their turns in GREASE and HAIRSPRAY, while also casting a glance back at some favorite early roles, as well. Everything mentioned plus first news on the couple's new self-penned EP titled YOUNG & FREE as well as much more awaits in this career-spanning conversation with two of musical theatre's most popular and affable modern stars! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Broadway Actress/Singer Laura Benanti Charms Catalina Bar & Grill
by Don Grigware - Jan 13, 2014

Beautiful actress/singer Laura Benanti, Tony Award winner for Gypsy, performed at 54 Below in New York during 2013, and the live concert was recorded on Broadway Records. To celebrate the release of the CD entitled In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention, Chris Isaacson Presents booked Benanti into the Catalina Bar & Grill on Thursday January 9, and the show immediately sold out. As a result, an additional concert was scheduled for Wednesday January 8, which also sold out. Why such a fuss over Laura Benanti, you may ask? The answer is simple. Apart from the fact that this is her Los Angeles debut, let's add that like Audra McDonald, Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, this lady is a sensational singer with an incomparable range, and as the title of the album suggests, she is totally worthy of the highest form of attention. In her 75-minute set, which included just about every song on the album, she also proved what a winning charm and sense of humor she possesses! Like Patti LuPone before her, Laura Benanti has a precious wit that can only be experienced to its fullest in this kind of environment, namely a cabaret setting. She let her hair down and she was...GREAT! Outstanding musicians Kevin Axt was on bass, Ray Brinker on drums, Andrew Synowiec on guitar and virtuoso musical arranger and director Todd Almond also dueted with Benanti a couple of times during the set on pieces he had arranged or composed. (more...)

Laura Benanti's IN CONSTANT SEARCH OF THE RIGHT KIND OF ATTENTION Set for Catalina Bar & Grill Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced that Tony Award-winning Broadway star Laura Benanti will make her Los Angeles solo concert debut in January. The show celebrates the West Coast release of her first album 'In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention,' which USA Today named 'Pick of the Week' and TV Guide called 'A must-have.' With musical direction and arrangements by Todd Almond, there will be one show only tonight, January 9, 2014 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Cocktail and dinner service begin at 7pm. (more...)

Laura Benanti Plays Second Show at Catalina Bar & Grill Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

By overwhelming demand, Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced the addition of a second show as Tony Award-winning Broadway star Laura Benanti makes her Los Angeles solo concert debut in January. The show celebrates the West Coast release of her first album 'In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention,' which USA Today named 'Pick of the Week' and TV Guide called 'A must-have.' With musical direction and arrangements by Todd Almond, there will now be two shows - tonight, January 8 and Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Cocktail and dinner service begin at 7pm. (more...)

Laura Benanti Adds Second Show at Catalina Bar & Grill, 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

By overwhelming demand, Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced the addition of a second show as Tony Award-winning Broadway star Laura Benanti makes her Los Angeles solo concert debut in January. The show celebrates the West Coast release of her first album "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention," which USA Today named "Pick of the Week" and TV Guide called "A must-have." With musical direction and arrangements by Todd Almond, there will now be two shows - Wednesday, January 8 and Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Cocktail and dinner service begin at 7pm. (more...)

Laura Benanti's IN CONSTANT SEARCH OF THE RIGHT KIND OF ATTENTION Set for Catalina Bar & Grill, 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced that Tony Award-winning Broadway star Laura Benanti will make her Los Angeles solo concert debut in January. The show celebrates the West Coast release of her first album "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention," which USA Today named "Pick of the Week" and TV Guide called "A must-have." With musical direction and arrangements by Todd Almond, there will be one show only on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Cocktail and dinner service begin at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Actor/Singer Danny Gurwin Offers Dynamite Nostalgic Concert Evening for GLEH
by Don Grigware - Nov 18, 2013

Presented by Upright Cabaret (led by Chris Isaacson) which brings the best of Broadway and pop once a month to GLEH (Gay Lesbian Elder Housing) on Ivar in Hollywood in the form of a charitable concert to raise awareness of GLEH through song. (more...)

Laura Dickinson, Danny Gurwin & More Set for Upright Cabaret's GLEH Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Beginning every 3rd Friday, June 23 through November 15, 2013 at 7:00PM - GLEH (Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing) and Chris Isaacson PRESENTS are thrilled to announce a monthly charitable cabaret series! Fridays just got more fabulous at Triangle Square/Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing (GLEH) with Upright Cabaret. Party past your prime (and maybe your bedtime!) as our hot recording artists belt the best of Broadway and decades worth of divas - all your gay favorites, aged to perfection. (more...)

Sam Harris Joins Lillias White in A WOMAN ON LOVE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

Tonight, June 10 at 8:30pm, Chris Isaacson & Upright Cabaret will welcome Tony Award-nominee Sam Harris, joining Emmy & Tony Award-winner Lillias White as special guest in her new show A Woman On Love at Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Calif. (more...)

Tony Nominee Sam Harris to Join Lillias White in A WOMAN ON LOVE, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2013

On Mon, June 10 at 8:30pm, Chris Isaacson & Upright Cabaret will welcome Tony Award-nominee Sam Harris, joining Emmy & Tony Award-winner Lillias White as special guest in her new show A Woman On Love at Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Calif. (more...)

Keith David to Join Lillias White Onstage in A WOMAN ON LOVE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2013

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced that Keith David will join Broadway diva and Tony Award-winner Lillias White's new show, A WOMAN ON LOVE, at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood tonight. There will be two performances only, on Mondays, June 3 and 10 at 8:30pm, with cocktail and dinner service beginning at 6:30pm. The June 10 show also marks the second anniversary of The Night After The Tonys, a tradition begun in 2012 by Ms. White and Upright Cabaret. (more...)

Lillias White's A WOMAN ON LOVE with Michael Orland Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2013

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced that American Idol's Michael Orland will be the musical director for the West Coast club return of Broadway diva and Tony Award-winner Lillias White's new show, A Woman On Love, at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. There will be two performances only, on Mondays, tonight, June 3 and the 10th at 8:30pm, with cocktail and dinner service beginning at 6:30pm. The June 10 show also marks the second anniversary of The Night After The Tonys, a tradition begun in 2012 by Ms. White and Upright Cabaret. (more...)

Lillias White Brings A WOMAN ON LOVE to Catalina Jazz Club Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2013

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret present the West Coast club return of Broadway diva and Tony Award-winner Lillias White in her new show, A Woman On Love, at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. There will be two performances only, on Mondays, tonight, June 3 and 10 at 8:30pm, with cocktail and dinner service beginning at 6:30pm. The June 10 show also marks the second anniversary of The Night After The Tonys, a tradition begun in 2012 by Ms. White and Upright Cabaret. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Broadway Vet Shoshana Bean Sings Final Free Concert at Americana at Brand, 6/2
by Michael L. Quintos - May 31, 2013

What happens when you cram together the star quality of Barbra, the riffs of Beyonce, Whitney, and Mariah, the sass of Stevie, and the deep, emotional soul of Aretha? You get Broadway star and old-school soul revivalist Shoshana Bean. A gifted powerhouse vocalist, Ms. Bean is one of those entertainers you just have to listen to live on a stage. When she sings, it's not just a performance---it's a full-bodied experience. Bean will perform one final free outdoor concert at the Americana at Brand on Sunday, June 2, from 3-6pm. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL's Michael Orland to Join Lillias White for A WOMAN ON LOVE, 6/3 & 10
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced that American Idol's Michael Orland will be the musical director for the West Coast club return of Broadway diva and Tony Award-winner Lillias White's new show, A Woman On Love, at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. There will be two performances only, on Mondays, June 3 and 10 at 8:30pm, with cocktail and dinner service beginning at 6:30pm. The June 10 show also marks the second anniversary of The Night After The Tonys, a tradition begun in 2012 by Ms. White and Upright Cabaret. (more...)

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