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by Stephen Sorokoff - May 29, 2014

Photo Coverage: Megan Hilty Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 28, 2014

Having garnered acclaim for performances on stage and screen,Megan Hilty makes her Cafe Carlyle debut in a two-week engagement, now through June 7. She performs songs from the television show 'Smash,' in which she starred, as well as selections from American Songbook and jazz standards. Hilty is joined by Music Director Matt Cusson on piano, Brian Gallagher on guitar, Ryan Hoagland on percussion and Dennis Keefe on bass. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Nick Ziobro Celebrates Album Release at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 23, 2014

Michael Feinstein joined Nick Ziobro, the 17 year-old pop/jazz vocal sensation, as a special guest for his CD release concert at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street in Manhattan) last night, May 22 at 6:00 PM. The CD's all-star band - led by Tedd Firth and featuring music Jay Leonhart on bass, Ray Marchica on drums, Brian Pareschi on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Marc Phaneuf on saxophone and clarinet - also joined the concert. Nick's debut album A Lot of Livin' to Do is produced by Michael Feinstein, the two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated vocalist, pianist and musicologist. Tickets - which include a complimentary CD - are $20 with an additional $10 minimum. VisitBirdlandJazz.com for more information. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pianist Jon Weber Plays the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 22, 2014

Jon Weber one of the most prominent music directors in New York cabaret performed his one man show at the Metropolitan Room last night. The acclaimed Milwaukee born Jazz pianist and composer lectured and played a program which demonstrated how jazz piano evolved over the last 115 years. From Scott Joplin to Keith Jarrett Mr. Weber recreated the sounds and styles of the various pianists and showed how they influenced piano jazz over the years. Jon is the host of Piano Jazz with Jon Weber on National Public Radio and his recent album titled Simple Complex features his own compositions. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ian Finkel Partners with More4Many for Book Launch!
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 21, 2014

Regarded as the World's Greatest Xylophone virtuoso, Ian Finkel (www.ianfinkel.com) expands his creative reach by partnering with More4Many books as they publish three works of fiction. The partnership was celebrated on Tuesday, May 20 at the Davis Room at The Warwick Hotel (65 West 54 Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hal Linden Plays Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 21, 2014

Tony award-winning actor/performer Hal Linden returns to the New York stage for six performances with his 'Hal Linden Live in Concert' cabaret style, big-band classics inspired live show at Manhattan's Cafe Carlyle - 35 East 76th Street, NY, NY 10075 - now though May 24th. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you coverage from last night's show! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Yankee Stadium from the 'Bosses' Box
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 19, 2014

Seeing great artists perform in great venues with great friends is my usual activity. Sunday afternoon was no different. The venue, Yankee Stadium. The artists, The New York Yankees. The friends. Haley Swindal (actor, singer, and granddaughter of George Steinbrenner, the man that built the place). Steve Tyrell (handsome singer extraordinaire, fresh from his recently completed sold out Carlyle engagement). Jamie deRoy, supreme friend, Broadway Producer/entertainer (taking time out from counting all the nominations her shows have gathered). And of course, best friend for 44 years EDa Sorokoff. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night Arrivals for TOO MUCH SUN at Vineyard Theatre
by Walter McBride - May 19, 2014

TOO MUCH SUN - the newest play by Nicky Silver - plays through June 22 at the Vineyard Theatre(108 E. 15 St.). Mark Brokaw directs the cast starring the Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin(BROADWAY BOUND, 'Alice'), joined by Ken Barnett (WONDERFUL TOWN, AND BABY MAKES SEVEN), Richard Bekins (TARTUFFE, LOVE! VALOR! COMPASSION!), Matt Dellapina (OUTSIDE PEOPLE, DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY), Matt Dickson (WAR HORSE, COAST OF UTOPIA) andJennifer Westfeldt (THE LIBRARY, Kissing Jessica Stein). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mandy Gonzalez Returns to 54 Below with LOVE, ALL WAYS
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 16, 2014

Mandy Gonzalez, back by popular demand, returned to 54 Below last night, May 15 (9:30PM), in Love, All Ways- A Musical Retrospective of Triumph and Hilarity. Gonzalez, star of Broadway's Wicked, In the Heights, Lennon and more,performed an unforgettable evening of great music and hilarity, all revolving around love and its crazy themes and variations. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: NJPAC Announces 2014-15 Season
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 15, 2014

Surprise, surprise. It was an evening of 'who-knew?' for the 200-plus guests at the announcement of NJPAC's 2014-15 season in the nightclub-y Chase Room. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Fran Drescher, Christopher Sieber & More Celebrate Reopening of Tavern on the Green
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2014

The newly restored Tavern on the Green, located in Central Park just west of the Sheep Meadow near 67th Street, just celebrated its historic re-opening last night, May 12. The new Tavern on the Green, with executive chef Katy Sparks at the helm, serves Contemporary American cuisine with global influences offering a new take on a Park dining establishment serving all New Yorkers and visitors to Central Park. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the historic event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Faith Prince, Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer & More Sing Fanny Brice at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 05, 2014

Funny girl, singular talent, American icon. Fanny Brice hit stardom in the 1920s and, almost a century later, still inspires the public imagination. Continuing tonight, May 5, Lyrics & Lyricists pays tribute to Fanny with Ziegfeld Girl: The Many Faces of Fanny Brice, a night of songs she put on the Broadway map, led by artistic director Ted Sperling, music director of the smash 2008 Broadway revival of South Pacific. Vocalists Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer, Faith Prince and Clarke Thorell sing classics like 'Second Hand Rose' and 'My Man'-as well as songs she inspired in Funny Girl. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Return to Bemelmans Bar
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 05, 2014

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, welcomes Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch back to Bemelmans Bar for an extended Sunday night residency. The upcoming performances will build upon their recent run of shows in the intimate, storied New York City lounge, favorites not only of music fans and critics, but also of fellow artists. Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch shows are a place where some of the city's foremost entertainers go to commune with their own-and sometimes sit-in for a song or two-on their nights off. The pair will be at Bemelmanswith their evening of swinging standards Sunday nights, through May 25. (more...)

Photo Coverage: TOMMY TUNE Closing Night at the Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 04, 2014

Tommy Tune, the nine-time Tony Award-winning singer/actor/dancer, made his Cafe Carlyle debut with More Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales. The show featured Musical Director Michael Biagi on piano and closed yesterday, May 3. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the closing night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lillias White Brings THE WHITE EFFECT to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 02, 2014

Running through May 3 at 54 Below is The Lillias White Effect, starring Tony Award & Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Dreamgirls, Fela, 'Hercules') in her 54 Below solo concert debut. In this brand new concert, audiences can expect to hear the music of Jerry Herman, Frank Loesser, Stephen Sondheim, Cy Coleman and more. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Celebrates AFTER MIDNIGHT's Tony Nominations
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 30, 2014

In the glow of its seven TonyŽ Award nominations, including one for Best Musical, Broadway legendTommy Tune threw a party to celebrate the show's success. Check out photos from the big event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: New York Pops' 31st Birthday Gala Afterparty - Patti LuPone, Nathan Lane & More!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 29, 2014

The New York Pops marked its 31st birthday with a grand gala evening last night, celebrating the work of composer, lyricist, and arranger Marc Shaiman and director, lyricist, and writer Scott Wittman, as well as the leadership and mentorship work of corporate honoree Paul J. Massey, Jr., CEO and Founding Partner of Massey Knakal Realty Services. Gala Co-Chairs include Neil Heilberg, Todd Korren, William C. Montana, and James A. Read. Serving as Honorary Co-Chairs for the event are stars Matthew Broderick, Debra Messing, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the afterparty, featuring guests Patti LuPone, Nathan Lane, Andrea Martin and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Plays Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 23, 2014

Tommy Tune, the nine-time Tony Award-winning singer/actor/dancer, will make his Cafe Carlyle debut with More Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales, through May 3. The show features Musical Director Michael Biagi on piano. BroadwayWord brings you photos from his concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway Return to 54 Below with SIBLING REVELRY
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 17, 2014

Ann Hampton Callawayand Liz Callaway return to 54 Below with SIBLING RIVERLRY, continuing through April 19. The show is a loosely-based musical autobiography outlining their lives from their childhood in Chicago, to their move to New York City, to the ever-continuing adventures of their luminous careers. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lucie Arnaz Brings SPRING IS HERE to Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 16, 2014

As the daughter of one of show business' most prominent couples, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Emmy Award-winning singer/actress Lucie Arnaz has forged a distinct career of her own. She has had starring roles on Broadway, television and film, and has won awards including an Emmy, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. She brings her new show, Spring is Here, to The Carlyle for a limited five-night engagement, through April 19. (more...)

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