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Date Of Birth:
April 29, 1899
Date Of Death:
May 24, 1974 (75)
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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for March 30-April 5, Featuring Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for March 30-April 5, Featuring Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 29, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: NAMT Songwriter Spotlight Featuring Adam Gwon, Greg Hildreth, Kate Wetherhead, & More; 54 Sings Chess; Patti LuPone: The Lady with the Torch; After Midnight Reunion Concert; and Broadway Loves Sam Smith Featuring Jeremy Jordan, Ben Platt, and More. (more...)

Elizabeth Stanley, Eliane Elias & More Set for Birdland, Week of 4/6Elizabeth Stanley, Eliane Elias & More Set for Birdland, Week of 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its chedule for April 6-12, including Eliane Elias, Elizabeth Stanley Celebrates Comden and Green featuring Andrew Rannells, Barbara Carroll, Jazz Party with Natalie Douglas and more! (more...)

April at the National Portrait Gallery Includes HUJE JAM and MoreApril at the National Portrait Gallery Includes HUJE JAM and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Below are April's events at the National Portrait Gallery. For more information, visit their website. (more...)

Jennifer Sheehan to Bring STARDUST: A NIGHT IN THE COSMOS to 54 Below, Beginning 4/23Jennifer Sheehan to Bring STARDUST: A NIGHT IN THE COSMOS to 54 Below, Beginning 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the multi-award winning performer Jennifer Sheehan in "STARDUST: A Night in the Cosmos" -- a show that goes where no show has gone before, traversing a wide spectrum of great songs and stories that trace our life-long love affair with the magnificent and mysterious night sky! (more...)

Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael to Bring IT'S ABOUT TIME to Davenport's Next MonthBeckie Menzie and Tom Michael to Bring IT'S ABOUT TIME to Davenport's Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

One of Chicago's favorite duos, After Dark Award Winners Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael, will be presenting their brand new annual April show It's About Time. Enjoy 'a joyous intoxicating hour of music,' (NY Cabaret Scenes Magazine) as the award-winning duo explores songs about the many concepts of time. (more...)

2015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 32015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Following the success of the previous two festivals, the 3rd Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival -- produced by the impresario Michael 'Misha' Katsobashvili, performer Bria Skonberg, and composer/producer Patrick Soluri (of Prohibition Productions and The Salon) -- returns to The Players this year and promises some of the biggest stars of the Hot Jazz and swing scenes in a summit of uptown and downtown talent spanning three generations. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returning to South AfricaAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returning to South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The highly acclaimed New York-based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most popular global dance companies, is planning an historic return to South Africa in September after 17 years with a robust schedule of 20 performances and a variety of educational activities for area students. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Schedule for 2015 Season, Including Programs at Lincoln Center, Paris & South AfricaAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Schedule for 2015 Season, Including Programs at Lincoln Center, Paris & South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

New York – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 10 – 21, 2015. Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season highlighted by Exodus, a world premiere from bold hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris, the company premiere of Battle's No Longer Silent, and new productions of Talley Beatty's Toccata and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison's A Case of You duet from Reminiscin'. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALL NIGHT STRUT- A JUMPIN' JIVE JAMBWW Reviews: ALL NIGHT STRUT- A JUMPIN' JIVE JAM
by Pati Buehler - Mar 23, 2015

A brick school house turned theater continues to thrive thanks to a loyal community effort. (more...)

MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra to Pay Tribute to the Music of Puerto Rico, 3/27MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra to Pay Tribute to the Music of Puerto Rico, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The multi-Grammy-nominated Manhattan School of Music AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA, conducted by Bobby Sanabria, pays tribute to LA ISLA DEL ENCANTO (PUERTO RICO) with works by Rafael Hernandez, Bobby Capo, Juan Tizol, Ricardo Pons, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Santos' monumental Puerto Rican Suite, and more! Special Guests will include members of Danza Fiesta and noted poet/performer Mariposa Fernández. (more...)

Sheila Jordan, Anita Gillette and More to Play Birdland, Week of March 30Sheila Jordan, Anita Gillette and More to Play Birdland, Week of March 30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its performances running March 30 - April 5, including Sheila Jordan with The Steve Kuhn Trio, Anita Gillette, Barbara Carroll, Michelle Walker, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Crowdfunding Campaign Announced for Caleb Quaye Rock DocumentaryCrowdfunding Campaign Announced for Caleb Quaye Rock Documentary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

GloRoc Productions is launching a dynamic crowd-funding campaign to raise funds for the completion of 'A Voice Louder Than Rock,' a documentary based on 'A Voice Louder Than Rock & Roll,' the popular 2006 autobiography by Caleb Quaye (more...)

Charles Strouse to Make UK Cabaret Debut at The Pheasantry, March 22-24Charles Strouse to Make UK Cabaret Debut at The Pheasantry, March 22-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Charles Strouse (Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, It's A Bird … It's A Plane … It's Superman) will be performing his own songs for three nights at the Pheasantry, Sunday 22nd to Tuesday 24th March 2015. This will be his first ever cabaret performance in the UK, and Bonnie Langford will appear as a special guest all three nights. (more...)

Jennifer Roberts to Return to Don't Tell Mama, 4/7 & 9Jennifer Roberts to Return to Don't Tell Mama, 4/7 & 9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

After successful shows at Judy's Chelsea and Don't Tell Mama, Jennifer Roberts is back to celebrate her love for Manhattan with two shows at New York hotspot 'Don't Tell Mama.' Musical Director Tedd Firth will join Jennifer along with bass player Ritt Henn (www.ritthenn.com) on April 7th and 9th. (more...)

Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton Come to Birdland, 4/23-25Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton Come to Birdland, 4/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club is proud to present Ms. Lisa Fischer for THREE NIGHTS ONLY, April 23-25, 2015. (more...)

Tonye Patano, Afi Bijou & More to Star in Katori Hall's THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage; All-Female Cast SetTonye Patano, Afi Bijou & More to Star in Katori Hall's THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage; All-Female Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater with the world premiere of her most personal project to date-the fierce comedy-drama The Blood Quilt. Hall is an inaugural resident playwright of Arena Stage's American Voices New Play Institute, and The Blood Quilt is one of three plays from Hall receiving world premieres around the country this season. Hall reunites with director and Howard University alumna Kamilah Forbes (artistic director of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival) following their Broadway collaboration on The Mountaintop. The Blood Quilt runs April 24-June 7, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Birdland Sets April 2015 Schedule: Sheila Jordan, Barbara Carroll & MoreBirdland Sets April 2015 Schedule: Sheila Jordan, Barbara Carroll & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its April 2015 schedule, featuring Sheila Jordan with the Steve Kuhn Trio, Ms. Lisa Fischer, Eliane Elias, James Carter Organ Trio, Barbara Carroll, The Beegie Adair Trio with Monica Ramey, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

VIDEO: T. Oliver Reid Performs 'Sophisticated Lady' & More from Cabaret ShowVIDEO: T. Oliver Reid Performs 'Sophisticated Lady' & More from Cabaret Show
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2015

In this week's New York Time's In Performance video, singer T. Oliver Reid is featured, accompanied by Lawrence Yurman on piano. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  ONE NIGHT ONLY: SUTTON FOSTER with The New York PopsBWW Reviews: ONE NIGHT ONLY: SUTTON FOSTER with The New York Pops
by Michael Dale - Mar 16, 2015

Sutton Foster displays the fine craft of musical theatre song performance. (more...)

Guitarist Thom Douvan Returns With Eclectic Release 'All Over Again'Guitarist Thom Douvan Returns With Eclectic Release 'All Over Again'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

As a followup to last year's critically acclaimed release 'Brother Brother', guitarist Thom Douvan stretches into some different territory on his new album 'All Over Again'. (more...)

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