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Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin with Billy Stritch Bring STARTING OVER to Provincetown's The Crown & AnchorPhoto Coverage: Linda Lavin with Billy Stritch Bring STARTING OVER to Provincetown's The Crown & Anchor
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 4, 2015

Rick Murray and The Crown & Anchor presented Tony and Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin to a wildly enthusiastic Provincetown audience last night and Broadwayworld's Stephen Sorokoff was there. In her cabaret show titled Starting Over, Linda with her musical directer Billy Stritch (who also supplied vocals) brought the packed Crown and Anchor Cabaret Room to it's feet many times during their exciting performance.  Also receiving a standing ovation was Jazz Violinist Aaron Weinstein who is a mainstay in Linda's act.  Jazz guitarist Ron Affif, bassist Steve Doyle and husband Steve Bakunas on drums and vocals executed Billy Stritch's magical arrangements perfectly.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Perform BROADWAY AND BEYOND at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Perform BROADWAY AND BEYOND at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 28, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presented Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley in Broadway and Beyond on last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Broadway's Golden Couple shared their favorite songs from the Broadway musicals they've starred in along with selections from the Great American Songbook." (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of A LITTLE MORE ALIVE at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of A LITTLE MORE ALIVE at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 23, 2015

Last night the Barrington Stage Company Musical Theatre Lab presented the East Coast Premiere of Nick Blaemire's A Little More Alive on the St. Germain Stage of the Sydelle & Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center and Broadwayworld was there. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alysha Umphress Plays Mr. Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Alysha Umphress Plays Mr. Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 21, 2015

Alysha Umphress has a special relationship with Barrington Stage Company and William Finn so it wasn't a surprise that on her day off  from On The Town she came to Pittsfield and sang in Mr. Finn's Cabaret.  It also wasn't a surprise the demand for tickets was so great that a second late show had to be added.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of LOST IN YONKERS at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of LOST IN YONKERS at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 20, 2015

Lost in Yonkers  opened at Barrington Stage Company last night and BroadwayWorld was there. The show is running through August 1. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize, Lost in Yonkers is a heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age story by America's great comic playwright, Neil Simon.  Jenn Thompson makes her BSC directing debut.  She is the Co-Artistic Director of The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) in NYC, where she recently directed Beth Henley's Abundance. (more...)

Photo Coverage:  Ann Hampton Callaway & Kari Strand Celebrate Their Marriage at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway & Kari Strand Celebrate Their Marriage at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 30, 2015

Birdland was the scene of a very special show last night as friends and family gathered for the Wedding Celebration of Ann Hampton Callaway and Kari Strand. Broadway at Birdland and Jim Caruso's Cast Party have seen many famous and talented people on that legendary stage but it will be hard to top last night's list of guests. Broadwayworld was there and here are some of the friends and relatives of Ann and Kari. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Karen Mason in Return Engagement at Don't Tell MamaPhoto Coverage: Karen Mason in Return Engagement at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 29, 2015

Karen Mason returned to the legendary theatre district cabaret nightspot Don't Tell Mama--which has been a launch pad for countless future stars in cabaret and theater since it inaugurated its cabaret rooms in November 1982- Karen returned again after a highly acclaimed run in March at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street) and BroadwayWorld was there. This is the very room that she and Nancy LaMott opened in l982. Mason at Mama's is her brand new show with great new arrangements of classics, new songs and some of the music she and her longtime composer/arranger Brian Lasser performed in those early days at Mama's. The show was directed by award winning  Barry Kleinbort, with Musical Direction and Accompaniment by Christopher Denny. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings ON MY WAY TO YOU TO 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings ON MY WAY TO YOU TO 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 26, 2015

Marilyn Maye was an audience member at Ann Hampton Callaway's final performance of her show 'On My Way To You' at 54 Below last night and Broadwayworld was there. Marilyn joined Ann for some spontaneous improvising and signing as did sister Liz Callaway who was also in the house. 'On My Way To You' just completed a sold out run. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joanne Tatham Plays Cafe Noctambulo at PangeaPhoto Coverage: Joanne Tatham Plays Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 25, 2015

Joanne Tatham reunited with long-time collaborator Eli Brueggemann, composer/musical director of Saturday Night Live (making a rare club appearance.) at Cafe Noctambulo last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SHINING CITY Opens at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: SHINING CITY Opens at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 22, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson,  presented Conor McPherson's Shining City which runs from June 18 to July 11. BroadwayWorld was at opening night. (more...)

Photo Coverage: An Evening with Gianni Russo at Le CirquePhoto Coverage: An Evening with Gianni Russo at Le Cirque
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 18, 2015

 Last night at the legendary Le Cirque, Gianni Russo dropped his tough guy image and created a musical fun filled evening.  The Cafe was packed and Gianni with his 4 piece band created a fantastic party as he went through the Sinatra American Songbook. Some of his celebrity friends were "coaxed" by Gianni to join in. Although remembered most for his portrayal of Carlo Rizzi in "The Godfather", his first acting job, his career has spanned over 40 films including such hits as The Freshman, Rush Hour, Any Given Sunday and Sea Biscuit as well as television roles in Kojak, The Rockford Files and Prison Break. And most recent.. due out this fall "Send No Flowers". Russo believes it's his crooning that separates him from the mob of other on-screen wise guys.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Danza Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut with STANDARDS & STORIESPhoto Coverage: Tony Danza Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut with STANDARDS & STORIES
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 17, 2015

Beloved star of stage and screen, Tony Danza made his Cafe' Carlyle debut last night and BroadwayWorld was there. The two-week engagement, entitled Tony Danza: Standards and Stories, will feature a selection of highlights from the Great American Songbook and more. Perhaps best known for starring on some of television's most cherished and long -running series, including Taxi and Who's the Boss?, Danza has also established himself as a Broadway star, a New York Times best-selling author and is indisputably one of America's most esteemed performers. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Renee Fleming & Tony Danza Honored by Inside BroadwayPhoto Coverage: Renee Fleming & Tony Danza Honored by Inside Broadway
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 16, 2015

Last night Inside Broadway honored the renowned opera singer Renee Fleming (who starred on Broadway this season in Living on Love) and Broadway & TV star Tony Danza(who starred on Broadway this season in Honeymoon In Vegas) at their annual Beacon Awards. Taking place at The JW Marriott Essex House (160 Central Park South), the Broadway Beacon Awards are presented to individuals in the theatre and Times Square community who have been advocates for increasing the audience for live theatre and for understanding the importance of Arts and Education in the lives of New York City's young people. The first Broadway Beacon Award was given to Carol Channing in 1995. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 15, 2015

Celebrating its 10th year in Downtown Pittsfiled, the award-winning Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the Tony Award-winning musical Man of La Mancha from June 10 through July 11 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. The production opened last night, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the opening! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee Brings the Music of Cy Coleman to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Michele Lee Brings the Music of Cy Coleman to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 12, 2015

Cy Coleman once said, 'Michele Lee is a surefire powerhouse performer. She embraces a lyric like nobody can.' Following her acclaimed 54 Below debut in 2014, this all-new at 54 Below show finds the stunning Michele Lee making a rare appearance in New York for three nights only, continuing tonight and tomorrow. Ms. Lee's new concert spotlights the music of the legendary Cy Coleman, including songs like 'Nobody Does it Like Me' and 'It's Not Where You Start' from her Tony-nominated performance in the musical Seesaw, along with other magnificent work and some surprises from Coleman's songbook. (more...)

Photo Coverage: KT Sullivan & Rex Reed Host IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEARPhoto Coverage: KT Sullivan & Rex Reed Host IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 10, 2015

Seven outstanding vocalists, songwriters, and musicians born in 1915 were honored at Weill Recital Hall on Tuesday, June 9th, at 7:30 p.m., when The Mabel Mercer Foundation presented their  annual concert, "It Was A Very Good Year." Cohosted by the Foundation's artistic director KT Sullivan and the distinguished critic Rex Reed, the one-night-only event celebrated the centennial birthdays of (alphabetically) Alice Faye, Billie Holiday, Bart Howard, Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra, Billy Strayhorn, and Cy Walter. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Brings Home Lifetime Achievement Tony AwardPhoto Coverage: Tommy Tune Brings Home Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 9, 2015

An emotional and grateful Tommy Tune went to the top of his ladder and placed the Lifetime Achievement Award Tony above the other 9 he has been awarded. Here are photos of the momentous event.  You can see it on video at http://t2conline.com/stephen-sorokoff-my-view-tommy-tune-brings-home-his-tony-award-a-video/. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS at Cafe CarlylePhoto Coverage: ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS at Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 6, 2015

Having garnered acclaim for his performances on stage and screen, Alan Cumming made his Cafe Carlyle debut this week for a two-week engagement, June 2-13 and Broadwayworld was of course on the scene to snap some pics. Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin Brings 'Starting Over' to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Linda Lavin Brings 'Starting Over' to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 5, 2015

Tony and Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin takes the 54 Below stage this week, performing Broadway favorites, standards, jazz, and even some songs she learned from the great girl singers. Check out a look back at her first performance this week at 54 Below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Studio 54 is Celebrated by 54 Below with TURN THE BEAT AROUNDPhoto Coverage: Studio 54 is Celebrated by 54 Below with TURN THE BEAT AROUND
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 4, 2015

Scott Coulter brought the music of Studio 54 to Below 54 last night as the club celebrated it's 3rd year on that famous NYC street. In the legendary club's heyday the guest  list was a who's who from the world of entertainment - Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli, Halston, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger, Diana Ross, Brooke Shields, John Travolta, Michael Jackson - and the music played kept them dancing all through the night. It was dancing through the night at 54 Below yesterday and Max at the entry door was much more accommodating than those guards at the 1970 Studio 54. Happy Anniversary to 54 Below and also to Steven & Eda (Baruch) (more...)

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