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Photo Coverage: Marty Allen Brings HELLO DERE To Boca Black BoxPhoto Coverage: Marty Allen Brings HELLO DERE To Boca Black Box
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 5, 2016

Remember in the golden era of live night club shows when the star of the show had a great opening act?  A Boca Raton audience got a double dose of entertainment last night as legendary actor, comedian, (and if you didn't know it WW ll hero) Marty Allen brought his show to the Boca Black Box.  In true show biz tradition the audience was warmed up, or more accurately put thrilled and fired up by the exciting vocalist pianist, and songwriter, Karon Kate Backwell.  She possesses all the excitement and talents of a Wayne Newton, Jerry Lee Lewis and Celine Dion. The audience gave her a standing ovation and so did her husband of 31 years Marty Allen.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Gladys Knight performs at LIFE's 'Lady in Red Gala'Photo Coverage: Gladys Knight performs at LIFE's 'Lady in Red Gala'
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 4, 2016

Seven-time Grammy Award-winner Gladys Knight, known as the 'Empress of Soul' performed at the 23rd Annual LIFE 'Lady in Red' Gala and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Steve Tyrell Comes Home For The Holidays At Cafe CarlylePhoto Coverage: Steve Tyrell Comes Home For The Holidays At Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 2, 2016

He's been swinging and singing the holiday season at The Carlyle for the past 11 years, and Tyrell's songs, warmth, good feelings and musicianship have never been more impressively on display then in his 12th year. Last night he welcomed New Yorkers to his 2016 engagement at the legendary hotel.  You can only compare a Steve Tyrell performance to the happiness an audience must have experienced when seeing such super stars as Perry Como, Dean Martin, Glen Campbell or similar male vocalists. Singers who kept their audiences tunefully engrossed and mentally jubilant during their shows.  The Grammy Award-winner and two-time Emmy nominee has settled in for a five-week run at Cafe Carlyle.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner Presented Louis Auchincloss Prize at Museum of the City Of New York GalaPhoto Coverage: Tony Kushner Presented Louis Auchincloss Prize at Museum of the City Of New York Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 2, 2016

Playwright, screenwriter, and author Tony Kushner was presented the Louis Auchincloss Prize last night at The Museum Of The City Of New York and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Friars Club Comedy NightPhoto Coverage: Inside the Friars Club Comedy Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 29, 2016

TV producer and comedian Angela LaGreca hosted the Sunshine Commitee's Comedy & Raffle Night at the Friars Club last night and BroadwayWorld was there for the fun.  A group of very funny comics kept the Friars laughing in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room as they raised funds for the important work of the Sunshine Committee. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey Bring THE ARC OF A LOVE AFFAIR to Cafe CarlylePhoto Coverage: John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey Bring THE ARC OF A LOVE AFFAIR to Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 23, 2016

Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey made their annual fall pilgrimage to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show, The Arc of a Love Affair  last night and BroadwayWorld was there. The show runs November 22-December 1. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joe Sirola Brings WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK to The Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: Joe Sirola Brings WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK to The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 21, 2016

Joe Sirola, who has been seen or heard in over 10,000 commercials brought his one man show "With A Little Bit Of Luck" to the Metropolitan Room yesterday. The audience didn't need much selling to realize why this fantastic actor has had such a successful career in Film, TV and on the stage.  Unlike his commercials which were replayed many times (much to his financial pleasure) it was a one time event at the world famous Cabaret on 22nd street in Manhattan.     (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sheldon Margery & Matt Harnick Host Book Launch PartyPhoto Coverage: Sheldon Margery & Matt Harnick Host Book Launch Party
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 19, 2016

The 90th Macy's Day parade balloons will not pass by the Friars Club on 55th street but the celebrity guests at the club got to see some great photos of them yesterday at the club.  Sheldon and Margery Harnick hosted a Book Launch Party for Matt Harnick who has a wonderful new book © Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: A New York City Holiday Tradition, Rizzoli N.Y. 2016, which is filled with exclusive photography by Matt, along with archival images of the spectacular floating balloons.  The book offers a never-before-seen look at the planning and preparation of the parade.  Italy features text by Stephen M. Silverman, Foreword by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Afterword by Terry J. Lindgren, Chairman & CEO of Macy's Inc. in conjunction with this milestone anniversary.  The guests in the Milton Berle Room of the Friars Club were also treated to a performance by Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin and a conversation with Sheldon Harnick, Matt Harnick and Amy Kule, Executive Producer of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  It was a great afternoon and it was nice and warm watching the parade go by inside the club. (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening of A TASTE OF THINGS TO COMEPhoto Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening of A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 18, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Staci Levine and What's Cookin' LLC, presented the New York premiere of the saucy new musical A Taste of Things to Come, with book, music and lyrics by Debra Barsha (Radiant Baby) and Hollye Levin (Funny Business) last night and BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night. (more...)

Photo Coverage: OTHELLO: THE REMIX Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: OTHELLO: THE REMIX Celebrates Opening Night!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 17, 2016

The hip-hop continued with Othello: The Remix and it's opening night audience with DJ SuperNova playing hits for the celebrants at Stage 48 and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Co. & Shakespeare & Co. Take Top Honors at First Annual Berkshire Theatre AwardsPhoto Coverage: Barrington Stage Co. & Shakespeare & Co. Take Top Honors at First Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 14, 2016

It was appropriate that two-time Tony Award winner William Finn was present at The First Annual Berkshire Theatre Award ceremony held in Pittsfield MA. on  Sunday November 13th. Mr. Finn won a Tony for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which was home grown up in The Berkshires at Barrington Stage Company. Although he didn't have any work in contention for the prestigious award, Finn did accept a few 'Berkies' for some artists who could not receive their awards in person. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Celebrate CONCERT FOR COURAGEPhoto Coverage: The New York Pops Celebrate CONCERT FOR COURAGE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 12, 2016

After a thrilling concert which featured the The Soldiers' Chorus of The US Army Field Band, Maestro Steven Reineke and The New York  Pops hosted an after party across the street from Carnegie Hall.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Judy Collins Returns To Cafe Carlyle with Special Guest Ari HestPhoto Coverage: Judy Collins Returns To Cafe Carlyle with Special Guest Ari Hest
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 11, 2016

Legendary singer-songwriter Judy Collins returned to Cafe Carlyle with with special guest, Ari Hest, last night and BroadwayWorld was there.  Judy Collins' unique artistry has captivated audiences for over fifty years and landed her a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy will performed her revered solo material as well as duets with Ari Hest. Judy and Ari released a stunning, collaborative album Silver Skies Blueearlier this year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jarrod Spector brings Jukebox Life to Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Jarrod Spector brings Jukebox Life to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 5, 2016

2014 Tony Nominee Jarrod Spector premiered a brand new show, Jukebox Life at Feinstein's/54 Below last night following his celebrated A Little Help From My Friends concert tour and CD. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Olympia Dukakis & Tony Danza at Doodle for Hunger GalaPhoto Coverage: Olympia Dukakis & Tony Danza at Doodle for Hunger Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 4, 2016

Tony Danza performed, and Olympia Dukakis was the guest of honor last night at the 27th annual charity event 'Doodle for Hunger' for the benefit of St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters.  The evening was hosted by Fox News Anchor Ernie Anattos, and the celebrity auctioneer was Tony Lo Bianco.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Gianni Valenti & Birdland Celebrate 32 Years with Ann Hampton Callaway's JAZZ MEETS BROADWAYPhoto Coverage: Gianni Valenti & Birdland Celebrate 32 Years with Ann Hampton Callaway's JAZZ MEETS BROADWAY
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 2, 2016

Gianni Valenti has guided the 'Jazz Corner of the World' for the past 32 years.  Birdland, the most well known jazz music venue on the planet has been successfully chaperoned by his masterly artistic, restaurant, and business skills for over three decades. That is exactly double the amount of time the original Birdland on 52nd street existed.  Entertainment and menu trends have metamorphosed many times over the last 32 years, but Birdland has consistently been the destination point for New Yorkers and world travelers seeking great music, performed by exceptional artists.  For the past decade, the club has integrated the stars of  the adjacent Broadway Theatre into it's performance schedule under the guidance of Jim Caruso.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sabrina Wender Brings a Halloween Jazz Party To Le CirquePhoto Coverage: Sabrina Wender Brings a Halloween Jazz Party To Le Cirque
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 1, 2016

International jazz stylist Sabrina Wender and her Trio were the music treat for the folks at Le Cirque last night and BroadwayWorld was there for the jazz tricks & treats.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andy Karl & Orfeh Scare Birdland with SONGS FROM THE CRYPTPhoto Coverage: Andy Karl & Orfeh Scare Birdland with SONGS FROM THE CRYPT
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 1, 2016

Birdland was a 'scary' place last night as Orfeh and Andy Karl rocked on Halloween night in the Broadway at Birdland concert series!  In their show titled 'Songs from the Crypt' the audience was invited to celebrate the Karls' favorite holiday with some favorite songs. Costumes were encouraged, and there were candy prizes delivered by Andy Karl himself! Their rockin' band included Steven Jamail(Music Director/Pianist), Britt Bonney (Keyboard), Tim Kodres (vocals), Jeremy Yaddaw (Drums), and Micah Burgess (Guitar). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jenene Caramielo Plays Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Jenene Caramielo Plays Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 31, 2016

Singer/entertainer Jenene Caramielo brought her thrilling voice to Feinstein's/54 Below last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Jenene graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory, in Virginia, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater. She studied private voice, dance and acting as well as piano and improvisation. After college she started working in different regional theaters in Virginia and Florida. With a thirst to travel she continued her career as the headliner on different cruise lines such as Holland America, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and most recently she performed as a guest entertainer on a 2013 world tour with Princess Cruises where she sang her way through Australia to the middle east and Italy. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ana Gasteyer Makes Cafe Carlyle DebutPhoto Coverage: Ana Gasteyer Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 26, 2016

Actress/singer Ana Gasteyer made her Cafe Carlyle debut last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Her engagement runs through November 5th. (more...)

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