Eda Sorokoff News

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Tributes Johnny Carson at 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 27, 2014

Johnny Carson knew and featured great singers, including one he called 'Super Singer' - - The multi-talented Marvelous Marilyn Maye. Ms. Maye appeared on The Tonight Show a record 76 times, more than any singer. Cabaret legend Marilyn Maye Tribute to Johnny Carson, show returns to 54 Below June 26th -28th after it's sell-out run in May. BroadwayWorld visited Maye last night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose & Andy Karl Honored at Inside Broadway Beacon Awards
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 24, 2014

Last night at the JW Marriot Essex House, Inside Broadway held it's annual Broadway Beacon Awards benefit. This year the honorees included Neil Mazzella, the Chairman of Hudson Scenic Studio, Stephen Batta, General Manager of the JW Marriott Essex House, Tony Award nominated actress of A Raisin In The Sun, Anika Noni Rose, Tony Award nominated actor Andy Karl from ROCKY and the Tony Award show All The Way. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sylvia Steiner Honored by Sardi's and Actors Fund
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 18, 2014

Slyvia Steiner had her caricature added to the the celebrities on the walls of the legendary Sardi's restaurant yesterday. Joseph Benincasa presidet/CEO of the Actors Fund and Max Klimavicius managing partner of Sardi's honored Sylvia as family and friends toasted her. Slyvia and her husband David are well known in the theater community and as Joe Benincasa pointed out, 'To know Slyvia is to love her'. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sarah Dashew at 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 18, 2014

Beautiful, LA-based singer-songwriter Sarah Dashew graced the stage of 54 Below: 'Something in the Weather' beauty to warm New York on Tuesday, June 17th, 9:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Steve Bakunas Paints Linda Lavin in PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 17, 2014

PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST - an evening with the Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin and her husband Steve Bakunas, a painter, actor and jazz drummer - was just presented by the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) last night, June 16 at 7 pm to benefit the company's productions, artistic development initiatives and arts education programs, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, The Vineyard's artistic director, and Sarah Stern, co-artistic director. PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST featured Ms. Lavin and Mr. Bakunas in a 90-minute intimate evening during which Ms. Lavin answers questions about her life and career, posed by her husband while he paints her portrait on stage. An evening of warmth, romance, humor and nostalgia, the couple has previously performed the program at venues around the country. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Zina Goldrich & Marcy Heisler Play 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 13, 2014

Award-winning songwriters Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler ('Taylor the Latte Boy', 'Alto's Lament', Ever After) brought their their vivacious, eclectic, romantic, and seriously funny songbook to 54 Below last night, June 12. Check out coverage of their performance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents AN EVENING WITH ERVIN DRAKE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 12, 2014

Ervin Drake has had many birthday tributes recently and one of the most interesting ones was held at the legendary Friars Club. Host and well known interviewer Bill Boggs, together with music critic/historian/author Will Friedwald traced the life of the 95 year old music icon. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Melissa Manchester Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut in YOU GOTTA LOVE THE LIFE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 11, 2014

GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester makes her Cafe Carlyle debut in a new show, You Gotta Love The Life, through June 21. Accompanying herself on piano, she performs a selection of hits spanning her career, along with several songs from her upcoming album. She is joined on stage by Stephan Oberhoff (keyboard, guitar) and Susan Holder (vocals, percussion). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jessica Molaskey and John Pizzarelli at HELSINKI ON BROADWAY
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 08, 2014

Club Helsinki in association with SHOWSTOPPERS NY is proud to present some of Broadway's top performers on in a their series called HELSINKI ON BROADWAY. Jessica Molaskey and her Italian Quartet were featured Saturday evening and you can check out photos of Jessica and John Pizzarelli below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS Celebrates Broadway with Tony Award Winners at The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 03, 2014

Just last night, award-winning cabaret performer Jamie deRoy celebrated Broadway with a roster of Tony Award winners on her Multi MAC award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, at New York's wonderfully-appointed cabaret The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~ btw. 5th & 6th Avenues). (more...)

Photo Coverage: 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists Presents GREAT SONGS FROM FLOP SHOWS
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 01, 2014

Even the legendary Broadway gods and goddesses have come face to face with failure. On May 31, June 1, and 2, Lyrics & Lyricists pays tribute to musical theater's most thoroughly panned musical bullion as artistic director and Tony Award-winning lyricist and director David Zippel closes the season with Panning for Gold: Great Songs from Flop Shows. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Katie Finneran Brings IT MIGHT BE YOU to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 30, 2014

Katie Finneran, the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway and TV star, makes her nightclub debut at 54 Below from May 28 to 31 with the show It Might Be You - A Funny Lady's Search for Home. Endearing, brilliantly funny and always entertaining, she gives us a peek into the life of a performer juggling Hollywood, Broadway and starting a family. Singing an eclectic array of songs and sharing extraordinary backstage stories, Katie takes us on a comical and poignant pilgrimage to her greatest destination yet: home. Expect to hear songs ranging from Stephen Sondheimto Ingrid Michaelson, with homages to Betty Hutton and Julie Andrews in between. The evening will be directed by Katie's longtime pal, Broadway's Andrea Burns (The Nance, In the Heights) and will feature musical direction bySteve Marzullo. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NJPAC Hosts NEW JERSEY PUBLIC TELEVISION Benefit
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: Randy Graff Brings MADE IN BROOKLYN to Helsinki on Broadway
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 27, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway headliner and celebrated cabaret performer Randy Graff brought her new solo show MADE IN BROOKLYN to Club Helsinki this weekend at Club Helsinki. (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...)

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