Friars Club News

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Kicks It Up At The Friars Club Metropolitan Room ShowPhoto Coverage: Marilyn Maye Kicks It Up At The Friars Club Metropolitan Room Show
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 20, 2017

Bernie Fusrhpan, managing partner of the Metropolitan Room moved his club into the Friars Club last night and BroadwayWorld was there for the entertainment super special.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Danza Headlines Friars 100th Birthday Party for Dean MartinPhoto Coverage: Tony Danza Headlines Friars 100th Birthday Party for Dean Martin
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 8, 2017

Everybody Loved Somebody at The Friars Club last night as Dean Martin was celebrated in song and toasted by his fellow Friars.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: David Friedman Brings His Music & Friends To The Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: David Friedman Brings His Music & Friends To The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 6, 2017

Photographs of America's most treasured composers are on the walls of the Friars Club. By some oversight David Friedman's is not.  After an evening of David and friends performing his music he will take his rightful  place among the music greats who have had their music echo through the hallowed rooms of the club. (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld Makes a Surprise Appearance at Bay Street TheaterJerry Seinfeld Makes a Surprise Appearance at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Colin Quinn presented a stand-up comedy show for Bay Street's Comedy Club series on on May 27. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lisa Lampanelli, Dominic Chianese & Others Featured At Friars Club's BELLA NOTTEPhoto Coverage: Lisa Lampanelli, Dominic Chianese & Others Featured At Friars Club's BELLA NOTTE
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 23, 2017

The Friars Club's entertainment bench possesses an unbelievable amount of talent and they are called upon to perform at the club's unique in-house weekly dinner/shows.  Luckily, performers who were not famous when they first joined the club are generous with sharing their talents at these events after they become super stars.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bobby Rydell Has An Evening At The Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Bobby Rydell Has An Evening At The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 17, 2017

 An Evening With… are three of the most powerful words in the entertainment world and they are so often posted and signify an event that can only happen at the Friars Club.  In the early days of the club it was  an evening with James Cagney, George M. Cohan and other show business greats.  Then came evenings with Milton Berle, Frank Sinatra, and many other legends.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Comedy At WHINE WOMEN & WINEPhoto Coverage: Friars Club Comedy At WHINE WOMEN & WINE
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 4, 2017

There was only high comedy and some serious wine from one of the highest mountains in Greece at the Friars Club last night as Laura Slutsky hosted 'Whine Women & Wine'.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chazz Palminteri Tells Tales From Hollywood & The Bronx At The Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Chazz Palminteri Tells Tales From Hollywood & The Bronx At The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 25, 2017

Chazz, or 'C' as his friends called him in The Bronx told some great stories to his fellow Friars in the Frank Sinatra Room last night. It was after an Italian  Buffet Feast in the Milton Berle and Barbra Streisand Rooms at the 'Monastery' on 55th street that Chazz explained that he was doing nothing different then what he used to do as a youngster in The Bronx.  His friend's would say 'let Chazz tell the story.'   (more...)

Colin Quinn Comes to Bay Street Theater Memorial WeekendColin Quinn Comes to Bay Street Theater Memorial Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Colin Quinn will be presenting a stand-up comedy show for Bay Street's Comedy Club series on Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 27 at 8 pm. Ticket prices range from $55 to $75 and are available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Attends Friars Salute To Bobby ShortPhoto Coverage: Chita Rivera Attends Friars Salute To Bobby Short
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 20, 2017

Yankee Stadium has it's 'Legends Seats' and Monuments prominently displayed in the 'House That Ruth Built'.  Then the current team takes the field and future legends start to play ball.  In the Friars Club show biz past and present are always in the house.  Their photos are on the wall and names are engraved on the chairs in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room.  Then as so often happens an 'insiders' great show is produced for the members and those legends current and future entertain their fellow Friars.  So it happened last night as the Friars Club honored Bobby Short, the legendary cabaret singer/pianist who was best known for his three decade plus music residency at Cafe Carlyle in New York City.  The music of Bobby Short was brought to life by some current Cafe Carlye and Bemelmans Bar stars in a spectacular evening produced and hosted by Friar Jeff Leibowitz and Co-Produced by Friar Will Friedwald. (more...)

Joan Jaffe's FOOD to Play Project 142 This JuneJoan Jaffe's FOOD to Play Project 142 This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Joan Jaffe - MAC Award Winner, Best Musical Comedy Performer 2012, and named one of the Top 15 in New York Cabaret 2010 by Kevin Scott Hall - EdgeNewYork.com - is excited to present an encore of her highly acclaimed show Joan Jaffe's FOOD - a smorgasbord of comedy and music guaranteed to make you laugh. (more...)

Nikka Graff Lanzarone and More Set for LOVE AND REAL ESTATE Readings for Amas Musical TheatreNikka Graff Lanzarone and More Set for LOVE AND REAL ESTATE Readings for Amas Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Real Estate, three one-act musicals with book and lyrics by Sean Hartley and music by Sam Davis. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dick Cavett Talking About Talk Shows At The Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Dick Cavett Talking About Talk Shows At The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 4, 2017

You didn't Have to talk back to your TV last night… Dick Cavett Was “Live” at the Friars Club. The tables, (and microphones) were turned on the legendary Talk Show Host as SIRIUS XM Radio personality Pete Dominick interviewed Mr. Cavett.  The “Monestary” wasn't at all quiet as Friars had a lively Q&A after the interview with the man who had Talk Shows on ABC, CBS, PBS and USA Networks. (more...)

MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE Makes Triumphant Return To The PlayhouseMEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE Makes Triumphant Return To The Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Produced by Emery Entertainment, MEN ARE FROM MARS-WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! will make a triumphant return to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza April 19 - May 7. The Off-Broadway hit is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. Tickets may be purchased through MetroTix at www.metrotix.com or by calling 314/534-1111.  Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. All seats are $50. (more...)

How Sweet It Is! A Jackie Gleason Toast with Bob Greenberg at Boca Black BoxHow Sweet It Is! A Jackie Gleason Toast with Bob Greenberg at Boca Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

GEORGE BETTINGER, host of The Mom & Pop Shop, invites you to join him  for HOW SWEET IT IS! A JACKIE GLEASON TOAST, starring Friars Club comedian BOB GREENBERG & singer JIMMIE BUSH, Jr. at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts on Thursday April 27th from 8-10pm. Fellow Friars, Bob & George have been friends for years & have worked together on many occasions. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & (Friar) Friends Swing Into Spring at Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Jamie deRoy & (Friar) Friends Swing Into Spring at Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 21, 2017

Jamie deRoy's Friar Membership and her long running Jamie deRoy & friends Variety Show are about the same age.  Jamie became a member in 1988 along with Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers and Brooke Shields.  Jamie brought this edition of the show to the Friars Club last night and the Frank Sinatra Dining Room was filled with Friars and Jamie's friends as they dined and were entertained by some of the best in the business.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 12, 2017BWW's On This Day - March 12, 2017
by - Mar 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/11/2017
by - Mar 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/11/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 11, 2017BWW's On This Day - March 11, 2017
by - Mar 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jacob Young In Concert Live In Las VegasJacob Young In Concert Live In Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

???????Emmy-Award winning television star Jacob Young, who made his Broadway debut as Lumiere in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, now makes his Las Vegas showroom debut at The Tropicana, performing songs from his forthcoming country rock album recently recorded in Nashville. (more...)

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