Friars Club News

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Celebrates The Borscht BeltPhoto Coverage: The Friars Club Celebrates The Borscht Belt
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 27, 2016

Freddie Roman, of Catskills On Broadway fame and past Dean of the Friars Club was the MC of a Borscht Belt evening in the Jerry Lewis Monastery last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and More Fete Martin Scorsese at Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and More Fete Martin Scorsese at Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 22, 2016

Beloved director, producer, screenwriter and actor Martin Scorsese was honored by the Friars Club with their highest tribute last night, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the evening below! The Entertainment Icon Award was given to Scorsese, whose career spans more than 50 years, and who will be one of only a handful of recipients of the award in the Club's 100-year history. (more...)

Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 22-23Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 22-23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Returning for his 57th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally distinguished comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles will perform at The Orleans Showroom on Oct. 22 and 23. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Stritch Sings Mel Torme at the Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Billy Stritch Sings Mel Torme at the Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 15, 2016

Last night, with photos of some of the greatest entertainers looking down at him in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room, Billy Stritch -- one of the most talented and creative musicians on the planet -- entertained his fellow Friars. I don't know if the velvet fog ever sang in the Monastery, but the closest you will ever get to his music is to hear Billy Stritch perform his Mel Torme show. It's the definitive interpretation of Mel's extraordinary musical genius, performed by the unequaled artistry of Mr. Stritch. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Riedel Talks Theatre At The Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Michael Riedel Talks Theatre At The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 13, 2016

Michael Riedel, theater columnist for the New York Post and author of the best selling book RAZZLE DAZZLE The Battle For Broadway, led a panel discussion at the Friars Club last night.  The book is advertised with the slogan, "everything you wanted to know about Broadway, but were afraid to ask"!  (more...)

The Riki and Bob Larimer Fund to Support New Works at York Theatre CompanyThe Riki and Bob Larimer Fund to Support New Works at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, announced today the establishment of The Riki and Bob Larimer Fund, a major gift in the amount of $500,000 to be given over a 5-year period and to be put toward the development of new works for the York stage, and marketing initiatives. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 9/2The Metropolitan Room Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Liberace lived a life of flamboyance, sparkle, and lavish costumes. In this funny and touching tribute, the virtuoso musician gets one last chance to glitter and shine as he tickles the ivories through his favorite songs. Miss Peggy Lee is beyond description. New York City favorites David Maiocco and Chuck Sweeney will reprise their iconic performance as the legends who defined four decades of music and pop culture. (more...)

Zainab Jah & Jessica Luck Round Out Cast for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Premiere at WP TheaterZainab Jah & Jessica Luck Round Out Cast for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Premiere at WP Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

WP Theater welcomes Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck, joining two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show) and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella) in completing the cast for the world premiere of STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris. (more...)

NiCori Studios and Productions Announces Continuation of MUSIC AT THE MANSION 8/28NiCori Studios and Productions Announces Continuation of MUSIC AT THE MANSION 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

NiCori Studios and Productions announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, 'Music at the Mansion', on Sunday, August 28, at 3pm at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center in Bloomfield, NJ.  Performers include Lauren Stanford, Sean Harkness and Marieann Meringolo.  The Young Musician Moment will be Alex DiFilippo. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/3/2016 - Marquees Dim for Nederlander and More!Broadway AM Report, 8/3/2016 - Marquees Dim for Nederlander and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 3, 2016

Today's big news: The cast of SHE LOVES ME celebrates their album release at Barnes & Noble, marquees will be dimmed on Broadway, in the West End and in Chicago in memory of James M. Nederlander, and the company of HOLIDAY INN meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Richard Lewis, Julie Halston, Paula Poundstone and More Set for August Comedy Nights at Bay StreetRichard Lewis, Julie Halston, Paula Poundstone and More Set for August Comedy Nights at Bay Street
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Host Staged Readings of ROUND THELONIOUSAmas Musical Theatre to Host Staged Readings of ROUND THELONIOUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings for the New York premiere of 'Round Thelonious, a new play with music about the unique relationship between Rothschild heiress Pannonica (Nica) de Koenigswarter and jazz genius Thelonious Monk, written and performed by Anita Pollard. Directed by Shidan Majidi with Musical Direction by Willerm Delisfort (on piano), the readings will be held on Monday, July 25th and Tuesday, July 26th at 7pm at Ripley Greer Studios (939 Eighth Avenue - between 55th & 56th Streets).  (more...)

Legendary Director Martin Scorsese to Be Honored With Friars Club Entertainment Icon AwardLegendary Director Martin Scorsese to Be Honored With Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award
by Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Beloved director, producer, screenwriter, and actor Martin Scorsese will be honored on September 21 by the Friars Club with their highest tribute: The Entertainment Icon Award. Scorsese whose career spans more than 50 years will be one of only a handful of recipients of the award in the Club's 100 year history. (more...)

Bobby Rydell Heads Out on TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS TourBobby Rydell Heads Out on TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

With reviewers unanimously agreeing that multitalented entertainer BOBBY RYDELL has told one hell of a story in his compelling new autobiography, TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS, the Justin Bieber of the 'Camelot' era will be bringing his brutally candid and compelling 'Tale of Second Chances' directly to his fans with an extensive nationwide Special Events & Book Tour. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Bennett Receives Friars Club Entertainment Icon AwardPhoto Coverage: Tony Bennett Receives Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 22, 2016

Legendary entertainer Tony Bennett was honored by the Friars Club in celebration of his storied and successful career that has spanned 7 decades on June 20th and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Randie Levine-Miller's SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS at The Triad for The Actors FundPhoto Coverage: Randie Levine-Miller's SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS at The Triad for The Actors Fund
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 17, 2016

On Wednesday, June 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM, Randie Levine-Miller hosted her annual Showstopper Divas event at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) to benefit The Actors Fund.* (more...)

BWW Review: Dazzling 'Diva' VIVIAN REED Is Awe-Inspiring On STANDARDS & MORE at the Metropolitan RoomBWW Review: Dazzling 'Diva' VIVIAN REED Is Awe-Inspiring On STANDARDS & MORE at the Metropolitan Room
by Victoria Ordin - Jun 1, 2016

Vivian Reed and her consummate band—led by conductor and pianist Billy McDaniel, and joined by guest vocalists Janinah Burnett and Raun Ruffin—dazzled a packed Metropolitan Room on May 23 with her new show, An Evening with Vivian Reed: Standards and More. (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy ClubJulie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at www.baystreet.org or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS Set for The Triad, 6/15SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS Set for The Triad, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On Wednesday, June 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM, Randie Levine-Miller will host her annual Showstopper Divas event at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) to benefit The Actors Fund.* (more...)

BWW Review: Jazz Legends DUKE ELLINGTON and ELLA FITZGERALD Are Celebrated By Performing TRIPLE THREATS In Classy Style at the Friars ClubBWW Review: Jazz Legends DUKE ELLINGTON and ELLA FITZGERALD Are Celebrated By Performing TRIPLE THREATS In Classy Style at the Friars Club
by Victoria Ordin - May 10, 2016

The spirit of jazz legends Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald (with a little Tito Puente) was palpable in the Milton Berle room at New York's Friars Club on April 25 for the second-annual production of Triple Threats. Broadway veterans (including Duke's granddaughter, Mercedes Ellington, who also co-produced the show) joined some of America's most accomplished jazz musicians to celebrate the April birthdays of the music greats and to honor those performers who sing, dance, and act at the highest levels. (more...)

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