Friars Club News

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...)

THE CATSKILL ON BROADWAY Will Bring the Mountains to the Desert for a Hilarious Evening at The McCallumTHE CATSKILL ON BROADWAY Will Bring the Mountains to the Desert for a Hilarious Evening at The McCallum
by David Green - Feb 13, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Catskills on Broadway on Friday, February 24, at 8:00pm, starring Freddie Roman, Elayne Boosler and Sarge. The Catskill Mountains of New York, the cradle of American humor, launched the careers of many of our greatest comics. In this all new version of the 1991 Broadway hit, Freddie Roman, Elayne Boosler and Sarge offer a laugh-packed nostalgic salute to the region whose hotels spawned scores of America's performers, writers and directors. Catskills on Broadway will have you howling with laughter with this great evening of good old-fashioned comedy that will take you back to the golden years of the Catskills.  (more...)

Actors' Temple to Honor Tovah Feldshuh and Jackie Hoffman at Centennial GalaActors' Temple to Honor Tovah Feldshuh and Jackie Hoffman at Centennial Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Theater District institution the Actors' Temple celebrates its centennial with an entertainment-packed dinner and show at the Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, on Monday, March 13, at 6pm. (more...)

JENNA ESPOSITO Launches 2017 New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Season at Metropolitan Room With Award-Nominated CONNIE FRANCIS Tribute Show, 2/13JENNA ESPOSITO Launches 2017 New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Season at Metropolitan Room With Award-Nominated CONNIE FRANCIS Tribute Show, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Singer/Actress Jenna Esposito made her New York nightclub debut in 2004, and has been delighting audiences across the country ever since. Esposito is perhaps best known for her tribute to iconic pop singer Connie Francis-Jenna Esposito Sings Connie Francis-a show that has been a smash hit among audiences and critics since it debuted in 2009. Connie Francis herself has praised Jenna's work, raving, 'I've known and loved Jenna for years and love the way she sings. I'm so grateful for the love and respect she shows to the catalog of songs that has been so good to me through the years.' Now Esposito will be reprising her critically acclaimed show to launch the 2017 season of the BroadwayWorld.com Award-Nominated series NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS at the Metropolitan Room on February 13 at 7 pm. (more...)

Lisa Lampanelli and Artie Lange to Bring Laughs to Valley Forge Music FairLisa Lampanelli and Artie Lange to Bring Laughs to Valley Forge Music Fair
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) laughs its way into the new year with performances from two comedy giants during Valley Forge Music Fair. (more...)

'Loveable Queen of Mean' Lisa Lampanelli to Make Treasure Island Debut This Winter'Loveable Queen of Mean' Lisa Lampanelli to Make Treasure Island Debut This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Insult comic Lisa Lampanelli will perform at the Treasure Island Theater Friday, February 10 at 9 p.m. (more...)

'...WALK INTO A BAR' Brings Comedy Greats to The Lyric'...WALK INTO A BAR' Brings Comedy Greats to The Lyric
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

You know the joke. A Jew, an Irishman, and an Italian Walk into a Bar features Freddie Roman, Jeff Norris, and Richard Minervini in an evening of clean standup comedy that will have you rolling in the aisles. Featuring comedians with nearly 100 years of combined experience, A Jew, an Irishman, and an Italian Walk into a Bar is a comedy evening perfect for the whole family. (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...)

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