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Photo Coverage: Friars Club Celebrates The April Birthdays of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Tito PuentePhoto Coverage: Friars Club Celebrates The April Birthdays of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Tito Puente
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 26, 2016

Last night Mercedes Ellington granddaughter of Duke Ellington and president and founder of The Duke Ellington Center For The Arts along with co-producer Judi Marks hosted a Triple Threat musical celebration at the legendary Friars Club.  It was a special evening that featured performances of the music of the three giants of Jazz and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Up Close And Personal With Robert Creighton At The Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Up Close And Personal With Robert Creighton At The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 19, 2016

Friar Laura Slutsky hosted a lunch at the Friars Club with invited guest Robert Creighton the star of the hit musical Cagney now playing the The West Side Theatre.  The event was co-produced by Riki Kane-Larimer and Friars filled the Milton Berle Room for a lively lunch and many interesting stories about all thing Cagney, Cohan, and Creighton.    (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/5/2016 - 4/12/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 4/5/2016 - 4/12/2016
by - Apr 12, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/5/2016 - 4/12/2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Celebrates 90th Birthday Of Jerry Lewis with Robert De Niro and More!Photo Coverage: Friars Club Celebrates 90th Birthday Of Jerry Lewis with Robert De Niro and More!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 9, 2016

Jerry's 90th Birthday Party soon became a telethon of happiness as the Friars evening unfolded.  The pledges given to Jerry Lewis were of love and respect and they came from his fellow Friars and entertainers jam packed into the Frank Sinatra Dining Room.  The amount of laughs in the club even created a new total of hysterics for an institution that has been the home of much laughter during its storied show biz history. (more...)

3rd Annual TOMATOES GOT TALENT to Crown Top Tomato This Sunday3rd Annual TOMATOES GOT TALENT to Crown Top Tomato This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

There's not a rotten one in the bunch!  12 mega-talented semi-finalists will perform in the 3rd Annual "Tomatoes Got Talent" singers contest at The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street, on Sunday March 13 at 3pm.  (more...)

Comedian Don Rickles to Return to The Orleans Showroom, 4/9-10Comedian Don Rickles to Return to The Orleans Showroom, 4/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 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 April 9 and 10. (more...)

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by BWW - Feb 28, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWComedyWorld.com from 2/21/2016 - 2/28/2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Comedy Night At The Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Inside Comedy Night At The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 23, 2016

Luckily the Sunshine Comedy Show at the Friars starts after the main course in The Frank Sinatra dining Room. Comics are an impediment for the healthy digestion of a meal. I don't think that there has ever been a person that has been in the Friars club who has not shared a laugh or left the Monastery not smiling. That in itself is a huge accomplishment, but the Friars do so much more than entertain themselves and enjoy their camaraderie. The Friar's Club Sunshine Committee (Tom DeBow chairman) is to the Friars what Ronald McDonald House is to McDonald's-they bring a ray of sunshine to those who need it most! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Trouble Leads The Friars Club's Valentine's Day CelebrationPhoto Coverage: Vanessa Trouble Leads The Friars Club's Valentine's Day Celebration
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 13, 2016

Vanessa Trouble, a recent addition to the membership of the Friars club introduced herself in swinging style last night to a festive bunch of Friars who came ready to dance the night away. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

New York Vocalist Steven Maglio to Perform at Telecare TelethonNew York Vocalist Steven Maglio to Perform at Telecare Telethon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Mr. Maglio will entertain during the closing hour on Sunday, between 9pm-10pm, with three upbeat swinging tunes. Two Bossa Nova style songs, Lady is A Tramp and My Way, from his newly released CD Sinatra en Bossa Nova, as well as a standard version of the song, New York, New York. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dionne Warwick, Wayne Newton, Steve Tyrell, Robert Davi Perform at Friars Sinatra CelebrationPhoto Coverage: Dionne Warwick, Wayne Newton, Steve Tyrell, Robert Davi Perform at Friars Sinatra Celebration
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 12, 2016

400 Lucky People Got To See Show Biz History Made Last Night at the Friars Sinatra Celebration and BroadwayWorld was there, check out the photos below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Tables Are Turned - Larry King Gets Interviewed at the Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: The Tables Are Turned - Larry King Gets Interviewed at the Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 9, 2016

The Dean of the Friars, Larry King was interviewed by Friar Scribe Bruce Charet at the Friars Club last night and Broadwayworld was on hand to capture shots of the event. Below, peruse our photos of Larry King, Bruce Charet, and more! (more...)

Tony Bennett to be Honored by Friars ClubTony Bennett to be Honored by Friars Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Legendary entertainer Tony Bennett will be honored by the Friars Club in celebration of his storied career that has spanned 7 decades. The awards gala will be held on Monday, June 20, 2016 in New York City. The award-winning performer, who has been a Friar for more than 50 years, will receive the Club's most prestigious accolade: The Entertainment Icon Award. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Will & Anthony Nunziata Bring BROADWAY AND BEYOND to the Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Will & Anthony Nunziata Bring BROADWAY AND BEYOND to the Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 7, 2016

In a prelude to their upcoming January 18th NYC concert at the Highline Ballroom the Nunziata brothers performed a show for a 'jury of their peers' at the legendary Friars Club last night and BroadwayWorld was there.   Check out the photos below.   (more...)

Vocalist Steven Maglio to Perform at Friars Club Sinatra GalaVocalist Steven Maglio to Perform at Friars Club Sinatra Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

On Monday evening, January 11, 2016, Steven Maglio kicks off the Friars Club Sinatra at 100 show, with a popular Sinatra signature song, the title of which is being kept a secret. The only hint Steven Maglio will give is that it's one of the songs in his regular Saturday night show at New York City's Carnegie Club. (more...)

Lisa Lampanelli Heading to UCPAC, 12/19Lisa Lampanelli Heading to UCPAC, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Lisa Lampanelli, Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean, will bring her acerbic act to the Union County Performing Arts Center's Mainstage on Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents Danny Bacher's SWING THAT MUSICPhoto Coverage: The Friars Club Presents Danny Bacher's SWING THAT MUSIC
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 25, 2015

The Milton Berle Room heard the sounds of past Friars, Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan, and Louis Prima last night as Danny Bacher brought his show Swing That Music to the club.  BroadwayWorld was there for the fun.  The club has been home to many of the music world's past legends and Danny Bacher's music added to that storied tradition. Joining Danny for the evenings music and comedy were comedian Marla Schultz and jazz vocalist Alexis Cole along with Danny's 7 piece band. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Host Staged Readings of TEN MINUTE HAMLET, 12/14-15Amas Musical Theatre to Host Staged Readings of TEN MINUTE HAMLET, 12/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of The Ten Minute Hamlet, a contemporary comedy by Sharon Talbott. Directed by Christopher Scott, the readings will be held on Monday, December 14th at 6pm and Tuesday, December 15th at 3pm & 7pm at Ripley Greer Studios (989 Eighth Avenue - between 55th & 56th Streets). (more...)

Photo Flash: Seth Rudetsky, Laura Michelle Kelly, Adam Kantor, Betsy Wolfe and More in BROADWAY'S GOT GUTS for CCFAPhoto Flash: Seth Rudetsky, Laura Michelle Kelly, Adam Kantor, Betsy Wolfe and More in BROADWAY'S GOT GUTS for CCFA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The inaugural BROADWAY'S GOT GUTS event was a spectacular evening of wonderful entertainment by Broadway's brightest singing the wonderful standards and hits sung by the late, great Nancy LaMott with proceeds supporting the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's on November 2, 2015 at the Friars Club. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Music at the Mansion ReturnsMusic at the Mansion Returns
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Music at the Mansion Features Multi Award Winning Recording Artist, Sterns Mathews NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, November 29, at 3pm. Performers include Randie Levine-Miller, Frank Dain and Stearns Matthews. (more...)

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