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Photo Flash: Clinton Kelly, Margo Siebert, Scott Coulter and More Join Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Clinton Kelly, Margo Siebert, Scott Coulter and More Join Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

On Monday, November 17, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the return of award-winning songwriting team Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich to the historic stage. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Flash: Anita Gillette Premieres New Show at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Anita Gillette Premieres New Show at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

On Monday, November 3, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to host Tony Award Nominated actress & singer Anita Gillette on the historic stage in a wonderful evening of music and memories, and a hilarious look behind the scenes from Broadway to Hollywood in 'After All...and furthermore...' (more...)

Photo Flash: Trevor McQueen Makes Birdland Debut with 17-Piece Big BandPhoto Flash: Trevor McQueen Makes Birdland Debut with 17-Piece Big Band
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

On Monday, October 27, the Broadway at Birdland series was proud to present singer Trevor McQueen, who made his Birdland concert debut with a 17-piece big band. The concert featured Trevor's original tunes, and an epic salute to his musical inspiration, Sammy Davis, Jr. Musical direction and arrangements were by Angelo Di Loreto and Bryan Carter. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Terrence McNally, Alan Cumming, and More Attend CHITA'S BACK! at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Terrence McNally, Alan Cumming, and More Attend CHITA'S BACK! at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

There was a happening on West 44th Street! For a week, Chita Rivera brought her joyful, razzle-dazzling nightclub act to Birdland, which she calls her favorite room in the city. “These walls are filled with the best music! Playing Birdland just makes me feel cool,” she proclaimed. As if her iconic Broadway career wasn't cool enough, “Chita's Back” was a concert for the history books – with the ever-youthful legend in fine fettle; singing, dancing and telling some of the best insider stories any theater-lover could hope for. Material from Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, West Side Story and The Visitwere included, as well as a James Taylor duet with daughter, Lisa Mordente. The swinging was band led by guitarist/percussionist Michael Croiter, with Michael Patrick Walker on piano, Jim Donica on bass, and Dan Willis on saxophone. (more...)

Photo Flash: Christine Pedi Celebrates GOOD TO MAMA CD Release at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Christine Pedi Celebrates GOOD TO MAMA CD Release at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

On Monday night, funny lady Christine Pedi got to show off her musical chops as she celebrated the release of her new CD, 'Good To Mama' as part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series. She belted, she purred, she joked, she duetted with legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, and she showed off her vast array of famous voices to the delight of a packed house. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Coverage: A VERY SPECIAL JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS Plays Broadway at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: A VERY SPECIAL JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS Plays Broadway at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 23, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present a Very Special Jamie deRoy & friends on Monday, September 22 at 7pm. The one-night-only event benefited the Actors Fund. (more...)

Photo Flash: Natalie Douglas Brings HELLO DOLLY to BirdlandPhoto Flash: Natalie Douglas Brings HELLO DOLLY to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

On Monday, September 15, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly,' an all-new concert celebrating the music of Dolly Parton. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Andrew Lippa, and More Featured in BROADWAY AT BIRDLAND ConcertPhoto Flash: Chita Rivera, Andrew Lippa, and More Featured in BROADWAY AT BIRDLAND Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Broadway legend Chita Rivera in a fundraiser called An Evening of Song, benefiting the Art Attack Foundation, on Monday, September 15. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the evening below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Returns to BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Marilyn Maye Returns to Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 10, 2014

Referred by Ella Fitzgerald as 'the greatest white female singer in the world', by Johnny Carson as the 'Super Singer' and said to have a voice that is '...robust and steady, her stamina seemingly inexhaustible...' by the NY Times, Marilyn is a jazz legend known and loved by all. Check out photos from her Birdland return below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso Perform in Concert at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso Perform in Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

On Monday, August 11, Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso took to the Birdland stage for the first time. OK, not exactly. They've been hosting Cast Party in the historic music room every week for eleven years - but this was the swinging duo's first time to be booked in concert! Thanks to their faithful Cast Party following, and the fact that Jim has been booking the Broadway at Birdland concert series for a decade, the room was packed with friends, fans and fellow performers. Caruso and Stritch were joined by Steve Doyle on bass, and jazz vocalist superstar Jane Monheit made a surprise musical cameo. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ramin Karimloo and More in VICTORIA SHAW: UNDER THE COVERS at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Ramin Karimloo and More in VICTORIA SHAW: UNDER THE COVERS at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

This past Monday marked the fifteenth edition of 'Victoria Shaw: Under The Covers' in the past ten years of the Broadway at Birdland concert series That's a lot of really great music and insider stories told by some of country music's top hit-makers, superstars and up-and-comers. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford and Ty Stephens in A SOPHISTICATED REUNION at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford and Ty Stephens in A SOPHISTICATED REUNION at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

On Monday, July 7, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was delighted to present 'A Sophisticated Reunion,' starring Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford and Ty Stephens. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Jim Caruso and More at Jane Monheit's Jazz Party Kick-Off at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Marilyn Maye, Jim Caruso and More at Jane Monheit's Jazz Party Kick-Off at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

On Sunday night, Birdland was proud to launch a new summer series, "Jane Monheit's Jazz Party," which will continue through September. The series provides Jane the opportunity to develop new material, and to collaborate with invited musical guests in a relaxed environment that is part concert, part jam session, part workshop and all fun. Scroll down for photos from the kick-off concert! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tiffany Haas and Michael McCorry Rose at Broadway at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Tiffany Haas and Michael McCorry Rose at Broadway at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

On Monday, May 19, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Michael McCorry Rose and Tiffany Haas in Cheek to Cheek: A Broadway Romance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Nick Ziobro Celebrates Album Release at BirdlandPhoto 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 Flash: Coco Peru Brings HAVE YOU HEARD? to BirdlandPhoto Flash: Coco Peru Brings HAVE YOU HEARD? to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented the Birdland debut of Miss Coco Peru in Have You Heard? for two sold-out shows on Monday, May 12. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jason Graae Brings 49 AND A HALF SHADES OF GRAAE to BirdlandPhoto Flash: Jason Graae Brings 49 AND A HALF SHADES OF GRAAE to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the return of Broadway/cabaret star Jason Graae to the historic stage in '49˝ Shades of Graae.' This show is directed by Heather Lee, and John Boswell is musical director. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jim Caruso's Cast Party with Liza Minnelli, Daisy Egan & MorePhoto Flash: Jim Caruso's Cast Party with Liza Minnelli, Daisy Egan & More
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

For the past ten years, Jim Caruso's Cast Party has been the ultimate place for Broadway, jazz and cabaret folks to entertain each other and the people who love them. This past week was no exception, as show business royalty poured through the doors of Birdland. Liza Minnelli, Art Garfunkle, Michael Feinstein, Daisy Egan, celebrated bassist Freebo, and Jane Monheit were all seen singing and/or cheering dozens of impromptu performances. Klea Blackhurst was hostess-with-the-mostess (as Caruso was helming the "Fiddler at 50" event at another venue) and as always, the Cast Party Symphony Orchestra (Billy Stritch, Steve Doyle and Rick Montalbano) accompanied everyone with style and musical panache. (more...)

Photo Flash: Amanda Green's SPRING TRUNK SHOW at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Amanda Green's SPRING TRUNK SHOW at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

On Monday, April 14, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated songwriter Amanda Green and her Broadway friends in 'Amanda Green's Spring Trunk Show'. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Flash: Alan Cumming, Alice Ripley, Lea DeLaria & More Join Lance Horne for Broadway at Birdland Debut!Photo Flash: Alan Cumming, Alice Ripley, Lea DeLaria & More Join Lance Horne for Broadway at Birdland Debut!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

On Monday, March 31, The Broadway at Birdland concert series welcomed composer Lance Horne, along with a bevy of Broadway performers singing his praises and songs. On the heels of his premier with the SF Gay Men's Chorus and appearance at Sydney's Mardis Gras, Lance Horne made his Broadway at Birdland debut with guests including long-time collaborators Alan Cumming, Alice Ripley, Rachel Dratch, Stephen Wallem, Michael Rose, Lea DeLaria, Pamela Bob, and Sarah Shenkkan. The band included Matt Aronoff on bass, John Bollinger on drums and Yair Evnine on cello. This very special concert included highlights from Horne's debut album 'First Things Last,' and several world premiers, including a sneak peak into The Night Before My Wedding, Mr. Horne's collaboration with Neil Gaiman. Check out a look back at the evening below! (more...)

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