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ALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! Irving Berlin Dance Revue Coming to 92Y This MayALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! Irving Berlin Dance Revue Coming to 92Y This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

We're reaching for the moon, putting all our eggs in one basket, dancing cheek to cheek and pouring our hearts into a song, because it's time to face the music and dance! All Dancing! All Singing! is the first Lyrics & Lyricists dance revue, celebrating Irving Berlin's contributions to Hollywood musicals. Artistic director/choreographer Randy Skinner directs a cast of hand-picked young vocalists/dancers -- Darien Crago, Danny Gardner, Drew Humphrey, Kristie Kerwin, Con O'Shea-Creal and Kristen Beth Williams -- who are joined by veterans Sandy Duncan and Don Correia as special guests. Performances are May 2, 3 and 4. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Interviews Wendy Wasserstein on BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGESTAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Interviews Wendy Wasserstein on BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2015

In his new film, Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age, which will be out next year, Rick McKay interviews Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Wendy Wasserstein in 1999. Known for her award-winning play THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, he put this short piece together for his film/tv producing partner, Jamie deRoy, who is part of the producing team of the new revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES on Broadway, starring Elizabeth 'Mad Men' Moss. Check out the interview below! (more...)

Count Basie Orchestra, Diane Schuur and More Among Birdland's May 2015 LineupCount Basie Orchestra, Diane Schuur and More Among Birdland's May 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its May 2015 schedule, featuring The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, BossaBrasil, Diane Schuur, Freddy Cole Quartet, Barbara Carroll, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more! Scroll down for details. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the New York Pops' LET'S BE FRANK After-PartyPhoto Coverage: Go Inside the New York Pops' LET'S BE FRANK After-Party
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 11, 2015

On April 10, 2015 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops closed its 32nd subscription season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, with four of today's finest entertainers - Tony DeSare, Storm Large, Frankie Moreno, and Ryan Silverman - in a celebration of the centennial of America's original idol, Frank Sinatra. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you right into the after-party! (more...)

Rick McKay Remembers Recently Departed Julie WilsonRick McKay Remembers Recently Departed Julie Wilson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported this morning, stage, screen, and cabaret star Julie Wilson passed away yesterday, April 5, from complications from two recent stokes. She was 90 years old. Rick McKay, the producer/director of Rick McKay's Broadway: The Golden Age Film Trilogy, recently took to Facebook to bid farewell to his friend: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway League Executive Director Charlotte St. Martin Visits BACKSTAGE with Peter LeDonnePhoto Coverage: Broadway League Executive Director Charlotte St. Martin Visits BACKSTAGE with Peter LeDonne
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 2, 2015

Charlotte St. Martin was the guest on Backstage with Peter LeDonne which is recorded live at Patsy's restaurant and broadcast Sundays on 970AM. The Broadway League is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. It has 700-plus members, which include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, general managers, and suppliers of goods and services to the commercial theatre industry in North American cities. The Broadway League, with The American Theatre Wing present the annual Tony Awards. Since her appointment, Charlotte has successfully managed various challenges affecting the industry including Labor Strikes, Economic Downturns, and Government issues. She has guided the creation of Audience Development, Educational programs and initiatives. (more...)

Photo Coverage: April Fools Becomes SHIP OF FOOLS Comedy Night at the FRIARSPhoto Coverage: April Fools Becomes SHIP OF FOOLS Comedy Night at the FRIARS
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 2, 2015

The comics given the job of making the Friars laugh last night were not fooling around and the club rocked with laughter. The stand up comedy of MC Dave Konig, George Vanarthos, Michelle Tod, Nancy Lombardo, Michele Balan, Maria Schultz, Ross Bennett and producer Cory Kahaney were well received by members who have been well trained in the art of laughing by fellow Friars. Ross Bennett, recently a smash on David Letterman was especially effective. The intimate setting of the club's Milton Berle Room has been the scene of many fun filled evenings, and numerous comics have launched their careers in the mahogany walled space. (more...)

Photo Coverage: INSIDE BROADWAY Visits ON THE TOWNPhoto Coverage: INSIDE BROADWAY Visits ON THE TOWN
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 30, 2015

It happens every time the NYC school kids see some romantic activity on stage. The squeals, oohs & aahs from the youngsters are a delight to hear. It's a first time Broadway experience for most of them. The school busses were lined up early at The Lyric Theatre for the 10:15 & 1:15 special mini performances by some of the cast members of the hit show On The Town. Michael Presser and all the folks involved with 'Inside Broadway Creating The Magic' make it possible for hundreds of school children to get a behind the scenes look at the workings of a Broadway Show. (more...)

Stacy Sullivan, Mark Nadler, Gabrielle Stravelli, and Stearns Matthews Among Winners of 2015 MAC AwardsStacy Sullivan, Mark Nadler, Gabrielle Stravelli, and Stearns Matthews Among Winners of 2015 MAC Awards
by Andrew Martin - Mar 29, 2015

From the Oscars to the Tonys, the Grammys to Emmys, awards ceremonies are always a hit-or-miss situation. Either the event is absolutely excellent or ends with spectators saying, 'Well, they'll do a better job with it next year.' The 2015 MAC Awards, presented by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs, and held once again this year at BB King's on West 42nd Street, absolutely fell into the former category. It was a splendid affair (albeit it's usual 3-plus hours) that was expertly directed by MAC President Lennie Watts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Check out Pics from the MAC Awards 2015!Photo Coverage: Check out Pics from the MAC Awards 2015!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2015

At a ceremony held Thursday night in New York, the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs announced the winners of the 2015 MAC Awards. The show was hosted by Karen Mason, with musical direction by Barry Levitt, and was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the evening below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the After Party of  A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGENPhoto Coverage: Inside the After Party of A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGEN
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 27, 2015

Show business' brightest stars memorialized one of their own yesterday, at A Tribute to Polly Bergen, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd Street). An Emmy Award-winning actress and singer, Ms. Bergen's career spanned more than six decades in films, TV, Broadway musicals and concerts. She passed away from natural causes September 20 at age 84. A Tribute to Polly Bergen, produced by Rex Reed and Michael Alden with creative consultant Deborah Grace Winer, celebrated her life and career with a star studded lineup of participants. They included Christine Andreas, Harry Belafonte, Arlene Dahl, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Gregory Harrison, Judith Ivey, Chris Matthews, Phyllis Newman, Kelli O'Hara and cast members from the 2001 revival of Follies. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGENPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGEN
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2015

Show business' brightest stars memorialized one of their own yesterday, at A Tribute to Polly Bergen, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd Street). An Emmy Award-winning actress and singer, Ms. Bergen's career spanned more than six decades in films, TV, Broadway musicals and concerts. She passed away from natural causes September 20 at age 84. A Tribute to Polly Bergen, produced by Rex Reed and Michael Alden with creative consultant Deborah Grace Winer, celebrated her life and career with a star studded lineup of participants. They included Christine Andreas, Harry Belafonte, Arlene Dahl, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Gregory Harrison, Judith Ivey, Chris Matthews, Phyllis Newman, Kelli O'Hara and cast members from the 2001 revival of Follies. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Essential Voices USA's Judith Clurman Visits Peter LeDonnePhoto Coverage: Essential Voices USA's Judith Clurman Visits Peter LeDonne
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 26, 2015

Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) just presented BEYOND BROADWAY: COMPOSERS GO CHORAL at the DiMenna Space for Classical Music, 450 West 37 Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues), New York City. The evening featured ensemble music and conversation with composer/lyricists who have worked closely with conductor and music director Judith Clurmanand her Essential Voices USA. Guests attending included Sheldon Harnick, Larry Hochman, Andrew Lippa, Richard Maltby, Joshua Schmidt, Stephen Schwartz, David Shire, Georgia Stitt, Jonathan Tunick, and Maury Yeston. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dominic Chianese Performs at Italian Night at The Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Dominic Chianese Performs at Italian Night at The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 26, 2015

The show started off with a bang as Steven Maglio was "requested" by Dominic Chianese to introduce the evening. Dominic Chianese, the multi talented actor who is best known for his role as "Junior" in The Sopranos, can also sing (not as in FBI). There were a lot of "family" present for this yearly event at the Friars Club. Good food and good entertainment by fellow Friars were the specials of the day as General Manager Michael Caputo and Food & Beverage Director Giuseppe Tarillo expertly guided the evening. Even Chazz Palminteri (A Bronx Tale) luckily gave a thumbs up! (more...)

Benjamin Scheuer Receives ASCAP Foundation Jamie Deroy & Friends Songwriting AwardBenjamin Scheuer Receives ASCAP Foundation Jamie Deroy & Friends Songwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Producer Eva Price has announced that Benjamin Scheuer, writer and performer of the gripping, highly acclaimed autobiographical solo show The Lion, has been awarded the 2015 ASCAP Foundation Jamie deRoy & friends Songwriting Award. He will receive a grant of $1,250, which will be presented on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Bruce Villanch, Barb Jungr & More to Present at 2015 MAC AwardsBruce Villanch, Barb Jungr & More to Present at 2015 MAC Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs has announced the presenters that are scheduled to appear at the 29th Annual MAC Awards on Thursday, March 26th at B.B King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: Jason Biggs on 'HEIDI CHRONICLES': 'It Has A Lot of Important Things to Say'VIDEO: Jason Biggs on 'HEIDI CHRONICLES': 'It Has A Lot of Important Things to Say'
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Jason Biggs stopped by this week's THE VIEW on ABC to talk about starring in Broadway's The Heidi Chronicles alongside Elisabeth Moss. (more...)

VIDEO: Jason Biggs Talks Broadway's THE HEIDI CHRONICLES on 'Late Night'VIDEO: Jason Biggs Talks Broadway's THE HEIDI CHRONICLES on 'Late Night'
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Jason Biggs stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS to talk about starring in Broadway's THE HEIDI CHRONICLES alongside Elisabeth Moss. (more...)

VIDEO: Elisabeth Moss Talks Starring Role in Broadway's THE HEIDI CHRONICLESVIDEO: Elisabeth Moss Talks Starring Role in Broadway's THE HEIDI CHRONICLES
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

In an all-new feature, 'Mad Men' star Elisabeth Moss discusses the world of Heidi Holland in the Broadway revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, now in previews for a limited engagement. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon to Host A NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GENDERS at Joe's Pub, 3/23Cynthia Nixon to Host A NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GENDERS at Joe's Pub, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project will present its second annual benefit, A Night of A Thousand Genders, an evening of cocktails followed by a very special one-night-only cabaret evening celebrating the beauty and resilience of gender expansive youth and their families on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 6:00-8:30pm at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). (more...)

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