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Heidi Blickenstaff Took the Stage at Usdan Summer Camp for the ArtsHeidi Blickenstaff Took the Stage at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The talented Heidi Blickenstaff took the stage at the renowned Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. (more...)

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch and More Set for Bemelmans Bar in The Carlyle This FallJim Caruso & Billy Stritch and More Set for Bemelmans Bar in The Carlyle This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, Champian Fulton and Tony DeSare to Bemelmans Bar for Sunday night residencies throughout the fall 2016 season. (more...)

Owen Campbell, Mandy Harvey, Brendan Reilly and More Among The Iridium's New Fall ShowsOwen Campbell, Mandy Harvey, Brendan Reilly and More Among The Iridium's New Fall Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Iridium has announced its upcoming fall shows! (more...)

THE MEETING* Sets Final Season at Joe's Pub with Tributes to Beyonce, Bette Midler and MoreTHE MEETING* Sets Final Season at Joe's Pub with Tributes to Beyonce, Bette Midler and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will come to an end at the conclusion of its upcoming season. (more...)

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast with Justin Sayre Welcomes Singer Carol LipnikSPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast with Justin Sayre Welcomes Singer Carol Lipnik
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with vocalist and songwriter Carol Lipnik. Called "an ethereal vocal phenomenon' by The New York Times, Lipnik tells Justin about her latest album "Almost Back to Normal," her Sundaynight residency at the downtown NYC club Pangea, and her influences from Mothra to Laura Nyro. She and Justin wax rhapsodic about Tennessee Williams, the 13th Century poet Rumi and B-movies of the 50s. Plus, Justin offers some simple tips on staying cool, calm and collected during the summer. SPARKLE & CIRCULATE was recently named among the "10 Comedy Podcasts You Should Listen To" by Backstage. All episodes are available on iTunes HERE.   (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Artistic Advisor at Large Renee Fleming today announced the artists for the inaugural season of Renee Fleming VOICES, a new concert series that heralds the power of the voice across a wide range of genres. The series includes Broadway favorites such as Hamilton Tony Award® winner Leslie Odom Jr., Tony® winner Alan Cumming (Cabaret), and Tony® favorite Megan Hilty, plus acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit, opera sensation Lawrence Brownlee, multidisciplinary performance artist Rinde Eckert, and composer and jazz pianist Billy Childs, who will bring to life his Grammy Award® Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Perform at Kitano Jazz, 7/13Gabrielle Stravelli to Perform at Kitano Jazz, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

?GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter called an "outstanding singer" by The Wall Street Journal and "hotter than the equator" by The Village Voice - will introduce a new evening celebrating the legendary songwriters Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael at Kitano Jazz (66 Park Avenue at 38th Street) on Wednesday, July 13 with sets at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM. In addition to well-known standards by Mercer ("Dream") and Carmichael ("Stardust") and compositions they wrote together ("Skylark," "In The Cool Cool Cool of the Evening"), the show includes collaborations with other composers and lyricists. The evening also features rare material by the pair from their Broadway Show I Walk With Music and movies from the 1950s and 60s. She will be joined by Art Hirahara on piano, Pat O'Leary on bass and Eric Halvorson on drums. (more...)

FIDDLER's Julie Benko Set to Perform at Cornelia Street CafeFIDDLER's Julie Benko Set to Perform at Cornelia Street Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Celebrated vocalist Julie Benko, stepping off the Broadway stage where she appears in Fiddler on the Roof, returns to the Cornelia Street Cafe on Sunday, July 31st at 8:30PM to present an evening of jazz. She is backed by a virtuosic sextet including Jason Yeager (piano), Danny Weller (bass), Jay Sawyer (drums), Andy Warren (trumpet), Kenny Pexton (reeds), and Walter Harris (trombone). (more...)

Jane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This SummerJane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Coming up at The Iridium are: NYC's all-women blues band JANE LEE HOOKER on July 23; ELLEN KAYE with UK guitarist PAUL ROSE and Ethan Fein and the LiveIt!LIVE Band on July 26; VERNON REID POWER TRIO on July 29; and soul singer/songwriter/guitarist RAUL MIDON on September 24 & 25. Scroll down for details! (more...)

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE's Latest Episode Features Robert W. RichardsSPARKLE & CIRCULATE's Latest Episode Features Robert W. Richards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with Robert W. Richards. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli & Michael Kanan to Release New Album This MonthGabrielle Stravelli & Michael Kanan to Release New Album This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

?Acclaimed vocalist GABRIELLE STRAVELLI and celebrated jazz pianist MICHAEL KANAN will release the powerfully intimate new duet recording Stairway to the Stars on June 24. The album is currently available in digital formats. Stairway to the Stars is produced by Gabrielle Stravelli and Pat O'Leary.  (more...)

Line-up Announced for Concert Series HOT JAZZ / COOL GARDEN at Louis Armstrong House MuseumLine-up Announced for Concert Series HOT JAZZ / COOL GARDEN at Louis Armstrong House Museum
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

Summer in the city begins on July 4th, Louis Armstrong's traditional birthday, when the Louis Armstrong House Museum kicks off its signature summer concert series Hot Jazz / Cool Garden - now in its 10th year. For three days this summer, hot jazz is served up with red beans 'n' rice in the Armstrongs' Japanese-inspired garden. Birthday cake will be served on July 4th and Hot Jazz / Cool Garden series subscribers will enjoy a soul food luncheon too. It's a wonderful world at the Louis Armstrong House Museum. (more...)

Erin Markey, Josh Sharp, April Kidwell, and More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS on 6/6Erin Markey, Josh Sharp, April Kidwell, and More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS on 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

Erin Markey, Josh Sharp, April Kidwell, Michael Cyril Creighton and Phillip Taratula will join the cast of the sixth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. The event will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan) on Monday, June 6. (more...)

Barrett Foa & Marissa Mulder Join 2016 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LineupBarrett Foa & Marissa Mulder Join 2016 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Barrett Foa and Marissa Mulder will join Annie Golden, Lillias White, Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Vivian Reed, Lady Rizo,Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner, Gabrielle Stravelli, T. Oliver Reid and Nadia Quinn & Ahna O'Reilly with the Playbillies to headline the sixth annual 'Night Of A Thousand Judys' - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. (more...)

Tony Nominee Jarrod Spector to Mentor Students at 2016 Songbook AcademyTony Nominee Jarrod Spector to Mentor Students at 2016 Songbook Academy
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) will join Songbook Academy founder, Michael Feinstein, for this one-of-a-kind music and performance intensive for high school students. (more...)

Tony DeSare, Bridget Barkan and More to Honor Prince at THE MEETING* at Joe's PubTony DeSare, Bridget Barkan and More to Honor Prince at THE MEETING* at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

THE MEETING* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater to conclude its Spring 2016 season on Sunday, May 22 at 7:00 PM. The May show will honor the beloved late superstar Prince, with music director Tracy Stark leading a four-piece band and special musical guests Tony DeSare, Bridget Barkan, Michael Cavadias, Mark Aaron James and Ali Grieb. (more...)

Lillias White, Annie Golden & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LineupLillias White, Annie Golden & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Lillias White, Annie Golden, T. Oliver Reid, Lady Rizo, Vivian Reed, and Nadia Quinn & Ahna O'Reilly with the Playbillies will join the previously announced headliners Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner and Gabrielle Stravelli for the sixth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. The event will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan) on Monday, June 6. (more...)

THE MEETING* Returning to San Francisco, 5/28THE MEETING* Returning to San Francisco, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return  to OASIS (298 Eleventh Street, San Francisco CA) on Saturday, May 28 at 7:00 PM after three packed shows last year. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The New York run of The Meeting* - currently running monthly at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater - has been sold out since the New York Times "Arts & Leisure" piece ran last September. Tickets are $20 and are available at SFOasis.com. (more...)

BWW Review: Scott Dreier Triumphs with THE DORIS DAY PROJECT CDBWW Review: Scott Dreier Triumphs with THE DORIS DAY PROJECT CD
by Don Grigware - May 6, 2016

My association with Scott Dreier dates back to a cabaret for his first album named aptly Scott Dreier.  I was exceedingly impressed with his fine voice, boyish charm and affability.Then followed his show Doris and Me, which I reviewed once in Escondido and later in Los Angeles. The show about Doris Day and his love for her went beyond what I would call an ordinary cabaret presentation. He literally blew me away. It is really two shows in one: a biography of Doris's career told through the songs she made famous and then a semi-biography of Dreier, who grew up from a young age loving Doris Day, her songs, and her movies. It is the second show that makes it all work so beautifully, because, as fans of Doris Day, we see and appreciate the effects that her persona has had on all of us. As an individual Scott Dreier is expressing what we all feel, that intense love and admiration for one of the greatest screen legends of all time. (more...)

Tony Winner Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LineupTony Winner Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner and Gabrielle Stravelli have joined the cast of the sixth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. The event will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan) on Monday, June 6. (more...)

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