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BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Update 1/3 - Last Chance to Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

Voting is now underway for Cabaret! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Cabaret New Year's Awards Update - Matthews, Whitton Tied!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Cabaret! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Cabaret Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Amy Wolk Leads Best Female Vocalist!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Boston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Update 12/13 - Laura Benanti on Top!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Voting is now underway for Cabaret! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Update 12/6 - Monheit Leading Ross!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Voting is now underway for Cabaret! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Voting Now Open in 18 Categories for 2013 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards, Thru 1/5
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 03, 2013

If you're wondering whether or not 2013 was a fantastic year for the cabaret art form in New York, all you have to do is scan the amazing list of nominees for this year's BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards and you'll know it was one of the best ever. So now it's time for all you cabaret performers and fans to vote for the best singers, musicians, songs, and shows of the year. Voting will continue until Sunday night January 5 and the winners will be announced later that week. We hope that all the winners will be able to perform in the Award show on Sunday night February 23 at Joe's Pub. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for ROCKERS ON BROADWAY with Tony Vincent, Eden Espinosa & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 13, 2013

Rocker Joan Jett, Cheryl Freeman (The Who's Tommy), Ariana Groover (Bare), Steve Gouveia (Jersey Boys), Emma Hunton (Next to Normal), John Arthur Greene (Matilda), Preston Truman Boyd (Big River), Eric Michael Krop(Godspell), Michael Lanning (Bonnie and Clyde), Sarah Schmidt (Jersey Boys),Jeremy Schonfeld (Drift), Andrew Berlin, Sarah Grace, Aisha Jackson, Greg Kamp, Megan Rice join Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis (Jekyll & Hyde), Eden Espinosa (Wicked),Lena Hall (Kinky Boots), Tony Vincent (We Will Rock You/American Idiot), Michael Cerveris, Norm Lewis, Lesli Margherita, Tituss Burgess, Donnie Kehr and more all took part in ROCKERS ON BROADWAY 20 - Celebrating 20 Years (1993-2013) at SoHo's (le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, NYC) on Monday night. BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert event and you can check out photos from the star-studded arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Constantine Maroulis, Emma Hunton, Michael Cerveris and More in Rehearsals for ROCKERS ON BROADWAY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 09, 2013

Rocker Joan Jett, Cheryl Freeman (The Who's Tommy), Ariana Groover (Bare), Steve Gouveia (Jersey Boys), Emma Hunton(Next to Normal), John Arthur Greene (Matilda), Preston Truman Boyd (Big River), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Michael Lanning (Bonnie and Clyde), Sarah Schmidt (Jersey Boys),Jeremy Schonfeld (Drift), Andrew Berlin, Sarah Grace, Aisha Jackson, Greg Kamp, Megan Rice join Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis (Jekyll & Hyde), Eden Espinosa (Wicked),Lena Hall (Kinky Boots), Tony Vincent (We Will Rock You/American Idiot) and Rebecca Covington, Dionne Figgins,Jawan M. Jackson, Mykal Kilgore, Krisha Marcano, Jarran Muse, Jesse Nagar and Donald Webber Jr. from Motown the Musical, join Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris, Norm Lewis,Lesli Margherita, Tituss Burgess, Donnie Kehr and more for ROCKERS ON BROADWAY 20. BroadwayWorld popped in on the team in rehearasals and brings you a sneak peek at the performers below! (more...)

William Blake's Triumphant Etta James Tribute Show Transforms the Cafe Carlyle Into an R & B Concert Hall
by Stephen Hanks - Apr 20, 2013

Texas born and bred singer William Blake--who came to New York six years ago at age 24--has lately taken the town by storm with his terrific tribute show to the legendary Etta James. In the process, Blake has also managed to transform some of the town's most prestigious nightclub/cabaret venues into his own personal concert halls. First it was at Birdland, where in the summer of 2012 and with the support of 'Cast Party' impresario Jim Caruso, Blake launched his Echoes of Etta raucous, standing-room only crowds. Then last February, Blake, his five piece band and three girl backup singers, overpowered Joe's Pub. But the last two nights might have been Blake's most impressive performances to date, as he totally captured the crowd at the elegant and sedate Cafe Carlyle (for the room's new 10:45 'Second Act' sets). It was almost as if you were experiencing an R & B concert at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Theatre C Presents ECHOES OF ETTA at Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

Theatre C will present Echoes of Etta featuring William Blake tonight, February 23 at Joes Pub located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC.10003 at 9:30 pm. (more...)

Theatre C to Present ECHOES OF ETTA at Joe's Pub, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

Theatre C will present Echoes of Etta featuring William Blake on Saturday February 23 at Joes Pub located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC.10003 at 9:30 pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Tartaglia, Ryann Redmond, and More at ROCKERS ON BROADWAY- Arrivals!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 16, 2012

Tony Award nominees John Tartaglia (Avenue Q) and Chad Kimball (Memphis) and Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) along with Jeremy Kushnier (Jersey Boys) and Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid) appeared in last night's "ROCKERS ON BROADWAY - BEHIND THE MUSIC" concert at the newly re-designed Cutting Room. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the concert arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rockers on Broadway 2010
by Linda Lenzi - Nov 09, 2010

Broadway stars and Rock stars joined the audience to dance the night away when Rockers on Broadway returned to BB Kings Blues Club last night, November 8th. Directed by Donnie Kehr, ROCKERS ON BROADWAY-Dance Party featured some of the hottest dance tunes from Elvis to GaGa, performed by Broadway stars and the Rock stars who made them famous. The concert benefits Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Dreams Foundation, Broadway in South Africa, and The Bendheim Performing Arts Center Scholarship Fund. (more...)

The Path Fund and The Frye Company Present ROCKERS ON BROADWAY 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2010

Broadway stars and Rock stars will join the audience to dance the night away when Rockers on Broadway returns to BB Kings Blues Club on Monday, November 8th at 8pm. (more...)

The Path Fund and The Frye Company Present ROCKERS ON BROADWAY 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2010

Broadway stars and Rock stars will join the audience to dance the night away when Rockers on Broadway returns to BB Kings Blues Club on Monday, November 8th at 8pm. (more...)

Ripley, Kimball, Vega et al. Set for Rockers on Broadway Dance Party, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2010

Broadway stars and Rock stars will join the audience to dance the night away when Rockers on Broadway returns to BB Kings Blues Club on Monday, November 8th at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ROCKERS ON BROADWAY - Arrivals and Backstage
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 03, 2009

After a smash sellout at the August Wilson Theater with their 15th Anniversary Reunion Benefit Concert of The Who's Tommy last December, ROCKERS ON BROADWAY returned to BB King's on Monday November 2nd with another star-studded benefit show. Directed by Donnie Kehr, ROCKERS ON BROADWAY-Celebrating the '60s honored the songs and performers from Rock's greatest decade and will feature a 'who's who' of classic recording artists performing alongside some of the biggest stars on Broadway, all to benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Dreams Foundation and the Bendheim Center/Scholarship Fund. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the DRIFT Benefit
by Linda Lenzi - Nov 05, 2008

Jeremy Schonfeld's 'DRIFT' BENEFIT took place on November 3rd At BB KING BLUES CLUB. This one night only event was a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and The Broadway Dreams Foundation and was presented with Scott Coulter and Michelle Kinney and The Path Fund Inc. (more...)

Wingspan Arts Presents Art2Life '08 Tonight, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2008

Wingspan Arts proudly announces its fifth annual fundraising benefit Arts2Life '08, which will take place Monday, May 19 from 6:30-9:30 PM at the Hard Rock Cafe (1501 Broadway). This year the evening's entertainment will celebrate one of Broadway's most beloved and prolific songwriting teams, Kander & Ebb, with performances of well-known songs from shows including Chicago, Cabaret, Curtains and others. Benefit Co-Chairs Donnie Kehr (Jersey Boys) and Paul Salvatore (Proskauer Rose LLP) have assembled a top-notch cast of performers including Broadway standouts and talented up-and-comers. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rockers on Broadway Backstage
by Linda Lenzi - Oct 24, 2007

The 'Rockers on Broadway' concert returned this year with the latest edition - 'Rockers on Broadway Salutes Motown' at BB King Blues Club & Grill on Monday, October 22 at 8PM. (more...)

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