Jay Rogers News

The Linux Foundation Announces Keynote Speaker Line Up for LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced the keynote speakers for LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America, taking place August 20-22 at the Sheraton Chicago. (more...)

Photo Coverage: DIRTY LITTLE SONGS Plays 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 01, 2014

Award-winning theater and cabaret performers Eric Michael Gillett (Sweet Smell of Success, The Frogs, Kiss Me, Kate), Carolyn Montgomery-Forant (MAC/Bistro/Nightlife Awards), Sidney Myer (MAC/Bistro/Mabel Mercer Award-winner,Grandma Sylvia's Funeral) & Drama Desk nominee Jay Rogers (Whoop-Dee-Doo, When Pigs Fly) joined forces to present an evening of sly songs with titillating tunes & lascivious lyrics from the present to days of yore. Sondheim, Flanders & Swann, Coward & Porter mixed with just a dash of Tom Lehrer & even Pete Townshend, Dirty Little Songs was performed with a wink & a nudge by four of cabaret's funniest & most prolific performers. Check out photos from the special performance below! (more...)

Judy Kaye 54 Sings Funny Girl & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

DIRTY LITTLE SONGS Encore Performance at 54 Below, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

Award-winning theater and cabaret performers Eric Michael Gillett (Sweet Smell of Success, The Frogs, Kiss Me, Kate), Carolyn Montgomery-Forant(MAC/Bistro/Nightlife Awards), Sidney Myer (MAC/Bistro/Mabel Mercer Award-winner,Grandma Sylvia's Funeral) & Drama Desk nominee Jay Rogers (Whoop-Dee-Doo, When Pigs Fly) join forces to present an evening of sly songs with titillating tunes & lascivious lyrics from the present to days of yore. Sondheim, Flanders & Swann, Coward & Porter mixed with just a dash of Tom Lehrer & even Pete Townshend, performed with a wink & a nudge by four of cabaret's funniest & most prolific performers. (more...)

GE, Local Motors Partner to Pioneer New Model for Manufacturing Industry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The partnership will source collaborative ideas online from a community of engineers, scientists, fabricators, designers and enthusiasts who will focus on identifying market needs and solving deep engineering challenges to unlock breakthrough product innovations. As part of the partnership, a new microfactory a specialized facility focused on prototyping and producing a small batch of products at a rapid pace will be established where community ideas will be built, tested and sold. (more...)

Anita Gillette, Ann Hampton Callaway, THE VAUDEVILLIANS & More Score 2014 Mac Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, has announced the nominees for the 2014 MAC Awards. Winners in twenty-five categories will be voted by the MAC membership by anonymous ballot and announced at the MAC Awards Gala on March 27th at BB King's Blue Club in Times Square at: 237 W. 42 St between 7th and 8th Avenues. Tickets start at $50.00. For additional information on MAC, to become a member, or to order tickets to the event, visit: http://macnyc.com. (more...)

Andrea McArdle, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2014

This February and March at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond, including Christopher Sieber, Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff, Melinda Doolittle, Jeff Daniels, Linda Eder, Andrea McArdle, Sondheim Unplugged, Taboo: 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, Beth Leavel, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena. (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

This February and March at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond, including Christopher Sieber, Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff, Melinda Doolittle, Jeff Daniels, Linda Eder, Andrea McArdle, Sondheim Unplugged, Taboo: 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, Beth Leavel, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena. (more...)

{Your Name Here} Welcomes Penny Fuller & Randy Harrison for POZ Benefit Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

{Your Name Here} A Queer Theater and Bureau of General Services- Queer DIvision team up to present a one- night reading of POZ, by Michael Aman to raise funds for both companies on December 2 at 8 PM. The performance will be held at The Playroom Theater. (more...)

{Your Name Here} to Welcome Penny Fuller, Randy Harrison for POZ Benefit Reading, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

{Your Name Here} A Queer Theater and Bureau of General Services- Queer DIvision team up to present a one- night reading of POZ, by Michael Aman to raise funds for both companies on December 2 at 8 PM. The performance will be held at The Playroom Theater. (more...)

Cast of FIRST DATE, Joanna Gleason & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Ali Ewoldt, Adam Kaplan & More Set for THREE WAY STREET at 54 Below, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th St., 54 BELOWwelcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events, featuring no cover charges and low minimums: (more...)

Actress Lauren Stanford Wins 2013 MetroStar Talent Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

The actress Lauren Stanford pulled off a dramatic win last night, as she became the 2013 MetroStar at the Metropolitan Room in New York. A Kansas City native with musical theatre credits, Stanford edged out her four co-finalists in tight scoring that belied how strong and evenly matched this year's MetroStar Talent Challenge Top 5 had become. (more...)

2013 MetroStar Talent Challenge Announces Top 5 Finalists; Set for 8/19 at the Met Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2013

After a highly competitive semi-final round of the 'MetroStar Talent Challenge' at The Metropolitan Room last night, five finalists were picked to move forward in the 7-week singers' competition. The five finalists, who will go head to head next Today, August 19, are Stephen Mitchell Brown, Venessa Diaz, Jason Morris, Tony Ponella and Lauren Stanford. (more...)

2013 MetroStar Talent Challenge Announces Top 5 Finalists; Set for 8/19 at the Met Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

After a highly competitive semi-final round of the 'MetroStar Talent Challenge' at The Metropolitan Room last night, five finalists were picked to move forward in the 7-week singers' competition. The five finalists, who will go head to head next Monday, August 19, are Stephen Mitchell Brown, Venessa Diaz, Jason Morris, Tony Ponella and Lauren Stanford. (more...)

Emily Bergl, Michael Musto, KT Sullivan Among 2013 MetroStar Talent Challenge Guest Judges; Kicks Off Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2013

Beginning tonight, 75 solo singers are competing in the sixth annual MetroStar Talent Challenge at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street. Hosted by the comic actor-singer Jay Rogers, the seven-week, jury-and audience-voted competition kicks off with three weeks of trials (July 8, 15, 22), after which the Top 18 contestants will advance to the next round. (more...)

Metropolitan Room Launches 6th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2013

Something funny's happening to the 'MetroStar Talent Challenge' this year. Singer-restaurateur Carolyn Montgomery-Forant joins the permanent jury, and the comic actor Jay Rogers hosts the 6th annual edition of the singers contest at the Metropolitan Room. The exciting competition has launched the careers of a number of standouts in cabaret, pop and jazz. The 2013 'MetroStar Talent Challenge' runs for seven consecutive Mondays, from tonight, July 8 through August 19. (more...)

Carolyn Montgomery-Forant Joins 2013 Metrostar Contest Jury; Jay Rogers to Host, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2013

Something funny's happening to the 'MetroStar Talent Challenge' this year. Singer-restaurateur Carolyn Montgomery-Forant joins the permanent jury, and the comic actor Jay Rogers hosts the 6th annual edition of the singers contest at the Metropolitan Room. The exciting competition, which has launched the careers of a number of standouts in cabaret, pop and jazz, is accepting applications through July 1. The 2013 'MetroStar Talent Challenge' runs for seven consecutive Todays, from July 8 through August 19. (more...)

Theater East to Present Michael Marc Bouchard's LILIES Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Theatre East presents the last installment in the 2012-2013 season of NEIGHBORHOOD READING SERIES - 'Lilies' by Michael Marc Bouchard, upstairs at O'Lunney's, 145 West 45th Street (bet. Broadway & 6th Ave.), Tonight - Monday, June 24th: 6:00 pm is a Mixer with the reading at 7:00 pm. Featured in the reading are: Todd Eric Hawkins, Neil Arthur James, John Kevin Jones, Judson Jones, James LaRosa, Marc Palmieri, Nick Piacente, Jay Rogers, David Schuller, and Ryan Trout. It is directed by Ian Bjoklund. (more...)

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