FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Anna Lively in "Isn't It A Lively Day…Anna Lively Celebrates the Music and Career of the One and Only Doris Day!'" on Wednesday, April 19th, at 9:30 PM. (more...)
New York's renowned musical organization, The Mabel Mercer Foundation, announced today that it will return to the Midwest this spring for the first time since 2006 to present its fourth 'Chicago Cabaret Convention.' (more...)
BREAKING NEWS: The votes are in and the results are official for the fifth annual BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards. More than 32,000 votes were cast this year for the excellent performers and shows in 16 categories. BroadwayWorld would like to extend congratulations to all of this year's winners and nominees. (more...)
Urban Stages has confirmed the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 1, and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)
Urban Stages and Stephen Hanks' Cabaret Life Productions has announced that on Saturday, December 3 at 7 pm, the 2016 Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Festival (December 1-11 at 259 West 30th Street, NYC) will present highlights from seven of the 16 shows that have been presented at Hanks' highly praised monthly series at the Metropolitan Room--New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits (Associate Producer, Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD)--and two shows that will be featured in the series in 2017. (more...)
Lyricist/librettist, Michael Colby, author of the memoir, 'The Algonquin Kid-Adventures Growing Up at New York's Legendary Hotel," celebrated his 65th Birthday on Sunday, Oct. 30th with a fundraiser/musical event for Child Find of America. 'Quel Fromage II' featured performers from Broadway and cabaret, including members of TADA! Youth Theater, who gave a 90 minute concert at TRIAD on the upper west side, singing songs from Colby's musicals. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)
Urban Stages has announced the line-up for this year's Award Winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin Thursday, December 1 and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)
This November, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)
Hold your hats and hallelujah.
After an electrifying opening night, the Mabel Mercer Foundation's 27th Annual Cabaret Convention continued Wednesday night in a packed Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Hosted by Jeff Harnar and Andrea Marcovicci, the cabaret community gathered to salute the music of Stephen Sondheim, the EGOT-winning composer/lyricist whose oeuvre has been simultaneously catapulting and tripping up artists for decades.
Despite 30 performances on the evening, you'd be hard-pressed to find a weak spot in Wednesday night's lineup, hosting what is arguably the best rotation of the four nights, featuring cabaret giants, up-and-comers, expert arrangers (plus the talents of Jered Egan on bass and Dan Gross on drums), and Sondheim role originators. (more...)
The second night of the 27th New York Cabaret Convention at Rose Hall was hosted by long time cabaret artist favorites, Jeff Harnar & Andrea Marcovicci. The evening including performances by: Sally Mayes, Aaron Morishito, Julie Reyburn, Maureen Taylor, Raissa Katona Bennett, Will Nunziata, Anthony Nunziata, Jennifer Sheehan, Kevin Dozier, Sarah Rice, Donna McKechnie, Jon Weber, Marissa Mulder, Eric Michael Gillett, Celia Berk, Josephine Sanges, Steve Ross, Karen Akers, Sidney Meyer, Iris Williams, and Marta Sanders. Tonights evening will be hosted by Rex Reed and the Conventions closing night honoring Charles Strouse will be hosted by Klea Blackhurst (more...)
Ask Celia Berk what she loves about New York and she'll give you a list. Or, better yet, an album.
Corporate executive by day, cabaret chanteuse by night (and a damn good one), Berk has won a MAC Award (New York Debut – Female), a Bistro Award (Vocalist), a BWW Award (NY Cabaret Debut), and The Margaret Whiting Award from The Mabel Mercer Foundation since her 2014 debut album You Can't Rush Spring.
Her latest, Manhattan Serenade, is an eclectic collection of New York and New York-esque songs steeped in nostalgia and romance, complete with arrangements by Alex Rybeck and a stunning orchestra.
Extended by popular demand, Berk will celebrate its release once more at the Metropolitan Room this Friday, October 14 at 7:00 pm. Before the show, we sat down for a discussion on her love note to New York, carving out a space for yourself in the city, and typical New York resilience. (more...)
Librettist/Lyricist Michael Colby offers up more favorites from his musicals to benefit ChildFindofAmerica.org at The Triad Theater ( 158 West 72 St) on Sunday OCTOBER 30, at 7 pm, featuring Bethe Austin, PJ Benjamin, Lori Tan Chinn, Robert Cuccioli, Natalie Douglas, Eric Michael Gillett, Jeff Harnar, Eddie Korbich, Jeanne Lehman, Heather MacRae, N'Kenge, Neva Small, Ted Williams and so many more. Musical Director: Greg Kenna - Directed by: Sara Louise Lazarus A NIGHT TO REMEMBER! (more...)
SALLY MAYES (Tony Nominee 'She Loves Me,' 'Closer Than Ever,' 'Urban Cowboy' and JEFF HARNAR finished their September run at The Laurie Beechman Theatre with an audience that included TOVAH FELDSHUH (Tony Nominee 'Golda's Balcony'), PENNY FULLER (Tony Nominee 'Applause'), Anita Gillette (Tony Nominee 'Chapter Two'), KAREN AKERS (Tony Nominee 'Grand Hotel' and 'Nine'), BILL HUTTON (the original Joseph 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat'), Mark Waldrop (Director 'When Pigs Fly'), songwriter Tom Toce and award-winning singer JULIE BUDD. (more...)
Tony nominee SALLY MAYES ('She Loves Me') and award-winning JEFF HARNAR (Broadway World Cabaret Award) continue their run of DOUBLE TAKE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. At Wednesday night's performance the audience included LORETTA SWITT ('Mash'), RITA GARDNER ('The Fantasticks'), JOHN McDANIEL ('The Rosie O'Donnel Show'), MICHAEL ALDEN ('Pippin'), REX REED ('Myra Breckinridge'),and more. The September performances conclude on Wednesday September 28 at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre followed by a special Cabaret Convention week matinee on Thursday October 20th at 2pm. Music Director Alex Rybeck ('Grand Hotel') leads the trio featuring Bob Renino (bass) and Dan Gross (drums). 'A swell evening of prime, solidly-anchored entertainment. SALLY MAYES and JEFF HARNAR have created a show full of charm, schtick and creativity, not to mention a fresh song list and well-honed singing chops. Their distinctive, individual voices work quite well as one. In addition the show has been cannily crafted to make the most of what each can bring to the act.' Marilyn Lester THEATRE PIZZAZZ (more...)
Last night Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar opened the further performances of their cabaret show, Double Take: Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar at the same time! The pair will perform the show on Wednesdays September 21 & 28 at 7pm and again on Thursday 20 October at 2pm, as part of a special cabaret convention week. All performances will take place at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)
Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar announce further performances of their cabaret show, Double Take: Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar at the same time! The pair will perform the show on Wednesdays September 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 7pm and again on Thursday 20 October at 2pm, as part of a special cabaret convention week. All performances will take place at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)