Jenna Esposito News

JENNA ESPOSITO Launches 2017 New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Season at Metropolitan Room With Award-Nominated CONNIE FRANCIS Tribute Show, 2/13JENNA ESPOSITO Launches 2017 New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Season at Metropolitan Room With Award-Nominated CONNIE FRANCIS Tribute Show, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Singer/Actress Jenna Esposito made her New York nightclub debut in 2004, and has been delighting audiences across the country ever since. Esposito is perhaps best known for her tribute to iconic pop singer Connie Francis-Jenna Esposito Sings Connie Francis-a show that has been a smash hit among audiences and critics since it debuted in 2009. Connie Francis herself has praised Jenna's work, raving, 'I've known and loved Jenna for years and love the way she sings. I'm so grateful for the love and respect she shows to the catalog of songs that has been so good to me through the years.' Now Esposito will be reprising her critically acclaimed show to launch the 2017 season of the BroadwayWorld.com Award-Nominated series NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS at the Metropolitan Room on February 13 at 7 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Performers Gifted with Squigs Drawings at Jim Caruso's Cast PartyPhoto Flash: Performers Gifted with Squigs Drawings at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

On Monday, January 9, Birdland once again hosted Justin "Squigs" Robertson as special guest artist-in-residence at Jim Caruso's Cast Party. Over twenty impromptu performers were delighted by the gift of an original "Squigs," swiftly drawn during their performance on the Birdland stage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Justin 'Squigs' Robertson Draws at Jim Caruso's Cast PartyPhoto Coverage: Justin 'Squigs' Robertson Draws at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 11, 2017

Some of the "best singers on the planet" are on Jim Caruso's list at his Cast Party at Birdland and last night they all had their performances memorialized by famed Broadway artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson.  Justin, a caricaturist in the tradition of Al Hirschfeld had to work fast since it's against Cast Party rules to sing a ballad. After each performer zipped through a swinging tune they were presented with a quickly drawn "Squigs" caricature.  Marilyn Maye, who is currently appearing at the Metropolitan Room dropped in and sang one of her great medley's and even though it gave Justin enough time to do an oil painting, she too got a quick drawing.  All donations made for the artwork were given to Justin "Squigs" designated charity, Convenant House. (more...)

BWW Award-Nominated Series NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS Announces Eight New Shows for 2017 Season at Metropolitan RoomBWW Award-Nominated Series NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS Announces Eight New Shows for 2017 Season at Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2016

Cabaret Life Productions Owner Stephen Hanks has announced that NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS, the BroadwayWorld.com Award Nominated monthly series at New York's Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street) he launched (with Associate Producer Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD) in August, 2105, will present productions of eight Award-winning or critically acclaimed shows of the past during 2017. The series' new season will open on Monday, February 13 at 7 pm with Jenna Esposito's MAC Award-Nominated 2009 Connie Francis Tribute Show, Jenna Esposito Sings Connie Francis , followed by Adam Shapiro's 2013 MAC Award-Winning Guide to the Perfect Breakup on Wednesday, March 15 at 7 pm. (more...)

WINTER RHYTHMS 2016 Launches This Week at Urban Stages with KT SullivanWINTER RHYTHMS 2016 Launches This Week at Urban Stages with KT Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

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' WINTER RHYTHMS Festival to Feature Headliners From NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS SeriesUrban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS Festival to Feature Headliners From NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

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...)

Photo Flash: Justin 'Squigs' Robertson Draws the Stars at Jim Caruso's Cast PartyPhoto Flash: Justin 'Squigs' Robertson Draws the Stars at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

On Monday, November 14, Birdland was excited to host Justin 'Squigs' Robertson as special guest artist-in-residence at Jim Caruso's Cast Party. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Starry Marni Nixon Tribute, KT Sullivan, Klea Blackhurst and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban StagesStarry Marni Nixon Tribute, KT Sullivan, Klea Blackhurst and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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...)

Musical-Comedy Sister Duo to Bring VICKIE & NICKIE'S HOLIDAY SLEIGH RIDE to The DuplexMusical-Comedy Sister Duo to Bring VICKIE & NICKIE'S HOLIDAY SLEIGH RIDE to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

The well-known, hilarious musical-comedy sister duo, Vickie & Nickie, are bringing their seasonal show, Vickie & Nickie's Holiday Sleigh Ride to The Duplex in NYC for two performances on Thursday, December 1st at 7pm and Saturday, December 10th at 4:30pm. During this celebration of the holiday season 'Minnesota-style', the multi-instrumental, singing housewife sisters will entertain with sidesplitting interpretations of your favorite holiday songs, wacky original tunes, fun family stories, improv and audience participation. Created, written and performed by real life sisters Lisa and Lori Brigantino, the fast talking mid-western moms come to you straight from their prison circuit tour to celebrate the season all while accompanying themselves on many different instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, keyboard, accordion, saxophone, ukuleles, percussion and more! (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Andy Karl & Orfeh in SONGS FROM THE CRYPT and More Set for October at BirdlandBryce Pinkham, Andy Karl & Orfeh in SONGS FROM THE CRYPT and More Set for October at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2016 schedule, featuring Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Ron Carter Big Band, Eliane Elias, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Natalie Douglas, Bryce Pinkham, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Jenna Esposito and More Coming Up at Birdland This FallJenna Esposito and More Coming Up at Birdland This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for October 10-16, featuring Eliane Elias, Jenna Esposito, John Yao Quintet, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Andy Karl & Orfeh in SONGS FROM THE CRYPT and More Set for October at BirdlandBryce Pinkham, Andy Karl & Orfeh in SONGS FROM THE CRYPT and More Set for October at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2016 schedule, featuring Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Ron Carter Big Band, Eliane Elias, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Natalie Douglas, Bryce Pinkham, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Karrin Allyson, Alexandra Silber and More Coming Up This October at BirdlandKarrin Allyson, Alexandra Silber and More Coming Up This October at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for October 5-11, 2015, featuring Karrin Allyson, Alexandra Silber, An Evening with Peter Aldridge & Laila Biali, and more! (more...)

Tony Danza Serves as Grand Marshal for Feast of San Gennaro Procession TodayTony Danza Serves as Grand Marshal for Feast of San Gennaro Procession Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

The 89th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, New York City's longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival, will take place Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 20, 2015, on the streets of historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants seeking a better life in the early 20th century. (more...)

Tony Danza to Serve as Grand Marshal for Feast of San Gennaro Procession, 9/12; Lineup Announced!Tony Danza to Serve as Grand Marshal for Feast of San Gennaro Procession, 9/12; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

The 89th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, New York City's longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival, will take place Today, September 10 through Sunday, September 20, 2015, on the streets of historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants seeking a better life in the early 20th century. (more...)

Tony Danza to Serve as Grand Marshal for Feast of San Gennaro Procession, 9/12; Lineup Announced!Tony Danza to Serve as Grand Marshal for Feast of San Gennaro Procession, 9/12; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

The 89th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, New York City's longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival, will take place Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 20, 2015, on the streets of historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants seeking a better life in the early 20th century. (more...)

Cabaret Life NYC: With the Urban Stages 12-Day Winter Rhythms Series Opening 12/2, Producer Peter Napolitano Offers An Inside LookCabaret Life NYC: With the Urban Stages 12-Day Winter Rhythms Series Opening 12/2, Producer Peter Napolitano Offers An Inside Look
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 1, 2014

t may not be like getting a gift on each of the 12 Days of Christmas, but for cabaret and musical theater lovers, the 6th Annual Urban Stages Winter Rhythms series--presented over a dozen nights at the not-for-profit Off-Broadway theatre on 259 West 30th Street--could be the closest thing to opening a daily present by the tree. From December 2-14 (no shows on Dec. 9), more than 100 singers, musicians, and songwriters will perform in an eclectic mix of 20 shows including one-night-only group shows, excerpts from new musicals, solo shows, open mics, late night spotlights, and family matinees, with all the proceeds from ticket sales dedicated to the Urban Stages On Tour Outreach Program that brings more than 200 free multicultural theater and music programs to elementary and middle school age children and their families in libraries and schools throughout NYC five boroughs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jenna Esposito Celebrates Italian-American Singers at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Jenna Esposito Celebrates Italian-American Singers at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

On Monday, October 13, the Broadway at Birdland concert series welcomed back acclaimed vocalist Jenna esposito for a special Columbus Day salute to some of the most celebrated Italian-American singers in the history of American popular song. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Benny Green Trio, Jenna Esposito and More Set for Birdland, Week of October 13Benny Green Trio, Jenna Esposito and More Set for Birdland, Week of October 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for October 13 - October 19, including Benny Green Trio, Jenna Esposito & The City Rythym Orchestra, Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony DeSare Brings NIGHT LIFE to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Tony DeSare Brings NIGHT LIFE to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 1, 2014

'He is two parts Sinatra to one part Billy Joel, meshed seamlessly.' - The New York Times. Acclaimed vocalist Tony DeSare returns to 54 Below with a brand new show: Night Life. The postmodern version of the classic, elegant New York night club of the 1950's show will be brought to life in the only New York City night club left that still truly captures that ambiance. (more...)

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