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...)
The McCallum Theatre presents 'Lorna Luft Sings the Judy Garland Songbook' on Tuesday, February 14, at 8:00pm. Lorna Luft's career has encompassed virtually every area of entertainment. A celebrated live performer; stage, film and television actress; best-selling author; recording artist and Emmy-nominated producer, she triumphs in every medium.Born to Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, music and entertainment were part of her childhood. At age 11, she made her television debut singing on her mother's series, 'The Judy Garland Show.' At 16, already a seasoned performer, she shared the bill with her mother on Broadway in a month long concert engagement at New York's Palace Theater. (more...)
In a notable episode from 2013, Broadway diva Elaine Stritch stopped by THEATER TALK to celebrate her 88th birthday. (She was born February 2, 1925.) This was the late performer's final of six appearances on THEATER TALK before her death. (more...)
Michael Matus & George Rae will play Dionysos and Xanthias in the UK premiere of the latest Broadway version of the rarely performed musical, an hilarious send up of Greek comedy and satire, with a book revised and expanded by Nathan Lane. (more...)
On January 24, Will Friedwald, producer, feature writer for The Wall Street Journal, author of nine books on popular music, countless articles, and liner notes, moved his nostalgic CLIP JOINT series to Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Y. For the uninitiated, CLIP JOINT offers curated video clips---many not seen in decades---from a huge vintage collection of quality sources, DVD and 16mm (not downloaded from YouTube).
Each themed program features writers, musicians, and/or vocalists associated with our American Songbook. Friedwald's economic commentary, encyclopedic knowledge, and openness to questions is a unique resource for fans and professionals alike. (more...)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017
New York City's famed Metropolitan Room (located at 34 West 22nd Street) welcomes "JUDY & LIZA: THE LONDON PALLADIUM CONCERT - A TRIBUTE" on Sunday, March 12th at 7:00 p.m. (more...)
Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle. (more...)
'Judy and Liza Together Again', starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named 'BEST DUO'in 2012 by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), has been EXTENDED AGAIN through the Winter Season at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street). Teaming up for an evening of 'Just POW!', these MAC and Bistro Award winning performers pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/daughter team in show biz history in 'a high energy evening with an abundance of laughs!' (Edge) . The gaiety continues with performances on Saturdays, January 21st and 28th, February 4th and 25th. There is a $25.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum. For reservations call: 212-757-0788 or make reservations online at www.donttellmamanyc.com (more...)
The 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Tuesday, January 17, at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. (more...)
When Betty Nichols was about 12 years old, she came down with rheumatic fever, and the treatment in rural Carbon County more than seven decades ago was to send people with the illness to bed for three months. That was the typical prescription, but awfully boring for a young child. (more...)
iHeartRadio and Universal Broadcasting Network's 'On The Rocks Radio Show host Alexander Rodriguez will be making his fourth return to Rockwell Table & Stage hit the stage on January 30th - with 'Sippin On A Song' - a roller coaster of stories, audience participation, and guest performers, belted out by your host featuring music from stage, screen and pop. (more...)
Starting in the back of the packed Feinstein's/54 Below house with 'It's a New World' (Harold Arlen/Ira Gershwin), Molly Pope has your attention. The band has played the overture; now it is her turn, crooning in silence.
As suddenly as the first number ends, you're launched into the energetic 'Gotta Have Me Go with You,' Pope working her way through the crowd to the stage to join Brian Beach and Danny Bevins, her pair of enthusiastic backup dancers for the evening and the final pieces of her very complete transformation into Vicki Lester. (more...)