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CHICAGO CABARET CONVENTION to Spotlight Local, National Talent This AprilCHICAGO CABARET CONVENTION to Spotlight Local, National Talent This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

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...)

Photo Flash: Liliane Montevecchi Celebrates The Ziegfeld Society at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Liliane Montevecchi Celebrates The Ziegfeld Society at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

On Monday, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was happy to present Tony Award winning legend Liliane Montevecchi in The Ziegfeld Society's gala benefit performance of "Ziegfeld Follies Of The Air: The New 1934 Live from Broadway Broadcast Revue," devised and directed by Walter Willison, with musical direction and special musical arrangements by Mark York. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

thirtywhatever, New Musical Revue About the Journey Through Your 30s, To Play Laurie Beechman Theater 1/29 -- 2/20thirtywhatever, New Musical Revue About the Journey Through Your 30s, To Play Laurie Beechman Theater 1/29 -- 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

 thirtywhatever, a new musical revue filled with songs about what happens between the time you say goodbye to 29 and hello to 40, will be presented at the Laurie Beechman Theatre from January 29 -- February 20, 2017. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Fete Austin Pendleton at LOVE N' COURAGE GalaTheater for the New City to Fete Austin Pendleton at LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theater for the New City's Executive Director, Crystal Field, has announced that they will honor celebrated actor/director/teacher Austin Pendleton at this year's annual fundraising gala LOVE N' COURAGE. (more...)


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Photo Coverage: KT Sullivan & Mark Nadler Celebrate Alan Jay Lerner at The Laurie Beechman TheatrePhoto Coverage: KT Sullivan & Mark Nadler Celebrate Alan Jay Lerner at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 24, 2016

KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler brought their show "Almost Like Being In Love" to the Laurie Beechman Theatre last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Stacy Sullivan Reprises Thrilling A NIGHT AT THE TROUBADOUR and Peggy Lee TributeStacy Sullivan Reprises Thrilling A NIGHT AT THE TROUBADOUR and Peggy Lee Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Stacy Sullivan will reprise her show A Night at The Troubadour - Presenting Elton John and David Ackles, in two performances this winter at TRIAD (January 9th, 9pm - an APAP showcase, open to the public) and Metropolitan Room (February 9th, 7pm). In addition, she will bring her award winning, It's a Good Day- A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee, to the Sheen Center in Greenwich Village in a benefit for Astor's Lawrence F. Hickey Center for Child Development on Saturday, Feb. 4th at 7 pm.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Danny Aiello & Julie Budd Visit 'The Late Joey Reynolds Show'Photo Coverage: Danny Aiello & Julie Budd Visit 'The Late Joey Reynolds Show'
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 12, 2016

Some of the best stories begin in the "Green Room" at the 77WABC studios where "The Late" Joey Reynolds broadcasts very live. Last night's guests included Academy Award Nominated Actor and Cabaret performer Danny Aiello, Super Singer Julie Budd, and comic Steven Scott. KT Sullivan was also scheduled, but was having so much fun at that Green Room party that she didn't make it into the studio on time. Danny Aiello talked about his Annual Christmas Party which takes place at The Triad on December 19th and Julie Budd, who appeared with "The Chairman" many times appropriately brought her new album for his birthday -  Mr. Sinatra. Joey Reynolds' famous Cheese Cake also made an appearance on the show.    (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...)

KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler to Make Merry in New Year's Eve Show at PangeaKT Sullivan and Mark Nadler to Make Merry in New Year's Eve Show at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Two of cabaret's favorite and most-acclaimed merrymakers - KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler - are coming together to headline New Year's Eve at Pangea this year.  (more...)

Jed Distler Set for 60th Birthday Recital at Symphony SpaceJed Distler Set for 60th Birthday Recital at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Pianist, composer, and critic Jed Distler marks his 60th birthday with a recital on Thursday, December 8 (7 pm) as part of Symphony Space's STEINWAY SALON series, which Distler curates. (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...)

Photo Coverage: Klea Blackhurst Hosts The Cabaret Convention Finale Saluting Sheldon Harnick & Charles StrousePhoto Coverage: Klea Blackhurst Hosts The Cabaret Convention Finale Saluting Sheldon Harnick & Charles Strouse
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 22, 2016

There's no 'Tomorrow' for this years four day 27th New York Cabaret Convention but there certainly was a thrilling performance of that song by host Kela Blackhurst and the Broadway by the Year Chorus.  The composer and lyricist were in attendance as their songs were performed by a wonderful group of cabaret artists. The convention even produced a 12 year old to recreate the emotions of seeing 'Annie' as Zoe Gelman sang Maybe & NYC to the Rose Theater audience. Luckily there will be a 'tomorrow' for the Mabel Mercer Foundations Cabaret Convention and mark your calendars for the 28th New York Cabaret Convention in 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day ThreePhoto Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 21, 2016

KT Sullivan made an astute call and turned over the creation of the third night of the Cabaret Convention to host Rex Reed.  If there is anyone in the world who symbolizes music sophistication with a flawless comprehension of what good cabaret performance is about it is the elegant Mr. Reed. The Convention's final evening is yet to be heard (tonight), but last evening must have been one of the finest chapters in the long history of Donald Smith and the Mabel Mercer Foundation's twenty seven year old creation. The musicians, singers, and material, which honored the legendary cabaret performer Sylvia Syms truly represented the highest quality of cabaret performance. Rex also made an important artistic decision….he included himself as one of the vocalists.  Rex Reed was a participating member of the golden age of New York life and his unique ability to verbally convey it's history honored Sylvia Syms, who as Rex pointed out at the start of the evening…..died the way she wanted, singing in a  nightclub (Oak Room Algonquin)  to a standing ovation.  She collapsed into the arms of audience member Cy Coleman.   (more...)

BWW Review: Consummate Entertainer Sidney Myer Delights in His Return to the Laurie Beechman TheatreBWW Review: Consummate Entertainer Sidney Myer Delights in His Return to the Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Alix Cohen - Oct 20, 2016

Twelve years after his last full show and a full 36 since he performed at the venerable Laurie Beechman Theatre, entertainer (and Don't Tell Mama booker) Sidney Myer commanded the stage as if he'd been there yesterday. I attended the second of three sold-out presentations marked as fundraisers for The Mabel Mercer Foundation, likely the only organization for which Sidney would take on such a project. The concerts are a 'thank you' to the art's standard bearer and its creator Donald Smith, who gave Sidney wide exposure and exceptional latitude at every Cabaret Convention from the third on, a tradition maintained today. (more...)

BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 27th Annual Cabaret Convention Opens at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center (10/18)BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 27th Annual Cabaret Convention Opens at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center (10/18)
by Casey Mink - Oct 20, 2016

The 27th Annual Cabaret Convention, presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation, kicked off on October 18, putting forth performances by some of the most iconic cabaret artists which the arena has to offer, as well as introducing new but equally captivating talent of the art form. Hosted by KT Sullivan, a cabaret stalwart herself, the evening moved briskly through an impressive 19 performers, each of whom was accompanied by their very own pianist--- if they weren't accompanying themselves, that is. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret ConventionPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 19, 2016

Lovers of Cabaret flocked to New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre last night to attend The 27th New York Cabaret Convention and BroadwayWorld was there. Unlike a political convention there was complete agreement that this annual event produced and sponsored by the Mabel Mercer Foundation is one of the best entertainment experiences of the year.  Madam Chairman' and artistic director KT Sullivan kept complete order as one by one the wonderful vocalists made their case to the extremely knowledgeable 'delegates' filling Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center. It's not politically correct to pick winners at the annual event, which presents newcomers and veterans of the cabaret art form, but if there's one......  The Audience!  For two hours they hear some great music and get a potpourri of diverse singing styles that make the long evening seem brief.  The superb song stylist and New York based vocalist Natalie Douglas was deservedly presented the prestigious Donald F. Smith award, and legend Maureen McGovern received the Mable Mercer Award.  (more...)

CABARET CARES Series to Return for Season 11 with Joseph Macchia Birthday CelebrationCABARET CARES Series to Return for Season 11 with Joseph Macchia Birthday Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

The award-winning benefit cabaret series Cabaret Cares returns September 24th with a huge birthday celebration for producer and creator Joseph Macchia. Come celebrate Joseph's birthday on his actual birthday, followed by the 11th year kick-off of Cabaret Cares. (more...)

Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie and More Turn Out for DOUBLE TAKE at The Laurie Beechman TheatrePhoto Flash: Donna McKechnie and More Turn Out for DOUBLE TAKE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Donna McKechnie and Teri Ralston were among the good 'Company' at the second night of DOUBLE TAKE, Sally Mayes & Jeff Harnar's show at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

CABARET CARES Series to Return for Season 11 with Joseph Macchia Birthday CelebrationCABARET CARES Series to Return for Season 11 with Joseph Macchia Birthday Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The award-winning benefit cabaret series Cabaret Cares returns September 24th with a huge birthday celebration for producer and creator Joseph Macchia. Come celebrate Joseph's birthday on his actual birthday, followed by the 11th year kick-off of Cabaret Cares. (more...)

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