Karen Akers News

Date of Birth: October 13, 1945 (70)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Female
SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast Celebrates THE GOLDEN GIRLS with Jim ColucciSPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast Celebrates THE GOLDEN GIRLS with Jim Colucci
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with Jim Colucci, author of the terrific new book Golden Girls Forever.  (more...)

The Annual NYC Cabaret Convention Returns To Jazz At Lincoln Center, October 18th - 21stThe Annual NYC Cabaret Convention Returns To Jazz At Lincoln Center, October 18th - 21st
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

the 2016 Cabaret Convention returns to the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, from Tuesday, October 18th through Friday, October 21st  to present four different music programs. More than seventy singers are scheduled to appear, and the productions include specific tributes to the songs of Stephen Sondheim, the lyrics of Sheldon Harnick, the melodies of Charles Strouse, and the repertoire of legendary jazz artist Sylvia Syms. (more...)

THE MEETING* Sets Final Season at Joe's Pub with Tributes to Beyonce, Bette Midler and MoreTHE MEETING* Sets Final Season at Joe's Pub with Tributes to Beyonce, Bette Midler and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will come to an end at the conclusion of its upcoming season. (more...)

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast with Justin Sayre Welcomes Singer Carol LipnikSPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast with Justin Sayre Welcomes Singer Carol Lipnik
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with vocalist and songwriter Carol Lipnik. Called "an ethereal vocal phenomenon' by The New York Times, Lipnik tells Justin about her latest album "Almost Back to Normal," her Sundaynight residency at the downtown NYC club Pangea, and her influences from Mothra to Laura Nyro. She and Justin wax rhapsodic about Tennessee Williams, the 13th Century poet Rumi and B-movies of the 50s. Plus, Justin offers some simple tips on staying cool, calm and collected during the summer. SPARKLE & CIRCULATE was recently named among the "10 Comedy Podcasts You Should Listen To" by Backstage. All episodes are available on iTunes HERE.   (more...)

Lynn University Announces 2017 Season Lineup of The Mabel Mercer Foundation's CabaretLynn University Announces 2017 Season Lineup of The Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that both season subscriptions and individual show tickets are now available for the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn series. Starting in January 2017, five of Manhattan's leading cabaret shows will be presented in Lynn's Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall. Season tickets are $150. (more...)

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE's Latest Episode Features Robert W. RichardsSPARKLE & CIRCULATE's Latest Episode Features Robert W. Richards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with Robert W. Richards. (more...)

Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki Returning to Don't Tell Mama This SummerAnya Turner & Robert Grusecki Returning to Don't Tell Mama This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Off-Broadway singer-songwriters Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki return to the Brick Room at Don't Tell Mama in their show 'Hello, West 46th Street', an evening of new cabaret songs. (more...)

Erin Markey, Josh Sharp, April Kidwell, and More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS on 6/6Erin Markey, Josh Sharp, April Kidwell, and More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS on 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

Erin Markey, Josh Sharp, April Kidwell, Michael Cyril Creighton and Phillip Taratula will join the cast of the sixth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. The event will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan) on Monday, June 6. (more...)

Andrea McArdle & Sally Struthers Will Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's ANYTHING GOESAndrea McArdle & Sally Struthers Will Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse sets sail with the delightful, Tony Award-winning Anything Goes June 15 to July 9. This splendid madcap musical comedy stars Broadway's Andrea McArdle as Reno Sweeney and features two-time Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers as Evangeline Harcourt. The pair are currently leading ANYTHING GOES at Gateway Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Barrett Foa & Marissa Mulder Join 2016 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LineupBarrett Foa & Marissa Mulder Join 2016 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Barrett Foa and Marissa Mulder will join Annie Golden, Lillias White, Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Vivian Reed, Lady Rizo,Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner, Gabrielle Stravelli, T. Oliver Reid and Nadia Quinn & Ahna O'Reilly with the Playbillies to headline the sixth annual 'Night Of A Thousand Judys' - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/21/2016
by - May 21, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/21/2016. (more...)

Tony DeSare, Bridget Barkan and More to Honor Prince at THE MEETING* at Joe's PubTony DeSare, Bridget Barkan and More to Honor Prince at THE MEETING* at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

THE MEETING* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater to conclude its Spring 2016 season on Sunday, May 22 at 7:00 PM. The May show will honor the beloved late superstar Prince, with music director Tracy Stark leading a four-piece band and special musical guests Tony DeSare, Bridget Barkan, Michael Cavadias, Mark Aaron James and Ali Grieb. (more...)

Lillias White, Annie Golden & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LineupLillias White, Annie Golden & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Lillias White, Annie Golden, T. Oliver Reid, Lady Rizo, Vivian Reed, and Nadia Quinn & Ahna O'Reilly with the Playbillies will join the previously announced headliners Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner and Gabrielle Stravelli for the sixth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. The event will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan) on Monday, June 6. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Benanti Celebration and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowMatthew Morrison, Laura Benanti Celebration and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

THE MEETING* Returning to San Francisco, 5/28THE MEETING* Returning to San Francisco, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return  to OASIS (298 Eleventh Street, San Francisco CA) on Saturday, May 28 at 7:00 PM after three packed shows last year. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The New York run of The Meeting* - currently running monthly at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater - has been sold out since the New York Times "Arts & Leisure" piece ran last September. Tickets are $20 and are available at SFOasis.com. (more...)

Tony Winner Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LineupTony Winner Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner and Gabrielle Stravelli have joined the cast of the sixth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. The event will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan) on Monday, June 6. (more...)

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast with Justin Sayre to Feature Alaska 5000SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast with Justin Sayre to Feature Alaska 5000
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE -- the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with 'RuPaul's Drag Race' star Alaska 5000, who discusses her time on the hit Logo TV reality show, her debut album and the current 'Battle of the Seasons' tour. (more...)

Tommy Tune to Present Karen Akers with Urban Stages 2016 Musical Artist AwardTommy Tune to Present Karen Akers with Urban Stages 2016 Musical Artist Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Urban Stages celebrates its critically-acclaimed 32nd season at the Central Park Boathouse on Monday, May 23rd at 6:30pm. This year's annual gala will honor the renowned Karen Akers with Urban Stages Musical Artist Award presented by ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes in THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekDonna McKechnie, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes in THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast Welcomes HER AGAIN - BECOMING MERYL STREEP Author Michael SchulmanSPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast Welcomes HER AGAIN - BECOMING MERYL STREEP Author Michael Schulman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with author Michael Schulman who discusses his new book "Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep." He also talks about his work in The New York Times and "You Like Me," the annual evening of acceptance speeches he co-produces in New York. Also, Justin muses on gays and their favorite iconic divas. The show is available on iTunes here.   (more...)

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