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Date Of Birth:
October 13, 1945 (69)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
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The Duplex Cabaret Theatre Presents Patrick Dwyer in THIRTYWHATEVER 12/16The Duplex Cabaret Theatre Presents Patrick Dwyer in THIRTYWHATEVER 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Three-time MAC-Award nominated songwriter Patrick Dwyer returns to the Duplex with his critically-acclaimed one-man show THIRTYWHATEVER on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7pm. (more...)

Marilyn Maye to Make Guest Appearance in WINTER RHYTHMS TonightMarilyn Maye to Make Guest Appearance in WINTER RHYTHMS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Urban Stages, in association with producer/director/lyricist and Director of Musical Programming Peter Napolitano, is proud to announce that cabaret legend Marilyn Maye will kick off the Holiday Season for WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 on Thursday, December 4 at 7PM only with a special appearance in Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: The Songs of Hugh Martin, a centennial celebration of the Hollywood and Broadway songwriter best known for Meet Me in St. Louis and Best Foot Forward. Marilyn Maye joins Eric Comstock, Barbara Fasano, Minda Larsen, Marissa Mulder, Sigali, Melissa Ritz, Molly Ryan, Dan Levinson, Deborah Silver, Gabrielle Stravelli and the vocal group Duchess in an evening conceived and hosted by Wall Street Journal columnist Will Friedwald. Musical Director for the evening will be Tedd Firth. (more...)

Lady Rizo, Julian Fleisher, Michael Friedman Join The Meeting* Holiday Spectacular's Lineup, 12/7Lady Rizo, Julian Fleisher, Michael Friedman Join The Meeting* Holiday Spectacular's Lineup, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, December 7 at 9:30 PM to continue its landmark 6th season. 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 season's previous shows sold out after a New York Times 'Arts & Leisure' piece ran in September. The December show marks the 5th annual Holiday Spectacular from The Meeting*, with special guests Lady Rizo, Julian Fleisher, Connie Champagne, Michael Friedman, David Drake, Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (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...)

THE MEETING to Host 5th Annual HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR at Joe's Pub, 12/7THE MEETING to Host 5th Annual HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR at Joe's Pub, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Sunday, December 7 at 9:30 PM to continue its landmark 6th season. The December show marks the 5th annual Holiday Spectacular from The Meeting*, with special guests to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo Joins Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 LineupStephanie D'Abruzzo Joins Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Urban Stages, in association with producer/director/lyricist and Director of Musical Programming Peter Napolitano, today announced that Tony Award Nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo will join the line-up for their sixth series of musical evenings entitled WINTER RHYTHMS 2014, beginning Tuesday, December 2nd and continuing through Sunday, December 14th at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham, Brian Charles Rooney & More Join THE MEETING* to Honor Candy Darling, 11/16Nathan Lee Graham, Brian Charles Rooney & More Join THE MEETING* to Honor Candy Darling, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, November 16 at 9:30 PM to continue its landmark 6th season. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. (more...)

Anita Gillette, Len Cariou, KT Sullivan & More Set for Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS 2014Anita Gillette, Len Cariou, KT Sullivan & More Set for Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), in association with producer/director/lyricist and Director of Musical Programming Peter Napolitano, today announced the line-up for their sixth series of musical evenings entitled WINTER RHYTHMS 2014, beginning Tuesday, December 2nd and continuing through Sunday, December 14th at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

THE MEETING* to Honor Candy Darling at Joe's Pub, 11/16THE MEETING* to Honor Candy Darling at Joe's Pub, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, November 16 at 9:30 PM to continue its landmark 6th season. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Third Night of the 25th New York Cabaret ConventionPhoto Coverage: Inside the Third Night of the 25th New York Cabaret Convention
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 23, 2014

The 25th New York Cabaret Convention continues and BroadwayWorld was once again there! The 3rd segment featured hosted by Andrea Marcovicci and Jeff Harnar featured performances by Andrea Marcovicci, Jeff Harnar, Gabrielli, Anthony Nunziata, Rita Gardner, Brent Barrett, Anna Bergman, Richard Holbrook, Jeffifer Sheehan, Carole J. Bufford, Christine Andreas, Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso, Sally Mayes, Iris Williams, Eric Comstock, Barbara Fasano, Karen Akers, and Natalie Douglas. (more...)

THE MEETING* Returns to Los Angeles this WeekTHE MEETING* Returns to Los Angeles this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to THE BOOTLEG THEATER on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 PM. After extended runs at 54 Below and Joe's Pub in New York, the show recently made its Los Angeles debut and is back for another performances. 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 recent opening of the Fall season in New York sold out after a New York Times 'Arts & Leisure' feature. Special guests for the Los Angeles show will be announced soon. (more...)

Randy Graff, Dominic Chianese & More Set for 54 Below this WeekRandy Graff, Dominic Chianese & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Katie Thompson and More to Honor Julie Andrews in THE MEETING at Joe's Pub, 10/19Katie Thompson and More to Honor Julie Andrews in THE MEETING at Joe's Pub, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, October 19 at 9:30 PM for the continuation of its landmark 6th season. The October show will include a tribute to the Broadway and Hollywood star Julie Andrews, with special guests Katie Thompson, Gabrielle Stravelli, Kim Smith, Danielle Grabianowski, Rob Maitner, Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (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...)

Justin Sayre's THE MEETING to Honor Julie Andrews This Month at Joe's PubJustin Sayre's THE MEETING to Honor Julie Andrews This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, October 19 at 9:30 PM for the launch of its landmark 6th season. The October show will include a tribute to the Broadway and Hollywood star Julie Andrews, with special guests to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Gingold Theatrical Group's VILLAGE WOOING ReadingPhoto Coverage: Inside Gingold Theatrical Group's VILLAGE WOOING Reading
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 30, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, just presented its 96th production, George Bernard Shaw's Village Wooing, September 29 at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the reading below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Betsy Wolfe, Jessica Phillips, and More Featured in CELEBRATING ADOLPH GREEN at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Betsy Wolfe, Jessica Phillips, and More Featured in CELEBRATING ADOLPH GREEN at 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 27, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, hosts a three night celebration of one of Broadway and Hollywood's most beloved and prolific wordsmiths with 'Celebrating Adolph Green: 100 Years of Wonderful' this weekend, September 25, 26 and 27 at 7PM. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the event below! (more...)

Eric Michael Gillett to Bring MAN ABOUT TOWN: THE WIT AND WISDOM OF NOEL COWARD to the Laurie Beechman, 10/10-11/3Eric Michael Gillett to Bring MAN ABOUT TOWN: THE WIT AND WISDOM OF NOEL COWARD to the Laurie Beechman, 10/10-11/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Eric Michael Gillett brings 'Man About Town: The Wit and Wisdom of Noel Coward' to the Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 W. 42 Street, between 9th and 10th avenues), October 10, 11, 20, 27, and November 3, 2014. (more...)

Celebrating Adolph Green, Randy Graff, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this WeekCelebrating Adolph Green, Randy Graff, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Urban Stages' 31st Season to Include SHATTER, WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 & MoreUrban Stages' 31st Season to Include SHATTER, WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director of Urban Stages, today announced the 2014-'15 season which will launch with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Shatter by prolific Canadian playwright Trina Davies. (more...)

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