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Date Of Birth:
October 13, 1945 (69)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender:
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Veronica Klaus, Connie Champagne & D'arcy Drollinger to Join Justin Sayre for THE MEETING at Oasis, 4/25Veronica Klaus, Connie Champagne & D'arcy Drollinger to Join Justin Sayre for THE MEETING at Oasis, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will make its SAN FRANCISO debut to OASIS (298 Eleventh Street, San Francisco CA) on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 PM. 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. Special musical guests for the Oasis performance will include Veronica Klaus, Connie Champagne, and D'Arcy Drollinger. Tickets are $20 and are available at SFOasis.com. (more...)

AUDIO: Jason Robert Brown Sings from Billy Joel's THE STRANGERAUDIO: Jason Robert Brown Sings from Billy Joel's THE STRANGER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Composer Jason Robert Brown has built quite a catalog of his own songs, having written the music to such Broadway shows as Parade, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Bridges of Madison County, and many more, but now he is branching out into the works of the Piano Man himself. Brown recently released his own covers of songs from Billy Joel's 'The Stranger' album- check them out below! He writes on his official website: (more...)

Julie Wilson Memorial Concert Set for The Town Hall, 4/28Julie Wilson Memorial Concert Set for The Town Hall, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Julie Wilson, who died at age ninety on April 5th, will be celebrated and remembered by her peers in a special, one-time-only performance on Tuesday evening, April 28th at The Town Hall. The concert is being underwritten by The Mabel Mercer Foundation and begins at 6 o'clock. (more...)

Randy Harrison Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastRandy Harrison Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the sixth episode, which features an in-depth chat with Randy Harrison. The show is available on iTunes here. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Male Vocalists Dozier and Torren Rule The Cabaret Roost In April . . . From Completely Opposite Ends Of The SpectrumBWW Reviews: Male Vocalists Dozier and Torren Rule The Cabaret Roost In April . . . From Completely Opposite Ends Of The Spectrum
by Andrew Martin - Apr 13, 2015

It's not exactly a secret that cabaret has for decades been a world dominated by female entertainers. Sylvia Syms, Julie Wilson, Margaret Whiting, Karen Akers, KT Sullivan, Karen Mason and myriad others have assumed the top notches of the art form. But, perhaps, men might be taking their place among the front lines and a perfect example this past week were the shows from cabaret veterans Kevin Dozier and Frank Torren. (more...)

Jenn Harris, Drew Droege & More to Honor The Indigo Girls with THE MEETING* at Joe's Pub, 4/19Jenn Harris, Drew Droege & More to Honor The Indigo Girls with THE MEETING* at Joe's Pub, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, April 19 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

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Liliane Montevecchi, Karen Akers & More to Reunite for GRAND HOTEL: The 25th Anniversary ConcertLiliane Montevecchi, Karen Akers & More to Reunite for GRAND HOTEL: The 25th Anniversary Concert
by Danielle Ashley Dias - Apr 2, 2015

Join members of the original Broadway cast of GRAND HOTEL in a one-night only 25th anniversary concert as part of the 54 Sings series on May 24 at 54 Below. (more...)

Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico, Randy Graff and More Set for NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS This JuneLiz Callaway, Melissa Errico, Randy Graff and More Set for NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Melissa Errico, Liz Callaway, Michael McElroy, Lauren Worsham, Rachel York, Randy Graff, Kim David Smith and Danielle Grabianowski will headline the fifth annual 'Night Of A Thousand Judys' -- presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre -- on Monday, June 1. (more...)

THE MEETING to Celebrate The Indigo Girls at Joe's Pub, 4/19THE MEETING to Celebrate The Indigo Girls at Joe's Pub, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, April 19 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. The April show will be a celebration of The Indigo Girls. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director with special guests will be announced. (more...)

THE MEETING to Debut in San Francisco at OASIS, 4/25THE MEETING to Debut in San Francisco at OASIS, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

?The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will make its SAN FRANCISO debut to OASIS (298 Eleventh Street, San Francisco CA) on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Robert Brown at Work on A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Musical?!EXCLUSIVE: Jason Robert Brown at Work on A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Musical?!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Jason Robert Brown revealed in concert on Friday night at SubCulture in New York City that he is at work on a new musical adaptation of the 1992 Tom Hanks film, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN. No word yet as to when we may hear the Tony Award-winner's score or who else is on the creative team. (more...)

Carolyn Montgomery-Forant to Perform at Laurie Beechman Theater, 3/13Carolyn Montgomery-Forant to Perform at Laurie Beechman Theater, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The singer, songwriter and recording artist Carolyn Montgomery-Forant continues her recent comeback as she adds new shows to the critically acclaimed run of "Visible Phoenix" at the Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 West 42nd Street, a show which took off in October. The flame-throwing wit's first solo show since returning to the stage in January of last year, "Visible Phoenix" marches on Fridays March 13, April 10, May 8. All shows are at 7pm. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Jenn Harris & More to Join THE MEETING* in Paying Tribute to THE LITTLE MERMAID at Joe's Pub, 3/15Tituss Burgess, Jenn Harris & More to Join THE MEETING* in Paying Tribute to THE LITTLE MERMAID at Joe's Pub, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, March 15 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 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 Fall 2014 shows sold out after a New York Times "Arts & Leisure" piece ran last September. The March show will be a celebration of the The Little Mermaid. Special guests include Tituss Burgess, Nadia Quinn, Eddie Korbich, Jenn Harris, Marissa Mulder, Guy Branum, April Kidwell and Mark Dommu. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director (more...)

BWW Interview: Maureen McGovern Will Celebrate Women at 54 BelowBWW Interview: Maureen McGovern Will Celebrate Women at 54 Below
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 9, 2015

The former pop star and Broadway headliner brings her tribute to female singer-songwriters to 54 Below. (more...)

Justin Sayre's SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast Goes Down Under with Kim David SmithJustin Sayre's SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast Goes Down Under with Kim David Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the fifth episode, which features an in-depth conversation with Australian performer Kim David Smith. (more...)

THE MEETING to Honor THE LITTLE MERMAID at Joe's Pub, 3/15THE MEETING to Honor THE LITTLE MERMAID at Joe's Pub, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, March 15 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. The February show will be a celebration of the The Little Mermaid. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director with special guests will be announced. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of BROADWAY BY THE YEAR's 'Broadway Musicals of 1916-1940'Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of BROADWAY BY THE YEAR's 'Broadway Musicals of 1916-1940'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 25, 2015

On February 23, BROADWAY BY THE YEAR presented musicals from 1916-1940, welcoming an all-star cast including Karen Ziemba, Tonya Pinkins and more. Go behind the scenes below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside BROADWAY BY THE YEAR's Season Opener with Karen Ziemba, Tonya Pinkins & More!Photo Coverage: Inside BROADWAY BY THE YEAR's Season Opener with Karen Ziemba, Tonya Pinkins & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 25, 2015

On February 23, BROADWAY BY THE YEAR presented musicals from 1916-1940, welcoming an all-star cast including Karen Ziemba, Tonya Pinkins and more. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALEXIS COLE Helps Cupid Along With Romantic Valentine's Day Show at Jazz at KitanoBWW Reviews: ALEXIS COLE Helps Cupid Along With Romantic Valentine's Day Show at Jazz at Kitano
by Alix Cohen - Feb 15, 2015

Saturday night, Alexis Cole continued a Valentine tradition at Jazz at Kitano with a different twist on By Request. Patrons were given an extensive list of songs from which to select favorites and blue file cards on which to write one or more choices. These were deposited in a small shopping bag. After the first person pulled out a card, whoever requested the song would draw the next. Many dedicated a number to an accompanying loved one. Cole, with John di Martino on piano and Jon Gordon on sax, spontaneously performed every song as if it had been rehearsed earlier in the day, which reflects just how good they are. (more...)

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