Laurie Beechman News

Date of Birth: April 04, 1953
Date of Death: March 08, 1998 (44)
Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Gender: Female
Kelli O'Hara, Alexander Dinelaris, Judy Gold, Josh Harmon and More Set for ESPAFest WorkshopsKelli O'Hara, Alexander Dinelaris, Judy Gold, Josh Harmon and More Set for ESPAFest Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) just announced a week-long celebration of exciting collaborations and networking opportunities with artists including Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara (The King & I, Bridges of Madison County), Emmy Award-winning actor and comedienne Judy Gold (HBO, Comedy Central, Clinton the Musical, 25 Questions..., The Judy Show), playwright Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other), Academy Award-winning writer Alexander Dinelaris (Co-writer, Birdman, Broadway's On Your Feet; Co-producer, The Revenant), and writer Cusi Cram (A Lifetime Burning, 'The Big C', 'Arthur'). (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS to Welcome Zoe Birkett & More, 2/4BROADWAY SESSIONS to Welcome Zoe Birkett & More, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday, February 4th, Broadway Sessions welcomes UK star Zoe Birkett, Bonnie Milligan and more (more...)

KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar, Anne Reid and More Slated for The Crazy Coqs This MarchKT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar, Anne Reid and More Slated for The Crazy Coqs This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Nothing but blue skies at Crazy Coqs this March. (more...)

BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 1, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Phil Geoffrey Bond, Producer of 'Simply Streisand' at NJPAC on 2/6. (more...)

David Christensen and Sarah Ziegler to Premiere New Song in Broadway Babylon's Feinstein's/54 Below ConcertDavid Christensen and Sarah Ziegler to Premiere New Song in Broadway Babylon's Feinstein's/54 Below Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

David Christensen and Sarah Ziegler wrote a new opening number for Broadway Babylon 101: Everything Old Is New Again at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, Tomorrow, January 31st at 9:30 P.M. (more...)

Concert/Cabaret Performer LISA JASON To Present JUDY GARLAND: THE WISH at Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/4Concert/Cabaret Performer LISA JASON To Present JUDY GARLAND: THE WISH at Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

Concert and cabaret performer LISA JASON--who has earned raved reviews for her singing from Provincetown to New York to the Caribbean--will make her debut at the celebrated “Broadway Supper Club” Feinstein's/54 Below on Friday, March 4, 2016 (9:30 pm) with her heartfelt Judy Garland Tribute Show called THE WISH. Featuring Manhattan Transfer Musical Director Yaron Gershovsky as Musical Director, Arranger, and Pianist--Lisa Jason celebrates the true essence and artistry of the legendary singer and movie star, not only through Garland's classic songs, but through her poignant poetry and revealing interviews and monologues, creating a new understanding of her timeless interpretations and her iconic persona. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Continues 1/28BROADWAY SESSIONS Continues 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.  This Thursday, January 28, Broadway Sessions welcomes performers from the roster of talent management house, Whole Artist Management, run by Rich Martino and Cori Gardner. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Goodspeed Musicals will join to celebrate 70 years of Tony Award-winning music in a blockbuster one-night-only concert event on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in PhiladelphiaLineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the 2016 lineup for Polyphone, a "festival of the emerging musical" on the UArts campus in Philadelphia.  Running March 20-27, the 2016 the Polyphone festival produces staged concerts of new musicals and re-imagined canonical works offering professional composers, librettists and directors an opportunity to develop their work among the rich creative community of the Brind School at UArts.  The festival will program five musicals, including both classical and new works, with three performances each.   (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Returns with All-Open Mic Night This WeekBROADWAY SESSIONS Returns with All-Open Mic Night This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

This Thursday, January 21, BROADWAY SESSIONS returns from its holiday hiatus with an All-Open Mic party. (more...)

BWW 2015 New York Cabaret Awards: Alan Cumming, Betty Buckley Are Top Celebs; Jane Monheit Takes 4th Straight for Jazz Vocalist; Todd Murray Wins for Best Show & VocalistBWW 2015 New York Cabaret Awards: Alan Cumming, Betty Buckley Are Top Celebs; Jane Monheit Takes 4th Straight for Jazz Vocalist; Todd Murray Wins for Best Show & Vocalist
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 19, 2016

Breaking News! The fourth annual BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards results are official and for 2015 some bold-faced Broadway names, long-time cabaret stars, and some exciting newcomers were the people's choices this year. More than 32,000 votes were cast for performers and shows in 14 categories.  (more...)

Ruby Rakos, Daniel Quadrino, Desi Oakley & More Sing David Davila Jan 25 at the Laurie BeechmanRuby Rakos, Daniel Quadrino, Desi Oakley & More Sing David Davila Jan 25 at the Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

Award winning composer, David Davila (Manuel versus the Statue of Liberty) returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre in Times Square with an all-star Broadway cast to present: DAVID DAVILA & THE MAGIC TIME MACHINE, a time travel song extravaganza that reflects on revisiting mistakes you shouldn't have repeated. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown and Shoshana Bean to Perform in Concert Together TomorrowJason Robert Brown and Shoshana Bean to Perform in Concert Together Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

Tony Award-winning Composer Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, Parade) and acclaimed singer Shoshana Bean (Wicked, Hairspray) will perform a special One Night Only concert entitled 'JASON ROBERT BROWN IN CONCERT WITH SHOSHANA BEAN' on Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 8:30pm (Doors at 7:00pm). (more...)

Lewis Black to Perform at The Laurie Beechman Theatre on NYELewis Black to Perform at The Laurie Beechman Theatre on NYE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

LEWIS BLACK, Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian, will once again toast to the year that was and ring in the new at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at West Bank Cafe on Thursday, January 31. Black will be joined by Broadway's Liz Callaway and comedian John Bowman. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Norm Lewis Celebrates the Season with A SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS- Watch Highlights!BWW TV Exclusive: Norm Lewis Celebrates the Season with A SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 25, 2015

Norm Lewis finished his Feinstein's/54Below 5 night run last night, on Christmas Eve. Norm's show, NORM LEWIS WISHES YOU A SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS, played to packed houses and the venue had an amazing week, with Michael Feinstein also making his debut at the newly namesaked club, doing the 7:00 P.M. shows and Norm conquering the 9:30 slot. By the way, Mr. Feinstein plays through the 30th, while Norm enjoys his Christmas Holiday and then can find him at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, on New Year's Eve with friends Patina Miller, Capathia Jenkins, Eric Bergen and Clint Holmes. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Corinna Sowers Adler Brings MUSIC OVER MANHATTAN to Jazz at Lincoln CenterPhoto Coverage: Corinna Sowers Adler Brings MUSIC OVER MANHATTAN to Jazz at Lincoln Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 22, 2015

NYC Cabaret Singer, Corinna Sowers Adler made her debut in the majestic Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Sunday, December 20 and Broadwayworld was there.. She was hand picked to sing on the new series entitled, 'Music Over Manhattan'. Corinna was honored to be a nominee for the first ever Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education earlier this year. She made her solo New York City cabaret debut in 2010 at the Laurie Beechman Theater in Stories...A Cabaret. Since then, Corinna has been in high demand as a singer, performing solo shows at Stage 72 at the Triad, the legendary Duplex Cabaret, Feinstein's at Loews Regency, Metropolitan Room and 54 BELOW. Joining Corinna in the show were five of her students, Kevin W. Berger, Grace Carlin, Gerry Mastrolia, Talia Wynzel and Zoe Gelman. John Senakwami was the producer.  (more...)

Elaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration TonightElaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2015

Producers Daniel Nardicio and Andy Brattain will honor Edith Piaf, the iconic French songstress on her actual 100th Birthday with PIAF: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION with stars from Broadway, London's West End, Jazz, Cabaret and Rock 'n' Roll. (more...)

AN AUDIENCE WITH MOLLY POPE at Joe's Pub to be Recorded for Live AlbumAN AUDIENCE WITH MOLLY POPE at Joe's Pub to be Recorded for Live Album
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Critically-acclaimed cabarettist MOLLY POPE will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public for the live recording of her very first album, An Audience with Molly Pope on Wednesday, January 20 at 9:30 PM and Wednesday, January 27 at 7:00 PM. Drawing from a catalogue of  recontextualized pop, theater and standards, the "viscerally thrilling alto" (Time Out New York) brings a mix of favorite repertoire and new material for the album.  With her signature neo-retro style, she takes the evening back to the heyday of New York City nightclubs. Music Director Tedd Firth will lead a six piece band. Audience members who participate in the sing-a-long will be credited as back up artists.  You are hereby invited to an audience with Molly Pope. (more...)

BWW 2015 NY Cabaret Awards Update: Marilyn Maye, Todd Murray, Carol Lipnik Leading in Two Categories; Alan Cumming, Betty Buckley Top Celebs; Voting Ends 12/31BWW 2015 NY Cabaret Awards Update: Marilyn Maye, Todd Murray, Carol Lipnik Leading in Two Categories; Alan Cumming, Betty Buckley Top Celebs; Voting Ends 12/31
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 18, 2015

With just two weeks remaining in the voting for the 2015 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards, three performers are leading in two different categories, while two Broadway stars--Alan Cumming and Betty Buckley-- are winning the vote in their respective "celebrity categories.' Voting for the awards ends on New Year's Eve, December 31. (more...)

NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH LEWIS BLACK to Return to The Laurie BeechmanNEW YEAR'S EVE WITH LEWIS BLACK to Return to The Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

It is with great pleasure that The West Bank Cafe announces NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH LEWIS BLACK, presented in The Laurie Beechman Theatre on Thursday, December 31, from 6 to 10 p.m.  (more...)

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