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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...)

James Barbour, Daniel Reichard, Klea Blackhurst and More to Bring the Holidays to Birdland This DecemberJames Barbour, Daniel Reichard, Klea Blackhurst and More to Bring the Holidays to Birdland This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its December 2016 schedule, featuring Stacey Kent, A Swingin' Birdland Christmas, Daniel Reichard's 'Guide to Christmas,' The Birdland Big Band, Freddy Cole, Karrin Allyson, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, James Barbour, Barbara Carroll, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Classic Tale Gets Reimagined in NUTCRACKER! THE MUSICAL Readings This DecemberClassic Tale Gets Reimagined in NUTCRACKER! THE MUSICAL Readings This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab in association with Marc L. Bailin, will present staged readings of Nutcracker! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Nancy Holson, music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky, with arrangements and additional music by Bruce Kieslieng and Peter Rigano. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, Santino Fontana, Rebecca Luker and More Tapped for 92Y's 2017 LYRICS & LYRICISTS SeasonJudy Kuhn, Santino Fontana, Rebecca Luker and More Tapped for 92Y's 2017 LYRICS & LYRICISTS Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

92Y announces casting for Lyrics & Lyricists new season. Having garnered audience and critical acclaim, the country's premier American Songbook series begins 2017 with Judy Kuhn, Santino Fontana, Rebecca Luker, Christiane Noll and Lauren Worsham among the performers. (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...)


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Kate Baldwin, Jay Armstrong Johnson and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowKate Baldwin, Jay Armstrong Johnson and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 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. Scroll down for details! (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...)

Photo Coverage: Jeff Harnar & Andrea Marcovicci Host Day Two Of The 27th New York Cabaret ConventionPhoto Coverage: Jeff Harnar & Andrea Marcovicci Host Day Two Of The 27th New York Cabaret Convention
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 20, 2016

The second night of the 27th New York Cabaret Convention at Rose Hall was hosted by long time cabaret artist favorites, Jeff Harnar & Andrea Marcovicci. The evening including performances by: Sally Mayes, Aaron Morishito, Julie Reyburn, Maureen Taylor, Raissa Katona Bennett, Will Nunziata, Anthony Nunziata, Jennifer Sheehan, Kevin Dozier, Sarah Rice, Donna McKechnie, Jon Weber, Marissa Mulder, Eric Michael Gillett, Celia Berk, Josephine Sanges, Steve Ross, Karen Akers, Sidney Meyer, Iris Williams, and Marta Sanders. Tonights evening will be hosted by Rex Reed and the Conventions closing night honoring Charles Strouse will be hosted by Klea Blackhurst (more...)

THE REAL ACTORS OF NYC to Throw Shade Through October Off-BroadwayTHE REAL ACTORS OF NYC to Throw Shade Through October Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

THE REAL ACTORS OF NYC, an original musical about an infuriated trio of musical theatre actors determined make it on Broadway by any means, with book, lyrics and music by Karlan Judd, has announced its final four performances and closing date in the Anne L. Bernstein Theater at The Theater Center (50th and Broadway). (more...)

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 BelowAdam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

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

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 BelowAdam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This September, 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 New York Innovation Theatre Foundation Honors the Best and Brightest of Off-Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 12 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2016 recipients at its annual awards ceremony, The IT Awards. Hosted by a crowd favorite, Jason Kravits and directed by award winning director and sound designer, DeLisa White the ceremony took place from 7pm to 10pm at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. (more...)

2016 Recipients Announced for New York Innovative Theatre Awards2016 Recipients Announced for New York Innovative Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 12 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2016 recipients at its annual awards ceremony, The IT Awards. Hosted by a crowd favorite, Jason Kravits and directed by award winning director and sound designer, DeLisa White the ceremony took place from 7pm to 10pm at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst to Lead New Musical REAL ACTORS OF NYC Off-BroadwayKlea Blackhurst to Lead New Musical REAL ACTORS OF NYC Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

THE REAL ACTORS OF NYC, an original musical with book, lyrics and music by Karlan Judd about an infuriated trio of musical theatre actors determined make it on Broadway by any means, is set for an open-ended run in the Anne L. Bernstein Theater at The Theater Center (50th and Broadway). (more...)

Beth Malone, Liz Larsen, Klea Blackhurst, Ann Harada and More Set for BINGO Reunion ConcertBeth Malone, Liz Larsen, Klea Blackhurst, Ann Harada and More Set for BINGO Reunion Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BINGO (the winning musical) REUNION CONCERT on Monday October 24th, 2016 at 7pm. (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...)

Levitt Pavilion, Sharon Playhouse & Downtown Cabaret Featured on This Week's STATE OF THE ARTSLevitt Pavilion, Sharon Playhouse & Downtown Cabaret Featured on This Week's STATE OF THE ARTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Freda & Carleigh Welsh of Levitt Pavilion, actor Klea Blackhurst and Hugh Hallinan, Executive Producer of Downtown Cabaret are featured this week (Friday, July 8) on State of the ARTS which airs LIVE every Friday from 12noon to 1pm onWPKN-FM (89.5) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Co-hosts of the weekly arts & entertainment program are Richard Phenegerand Peggy Nelson. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scene of HAZEL's Opening Night at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Coverage: Behind the Scene of HAZEL's Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 8, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre opens its 2016-2017 season with the World Premiere musical comedy Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, based on the character from the Saturday Evening Post cartoon by Ted Key and the 1960s TV comedy series starring Shirley Booth. Hazel features a book by Lissa Levin, music by Ron Abel, and lyrics by Chuck Steffan. This new musical is directed and choreographed by Tony nominee and Emmy Award winner Joshua Bergasse with musical direction by Roberta Duchak. Hazel through May 29, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night - check out more photos below! (more...)

NUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion Concert Tonight at BirdlandNUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion Concert Tonight at Birdland
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2016

Tonight at Birdland - for the first time since it debuted in Nashville in 2012 - a New York audience will finally have the opportunity to hear Marvin Hamlisch's final theatrical score for Nutty Professor, the musical based on the iconic Jerry Lewis film. (more...)

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