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DELIVERANCE World Premiere, Plays by Rogers and Callely and More Set for 59E59 Theaters' Fall 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

59E59 Theaters has announced the line-up of shows for Fall 2014. (more...)

Smokey Robinson's HUMAN NATURE: THE MOTOWN SHOW to Play Eventim Apollo, 23 November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Direct from the USA and following 1000 Las Vegas headlining shows as well as two North American concert tours, Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Motown Show will have its first London performance on Sunday 23 November 2014 at Eventim Apollo. Tickets will go on sale to the public from 9.00am on Thursday 31 July. (more...)

Jess Robinson Presents Her Debut Solo Show MIGHTY VOICE at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 30 July - 25 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

'ONE OF THE NATION'S FUNNIEST IMPERSONATORS' - Independent Jess Robinson, the star of BBC1's Dead Ringers, Impressions Show, and the UK tour of Jim Cartwright's Little Voice, is proud to present her debut solo show at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 'A BLIZZARD OF SONGS. SHE BRINGS THE HOUSE DOWN' - Express Join Jess for a sublime hour of music and laughter as she impersonates everyone from classic Hollywood stars to pampered pop celebs. Discover why she is a mimic (her overbearing Jewish mother) and learn some impressions yourself so you can impress your mates. You may never be yourself again... (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Mid-Year Cabaret Review--Best (and Favorite) 20 Shows and Performances (So Far) for 2014
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 05, 2014

Since I attended more than 50 shows over the past eight months (a few more than once)--the large majority of which were reviewed on these web pages—I felt I had more than enough cabaret show inventory to present my second-annual “Mid-Year Cabaret Review” citing the “20 Best Cabaret Shows and Performances” for the first half of 2014. Since the eligibility period for 2014 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Award consideration begins with shows staged since last November (late October if it was the first of a run), I've included a few of those late 2013 shows in this group. And with the announcement of the BWW Award nominees just four months away, I've offered some projections on the Award categories for which these shows very well might receive consideration. (more...)

Tickets to Philip Glass' 2014 Days and Nights Festival On Sale 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The acclaimed Days and Nights Festival, founded and curated by Philip Glass, returns for its 2014 edition September 25-28 with four days of performances in Big Sur and Carmel, CA. Highlights of the long weekend include public radio host Ira Glass' new live show, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host; Brian Greene's Icarus at the Edge of Time accompanied by a live performance of Glass' score conducted by Michael Riesman; an evening of music and spoken word with Glass on piano, spoken word artists Jerry Quickley and Mike Garry, and renowned instrumentalists Tim Fain (vioin), Matt Haimovitz (cello) and Jaron Lanier; and a screening of Visitors, the latest collaboration between Glass and director Godfrey Reggio, accompanied by a live Q&A. Tickets go on sale July 1-see below for schedule and details. (more...)

Davenports Cabaret Presents STRANGE WEATHER, 7/3 & 5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Join veteran Chicago actor Jeremy Trager (Recipient of two Jeff Awards, the After Dark Award, and the Broadway World Chicago Award) and his musical collaborator Jason Grimm on a moody, inventive journey through the strange weather of longing, lost loves, and broken souls. Featuring music by Tom Waits, Marriane Faithfull, Angelo Badalamenti, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, The Cure, INXS, Chris Isaak, Roy Orbison, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, and Johnny Cash, 'Strange Weather' promises an intimate exploration of non-traditional cabaret classics and rarities. (more...)

MR JOHNSON PRESENTS Set for Albany Cabaret Club, 3-13 July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Mr Johnson Presents is the latest solo show from award-winning musician, composer, cabaret star, director and actor, Godfrey Johnson. Following a rave-reviewed run at Kalk Bay Theatre, KBT Productions brings this musical sit down comedy cabaret to the Albany Cabaret Club at the National Arts Festival from 3 to 13 July. (more...)

Chita Rivera Performs at 2014 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Last night, the legendary CHITA RIVERA wowed the packed Marriot Marquis ballroom for the 45th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala. She was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation as she sang a medley from WEST SIDE STORY, which included 'A Boy Like That' and the show-stopping 'America', in a program designed to mix past and future sounds. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside SLEEPING IN THE DEVIL'S BED: THE MUSIC OF DANIEL LANOIS
by Alan Henry - Jun 11, 2014

Luminato Festival is excited to present the world premiere of SLEEPING IN THE DEVIL'S BED: THE MUSIC OF DANIEL LANOIS, an all-star salute to an incomparable musical legacy. Producer Hal Willner has crafted legendary concerts interpreting and celebrating the work of Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Randy Newman and Nino Rota, among many others. His salute to Lanois, featuring Bill Frisell, Kevin Drew, the Handsome Family, Emmylou Harris, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Anna McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright and more, celebrates five decades of artistic brilliance. (more...)

A Debut Album Produced By Steely Dan's Gary Katz, A Top Five Single, A Growing Fanbase And Upcoming Live Shows Pave The Way For The Release Of Frank Shiner's CD The Rea
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Frank Shiner is a unique new singer whose vocals evoke a certain sound associated with the old school American Songbook era. But all comparisons end there, as is clearly evident on Shiner's debut album, The Real Me, set for release on Bakerson/Pyramid Records, Universal Music Group on June 24th 2014. To celebrate the release of the CD, Shiner will perform at 54 Below in New York City on June 25 th and at The Winery At St. George in Mohegan Lake, New York on July 8 th. He will also be signing albums and performing songs from the upcoming release at Barnes & Noble in his hometown of Wilkes-Barre, PA on June 27 th. The debut single from the album entitled 'Feels Like Home' is currently Top 5 on the AC Radio Charts. (more...)

Sweet Judy Blues (Judy Collins) Returns to Cain Park on June 14
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

Judy Collins returns to Cain Park's Evan Amphitheater on Saturday, June 14 at 8 PM, bringing with her the tricks of the trade for which she is so well-known and loved: sublime vocals, skillful musicianship, boldly vulnerable songwriting, sharing personal life triumphs, and her firm commitment to social activism. (more...)

Plays & Players and Power Street to Present Readings of NOGALAR, TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING and DARK MATTERS, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Plays & Players continues its collaboration with Power Street Theater Company with follow-up readings of El Nogalar by Tanya Saracho, Dark Matters by Oliver Mayer and To Catch the Lightning by Carmen Rivera. These three plays, representing 30/30/2, 30/30/3 and 30/30/4, were selected from a group of finalists chosen during the 30/30/1 full day event held with local theater and Latino community leaders in March, as part of a nation-wide event. The readings hope to serve as a further contribution to the already-growing conversation about the Latina/o voice and identity in the Philadelphia theater community. (more...)

Players Club of Swarthmore Concludes Season with Cabaret Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

Second Stage at the Players Club of Swarthmore concludes its season with a musical cabaret tonight, May 17th hosted by Michael Steven Schultz of Swarthmore. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Darien Arts Center Presents JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
by Cindy Cardozo - May 12, 2014

Darien Arts Center Stage is a community theatre dedicated to providing excellence in entertainment through plays, musicals, cabarets, and special events. Their Weatherstone Studio at the Darien Arts Center has recently played host to a production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. Flawlessly directed by Peter Green, the timeless songs, intimate theater setting, simple set pieces, inspired costumes and brilliant Broadway-caliber cast combined for an entertaining and memorable evening. I felt privileged to be able to attend such a perfect production. (more...)

Downtown Cabaret Theatre Presents THE SONGS OF JONI MITCHELL AND LEONARD COHEN by Lauren Fox, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre presents The Songs of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen by Lauren Fox for Two Performances ONLY on Saturday, June 14 at 5:30pm and 8:30pm. The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is located 263 Golden Hill Street, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (more...)

Cabaret Life NYC: KAREN OBERLIN Performing the Songs of Doris Day Is One of Cabaret's Most Ideal Matches of Singer to Subject
by Stephen Hanks - May 07, 2014

I was just a little more than a year into my new side career as a cabaret show reviewer when I first saw a Karen Oberlin show. It was Valentine's Day night 2012 and Oberlin—with guitarist Sean Harkness and guest violinist Aaron Weinstein—would be performing her romance-laced set, Stringing Along With Love, at the Metropolitan Room. At the time, all I knew about Oberlin was that she was considered among New York's best female cabaret singers, and I hadn't researched her performing history pre-show. About a third of the way into her set I leaned over to my wife (it was Valentine's Day after all) and whispered, “You know, she has a real Doris Day quality in her voice and in the way she delivers some lyrics.” This immediately ratcheted up my appreciation for Oberlin since there are four passions I inherited from my Dad—baseball, reading the morning papers, sports writing and Doris Day (well, also Sophia Loren, but that's for another column). Since Dad had grown up during the prime of the Big Band Era of the 1940s, I heard the sultry sounds of a young Doris Day singing songs like “Sentimental Journey” on the family stereo more than a few times. Once I saw Day's strikingly adorable blondness on a record cover and her rocking body in one of her films, I knew what Dad was talking about. As popular, famous, and near iconic as Doris Day became, in my book, as a singer and screen beauty she's always been vastly underrated. Little did I know that Karen Oberlin had been doing a Doris Day tribute show so since 2001 at places like Firebird, Iridium, and the late Danny's Skylight Room, and produced a CD, Secret Love: The Music of Doris Day, in 2002. Karen Oberlin had instantly become my secret love. (more...)

Players Club of Swarthmore Concludes Season with Cabaret, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Second Stage at the Players Club of Swarthmore concludes its season with a musical cabaret on Saturday, May 17th hosted by Michael Steven Schultz of Swarthmore. (more...)

'Queer Eye' Star Jai Rodriguez Attends VERONIC Voices at Bally's Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

Veronic had a surprise guest in the audience last night when 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy' star Jai Rodriguez stopped by to take in the acclaimed vocal impressions in her hit show (more...)

Harold Sanditen, Lauren Fox, KT Sullivan, Bryan Batt and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, May-June 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

May and June sees some new artists and some returns at The Crazy Coqs, including: Harold Sanditen (May 2-3); Simon Green with David Shrubsole (May 6-10); Lauren Fox with Jon Weber (May 13 - 17); Gary Williams (May 20 -24); KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler (May 26-28); Opera Tottie (May 29 - 31); Bryan Batt (June 3 - 7); Judy Carmichael with Colin Oxley (June 10 -14); Elaine Delmar (June 17 - 21) and more. Details below! (more...)

Philip Glass' Days and Nights Festival to Return, 9/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The acclaimed Days and Nights Festival, founded and curated by Philip Glass, returns for its 2014 edition September 25-28 with four days of performances in Big Sur and Carmel, CA. Highlights of the long weekend include public radio host Ira Glass' new live show, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host; Brian Greene's Icarus at the Edge of Time accompanied by a live performance of Glass' score conducted by Michael Riesman; an evening of music and spoken word with Glass on piano, spoken word artist Jerry Quickley and renowned instrumentalists Tim Fain (vioin), Matt Haimovitz (cello) and Jaron Lanier; and a screening of Visitors, the latest collaboration between Glass and director Godfrey Reggio, accompanied by a live Q&A. Tickets go on sale July 1-see below for schedule and details. (more...)

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