Lisa Livesay News

Kritzerland Spends February at the Movies
by Don Grigware - Feb 05, 2014

Just in time for our Oscar indulgence, Bruce Kimmel joined the bandwagon of Oscar tantalizers by presenting his monthy Kritzerland show, this month entitled Kritzerland Goes to the Movies, at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in tribute to Academy Award worthy music: songs that won an Oscar, songs that were nominated and those that were not but should have been. Monday February 3 was a fun evening with fantastic Shelly Markham at the piano as musical director and six stellar performers including John Sloman, Shannon Warne, Dennis Kyle, Lisa Livesay, Emma Degerstedt and young songstress Brennley Brown. Also on hand for our pleasure were special guest star composer and three-time Academy Award winner Richard Sherman and actress/song stylist Andrea Marcovicci. (more...)

Kritzerland to Present KRITZERLAND AT THE MOVIES, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents KRITZERLAND AT THE MOVIES on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Mirthful Kritzerland Christmas III Plays Sterling's
by Don Grigware - Dec 03, 2013

On Sunday, December 1 Kritzerland Records presented its 40th show and annual Christmas presentation entitled A Kritzerland Christmas III at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal with special guest star Terri White. It was a beautiful evening of mostly familiar Christmas music with a few lesser known but still great tunes. This is the whole point of Kritzerland to spotlight those songs that somehow got away without becoming hits. On hand as well as dynamic Terri White were songsters Dan Callaway, Robert Yacko, Ashley Fox Linton, Lisa Livesay, Jenna Lea Rosen, Sarah Staitman, Kelsey Scott and nine year-old Hadley Belle Miller, under the super musical direction of Richard Allan. (more...)

A KRITZERLAND CHRISTMAS III Plays Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 01, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents A KRITZERLAND CHRISTMAS III tonight, December 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

A KRITZERLAND CHRISTMAS III to Play Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents A KRITZERLAND CHRISTMAS III on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune, Barbara Cook & More Salute Sheldon Harnick
by Jessica Gordon - Oct 29, 2013

Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director of Encompass New Opera Theatre, and and Honorary Chairs Harold Prince, Stephen Sondheim and Maury Yeston honored legendary lyricist, librettist and composer Sheldon Harnick last night, October 28. Starring in the Musical Salute were Kennedy Center Award Honoree/Tony Award winner Barbara Cook, four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, record setting multi-Tony Award winner Harold Prince, beloved TV and Stage Icon Charlotte Rae, multiple Academy, Grammy, Drama Desk Award winner Stephen Schwartz, Academy and Grammy Award winner David Shire and nine time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune among others. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Sheldon Harnick, 10/27; Harvey Fierstein, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Starring in the Musical Salute are Kennedy Center Award Honoree/Tony Award winner Barbara Cook, four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, record setting multi-Tony Award winnerHarold Prince, beloved TV and Stage Icon Charlotte Rae, multiple Academy, Grammy, Drama Desk Award winnerStephen Schwartz, Academy and Grammy Award winner David Shire and nine time Tony Award winner Tommy Tuneamong others, all performing songs with lyrics written by Mr. Harnick. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Salutes the Sophistication of Noel Coward
by Don Grigware - Jun 05, 2013

The Sunday, June 2nd Kritzerland Show at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in North Hollywood proved another highly enjoyable evening from Bruce Kimmel and Adryan Russ. The composer celebrated in this show, Noel Coward, is perhaps more renowned for his lyrics than his melodies, but what lyrics they are! Clever, witty, or cynical, they come fast and they delight the intellect. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Roar of Kritzerland as They Salute Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
by Don Grigware - May 06, 2013

I can't help but borrow from the genius of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse when I affirm it was The Roar of Kritzerland, The Smell of the burgers at the Federal on Sunday May 5 - Cinco de Mayo, no less - as Kritzerland presented its 33rd show in its current home at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, entitled Once in a Lifetime: The Songs of Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse. And it was a lollapalooza of an evening! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Salutes Comden and Green: It's a Perfect Relationship
by Don Grigware - Apr 08, 2013

On Sunday April 7 Kritzerland presented its monthly tribute to great composers, this time around in honor ofthe incomparable lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green, entitled Just in Time: The Songs of Betty Comden and Adolph Green. (more...)

Photo Flash: Todrick Hall, Rachel Davis and More Sing Disney Songs for Cabaret at The Merc in Temecula
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2013

Cabaret at The Merc returned to beautiful Old Town Temecula on March 24th, 2013, for a magical evening of Disney music, featuring songs from Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Beauty and The Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Hercules, and more! Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Todrick Hall and More Sing Disney Selections for Cabaret at The Merc in Temecula Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2013

Cabaret at The Merc returns to beautiful Old Town Temecula tonight, March 24th, 2013 at 6:30PM for a magical evening of Disney music! Featuring songs from Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Beauty and The Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Hercules, and more! Be Our Guest as we celebrate some of the most memorable songs from some of your favorite Walt Disney films. (more...)

Todrick Hall and More to Sing Disney Selections for Cabaret at The Merc in Temecula, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013

Cabaret at The Merc returns to beautiful Old Town Temecula on March 24th, 2013 at 6:30PM for a magical evening of Disney music! Featuring songs from Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Beauty and The Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Hercules, and more! Be Our Guest as we celebrate some of the most memorable songs from some of your favorite Walt Disney films. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Offers Jubilant Salute to Steven Schwartz at Sterling's
by Don Grigware - Feb 06, 2013

To quote one of Steven Schwartz' most famous songs, it seems like Kritzerland monthy concerts are getting pretty darn 'Popular'. On Monday, February 4, an off night for Kritzerland - Bruce Kimmel wisely did not wish to compete with Super Bowl Sunday on the 3rd - Kritzerland Records presented a jubilant evening of Schwartz music, some tunes lesser known than others, with a stupendous cast including guest stars Karen Morrow and Adrian Zmed at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. Other singers included: Kim Huber, Lisa Livesay, Dennis Kyle, Dan Callaway, Chelsea Emma Franko, Jenna Rosen and Sarah and Sami Staitman. Trouper Franko stepped in as a replacement soloist at the eleventh hour. This was perhaps one the most enjoyable Kritzerland evenings, not only because of Schwartz' delightful music, but every single performer gave 150% to the material. It rocked! (more...)

Kritzerland Presents THE STEPHEN SCHWARTZ ALBUM at Sterling's Upstairs Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents The Stephen Schwartz Album tonight, February 4, 2013, at 8:00 pm. Kritzerland is performing today this month to allow you and The Federal to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Feb 03, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 3, 2013 - Sunday, February 3, 2013. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: OUTSIDE THE BOX- Season 2, Episode 6 - Season Finale with Guest Star Adrian Zmed!
by OUTSIDE THE BOX - Feb 03, 2013

The Outside the Box season finale finds Adrian Zmed (Children of Eden, Grease 2, Grease on Broadway, T.J. Hooker) asked to do a new musical. What's the new musical? Will he accept the role? Tune in and find out. The episode also features Lisa Livesay, Clent Bowers, Addison Chandler, Sarah Staitman and Marshall Harvey. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: OUTSIDE THE BOX- Season 2, Episode 5 - Kay Cole, Michael Donovan, and More!
by OUTSIDE THE BOX - Jan 20, 2013

The Outside the Box Musical Theater Group is casting a new musical. Choreographer Kay Cole (the original Maggie in A Chorus Line) and veteran casting director Michael Donovan are behind the table with director Stephen Findle. Who's auditioning? What's the show? Who will be cast? Stay tuned. The episode also features Calvin Remsberg (Sweeney Todd), Barry Pearl (Grease, the movie, Baby It's You), and many others. (more...)

Kritzerland to Present THE STEPHEN SCHWARTZ ALBUM at Sterling's Upstairs, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents The Stephen Schwartz Album on Monday, February 4, 2013, at 8:00 pm. Kritzerland is performing on Monday this month to allow you and The Federal to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: OUTSIDE THE BOX - Season 2, Episode 4- John Sloman, Angel Reda, and More!
by OUTSIDE THE BOX - Jan 06, 2013

Performer John Sloman (TVs Mad Men, and Broadway's Big and The Music Man) is asked to star in a career-defining role in a new musical. Will he accept the role? What is the new musical? Stay tuned. The episode also stars Angel Reda (currently Chicago on Broadway). (more...)

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