Mae West News

Molly Ryan, Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdlan, 9/1-7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 1 - September 7, featuring Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Barbara Carroll, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Molly Ryan, and more! (more...)

Debbie Reynolds to be Honored with 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest honor: (more...)

BWW Interviews: Sunny Thompson Talks MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE
by Katricia Lang - Aug 17, 2014

Marilyn Monroe, Hedda Hopper, Arthur Miller and Joe DiMaggio. I got the chance to talk about them all with the sultry and savvy actress Sunny Thompson who brings the famous blonde alive and to Houston next week in MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Marilyn Maye, James Synder & More Will Take the Birdland Stage in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2014 schedule, featuring Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Coltrane Revisited, Bud Powell Birthday Celebration, Barbara Carroll, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Chicago Premiere of THE WAR ZONE IS MY BED Opens this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

In 1994 Sarajevo, in a bedroom brimming with bullet holes, Dahlia and Peter have a whirlwind romance. A famous writer reporting on the Bosnian War, he leaves her to return to his wife. In 2001 Kabul, in a bedroom with blacked out windows, an Afghan prostitute is having affair with a member of the Taliban religious police. Dahlia's book about Leila, Ash and the aftermath of their affair in Kabul makes her a famous writer in her own right. On her book tour, struggling with how we all profit from telling stories of war from a safe distance, Dahlia and Peter meet again. (more...)

Original Casts to Record TRIBES, DIRTY BLONDE, I AM MY OWN WIFE and More for L.A. Theatre Works' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014-15 with a season of ten radio-theater productions, each recorded by a star-studded cast in front of a live audience for future radio broadcast, distribution on CD, digital download and online streaming. All performances take place at the 300-seat, acoustically vibrant James Bridges Theater located on the campus of UCLA in West Los Angeles. In addition, the company heads out on its 10th annual national tour. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Anatomy of a Duo Show--Classy, Entertaining, Yet Flawed KT Sullivan/Jeff Harnar Sondheim Set at the Beechman Is All About Choices
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 25, 2014

The current Stephen Sondheim tribute show, Our Time, starring KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar at the Laurie Beechman (which I attended on July 9 and 16; there are two more Wednesday performances at 6pm on August 6, 13), is a charming, classy, and entertaining affair. But it also includes enough flaws in execution that prevent it from being truly great. For one thing, it doesn't really feel like a duo show. It's more like two solo performances within one show, where the performers fit in a couple of numbers together to justify the concept. A critique of the Sullivan/Harnar Sondheim set provides an interesting opportunity to analyze the anatomy of a duo show and the choices that can make it work—or not. (more...)

Midlake, Allen Toussaint, Erin Markey, Lady Rizo and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/16-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its shows for the next two weeks, July 16 - July 27, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical (more...)

Gordon Voidwell, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Bombadil and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/9-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public Theater has announced its shows, running July 9 - 20, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company Presents UNDER REHEARSED, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Rising Sun Performance Company (Akia, Founding Artistic Director) announced in March that it is presenting a new short play reading series 'UNDER REHEARSED' and have partnered with The West Brooklyn as their venue. This exciting new series continues in its 5th month with a ongoing curation of new plays and fresh talent. (more...)

Rising Sun Continues UNDER REHEARSED Reading Series at The West Brooklyn Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Rising Sun Performance Company announced last month that it is presenting a new short play reading series 'UNDER REHEARSED' and have partnered with The West Brooklyn as their venue. (more...)

On Her Shoulders to Present Staged Reading of SEX, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

On Her Shoulders will present a FREE staged reading of SEX by Mae West, directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar on Wednesday, June 18th; doors open at 6:30pm.The Play in Context, which situates the script in its historical time and place, kicks off the evening at 6:45pm with an Introduction by dramaturg Celia Braxton. Running time, including a post-performance Q&A is 2.5 hours. The performance is at The New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street. R.S.V.P to OnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com (more...)

Bill Kirchen, NYU Tisch Studio on Broadway, Rory O'Malley, Brown Girls Burlesque and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming shows, today, May 21 through June 1, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Bill Kirchen, NYU Tisch Studio on Broadway, Rory O'Malley, Brown Girls Burlesque and More Set for Joe's Pub, 5/21-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming shows, May 21 through June 1, 2014. Details below! (more...)

MARY POPPINS Cameras, Three-Sheet SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Poster & More Set for Debbie Reynolds' Profiles in History Auction This Weekend
by Movies News Desk - May 17, 2014

Profiles in History, the world's largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, is proud to present the third and final auction of Debbie Reynolds' Hollywood collection. 'Debbie Reynolds-The Auction Finale' will feature treasures from virtually every discipline in movie making, including hundreds of costumes worn by such stars as Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Mae West, Barbara Stanwyck and Fred Astaire. (more...)

Pam Ann, Allison Moorer & More Among Joe's Pub's Leading Ladies for May-June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public is known for the most eclectic and diverse programming in New York City. Coming up at the Pub is a slate of extraordinary women performers and artists that span the gambit of genre and style - from the irreverent and explosive alt-cabaret star Bridget Everett to the visionary jazz vocalist and composer Kavita Shah to the prolific and singular singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier. See below for a full list of their leading ladies through June 2014. (more...)

Week 3 of Lower East Side History Month to Feature Tours, Film Screenings and More, 5/14-18
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

May continues to celebrate Lower East Side history with the Bowery Film Festival, the Sacred Sites Open House Weekend, and a number of events on the 'Vanishing City' of the Lower East Side. In honor of the neighborhood's rich cultural history, Lower East Side History Month includes over 60 participating groups and organizations, with more than 100 events throughout the month, including exhibits, tours, talks, performances, discounts, festivals and more. (more...)

Julian Fleisher, Russel Taylor and More Set For Joe's Pub, 5/14-25
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Joe's Pub has announced their lineup of events for May 14-25. There is sure to be some thing for everyone - check out all the details below! (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...)

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