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BWW Review: Len Cariou Speaks The Speeches and Sings The Songs in BROADWAY & THE BARDBWW Review: Len Cariou Speaks The Speeches and Sings The Songs in BROADWAY & THE BARD
by Michael Dale - Feb 9, 2016

The actor combines his talents as a star of both Shakespeare classics and musical theatre. (more...)

Len Cariou Stars in BROADWAY AND THE BARD, Opening Tonight Off-BroadwayLen Cariou Stars in BROADWAY AND THE BARD, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre in association with Alan Siegel Entertainment presents Tony Award-winning actor Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Applause, Teddy & Alice,) in the World Premiere of BROADWAY AND THE BARD, an evening of Shakespeare & song, conceived by Mr. Cariou, Barry Kleinbort and Mark Janas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kathleen Turner Visits Len Cariou at BROADWAY AND THE BARDPhoto Flash: Kathleen Turner Visits Len Cariou at BROADWAY AND THE BARD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre in association with Alan Siegel Entertainment presents Tony Award-winning actor Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Applause, Teddy & Alice) in the World Premiere of BROADWAY AND THE BARD, an evening of Shakespeare & song, conceived by Mr. Cariou, Barry Kleinbort and Mark Janas. Kathleen Turner and her daughter, singer Rachel Weiss, just stopped by the production and you can check out backstage photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Winner Len Cariou in BROADWAY AND THE BARDPhoto Flash: First Look at Tony Winner Len Cariou in BROADWAY AND THE BARD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre in association with Alan Siegel Entertainment presents Tony Award-winning actor Len Cariou(Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Applause, Teddy & Alice) in the World Premiere of BROADWAY AND THE BARD, an evening of Shakespeare & song, conceived by Mr. Cariou, Barry Kleinbort and Mark Janas. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/23/2016
by - Jan 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/23/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Len Cariou for BROADWAY AND THE BARD Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Len Cariou for BROADWAY AND THE BARD Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre in association with Alan Siegel Entertainment presents Tony Award-winning actor Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Applause, Teddy & Alice) in the World Premiere of BROADWAY AND THE BARD, an evening of Shakespeare & song, conceived by Mr. Cariou, Barry Kleinbort and Mark Janas. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at Cariou and company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Tony Winner Len Cariou to Star in 'BROADWAY AND THE BARD' Off-BroadwayTony Winner Len Cariou to Star in 'BROADWAY AND THE BARD' Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre in association with Alan Siegel Entertainment presents Tony®Award-winning actor Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Applause, Teddy & Alice,) in the World Premiere of Broadway and the Bard, an evening of Shakespeare & song, conceived by Mr. Cariou, Barry Kleinbort and Mark Janas. (more...)

BWW Awards: Cast Your Ballots For 2015 New York Cabaret Awards in 14 Categories; Voting Ends 12/31BWW Awards: Cast Your Ballots For 2015 New York Cabaret Awards in 14 Categories; Voting Ends 12/31
by Stephen Hanks - Nov 27, 2015

On Thanksgiving Day, BroadwayWorld announced the nominees in 14 categories for the 2015 BWW New York Cabaret Awards. BroadwayWorld's cabaret editors and reviewers congratulate all the deserving nominees and everyone who performs in the great art of cabaret in New York. But today, as you munch on the leftovers from last night's dinner, it's time to actually vote for that one performer who you think is the absolute best in each category. Voting ends on December 31 and after a review of the ballots, winners will be announced officially early the week of January 4, 2016. (Note: There will not be a BWW Awards Show this year.) (more...)

BWW Announces 2015 New York Cabaret Awards Nominees; KAREN MASON and MARK NADLER Named Year's Best Performers; JEFF HARNAR (4) and MARILYN MAYE (3) LEAD NOMINEESBWW Announces 2015 New York Cabaret Awards Nominees; KAREN MASON and MARK NADLER Named Year's Best Performers; JEFF HARNAR (4) and MARILYN MAYE (3) LEAD NOMINEES
by Stephen Hanks - Nov 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Day, Cabaret Fans! Here's some breaking news you can discuss and debate in between courses at tonight's dinner: It's the final nominees for the 2015 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards. This year, the cabaret editors and writers at BWW have cited 116 nominees (including duos and variety show/recurring series producers) in 14 categories. In addition, this year six performers or musicians have been cited for special “Editor's Choice Awards,” led by veteran New York cabaret stars Karen Mason and Mark Nadler who have been named “Performers of the Year.” (more...)

Liz Robertson Brings SONGS FROM MY TRUNK to Feinstein's/54 Below TonightLiz Robertson Brings SONGS FROM MY TRUNK to Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

British actress Liz Robertson is making her Manhattan cabaret debut at Feinstein's/54 Below tonight, November 18th at 9:30pm. Her show is called SONGS FROM MY TRUNK, which she brought over after performing it at London's Crazy Coqs. She will be accompanied by Mark Janas. A special treat will be a guest appearance by Broadway legend Len Cariou who not only co-starrred with her in DANCE A LITTLE CLOSER, but was also the original 'Sweeney Todd' on Broadway. (more...)

Liz Robertson to Bring SONGS FROM MY TRUNK to Feinstein's/54 Below, 11/18Liz Robertson to Bring SONGS FROM MY TRUNK to Feinstein's/54 Below, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

British actress Liz Robertson is making her Manhattan cabaret debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on Wednesday, November 18th at 9:30pm. Her show is called SONGS FROM MY TRUNK, which she brought over after performing it at London's Crazy Coqs. She will be accompanied by Mark Janas. A special treat will be a guest appearance by Broadway legend Len Cariou who not only co-starrred with her in DANCE A LITTLE CLOSER, but was also the original 'Sweeney Todd' on Broadway. (more...)

URBAN STAGES Announces 20 Shows & 100-Plus Broadway and Cabaret Stars for 12-Day WINTER RHYTHMS 2015, December, 2-13URBAN STAGES Announces 20 Shows & 100-Plus Broadway and Cabaret Stars for 12-Day WINTER RHYTHMS 2015, December, 2-13
by Stephen Hanks - Oct 29, 2015

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, Peter Napolitano, Producer/Director of Musical Programming) today announced the line-up for this year's Award-Winning Musical event WINTER RHYTHMS 2015, which will begin Wednesday, December 2 and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through December 13, 2015 at Urban Stages Theatre. WINTER RHYTHMS 2015 marks the seventh year that Urban Stages has brought noted musical artists to its stage during the holiday period. The mission of Winter Rhythms is to bring the talents of known and unknown singers, musicians, lyricists and composers to the attention of the New York theater community while performing at Urban Stages Theater. Winner of the 2015 Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Series MAC Award, WINTER RHYTHMS benefits Urban Stages' acclaimed Outreach Program, which brings more than 200 free “arts in education” presentations to libraries and schools throughout the five boroughs. This year's event features 20 shows and more than 100 artists. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Tony Sheldon & More Set for Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS 2015Klea Blackhurst, Tony Sheldon & More Set for Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Urban Stages announces the line-up for this year's Award Winning Musical event WINTER RHYTHMS 2015, which will begin Wednesday, December 2and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through December 13, 2015 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30thStreet, just East of 8th Avenue). Tickets are $25 per show and may be purchased by visiting urbanstages.org or by calling (866) 811-4111. For complete schedule information, visit urbanstages.org. (more...)

BWW Review: Julie Reyburn Proves That Time Has Been Kind to Her Award-Winning FATE IS KIND in Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan RoomBWW Review: Julie Reyburn Proves That Time Has Been Kind to Her Award-Winning FATE IS KIND in Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room
by Billie Roe - Sep 22, 2015

I first saw Julie Reyburn in her 2011 cabaret show Winter Songs, where she wonderfully explored in music the beauty of winter from its cool, autumnal evenings to the somber tranquility of a snow fallen night. It was a terrific act. So I was excited when Reyburn announced she would reprise her 2000 cabaret debut show, Fate Is Kind, which pretty much put her on the New York cabaret map and earned her MAC and Bistro Awards in 2001 for "Best Female Cabaret Debut." On September 14, Reyburn's show was the second in Stephen Hanks' monthly New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series (produced by his own Cabaret Life Productions) at The Metropolitan Room. The big questions with a series like this are: Do these shows and performances withstand the test of time? Are they really worth bringing back? In Reyburn's case, 15 years after debuting the show the answer is a resounding-YES! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/12/2015
by - Sep 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/12/2015. (more...)

BWW Review: Mark Nadler Launches New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room In Tempestuous, Hilarious, Whip-Smart StyleBWW Review: Mark Nadler Launches New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room In Tempestuous, Hilarious, Whip-Smart Style
by Alix Cohen - Aug 29, 2015

Back in January, BroadwayWorld's lead cabaret reviewer Stephen Hanks announced he was giving up critiquing shows to start his own company, Cabaret Life Productions, through which he would publicize, promote, and help book cabaret performers, and also produce cabaret shows. Hanks' first major production out of the box is a monthly series at the Metropolitan Room called New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits, that features talented artists recreating award-winning or highly-praised shows we wish we'd seen--a really good idea. Hanks' series launched Wednesday night with Mark Nadler's award-winning 2003 show Tschaikowsky (And Other Russians). The Metropolitan Room was filled to the gills and abuzz with anticipation, as most of the audience was only familiar with the show's second-hand praise and/or the CD version of Nadler's performance. (more...)

Mark Nadler Launches New Monthly Series NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS at Metropolitan Room TonightMark Nadler Launches New Monthly Series NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS at Metropolitan Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

For diehard cabaret fans and lovers of live music, there's nothing like experiencing a classic show once again or seeing an award winning 'blast from the past' for the first time. That's how cabaret show producer and publicist Stephen Hanks felt and so through his new company, Cabaret Life Productions, he's launching a new monthly series at New York's Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street) titled New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits. Hanks wanted the cream of the New York cabaret crop to open the series and tapped veteran cabaret star Mark Nadler, who the New York Times critic Stephen Holden has called 'Mr. Show Business' and 'an immensely talented latter-day Al Jolson.' On August 26 (7-8:30 pm), Nadler will perform his critically acclaimed show Tschaikowsky (And Other Russians), which won a 2003 Bistro Award for 'Raising Standards of Cabaret Performance,' and received MAC and Nightlife Award Nominations for 'Outstanding Performance in a Major Engagement.' (more...)

BWW Review: At Don't Tell Mama, Tanya Moberly's SONGS I FEEL LIKE SINGING Is a Mixed BagBWW Review: At Don't Tell Mama, Tanya Moberly's SONGS I FEEL LIKE SINGING Is a Mixed Bag
by Billie Roe - Aug 17, 2015

Observing the last show of the second cycle of her year-long presentation of Songs I Feel Like Singing--four runs of four different shows with four different musical director/accompanists (Mark Janas, Sean Harkness, Ritt Henn, and Steven Ray Watkins)--one might note that 2014 Bistro Award winner Tanya Moberly presents not so much a cabaret act as an intense “recital in song,” featuring music that seemingly examines the emotional psyche of a woman coming to grips with loneliness, alienation, betrayal, addiction, love, and eventual self acceptance. (more...)

Julie Reyburn To Revive Award-Winning FATE IS KIND For New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room, 9/14Julie Reyburn To Revive Award-Winning FATE IS KIND For New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

For the first time in 15 years, cabaret star Julie Reyburn brings back her award-winning show, Fate Is Kind, to a New York nightclub stage when she performs the classic at the Metropolitan Room on Monday, September 14 at 7 pm as part of the new monthly series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits, produced by Stephen Hanks' Cabaret Life Productions with cabaret supporter Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD as Associate Producer. [Reyburn's show will follow the Series launch on August 26 at 7 pm with Mark Nadler's critically acclaimed Tschaikowsky (And Other Russians), which won a 2003 Bistro Award.] Reyburn and her celebrated Musical Director Mark Janas (Producer of the Award-Winning Open-Mic show Salon) introduced Fate Is Kind in February 2000 at The Singer's Forum as a benefit cabaret for their scholarship program. It then moved to Judy's Chelsea in March 2000 for its official cabaret debut, and the show ran off and on there for most of the year. Fate Is Kind world earn Reyburn MAC and Bistro Awards in 2001 for "Outstanding Female Cabaret Debut." (more...)

MARK NADLER Set As First Performer in New Monthly Series NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS at Metropolitan Room, 8/26MARK NADLER Set As First Performer in New Monthly Series NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS at Metropolitan Room, 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

For diehard cabaret fans and lovers of live music, there's nothing like experiencing a classic show once again or seeing an award winning 'blast from the past' for the first time. That's how cabaret show producer and publicist Stephen Hanks felt and so through his new company, Cabaret Life Productions, he's launching a new monthly series at New York's Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street) titled New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits. Hanks wanted the cream of the New York cabaret crop to open the series and tapped veteran cabaret star Mark Nadler, who the New York Times critic Stephen Holden has called 'Mr. Show Business' and 'an immensely talented latter-day Al Jolson.' On August 26 (7-8:30 pm), Nadler will perform his critically acclaimed show Tschaikowsky (And Other Russians), which won a 2003 Bistro Award for 'Raising Standards of Cabaret Performance,' and received MAC and Nightlife Award Nominations for 'Outstanding Performance in a Major Engagement.' (more...)

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