Mel Tormé News

TORCH, SASS AND SWING Hits Steppenwolf's LookOut SeriesTORCH, SASS AND SWING Hits Steppenwolf's LookOut Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

??Torch songs, smoky clubs and great music... The 70's in Chicago was a time of amazing people and music for a fresh young face out of Minnesota.  Suzanne Petri, Bobby Schiff, Jim Cox and Robert Breuler share fantastic stories of the great Chicago clubs such as Mr. Kelly's, The London House, Chez Paree and The Happy Medium. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Stritch Sings Mel Torme at the Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Billy Stritch Sings Mel Torme at the Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 15, 2016

Last night, with photos of some of the greatest entertainers looking down at him in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room, Billy Stritch -- one of the most talented and creative musicians on the planet -- entertained his fellow Friars. I don't know if the velvet fog ever sang in the Monastery, but the closest you will ever get to his music is to hear Billy Stritch perform his Mel Torme show. It's the definitive interpretation of Mel's extraordinary musical genius, performed by the unequaled artistry of Mr. Stritch. (more...)

A Tribute to Cole Porter and an Intimate Performance from Susan WernerA Tribute to Cole Porter and an Intimate Performance from Susan Werner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre's 2016 - 17 Season kicks off with two great events opening their American Music Series, Cole Porter 125 - A Birthday Celebration and On Stage With…Susan Werner. Cole Porter is celebrated as a master of the American Songbook, known for writing classics like "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "I Get a Kick Out of You," along with many other well-known musicals and songs. Susan Werner is a celebrated contemporary folk singer who has received national acclaim for her songwriting and modern interpretations of classic styles.  (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Danza, Carmen Cusack, Norbert Leo Butz and Melissa Errico Tell Why They Love Performing CabaretVIDEO: Tony Danza, Carmen Cusack, Norbert Leo Butz and Melissa Errico Tell Why They Love Performing Cabaret
by Michael Dale - Aug 12, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below has helped dissolve the line between the stars you'd see on Broadway and the one's you'd see performing cabaret. (more...)

TWO FOR THE SHOW at The Metropolitan Room in AugustTWO FOR THE SHOW at The Metropolitan Room in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Take Dorothy Dale Kloss, oldest living showgirl at 92, and Ken Prescott, star of '42 STREET' on Broadway - and you have TWO FOR THE SHOW! (more...)

Owen Campbell, Mandy Harvey, Brendan Reilly and More Among The Iridium's New Fall ShowsOwen Campbell, Mandy Harvey, Brendan Reilly and More Among The Iridium's New Fall Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Iridium has announced its upcoming fall shows! (more...)

THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES ULTIMATE COLLECTION Out This MonthTHE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES ULTIMATE COLLECTION Out This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

On August 30, Time Life will release rare treasures from the Golden Age of TV with THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES ULTIMATE COLLETION - never before available at retail. (more...)

Jane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This SummerJane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Coming up at The Iridium are: NYC's all-women blues band JANE LEE HOOKER on July 23; ELLEN KAYE with UK guitarist PAUL ROSE and Ethan Fein and the LiveIt!LIVE Band on July 26; VERNON REID POWER TRIO on July 29; and soul singer/songwriter/guitarist RAUL MIDON on September 24 & 25. Scroll down for details! (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Ends 13th Mainstage Season with CITY OF ANGELSSan Francisco Playhouse Ends 13th Mainstage Season with CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) concludes its thirteenth Mainstage season with the ingenious, award-winning crime noir musical City of Angels, directed by Bill English. (more...)

Sandy and Richard to Return to the Met Room with 'A TASTEFULLY RAUNCHY EVENING'Sandy and Richard to Return to the Met Room with 'A TASTEFULLY RAUNCHY EVENING'
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

With over 5 million hits on YouTube, Sandy and Richard return to the Metropolitan Room with their seasoned, sassy, San Francisco-style, all-comedy, all-original blend of satire, parody, politics and song -- 'A Tastefully Raunchy Evening With Sandy And Richard Riccardi.' (more...)

Judy Garland Will Return to the Stage Via Hologram!Judy Garland Will Return to the Stage Via Hologram!
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Hologram USA and Royal Rainbow Productions announced the launch of a touring stage show featuring Judy Garland faithfully recreated and singing her most famous songs. (more...)

THE BIRTH OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK Set for The Palmer House, 5/21THE BIRTH OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK Set for The Palmer House, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, has announcde dinner, dancing and all-star performances with The Birth of the Great American Songbook, Saturday, May 21, in the legendary Empire Room, on the lobby level of the Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe St. (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Present JAZZ INSPIRED with Judy Carmichael and Billy Stritch, 5/21Bay Street Theater to Present JAZZ INSPIRED with Judy Carmichael and Billy Stritch, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael and Billy Stritch on Saturday, May 21 at 8 pm. Tickets are $50 sides, $65 Center, $75 with VIP Reception and available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm.  (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James, Bridget Everett and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubBrian d'Arcy James, Bridget Everett and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, April 13-24, 2016. (more...)

WOMEN OF LETTERS, Isaac Oliver and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubWOMEN OF LETTERS, Isaac Oliver and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, April 6-17, 2016. Scroll down for more details and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

THE BIRTH OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK Set for The Palmer House, 4/23THE BIRTH OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK Set for The Palmer House, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

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COLE SINGS COLE to Return to the Metropolitan RoomCOLE SINGS COLE to Return to the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Cole Rumbough returns to The Metropolitan Room with his de-lovely new show, 'Cole Sings Cole,' which he has been working on Night and Day, so it's sure to be a swellegant party! (more...)

Peggy King Returning to Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/5Peggy King Returning to Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Peggy King, one of the last of the great Golden Age singers still performing today, will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a special appearance on Saturday, March 5 at 9:30 PM, accompanied by the acclaimed All-Star Jazz Trio.  She will be celebrating the release of her first new recording in 36 years, "Songs a La King" on Fresh Sound Records. (more...)

BWW Review: Tony Winner Trezanna Beverley Skillfully Channels Iconic Cabaret Star Mabel Mercer In MABEL MADNESS at Urban StagesBWW Review: Tony Winner Trezanna Beverley Skillfully Channels Iconic Cabaret Star Mabel Mercer In MABEL MADNESS at Urban Stages
by Alix Cohen - Feb 25, 2016

Some years ago when Tony Award-winning actress (for For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf (Ntozake Shange) and playwright Trezanna Beverley's voice coach suggested she listen to Mabel Mercer, the artist had not heard of the nightclub and cabaret singing icon. A trip to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Harlem) began a protracted period of research into Mercer's life and work. Beverley found she not only respected and admired her subject, but felt a kinship both in spirit and color. Inspired, she decided to write her own theatrical script about Mercer's life and art with the goal of playing her in a one-woman show. Her dream has been realized with Mabel Madness, a play with music that opened this week at Urban Stages and runs until March 20. (more...)

getTV to Air THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW's Christmas Episode, 12/24getTV to Air THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW's Christmas Episode, 12/24
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

getTV will air THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW'S CHRISTMAS episode on Thursday, December 24th at 5PM and on Friday, December 25 at 3:00AM and 1:00PM. (more...)

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