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BWW Reviews: Carolyn Montgomery-Forant Triumphantly Rises Again in Cabaret With Life-Affirming Show VISIBLE PHOENIX at the BeechmanBWW Reviews: Carolyn Montgomery-Forant Triumphantly Rises Again in Cabaret With Life-Affirming Show VISIBLE PHOENIX at the Beechman
by Billie Roe - Nov 26, 2014

According to mythology, the 'Phoenix' was a bird of great beauty, said to have lived 1,000 years in the Arabian wilderness. The Phoenix burns itself to ashes on an ancient funeral pyre, only to rise again from those ashes with the renewed exuberance of youth. Its renewed life cycle symbolizes the immortality of the spirit, the rebirth of idealism, the essence of creativity, and the aura of eternal hope. With her new show at the Laurie Beechman, Visible Phoenix (which opened October 17 and returned last Friday night), multi-award winner Carolyn Montgomery-Forant has returned to the cabaret stage (after a 14-year hiatus to raise her son and run a cafe business) as the very personification of that rare beautiful bird. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Amanda McBroom and George Ball Are Thoroughly Enchanting During Their Enchanted Show at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: Amanda McBroom and George Ball Are Thoroughly Enchanting During Their Enchanted Show at 54 Below
by Stephen Hanks - Oct 19, 2014

New York cabaret audiences have for years been blessed with extremely entertaining performing marrieds like John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molasky, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, and Michael Garin and Mardie Millett. But after experiencing the thoroughly enchanting October 8 performance from Amanda McBroom and her husband George Ball at 54 Below (there was a second performance on October 14), it's difficult to imagine a cabaret couple more compelling. In short, the Balls were having a ball and, ultimately, so did their audience. (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Marc Shaiman, SIMPLY STREISAND & More Set for 54 Below this WeekSierra Boggess, Marc Shaiman, SIMPLY STREISAND & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Amanda McBroom & George Ball Bring SOME ENCHANTED EVENING to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Amanda McBroom & George Ball Bring SOME ENCHANTED EVENING to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 9, 2014

Amanda McBroom - American international cabaret performer and writer of the hit song, 'The Rose,' and her husband, multi-award winning musical theater lion George Ball - presented the New York debut of their show, 'Some Enchanted Evening - Love Songs for Grownups' earlier this week, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the evening! (more...)

Randy Graff, Amanda McBroom & More Set for 54 Below this WeekRandy Graff, Amanda McBroom & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & NovemberPatti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This October and November 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Amanda McBroom and George Ball to Bring SOME ENCHANTED EVENING to 54 Below, 10/8 & 14Amanda McBroom and George Ball to Bring SOME ENCHANTED EVENING to 54 Below, 10/8 & 14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Golden Globe winner, Amanda McBroom - the international nightclub and theater performer and composer of the hit song "The Rose," joins with her husband -- multi-award winning theater actor George Ball -- to present the New York debut of their show, SOME ENCHANTED EVENING -- An Evening of Love Songs for Grownups, at 54 Below. Shows are October 8th at 7pm and October 14th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Four Choreographers Set New Song by Joel B. New at The Choreography Lab, 7/22Four Choreographers Set New Song by Joel B. New at The Choreography Lab, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The July installment of New York Theatre Barn's Choreography Lab will take place on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6pm at ART/NY's Spaces @ 520. (more...)

Andy Monroe and Amanda Yesnowitz Headline NYTB's New Works Series, 7/21Andy Monroe and Amanda Yesnowitz Headline NYTB's New Works Series, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The July installment of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series features selections from new musicals written by Andy Monroe (The Kid) and Amanda Yesnowitz (the Broadway bound Somehwere in Time), on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Daryl Roth Theatre's D-Lounge. The monthly New Works Series, now in its 7th year at the Daryl Roth Theatre, is the core of New York Theatre Barn's new work development process for emerging writers and new musicals. (more...)

Theater Actor and Singer George Ball Releases Solo Recording Debut 'Think Of Me'Theater Actor and Singer George Ball Releases Solo Recording Debut 'Think Of Me'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Award-winning theater actor/singer, George Ball, celebrates a major milestone with the immediate release of his solo recording debut, 'Think of Me' (Gecko/LML Music). Mr. Ball describes 'Think of Me' as a recording for the 'grownup at heart.' He uses his famous baritone in a contemporary format here with an unusual repertoire that embraces story songs, heartbreakers, contemporary and country-tinged tales of love in its many guises. The recording was inspired by his wife, Amanda McBroom. It is available today on iTunes, LMLMusic, Amazon and other retailers. (more...)

Patti Boulaye, Cantabile - The London Quartet and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, Now thru April 2014Patti Boulaye, Cantabile - The London Quartet and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, Now thru April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

January and February have seen sell-out performances at the Crazy Coqs and March and April look set to continue the trend. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Amanda McBroom Plays the Colony Hotel in Palm BeachPhoto Coverage: Amanda McBroom Plays the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 26, 2014

This week at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach Florida, Rob Russell entertainment director is presenting Amanda McBroom. Appearing with Amanda, is her long time collaborator and music director pianist/composer Michele Brourman. (more...)

Patti Boulaye, Cantabile - The London Quartet and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, March-April 2014Patti Boulaye, Cantabile - The London Quartet and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, March-April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

January and February have seen sell-out performances at the Crazy Coqs and March and April look set to continue the trend. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jamie deRoy Takes Birdland Stage with Patrick Page, Beth Leavel & MorePhoto Flash: Jamie deRoy Takes Birdland Stage with Patrick Page, Beth Leavel & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

On Monday, January 26, the Broadway at Birdland concert series hosted another evening of Jamie deRoy & Friends on the historic stage. Jamie and her guests Dee Snider, Beth Leavel, Isabel Keating, Patrick Paige, Kevin Meaney, Clint Holmes, Michele Brourman, Matthew Stocke, Jeff Kready and Lauren Worsham sang, laughed, cavorted and dazzled the sold-out house. Barry Kleinbort directed and Ron Abel served as musical director. Check out a look back below! (more...)

NYFOS NEXT Series Opens With MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS TonightNYFOS NEXT Series Opens With MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Tonight, January 28, 2014 at 7:30pm at Opera America's National Opera Center, New York Festival of Song opens the 2013-14 edition of its forward-looking NYFOS Next series with MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS. (more...)

NYFOS NEXT Series Opens With MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS, 1/28NYFOS NEXT Series Opens With MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS, 1/28
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 2, 2014

On Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:30pm at Opera America's National Opera Center, New York Festival of Song opens the 2013-14 edition of its forward-looking NYFOS Next series with MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS. (more...)

Actors Fund Benefit Concert and Musical Tribute to Life, Legacy of Rick Starr Set for Tonight in LAActors Fund Benefit Concert and Musical Tribute to Life, Legacy of Rick Starr Set for Tonight in LA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Please help salute renowned music historian Rick Starr, former manager of the legendary sheet music store Hollywood Sheet Music, and pillar of the entertainment community. Rick offered his expertise in classic popular song and theatre music to scores of singers over the years. (more...)

STARR QUALITY, Actors Fund Benefit Concert and Musical Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Rick Starr for ONE NIGHT ONLY TodaySTARR QUALITY, Actors Fund Benefit Concert and Musical Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Rick Starr for ONE NIGHT ONLY Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

Please help salute renowned music historian Rick Starr, former manager of the legendary sheet music store Hollywood Sheet Music, and pillar of the entertainment community. Rick offered his expertise in classic popular song and theatre music to scores of singers over the years. (more...)

Actors Fund Benefit Concert and Musical Tribute to Life, Legacy of Rick Starr for One Night Only 11/21 in Los AngelesActors Fund Benefit Concert and Musical Tribute to Life, Legacy of Rick Starr for One Night Only 11/21 in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

Please help salute renowned music historian Rick Starr, former manager of the legendary sheet music store Hollywood Sheet Music, and pillar of the entertainment community. Rick offered his expertise in classic popular song and theatre music to scores of singers over the years. (more...)

Starr Quality Benefit Set for 11/21 to Honor Hollywood Sheet Music's Rick StarrStarr Quality Benefit Set for 11/21 to Honor Hollywood Sheet Music's Rick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2013

One night only - Please help salute renowned musicologist Rick Starr, former manager of the legendary Hollywood Sheet Music. Rick was a pillar of the entertainment community who offered his expertise in classic popular song and theatre music to scores of singers. All proceeds will be donated to The Actors Fund. Directed by David Galligan, celebrated director of the famed annual S.T.A.G.E. Benefit Concert Series. Musical director, Tom Griep, along with Randy Landas on bass and Denise Fraser on drums, leads an outstanding line-up of performers singing songs chosen for them by Rick. All proceeds will benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

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