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Photo Coverage: Go Inside the 2017 MAC AWARDS!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the 2017 MAC AWARDS!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 29, 2017

The 2017 MAC Award winners were revealed last night at the 31st MAC Awards on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York City. Take a look at the full list of winners below! (more...)

Six Sensational Singing Stars of New York Cabaret in STEPHEN'S VIXENS at Don't Tell Mama, 1/26Six Sensational Singing Stars of New York Cabaret in STEPHEN'S VIXENS at Don't Tell Mama, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Stephen Hanks, the BroadwayWorld Award-Nominated producer of the recurring monthly variety show series at the Metropolitan Room, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits, has announced that he is bringing the third installment of his newest variety series to the venerable cabaret room Don't Tell Mama (343 W 46th St, New York, NY) on January 26 at 7 pm. Stephen's Vixens will star Meg Flather, Rosemary Loar, Laurie Krauz, Barbara Porteus, Charlotte Patton, and Raissa Katona Bennett, with Daryl Kojak as Musical Director. (more...)

BWW Review: Cabaret Celebrates Stephen Sondheim in Night Two of the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention (10/19)BWW Review: Cabaret Celebrates Stephen Sondheim in Night Two of the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention (10/19)
by Ashley Steves - Oct 21, 2016

Hold your hats and hallelujah. After an electrifying opening night, the Mabel Mercer Foundation's 27th Annual Cabaret Convention continued Wednesday night in a packed Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Hosted by Jeff Harnar and Andrea Marcovicci, the cabaret community gathered to salute the music of Stephen Sondheim, the EGOT-winning composer/lyricist whose oeuvre has been simultaneously catapulting and tripping up artists for decades. Despite 30 performances on the evening, you'd be hard-pressed to find a weak spot in Wednesday night's lineup, hosting what is arguably the best rotation of the four nights, featuring cabaret giants, up-and-comers, expert arrangers (plus the talents of Jered Egan on bass and Dan Gross on drums), and Sondheim role originators. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jeff Harnar & Andrea Marcovicci Host Day Two Of The 27th New York Cabaret ConventionPhoto Coverage: Jeff Harnar & Andrea Marcovicci Host Day Two Of The 27th New York Cabaret Convention
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 20, 2016

The second night of the 27th New York Cabaret Convention at Rose Hall was hosted by long time cabaret artist favorites, Jeff Harnar & Andrea Marcovicci. The evening including performances by: Sally Mayes, Aaron Morishito, Julie Reyburn, Maureen Taylor, Raissa Katona Bennett, Will Nunziata, Anthony Nunziata, Jennifer Sheehan, Kevin Dozier, Sarah Rice, Donna McKechnie, Jon Weber, Marissa Mulder, Eric Michael Gillett, Celia Berk, Josephine Sanges, Steve Ross, Karen Akers, Sidney Meyer, Iris Williams, and Marta Sanders. Tonights evening will be hosted by Rex Reed and the Conventions closing night honoring Charles Strouse will be hosted by Klea Blackhurst (more...)

Final Concert Announced for City Greens Benefit SeriesFinal Concert Announced for City Greens Benefit Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

MUSIC AND ART FOR CITY GREENS concludes their 9th Season of Concerts to benefit Tudor City Greens, on September 14th (rain date the very next day, 9/15) at Tudor City Greens at 6:30 pm. (more...)

The Annual NYC Cabaret Convention Returns To Jazz At Lincoln Center, October 18th - 21stThe Annual NYC Cabaret Convention Returns To Jazz At Lincoln Center, October 18th - 21st
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

the 2016 Cabaret Convention returns to the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, from Tuesday, October 18th through Friday, October 21st  to present four different music programs. More than seventy singers are scheduled to appear, and the productions include specific tributes to the songs of Stephen Sondheim, the lyrics of Sheldon Harnick, the melodies of Charles Strouse, and the repertoire of legendary jazz artist Sylvia Syms. (more...)

CONCERT FOR A CAUSE Set for Unity Center, 6/4CONCERT FOR A CAUSE Set for Unity Center, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway and cabaret performers come together for a good cause on Saturday, June 4 at 7 pm at Unity Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. The 'cause' for this concert will be announced as a part of the event itself, so just come enjoy a stellar show with two for one drinks after the event at BJ Ryan's BANC House (around the corner from Unity Center). (more...)

Pantochino Sets 2016-17 SeasonPantochino Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. has announced its bold 2016/17 season which includes three original musicals for family audiences, a Teen Theatre production and a second season of it's Nite Spot Nights series produced in conjunction with the Milford Arts Council. (more...)

Broadway, Film & TV Composer David Friedman Comes to the Bijou TonightBroadway, Film & TV Composer David Friedman Comes to the Bijou Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

The Bijou Theatre welcomes Broadway, film and television composer David Friedman tonight, May 7th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in CT SINGS DAVID FRIEDMAN. (more...)

Broadway, Film & TV Composer David Friedman Comes to the BijouBroadway, Film & TV Composer David Friedman Comes to the Bijou
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Bijou Theatre welcomes Broadway, film and television composer David Friedman on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in CT SINGS DAVID FRIEDMAN. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 30th Annual MAC Awards!Photo Coverage: Inside the 30th Annual MAC Awards!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 31, 2016

At a ceremony held earlier this week in New York, the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs announced the winners of the 2016 MAC Awards. A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Amanda McBroom. Also honored with a Board of Directors award was Maryann Lopinto. Jamie deRoy received the Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Award on behalf of her work with The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy & Friends Cabaret Initiative. Sally Darling received the Hanson Award. The show was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, with musical direction by Matt Baker. (more...)

Breaking News: 2016 MAC Award Cabaret Winners Announced!Breaking News: 2016 MAC Award Cabaret Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

At a ceremony held last night in New York, the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs announced the winners of the 2016 MAC Awards. A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Amanda McBroom.  Also honored with a Board of Directors award was Maryann Lopinto.  Jamie deRoy received the Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Award on behalf of her work with The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy & Friends Cabaret Initiative.  Sally Darling received the Hanson Award. The show was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, with musical direction by Matt Baker. (more...)

2016 MAC Awards Ceremony Set for BB King's Tonight2016 MAC Awards Ceremony Set for BB King's Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs presents the 30th Annual MAC Awards tonight, March 29, 2016, at 7:30pm, at BB King Blues Club & Grill on 42nd Street in New York City. (more...)

2016 MAC Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for BB King's Next Month!2016 MAC Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for BB King's Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs has just announced the 2016 MAC Award nominees and complete list of honorees for the 30th Annual MAC Awards. (more...)

Urban Stages Presents WATER FROM THE MOON Rock MusicalUrban Stages Presents WATER FROM THE MOON Rock Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2015

Water From the Moon will play at Urban Stages January 6-17. It is a rock musical following a Grammy Award winning rock band from tech rehearsal to a Hollywood Bowl concert. (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...)

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: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall, Night Four, October 16BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall, Night Four, October 16
by Alix Cohen - Oct 17, 2015

The final night of this year's estimable Cabaret Convention, What I Did for Love/Taking a Chance on Love, hosted by Klea Blackhurst, saluted composer/songwriter Vernon Duke in Act I and composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch during Act II. It was a curious pairing, indeed. (more...)

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