Rex Reed News

Breaking News: SIGNIFICANT OTHER Headed to Broadway's Booth TheaterBreaking News: SIGNIFICANT OTHER Headed to Broadway's Booth Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Richards was set to bring the play to Broadway in Winter 2017, beginning performances in February and opening in March at a Shubert theatre. Now, we know where via a Tweet from actor Gideon Glick.  (more...)

Photo FLASH:  Cast of RUTHLESS! Celebrates One-Year AnniversaryPhoto FLASH: Cast of RUTHLESS! Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, marked its one-year anniversary on July 13th and the cast celebrated into the wee hours at Becco. RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015 to unanimous rave reviews led by Rex Reed who called the show, 'Malicious & Delicious...A Total Joy!' Just some of the celebrities who have been spotted in the audience so far include Ron Howard, Regis & Joy Philbin, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen, Chelsie Hightower, Mario Cantone, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, and Dame Gillian Lynne. The original cast recording, produced by Robert Sher, is set for release later this summer. (more...)

Acclaimed Vocalist Todd Murray Performs at The TRIADAcclaimed Vocalist Todd Murray Performs at The TRIAD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Praised as "Impeccable, "and "a confident singer…the real deal,' by Stephen Holden of the New York Times and winner of two BroadwayWorld.com Awards  (Best Show Male and  Best Male Vocalist)  Todd Murray performs his acclaimed CROON: When A Whisper Became A Song at The Triad,  158 West 72nd Street, New York, for four nights on Tuesday August 16 & 23 and Thursday August 18 and 25, at 7pm. There is a $25.00 cover charge.  Due to the high demand for this special event, advance tickets are available and highly recommended by visiting www.TriadNYC.com and calling 212-581-06-0440.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Molly Pope's A STAR IS BORN Plays Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Molly Pope's A STAR IS BORN Plays Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 13, 2016

Stars are born on Broadway and at Feinstein's/54 Below with startling regularity. With her astonishing rendition of the classic, A Star is Born, Molly Pope provided a never to be forgotten evening of songs from the classic film last night and BroadwayWorld was there.  (more...)

JEFF HARNAR to Reprise Critically Acclaimed 1991 Show THE 1959 BROADWAY SONGBOOK In New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room, 8/13 at 7 pmJEFF HARNAR to Reprise Critically Acclaimed 1991 Show THE 1959 BROADWAY SONGBOOK In New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room, 8/13 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

1959 was a very good year for Jeff Harnar. It was the year the future cabaret star was born, but he couldn't know then that 1959 would also provide him with the material for what would eventually become one of his greatest cabaret performances. In 1991, for his second major engagement as a cabaret artist, Harnar made his debut at the famed Oak Room at the Algonquin with a show called THE 1959 BROADWAY SONGBOOK, featuring tunes from 21 musicals (including West Side Story, Gypsy, Fiorello, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, Li'l Abner, and Flower Drum Song), that either opened or were still running that year. Directed by Sara Louise Lazarus with musical direction from pianist Alex Rybeck, Harnar's show strung together iconic Broadway songs into an imaginary musical with commentaries on love, marriage and politics, complete with an overture, entr'acte, intermission, and curtain call. The show and Harnar's performance (which would be filmed for a PBS special in 1993) drew raves from the New York entertainment press. (more...)

Get RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Tickets Starting at $29Get RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Tickets Starting at $29
by Contests - Broadway - Jun 16, 2016

What if Annie was Rosemary's Baby? What if Psycho's Norman Bates was a stage mother? What if Bad Seed was an eight-year-old understudy for the lead in a school play? You'd get Ruthless! the Musical, the show that asks: Can cute little Tina and her very own Mommy Dearest make it in show business? You bet your life. No Cats or Lion Kings here-these kitties are clawing their way to the top. (more...)

RUTHLESS! The Musical Sets Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The new recording of RUTHLESS! The Musical, produced by Robert Sher for Caroline Records, will feature the entire original cast: Peter Land, Kim Maresca, Tori Murray, Rita McKenzie, Andrea McCullough, and Tracy Jai Edwards. The recording is set for today (Tuesday) at Carriage House Studios, with music supervision by Marvin Laird and music direction by Ricky Romano. (more...)

Sally Kellerman to Play Catalina Jazz Club, 6/1Sally Kellerman to Play Catalina Jazz Club, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Sally Kellerman, the Oscar-nominated 'Hot Lips' Houlihan of the original Robert Altman film 'M*A*S*H,' will bring her acclaimed show 'A Little Jazz, A Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll,' to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wed., June 1 at 8:30 PM. The show is a celebration of her 40-year cabaret career, from early years at Reno Sweeney in Greenwich Village up to recent performances in New York, L.A. and San Francisco. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Aaron Weinstein Brings Violinspiration! to Pangea with Special Guest Rex ReedPhoto Coverage: Aaron Weinstein Brings Violinspiration! to Pangea with Special Guest Rex Reed
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 6, 2016

Aaron Weinstein brought Violinspiration! to Pangea on 2nd Avenue last night with his special guest Rex Reed and musical guests Matt Minister and Tedd Firth.  The club was filled with some of New York's most knowledgeable music connoisseurs for this special event and BroadwayWorld was there.   (more...)

Sally Kellerman to Play Pair of Shows at The Iridium, 5/12Sally Kellerman to Play Pair of Shows at The Iridium, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?Sally Kellerman, the Oscar-nominated "Hot Lips" Houlihan of the original Robert Altman film "M*A*S*H," will bring her acclaimed show "A Little Jazz, A Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll," to the Iridium in New York on Thurs, May12 with two shows at 8:30 and 10:30 PM.  The show is a celebration of her 40-year cabaret career, from early years at Reno Sweeney in Greenwich Village up to recent performances in New York, L.A. and San Francisco. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Extends Off-Broadway Through the SummerRUTHLESS! Extends Off-Broadway Through the Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of the Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, today put a new block of seats on sale through September 10th. (more...)

Sally Kellerman to Play Iridium and Rrazz Rooms This MaySally Kellerman to Play Iridium and Rrazz Rooms This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Sally Kellerman, the Oscar-nominated "Hot Lips" Houlihan of the original Robert Altman film "M*A*S*H," will bring her acclaimed show "A Little Jazz, A Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll," to the Iridium in New York on May 11-12, the Rrazz Room at the Prince in Philadelphia on May 13 and the Rrazz Room in New Hope, PA on May 14. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Harry Belafonte & More Turn Out for New Jewish Home's EIGHTY OVER EIGHTY BenefitPhoto Flash: Chita Rivera, Harry Belafonte & More Turn Out for New Jewish Home's EIGHTY OVER EIGHTY Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

 At its third annual Eight Over Eighty benefit gala last night, The New Jewish Home(formerly, Jewish Home Lifecare), one of the country's largest and most diversified nonprofit eldercare systems, honored eight trailblazing New Yorkers over 80. The event, at the Mandarin Oriental New York,attracted 440 guests and raised $1.2 million for The New Jewish Home's rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home health care programs, which together serve 12,000 older New Yorkers each year. BroadwayWorld brings you coverage below! (more...)

Marilyn Maye Coming to Orlando Shakespeare Theater, 4/29Marilyn Maye Coming to Orlando Shakespeare Theater, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents a musical cabaret created and performed by award-winning vocalist, Marilyn Maye in the Margeson Theater on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets ($300 - VIP; $50 - A Level; $30 - B Level; $20 - C Level) are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

The Colony Hotel Extends Royal Room Cabaret LineupThe Colony Hotel Extends Royal Room Cabaret Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as "probably the best place for cabaret on the planet" - is doing something completely different this year. For the first time in the 15-year history of the Royal Room, the world famous cabaret will not close at the end of "season" but will continue offering extraordinary entertainers straight-through the summer months with dinner shows every Friday and Saturday night. (more...)

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, Tony DeSare & More Set for Bemelmans Bar in The Carlyle's Spring SeasonJim Caruso & Billy Stritch, Tony DeSare & More Set for Bemelmans Bar in The Carlyle's Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, The Brandon McCune Trio,and Tony DeSare and to Bemelmans Bar for Sunday night residencies throughout the spring 2016 season. Featuring top artists from the worlds of jazz, cabaret and Broadway alongside special unannounced guests, Sunday nights at Bemelmans Bar have become a favorite spot for a wide range of performing musicians across the city. Additionally, the classic watering hole has drawn crowds consisting of socialites, politicians, movie stars and moguls for more than five decades. More information on acts performing this winter can be found below. (more...)

Iris Williams to Perform in Hollywood and Palm SpringsIris Williams to Perform in Hollywood and Palm Springs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Welsh song stylist Iris Williams will make a rare West Coast appearance on Wed., April 13 at 8:30 PM at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, performing her acclaimed show entitled 'I Wish You Love,' featuring classic American standards by such composers as Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Burton Lane, and others. Music Director Keith Droste will be on piano, with Jeff Stover on bass and Andy Fraga on drums. She will also appear at the Purple Room in Palm Springs on Friday, April 8 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Mark Murphy Memorial Concert Celebration Set for 3/14Mark Murphy Memorial Concert Celebration Set for 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

The life, career and legacy of the late Mark Murphy, whom the Washington Post described as "a daringly original jazz singer whose unchained improvisational style made him a cult favorite and a powerful influence on a generation of younger performers," will be celebrated with music and reminiscences on Monday, March 14, 2016 at St Peter's Church in Manhattan. (more...)

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra to Pay Tribute to Judy GarlandHawaii Symphony Orchestra to Pay Tribute to Judy Garland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will take concertgoers Over The Rainbow and beyond on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 pm at A Tribute to Judy Garland featuring acclaimed vocalist and recording artist Hilary Kole. A Tribute to Judy Garland celebrates the timeless wonder of music made famous by Garland - the singer Fred Astaire called 'the greatest entertainer that ever lived.' Tickets start from $27 and are on sale now. (more...)

Carol Woods Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/30Carol Woods Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Carol Woods on March 30, 2016. As Rex Reed so eloquently described her, "Carol Woods is a spectacular performer, with a voice like a brand new trumpet and a personality that wraps her audience in a blanket of warmth and peace. In a box of crayons, she's the fire-engine red!" (more...)

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