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KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler to Make Merry in New Year's Eve Show at PangeaKT Sullivan and Mark Nadler to Make Merry in New Year's Eve Show at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Two of cabaret's favorite and most-acclaimed merrymakers - KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler - are coming together to headline New Year's Eve at Pangea this year.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Releases Unseen Footage from Acclaimed Documentary GREENWICH VILLAGE: A WORLD APARTSTAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Releases Unseen Footage from Acclaimed Documentary GREENWICH VILLAGE: A WORLD APART
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2016

To celebrate his second consecutive win at the Greenwich Village Film Festival on October 26th, 2016, award-winning filmmaker RICK McKAY (Broadway: The Golden Age, Broadway: BEYOND the Golden Age, A&E Biography, PBS's City Arts and Egg: The Arts Show), releases a six-minute sample of his 2015 winning short film, 'Greenwich Village: A World Apart'. The never-before-seen footage can be seen below or on YouTube at:https://youtu.be/i2-wjVAqwsA (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

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BWW Review: Cabaret Celebrates Sylvia Syms on Night Three of the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret ConventionBWW Review: Cabaret Celebrates Sylvia Syms on Night Three of the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention
by Casey Mink - Oct 23, 2016

On the penultimate night of the 2016 Cabaret Convention, presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation, 11 fantastic cabaret artists---those who are celebrated in the form as well as those who are emerging alike---assembled to salute the late and legendary Sylvia Syms. The evening, hosted by one of Syms' closest confidants, the critic Rex Reed, was brassy, delivered wonderful anecdotes, and was ultimately very moving musically, much like Syms herself. A black and white photograph of Syms, accurately capturing her maternal warmth, hung high inside the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center throughout the evening, which was formatted in two distinct segments. Act One was comprised of each performer taking to the stage alone to sing one of Syms' lesser known cabaret staples, or the songs which she "rescued" from obscurity such as those cut from golden age musicals. Act Two saw the performers again take on a Syms staple, but those which were more well-known hits and standards, displaying the full range of Syms' nightclub chops. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day ThreePhoto Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 21, 2016

KT Sullivan made an astute call and turned over the creation of the third night of the Cabaret Convention to host Rex Reed.  If there is anyone in the world who symbolizes music sophistication with a flawless comprehension of what good cabaret performance is about it is the elegant Mr. Reed. The Convention's final evening is yet to be heard (tonight), but last evening must have been one of the finest chapters in the long history of Donald Smith and the Mabel Mercer Foundation's twenty seven year old creation. The musicians, singers, and material, which honored the legendary cabaret performer Sylvia Syms truly represented the highest quality of cabaret performance. Rex also made an important artistic decision….he included himself as one of the vocalists.  Rex Reed was a participating member of the golden age of New York life and his unique ability to verbally convey it's history honored Sylvia Syms, who as Rex pointed out at the start of the evening…..died the way she wanted, singing in a  nightclub (Oak Room Algonquin)  to a standing ovation.  She collapsed into the arms of audience member Cy Coleman.   (more...)

Marilyn Maye to Perform at Grand Opening of Dino's Backstage and Celebrity RoomMarilyn Maye to Perform at Grand Opening of Dino's Backstage and Celebrity Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The national music treasure, award-winning Marilyn Maye, will grace the stage and delight audiences at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room today, October 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. for a Hollywood style Black Tie Gala Weekend. (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...)

Gideon Glick, Lindsay Mendez & More Will Reprise Roles in SIGNIFICANT OTHER on Broadway; Rebecca Naomi Jones Joins CastGideon Glick, Lindsay Mendez & More Will Reprise Roles in SIGNIFICANT OTHER on Broadway; Rebecca Naomi Jones Joins Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Broadway bound Significant Other- a new work by young playwright, Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews) and directed by Trip Cullman, has just announced its Broadway cast.  Reprising their roles on the Great White Way, following the sold out run at the Roundabout Theater Company, are Gideon Glick (currently starring in LCT's, The Harvest), Oscar and Tony nominee Barbara Barrie, John Behlmann, Sas Goldberg, Lindsay Mendez and Luke Smith. New to the company for the Broadway run is Rebecca Naomi Jones. (more...)

Marilyn Maye to Perform at Grand Opening of Dino's Backstage and Celebrity RoomMarilyn Maye to Perform at Grand Opening of Dino's Backstage and Celebrity Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The national music treasure, award-winning Marilyn Maye, will grace the stage and delight audiences at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. for a Hollywood style Black Tie Gala Weekend. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fuller, Feldshuh, Gillette, Budd and More at DOUBLE TAKEPhoto Flash: Fuller, Feldshuh, Gillette, Budd and More at DOUBLE TAKE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

SALLY MAYES  (Tony Nominee 'She Loves Me,' 'Closer Than Ever,' 'Urban Cowboy' and JEFF HARNAR finished their September run at The Laurie Beechman Theatre with an audience that included TOVAH FELDSHUH (Tony Nominee 'Golda's Balcony'), PENNY FULLER (Tony Nominee 'Applause'), Anita Gillette (Tony Nominee 'Chapter Two'), KAREN AKERS (Tony Nominee 'Grand Hotel' and 'Nine'), BILL HUTTON (the original Joseph 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat'), Mark Waldrop (Director 'When Pigs Fly'), songwriter Tom Toce and award-winning singer JULIE BUDD. (more...)

Mark Nadler to Perform Award-Winning TSCHAIKOWSKY (AND OTHER RUSSIANS) at Union Temple of BrooklynMark Nadler to Perform Award-Winning TSCHAIKOWSKY (AND OTHER RUSSIANS) at Union Temple of Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Union Temple of Brooklyn (17 Eastern Parkway) and Cabaret Life Productions Producer Stephen Hanks have announced that Union Temple will be presenting the third show of its 'Cabaret Concert Series' (which serve as fundraising events to help finance some of Temple's many programs and projects). On Saturday, November 5, international Cabaret Superstar Mark Nadler will present his Award-Winning and 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.' Union Temple will host Nadler's show in the Third Floor Social Hall. Tickets for the event are $30. Doors open at 6:30 pm, with the show starting at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Stacy Sullivan & Todd Murray to Bring Happy Goodbyes to 54 Below in SEPARATE WAYSStacy Sullivan & Todd Murray to Bring Happy Goodbyes to 54 Below in SEPARATE WAYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Stacy Sullivan & Todd Murray in "Separate Ways" today, October 4th, Wednesday, October 5th and Today, November 22nd at 7:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Switt, Gardner, McDaniel & more at Sally Mayes & Jeff Harnar in DOUBLE TAKEPhoto Flash: Switt, Gardner, McDaniel & more at Sally Mayes & Jeff Harnar in DOUBLE TAKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

 Tony nominee SALLY MAYES ('She Loves Me') and award-winning JEFF HARNAR (Broadway World Cabaret Award) continue their run of DOUBLE TAKE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre.  At Wednesday night's performance the audience included LORETTA SWITT ('Mash'), RITA GARDNER ('The Fantasticks'), JOHN McDANIEL ('The Rosie O'Donnel Show'), MICHAEL ALDEN ('Pippin'), REX REED ('Myra Breckinridge'),and more.  The September performances conclude on Wednesday September 28 at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre followed by a special Cabaret Convention week matinee on Thursday October 20th at 2pm.  Music Director Alex Rybeck ('Grand Hotel') leads the trio featuring Bob Renino (bass) and Dan Gross (drums).  'A  swell evening of prime, solidly-anchored entertainment.  SALLY MAYES and JEFF HARNAR have created a show full of charm, schtick and creativity, not to mention a fresh song list and well-honed singing chops.  Their distinctive, individual voices work quite well as one.  In addition the show has been cannily crafted to make the most of what each can bring to the act.'  Marilyn Lester THEATRE PIZZAZZ (more...)

Stacy Sullivan & Todd Murray to Bring Happy Goodbyes to 54 Below in SEPARATE WAYSStacy Sullivan & Todd Murray to Bring Happy Goodbyes to 54 Below in SEPARATE WAYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Stacy Sullivan & Todd Murray in "Separate Ways" on Tuesday, October 4th, Wednesday, October 5th and Tuesday, November 22nd at 7:00pm. (more...)

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch and More Set for Bemelmans Bar in The Carlyle This FallJim Caruso & Billy Stritch and More Set for Bemelmans Bar in The Carlyle This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, Champian Fulton and Tony DeSare to Bemelmans Bar for Sunday night residencies throughout the fall 2016 season. (more...)

It's a Date! Joshua Harmon's SIGNIFICANT OTHER Sets Previews, Opening on BroadwayIt's a Date! Joshua Harmon's SIGNIFICANT OTHER Sets Previews, Opening on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Producers of the Broadway bound Significant Other, a new play by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews), have just announced the show will play at The Booth Theatre (222 West 45thSt.) with previews slated to begin Tuesday, February 14th, and officially opening Thursday, March 2nd. (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...)

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...)

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