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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...)

The Colony Hotel to Welcome Marilyn Maye, 3/15-19The Colony Hotel to Welcome Marilyn Maye, 3/15-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as "probably the best place for cabaret on the planet" - is presenting next week the octogenarian singing legend MARILYN MAYE, who can also be found gracing the cover of the March/April issue of Cabaret Scenesmagazine. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Adds Thursday Performances to ScheduleRUTHLESS! Adds Thursday Performances to Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Off-Broadway's musical smash RUTHLESS! is adding Thursday performances beginning this week. Now extended into the summer, RUTHLESS! opened on July 13, 2015 to unanimous rave reviews led by Entertainment Weekly which called the show, 'Uproarious! A mash-up of THE BAD SEED, GYPSY, ALL ABOUT EVE, plus the films of Douglas Sirk and John Waters!' 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, Rex Reed, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, Dame Gillian Lynne, Jerry Dixon, Von Smith, Jacque LeWarne, Emily James, and Jonathan Platero. This newly imagined production of RUTHLESS! recently received the coveted 2015 Odyssey Nightlife Award for Best Off Broadway Show, and actor Paul Pecorino was honored for Best Breakthrough Off Broadway Performance. (more...)

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Extends Off-BroadwayRUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 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 June 18th. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present THE WHALEUnicorn Theatre to Present THE WHALE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

?MacArthur Genius Grant winner Samuel D. Hunter's drama The Whale has taken home Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel and GLAAD Media awards for its powerful story. In a small town in Idaho, Charlie is a six hundred pound man who teaches writing online and sits alone devouring junk food. Determined to reconnect with his long estranged daughter, he discovers a spitfire teen with an acerbic tongue. Savagely funny and deeply touching, this first production of Hunter's work in Kansas City will show you beauty in the unexpected. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Clive Davis, Joanna Carson Attend Lorna Luft's Performance at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Clive Davis, Joanna Carson Attend Lorna Luft's Performance at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 9, 2016

After a sold-out Feinstein's/54 Below debut, Lorna Luft returned to the club, and BroadwayWorld attended her final performance of the run. Below, look at photos from the performance! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE Premieres at Palm Springs International Film Festival!Exclusive Photo Flash: BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE Premieres at Palm Springs International Film Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE, Award-winning director Rick McKay's anxiously awaited sequel to his 2004 hit film, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE, just made its World Premiere to a sold-out crowd at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. Check out photos from the big night below! (more...)

Seth Sikes to Sing Songs of Liza Minnelli at Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/12Seth Sikes to Sing Songs of Liza Minnelli at Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Seth Sikes, of whom NY Arts Review said, "may well be one of the saviors of the Great American Songbook" will return to FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW on Saturday, March 12th at 9:30PM (EST) in a brand new show. Seth Sikes Sings Liza Minnelli, an evening of Minnelli's most popular songs will be performed on the legendary entertainer's 70th birthday. (more...)

Sally Kellerman to Play Catalina Jazz ClubSally Kellerman to Play Catalina Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

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 for a special post-holiday engagement on Thursday, Jan. 7 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein Opens Holiday Show at Feinstein's/54 Below!Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein Opens Holiday Show at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 21, 2015

 Michael Feinstein, the acclaimed Emmy and Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling entertainer proudly welcomed everyone to the newly-renamed Feinstein's/54 Below for his annual holiday engagement last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Breaking: Rick McKay's BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE to Premiere at 2016 Palm Springs International Film FestivalBreaking: Rick McKay's BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE to Premiere at 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE, Award-winning director Rick McKay's anxiously awaited sequel to his 2004 hit film, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE, is set to make its World Premiere at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, which takes place January 1-11, 2016. (more...)

Sally Kellerman to Play the Purple Room, Palm SpringsSally Kellerman to Play the Purple Room, Palm Springs
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

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