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by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

???????FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is now the 2017 home of Doris Dear! After the successful shows "Doris Dear's Gurl Talk" & "The Doris Dear Christmas Special" in 2016, Doris Dear will call Feinstein's/54 Below her home for the remainder of 2017. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below presents  Ray DeForest in THE DORIS DEAR MOTHER'S DAY SPECIALFeinstein's/54 Below presents Ray DeForest in THE DORIS DEAR MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a One Night Only EVENT… After the successful sold-out shows "Doris Dear's Gurl Talk" & "The Doris Dear Christmas Special", Ray DeForest is back in "The Doris Dear Mother's Day Special: Like Mother Like Daughter" on May 12th at 9:30pm. Grab a seat in the Rumpus Room, and come along on a fun romp and help Doris and her guests salute the women who made them great… their MOTHERS! (more...)

Amy Friedl Stoner to Make NYC Debut with Show DREAMCHASERAmy Friedl Stoner to Make NYC Debut with Show DREAMCHASER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Amy Friedl Stoner is thrilled to make her NYC debut at The Metropolitan Room with her new show 'Dreamchaser'. 'Dreamchaser' is a look at life -with the love of music leading the way- through the songs of Billy Joel, Cole Porter, Jason Robert Brown and more. (more...)

Natalie Douglas, Joe Iconis, Molly Pope, SPAMILTON and More Among 2017 MAC Award NomineesNatalie Douglas, Joe Iconis, Molly Pope, SPAMILTON and More Among 2017 MAC Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) has announced the 2017 MAC Award nominees. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'A Doris Dear Christmas Special' Was a Huge SuccessPhoto Flash: 'A Doris Dear Christmas Special' Was a Huge Success
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presented a spectacular One Night Only EVENT... 'A Doris Dear Christmas Special' on December 16th at 9:30pm starring Ray DeForest as 'America's Perfect Housewife'...Doris Dear. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Rory O'Malley, and More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowMichael Feinstein, Rory O'Malley, and More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

A DORIS DEAR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL at Feinstein's/54 Below Announces New Special GuestsA DORIS DEAR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL at Feinstein's/54 Below Announces New Special Guests
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a One Night Only EVENT… After the successful premier of his show 'Doris Dear's Gurl Talk' 2016 MAC Award winner Ray DeForest is back as 'Doris Dear' in 'A Doris Dear Christmas Special'.  (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford, and More this December at Feinstein's/54 BelowMichael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford, and More this December at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

This December, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

WINTER RHYTHMS 2016 Launches This Week at Urban Stages with KT SullivanWINTER RHYTHMS 2016 Launches This Week at Urban Stages with KT Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Urban Stages has confirmed the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 1, and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

A DORIS DEAR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below This WinterA DORIS DEAR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a one-night-only event. After the successful premier of the show 'Doris Dear's Gurl Talk' Ray DeForest is back in 'A Doris Dear Christmas Special' on December 16th at 9:30pm. (more...)

SUSAN WINTER to Reprise Award-Winning Show LOVE ROLLS ON In New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room, 10/7 at 7 pmSUSAN WINTER to Reprise Award-Winning Show LOVE ROLLS ON In New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room, 10/7 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Eight years after launching her show 'Love Rolls On' (originally directed by Lina Koutrakos) at the Metropolitan Room, Susan Winter will reprise her critically acclaimed show, featuring classics of the Great American Songbook and future standards by contemporary writers, at the same venue in the 13th installment of the celebrated monthly series produced by Stephen Hanks' NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS (Associate Producer Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD). With Rick Jensen as Musical Director on piano and Tom Hubbard on bass, Winter will perform LOVE ROLLS ON on October 7 at 7 pm. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes in THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekDonna McKechnie, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes in THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This AprilLea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar Do a DOUBLE TAKE at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar Do a DOUBLE TAKE at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Broadway's Sally Mayes with cabaret's Jeff Harnar in a new duo concert, 'Double Take' on Monday, November 9. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Songwriters John Bucchino, Kinosian & Blair and More Featured in MAC's 4th Annual THEY WRITE THE SONGS, 11/15Songwriters John Bucchino, Kinosian & Blair and More Featured in MAC's 4th Annual THEY WRITE THE SONGS, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs has announced the 4th Annual 'MAC presents THEY WRITE THE SONGS.' The show will be held Sunday, November 15th at 4pm in the Engelman Recital Hall at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (Lexington Avenue at 25th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall, Night Three, October 15BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall, Night Three, October 15
by Alix Cohen - Oct 17, 2015

For the third night of this year's Cabaret Convention at Town Hall, the uber-enthusiastic Karen Mason hosted Life Is a Cabaret (Directed by Barry Kleinbort) in celebration of long time collaborators, composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb. Introduced to each other by their mutual music publisher in 1962, the team's first Broadway show was 1965's Flora the Red Menace in which Liza Minnelli made her Broadway debut and with which the three began a long association. Their last together (Kander is alive and hopefully writing), was 2015's The Visit starring Chita Rivera, a production Ebb (who died in 2004) unfortunately didn't live to see. Kander and Ebb's best known musicals are Cabaret and Chicago, both of which seem to run forever on popular appeal, but they wrote many others, a wide selection of which were represented at Thursday night's show. (more...)

BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall, Opening Night, October 13BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall, Opening Night, October 13
by Alix Cohen - Oct 17, 2015

In October 1989, four years after he founded The Mable Mercer Foundation, cabaret publicist and promoter Donald Smith launched the first Cabaret Convention at New York's Town Hall. The now four-day event eventually moved to Lincoln Center's Rose Hall, but due to renovations this year at the more uptown revue, this year's 26th Annual Convention was back at its old West 43rd Street stomping grounds. Since Donald Smith died in March 2012, the Mercer Foundation's Artistic Director and de-facto Convention Producer has been cabaret star KT Sullivan, and for Monday night's opening show she greeted the audience, in measured tempo, with the infectious enthusiasm of Cole Porter (“Another Opening, Another Show”) and Irving Berlin (“There's No Business Like Show Business”). Sullivan provided an effective, entertaining onramp to an evening that featured experienced American and European artists from cabaret and theater and relative cabaret newbies who've recently made a mark on the scene. (more...)

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