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Photo Flash: Klea Blackhurst Tributes Ethel Merman in EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Klea Blackhurst Tributes Ethel Merman in EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Klea Blackhurst in her return to the Birdland stage with EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW, on Monday, August 24. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Klea Blackhurst Brings ALL THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW to Broadway at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Klea Blackhurst Brings ALL THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW to Broadway at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 26, 2015

Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland concert series had all the traffic Monday night as Klea Blackhurst brought her hit concert, 'Everything the Traffic Will Allow' to the Birdland stage.This is Blackhurst's loving tribute to the songs made famous by the quintessential stage personality Ethel Merman. Not an impersonator and not an impressionist, Blackhurst offered a paean to the great Broadway legend that serves as a potent and happy reminder of Merman's sheer, undeniable importance to both the history of twentieth century entertainment and the iconic composers like Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Jerry Herman, who wrote songs just for her. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of ENGAGEMENTS at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of ENGAGEMENTS at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 20, 2015

Last night Barrington Stage Company presented the World Premiere of Engagements by Lucy Teitler and BroadwayWorld was there. Directed by Louisa Proske (BSC debut), Engagements stars (in their BSC debuts) Amanda Quaid (Irish Rep's The Weir) as Lauren, Kate Loprest (First Date) as Allison, Adam Gerber (George Street Playhouse The Whipping Man) as Ryan, Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening) as Catherine, and Robert David Grant (Yale Rep Hamlet) as Mark. (more...)

Joy Behar, Tommy Tune & More to Join Jamie deRoy at Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 11/9Joy Behar, Tommy Tune & More to Join Jamie deRoy at Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Mark your calendars today for the fall's most anticipated anniversary and birthday celebration when the mega stars of Broadway and Cabaret come out to salute award-winning cabaret performer and Tony Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy when she celebrates the 25th anniversary of her Multi MAC award-winning Variety Show Jamie deRoy & friends, and her "40th annual 30th Birthday" on Monday, November 9th (7:30PM) at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (899 10th Avenue at 59th Street.) (more...)

BWW Reviews: Revue Celebrating the Austin Cabaret Theatre at 54 Below is a Crazy Quilt of Performers in Mixed Bag of a ShowBWW Reviews: Revue Celebrating the Austin Cabaret Theatre at 54 Below is a Crazy Quilt of Performers in Mixed Bag of a Show
by Alix Cohen - Jul 17, 2015

Stuart Moulton's Austin (Texas) Cabaret Theatre (may it thrive and prosper) turned 15 in tandem with his own 50th birthday. In celebration on Wednesday night, the Theatre's Artistic Director (also a performer himself) invited alumni and hopefuls to strut their stuff on the stage of 54 Below. The result was a wildly mixed bag of a show--featuring a few great vocalists and infectiously enthusiastic wannabes--which ran so exhaustively long that Moultan was able to change his clothes twice. (more...)

BROADWAY LOVES KATY PERRY, Charles Busch & More Set for 54 Below This WeekBROADWAY LOVES KATY PERRY, Charles Busch & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

This July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee Brings Cy Coleman Tribute to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Michele Lee Brings Cy Coleman Tribute to 54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 13, 2015

Michelle Lee is performing NOBODY DOES IT LIKE ME, THE MUSIC OF CY COLEMAN, this weekend, and BroadwayWorld was on hand to snap some pictures from the evening. Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee Brings the Music of Cy Coleman to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Michele Lee Brings the Music of Cy Coleman to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 12, 2015

Cy Coleman once said, 'Michele Lee is a surefire powerhouse performer. She embraces a lyric like nobody can.' Following her acclaimed 54 Below debut in 2014, this all-new at 54 Below show finds the stunning Michele Lee making a rare appearance in New York for three nights only, continuing tonight and tomorrow. Ms. Lee's new concert spotlights the music of the legendary Cy Coleman, including songs like 'Nobody Does it Like Me' and 'It's Not Where You Start' from her Tony-nominated performance in the musical Seesaw, along with other magnificent work and some surprises from Coleman's songbook. (more...)

Michele Lee, Seth Sikes & More Set for 54 Below This WeekMichele Lee, Seth Sikes & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 8-14, Featuring Michele Lee, the SPRING AWAKENING Cast, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 8-14, Featuring Michele Lee, the SPRING AWAKENING Cast, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 7, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Daniel Quadrino at 54 Below; Spring & Summer: Spring Awakening Cast Reunion; Seth Sikes Sings Judy Garland on Her Birthday; Michele Lee: Nobody Does It Like Me, The Music of Cy Coleman; and Liberty: A New Musical Cast Album Release. (more...)

Photo Flash: Klea Blackhurst, Kerry Butler, Ed Watts and More Lead 'HAZEL' WorkshopsPhoto Flash: Klea Blackhurst, Kerry Butler, Ed Watts and More Lead 'HAZEL' Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The brilliant Klea Blackhurst repeated her starring role as the saucy, wisecracking housemaid Hazel in a new musical based on Ted Key's cartoon character Hazel - best known for the 1961-66 TV sitcom of the same name. Titled 'Hazel: A Musical Maid in America', the four Lab Workshop performances were May 28 and 29 at the Lyric Theatre Performance Space in Times Square. Scroll down for a peek at the cast onstage! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This JuneJeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

This June, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lena Hall, Hugh Panaro and More Join Jamie deRoy at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Lena Hall, Hugh Panaro and More Join Jamie deRoy at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

On Sunday, May 17, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the award-winning cabaret performer Jamie deRoy, along with Broadway stars Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Cady Huffman (The Producers), Judy Kaye (The Phantom of the Opera and Nice Work If You Can Get It), Pamela Myers (original cast member of the six time Tony-winning Company and Tony nominee for Snoopy), Kevin Meaney (Hairspray) and Hugh Panaro (Phantom of the Opera) on her Multi MAC award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy Brings Her Friends to Broadway at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Jamie deRoy Brings Her Friends to Broadway at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 18, 2015

Jamie deRoy came to Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland last night and Broadwayworld was there. In the world of show business everyone is always everyones friend. After 25 years of having enormously talented friends perform on her stages and loyal friends fill the seats at her shows, the consistency of participation points to the fact that most are real friends. Jamie's friends stick together. The hugs are real, the laughter is genuine, and the happy feeling everyone has after an episode of Jamie deRoy & friends always seems to linger in the air for many days after the show is over.  Such was the case of her latest entry in the series which always at this time of year features everything "TONY". (more...)

Photo Coverage: Giselle Wolf Brings LOVE: A CELEBRATION to the Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: Giselle Wolf Brings LOVE: A CELEBRATION to the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 10, 2015

Just because the English developed the first operational Radar system doesn't mean that the actor/singer Giselle Wolf who has a home in London should be under it. There was a celebration last night as this wonderfully unique cabaret performer stepped out from under the radar and became visible to a jam-packed Metropolitan Room. Check out photos from the event, below! (more...)

Michele Lee to Premiere New Show at 54 Below Next MonthMichele Lee to Premiere New Show at 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Back on the New York City stage following her acclaimed 54 Below debut in 2014, actress/singer/performer Michele Lee is bringing her much-anticipated all new show 'Nobody Does It Like Me: The Music Of Cy Coleman' to supper club 54 Below - 254 West 54th Street NY, NY 10019. This special three-night only engagement runs on June 11th, 12th and 13th at 7pm. (more...)

Kerry Butler, Craig Bierko & More to Join Klea Blackhurst in Readings of HAZELKerry Butler, Craig Bierko & More to Join Klea Blackhurst in Readings of HAZEL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Casting has been announced for the upcoming Equity Lab presentation of the new smash hit musical comedy Hazel: A Musical Maid in America, based on the Saturday Evening Post cartoon character and the multi-Emmy award-winning television series. Klea Blackhurst, who played the title role in the much buzzed about reading of the musical that took place last October, returns as the irrepressible maid. She will be joined by Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler as Dorothy Baxter, Ed Watts as George Baxter, and Tony Award nominee Craig Bierko as Bonkers Johnson. As was previously announced, Lucie Arnaz (who directed the October reading) will direct the presentation. Hazel features a score by Ron Abel (music) and Chuck Steffan (lyrics), a book by Kleban Award winner Lissa Levin, and choreography by Chet Walker. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 12, 2015

It was all in the family and all for the family at The Friars Club last night. La Famiglia, Mishpucha, La Familia, CeMbR, Rat Pack, Broadway and Cabaret, were assembled by producers Laura Slutsky and Jamie at the Friars for a spectacular Jamie deRoy & friends show last night. You had to be in the family or know someone in the family to get into the sold out event. Probably no family gathering had so much fun, good food, and great performances as this one did. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz to Direct HAZEL: A MUSICAL MAID IN AMERICA Lab; Klea Blackhurst to StarLucie Arnaz to Direct HAZEL: A MUSICAL MAID IN AMERICA Lab; Klea Blackhurst to Star
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Following its much-buzzed-about reading last October, the new musical comedy Hazel: A Musical Maid in America, based on the Saturday Evening Post cartoon character and the multi-Emmy award-winning television series, will embark on the next step in its journey. (more...)

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