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Photo Coverage: Amanda McBroom & George Ball Bring SOME ENCHANTED EVENING to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Amanda McBroom & George Ball Bring SOME ENCHANTED EVENING to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 9, 2014

Amanda McBroom - American international cabaret performer and writer of the hit song, 'The Rose,' and her husband, multi-award winning musical theater lion George Ball - presented the New York debut of their show, 'Some Enchanted Evening - Love Songs for Grownups' earlier this week, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the evening! (more...)

Lucie Arnaz to Helm 'HAZEL' Reading Starring Klea Blackhurst at Abingdon This MonthLucie Arnaz to Helm 'HAZEL' Reading Starring Klea Blackhurst at Abingdon This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Stage and screen star Lucie Arnaz will direct a reading of Hazel: A Musical Maid in America, a new musical composed by Ron Abel with lyrics by Chuck Steffan, and book by Lissa Levin, Edward Kleban Award-winning playwright and Emmy Award-nominated producer. The special two-day event will take place on October 23rd and 24th at the June Havoc Theatre at the Abingdon Theatre Company in New York City. Klea Blackhurst will play the title role. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Will Direct NYC Reading of HAZEL MusicalLucie Arnaz Will Direct NYC Reading of HAZEL Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

One of the most beloved and enduring characters in the history of American popular culture could be headed for the stage. Hazel - the saucy maid whose wry attitude, infallible wisdom and heart of gold has captured the hearts of millions for more than 60 years - will soon get a New York City reading, directed by stage and screen star Lucie Arnaz. The special event will take place on October 23 and 24 at the June Havoc Theatre. (more...)

MNN to Air Jamie deRoy Birdland Concert, Featuring Stephanie J. Block & More this MonthMNN to Air Jamie deRoy Birdland Concert, Featuring Stephanie J. Block & More this Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Jamie deRoy & friends on TV is seen every other Sunday at 7:30pm on Manhattan Neighborhood Network: Time Warner Cable Channel 56, RCN Channel 83, and Verizon FIOS Channel 34. (more...)

Photo Coverage: LES GIRLS Plays The Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: LES GIRLS Plays The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 30, 2014

The Friars were a mens only club until 1988. Last night some great women Friars entertained their fellow members in the newly named Jerry Lewis Monastery. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A VERY SPECIAL JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS Plays Broadway at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: A VERY SPECIAL JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS Plays Broadway at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 23, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present a Very Special Jamie deRoy & friends on Monday, September 22 at 7pm. The one-night-only event benefited the Actors Fund. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephanie J. Block, Joy Behar, Bryce Pinkham & More Join Jamie deRoy at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Stephanie J. Block, Joy Behar, Bryce Pinkham & More Join Jamie deRoy at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present a Very Special Jamie deRoy & friends on Monday, September 22 at 7pm. The one-night-only event benefited the Actors Fund. (more...)

Photo Flash: Natalie Douglas Brings HELLO DOLLY to BirdlandPhoto Flash: Natalie Douglas Brings HELLO DOLLY to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

On Monday, September 15, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly,' an all-new concert celebrating the music of Dolly Parton. (more...)

Joy Behar, Stephanie J. Block, Bryce Pinkham and More Join Jamie deRoy at Birdland TonightJoy Behar, Stephanie J. Block, Bryce Pinkham and More Join Jamie deRoy at Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy presents a special evening of her multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie de Roy & friends tonight, September 22nd (7PM) at the famed New York jazz hot-spot Birdland (315 West 44th Street ~ between 8th & 9th Avenues) for its acclaimed 'Broadway at Birdland Series.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, and More Featured in PBS Taping of AMERICAN SONGBOOK at NJPACPhoto Coverage: Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, and More Featured in PBS Taping of AMERICAN SONGBOOK at NJPAC
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 21, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's Public Television Network and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) have collaborated on a second season of American Songbook at NJPAC. The six part series, is being taped in NJPAC's Victoria Theater and broadwayworld was there for last nights concert, which was hosted by Ted Chapin and written and produced by Will Friedwald. Performing last night were Maureen McGovern, Marilyn Maye, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the evening below! (more...)

Jamie deRoy & Friends Return to Birdland, 9/22Jamie deRoy & Friends Return to Birdland, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy presents a special evening of her multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie de Roy & friends on Monday, September 22nd (7PM) at the famed New York jazz hot-spot Birdland (315 West 44th Street ~ between 8th & 9th Avenues) for its acclaimed "Broadway at Birdland Series." Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Actors Fund's newest program, The Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative. The program has been created to assist people working in the cabaret industry who seek help for medical needs and concerns made available through the comprehensive services and programs at The Actors Fund. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Patrick Page Brings IT'S GOOD TO BE BAD to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Patrick Page Brings IT'S GOOD TO BE BAD to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 28, 2014

After a 54 Below debut in January that the New York Post's Michael Riedel called 'sensational', 'mesmerizing' and 'it brought down the house!', Patrick Page, recently of Casa Valentina, and Broadway's leading bad guy returned for an encore performance at 54 Below. (more...)

Photo Flash: Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso Perform in Concert at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso Perform in Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

On Monday, August 11, Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso took to the Birdland stage for the first time. OK, not exactly. They've been hosting Cast Party in the historic music room every week for eleven years - but this was the swinging duo's first time to be booked in concert! Thanks to their faithful Cast Party following, and the fact that Jim has been booking the Broadway at Birdland concert series for a decade, the room was packed with friends, fans and fellow performers. Caruso and Stritch were joined by Steve Doyle on bass, and jazz vocalist superstar Jane Monheit made a surprise musical cameo. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford and Ty Stephens in A SOPHISTICATED REUNION at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford and Ty Stephens in A SOPHISTICATED REUNION at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

On Monday, July 7, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was delighted to present 'A Sophisticated Reunion,' starring Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford and Ty Stephens. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Late Night Broadway - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 7-13, 2014Late Night Broadway - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 7-13, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 6, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's 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, including: #Klendez, A Sophisticated Reunion, Battle of the Broadway Sexes, Broadway Ballyhoo! and 54 Sings Songs from Hello, Dolly! (more...)

Loston Harris Quartet, Jane Monheit and More Come to Birdland, 7/7-13Loston Harris Quartet, Jane Monheit and More Come to Birdland, 7/7-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for July 7 - July 13, including the Loston Harris Quartet with Special Guest Monica Behan, Jane Monheit, Arturo O'Farrill, David DeJesus, and more! (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre to Present SEX AND EDUCATION, 6/27-7/20Penguin Rep Theatre to Present SEX AND EDUCATION, 6/27-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Penguin Rep Theatre presents the New York premiere of Sex and Education, a comedy by Lissa Levin, directed by Joe Brancato, and starring award-winning actress Lizbeth Mackay, from June 27 through July 20 in Stony Point, New York. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS Celebrates Broadway with Tony Award Winners at The Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS Celebrates Broadway with Tony Award Winners at The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 3, 2014

Just last night, award-winning cabaret performer Jamie deRoy celebrated Broadway with a roster of Tony Award winners on her Multi MAC award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, at New York's wonderfully-appointed cabaret The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~ btw. 5th & 6th Avenues). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye's A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CARSON at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Marilyn Maye's A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CARSON at 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 10, 2014

Johnny Carson knew and featured great singers, including one he called 'Super Singer' - - The multi-talented Marvelous Marilyn Maye. Ms. Maye appeared on The Tonight Show a record 76 times, more than any singer. Cabaret legend Marilyn Maye continues her latest 54 Below show, A Tribute to Johnny Carson, on May 9, 10 & 13, 2014. (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Jay Johnson & More to Join Jamie deRoy at Metropolitan Room, 6/2Karen Ziemba, Jay Johnson & More to Join Jamie deRoy at Metropolitan Room, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Mark the countdown to the Tony Awards with award-winning cabaret performer Jamie deRoy when she celebrates Broadway with a roster of Tony Award winners on her Multi MAC award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, on Monday, June 2nd (7PM) at New York's wonderfully-appointed cabaret The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~ btw. 5th & 6th Avenues). (more...)

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