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Photo 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, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 06, 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, 7/7-13
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, 6/27-7/20
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 Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 03, 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 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, 6/2
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...)

Photo Coverage: Sabrina Wender Plays MUSICAL MONDAYS at Le Cirque Cafe
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 22, 2014

A singer-songwriter, dancer and actress, Sabrina Wender has a true passion for the arts. She has recorded a CD of pop music in Italy and also has an in-depth knowledge of American Jazz and Swing music of the 30s and 40s. As a teenager, Sabrina attended summer courses at the High School of Performing Arts in New York and has continued to further her musical studies both in Europe and the U.S. She has composed original ballad songs and soundtracks for documentaries about Italy which she produced and edited herself. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LUCIE ARNAZ Springs Into Love In Charming Cafe Carlyle Debut Show
by Stephen Hanks - Apr 19, 2014

It took Lucie Arnaz her entire professional life to get booked for a solo nightclub/cabaret show at the Cafe Carlyle. It turned out to be worth the wait-for herself and her audiences-and her weeklong run at the stylish club (that began on April 13 and ends with shows tonight at 8:45 and 10:45) would no doubt have made her famous parents--Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz--beam with pride. Lucy might have erupted into a joyful crying jag, while Desi would have kvelled in his signature rapid-fired Spanish because when it comes to her performance on a cabaret stage, Lucie Arnaz doesn't 'got some 'splaining to do.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lucie Arnaz Brings SPRING IS HERE to Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 16, 2014

As the daughter of one of show business' most prominent couples, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Emmy Award-winning singer/actress Lucie Arnaz has forged a distinct career of her own. She has had starring roles on Broadway, television and film, and has won awards including an Emmy, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. She brings her new show, Spring is Here, to The Carlyle for a limited five-night engagement, through April 19. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

As the daughter of one of show business' most prominent couples, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Emmy Award-winning singer/actress Lucie Arnaz has forged a distinct career of her own. She has had starring roles on Broadway, television and film, and has won awards including an Emmy, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. She brings her new show, Spring is Here, to The Carlyle for a limited five-night engagement, tonight, April 15 through 19. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut, 4/15-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

As the daughter of one of show business' most prominent couples, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Emmy Award-winning singer/actress Lucie Arnaz has forged a distinct career of her own. She has had starring roles on Broadway, television and film, and has won awards including an Emmy, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. She brings her new show, Spring is Here, to The Carlyle for a limited five-night engagement, April 15 through 19. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Patrick Cassidy Visits Shirley Jones at Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 12, 2014

Nearly six decades into her career, Academy Award-winning singer and actress Shirley Jones makes her Cafe Carlyle debut with a two-week run of An Evening with Shirley Jones, continuing through March 15. Actor-composer Ron Abel (Happily Divorced, I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special) accompanies her for performances March 11-15. She'll perform the songs of Rogers, Hammerstein and Hart. Her son, Patrick Cassidy, visited her at last night's show and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Shirley Jones Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 05, 2014

Nearly six decades into her career, Academy Award-winning singer and actress Shirley Jones makes her Cafe Carlyle debut with a two-week run of An Evening with Shirley Jones, continuing through March 15. Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winner John McDaniel (Annie Get Your Gun, Patti Lupone: Live!, The Rosie O'Donnell Show) will serve as Music director and will accompany her on piano March 4-8; actor-composer Ron Abel (Happily Divorced, I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special) will take his place for the performances March 11-15. She'll perform the songs of Rogers, Hammerstein and Hart. Check out photos from her first performance below! (more...)

Oscar Winner Shirley Jones Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut, Now thru March 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Nearly six decades into her career, Academy Award-winning singer and actress Shirley Jones makes her Cafe Carlyle debut with a two-week run of An Evening with Shirley Jones, today, March 4-15. (more...)

Oscar Winner Shirley Jones to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut, March 4-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Nearly six decades into her career, Academy Award-winning singer and actress Shirley Jones makes her Cafe Carlyle debut with a two-week run of An Evening with Shirley Jones, March 4-15. Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winner John McDaniel (Annie Get Your Gun, Patti Lupone: Live!, The Rosie O'Donnell Show) will serve as Music director and will accompany her on piano March 4-8; actor-composer Ron Abel (Happily Divorced, I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special) will take his place for the performances March 11-15. She'll perform the songs of Rogers, Hammerstein and Hart. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee Gets After Show Congratulations from Liza Minnelli, Clive Davis & More!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 04, 2014

Following her acclaimed concert 'Catch the Light,' 54 Below just featured a new show featuring the stunning Michele Lee making a rare appearance in New York. Ms. Lee's new concert boasted an eclectic songbook, with classics she popularized as well songs from those magical composers, lyricists, and artists with whom she has worked and shared stages in every medium. Check out photos from her concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: More from Michele Lee's 54 Below Show!
by Walter McBride - Feb 03, 2014

Following her acclaimed concert 'Catch the Light,' 54 Below just featured a new show featuring the stunning Michele Lee making a rare appearance in New York. Ms. Lee's new concert boasted an eclectic songbook, with classics she popularized as well songs from those magical composers, lyricists, and artists with whom she has worked and shared stages in every medium. Check out photos from her concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee Opens at 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 31, 2014

Following her acclaimed concert 'Catch the Light,' 54 Below will feature a new show featuring the stunning Michele Lee making a rare appearance in New York for three nights only, continuing through February 1. Ms. Lee's new concert boasts an eclectic songbook, with classics she popularized as well songs from those magical composers, lyricists, and artists with whom she has worked and shared stages in every medium. Check out photos from her concert below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jamie deRoy Takes Birdland Stage with Patrick Page, Beth Leavel & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

On Monday, January 26, the Broadway at Birdland concert series hosted another evening of Jamie deRoy & Friends on the historic stage. Jamie and her guests Dee Snider, Beth Leavel, Isabel Keating, Patrick Paige, Kevin Meaney, Clint Holmes, Michele Brourman, Matthew Stocke, Jeff Kready and Lauren Worsham sang, laughed, cavorted and dazzled the sold-out house. Barry Kleinbort directed and Ron Abel served as musical director. Check out a look back below! (more...)

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