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Joao Bosco, Rolando Morales-Matos and More Set for 1st Week of May at BirdlandJoao Bosco, Rolando Morales-Matos and More Set for 1st Week of May at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for May 1-May 7, featuring†Jo„o Bosco,†Rolando Morales-Matos†and his Jazz' Y Mambo Band,†Arianna Neikrug, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Attends Friars Salute To Bobby ShortPhoto Coverage: Chita Rivera Attends Friars Salute To Bobby Short
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 20, 2017

Yankee Stadium has it's 'Legends Seats' and Monuments prominently displayed in the 'House That Ruth Built'.† Then the current team takes the field and future legends start to play ball.† In the Friars Club show biz past and present are always in the house.† Their photos are on the wall and names are engraved on the chairs in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room.† Then as so often happens an 'insiders' great show is produced for the members and those legends current and future entertain their fellow Friars.† So it happened last night as the Friars Club honored Bobby Short, the legendary cabaret singer/pianist who was best known for his three decade plus music residency at Cafe Carlyle in New York City.† The music of Bobby Short was brought to life by some current Cafe Carlye and Bemelmans Bar stars in a spectacular evening produced and hosted by Friar Jeff Leibowitz and Co-Produced by Friar Will Friedwald. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Clint Holmes Celebrates New CD With Birdland PerformancePhoto Coverage: Clint Holmes Celebrates New CD With Birdland Performance
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 18, 2017

The word Artist is never more accurately applied to an entertainer then when it is used to describe Clint Holmes. †Clint starts with a familiar song title on a blank music† page, and then goes on to create something you never thought that tune could become. † His vocal, jazz, acting ability, combined with his creativity cross every music red, blue, black and white music line you ever laid down.† Most of the audience at Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland Series were already 'educated consumers' at his performance celebrating the CD Release of 'Rendezvous'† last night.† However, for all, it was a reminder of what a truly great performer can brilliantly accomplish with the same 12 notes and combination of beats that all vocalists have at their disposal. † (more...)

Birdland Announces May 2017 ScheduleBirdland Announces May 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Penny Fuller, Paulo Szot and More to Join Jamie deRoy's Tony Awards Celebration at BirdlandMandy Gonzalez, Penny Fuller, Paulo Szot and More to Join Jamie deRoy's Tony Awards Celebration at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Show business tour de force Jamie deRoy brings her star-studded Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show to New York's famed Birdland on Sunday, May 7 at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sandra Bernhard Presents MAC'S Lifetime Achievement Award To Michele LeePhoto Coverage: Sandra Bernhard Presents MAC'S Lifetime Achievement Award To Michele Lee
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 29, 2017

She really Succeeded in (show) Business and last night in addition to her other accolades, Michele Lee was presented with the Manhattan Association Of Cabaret & Clubs Lifetime Achievement Award. The Broadway Actress and film star, sing, dancer, producer, TV, and cabaret performer was introduced by her good friend Sarah Bernhard, who also noted that Michele is an activist for many social causes. Nobody still does or does it like Michele Lee (to paraphrase Cy Coleman) and she recently was seen on Broadway in WICKED. This summer Michele will be in the New York area when she brings her show 'Nobody Does It Like Me' to Barrington Stage Company on July 31st with her musical director and composer Ron Abel. (more...)

Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, announced today a special production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, as well as three special events, during their upcoming 2017 season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & (Friar) Friends Swing Into Spring at Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Jamie deRoy & (Friar) Friends Swing Into Spring at Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 21, 2017

Jamie deRoy's Friar Membership and her long running Jamie deRoy & friends Variety Show are about the same age.† Jamie became a member in 1988 along with Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers and Brooke Shields.† Jamie brought this edition of the show to the Friars Club last night and the Frank Sinatra Dining Room was filled with Friars and Jamie's friends as they dined and were entertained by some of the best in the business.† (more...)

Photo Coverage: Steve Tyrell Returns To The Royal Room in Palm BeachPhoto Coverage: Steve Tyrell Returns To The Royal Room in Palm Beach
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 8, 2017

The sign at The Colony Hotel for Steve Tyrell's engagement says "Back By Popular Demand" and no truer words are spoken about one of the most beloved performers of American Popular Music.† (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lucie Arnaz Brings Latin Roots to Live at LynnPhoto Coverage: Lucie Arnaz Brings Latin Roots to Live at Lynn
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 5, 2017

Lucie and Desi both brought the Boca Raton audience to it's feet last night as Lucie Arnaz brought the music and story of her parents, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz to the stage of producer Jan McCart's Live at Lynn series at Lynn University. † (more...)

Lucie Arnaz and Musical Director Ron Abel Take the Stage at Broadway Theatre of PitmanLucie Arnaz and Musical Director Ron Abel Take the Stage at Broadway Theatre of Pitman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

A fiery, explosive, heartfelt musical tribute to the rhythm of her roots and a love note to her father, Desi Arnaz. The show is an eclectic Latin American mix in English and Spanish, featuring songs by Irving Berlin and the Gershwins, among others, alongside tunes by Augustine Lara, Rafael Hernandez and Margarita Lecuona. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 30th, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed And More!BWW Morning Brief January 30th, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed And More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 30, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: BENJAMIN BUTTON gets the musical treatment at York Theatre Company, and Anna Jordan's YEN opens tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/28-1/29/2017Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/28-1/29/2017
by - Jan 29, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 29, 2017 - Sunday, January 29, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HAZEL Presented at The Madison Theatre at Molloy CollegePhoto Coverage: HAZEL Presented at The Madison Theatre at Molloy College
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 29, 2017

HAZEL "A Musical Maid In America" was extremely vetted at The Madison Theatre at Molloy College last night.† The sweet show about that irrepressible maid from the 1960s Emmy Award-winning television series has music by Ron Abel, lyrics by Chuck Steffan and book by Lissa Levin.† As HAZEL climbs the creative ladder on it's way to NYC it gave some very professional theatre majors at Molloy College a chance to perform in a staged reading along side HAZEL's star Klea Blackhurst and a full compliment of musicians. Angelo Fraboni the artistic director and producer at the Madison Theatre cleaned up with all the accolades as Long Island theatre goers were swept up in the fun and tender story of HAZEL . The only place this musical should be deported to is Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Santa Swings Into Birdland With A Early Present - Blackhurst, Caruso and StritchPhoto Coverage: Santa Swings Into Birdland With A Early Present - Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 24, 2016

You might think of Bing, Andy or Perry when you think Christmas Music Specials, but for the past seven years it's been BIlly, Jim, and Klea with an an extraordinary presentation of swinging Holiday music.† This year it's only on the Birdland schedule for 3 nights because the the trios sleigh took them to folks on the other side of the country too.† You can still get this present† on Sat. 12/24 and†Sunday 12/25†at Birdland.† (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee Surprises Jim Caruso's Cast Party AudiencePhoto Coverage: Michele Lee Surprises Jim Caruso's Cast Party Audience
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 29, 2016

Jim Caruso's Cast Party, the wildly popular happening that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every†Monday†night since 2003 was very special†Monday†night as stage, screen and TV star Michele Lee surprised and wowed the audience which included Michael Feinstein. (more...)

'Lucie Arnaz - Latin Roots' at Miramar Cultural Center'Lucie Arnaz - Latin Roots' at Miramar Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Miramar Cultural Center is proud to present Lucie Arnaz ~ Latin Roots for one night only, Saturday, November 19th at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy Brings Jamie deRoy & Friends to BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Jamie deRoy Brings Jamie deRoy & Friends to Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 17, 2016

Show business tour de force†Jamie deRoy†brings her star-packed†Jamie deRoy†& friends cabaret show to New York's famed Birdland, Sunday, October 16, at†6 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee brings NOBODY DOES IT LIKE ME, to The RRazz RoomPhoto Coverage: Michele Lee brings NOBODY DOES IT LIKE ME, to The RRazz Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 17, 2016

Michele Lee brought her new concert show - Nobody Does It Like Me, The music of Cy Coleman last night to the Razz Room at The Prince Theatre in Philadelphia, PA.† and Broadwayworld was there. (more...)

The RRazz Room to Welcome Michele Lee at Bucks County Playhouse This FallThe RRazz Room to Welcome Michele Lee at Bucks County Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Robert Kotonly of The RRazz Room is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Bucks County Playhouse when they present TV and Broadway star Michele Lee at the theater in New Hope. (more...)

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