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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...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 9, 2015

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 as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Cast of Side Show: Added Attractions; Maureen McGovern: Celebrating Women Singer/Songwriters at 54 Below; Columbia University Songbook featuring David Henry Hwang & More; A Sophisticated Ladies Reunion at 54 Below; and 54 Sings A Man of No Importance. (more...)

Cast of SIDE SHOW, Maureen McGovern & More Set for 54 Below This WeekCast of SIDE SHOW, Maureen McGovern & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Coming up this week, 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...)

Klea Blackhurst, Darius de Haas & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITY, 3/21-23Klea Blackhurst, Darius de Haas & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITY, 3/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

There are eight million stories in the Naked City-and a song to go with each of them. (more...)

Friars Club Will Welcome Jamie deRoy's FAMILY TIES on 3/11Friars Club Will Welcome Jamie deRoy's FAMILY TIES on 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

There will be a very special show at the Friars on Wednesday March 11th. Jamie deRoy will be hosting a an evening of entertainment called 'Family Ties'. Usually Jamie's shows are all about the talented and interesting friends she knows, but for this one, the main requirement will be that these wonderfully entertaining friends have to be related to each other or to a Friar. (more...)

Casts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next MonthCasts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

This March, 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. Below, find the schedule for upcoming events over the next month. (more...)

'54 SINGS,' Cast of THE LAST SHIP & More Set for 54 Below This Week'54 SINGS,' Cast of THE LAST SHIP & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

In the coming weeks, 54 Below revisits some of our favorite Broadway productions with concert events celebrating beloved scores as well as reunions bringing together original company members. (more...)

Photo Flash: 5th Annual JOEY AWARDS Luncheon Honors Nominees, Including BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge!Photo Flash: 5th Annual JOEY AWARDS Luncheon Honors Nominees, Including BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge!
by Tori Leiber - Feb 11, 2015

Glamorous names and faces will walk a short red carpet to take the stage at the 5th Annual Joey Awards Ceremony on March 8th, 8pm at the Laurie Beechman Theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz Celebrate Album Release at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Alysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz Celebrate Album Release at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 6, 2015

Alysha Umphress, currently starring in the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, and Tony Award-nominated composer and performer Jeff Blumenkrantz just celebrated their new album, I've Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz with a concert at Birdland (315 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036). Check out photos from te special night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy, Stephen Sorokoff, Anthony Nunziata, Wade Preston Perform in THE LONGEST VARIETY SHOW at the Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: Jamie deRoy, Stephen Sorokoff, Anthony Nunziata, Wade Preston Perform in THE LONGEST VARIETY SHOW at the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 4, 2015

New York's Metropolitan Room is in the midst of shocking the entertainment world with an unprecedented, pull-out-the-stops programming initiative to kick off 2015. For three days -- Thursday January 1 at 7pm to Sunday January 4 at 7am -- the intimate concert venue will stage its first 'Marathon Variety Show,' with continuous entertainment for 60 hours straight. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso Continue Residency at The CarlylePhoto Coverage: Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso Continue Residency at The Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 24, 2014

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, continues to be home court for Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch. They are back at Bemelmans Bar for an extended Sunday night residency. The performances build upon their recent run of shows in the intimate, storied New York City lounge, favorites not only of music fans and critics, but also of fellow artists. Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch shows are a place where some of the city's foremost entertainers go to commune with their own-and sometimes sit-in for a song or two-on their nights off. The pair will be at Bemelmans with their evening of swinging standards Sunday nights, through Dec. 31st. Dropping in Sunday night were Ron Abel and Chuck Steffan creators of 'Hazel' a new musical bound for Broadway. Jane Monheit joined Billy & Jim for some great vocals as Giselle Wolf and Eda Sorokoff looked on approvingly (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings 'Turning Point' to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings 'Turning Point' to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 24, 2014

During her musically spectacular performance at 54 Below last night Ann playfully introduces her pianist as George Gershwin. Ted Rosenthal may probably be able to play Gershwin's music with more accuracy than the composer did. However, I'm sure George Gershwin would never be able to accompany Ann as good as Ted Rosenthal does. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Play The Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Play The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 16, 2014

Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy presented another edition of her Multi MAC award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends last night, at The Metropolitan Room. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the evening below! (more...)

Jamie deRoy & Friends Set for Metropolitan Room TonightJamie deRoy & Friends Set for Metropolitan Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2014

Join celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy when she presents another edition of her Multi MAC award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, tonight, November 15th (7:30PM) at New York's wonderfully-appointed cabaret hot-spot The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~ btw. 5th & 6th Avenues). (more...)

Lucie Arnaz to Direct Broadway-Bound Musical HAZEL Based on 1960's TV ComedyLucie Arnaz to Direct Broadway-Bound Musical HAZEL Based on 1960's TV Comedy
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 13, 2014

HAZEL, an NBC comedy which aired from 1961 - 1966 and followed a live-in maid who lovingly wreaked havoc on the home of the Baxter family, is now a Broadway-bound musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrea Frierson Brings ME & ELLA to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Andrea Frierson Brings ME & ELLA to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 6, 2014

Wetrock Entertainment presented performer/writer/jazz vocalist Andrea Frierson in 'me & ella,' at 54 Below last night. "me & ella," is a musical journey back to the beginnings of a young singer enamored with Ella Fitzgerald, set against a backdrop of New York City in the 1960's. Part memory play and part tribute, 'me & ella' is both a singer's coming of age story, as well as a valentine to the First Lady of Song. Written and performed by Ms. Frierson with musical arrangements and musical supervision by Ron Abel and direction by Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel, 'me & ella' (more...)

Andrea Frierson Brings ME & ELLA to 54 Below TonightAndrea Frierson Brings ME & ELLA to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Wetrock Entertainment is pleased to present performer/writer/jazz vocalist Andrea Frierson in 'me & ella,' a musical journey back to the beginnings of a young singer enamored with Ella Fitzgerald, set against a backdrop of New York City in the 1960's. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below this WeekPatti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Coming up this week, 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...)

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