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BWW Reviews: Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with THESE APRIL FOOLISH THINGS
by Shari Barrett - Apr 07, 2014

On the first Sunday of each month, Bruce Kimmel's Kritzerland Records' presents a supper club musical cabaret at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in NoHo. Sunday, April 6, 2014, the group celebrated its two-year anniversary with THESE APRIL FOOLISH THINGS with not only foolish songs but ones having to do with Spring or the month of April in general. (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal Presents THESE APRIL FOOLISH THINGS, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

For our 44th Kritzerland show we celebrate the most foolish day and month of the year - April Fools Day. Yes, it's all things April and all things foolish, as well as some things that aren't so foolish. And not only are we celebrating the April Fools, we're celebrating the second anniversary of Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal - in April of 2012 we were the first show in Michael Sterling's new home at The Federal, and we've been there every month since. We have a potpourri of fun planned for our April 6th show, including lots of comedy, some beautiful April-themed songs, and an amazing cast. You'll hear songs you know and songs you don't know, including the world premiere of a brand new Richard M. Sherman song, written with Kritzerland's Bruce Kimmel. And playing it will be Richard M. Sherman, our very special guest star - and as if that and our great cast wasn't enough, we have another guest star, too, the beautiful and superlative Andrea Marcovicci. So, don't be too foolish and wait too long to make your reservations - our last seven shows have been early sellouts. Come and join us to celebrate all the wonderful foolish things we've got planned and to wish Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal a happy anniversary as the best cabaret room in the city enters its third year. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWTUNE: A TRIBUTE TO HAROLD PRINCE Fills the Night with Great Music
by Shari Barrett - Mar 04, 2014

On the first Sunday of each month at Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, dinner cabaret nights are presented to packed houses. Due to the Oscars, this month's event was held on Monday, March 3, saluting THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWTUNE: A TRIBUTE TO HAROLD PRINCE whose career has spanned over sixty years and who, as producer and/or director is responsible for some of the greatest musical theater triumphs of all time. (more...)

Kritzerland to Host Tribute to Hal Prince, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWTUNE: A TRIBUTE TO HAROLD PRINCE on MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014 - 8:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland's New Kids in Town
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 08, 2014

Make way everybody, we've got some new kids in town and they're out to take over musical theatre one song at a time. Of course, I'm referring to Kritzerland's latest cabaret show at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal. On Sunday, January 5th, Bruce Kimmel's New Kids in Town! featured nine terrific up-and-coming young people ranging in age from 9 to 18. (more...)

Kritzerland to Present NEW KIDS IN TOWN at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents NEW KIDS IN TOWN on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Kritzerland Presents SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! at The Federal Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 03, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! The Songs of The Sherman Brothers, with an added performance today, November 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM, in addition to the show at 7PM. (more...)

Kritzerland Brings SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! to The Federal Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! The Songs of the Sherman Brothers today, November 3, 2013 at 7 PM. (more...)

Kritzerland Adds 11/3 Matinee for SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! at The Federal
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! The Songs of the Sherman Brothers, with an added performance on SUNDAY, November 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM. (more...)

Kritzerland to Bring SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! to The Federal, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! The Songs of the Sherman Brothers on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 7 PM. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Celebrates Third Anniversary with The Songs That Got Away Part II
by Don Grigware - Sep 03, 2013

On Sunday evening September 1, Kritzerland celebrated its third anniversary and 37th show at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. Entitled The Songs That Got Away II, it featured a batch of songs from various composers/musicals that Bruce Kimmel considers great but that over time have received far less airplay than deserved. In short, they have just not attained a solid popularity. Many of these songs are familiar like 'Some People' from Gypsy, but, it certainly did not gain the fame of, say, 'Everything's Coming Up Roses'... but should have. Some of the lesser known but beautiful tunes like 'It Must Be Spring' by Michel Legrand and the Bergmans are so good that it seems a shame it did get nominated for awards. Featured on this stellar program were dynamic singers Valerie Perri, Kay Cole, Jane Noseworthy, speciaLguest star Sharon McNight, Dan Callaway, Joshua Finkel, Jenna Lee Rosen, and sisters Sami and Sarah Staitman. John Boswell brilliantly served as musical director at the piano throughout the 90-minute set. (more...)

Kritzerland Presents THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY - II Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents its third anniversary show, THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY - II today, September 1, 2013 - 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM. (more...)

Kritzerland to Present THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY - II at Sterling's Upstairs, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents its third anniversary show, THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY - II, set for Today, September 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal Adds 9/1 Matinee for THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY - II
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents its third anniversary show, THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY - II SUNDAY, September 1, 2013 - 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM. (more...)

Kritzerland to Present THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY - II at Sterling's Upstairs, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents its third anniversary show, THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY - II, set for Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Salutes the Sophistication of Noel Coward
by Don Grigware - Jun 05, 2013

The Sunday, June 2nd Kritzerland Show at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in North Hollywood proved another highly enjoyable evening from Bruce Kimmel and Adryan Russ. The composer celebrated in this show, Noel Coward, is perhaps more renowned for his lyrics than his melodies, but what lyrics they are! Clever, witty, or cynical, they come fast and they delight the intellect. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Roar of Kritzerland as They Salute Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
by Don Grigware - May 06, 2013

I can't help but borrow from the genius of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse when I affirm it was The Roar of Kritzerland, The Smell of the burgers at the Federal on Sunday May 5 - Cinco de Mayo, no less - as Kritzerland presented its 33rd show in its current home at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, entitled Once in a Lifetime: The Songs of Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse. And it was a lollapalooza of an evening! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Offers Jubilant Salute to Steven Schwartz at Sterling's
by Don Grigware - Feb 06, 2013

To quote one of Steven Schwartz' most famous songs, it seems like Kritzerland monthy concerts are getting pretty darn 'Popular'. On Monday, February 4, an off night for Kritzerland - Bruce Kimmel wisely did not wish to compete with Super Bowl Sunday on the 3rd - Kritzerland Records presented a jubilant evening of Schwartz music, some tunes lesser known than others, with a stupendous cast including guest stars Karen Morrow and Adrian Zmed at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. Other singers included: Kim Huber, Lisa Livesay, Dennis Kyle, Dan Callaway, Chelsea Emma Franko, Jenna Rosen and Sarah and Sami Staitman. Trouper Franko stepped in as a replacement soloist at the eleventh hour. This was perhaps one the most enjoyable Kritzerland evenings, not only because of Schwartz' delightful music, but every single performer gave 150% to the material. It rocked! (more...)

Kritzerland Presents THE STEPHEN SCHWARTZ ALBUM at Sterling's Upstairs Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents The Stephen Schwartz Album tonight, February 4, 2013, at 8:00 pm. Kritzerland is performing today this month to allow you and The Federal to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: OUTSIDE THE BOX- Season 2, Episode 6 - Season Finale with Guest Star Adrian Zmed!
by OUTSIDE THE BOX - Feb 03, 2013

The Outside the Box season finale finds Adrian Zmed (Children of Eden, Grease 2, Grease on Broadway, T.J. Hooker) asked to do a new musical. What's the new musical? Will he accept the role? Tune in and find out. The episode also features Lisa Livesay, Clent Bowers, Addison Chandler, Sarah Staitman and Marshall Harvey. (more...)

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