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Windmill Theatre Expands International Touring ProgramWindmill Theatre Expands International Touring Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Award-winning Adelaide-based national theatre company, Windmill Theatre, is breaking into new territory with the expansion of its international touring program, in addition to the commencement of several new strategic partnerships, as it enters a period of further growth and momentum. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Check out Pics from the MAC Awards 2015!Photo Coverage: Check out Pics from the MAC Awards 2015!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2015

At a ceremony held Thursday night in New York, the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs announced the winners of the 2015 MAC Awards. The show was hosted by Karen Mason, with musical direction by Barry Levitt, and was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the evening below! (more...)

Sophie Hyde's Directorial Debut 52 TUESDAYS to Stream on Fandor, 3/27Sophie Hyde's Directorial Debut 52 TUESDAYS to Stream on Fandor, 3/27
by Movies News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

In line with its day-and-date release, 52 TUESDAYS is coming to streaming platform FANDOR, exclusively this Friday, March 27th! (more...)

Bruce Villanch, Barb Jungr & More to Present at 2015 MAC AwardsBruce Villanch, Barb Jungr & More to Present at 2015 MAC Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs has announced the presenters that are scheduled to appear at the 29th Annual MAC Awards on Thursday, March 26th at B.B King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. (more...)

Don't Tell Mama to Honor MAMMA MIA!'s Karen Mason on March 30Don't Tell Mama to Honor MAMMA MIA!'s Karen Mason on March 30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Don't Tell Mama will honor the Broadway and cabaret star Karen Mason on Monday March 30 at 7pm, the final performance of the legendary singer's current ten-show major engagement at the club. Mason, who, with the late great Nancy LaMott, opened the Theater District nightspot in November of 1982, also celebrates her own birthday on that night. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Diversity Reigns in Cabaret Through Sublime Shows From Barbara Malley, Robin Kradles, and Donna HayesBWW Reviews: Diversity Reigns in Cabaret Through Sublime Shows From Barbara Malley, Robin Kradles, and Donna Hayes
by Billie Roe - Mar 12, 2015

When Cole Porter wrote, 'Anything Goes,' he could have easily been referring to New York cabaret circa the 2000-sies. One of the joys of attending and reviewing cabaret shows in the Big Apple these days is that every performing style, show theme, cultural perspective, political point of view, race, gender, and sexual preference is represented on a stage. Some cabaret purists may not agree, but the genre seems to have no boundaries in terms of what is acceptable and what is not. And as long as a show is entertaining, who cares about boundaries and strict definitions of what works in the art form? Here are reviews of three recent shows from Barbara Malley, Robin Kradles, and Donna Hayes that reflect the delicious diversity that is cabaret. (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Company, 54 SINGS MACK & MABEL & More Set for 54 Below This WeekTHE LAST SHIP Company, 54 SINGS MACK & MABEL & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 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...)

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...)

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of BROADWAY BY THE YEAR's 'Broadway Musicals of 1916-1940'Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of BROADWAY BY THE YEAR's 'Broadway Musicals of 1916-1940'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 25, 2015

On February 23, BROADWAY BY THE YEAR presented musicals from 1916-1940, welcoming an all-star cast including Karen Ziemba, Tonya Pinkins and more. Go behind the scenes below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside BROADWAY BY THE YEAR's Season Opener with Karen Ziemba, Tonya Pinkins & More!Photo Coverage: Inside BROADWAY BY THE YEAR's Season Opener with Karen Ziemba, Tonya Pinkins & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 25, 2015

On February 23, BROADWAY BY THE YEAR presented musicals from 1916-1940, welcoming an all-star cast including Karen Ziemba, Tonya Pinkins and more. Check out photos below! (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Listmania Redux! My Best/Favorite 20 Shows & Performances of 2014, With 30 'Bests & Mosts' of An Exciting Year in CabaretCABARET LIFE NYC: Listmania Redux! My Best/Favorite 20 Shows & Performances of 2014, With 30 'Bests & Mosts' of An Exciting Year in Cabaret
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 21, 2015

As the days dwindled down to a precious few in 2014, a few cabaret goers and performers in what is affectionately but also self-mockingly called the “cabaret community” would sidle up and ask if I was planning my annual end-of-the year “Best Of” column, similar to the “Top 20 Bests and Favorites” piece over the first half of the year I posted back in early July. I would respond in the negative with very reasonable and believable excuses, but the truth is I didn't want to reveal my “Bests” of the year until the voting for the 2014 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards had ended. There's enough baggage and backstage whispering that comes with administering the BWW Awards, so I wasn't about to publish any opinions that might influence the vote while it was in process. I may be crazy but I'm not masochistic. But now all bets are off. You want lists? I'll give you lists. (more...)

LOVELY LADIES OF CABARET to Benefit Cabaret Cares/Help Is On The Way Today at the Met Room, 1/25LOVELY LADIES OF CABARET to Benefit Cabaret Cares/Help Is On The Way Today at the Met Room, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

After eight years of terrifically entertaining, monthly fundraisers at The Laurie Beechman Theater, Cabaret Cares/Help Is On The Way Today is on the move! The 501c non-profit organization that assists children and youth living with HIV/AIDS is relocating to new digs. The first event of 2015 will be held on January 25th at Metropolitan Room, where the charity's founder, Joseph Macchia, is the co-booking manager with owner Bernie Furshpan. Cabaret entertainer Gretchen Reinhagen will host "Lovely Ladies Of Cabaret" with Jennylind Parris, Karen Mason, Tracy Stark, and Joanna Morton Gary. Gretchen will also perform. Metropolitan Room is in the fashionable Flatiron District at 34 West 22nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Scott Siegel's All-Star Fundraising Festival at Don't Tell MamaPhoto Coverage: Inside Scott Siegel's All-Star Fundraising Festival at Don't Tell Mama
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 15, 2015

Don't Tell Mama presents Scott Siegel's All-Star Fundraising Festival, January 13, 19, starringTom Wopat, Mary Testa, Christina Bianco, Barbara Walsh, Jason Gotay, Steve Ross, John Bucchino, Julie Gold, Sidney Myer, and more to be announced. (more...)

Karen Akers, Tom Wopat, Mary Testa, Christina Bianco, and More Lead Scott Siegel's All-Star Fundraising Festival, 1/13-19Karen Akers, Tom Wopat, Mary Testa, Christina Bianco, and More Lead Scott Siegel's All-Star Fundraising Festival, 1/13-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2015

Don't Tell Mama presents Scott Siegel's All-Star Fundraising Festival, January 13, 19, starring Karen Akers, Tom Wopat, Mary Testa, Christina Bianco, Barbara Walsh, Jason Gotay, Steve Ross, John Bucchino, Julie Gold, Sidney Myer, and more to be announced. (more...)

Benefit Show at Don't Tell Mama to Aid Award-Winning Cabaret Singer AMY BETH WILLIAMS, 1/21Benefit Show at Don't Tell Mama to Aid Award-Winning Cabaret Singer AMY BETH WILLIAMS, 1/21
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 10, 2015

Last September, after appearing at the popular Manhattan open mic cabaret show, Salon, Bistro and MAC Award-winning singer Amy Beth Williams was struck by a car near her home in Brooklyn. Now an all-star roster of Williams' fellow cabaret performers and friends will stage a benefit show, Once In Love With Amy, at Don't Tell Mama on January 21 at 7 pm, to help raise the funds Williams has lost during her extensive recovery. (more...)

BWW Cabaret Profile: Vocalist CELIA BERK Draws Her Own Map From Fear to CraftBWW Cabaret Profile: Vocalist CELIA BERK Draws Her Own Map From Fear to Craft
by Alix Cohen - Jan 10, 2015

The four-night Mabel Mercer Foundation's annual Cabaret Convention at Lincoln's Center's Rose Hall in late October has become arguably the most important cabaret event of the year. For the most part, it is a star-studded affair featuring celebrated veteran performers and exciting young newcomers. Night four of this year's 25th Convention featured a 'Songs of Irving Berlin' theme hosted by the popular Klea Blackhurst, and starring acclaimed cabaret entertainers such as Anita Gillette, Karen Mason, Sidney Myer, Karen Oberlin, and Stacy Sullivan. Also in the lineup was a relatively unknown vocalist named Celia Berk. (more...)

BWW 2014 NY Cabaret Awards News: Oberlin, Harkness, Jungr, deRoy, and Schalchlin To Be Honored With Special 'Editor's Awards' at Joe's Pub Show on 2/23BWW 2014 NY Cabaret Awards News: Oberlin, Harkness, Jungr, deRoy, and Schalchlin To Be Honored With Special 'Editor's Awards' at Joe's Pub Show on 2/23
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 5, 2015

With the official results of the voting for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards to be revealed later this week, BWW and New York Cabaret Editor Stephen Hanks have announced this year's special “Editor's Awards” for special achievement in categories that were not subject to online voting. The winners will receive their Awards and most will perform at the 3rd Annual BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards show on February 23 (6:30 pm) at Joe's Pub. Tickets are already on sale and can be purchased here. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: My Second Half of 2014 Cabaret Journey or One Reviewer's Long Procrastination Special as We Bid Farewell to Another Year of Show HoppingCABARET LIFE NYC: My Second Half of 2014 Cabaret Journey or One Reviewer's Long Procrastination Special as We Bid Farewell to Another Year of Show Hopping
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 26, 2014

If you've been a regular reader of this particular reviewer's musings, you know that every year there are long stretches of time where I just haven't been able to critique all the shows I've seen that deserve commentary. So I end up playing what they call in sports, 'Catch-up ball,' and post a mash up of belated reviews from past shows. It's kind of like a critic's version of the song 'Six Months Out of Every Year,' from Damn Yankees. Give or take a month or two, that's usually the time period during which I store unpublished reviews in my fevered brain and then unload them all in one seemingly endless column-like this one is going to be. If my cabaret-show reviewing days will be over (as chronicled here), I might as well go out with a bang-and relieve my procrastination guilt during holiday season. Now I can scratch one New Year's resolution off the list. (more...)

Opera Australia Presents in MAZDA OPERA IN THE BOWL TonightOpera Australia Presents in MAZDA OPERA IN THE BOWL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

It's a Saturday evening in summer. You're sitting in a park with family and friends and a fabulous picnic dinner. The picture is completed when the glorious live music begins. Especially when the music is some of the most?loved opera choruses and arias from four leading Opera Australia soloists, the Opera Australia Chorus and Orchestra Victoria. This marvellous combination could only be the annual Mazda Opera in the Bowl tonight 13 December, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New York Cabaret Pays Loving Tribute to BOBBIE HOROWITZ at Metropolitan RoomBWW Reviews: New York Cabaret Pays Loving Tribute to BOBBIE HOROWITZ at Metropolitan Room
by Andrew Martin - Nov 29, 2014

Bobbie Horowitz has been at the top of the cabaret game for nearly 30 years--as composer, producer, performer and fan--and the recent variety show tribute to her at the Metropolitan Room proved why and was richly deserved. (more...)

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