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Arts Centre Melbourne to Celebrate 30th Anniversary, 29 OctoberArts Centre Melbourne to Celebrate 30th Anniversary, 29 October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

On 29 October 2014 Arts Centre Melbourne will celebrate its 30th Anniversary! October 29 1984 marked the date when all three venues - the Theatres Building with its famous spire, the Melbourne Concert Hall (now Hamer Hall), and Melbourne's premier outdoor music venue Sidney Myer Music Bowl - came under one banner as The Victorian Arts Centre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Returns to BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Marilyn Maye Returns to Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 10, 2014

Referred by Ella Fitzgerald as 'the greatest white female singer in the world', by Johnny Carson as the 'Super Singer' and said to have a voice that is '...robust and steady, her stamina seemingly inexhaustible...' by the NY Times, Marilyn is a jazz legend known and loved by all. Check out photos from her Birdland return below! (more...)

Matt Doyle, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below this WeekMatt Doyle, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 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...)

Photo Coverage: Tom Andersen Performs New Solo Show, MY FAVORITE SINGS at Don't Tell MamaPhoto Coverage: Tom Andersen Performs New Solo Show, MY FAVORITE SINGS at Don't Tell Mama
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 3, 2014

Tom Andersen, the 5-time MAC Award winner, returns to New York cabaret with 'My Favorite Sings' on Saturdays, Aug. 2, 9, and 16 at 7 p.m. at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St., NYC. BroadwayWorld was on the scene for the show and snapped pictures of the special event. Check them out below! (more...)

Mabel Mercer Foundation Announces 25th Anniversary New York Cabaret Convention FOUR MAGICAL NIGHTS, 10/20 - 10/23Mabel Mercer Foundation Announces 25th Anniversary New York Cabaret Convention FOUR MAGICAL NIGHTS, 10/20 - 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

After more than two decades of exciting contribution to the New York musical scene, The Mabel Mercer Foundation hits a new high this autumn by producing its 25th annual New York Cabaret Convention for four evenings, October 20th-23rd. All performances begin at 6 o'clock at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Frederick P. Rose Hall at Broadway and 60th Street. (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 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. (more...)

The Microphone Becomes the Instrument in Experimental Music Performance TRANSDUCER, 8/1-2The Microphone Becomes the Instrument in Experimental Music Performance TRANSDUCER, 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

In a rare immersive performance, with the audience seated on stage of the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, new media artist Robin Fox and Speak Percussion will perform experimental music work Transducer where the microphone and loudspeaker take centre stage in a Melbourne premiere on at 7.30pm, 1-2 August, 2014 at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Arts Centre Melbourne. (more...)

La Boite Announces New Artistic Director and CEOLa Boite Announces New Artistic Director and CEO
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2014

The Chair of La Boite Theatre Company, Professor Paul Makeham, announces that Chris Kohn will succeed David Berthold as the company's new Artistic Director and CEO. (more...)

Terrapin Puppet Theatre's LOVE Plays COCA This WeekendTerrapin Puppet Theatre's LOVE Plays COCA This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

COCA presents Terrapin Puppet Theatre's Love, this weekend, May 3-4, 2014, in COCA's Founders' Theatre. With a big storm brewing, Oslo's mum says he can only take a few things, or 'love luggage,' to safety. So, Oslo sets out to help his neighbors find their 'love luggage,' too! This heartfelt and entertaining story is brought to life by Australia's Terrapin Puppet Theatre, with traditional and digital puppets, live action and moving music. Recommended for ages 5 and up. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ervin Drake Honored by Gold Coast Arts Center and Landmark on Main StreetPhoto Coverage: Ervin Drake Honored by Gold Coast Arts Center and Landmark on Main Street
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 28, 2014

Last night more than a dozen musical theater and cabaret stars celebrated the remarkable musical career of Ervin Drake in a special concert to benefit The Gold Coast Arts Center and Landmark on Main Street, two non-profit cultural gems located on the North Shore of Long Island. (more...)

Long Island's Landmark On Main Street Celebrates Musical Legend ERVIN DRAKE's 95th Birthday TonightLong Island's Landmark On Main Street Celebrates Musical Legend ERVIN DRAKE's 95th Birthday Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

This April, legendary songwriter Ervin Drake will turn 95. A Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mr. Drake has written some of the American Songbook's most beloved classics, including: 'It Was a Very Good Year,' 'I Believe,' 'Tico Tico,' 'Quando Quando Quando,' 'Perdito' and 'Good Morning, Heartache.' 2014 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production of Drake's 'What Makes Sammy Run' (starring Steve Lawrence), which featured songs 'A Room Without Windows' and 'The Friendliest Thing.' On Today, April 25 at 8 pm, Producer Sandi Durell, Musical Director Jon Weber, and Host Charles Grodin will lead a tribute to Ervin's illustrious career that will feature a star-studded cast of musical theater and cabaret stars (more...)

Cabaret Cares Gala, Honoring Sidney Myer and Julie Wilson, Set for 5/18 at the Laurie BeechmanCabaret Cares Gala, Honoring Sidney Myer and Julie Wilson, Set for 5/18 at the Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Cabaret Cares/Help Is On The Way Today, a 501c non-profit organization founded by MAC Award winning producer, Joseph Macchia, will hold its annual fundraising gala (cocktails, auction, dinner, show) on May 18th at the Laurie Beechman Theater, featuring a live show with many of New York's favorite performers who donate their time and talent to this wonderful event. (more...)

Terrapin Puppet Theatre's LOVE to Play COCA, 5/3-4Terrapin Puppet Theatre's LOVE to Play COCA, 5/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

COCA presents Terrapin Puppet Theatre's Love, May 3-4, 2014, in COCA's Founders' Theatre. With a big storm brewing, Oslo's mum says he can only take a few things, or 'love luggage,' to safety. So, Oslo sets out to help his neighbors find their 'love luggage,' too! This heartfelt and entertaining story is brought to life by Australia's Terrapin Puppet Theatre, with traditional and digital puppets, live action and moving music. Recommended for ages 5 and up. (more...)

Photo Coverage: DIRTY LITTLE SONGS Plays 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: DIRTY LITTLE SONGS Plays 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 1, 2014

Award-winning theater and cabaret performers Eric Michael Gillett (Sweet Smell of Success, The Frogs, Kiss Me, Kate), Carolyn Montgomery-Forant (MAC/Bistro/Nightlife Awards), Sidney Myer (MAC/Bistro/Mabel Mercer Award-winner,Grandma Sylvia's Funeral) & Drama Desk nominee Jay Rogers (Whoop-Dee-Doo, When Pigs Fly) joined forces to present an evening of sly songs with titillating tunes & lascivious lyrics from the present to days of yore. Sondheim, Flanders & Swann, Coward & Porter mixed with just a dash of Tom Lehrer & even Pete Townshend, Dirty Little Songs was performed with a wink & a nudge by four of cabaret's funniest & most prolific performers. Check out photos from the special performance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards with Linda Lavin, Cady Huffman & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King's Blues club in Times Square. Winners in twenty-five categories were announced. The show was hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, multiple MAC Award winner and 2014 Nominee, Terese Genecco. The gala was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. Don Rebic served as Musical Director. Presenters included Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal and designer Bob Mackie. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 MAC Awards Ceremony!Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 MAC Awards Ceremony!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King's Blues club in Times Square. Winners in twenty-five categories were announced. The show was hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, multiple MAC Award winner and 2014 Nominee, Terese Genecco. The gala was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. Don Rebic served as Musical Director. Presenters included Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal and designer Bob Mackie. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners. (more...)

Circa to premiere S at Frankstorn Arts Centre, 13-29 MayCirca to premiere S at Frankstorn Arts Centre, 13-29 May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Circa's Helpmann Award-winning ensemble creation S is a full-throttle ride to the limits of the human body and will tour metropolitan Melbourne from 13 - 29 May, including Frankston Arts Centre, Gasworks Arts Park and Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre from Tuesday 27 - Thursday 29 May, 2014. (more...)

Long Island's Landmark On Main Street Celebrates Musical Legend ERVIN DRAKE's 95th Birthday, 4/25Long Island's Landmark On Main Street Celebrates Musical Legend ERVIN DRAKE's 95th Birthday, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

This April, legendary songwriter Ervin Drake will turn 95. A Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mr. Drake has written some of the American Songbook's most beloved classics, including: 'It Was a Very Good Year,' 'I Believe,' 'Tico Tico,' 'Quando Quando Quando,' 'Perdito' and 'Good Morning, Heartache.' 2014 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production of Drake's 'What Makes Sammy Run' (starring Steve Lawrence), which featured songs 'A Room Without Windows' and 'The Friendliest Thing.' On Friday, April 25 at 8 pm, Producer Sandi Durell, Musical Director Jon Weber, and Host Charles Grodin will lead a tribute to Ervin's illustrious career that will feature a star-studded cast of musical theater and cabaret stars (more...)

Judy Kaye 54 Sings Funny Girl & More Set for 54 Below this WeekJudy Kaye 54 Sings Funny Girl & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

DIRTY LITTLE SONGS Encore Performance at 54 Below, 3/30DIRTY LITTLE SONGS Encore Performance at 54 Below, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

Award-winning theater and cabaret performers Eric Michael Gillett (Sweet Smell of Success, The Frogs, Kiss Me, Kate), Carolyn Montgomery-Forant(MAC/Bistro/Nightlife Awards), Sidney Myer (MAC/Bistro/Mabel Mercer Award-winner,Grandma Sylvia's Funeral) & Drama Desk nominee Jay Rogers (Whoop-Dee-Doo, When Pigs Fly) join forces to present an evening of sly songs with titillating tunes & lascivious lyrics from the present to days of yore. Sondheim, Flanders & Swann, Coward & Porter mixed with just a dash of Tom Lehrer & even Pete Townshend, performed with a wink & a nudge by four of cabaret's funniest & most prolific performers. (more...)

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