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Photo Coverage: Will Friedwald Presents Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, Polly Bergen & More at Clip JointPhoto Coverage: Will Friedwald Presents Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, Polly Bergen & More at Clip Joint
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 30, 2015

Last night Cabaret aficionados gathered at 'Clip Joint' to see and hear rare footage of performances by Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, Polly Bergen, Edith Piaf, Blossom Dearie, and many others. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bettye LaVette Plays Cafe CarlylePhoto Coverage: Bettye LaVette Plays Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 29, 2015

Cafe Carlyle will welcomed back iconic R&B songstress Bettye LaVette last night for a two-week engagement, January 27-February 7, where she will showcase her inimitable style, gut wrenching vocals and songs from throughout her five decade career, as well as the world premiere of selections from her new album, Worthy.The album, which Cherry Red releases on January 27, features Bettye's reflective, visceral interpretations of classic tracks by Bob Dylan, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones amongst others. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Steve Lippia & Big Band Bring Sinatra Centennial Celebration to BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Steve Lippia & Big Band Bring Sinatra Centennial Celebration to Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 28, 2015

Steve Lippia has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists and has quickly established his place among the finest interpreters of 'standards' and traditional pop music in the nation. Steve's youthful, energetic talent and powerful show creates a perfect blend of 'classic' with 'today'. His show introduces a new generation to this timeless music, while appealing to long-time listeners. Steve has headlined in highly successful, extended engagements at the Rio Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, where SRO audiences lined up more than two hours before show time to vie for seating. He has performed in multiple engagements for Hilton Atlantic City and Casino Windsor, among others. (more...)

Photo Coverage: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens at Paper Mill PlayhousePhoto Coverage: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 26, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents its winter comedy, Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be directed by Don Stephenson. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater, now through February 15, 2015. The official press opening night was yesterday, January 25, at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big opening below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kate Baldwin, Jeremy Jordan, and More Join Georgia Stitt in Concert at 54 Below in THE DANGER YEAR in ConcertPhoto Coverage: Kate Baldwin, Jeremy Jordan, and More Join Georgia Stitt in Concert at 54 Below in THE DANGER YEAR in Concert
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 25, 2015

Last night, composer/lyricist Georgia Stitt was joined by Broadway powerhouse performers Kate Baldwin, Derrick Baskin, Ta'Rea Campbell, Jeremy Jordan, Caitlin Kinnunen, Zak Resnick, Elena Shaddow, Jessica Vosk, EJ Zimmerman, and a few more special guests at 54 Below. BroadwayWorld bring you photos of the evening below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sally Kellerman Plays 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Sally Kellerman Plays 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 24, 2015

?Last night, 54 Below presented film and TV star Sally Kellerman in A Little Jazz, a Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll-an eclectic celebration of her 40-year cabaret career-from her early years at Reno Sweeney in Greenwich Village up to recent performances in Hollywood and San Francisco. Check out photos from her performance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stewart F. Lane Visits Backstage with Peter LeDonnePhoto Coverage: Stewart F. Lane Visits Backstage with Peter LeDonne
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 22, 2015

Stewart F. Lane a six-time Tony award, winning producer with, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder currently running on Broadway sat down with Peter LeDonne and Jamie deRoy at Patsy's Italian Restaurant to discuss his new book "Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way". Black Broadway chronicles the journey of black theatre in America, alongside a running timeline of African-American history. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christine Ebersole Returns to 54 Below with BIG NOISE FROM WINNETKAPhoto Coverage: Christine Ebersole Returns to 54 Below with BIG NOISE FROM WINNETKA
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 22, 2015

Christine Ebersole has returned to 54 following a sold-out, two-week run of her new show "Big Noise From Winnetka." Ebersole will perform January 21, through the 24th at 7PM. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 10-16THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 10-16
by Louisa Brady - Jan 16, 2015

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include coverage of new cast members of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Cheyenne Jackson at Cafe Carlyle, opening nights of CONSTELLATIONS and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar Bring OUR TIME to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar Bring OUR TIME to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 15, 2015

Last night, January 14, KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar performed the songs of Sondheim like you've never heard before at 54 Below. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

North American Premiere of Wildhorn & Murphy's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Musical Set for Pioneer Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonNorth American Premiere of Wildhorn & Murphy's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Musical Set for Pioneer Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company will produce the professional North American Premiere of a new musical, The Count of Monte Cristo, by Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy in its 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cheyenne Jackson Brings EYES WIDE OPEN to Cafe CarlylePhoto Coverage: Cheyenne Jackson Brings EYES WIDE OPEN to Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 14, 2015

Cheyenne Jackson, with stage credits including The Performers, 8, Finian's Rainbow, Damn Yankees and Xanadu; television appearances on 30 Rock, Glee, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Ugly Betty; and film work including Love is Strange, United 93, Price Check and Lola Versus, just made his debut at Cafe Carlyle, continuing through January 24. The two-week engagement, entitled Eyes Wide Open, takes a personal and humorous look at loss, love, revelation and recovery with music ranging from Louis Armstrong to Lady Gaga. Check out photos from his opening night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jeremy Jordan, Kate Baldwin & More Sing Sondheim at LYRICS & LYRICISTSPhoto Coverage: Jeremy Jordan, Kate Baldwin & More Sing Sondheim at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 12, 2015

Lyrics & Lyricists gets going on the opening show of its 45th season with 'A Good Thing Going: The Stephen Sondheimand Harold Prince Collaboration' continuing tonight, January 12. Artistic director David Loud, himself a frequent Sondheim collaborator, explores the 1970-1981 partnership behind the groundbreaking musicals Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd and Merrily We Roll Along - with cast members Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, Liz Callaway, James Clow, Jason Danieley, and Jeremy Jordan. Check out photos from the special concert event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Will & Anthony Nunziata Return to 54 Below!Photo Coverage: Will & Anthony Nunziata Return to 54 Below!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 12, 2015

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Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings THE BEST OF ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings THE BEST OF ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 11, 2015

Last night, some of the Best songs from the Ann Hampton Callaway Songbook, were sung by Broadwayworld's Cabaret Performer of the Year, and on the stage of one of the best venues in the Cabaret world, 54 Below. From Sarah Vaughn to Barbra Streisand, accompanied by Ted Rosenthal she thrilled the overflow crowd. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the event below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 3-9, 2015THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 3-9, 2015
by Louisa Brady - Jan 9, 2015

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include coverage of closing night of SIDE SHOW, new additions to the cast of WICKED, a first look at Vineyard Theatre's BROOKLYNITE, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye & Billy Stritch Continue at The Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: Marilyn Maye & Billy Stritch Continue at The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 9, 2015

Marilyn doesn't have to sing "I Love Being Here With You" in New York City anymore. She always would motion for a response after the lyric "I wanna hear you call my name" and the audience would always shout out MARILYN. That song was not in her show. There's no need for MM to ask for recognition in this town. If you don't know that MARILYN means Marilyn Maye you are not a New Yorker. Personally, if I ask someone "when are you seeing Marilyn" and then get a confused look, I immediately know I'm talking to someone who doesn't get it. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage with Peter LeDonne Interviews Bill BoggsPhoto Coverage: Backstage with Peter LeDonne Interviews Bill Boggs
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 8, 2015

Bill Boggs, who has interviewed many of the most notable personalities of our time, had to sit at the other end of the table and be interviewed by Peter LeDonne, whose 970 AM radio program is recorded at Patsy's Italian Restaurant. Boggs, a four time Emmy Award winning TV Host has interviewed cultural icons, presidents, international leaders, business tycoons, writers, athletes,movie stars and celebrity chefs. However, out of those thousands of interviews the interviewee Boggs would probably rate as one of the most interesting. Bill who is also an author an a much in demand speaker, had many tales to share with the radio audience during this lunch time interview, which could well have lasted until dinner time at Patsy's. (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: Barb Jungr Brings MAD ABOUT THE BOY AND NO REGRETS to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Barb Jungr Brings MAD ABOUT THE BOY AND NO REGRETS to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 5, 2015

Following her critically acclaimed show Hard Rain at 59E59 Theaters, Britain's top song stylist and international cabaret singer Barb Jungr just presented the American premiere of a special concert, originally created for London Festival of Cabaret 2013, at 54 Below. (more...)

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