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Photo Coverage: Inside the Second Night of the 25th New York Cabaret ConventionPhoto Coverage: Inside the Second Night of the 25th New York Cabaret Convention
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 22, 2014

KT Sullivan has always managed in many ways to turn the world of Cabaret upside down. With her enormous gifts of wit, intelligence, voice, musicianship, creativity, and business sense she was the perfect choice to be the artistic director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation. The second evening of the Cabaret Convention and Happy Birthday to Julie Wilson was a entertainment tour de force. The sold out Rose Hall saw performances by: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the First Night of the 25th New York Cabaret Convention, 'I Love A Piano'Photo Coverage: Inside the First Night of the 25th New York Cabaret Convention, 'I Love A Piano'
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 21, 2014

The 25th New York Cabaret Convention first night titled 'I Love A Piano' was held at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center last night and BroadwayWorld was there backstage and out front! (more...)

Photo Coverage: World Premiere of A VOICE AMONG THE SILENT Held in New York CityPhoto Coverage: World Premiere of A VOICE AMONG THE SILENT Held in New York City
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 20, 2014

It was fitting that the World Premiere of "A Voice Among the Silent" was held in the only United States synagogue to be honored with a papal visit in 2008, when Pope Benedict XVI was hosted by the the congregation and Rabbi Arthur Schneier. This eye opening documentary about James McDonald, the son of Catholic immigrants, was almost lost to history until his meticulously kept diaries were discovered in 2003. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: Lunchbox Theatrical Productions' James Cundall Talks CHICAGO, What's Next for ManilaEXCLUSIVE: Lunchbox Theatrical Productions' James Cundall Talks CHICAGO, What's Next for Manila
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Oct 19, 2014

Following Lunchbox Theatrical Productions' confirmation of CHICAGO The Musical's strictly limited run from December 3rd to the 21st in Manila--first hinted on BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) four months ago--Lunchbox CEO James Cundall reveals more mega-musical surprises for Manila audiences in a candid sit-down interview with us. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Amanda McBroom and George Ball Are Thoroughly Enchanting During Their Enchanted Show at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: Amanda McBroom and George Ball Are Thoroughly Enchanting During Their Enchanted Show at 54 Below
by Stephen Hanks - Oct 19, 2014

New York cabaret audiences have for years been blessed with extremely entertaining performing marrieds like John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molasky, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, and Michael Garin and Mardie Millett. But after experiencing the thoroughly enchanting October 8 performance from Amanda McBroom and her husband George Ball at 54 Below (there was a second performance on October 14), it's difficult to imagine a cabaret couple more compelling. In short, the Balls were having a ball and, ultimately, so did their audience. (more...)

Tony Winner Richard Maltby, Jr. Joins Cast of York Theatre Company's BIGTony Winner Richard Maltby, Jr. Joins Cast of York Theatre Company's BIG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The York Theatre Company has announced that Tony Award winning director and lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. has joined the cast and has assumed the role of MacMillan in the season opener of the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series: Big, with book by John Weidman, lyrics by Mr. Maltby. and music by David Shire. This presentation of Big marks the New York premiere of the script and score created by the authors for the show's national tour-a significantly revised version of the show with eight new Maltby and Shire songs, yet to be recorded. Mr. Maltby replaces Walter Charles who left the production due to an unexpected conflict. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale Headline New York Pops Benefit at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale Headline New York Pops Benefit at 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 11, 2014

Recently, five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara and Drama Desk nominee Steven Pasquale performed an intimate benefit concert titled Kelli O'Hara and Friends with Jason Robert Brown on piano at 54 Below, located at 254 West 54th Street. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the event below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 4-10THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 4-10
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 10, 2014

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 openings of IT'S ONLY A PLAY, CURIOUS INCIDENT, and CAN-CAN, Michael C. Hall's meet the press event for HEDWIG, Len Cariou's birthday celebration at 54 Below, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Amanda McBroom & George Ball Bring SOME ENCHANTED EVENING to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Amanda McBroom & George Ball Bring SOME ENCHANTED EVENING to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 9, 2014

Amanda McBroom - American international cabaret performer and writer of the hit song, 'The Rose,' and her husband, multi-award winning musical theater lion George Ball - presented the New York debut of their show, 'Some Enchanted Evening - Love Songs for Grownups' earlier this week, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the evening! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Robert De Niro and Carlos Slim Honored at Friars Foundation GalaPhoto Coverage: Robert De Niro and Carlos Slim Honored at Friars Foundation Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 9, 2014

Friar Robert De Niro received the Club's highest honor -- the Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award -- at the Friars Foundation's annual gala at the Waldorf Astoria on October 7, 2014. The prestigious award has been bestowed only four times in the Club's 110-year history. Entrepreneur Carlos Slim was also honored with the Friars Foundation Icon Award for Philanthropy. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Nathan Lane, Betty Buckley & More Celebrate Len Cariou at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Nathan Lane, Betty Buckley & More Celebrate Len Cariou at 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 6, 2014

A bevy of Broadway's best honored Broadway legend Len Cariou on the occasion of his 75th birthday , including appearances from James Earl Jones, Nathan Lane, Betty Buckley, Liz &Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Robertson, Veanne Cox, Lee Roy Reams, Sarah Rice & many more! From his Tony award-winning role in Sweeney Todd to his creation of roles in A Little Night Music, Applause & Dance a Little Closer among many others, Broadway has been in love with Len for nearly 50 years. Check out photos from the special celebration below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 27- October 3THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 27- October 3
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 3, 2014

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 a special finale of the West End's BILLY ELLIOT, opening night of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and THE COUNTRY HOUSE, Rosemary Harris in INDIAN INK, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of SOUTH PACIFIC at Westchester Broadway TheatrePhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of SOUTH PACIFIC at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 3, 2014

Rodgers and Hammerstein's award-winning South Pacific is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener. The musical is set on an island paradise during World War II and tells two parallel love stories against the dangers of prejudice and war and the importance of valuing diversity. Its portrayal of Americans stationed in an alien culture in wartime is as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949. Playing at Westchester Broadway Theatre through January 25, 2015, you can check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sheldon Harnick Visits BACKSTAGE WITH PETER LEDONNEPhoto Coverage: Sheldon Harnick Visits BACKSTAGE WITH PETER LEDONNE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 2, 2014

Sheldon HarnickSheldon Harnick was in the studio with Peter LeDonne sharing many interesting stories about Fiddler On The Roof in this 50th anniversary year of the musical. Nightlife correspondent Jamie deRoy was also on had to give the listeners a heads up on all things Cabaret & Theater coming up in the next few weeks in New York City. Backstage with Peter LeDonne can be heard every Sunday on 970 AM from 12 - 1 PM. and is available on podcast. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony DeSare Brings NIGHT LIFE to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Tony DeSare Brings NIGHT LIFE to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 1, 2014

'He is two parts Sinatra to one part Billy Joel, meshed seamlessly.' - The New York Times. Acclaimed vocalist Tony DeSare returns to 54 Below with a brand new show: Night Life. The postmodern version of the classic, elegant New York night club of the 1950's show will be brought to life in the only New York City night club left that still truly captures that ambiance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: LES GIRLS Plays The Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: LES GIRLS Plays The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 30, 2014

The Friars were a mens only club until 1988. Last night some great women Friars entertained their fellow members in the newly named Jerry Lewis Monastery. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/27-9/28/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/27-9/28/2014
by - Sep 28, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 28, 2014 - Sunday, September 28, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Laura Benanti, and More Lead NJPAC Gala, NOTHIN' LIKE A DAMEPhoto Coverage: Patina Miller, Laura Benanti, and More Lead NJPAC Gala, NOTHIN' LIKE A DAME
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 28, 2014

Tony Award Winners and Nominees took the stage last night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's annual Spotlight Gala sponsored by The Women's Association of NJPAC and BroadwayWorld was there to snap photos of the evening! Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Betsy Wolfe, Jessica Phillips, and More Featured in CELEBRATING ADOLPH GREEN at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Betsy Wolfe, Jessica Phillips, and More Featured in CELEBRATING ADOLPH GREEN at 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 27, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, hosts a three night celebration of one of Broadway and Hollywood's most beloved and prolific wordsmiths with 'Celebrating Adolph Green: 100 Years of Wonderful' this weekend, September 25, 26 and 27 at 7PM. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the event below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 20-26THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 20-26
by Louisa Brady - Sep 26, 2014

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 the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market, Billy Porter's Off-Broadway show WHILE I YET LIVE, Aretha Franklin's visit to ALADDIN, and more! (more...)

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