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Photo Coverage: Inside Friars Club's SUNSHINE COMMITTEE ALL STAR COMEDY SHOW at The Jerry Lewis Monestery
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 18, 2014

I don't think that there has ever been a person that has been in the Friars club who has not shared a laugh or left the Monastery not smiling. That in itself is a huge accomplishment, but the Friars do so much more than entertain themselves and enjoy their camaraderie. The Friars Club's Sunshine Committee (Tom DeBow chairman) is to the Friars Club what Ronald McDonald House is to McDonald's-they bring a ray of sunshine to those who need it most! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Irish Repertory Theatre Visits Backstage with Peter LeDonne
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 18, 2014

Ciaran O'Reilly (Port Authority) and Charlotte Moore (A Christmas Story) two directors from the Irish Repertory Theatre were interviewed by Peter LeDonne and Jamie deRoy on Backstage with Peter LeDonne. The AM970 The Answer radio program broadcasts from Lillie's Victorian Establishment at 249 West 49th Street every Wednesday from 12-1 PM. Jamie deRoy night life correspondent once again filled in the lunch time crowd on upcoming cabaret and theatre events. Her own variety show, now in it's 23rd season will take place at Birdland on Monday September 22nd at 7 PM. This years show is an Actors Fund Benefit and features Joy Behar, Stephanie J. Block, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Chad Kimball, Byrce Pinkham and Haley Swindal. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra Play Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 17, 2014

Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldblum just opened the legendary New York City cabaret Cafe Carlyle with his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from his show! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cole Rumbough Performs at Le Cirque's MUSICAL MONDAYS
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 16, 2014

Le Cirque Cafe started it's Musical Mondays series with an elegant, sophisticated cabaret & jazz singer who seems to be made for the legendary restaurant. Cole Rumbough has an excellent trio backing him up, and his swinging romantic American Songbook interpretations make the Le Cirque Cafe experience a special night when he's appearing. The cafe was filled and 'A Table at Le Cirque' had to be reserved in advance as Cole's many fans turned out for the excellent food and music. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 6-12
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 12, 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 Keke Palmer's debut in CINDERELLA, opening night of THIS IS OUR YOUTH, 'While We're Young' at the Toronto International Film Festival, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Luba Mason Brings MIXTURA to the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 12, 2014

LUBA MASON presented MIXTURAŽ Daily Bread at the Metropolitan Room last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Winner Christine Ebersole Plays 54 Below!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 11, 2014

54 Below presented two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole in an exciting new show last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Currently starring on the hit TBS comedy series Sullivan & Son, Christine Ebersole returns to the New York nightclub scene with her first new show in two years. From pop to Broadway, and a few standards and jazz in between, the new show features Musical Director Bette Sussman(Cyndi Lauper, Bette Midler, Darlene Love, Whitney Houston) and a full band. (more...)

Photo 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...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Opening Night of 'FABULOUS!' Off-Broadway
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 09, 2014

After receiving popular acclaim from a limited sold-out off-off Broadway run last season, Fabulous! The Queen of NewMusical Comedies a high seas musical romp taps into the newly built Write Act Repertory Theatre at the Times Square Arts Center (300 West 43rd Street). The production opened last night, Monday, September 8th (7:30PM). Check out a look back at opening night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kathy Sledge Brings THE BRIGHTER SIDE OF DAY to the Metropolitan Roon
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 08, 2014

Between the two legendary bastions of great jazz, the Blue Note on West 3rd street, and Birdland on 44th Street, is another music stage on 22nd street. The kind of music usually associated with those two clubs was heard at the Metropolitan Room last night. With swinging and elegant singing, Kathy Sledge brought the music of Billie Holiday to the standing room only crowd that packed operating partner Bernie Furshpan's Cabaret venue. With a band that seemed to stretch the entire length of the room, a group of musicians called "Somebody Tell Joe & The Chops" turned on an engine of sound which was akin to hearing Count Basie and crew at the Sands in Las Vegas. As the leader shouted out the tempo cue, 1-2-3-4, horns raised and John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" and Gillespie and Paparelli's "Night In Tunisia" lifted the musically elite audience out of their seats. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bemelmans Bar Welcomes Back Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 08, 2014

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, just welcomed Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch back to Bemelmans Bar for an extended Sunday night residency. The upcoming performances will build upon their recent run of shows in the intimate, storied New York City lounge, favorites not only of music fans and critics, but also of fellow artists. Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch shows are a place where some of the city's foremost entertainers go to commune with their own-and sometimes sit-in for a song or two-on their nights off. The pair will be at Bemelmans with their evening of swinging standards Sunday nights, through Dec. 31st. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ute Lemper Returns to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 05, 2014

Back by popular demand, 54 Below presents renowned international chanteuse and star of Broadway's ChicagoUte Lemper for a return engagement, running September 2-6. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Patrick Page Brings IT'S GOOD TO BE BAD to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 28, 2014

After a 54 Below debut in January that the New York Post's Michael Riedel called 'sensational', 'mesmerizing' and 'it brought down the house!', Patrick Page, recently of Casa Valentina, and Broadway's leading bad guy returned for an encore performance at 54 Below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BACKSTAGE with Peter LeDonne Broadcasts Live on AM970 The Answer
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 27, 2014

Broadway luminaries once again enjoyed lunch and conversation with Peter LeDonne broadcasting live from Lillie's Victorian Establishment in the Theater district . This weeks guests joining Peter and Jamie deRoy were composers Marvin Laird and Joel Paley. Danny Whitman, BCEFA director of Communications & Development and Angelina Fiordellisi, Artistic Director of the Cherry Lane Theater were also joined Peter & Jamie. Laird and Paley are the creators of the hit musical 'Ruthless' which will be remounted as a benefit for Broadway Cares on September 5-22 at the Triad Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Two-Time Tony Nominee Laura Osnes Talks Masterclasses in Texas
by Katricia Lang - Aug 27, 2014

Laura Osnes is bringing her beauty, brains and talent to Texas - Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth respectively. In each city, she will teach a masterclass drawing on her wealth of experience as a Broadway actress and Tony Award Nominee. In this interview, she talks about what she's been taught and what she plans to teach. If she approaches this class with the same charming mixture of pragmatism and idealism that she approaches her career, you'd better sign up fast. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Winner Chosen in 7th Annual MetroStar Challenge
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 26, 2014

Last night were the finals of the MetroStar Talent Challenge and BroadwayWorld was there. One by one the nervous five entered the dark room and the process started. The judges were identified and their qualifications noted by host Tom Gamblin. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 16-22
by Louisa Brady - Aug 22, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwaWorld'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 Andrew Rannells in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, rehearsals with the touring cast of KINKY BOOTS, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with the Cast of FABULOUS! THE QUEEN OF NEW MUSICAL COMEDIES
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 21, 2014

After receiving popular acclaim from a limited sold-out off-off Broadway run last season, Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies a high seas musical romp will tap into the newly built Write Act Repertory Theatre at the Times Square Arts Center (300 West 43rd Street) opening Monday, September 8th (7:30PM) with previews beginning Saturday, August 23rd (3PM). Produced by Roy Nevans, John Lant and FABCO Productions in association with Write Act Repertory and Tamra Pica, Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies features a book and lyrics by Dan Derby, music by Michael Rheault and is directed by Rick Hamilton with choreography byMary Lauren along with musical direction by Mr. Rheault. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway's Patrick Page Shares His Personal Struggle with Depression; Reflects on Death of Robin Williams
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

Mr. Page generously and immediately responded to our request and composed the moving essay that follows, which also includes his personal reflections on last week's tragic death of Robin Williams. (more...)

Carrying the Banner - NEWSIES' Road to Broadway!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! All this week we're bringing you snapshots from the NEWSIES 'paper route' -- from the movie to how the show got to the Great White Way, to the show's still-burgeoning fandom, and its award-winning cast and creative team. (more...)

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