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Melissa Errico to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with FUNNY! I'M A WOMAN WITH CHILDRENMelissa Errico to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with FUNNY! I'M A WOMAN WITH CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico (Amour, White Christmas, My Fair Lady, High Society), who is set to star in Irish Repertory Theatre's fall production of Finian's Rainbow from October 26-December 18, will return to Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th St.) September 20-24, following a sold-out run at the venue this past April. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Karen Oberlin & Tedd Firth Join Forces at The Barn at The Egremont InnPhoto Coverage: Karen Oberlin & Tedd Firth Join Forces at The Barn at The Egremont Inn
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 14, 2016

KAREN OBERLIN and TEDD FIRTH, frequent performing companions, joined forces in the Berkshires at The Barn at The Egremont Village Inn last night and Broadwayworld was there. Karen and Tedd performed songs that span the ages... from Jerome Kern to Elvis Costello, from Johnny Mercer to Joni Mitchell, and everything in-between. Oberlin has been the recipient of the New York Nightlife Award for Jazz Vocalist of the Year and every major cabaret award, including the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Donald F. Smith Award (presented to her at Jazz at Lincoln Center) and an Honorary Doctorate in Music for her performance work. She is a recording artist with four CD's, including her latest which has becoming a regular play for the legendary radio host Jonathan Schwartz. She has been hailed by the New York Times as one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook and has headlined at such legendary New York venues as the Oak Room at the Algonquin, Birdland, Feinstein's/54 Below, and the Cafe Carlyle along with concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, The Town Hall, among many others, and has toured worldwide, including annual engagements in London and Paris, from which she recently returned. (more...)

The Annual NYC Cabaret Convention Returns To Jazz At Lincoln Center, October 18th - 21stThe Annual NYC Cabaret Convention Returns To Jazz At Lincoln Center, October 18th - 21st
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

the 2016 Cabaret Convention returns to the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, from Tuesday, October 18th through Friday, October 21st  to present four different music programs. More than seventy singers are scheduled to appear, and the productions include specific tributes to the songs of Stephen Sondheim, the lyrics of Sheldon Harnick, the melodies of Charles Strouse, and the repertoire of legendary jazz artist Sylvia Syms. (more...)

Explore Cole Porter's World with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPSExplore Cole Porter's World with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS heat up the Los Angeles County Arboretum on August 20th with an evening solely devoted to one of America's most beloved musical icons for Cole Porter Night. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, THE POKEMUSICAL and More Coming Up This Month at 54 BelowCarmen Cusack, THE POKEMUSICAL and More Coming Up This Month at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Jane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This SummerJane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Coming up at The Iridium are: NYC's all-women blues band JANE LEE HOOKER on July 23; ELLEN KAYE with UK guitarist PAUL ROSE and Ethan Fein and the LiveIt!LIVE Band on July 26; VERNON REID POWER TRIO on July 29; and soul singer/songwriter/guitarist RAUL MIDON on September 24 & 25. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Feinstein's SING ME A SWING SONG Breezes, Bounces and Bows at Jazz at Lincoln CenterBWW Review: Michael Feinstein's SING ME A SWING SONG Breezes, Bounces and Bows at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by Alix Cohen - Jun 11, 2016

Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2016 Popular Song series at the Appel Room ended this year's agenda on June 8 with host Michael Feinstein's appreciation of the interconnection between swing and popular song, a subject about which he's clearly enthusiastic. Each musical era, he suggests, is previewed by a song marking change: “Alexander's Ragtime Band” ushered in ragtime, “Sing, Sing Sing,” prefaced swing, “Rock Around the Clock” heralded rock n' roll. With the able assistance of Musical Director Tedd Firth (also on piano), Firth's Big Band, and special guest vocalists Allyson Briggs, Jeremy Jordan, and Catherine Ross, Feinstein and Co. delivered a lively evening of familiar and eclectic material. (more...)

American Songbook Inspired Live Music Series Debuting on 7/3American Songbook Inspired Live Music Series Debuting on 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

Sage Inn & Lounge (www.sageinnptown.com), Cape Cod's leading destination for food enthusiasts, today announced that the American Songbook, the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century, will be performed live at the Sage Lounge from July 3 through October 14 during their Great American Songbook Series. Four carefully selected acts-Cat Faulkner, Marcus Simeone and Tracy Stark, Karen Oberlin, Tedd Firth and Kate Ferber-will be bringing these iconic favorites to Provincetown. (more...)

Melissa Errico, Will Swenson & Ryan Silverman to Lead Workshop of New Musical TABLEMelissa Errico, Will Swenson & Ryan Silverman to Lead Workshop of New Musical TABLE
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico, who just finished an acclaimed run starring in the Encores! production of Do I Hear a Waltz? ("transformative" & "an exquisite interpretation" - The New York Times) is set to star in a workshop this week of the David Shire & Adam Gopnik (of The New Yorker) musical Table. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Arielle & Adam Jacobs and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowMatthew Morrison, Arielle & Adam Jacobs and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein Brings A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES to Jazz At Lincoln CenterPhoto Coverage: Michael Feinstein Brings A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES to Jazz At Lincoln Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 13, 2016

Last night, Host, and director of the Jazz & Popular Song series at Jazz at Lincoln Center performed the segment 'A Right To Sing The Blues' at the Appel Room and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Artists in Partnership to Host 14th Annual Cabaret Festival, 5/19-22Artists in Partnership to Host 14th Annual Cabaret Festival, 5/19-22
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 14th Annual Cabaret Festival May 19-22 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook. All performances are FREE to the public. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Aaron Weinstein Brings Violinspiration! to Pangea with Special Guest Rex ReedPhoto Coverage: Aaron Weinstein Brings Violinspiration! to Pangea with Special Guest Rex Reed
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 6, 2016

Aaron Weinstein brought Violinspiration! to Pangea on 2nd Avenue last night with his special guest Rex Reed and musical guests Matt Minister and Tedd Firth.  The club was filled with some of New York's most knowledgeable music connoisseurs for this special event and BroadwayWorld was there.   (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 BelowMatthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

BWW Review: With THE GREAT JAZZ STANDARDS, Michael Feinstein Opens This Year's Jazz at Lincoln Center's 'Jazz and Popular Song Series' With Appealing VitalityBWW Review: With THE GREAT JAZZ STANDARDS, Michael Feinstein Opens This Year's Jazz at Lincoln Center's 'Jazz and Popular Song Series' With Appealing Vitality
by Alix Cohen - Apr 16, 2016

I hear music, mighty fine music . . . Host Michael Feinstein sings with pristine bass accompaniment, as Musical Director Tedd Firth's Big Band filters in musician by musician. The sweetest sounds I ever heard . . . he continues as a light saxophone joins syncopated rhythm. Then whomp! All 17 players swing. Rarely have I heard sound design so perfectly balanced, appropriately favoring vocals. Feinstein remains smooth and easy riding the wave. 'You may wonder about the role of jazz in popular song . . . ' our host begins at the start of Jazz at Lincoln Center's first of three segments of the Jazz & Popular Song Series in the Appel Room. At a time when popular songs came and went with alacrity, jazz artists meeting for improvisational jam sessions needed pieces they all knew. Thus jazz mined popular music creating an intersection of the two art forms. Aided and abetted by four very different featured guests, Feinstein illuminates by example, not narrative. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein Brings The Great Jazz Standards to The Appel RoomPhoto Coverage: Michael Feinstein Brings The Great Jazz Standards to The Appel Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 14, 2016

Michael Feinstein, director of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Jazz & Popular Song series brought The Great Jazz Standards to The Appel Room last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Michael Feinstein's Jazz and Popular Song Series Returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room for Shows in April, May and JuneMichael Feinstein's Jazz and Popular Song Series Returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room for Shows in April, May and June
by Alix Cohen - Apr 11, 2016

Once again, beginning Wednesday evening at 7 pm in Jazz at Lincoln Center's spectacular Appel Room, Michael Feinstein shares his taste, knowledge, and infectious enthusiasm with concerts of diverse music and vocals. This year's concert schedule with The Tedd Firth Big Band and special guests includes The Great Jazz Standards, A Right To Sing the Blues, and Sing Me a Swing Song. In a recent interview with BroadwayWorld.com, Feinstein says he thinks the shows are popular not only because they reflect imagination and variety, but also because “they're so clearly spontaneous at a time when music is often pre-canned.” Each evening different vocalists join our host presenting his or her singular style. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune & Michael Feinstein Celebrate with Marilyn Maye at Feinstien's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Tommy Tune & Michael Feinstein Celebrate with Marilyn Maye at Feinstien's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 11, 2016

? Marilyn Maye returned to Feinstein's/54 Below and celebrated her birthday with a new show last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Highlights will include some of the best musical moments of Marilyn's enduring career over the past decade, during which she reigned as Manhattan's Queen of Cabaret. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nick Adams Brings BROADWAY FOR AFRICA to BirdlandPhoto Flash: Nick Adams Brings BROADWAY FOR AFRICA to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Broadway For Africa, a star-studded benefit hosted by Nick Adams on Monday, April 4. BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 4-10, Featuring Paulo Szot, Nick Adams, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 4-10, Featuring Paulo Szot, Nick Adams, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 3, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Nick Adams Hosts Broadway for Africa; Greg Hildreth at 54 Below; 54 Sings Chaka Khan Featuring LaChanze, Lindsay Mendez, and More; Paulo Szot at 54 Below; and The Cast of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera Sings the Music of Frank Wildhorn. (more...)

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