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BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall, Night Four, October 16
Oct 17, 2015
The final night of this year's estimable Cabaret Convention, What I Did for Love/Taking a Chance on Love, hosted by Klea Blackhurst, saluted composer/songwriter Vernon Duke in Act I and composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch during Act II. It was a curious pairing, indeed.
Photo Coverage: Final Night of the Cabaret Convention Celebrates Marvin Hamlisch & Vernon Duke
Oct 17, 2015
The final night of The Mabel Mercer Foundation's New York Cabaret Convention was hosted by Klea Blackhurst. It featured the music of Marvin Hamlisch and Vernon Duke. Terri Blair the widow of Marvin was in the audience and was obviously touched by some thrilling performances of her husbands music. Check out photos from the event below!
Carole Demas, Forte, Sarah Rice and More Set for MUSIC AND ART FOR CITY GREENS Season Finale Tonight
Sep 2, 2015
MUSIC AND ART FOR CITY GREENS concludes Season 8 of Concerts to benefit Tudor City Greens with Carole Demas, Bernard Dotson, Forte, Lorinda Lisitza, Sarah Rice, Jay Rogers, Amy Wolk, Barbara Porteus and more.
Carole Demas, Forte, Sarah Rice and More Set for MUSIC AND ART FOR CITY GREENS Season Finale
Aug 17, 2015
MUSIC AND ART FOR CITY GREENS concludes Season 8 of Concerts to benefit Tudor City Greens with Carole Demas, Bernard Dotson, Forte, Lorinda Lisitza, Sarah Rice, Jay Rogers, Amy Wolk, Barbara Porteus and more.
Luba Mason and More Set for MUSIC AND ART FOR CITY GREENS Tonight
Jul 29, 2015
MUSIC AND ART FOR CITY GREENS continues Season 8 of Concerts to benefit Tudor City Greens.
Luba Mason and More Set for MUSIC AND ART FOR CITY GREENS, 7/29
Jul 22, 2015
MUSIC AND ART FOR CITY GREENS continues Season 8 of Concerts to benefit Tudor City Greens.
Cabaret Convention Returning to Town Hall
Jul 8, 2015
It's an undeniable, outstanding, and extraordinary musical milestone, to be sure: 2015 marks the thirtieth anniversary of The Mabel Mercer Foundation! Not only has the organization survived the ongoing and vastly fluctuating public tastes in music, lyrics, and performers, it has proliferated and burgeoned in its three decades of commitment to the classic, "Great Popular Songbook" -- both past and present.
Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN Tonight
Jul 8, 2015
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents an all-star cast of 54 Below favorites for an evening celebrating the work of American Songbook pioneer, Irving Berlin. His catalog of songs spans the musical rainbow from rag to pop standard to Broadway anthem. Hear outstanding renditions of Irving Berlin's most memorable songs including 'Alexander's Ragtime Band', 'Always', 'There's No Business Like Show Business' and 'God Bless America'. The evening will be hosted by the incomparable nightlife diva, Molly Pope.
54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN, Micky Dolenz & More Set for 54 Below This Week
Jul 6, 2015
This week at 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.
Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 6-12, Featuring Micky Dolenz, Kate Reinders, and More!
Jul 5, 2015
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: Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton'; TASTiSKANK: Featuring Kate Reinders and Sarah Litzsinger; Micky Dolenz: A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll; 54 Sings Irving Berlin: There's No Business Like Show Business; and The Cast of Phantom Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
Jun 30, 2015
This July and August, 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. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com.
Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN, 7/8
Jun 19, 2015
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents an all-star cast of 54 Below favorites for an evening celebrating the work of American Songbook pioneer, Irving Berlin. His catalog of songs spans the musical rainbow from rag to pop standard to Broadway anthem. Hear outstanding renditions of Irving Berlin's most memorable songs including "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "Always", "There's No Business Like Show Business" and "God Bless America". The evening will be hosted by the incomparable nightlife diva, Molly Pope.
Theatre East's DEVIL AND THE DEEP Opens Tonight at Theater 3
Jun 11, 2015
Theatre East presents Devil and the Deep, a new musical reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, at Theater 3 (311 West 43rd Street, NY 10036). Previews began Saturday, June 6 and the Opening is tonight, June 11th for the limited engagement.
Theatre East's DEVIL AND THE DEEP Begins Tonight at Theater 3
Jun 6, 2015
Theatre East presents Devil and the Deep, a new musical reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, at Theater 3 (311 West 43rd Street, NY 10036). Previews begin tonight, June 6 and the Opening is Thursday, June 11th for the limited engagement.
Marcus Goldhaber Kicks Off Summer 2015 Residency at Bar Thalia Today
May 30, 2015
As the 'Spring Swing' continues toward his mid-summer headlining debut at 54 Below, acclaimed NYC jazz vocalist-songwriter MARCUS GOLDHABER will be debuting a completely new live event THIS SATURDAY at BAR THALIA @ SYMPHONY SPACE to celebrate the start of his summer residency there. Today's performance starts at 9 PM.
Marcus Goldhaber to Kick Off Summer 2015 Residency at Bar Thalia This Saturday
May 27, 2015
As the 'Spring Swing' continues toward his mid-summer headlining debut at 54 Below, acclaimed NYC jazz vocalist-songwriter MARCUS GOLDHABER will be debuting a completely new live event THIS SATURDAY at BAR THALIA @ SYMPHONY SPACE to celebrate the start of his summer residency there. Saturday's performance starts at 9 PM.
Theatre East Presents New Musical, DEVIL AND THE DEEP
May 23, 2015
Theatre East presents Devil and the Deep, a new musical reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, at Theater 3 (311 West 43rd Street, NY 10036). The Opening is Thursday, June 11th for the limited engagement. Music and lyrics are by Graham Russell (of Air Supply) and Katie McGhie, with book and additional lyrics by Melissa Bell.
Cast Announced for Theatre East's DEVIL AND THE DEEP at Theater 3
May 19, 2015
Theatre East presents Devil and the Deep, a new musical reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, at Theater 3 (311 West 43rd Street, NY 10036). Previews begin Saturday, June 6 and the Opening is Thursday, June 11th for the limited engagement.
Emily Bergl, Rita Gardner and More Set for 54 CELEBRATES JULIE WILSON Tonight
May 14, 2015
54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents TV stars Emily Bergl, Holt MaCallany, Broadway stars Rita Gardner, Anita Gillette, Amy Spanger, Lee Roy Reams, Raissa Katona Bennett and Cabaret stars Steve Ross, Baby Jane Dexter, Sidney Myer and Mark Nadler in 54 celebrates Julie Wilson tonight, May 14, 2015 at 7pm.
Photo Coverage: Russ Weatherford Honored in THIS IS YOUR NIGHT at the Metropolitan Room
May 13, 2015
New York Cabaret Community Honors Actor/Director/Photographer RUSS WEATHERFORD With All-Star Show at Metropolitan Room.
Cast of SIDE SHOW, 54 SINGS THE LIFE & More Set for 54 Below This Week
May 11, 2015
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.

May 10, 2015
Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's 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: Cast of Side Show: Added Attractions; The Theory of Relativity: A New Musical in concert by Neil Bartram & Brian Hill; 54 Celebrates Julie Wilson; Songs of Cy Coleman, Starring Randy Graff, Cady Huffman, & Lillias White; and Ciara Renee at 54 Below.
Emily Bergl, Anita Gillette, Amy Spanger, Holt McCallany and More Set for 54 CELEBRATES JULIE WILSON Tonight
May 9, 2015
54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents TV stars Emily Bergl, Holt MaCallany, Broadway stars Rita Gardner, Anita Gillette, Amy Spanger, Lee Roy Reams, Raissa Katona Bennett and Cabaret stars Steve Ross, Baby Jane Dexter, Sidney Myer and Mark Nadler in 54 celebrates Julie Wilson tonight, May 9, 2015 and Thursday, May 14, 2015, both shows at 7pm.
Roslyn Kind, JOHN & JEN Album Release, James Monroe Iglehart and More Set for May/June Lineup at 54 Below
Apr 30, 2015
This May and June, 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.
Emily Bergl, Anita Gillette, Amy Spanger, Holt McCallany and More Set for 54 CELEBRATES JULIE WILSON This May
Apr 29, 2015
54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents TV stars Emily Bergl, Holt MaCallany, Broadway stars Rita Gardner, Anita Gillette, Amy Spanger, Lee Roy Reams, Raissa Katona Bennett and Cabaret stars Steve Ross, Baby Jane Dexter, Sidney Myer and Mark Nadler in 54 celebrates Julie Wilson on Saturday, May 9, 2015 and Thursday, May 14, 2015, both shows at 7pm.
BWW Reviews: BOBBIE HOROWITZ's New Series at the Metropolitan Room Celebrates 'Older' Over-Achievers and Accomplished Career-Changers
Apr 15, 2015
Songwriter, performer, producer, and now activist, Bobby Horowitz, has put yet another spin on the series/variety show, with her refreshing take on the subject of 'ageism' in America. Called It's Just a Number (starting with six dates running from April to October at The Metropolitan Room), Horowitz's show theme champions the notion that age truly is just a number. Featuring a different group of cabaret's best performers for each show, the series honors a person who after the age of 50 either began a new career, resumed a career, is attempting to attain knowledge in a new field, or established a new organization with the purpose of helping people. This past Saturday afternoon, Alice Fisher, who presently serves as Director of Community Outreach in the Office of NYS Senator, Liz Krueger, was the first honoree.
Bobbie Horowitz's New Series at the Met Room Combats 'Ageism'; Honors Career-Changers, Late-Bloomers and Good Samaritans, Beginning Tonight
Apr 11, 2015
One of New York cabaret's most beloved personalities, songwriter and performer Bobbie Horowitz is producing a new variety show series at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street) dedicated to the proposition that age truly is just a number. Each show in the series, It's Just a Number!, will feature some of cabaret's best performers and 'Honor a person who after age 50 either began a new career, resumed a career, is attempting to attain knowledge in a new field, or established a new organization to help people.' The series (six shows between April and October to start) launches on April 11 at 1 pm and will honor long-time social justice advocate Alice Fisher, creator of 'The Radical Age Movement,' a grassroots nationwide effort that challenges traditional notions of aging and introduces new ideas for building co-creative and interdependent communities.
Bobbie Horowitz's New Series at the Met Room to Combat 'Ageism'; Will Honor Career-Changers, Late-Bloomers and Good Samaritans, Beginning 4/11
Mar 31, 2015
One of New York cabaret's most beloved personalities, songwriter and performer Bobbie Horowitz is producing a new variety show series at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street) dedicated to the proposition that age truly is just a number. Each show in the series, It's Just a Number!, will feature some of cabaret's best performers and 'Honor a person who after age 50 either began a new career, resumed a career, is attempting to attain knowledge in a new field, or established a new organization to help people.' The series (six shows between April and October to start) launches on April 11 at 1 pm and will honor long-time social justice advocate Alice Fisher, creator of 'The Radical Age Movement,' a grassroots nationwide effort that challenges traditional notions of aging and introduces new ideas for building co-creative and interdependent communities.
Photo Coverage: Check out Pics from the MAC Awards 2015!
Mar 28, 2015
At a ceremony held Thursday night in New York, the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs announced the winners of the 2015 MAC Awards. The show was hosted by Karen Mason, with musical direction by Barry Levitt, and was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the evening below!
Bruce Villanch, Barb Jungr & More to Present at 2015 MAC Awards
Mar 20, 2015
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs has announced the presenters that are scheduled to appear at the 29th Annual MAC Awards on Thursday, March 26th at B.B King Blues Club & Grill in New York City.
BWW Reviews: Raissa Katona Bennett & Kenneth Gartman's Frenetic Homage to Late 20th Century Movie Music Doesn't Quite Lift Us Up Where We Belong
Feb 24, 2015
Veteran cabaret performer Raissa Katona Bennett and Musical Director Kenneth Gartman are very good friends who for the past few years have been performing together in what might be called the cabaret equivalent of movie shorts. But with 3Decades in the Dark: Raissa and Kenneth Go to the Movies (a five-show run that ended Feb. 21 at the Laurie Beechman Theater), Bennett and Gartman have finally presented their first feature length duo cabaret show. Both performers have garnered praise as individual performers in musical theater and cabaret. Bennett, who is the charming producer and host of the Award-winning Concerts for City Greens at Tudor City, once played Christine in Phantom of the Opera, and has performed solo shows at venues such as the old Feinstein's. Gartman, who recently musically directed The White City in concert at 54 Below, presented a highly praised solo show in 2011. Sounds like a match made in cabaret heaven, right?
Benefit Show at Don't Tell Mama Aids Award-Winning Cabaret Singer Amy Beth Williams Tonight
Jan 21, 2015
Last September, after appearing at the popular Manhattan open mic cabaret show, Salon, Bistro and MAC Award-winning singer Amy Beth Williams was struck by a car near her home in Brooklyn. Now an all-star roster of Williams' fellow cabaret performers and friends will stage a benefit show, Once In Love With Amy, at Don't Tell Mama tonight, January 21 at 7 pm, to help replace the funds Williams has lost during her extensive recovery.
Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab to Present THE GOOD GIRL, Starring Penny Fuller
Jan 12, 2015
Composer-Lyricist-Bookwriter Mary Liz McNamara is currently working on Body and Soul based on the 2009 documentary by filmmaker Alice Elliott. Excerpts from Body and Soul were seen at New York Theater Barn in October 2014. Awards: 2013 Bistro Award for Songwriting, 2011 BMI Foundation Harrington Award for creative achievement in musical theater, two MAC awards and six ASCAP PLUS awards. Mary Liz is a frequent NYC performer, and her songs are performed by cabaret and musical theater artists across the country. She is a member of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop (as a composer/lyricist and a librettist), and about a million other performing arts unions and organizations. Her song 'Bacon' was used in an episode of 'So You Think You Can Dance.'
Benefit Show at Don't Tell Mama to Aid Award-Winning Cabaret Singer AMY BETH WILLIAMS, 1/21
Jan 10, 2015
Last September, after appearing at the popular Manhattan open mic cabaret show, Salon, Bistro and MAC Award-winning singer Amy Beth Williams was struck by a car near her home in Brooklyn. Now an all-star roster of Williams' fellow cabaret performers and friends will stage a benefit show, Once In Love With Amy, at Don't Tell Mama on January 21 at 7 pm, to help raise the funds Williams has lost during her extensive recovery.
Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
Dec 26, 2014
It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week!
BWW NY Cabaret Awards Update: Tickets Now On Sale for 2014 Awards Show at Joe's Pub, 2/23; Latest Vote Leaders With 8 Days Left
Dec 23, 2014
With the end of the voting period for the 2014 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards just eight days away (voting will close at Noon on December 31, 2014), BroadwayWorld.com is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual BWW NY Cabaret Awards Show will take place for the second successive year at Joe's Pub (The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC) at 6:30 pm. Once again, this Award presenting extravaganza will feature performances by the Award winners (whose schedules make them available), and BWW's New York Cabaret Editor Stephen Hanks will once again host the festivities.
Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
Dec 19, 2014
Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year!
Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards - Chrysten Peddie, Jim Caruso Leads!
Dec 13, 2014
Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th.
Annaleigh Ashford, Laura Osnes, Laura Benanti and More Come to 54 Below This Winter
Dec 1, 2014
This December and January 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Scroll down for details!
Annaleigh Ashford, 54 Celebrates Frank Wildhorn & More Set for 54 Below this Week
Dec 1, 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.
BWW 2014 NY Cabaret Award Final Nominees Announced: LuPone, Maye, Callaway, Monheit, Ebersole, Gillett and Bufford Among Multiple Nominees; Voting Until 12/31
Dec 1, 2014
The day is finally here! After one month of voting on preliminary nominees in 17 categories, the results of more than 5,000 ballots were considered along with the selections of BroadwayWorld's cabaret section editors to determine the final nominees for the 2014 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Awards. Joining cabaret icon Marilyn Maye with four nominations is budding star Carole J. Bufford, who made the final ballot for two different shows during 2014 and as 'Best Female Vocalist' and 'Performer of the Year.' Among Maye's nominations were 'Performer of the Year,' two shows in the 'Best Celebrity Show' category, and a 'Best Director' nomination for her work with jazz singer Gabrielle Stravelli (who received two nominations). In addition to her usual nod for 'Best Jazz Vocalist,' jazz star Jane Monheit received two other nominations as 'Performer of the Year,' and as 'Best Host' for her new variety show at Birdland, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party (Monheit also co-starred with Clint Holmes in another nominated show, Frank Wildhorn and Friends in the 'Best Revue' category.) Eric Michael Gillett also earned three nominations for 'Best Show, Male,' 'Best Male Vocalist,' and 'Best Director.'
Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center's Music at the Mansion Continues 11/30
Nov 11, 2014
NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, November 30, at 3pm. Performers include Amy Rivard, 4th Wall Theatre and Raissa Katona Bennett & Kenneth Gartman. The featured performer in the 'Young Musician Moment' will be the cast of Gas Lamp Teen You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Photo Coverage: Nathan Lane, Betty Buckley & More Celebrate Len Cariou at 54 Below
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!
Ben Platt, Tony Yazbeck, NYC Cabaret Festival & More Set for 54 Below this Week
Aug 18, 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.
Parks Concert Series Continues with Karen Mason & William Michals Tonight
Aug 13, 2014
The 7th Season of The Parks Concert Series, (formerly The Concerts for City Greens), a free outdoor concert series, continues tonight, August 13th at 6:30 pm (Rain date: Thursday, August 14th at 6:30pm.) at Tudor City Greens, and will feature professional performers from Broadway and the New York City cabaret, jazz, classical and opera scene. All performers donate their time and talent for these concerts. The concert will be hosted by Tudor City resident, Broadway and cabaret veteran Raissa Katona Bennett.
Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
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.
Parks Concert Series Continues with Karen Mason & William Michals, 8/13
Jul 31, 2014
The 7th Season of The Parks Concert Series, (formerly The Concerts for City Greens), a free outdoor concert series, continues on Wednesday, August 13th at 6:30 pm (Rain date: Thursday, August 14th at 6:30pm.) at Tudor City Greens, and will feature professional performers from Broadway and the New York City cabaret, jazz, classical and opera scene. All performers donate their time and talent for these concerts. The concert will be hosted by Tudor City resident, Broadway and cabaret veteran Raissa Katona Bennett.
Irish Rep Kicks Off THE PARTING GLASS Series Tonight with IN SHORTS
Jul 17, 2014
Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre announces THE PARTING GLASS, a series of special one-night only events celebrating Irish arts and culture. THE PARTING GLASS, which marks the end of the Irish Rep's 2013-2014 Season, will feature traditional Irish music, dance, poetry and storytelling. The series will take place on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street).
Irish Rep to Kick Off THE PARTING GLASS Series This Week with IN SHORTS
Jul 14, 2014
Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre announces THE PARTING GLASS, a series of special one-night only events celebrating Irish arts and culture. THE PARTING GLASS, which marks the end of the Irish Rep's 2013-2014 Season, will feature traditional Irish music, dance, poetry and storytelling. The series will take place on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street).
Lillias White, Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena and More Set for 54 Below this Week
Jul 14, 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.

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