Cabaret on Tour


BWW Awards Special: South African Theatre Winners Celebrate the 2016 Regional BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards
by David Fick - Jan 18, 2017

It was no unlucky Friday the 13th for South Africa's theatre community when BroadwayWorld's Regional Managing Editor Christina Mancuso released the names of the of the winners of the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards. (more...)

Pianist David Shenton Says 'No Thanks' to Trump Inauguration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Add Pianist David Shenton to the list of performers who turned down the opportunity to play at Donald Trump's Inaugural. (more...)

Cabaret Tribute to Streisand's COLOR ME BARBRA Set for Philadelphia Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

On Friday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m., the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Bearded Ladies will honor Color Me Barbra, Barbra Streisand's celebrated CBS television special, filmed at the Museum more than 50 years ago. (more...)

DIVAS & QUEENS and More Set for New Season of Friday Programs at Philadelphia Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Starting this month, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will embark on a new lineup for Friday evening programs. (more...)

Tennis Releases Commercial ft. Zosia Mamet for New LP 'Yours Conditionally'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Tennis' upcoming full-length LP Yours Conditionally is out 3/10 via Mutually Detrimental. The band just released a commercial for the album starring Zosia Mamet (more...)

Liz Rubino Returns to NY with MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE Debut at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Singer/Actress, Liz Rubino, will return to the NY Cabaret stage with her debut at the well known establishment, Don't Tell Mama, in 'Make Yourself Comfortable' opening Saturday, February 11th @ 7:30 p.m. Additional shows are 3/11 and 4/08. Music Charge is $15.00, Two Drink Min. $5.00 MAC member discount. (more...)

BWW Review: ROBYN SPANGLER Brings RIDDLE, RONSTADT & ROBYN SPANGLER to Rockwell
by Don Grigware - Jan 18, 2017

Who says artistry seldom improves with age? I saw Robyn Spangler perform her first Linda Ronstadt show, after an extensive tour to promote her CD Why I Love Linda Ronstadt about five years ago. I had the following to say about her performance. 'Accessible, friendly with an aura of poise and self-confidence, Spangler ... fully engages and entertains her audience. I had such a good time, when the hour was over, I wanted to cry out for more...more Nelson Riddle, more Gilbert and Sullivan! Leaving an audience wanting more is a sign of a truly great Cabaret artist, and Robyn Spangler fills the bill'. (more...)

Alley Rep Joins Tomorrow's GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

At 5:30pm on January 19, 2017, Alley Repertory Theater will join over 500 theaters, ensembles, companies, and educational programs across the country to light a light and pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

FST's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Breaks Ticket Sale Record
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Selling over a record-breaking 20,000 tickets, Million Dollar Quartet must close on January 20. This explosive and energetic production kicked off FST's Mainstage season with a roar. Producing their largest theatre season to date, FST opened all five of its theatre spaces to full capacity before January. Running as many as 11 shows in just one day, FST also launched their inaugural Children's Theatre series and revived the Stage III series. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts' Symphony Pops Series Welcomes Cabaret Star Ann Hampton Callaway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) and the Santa Rosa Symphony present a special musical event as a part of the2016-2017 Symphony Pops Series on Sunday, February 19 at 3 p.m. featuring Cabaret star Ann Hampton Callaway singing hits from the Great American Songbook. Callaway joins the Santa Rosa Symphony for a celebration of 20th Century American music. From a command performance at the White House, to the Great White Way of Broadway, she has captivated audiences everywhere. The Tony-nominated star of the Broadway hit Swing! sings the timeless classics of George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and many more from the Great American Songbook. The Santa Rosa Symphony will be under the direction of acclaimed Principal Pops Conductor Michael Berkowitz. (more...)

Less Than Rent Theatre Presents PUSSY SLUDGE by Gracie Gardner as Part of SANCTUARY at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Less Than Rent Theatre, known for caffeinated, hard-edged indie theatre, is proud to present Pussy Sludge, a new play written by Gracie Gardner as part of SANCTUARY. Pussy Sludge will run February 10th, 11th and 12th at HERE Arts Center. (more...)

Cabaret at The Merc Presents 5th Annual RISING STARS Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Presented by Cabaret at The Merc, in association with The Barn Stage Company, this exclusive look at some of the area's brightest Rising Stars is now in it's 5th Year! (more...)

JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN Encores at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

'Judy and Liza Together Again', starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named 'BEST DUO'in 2012 by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), has been EXTENDED AGAIN through the Winter Season at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street). Teaming up for an evening of 'Just POW!', these MAC and Bistro Award winning performers pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/daughter team in show biz history in 'a high energy evening with an abundance of laughs!' (Edge) . The gaiety continues with performances on Saturdays, January 21st and 28th, February 4th and 25th. There is a $25.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum. For reservations call: 212-757-0788 or make reservations online at www.donttellmamanyc.com (more...)

TOsketchfest Presents The Rumoli Brothers, Dance Animal, Flo & Joan and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (TOsketchfest) today announces the first wave of programming with highlights from the Festival Series. TOsketchfestwill host over 60 sketch comedy acts from across North America, March 1-12, 2017 at The Theatre Centre, Comedy Bar and The Drake Underground.  (more...)

Sydney Festival Opens to Great Reception
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Sydney Festival has taken over the city in a celebration of exceptional theatre, dance, music, visual arts, opera and more. Over three weeks, Sydney Festival brings the harbour city to life from January 7-29. (more...)

Actors' Temple to Honor Tovah Feldshuh and Jackie Hoffman at Centennial Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Theater District institution the Actors' Temple celebrates its centennial with an entertainment-packed dinner and show at the Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, on Monday, March 13, at 6pm. (more...)

Old School Square to Present Nine Audience-Wowing Concerts & Shows in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

???????Old School Square is presenting nine amazing shows and concerts in February. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now at www.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

Phillip Howze's FRONTIERES SANS FRONTIERES Set for The Bushwick Starr This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Bushwick Starr presents the world premiere of Frontieres sans Frontieres, a bold and boundless new play about borders, friendships, and the challenges of reinventing oneself in a world that seeks to limit and delineate you. (more...)

DCPA Announces Finalists for 2016-17 Regional High School Playwriting Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is pleased to announce the finalists of the fourth annual Regional High School Playwriting Workshop and Competition for Colorado high school students. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Randy Rainbow Confronts Jennifer Holliday About Inauguration Drama
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2017

Jennifer Holliday has been headline news the past week, as the Broadway star decided to (then not to) perform at the Inauguration. Below, watch as Randy Rainbow gets to the bottom of it... Dreamgirls style. (more...)

Lea Anderson Sings Whitney Houston: A Five-Year Anniversary Tribute Show at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Whitney Houston was the voice of a generation.  Her countless hit singles will live forever in the songbook of our world.  I Believe In You And Me, I'm Every Woman, I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me), I Have Nothing…the list goes on and on.  On the five-year anniversary of her tragic (and all too early) passing from this earth, New York based R&B singer Lea Anderson is gathering her band and special guest singers to pay tribute to one of the greatest voices pop music has ever known.  (more...)

Tim Aumiller & Scott Schneider and More Set for IN THE WORKS Series at the Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Honeck-Moss Productions presents 'In The Works,' an exciting new series conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment.   (more...)

NCTC Presents World Premiere of Jewelle Gomez's LEAVING THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

New Conservatory Theatre Center continues its 35th Anniversary celebration in March, proudly presenting the world premiere of Jewelle Gomez's Leaving the Blues, an NCTC commissioned play with music imagining the life of legendary Blues singer-songwriter Alberta Hunter (1895-1984). In the new play by the celebrated Gilda Stories' author, Hunter is backstage preparing for a professional comeback, knowing just how many doors to the past it may open. Spanning 60 years, Leaving the Blues imagines a journey through the public life Hunter led as an African-American musician, the private life she hid as a lesbian, and the ghosts that won't let her forget. (more...)

Weird and Whimsy Collide at Annex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Kicking off its dynamic 30th season with one of its most ambitious and exciting shows ever, Annex Theatre presents Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine written by Amy Escobar and directed by Eddie DeHais. (more...)

Love is in the Air as Three Rivers Music Theatre Presents DATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Celebrate Valentine's Day weekend with Three Rivers Music Theatre as we sing the songs that represent the roller coaster ride of love. TRMT Cabaret Series Presents DATE NIGHT: A Cabaret. (more...)

RAINBOWS & RIBBONS at Don't Tell Mama to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

"Rainbows & Ribbons" a new show by Ross Hewitt will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC on Saturday, March 25th at 5:00 pm. (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS to Visit Sheffield's Lyceum Theatre on 30th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Bill Kenwright's production of international smash-hit musical Blood Brothers visits the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield, from Monday 23 January to Saturday 4 February, as part of its 30th Anniversary Tour, with Lyn Paul in the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone. (more...)

La Ti Do to Celebrate 5th Anniversary with Show and Party at Bistro Bistro
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Washington, DC's premier Cabaret series celebrates five years of supporting the metropolitan area's best and brightest artists with a 5th Anniversary show and party - including Happy hour, silent auction, show, awards ceremony, and dance party (more...)

Miss Coco Peru Returns to Los Angeles LGBT Center for Two Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

In response to overwhelming popular demand, the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has announced the return of the legendary Miss Coco Peru in her latest solo show, A Gentle Reminder: Miss Coco Peru's Guide to a Somewhat Happy Life. There will be two performances only at the Renberg Theatre on Friday and Saturday, February 10 & 11 at 8pm. (more...)

Beyond the Glittered Curtain; A Drag Show with a Difference at Adelaide Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

After almost a decade of performing at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and presenting shows for half of that, Kristina Creme (now known as Kristina International) of Creme de la Creme Productions is determined to unveil a show with a difference, Beyond the Glittered Curtain. (more...)

Colleen Kollar Smith Named as Managing Director of Moonlight Stage Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Vista native Colleen Kollar Smith, who received her earliest theatre experience and training on the stage of the Moonlight Amphitheatre, has been named as Managing Director of the City of Vista's Moonlight Stage Productions effective February 8, 2017. Kollar Smith will oversee Moonlight's business and administrative functions and work in concert with Producing Artistic Director Steven Glaudini to shape the vision and future of the company and its seasons. Kollar Smith replaces longtime Managing Director Daniel Kays, who in November accepted a position in Northern California. (more...)

Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

As previously announced, at 5:30pm on January 19, 2017, at sunset the eve of the Inauguration, more than 500 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs will gather across the country to light a light and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

Joan Osborne to Sing Bob Dylan in Cafe Carlyle Return
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Joan Osborne returns to Cafe Carlyle, February 28 - March 11. (more...)

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY Receives World Premiere at Texas State University; New Song and Music by Larry Grossman and Andrew Lippa, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance in association with Harrison/Bowman New Works Commission is proud to bring The World According To Snoopy, a revised version of the classic musical Snoopy!!! to the stage in February 2017. (more...)

NAKED BOYS SINGING! to Heat Up Rochester This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre has announce a limited, three-week-only engagement of:  Naked Boys Singing!, January 27 - February 14. The American Vaudeville-style review premiered in 1998 and has been 'thrilling' audiences both in New York and around the globe ever since. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre's Youth Project Presents THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, is pleased to announce its fifth production of the BrightSide Theatre Youth Project with the musical -Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.  Directed by BrightSide Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and playing March 11-19, 2017 at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville, tickets are on sale now atwww.BrightSideTheatre.com or by calling 630-447-TIXS (8497).  (more...)

Sarah Raines to Bring Valentine's Day Cabaret Dinner to The Ellery Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The Sarah Raines Concert Series, which produced the hilarious, sold-out event 'All's Lehrer in Love and War,' presents a Valentine's Day Cabaret Dinner theatre at The Ellery Room on February 10. Expect more laughs, delicious food, and leave smiling whether you come with a group, with a date, or stag! (more...)

GOING WEST: THE STORY OF THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Premiere Headed to B Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

B Street Theatre will present the World Premiere of Going West: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad as the third production in the 2016 - 2017 Family Series Season. (more...)

Henry Koperski to Host Cabaret for Comedians on Inauguration Night at UCB East
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Henry Koperski has assembled a group of beloved NYC comedians to perform at UCB East the night of the inauguration. (more...)

UTC's 'DADA' to Play as Part of 2017 FRIGID Festival at The Kraine THeater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

FRIGID New York presents an Untitled Theatre Collective production: 'An Evening Conference on Feminism and Equality at Large at the Fantabulosa Esoteric Cabaret Dada,' with text & direction by Lucca Damilano. (more...)

BWW Review: In 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI, Penny Fuller Musically Shares Memories from a Well-Loved Life
by Shari Barrett - Jan 16, 2017

After Penny Fuller approached Barry Kleinbort to create a musical version of Hatcher's play for her to perform as a Cabaret artist, 13 Things About Ed Carpolotti was originally developed at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center Cabaret and Performance Conference in Summer 2012 and had its New York premiere in December 2012. The two have a natural affinity for knowing what works well for both of them, and the musical spark between Fuller and her accompanist Paul Greenwood lights up the stage. (more...)

JUST KEEPIN' TIME at Dorothy's Piano Bar
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret presents Jenny Shotwell in Just Keepin' Time, an Evening at the Cabaret. Saturday, January 21 at 7 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jason Graae and Company Bring JERRY HERMAN LEGACY CONCERT to Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 16, 2017

Broadway vet and musical comedy genius Jason Graae will be one of several incredible performers that will be presenting JERRY HERMAN: THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts from January 19 - 21, 2017. For three performances at the Center's Samueli Theater---the campus' intimate Cabaret space---Graae and five other artists will be taking the stage to pay tribute to Jerry Herman's musical legacy, highlighted by musical numbers from his many classic shows that include MAME, MACK AND MABEL, HELLO, DOLLY!, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. (more...)

MAC & Bistro Award-Winner BILLIE ROE Continues Run of Provocative Show MONOPOLY at Don't Tell Mama, 2/12 & 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Billie Roe's uniquely provocative musical show MONOPOLY: SINGING THE LIVES FROM BALTIC AVENUE TO BOARDWALK, combines biting political commentary, humanity, and humor with songs by composers as diverse as Kurt Weill, Alan Jay Lerner, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Waits, Rickie Lee Jones, Pink Floyd, and Bono from U2. Roe's pithy and poignant script brings the people who reside within one of the world's most popular board games to life. MONOPOLY has earned Roe a BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Award Nomination for 'Best Show, Female.' Directed by multiple Award-winning Cabaret star Mark Nadler, with music direction by Steven Ray Watkins (the two combined on the show's musical arrangements), Billie Roe's MONOPOLY moves to Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th St, New York, NY) on February 12 and 19, 2017, both shows at 5:30 PM. For reservations, call: 212-757-0788 (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 1/16/2017
by - Jan 16, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 1/16/2017. (more...)

Heron Agency Releases Guide to Valentine's Day in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Valentine's Day isn't everyone cup of tea. Whether you are planning to spend a romantic evening with the love of your life or plan on ripping up old pictures of your ex-boyfriend and finishing a bottle of wine, we can all agree that February would be nothing without this Hallmark holiday. Get out your plush teddy bears, boxes of chocolates, and bouquet of roses, because the Heron Agency has rounded up the top Must-Do Valentine's activities in Chicago that will leave you swooning (or rolling your eyes).  (more...)

13th Street Repertory Theatre Will Present NAIVE IN NYC: A CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

The show features New York's finest band of misfits, as they take you on the journey of the hundreds of millennials who relocate to New York daily. Featuring songs from Waitress, Spring Awakening, SMASH, Heathers, Rent and many more. The talented cast has been featured on National tours, Cruise lines, Paper Mill Playhouse, La Mirada Theatre and original cast recordings. I mean.... What else is there to do on a weeknight? So come and watch as we get you buzzed on laughter and FREE WINE. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, CABARET and More Lead 2017-18 Covedale and Incline Theater Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Next Seasons Announced at West Side Theaters Covedale Center and Warsaw Federal Incline Theater Boast Exciting, Eclectic Titles Through Spring 2018 Cincinnati Landmark Productions announced its next slate of shows at its two theaters this weekend at the annual Double Season Announcement party. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below To Present SWINGING' WITH THE MOUSE, A Night of Disney Jazz
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Swingin' With The Mouse on February 5th, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

PUBLIC PRIVACY Continues Run at Manhattan Rep's Short Play Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

SpeakNow Theatre's devised piece and stellar Cabaret, Public Privacy, will continue its run at Manhattan Repotory Theatre's Short Play Project January 19th and 20th at 6:30pm. (more...)

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