Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 9-15, Featuring Alysha Umphress, Joshua Henry, and More!

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: Alysha Umphress & Joshua Henry: Romantic Duets; If It Only Even Runs a Minute: 14th Edition; The Lost Boys: Live!; A Very Broadway Valentine's Day: Featuring Alysha Umphress & Santino Fontana; and It's Only Love: An Evening of Broadway Love Songs.

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Alysha Umphress & Joshua Henry: Romantic Duets

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: February 9th at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $35-70 at http://54below.com/artist/alysha-umphress-joshua-henry-romantic-duets/

Two time Tony nominee Joshua Henry (The Scottsboro Boys, Violet) and critically acclaimed star of the current hit Broadway revival of On The Town Alysha Umphress come together just in time for Valentine's Day to offer a evening of love songs ranging from Adam Guettel to Ray Charles. The two met doing the Broadway production of American Idiot and have been scheming to do a concert together ever since. Four years later it's happening and you'd be silly to miss it! With special arrangements by the über talented Jeff Blumenkrantz and musical direction by Jason Michael Webb. Warm up this February with two of the most gorgeous, exciting voices of Broadway today.

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If It Only Even Runs a Minute: 14th Edition

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: February 9th at 9:30 PM

Tickets: $25-60 at http://54below.com/artist/if-it-only-even-runs-a-minute/

Sometimes Broadway musicals run forever, like Cats or Les Miserables. But sometimes, Broadway musicals run for only a minute, like Merrily We Roll Along, High Fidelity, or Via Galactica. This is their story.

If It Only Even Runs A Minute is the Bistro Award-winning concert series celebrating rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from underappreciated musicals. Created and hosted by 54 Below Director of Programming Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Book of Mormon's Kevin Michael Murphy, with musical direction by Joshua Zecher-Ross, each concert includes performances and stories from original cast members and writers of selected featured shows, as well as new interpretations.

The 14th edition of the concert will feature performances from an amazing lineup of Broadway stars to be announced, and will feature stories about & songs from an incredible array of musicals.

This edition will feature performances and stories from: Seth Eliser, Ben Fankhauser, Sheldon Harnick, Margery Gray Harnick, Leah Hocking, Rachel MacKenzie, Teri Ralston, Ryann Redmond, Zak Resnick, Brian Charles Rooney, Jake Satterfield, Margo Seibert, Elena Shaddow, Emily Skinner, Kaitlyn Swygard, Allie Trimm, Maksim Tokarev, Jessica Vosk, Lauren Worsham, and more to be announced.

The concert will feature songs from and stories about: Actor Lawyer Indian Chief, Blood Red Roses, Elegies For Angels Punks and Raging Queens, Home Again Home Again, Hundreds of Hats, The Lieutenant, Myths and Hymns, A New Brain, A Reel American Hero, Skyscraper, Tenderloin, The Thing About Men, The Woman In White, and more.

Previous editions of Runs A Minute have played at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Caroline's on Broadway, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Joe's Pub and Le Poisson Rouge. So far, the series has included 275 performers and 161 featured musicals, as well as many songs that have never before been recorded. For more information, check out: http://IfItOnlyEvenRunsAMinute.com

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The Lost Boys: Live!

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: February 10th at 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM

Tickets: $35-80 at http://54below.com/artist/the-lost-boys-live/

For one night only the Lost Boys can be found on the stage of 54 Below! Come join this talented group of boys as they sing, dance, tell stories, and maybe even share some behind-the-scenes secrets. Anything can happen when 54 Below becomes Neverland for a night. Directed by Gina Rattan (NBC's Peter Pan Live, Matilda) and produced by Shoshana Feinstein.

Starring:

Dyllon Burnside (Holler if Ya Hear Me), Jason Gotay (Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, Bring It On), David Guzman (Newsies), Jacob Guzman (Newsies), Michael Hartung (The Muny's Tarzan), Garett Hawe (Matilda, Newsies), F. Michael Haynie (Holler if Ya Hear Me, Wicked), Chris McCarrell (LES MISERABLES) - 9:30pm show only, Daniel Quadrino (Newsies, Bye Bye Birdie), and Ryan Steele (Matilda, Newsies).

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A Very Broadway Valentine's Day: Featuring Alysha Umphress & Santino Fontana

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: February 12th at 9:30 & 11:30 PM

Tickets: $25-70 at http://54below.com/artist/a-very-broadway-valentines-day/

During the week of Valentine's Day, Broadway's favorite couples, special guest Santino Fontana, and musical director Benjamin Rauhala will celebrate Broadway romance, both on and off-stage. Featuring many of Broadway's most romantic songs, and special stories from each couple, this concert makes for the perfect date-night! This is one concert no hopeless romantic should miss!

Starring Broadway couples:

Matthew Scott (Sondheim on Sondheim) & Kirsten Scott (Big Fish)
Alysha Umphress (On The Town) & Cody Williams (On The Town)
Taylor Trensch (The Curious Incident...) & Max Crumm (The Fantasticks)
Santino Fontana (Cinderella)
Amy Spanger (Rock of Ages) & Brian Shepard (Something Rotten!)
Michael Tacconi (Bare) & Elizabeth Judd (Spider-Man)
R.J Valliancourt & Sara Kapner (Bare)
Jake Boyd (Rock of Ages) & Casey Garvin (Bullets Over Broadway)
Daniel Quadrino (Newsies) & Devin Lewis
Mairi-Doman Phaneuf (The Bridges of Madison County) & Marc Phaneuf (Honeymoon in Vegas)
Jason Gotay (NBC's Peter Pan Live!) & Michael Hurting
Kara Lindsay (Wicked) & Kevin Massey (A Gentlemen's Guide...) (11:30pm only)
Caroline Bowman (Wicked) & Austin Colby (11:30pm only)
Brendon Stimson (Honeymoon in Vegas) & Catherine Charlebois (Wicked) (11:30pm only)

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It's Only Love: An Evening of Broadway Love Songs

Where: Metropolitan Room (34 W 22nd Street)

When: February 14th at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $20-115 at http://metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=159231

Celebrate Valentines Day with some of your favorite Broadway Love Songs. Joseph Macchia cabaret producer brings back this successful evening of cabaret for a third year. And what better way to celebrate Valentines Day with Broadway and Love.

Broadways Brandi Massey (Wicked) Liz Mckendry (The Producers) Dave August (Naked Boys Singing, Broadway Bares), Will Perez Beau Howard Sly Young Suzanne Dressler Tracy Stark musical directs the evening.

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