Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 11-17, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Jarrod Spector, and More!

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: Show Biz After Hours with Frank DiLella with Very Special Guest Jonathan Groff; Footloose Reunion Concert; Nick Rashad Burroughs & Marisha Wallace: Baptized by Broadway; Late Night Broadway with Jarrod Spector, Kelli Barrett, & Judy Gold; and Back to the Garden: The Music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Laura Nyro.

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Show Biz After Hours with Frank DiLella with Very Special Guest Jonathan Groff

Where: Birdland NYC (315 W 44th Street)

When: January 11th at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $30 at http://www.birdlandjazz.com/event/1013195-show-biz-after-hours-frank-new-york/

"Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella" will be a regular theater-based live talk show featuring Broadway movers-and-shakers, impromptu musical performances, audience interaction, and a cocktail or two! Musical director for the show will be performer and composer Randy Redd. The show will be filmed and aired on Time Warner Cable's On Demand System.

Frank DiLella's celebrity interviews, along with his in-depth reporting of the theatrical scene for NY1, have helped make him a universally trusted friend and confidant, as well as one of the most popular personalities in entertainment journalism.

Frank DiLella joined NY1 in 2004 and now produces and reports for "On Stage," the news channel's weekly half-hour theater program. Working the entertainment beat, DiLella has interviewed many legendary artists including Edward Albee, Tom Hanks, Vanessa Redgrave, Bono, August Wilson, Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Bette Midler, Hugh Jackman, Tom Stoppard, Carol Channing, James Earl Jones, Chita Rivera, Jane Fonda, Elaine Stritch, Angela Lansbury, Lady Gaga,Tony Kushner, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Ben Vereen. In the fall of 2009, DiLella and the "On Stage" team were honored by the New York Musical Theater Festival for their weekly coverage of NYC theater. In addition to filing reports on the Broadway and off-Broadway scenes, DiLella has traveled internationally to cover theater in Japan, Hong Kong, England, Scotland, Germany, and Canada.

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Footloose Reunion Concert

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: January 12th at 7:00 & 9:30 PM

Tickets: $40-80 at http://54below.com/artist/footloose-reunion-concert/

Kick off your Sunday shoes for this one night only event! Feinstein's/54 Below is ecstatic to welcome original cast members from the beloved Broadway cult classic: Footloose! Based on the 1984 film, Footloose received four Tony Award nominations during its almost two year run in Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre. The songs of the night, written by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford, are sure to remind you that "there is a time to dance". From "Holding Out For A Hero" to "Let's Hear It For The Boy" to "Mama Says"... Join us for a night of great music, rare reunions, and maybe even some fancy footwork.

Featuring members of the Original Broadway Cast including: Jim Ambler as Lyle, Stephen Lee Anderson as Reverend Shaw, Robin Baxter as Irene, Bryant Carroll, Kathy Deitch as Urleen, John Deyle as Principle Clark, Artie Harris as Jeter, Billy Hartung as Chuck, Dee Hoty as Vi, Jeremy Kushnier as Ren, Orfeh as Rusty, Tom Plotkin as Willard, Nick Sullivan, and Jennifer Laura Thompson as Ariel.

Produced by Shoshana Feinstein & Jesse Vargas

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Nick Rashad Burroughs & Marisha Wallace: Baptized by Broadway

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: January 14th at 11:30 PM

Tickets: $20-40 at http://54below.com/artist/nick-rashad-burroughs-marisha-wallace/

Broadway's Nick Rashad Burroughs (Kinky Boots) and Marisha Wallace (Something Rotten) join forces for a night full of soul, jazz, gospel, and showtunes n an encore of their Feinstein's/54 Below debut, Baptized By Broadway! Join Nick and Marisha as they take you though their journey of growing up in the southern church to their road to Broadway! Nick Rashad Burroughs is currently in Kinky Boots on Broadway as the Lola understudy/Angel. He's performed regionally in shows such asJesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Shrek (Donkey), Hairspray(Seaweed), and many more! Marisha Wallace is currently on Broadway in Something Rotten as the Bea understudy/Ensemble; she was last seen on Broadway in Aladdin as the Fortune Teller and was a part of the first National Tour of Book of Mormon!

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Late Night Broadway with Jarrod Spector, Kelli Barrett, & Judy Gold

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: January 16th at 11:30 PM

Tickets: $20-45 at http://54below.com/artist/late-night-broadway-with-jarrod-spector-kelli-barrett-judy-gold/

This is Dedicated: Music's Greatest Marriages is the brand new show by newly-married Broadway veterans, Tony-nominated Jarrod Spector (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) and Kelli Barrett (Doctor Zhivago, Wicked). They are often asked "what's it like to be married to a fellow artist?"

Bringing to life the greatest songs birthed from the greatest marriages, the two attempt to answer the question. From Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil and Alan & Marilyn Bergman to Sonny & Cher to Beyonce & Jay-Z, the themes of love, heartbreak, triumph, and despair infuse not only these incredible songs but also the storied partnerships themselves. The night celebrates marriage as the powerful force behind this timeless music and tackles the difficult questions behind keeping it all together.

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Back to the Garden: The Music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Laura Nyro

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: January 16th at 9:30 PM

Tickets: $30-65 at http://54below.com/artist/back-to-the-garden/

After a sold out performance last fall, Back to the Garden returns to Feinstein's/54 Below! Back to the Garden celebrates folk-rock trailblazers Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Laura Nyro. Challenged by the traditional images of women in the music industry, they bravely explored territory outside the accepted confines of popular music. These prolific singer-songwriters paved the way for women in music, art and life. Back to the Garden pays tribute to these women, their influence and inspiration. Featuring Melissa Hammans (Company, Smokey Joe's Cafe), Shaleah Adkisson (Hair, Rent), and Maddy Wyatt (Band of Wyatt). Directed by Amy Jones (Good Ol' Girls, Broadway Backwards). Musical Direction by Debra Barsha (Jersey Boys, Radiant Baby).

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