Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for October 26-November 1, Featuring Daisy Eagan, Laura Osnes, 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 Featuring Laura Osnes and Corey Cott; Classic Broadway at the Metropolitan Room; Comfort Women In Concert; GHOST LIGHT: Songs and Creepy Stories from Broadway and Beyond To Get You In The Halloween Spirit; and Into Sweeney Todd's Woods.

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Show Biz After Hours with Frank DiLella Featuring Laura Osnes and Corey Cott

Where: Birdland NYC (315 W 44th Street)

When: October 26th at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $30 http://www.birdlandjazz.com/event/958489-show-biz-after-hours-frank-new-york/

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that NY1 theater journalist Frank DiLella will bring his newest creation, a talk show, to the historic Birdland stage. The first "episode" will take place on Monday, October 26 at 7pm, with a very special guest star who will be announced soon.

"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 very special event will be filmed and aired on Time Warner Cable's On Demand System.

Laura Osnes - Best known for her Tony-nominated performances in Cinderella and Bonnie & Clyde, Ms. Osnes has also starred on Broadway in Anything Goes, South Pacific, and Grease. She is currently starring in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of The Bandstand.

Corey Cott - From 2012 to 2014, this actor and singer portrayed Jack Kelly in the Broadway production of Newsies The Musical. In 2015, he returned to the Broadway stage, taking on the role of Gaston Lachaille in the revival of the musical Gigi. He is currently starring in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of The Bandstand.

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An Evening of Classic Broadway

Where: Metropolitan Room (34 W 22nd Street)

When: October 27th at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $22.50-115 at http://metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=194738&cart

A Benefit for The Actors Fund

Michael Lavine, Host and Musical Director. Featuring Dianne Fraser, Julie Garnye, Stacy Sullivan, Eric Michael Gillett, Walter Winston ONeil, Daisy Eagan, Sean McDermott, and Jen Malenke.

Following spectacular performances at Los Angeles' Rockwell Table and Stage, Upstairs at Vitello's, The Catalina Jazz Club and the El Caballero Country Club, Fraser Entertainment Group comes to The Metropolitan Room with the critically-acclaimed AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY. This show welcomes a new cast of superb singers from Broadway, television and film with each new appearance of the concert series. If you love show tunes, you will relish Fraser Entertainment Group's dazzling evening of songs from landmark musicals. You'll get goose-bumped and teary-eyed hearing dynamic renditions of your favorite numbers from classic shows, as well as classics from smaller/lesser-known Broadway musicals - always peppered with fun and laughs!

The evening will be musically directed by Michael Lavine, who has worked as a musical director, pianist, vocal coach and singer all over the world.

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Comfort Women In Concert

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: October 29th at 9:30 PM

Tickets: $25-60 at http://54below.com/artist/comfort-women-a-new-musical-in-concert/

The multi-national Asian cast of Comfort Women: A New Musical presents a reunion concert version of the show with the original Off-Broadway Cast.

During World War II, approximately 200,000 women - and young teenagers - from across Asia were forced into sexual slavery at "comfort stations" for the Imperial Japanese Army. Inspired by testimonies from the women survivors, Comfort Women: A New Musical features a cast of Asian/Asian-American actors to tell these stories which are excluded from history books.

Featuring Garett Taketa, Meagan Lee Hodson, Sandra W. Lee, Yeena Sung, Bomi Yim, Tricia Fukuhara, Roger Yeh, Edward Ikeguchi, Jann Punwattana, Maggie Lalley, Tomoka Iwata, Paul Marquez, Daniel Kennedy, Shan Y. Chuang, Shiori Ichikawa,Yukino Kikuta, Narae Kim, Zoe Lau, Hana Park, Euikyu Bang, Juverne Divino, and Kwangmin Lee

Comfort Women: A New Musical is Directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim. Music by Bryan Michaels & TaeHo Park, and Lyrics by Bryan Michaels. Written by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David Aguirre, Joann Malory Mieses, and produced by Matthew Thomas Burda & Dimo Hyun Jun Kim.

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GHOST LIGHT: Songs and Creepy Stories from Broadway and Beyond to Get You in the Halloween Spirit

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: October 30th at 11:30 PM

Tickets: $30-55 at http://54below.com/artist/ghost-light-songs-and-creepy-stories-from-broadway-and-beyond/

Did David Belasco's ghost burst a pipe to flood his namesake theatre during rehearsals of Dracula the Musical? Does Bob Fosse really haunt the Lyceum, leaving behind a signature of cigarette smoke? Fact or fiction, this night of stories and songs will explore these incredible legends, with two of Broadway's most colorful media personalities at the helm. Joining them will be celebrity friends and fellow Halloween enthusiasts from Broadway to share their own creepy anecdotes from backstage and sing a selection of songs to help fans get in the spirit, ranging from Broadway (Sweeney Todd, Dracula) to the American Songbook ("I Put A Spell On You," "Witchcraft"), films ("This is Halloween") to pop music ("Thriller," "Monster Mash"), and beyond.

Featuring:
Daisy Eagan (Tony Award winner, The Secret Garden), Keala Settle (Tony Award nominee, Hands on a Hardbody, Waitress), Christina Sajous (Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark, Baby it's You), Doreen Montalvo (On Your Feet!, In The Heights), Stacy Sullivan (2015 MAC Major Artist award winner), and Brian Losoya (Lindsay Mendez & Ryan Scott Oliver's "Actor Therapy").

Conceived and hosted by Steve Schonberg (theater expert NBC Today in New York, Huffington Post contributor) with co-host Laura Heywood (Twitter phenomenon, @BroadwayGirlNYC). Dan Pardo (Amazing Grace) will serve as music director.

*Talent subject to change.

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Into Sweeney Todd's Woods

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: October 31st at 9:30 PM

Tickets: $35-80 at http://54below.com/artist/into-sweeney-todds-woods/

Back for a third, smash year!! Well Hello, Little Girl... There are Giants in the Sky at Feinstein's/54 Below when host Phil Geoffrey Bond (Sondheim Unplugged) and some of Broadway and cabaret's spookiest talents (along with a ghoulish trio of Sondheimhood's creepiest musicians) collide for a night celebrating the music of these two landmark musicals. God, That's Good! The trees rustle, a wolf howls, something's eerie in the night air: it's The Last Midnight. The perfect way to end your Halloween celebrations - or perhaps start them! City on Fire! ...He shaved the necks of gentlemen who never thereafter...

Special Guest: Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd's original Johanna)

Starring Victoria Elizabeth Cook, Scott Coulter, Harris Doran, Marquee Five, Rob Maitner, Julie Reyburn, Nicholas Rodriguez, Timothy John Smith, and Lucia Spina.

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