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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen is also the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor of the Times Square Chronicles. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member, and a voting member Berkshire Theatre Critics Association. Stephen is an Honorary Advisory Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of the Great American Song Book. Email: stephensorokoff@gmail.com.



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Photo Coverage: 'Baby It's Cold Outside' at the Friars Club as Deana Martin Duets Wit PhotoPhoto Coverage: 'Baby It's Cold Outside' at the Friars Club as Deana Martin Duets With Steven Maglio
Posted: Dec. 17, 2019


BWW Review: The Wick Theatre Set To Open Season With Hot Shoe Shuffle PhotoBWW Review: The Wick Theatre Set To Open Season With Hot Shoe Shuffle
Posted: Oct. 17, 2019


BWW Review: Barry Manilow, Michael Feinstein, Marilyn Maye Attend Lorna Luft's Openin PhotoBWW Review: Barry Manilow, Michael Feinstein, Marilyn Maye Attend Lorna Luft's Opening at Feinstein's/54 Below
Posted: Aug. 9, 2019


Photo Coverage: Judy Garland Celebrated at New York Cabaret Convention PhotoPhoto Coverage: Judy Garland Celebrated at New York Cabaret Convention
Posted: Oct. 31, 2019


Photo Coverage: Deana Martin & Tony Danza Celebrate 75 Years of Patsy's Italian Resta PhotoPhoto Coverage: Deana Martin & Tony Danza Celebrate 75 Years of Patsy's Italian Restaurant
Posted: Sep. 24, 2019


Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein Brings Guest Jimmy Webb To The Kravis Center PhotoPhoto Coverage: Michael Feinstein Brings Guest Jimmy Webb To The Kravis Center
Posted: Feb. 20, 2020


Photo Coverage: Pat Boone Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Debby Boone Concert PhotoPhoto Coverage: Pat Boone Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Debby Boone Concert
Posted: Feb. 8, 2020


BWW Feature: Entertainment Company Pivots To Socially Distanced Interactive Virtual Events
May 23, 2020

Every seat in the house will have a great view at shows which are offered by renowned event planner  Craig Neier. 

BWW Interview: Kravis Center's Lee Bell Talks Kravis @ Home
May 20, 2020

Until the curtain rises again, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach is entertaining its patrons with Kravis @ Home featuring a curated selection of virtual concerts, lectures, dance performances and arts educations activities, as well as original programs and presentations. 

BWW Interview: GFour Productions' Seth Greenleaf Talks MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL and Future Streaming Plans
May 7, 2020

On Monday, May 4, GFour Productions - whose collective shows have won 56 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards - announced that their international hit show MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL is now available for online streaming. For the first time in history, the beloved show will entertain fans from the comfort of their homes. Not only is the stream available for purchase - GFour has offered a revenue share to participating partners who market the online streaming, as a way to help venues across the country generate revenue at this time. Additionally, GFour is donating 10% of all sales to The Actors Fund, in support of their COVID-19 efforts to provide emergency financial assistance to performing arts and entertainment professionals.

Photos: Deana Martin Sings For Her Palies On Facebook
March 28, 2020

Dean Martin did it the old fashioned way, entertaining millions with his widely successful Variety TV show.

Photo Coverage: Steve Tyrell Concludes Engagement at Table 26
March 13, 2020

Because of the current crisis there may not have been many places on the planet where anyone was smiling last night but for 90 minutes at least, Steve Tyrell was able to remind us that there will be a “Sunny Side Of The Street”. It's one of his signature songs that was used by NASA to wake up the astronauts in space every morning.   Sitting in Table 26 and listening to Steve's song list which had many Great American Songbook tunes on it written during the Great Depression and WWll it reminded me that this too shall pass albeit with some pain.  

Photo Coverage: Kenny G Plays the Kravis Center
March 11, 2020

It's common knowledge that musicians also possess a facility for math ( pianist Albert Einstein). There seems to be some correlation between dexterity of numbers and mastery of music notes. Kenny G who majored in accounting in college brought a countless amount of beautiful notes to the Kravis Center last night. It was also impossible to count any empty seats in the Dreyfoos Concert Hall for the musical extravaganza. Kenny came on stage before the start of the performance to announce that some lucky person in the audience would be taking home one of his saxophones, adding comically that he guaranteed they would be having great “sax” that night.

Photo Coverage: Steve Tyrell Returns to Table 26
March 9, 2020

There has never been a “menu special” more special than the one that Table 26 served up last night. Steve Tyrell one of the most celebrated crooners of American Songbook standards returned to Eddie & Ozzies popular restaurant and brought the excitement, glamour, and great music that used to reign in the legendary Royal Room back to the Palm Beach area. The food at Table 26 has some secret ingredients that stimulate the palate and Steve Tyrell possesses the melodic secret ingredients that stimulate your musical palate. It's that combination of exceptional melody, harmony, rhythm, and his vocal expression that make the songs of the great American composers and lyricists come to life.

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
March 4, 2020

Here are two statements rarely heard in the world of Cabaret. “There goes that Cabaret Singer driving off in his new Bentley!” and “Did you check out that beautiful new Cabaret Room?”

Photo Coverage: Loston Harris Plays the Kravis Center
March 1, 2020

From every corner of the musical world artists perform on the stages of the Kravis Center. Last night coming from such a corner, that of Madison Avenue and 76th street in NYC the Kravis welcomed Loston Harris. Loston for many years has entertained New Yorkers at his annual engagement in Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle. The audience in Persson Hall may have been dressed a bit more casually than folks at the legendary hotel on Manhattan's storied upper East Side, but their musical taste was just as sophisticated as they relished Loston's cosmopolitan stylings.

Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein Brings Guest Jimmy Webb To The Kravis Center
February 20, 2020

Michael Feinstein, through his performance and music history archiving is the country's foremost guide of The Great American Songbook. He had a songwriter/composer as his guest on the Kravis Center stage last night who has contributed a very important page of that book….Jimmy Webb.

Photo Coverage: Catskills On Broadway's Freddie Roman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Footlighters
February 17, 2020

We headed out on I95 but my mind superimposed Rt 17 in New York State. The signs advertising Medical Facilities, Orthopedic Surgeons, and The Hard Rock Casino became the Billboards for Grossingers, The Concord, and Browns Hotel. Freddie Roman, creator and star of Catskills on Broadway and comic superstar was going to receive the Footlighters Club's Shecky Greene Lifetime Achievement Award at Miami Shores Country Club. Getting such an award is usually a momentous solemn ritual, but when 7 of your fellow comedians will be toasting and honoring you the event becomes a room that is filled with the most amount of laughter on the planet.

Photo Coverage: The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Honors Milton & Tamar Maltz At Annual Gala
February 16, 2020

The Roaring Twenties became the Roaring 2020s at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's annual gala last night. Amazon.com and retail establishments in Florida must have run out of Flapper dresses leading up to this exciting event as most of the women wore the traditional 1920's dresses to the gala put on by Florida's largest regional theatre.

Photo Coverage: Rob Russell Brings Safari Night To Cabaret At Cafe Centro
February 12, 2020

From the wilds of Palm Beach, Cabaret starved creatures journeyed to their favorite watering hole in West Palm last night. Cafe Centro was the place to be for an evening of roaring music and fun with head Safari guide Rob Russell who managed to tame the assembled with his soothing voice.. There were some beautiful and exotic species at this gathering and my stealthy telephoto lens managed to bag a few shots as everybody in the room were acting like they were let out of a cage. New York City may have Cafe Society but Palm Beach now has Cafe Safari.

Photo Coverage: Pat Boone Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Debby Boone Concert
February 8, 2020

The Pat Boone family and the Legends Radio family were on the Eissey Campus Theater Stage last night as the legendary singer/actor/composer received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Society for the Preservation of The Great American Songbook and daughter Debby Boone performed a concert that thrilled the Palm Beach audience.

Photo Coverage: Lianne Marie Dobbs Brings WHY CAN'T A WOMAN BE MORE LIKE A MAN? to the Green Room 42
February 2, 2020

Lianne Marie Dobbs brought her highly acclaimed show to The Green Room 42 last night. “Why Can't A Woman Be More Like A Man…? first premiered at The Beach Cafe and this enhanced version for the larger space was just as effective. Here's our report then which still holds true. Leanne had Ken Ard and Travis Poelle join her at the Green Room. Pianist Ron Abel supplied the highly effective arrangements.

Photo Coverage: Nicolas King, Sandy Stewart, and Mike Renzi at the Beach Cafe
February 2, 2020

Remember how great it was when “Harry Met Sally”. Well, when Nicolas (King) met Sandy (Stewart), chaperoned by pianist Mike Renzi last night at the Beach Cafe it was a “Shidduch” that produced music of epic proportions.

Photo Coverage: Billy Stritch, Carole J. Bufford, Liam Forde, and Barry Day Come To The Kravis Center With HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD
January 27, 2020

Billy Stritch wasn't at the Grammy's last night (he won a Grammy for his song “Does He Love You” recorded by Reba McEntire), but he was at the Kravis Center for the revue devised and narrated by Barry Day titled Hooray for Hollywood! On stage with music director Stritch were Carole J. Bufford and Liam Forde.

Photo Coverage: Charles Calello Brings Nicolas King and Tomey Sellars to Aventura Cultural Arts Center
January 26, 2020

You won't recognize him if he happens to be standing next to you in an elevator but if there's music playing somewhere you will instantly recognize the sound of his notes. He's Charles Calello, one of the most extraordinary creative music giants of our generation. He composed the melodies, harmonies and rhythms that were the underpinning of more Top Ten Hit Records than any other arranger in the history of Pop Music.

Photo Coverage: Jarrod Spector Brings (con)artist to Essey Campus Theatre
January 25, 2020

Jarrod Spector brought his newest solo show (con)artist to the Essey Campus Theatre last night and BroadwayWorld was there for the excitement. Check out the photos!

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of EVITA at the Wick Theatre
January 19, 2020

Marilyn A. Wick, managing executive producer presented Andrew Lloyd Webber ( (music) & Tim Rice (lyrics) EVITA at The Wick Theatre last night and BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night.



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