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Stephen Sorokoff

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: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings Peggy Lee to Arts Garage PhotoPhoto Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings Peggy Lee to Arts Garage
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Posted: Jun. 23, 2022


Photo Coverage: Scott Siegel Brings 'HIT SONGS FROM BROADWAY'S GREATEST REVIVALS' to  PhotoPhoto Coverage: Scott Siegel Brings 'HIT SONGS FROM BROADWAY'S GREATEST REVIVALS' to Feinstein's/54 Below
Posted: Jun. 15, 2022


Photos: See Victoria Shaw, Jill Switzer & More at JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY PhotoPhotos: See Victoria Shaw, Jill Switzer & More at JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY
Posted: Jun. 21, 2022


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Photo Coverage: Barbra Streisand Exhibition Opens in the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU PhotoPhoto Coverage: Barbra Streisand Exhibition Opens in the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Posted: Oct. 15, 2021


Photo Coverage: AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY Hologram Concert Opens at Harrah's Las Vegas PhotoPhoto Coverage: AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY Hologram Concert Opens at Harrah's Las Vegas
Posted: Nov. 23, 2021


Photos: Norm Lewis and the New York Pops Gear Up for Their Carnegie Hall Concert PhotoPhotos: Norm Lewis and the New York Pops Gear Up for Their Carnegie Hall Concert
Posted: Mar. 4, 2022


Photo Coverage: Dancing Under The Stars At The Ballet Palm Beach Gala PhotoPhoto Coverage: Dancing Under The Stars At The Ballet Palm Beach Gala
Posted: Jan. 28, 2022


Photos: Real Housewives' Luann De Lesseps Brings A VERY COUNTESS CHRISTMAS to Feinste PhotoPhotos: RHONY's Luann De Lesseps in A VERY COUNTESS CHRISTMAS!
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Photos: Brian Stokes Mitchell Debuts at Feinstein's/54 Below's Diamond Series
June 23, 2022

You can select from the specially designed gourmet menu for the Diamond Series at Feinstein’s/54 Below, but the real treat was being able to select your favorite tune from the Broadway songbook and have Brian Stokes Mitchell include it in his show.

Photos: See Victoria Shaw, Jill Switzer & More at JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY
June 21, 2022

The legendary Birdland in NYC, home to Jim Caruso’s Cast Party was jam-packed with some of the best singers on the planet last night…also some unconventional entertainers. Check out photos below!

Photo Coverage: Scott Siegel Brings 'HIT SONGS FROM BROADWAY'S GREATEST REVIVALS' to Feinstein's/54 Below
June 15, 2022

Last night Stella Katherine Cole, Luke Hawkins, Jason Graae, Pedro Coppeti, Ashley Ryan and Lee Roy Reams performed in Scott Siegel’s 'Hit Songs From Broadway’s Great Revivals.'

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings Peggy Lee to Arts Garage
June 11, 2022

I don’t know if Peggy Lee ever performed in Del Ray Beach but last night Ann Hampton Callaway masterly brought the music and life of the sultry-voiced Jazz singer of ‘Fever’ to a packed audience in the Arts Garage.  The patrons were in for an added treat as Ann, who is also a gifted pianist accompanied herself for this engagement.

KT Sullivan Hosts High School American Songbook Competition at Laurie Beechman Theater
May 15, 2022

 KT Sullivan, Artistic Director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation hosted the finals of The 5th Adela & Larry Elow American Songbook High School Competition yesterday in the Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Cafe. The competition prize money was endowed by Board Members Adela and Larry Elow to encourage teenagers to learn and perform The Great American Songbook, which was composed between the years 1900-1970.

Jason Robert Brown Plays FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW
May 15, 2022

Even though they are not related, there must be a common music DNA molecule that exists in George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, and Billy Joel, that was also passed on to Jason Robert Brown. His performance last night at Feinstein’s/54 Below encompassed some of the creative talents of all of those musical giants. Jason Robert Brown, the composer, the arranger,  the lyricist, the pianist, and the singer, was on the stage of Feinstein’s/54 Below with nine (yes, nine) great musicians, plus vocalists Anastasia Talley and Cheeyang Ng. 

Photos: Inside Opening Night of NEW GOLDEN AGE at Primary Stages at 59E59
May 13, 2022

59E59 Theaters is presenting New Golden Age by Karen Hartman, part of the inaugural VOLT Festival at 59E59. Presented by Primary Stages and directed by Jade King Carroll (Proof of Love), New Golden Age opened May 11 for a run through June 9, 2022.

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin Visits Ken Page at Feinstein's/54 Below
May 5, 2022

Ken Page needs to move back to New York City- IMMEDIATELY!  It’s an emergency and we need him now, every single day!  People often say things like, “blew the roof off the place” but, last night, truer words could not have been spoken as the theatre legend and gifted vocalist debuted a show called, “KEN PAGE: There’s So Much To Talk About”…(And Sing About, Too!). 

Photos: Go Inside Society For The Preservation Of The Great American Songbook Gala
May 3, 2022

In a time when the people that live on our planet can’t seem to agree on anything, being in a room where everyone was on the same page celebrating the importance and brilliance of American Popular Music and honoring some of it’s most talented artists was truly a joy.  

Photo Coverage: Anne Steele Brings THE SONG REMEMBERS WHEN to Green Room 42
April 25, 2022

Anne Steele debuted her latest show, THE SONG REMEMBERS WHEN, last night, at The Green Room 42, here in New York City. The show is aptly named, as it was a very personal song list and displayed the lady’s talents handsomely. 

Photos: The Countess Luann de Lesseps Brings THE COUNTESS CABARET to Feinstein's/54 Below
April 24, 2022

The Countess Luann de Lesseps, arguably the most popular cast member of THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY reality series in the BRAVO franchise, was on fire last night at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

Photo Coverage: Jill and Rich Switzer Continue Residency at the Pelican Cabaret
April 18, 2022

Bob Merrill is usually spinning albums and interviewing celebrities on Legends Radio but last night he left the studio and “Legends After Dark” to hear the Great American Songbook live and in person at the Pelican Cabaret. 

Lucie Arnaz Brings I GOT THE JOB To The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
April 11, 2022

Last night, after a 2 year wait and a number of re-schedules, Lucie Arnaz hit the stage of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center with all cylinders on burn and guns ablaze! She performed an evening she calls “I GOT THE JOB” and kept the audience entranced from beginning to end, garnering multiple standing ovations that seemed as natural as breathing. For 90 minutes, she owned the stage, dressed to work, in black tights with tuxedo rhinestone striping and a dazzling orange silk blouse with glimmering buttons and cuffs. Basic, simple, perfect. This woman comes with all the equipment to perform, entertain and break your heart. She’s a master storyteller with impeccable timing and the

Photos: The RRazz Room Presents Linda Eder at the Eissey Theater
April 3, 2022

“My name is Linda Eder and I’m a singer... and that’s all you need to know!”  That’s how Linda Eder greeted her audience and began a great evening of musical thrills as the RRazz Room presented Ms. Eder at the Eissey Theater in North Palm last night. Music director Billy Stritch was at the keyboard heading a formidable band of some of the finest musicians in the industry.  

Photos: Nicolas King & Tomey Sellars Join Legendary Arranger Charles Calello's Big Band
March 14, 2022

The amalgamation of music you hear accompanying and supporting a melody line are most times just as important for the arousal of your musical senses as is the original tune itself.  The mood of the song is set by the arrangers ( really composers) who create those sounds.

Photos: CHRISTINE ANDREAS BRINGS PIAF: NO REGRETS TO THE KRAVIS CENTER
March 13, 2022

The years have been extraordinarily kind to Christine Andreas. The timbre and fidelity of her voice, the beauty in her face, and the spirit of her spunky personality, have defied the aging process. So much so that after being in the audience at The Kravis Center last night for her show Piaf- No Regrets (which I have seen several times at different venues), I revisited my observations and photos of her from past engagements. My prior impressions of Christine are as true today as they were then, as Christine enters her 7th decade.

Photos: Lee Roy Reams Brings GOODBYE KENTUCKY! HELLO BROADWAY to Feinstein's/54 Below
March 11, 2022

There isn’t a doubt in my mind that Lee Roy Reams is a National Treasure. Even if he didn’t sing and dance (which he does) one could sit and listen to  him tell stories. But, last night, he opened a brand new show titled LEE  ROY REAMS: GOODBYE, KENTUCKY! HELLO, BROADWAY! and it is funny, moving, informative, emotional, celebratory and reflective.

Photos: THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland Theater
March 9, 2022

Anyone who lives in New York City, or visits (people from South London and Scotland were in the house) knows that the hottest spot on a Tuesday night is Susie Mosher’s “The LINEUP” at the Birdland Theater, downstairs of the legendary Birdland Jazz Club. I must also share with you that the staff are wonderful, as are the cocktails, service and food menu.

Photos: Sam Gravitte Plays Birdland
March 8, 2022

Last night, playing to a packed room at the legendary BIRDLAND Jazz Club, an auspicious solo musical  debut happened for a young man named Sam Gravitte.

Photos: Norm Lewis and the New York Pops Gear Up for Their Carnegie Hall Concert
March 4, 2022

Emmy, SAG, and Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis will premiere a new solo concert program with The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke this evening, Friday, March 4.



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