BWW Previews: Betty Buckley Joins Memorial Day Episode of Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party
The mother of all open mic night/variety shows has taken to to the web, and it's required watching for lovers of Broadway, jazz, and cabaret.
Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party takes place every Monday night at 8 pm EDT, and can be seen on YouTube, Facebook and BroadwayWorld.com. The upcoming May 25 Party will include musical appearances by Broadway icon Betty Buckley, jazz pianist Rocco Fiorentino, singer/actress/impressionist Christina Bianco, from "CBS Sunday Morning" Mo Rocca, the Moipei Triplets, Broadway actor/singer Bonale Fambrini and song and dance team Nicolas Dromard & Desiree Davar.
In the first few episodes of "Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party," stars like Kristin Chenoweth, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Manchester, Dave Koz, Jane Monheit, Linda Lavin, Curtis Stigers, Jessica Vosk, Peter Cincotti, Julie Halston, Erich Bergen, John Davidson, Ty Herndon, Kate Baldwin, Telly Leung, Clint Holmes, and Mary Wilson have served up musical performances via live stream from their homes. The Monday night show also spotlights a different student each week who has lost the opportunity to perform in their spring musical or senior recital.
For seventeen years, host Jim Caruso has played equal parts showman, maestro, wizard, concierge, and positive force for musical good with his "Cast Party" every Monday at Birdland in New York City. With the club shuttered due to the pandemic, Caruso has wasted no time in storming YouTube, thanks to the technical know-how of producer Ruby Locknar.
The episodes can also be seen on BroadwayWorld.com and the Birdland Facebook page.
The upcoming Monday night 8 pm EDT show can be viewed by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1NFhe7_Tsc
Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party
Mondays at 8 pm EDT
YouTube (Jim Caruso), Facebook (Birdland Jazz Club) & BroadwayWorld.com