Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's 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: The Cast of Side Show: Added Attractions; Maureen McGovern: Celebrating Women Singer/Songwriters at 54 Below; Columbia University Songbook featuring David Henry Hwang & More; A Sophisticated Ladies Reunion at 54 Below; and 54 Sings A Man of No Importance.

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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!The Cast of Side Show: Added Attractions

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 9 at 7:00 & 9:30 PM

Tickets: $50-110 at http://54below.com/artist/the-cast-of-side-show-bonus-tracks/

The cast of the recent Broadway revival of SIDE SHOW reunites to celebrate this acclaimed production. Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Ryan Silverman, Matthew Hydzik, David St. Louis, and members of the ensemble perform favorites from the show, a couple songs which were cut out of town, and material which won't be heard on the Original Cast Recording. Hosted by Bill Russell, author of the book and lyrics, the evening will also feature composer Henry Krieger.

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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!Maureen McGovern: Celebrating Women Singer/Songwriters at 54 Below

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 10-14 at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $40-100 at http://54below.com/artist/maureen-mcgovern/

Maureen McGovern celebrates women singer/songwriters in her powerful new show and forthcoming CD, Sing, My Sisters, Sing!. Sing, My Sisters, Sing! includes works by iconic women singer/songwriters who changed the texture of American Popular Music with their deeply personal and timeless songs including works: Annie Lennox,Janis Ian, Carole King, Phoebe Snow, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Laura Nyro, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Amanda McBroom, and Melissa Manchester, among others... Maureen also pays tribute to her "early singing sisters:" Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Annie Ross, who paved the way by writing their own signature songs. The performance includes: "Heart Like A Wheel," "Natural Woman," "I Feel The Earth Move," "Poetry Man," "Help Me," "At Seventeen," "Come In From The Rain," "A Tisket, A Tasket," "God Bless The Child," and more! With music director Jeff Harris on piano and Jay Leonhart on bass

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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!Columbia University Songbook featuring David Henry Hwang & More

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 10 at 9:30 PM

Tickets: $25-60 at http://54below.com/artist/columbia-university-songbook/

Columbia University Songbook is dedicated to showcasing material created by past and present musical theatre luminaries, who have been affiliated with Columbia University throughout the years. Featured in this concert are classic works by songwriting partners Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein/Lorenz Hart and John Kander and Fred Ebb, as well as contemporary works by songwriting partners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey; Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk; Benjamin Velez and Katie Hathaway; playwright and librettist David Henry Hwang; composer/lyricists Peter Lerman and Rick Hip-Flores, as well as Columbia University's oldest performing arts tradition, The Varsity Show. The evening will include selected material from well-known and beloved shows to material that has only been heard within the campus gates!

Columbia University Songbook is produced by Danielle Gautier and directed by Laura Pietropinto, with Musical Direction by Rick Hip-Flores and Associate Musical Direction by Solomon Hoffman. The concert's mission is to create a community of artists from Columbia University, by bringing together a cast of alumni actors who are working professionally as well as current undergraduate and MFA actors on the stage at 54 Below.

Featuring special guest appearances and performances by:

Lauren Cipoletti (Heathers the Musical), Brittany Coleman (The Two Gentleman of Verona at The Old Globe), Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark), Katie Hathaway (Afterland), Rick Hip-Flores (Jacques Brel Returns, Rocky, We Will Rock You), David Henry Hwang (Aida, Flower Drum Song, M. Butterfly), Devin Ilaw (Les Miserables, M. Butterfly), Kait Kerrigan (Henry and Mudge, The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown), Tom Kitt (If/Then, Next to Normal), Peter Lerman (Brooklynite at The Vineyard), Megan McGinnis (Little Women, Les Miserables), Adrienne Paquin (Ogunquit Playhouse's Young Frankenstein, Gloucester Stage's Carnival), Benjamin Velez (Afterland, Pain in the Aztec), Donna Vivino (Wicked, Hairspray, Les Miserables), Michael Anthony Walsh (The Count of Monte Cristo, Bill W. And Dr. Bob), Emily Walton (Peter and the Starcatcher, August: Osage County), and Columbia University's The Varsity Show.

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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!A Sophisticated Ladies Reunion at 54 Below

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 13 at 9:30 PM

Tickets: $30-65 at http://54below.com/artist/a-sophisticated-ladies-reunion/

It's a Sophisticated Reunion 34 years in the making! Sophisticated Ladies opened on Broadway, in March of 1981, so join the fun at 54 Below when original cast members and co-stars Valarie Pettiford, Terri Klausner, and Ty Stephens reunite. This terrific trio met doing the show, and have remained best buddies for over three decades. You'll thrill to some of The Duke's greatest hits, and these talented entertainers will also bring elements of their individual acts to the evening. You will take the A Train on a thrill ride that will make you holler Hit Me With A Hot Note and I Love You Madly to these award-winning performers, under the brilliant musical direction of Ron Abel.

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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!54 Sings A Man of No Importance

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 15 at 7:00 & 9:30 PM

Tickets: $40-75 at http://54below.com/artist/54-sings-a-man-of-no-importance/

Tony Award-winning writing team Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty and Tony Award winner Terrence McNally's musical A Man Of No Importance comes to 54 Below for an all-star concert presentation. The show played off-Broadway at Lincoln Center in 2002, winning the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Since then it has become a beloved piece done by theaters all over the world. The score of A Man Of No Importance, including songs such as "Princess," "The Streets of Dublin," and "Love Who You Love," is treasured by musical theatre fans.

Come hear the gorgeous songs by Ahrens and Flaherty that tell the story of an amateur theater group in Dublin. They are determined to stage a version of Oscar Wilde's Salome at their church despite the objections of church authorities. Their leader, bus driver Alfie Byrne, must also comes to terms with his sexuality when confronted with the possibility of love. The concert version of A Man Of No Importance will feature an all-star cast singing this glorious score from this beautiful show.

Featuring:

Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Young Frankenstein, Chicago, Finian's Rainbow), Three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Next To Normal), Tony nominee Douglas Sills (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Living On Love, Lady Be Good, Little Shop Of Horrors), Tony and Olivier winner Jim Norton (Of Mice And Men, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Finian's Rainbow), Rose Hemingway (How To Succeed...), and James Snyder (If/Then).

With Ryan Andes, Klea Blackhurst, Lauren Blackman, Janet Dickinson, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Jennifer Simardand Andy Taylor

Produced and Directed by T. Oliver Reid. Musical Direction by Shawn Gough.

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