Cabaret Theatre Newsroom

The latest news on live theatre in Cabaret.

March BIRTHDAY Feature and a QUIZ: Honoring Those Born in March
by Rob Lester - March 01, 2024

Let's march into March with a quiz about the music notables born in that month. Check out this BroadwayWorld quiz to see how much you know about them. A March Multiple Choice Quiz about our multiple birthday honorees.

The Green Room 42 to Present CONFESSIONS OF A PROFESSIONAL PRINCESS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 01, 2024

The Green Room 42 will present Victoria Elena in 'Confessions of a Professional Princess' in March. Learn about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

Elizabeth Teeter, Alex Wyse & Veronica Stewart-Frommer Join 13: THE MUSICAL Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 01, 2024

Andrew Barth Feldman, Lawrence Woodmere Academy, and Zneefrock Productions will present 13: The Musical as a benefit concert for the Barbra Barth Feldman Performing Arts Center. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

Review: Green Room 42 Boasts a Rainbow of Musical Colors from BMI's NEW WRITERS
by Rob Lester - March 01, 2024

The next generation of songwriters is busy working and took a night off to play and sing at The Green Room 42 on February 3rd. A full room of supportive music appreciators heard some new musical theatre-style material based on assignments like 'Imagine Blanche DuBois singing' or 'write a love song without the word 'love.''

Review: Meg Flather Goes Home Again in PORTRAITS at Don't Tell Mama
by Ricky Pope - March 01, 2024

As Thomas Wolfe tells us, you can’t go home again. Thankfully, cabaret singer/songwriter Meg Flather has ignored Mr Wolfe’s sage advice.  Over the next few months, she is presenting a series of her most successful cabaret evenings in the Brick Room at Don’t Tell Mama which she has logically entitled “The Brick Room Tour.”

THE REDEMPTION CABARET Comes to 54 Below This Month
by Stephi Wild - March 01, 2024

54 Below will present The Redemption Cabaret produced by Off Broadway actor, producer, and vocalist London Riley Keller and actor, producer, and director Katie Michelle Stahl.

Tim Connell Returns To NYC's Pangea In LUCKY ME This St. Patrick's Day
by A.A. Cristi - February 29, 2024

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Tim Connell's return to NYC's Pangea, showcasing his Irish heritage in the joyous show LUCKY ME, on Saturday, March 16 at 7PM.

54 SINGS GUILTY PLEASURES Takes the Stage At 54 Below This Month
by A.A. Cristi - February 29, 2024

Experience a night of popular guilty pleasure songs with 54 SINGS GUILTY PLEASURES at 54 BELOW. Join Broadway performers and rising talent in a nostalgic journey through iconic hits.

Feature: BROADWAY BOUND Shares Rare Songs & Behind-the-Scenes Tales at 54 Below
by Rob Lester - February 29, 2024

Not every musical setting sails for Broadway finds a smooth trip or arrives at its destination. Some sink. But why? Was it the wrong captain or just stormy seas? Many carried marvelous musical cargo. Robert W. Schneider explores the reasons in his BROADWAY BOUND podcast. His next live edition of Broadway Bound is March 5th at 54 Below.

New Music Venue The Central Park Café Opens Across The Street From Carnegie Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 29, 2024

The Central Park Café is bringing the finest in New York cabaret to their restaurant across the street from Carnegie Hall. Learn more about the venue!

Esther Fallick, Rocky Paterra & More to Star in SEND IN THE CLOWNS At Caveat
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 29, 2024

Orli Matlow will host Send in the Clowns, a one-night showcase of comedians singing Sondheim, at Caveat on Sunday, March 17. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Chelsea Table + Stage to Present FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE: THE SONGS OF RON MILLER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 29, 2024

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will celebrate one of Motown’s most successful hitmakers in “For Once in My Life: The Songs of Ron Miller” on Monday, March 25 at 7:00 PM.

Essence and Jazmine & More to Perform at DRAG ME TO JOANNE'S in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 29, 2024

Joanne Trattoria has revealed the special guests for the month of March for Drag Me To Joanne’s, a free speakeasy drag show hosted by Jupiter Genesis. See who is performing and learn how to purchase tickets.

Krysta Rodriguez, Nicole Parker, and More Will Join The Skivvies at Joe's Pub
by Nicole Rosky - February 29, 2024

On March 25, The Skivvies return to Joe's Pub with their latest show, Spring Fling. We have all the details!

Review: Reeve Carney Is on Fire in A NIGHT AT THE OPERA at Chelsea Table + Stage
by Ricky Pope - February 29, 2024

If anyone on the modern scene is equipped to take on Mercury’s imposing legacy, it is singer/songwriter/actor Reeve Carney. He has cords of steel and a range similar to Freddie Mercury’s. Watching him sing is to marvel at what the human voice is capable of.

Laura Benanti, Sierra Boggess, and More Will Pay Tribute to Lucy Simon at Joe's Pub
by Stephi Wild - February 29, 2024

Broadway stars will honor the work and life of Grammy Winner and Tony Nominee, Lucy Simon next month at Joe's Pub. The performance is set for Monday, March 25th at 7:00pm. Learn more about the performance and find out who will perform here!

Allan Nicholls Will Celebrate 70s Rock Musicals in Concert at Joe's Pub
by Stephi Wild - February 29, 2024

On Monday, March 18, fans of Broadway rock musicals have an extraordinary opportunity to hear their favorite songs as veteran Broadway star ALLAN NICHOLLS takes audiences along on his personal musical journey with CHASING THE THRILL.

CRAZY COQS SINGS BARBIE: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION Comes To Crazy Coqs/Brasserie Zedel
by A.A. Cristi - February 28, 2024

Following four sold-out performances in NYC, the producing team behind “54 Sings Barbie” is bringing their show to London on 23 June!

Birdland Presents Karen Mason In The Debut Of JUST IN STYNE: KAREN SINGS JULE In March
by A.A. Cristi - February 28, 2024

Join Karen Mason at Birdland Jazz Club as she debuts her new show, JUST IN STYNE: KAREN SINGS JULE, celebrating the works of composer Jule Styne on March 25th.

The Green Room 42 Will Present CONFESSIONS OF A PROFESSIONAL PRINCESS in March
by Blair Ingenthron - February 28, 2024

The Green Room 42 will present Victoria Elena in 'Confessions of a Professional Princess' on Friday March 8th at 7pm. Victoria will share her unique story of creating a princess party company during the pandemic and performing as a professional princess in NYC.

The Green Room 42 to Present Broadway Stars in LATE NIGHT VIBING: ASIAN R&B Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - February 28, 2024

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the special concert “Late Night Vibing: Asian R&B” on Monday, March 18 at 9:30 PM. 

Photos: Lorna Dallas Soars at Chelsea Table + Stage
by Rebecca Kaplan - February 28, 2024

Acclaimed singer Lorna Dallas blew the crowd away with her latest solo show at Chelsea Table + Stage on February 25th. See some photos from the night by photographer Conor Weiss.

Stars to Celebrate HISTORY OF BLACK BROADWAY: WOMEN'S EDITION at 54 Below
by Blair Ingenthron - February 28, 2024

Celebrate the history of Black Broadway through the eyes of Black women. Stars from & JULIET, THE LION KING, BACK TO THE FUTURE, and more pay tribute to legends like Lena Horne, Audra McDonald, and Diahann Carroll. Live and streaming.

Review: GLAMOROUS NIGHTS AND RAINY DAYS Is a Glamorous Night of Grace Raining Down at Chelsea Table + Stage
by Rob Lester - February 28, 2024

Lorna Dallas, accompanied by Christopher Denny on piano, brought a touch of class to Chelsea Table + Stage on February 25th. Glamorous nights and rainy days were among the subjects inspiring song titles and moods in the presentation by Lorna Dallas.

54 Below Launches $300,000 Challenge Grant From the Robert W. Wilson Charitable Fund
by Stephi Wild - February 28, 2024

54 Below has announced a $300,000 matching gift challenge made possible by a generous donation from the Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust Fund. The campaign will raise funds to support the institution’s mission to preserve and expand the art of cabaret. 

Review: Stephanie J Block Shows her Softer Side In THE MOTHER at 92nd Street Y
by Ricky Pope - February 28, 2024

Unlike the characters she often plays on stage, this view of Stephanie J Block was sentimental, vulnerable, cozy, and very very warm. It was an evening filled with gratitude for the blessings of life that was brimming over with humor, mostly self-deprecating. The amazing thing is the picture of the artist is just as badass as any of her onstage alter egos.

Christine Pedi, Lee Roy Reams, Marilyn Maye, and John Bolton Set For THE  WICKED STAGE: SONGS ABOUT SHOW BUSINESS at 54 Below
by Stephi Wild - February 28, 2024

54 Below will present The Wicked Stage: Songs About Show Business on Monday, March 25th at 7pm, in-person and streaming live.

Ilustrado To Take the Stage At Arlene's Grocery Next Month
by A.A. Cristi - February 27, 2024

Experience the soulful rhythms of Ilustrado at Arlene's Grocery on March 12th. Discover the musical gems from his anthology, the Pearl Drive Project, at this iconic NYC venue.

Review: GRAND HOTEL: THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST REUNION CONCERT at 54 Below Was Incredible
by Rebecca Kaplan - February 27, 2024

The intimate cabaret space at 54 Below was transformed into Berlin’s Grand Hotel on Monday night. The kick-off performance of GRAND HOTEL: THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST REUNION CONCERT on February 26th was exuberant, with much of the star-studded original cast reviving their roles.

ROSIE: A NEW MUSICAL in Concert to be Presented at 54 Below in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 27, 2024

54 BELOW will present ROSIE: A New Musical by Annika Stenstedt on March 31st, 2024 at 9:30pm.

Ryan McCartan, Bella Coppola & More to Star in BROADWAY SINGS BILLY JOEL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 27, 2024

The Broadway Sings concert series has revealed the lineup for its next installment, Broadway Sings Billy Joel. See who is starring in the concerts.

Review: Mama's Next Big Act Finalist And Winner Bring Shows FAMILY TIES And JOURNEY TO THE CENTER to Don't Tell Mama
by Analisa Bell - February 27, 2024

BIG voiced Mama's Next Big Act finalist Nicole Spano and winner LaRaisha DiEvelyn Dionne DELIVERED their shows to the renowned cabaret hot spot!

Porter Carroll, Jr.'s THE EVOLUTION OF A CABARET Announced At 54 Below
by A.A. Cristi - February 26, 2024

54 BELOW will present Porter Carroll, Jr. in The Evolution of Cabaret (EVOC) on March 29, 2024 at 9:30pm. The Song-stylist, Porter Carroll, Jr., along with his four piece band of A-List musicians, will “just maybe” be re-inventing the wheel in the Cabaret/Jazz Room space. 

Interview: Amy Rafa And Brent Marty Talk Friendship, Music, and their upcoming CARPENTERS PROJECT at The Laurie Beechman
by Rebecca Kaplan - February 26, 2024

The Carpenters reigned the pop charts in the 1970s with hits like “Rainy Days & Mondays” and “(They Long to Be) Close to You.” THE CARPENTER PROJECT will feature hits and some hidden gems by the group, stories about friendship and love of the Carpenters. I spoke to Amy Rafa and Brent Marty about the show and the process of putting it together.

Caveat to Present the Return of BADA SWING! in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 26, 2024

Caveat will be hosting the return of 'Bada Swing!' written/performed by musicians/comedians, Josh Nasser and Michelle Chan Bennett. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

Betty Buckley Will Return to Joe's Pub in May
by Stephi Wild - February 26, 2024

Tony Award-winning, stage and screen icon Betty Buckley will return to Joe’s Pub in New York City for six live performances on May 16-18, 2024. Find out how to get tickets to catch Ms. Buckley at Joe's Pub here!

Ben Jones Brings LET ME BE FRANK to 54 Below Next Month
by Stephi Wild - February 26, 2024

54 Below will present Ben Jones in Let Me Be Frank on March 10, 2024. After a sold-out performance at the Birdland Jazz Club in December, Ben Jones brings this special encore performance to 54 Below.

Marcus Simeone & Tracy Stark Will Bring 'Twilight Canopy / Up, Up & Away: Some Of The Songs Of Jimmy Webb' to Don't Tell Mama Next Month
by Stephi Wild - February 26, 2024

Bistro and MAC Award-winning performers Marcus Simeone and Tracy Stark take us on a journey through the music and career of songwriter Jimmy Webb, via solos and duets. This is the final NYC performance of a show directed by Lina Koutrakos.

The Green Room 42 to Present Broadway's Miki Abraham and her 'Self-Esteem Spotlight Clients' in A THOUSAND TIMES ENOUGH
by Blair Ingenthron - February 25, 2024

The Green Room 42 will present Broadway's Miki Abraham and her 'Self-Esteem Spotlight Clients' in 'A Thousand Times Enough' on March 24th at 7:00pm.

Alex Joseph Grayson Will Make 54 Below Solo Debut Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - February 25, 2024

Alex Joseph Grayson makes his solo debut at 54 Below with 'Why Have I Never Heard of You?' this March. Learn more about the performance here!

Review: Carnegie Hall Brings Audience to Its Feet with AN EVENING WITH JOHN WILLIAMS AND YO-YO MA
by Sharon Ellman - February 24, 2024

This reviewer was overwhelmed by the memories from and enjoyment of these renowned works of the genius that is John Williams.

GRAND HOTEL 35TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION, Alysha Umphress, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week
by Blair Ingenthron - February 24, 2024

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. Learn more about the performances here!

Joshua Turchin to Present COMPOSERS AT THE GREEN ROOM 42 in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 23, 2024

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the special concert Joshua Turchin’s “Composers at The Green Room 42” on Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 PM. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Carole J. Bufford To Return To 54 Below For One Night Only in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 23, 2024

54 BELOW will present Carole J. Bufford in “You Don’t Own Me” on March 14th. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

STEVE & EYDIE's Legacy Is Celebrated at Carnegie Hall
by Rob Lester - February 23, 2024

Steve & Eydie were once dubbed 'Mr. and Mrs. Music' by a journalist of yore. Today's journalists --including BWW's reps -- got the 411 on the 3/18 concert that's a tribute to them with David Lawrence (their son) and Debbie Gravitte.

Vivian Reed, Lee Roy Reams, and Jean-Pierre Perreaux Will Receive MAC Lifetime Achievement Awards
by Stephi Wild - February 23, 2024

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) has made initial announcement of the upcoming 38th Annual MAC Awards. The awards presentation and show will take place on Monday, April 15, 2024 at 7:00 pm.

'Late Night Vibing: Asian R&B' Comes to the Green Room 42 in March
by Stephi Wild - February 23, 2024

The Green Room 42 will present Late Night Vibing: Asian R&B on March 18th, 2024 at 9:30pm. Learn more about the show here!


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