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The latest news on live + streaming theatre in Cabaret.


Jerusha Cavazos and Jarred Manista Join SOUP TROUPE ONLINE! Photo Jerusha Cavazos and Jarred Manista Join SOUP TROUPE ONLINE!
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2021 in Cabaret

Tune in on Sunday, January 17 at 1PM EST for SOUP TROUPE ONLINE. Hosted by co-founder Danny Feldman (Hide and Seek) and co-president Dani Wergiles, the livestream is streamed every weekend to discuss soups and more with special guests. Join Jerusha Cavazos (The Prom) and Jarred Manista (West Side Story) for stories, Q&As, and more.
VIDEO: New Episode of THE EARLY NIGHT SHOW Released Starring Gerard Alessandrini Photo VIDEO: New Episode of THE EARLY NIGHT SHOW Released Starring Gerard Alessandrini, Benefitting the York Theatre
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2021 in Cabaret

The Early Night Show with Joshua Turchin- Virtual Edition Podcast has released a new episode starring Drama League Lifetime Achievement Award and Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement winner Gerard Alessandrini (Forbidden Broadway) and Actor/Designer/Writer Glenn Bassett (Spamilton).
BWW Feature: Birdland Jazz Club Plans Starry Benefit Concert Featuring Chita Riv Photo BWW Feature: Birdland Jazz Club Plans Starry Benefit Concert Featuring Chita Rivera, Leslie Odom Jr., and Bill Clinton
by Stephen Mosher on January 15, 2021 in Cabaret

Gianni Valenti, Jim Caruso and Tom D'Angora go into overtime trying to save Birdland from closure.
BWW Interview: Stephen Shanaghan And Kevin Malony of Pangea Restaurant and Caba Photo BWW Interview: Stephen Shanaghan And Kevin Malony of Pangea Restaurant and Cabaret
by Stephen Mosher on January 15, 2021 in Cabaret

Between loyal local patrons, a Gofundme campaign, and the contributions of many Alt Cabaret stars, PANGEA is still hangin' in there after ten months of the global health crisis. Everyone is pitching in to do all they can to keep the beloved home of Alt Cabaret alive and well and living in the Lower East Side.
BWW Previews: Melissa Errico and Adam Gopnik Return With Second Concert in fi:af Photo BWW Previews: Melissa Errico and Adam Gopnik Return With Second Concert in fi:af Series On January 28th
by Stephen Mosher on January 15, 2021 in Cabaret

Any time Melissa Errico and Adam Gopnik get together one can expect a stimulating exchange of ideas and dialogue... but when Tedd Firth joins them, you can add musical entertainment supreme to the equation.
Leslie Odom, Jr., Matthew Broderick and More Set for Save Birdland Streaming Con Photo Leslie Odom, Jr. and More Set for Save Birdland Streaming Concert
by BWW News Desk on January 14, 2021 in Cabaret

Former President Bill Clinton, Tony Award-winner Leslie Odom, Jr., Tony-nominee Jeff Daniels, Clive Davis, Elvis Costello, and more have signed on for a concert fundraiser to save iconic New York venue Birdland.
BWW Previews: John and Jessica and Julie Make January 15th VIRTUAL HALSTON Just Photo BWW Previews: John and Jessica and Julie Make January 15th VIRTUAL HALSTON Just Right
by Stephen Mosher on January 14, 2021 in Cabaret

Julie Halston will welcome John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to her show this week, and you can bet there will be music...
BWW Feature: A Tapestry Of Cabaret Photo BWW Feature: A Tapestry Of Cabaret
by Stephen Mosher on January 14, 2021 in Cabaret

Thirty-three years later, these are the shows that Stephen Mosher remembers most vividly, from his first time in a Manhattan nightclub to the last night, on March 12th, 20202
Joshua Henry, Telly Leung, and More Join Empathy Concert for Martin Luther King, Photo Joshua Henry, Telly Leung, and More Join MLK Day Empathy Concert
by BWW News Desk on January 13, 2021 in Cabaret

Elliott Masie and Telly Leung will honor Martin Luther King Jr. in a special Empathy Concert on Monday, January 18th, with perspectives on learning virtually in these challenging times. 
Immigrant Artists And Scholars In New York Present GLOBAL POETRY SERIES At The N Photo Immigrant Artists And Scholars In New York Present GLOBAL POETRY SERIES At The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
by BWW News Desk on January 13, 2021 in Cabaret

Immigrant/International Artists and Scholars in New York (IASNY) at the iconic Nuyorican Poets Café present Global Poetry Series. Curated&hosted by Saviana Stanescu, Saturday, January 16, 2021, 2 pm ET on Zoom. https://ci.ovationtix.com/35133/production/1036143?performanceId=10607352
Winners Announced For The 2020 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Photo Winners Announced For The 2020 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards!
by BWW News Desk on January 13, 2021 in Cabaret

This year, the BroadwayWorld Cabaret awards were thrilled to be able to celebrate streaming events from all across the globe thanks to the innovation of the Cabaret community during the pandemic - and we look forward to celebrating the return of NYC Cabaret with you all in 2021.
BWW Previews: Broadway, Opera, Contemporary Folk Music All Represented On Januar Photo BWW Previews: Broadway, Opera, Contemporary Folk Music All Represented On January 18th PAJAMA CAST PARTY
by Stephen Mosher on January 14, 2021 in Cabaret

As the online version of Cast Party continues into the year, Mr. Caruso's net casts wide in a successful effort to stay inclusive with a true blue variety show.
Breaking News: Toni Tennille Joins Encore Screening of JOHN BUCCHINO GRATEFUL V Photo Breaking News: Toni Tennille Joins Encore Screening of JOHN BUCCHINO GRATEFUL VIRTUAL CONCERT
by Stephen Mosher on January 12, 2021 in Cabaret

After a well received debut, John Bucchino's fundraising virtual concert is back, this time with a legendary singer joining in on the merriment.
BWW Interview: Jessica Hendy of WITH BECKETT Photo BWW Interview: Jessica Hendy of WITH BECKETT
by Stephen Mosher on January 12, 2021 in Cabaret

They say you should write about what you know, and Jessica Hendy did just that. Well look at her now.
BWW Interview: Kevin Lamar Ferguson of KEVIN FERG & FRIENDS Featuring Music Vide Photo BWW Interview: Kevin Lamar Ferguson of KEVIN FERG & FRIENDS Featuring Music Video I WANNA BE A PRODUCER
by Stephen Mosher on January 13, 2021 in Cabaret

With the creation of his live shows production company halted by the shutdown, Kevin Lamar Ferguson cut his suit to fit his cloth and is moving forward anyway, starting with a fabulous music video shot in NYC on a very cold day.
Leg Up On Life Relaunches in 2021; Launches Scholarship and Grant Programs Photo Leg Up On Life Relaunches in 2021; Launches Scholarship and Grant Programs
by BWW News Desk on January 11, 2021 in Cabaret

Leg Up On Life has announced its 2021 relaunch.  An organization that started off as a one-day class event in 2017 that focused on bolstering inclusion within the arts has, after four years flourished into a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
PIANO BAR LIVE! Streams This Tuesday, January 12 Photo PIANO BAR LIVE! Streams This Tuesday, January 12
by BWW News Desk on January 11, 2021 in Cabaret

Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) streams this Tuesday, January 12 at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino and guests Aaron Lee Battle, Joey Chelius, Tony Javed, Carolyn Wehner, Collin Yates, plus Mystery Guests and MORE!
92Y School Of Music Announces 2021 Cabaret Programming Photo 92Y School Of Music Announces 2021 Cabaret Programming
by BWW News Desk on January 11, 2021 in Cabaret

After its 2020 success with speakers including Chita Rivera and Joe Iconis, among others, the 92Y School of Music announces an all-new roster of cabaret programming for 2021, led by award-winning cabaret historian and performer, Michael Kirk Lane. Perfect for both practitioners and fans of the art form, it includes BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award-nominated interview series, Cabaret Conversations, as well as classes Cabaret History and Great Performances, and the newest, Cabaret Performance: Connecting to Your Lyric.  
VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of BILLY STRITCH SINGS MEL TORME at The Cabaret Project Photo VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of BILLY STRITCH SINGS MEL TORME at The Cabaret Project of St. Louis' Virtual Season, TRIBUTES
by BWW News Desk on January 12, 2021 in Cabaret

Later this month, Billy Stritch sings Mel Torme opens The Cabaret Project of St. Louis’ virtual season, TRIBUTES. New York’s celebrated singer-pianist brings the legendary Mel Torme's swing and swagger direct from Birdland nightclub.
Michael Longoria Presents Virtual Concert Tonight Photo Michael Longoria Presents Virtual Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk on January 11, 2021 in Cabaret

Tonight at 7pm, original Jersey Boy Michael Longoria will be presenting a virtual concert, singing movie love songs from my album LIKE THEY DO IN THE MOVIES.  
Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos Announces Upcoming Online Programming Photo Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos Announces Upcoming Online Programming
by BWW News Desk on January 11, 2021 in Cabaret

Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos is continuing their online programming! They're continuing their successful Dueling Pianos LIVE, IN YOUR HOUSE shows - every SATURDAY Night 8pm EDT.
BWW Feature: Spotlight on Elizabeth Ward Land - A Video Library Photo BWW Feature: Spotlight on Elizabeth Ward Land - A Video Library
by Stephen Mosher on January 12, 2021 in Cabaret

Elizabeth Ward Land has appeared on Broadway and in regional theater, she has done film and television, she is a constantly working actress. But upon the club and concert stage, she is making many people happy with her inimitable vocal style, her flawless beauty, and her amazing grace.
BWW Interview: Ashley Kate Adams And Mitchell Walker of NO REVERSE RECORDS Photo BWW Interview: Ashley Kate Adams And Mitchell Walker of NO REVERSE RECORDS
by Stephen Mosher on January 11, 2021 in Cabaret

With the start of a new year, two producers of different art have chosen to turn their friendship and their mutual experience into a new venture all their own.
Independent Performance Artists Respond To The Current State Of America In New V Photo Independent Performance Artists Respond To The Current State Of America In New Virtual Cabaret
by BWW News Desk on January 08, 2021 in Cabaret

The concept of the cabaret is for performance to reflect and respond to the current state of the nation in terms of their personal experience. Each performance is unique in not only personal narrative but also in presentation with the cast coming from a variety of performance backgrounds.
BWW Feature: Upright Citizens Brigade Actress Lauren Hobbs Wounded In Crazed Cri Photo BWW Feature: Upright Citizens Brigade Actress Lauren Hobbs Wounded In Crazed Crime Spree
by Stephen Mosher on January 08, 2021 in Cabaret

Acknowledge by many as one of the sweetest people in the local entertainment industry, Lauren Hobbs recovers at home from a brain injury caused by a crazed man on a crime spree.