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Ari Axelrod's solo cabaret, "Taking the Wheel,” directed by Faith Prince and music directed by Alex Rybeck, has been performed in multiple cities including two sold-out performances at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City. His theater credits include: Off-Broadway: Milk and Honey (Cantor/Sheep Boy) at The York Theatre Company. Regional: Spotlight Repertory Theatre: Fun Home (Roy). Weathervane Theatre: Last Five Years (Jamie), West Side Story (Riff), Hairspray (Corny Collins). Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: One Man Two Guvnors (Ensemble). He is also the founder and director of “Bridging the Gap,” a five-week master class series focused on bridging the gap between musical theatre and the intimate art of cabaret by honing the performer’s prior foundational training while stripping away the expectations of auditioning and getting in touch with your most authentic self.

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Review: Hannah Jane Brings WOMEN OF AN ERA To Chelsea Table + Stage

Hannah Jane's voice is gorgeous, one could listen to her all evening and not tire of it.

Photos: Marieann Meringolo Continues A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO! Chelsea Table + Stage Residency

After three installments of her Chelsea Table + Stage Residency, Marieann Meringolo finds herself with a following and an extension.

Westport Country Playhouse to Present Ari Axelrod in A PLACE FOR US: A CELEBRATION OF JEWISH BROADWAY

Westport Country Playhouse will present a musical concert, “Ari Axelrod - A Place for Us: A Celebration of Jewish Broadway,” on Monday, May 15, at 7 p.m. The internationally acclaimed, award-winning show honors the songs, stories, and contributions to American musical theater by Jewish composers, such as Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Carole King. Tickets are $25.

Andy Mientus, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Will Roland, Jelani Remy, and More Will Perform in RAISE YOUR VOICE Benefit

Raise Your Voice: A Cabaret for a Cure, benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, will take place at 7:00 pm Sunday, May 7, 2023 at the Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th St).

CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF & More Set for White Heron Theatre Company 2023 Season

White Heron Theatre Company has announced its 2023 summer season of professional theatre performances on Nantucket.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage to Present TO PAINT THE EARTH Concert in May

The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will present a one-night-only concert version of Richard Rodgers Award-winning musical TO PAINT THE EARTH.  The concert, which will honor the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, will take place on May 4th, 2023 at 7 PM ET in the Museum's Edmond J. Safra Hall.  The musical, about the events leading up to the historic decision to fight back, features book and lyrics by Daniel F. Levin and music by Jonathan Portera, and will be directed by Tony Award nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime).

Album Review: Ari Axelrod Lives & Breathes & Sings At Birdland on ARI AXELROD LIVE AT BIRDLAND

In all, my angels, ARI AXELROD LIVE AT BIRDLAND is one of the best LIVE albums this rainbow writer has heard… maybe ever.

10 Celia Berk Videos To Pass The Time Until NOW THAT I HAVE EVERYTHING at 54 Below

On April 18th Celia Berk will make her 54 Below debut and the fans of the award-winning musical storyteller are celebrating - so is the Broadway World Cabaret team, with this ten video roundup.

Panel Discussion On Diversity, Equity & Inclusion To Be Hosted At Open Jar Studios, April 13

Open Jar Studios and GIGNITION - The Creative Artist Database have announced a town hall forum on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the theater industry titled 'Next Steps: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - A Panel Discussion.'

Photos: March 21st THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER Shines Bright In Matt Baker's Lens

Susie Mosher is only doing two shows a month right now, so she makes each one spectacular.

Review: THE MARVELOUS MARILYN MAYE Makes History And Legend At Carnegie Hall

Steven Reineke and The New York Pops were energized by a ninety-five-year-old Carnegie Hall solo show neophyte last week.

Review: Talia Suskauer Flies High In Solo Show Debut at 54 Below

It was an auspicious cabaret debut for Broadway singing actress, Talia Suskauer, who hit the heights twice in one night.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Antisemitic Protests at Parade, New AEA Report on EDI

The growing threat of antisemitism in our culture spilled onto Broadway last week as a group of neo-Nazi’s protested outside preview performances of Parade. Cara Joy David dives into that, and how it fits into the wider cultural conversation and what we should be doing in our day to day lives to further combat this alarming growth of antisemitism.

PARADE Protesters Bring Growing Antisemitism to the Streets

In some ways, it was a surprise that antisemites took to the streets last week to demonstrate outside of PARADE. We don't see that sort of thing outside a Broadway show. We don't typically see it at all in New York City. But, if you were paying attention--and, as a member of an Anti-Defamation League NextGeneration Advisory Board, I have been--you would know that antisemitic sentiment is increasingly spilling onto the streets.

Marieann Meringolo To Begin Residency at Chelsea Table + Stage Titled A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO!

Marieann Meringolo will present a different show each night at the venue.

NiCori Studios & Productions To Present Next MUSIC AT THE MANSION March 26

NiCori Studios & Productions has announced the next installment of the long running Bloomfield series 'Music at the Mansion' at the historic Thorne Mansion home of the Morristown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Morristown on Sunday, March 26 at 3pm. 

Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards

The winners have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards, honoring the best in Cabaret performances in NYC which had their first performance between October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

Nicolas King to Perform at Birdland Theater in February

BIRDLAND THEATER will present Nicolas King – the celebrated pop and jazz vocalist on Thursday, February 9 at 8:30 PM.

Rickie Lee Jones to Present PIECES OF TREASURE in Six-Show Engagement at Birdland

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present an exclusive six-show engagement from Rickie Lee Jones to preview her upcoming album Pieces of Treasure from Thursday, April 6 to Saturday, April 8 with shows at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM.

54 CELEBRATES MEL BROOKS, Brian Letendre, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. 

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