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A mainstay of cabaret stages all over, Baby Jane began her career in the 1970's and continued performing her cabaret shows through 2017.

Throughout her storied career she was seen at an endless array of major venues throughout the country, including Reno Sweeney, The Ballroom, Eighty Eight's, Blues Alley, The Kennedy Center and Weill Recital Hall, as well as regular performances at New York City's Metropolitan Room.

Her albums include The Real World: Live At The Metropolitan Room, You're Following Me!, With Arms Wide Open, and Big, Bad, and Blue Live!

Dexter was the recipient of seven major MAC Awards, including a special award for Lifetime Achievement, two Nightlife Awards, and two Bistro Awards.

A rape survivor, she also developed a motivational workshop program, "Healing Through Entertainment -- A Motivational Performance Art Experience For Women", a program which uses the powerful communication of personal stories and songs to coach countless women healing from the trauma of depression, domestic violence, homelessness, and rape.

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92Y Announces Melissa Errico, Norm Lewis & Jeff Harnar in Cabaret Conversations

The 92Y School of Music has announced new guests for their popular interview series, Cabaret Conversations, now in its second year. Previous speakers in the Manhattan Association of Cabaret Award and BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award-nominated series have included Chita Rivera , Lillias White, and Joe Iconis.

CABARET CONVERSATIONS with Michael Kirk Lane Announces Errico, Lewis, and Harnar as Future Guests

Michael Kirk Lane's cabaret interview program through 92Y announces impressive new guests for the spring and summer season.

Vocalist and Performer Anita Michael Presents New Show at The Laurie Beechman Theater This May

Vocalist and performer Anita Michael returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with her new show on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm.

CABARET CONVERSATIONS With Michael Kirk Lane at 92Y Announces Guest Lineup For Upcoming Episodes

Michael Kirk Lane and 92Y have more great guests to hear from, as the streaming series starts a new year.

92Y School Of Music's Cabaret Conversations With Michael Kirk Lane Announces New Lineup

Performances are Thursdays, 8-9 pm ET, August 5-26. Learn more about how to register here!

The 92Y School of Music Announces New Guests for Cabaret Conversations

The 92Y School of Music announces new guests for their popular interview series, Cabaret Conversations, now in its second year, as well as new dates for Cabaret History and Great Performances. Previous speakers in the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award-nominated series have included Chita Rivera and Joe Iconis. Led by award-winning cabaret historian and performer, Michael Kirk Lane these programs are perfect for both practitioners and fans of the art form.

BWW Feature: Women's History Month: The Trailblazers

Ask any of the women working in the nightclub industry who their idol is, who their role model, there heroine, and chances are they will say one of these names.

T. Oliver Reid, John McDaniel, Susie Mosher and More to Join CABARET CONVERSATIONS WITH MICHAEL KIRK LANE

The 92Y School of Music has announced an all-new roster of guests for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award-nominated interview series, CABARET CONVERSATIONS, as well as new dates for other returning classes: CABARET HISTORY AND GREAT PERFORMANCES; and CABARET PERFORMANCE: CONNECTING TO YOUR LYRIC.

CABARET CONVERSATIONS With Michael Kirk Lane Announces Spring Lineup

After successful previous sessions of his chat program and virtual classes, Michael Kirk Lane returns to the 92Y for the Spring season.

92Y School Of Music Announces 2021 Cabaret Programming

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.  

92Y Presents Online Classes Featuring Alex Lacamoire and More in August

92Y is presenting American Songbook Icons, Cabaret History and The Art of Broadway Orchestration in its upcoming programming.

BWW Feature: Stephen Mosher's Pandemic Playlist: The History Lesson

The Pandemic Playlist is back with a look at the people who made cabaret what it is today.

BWW Feature: Chick Singer - My Memories of Nancy LaMott

With so many gifted cabaret artists to populate today's nightclubs, Stephen Mosher takes some time out to remember Nancy LaMott, one of the talented artists from the past.

BWW Interview: Jamie deRoy of JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS at Birdland

The Tony winner brings her 3 decade old show to the Birdland Theater Valentine's weekend.. and what a guest cast she has! Stephen Mosher chats with the iconic New Yorker about what to expedt

BWW Feature: WHY CABARET?

Broadway World's Stephen Mosher answers the question put to him by a friend: 'Why do you even like cabaret?'

Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2019

2019 has come and gone, and we are reflecting on those we have lost in the Broadway and theatre communities throughout the year.

Karen Akers, Julie Gold, Mark Nadler and Steve Ross Join BABY JANE DEXTER: FOREVER YOUNG

Karen Akers, Julie Gold, Mark Nadler and Steve Ross have joined the elite lineup of ''Baby Jane Dexter: Forever Young: A Celebration in Words & Music'' on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. at St. Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Ave. (at 54th St.), New York City. 

BWW Feature: SALON Offers a Safe Space at Don't Tell Mama

Salon is a weekly open mic night where artists can try out new material in a judgment-free zone. I recently did some undercover reporting. It wasn't dangerous or glamorous, like Hunter S. Thompson or Nellie Bly, though it was both alluring and scary at times. I infiltrated the cabaret community to see what it's like being a nightclub singer - and I had a really good time, but I don't want to do it again. I don't know how cabaret performers do it. It's exhausting and it's expensive. You spend all your time promoting yourself, you pay musicians, press reps, photographers and dry cleaners, and every day you run the risk of waking up with a cold and no voice, and an obligation to sing. It's nerve-wracking. Still, these artists continue to produce art for a willing audience: they do it for love of the art and of the audience. It begs the question, though, when a cabaret performer doesn't have a show to do, how do they keep their skills up? How do they continue to grow without spending precious earned cash on an expensive master class?

Cabaret Legend Baby Jane Dexter Passes Away

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of cabaret legend Baby Jane Dexter, who died last night at The Actors Home following a long illness.

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