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BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW With Jim Caruso

'Let's go on with the show'! And what a show it's been thanks to the host with the most, Mr. Jim Caruso!

Tonoccus McClain and Nita Whitaker Launch Winter Season at Sterling's Upstairs At The Federal

Television and Broadway Musical Theatre performer TONOCCUS MCCLAIN debuts his first ever cabaret concert LIVING A WHY NOT LIFE with Musical Director Rob Woyshner on Sunday, January 20th at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood, CA. McClain has hosted television such TV shows as FOX Family's California Summer Countdown, reporting and anchoring Channel One News; and performed in Beauty and the Beast live at the Hollywood Bowl, Game of Thrones live at the LA Forum, numerous shows at the Disneyland Resort, and multiple performances at the Academy Awards. He also traveled North America touring in over 400 performances of The Lion King (Banzai u/s) for six years. He's crossed the globe singing in countries like South Korea, Spain, Germany, Mexico, the Czech Republic, Argentina, Canada, Australia, and across the Caribbean and back.

Cortes Alexander Returns With Special Holiday Christmas Show At Upstairs At Vitello's

Following a series of successful sold out performances, the highly popular, multi-faceted musical artist and Broadway performer Cortes Alexander ("Marilyn: An American Fable", "Liza's at the Palace") brings his annual Holiday Christmas Show back to Los Angeles' prized venue, Upstairs at Vitello's, on Monday, December 17.

Powerful Performer Cortes Alexander Continues Popular Residency At Upstairs At Vitello's With Swell Standard Time

Following a successful and sold-out debut earlier this year, the highly popular multifaceted musical artist and Broadway performer Cortes Alexander will continue his residency with another special show.

Powerhouse Chanteuse Lisa Donahey Returns With Female-Fronted Homage To Big Band At Upstairs At Vitellos, 3/11

Glenn Miller. Benny Goodman. Count Basie. All names that signify Big Band's big orchestral arrangements. Powerful vocalist and inimitable performer Lisa Donahey will bring to life the era's jazz and swing stylings during her upcoming show, "Just a Broad and a Little Big Band" at Los Angeles' Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City on March 11. 

Photo Flash: Jim Caruso's Cast Party Returns to the West Coast

Jim Caruso's Cast Party returned to the West Coast for the twelfth time on Wednesday, January 17. The extreme open mic took place Upstairs at Vitello's, located in Studio City.

Cortes Alexander to Bring HOLIDAY SWELL-TACULAR to Vitello's

Cortes Alexander (Liza's At the Palace) will be performing his annual 'Holiday Swell-tacular' at Vitello's on December 21 & 22 at 8 p.m.

Cortes Alexander to Bring HOLIDAY SWELL-TACULAR to Vitello's

Cortes Alexander (Liza's At the Palace) will be performing his annual 'Holiday Swell-tacular' at Vitello's on December 21 & 22 at 8 p.m.

BWW TV: Chatting with The Stars Of S.T.A.G.E. 2016

The Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) Benefit titled Sondheim 5, took place June 18th at Beverly Hills' beautiful Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in benefit of AIDS Project Los Angeles.  The much anticipated event, was once again directed by David Galligan.  Michael Orland served as Musical Director, with Choreography by Lee Martino; and BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling was on hand to talk to the stars just prior to their first of two performances.

Heather Lundstedt O'Neill to Perform Music of Frank Loesser at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 5/22

Join celebrated Southern California Musical Theatre star Heather Lundstedt O'Neill as she pays homage to the work of one of America's most accomplished composer/lyricists in 'Loesser Known: The Stories and Songs of Frank Loesser'.

Allison Janney, Loretta Devine, Barrett Foa & More to Take Part in 32nd Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event

Susan Anton, Barrett Foa, Loretta Devine, Allison Janney and Andrea Marcovicci are among the galaxy of Broadway, Film, and Television stars lending their talents to the 32nd annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (STAGE), Sondheim No. 5, with two performances on Saturday, June 18th at the beautiful Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.  David Galligan directs with Michael Orland as Music Director.  Performances will be at 2:00pm and 8:00pm.

BWW Exclusive: Back in Concert with Liza Minnelli- Billy Stritch, Cortés Alexander & Jim Caruso Send Updates from Biloxi!

Six years after closing Liza's at The Palace, one of the most heralded Special Events in recent Broadway memory, Liza Minnelli gathered up her best friends, that famous songbook, and some beaded couture to try out a new concert in Biloxi, Mississippi. ('The glamour...the glitter...the Gulf,' Liza giggled.) As a try-out for her 2016 'Great Day' tour, Minnelli, musical director/pianist/singer Billy Stritch and singers Cortes Alexander and Jim Caruso warbled their way into the hearts of the Gulf Coast fans, garnering a half-dozen standing ovations and some love-letters from the press. Armed with a few Palace re-creations, some fresh new harmonies and the obligatory Liza standards, it seems that the sky's the limit for this happy band of players.

BWW Reviews: Liza is Back!

The sparkles and feather boas were out in full force last night because after more than a year away from the stage, EGOT winner Liza Minnelli is back in action!  Last night she graced the Gulf Coast at Biloxi's IP Casino with her comeback performance 'Liza Minnelli in Concert with Billy Stritch.'

Sterling's Upstairs Announces 9th Year Anniversary Celebration With Broadway, Pop and Great American Songbook Concerts!

Founded by BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling (On-air Producer and Host for live entertainment news events in Los Angeles), Sterling's Upstairs first opened its doors at the renowned Vitello's Restaurant in Studio City, CA. where it single handedly brought back to Los Angeles the art of intimate upscale cabaret concerts which had all but vanished from the cultural scene in movie town, USA.  However, in due time, the venue was whole heartedly embraced by enthusiasts of LA's performing arts community and continued to thrive for 6 successful years in a former storage room that was transformed by Sterling into a true supper club environment.  

Liza Minnelli Lists the 10 Things That Make Her Happy

Liza Minnelli is at it again! The Living legend of the stage and screen is set to perform at Mississippi's IP Casino Resort & Spa this month and will bring her new show, Great Day, to two venues in Oklahoma this November. This past week she sat down with PAPER to discuss her top 10 things that make her happy!

Broadway's Kevin Earley to Perform at Sterling's Upstairs, 3/30

Broadway's Kevin Earley will perform his Solo Cabaret "On the Record" at Sterling's Upstairs on March 30, 2015. Kevin's Broadway credits include Les Miserables,Throughly Modern Millie, A Tale of Two Cities and the tittle role in Roundabout Theater's Death Takes a Holiday.

Photo Flash: Jim Caruso's Cast Party Returns to Beverly Hills with 'Extreme' Open Mic

For the second time since December, sax superstar Dave Koz presented Jim Caruso's Cast Party in his new music room, The Dave Koz Lounge, which is located at Spaghettini in the heart of Beverly Hills, California. Scroll down for photos from the concert!

STAGE TUBE: Liza Minnelli and Cortes Alexander Surprise Audience with 'I Love a Violin'

As previously reported, Liza Minnelli recently announced her full recovery from her back surgery and gave a surprise performance in Hollywood earlier this month. The 68-year-old appeared on stage at Cortes Alexander's annual holiday show at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in Hollywood, CA, on December 22 to support her close friend. The star went on to perform a duet of 'I Love a Violin' with Alexander and received a standing ovation from the enthusiastic crowd, which included Barbra Streisand's son Jason Gould and half-sister Roslyn Kind. Watch her performance below!

BWW Reviews: CORTES ALEXANDER Returns to Sterling's with a Bag Full of Surprises for a SWELL NOEL

On Monday December 22 the terribly amusing song stylist Cortes Alexander presented his annual Swell Noel to an uber packed house at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. Alexander has such frenetic energy and charm that, and I've said this before, you just want to wrap him up. What a joyous Christmas present...and with his two glorious backup singers, the Swell Girls Melissa Bailey and Julie Gar

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