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Award-Winning Director/Composer Barry Kleinbort Joins JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS As Co- Photo Award-Winning Director/Composer Barry Kleinbort Joins JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS As Co-Host
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2022

Barry Kleinbort, multi-award director, composer, lyricist, and librettist joins¬†‚ÄúJamie deRoy & friends‚Ä̬†as co-host.¬† He will team with Jamie deRoy, the legendary 10-time Tony Award Broadway Producer and founder of her popular long-running talk show.

Al Hirschfeld Foundation Launches Online Exhibition 'CALL HER MADAM' Photo Al Hirschfeld Foundation Launches Online Exhibition 'CALL HER MADAM'
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation has launched its latest online exhibition ‚ÄúCall Her Madam: Sex. Crime & Fun in Polly Adler's New York.‚ÄĚ

Eleri Ward, Lee Roy Reams & More to Take Part in CABARET CONVERSATIONS at 92NY Photo Eleri Ward, Lee Roy Reams & More to Take Part in CABARET CONVERSATIONS at 92NY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2022

The 92nd‚ÄĮStreet Y, New York School of Music has announced new guests for their popular interview series, Cabaret Conversations, now in its third year. Joining Lane this summer are Lee Roy Reams, Eleri Ward, and Carolyn Montgomery.

CABARET CONVERSATIONS WITH MICHAEL KIRK LANE Announces Upcoming Series Guests Photo CABARET CONVERSATIONS WITH MICHAEL KIRK LANE Announces Upcoming Series Guests
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 7, 2022

Michael Kirk Lane's interview program for 92Y has announced their upcoming guests, as CABARET CONVERSATIONS enters its third season.

Musical Film KILLIAN & THE COMEBACK KIDS Featuring Taylor A. Purdee & More to Arrive  Photo Musical Film KILLIAN & THE COMEBACK KIDS Featuring Taylor A. Purdee & More to Arrive on Digital Platforms in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2022

In August, film distributor Hope Runs High will release its latest feature film across VOD platforms ‚ÄĒ bringing the much-lauded ‚ÄúKillian & the Comeback Kids‚ÄĚ to a national audience outside of its 30 city theatrical release.

See Lee Roy Reams, Lesley Manville & More Upcoming at 92NY Photo See Lee Roy Reams, Lesley Manville & More Upcoming at 92NY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

92NY has announced July events and classes featuring Jonathan Groff, Lee Roy Reams, and more!

Review Roundup: MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Opens on Broadway Starring Billy Crystal Photo Review Roundup: MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Opens on Broadway Starring Billy Crystal
by Review Roundups - Apr 27, 2022

The new comedy musical, MR. SATURDAY NIGHT officially opens on Broadway tonight! Read the reviews!

BWW Interview: Catching Up with SPOTLIGHT ON YOU OPEN MIC's Natasha Castillo Photo BWW Interview: Catching Up with SPOTLIGHT ON YOU OPEN MIC's Natasha Castillo
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 26, 2022

The power behind SPOTLIGHT ON YOU has been performing her Eighties pop music show while continuing her virutal Open Mic. Here she shares her passion with Broadway World Cabaret's readers.

Daniel Cainer's MORE JEWISH CHRONICLES (AND OTHER STORIES-IN-SONG) Begins Performance Photo Daniel Cainer's MORE JEWISH CHRONICLES (AND OTHER STORIES-IN-SONG) Begins Performances Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

London-based multi-award-winning songwriter, broadcaster, performer, and musical storyteller Daniel Cainer returns to NYC’s SoHo Playhouse with More Jewish Chronicles (and other stories-in-song) for a limited run beginning on April 20 running through May 15, 2022.

Daniel Cainer's MORE JEWISH CHRONICLES Begins Performances This Week at SoHo Playhous Photo Daniel Cainer's MORE JEWISH CHRONICLES Begins Performances This Week at SoHo Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2022

London-based multi-award-winning songwriter, broadcaster, performer, and musical storyteller Daniel Cainer returns to NYC's SoHo Playhouse with More Jewish Chronicles (and other stories-in-song) for a limited run beginning on April 20 running through May 15, 2022.

Friars Club Videos

VIDEO: Billy Crystal Talks Hanging Out With Muhammad Ali & Robin Williams on THE LATE Videoplay
VIDEO: Billy Crystal Talks Hanging Out With Muhammad Ali & Robin Williams on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2019

Billy Crystal, who has a new mobile app called 'Roast 'Em,' stopped by 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' to remember some wild times at Friars Club roasts in the good-old-days. Watch the clip below!

Sheree Sano Wins 5th 'Tomatoes Got Talent' Videoplay
Sheree Sano Wins 5th 'Tomatoes Got Talent'

by Julie Musbach - Apr 13, 2018

The 5th Annual 'Tomatoes Got Talent' Contest celebrating the talents of women-over-40 who are currently not working pros took place on Monday, April 9 at The Triad.  It was hosted by Randie Levine-Miller, who co-produced with Cheryl Benton, the founder and publisher of Thethreetomatoes.com, which sponsors the event. Jimmy Horan music directed what became a real musical happening!

VIDEO: Jerry Lewis on Joan Rivers: 'She Set the Jews Back 1,000 Years'
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 6, 2014

Legendary comedian, actor, director, and screenwriter Jerry Lewis answered fan questions during an intimate Q&A session with an audience of SiriusXM listeners and host Maria Menounos

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for Short Film FOODIE
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 23, 2012

This year's lineup of the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival includes comedic works from both shorts and features. Featured among the stellar shorts in the program is the award-winning film FOODIE which screens on Friday 10/26 at 6:30pm and will also play in the upcoming Fort Lauderdale Film Festival and the Cucalorus Film Festival in November. Check out the trailer for FOODIE below!

Photo Coverage: Friars Foundation Holds Adopt -A- Scholar Reception
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 7, 2011

The Friars Club established the Friars Foundation in 1977 as it's charitable arm. It's mission is to help performing arts groups create excellent innovative and affordable programs for the enrichment, education, and enjoyment of diverse audiences and participants. The Foundation also helps prepare the next generation of performers and musical artists through scholarship programs for students studying the performing arts.

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Meets the 2011 Drama Desk Nominees - Part 2
by Broadway Beat - May 4, 2011

Nominations for The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced on Friday, April 29, 2011, at 9:30 AM at the New York Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, in Manhattan. Former Drama Desk Award winners Audra MacDonald and Liev Schreiber made the announcements. Other speakers included Isa Goldberg, President of the Drama Desk; Robert R. Blume, Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards; Barbara Siegel, chairperson of the Drama Desk Nominating Committee and Randie Levine-Miller, Director of Special Events for the Drama Desk, who has produced the nominations announcement ceremony at the NY Friars Club for the past 15 years. Amongst the shows with multiple nominations were THE BOOK OF MORMON with 12, ANYTHING GOES with 10, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with 7, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS and WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN with 6. Broadway Beat was on hand for the nominee reception yesterday, May 2, and brings you meet and greet coverage of the 2011 nominees in attendance below!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Meets the 2011 Drama Desk Nominees - Part 1
by Broadway Beat - May 4, 2011

Nominations for The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced on Friday, April 29, 2011, at 9:30 AM at the New York Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, in Manhattan. Former Drama Desk Award winners Audra MacDonald and Liev Schreiber made the announcements. Other speakers included Isa Goldberg, President of the Drama Desk; Robert R. Blume, Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards; Barbara Siegel, chairperson of the Drama Desk Nominating Committee and Randie Levine-Miller, Director of Special Events for the Drama Desk, who has produced the nominations announcement ceremony at the NY Friars Club for the past 15 years. Amongst the shows with multiple nominations were THE BOOK OF MORMON with 12, ANYTHING GOES with 10, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with 7, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS and WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN with 6. Broadway Beat was on hand for the nominee reception yesterday, May 2, and brings you meet and greet coverage of the 2011 nominees in attendance below!

STAGE TUBE: MacDonald & Schreiber at Drama Desk Nominations
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 29, 2011

Nominations for The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced on Friday, April 29, 2011, at 9:30 AM at the New York Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, in Manhattan. Former Drama Desk Award winners Audra MacDonald and Liev Schreiber made the announcements. Other speakers included Isa Goldberg, President of the Drama Desk; Robert R. Blume, Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards; Barbara Siegel, chairperson of the Drama Desk Nominating Committee and Randie Levine-Miller, Director of Special Events for the Drama Desk, who has produced the nominations announcement ceremony at the NY Friars Club for the past 15 years.