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John Fricke

 

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[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2019]
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John Fricke News

Michael Feinstein & Norm Lewis Begin Holiday Runs This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Michael Feinstein & Norm Lewis Begin Holiday Runs This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 15, 2021

Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, will continue to bring the holiday spirit with two of its most popular December shows.

Kick off the Judy Garland Centennial with Michael Feinstein! Photo Kick off the Judy Garland Centennial with Michael Feinstein!
by - Dec 10, 2021

Special Offer - Kick off the Judy Garland Centennial with Michael Feinstein!

BWW Feature: The Stars of Feinstein's/54 Below Meet The Press - Special Guest Journal Photo BWW Feature: The Stars of Feinstein's/54 Below Meet The Press - Special Guest Journalist - Michael Kirk Lane
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 12, 2021

A little chat and a little music is just the thing for a Wednesday morning, as the cabaret journalists of Manhattan meet the stars who will bring their gifts to the 54 Below stage this holiday season.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 2 - BEETLEJUICE Demos, First Song  Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 2 - BEETLEJUICE Demos, First Song From THE PROM, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2020

This week's list includes an album of demos from Beetlejuice the Musical, as well as the first single from the forthcoming film adaptation of The Prom. Plus, the first song from Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of Cinderella has been released.

BWW Review: First VIRTUAL CABARET CONVENTION Boldly Goes Into A New Era Of Cabaret Photo BWW Review: First VIRTUAL CABARET CONVENTION Boldly Goes Into A New Era Of Cabaret
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 21, 2020

In a year of virtual hits and misses, the Freshman and Sophomore nights of The First Virtual Cabaret Convention land a full-fledged, bona fide bullseye.

BWW Feature: New York City Cabaret Convention Goes Virtual With Four Nights Of Entert Photo BWW Feature: New York City Cabaret Convention Goes Virtual With Four Nights Of Entertainment
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 8, 2020

KT Sullivan vows to keep The Cabaret Convention alive and evolving with the first ever Virtual presentation and a diverse lineup of artists well-known and humble.

BWW Review: THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CABARET CONVENTION JUDY! A GARLAND OF SONG at Photo BWW Review: THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CABARET CONVENTION JUDY! A GARLAND OF SONG at The Rose Theater
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 31, 2019

There was so much heart, love and entertainment on the stage of The Rose Theater last night, as The Cabaret Convention celebrated the legacy and the music of the legendary Judy Garland

Photo Coverage: Judy Garland Celebrated at New York Cabaret Convention Photo Photo Coverage: Judy Garland Celebrated at New York Cabaret Convention
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 31, 2019

The third night of the Mabel Mercer Foundation's New York Cabaret Convention hosted by Judy Garland expert John Fricke and actor, singer, humorist Klea Blackhurst had many noteworthy performances during it's three hours last night at Rose Theater. However, the most touching and dramatic Judy Garland minute was not musical. It happened when Sidney Myer a New York City Cabaret superstar related a story from his youth. It seems that Sidney survived the stress of the 50's and 60's of being ‚Äúdifferent‚ÄĚ in the all boy New Jersey Prep School he attended (which Sidney recalled was populated by boys who specialized in terrorism) by focusing on his love of music and his worship of Judy Garland. He described to a spellbound Convention audience of being brought to a Judy Garland concert by his parents, he had his sign ‚Äú We Love Judy‚ÄĚ in hand and with thousands cheering her as she walked down the aisle in a twist of fate he accidentally came face to face with her. Judy shook his hand and he managed to get out a ‚Äúthank you‚ÄĚ even though he had rehearsed a speech for years if this kind of moment ever happened. . There wasn't a dry eye in the house after his story. The evening had many humorous and emotional moments as Emmy Award winning host John Fricke, who is considered the preeminent Judy Garland and Wizard of Oz authority related many stories about Garland. Klea Blackhurst is probably one of the most effective and beloved Convention hosts and she used her wit and music to make it as always one of the most enjoyable of Convention nights.

BWW Review: The 2019 New York Cabaret Convention Starts Impressively Photo BWW Review: The 2019 New York Cabaret Convention Starts Impressively
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 29, 2019

It was a spectacular start to the four night 2019 Cabaret Convention at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater Last night.

The Mabel Mercer Foundation Celebrates The 30th Annual New York Cabaret Convention Photo The Mabel Mercer Foundation Celebrates The 30th Annual New York Cabaret Convention
by Rebecca Russo - Oct 16, 2019

In a combined triumph for the Classic Popular Songbook, its purveyors and adherents, and the professionalism and perseverance of THE MABEL MERCER FOUNDATION, the unique organization presents its 30th Annual New York Cabaret Convention at The Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, beginning Monday, October 28th and running through Thursday, October 31st. The four individual concerts will be offered at 6:00 PM each evening, and more than seventy-five vocalists and musicians are scheduled to perform. Tickets are now on sale at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office and www.jazz.org.

John Fricke Videos

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Footage From CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ at Paper Mil Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a First Look at Footage From CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ at Paper Mill Playhouse

by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2019

Performances are underway for Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz at Paper Mill Playhouse! News12 New Jersey recently gave us a first look at footage from the production! Additionally, they sat down with some of the cast and creatives to talk about the show.

VIDEO: Stephen Schwartz & More Appear in Trailer for New Documentary THE SOUND OF OZ
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 2, 2015

Aaron Harburg, great-grandson of The Wizard of Oz lyricist E.Y. 'Yip' Harburg has begun production on The Sound of Oz. The feature-length documentary honors both his great-grandfather and Oz composer Harold Arlen.

VIDEO: Trailer - THE WIZARD OF OZ in 3D for 75th Anniversary!
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2013

Marking the 75th anniversary of THE WIZARD OF OZ, Warner Bros. has produced a 3D remastered version of the film. Kicking off the celebration, The Wizard of Oz 3D will be presented in the immersive Imax 3D format and return to the big screen for an exclusive one-week engagement in Imax theatres across North America beginning September 20, 2013. Click below to watch the trailer!