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Photo Coverage: Go Inside the 33rd Annual MAC Awards!

The 33rd Annual MAC Awards were handed out last night (Tuesday, March 26, 2019) during a glitzy evening at New York City's SONY Hall.
Photo Flash: 'A Swinging Birdland Christmas' Comes to Birdland

On Saturday night, the ninth consecutive year of "A Swinging Birdland Christmas," starring Birdland regulars Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch, opened at Birdland. This will be a limited engagement of 4 performances, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, December 22, 23, 24 and 25. All shows are at 5:30pm.
Photo Flash: Broadway at Birdland Presents Tom Wopat and Linda Purl

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented Broadway/television stars Tom Wopat and Linda Purl, who celebrated the holidays together in "Home For The Holidays."
Photo Coverage: Deborah Grace Winer Brings 'New York: Big City Songbook' To Birdland Theater

Deborah Grace Winer was certainly on the right track last night as she hosted her latest creative musical adventure 'New York: Big City Songbook' at the new Birdland Theater. Deborah is well known to New Yorkers for the imaginative and quality presentations she produced for the Lyrics & Lyricists Series at the 92Y, which she led for 9 seasons. It's difficult to construct a show for New Yorkers about New York, we've seen it all…haven't we? but this smart show with vocalists Klea Blackhurst, La Tanya Hall and Nicolas King (real New Yorkers because as Deborah pointed out they come from everywhere) offered a kaleidoscopic vision of life in the city.
Photo Coverage: Mark William Brings COME CROON WITH ME to Green Room 42

Just last night, Mark William made his solo nightclub debut at The Green Room 42 with the world premiere of 'Come Croon With Me.' Putting his own unique, youthful spin on golden age crooner styling, Mark performed a collection of classic tunes from Broadway and The Great American Songbook. With his sophisticated approach, he glided from Jerry Herman to Peter Allen to Henry Mancini with charismatic ease and a spring in his step.
Photo Coverage: Kelli Barrett, Lisa Howard, and More at the 17th Annual BROADWAY UNPLUGGED Concert

The 17th Annual Broadway Unplugged was held at the Merkin Concert Hall last night, October 13.
Photo Flash: Special Guests Turn Out for Jim Caruso's Cast Party

Over the past few weeks, Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland has been the place for an enormous variety of musical talent, with Caruso hosting, Billy Stritch accompanying on the eighty-eights, and the Cast Party Symphony Orchestra (Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums).
Photo Flash: Jim Caruso's Cast Party Continues at Birdland

Jim Caruso's Cast Party, 'Birdland's star-studded, 'extreme' open mic/variety show' continues to dazzle packed houses at Birdland (315 West 44 Street, NYC) every Monday night starting at 9:30pm.
Photo Coverage: Anita Gillette and Cast Party Thrill The Birdland Audience

One day the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. will probably ask for Jim Caruso's lists of entertainers that have appeared on his Cast Party Stage at Birdland.
Photo Coverage: ASCAP Celebrates Jerry Herman at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Jerry Herman lives a few miles away in Miami and had to cancel a surprise appearance last night but his glorious music and lyrics, sung by some of the best voices in show business filled the air in this great venue in the City of Aventura. Klea Blackhurst, Scott Coulter, Jason Graae, and Debbie Gravitte some of Broadway's most acclaimed artist were the cast in 'Jerry Herman, The Broadway Legacy Concert' produced by ASCAP's Michael A. Kerker. Jerry may not have given the audience a surprise Valentine's Day visit but they will long remember Jason Graae singing 'I Won't Send You Roses' from Mack & Mabel.
Photo Coverage: PARTY FACE Opens at City Center

The New York Premiere of Party Face, a new comedy by Isobel Mahon('Glenroe,' 'Fair City') and directed by Amanda Bearse ('Married...With Children'), opened yesterday, January 22, at City Center Stage 2 (131 West 55th Street) for a run through April 8, 2018. BroadwayWorld attended the big night and you can check out photos below!
Photo Flash: Surprise! First Look at Hayley Mills & Company in PARTY FACE

The New York Premiere of Party Face, a new comedy by Isobel Mahon('Glenroe,' 'Fair City') and directed by Amanda Bearse ('Married...With Children'), is currently in previews at City Center Stage 2 (131 West 55th Street) for a run through April 8, 2018. Opening night is set for Monday, January 22, 2018.
Photo Flash: Birdland Presents 8th Annual 'Swinging Birdland Christmas'

Birdland presented the eighth year of A Swinging Birdland Christmas, starring Birdland regulars Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch. This limited engagement of 4 performances, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, December 22, 23, 24 and 25, has been a completely sold-out affair. Check out photos from the event here!
Photo Coverage: Christmas Has Some New Sounds At Birdland - Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch

A Swinging Birdland Christmas is in its eighth year at the legendary club and the tradition of inspired vocal arrangements, harmonies, and rhythms by Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso, and Billy Stritch are being applied to a great new holiday song list.
Photo Coverage: Go Inside Rehearsals for PARTY FACE with Hayley Mills!

The New York Premiere of Party Face, a new comedy by Isobel Mahon ('Glenroe,' 'Fair City') and directed by Amanda Bearse ('Married...With Children'), will begin performances on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at City Center Stage 2 (131 West 55th Street) for a run through April 8, 2018. Opening night is set for Monday, January 22, 2018.
FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of PARTY FACE!

The New York Premiere of Party Face, a new comedy by Isobel Mahon ('Glenroe,' 'Fair City') and directed by Amanda Bearse('Married...With Children'), will begin performances on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at City Center Stage 2 (131 West 55th Street) for a run through April 8, 2018. Opening night is set for Monday, January 22, 2018.
Photo Flash: 54 Below Sings Kander and Ebb's WOMAN OF THE YEAR

54 Below presented '54 BELOW SINGS KANDER AND EBB'S WOMAN OF THE YEAR' on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017. This performance featured an all star cast with nine ladies singing the songs of TESS (Lauren Bacall on Broadway), four men singing for SAM, and all the other roles covered by the rest of the cast. The performers were: Klea Blackhurst, Todd Buonopane, Mary Callahan, Robert Cuccioli, Joyce DeWitt, Natalie Douglas, John Epperson, Anita Gillette, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Dee Hoty, Christine Toy Johnson, Luba Mason, Julia Murney, Brad Oscar, Christine Pedi, Eve Plumb, Robbie Rozelle, and Kevin Zak. The musical director was Joshua Zecher-Ross, with Corey Schuyler on the bass, Chris Schultz on the drums and Dan Glaude on the reed.
Photo Coverage: Scott Siegel Presents BROADWAY UNPLUGGED

After 15 years at The Town Hall, Scott Siegel's critically acclaimed BROADWAY UNPLUGGED concert event moved to a new address for its 16th season: Merkin Concert Hall. Other than the venue, however, Broadway Unplugged remains unchanged: it offers Broadway's greatest voices singing famous Broadway show tunes the way they used to be done before Broadway shows were miked: UNPLUGGED.
Photo Flash: Sheldon Harnick, James Snyder, Klea Blackhurst and More Celebrate Christine Ebersole at Encompass New Opera Theatre Gala

On Sunday, November 19th, Encompass New Opera Theatre, The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chairs, Alan Alda, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, and Maury Yeston paid tribute to Broadway's sparkling luminary, Christine Ebersole, with a star-studded musical salute. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below!
Video: Highlights from NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presented the 30th Anniversary of No Way to Treat a Lady. A laugh-filled evening featuring songs from the Richard Rodgers Award winning musical by Douglas J. Cohen, based on the novel by William Goldman (The Princess Bride). MAC Award winner KLea Blackhurst (Hello, Dolly!, Goodspeed) and author Cohen co-host the event which will feature many of the performers from past productions, both off-Broadway at the York Theatre and Hudson Guild, and regionally (Florida Studio Theatre, Village Theater, Barrington Stage, TheaterWorks in Hartford, Coconut Grove in Florida, Colony Theater in L.A.), as well as photographs and footage from over a dozen international productions. Cohen will also reveal some of the show's unique history behind the scenes.

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