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Review: The Annual Cabaret Convention Concerts At Rose Theater Are For The Fans Old And New

Three nights of cabaret artistry on display was heaven at times, and a long haul at others.

Photos: SPEAK LOW: THE MUSIC OF KURT WEILL at Rose Theater Opens Cabaret Convention

Last night at Rose Theater The Mabel Mercer Foundation kicked off the 34th Annual Cabaret Convention and Broadway World photographer Conor Weiss was in the house.

Metropolitan Zoom Celebrates One Year Anniversary With A Free Online Bash

Bernie Furshpan, creator of online nightclub/virtual performance platform, MetropolitanZoom, and his sidekick, Joanne Camilleri-Furshpan, are throwing a free, one-year anniversary show on Sunday, April 11 at 7PM EST online from Studio A in Long Island City. 

MetropolitanZoom Presents One Year Anniversary Show

MetropolitanZoom is presenting their free One Year Anniversary Show, on Sunday, April 11 at 9 PM Eastern / 6 PM Pacific.  Say hello on the MetZoom platform to and your favorite artists that you've purchased tickets to see.

BWW Blog: Reflecting on the Extended Broadway Shutdown

When I woke up this morning, I opened Facebook to see that the Broadway shutdown had been extended until early January.

BWW Blog: My First BroadwayWorld Blog!

Hi! This is my first blog post for Broadway World and I couldn't be more excited to talk about my experiences. I'm currently a senior at the University of Illinois studying Lyric Theatre, which is a relatively new program.

BWW Interview: Julian Emile Lerner in LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at George Street Playhouse 10/15 to 11/10

George Street Playhouse opens their inaugural season at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) with 'Last Days of Summer.' It is based on the contemporary novel by Steve Kluger and directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun with music by Grammy winner Jason Howland. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Julian Emile Lerner who plays Joey Margolis in the show.

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Brings ALWAYS FROM THE HEART to The Iridium

'What the world needs now is love, sweet love...' And with those lyrics Marilyn Maye returned to the Iridium Music Club and set the theme for her Valentine's week show, 'Always From The Heart'.

2017 MetroStar Winner Emily Ellet Bringing Back UNCHARTED At The Triad On Today

2017 MetroStar winner Emily Ellet bringing back "Uncharted" Fri 9/7 at 7 pm

2017 MetroStar Winner Emily Ellet Bringing Back UNCHARTED At The Triad On 9/7

2017 MetroStar winner Emily Ellet bringing back "Uncharted" Fri 9/7 at 7 pm

Winter Storm Warning: Meet the Cast of FROZEN- Now in Previews!

FROZEN had its first preview last night, February 22 at the St. James Theater! Starring Patti Murin and Caissie Levy as beloved Disney heroines Anna and Elsa, the musical is set for a March 22 opening. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!

2017 MetroStar Winner Emily Ellet To Open Debut Show UNCHARTED

2017 MetroStar winner Emily Ellet will make her New York cabaret debut in a four-night run February 22-25 at New York's historic Don't Tell Mama with her brand-new show, "Uncharted."

Photo Coverage: Barry Levitt 1947-2017 Pianist, Conductor, Composer, Arranger & 'Mensch'

Barry Levitt the acclaimed pianist, conductor, composer, musical director and mensch passed away on September 21 after suffering a massive heart attack at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Sept 21st.

Photo Flash: The Metropolitan Room Crowns New MetroStar Emily Ellet

It's reigning Em! Last night, Monday August 21, the actress and singer Emily Ellet was mobbed by her many friends and admirers in the audience when it was announced that she had eeked out a photo-finish win in one of the most competitive MetroStar contests in years. Her outstanding mini-set, in which she delivered a dazzingly original interpretation of the '80s disco anthem 'It's Raining Men,' put her ahead of the other four MetroStar finalists, each of whom delivered nearly flawless performances. Scroll down for photos from the final!

5 Finalists Picked For Finale Of 10th Annual Metrostar Talent Challenge Next Monday

Last night five finalists were selected to compete in next Monday's highly anticipated finale of the 2017 "MetroStar Talent Challenge" at the Metropolitan Room. 

2017 MetroStar TOP 13 Advance to QUARTERS at Met

Next week's quarter finals of the 2017 "MetroStar Talent Challenge" features thirteen exciting talents vying to become the 10th MetroStar Talent Challenge winner.  MetroStar's Top 13 is a baker's dozen of singers from a variety of backgrounds, including Broadway and cabaret, as well as a number of brand new talents, like 16-year-old Jackie Mate, who are hoping to make a big splash in their cabaret debuts.

MetroStar Talent Challenge Takes New Tack for 10th Anniversary

The tenth annual "MetroStar Talent Challenge" is giving itself a fresh, new look as it adds two new categories to the career-boosting competition.  This year, in addition to the MetroStar grand prize and its Special Audience Award (which was instituted in 2015), the 2017 edition of the summer tradition is adding an Innovation Award and a Best New Artist Award.

2016 BWW Cabaret Awards: Celia Berk and Sidney Myer Win Top Show Honors; Betty Buckley and Tony Yazbeck are Top Celebs

BREAKING NEWS: The votes are in and the results are official for the fifth annual BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards. More than 32,000 votes were cast this year for the excellent performers and shows in 16 categories. BroadwayWorld would like to extend congratulations to all of this year's winners and nominees.

Photo Flash: Performers Gifted with Squigs Drawings at Jim Caruso's Cast Party

On Monday, January 9, Birdland once again hosted Justin "Squigs" Robertson as special guest artist-in-residence at Jim Caruso's Cast Party. Over twenty impromptu performers were delighted by the gift of an original "Squigs," swiftly drawn during their performance on the Birdland stage.

BWW Review: Timeliness Meets Timelessness in THE WORLD ACCORDING TO KURT WEILL at Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS

In THE WORLD ACCORDING TO KURT WEILL, one of the more than 20 shows put together to form the Winter Rhythms festival benefiting arts education, old met new and timeliness met timelessness. At Urban Stages on December 6, six skilled performers were assembled to interpret several of the most well-known songs of the composer Kurt Weill (who died in the year 1950), through the lens of the world as we see it in 2016. This meant that each song from shows such as ONE TOUCH OF VENUS or THREEPENNY OPERA was introduced with a framing device that was the statement of an accurate and modern headline or situation ("The Refugee Crisis in Syria Worsens," "Donald Trump Wins the Election in Shocking Upset").

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