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BWW Review: Ilene Graff Brings Christmas Cheer to Feinstein's Photo BWW Review: Ilene Graff Brings Christmas Cheer to Feinstein's
by Don Grigware - Dec 24, 2019

Actress/singer Ilene Graff may be best remembered to TV audiences for 'Mr. Belvedere' and for her varied performances on Broadway, but for Los Angeles audiences no one holds a cabaret audience more captivated than this down.to.earth yet sparklingly talented lady. On Saturday December 21, Graff brought a fun-filled holiday show to a packed audience at Feinstein's Upstairs at Vitello's. Backed by superb musical director/husband Ben Lanzarone at the piano, Jamey Tate on drums and Dominic Genova on guitar and bass, the 80 minute set was a real family entertainment with Graff's brother Tony nominated Todd Graff as special guest star. Another special guest was Harlan Boll, a pr rep by day and singer by night. Being a holiday show, Graff interspersed her anecdotes of growing up in Brooklyn and being a Jew with colorful Christmas tunes. When she was asked why as a Jew she sang Christian songs, she delightfully replied that Yiddish music is so sad and, 'OK, Im going to sing, but you're not going to enjoy it.' It is this kind of self-deprecating humor that makes Graff so loved and admired.

Ilene Graff Will Come to Feinstein's at Vitello's Photo Ilene Graff Will Come to Feinstein's at Vitello's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S AT VITELLO'S presents THE ILENE GRAFF HOLIDAY SHOW for one night only on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8 P.M.

Line-Ups Set For 6th Annual Actors Fund Benefit Concert Weekend Photo Line-Ups Set For 6th Annual Actors Fund Benefit Concert Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019

Cabaret is Alive and Well and Living in Los Angeles, benefit concert weekend for The Actors Fund, is back for the 6th year in a row. Conceived and Directed by David Galligan, the 3-night event is presented by Fraser Entertainment Group. All proceeds benefit The Actors Fund.

Mother And Daughter Broadway Divas Ilene Graff And Nikka Graff Lanzarone Are Together Photo Mother And Daughter Broadway Divas Ilene Graff And Nikka Graff Lanzarone Are Together Again For The First Time
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2018

VITELLO'S SUPPER CLUB presents ILENE GRAFF and NIKKA GRAFF LANZARONE in "Together Again for the First Time" on Friday, January 11, 2019 and Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 7:30 P.M. Grammy-nominated TV mom ("Mr. Belvedere") and Broadway vet, ILENE GRAFF (Grease, I Love My Wife) and her daughter, Broadway and off-Broadway performer NIKKA GRAFF LANZARONE (Women on the Verge, Chicago, Sweet Charity), are getting together for their first full-length concert at Vitello's Supper Club. From L.A. to New York, from baby ballet to Broadway premieres, this family will highlight songs and stories that show how those experiences have made their relationship stronger, more fun, more interesting, and generationally challenging.

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage Photo Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

The Actors Fund's Looking Ahead Program presented The 2018 Looking Ahead Awards on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the magnificent Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood. Hosted by Ashley Argota and Garrett Clayton, The Looking Ahead Awards honors leaders in the current and former young performer community who inspire the world by living the program's core values of growth, education, leadership and community service.

5th Annual CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN LOS ANGELES to Benefit The Actors  Photo 5th Annual CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN LOS ANGELES to Benefit The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

The Actors Fund and Fraser Entertainment are very proud to announce the 5th annual presentation of CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN LOS ANGELES.  Conceived by renowned director David Galligan, this fifth celebration of Cabaret in L.A. will take place as a series of 3 concerts over 3 evenings at 3 different Los Angeles venues, Friday, October 12, Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14.  Proceeds from all 3 shows will benefit The Actors Fund.

Photo Coverage: Melissa Manchester Plays Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Photo Coverage: Melissa Manchester Plays Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 14, 2018

It was musically 'back to the future' as an icon of popular music, Bronx born, California based Melissa Manchester thrilled old and new fans at Feinstein's/54 Below last night.

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sings Ahrens & Flaherty, Vonda Shepard & More Next Week at 54 Bel Photo ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sings Ahrens & Flaherty, Vonda Shepard & More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Tovah Feldshuh, Rita Rudner, and More Next Month at 54 Below Photo Tovah Feldshuh, Rita Rudner, and More Next Month at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

lene Graff and Nikka Graff Lanzarone Plan Duet Show at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo lene Graff and Nikka Graff Lanzarone Plan Duet Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents ILENE GRAFF and NIKKA GRAFF LANZARONE in "Together Again for the First Time" on Friday, July 20, 2018 and Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. Grammy-nominated TV mom ("Mr. Belvedere") and Broadway vet, ILENE GRAFF (Grease, I Love My Wife) and her daughter, Broadway and off-Broadway performer NIKKA GRAFF LANZARONE (Women on the Verge, Chicago, Sweet Charity), are getting together for their first full-length concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. From L.A. to New York, from baby ballet to Broadway premieres, this family will highlight songs and stories that show how those experiences have made their relationship stronger, more fun, more interesting, and generationally challenging.

Photo Flash: Rich Little Honored As Hollywood Hero And Inducted Into The Hollywood Mu Photo Photo Flash: Rich Little Honored As Hollywood Hero And Inducted Into The Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

On May 31st, Rich Little, arguably the most famous impressionist in the world, was honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce during their Hollywood Hero ceremony with the Johnny Grant Award, along with Diahann Carroll (receiving the Mary Pickford Award).  

Feinstein's/54 Below Announces Duo Shows Summer Series, Featuring Christine Ebersole, Photo Feinstein's/54 Below Announces Duo Shows Summer Series, Featuring Christine Ebersole, Marin Mazzie, and Many More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Duo Shows At 54! is a summer series at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW celebrating the special collaboration of two artists brought together, curated by Creative and Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/series/duo-shows-at-54 or call (646) 476-3551.

Cast Announced for CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN LOS ANGELES Actors Fund Be Photo Cast Announced for CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN LOS ANGELES Actors Fund Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The fourth annual CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN LOS ANGELES, Benefit Concert series for The Actors Fund, conceived by David Galligan and presented by Fraser Entertainment Group, takes place October 6th 8th, with two nights at Tom Rolla's Gardenia, plus Sunday evening at the Catalina Jazz Club.

Cast Announced for CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN LOS ANGELES Actors Fund Be Photo Cast Announced for CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN LOS ANGELES Actors Fund Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

The fourth annual CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN LOS ANGELES, Benefit Concert series for The Actors Fund, conceived by David Galligan and presented by Fraser Entertainment Group, takes place October 6th 8th, with two nights at Tom Rolla's Gardenia, plus Sunday evening at the Catalina Jazz Club.

BWW Review: E Spot Lounge Welcomes MICHAEL LAVINE & FRIENDS
by Don Grigware - Apr 20, 2017

At the E Spot Lounge, upstairs at Vitello's, Studio City on Tuesday April 18, Amy Brothman and Dianne Fraser produced a delightfully eclectic evening of song and storytelling under the supervision of musical director Michael Lavine, titled simply Michael Lavine & Friends. What a treat! Lavine, who lives most of the year in New York, is a director, performer, coach and musical genius par excellence. He has produced a CD also entitled Michale Lavine & Friends, which, like the show, offers rarely heard songs from less familiar Broadway shows. Some of these are musical gems, and for one reason or another, never hit the charts.

Nikka Graff Lanzarone Makes Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut with HERO WORSHIP Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nikka Graff Lanzarone in Hero Worship tonight, February 23, 2017 at 7pm.

Nikka Graff Lanzarone to Make Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut with HERO WORSHIP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nikka Graff Lanzarone in Hero Worship on February 23, 2017 at 7pm.

Photo Flash: Tippi Hedren and More Appear at Star Studded Book Launch for TIPPI
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

President and Founder of The Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, hosted a very special Lobby Exhibit unveiling, featuring items and from the career of Tippi Hedren (including items worn in the film 'The Birds,' Edith Head's dress form designed to Tippi's exact measurements, her Golden Globe and a personal gift presented by Alfred Hitchcock when he and his wife, Alma, informed her that she had been chosen to portray Melanie Daniels in 'The Birds).

Cast Announced for Los Angeles Actors Fund Benefit Concert Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The third annual CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN LOS ANGELES, Benefit Concert series for The Actors Fund conceived by David Galligan and presented by Fraser Entertainment Group, takes place Oct. 14th-16th with two nights at Tom Rolla's Gardenia, plus Sunday evening at the Catalina Jazz Club.

Cast Announced for Los Angeles Actors Fund Benefit Concert Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The third annual CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN LOS ANGELES, Benefit Concert series for The Actors Fund conceived by David Galligan and presented by Fraser Entertainment Group, takes place Oct. 14th-16th with two nights at Tom Rolla's Gardenia, plus Sunday evening at the Catalina Jazz Club.

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