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Bio:
Blake Allen is a composer, musician, music director, and arranger most known for creating and music directing the hit series "AN EVENING WITH... SERIES", music directing the 2019 revival of OVER HERE!, and being one of the composers / lyricists for the Off-Broadway musical FOLK WANDERING. Allen is ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Blake Allen is a composer, musician, music director, and arranger most known for creating and music directing the hit series "AN EVENING WITH... SERIES", music directing the 2019 revival of OVER HERE!, and being one of the composers / lyricists for the Off-Broadway musical FOLK WANDERING. Allen is ... (read complete bio)
BWW TV Exclusive: THE LION KING's Bradley Gibson Sings His Favorite Under-Rated Music Photo BWW TV Exclusive: THE LION KING's Bradley Gibson Sings His Favorite Under-Rated Musical on It's the Day of the Show Y'all!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2020

In today's very special episode (filmed in early March), Spencer is joined by Bradley Gibson to give us a history lesson on one of his favorite under-rated musicals- The Secret Garden. Watch below as he tells us all about the show and performs 'Lily's Eyes' with Spencer. This episode features videography by Dan Tracy, with arrangements by Blake Allen, Michael Liepper on piano and Jessica Wang on cello.

Astoria Performing Arts Center and Teresa Lotz Present THE INSIDERS Musicals from the Photo Astoria Performing Arts Center and Teresa Lotz Present THE INSIDERS Musicals from the Quarantine
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020

Astoria Performing Arts Center (Dev Bondarin, Artistic Director), in association with Teresa Lotz, presents six new musical shorts written in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Featuring the work of fifteen writers, six directors, and a large number of actors, the contributing artists joined the project in the early days of the crisis in the spirit of developing new work without being in the same room to do so. 

BWW Interview: At Home With Sean Patrick Murtagh Photo BWW Interview: At Home With Sean Patrick Murtagh
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 9, 2020

Newly named MAC Award Recipient for Best Male Debut, Sean Patrick Murtagh is keeping very busy during the quarantine with household projects, long isolated runs, and nachos. Lots and lots of nachos.

BWW Interview: At Home With Sean Stephens Photo BWW Interview: At Home With Sean Stephens
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 29, 2020

As theater actor Sean Stephens gets ready to make his solo show debut at Feinstein's/54 Below, Stephen Mosher wants people to get to know him a little... and his dog.

AN EVENING WITH... Series Returns to The Green Room 42 to Celebrate Dolly Parton Photo AN EVENING WITH... Series Returns to The Green Room 42 to Celebrate Dolly Parton
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020

After the smash, sold-out tribute to Frank Sinatra in January, the award-winning, runaway hit series 'An Evening With...' (2019 BWW Cabaret Award, Best Series) returns to The Green Room 42 this Friday, March 13, to celebrate the music and life of the iconic Dolly Parton.

BWW Review: The 3 Witches Of WITCH PERFECT & HOW THE BITCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Return To  Photo BWW Review: The 3 Witches Of WITCH PERFECT & HOW THE BITCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Return To Club Cumming with A New Movie Parody, THE FIRST KNIVES CLUB
by Bobby Patrick - Feb 14, 2020

Is the show HILARIOUS? You bet your Channel suit it is. Are the ladies top-notch and in terrific voice? HELL YEAH, THEY ARE! Each and every line fluff, trip up and gaff onstage was grist for the ladies' comedy mill and each time something went awry or a joke didn't land, a fresh response (especially from Bootsie) saved the moment and brought on gales of laughter.

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH... FRANK SINATRA Satisfies Supremely at The Green Room 42 Photo BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH... FRANK SINATRA Satisfies Supremely at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 25, 2020

The Broadway World Award winning Best Series is back for a third season and they are better than ever!

An Evening With... Frank Sinatra Comes To The Green Room 42 Photo An Evening With... Frank Sinatra Comes To The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020

The award-winning, runaway hit series a?oeAn Evening With...a?? (2019 BWW Cabaret Award, Best Series) to The Green Room 42 this Friday, January 24th, to celebrate the music and life of the iconic Frank Sinatra.

BWW Review: TUESDAYS AT 54  WITH ROBBIE ROZELLE Kicks Ass at 54 Below Photo BWW Review: TUESDAYS AT 54 WITH ROBBIE ROZELLE Kicks Ass at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 15, 2020

The popular variety/game/talk show with Robbie Rozelle begins the end of its' run at 54 Below with the first of three final performances.

Winners Announced For The 2019 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Photo Winners Announced For The 2019 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize NYC Cabaret performers for their outstanding achievement!

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Photo Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Staff - Dec 16, 2019

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH...SERIES: SHIRLEY BASSEY at The Green Room 42 Is A Master Photo BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH...SERIES: SHIRLEY BASSEY at The Green Room 42 Is A Master Class in Storytelling
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 9, 2019

The popular cabaret series AN EVENING WITH... ends 2019 with a look at Shirley Bassey and display of the difference between a studio singer and a MAC award winning cabaret singer

AN EVENING WITH... SERIES Returns to The Green Room 42 With a Look at Shirley Bassey' Photo AN EVENING WITH... SERIES Returns to The Green Room 42 With a Look at Shirley Bassey's Musical Legacy and Life
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

Blake Allen's 7-Time Broadworld Cabaret Award Nominated (including best recurring series) 'An Evening With... Series' returns to The Green Room 42 Sunday, December 8 for its season 2 big-blow-out season finale and a look at Shirley Bassey's musical legacy and life.

THE B**** STOLE CHRISTMAS Announced At Club Cumming Photo THE B**** STOLE CHRISTMAS Announced At Club Cumming
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019

After receiving 5 out of 5 rainbows from BroadwayWorld Review for the sold out /standing room only run of WITCH PERFECT earlier this fall season, Miss Comedy Queen 2019, Tina Burner,  returns to Club Cumming with her all new cabaret show a?oeHow the Bitch Stole Christmas.a?? 

December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW Cabaret Awards!  Photo December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW Cabaret Awards!
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019

It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.

First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Cabaret Awards!  Photo First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Cabaret Awards!
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019

Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!

OVER HERE! - Back with the Beat at The Triad Photo OVER HERE! - Back with the Beat at The Triad
by Richard Ridge - Nov 13, 2019

On Monday night, Over Here! The Big Band Musical was back in New York at The Triad Theatre for the first time since its original 1974 Broadway production and the joint was jumpin'. Veteran's Day proved to be the perfect time to revive this beloved celebration of the American spirit and optimism that defined the 1940's. To make it even more worthwhile, a portion of the proceeds from the evening was donated to Vietnam Veterans of America. Over Here! is one of this journalist's favorite musicals, so I was thrilled to have it back on the boards. Under the razor-sharp direction of Will Nunziata, who is quickly becoming a go-to director, this feel-good show sparkled and shined like a freshly polished diamond. It featured a stellar cast of 19, plus an 11-piece swing band, under musical director extraordinaire Blake Allen. Choreographer Andrew Black used every inch of space to give us one eye-popping musical number after another.

BWW Review: With WITCH PERFECT Club Cumming Shows Us Which Witch is Which for Hallowe Photo BWW Review: With WITCH PERFECT Club Cumming Shows Us Which Witch is Which for Halloween
by Bobby Patrick - Oct 26, 2019

Current reigning National Miss Comedy Queen, Tina Burner, in association with Club Cumming, present a one-of-a-kind musical take on everybody's favorite Halloween Classic: Hocus Pocus for 5 performances.

An Evening With... Series Tributes Eartha Kitt at The Green Room 42 Photo An Evening With... Series Tributes Eartha Kitt at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

After a sold-out Natalie and Nat King Cole celebration in April and the summer tribute to Doris Day hosted by Doris Dear, Blake Allen's hit An Evening With... Series returns tomorrow to the famed Green Room 42 for a look at Eartha Kitt's musical legacy and life.

OVER HERE! Heads Back To Center Stage After 44 Years! Photo OVER HERE! Heads Back To Center Stage After 44 Years!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

A one-night only adaptation of the 1974 Tony-Award winning musical Over Here! will take place on Monday, November 11 at the Triad Theater on Manhattan's upper west side. Directed by Will Nunziata and set to the original score by the Sherman Brothers, this is the first performance of this six-time Tony award winning work since its closing in 1975.

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