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George Street Gala Honors Seward And Cecelia Joyce Johnson Photo George Street Gala Honors Seward And Cecelia Joyce Johnson
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 16, 2019

Seward Johnson, "America's most popular sculptor;" his wife, writer and producer Cecelia Joyce Johnson; and the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders will receive the Thomas H. Kean Arts Advocacy Award during George Street Playhouse's annual gala on May 5.

Cast Announced For HANDS ON A HARD BODY From The Keegan Theatre Photo Cast Announced For HANDS ON A HARD BODY From The Keegan Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 21, 2019

The Keegan Theatre continues its 22nd season with the announcement of the cast and creative team for the regional premiere of the musical HANDS ON A HARDBODY. Inspired by the true events of the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name, HANDS ON A HARDBODY features a catchy combination of blues, rhythm & blues, and country songs co-written by Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio of the band Phish. Keegan's production is co-directed by Elena Velasco and Mark A. Rhea with music direction by Jake Null and choreography by Elena Velasco. The show runs March 9 through April 6, 2019 at The Andrew Keegan Theatre in Washington, DC, with the press opening slated for Tuesday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m.

Keegan Theatre Goes Romantic with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Photo Keegan Theatre Goes Romantic with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Julie Musbach - Jul 18, 2018

The Keegan Theatre closes out its 21st season with the Tony Award-winning musical THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, opening on August 4, 2018. An acclaimed musical based on the best-selling novel, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY was developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman.

Opera Exposures Announces 1st Recital of Fall Season Lineup Photo Opera Exposures Announces 1st Recital of Fall Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Opera Exposures,, Inc, a local 501(C3) created in 2004 by Edna Greenwich as a nonprofit arts organization supporting young and emerging musical artists that is dedicated to developing a diverse audience by performing in affordable venues, has announced its first recital of the Fall season.

Photo Coverage: Gov. Cuomo, Harry Belafonte, and Others Join Friars In Saluting Mayor David Dinkins on His 90th
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 30, 2017

The security was tight in the Monastery last night as politicians, tennis legends, celebrities and Friars gathered in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room to pay tribute to David Dinkins on his 90th birthday.   The security protection wasn't good enough however to stop one of the greatest comedians on the planet, Dean Emeritus Freddie Roman (MC) to have some fun with the former Mayor.  As a matter of fact Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who made a special trip down from Albany to be at the Friars got some laughs himself during his heartfelt tribute to Mr. Dinkins.  There was much love, laughter, joy, and a few tears in the club during the evening, as there always is in the Friars Club.  I couldn't help thinking as I watched all the Democrats and  Republicans in the room enjoying each others camaraderie, how great it would be if all our representatives in Washington would become Friars, meet in The Monastery, feel the love, and solve the nations problems. 

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch Extend Spring Residency at Bemelmans Bar
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, has extended Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch's Sunday night spring residency at Bemelmans Bar. The duo's upcoming dates include April 30, May 7 and 21, June 4 and 11 from 9pm to Midnight.

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Attends Friars Salute To Bobby Short
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 20, 2017

Yankee Stadium has it's 'Legends Seats' and Monuments prominently displayed in the 'House That Ruth Built'.  Then the current team takes the field and future legends start to play ball.  In the Friars Club show biz past and present are always in the house.  Their photos are on the wall and names are engraved on the chairs in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room.  Then as so often happens an 'insiders' great show is produced for the members and those legends current and future entertain their fellow Friars.  So it happened last night as the Friars Club honored Bobby Short, the legendary cabaret singer/pianist who was best known for his three decade plus music residency at Cafe Carlyle in New York City.  The music of Bobby Short was brought to life by some current Cafe Carlye and Bemelmans Bar stars in a spectacular evening produced and hosted by Friar Jeff Leibowitz and Co-Produced by Friar Will Friedwald.

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Kick Off Residency at Bemelmans Bar This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Bemelmans Bar for a Sunday night residency throughout April.

Keegan Presents Award-Winning Musical PARADE Opening 3/11
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 27, 2017

The Keegan Theatre presents PARADE, the Tony Award-winning musical by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry and composer Jason Robert Brown. PARADE is a stirring musical about a miscarriage of justice in early 20th-century Georgia, when a Jewish outsider was wrongly accused of murder. A love story emerges thanks to the strength, passion and loyalty of Leo's wife, Lucille. PARADE runs March 11, 2017, through April 8, 2017, at The Keegan Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Chris Gillespie, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch and More Slated for Bemelmans Bar This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Chris Gillespie, Champian Fulton and Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Bemelmans Bar for Sunday night residencies throughout the winter 2017 season.

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch and More Set for Bemelmans Bar in The Carlyle This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, Champian Fulton and Tony DeSare to Bemelmans Bar for Sunday night residencies throughout the fall 2016 season.

Photo Coverage: Ten-Time Tony Winner Tommy Tune Returns to Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 13, 2016

Ten-time Tony winner Tommy Tune returned to Cafe Carlyle last night January 12, and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the performance! Check out photos below!

Winter Performance Schedule Announced for Bemelmans Bar at Carlyle Hotel
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 18, 2015

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, is pleased to welcome Champian Fulton, The Brandon McCune Trio, The Chris Gillespie Trio, and Tony DeSare to Bemelmans Bar for Sunday night residencies throughout the winter 2016 season. Featuring top artists from the worlds of jazz, cabaret and Broadway alongside special unannounced guests, Sunday nights at Bemelmans Bar have become a favorite spot for a wide range of performing musicians across the city. Additionally, the classic watering hole has drawn crowds consisting of socialites, politicians, movie stars and moguls for?more than five decades. More information on acts performing this winter can be found below.

Opera Exposures to Present A Free Tribute Concert to Madame Licia Albanese
by Matt Sowell - Oct 3, 2014

Opera Exposures, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to presenting concerts and recitals featuring seasoned professional musicians and young operatic artists in accessible venues at affordable prices, will present a free Tribute Concert to Italian-born Soprano Licia Albanese on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 3 PM at The Music Hall at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, in Staten Island. Miss Albanese attended Opera Exposures' first recital during Black History Month in February 2004 at the Municipal Building in Manhattan.

Tamsen Fadal to Host 2014 Moving Families Forward Gala 10/20 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

?Lois Braverman, President & CEO, Ackerman Institute for the Family, announced today the honorees and host for The Moving Families Forward Gala which will take place at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel at 301 Park Avenue on Monday, October 20th in New York City.

The Carlyle to Welcome Back Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch, 4/6-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, is pleased to welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch back to Bemelmans Bar for an extended Sunday night residency. The upcoming performances will build upon their recent run of shows in the intimate, storied New York City lounge, favorites not only of music fans and critics, but also of fellow artists. Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch shows are a place where some of the city's foremost entertainers go to commune with their own-and sometimes sit-in for a song or two-on their nights off. The pair will be at Bemelmanswith their evening of swinging standards Sunday nights, April 6 - May 25.

BWW Reviews: Kensington's SPRING AWAKENING Deserves 'A' For Effort
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 22, 2014

KAT gives the show a nice go, but it ultimately does not prove memorable.

Opera Exposures Celebrates Elinor Ross with Free Recital of Puccini and Duke Ellington Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2013

Opera Exposures will celebrate National Opera Week by presenting a FREE recital honoring the legendary American soprano Elinor Ross today, Oct. 27, at 4:30 PM in The Music Hall at The Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/26/2013
by - Oct 26, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/26/2013.

Opera Exposures Celebrates Elinor Ross with Free Recital of Puccini and Duke Ellington, 10/27
by Christina Mancuso - Oct 16, 2013

Opera Exposures will celebrate National Opera Week by presenting a FREE recital honoring the legendary American soprano Elinor Ross on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 4:30 PM in The Music Hall at The Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island. The musical performance, titled Puccini and Duke Ellington, will feature sopranos Natalie Bergeron and Alicia Waller and tenors Carl Rosenthal and former professional football player Ta'u Pupu'a. Also performing will be the famous Chris Gillespie Quartet, who perform regularly at Bemelman's Bar in the Hotel Carlyle and a surprise guest who will not be identified until the day of the performance. They will be accompanied on piano by Mary Pinto. Dwight Owsley, Opera Exposures' Artistic Advisor and a well known New York bon vivant, will moderate the program, offering his unique and entertaining musical insights. The recital is being produced by Edna Greenwich, Founder and President of Opera Exposures.

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