BWW Review/Photos: Marilyn Maye Brings BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH to Feinstein's/54 Below BWW Review/Photos: Marilyn Maye Brings BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 23, 2019

Like a classic culinary creation, capable of continually and forever exciting the senses and defying the hazards of repetition, Marilyn Maye satisfied her audience's expectation for greatness last night with her performance at Feinstein's/54 Below. The perfect wine to compliment this musical feast was the artistry of Billy Stritch at the piano and some of his strategic vocal harmonies. Marilyn's song list is well known and loved by her fans and most folks in the packed house silently sing along, listen, and watch in total exhilaration as arguably the finest pop/jazz vocalist of our generation puts her special stamp on anything she sings. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hal Prince Visits Linda Lavin at Cafe Carlyle Photo Coverage: Hal Prince Visits Linda Lavin at Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 10, 2018

Hal Prince visited the band, (led by Billy Stritch) and Linda Lavin in the legendary Cafe Carlyle last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Celebration Continues at Feinstein's/54 Below and with a Special Silver After Party Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Celebration Continues at Feinstein's/54 Below and with a Special Silver After Party
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 22, 2018

It was night that will long be remembered by fans (and who isn't) of Marilyn Maye and of American Songbook hero, Dick Robinson. Marilyn is currently celebrating her 90th year with her current engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below and her friend DIck Robinson, creator of Legends Radio and founder of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting is celebrating his 80th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Christine Ebersole & More Attend Billy Stritch's 'Lucky To Be Me' at Birdland Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Christine Ebersole & More Attend Billy Stritch's 'Lucky To Be Me' at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 3, 2017

Stritch hides behind the mantra of Musical Director, Arranger, Songwriter, vocal and piano accompanist for some of the most talented and famous performers on the planet the majority of the times you see him. However, It comes as no surprise to his many fans that when he decides to feature himself and go solo it's an event not to be missed. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Betty Buckley Sings for Primary Stages Photo Coverage: Betty Buckley Sings for Primary Stages
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 11, 2017

Monty Hall could not have offered a more spectacular deal. Four women had the right price and were the top bidders at last year's Primary Stages Gala's Silent Auction. As a result, Tony Award-Winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley came through door #1 at Jamie deRoy's apartment and sang at a private party organized by the winners . Jamie, Catherine Adler, Paula Kaminsky Davis and Christina Rose. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christine Ebersole Returns To Cafe Carlyle with AFTER THE BALL
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 13, 2016

Multiple Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole made her highly anticipated return to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show titled After The Ball, last night and Broadwayworld was there. The engagement runs through October 22. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Stritch Sings Mel Torme at the Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 15, 2016

Last night, with photos of some of the greatest entertainers looking down at him in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room, Billy Stritch -- one of the most talented and creative musicians on the planet -- entertained his fellow Friars. I don't know if the velvet fog ever sang in the Monastery, but the closest you will ever get to his music is to hear Billy Stritch perform his Mel Torme show. It's the definitive interpretation of Mel's extraordinary musical genius, performed by the unequaled artistry of Mr. Stritch. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lillias White Brings The Lillias White Effect to Mr. Finn's Cabaret
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 1, 2016

Lillias White brought her music director, arranger, and vocal accomplice Billy Stritch to William Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage Company last night and BroadwayWorld was there.  The title of her show, The Lillias White Effect is entirely fact-based as Ms. White and Mr. Stritch had a bedazzling effect on the Berkshire audience in Mr. Finn's Cabaret. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Will & Anthony Nunziata Bring BROADWAY AND BEYOND to the Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 7, 2016

In a prelude to their upcoming January 18th NYC concert at the Highline Ballroom the Nunziata brothers performed a show for a 'jury of their peers' at the legendary Friars Club last night and BroadwayWorld was there.   Check out the photos below.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin with Billy Stritch Bring STARTING OVER to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 8, 2015

Tony and Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin takes the 54 Below stage this September, performing Broadway favorites, standards, jazz, and even some songs she learned from the great girl singers. New York audiences remember her from It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Broadway Bound, Collected Stories, The Diary of Anne Frank, Gypsy,The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, and many others, and the world over knows her as Alice Hyatt in the long-running hit TV series Alice. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin with Billy Stritch Bring STARTING OVER to Helsinki on Broadway
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 10, 2015

Linda Lavin and musician/director/actor/painter/writer husband Steve Bakunas walked the Red Carpet a few days ago at the Broadway Opening of Hamilton and then drove up the carpet of Green to their home in the Berkshires to perform at Lee Tannen's Helsinki on Broadway and of course BroadwayWorld was at both events. This summer the East Coast is getting treated to Linda Lavin and Billy Stritch as Linda has brought her show titled Starting Over and her swinging band to PTown, the Hudson Valley, and on September 16th to Guild Hall in East Hampton. At Helsinki on Broadway last night Linda was the star of the show, but the food at Helsinki Hudson definitely also gets top billing. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway & Kari Strand Celebrate Their Marriage at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 30, 2015

Birdland was the scene of a very special show last night as friends and family gathered for the Wedding Celebration of Ann Hampton Callaway and Kari Strand. Broadway at Birdland and Jim Caruso's Cast Party have seen many famous and talented people on that legendary stage but it will be hard to top last night's list of guests. Broadwayworld was there and here are some of the friends and relatives of Ann and Kari. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Luba Mason Brings MIXTURA to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 10, 2015

54 Below presented a special night with LUBA MASON - the Broadway star of Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, The Capeman, among many others, last night and Broadwayworld was there. Fresh off the smash success of the Off-Broadway musical Pretty Flilthy - for which she was hailed as 'outstanding' by The New York Times, 'deliciously droll' by The Hollywood Reporter and 'straight up and affecting' by The New York Daily News - she will present an updated version of her concert Mixtura. Luba's trademarked blend of different musical currents, Mixtura is hybrid musical format consisting of various styles that can also be in any language. The 54 Below evening will include the work of diverse songwriters such as Van Morrison ('Moondance'), Cole Porter ('Love For Sale'), Kander & Ebb ('All That Jazz') and Lou Reed ('Pale Blue Eyes'), in addition to original songs from her Brazilian jazz album Krazy Love. Mixtura will also feature a special version of her breakout number 'Beautiful' by Michael Friedman from Pretty Filthy. You can watch the song 'In Performance' from The New York Times here. Previous incarnations of Mixtura were called 'powerful' by The Huffington Post and 'rapturous musical heaven' by Times Square Chronicles. The evening will feature musical director and arranger Felipe Fournier on vibes. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye & Guest Bucky Pizzarelli Play The Iridium
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 6, 2014

Last night, legendary vocalist MARILYN MAYE will brought her own style of jazz & show-biz to Iridium NYC, joined by the legendary BUCKY PIZZARELLI, for TWO NIGHTS ONLY, November 5th & 6th at 8:30 & 10:30pm. The reunion of these two 'Tonight Show' alumni is bound to be a musical party. Ms. Maye appeared on 'The Tonight Show' a record 76 times, more than any singer & Mr. Pizzarelli was an original member of 'The Tonight Show Band,' playing with Skitch Henderson. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Melissa Manchester Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut in YOU GOTTA LOVE THE LIFE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 11, 2014

GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester makes her Cafe Carlyle debut in a new show, You Gotta Love The Life, through June 21. Accompanying herself on piano, she performs a selection of hits spanning her career, along with several songs from her upcoming album. She is joined on stage by Stephan Oberhoff (keyboard, guitar) and Susan Holder (vocals, percussion). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lucie Arnaz Brings SPRING IS HERE to Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 16, 2014

As the daughter of one of show business' most prominent couples, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Emmy Award-winning singer/actress Lucie Arnaz has forged a distinct career of her own. She has had starring roles on Broadway, television and film, and has won awards including an Emmy, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. She brings her new show, Spring is Here, to The Carlyle for a limited five-night engagement, through April 19. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BLOOD BROTHERS Opens at West Springfield's Majestic Theater
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 20, 2012

'Blood Brothers,' one of the longest-running musical productions in the history of theater, is onstage at West Springfield's Majestic Theater now through October 28, according to Producing Director Danny Eaton, who also directs the play. The play launches the 16th season of theater since the Majestic's revival in 1997. Check out photos from opening night below, featuring Billy Stritch, Doug Major and more! (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS Reunite to Launch Majestic Theater's 16th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2012

'Blood Brothers,' one of the longest-running musical productions in the history of theater, will be staged at West Springfield's Majestic Theater September 13 - October 28, according to Producing Director Danny Eaton, who will also direct the play. The play launches the 16th season of theater since the Majestic's revival in 1997. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin & Billy Stritch Play 54 Below!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 18, 2012

Tony Award winner Linda Lavin makes nightclub appearances at 54 BELOW (254 W. 54 St. in Manhattan) yesterday, September 17 and September 23 at 3 p.m. with musical director Billy Stritch and a 5-piece combo. Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Brings HAPPIEST SOUND IN TOWN TO Feinstein's
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 25, 2012

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY continues its Spring 2012 season with the return engagement of Grammy Award nominated singer and entertainer MARILYN MAYE. Her new show - "The Happiest Sound In Town" - is her annual birthday celebration and features some of her most-requested numbers including "Guess Who I Saw Today," "Bye Bye Country Boy," "Rain" and "Golden Rainbow." Another highlight of the show, "Come In From The Rain," was a personal favorite of Johnny Carson; Maye performed it many times on "The Tonight Show" at his personal invitation. Maye's recent local appearances have been received with rave reviews and full houses. The show runs through Saturday, May 5 at the Loews Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street). Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

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