Photo Coverage: Billy Stritch Has A Lot To Say About Love at The Birdland TheaterPhoto Coverage: Billy Stritch Has A Lot To Say About Love at The Birdland Theater
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 14, 2019

It's BIlly Stritch with his Winter Valentine at Birdland this week, and his first night with special guest Gabrielle Stravelli filled the Birdland Theater with loads of romantic notes last night. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lynn Ahrens, Richard Maltby Jr. Jim Dale at Primary Stages Fund RaiserPhoto Coverage: Lynn Ahrens, Richard Maltby Jr. Jim Dale at Primary Stages Fund Raiser
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 11, 2019

A party hosted by Jamie deRoy, Board member of Primary Stages was attended by some of the most esteemed members of the theatre community last night. Primary Stages is an Off-Broadway not-for-profit theater company dedicated to inspiring, supporting, and sharing the art of playwriting. The kitchen of Ms. deRoy, the 'hostess with the (theatre) mostess' was also recently used by Rita Moreno for a cooking demonstration for a PBS American Masters series and featured in this weeks New York Times. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Native New Yorkers Turn Out For Charles Busch: Native New Yorker at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Native New Yorkers Turn Out For Charles Busch: Native New Yorker at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 7, 2019

Wearing a suit that seemed to be inspired by the celebrated decor of Feinstein's/54 Below, Tony Award nominee and two-time MAC Award winner Charles Busch returned to the club last night with a new show that gets to the essence of this legendary theatrical figure. The Actor/playwright/cabaret entertainer, with an eclectic songbook from the 70's and early 80's unfolded an outrageously comic yet also poignant tale of his early years as he strived to find a place for himself. Charles has found a place for himself and he is a living legend and a very theatrical New York audience filled Feinstein's/54 Below to hear his wit and music. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Pizzarelli Brings Music and Humor To BirdlandPhoto Coverage: John Pizzarelli Brings Music and Humor To Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 7, 2019

One of the funniest stand up comics aroun, John Pizzarelli has the Birdland audiences laughing at his great stories and jokes. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jana Robbins & Haley Swindal Return with The Songs Of Kander & EbbPhoto Coverage: Jana Robbins & Haley Swindal Return with The Songs Of Kander & Ebb
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 6, 2019

Put together two super actor/singers to perform The Songs Of Kander & Ebb and it's like Mantle and Maris hitting back to back homers in the world series. Oops, I promised myself I would avoid the Baseball references, however watching Haley Swindal you cannot help but wonder how this enormously talented lady became such an exciting entertainer coming from a sports/business family. Then again, George Steinbrenner did create exciting entertainment for millions with the Yankee franchise and he was also an avid fan and investor in Broadway shows. (more...)

Photo Coverage: KT Sullivan & Steve Ross Bring The Songs & Letters Of Noel Coward to The Kravis CenterPhoto Coverage: KT Sullivan & Steve Ross Bring The Songs & Letters Of Noel Coward to The Kravis Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 4, 2019

Two legends of the art form of Cabaret KT Sullivan & Steve Ross sang the music and lyrics of Noel Coward which were weaved together by reciting the numerous descriptive letters the playwright/composer/performer wrote to his mother and others. This captivating and elegant evening was written and introduced by Barry Day, the Literary Advisor to the Noel Coward Estate, who has written extensively about Sir Noel Coward. His writings include, The Complete Verse, The Letters of Noel Coward, Coward on Film Coward Coward Screenplays and the forthcoming Coward on Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jim Belushi Brings The Board Of Comedy To The Polo ClubPhoto Coverage: Jim Belushi Brings The Board Of Comedy To The Polo Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 2, 2019

The stylish decor of the theatre in the Polo Club was replaced with the brick wall backdrop that is so often the setting for improvisational comedy by Jim Belushi last night in Boca Raton, Florida. Jim brought members of The Board of Comedy, Joshua Funk, Megan Grano, and Trey Stone with him. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein, The Kravis Center Pops Orchestra & Steve Tyrell Honor Jack JonesPhoto Coverage: Michael Feinstein, The Kravis Center Pops Orchestra & Steve Tyrell Honor Jack Jones
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 31, 2019

If you were trying to find a stage that presented some of the most treasured American popular music, performed by probably the best vocalists born to sing it, you were at The Kravis Center in Palm Beach last night. The Kravis Center Pops Orchestra under the baton of Michael Feinstein, one of the most beloved entertainers of our generation honored another legend......Jack Jones. Jack Jones, the vocalist who created a sound track of love ballads and swinging hit songs for most of the Kravis audience's ( and the worlds) musical life walked out on it's stage and there was no doubt that the look, sound, and magnetism of Mr. Jones was in full force and undiminished at this juncture in his career. Palm Beach gave him a standing ovation after his thrilling rendition of Man of La Mancha, one of Jack's signature songs. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mike Renzi Presented With LIfetime Achievement Award Nicolas King Receives Legends AwardPhoto Coverage: Mike Renzi Presented With LIfetime Achievement Award Nicolas King Receives Legends Award
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 26, 2019

There were many places around the world where the music of The Great American Songbook was being performed last night, but none more significant than the concert celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Dick Robinson's Legends Radio 100.3FM, the most successful privately owned radio station in the United States. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pelican Cabaret Cafe Features Rob RussellPhoto Coverage: Pelican Cabaret Cafe Features Rob Russell
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 21, 2019

Pop up Cabaret Rooms keep popping up across the country. New York City's Beach Cafe may have some cold weather now, but the Pelican Cafe in Palm Beach County is hot on all levels. Sunday's featured entertainer Rob Russell is not just another 'pretty voice' singing a bunch of great tunes. Mr. Russell creates a party and he makes sure everyone in the audience gets an invite. Likewise, Mark Frangione, owner and executive chef does not just create the wonderful dishes. He sounds like a museum director explaining the masterpieces in the building (and they are) as he takes you on a tour of the menu. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops & Maestro Steven Reineke Play On Legends RadioPhoto Coverage: The New York Pops & Maestro Steven Reineke Play On Legends Radio
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 14, 2019

Dick Robinson, a legend of the airways, hero of The Great American Songbook, and a broadcaster who in his distinguished career has interviewed anybody who is anybody in the world of music had The New York Pops music director and conductor Steven Reineke on the Legends Radio network last night. The 30 minute segment will be heard on FM Stations in South Florida, the Northeast, and worldwide on the web. 'The Old Jock' (as he is reverently and affectionately referred to) discussed the exciting world of Carnegie Hall, The New York Pops and Maestro Reineke's fascinating and creative life which includes conducting and programming 4 major orchestras. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Society For The Preservation of the Great American Songbook Honors Jill & Rich Switzer and Celebrates BenefactorsPhoto Coverage: Society For The Preservation of the Great American Songbook Honors Jill & Rich Switzer and Celebrates Benefactors
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 9, 2019

Music and Art joined forces last nightáto honor valued members of the Palm Beach community who do so much to make sure the world hears our uniquely American popular music. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Deborah Silver brings The Gold Standards and Billy Stritch to Lynn UniversityPhoto Coverage: Deborah Silver brings The Gold Standards and Billy Stritch to Lynn University
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 9, 2019

Lynn University was host to the 2012 final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and tickets were of course very difficult to obtain for the 'entertaining' evening and the wait list was long. For last night's performance by songstress Deborah Silver tickets were also difficult to obtain with a long wait list, however there was no debate about the display of talents by the Florida based entertainer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Anthony Nunziata Join Rob Russell & Michael Masci at Cafe CentroPhoto Coverage: Avery Sommers & Anthony Nunziata Join Rob Russell & Michael Masci at Cafe Centro
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 8, 2019

The audience at Cafe Centro got a little confused last night and thought New Years Eve was still being celebrated during the Rob & Michael music night at the popular South Florida restaurant/cabaret. In addition to the suave Mr. Russell and pianist/entertainer Masci the Broadway/Cabaret star Avery Sommers and famed Concert and Cabaret artist Anthony Nunziata happened to be in the audience and wound up 'singing for their dinner' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Celebrating Music With Marilyn Maye, Clint Holmes, Patti Austin & Gregg Field at The Kravis CenterPhoto Coverage: Celebrating Music With Marilyn Maye, Clint Holmes, Patti Austin & Gregg Field at The Kravis Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 6, 2019

The weekend started with Marilyn Maye and The Kravis Center Pops Orchestra Big Band conducted by Tedd Firth in a memorable concert by one of the most beloved singers of our generation. Marilyn Maye, arguably one of the finest vocalists ever to sing in a night club, concert hall, TV Studio or on a Broadway stage gave The Kravis Center Audience an evening of her artistry that will stay in their musical memory forever. (more...)

Photo Coverage: International Singers Lilian & Maycol Ring In The New Year at TreviniPhoto Coverage: International Singers Lilian & Maycol Ring In The New Year at Trevini
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 1, 2019

The love and spirit of many cultures was the perfect theme to start off the New Year, and the famed Internationally acclaimed entertainers Lilian & Maycol provided the perfect harmony to begin 2019 at one of the most famous destinations in the world...Palm Beach. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Stritch and Friends Land On The BeachPhoto Coverage: Billy Stritch and Friends Land On The Beach
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 18, 2018

Billy Stritch recently sailed from his usual NYC docks at The Carlyle and Birdland and was welcomed by hundreds of music connoisseurs on the Shores of Velencia and Frenchman's Creek Beach Club in Florida. The show at Velencia Shores was headlined,'Billy Stritch & Friends' and the super singer friends that Billy brought along were Deborah Silver, Emmanuelle Adda and Josh Young. Jim Caruso, Billy's special good friend and partner in all things musical fun also joined him for the special Florida entertainment event. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New York Pianists Play For The New York Pops Educational ProgramsPhoto Coverage: New York Pianists Play For The New York Pops Educational Programs
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 11, 2018

The silent auction item at The New York Pops annual gala/concert held at Carnegie Hall and the Mandarin Hotel in April, offered a pianist to play at your private party complete with catering by Trattoria del Arte. The Pops Concert and Gala's proceeds help finance The Pops/Ed Programs. For the third year, the winning bidder got much more than she bargained for. Not only did the advertised pianist (Stephen Sorokoff) appear, but also a slew of New York's must celebrated keyboard artists and entertainers joined the festivities. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Barrington Stage Company Benefit Honoring John Rando!Photo Coverage: Inside Barrington Stage Company Benefit Honoring John Rando!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 28, 2018

Over the past hundred years the theater community has celebrated some of the most notable events in Broadway's history at the Friars Club.áááLast night the Barrington Stage Co. the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, Ma. under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd held their New York City Benefit in the legendary building where so many legends of the theater community have socialized and entertained each other.áááJohn Rando the famed director was celebrated for his extraordinary talent and his contributions to BSC.ááJohn has directed two of the most popular musicals in BSC history, The Pirates of Penzance and On the Town, which transferred to Broadway and received four Tony Award nominations, including Best Director.ááAt BSC John also directed The Royal Family of Broadway and Guys and Dolls and on Broadway, he won a Tony Award for his direction of Urinetown, The Musical.áá (more...)

Photo Coverage: Steve Tyrell, Cady Huffman, Haley Swindal & Others at Will & Anthony Nunziata Friars Birthday BashPhoto Coverage: Steve Tyrell, Cady Huffman, Haley Swindal & Others at Will & Anthony Nunziata Friars Birthday Bash
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 27, 2018

Do you want to have the best birthday party ever? Firstů. be talented and admired entertainers who have lots of talented friends. Then, have many adoring fans and a large loving family. Next, have Sunny Sessa and Craig Neier create and produce your celebration at the Friars Club. The Friars Club which is the ground zero gathering place for show business folks and one of a kind events (most recent the Billy Crystal Icon Award Gala) hosted Will & Anthony Nunziata's Birthday Bash last night and here is a look inside the celebration. (more...)

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