MetroStar Extends 2015 Submissions Deadline
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The 2015 'MetroStar Talent Challenge' is extending its deadline for applications to July 4 and adding new mentoring to help competitors up their games during the 7-week contest. The eighth annual edition of the summer tradition runs for seven consecutive Mondays, from July 6 through August 17.  All contestants must certify that they will be available to compete throughout the jury-and audience-voted, elimination-round competition. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: My Second Half of 2014 Cabaret Journey or One Reviewer's Long Procrastination Special as We Bid Farewell to Another Year of Show Hopping
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 26, 2014

If you've been a regular reader of this particular reviewer's musings, you know that every year there are long stretches of time where I just haven't been able to critique all the shows I've seen that deserve commentary. So I end up playing what they call in sports, 'Catch-up ball,' and post a mash up of belated reviews from past shows. It's kind of like a critic's version of the song 'Six Months Out of Every Year,' from Damn Yankees. Give or take a month or two, that's usually the time period during which I store unpublished reviews in my fevered brain and then unload them all in one seemingly endless column-like this one is going to be. If my cabaret-show reviewing days will be over (as chronicled here), I might as well go out with a bang-and relieve my procrastination guilt during holiday season. Now I can scratch one New Year's resolution off the list. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New York Cabaret Pays Loving Tribute to BOBBIE HOROWITZ at Metropolitan Room
by Andrew Martin - Nov 29, 2014

Bobbie Horowitz has been at the top of the cabaret game for nearly 30 years--as composer, producer, performer and fan--and the recent variety show tribute to her at the Metropolitan Room proved why and was richly deserved. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'This Is Your Night' Bobbie Horowitz at The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 26, 2014

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Photo Flash: Tony Danza, Annaleigh Ashford & More Pay Tribute to Elaine Stritch at the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Last nght, The Metropolitan Room welcomed some of Broadway's brightest to salute the legendary Elaine Stritch with an evening of stories and songs, hosted by the famed cabaret's owner, Bernard Furshpan. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Elaine St. George Comes to the Iridium Tomorrow, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

ScoBar Entertainment will present ELAINE St. GEORGE for two shows on Sunday, July 27th at 8 & 10pm at the Iridium. She will be accompanied by Musical Director Ross Patterson, with Adam Armstrong on bass & Karen Waltuch on viola. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Lisa Brescia, Pia Zadora, and More will Salute Elaine Stritch in One-Night Only Concert, 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

The Metropolitan Room previously announced that they will proudly salute the legendary Elaine Stritch with an evening of stories and songs onAugust 7th 2014 at 7:00pm. Hosted by the famed cabaret's owner, Bernard Furshpan, performers of all backgrounds will join forces to honor her memory. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz & Dee Dee Bridgewater Present at Bistro Awards Honoring Ben Vereen Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

The 29th Annual Bistro Awards gala, set to take place tonight, March 4, has announced two new presenters. Stephen Schwartz, the Oscar, Tony, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning composer/lyricist, who wrote the scores to such musicals as Pippin, Wicked, Godspell, and The Magic Show, will present Ben Vereen, the Tony Award-winning actor-singer-dancer, with the Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz & Dee Dee Bridgewater to Present at Bistro Awards Honoring Ben Vereen, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The 29th Annual Bistro Awards gala, set to take place on Tuesday, March 4, has announced two new presenters. Stephen Schwartz, the Oscar, Tony, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning composer/lyricist, who wrote the scores to such musicals as Pippin, Wicked, Godspell, and The Magic Show, will present Ben Vereen, the Tony Award-winning actor-singer-dancer, with the Lifetime Achievement Award. And Dee Dee Bridgewater, who recently starred as Billie Holiday in the acclaimed Off-Broadway play 'Lady Day' and who can be listened to twice weekly in her own programs on the all-jazz nonprofit radio station WBGO, will present Amy Niles, acting president and CEO of the Newark-based station, with its award. (more...)

Elaine St. George Brings Steve Goodman Tribute to Don't Tell Mama Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Steve Goodman, the Chicago-born folk music singer-songwriter whose promising career was cut short in 1984, is brought to life by Elaine St. George, in a loving and irreverent tribute that begins an extended run at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, tonight, January 29 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Be Honored with Harrington Lifetime Achievement at Bistro Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

The Tony Award-winning actor-singer-dancer Ben Vereen, who has appeared in numerous shows on Broadway and in his own one-man shows around the country, will be honored, along with 17 others, at the 29th Annual Bistro Awards gala, which recognizes outstanding achievement in New York cabaret, jazz, and comedy. The celebration will take place on Tuesday, March 4 at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St. (between 7th & 8th avenues). (more...)

Elaine St. George to Bring Steve Goodman Tribute to Don't Tell Mama, 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Steve Goodman, the Chicago-born folk music singer-songwriter whose promising career was cut short in 1984, is brought to life by Elaine St. George, in a loving and irreverent tribute that begins an extended run at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, on Wednesday January 29 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tom Wopat, Penny Fuller and More at 27th Annual MAC Awards
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 23, 2013

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs just announced the winners of the 2013 MAC Awards yesterday, which were presented on March 21st at the 27th Annual MAC Awards Show. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners, and check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 27th Annual MAC Awards!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 22, 2013

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs has just announced the winners of the 2013 MAC Awards, which were presented last night at the 27th Annual MAC Awards Show. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners and check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway & More Win Big at the 2013 MAC Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs has just announced the winners of the 2013 MAC Awards, which were presented last night at the 27th Annual MAC Awards Show. The awards ceremony was held at B.B. King Blues Club, and the show was directed by Lennie Watts and produced by Julie Miller. Lifetime Achievement awards were presented to Tom Wopat and Penny Fuller. The Board of Directors Award was presented to 54 Below, and a special award was presented in memory of Ruth Kurtzman. The Hanson Award was presented to Elaine St. George. The show was hosted by KT Sullivan, with music direction by Tracy Stark, and stage management by Amy Wolk. (more...)

Len Cariou, Anita Gillette, Kristine Zbornik and More Present at 2013 MAC Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs previously announced the following presenters who are scheduled to appear at the 27th Annual MAC Awards tonight, March 21st, at BB King Blues Club & Grill. Presenters will include: Helen Baldassare, Jeff Blumenkrantz, John Bucchino, Len Cariou, Mary Foster Conklin, Baby Jane Dexter, Anita Gillette, The Glamazons, Kim Grogg, Sean Harkness, Jeff Harner, Tonya Holt, Thomas Honeck, Mark Janas, David Kenney, Barry Kleinbort, Brett Kristofferson, Julie Miller, Sidney Myer, Julie Reyburn, Ricky Ritzel, Jay Rogers, KT Sullivan, Lennie Watts, and Kristine Zbornik. (more...)

Len Cariou, Anita Gillette, Kristine Zbornik and More to Present at 2013 MAC Awards, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2013

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs has announced the following presenters who are scheduled to appear at the 27th Annual MAC Awards this Thursday, March 21st, at BB King Blues Club & Grill. Presenters will include: Helen Baldassare, Jeff Blumenkrantz, John Bucchino, Len Cariou, Mary Foster Conklin, Baby Jane Dexter, Anita Gillette, The Glamazons, Kim Grogg, Sean Harkness, Jeff Harner, Tonya Holt, Thomas Honeck, Mark Janas, David Kenney, Barry Kleinbort, Brett Kristofferson, Julie Miller, Sidney Myer, Julie Reyburn, Ricky Ritzel, Jay Rogers, KT Sullivan, Lennie Watts, and Kristine Zbornik. (more...)

Cabaret Life NYC: Listmania Part Deux! More Best Cabaret Performer Honorable Mentions for 2012
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 27, 2012

Wow, talk about a thumbs up! BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Reviewer/Columnist Stephen Hanks received such a positive reaction to his '2012 Best of New York Cabaret' piece posted yesterday that we thought it would be fun for him to add to his original 13 "honorable mentions" list. So, here for your holiday week reading pleasure is Part 2 of his "Best" and "Most" Honorable Mentions in Cabaret for 2012 with 21 new listings (because an even 20 would be trite). Enjoy! (more...)

Nominations Annouced in 20 Categories for First-Ever BWW New York Cabaret Awards - Cast Your Votes NOW!
by Stephen Hanks - Nov 7, 2012

After receiving more than 3,000 nominations once BroadwayWorld.com announced it's first-ever New York Cabaret Awards in early October, BWW is now pleased to announce it's final nominations ballot in 20 categories. Now it's time for all you cabaret performers and fans to vote for the best singers, musicians and shows of the year. Voting will continue until December 31 and winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Better Late Than Never Reviews - 10 Shows of a Cabaret Summer
by Stephen Hanks - Aug 11, 2012

So many cabaret shows, so little time . . . to write reviews that is. During his almost two years as a cabaret reviewer, BroadwayWorld.com critic Stephen Hanks managed to do a pretty good job of writing critiques during a show's run or soon after the run ended. But this summer he just couldn't keep up. Finally, here are observations on 10 performances over the past two months. (more...)

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