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Peter Dunn Presents An End Of Year Virtual Artist Festival Photo Peter Dunn Presents An End Of Year Virtual Artist Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2020

After a tumultuous year for everyone, in which the entertainment industry was almost completely shuttered for all of 2020, New York City based producer, Peter Dunn is offering audiences around the world an end of year virtual artist festival, that will span 4 ensemble shows over the course of 10 nights.

Jared Zirili, Catherine Ricafort and Vishal Vaidya Bring Holiday Cheer to Hidden Caba Photo Jared Zirili, Catherine Ricafort and Vishal Vaidya Bring Holiday Cheer to Hidden Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

On Monday, December 16th some of Broadway's hottest rising stars will appear at Hidden Cabaret, the new cabaret series at the Secret Room. Hidden for the Holidays, a night of seasonal music and good cheer will be the fourth show in an ever-growing schedule at the Hidden Cabaret. Two shows will be presented that night; 7PM and 9:30 PM with doors opening at 6 for dining and drinks.

Hidden Cabaret Reveals The Starry Line Up for Their HIDDEN FOR THE HOLIDAYS Seasonal  Photo Hidden Cabaret Reveals The Starry Line Up for Their HIDDEN FOR THE HOLIDAYS Seasonal Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019

Hidden Cabaret, the new cabaret series at the Secret Room, proudly announces their cast of Hidden for the Holidays, a night of seasonal music and good cheer. Two shows will be offered on Monday, December 16th at 7pm and 9:30pm. 

Hidden Cabaret Press Release Holiday Show
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by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019

Peter Dunn and The West End Lounge Announce New Monthly Residency Starring Kathryn Fr Photo Peter Dunn and The West End Lounge Announce New Monthly Residency Starring Kathryn Francisco and Ronvé O'Daniel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019

Hidden Cabaret Announces Inaugural Line Up Photo Hidden Cabaret Announces Inaugural Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019

Hidden Cabaret will present Quarter-Life Crisis, an evening featuring some of New York's best young talent singing songs that tell their stories.

Charles Busch And More Coming Up This Week At Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Charles Busch And More Coming Up This Week At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

Stars to Sing Hanson At Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Stars to Sing Hanson At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019

Where's the Love? It will be at Feinstein's/54 Below on Friday Night, July 26! 54 Sings Hanson will breathe fresh life into a music library from the beloved brother trio spanning over 20 years. Experience classics such as "MmmBop, "Thinking of You", and "Where's the Love?" in a new way, while also hearing some of the band's newer hits and deep cuts that will make you fans all over again!

David Yazbek, Lillias White, And More Come To Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week Photo David Yazbek, Lillias White, And More Come To Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019

This Month, FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.comFeinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

Theater Bassist Dave D'aranjo Re-Stages OPEN THIS PIT UP! at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Theater Bassist Dave D'aranjo Re-Stages OPEN THIS PIT UP! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

Dave D'aranjo presents Open This Pit Up!, a 35th B'day B'way Extravaganza Friday, July 5th, 2019 at 9:30pm at Feinstein's54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club.

The Bathhouse Boys Debut Their First Full Length Show At The Bowery Electric Photo The Bathhouse Boys Debut Their First Full Length Show At The Bowery Electric
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2019

On Tuesday June 25th at 9PM, The Bathhouse Boys, in association with Selda & Derek, will debut their first full length show of all original material at the legendary Bowery Electric, headlining one of their World Pride schedules.

Peter Dunn And Sean O'Shea Launch Pride Edition Of Their 'Kidnapping' Holiday Artist  Photo Peter Dunn And Sean O'Shea Launch Pride Edition Of Their 'Kidnapping' Holiday Artist Showcase Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2019

On Saturday June 22nd at 9PM at The West End Lounge, producers Peter Dunn (So You Think You Can Belt, GAYS The Series, TRL) and Sean O'Shea will premiere the first Pride edition of their successful Kidnapping holiday artist showcase series. The series began back in December with Kidnapping Santa - an adult Xmas show, and was met with such success that the duo decided to continue building the series, with such monthly showcases as Kidnapping Cupid, Kidnapping Leprechauns, Kidnapping Fools, and most recently, Kidnapping Mommy and Daddy. Kidnapping Pride - the ultimate Pride show, will be the 7th show in their series, and the first one devoted around Pride month and celebrating the work and talents of the LGBT community.

Theater Bassist Dave D'aranjo Makes Debut As Bandleader In New Show Photo Theater Bassist Dave D'aranjo Makes Debut As Bandleader In New Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019

Broadway's pit orchestra musicians are some of the most passionate, hardworking, and talented people around! In his first NYC show as band leader this Saturday, April 27th, bassist Dave D'aranjo will curate a high-energy, groovy evening of Contemporary Musical Theater at The Green Room 42, featuring fourteen incredible performers; rising stars from both on - and below - the stage.

Broadway Stars Slated for GIVEBACK CONCERT Photo Broadway Stars Slated for GIVEBACK CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

Broadway Unlocked founder Jessica Ryan announced today the talent lineup for the seventh annual #giveback concert slated for Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 7.30pm at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space (44 Charlton Street).  A VIP Reception begins at 6pm, doors open at 6.45pm.  The evening will feature new and original work, including a host of debut songs inspired by the writings of survivors who have found help at CVTC.

Broadway Unlocked Announces The 7th Annual GIVEBACK CONCERT Photo Broadway Unlocked Announces The 7th Annual GIVEBACK CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Broadway Unlocked founder Jessica Ryan announced today that the seventh annual #giveback concert is slated for Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 7.30pm at WNYC's The Greene Space (44 Charlton Street).  A VIP Reception begins at 6pm, doors open at 6.45pm.  Theatre and technology collide for good at the concert, as theatre artists around the world connect, mobilize and amplify their voices to impact change in their communities. In New York, Broadway, TV, Film and YouTube stars come together to empower survivors of violence and fund the groundbreaking work of Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC), where anyone can receive life-saving treatment - completely free of charge. 

WICKED FROZEN Extends Through 2019 at St. Luke's Theatre Photo WICKED FROZEN Extends Through 2019 at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Producer John Lant is pleased to announce another extension of the Off-Broadway premiere, and newest hit, WICKED FROZEN, the untold parody musical of some magic ice witch princesses (with unexpected emotional bite), as it rocks out until the end of 2018, and is set to continue through the New Year. All Original songs with book and lyrics by Zoe Farmingdale and music and lyrics by Toby Singer. The production is directed and choreographed by Zoe Farmingdale.

Broadway Performers to Join Kathryn Francisco and Bassist Nick West On Joint Birthday Photo Broadway Performers to Join Kathryn Francisco and Bassist Nick West On Joint Birthday Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Singer/Songwriter/Actor Kathryn Francisco ('The Wild Party'and season ten winner of 'So You Think You Can Belt') and bassist Nick West are coming together for a joint birthday show where they will be joined by Broadway performers, and some of the greatest up and coming recording artists in a night planned to blow the roof off of The West End Lounge. It will be a truly epic night of full band live music: complete with originals, mashups, funky jazz fusion, and uniquely arranged covers of everything from Beyonce to Broadway to Bruno Mars.

SUMMERSTUCK: SONGS FROM THE SHOWS I SHOULD HAVE BOOKED Returns Today With New Cast Photo SUMMERSTUCK: SONGS FROM THE SHOWS I SHOULD HAVE BOOKED Returns Today With New Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

After Sold Out Performances in May and June, Popular Summer Series 'SUMMERSTUCK: Songs From The Shows I Should Have Booked' is back after with an all new cast of shoulda bookedits and summerstock rejects. With voices that will make you say 'how are you not playing this on Broadway?.. Or at least in some barn in the Midwest?' SUMMERSTUCK will go up for one-performance-only on today July 14, 2018. 7:30pm at The West End Lounge in NYC.

Dancers From Broadway, National Tours, And TV Sing In Debut Of #DancerFirst This Tues Photo Dancers From Broadway, National Tours, And TV Sing In Debut Of #DancerFirst This Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2018

A new series for the #dancerfirst premiers at The West End on Tuesday July 10th at 9:30pm! Directed by Ian Connor, Hosted by Jake McKenna (WICKED FROZEN Off-Broadway). Dancers from the National Touring Companies of A CHORUS LINE, NEWSIES, CATS, WICKED, THE WIZARD OF OZ, PIPPIN, THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, FLASH DANCE, FINDING NEVERLAND, 42ND STREET, Broadway's CATS, TV's SMASH, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, and Rocketts from THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR leave their dance shoes at home and sing songs of their choice in #DANCERFIRST - A Cabaret.

Broadway And Recording Artists Perform Tribute Show For Ed Sheeran Photo Broadway And Recording Artists Perform Tribute Show For Ed Sheeran
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Producer Peter Dunn (So You Think You Can Belt, TRL: Total Request Live, Rise Up, GAYS: The Series) is teaming up with Samantha Rhea Parrish to produce a tribute show for music superstar, Ed Sheeran on Saturday June 9th at 10PM at The West End Lounge. The night is entitled Sheer Ed 2.0 and will be presented with a live band, phenomenal vocalists, and Ed's catalogue of music from new arrangements, to sizzling mashups, to emotional performances of his music. It will be a night of music, stories, heart and soul.

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