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Photos: October 3rd THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland Theater
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 10, 2023

When Susie Mosher says a show was epic, she ain't just improvising.

ST. NICHOLAS ITALIAN FESTIVAL Returns to Philadelphia 10/1
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 26, 2023

A beloved tradition with roots back to the early 1900s returns to South Philadelphia this coming weekend. The Annual St. Nicholas of Tolentine Authentic Italian Festival will bring out thousands of people on Sunday, October 1, 2023, to the 1700 Block of South 9th Street.

Photos: JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Continues To Bring Impromptu Showbiz To Birdland!
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2023

Now in it’s twenty-first year, “Jim Caruso’s Cast Party” continues to be a wildly popular Open Mic Night/Variety Show that runs every Monday at the legendary Birdland in New York City. Showbiz superstars hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. It’s the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with show folk and the people who love them! See photos from the show!

Photos: Jim Caruso's Cast Party Celebrates Twenty Years With Proclamations and Thrilling Talent!
by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 30, 2023

On Monday, July 24, Birdland Jazz Club celebrated the landmark 20th Anniversary of its wildly popular weekly open mic night/variety show “Jim Caruso’s Cast Party.” The evening featured regular favorites, as well as special surprise guests. As usual, music director Billy Stritch held court at the ivories, along with Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums. Check out photos here!

Review: Whereas JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary With Elegance at Birdland
by Isabella Babich - Jul 28, 2023

It is a true wondrous achievement to have a show every week lasting 20 years, with over 1040 shows and 1840 performers.

Storm Large, Marc Cherry, And Michael Feinstein Headline JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY At Birdland
by Chris Struck - Jun 12, 2023

The maestro of Manhattan’s Monday evenings (Caruso) continues to wow an audience. He and the crew played host to a packed crowd on Monday night who were treated to some great performances by stellar individual talents.

Photos: May 9th LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER Full Of Female Fabulosity
by Stephen Mosher - May 16, 2023

The May 9th installment of THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER was a special one for the ladies.

Photos: JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Continues To Bring Razzle Dazzle To Birdland
by Blair Ingenthron - Apr 27, 2023

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party, which is about to celebrate two decades at the iconic Birdland in NYC, seems to be entering a Golden Age of entertainment! Over the past few months the room has been packed with audiences eager to cheer the impromptu open mic/variety show made up of Broadway performers, cabaret divas, jazzers, and a few acts impossible-to-describe!

Review: CAST PARTY Celebrates Creator Jim Caruso's Birthday At Birdland
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 10, 2023

As the Four Seasons once said, 'Oh, What a Night!'

Photos: Jim Caruso's Cast Party Continues To Pack Birdland With Great Talent
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2022

Each week, the club shines a spotlight on both up-and-coming and established performers, all taking a turn on the stage for an impromptu song with the Cast Party Symphony Orchestra, led by Billy Stritch, with Daniel Glass on drums and Steve Doyle on bass. Check out photos here!

VICKIE & NICKIE'S HOLIDAY SLEIGH RIDE! is Coming to The Cutting Room This December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022

The well-known, hilarious musical-comedy sister duo, Vickie & Nickie, are back live and in person with their seasonal show, Vickie & Nickie's Holiday Sleigh Ride! The high energy, offbeat act pulls into The Cutting Room in NYC for one night only on Saturday, December 10th at 6pm.

Photos: THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER Looks Like a Fun Time For An October 11th Birdland Theater Audience
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 17, 2022

It was an especially festive week at THE LINEUP on October 11th and Matt Baker's got the proof.

Photos: JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Is The Place For Those With A Song In Their Heart!
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2022

Every Monday, showbiz superstars hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle on the Birdland stage. Showman Jim Caruso guides the entire affair with razor-sharp humor. Musical director Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories, along with Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums. But the real fun starts when the audience participates in the onstage festivities. Broadway legends, jazzers, cabaret divas, starry-eyed tourists, and kids right off the bus storm the stage to entertain each other. If you have a voice, a dream, and some sheet music, your Cast Party moment awaits. See photos from the show!

Photos: JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Celebrates 19 Years At Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2022

The traditional gift for those celebrating a 19th Anniversary is bronze. Not surprisingly, no bronze was given during Jim Caruso’s Cast Party anniversary celebration, but the packed house was certainly entertained by performers with hearts of gold. Check out photos from the night here!

Photos: Jim Caruso's Cast Party Remains A NYC Talent Goldmine!
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2022

Every single Monday for the past eighteen years, host Caruso, along with the Cast Party Symphony Orchestra led by Billy Stritch (Daniel Glass on drums and Steve Doyle on bass) hosts Jim Caruso’s Cast Party shining a spotlight on an awe-inspiring variety of talent.

Photos: Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch Celebrate THE SUNDAY SET At Birdland!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2022

Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch know how to throw a party. They’ve done it at Birdland every Monday for eighteen years, thanks to their uber-successful Cast Party, an open mic/variety show extravaganza.  But this past week, the musical duo had something extra to celebrate…the release of their latest cd on the Club44 Record label, “The Sunday Set.”

Photos: March 29th THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland Theater by Stewart Green
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 1, 2022

Susie Mosher puts the focus on the cabaret community this week at THE LINEUP.

MetropolitanZoom Will Host Free Online Fan Appreciation Party
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 13, 2022

MetropolitanZoom creator Bernie Furshpan will be joined by Mrs. Furshpan, Joanne, in a fee online celebration of the fans that have MetropolitanZoom a hit.

Photos: JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Presents Broadway, Jazz & More At Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2021

Historically, Monday night has been known as a dark night on the show biz scene, but Cast Party changed all that eighteen years ago.  That’s when host Jim Caruso decided to shine a bright spotlight on Broadway, jazz and cabaret stars, all the while thrilling the people who love those folks!

Photos: The Musical Fun Continues At Jim Caruso's Cast Party!
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2021

The musical, magical Cast Party, hosted by Jim Caruso, continues at Birdland!  After running full-steam for eighteen years, you’d think the energy would have faded a bit.  But you’d be wrong!  

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