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Chip Deffaa's New Album IRVING BERLIN LOVE SONGS Starring Betty Buckley & More is Out Photo Chip Deffaa's New Album IRVING BERLIN LOVE SONGS Starring Betty Buckley & More is Out Now
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 12, 2021

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Irving Berlin: Love Songs and Such'--starring such  Broadway and cabaret  notables as  Betty Buckley, Anita Gillette, Karen Mason, Stephen Bogardus, Jon Peterson, Jeff Harnar, and Steve Ross--is out now.   The album--available from Amazon, iTunes, Footlight Records etc

Betty Buckley & More to be Featured on IRVING BERLIN: LOVE SONGS AND SUCH Photo Betty Buckley & More to be Featured on IRVING BERLIN: LOVE SONGS AND SUCH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2021

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Irving Berlin: Love Songs and Such'--being released December 13th--features such  Broadway and cabaret  notables as  Betty Buckley, Anita Gillette, Karen Mason, Stephen Bogardus, Steve Ross, Jon Peterson.

Chip Deffaa's THE IRVING BERLIN DUETS ALBUM Out Now! Photo Chip Deffaa's THE IRVING BERLIN DUETS ALBUM Out Now!
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2019

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's latest CD, 'The Irving Berlin Duets Album'--featuring  such  Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), Seth Sikes ('The Band's Visit'), Giuseppe Bausilio  ('Hamilton'), and more--is out now. 

Chip Deffaa's THE IRVING BERLIN DUET ALBUM Out August 31 Photo Chip Deffaa's THE IRVING BERLIN DUET ALBUM Out August 31
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 20, 2019

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'The Irving Berlin Duets Album'--being released August 31st--will features such  Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), Seth Sikes ('The Band's Visit'), Giuseppe Bausilio  ('Hamilton'), and more.  The album, an outgrowth of shows  celebrating Berlin that Deffaa has been presenting  at the venerable 13th Street Theater, features 29  Irving Berlin duets--a mix of  famed numbers, rarities, and rediscoveries--including some never-before-recorded material.  The album--which will be available  from Amazon, CDBaby, ITunes, Footlight Records etc. on August 31st--may be pre-ordered, as either a physical CD or a digital download, here:  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/chipdeffaasirvingberlind.  

BWW Feature: SALON Offers a Safe Space at Don't Tell Mama Photo BWW Feature: SALON Offers a Safe Space at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 5, 2019

Salon is a weekly open mic night where artists can try out new material in a judgment-free zone. I recently did some undercover reporting. It wasn't dangerous or glamorous, like Hunter S. Thompson or Nellie Bly, though it was both alluring and scary at times. I infiltrated the cabaret community to see what it's like being a nightclub singer - and I had a really good time, but I don't want to do it again. I don't know how cabaret performers do it. It's exhausting and it's expensive. You spend all your time promoting yourself, you pay musicians, press reps, photographers and dry cleaners, and every day you run the risk of waking up with a cold and no voice, and an obligation to sing. It's nerve-wracking. Still, these artists continue to produce art for a willing audience: they do it for love of the art and of the audience. It begs the question, though, when a cabaret performer doesn't have a show to do, how do they keep their skills up? How do they continue to grow without spending precious earned cash on an expensive master class?

Joan Jaffe's LITTLE GIRL BLIE Plays At Pangea Next Month Photo Joan Jaffe's LITTLE GIRL BLIE Plays At Pangea Next Month
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 25, 2019

The classic songs and standards of some of the ?nest ladies in jazz, including June Christy, Carmen McRae, Cleo Laine and Rosemary Clooney will be explored by Joan Jaffe in Little Girl Blueat Pangea on Thursday, August 1st and Tuesday, August 6th at 7:00 pm.

Joan Jaffe's LITTLE GIRL BLUE Plays At Don't Tell Mama On Thursday, April 4th Photo Joan Jaffe's LITTLE GIRL BLUE Plays At Don't Tell Mama On Thursday, April 4th
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 28, 2019

Joan Jaffe revisits the classic ladies of jazz in her show, Little Girl Blue, an intimate show of new and classic songs, with a guest appearance by Charles Baran, and actor/comedian, Kuni Mikamion piano. Little Girl Blue, plays at Don't Tell Mama on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7 pm. Jaffe explores the classic songs and standards of the great female artists June Christy, Carmen McRae, Cleo Laine and Rosemary Clooney, and the music of composers ranging from Rogers and Hart to Leonard Bernstein.

BWW Picks for Best Cabaret Shows in NYC This Week, 6/12 to 6/18
by BWW Staff - Jun 12, 2017

Published every Monday, BroadwayWorld Cabaret writers will pick their top recommendations for shows throughout NYC during the upcoming week.

Artists In Partnership's Annual Cabaret Festival Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Artists In Partnership and the Long Beach Public Library proudly present the 15th Annual Cabaret Festival from Wednesday, May 17 through Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Artists in Partnership and the Long Beach Public Library present Annual Cabaret Festival
by A.A. Cristi - May 15, 2017

Artists in Partnership (A.I.P.) and the Long Beach Public Library proudly present the 15th Annual Long Beach, L.I. Cabaret Festival from Wednesday, May 17 through May 21 (Sunday), 2017.  All performances are free and open to the public, held in the library's second-floor performance space, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY, a few blocks from the Long Island Railroad stop, making it accessible for out-of-towners traveling by rail. This year's theme is "Cabaret… at Any Age" and that is underscored by the inclusion of three impressive and serious-minded singers aged 9, almost 13, and recently turned 16; two acclaimed vocalists in their early 20s; five over the age of 60 (two of them actually over 80!); and one ageless local favorite returnee.  The   eclectic roster features singers and musicians of different stripes who have won acclaim and awards.  

Joan Jaffe's FOOD to Play Project 142 This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Joan Jaffe - MAC Award Winner, Best Musical Comedy Performer 2012, and named one of the Top 15 in New York Cabaret 2010 by Kevin Scott Hall - EdgeNewYork.com - is excited to present an encore of her highly acclaimed show Joan Jaffe's FOOD - a smorgasbord of comedy and music guaranteed to make you laugh.

Pier 701 Restaurant & Bar Present RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES, 4/5
by Courtnie Mele - Mar 29, 2014

Pier 701 Restaurant & Bar and Producer Neil Berg present Richard Skipper Celebrates on April 5.

Anita Gillette, Ann Hampton Callaway, THE VAUDEVILLIANS & More Score 2014 Mac Award Nominations
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, has announced the nominees for the 2014 MAC Awards. Winners in twenty-five categories will be voted by the MAC membership by anonymous ballot and announced at the MAC Awards Gala on March 27th at BB King's Blue Club in Times Square at: 237 W. 42 St between 7th and 8th Avenues. Tickets start at $50.00. For additional information on MAC, to become a member, or to order tickets to the event, visit: http://macnyc.com.

Dorothy Strelsin Theatre Presents Comedy JOAN JAFFE'S FOOD for One Night Only, 2/16
by Courtnie Mele - Jan 21, 2014

JOAN JAFFE WINNER 2012 MAC Award - Best Musical Comedy Performer, was named one of the Top 15 in New York Cabaret 2010 by Kevin Scott Hall - EdgeNewYork.com, and was also a 2010 MAC Award nominee. Joan Jaffe's FOOD is a smorgasbord of comedy and music guaranteed to make you laugh. You'll thrill to hear Joan sing songs about FOOD - most funny, some very tasteful and some obscure. The patter written by Joan, is so good - there won't be a dry seat in the house - you'll hunger for more.

Joan Jaffe to Bring FOOD to Abingdon, 2/16
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 14, 2014

JOAN JAFFE WINNER 2012 MAC Award - Best Musical Comedy Performer, was named one of the Top 15 in New York Cabaret 2010 by Kevin Scott Hall - EdgeNewYork.com, and was also a 2010 MAC Award nominee. Joan Jaffe's FOOD is a smorgasbord of comedy and music guaranteed to make you laugh. You'll thrill to hear Joan sing songs about FOOD - most funny, some very tasteful and some obscure. The patter written by Joan, is so good - there won't be a dry seat in the house - you'll hunger for more.

Joan Jaffe Stars in in FOOD at Don't Tell Mama
by Robert Diamond - Oct 29, 2013

Joan Jaffe's FOOD is a smorgasbord of comedy and music guaranteed to make you laugh. You'll thrill to hear Joan sing songs about FOOD - most funny, some very tasteful and some obscure. The patter written by Joan, is so good - there won't be a dry seat in the house - you'll hunger for more.

Joan Jaffe to Bring FOOD to Don't Tell Mama, Begin. 10/31
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 13, 2013

JOAN JAFFE WINNER 2012 MAC Award - Best Musical Comedy Performer, was named one of the Top 15 in New York Cabaret 2010 by Kevin Scott Hall - EdgeNewYork.com, and was also a 2010 MAC Award nominee. Joan Jaffe's FOOD is a smorgasbord of comedy and music guaranteed to make you laugh. You'll thrill to hear Joan sing songs about FOOD - most funny, some very tasteful and some obscure. The patter written by Joan, is so good - there won't be a dry seat in the house - you'll hunger for more.

CABARET LIFE NYC: Dana Lorge's Last Night at the Iguana is One to Remember
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 14, 2012

If any New York cabaret performers staging shows last Wednesday evening (July 11) found their audiences a bit sparse, it's probably Dana Lorge's fault. The endearing and ditzy entertainment diva's final weekly talent showcase at Iguana NYC Restaurant on West 54th Street (just east of the new 54 Below) didn't bring out every cabaret connected person in the city, but it sure seemed that way. And if MAC had a vote for 'Variety Show of the Year,' Lorge's last Iguana presentation would win in a landslide.

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 1, 2012

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs presented the 26th Annual MAC Awards Show on March 29th. The awards ceremony was held at B.B. King Blues Club, and the show was directed by Lennie Watts and produced by Julie Miller. BWW was there to cover the event. Check out the photos below!

2012 MAC Awards Winners Announced - Full Awards List
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 30, 2012

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs announced the winners of the 2012 MAC Awards last night at the 26th 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.

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