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Bio:
John Oddo was a long time collaborator with Michael Feinstein, serving as conductor/music director for many of Feinstein's symphony performances and writer for Feinstein's symphony and big band arrangements. He received a Drama Desk Award nomination for his orchestrations for Feinstein and Dame ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
John Oddo was a long time collaborator with Michael Feinstein, serving as conductor/music director for many of Feinstein's symphony performances and writer for Feinstein's symphony and big band arrangements. He received a Drama Desk Award nomination for his orchestrations for Feinstein and Dame ... (read complete bio)
BWW Review: NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONG BOOK Brings Cheer at Birdland; Crowds Cheer Maril Photo BWW Review: NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONG BOOK Brings Cheer at Birdland; Crowds Cheer Marilyn Maye At Dizzy's
by Rob Lester - Feb 28, 2020

Birdland collects songs about NYC in the return of the three-singer revue New York: Big City Songbook the same week that Marilyn Maye reigned supreme once again at Dizzy's. Lots of solid entertainment.

Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2019 Photo Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2019
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2020

2019 has come and gone, and we are reflecting on those we have lost in the Broadway and theatre communities throughout the year.

BWW Review: NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONGBOOK Shines Like the Top of the Crysler Building a Photo BWW Review: NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONGBOOK Shines Like the Top of the Crysler Building at Birdland
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 8, 2019

The revue NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONGBOOK may be a perfect musical guide for tourists, but anyone who loves NYC is going to love this show in residence at famed Birdland nightclub.

BIG CITY SONGBOOK Returns To Birdland Photo BIG CITY SONGBOOK Returns To Birdland
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2019

Deborah Grace Winer kicks off a new season of the monthly love letter to New York City, when the acclaimed musical revue 'NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONGBOOK' returns to Birdland Theatre on Sunday, November 3rd at 7 pm starring Klea Blackhurst, Nicolas King and Laurie Wells plus Joe Davidian on piano and Jay Leonhart on bass and vocals. Mark Waldrop directs with musical arrangements by John Oddo. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street, NYC. www.birdlandjazz.com

Karen Ziemba, LaTanya Hall, Nicolas King & Karrin Allyson- Join BIG CITY SONGBOOK Photo Karen Ziemba, LaTanya Hall, Nicolas King & Karrin Allyson- Join BIG CITY SONGBOOK
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2019

Deborah Grace Winer presents her  monthly love letter to New York City, when the acclaimed musical revue 'NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONGBOOK' returns to Birdland Theatre on Sunday, August 11th at 7 pm starring Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba, LaTanya Hall and Nicolas King with special guest Karrin Allyson plus Eric Comstock on piano and vocals and Jay Leonhart on bass and vocals. Mark Waldrop directs with musical arrangements by John Oddo. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street, NYC. www.birdlandjazz.com

54 Below Welcomes Liz Callaway, Jackie Evancho, And More Next Week Photo 54 Below Welcomes Liz Callaway, Jackie Evancho, And More Next Week
by Julie Musbach - Jun 7, 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.

Deborah Grace Winer & Friends Will Be FEELING WICKED On June 16 At 54 Below Photo Deborah Grace Winer & Friends Will Be FEELING WICKED On June 16 At 54 Below
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 4, 2019

Deborah Grace Winer wraps up the second season of her Classic American Songbook Series at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, June 16th  at 7:00pm and 9:30pm with FEELING WICKED: The Magical Side of the American Songbook featuring JENN GAMBATESE (School of Rock,) SYDNEY JAMES HARCOURT (Hamilton,) MATTHEW SCOTT (An American in Paris) and EMILY SKINNER (The Cher Show.)  Written and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer, and in time for Father's Day, this celebration of Broadway's love affair with the magical and miraculous is directed by Mark Waldrop, with an all-star trio led by Mark Hummel (musical director and piano), with Dick Sarpola on bass and Ray Marchica, percussion.

Liz Callaway, Andrea McArdle and More Set for 54 Below This Month Photo Liz Callaway, Andrea McArdle and More Set for 54 Below This Month
by Julie Musbach - Jun 3, 2019

This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

New York: Big City Songbook Plays On Sunday, April 14 At Birdland Theater Photo New York: Big City Songbook Plays On Sunday, April 14 At Birdland Theater
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2019

The latest edition of the monthly musical revue,New York: Big City Songbook, will play at Birdland Theater on Sunday, April 14 at 7:30 pm,featuring Klea Blackhurst, LaTanya Hall and Nick Ziobro. Joe Davidian is on piano and Jay Leonhart on bass and vocals, with musical arrangements by John Oddo. Mark Waldrop directs and Deborah Grace Winer produces and hosts.

Deborah Grace Winer Returns to Birdland with NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONGBOOK Photo Deborah Grace Winer Returns to Birdland with NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONGBOOK
by Julie Musbach - Apr 11, 2019

Deborah Grace Winer continues her monthly love affair with New York when her acclaimed musical revue 'NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONGBOOK' returns to Birdland Theatre on Sunday, April 14 at 7:30 pm featuring Klea Blackhurst, LaTanya Hall and Nick Ziobro with Joe Davidian on piano and Jay Leonhart on bass and vocals. Mark Waldrop directs with musical arrangements by John Oddo.

Music Director and Arranger John Oddo Dies Photo Music Director and Arranger John Oddo Dies
by Robert Diamond - Apr 3, 2019

BroadwayWorld is sad to report the death of music director and arranger, John Oddo who passed away on April 2nd.

Photo Coverage: Rebecca Luker Previews GOT RHYTHM: THE GERSHWIN BROTHERS at Feinstein Photo Photo Coverage: Rebecca Luker Previews GOT RHYTHM: THE GERSHWIN BROTHERS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Mar 24, 2019

Rebecca Luker recently gave a preview concert for the upcoming 'Got Rhythm: The Gershwin Brothers' show at Feinstein's/54 Below.

The Classic American Songbook Series Continues On Sunday With GOT RHYTHM: THE GERSHWI Photo The Classic American Songbook Series Continues On Sunday With GOT RHYTHM: THE GERSHWIN BROTHERS
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2019

The Classic American Songbook Series continues at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, March 24at 7 PM and 9:30PM with GOT RHYTHM: THE GERSHWIN BROTHERS, featuring Klea Blackhurst, George Dvorsky, Nicolas King and Rebecca Luker. Written and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer, GOT RHYTHM will feature arrangements by Musical director John Oddo and stage direction by Mark Waldrop, with Oddo on piano, James Saporito on drums and Jay Leonhart on bass.

Bonnie Milligan, Nancy Opel, and More Feature at 54 Below Next Week Photo Bonnie Milligan, Nancy Opel, and More Feature at 54 Below Next Week
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 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.

Bay Street Announces A STAR IS BORN in Concert Featuring Farah Alvin, Jessica Hendy,  Photo Bay Street Announces A STAR IS BORN in Concert Featuring Farah Alvin, Jessica Hendy, and More
by Julie Musbach - Mar 13, 2019

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces A Star is Born: The Concert, on Saturday, April 13 at 8 pm. The show features a number of Broadway' finest singers, from shows such as Cats, Crazy for You, Aida, and more. Bay Street audiences will remember director/performer Scott Coulter from Music Monday's Stephen Schwartz & Friends and the 8-Track Memories concert. 

Schimmel Center At Pace University Presents BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM Photo Schimmel Center At Pace University Presents BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019

Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Cabaret Series with an evening of standards and musical theater selections composed by women titled Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters today, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at SchimmelCenter.org, by phone at 212-346-1715, or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street, Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Today, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission.

Schimmel Center At Pace University Presents BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM Photo Schimmel Center At Pace University Presents BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2019

Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Cabaret Series with an evening of standards and musical theater selections composed by women titled Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at SchimmelCenter.org, by phone at 212-346-1715, or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street, Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission.

Jenn Gambatese, Margo Seibert, and More Feature in BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM Concert Photo Jenn Gambatese, Margo Seibert, and More Feature in BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM Concert
by Julie Musbach - Feb 28, 2019

Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Cabaret Series with an evening of standards and musical theater selections composed by women titled Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm.

The Classic American Songbook Series Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below Featuring Rebecc Photo The Classic American Songbook Series Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below Featuring Rebecca Luker, Emily Skinner, And More
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2019

Deborah Grace Winer presents The Classic American Songbook Series returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with four jewel-box revues created especially for the venue's unique supper club setting. Each show celebrates American popular song as well as artists who created, interpreted and made themselves an integral part of the music. There is a $35-60 cover charge for each show, and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Premium seating is available for $75-$95. For reservations and information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins.

Photo Coverage: Deborah Grace Winer Brings 'New York: Big City Songbook' To Birdland  Photo Photo Coverage: Deborah Grace Winer Brings 'New York: Big City Songbook' To Birdland Theater
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 26, 2018

Deborah Grace Winer was certainly on the right track last night as she hosted her latest creative musical adventure 'New York: Big City Songbook' at the new Birdland Theater. Deborah is well known to New Yorkers for the imaginative and quality presentations she produced for the Lyrics & Lyricists Series at the 92Y, which she led for 9 seasons. It's difficult to construct a show for New Yorkers about New York, we've seen it all…haven't we? but this smart show with vocalists Klea Blackhurst, La Tanya Hall and Nicolas King (real New Yorkers because as Deborah pointed out they come from everywhere) offered a kaleidoscopic vision of life in the city.

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