Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Lodi Carr News

 
Photo Flash: Cast of REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK & More Attend Jim Caruso's CAST PARTY, 9/9
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 15, 2013

Over the past ten years, Jim Caruso's Cast Party has become the ultimate spot for show folk to mix, mingle and entertain themselves and the people who love them. It helps that Birdland, it's home base, has been a world-class music room since 1949, that the sound, lights, food and staff are all top-notch, and that the entertainers that drop in are accompanied by world-class musicians. This past Monday night, the cast of "Real Housewives of New York" joined in on the Cast Party fun. Music was made, fun was had, and there was some vamping, camping and scamping, what with series regulars LuAnn de Lesseps, Mario and Ramona Singer, Heather Thompson, and Sonja Morgan in the house. Ann Hampton Callaway created a fabulous impromptu song for the cast of characters, and Monica Mancini thrilled the crowd with two of her dad Henry's biggest hits, ably accompanied by Shelly Berg on piano and Dave Koz on sax. Beloved regulars like Christine Lavin, Therese Curatolo, Gabrielle Stravelli, T. Oliver Reid, Andrew Nemr, Lodi Carr, Jon Victor Corpus and Nancy Harms performed their hearts out. Jessica Keenan Wynn, Annika, Shane Stevens, Tabitha Fair, Cole Burden and Katherine Alcorn made brilliant debuts. Happily, Billy Stritch, Steve Doyle and Carmen Intorre were the Cast Party Symphony Orchestra, dazzling and accompanying everyone. Check out a look back below!

Photo Flash: Clint Holmes, Matt Leisy, et al. at CAST PARTY!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 17, 2012

Last night, Jim Caruso's Cast Party was once again packed with extraordinary talent from all segments of the entertainment scene! Ukulele sensation Jake Shimabukuro dazzled the audience after his in-store appearance in The Apple Store, Birdland regular Gabrielle Stravelli and legendary jazzer Lodi Carr both offered swinging tunes, Giles Terera (from the West End's Avenue Q and The Rat Pack: Live At The Sands) sang from the heart, and theater composer Micah Young debuted a new song performed by singers Matt Leisy and Whitney Basher, both currently in The Fantastiks off-Broadway.

The Laurie Beechman Theatre Announces March Performances and Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2011

It is with great pleasure that The West Bank Café announces upcoming performances to be presented in The Laurie Beechman Theatre. The West Bank Café is located at 407 West 42nd. St., at Ninth Avenue. For reservations, please call 212.695.6909.

Photo Flash: Linda Lavin Plays Birdland
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 22, 2011

Jim Caruso presented Broadway and television star Linda Lavin in 'Possibilities,' a concert celebrating her new CD of the same name. The event took place on Monday, February 21 at 7pm, as part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series, celebrating performers and composers from the Great White Way. Linda Lavin is currently starring in Other Desert Cities at Lincoln Center. Accompanying Linda will be Billy Stritch on piano, Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, John Brown on bass, Aaron Weinstein on violin and Steve Bakunas on drums.

The Laurie Beechman Theatre Announces March Performances and Events
by Charlie Piane - Feb 20, 2011

It is with great pleasure that The West Bank Café announces upcoming performances to be presented in The Laurie Beechman Theatre. The West Bank Café is located at 407 West 42nd. St., at Ninth Avenue. For reservations, please call 212.695.6909.

Photo Coverage: Tony Bennett Visits Jim Caruso's Cast Party
by Peter James Zielinski - Jan 29, 2008

American song-man Tony Bennett was a special guest at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on Monday, January 28 at Birdland.

Photo Coverage: Ron Abel at Birdland
by Mark Rupp - Jul 17, 2007

On Sunday, July 15th and Monday, July 16th - as part of 'Broadway at Birdland' - Ron Abel was joined by special guests Lucie Arnaz, Valarie Pettiford and Michele Lee for a concert.

Photo Coverage: Jeff Daniels at Birdland
by Mark Rupp - May 15, 2007

Actor/singer/songwriter Jeff Daniels returned to 'Broadway at Birdland' on Monday, May 14 at 7pm.

Photo Coverage: May 14 Cast Party at Birdland
by Mark Rupp - May 15, 2007

The Drowsy Chaperone stars JoAnne Worley and Garth Kravitz, Erich Bergen and cabaret star Hilary Kole were among the performers who appeared at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on May 14th.

Photo Coverage: Sachon Concert and Cast Party at Birdland
by Mark Rupp - Nov 8, 2006

Acclaimed American cellist Peter Sachon made his Birdland debut in a program entitled: 'Peter Sachon - Strings Attached,' which was directed by Victoria Clark, and also featured Clark, Kelli O'Hara and Michael Winther; Jim Caruso's Cast Party followed

n/a
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2000