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André De Shields, Bobby Cannavale, Laura Bell Bundy and More Join SAVE WEST BANK CAF Photo André De Shields, Bobby Cannavale, Laura Bell Bundy and More Join SAVE WEST BANK CAFE VIRTUAL TELETHON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2020

Since 1978, West Bank Cafe has been one of the epicenters of New York City’s theatre community, and due to the pandemic, it is on the verge of permanently closing. With Broadway dark, tourism down, indoor dining closed, and no relief plan in sight, 2020 has created a plethora of financial problems for the beloved theater district institution. 

BWW Interview: Scott Coulter of SPOT-ON ENTERTAINMENT Photo BWW Interview: Scott Coulter of SPOT-ON ENTERTAINMENT
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 18, 2020

The Army declares that they do more before nine am than most people do all day. The creator and head of Spot-On Entertainment must have served in the armed forces then, because just thinking about all the work he does is enough to exhaust the rest of the mere mortals on this planet.

Adelphi PAC To Present a Holiday Show Photo Adelphi PAC To Present a Holiday Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2020

While 2020 has been an unusual year, the holidays are still a great time to celebrate. At 5 p.m. Sunday, December 20, Adelphi University's Performing Arts Center (PAC) will present 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,' a seasonal show for the whole family.

BWW Feature: And The Nominees Are... BEST VOCALIST Photo BWW Feature: And The Nominees Are... BEST VOCALIST
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 6, 2020

The Broadway World Awards are replete with talented artists when it comes to the Best Vocalist category.

BWW Interview: At Home With Helane Blumfield, Photographer Par Excellence Photo BWW Interview: At Home With Helane Blumfield, Photographer Par Excellence
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 1, 2020

Cabaret artist in two different ways, Helane Blumfield is as comfortable onstage as she off, but onstage she has a microphone in her hand and offstage it's a camera

BWW Feature: MAC AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED On Facebook Live Photo BWW Feature: MAC AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED On Facebook Live
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 31, 2020

On Monday, March 30th, the 2020 MAC Awards were broadcast via Facebook Live from the living rooms or Lennie Watts and Amy Wolk/Lorinda Lisitza in a split-screen presentation in which The Three Stooges of Cabaret made their community of artists laugh with many hi-jinks, giggles, grins, silliness, and an ongoing series of the new MAC Award theme song, penned by Wolk and Lisitza themselves. The intent was to bring some levity to a difficult time in the world and, judging by the comment scroll during the home-made telecast, the hardworking trio tickled the funnybones of many. As names were announced, recipients called in to say a few words (apropos to the proceedings, Mr. Watts' telephone ringtone is the Benny Hill theme song) and particularly moving speeches from the proceedings came from Lisa Viggiano, Meg Flather, and Jeff Harnar. The entire show can be seen on Broadway World HERE. Results of the voting can be seen below.

VIDEO: Watch the 30th Annual MAC Awards! Photo VIDEO: Watch the 30th Annual MAC Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020

With the Coronavirus stopping all social gatherings and causing the closing of Don't Tell Mama for the duration, MAC has made a change from the previously announced event which was to be held at the club.

30th MAC Awards Will Be Held Online Photo 30th MAC Awards Will Be Held Online
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2020

With the Coronavirus stopping all social gatherings and causing the closing of Don't Tell Mama for the duration, MAC has made a change from the previously announced event which was to be held at the club.

BWW Feature: MAC AWARDS Will Be Announced Live Via Facebook Monday. March 30th at 7 p Photo BWW Feature: MAC AWARDS Will Be Announced Live Via Facebook Monday. March 30th at 7 pm
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 29, 2020

The MAC Awards were scheduled to be celebrated on March 30th at Sony Hall. Instead they will be announced via Facebook Live from Lennie Watts' home. The times are a little different now, but the celebration of art is the same.

BWW Feature: Stephen Mosher's Pandemic Playlist Number Eleven Photo BWW Feature: Stephen Mosher's Pandemic Playlist Number Eleven
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 25, 2020

Another installment of the Pandemic Playlist for your isolation entertainment. Today is Ladies' Day

BWW Review: BETTE, BABS & BEYOND Raises The Bar at 54 Below Photo BWW Review: BETTE, BABS & BEYOND Raises The Bar at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 9, 2020

Producer Scott Coulter brings another of his Spot-On Entertainment productions to Feinstein's/54 Below and, with it, proves that it is time for him to be valued as one of the best producers and show hosts in the business.

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Extravaganza at Feinstein Photo Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Extravaganza at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 15, 2019

A New York City Twisted Holiday Tradition celebrated its Twelfth Year of putting the 'extra' in 'extravaganza!' Joe Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks brought their insane celebration of all things red and green back to Feinstein's/54 Below.

January Events Announced At Irvine Barclay Theatre Photo January Events Announced At Irvine Barclay Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

January events has been announced at Irvine Barclay Theatre. See full details below!

Ryan McCartan, THE 12TH ANNUAL JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA and More Next Week a Photo Ryan McCartan, THE 12TH ANNUAL JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA and More Next Week at Feinstein's 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 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.

Ryan McCartan, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Ryan McCartan, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 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.

The Music Of David Alan Thornton at The Green Room 42 Will Benefit Playhouse Creature Photo The Music Of David Alan Thornton at The Green Room 42 Will Benefit Playhouse Creatures' Youth Theatre Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

David Alan Thornton makes his Greenroom 42 debut in Acting Out! The Songs of David Alan Thornton. Nora Schell (Jagged Little Pill), Emily Behny (Wicked [national tour]), Bill Coyne (The Deuce [HBO]) and more bring new energy to Thornton's music in a one-of-a-kind evening of intimacy, fun, and feeling. All proceeds from the concert will go to benefit Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company's Little Creatures Act Out program, which brings performing arts opportunities to underserved children in NYC. It promises to be a night of addictive melody and laugh-out-loud humor, all for a great cause. Don't miss it!

Photo Flash: BE MORE CHILL Composer Joe Iconis Honored At The Players Photo Photo Flash: BE MORE CHILL Composer Joe Iconis Honored At The Players
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

Last night, Monday, September 9, 2019, The Players honored Tony Award-nominated composer and writer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill) with a Pipe Night, a club tradition that has celebrated significant cultural figures for over a century.

The Players Presents A Pipe Night Honoring Joe Iconis On Monday Photo The Players Presents A Pipe Night Honoring Joe Iconis On Monday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

The Players announces its next Pipe Night, honoring Tony Award-nominated composer and writer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill). A favorite Players tradition that has celebrated significant cultural figures for over a century, the Pipe Night for Mr. Iconis will be held on Monday, September 9th starting at 6:30 pm at The Players, located at 16 Gramercy Park South. 

BWW Review: MUSIC OF THE KNIGHTS Scores at 54 Below Photo BWW Review: MUSIC OF THE KNIGHTS Scores at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 29, 2019

An evening of Sirs Elton John, Paul McCartney and Andrew Lloyd Webber had people dancing in their seats at 54 Below this week.

Alice Ripley, Claybourne Elder & Bryce Pinkham, and More Feature at 54 Below Next Wee Photo Alice Ripley, Claybourne Elder & Bryce Pinkham, and More Feature at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 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.

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