Legendary Songwriters, Classic Popular Singers To Be Celebrated At The 29th Annual New York Cabaret Convention, October 9th-12thLegendary Songwriters, Classic Popular Singers To Be Celebrated At The 29th Annual New York Cabaret Convention, October 9th-12th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

For three decades, the unofficial launch of 'autumn in New York' has been marked by the annual Cabaret Convention of The Mabel Mercer Foundation. This year, their four individual concerts will once again be presented at 6 p.m. at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, beginning Tuesday, October 9thand running through Friday, October 12th. More than seventy diverse vocalists -- ranging in age from seventeen to ninety -- are scheduled to entertain; thirteen of these will make their New York Cabaret Convention debuts during the 2018 performances. (more...)

ENCORE! NYC Calls For More Of Dr. Bradley's Fabulous Functional NarcissismENCORE! NYC Calls For More Of Dr. Bradley's Fabulous Functional Narcissism
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Dr. Bradley Jones returns to Don't Tell Mama on July 26th with an encore performance of Dr. Bradley's Fabulous Functional Narcissism: The Solo Show. The hilarious and moving coming-of-age story chronicles Jones' childhood as a budding theater queen, ten years on Broadway in A Chorus Line, right through the present and his successful, post -Broadway career as a psychoanalyst in New York City. Reservations for this show are absolutely essential. Don't Tell Mama is at 343 West 46th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. For online reservations visit: https://tinyurl.com/ycm4k5kw or call: 212.757.0788. Don't Tell Mama is a CASH ONLY room. There's a $20 cover charge and a 2-drink minimum per person. (more...)

Photo Flash: Trezana Beverley Headlines As Mabel Mercer In MABEL MADNESSPhoto Flash: Trezana Beverley Headlines As Mabel Mercer In MABEL MADNESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

THE THEATRE COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB in association with THE HARLEM SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL presented MABEL MADNESS: The Life and Times of Mabel Mercer.  Written by and Starring Tony Award Winner Trezana Beverley*. Pianist: Matthew Ward and General Manager: Debra Ann Byrd* (more...)

Acclaimed Vocalist Todd Murray To Perform At Feinstein's At The Nikko, 8/23Acclaimed Vocalist Todd Murray To Perform At Feinstein's At The Nikko, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

???????Acclaimed vocalist Todd Murray will make his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut on Thursday, August 23 at 8 p.m. Joined by renowned pianist and composer Quinn Johnson, Murray will perform an evening of old and new American standards, including songs by Cole Porter, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Sade, and more. Tickets range in price from $22.50-$50 and are available now by calling 866-663-1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)

The Broadway At Birdland Concert Series Presents NEW YORK OLD FRIEND, The Songs Of Ken LaubThe Broadway At Birdland Concert Series Presents NEW YORK OLD FRIEND, The Songs Of Ken Laub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2018

Birdland Jazz Club will present New York, Old Friend-The Songs of Ken Laub, a celebration of the sights, scenes and relationships in New York City, for one night only as part of the "Broadway at Birdland" concert series, on Monday, June 25, 2018 @7pm. (more...)

Stephanie Blythe Debuts New Cabaret Show THE TENDER TRAP in Benefit for Mabel Mercer Foundation at 54 BelowStephanie Blythe Debuts New Cabaret Show THE TENDER TRAP in Benefit for Mabel Mercer Foundation at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

World-renowned opera singer and recitalist Stephanie Blythe will premiere her new cabaret act, 'The Tender Trap,' as a special benefit for The Mabel Mercer Foundation today evening, June 14th at Feinstein's / 54 Below. Ms. Blythe, acclaimed by The New York Times as 'a force of nature,' will celebrate 'love, obsession, and the stuff in between,' in a repertoire selected from the Great Popular Songbook of the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s - a golden age for the melodies and lyrics of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and (eventually) Hollywood. (more...)

Deborah Grace Winer Celebrates Barbara Cook At 54 Below Featuring Karen Ziemba, Rebecca Luker, and MoreDeborah Grace Winer Celebrates Barbara Cook At 54 Below Featuring Karen Ziemba, Rebecca Luker, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Deborah Grace Winer continues her 3-part Feinstein's/54 Below series of jewel box revues celebrating the Classic American Songbook with its season finale on Sunday, June 17th, TILL THERE WAS YOU: A CELEBRATION OF Barbara Cook with Musical Direction by Mark Hummel and direction by Mark Waldrop. Ms. Winer will host a glittering parade of Broadway divas including Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba; Tony nominees Christine Andreas, Rebecca Luker and Christiane Noll; Linda Purl, Aisha de Haas, Natalie Douglas and K.T. Sullivan, who will raise their voices in celebration of Barbara Cook, one of the greatest interpreters of the American Songbook. (more...)

Corinna Sowers Adler Appears in SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL at 54 BelowCorinna Sowers Adler Appears in SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Corinna Sowers Adler in Something Beautiful on Saturday, June 16 at 9:30pm One of the most gorgeous voices in New York belongs to Corinna Sowers Adler, who returns to Feinstein's/54 Below in Something Beautiful, which debuted in Jazz at Lincoln Center's majestic Appel Room. Filled with magical songs by Billy Joel, Ahrens and Flaherty, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Elton John, Stephen Schwartz, and others, Corinna Sowers Adler will mesmerize and delight while packing an emotional punch with the songs of Something Beautiful.  (more...)

The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane Theatre Announces The Summer SeriesThe Cabaret Room at Drury Lane Theatre Announces The Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane Theatre announces The Summer Series featuring some of Chicago's top cabaret artists in unforgettable limited engagements at Drury Lane's intimate Cabaret Room. The Summer Series will include performances by Chicago's Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello (August 3 and 4), Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael (August 17 and 18), and Joan Curto (August 24 and 25). Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings in the Cabaret Room at Drury Lane Theatre located at 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

Raissa Katona Bennett Is Back With Jerome Kern And A New CD!Raissa Katona Bennett Is Back With Jerome Kern And A New CD!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Broadway actress-singer, MAC and Bistro Award winner, Raissa Katona Bennett, returns to the cabaret stage in April celebrating the release of her third recording, CAN'T HELP SINGING - THE MUSIC OF JEROME KERN. This romantic celebration of Kern's greatest hits, including 'Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,' 'All the Things You Are' and 'The Way You Look Tonight,' will play April 26th & May 3rd at 7pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Pianist, Jon Weber, joins Katona Bennett as Musical Director for this engagement. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is in the rear and downstairs at the West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street, NYC 10036. For tickets/reservations call 212.695.6909 or visit: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/986039. (more...)

Brief 4/23: SUMMER Officially Opens Tonight, and More!Brief 4/23: SUMMER Officially Opens Tonight, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 23, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Summer: The Donna Summer Musicals officially opens tonight on Broadway, and more! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony Nominee Jane SummerhaysExclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony Nominee Jane Summerhays
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 22, 2018

The wry, witty, and sophisticated Tony nominee Jane Summerhays swings by Shetler Studios to look back on her incredible career in such musicals as A Chorus Line, Me and My Girl (for which she was nominated for the Tony), Lend Me A Tenor, The Wild Party, and what it was like to learn from artists like Barbara Cook, Wally Harper, and Mabel Mercer. (more...)

Cy Coleman A JAZZMAN'S BROADWAY Available This WeekCy Coleman A JAZZMAN'S BROADWAY Available This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

This week – Friday, April 6th, 2018 Harbinger Records is releasing CY COLEMAN A Jazzman's Broadway (Jamaica, Flower Drum Song, South Pacific) HCD 3401. Harbinger loves composer/jazz pianist Cy Coleman. In fact, they have undertaken an entire series of CDs devoted to his vast musical talents. The first Coleman CD was a companion to the first biography on Cy, You Fascinate Me So (an overview of rare songs by Coleman with as disparate a bunch of lyricists as Carolyn Leigh, Dorothy Fields, Floyd Huddleston, A.E. Hotchner, and even comic Allan Sherman). The CD got rave reviews and opened many musical theatre aficionados to the depth of his composing skills. (more...)

Stephanie Blythe Debuts New Cabaret Show THE TENDER TRAP in Benefit for Mabel Mercer Foundation at 54 BelowStephanie Blythe Debuts New Cabaret Show THE TENDER TRAP in Benefit for Mabel Mercer Foundation at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

World-renowned opera singer and recitalist Stephanie Blythe will premiere her new cabaret act, 'The Tender Trap,' as a special benefit for The Mabel Mercer Foundation on Thursday evening, June 14th at Feinstein's / 54 Below. Ms. Blythe, acclaimed by The New York Times as 'a force of nature,' will celebrate 'love, obsession, and the stuff in between,' in a repertoire selected from the Great Popular Songbook of the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s - a golden age for the melodies and lyrics of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and (eventually) Hollywood. (more...)

Raissa Katona Bennett Celebrates Release Of Jerome Kern CD At The Laurie BeechmanRaissa Katona Bennett Celebrates Release Of Jerome Kern CD At The Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Broadway actress-singer, MAC and Bistro Award winner, Raissa Katona Bennett, returns to the cabaret stage in April celebrating the release of her third recording, CAN'T HELP SINGING - THE MUSIC OF JEROME KERN. This romantic celebration of Kern's greatest hits, including "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "All the Things You Are" and "The Way You Look Tonight," will play April 26th & May 3rd at 7pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Pianist, Jon Weber, joins Katona Bennett as Musical Director for this engagement. (more...)

ALL THE WAY: THE MUSIC OF JIMMY VAN HEUSEN & FRIENDS To Resound At Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Venue On May 18thALL THE WAY: THE MUSIC OF JIMMY VAN HEUSEN & FRIENDS To Resound At Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Venue On May 18th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for 'All the Way: The Music of Jimmy Van Heusen & Friends,' an extraordinary concert event to be produced by The Mabel Mercer Foundation on Friday, May 18th at 7:30 p.m. The special, one-time-only performance will be offered at Weill Recital Hall (part of the Carnegie Hall complex) at 154 West 57th Street. (more...)

Vivian Reed Celebrates Lena Horne For Her Centennial At Feinstein's/54 BelowVivian Reed Celebrates Lena Horne For Her Centennial At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post, will continues her tribute to entertainment icon Lena Horne in a special centennial celebration at Feinstein's / 54 Below. For one more show on Wednesday, March 7, Reed will offer high-energy, fearless renditions of Lena classics such as "Stormy Weather," "The Lady is a Tramp," "A Fine Romance," "I've Grown Accustomed to His Face" and "On A Wonderful Day Like Today." She is accompanied by an all-star quartet featuring Conductor William Foster McDaniel on piano, Calvin Jones on bass, Damon DueWhite on drums and Don Tipton on guitar. Earlier this season, Vivian received the Mabel Mercer Award from the Mabel Mercer Foundation at Jazz at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Dixon Place presents The World Premiere of Phoebe Legere's SPEED QUEENDixon Place presents The World Premiere of Phoebe Legere's SPEED QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Founder and Artistic Director) is pleased to present the world premiere of SPEED QUEEN, written and performed by Pulitzer Prize-nominee Phoebe Legere, and directed by Lissa Moira at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). The production will preview on March 7, 2018 with press opening on March 9, and performances on March 15, 16, 17, 23 and 24. All performances are at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Dixon Place Presents The World Premiere Of Phoebe Legere's SPEED QUEENDixon Place Presents The World Premiere Of Phoebe Legere's SPEED QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Founder and Artistic Director) is pleased to present the world premiere of SPEED QUEEN, written and performed by Pulitzer Prize-nominee Phoebe Legere, and directed by Lissa Moira at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). The production will preview on March 7, 2018 with press opening on March 9, and performances on March 15, 16, 17, 23 and 24. All performances are at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Birdland Presents the Tierney Sutton Band and More the Week of February 19Birdland Presents the Tierney Sutton Band and More the Week of February 19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Tierney Sutton Band, Nicolas King, Shelly Berg and David Finck, and more! (more...)

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