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Here's Lucie! LUCIE ARNAZ Joins Tomlin, Barrett, Callaway, Harris And  The Star-Studd Photo Here's Lucie! LUCIE ARNAZ Joins Tomlin, Barrett, Callaway, Harris And The Star-Studded Cast Of ONE NIGHT ONLY
by David Green - Aug 16, 2021

The Desert's Premiere Concert Event just got starrier with the addition of Lucie Arnaz to the incredible cast of 26 celebrated Broadway Veterans! Michael Childers’ star-studded musical production of One Night Only “Back to the ’70s” will be presented on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., at the McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts. This year’s show benefits Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary. One Night Only is now in its 15th successful year as one of the Desert’s most thrilling theatrical evenings.

Lily Tomlin Headlines An All-Star Cast As ONE NIGHT ONLY Roars Back At The McCallum T Photo Lily Tomlin Headlines An All-Star Cast As ONE NIGHT ONLY Roars Back At The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Jun 24, 2021

Michael Childers’ star-studded musical production of One Night Only “Back to the ’70s” will be presented on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., at the McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts. This year’s show benefits Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary. One Night Only is now in its 15th successful year as one of the Desert’s most thrilling theatrical evening.

Deborah Silver and Dennis Lambert Celebrate Success of COVID-19 BLUES Featuring Melis Photo Deborah Silver and Dennis Lambert Celebrate Success of COVID-19 BLUES Featuring Melissa Errico, Melissa Manchester & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2021

While the number of COVID cases continue to drop every day, two extraordinary musicians from Boca Raton—Deborah  Silver, #1 Billboard jazz vocalist, and Dennis Lambert, the 12-time GRAMMY nominated songwriter—are also celebrating the success of their inspirational COVID-19 BLUES.

VIDEO: Melissa Errico, Melissa Manchester, Tony Orlando & More Perform Remix of COVID Photo VIDEO: Melissa Errico, Melissa Manchester, Tony Orlando & More Perform Remix of COVID-19 BLUES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2021

While the global pandemic has kept the world on lockdown for over a year, an extraordinary ensemble of singers and musicians have “unlocked” a way to battle the 'COVID-19 BLUES' that people are left with after a year of facing so many challenges.

Deborah Silver & Dennis Lambert Release Celebrity-Packed COVID-19 BLUES As Major Fund Photo Deborah Silver & Dennis Lambert Release Celebrity-Packed COVID-19 BLUES As Major Fundraiser
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2021

Deborah Silver and Dennis Lambert are today releasing a celebrity-packed remix of the recording with 100 percent of all sales going to The Actors Fund and Jazz Foundation of America.

VIDEO: 'A Different Kind Of Christmas' Features Broadway Stars Photo VIDEO: 'A Different Kind Of Christmas' Features Broadway Stars
by Stephi Wild - Dec 19, 2020

'A Different Kind of Christmas,' a virtual Christmas special by Broadway performers, now is available on YouTube for free. 

Quarantine Cabaret and Cocktails Welcomes Marsha Mason, Richard Kind and More Photo Quarantine Cabaret and Cocktails Welcomes Marsha Mason, Richard Kind and More
by Stephi Wild - Dec 16, 2020

Quarantine Cabaret and Cocktails, produced and hosted by entertainer and LML Music founder, Lee Lessack, and actor and frequent SNL regular, Robert Bannon, made its debut during isolation on YouTube, and they have had nothing but star studded shows every week in the approximately hour long show, and the humor quotient has been very high, along with the music.

David Burnham, Nita Whitaker, Michelle London and More Featured in A DIFFERENT KIND O Photo David Burnham, Nita Whitaker, Michelle London and More Featured in A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHRISTMAS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2020

A Different Kind of Christmas is designed for a socially-distanced holiday. The on-demand Christmas special was created because many church and community holiday events have been cancelled because of the pandemic. The one-hour special is designed to bring the joy and excitement into the home.

Darlene Love, Judith Hill and Lisa Fischer to Reunite on  QUARANTINE CABARET AND COCK Photo Darlene Love, Judith Hill and Lisa Fischer to Reunite on QUARANTINE CABARET AND COCKTAILS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2020

On Thursday, September 24th, Darlene Love, Judith Hill and Lisa Fischer stars of the smash hit documentary about backup singers, 20 Feet From Stardom, join Lee and Robert for what will no doubt be a memorable evening.

Chita Rivera Joins QUARANTINE CABARET AND COCKTAILS July 30th Photo Chita Rivera Joins QUARANTINE CABARET AND COCKTAILS July 30th
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2020

On Thursday, July 30th, Broadway star Chita Rivera joins Lee and Robert for what will surely be a memorable evening. In addition, the special guest host is the hilarious Michael Orland and Chita's daughter, Tony nominee, Lisa Mordente. 

VIDEO: Watch a SIDE SHOW Reunion with Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner & More on QUARANTIN Photo VIDEO: Watch a SIDE SHOW Reunion with Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner & More on QUARANTINE CABARET AND COCKTAILS - Live at 7pm
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 23, 2020

Quarantine Cabaret and Cocktails, produced and hosted by entertainer and LML Music founder, Lee Lessack, and actor and frequent SNL regular, Robert Bannon, will return tonight with the Original Broadway cast of Side Show: Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, Hugh Panaro and Jeff McCarthy, PLUS Shawn Ryan, founder of Young Actors Theatre Camp.

Original Cast of SIDE SHOW to Stop by QUARANTINE CABARET AND COCKTAILS This Week Photo Original Cast of SIDE SHOW to Stop by QUARANTINE CABARET AND COCKTAILS This Week
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 22, 2020

This week, Quarantine Cabaret and Cocktails welcomes the original members of a?oeSide Showa?? on Broadway including Tony winner Alice Ripley, Tony nominee Emily Skinner, Tony nominee Norm Lewis, Jeff McCarthy, Hugh Panaro, and Ken Jennings.

Chita Rivera, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Help Raise Funds During VIRTUAL VEREEN & Photo Chita Rivera, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Help Raise Funds During VIRTUAL VEREEN & FRIENDS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 19, 2020

Last night, Care For the Homeless raised essential funds during Virtual Vereen & Friends, an online benefit to honor CFH healthcare and shelter heroes that provide care for New Yorkers experiencing homelessness every day.

Lee Lessack & Robert Bannon Present QUARANTINE CABARET AND COCKTAILS Featuring Diana  Photo Lee Lessack & Robert Bannon Present QUARANTINE CABARET AND COCKTAILS Featuring Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2020

Quarantine Cabaret and Cocktails, produced and hosted by entertainer and LML Music founder, Lee Lessack, and actor and frequent SNL regular, Robert Bannon, made its debut nine weeks ago on Facebook Live.

WATCH: Ben Vereen in 'Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen' on #54BelowAtHome at 6:30pm! Photo WATCH: Ben Vereen in 'Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen' on #54BelowAtHome at 6:30pm!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Apr 18, 2020

Feinstein's/54 Below continues their #54BelowAtHome series tonight with Ben Vereen's 'Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen' show!

BWW Previews: Ben Vereen's Show Steppin' Out With Ben Vereen Will Stream On #54BelowA Photo BWW Previews: Ben Vereen's Show Steppin' Out With Ben Vereen Will Stream On #54BelowAtHome
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 15, 2020

The Feinstein's/54 Below #54BelowAtHome concert series has been entertaining fans for the last couple of weeks with streaming videos of their concerts over the years, showcasing the likes of Liz Callaway, Charles Busch, and Kyle Dean Massey. This Saturday, April 18th, at 6:30 pm, the concert series will present the iconic and much-loved Tony Award-winning Ben Vereen in his show Steppin' Out With Ben Vereen. In this unforgettable cabaret event, Mr. Verren presents an evening of showstoppers his fans have loved, and stories that will inspire. To set an alert for the show and then catch the show on Saturday night, visit the 54 Below website HERE.

First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Los Angeles Awards!  Photo First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Los Angeles Awards!
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019

Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!

Eden Espinosa, Freda Payne, Dillon Klena, And Special Guest Ada Vox Have Joined ROCKI Photo Eden Espinosa, Freda Payne, Dillon Klena, And Special Guest Ada Vox Have Joined ROCKIN' IN PARADISE
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2019

Broadway star Eden Espinosa, recording legend Freda Payne, and Newsies star Dillon Klena have joined the cast of Rockin' in Paradise, a concert to support the Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation, it was announced today by Ronn Goswick Entertainment.

Sterling's Upstairs Celebrates Record-Breaking Season Photo Sterling's Upstairs Celebrates Record-Breaking Season
by Julie Musbach - Sep 4, 2019

To date, Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood, CA has enjoyed record-breaking attendance during its 2019 Winter, Spring and Summer seasons, thus the coming of Fall sets high expectations and comparable goals for Executive Producer Michael Sterling.    

Sterling's Upstairs At The Federal Highlight's 2019 Seasonal Record Ticket Sales   Photo Sterling's Upstairs At The Federal Highlight's 2019 Seasonal Record Ticket Sales
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2019

To date, Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood, CA has enjoyed record-breaking attendance during its 2019 Winter, Spring and Summer seasons, thus the coming of Fall sets high expectations and comparable goals for Executive Producer Michael Sterling.

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