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Sting & THE LAST SHIP Cast Reunite At 54 Below In Sensational New Video Footage
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 12, 2015

Sting and THE LAST SHIP cast rock the boat at 54 Below!

STAGE TUBE: Aaron Lazar Performs Cut Song from Sting's THE LAST SHIP at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Mar 5, 2015

The original cast and band of Sting's musical The Last Ship reunited on the 54 Below stage earlier this week to celebrate their run with an eclectic evening themed around seafaring songs. Below, check out Aaron Lazar's performance of a cut song from the musical, titled 'You Love Her But She Loves Someone Else'!

Photo Flash: Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Cast of THE LAST SHIP & More Play 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

54 Below welcomed a slew of all-star guests this week, including the company of The Last Ship Company with Sting, Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez in THIS WILL BE OUR YEAR, and more. Check out photos below!

THE LAST SHIP Company, 54 SINGS MACK & MABEL & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.

THE LAST SHIP Company Reunites in Concert Tonight at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

THE LAST SHIP played its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, January 24, but fans still have another chance to catch the cast in action. Tonight, March 2 (9:30PM), they will reunite at 54 Below for 'Songs in the Quay of Life: THE LAST SHIP Company in Concert.' The original cast and band will celebrate their run with an eclectic evening themed around seafaring songs. Proceeds will go to support Wallsend Boys Club in the north of England, which was founded by shipbuilders.

Casts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

This March, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Below, find the schedule for upcoming events over the next month.

'54 SINGS,' Cast of THE LAST SHIP & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

In the coming weeks, 54 Below revisits some of our favorite Broadway productions with concert events celebrating beloved scores as well as reunions bringing together original company members.

BWW Reviews: Marin Mazzie Enchants at 54 BELOW
by David Clarke - Feb 6, 2015

In her current cabaret show at 54 BELOW, Marin Mazzie is taking audiences on a whirlwind ride through her formative years in Rockford, Illinois. She deftly interprets the hit music from the 1970s, making each of the iconic songs her own. With her brand of majestic power, dazzling belt, and her supple alto instrument, Mazzie enchants with her song selections and stories alike.

THE LAST SHIP Company Will Reunite for 54 Below Concert on 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

THE LAST SHIP will play its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, January 24 at 8 p.m., but fans still have another chance to catch the cast in action. On March 2 (9:30PM) they will reunite at 54 Below for 'Songs in the Quay of Life: THE LAST SHIP Company in Concert.' The original cast and band will celebrate their run with an eclectic evening themed around seafaring songs. Proceeds will go to support Wallsend Boys Club in the north of England, which was founded by shipbuilders.

Photo Flash: Alysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz Play Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented Alysha Umphress, currently starring as "Hildy" in the Broadway revival of On The Town, and Tony-nominated songwriter Jeff Blumenkrantz, on Monday, January 5 at 7pm. The duo celebrated the release of their new CD, "I've Been Played," which features Jeff's swinging songs and arrangements performed as only Alysha can! "I've Been Played" is on the Yellow Sound Label, and available now for pre-order on Amazon.com.

Alysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz Release New Album 'I'VE BEEN PLAYED' Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Alysha Umphress, currently starring in the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, and Tony Award-nominated composer and performer Jeff Blumenkrantz celebrate the release of their new album, 'I've Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz.' The pair appeared in a release concert at Birdland last night.

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for January 5-11 Featuring Alysha Umphress, Amy Spanger, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 4, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz: 'I've Been Played,' Amy Spanger: This Must Be the Place, Broadway Loves Celine Dion, Starring Jeremy Jordan, Taylor Louderman, and More, The Best of Ann Hampton Callaway, and Starry Starry Night: An Evening of Mini-Concerts.

Birdland Big Band, Jane Monheit, Barbara Carroll and More Set for Birdland's End-of-Year Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its end-of-year schedule, running December 31 - January 18, including: The Birdland Big Band featuring Jane Monheit on New Year's Eve, Dave Stryker Group, Barbara Carroll, Joe Lovano, and more!

Photo Coverage: Sting and THE LAST SHIP Cast Gets Soulful for Carols for a Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 21, 2014

The 2014 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 16 is on sale now! This 2-disc, annual CD of original and traditional holiday music features stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up, and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 16 can be ordered for only $25 through BC/EFA at broadwaycares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770 x238 Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST. Volumes from previous seasons are available, too (check online or call for price). BroadwayWorld is excited to continue our exclusive photo coverage of the recording sessions for this year's album with the cast of The Last Ship, who sing 'Soul Cake.' Check out photos of cast members Shawna M. Hamic, Dawn Cantwell, Leah Hocking, Sarah Hunt, Alyssa DiPalma, Rachel Tucker and more below!

Alysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz to Celebrate Release of New Album at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Alysha Umphress, currently starring in the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, and Tony Award-nominated composer and performer Jeff Blumenkrantz will celebrate their new album, I've Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz with a concert at Birdland (315 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036) on January 5, 2015 at 7pm. Tickets are available now at www.birdlandjazz.com.

Lindsay Mendez, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its January 2015 schedule, featuring The Birdland Big Band, Jane Monheit, Beegie Adair Trio, Barbara Carroll, Jay Leonhart Trio, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Dena DeRose, Lindsay Mendez and Marco Paguia, and MORE!

Yellow Sound Label to Release Alysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz's 'I've Been Played' in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

I've Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz will be released on Yellow Sound Label in January 2015, featuring the vocals of Alysha Umphress, currently starring in the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, and original jazz songs and arrangements by Tony Award-nominated composer and performer Jeff Blumenkrantz. Produced by Jeff Blumenkrantz and Michael Croiter, the album will be available via Amazon and iTunes beginning January 6, 2015. It is now available for pre-order at ?Amazon.com.

Photo Flash: WICKED's Lindsay Mendez Plays Birdland Jazz Club!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Broadway's Lindsay Mendez (currently Elphaba in Wicked) and pianist Marco Paguia on the historic stage on Sunday, July 21. The event celebrated the release of their new recording, 'This Time.' Check out a look back at their performance below!

BWW Reviews: Lindsay Mendez and Marco Paguia's THIS TIME is Captivatingly Jazzy
by David Clarke - Jun 12, 2013

In 2007, Lindsay Mendez made her Broadway Debut as Jan in a revival of GREASE. She has since returned to Broadway in Sherie Rene Scott's EVERYDAY RAPTURE in 2012, the GODSPELL's revival in 2011, and she is currently starring as Elphaba in WICKED. In addition to these Broadway roles, she got phenomenal reviews as Rose in Off-Broadway's DOGFIGHT at 2nd Stage Theatre Company in 2012. Furthermore, Lindsey Mendez is an accomplished jazz vocalist and has recorded the 13 track THIS TIME with pianist/band leader Marco Paguia. The album lavishly showcases their prowess as performers and their infectious musical chemistry.

Photo Flash: MARCY & ZINA SHOW at Broadway at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

On Monday, January 7, songwriting team Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich came together for the 13th Broadway at Birdland 'Marcy & Zina Show' musical extravaganza, co-starring their friends Scott Coulter, David Beach, Jill Abramovitz, Jennifer Jones, Christine Pedi and Noah Galvin. The band included Mike Croiter on drums, Clay Ruede on cello and Pete Donovan on bass.

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