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Marilyn Maye to Return to The Art House in Provincetown Next MonthMarilyn Maye to Return to The Art House in Provincetown Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Dubbed "The greatest white female singer in the world" by none other than Ella Fitzgerald, star vocalist Marilyn Maye took Provincetown audiences by storm in her highly anticipated debut at The Art House six summers ago, and again each year since. This celebrated living legend returns to the Broadway @ The Art House series by popular demand again this summer from August 4 - 7 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Critical Crisis: Why it Sucked to Be a Broadway Critic in 2016-17Critical Crisis: Why it Sucked to Be a Broadway Critic in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The 2016-17 season has been a great one for Broadway. Total attendance is up to 13.27 million, with a record breaking $1.45 billion in total grosses. Many of the tickets purchased for New York theatre depended on the opinions of Broadway's reviewers, and yet the critics haven't had the same luck as the industry they are reviewing.  (more...)

CHITA RIVERA AWARDS Dance in Film Nominations AnnouncedCHITA RIVERA AWARDS Dance in Film Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Dance in Film nominations for the 2017 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today at a reception at The Lambs Club. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered films that opened during the 2016-2017 theater season. (more...)

Judy Gold & Randy Rainbow Will Roast Michael Musto for Charity; More Stars Announced!Judy Gold & Randy Rainbow Will Roast Michael Musto for Charity; More Stars Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Lug Nut Entertainment in association with the world popular dating app SCRUFF, has announced that comedian Judy Gold and internet sensation Randy Rainbow will join the cast of FORK ON THE LEFT, KNIFE IN THE BACK: BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTO. (more...)

Judy Gold and Randy Rainbow to Join the Cast of BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTOJudy Gold and Randy Rainbow to Join the Cast of BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTO
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Lug Nut Entertainment (Daniel DeMello and Nathaniel Nowak) in association with the world popular dating app SCRUFF, has announced that comedian Judy Gold and internet sensation Randy Rainbow will join the cast of  FORK ON THE LEFT, KNIFE IN THE BACK: BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTO. (more...)

BANDSTAND, CATS, HOLIDAY INN, SWEET CHARITY Among 2017 Chita Rivera Award NomineesBANDSTAND, CATS, HOLIDAY INN, SWEET CHARITY Among 2017 Chita Rivera Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell, Bruce Vilanch, Randy Rainbow and More to Roast Michael Musto for CharityRosie O'Donnell, Bruce Vilanch, Randy Rainbow and More to Roast Michael Musto for Charity
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Lug Nut Entertainment (Daniel DeMello and Nathaniel Nowak) in association with the world popular dating app SCRUFF, has announced that it will present FORK ON THE LEFT, KNIFE IN THE BACK: BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTO, a one night only charitable event. (more...)

Welsh Diva Iris Williams Returns to Los Angeles Cabaret Scene TodayWelsh Diva Iris Williams Returns to Los Angeles Cabaret Scene Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

International song stylist Iris Williams returns to the Los Angeles cabaret scene in a one night only solo performance at Catalina's located on Hollywood's storied Sunset Boulevard on February 28 at 8:30pm.  During Ms. Williams' set, themed "Let the Music Begin," she interprets standards by the likes of Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein, Nat King Cole, Carole King, Ashford & Simpson and Edith Piaf. http://www.catalinajazzclub.com (more...)

Toast Valentine's Day with the Cast of SIGNIFICANT OTHER at Bourbon Street Bar and GrillToast Valentine's Day with the Cast of SIGNIFICANT OTHER at Bourbon Street Bar and Grill
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

No plans yet for Valentine's Day?  Come spend 'Singles Awareness Day' with Significant Other! Producers of the Broadway bound production are pleased to announce that they have partnered with Bourbon Street Bar & Grill (346 W 46th St) and will be holding a special SINGLES AWARENESS DAY PARTY following their first preview on Tuesday, February 14th.  (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Bob Egan, and More to Dazzle Guests at Dino's Backstage and Celebrity RoomMarilyn Maye, Bob Egan, and More to Dazzle Guests at Dino's Backstage and Celebrity Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Feel the love this February at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room! The heart-stomping month of entertainment is highlighted by the return of the American music treasure, Marilyn Maye. Maye will dazzle audiences on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 14 at 7 p.m. In addition to Ms. Maye, throughout the month are features performances by Kathy Graham, Deirdre Finnegan, Paula Johns, Bob Egan and Michael Richard Kelly. Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room - the unique dining and entertainment experience reminiscent of the sophisticated supper clubs of the 40s and 50s - is located at 287 Keswick Avenue in Glenside, PA. See www.dinosbackstage.com or call 215-884-2000 for more information, including specific music charges. Marilyn Maye's performances must be reserved in advance. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Victoria Shaw and More Coming Up at Birdland This MonthMarilyn Maye, Victoria Shaw and More Coming Up at Birdland This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced an updated lineup for January 23-29, featuring the John Pizzarelli Trio, Marilyn Maye, Victoria Shaw, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Welsh Diva Iris Williams Returns to Los Angeles Cabaret Scene 2/28Welsh Diva Iris Williams Returns to Los Angeles Cabaret Scene 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

International song stylist Iris Williams returns to the Los Angeles cabaret scene in a one night only solo performance at Catalina's located on Hollywood's storied Sunset Boulevard on February 28 at 8:30pm.  During Ms. Williams' set, themed "Let the Music Begin," she interprets standards by the likes of Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein, Nat King Cole, Carole King, Ashford & Simpson and Edith Piaf. http://www.catalinajazzclub.com (more...)

Sam Pinkleton, Mark Wendland & More Join SIGNIFICANT OTHER Creative TeamSam Pinkleton, Mark Wendland & More Join SIGNIFICANT OTHER Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Producers of the Broadway bound production of Significant Other have just announced that the full creative team from the sold out run at the Roundabout Theater Company will be joining playwright, Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews) and director, Trip Cullman on the Great White Way next month. (more...)

KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler to Make Merry in New Year's Eve Show at PangeaKT Sullivan and Mark Nadler to Make Merry in New Year's Eve Show at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2016

Two of cabaret's favorite and most-acclaimed merrymakers - KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler - are coming together to headline New Year's Eve at Pangea this year.  (more...)

Chris Gillespie, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch and More Slated for Bemelmans Bar This WinterChris Gillespie, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch and More Slated for Bemelmans Bar This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Chris Gillespie, Champian Fulton and Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Bemelmans Bar for Sunday night residencies throughout the winter 2017 season. (more...)

The 2017 Gloucester Stage Season is Here!The 2017 Gloucester Stage Season is Here!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Announcing the 2017 Gloucester Stage Season!  (more...)

KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler to Make Merry in New Year's Eve Show at PangeaKT Sullivan and Mark Nadler to Make Merry in New Year's Eve Show at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Two of cabaret's favorite and most-acclaimed merrymakers - KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler - are coming together to headline New Year's Eve at Pangea this year.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Releases Unseen Footage from Acclaimed Documentary GREENWICH VILLAGE: A WORLD APARTSTAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Releases Unseen Footage from Acclaimed Documentary GREENWICH VILLAGE: A WORLD APART
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2016

To celebrate his second consecutive win at the Greenwich Village Film Festival on October 26th, 2016, award-winning filmmaker RICK McKAY (Broadway: The Golden Age, Broadway: BEYOND the Golden Age, A&E Biography, PBS's City Arts and Egg: The Arts Show), releases a six-minute sample of his 2015 winning short film, 'Greenwich Village: A World Apart'. The never-before-seen footage can be seen below or on YouTube at:https://youtu.be/i2-wjVAqwsA (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

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BWW Review: Cabaret Celebrates Sylvia Syms on Night Three of the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret ConventionBWW Review: Cabaret Celebrates Sylvia Syms on Night Three of the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention
by Casey Mink - Oct 23, 2016

On the penultimate night of the 2016 Cabaret Convention, presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation, 11 fantastic cabaret artists---those who are celebrated in the form as well as those who are emerging alike---assembled to salute the late and legendary Sylvia Syms. The evening, hosted by one of Syms' closest confidants, the critic Rex Reed, was brassy, delivered wonderful anecdotes, and was ultimately very moving musically, much like Syms herself. A black and white photograph of Syms, accurately capturing her maternal warmth, hung high inside the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center throughout the evening, which was formatted in two distinct segments. Act One was comprised of each performer taking to the stage alone to sing one of Syms' lesser known cabaret staples, or the songs which she "rescued" from obscurity such as those cut from golden age musicals. Act Two saw the performers again take on a Syms staple, but those which were more well-known hits and standards, displaying the full range of Syms' nightclub chops. (more...)

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