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IMPOSSIBLE BUT TRUE, Musical based on Rip Van Winkle, plays Taverns in Brooklyn and M Photo IMPOSSIBLE BUT TRUE, Musical based on Rip Van Winkle, plays Taverns in Brooklyn and Manhattan
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2019

Brooklyn Tavern Theater, led by composer/lyricist/writer Dan Furman, is presenting 'Impossible but True,' a 'tavern musical' inspired by Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle story, through October 29 at Franklin 820 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and in Manhattan at Uncle Charlie's, 139 East 45th Street. This immersive musical aims to pioneer a new genre of no-frills productions in hospitable places that are underused for performances. Cailín Heffernan directs.

Jill Senter Returns In CELEBRATE THE MOMENT Photo Jill Senter Returns In CELEBRATE THE MOMENT
by Julie Musbach - Oct 11, 2019

Jill Senter returns for one night in CELEBRATE THE MOMENT: A Nightclub Revue written, arranged and conducted by Elliot Finkel with choreography by Joanna Rush and directed by Walter Willison on Wednesday, October 16th at 7 PM at The Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 West 42nd Street.

Jill Senter And Co Return To The Beechman In CELEBRATE THE MOMENT Photo Jill Senter And Co Return To The Beechman In CELEBRATE THE MOMENT
by Stephi Wild - Jul 16, 2019

Jill Senter and Company will return to The Laurie Beechman Theater, where they played to a capacity crowd in May, in CELEBRATE THE MOMENT: A New Nightclub Revue, written, arranged and conducted by Elliot Finkel with choreography by Joanna Rush and directed by Walter Willison, on Wednesday, July 17th and Wednesday, August 7th, at 7PM.

Jill Senter & Co Bring CELEBRATE THE MOMENT To The Laurie Beechman Theater Photo Jill Senter & Co Bring CELEBRATE THE MOMENT To The Laurie Beechman Theater
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2019

Jill Senter will premier her new show CELEBRATE THE MOMENT: A Nightclub Revue written, arranged and conducted by Elliot Finkel with choreography by Joanna Rush and directed by Walter Willison at The on Monday, May 20th at 7PM at The Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 West 42nd Street.

Birdland Presents Vincent Herring and More Week of March 11 Photo Birdland Presents Vincent Herring and More Week of March 11
by Julie Musbach - Mar 1, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Vincent Herring, Beegie Adair, Pete Malinverni Trio, and more!

George Abud & Katrina Lenk, Laura Osnes, and More Head Up Birdland in March Photo George Abud & Katrina Lenk, Laura Osnes, and More Head Up Birdland in March
by Julie Musbach - Feb 15, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts

Dan Furman's IMPOSSIBLE BUT TRUE...In A Tavern Photo Dan Furman's IMPOSSIBLE BUT TRUE...In A Tavern
by Julie Musbach - Feb 13, 2018

Composer Dan Furman has reworked his first musical, Impossible But True, and is preparing to present it starting in April - first in Brooklyn then across the river in Manhattan.

Chita Rivera, Jim Dale, Lee Roy Reams and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS 2017, Starting  Photo Chita Rivera, Jim Dale, Lee Roy Reams and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS 2017, Starting Tonight at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Urban Stages presents this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2017, which begins tonight, December 12, featuring some of New York's best musical performances through Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue).

Chita Rivera, Jim Dale, Lee Roy Reams and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS 2017 at Urban S Photo Chita Rivera, Jim Dale, Lee Roy Reams and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS 2017 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Urban Stages announces the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2017, which will begin Tuesday, December 12 and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue).

Jenna Esposito Brings MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS to Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Jenna Esposito Brings MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jenna Esposito in Memories Are Made Of This: A Centennial Celebration of the Life and Music of Dean Martin on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.

JENNA ESPOSITO Launches 2017 New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Season at Metropolitan Room With Award-Nominated CONNIE FRANCIS Tribute Show, 2/13
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 14, 2017

Singer/Actress Jenna Esposito made her New York nightclub debut in 2004, and has been delighting audiences across the country ever since. Esposito is perhaps best known for her tribute to iconic pop singer Connie Francis-Jenna Esposito Sings Connie Francis-a show that has been a smash hit among audiences and critics since it debuted in 2009. Connie Francis herself has praised Jenna's work, raving, 'I've known and loved Jenna for years and love the way she sings. I'm so grateful for the love and respect she shows to the catalog of songs that has been so good to me through the years.' Now Esposito will be reprising her critically acclaimed show to launch the 2017 season of the BroadwayWorld.com Award-Nominated series NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS at the Metropolitan Room on February 13 at 7 pm.

WINTER RHYTHMS 2016 Launches This Week at Urban Stages with KT Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Urban Stages has confirmed the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 1, and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue).

STAGE TUBE: NYC Theatre and Cabaret Communities Send Message of Hope with 'Let the Sunshine In'
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2016

In response to the recent events in the United States and all the anger, hostility, and fear that has accompanied them, over 40 performers from the New York Theatre and Cabaret communities came together this weekend and created a video of 'Let the Sunshine In' from the 1968 musical HAIR as a message of hope and love for all peoples everywhere. Click below to watch the performance!

Photo Flash: Fun & Theater History Take the Stage at Michael Colby's Birthday Bash
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Lyricist/librettist, Michael Colby, author of the memoir,  'The Algonquin Kid-Adventures Growing Up at New York's Legendary Hotel," celebrated his 65th Birthday on Sunday, Oct. 30th with a fundraiser/musical event for Child Find of America. 'Quel Fromage II'  featured performers from Broadway and cabaret, including members of TADA! Youth Theater, who gave a 90 minute concert at TRIAD on the upper west side, singing songs from Colby's musicals. Scroll down for photos from the event!

Starry Marni Nixon Tribute, KT Sullivan, Klea Blackhurst and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Urban Stages has announced the line-up for this year's Award Winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin Thursday, December 1 and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue).

BWW Review: Tribute to The Muppets Master Jim Henson at Urban Stages Is Again Charming But Suffers From Inconsistent Performances
by Alix Cohen - Dec 12, 2015

Last year during their annual Winter Rhythms Festival, Urban Stages presented a Jim Henson tribute show called The Lovers, The Dreamers, and Jim, and decided to bring it back again this season (presented last night) by "popular demand." Conceived, hosted, and authored by besotted fan, actor/singer Adam B. Shapiro, the well written, if top heavy script, takes us from the origins of Sesame Street, The Muppets, and Fraggle Rock through Henson's fantasy film work. Movie clips and stills refresh sentimental memories as a cavalcade of exceptional songs are performed.

BWW Review: Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Show Celebrating Famous Duets Is Widely Varied and Entertaining
by Alix Cohen - Dec 7, 2015

Described as ‚ÄúAn Afternoon of Famous Duets,‚ÄĚ Saturday's Urban Stages Winter Rhythms presentation (Day Four of the 11-day, 20-show festival) was unexpectedly sweeping in its approach, covering duos that sang pop, folk, jazz, Great American Songbook, and musical theater tunes. With veteran cabaret singer Sue Matsuki serving as producer and host, and Musical Director Gregory Toroian on piano, the show encompassed both the predictable and the surprising and was a genuine pleasure.

BWW Reviews: New York Cabaret Pays Loving Tribute to BOBBIE HOROWITZ at Metropolitan Room
by Andrew Martin - Nov 29, 2014

Bobbie Horowitz has been at the top of the cabaret game for nearly 30 years--as composer, producer, performer and fan--and the recent variety show tribute to her at the Metropolitan Room proved why and was richly deserved.

Photo Coverage: 'This Is Your Night' Bobbie Horowitz at The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 26, 2014

Stephanie D'Abruzzo Joins Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 Lineup
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 25, 2014

Urban Stages, in association with producer/director/lyricist and Director of Musical Programming Peter Napolitano, today announced that Tony Award Nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo will join the line-up for their sixth series of musical evenings entitled WINTER RHYTHMS 2014, beginning Tuesday, December 2nd and continuing through Sunday, December 14th at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue).

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