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Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, January 28- with Matthew Morrison, Kelli O'Hara and  Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, January 28- with Matthew Morrison, Kelli O'Hara and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2021

Today (January 28) in live streaming: LCT looks back at The Light in the Piazza, Jack Plotnick and friends take over Stars in the House, and more!

BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Jeff Harnar Photo BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Jeff Harnar
by Nicholas Adler - Apr 18, 2020

Jeff Harnar is chock-full of the guy-next-door magnetism of the bygone era of Hollywood's Golden age of male stars.  He is someone that the audience knows they can trust, is easy to enjoy with just a hint of mischievousness to keep things interesting.  He is the modern day equivalent to film stars Van Johnson or Gene Kelly.  

Celebrate Sondheim at Feinstein's/54 Below this Month Photo Celebrate Sondheim at Feinstein's/54 Below this Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020

This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

Linda Eder, Alice Ripley, David Yazbek Ft. Lilli Cooper and More are Heading to Feins Photo Linda Eder, Alice Ripley, David Yazbek Ft. Lilli Cooper and More are Heading to Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020

This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

Jeff Harnar Will Make His Feinstein's/54 Below Debut with I KNOW THINGS NOW: JEFF HAR Photo Jeff Harnar Will Make His Feinstein's/54 Below Debut with I KNOW THINGS NOW: JEFF HARNAR SINGS SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

JEFF HARNAR will make his solo FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW debut with I KNOW THINGS NOW: JEFF HARNAR sings SONDHEIM. Drawing from the words and music of Stephen Sondheim, Mr. Harnar creates a self-portrait of the emotional landscape of an openly gay New Yorker.

WITH A LITTLE HELP...IT'S JOHN BELUSHI Makes Off-Broadway Debut At Theatre 80 Photo WITH A LITTLE HELP...IT'S JOHN BELUSHI Makes Off-Broadway Debut At Theatre 80
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019

With a Little Help... It's John Belushi, an award-winning, multimedia production directed by Levy Lee Simon ('For the Love of Freedom,' 'Bow-Wow Club'), and stars Jack Zullo ('Bell Canyon,' 'Epic Rap Battles of History'), the show's book writer and producer makes its Off-Broadway debut at Theatre 80 from December 5-22. The show takes the audience on an epic journey of John's 12-year rise to entertainment icon status complete with live music, videos, and heartfelt Belushi-inspired sweat. A percentage of the show's proceeds will benefit Gilda's Club and The Comedians Assistance Fund.

Photo Coverage: Christian Holder Brings 'At Home and Abroad' to the Laurie Beechman T Photo Photo Coverage: Christian Holder Brings 'At Home and Abroad' to the Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 2, 2019

Regular folks use business cards, websites, and advertisements to let you know about their services and products. Cabaret artists have by far the most effective and entertaining way of telling you who they are. An autobiographical musical show!

Photo Coverage: Judy Garland Celebrated at New York Cabaret Convention Photo Photo Coverage: Judy Garland Celebrated at New York Cabaret Convention
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 31, 2019

The third night of the Mabel Mercer Foundation's New York Cabaret Convention hosted by Judy Garland expert John Fricke and actor, singer, humorist Klea Blackhurst had many noteworthy performances during it's three hours last night at Rose Theater. However, the most touching and dramatic Judy Garland minute was not musical. It happened when Sidney Myer a New York City Cabaret superstar related a story from his youth. It seems that Sidney survived the stress of the 50's and 60's of being “different” in the all boy New Jersey Prep School he attended (which Sidney recalled was populated by boys who specialized in terrorism) by focusing on his love of music and his worship of Judy Garland. He described to a spellbound Convention audience of being brought to a Judy Garland concert by his parents, he had his sign “ We Love Judy” in hand and with thousands cheering her as she walked down the aisle in a twist of fate he accidentally came face to face with her. Judy shook his hand and he managed to get out a “thank you” even though he had rehearsed a speech for years if this kind of moment ever happened. . There wasn't a dry eye in the house after his story. The evening had many humorous and emotional moments as Emmy Award winning host John Fricke, who is considered the preeminent Judy Garland and Wizard of Oz authority related many stories about Garland. Klea Blackhurst is probably one of the most effective and beloved Convention hosts and she used her wit and music to make it as always one of the most enjoyable of Convention nights.

BWW Review/Photos: KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar Tune Up For Cabaret Convention At Davenp Photo BWW Review/Photos: KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar Tune Up For Cabaret Convention At Davenport's
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 20, 2019

If a visitor from another planet landed here and asked the question “What is Cabaret?” an easy explanation would be to send him/her to attend a performance by KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar, wether it be solo or jointly. They didn't invent the art form but KT and Jeff's artistry and show construction ranks as one of the finest examples of Cabaret.

BWW Interview: Christian Holder Gets Ready to Bring AT HOME AND ABROAD to Laurie Beec Photo BWW Interview: Christian Holder Gets Ready to Bring AT HOME AND ABROAD to Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Richard Ridge - Oct 9, 2019

On Friday, November 1, the venue will welcome the star for an intimate and elegant evening spotlighting Christian's vivid theatrical life in London and New York. His autobiographical performance features songs by Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Paul McCartney, Sting, Annie Lennox, and Al Green. These are interwoven with personal and surprising anecdotes and stories that illuminate the musical material. Christian was a star dancer with The Joffrey Ballet in New York in the 60s and 70s. He has choreographed and designed costumes for ballet companies across the US and Europe, as well as designing stage wardrobe for Ann Reinking and Tina Turner.

IT Awards Announce Host For Monday's Ceremony Photo IT Awards Announce Host For Monday's Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

Celebrate 15 years of the New York Innovative Theatre Foundation and their dedication to Off-Off Broadway by joining them when they present the 2019 New York Innovative Theatre Awards on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm. The ceremony will take place at the Centennial Memorial Theatre at 120 West 14th Street, NYC. Tickets to the ceremony are $29 each and can be purchased at www.nyitawards.com/shop.  

BWW Review: SULLIVAN AND HARNAR SING HARNICK AND STROUSE Packs 'Em In at The Laurie B Photo BWW Review: SULLIVAN AND HARNAR SING HARNICK AND STROUSE Packs 'Em In at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 11, 2019

Beloved cabaret duo KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar bring their special brand of magic to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with their Sheldon Harnick/Charles Strouse show and the full house on opening night ate it up. And then some.

BWW Interview: KT Sullivan And Jeff Harnar of SULLIVAN AND HARNAR SING HARNICK AND ST Photo BWW Interview: KT Sullivan And Jeff Harnar of SULLIVAN AND HARNAR SING HARNICK AND STROUSE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 3, 2019

The popular duo KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar bring a new night of music and a new tribute to Broadway composers to The Laurie Beechman Theatre.

Photo Flash: Sullivan & Harnar Sing Harnick & Strouse At The Laurie Beechman Theater Photo Photo Flash: Sullivan & Harnar Sing Harnick & Strouse At The Laurie Beechman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

KT Sullivan & Jeff Harner returned to The Laurie Beechman Theater last night with a new show celebrating two living legends of Broadway, Sheldon Harnick and Charles Strouse. The show is Directed by Broadway legend Sondra Lee, with critically-acclaimed Music Director Jon Weber.

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Actress, Acting Teacher Sondra Lee Photo Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Actress, Acting Teacher Sondra Lee
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 22, 2019

Her autobiography is entitled I've Slept With Everyone and, after hearing our interview with Sondra Lee, we think you will understand why. Sondra's Broadway credits include High Button Shoes, Peter Pan (where she originated the role of Tiger Lily), Hotel Paradiso, Jerome Robbins Ballet: USA, Sunday in New York, and Hello, Dolly where she originated the role of Minnie Fay!

Photo Flash: Go Inside Closing Night of Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside Closing Night of Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

Just last night, New York City Center concluded the Encores! season with High Button Shoes. The production featured Aidan Alberto (Stevie), Jennifer Allen (Shirley Simpkins), Kevin Chamberlin (Mr. Pontdue), Carla Duren (Fran), Chester Gregory (Papa Longstreet), Mylinda Hull (Nancy), Marc Koeck (Oggle), Matt Loehr (Uncle Willy), Wayne Pretlow (Elmer Simpkins), Michael Urie (Harrison Floy), and Betsy Wolfe (Sara Longstreet).

Donna McKechnie, Andrea McArdle And Dancers Over 40 Reunite To Celebrate David Merric Photo Donna McKechnie, Andrea McArdle And Dancers Over 40 Reunite To Celebrate David Merrick
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019

Dancers Over 40 will welcome a bushel full of performers, surprise guests and a gaggle of… wandering dancers from every discipline for a tribute to theatre impresario David Merrick on Monday, April 29, 7pm at St. Luke's Theater, 308 West 46th Street in NYC. 

Three Weeks Left To Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Photo Three Weeks Left To Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Voting continues for three more weeks for the BWW Cabaret Awards!

Voting Continues For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! 54 SINGS Leads Best Varie Photo Voting Continues For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! 54 SINGS Leads Best Variety Show/Recurring Series!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Voting for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards is open! The BWW Cabaret Awards honor exemplary performers and productions in New York from November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018. Nominees in all categories excluding Special Event - Solo and Special Event - Multiple needed to have performed all or the majority of their shows (at least two of three shows) during this eligibility period.

Voting Now Open For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Photo Voting Now Open For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

BroadwayWorld Cabaret is pleased to announce the nominees in 17 categories for the 2018 BWW New York Cabaret Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD!

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