Elly Stone, Best Known For JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS, Has Died at 93
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that singer and actress Elly Stone has died at age 93.
BWW Feature: Entertainment Company Pivots To Socially Distanced Interactive Virtual Events
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 23, 2020
Every seat in the house will have a great view at shows which are offered by renowned event planner Craig Neier.
BWW Interview: Kravis Center's Lee Bell Talks Kravis @ Home
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 20, 2020
Until the curtain rises again, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach is entertaining its patrons with Kravis @ Home featuring a curated selection of virtual concerts, lectures, dance performances and arts educations activities, as well as original programs and presentations.
Ramin Karimloo, Liz Callaway, Louise Dearman & More to Take Part in KINGS OF BROADWAY 2020
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
KINGS OF BROADWAY 2020 is an online concert celebrating the music of the legendary Broadway composers Jule Styne, Jerry Herman & Stephen Sondheim (the latter two whose lyrics will also be celebrated). It will premiere at 7PM on Sunday 31st May via the 'Quick Fantastic' channel on YouTube.
BWW Interview: GFour Productions' Seth Greenleaf Talks MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL and Future Streaming Plans
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 7, 2020
On Monday, May 4, GFour Productions - whose collective shows have won 56 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards - announced that their international hit show MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL is now available for online streaming. For the first time in history, the beloved show will entertain fans from the comfort of their homes. Not only is the stream available for purchase - GFour has offered a revenue share to participating partners who market the online streaming, as a way to help venues across the country generate revenue at this time. Additionally, GFour is donating 10% of all sales to The Actors Fund, in support of their COVID-19 efforts to provide emergency financial assistance to performing arts and entertainment professionals.
Photos: Deana Martin Sings For Her Palies On Facebook
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 28, 2020
Dean Martin did it the old fashioned way, entertaining millions with his widely successful Variety TV show.
THE MEETING Hosted by Justin Sayre Will Be Live Streamed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
After being postponed at Joe's Pub due to the unforeseen pandemic, Justin Sayre brings his wild and witty comedy variety show The Meeting* to Livestream on March 22 at 8:00 PM EST. The Virtual show will be filmed in Julian Fleisher's 'Gay-sement,' a fully working stage and salon room in his home in Bovina Center, New York.
Composer Melissa Manchester Talks Hamlisch, Sondheim and More with Seth Rudetsky on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund's services for those most vulnerable to the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Carnegie Hall Extends COVID-19 Closure Through May 10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
With the health and safety of its public, artists, and staff as its foremost priority, Carnegie Hall today announced that it has extended its public closure through Sunday, May 10, 2020.
Photo Coverage: Steve Tyrell Concludes Engagement at Table 26
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 13, 2020
Because of the current crisis there may not have been many places on the planet where anyone was smiling last night but for 90 minutes at least, Steve Tyrell was able to remind us that there will be a “Sunny Side Of The Street”. It's one of his signature songs that was used by NASA to wake up the astronauts in space every morning. Sitting in Table 26 and listening to Steve's song list which had many Great American Songbook tunes on it written during the Great Depression and WWll it reminded me that this too shall pass albeit with some pain.
Photo Coverage: Kenny G Plays the Kravis Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 11, 2020
It's common knowledge that musicians also possess a facility for math ( pianist Albert Einstein). There seems to be some correlation between dexterity of numbers and mastery of music notes. Kenny G who majored in accounting in college brought a countless amount of beautiful notes to the Kravis Center last night. It was also impossible to count any empty seats in the Dreyfoos Concert Hall for the musical extravaganza. Kenny came on stage before the start of the performance to announce that some lucky person in the audience would be taking home one of his saxophones, adding comically that he guaranteed they would be having great “sax” that night.
Photo Coverage: Steve Tyrell Returns to Table 26
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 9, 2020
There has never been a “menu special” more special than the one that Table 26 served up last night. Steve Tyrell one of the most celebrated crooners of American Songbook standards returned to Eddie & Ozzies popular restaurant and brought the excitement, glamour, and great music that used to reign in the legendary Royal Room back to the Palm Beach area. The food at Table 26 has some secret ingredients that stimulate the palate and Steve Tyrell possesses the melodic secret ingredients that stimulate your musical palate. It's that combination of exceptional melody, harmony, rhythm, and his vocal expression that make the songs of the great American composers and lyricists come to life.
Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 4, 2020
Here are two statements rarely heard in the world of Cabaret. “There goes that Cabaret Singer driving off in his new Bentley!” and “Did you check out that beautiful new Cabaret Room?”
Photo Coverage: Loston Harris Plays the Kravis Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 1, 2020
From every corner of the musical world artists perform on the stages of the Kravis Center. Last night coming from such a corner, that of Madison Avenue and 76th street in NYC the Kravis welcomed Loston Harris. Loston for many years has entertained New Yorkers at his annual engagement in Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle. The audience in Persson Hall may have been dressed a bit more casually than folks at the legendary hotel on Manhattan's storied upper East Side, but their musical taste was just as sophisticated as they relished Loston's cosmopolitan stylings.
Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein Brings Guest Jimmy Webb To The Kravis Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 20, 2020
Michael Feinstein, through his performance and music history archiving is the country's foremost guide of The Great American Songbook. He had a songwriter/composer as his guest on the Kravis Center stage last night who has contributed a very important page of that book….Jimmy Webb.
Photo Coverage: Catskills On Broadway's Freddie Roman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Footlighters
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 17, 2020
We headed out on I95 but my mind superimposed Rt 17 in New York State. The signs advertising Medical Facilities, Orthopedic Surgeons, and The Hard Rock Casino became the Billboards for Grossingers, The Concord, and Browns Hotel. Freddie Roman, creator and star of Catskills on Broadway and comic superstar was going to receive the Footlighters Club's Shecky Greene Lifetime Achievement Award at Miami Shores Country Club. Getting such an award is usually a momentous solemn ritual, but when 7 of your fellow comedians will be toasting and honoring you the event becomes a room that is filled with the most amount of laughter on the planet.
Photo Coverage: The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Honors Milton & Tamar Maltz At Annual Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 16, 2020
The Roaring Twenties became the Roaring 2020s at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's annual gala last night. Amazon.com and retail establishments in Florida must have run out of Flapper dresses leading up to this exciting event as most of the women wore the traditional 1920's dresses to the gala put on by Florida's largest regional theatre.
Photo Coverage: Rob Russell Brings Safari Night To Cabaret At Cafe Centro
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 12, 2020
From the wilds of Palm Beach, Cabaret starved creatures journeyed to their favorite watering hole in West Palm last night. Cafe Centro was the place to be for an evening of roaring music and fun with head Safari guide Rob Russell who managed to tame the assembled with his soothing voice.. There were some beautiful and exotic species at this gathering and my stealthy telephoto lens managed to bag a few shots as everybody in the room were acting like they were let out of a cage. New York City may have Cafe Society but Palm Beach now has Cafe Safari.
Photo Coverage: Pat Boone Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Debby Boone Concert
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 8, 2020
The Pat Boone family and the Legends Radio family were on the Eissey Campus Theater Stage last night as the legendary singer/actor/composer received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Society for the Preservation of The Great American Songbook and daughter Debby Boone performed a concert that thrilled the Palm Beach audience.
Photo Coverage: Lianne Marie Dobbs Brings WHY CAN'T A WOMAN BE MORE LIKE A MAN? to the Green Room 42
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 2, 2020
Lianne Marie Dobbs brought her highly acclaimed show to The Green Room 42 last night. “Why Can't A Woman Be More Like A Man…? first premiered at The Beach Cafe and this enhanced version for the larger space was just as effective. Here's our report then which still holds true. Leanne had Ken Ard and Travis Poelle join her at the Green Room. Pianist Ron Abel supplied the highly effective arrangements.
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