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Urban Stages' CHARACTER MAN Kicks Off Wednesday Post-Show Talks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Urban Stages Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir now at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street), with opening night set for Today March 5th. This limited run will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan.

Urban Stages' CHARACTER MAN to Host Wednesday Post-Show Talks, Beg. 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Urban Stages Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir now at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street), with opening night set for Wednesday March 5th. This limited run will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan.

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of CHARACTER MAN with Jim Brochu
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 6, 2014

Urban Stages Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man as part of its 30th Anniversary season. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir just opened Off-Broadway at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street) Wednesday March 5th. This limited run, in previews now, will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. Character Man will have scenic & video design by Patrick Brennan, lighting design by Meghan Santelli and sound design by Sean Hagerty. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below!

Urban Stages Presents CHARACTER MAN, A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Urban Stages Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man as part of its 30th Anniversary season. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir begins an Off-Broadway run at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street) tonight, February 28th, with opening night set for Wednesday March 5th. This limited run will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. Character Man will have scenic & video design by Patrick Brennan, lighting design by Meghan Santelli and sound design by Sean Hagerty.

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee Gets After Show Congratulations from Liza Minnelli, Clive Davis & More!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 4, 2014

Following her acclaimed concert 'Catch the Light,' 54 Below just featured a new show featuring the stunning Michele Lee making a rare appearance in New York. Ms. Lee's new concert boasted an eclectic songbook, with classics she popularized as well songs from those magical composers, lyricists, and artists with whom she has worked and shared stages in every medium. Check out photos from her concert below!

Urban Stages to Present CHARACTER MAN, A MUSICAL MEMOIR, 2/28-3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Urban Stages Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man as part of its 30th Anniversary season. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir begins an Off-Broadway run at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street) February 28th, with opening night set for Wednesday March 5th. This limited run will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. Character Man will have scenic & video design by Patrick Brennan, lighting design by Meghan Santelli and sound design by Sean Hagerty.

CABARET LIFE NYC: Brochu & Schalchlin Shows at the Met Room on 1/15 Should Hit a Grand Slam As Cabaret Doubleheader
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 14, 2014

As a cabaret reviewer, my role is to observe, muse, opine, critique, judge, and otherwise hobnob with all the thoughts in my fevered brain during and after a show. I don't believe it's appropriate for reviewers to promote specific shows‚ÄĒespecially before they've reviewed them‚ÄĒso I don't write a ‚ÄúPick of the Week or Month‚ÄĚ column or advise readers on what or whom they should see. But here I'll break my own policy and urge you to go to the Metropolitan Room on Wednesday night, January 15 to see the shows of Steve Schalchlin (7pm) and Jim Brochu (9pm). Believe me, you'll thank me.

CABARET LIFE NYC: Listmania 2013, Part Deux! 'Best & Most' Honorable Mention Performances of the Year
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 29, 2013

Last December, after I posted my list of the Best Cabaret Performers of 2012, I followed up my original 'listmania' with a column that served as a way to include some 'honorable mentions,' basically a recognition of other memorable shows and performances of songs that were striking, unique, and/or original that year. The column received a positive response so I thought I'd wheel it out again this year. So as the hours tick away on 2013 and we anticipate the coming of a new year, here is an addendum to the 2013 New York Cabaret Performers of the Year--a totally random list of 30 Honorable Mentions of the 'Best' and 'Most' in Cabaret for 2013 . . . mainly because I can and it's fun. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

Voting Now Open in 18 Categories for 2013 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards, Thru 1/5
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 3, 2013

If you're wondering whether or not 2013 was a fantastic year for the cabaret art form in New York, all you have to do is scan the amazing list of nominees for this year's BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards and you'll know it was one of the best ever. So now it's time for all you cabaret performers and fans to vote for the best singers, musicians, songs, and shows of the year. Voting will continue until Sunday night January 5 and the winners will be announced later that week. We hope that all the winners will be able to perform in the Award show on Sunday night February 23 at Joe's Pub.

CABARET LIFE NYC: Steven Schalchlin Isn't Saccharine During Emotionally Enriching Show at the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Hanks - Nov 9, 2013

While it was billed as a presentation celebrating the release of his 13-song CD, Tales From the Bonus Round, and his 60th birthday, Steven Schalchlin's recent show at the Metropolitan Room was so much more than that. It was also one about fear, fortitude, anxiety, anguish, compassion, courage, and love, all expressed in poetic and often clever lyrics and melodies ranging from uplifting gospel to Billy Joel-sounding mid-tempo pop to sensitive ballads, many colored with musical theater undertones. At their core, most of the songs conveyed what Schalchlin has thought, felt and experienced since early 1993, when he was diagnosed with AIDS, launched one of the first internet diaries/blogs (in early 1996), stared death in the face on a daily basis, took an experimental AIDS drug (Crixivan), and ultimately regained his health and career. When you listen to his songs, it's not hard to believe Schalchlin when he claims that during those scary days writing music and the ‚Äúhealing properties of piano vibrations‚ÄĚ also helped save his life, and the 17 years since are what he calls his ‚ÄúBonus Round.‚ÄĚ

BWW Reviews: HARVEY MILK 2013 with SF GAY MEN'S CHORUS and ANDREW LIPPA Celebrates the Human Spirit
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jul 4, 2013

Hodges and Hodges attended an historic night at the Nourse Theatre in San Francisco as droves of people came out to celebrate the 35th anniversary season of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. The world premiere, with words and music by Tony nominated Andrew Lippa soared.

ETHEL SINGS: Espionage in High C Opens Today at Walker Space
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Undercover Productions will present the WORLD PREMIERE of ETHEL SINGS: Espionage in High C, written by Joan Beber. ETHEL SINGS begins previews on June 27th, with tonight's June 28th opening at Walker Space. Directed by Jules Aaron, ETHEL SINGS has set design by Gary Guidinger, lighting design by John Eckert Original Music by Max Kinberg & costume design by Michele Young. Sarah Brown stages manages & Sherry Netherland assistant directs. Ethel Sings is produced by Linda Toliver & Gary Guidinger for Undercover Productions.

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 21, 2013

Tennessee Williams' The Two-Character Play, uniting the talents of Tony Award winner Amanda Plummer (Agnes of God, Pulp Fiction) and Academy Award nominee Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), directed by Gene David Kirk, opened Wednesday night at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below!

ETHEL SINGS: Espionage in High C Opens June 28 at Walker Space
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

Undercover Productions will present the WORLD PREMIERE of ETHEL SINGS: Espionage in High C, written by Joan Beber. ETHEL SINGS begins previews on June 27th, with a June 28th opening at Walker Space. Directed by Jules Aaron, ETHEL SINGS has set design by Gary Guidinger, lighting design by John Eckert Original Music by Max Kinberg & costume design by Michele Young. Sarah Brown stages manages & Sherry Netherland assistant directs. Ethel Sings is produced by Linda Toliver & Gary Guidinger for Undercover Productions.

Photo Flash: THE SILVER CORD Celebrates Opening Night at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

The Peccadillo Theater Company is currently presenting the first major NYC revival of Sidney Howard's THE SILVER CORD, directed by OBIE Award winner Dan Wackerman. The production opened last night, June 11th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.) Check out the cast's celebration at Sardi's below!

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends at the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 29, 2012

Cabaret performer Jamie deRoy hosted an evening of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends, on Friday, December 28th (7PM) at Manhattan's cabaret hot-spot Metropolitan Room. Joining Jamie on this holiday evening were Broadway favorite Loni Ackerman; Singer, performer and concert sensation Michael Amante; two-time Emmy Award-winning comedian Judy Gold; Tony Award-nominated actress and singer Valarie Pettiford; Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins and London's own stage, TV and cabaret star Giselle Wolf. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the concert below!

American Theater Group Opens ZERO HOUR at New Hamilton Stage Tomorrow, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2012

American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater, under the leadership of Jim Vagias, Joe Mancuso and Rick Sordelet, presents ZERO HOUR, Jim Brochu's acclaimed play about the life of theatre legend Zero Mostel. Zero Hour kicks off ATG's premiere season from October 3-21 at Hamilton Stage, a brand new, state of the art theater located at 360 Hamilton Street, Rahway, New Jersey. The Press Opening is Saturday, October 6 at 8pm.

American Theater Group Opens ZERO HOUR at New Hamilton Stage Tomorrow, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2012

American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater, under the leadership of Jim Vagias, Joe Mancuso and Rick Sordelet, presents ZERO HOUR, Jim Brochu's acclaimed play about the life of theatre legend Zero Mostel. Zero Hour kicks off ATG's premiere season from October 3-21 at Hamilton Stage, a brand new, state of the art theater located at 360 Hamilton Street, Rahway, New Jersey. The Press Opening is Saturday, October 6 at 8pm.

BWW Interviews: Jim Brochu of ZERO HOUR at American Theater Group 10/3
by Gregory G. Allen - Sep 28, 2012

American Theater Group is a new performing arts company at the new Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts in Rahway, New Jersey. They begin their season with Jim Brochu's ZERO HOUR: a one-man tour-de-force about the life and times of the famed, talented and controversial actor Zero Mostel.

Jim Brochu Brings CHARACTER MAN to the Triad, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2012

Drama Desk and Helen Hayes Award winner Jim Brochu ("Zero Hour," "The Big Voice: God or Merman?") will debut his new solo show "Character Man" at the Triad Theatre on Monday, October 1st at 9pm.

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