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Birdland Announces February 2022 Schedule Photo Birdland Announces February 2022 Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this February with a full slate of nightly performances! 

Celia Berk Debuts New Show ON MY WAY TO YOU: IMPROBABLE STORIES THAT INSPIRED AN UNLI Photo Celia Berk Debuts New Show ON MY WAY TO YOU: IMPROBABLE STORIES THAT INSPIRED AN UNLIKELY PATH
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2022

​Bistro, BroadwayWorld, MAC and Margaret Whiting Award winner ​Celia Berk​ is debuting her new cabaret show On My Way To You: Improbable Stories That Inspired An Unlikely Path on February 17, 2022 at the Laurie Beechman Theater.

BWW Feature: MY 2021 TOP 10 CABARET WRAP-UP Photo BWW Feature: MY 2021 TOP 10 CABARET WRAP-UP
by Ricky Pope - Dec 30, 2021

New York cabaret is back and in many ways, it is better than ever. We can take pride in a community that is stronger, more supportive, and more diverse than it has ever been. There is, of course, much to do still, but we are on a path that may lead us toward a second “golden age” of New York cabaret that could rival the 1980s. The signs are all around us. Not only have most of our cabaret rooms survived the pandemic, but we have also seen the birth of new spaces this year. There is more crossover between Broadway and cabaret than we have seen in decades, and thanks to social media, there are more new artists on the scene as well. Even with all the pandemic woes, as Jerry Herman would say “the best of times is now. As for tomorrow, well, who knows…who knows…who knows?”

Photos: Jim Caruso's Cast Party Continues To Dazzle Photo Photos: Jim Caruso's Cast Party Continues To Dazzle
by Stephi Wild - Dec 27, 2021

You can’t say Jim Caruso’s Cast Party hasn’t had staying power!  Every Monday night for the past eighteen years, musical talent has been celebrated on the Birdland stage.  Superstars, up-and-comers, Broadway legends, jazzers and cabaret divas have all been in the spotlight and taken a turn at the grand piano. 

BWW Review: GET HAPPY: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN CELEBRATES THE JUDY GARLAND CENTENNIAL at Fe Photo BWW Review: GET HAPPY: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN CELEBRATES THE JUDY GARLAND CENTENNIAL at Feinstein's/54 Below Does Judy Proud
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 23, 2021

The incomparable and important music industry warrior is enjoying a run at his own club, presenting the life and legend of Judy Garland in song.

BWW Review: From His Own Stage, Michael Wishes Judy A Happy 100 In GET HAPPY: MICHAEL Photo BWW Review: From His Own Stage, Michael Wishes Judy A Happy 100 In GET HAPPY: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN CELEBRATES THE JUDY GARLAND CENTENNIAL At Feinstein's/54 Below
by Bobby Patrick - Dec 16, 2021

A divine historian, curator, and musicologist there really is no one who knows more about Esther Blodgett than Michael Feinstein, and there isn’t a history professor alive today with the charm, charisma, or pipes to turn history into HER-STORY

Michael Feinstein & Norm Lewis Begin Holiday Runs This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Michael Feinstein & Norm Lewis Begin Holiday Runs This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 15, 2021

Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, will continue to bring the holiday spirit with two of its most popular December shows.

Kick off the Judy Garland Centennial with Michael Feinstein! Photo Kick off the Judy Garland Centennial with Michael Feinstein!
by - Dec 10, 2021

Special Offer - Kick off the Judy Garland Centennial with Michael Feinstein!

Photos: The Tedd Firth Trio Plays Birdland Photo Photos: The Tedd Firth Trio Plays Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 7, 2021

Last night, Tedd Firth’s musical gifts were on FULL DISPLAY! After a long period of not performing, due to the pandemic, he reunited his Tedd Firth Trio, playing to a packed SRO room, at the BIRDLAND THEATRE.  In a space where Tedd has often played for others, the master pianist/arranger played a solo gig.

BWW Review: Linda Purl Gets Birdland Theater IN THE MOOD With Sensational SONGS FOR J Photo BWW Review: Linda Purl Gets Birdland Theater IN THE MOOD With Sensational SONGS FOR JUMPING BACK INTO LIFE!
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 14, 2021

Linda Purl was packing them in at Birdland Theater last Sunday and if she had had a few more nights at the club, she would have continued to, for the entire run.

Marilyn Maye And Nicolas King to Star In A WINTER SPECTACULAR At The Wick Theatre Photo Marilyn Maye And Nicolas King to Star In A WINTER SPECTACULAR At The Wick Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2021

Haul out the holly and roll out the royal carpet because the 'Queen and Prince of Cabaret' are descending upon Boca Raton for the Wick Theatre's A Winter Spectacular. The 'Cabaret Queen,' Marilyn Maye, has been dazzling audiences for over 70 years, and its dashing 'Prince,' Nicolas King, has been performing since he was four years old.

BWW Feature: The Stars of Feinstein's/54 Below Meet The Press - Special Guest Journal Photo BWW Feature: The Stars of Feinstein's/54 Below Meet The Press - Special Guest Journalist - Michael Kirk Lane
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 12, 2021

A little chat and a little music is just the thing for a Wednesday morning, as the cabaret journalists of Manhattan meet the stars who will bring their gifts to the 54 Below stage this holiday season.

Photos: Marilyn Maye Autumn at Feinstein's 54 Below Photo Photos: Marilyn Maye Autumn at Feinstein's 54 Below
by Kevin Alvey - Nov 7, 2021

Marilyn Maye kicks off the fall holiday season with live shows at Feinstein's 54 Below in NYC

BWW Interview: Linda Purl of IN THE MOOD: SONGS FOR JUMPING BACK INTO LIFE! at Birdla Photo BWW Interview: Linda Purl of IN THE MOOD: SONGS FOR JUMPING BACK INTO LIFE! at Birdland Talks about Music, Life and Riding the Waves
by Ricky Pope - Nov 3, 2021

Linda Purl has the kind of career that actors dream of. Since she began in the 70s on the daytime drama Secret Storm, she has rarely had a period in which she was not working. She has appeared in films like Crazy Mama, Visiting Hours, Mighty Joe Young, and Fear of the Dark. She has appeared on Broadway in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Getting and Spending, and Off-Broadway in The Baby Dance. With over 50 television movies to her credit, she is a perennial presence on the small screen. She has had recurring roles on Matlock, Murder, She Wrote, The Office, Homeland, and The Oath, among dozens of others. She has the distinction of having played two different characters on the classic sitcom Happy Days. In Season 2, she played Richie Cunningham's girlfriend Gloria. Eight seasons later she played the Fonz's fianceé, Ashley.

Photos: JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Entertains At Birdland With Susie Mosher, Billy Strit Photo Photos: JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Entertains At Birdland With Susie Mosher, Billy Stritch, Marilyn Maye and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2021

From sixteen-year-old Broadway hopeful Amelia Wells to nonagenarian phenom Marilyn Maye, the October 25 Cast Party participants entertained the packed house at Birdland with standards, show tunes, original material, and a lot of panache!  

Photos: Karen Oberlin Celebrates Lorenz Hart At Birdland Photo Photos: Karen Oberlin Celebrates Lorenz Hart At Birdland
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 28, 2021

Karen Oberlin brought a brand-new celebration of Lorenz “Larry” Hart to the Birdland stage on Monday night.

BWW Review: Karen Oberlin and BEWITCHED: THE LIFE AND LYRICS OF LORENZ HART Present M Photo BWW Review: Karen Oberlin and BEWITCHED: THE LIFE AND LYRICS OF LORENZ HART Present Mr. Hart With Elegance and Affection at Birdland
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 27, 2021

When it came time for her tribute show to Lorenz Hart, Karen Oberlin lined up the great songs and the great musicians to create an evening of entertainment very close to her heart.

BWW Review: MARILYN MAYE Is Not to Be Missed at 54 Below Photo BWW Review: MARILYN MAYE Is Not to Be Missed at 54 Below
by Ricky Pope - Oct 27, 2021

As has often been reported, Marilyn Maye appeared on the Tonight Show a record-setting 76 times and was Johnny Carson’s personal measure of excellence for any other singer who appeared on his show.  As a cabaret performer, it is not hyperbole to say she simply has no peer. She is the person that everyone who sets foot on a nightclub stage, sings a jazz riff, or dabbles in The Great American Songbook looks to for inspiration and instruction. There is no getting around it, Marilyn Maye is the undisputed gold standard.

Susan Mack Concludes Birdland Run in November Photo Susan Mack Concludes Birdland Run in November
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 25, 2021

Susan Mack's 'Music in the Air' celebrates the profound power and magic of music in our lives through jazz standards of composers including Porter, Jobim, Berlin, and Corea.

BWW Review: MELISSA ERRICO SINGS HER NEW YORK Is a Love Letter at 54 Below Photo BWW Review: MELISSA ERRICO SINGS HER NEW YORK Is a Love Letter at 54 Below
by Ricky Pope - Oct 17, 2021

At its heart, MELISSA ERRICO SINGS HER NEW YORK is not a show about New York, or songs about New York, although both of those things are prominently featured. Rather it is about one woman's lifelong experience of New York City, with all of the dreams, obsessions, joys, heartbreaks, terror, and rapture that come with living, working, and loving in the world's most exciting and most irritating city. It is about a woman who made the short journey from Long Island with nothing but some dance shoes, a voice, and a dream and acquired a home, friends, a career, a husband, and a family, along with a journal full of memories and experiences. In short, a life.

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