BroadwayWorld reached out to Liza and her 'boys' Cortes Alexander, Jim Caruso, Tiger Martina and Johnny Rodgers and gave them a Flip video camera to record all the fun as they wowed the crowds in Italy. (more...)
Liza Minnelli kicked-off the new release with a 'singing & signing' event at Barnes & Noble store, she was joined by her Broadway co-stars (who are also featured on the cd), Johnny Rodgers, Cortes Alexander, Jim Caruso and Tiger Martina. Billy Stritch led the evening on piano as musical director, BWW TV was there to cheer along as the iconic Minnelli made the night a special standing room only event! (more...)
Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland was the place on a recent Monday night - what with stellar musical talent like 13's Ariana Grande, swinging jazz girls Ann Hampton Callaway and Marilyn Maye, impressionist Louise DuArt in the audience, and the debut New York appearance of internet superstar Miranda! (more...)
On Monday May 18th, the principal cast of Jekyll & Hyde at the New York Society for Ethical Culture were featured at Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland (315 W. 44th St.). Brooke Sunny Moriber and Jennifer Hallie Rosen were on hand to perform selections from the Wildhorn/Bricusse gothic musical. (more...)
New York critics and theatre audiences fell under the spell of Liza Minnelli's unmatchable magic when she returned to Broadway's legendary Palace Theatre and played a recent sell-out engagement. Now, the Tony-nominated star is here on BroadwayWorld.com answering YOUR questions in this BWW TV interview exclusive! (more...)
LIZA'S AT THE PALACE was filmed in the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Wednesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 1, 2009 and will be released on DVD in early 2010 by MPI Home Video. (more...)
The Swing Set, a new album from six-time MAC Award winner Jim Caruso, was released on January 11th. This is Caruso's sophomore album, and his first release under the Yellow Sound Label.
Recently, Broadway favorite - and Caruso fan - Stephanie J. Block (9 to 5, The Pirate Queen, Wicked, The Boy From Oz) spoke with Caruso about creating the album, for which she recorded a guest spot. Click below to hear about the genesis of The Swing Set, Caruso's career and, yes, the significance of 'corduroy day.' (more...)
Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland concert series presented the premiere of Liza Minnelli and Sam Harris in 'Schmoolie & Minnooli' on Sunday November 20 at 6pm and Broadway Beat was there to capture the show's zippy opening number with musical direction by Billy Stritch! (more...)
As New York City celebrates the return of everyone's favorite Funny Girl, the worlds of Broadway, TV, cabaret and the recording industry came together on October 12 to salute the greatest star with the one-night-only concert 'Hello Gorgeous! A Salute to the Streisand Songbook', presented by Scott Nevins and Joe Lodato and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Click below to watch a slew of performances from the event! (more...)
Multi-platinum Contemporary and Classical musician David Phelps, known for his signature, three-octave tenor voice, recently performed on CBS's morning show 'The Couch,' where he wowed audiences and studio members alike with his renditions of 'Joy to the World' and 'O Holy Night.' Catch Phelps' performance on 'The Couch' the morning of Christmas Eve, and watch a preview below! (more...)
The first-ever BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Awards show was held at the Metropolitan Room on Thursday, February 21. The evening featured a star-studded lineup, including Marilyn Maye, Ben Vereen, Jim Caruso, composer Jason Robert Brown and cabaret stars Billy Stritch, KT Sullivan, Karen Kohler, Colleen McHugh, Jane Monheit and more. Watch BroadwayWorld's exclusive highlights from the awards show below! (more...)
For the second week in a row, Lorna Luft brought her fund-raising 'Pink Party' to the Broadway at Birdland stage with thrilling results. After a recent bout with breast cancer, the award-winning performer decided to 'give back' with two sold-to-the-walls events benefitting The Actors Fund's Phyllis Newman Womens Health Initiative and the Tower Cancer Research Foundation's Dr. Philomena McAndrew Fund. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive highlights from the evening below, including performances from Liza Minnelli, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Nick Adams, and more! (more...)
The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud present the premiere of Donna McKechnie's new Talk/Variety show just last week. Tony-winning choreographer/director Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots) was Donna's Very Special Guest for the evening, with singers Nick Adams and Nikki MacCallum singing songs from Mitchell's hit shows. Donna and Jerry discussed life, love, careers and even ended the evening with a good, old-fashioned soft-shoe, after Mitchell demonstrated his most successful audition tune, 'I Love A Piano!'
BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below! (more...)