At 12, TOFA Awards Brim With Historic Firsts
by Oliver Oliveros - September 25, 2022

In its 12th year, The Outstanding Filipino American Awards (TOFA), founded by journalist Elton Lugay, were still brimming with historic firsts. From the Carnegie Hall on 56th Street, TOFA’s venue has moved down 13 streets to the Town Hall. TOFA has also launched its newest sets of excellence in leadership awards: the Lifetime Achievement Awards, endorsed by President Joe Biden, and the Global Awards. Remarkably, it was also the first time an incumbent mayor of the city has physically graced a Fil-Am event.

US Open Juniors Champ Alex Eala Joins Roster of Filipino Achievers at the 12th TOFA Awards
by Oliver Oliveros - September 15, 2022

The Outstanding Filipinos in America Awards honor the triumph of a 17-year-old Filipino tennis player, Alex Eala, who just won the grand slam juniors singles title at the U.S. Open--a first from any tennis player from the Philippines. Ms. Eala, who is now back to training in California, is conferred the TOFA Global Awards for Sports, given to global Filipinos who made exceptional achievements in their field of endeavor.

New York City Now Back in CDC's High-Risk Category for COVID Spread
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 8, 2022

All five New York City boroughs of are back in the CDC's high-risk category for COVID community spread. The current strain of the omicron variant of COVID is being called the 'worst version.' 

Broadway's Mask and Vaccination Policy Continues Through April
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 1, 2022

The Broadway League announced today that the owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theatres in New York City will continue to uphold current mask and vaccine requirements through April 30, 2022.

BroadwayWorld Seeks Cabaret Contributors in New York City
by BWW Staff - September 16, 2021

As a member of our community, you will have the opportunity to review the shows of your choice, conduct interviews with local and touring talent, design features of your own choosing for publishing, and work/network with your local theater community and our global network of passionate enthusiasts!

WATCH: TOFA Awards' 10th-Anniversary Special, With Darren Criss, Lea Salonga, Jon Jon Briones
by Oliver Oliveros - October 31, 2020

Watch the first-ever The Outstanding Filipino Americans (TOFA) Awards' virtual ceremony, hosted by 'Asia's King of Talk' Boy Abunda, via

Jon Jon Briones Joins List of TOFA's '100 Most Influential Fil-Ams'
by Oliver Oliveros - October 27, 2020

In celebration of Filipino American (Fil-Am) History Month, 100 movers and shakers of Filipino descent will be feted in a digital ceremony through The Outstanding Filipino Americans (TOFA) Awards, a national award-giving body. The TOFA Awards, which have been customarily held annually at Carnegie Hall, also turn 10 this month. To mark this milestone, the TOFA Awards are honoring their list of “100 Most Influential Fil-Am Individuals and Organizations” or #TOFA100 on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at 9 p.m. EST (Sunday, at 9 a.m. PST) via YouTube and Facebook.

WATCH NOW: TOFA Awards' 10th-Anniversary Special Premiere
by Oliver Oliveros - June 30, 2020

Lea Salonga, Darren Criss, and Bobby Lopez join the virtual celebration!

Lea Salonga, Darren Criss, Bobby Lopez Join TOFA Awards 10th-Anniversary Virtual Celebration
by Oliver Oliveros - June 25, 2020

'Empire State is privileged to honor outstanding Filipinos.' - Governor Andrew Cuomo

BWW Review: BIG APPLE CIRCUS Flips and Flies Its Way Back To Lincoln Center
by Michael Dale - November 3, 2019

For the past couple of years, the sumptuous vocals of bluesy diva Storm Marrero has been seducing New York audiences in the erotic theatre/dance productions created at Company XIV, but the Brooklyn-born artist has found more family-friendly surroundings as the new ringmaster of The Big Apple Circus.

BroadwayWorld Seeks Cabaret Contributors in New York City
by BWW Staff - September 9, 2019 is looking for new contributors to help us grow our local coverage of theatre and support local talent and venues with our international platform! Find out more about joining the team!

BWW Feature: With the Help of a Village, MAC and Bistro Winner Meg Flather Brings Her Career Full Circle With A CABARET SISTERHOOD
by Ashley Steves - July 12, 2019

A group of cabaret newcomers and veterans alike will join Meg Flather on July 14 and September 14 at Don't Tell Mama for MEG FLATHER SONGS: A CABARET SISTERHOOD, performing the work of the MAC and Bistro Award winner.

BWW Preview: Eve Marie Shahoian Goes BROADWAY AND BEYOND at Birdland Jazz
by Eugene Ebner - July 6, 2019

Vocal powerhouse and songwriter Eve Marie Shahoian will debut a brand-new show entitled BROADWAY AND BEYOND at the Birdland Theater this weekend.

BWW Interview: Joanna Gleason Rekindles Her Light At Feinstein's/54 Below With OUT OF THE ECLIPSE
by Ashley Steves - July 2, 2019

Ahead of her returning three-show run at Feinstein's54 Below this week, Tony winner Joanna Gleason sat down for a phone interview with BroadwayWorld to discuss her love-and-understanding letter to her parents and the lessons loss (and performing after loss) has taught her.

BWW Interview: The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, a Philadelphia-Based Queer Experimental Cabaret Troupe, Takes on Walt Whitman And Other Imperfect Heroes in CONTRADICT THIS!
by Ashley Steves - June 18, 2019

It feels in many ways poetic that both the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth fall on the same year. That's precisely where The Bearded Ladies Cabaret comes in. The Philadelphia-based experimental cabaret troupe is part of La MaMa's STONEWALL 50 celebrations, joining a group of LGBTQ+ artists from around the globe. The Beards' contribution is the New York premiere of their CONTRADICT THIS! A BIRTHDAY FUNERAL FOR HEROES, which---spoiler alert---starts as a birthday party for 'much-lauded homo poet' Walt Whitman and descends into a trial, taking on Whitman's problematic political views, our imperfect heroes, and cancel culture as a whole.

BWW Review: Justin Sayre & Company's NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Benefit Honors Stonewall 50 (and Judy, of Course)
by Troy Frisby - June 14, 2019

It's hard to dream up a better way to kick off LGBTQ Pride Month than with a Judy Garland-themed concert hosted by a queer artist and raising money for an LGBTQ organization.

BWW Interview: Liz Callaway Rings in Summer With Her New Feinstein's/54 Below Show SETS IN THE CITY
by Ashley Steves - June 11, 2019

From stage to screen and everywhere in between, Liz Callaway's four-decades-long career has been non-stop. That includes numerous cabarets, and, hot off the heels of her hit solo show A HYMN FOR HER, Liz Callaway gets even hotter with SETS IN THE CITY, an eclectic mix of old and new favorites written by Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Burt Bacharach, and more.

BWW Preview: John Lloyd Young is a JUKEBOX HERO
by Eugene Ebner - May 23, 2019

Tony and Grammy Award winner John Lloyd Young, (JERSEY BOYS on Broadway and on screen) has created an exciting night of songs from the '50s, '60s and '70s called JUKEBOX HERO.

BroadwayWorld Seeks Cabaret Contributors in New York City
by Ashley Steves - May 20, 2019 is looking for new contributors to help us grow our local coverage of theatre and support local talent and venues with our international platform! Find out more about joining the team!

BWW Interview: Jaime Cepero Talks Songwriting, Plans For His Original Music, And Not Defining Himself by SMASH
by Troy Frisby - May 16, 2019

One year after debuting his first concert of original music, Jaime Cepero is back for more.

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Alums Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Melanie Votaw - May 7, 2019

It was 2002 when Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott premiered Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Off-Broadway. They had worked together before that, however, in 1997 in the Broadway cast of RENT. If their joint concert at Feinstein's/54 Below on April 26-May 2 is to be believed, theirs has been a tumultuous relationship.

BWW Interview: Catching Up With the Effervescent Christina Bianco, Who Brings DIVA ON DEMAND to The Green Room 42 on March 30
by Matthew Blank - March 28, 2019

It can be said quite literally that Christina Bianco is a woman who contain multitudes. A powerhouse vocalist and gifted comedienne, she has gained considerable prominence for her spot-on and loving impersonations of celebrities ranging from Britney Spears to Barbra Streisand. She took the time to chat in advance of her upcoming solo show at The Green Room 42.

Anita Gillette, BenDeLaCreme, and More Win Big at MAC Awards
by Julie Musbach - March 27, 2019

The 33rd Annual MAC Awards were handed out last night (Tuesday, March 26, 2019) during a glitzy evening at New York City's SONY Hall.

BWW TV: Natalie Douglas Honors Roberta Flack With The Latest Installment of Her TRIBUTES Series at Birdland
by Eugene Ebner - March 23, 2019

Award-winning cabaret star Natalie Douglas returns to Birdland with the latest in her TRIBUTES series. The next show pays tribute to the great Roberta Flack and will feature songs made famous by this legendary songwriter.

BWW TV: Margo Brown Reprises Her Award-Winning MARGO SINGS MERCER at Don't Tell Mama
by Eugene Ebner - March 20, 2019

2018 BroadwayWorld Award winner for Best Debut Show Margo Brown brings her winning show MARGO SINGS MERCER back to Don't Tell Mama this week.

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