In the Spotlight

Tonight: The Final Night of Cabaret Convention Cornucopia

October 19, 2017 0

By ROB LESTER**** Last call! Last chance! The big cabaret extravaganza ends tonight. Here, in rhyme this time, are some pre-show comments from this long-time cabaret observer/journalist:  The big event ends tonight—Do I have to mention: […]

A celebration of the life of AJ Irvin

October 18, 2017 0

A recent gathering in Greenwich Village to honor the memory of performer AJ Irvin, a native of Pennsylvania who passed away in April at age 46.  Also known by many as a popular bartender and […]




What's that picture that Ira Lee is holding in his hand?

Ira Lee Collings has an interesting story to tell. Go find out Sunday, October 29th at Don't Tell Mama!

Bistro Bites

Bistro Bites

Parnell’s Pub & Restaurant

August 3, 2017 0

By Michael Barbieri **** Parnell’s Pub & Restaurant is a throwback to a time before New York was overrun with corporate chain stores and fast casual eateries. Opened originally in 1968, and located on the […]

Bistro Bites

Pangea & Carol Lipnik

October 13, 2016 0

Years ago, I worked at Judy’s, a little supper club/cabaret on West 44th Street; often described as a jewel box of a room.  It was simple, elegant and intimate.  Pangea, in New York’s East Village, […]

Video of the Moment

The entertainment world mourns the loss of
Musical Director At Large Barry Levitt.

During a career that spanned four decades, Barry Levitt was an active and forceful presence within the New York music community. Whether as a composer, pianist, conductor, music director, arranger, producer or educator, he always maintained a continuing level of excellence and professionalism. He will be sorely missed! Video courtesy of Michael Lee Stever

Cabaret Throwback

Cabaret Throwback

Who remembers Reno Sweeney? If you do send your reminiscences to

National Cabaret & Broadway News

  • Simon Russell Beale and Sam Mendes reuniting 20 Oct 2017 01:00 Charleston Daily Mail Simon Russell Beale is reuniting with director Sam Mendes to appear in an epic drama that chronicles the rise and fall of one of the world’s leading banks. The award-winning actor, who can be seen from today giving a powerful portrait of sadistic Soviet …
  • Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to obstruction charge in July arrest 19 Oct 2017 21:08 Reuters LOS ANGELES, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Actor Shia LaBeouf pleaded guilty in a Georgia court on Thursday to one count of obstruction and was sentenced to community service and a year of probation following his July arrest on charges of public intoxication and …
  • Danielle Darrieux obituary 19 Oct 2017 13:09 The Guardian There are few actors who embodied many people’s idea of a French woman of the world more than Danielle Darrieux, who has died aged 100. Starting as an ingenue in the 1930s, she grew into a sophisticate in the 40s and 50s, and retained a dignified and …
  • New director brings Broadway to La Mirada 19 Oct 2017 06:16 Chimes B.T. McNicholl uses previous experience to usher in new era for La Mirada Theatre.  |  Thecla Li/THE CHIMES   The producing and artistic director for the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, B.T. McNicholl, has enjoyed a long, laborious yet …
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