The nightclub world’s reigning champion of cheer and chops and chugga-chugga energy, Marilyn Maye, is at it again. Invading Birdland on West 44th Street, by force and by force of habit, this force of nature is staring down Mother Nature’s Arctic mean streak this week and luring New Yorkers and tourists to her warm musical embrace. The veteran enterprising entertainer closes her Audience Love Fest, Volume 812 on Valentine’s Night, February 14.
Martha Lorin was raised to be a singer and has pursued a career in jazz as a singer/lyricist/songwriter ever since. She followed her grandmother and mother, Sarah and Margaret Dalton, into this profession with such passion that her career took off. Martha's singing debut was at San Francisco’s’ Hungry I. Her career gained speed and she received a reputation for working with the best jazz musicians in the business! Her debut LP "The Best is Yet to Come" , produced by Henry Lewi (Joni Mitchell producer)
BAD WITH MONEY – Ben Rimalower’s new play about spending beyond his means – will be performed in rep with his first piece PATTI ISSUES at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) through April 29. In a recent four star review from Time Out New York, BAD WITH MONEY was hailed as “light, funny” and “vividly personal,” as well as “courageously honest, keenly specific and emotionally naked” by The Advocate.
59E59 Theaters welcomes Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions with C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar), written by David Brian Colbert and directed by Craig Baldwin. C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar) begins performances on Thursday, March 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 22. Press opening is Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday & Saturday at 8:30 PM;
Every once in a glorious while, a cabaret entertainer comes along that makes the spectator gasp, "How is it that I've never heard of this person before?" So it goes with Sandra Bargman, a dynamite powerhouse of talent and energy, as evidenced in her latest act, "The Edge of Everyday," at the Duplex. The show manages to comprise a mix of cabaret, performance art, and Universalist revival meeting; this is unsurprising,
Chanteuse Rosemary Loar has been delighting audiences for well over three decades, not merely in cabaret but also on Broadway, and even more recently proved herself adept as a major developer of new musical theater pieces (as with "Spoolie-Girl" at New York Theater Festival two seasons ago). Three seasons prior she released an evening of music comprised primarily by pieces by Sting and The Police,
As a founding member of the New York Dolls and in a prolific solo career, David Johansen has been a seminal force in rock and roll, influencing countless singers and bands to this day. Buster Poindexter, Johansen's celebrated alter ego showcases his elegant crooning through R&B ballads. As Poindexter, his previous engagements at the Café have been sellouts,
New York – February 6 – Singer/songwriter Ruth Carlin brings her critically acclaimed show, “A Light in the Window – Songs of Judy Collins,” back to Don't Tell Mama on March 11th @ 7pm. The show is directed by Scott Barnes, with Carlin’s Musical Director Paul Greenwood on piano, Dick Sarpola on bass and John Redsecker on drums.
Legends aren't born, they are made. Blessed with an indescribable electricity whenever and wherever she dances, Chita Rivera is one of the most memorable and iconic Broadway performers in theatrical history not only because of the seminal shows with which she was and is associated, but also because of her innate ability to virtually stop the show with a mere movement, no matter how small or subtle it may apear to be.
Isn't it nice when you finally unearth a pleasant secret that has been hiding just under your nose for a long time? Or, when you find that metaphorical "diamond in the rough" that is perched on the verge of coming out of the shadows into the light of a multitude of followers and fans? Well, I believe I have discovered the new secret that you've been waiting to hear.
Richard Holbrook is making his first appearance at 54 Below performing his show, Richard Sings Burton –on Tuesday, St. Patrick's Day, March 17th at 9:30 PM. The Songs of Burton Lane is a musical tribute to this celebrated composer, beginning in the 1930′s when Lane was a tunesmith of Broadway revues, continuing through his career at M-G-M as a popular motion picture songwriter of over thirty films and finally climaxing with his renowned Broadway musicals Finian’s Rainbow and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever.
On Monday, February 23 (6:30-8:45 pm) the Third Annual BroadwayWorld Awards Show at Joe's Pub will celebrate the best cabaret performers and shows of last year as voted on by 7,500 fans in December after a one-month preliminary ballot process. Produced, directed, and hosted for the third straight year by BWW Cabaret Editor Stephen Hanks, the BWW
Move over, Meryl Streep. Fiasco Theater proves you don’t need a Hollywood budget or mega-wattage stars to deliver a moving and highly entertaining version of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical Into the Woods.
The key to the success of this production, being presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre, is its emphasis on ensemble work.
Jazz headliner Carol Fredette and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Lillias White will be among the eleven performers honored at the 30th Annual Bistro Awards gala, which recognizes outstanding achievement in New York cabaret, jazz, and comedy. The celebration will take place on Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30pm at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street.
Long before there was Jack Paar or Steve Allen or even Johnny Carson, there was Joe Franklin. From his ground-breaking 1950 talk show in the early days of television to his 30-plus year run on WOR-TV, Joe Franklin was the trail-blazer for all the Carsons and Lettermans. On Saturday, January 24, 2015, Joe Franklin, "The King of Nostalgia," passed away at 88.
Interviewing over 300,000 guests during a 43-year span, Bronx-born Joe Franklin began his career as a teenager, selling jokes to Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor.
Not all movies make good stage musicals. While there are some successes such as Billy Elliot and The Producers, there are also a number of clunkers. Honeymoon in Vegas, which recently opened at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre, is among them.