As the daughter of one of show business' most prominent couples, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Emmy Award-winning singer/actress Lucie Arnaz has forged a distinct career of her own. She has had starring roles on Broadway, television and film, and has won awards including an Emmy, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award.
This spring the L.A.-based Joanne Tatham gives New York another whirl as she returns to the Metropolitan Room with her critically acclaimed cabaret concert “Soundtrack New York.” Tatham’s fast-paced guided tour of songs from films shot on the streets of Manhattan plays four nights
The first of two installments this month of "Tune in Time," a songwriting competition in the style of a game show, was held at The Triad on April 7. Hosted by Emily McNamara with Nate Buccieri serving as musical director, the premise of the show is to take three composers and three lyricists who have never collaborated,
February 24, 2014 New York, NY Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz, New York’s longest running jazz concert series, continues it’s 42nd season on Thursday April 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at Borough Manhattan
Have you ever wondered what your life would have been like if you had made a different decision at a crucial moment? Of course you have. That makes it easy to relate to the promising yet imperfect new Broadway musical If/Then, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. In it, the show’s central character Elizabeth – played by Tony Award winner Idina Menzel – lives out two parallel lives that split off from each other on one fateful day in Madison Square Park.
The annual MAC Awards by and for the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (its members vote in most categories) had the usual warm and fuzzy moments, breathless cup-runneth-over-with-gratitude acceptance speeches, shout-outs, quips, with performances by winners woven in. While several expressed genuine surprise,
Jim Speake sings Cy Coleman at the Duplex. Singing songs from Cy Coleman's "Sweet Charity", "Barnum", "City of Angels", "The Will Rogers Follies", "Seesaw", "The Life", "Wildcat" and more Jim celebrates the career of Broadway composer Cy Coleman.
NYC cabaret artist Angela Shultz takes to the stage with her 2014 show "Reality Check" on Saturdays, April 26 and May 10, both shows at 5:30pm, at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, NYC – 212-757-0788; www.donttellmamanyc.com). There is a $20 cover charge plus a 2-drink minimum.
Theater has been a major part of Frank Torren's life since he was a young lad in the Latin Quarter of Tampa, Florida. His first theatrical pursuit was the lead in the school play, "The Little Dog Laughed." Soon he had teamed up with his sister to perform a dance act which toured all over and even was invited to a festival in Cuba.
"Bebop lives! This primal hipster (he was one of the cats who followed Bird around with a wire recorder) has never quit touring or recording... His credits as a singer/songwriter/piano-man are as impressive as his vocal style, ranging from the vocalese classic "Yardbird Suite" to "I'm Hip" (a collaboration with Dave Frishberg), "Blue Xmas" (the dark, cynical Christmas song he wrote for Miles) and, god help us, Multiplication Rock..." (Michael Goodwin)
New York City's Most Talented Composers and Lyricists such as Drew Gasparini, Alex Brightman, Kevin Ray, Drew Fornarola, compete in New York City's most exciting new musical game show! How it Works: Three composers and three lyricists are paired together randomly into three teams. Each member of the team gets to perform one of their original tunes. Audience suggestion determines the title of the musical for which they will write a song.
"Tenor is the rock god of each generation's music," declares Jarrod Spector in his terrific cabaret show A Little Help from My Friends, making a return engagement to 54 Below. The Broadway star – currently appearing as Barry Mann in the Carole King musical Beautiful – is aversatile singer who samples from a variety of genres as he takes the audience through a time-spanning tribute to some of his musical influences, all linked by the high tenor sound.
KATIE FINNERAN – the two time Tony Award winning Broadway and TV star – will make her nightclub debut at 54 Below from May 28 to 31 with the show "It Might Be You – A Funny Lady's Search for Home." Endearing, brilliantly funny and always entertaining, she gives us a peek into the life of a performer juggling Hollywood, Broadway, and starting a family.