Showing posts with label CABARET. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CABARET. Show all posts

Friday, December 08, 2017

NEW YORK'S PREMIER BROADWAY VENUE 'TOWN STAGES'

Town Stages New York City




Town Stages is now open at 221 West Broadway, NYC. Located in the heart of Tribeca, TOWN is New York's premier venue to celebrate, collaborate and put on a show.



A new female-driven cultural arts institution and venue space, Town Stages is a state-of-the-art, flexible performance and event space that can support the entire lifecycle of New York's hallmark industries. With a stunning 9,000 square foot storefront facility, TOWN provides world-class cultural experiences and opportunities for all: from civic to corporate, tech to theater.



With a Mainstage, a Cabaret Lounge, and a multi-use event space with a capacity of 225, Town Stages will offer much-needed space and production resources for businesses, arts organizations, and families. TOWN boasts ticketed performances and curated community programing, from performance art to dance to theatre, and is also available for fashion shows, film shoots, weddings, and beyond.



TOWN will also be home to a Fellowship Program for artists, entrepreneurs, writers, content creators, movers, shakers, and makers of all kinds. In partnership with Sokoloff Arts (501c3), the program is part residency, part incubator, and part home base: offering the ultimate creative freedom to grow. An application-based program, the Fellowship offers access to shared spaces, rehearsal/performance/event subsidies, and an opportunity to be a part of a shared creative community, working together under one roof.



"As artists, we spend nearly every waking hour of our lives in studios, on sets, in theaters, and in venues of all kinds," said Robin Sokoloff, Executive Director of Town Stages. "These are the places we convene and collaborate, grow and transform. They are where we lift each other up, and where we make room for new voices and new perspectives. For many, these unique spaces are where we build our chosen families. In more ways than one, these cherished places are our homes. From that first magical moment I walked into an empty theater at age 4, I've been chasing this one dream: To create an inspired home for my artistic family, and build a platform for the next generation."



For more information, visit www.townstages.com.



Sokoloff Arts (501c3) is an emerging cultural institution providing inspired space, prospective, and opportunity for cutting edge events in all sectors of The Arts, Corporate, Civic, and Cultural life in New York City. Led by a team of women from diverse backgrounds and artistic expressions, Sokoloff Arts works to provide viable and safe space to congregate, strives to promote cross-cultural community engagement, and blends the arts and business to create sustainable solutions to social and financial inequalities. The organization assists young creators with not only space, but resource generation, production, and community. To address the overwhelming demand for hi-tech, flexible, and affordable performance and event space in New York City, Sokoloff Arts is now building Town Stages. To learn more, visit sokoloffarts.org.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

THE YOUNGEST SOLO PERFORMER TORI MURRAY

Tori Murray



Feinstein’s/54 Below will present the youngest solo performer in cabaret history, 11-year-old Tori Murray, in READY OR NOT, HERE I COME! tonight at 7 PM. Tori Murray has received unanimous critical acclaim for her current starring role as Tina Denmark in the award-winning musical smash RUTHLESS!



In a genuine star turn, Tori Murray has the most powerful set of pipes

currently exhibited Off-Broadway. Murray has a big future in showbiz!

— Theatermania



“Special praise goes to scene stealer Tori Murray, who

looks like Shirley Temple and belts like Ethel Merman!”

— Rex Reed, The New York Observer



“The remarkably talented Tori Murray sends shivers up and down your spine!”

— Curtain Up



“Tori Murray, who’s sassy, funny and well sung as

tawdry Tina, taps and slays with equal aplomb!”

— Michael Musto, Out



READY OR NOT, HERE I COME! is a mini-musical blending a tale of growing up through an eclectic collection of songs from contemporary Broadway musicals, movie and TV favorites, as well as popular music. Under the direction of Dan Foster and written by Tom and Tori Murray, the evening will feature musical direction by Jason Wetzel and vocal arrangements by Thomas & Linda Smargiassi. Tickets are $40 - $50 (including open bar) and are available at www.54Below.com or by calling 646-476-3551.



Tori Murray: READY OR NOT, HERE I COME! is being produced by Evan Sacks and Ken Schur. All ticket proceeds will go to The Broadway Dreams Foundation.



Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, and 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, is the performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music. The venue provides a food and beverage menu that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Located at 254 West 54 Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly.


 Photo Courtesy Of: Jim Randolph

Monday, April 06, 2015

LEGENDARY NEW YORK CITY SINGER JULIE WILSON DIES

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STARS IN HEAVEN

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Julie Wilson At Birdland



Legendary singer Julie Wilson has passed away according to sources. The world has lost another icon.



What can I say about Julie Wilson. I loved this woman. For many years we celebrated our birthdays together with Honeymooner star Joyce "Trixie" Randolph. We were all born on the same day, October 21st. Julie's smile always lit up the room and she always wore a flower in her hair, even on a cold winter day. Her singing left you feeling good and feeling sad all at the same time. She would give the audience a show weather in a huge Broadway house or in a little tiny cabaret. My Birthday's were always great because I was celebrating with my friends Julie Wilson and Joyce Randolph. Stacks of celebrities would be there and our celebration would end up on every gossip sheet. I can not tell you how much Julie Wilson is to the history of New York City. May she rest in peace.




Monday, March 02, 2015

ELLYN HARRIS RETURNS TO THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

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NEW YORK CITY'S BEST
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Ellyn Harris



New York City's hot ticket is Ellyn Harris, as she Returns to The METROPOLITAN ROOM - 34 West 22nd St. for the 7pm show on  Thursday, March 5th.



You can make your ONLINE RESERVATIONS: www.metropolitanroom.com or RESERVE BY PHONE at  212-206-044.Reservations are required. Tickets are $20 and there is a two drink minimum.



You can also listen to Ellens songs by visiting www.ellynhmusic.com.



PREVIOUS COMMENTS ON ELLYN'S HIT SHOW


DMR Magazine: "Ellyn Harris is a stunning beauty with an equally gorgeous
voice."



Jamie Drew, Nickelodeon: "Ellyn, your voice was amazing! You were so natural,
charming and charismatic. And I was the biggest fan of your song selection, so
many of my faves! Such a great night and can't wait to come see you again!"



Adam Buckman, TV Columnist, MediaPost.com (formally TV Critic, NY Post): "Wow!
You can really sing, Ellyn! Many, many congratulations. 'A Song for You' is one
of my all-time favorite songs... You do a GREAT job with it!"



Joy Weber, Casting Director, TV, Film (former): "Your voice, the arrangements,
your charisma, your presence on stage, everything was perfect. I am so glad I
was there for this very special evening!"



Thursday, January 31, 2013

JAMIE DEROY AND AWARD WINNING SHOW TO 54

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JAMIE DEROY IN CONCERT
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Jamie deRoy





Join celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy when she hosts an evening of her Multi MAC Award-Winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, on Monday, March 4th (7PM) at Manhattan’s newest Broadway nightclub, “Broadway’s living room,” 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street ~ btw. 7th & 8th Avenues).



Joining Jamie this evening will be: Lewis Cleale (Book Of Mormon); actor, Grammy Award-winning songwriter & country music star Larry Gatlin (The Will Rogers Follies); international classical/rock violinist, Daisy Jopling; MAC Award-winning comedian Cory Kahaney; and Tony Award-winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, Or Change, Jelly’s Last Jam). Ron Abel will serve as musical director and Barry Kleinbort will direct. Tom Hubbard joins Jamie on Bass.



Kicking off its 23rd year, the colorful cabaret series has been thrilling New York City audiences and serves as the basis for deRoy's award-winning cable television show also entitled, “Jamie deRoy & friends.” Jamie has pioneered a distinctive show format that spotlights a wide variety of well-known entertainers and newcomers lighting up the cabaret, theater, and comedy worlds.



Sunday, November 11, 2012

JAMIE DEROY BRINGS STARS TO METROPOLITAN

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CABARET LEGENDS
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Jamie deRoy






Join celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy when she hosts an evening of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends, on Wednesday, November 28th (7PM) at Manhattan’s cabaret hot-spot Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~ btw. 5th & 6th Avenues).



Joining Jamie on this autumn evening will be Oscar and Golden Globe Award-nominated ("Rainbow Connection" --The Muppet Movie) composer & arranger Kenny Ascher; comic Myq Kaplan (The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Late Show with David Letterman); two-time MAC Award-winner, singer-songwriter Mary Liz McNamara; acclaimed Australian, West End and Tony Award-nominee sensation Tony Sheldon ( Priscilla Queen of the Desert); and John Tartaglia, Tony Award and Emmy Award-nominated actor and puppeteer (Avenue Q, ImaginOcean). Ron Abel will serve as musical director and Barry Kleinbort will direct.



The colorful cabaret series, which has been thrilling New York City audiences for the past 21 years and serves as the basis for deRoy's award-winning cable television show, spotlights a wide variety of well-known entertainers and newcomers lighting up the cabaret, theater, and comedy worlds.