Sara Bareilles & Josh Groban to Host Tony’s

Josh Groban, Sara Bareilles

BROADWAY STARS SARA BAREILLES AND JOSH GROBAN TO HOST THE 72ND ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®

Tony Awards to Broadcast Live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 10th 

 April 18, 2018 – The Tony Awards announced today that singer, songwriter and Tony nominee Sara Bareilles and Tony Award nominated actor, singer and songwriter Josh Groban will host together the 72nd Annual Tony Awards® live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 10th (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will be both Bareilles and Groban’s first time hosting the show. Both starred in Broadway shows last year – Bareilles in the hit show “Waitress,” which she also composed the music and lyrics for, earning her first Tony Award nomination.  Groban starred in “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.   Click Here for Our Tony Awards Hosts’ Video Announcement

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Paulanne Simmons Unscripted

By: Paulanne Simmons

Let’s Talk About Intermissions

April 22, 2018 – Most of the time when the intermission is over, the house lights go off and the play resumes. But a while ago something unusual happened. Although the orchestra began playing, the lights stayed on as people filed back and found their seats.

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Benjamin Scheuer

Benjamin Scheuer

April 19, 2018 – Acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and playwright Benjamin Scheuer will release a limited edition 7-inch single featuring two new songs, “Hello Jemima” and “Silent Giants,” on April 20.

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Drama League Announces Nominees

THE DRAMA LEAGUE ANNOUNCES THE NOMINEES FOR  THE 84TH ANNUAL DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS  CEREMONY SET FOR FRIDAY, MAY 18th  AT THE MARRIOTT MARQUIS TIMES SQUARE

 April 18, 2018 – The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2018 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

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Marilyn Maye

Marilyn Maye

April 17, 2108- Marilyn Maye returned to  Feinsteins 54 Below  to celebrate her (latest) milestone birthday with her favorite audiences. Every performance featured a special 90th birthday celebration for this very beloved lady of cabaret. As always, Marilyn carries the torch from her peers who originated tunes of the Great American Songbook to the singers who perform these songs today and will carry them on to future generations.

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Tomatoes Got Talent

CorinnaSowersAdler, Randie Levine-Miller, CherylBenton, LailaRobins, GretchenCryer, JanaRobbins, JimmyHoran

5th ANNUAL “TOMATOES GOT TALENT” ANNOUNCES WINNERS!

Sheree Sano Wins! Runners Up Are Maggie Determann, Lee Ann Brill, Barbara Malley, and Janice McCune

April 13, 2108 – The 5th Annual “Tomatoes Got Talent” Contest celebrating the talents of women-over-40 who are currently not working pros took place on Monday, April 9th at The Triad Theater on West 72nd Street in NYC.  The contest was hosted by Randie Levine-Miller, who co-produced with Cheryl Benton, the founder and publisher of Thethreetomatoes.com, which sponsored the event. 

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Tribute to Jamie deRoy

Jamie deRoy

Friars Club honors Jamie deRoy

April 12, 2018:  The New York Friars Club, 57 West 55th Street, honored show business impresario Jamie DeRoy at a celebration marking her 30th anniversary as one of the Club’s first  female members. Jamie was one of eight women that included Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers, and Brooke Shields.

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The 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards

Michael Urie Photo: Barry Gordin

The 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards will be hosted by Michael Urie at The Town Hall.

Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie, who won his award for Buyer and Seller and starred in Torch Song Trilogy this season, will return as host of the awards ceremony for the third consecutive year. “The Drama Desk president Charles Wright said, “Michael’s enthusiasm for New York theater and his distinctive sense of humor add the perfect zest to this annual celebration.” He announced tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at www.DramaDeskAwards.com The awards will be presented on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).

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Centennial Memorial Temple Opens

     Long before Manhattan began moving uptown, the theatre district made its home on 14thStreet, where performance halls provided magnificent shows, just as they do today in Times Square.  A little part of those glory days will be returning now to 14th Street as the beautiful art deco Centennial Memorial Temple (CMT) opens its doors for rentals.

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Business of Cabaret

On Thursday, April 26 from 1-4pm Linda Amiel Burns will be moderating a panel on the tools needed to sustain your career in the Business of Cabaret with knowledgeable abnd talented experts that include Sandi Durell, Bernie Furshpan, Sidney Myer, Mark Nadler, Lennie Watts, and Deborah Grace Winer. There will be a performance and a social gathering afterward at The Theater Center, 210 West 50th Street, 3rd Floor at the Jerry Orbach Theater in NYC. Fred Rohan-Vargas of Mixing It Up Productions is the Producer.  For Tickets Click Here

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Miscast Gala 2018

Blake West, William Cantler, Laurie Metcalf, Bernie Telsey and Robert LuPone

By: Iris Wiener

It was all about the fun at MCC’s annual Miscast gala on March 26th. Some of Broadway’s best were in attendance, performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast. Because the event honored Tony winner, three-time Emmy winner, Academy Award nominee and current star of Three Tall Women, Laurie Metcalf (on the eve of Roseanne’s return to prime time, no less!), guests on the red carpet shared their adoration for the actor, as well as favorite songs that they’d never get to perform for any audience….unless they happened to be overheard in the shower.

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Actor’s Temple Benefit

The Actor’s Temple Hosts a Fund-raising Gala Monday at the Friars Club

By Ellis Nassour

To fete the 101st anniversary of the Actors’ Temple (West 47th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues), the Board of Directors is hosting a gala benefit, You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet: A Tribute to “The World’s Greatest Entertainer,” Al Jolson, Monday, from 6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. at the Friars Club. Producers Joan Finkelstein and Carol Ostrow promise “an evening you won’t soon forget.” 

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Chita Rivera @ Feinsteins/54Below

Chita Rivera

Chita Rivera in a unique solo concert

The unrivalled Broadway icon and two-time Tony Award winner  revisits moments from her legendary career, showcasing the artistry and history that has made her a star of the Great White Way and beyond. Chita is accompanied by her long-time music director Michael Croiter with Gary Adler (piano) and Jim Donica (bass).

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LOVE N’ COURAGE Gala

Vinie Burrows, Andre De Sheilds

Theater for the New City’s 15th Annual bash honors activist & actress Vinie Burrows

 February 27, 2018:  A Gala tribute at The Players Club in New York City honored Vinie Burrows for her contributions to the life and culture of our city, especially the Lower East Side, where Theater for the New City, under Executive Director, Crystal Field, has been a unique cultural institution for the past 45 years. The LOVE N’COURAGE Gala benefits and supports TNC’s Emerging Playwrights program by nurturing established and emerging playwrights who experiment with new forms.  

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