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In December 2016, one of Broadway’s hottest power couples took the stage at Feinstein’s/54 Below for a series of concerts they called Legally Bound. Orfeh and Andy Karl first met in Broadway’s Saturday Night Fever and have since married, performing i …Read more

With a swoon-worthy voice, and the comedic chops to go with it, Bryce Pinkham has become the ultimate Broadway leading man. In A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder he played lovable social climber Monty Navarro, who realizes murder might help him a …Read more

Feinstein’s/54 Below celebrated 100 years of the Broadhurst Theater with a tribute to its legacy on August 16th.  Hosted by historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper, and Robert W. Schneider, who regaled the audience with stories about the legendary venue, th …Read more

We spoke to Carole Demas, the original Sandy on Grease, about The Broadhurst at 100! an epic celebration of a century of shows taking place August 16th at Feinstein’s/54 Below. What are the challenges of putting together a cabaret song when you’ve do …Read more

During his show at Feinstein’s/54 Below on August 3rd, Steve Kazee talked about how much has changed since the last time he performed at the venue five years ago. He now lives in California where he spends a lot of time composing songs about his dogs …Read more

The Great American Songbook expert Michael Feinstein is back at Feinstein’s/54 Below through August with a new show called Showstoppers, in which he’ll take on showtunes that made audiences gasp, applaud or cringe when they appeared in their respecti …Read more

Identical twins, and virtuoso musicians, Peter and Will Anderson, return to 59E59 for a month-long residency dedicated to four masters of the Great American Songbook: Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers. Each week, starting …Read more

We spoke to Tovah Feldshuh about Aging is Optional her new show at Feinstein’s/54 Below. I love the title of your show, it’s straight out of your work in Pippin, can you talk about it? This show was inspired by my participation in The Walking Dead an …Read more

Lesbian love at a repressed Jesus camp? No one could have seen that one coming! Director Mia Walker stages a concert version of the 2009 electro-musical Camp Wanatachi for the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF) at The Green Room 42 @ Yotel, and ge …Read more

We spoke to Liz Callaway about The Beat Goes On her series of concerts at Feinstein’s/54 Below celebrating the music of the 1960s. Before anything else I want to ask you when’s The Nanny musical happening? (Laughs) You know what I’ll have to ask my s …Read more

Once upon a time, there was a book that everybody loved. A short time later, this book got turned into a movie which everybody hated. Finally, the book got turned into an Off-Broadway musical which everybody loved, and everyone lived happily ever aft …Read more

The Original Cast Recording of the current West End production of Dreamgirls includes every song in the show, meaning you can basically experience the entire show without having to pop over to London. It’s hard to follow the film version, which was n …Read more

Christine Andreas doesn’t speak French, but she loved Edith Piaf so much that she learned her songs in order to put together a show called Piaf No Regrets at Feinstein’s/54 Below. The Tony nominated performer found Piaf’s work just so powerful that s …Read more

London’s The Wind in the Willows, Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe’s musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic novel about friendship and forgiveness, was praised for its perky take on the novel. While Downton Abbey writer Julia …Read more

Luke Babylon, Christian Magician is the satiric/spiritual alter ego of out gay comic Zach Zimmerman, who recently left a career-on-the-rise in Chicago to move to New York City. At the Duplex a week or so ago, he made his Manhattan cabaret debut as a …Read more

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, the album Nilsson Schmilsson by Harry Nilsson, and memories of time spent at a boys’ camp in New Hampshire combine in the kaleidoscopic dreamscape called Welcome to the Jungle, currently on display at Pangea. This …Read more

She rightly labeled Chavela: Think of Me, her recent show at Pangea, a “docu-cabaret.” Indeed, Stephanie Trudeau’s homage to ranchera singer Chavela Vargas, directed by Deborah Wright Houston, went far beyond the usual tribute hour or so. Vargas, who …Read more

The recent Carole Demas and Sarah Rice offering at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, Thank You for Your Love: Our Celebration of Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, was no ordinary tribute show. The singing duo, who have both enjoyed a long professional and p …Read more

The Tony Award-winning creative team behind Ragtime has brought us a gorgeous new musical inspired by the legend of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova. Set in 1920s Russia and Paris, Anastasia follows a young, amnesiac street-sweeper named A …Read more

There’s nothing quite like an old-fashioned, feel-good big band score… and no group knows that better than the cast and crew of Bandstand, the show that lives in that era night after night on Broadway. The show itself, led by the incomparable duo of …Read more

Every month we highlight the best programming on Cennarium, a streaming service for the performing arts. StageBuddy readers receive a 15% discount on Cennarium. Use the code: st@gebuddy   OPERA: Doktor Faust: The titular doctor has the strangest …Read more

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn is full of “Blue Skies,” “Old-Fashioned Walks,” and plenty of danceable, big band numbers. During its Broadway run, Rex Reed of the NY Observer described the show as “heartfelt musi …Read more

Get Happy, New York City Community Chorus’ upcoming concert, is a celebration of the songs of composer Harold Arlen and his brilliant lyricists, Johnny Mercer, Ted Koehler, Yip Harburg and Truman Capote. The chorus, under the musical direction of Jac …Read more

Rachel Bay Jones and Gavin Creel picked up Featured Performer Tony Awards last Sunday for their supporting work in Dear Evan Hansen (Best Musical winner) and Hello, Dolly! (Best Musical Revival winner). Both performers are key standouts on their resp …Read more

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the new musical based on the films of the same name, as well as the book by Roald Dahl, puts audiences inside the “world of pure imagination.” Starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle and directed by thre …Read more

Wow! wow-wow-wow-wow-WOW! That might conclude this review, but I’ll add just a little more. Marilyn Maye, the 89-year-old nightclub performer (she prefers the term “nightclub” to “cabaret”. Or else she just calls it a “joint”) played an extra long se …Read more

Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will be making his solo debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below with a series of concerts from June 13-24. The charismatic leading man will do songs from fan favorites like Ragtime and Man of la Mancha, but like he explained a …Read more

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