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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

The Liz Swados Inspiration Grant, created by The Ziegfeld Club, Inc. and underwritten by Academy Award-Nominee Diane Lan …Read more

Amélie, the new musical based on the 2001 French film, features a soundtrack much like its heroine: imaginative, quirky, and full of heart. Now, with the release of the Broadway cast recording, you can savor all of that quirkiness and heart as sung b …Read more

After playing sold-out performances of her hilarious and unique cabaret Plan B!, belter and bad decision expert Tori Sco …Read more

Amélie, the new musical based on the cult classic film of the same name, follows the quirky title character, played by Phillipa Soo of Hamilton fame, on her endeavors to find happiness, both for herself and others. Amélie is a little bit strange, whi …Read more

Billed as “a combination of Jersey Boys and West Side Story,” the new musical A Bronx Tale follows Calogero, a young man growing up in the Bronx in the 1960s. Early on in his life, the protagonist finds himself conflicted between two men: a mobster w …Read more

War Paint, the new musical about cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, brings together powerhouse Broadway divas Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. It’s no surprise that the vocals on the forthcoming cast album are flawless. The m …Read more

Broadway golden couple Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley are celebrating their 20th anniversary and we get to join the party. The talented duo are set to perform at Feinstein’s/54 Below starting May 29th. Singing from the Great American Songbook, as we …Read more

International artist and performer Migguel Anggelo returns to Joe’s Pub this May with a new show, So Close: Love & Hate, that explores the human condition in an exciting and emotional way. Anggelo draws on his life experience as a Venezuelan-born …Read more

New York is filled with amazing, talented people. Often they struggle for years, and once in a while they get a break and become an ‘overnight success’. One of these talented people is Kim Maresca. I first saw her at a small, basement show a few year …Read more

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