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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Lindsay Mendez, Broadway Tenors, Lesli Margherita, and More Coming to Feinstein’s/54 Below October 19–26 by Robert Viagas

See all the theatre-related events scheduled this week at the intimate New York cabaret.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Robert Cuccioli and Klea Blackhurst Will Help Celebrate TRU Love in NYC by Robert Viagas

The 25th anniversary benefit will honor Broadway performer-producer Jana Robbins at Caroline’s Comedy Club.

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Kathleen Turner Is Finding My Voice in San Francisco October 20–21 by Robert Viagas

The stage and screen star will sing and share backstage stories at Feinstein’s at the Nikko.

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Emily Skinner, Duncan Sheik, and More Join Humane Society Cabaret Evening Honoring James L. Nederlander by Robert Viagas

Andrea McArdle is also among the Broadway folk who will take part in the October 22 fete.

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Debbie Gravitte Will Preview Her New Big Band Broadway Album at Birdland in NYC by Robert Viagas

The Tony Award winner will sing favorite showtunes arranged for Russ Kaplan’s eight-piece band November 6.

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Children of Original Merrily We Roll Along Cast Will Pay Tribute to Their Parents’ Show by Robert Viagas

Kids of the ‘kids’ will salute their parents’ work in the Stephen Sondheim musical, January 2 and 3, 2018, in NYC.

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Marc Kudisch and Penny Fuller Announced for Latest Only Even Runs a Minute Concert by Robert Viagas

The next in the series will unearth songs from Hallelujah, Baby!; Mayor, and other obscure musicals.

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Alice Ripley Joins Lineup for Musicals That Never Came to Broadway by Robert Viagas

The Feinstein's/54 Below show will feature songs from musicals that didn’t make it to the Great White Way.

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Jay Armstrong Johnson to Channel Hocus Pocus in Not So Scary Halloween Party by Robert Viagas

The On the Town star returns with a second edition of his Halloween night bacchanal.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Jason Danieley to Share His Romantic Notions in Free NYC Concert by Robert Viagas

The Full Monty star will perform as part of the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert series.

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Jessie Mueller, Rosie O’Donnell, and More Sign Up for Double Standards Concert by Robert Viagas

The NYC evening of duets is designed to promote ‘women’s rights, health, and empowerment.’

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Marilyn Maye Helps Jazz at Lincoln Center Notch Its 30th Anniversary October 27–28 by Robert Viagas

The cabaret singer who likes to “keep moving” at 89 will do four concerts at the Appel Room in New York City.

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Dana Ivey, Brad Oscar, Nicholas Barasch Board Happiest Millionaire Benefit by Robert Viagas

They’ll join Lesley Ann Warren and Joyce Bulifant in the December 3 NYC fundraiser for BC/EFA.

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Robbie Rozelle Turns Bullying Into Fabulousness With Songs From Inside My Locker by Robert Viagas

He will perform an encore concert of his cabaret show October 28 in NYC.

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Amanda Green Unveils Plans for Her Amazing Colossal Sh*t Sheaux in NYC by Robert Viagas

Norm Lewis, Jenn Colella, Jarrod Spector, and others will sing with the lyricist of Hands on a Hardbody November 13.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Norm Lewis Plans Fresh Lineup for 2017 Holiday Concert in NYC by Robert Viagas

Norm Lewis: Santa Baby! will swing at Feinstein’s/54 Below starting December 18.

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British Actor Roy Dotrice Dead at 94 by Robert Viagas

He won the 2000 Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play for A Moon for the Misbegotten.

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Ali Ewoldt and Matt Doyle to Celebrate Skitch Henderson With New York Pops by Robert Viagas

The stars of Phantom of the Opera and Book of Mormon will sing October 27 at Carnegie Hall.

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10 Ways Off-Broadway’s Long-Running Perfect Crime Has Kept Up With the Times by Robert Viagas

What happens when your show outlasts its original script and props?

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Stan Zimmerman’s Right Before I Go Plans Benefit for Suicide Prevention by Robert Viagas

Using the last words of people lost to suicide, the new play will get a reading November 2 in NYC.

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David Hyde Pierce Hosts Salute to Broadway’s Long-Timers by Robert Viagas

The November 7 Broadway Salutes concert at Sardi’s honors theatre folk who have been at it 25 years or more.

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Beth Kirkpatrick Promises a Chance for Romance at Big Gay Setup Concert by Robert Viagas

She’s inviting her gay fans to bring single friends to her gig at NYC’s The Green Room 42.

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Charles Busch Reinvents His Cabaret Persona October 17–21 by Robert Viagas

The drag icon will emphasize “trouser” roles for his NYC club stand.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Oscar Hammerstein Museum Will Get a Boost With Enchanted Evening Benefit in NYC by Robert Viagas

Davis Gaines and Doreen Taylor will share songs and stories about the legendary lyricist.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Glenn Close, Michael Cerveris, and Charlotte d’Amboise Headline October 16 Dance Event by Robert Viagas

Songs I’ve Sung on Broadway… and One I Wish I Had will benefit the National Dance Institute.

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Honeymoon in Vegas Star Tony Danza Shares His Standards and Stories by Robert Viagas

The star of TV’s Taxi and Who’s the Boss is on a concert tour.

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Ramin Karimloo and Lea Salonga Salute Ahrens & Flaherty at Primary Stages Gala by Robert Viagas

The October 16 gala will honor the Anastasia songwriters, as well as In Transit producers Janet B. Rosen and Marvin Rosen.

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Hershey Felder Leads October 16 Sing-Along of Songs by Broadway’s Jewish Composers by Robert Viagas

The star of Broadway’s George Gershwin Alone hosts the event at Temple Emanu-El in NYC.

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Claybourne Elder and Annie Golden Lead Readings of Stonewall Musical October 16 and 17 by Robert Viagas

The show traces events leading up to the 1969 act of civil resistance that launched the modern gay civil rights movement.

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Cheyenne Jackson Brings His Concert Tour to Virginia, Pennsylvania, and California by Robert Viagas

The star of Broadway’s Xanadu and Finian’s Rainbow is singing around the U.S.

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Stage Stars Plan NYC Concert Salute to Adele by Robert Viagas

Broadway and tour veterans will sing her hits at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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