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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Bandstand Star Laura Osnes Will Sing Patriotic Showtunes on PBS’ Capitol Fourth July 4 by Robert Viagas

The two-time Tony nominee will sing “You’re a Grand Old Flag“ and other flag-wavers on the holiday special.

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Next to Normal’s Jennifer Damiano Sings at Joe’s Pub in July by Robert Viagas

The Tony nominee, who also appeared in Spider-Man and American Psycho, brings her club show to NYC’s Public Theater.

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Francesca Capetta and Liliane Montevecchi Plan Dean Martin Salute at Weill Recital Hall by Robert Viagas

“That’s Amore” and “Volare” are on tap for the 100th anniversary of the singer’s birth.

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Ford & Cryer’s Rarely Seen Musical Shelter Gets June 27 Concert Performance by Robert Viagas

The short-lived 1973 musical predicted people being obsessed with their computers.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Chris Jackson, Gavin Creel, and More Announced for Broadway Stands Up for Freedom Concert by Robert Viagas

Broadway songwriting teams will debut original songs at the 15th annual ACLU fundraiser in New York.

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Hamilton Star and Spring Awakening Composer Announce Fall Gigs at Café Carlyle by Robert Viagas

Mandy Gonzalez, Duncan Sheik, Rita Wilson, and Jessica Molaskey among those announced for the nightclub.

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Gina Gershon Among Readers for June 26 Celebrity Autobiography by Robert Viagas

The stars will read choice passages from books by Oprah Winfrey, Celine Dion, and Barry Manilow, among others.

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Lesli Margherita to Play Aldonza in Man of La Mancha Concert by Robert Viagas

William Michals will play the title role in the concert, directed by Scott Siegel.

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Bryan Batt and Christine Pedi Will Help Michael Lavine Tell His Story July 13 by Robert Viagas

The one-night cabaret show will benefit The Actors Fund.

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Kate Baldwin and Santino Fontana Co-Star in June 26 Goodbye Girl Concerts by Robert Viagas

The Marvin Hamlisch-David Zippel score will be sung at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Victoria Clark and Billy Porter Sing Audience Choices in Special Lyrics & Lyricists June 26 by Robert Viagas

The long-running series at the 92nd Street Y is letting fans pick the songs for the latest edition.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Showbiz Stars Converge for San Francisco Concert for America by Robert Viagas

Faith Prince, Alan Cumming, and Rory O’Malley among stage folk set for the June 24 benefit.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Tori Scott Is Making America Gay Again! in NYC and Getting Thirsty! on Tour by Robert Viagas

She will perform at Joe’s Pub June 24, then head out on an international jaunt.

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Updated Cast and Special Pricing for1776 at Feinstein’s/54 Below July 3–4 by Robert Viagas

For the fourth year, the cabaret venue celebrates Independence Day with a concert staging of the musical.

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Jane Krakowski Performs Cabaret Solo Show at the Rainbow Room by Robert Viagas

The Tony Award-winning star of Nine and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will bring her solo act to the legendary venue June 23.

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Jane Krakowski Performs Solo Cabaret Show at the Rainbow Room by Robert Viagas

The Tony Award-winning star of Nine and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will bring her solo act to the legendary venue June 23.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Broadway Tonight! Gives New York Actors a New Showcase by Robert Viagas

The new cabaret is gaining traction at its West 42nd Street location.

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Rachel York Plans August Gershwin & Friends Concert with Michael Feinstein by Robert Viagas

She recently starred in a workshop of the Go-Go’s musical Head Over Heels.

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Kate Baldwin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Seth Sikes Coming to Feinstein’s/54 Below by Robert Viagas

See all the theatre-related events scheduled June 22–29 at the intimate venue.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner Set Fall Encore for Unattached Cabaret Show by Robert Viagas

The pair earned a joint Tony nomination as conjoined twins in the original Side Show.

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Betty Buckley and John Lloyd Young Announce NYC Club Dates With Michael Feinstein by Robert Viagas

The Tony winners will be special guests at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Alice Ripley and Norm Lewis Will Sing the Bard in Standup Shakespeare by Robert Viagas

Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre will host the unusual concert presentation July 17.

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Linda Eder Plans Career-Spanning Concert in NYC by Robert Viagas

She will take the stage at Feinstein’s/54 Below June 29 and 30.

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Brenda Braxton and Daisy Eagan Launching Weekly Villain: DeBlanks Comedy Series June 21 by Robert Viagas

The Green Room 42 will host the Wednesday night summer series with a rotating cast.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ann Hampton Callaway Says Her Return to Singing Is ‘Scary and Thrilling’ by Robert Viagas

She’s headed back on the road after eight weeks of silence after a vocal cord injury.

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Singers, Writers, and Comedians Join June 24 San Francisco Concert for America by Robert Viagas

Faith Prince, Alan Cumming, and San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus are already lined up.

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Tony Bennett Wins Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by Robert Viagas

The nonagenarian has spent his career singing and recording theatre songs.

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Mario Cantone Plays Café Carlyle Gig June 20–23 by Robert Viagas

The comic actor earned a Tony nomination for Laugh Whore.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

College-Themed Broadway Bares: Strip U Raises $1.57 Million by Robert Viagas

The 27th annual burlesque-style event featured buff (and in the buff) Broadway dancers.

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Ford & Cryer’s Rarely Seen Musical Shelter Getting a Concert Performance by Robert Viagas

The 1973 musical predicted people being obsessed with their computers.

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Brenda Braxton and Daisy Eagan to Launch Weekly Villain: DeBlanks Comedy Series by Robert Viagas

The Green Room 42 will host the Wednesday night summer series with a rotating cast.

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