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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tony Nominee Raúl Esparza Plans An Evening of Song & Spirit in NYC by Robert Viagas

The four-time Tony nominee will sing and discuss his spiritual life.

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Watch Joshua Turchin’s Touching Song From the Los Angeles TrevorLIVE Concert by Robert Viagas

The young star sang a number from the score of Trevor The Musical at the event honoring Kristin Chenoweth and Tom Ford.

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Ernie Harburg and Deena Rosenberg Will Celebrate the Music and Politics of Yip Harburg by Robert Viagas

The Wizard of Oz lyricist’s son and daughter-in-law will join cabaret singer Harvey Granat at the 92nd Street Y in NYC December 14.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Baby, Dream Your Dream Will Celebrate Great Women Writers of the American Songbook in NYC by Robert Viagas

Kenita Miller, Emily Skinner, Margo Siebert, and Karen Ziemba are among the stars who will sing their songs.

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Emily Skinner, Alice Ripley, and Nick Adams Bring Elegies For Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens to NYC by Robert Viagas

They will perform a January concert version of the revue inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.

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The Skivvies Celebrate and Savage the Holidays With Sleigh My Name in NYC December 11 by Robert Viagas

The underwear-clad duo sing holiday mash-ups at Joe’s Pub.

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Katrina Lenk and Adrienne Warren Join Broadway Dreams Gala December 12 by Robert Viagas

They will join Jessie Mueller, Denée Benton, and other luminaries celebrating Aida star Heather Headley at The Plaza in NYC.

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Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch Add Another Date to Snowfall at Birdland by Robert Viagas

The NYC cabaret show will now play December 17, 18, and 28.

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Kristin Chenoweth Will Sing With Andrea Bocelli at Madison Square Garden by Robert Viagas

Heather Headley is scheduled to appear as special guest at the December 13 and 14 concerts.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

After Midnight Star Fantasia Barrino Sings Christmas Shows in NYC December 11 and 13 by Robert Viagas

Her Christmas After Midnight will play the Highline Ballroom and the Apollo Theatre.

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Original Chicago Star Chita Rivera Will Sing in the Real Chicago December 11 by Robert Viagas

Backed by Seth Rudetsky, the Tony winner will do a concert of her hits at Steppenwolf Theatre.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Exclusive: Watch the Official Video for Melissa Errico’s New Michel Legrand Single by Robert Viagas

“Hurry Home” is being released by Ghostlight Records.

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Leads Chosen for Strouse & Adams’ Rarely-Seen Pre-Bye Bye Birdie Musical by Robert Viagas

Ed Dixon and Sally Ann Triplett will star in a NYC concert performance of the little-known A Pound in Your Pocket.

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James Barbour Will Present His Holiday Concert December 10 by Robert Viagas

The Phantom star will do his caroling at Birdland Jazz Club in NYC.

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Todrick Hall and Dreamgirls' Jennifer Holliday and Sheryl Lee Ralph Lend Starlight to DIVAS Simply Singing! by Robert Viagas

The Hollywood concert will benefit the D.I.V.A. HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness program.

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Waitress Star Betsy Wolfe Plans to Enjoy A Swingin’ Christmas December 10 by Robert Viagas

She will guest star in Eric Petersen’s cabaret show at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Liz Callaway’s Los Angeles Fans Have a Special Reason to Celebrate! This Holiday Season by Robert Viagas

The Tony nominee will light up the Sorting Room at the Wallis Annenberg Center on December 21.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Joe’s Pub Plans Encore of Animaniacs Live! by Robert Viagas

Original voice artist Rob Paulsen will sing numbers from the 1990s cartoon series.

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Isaac Mizrahi Returns to Café Carlyle With All-New Nightclub Show, Moderate to Severe by Robert Viagas

The clothing designer and Project Runway All Stars judge will appear this coming January and February at the intimate venue.

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Will Chase, Robert Creighton, Christine Ebersole, and More Perform at Feinstein’s/54 Below December 7–14 by Robert Viagas

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

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The Band’s Visit’s Katrina Lenk Will Help Sing Composer David Yazbek’s Songbook by Robert Viagas

The December 11 concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below will include numbers from The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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Liz Callaway Teams Up With Cincinnati Pops for December 8–10 Holiday Pops by Robert Viagas

The Tony nominee’s voice will fill the renovated Music Hall.

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Melissa Errico to Release Michel Legrand Single December 8 by Robert Viagas

“Hurry Home” is being released by Ghostlight Records.

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Exclusive: Alan Menken-David Spencer Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Gets Staged Reading by Robert Viagas

The Off-Broadway York Theatre will host two performances of the musical on December 11.

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Broadway Actors Celebrate The Women Who Compose for Broadway December 9 by Robert Viagas

Mary Rodgers, Jeanine Tesori, and Lucy Simon among those whose songs will be heard at the NYC Triad.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Eric Concklin, First Director of Torch Song Trilogy Plays, Dies in NYC by Robert Viagas

He had a long career staging experimental plays Off-Off-Broadway.

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Bonnie Milligan and Matt Doyle Will Belt Gwen Stefani Songs in Hallmarc’s A Christmas Murder by Robert Viagas

The “original TV holiday movie parody-jukebox musical” will premiere in NYC December 20.

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

Doreen Taylor and Davis Gaines will share songs and stories about the legendary lyricist December 8–17.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Brandon Uranowitz, Sara Jean Ford, and Tally Sessions Will Star in NYC Concert of Calamity Jane by Robert Viagas

The 1953 Sammy Fain film musical was adapted for the stage but never made it to Broadway.

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Original Company Cast Member Steve Elmore Dies at 84 by Robert Viagas

Elmore's three-decade career also included musicals with Carol Burnett, Mary Martin, and Bernadette Peters.

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Norm Lewis Delivers Musical Holiday Cheer to Both Coasts by Robert Viagas

He’ll first bring Swingin’ Christmas to San Francisco, then Santa Baby! to New York.

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