Friday, July 7, 2023

Kudos to All on an Amazing Pride Month by Scott Barbarino

By Scott Barbarino***At NiteLifeExchange we never stop celebrating Pride and the immeasurable benefits our Piano Bar and Cabaret communities have brought to the LGBTQIA+ cause, creating a wo…

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Friday, June 9, 2023

Time Capsules: A Roundup of Recent Noteworthy Shows by Scott Barbarino

SCOTT SIEGEL: 54 SINGS BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS. In this latest iteration of the long-running series, created, produced, written and hosted by Siegel, the key word is consistency. With a h…

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Friday, May 26, 2023

Chelsea Community Church Launches Children’s Book Reading Group Series, with Karen Mason, on Saturday, June 3

Books, pizza and singer-actress-cabaret star Karen Mason! A great combination for the launch of the Chelsea Community Church’s first Children’s Book Reading Group on Saturday, June 3 at…

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Monday, March 20, 2023

NiteLife Exchange Asks Six Questions About Actor-Singer-Writer Jeffrey Vause

Proud Image Theatre Company presents

 Jeffrey Vause in Aloha Oy! on Thursdays, March 23 and April 6, both at 7 PM at Pangea. For reservations, go to NiteLife Exchang…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Wise, Candid and Talented Jazz Harpist-Vocalist Margot Sergent Answers Six Questions

French-born Margot Sergent began her musical studies at the tender age of four. At a still early age, she began her professional career performing as a classically-trained harp player. That …

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

The World Is Coming To A Start! on Sunday, February 12 Benefits the Ali Forney Center, at the Chelsea Community Church

Chelsea Community Church will host a special benefit concert, The World Is Coming To A Start!, on Sunday, February 12 (Lincoln’s Birthday) at 6 PM to benefit the Ali Forney Center. The eve…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

NiteLife Exchanges with Jack Kleinsinger

NiteLife Exchanges is a streaming video interview show, with hosts Scott Barbarino and Tony Javed. This week they welcome Jack Kleinsinger. Once upon a time there was an assistant attorne…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The Multi-Talented and Candid Actress-Singer-Creative, Ann Talman, Answers Six Questions

Broadway actress, singer, comedian, documentary filmmaker and raconteur. Ann Talman is a prolific creator of works written, filmed and spoken. Born and raised in Welch, West Virginia, she jo…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 05:35PM
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Tom McGuire Brings “A Bronx Accent from Brussels” to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21

Bronx born, but Brussels based jazz crooner Tom McGuire is presenting two special New York City performances of A Bronx Accent from Brussels to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Friday, January…

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Saturday, December 31, 2022

Marilyn Maye—Is There Another Word for Beyond Marvelous? by Marilyn Lester

Once upon a time the great Duke Ellington designated the equally great Ella Fitzgerald as “beyond category,” an honor to be used sparingly. So while she’s widely known now as “The Ma…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 09:00PM
Wednesday, December 28, 2022

The Ilene Graff Holiday Show Plays at 54 Below on Wednesday, December 28

Broadway’s Supper Club, 54 Below, presents Ilene Graff in The Ilene Graff Holiday Show! on Wednesday, December 28th at 9:30 PM. Joining her are her to combine humor, heart and great music,…

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Who Was Who! The Multi-Talented Brian Lasser, Karen Mason’s Musical Director and More

Composer, lyricist, musical director, arranger, pianist and actor, Brian Alan Lasser was born on February 8, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois. He died at age 40 on November 20, 1992 in New York, a …

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Marilyn Maye at Dizzy’s Club—A Review in Photos by Maryann Lopinto

The Marvelous Marilyn Maye performed at Dizzy’s Club in Jazz at Lincoln Center, with two shows each night, from Wednesday, December 14 through Sunday, December 18. Maye had her go-to music…

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Saturday, December 17, 2022

Chelsea Community Church’s 48th Candlelight Carol Service, with Special Guest Karen Mason, Takes Place on Sunday, December 18

The nondenominational Chelsea Community Church’s 48th annual Candlelight Carol Service will take place on Sunday, December 18 at 6 PM. In addition to scripture and choir singing, Broadway,…

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Monday, December 12, 2022

NiteLife Exchanges with Karen Mason

NiteLife Exchanges is a streaming video interview show, with hosts Scott Barbarino and Tony Javed. This week they welcome Karen Mason. Karen Mason has starred on Broadway, Off-Broadway, t…

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

NiteLife Exchanges with Sean Patrick Murtagh

NiteLife Exchanges is a streaming video interview show, with hosts Scott Barbarino and Tony Javed. This week they welcome Sean Patrick Murtagh. MAC and BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award winner …

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

The New Museum of Broadway Is a Boffo Love Letter to The Great White Way by Marilyn Lester

The costumes, the scenery, the makeup, the props…” so go the lyrics to Irvig Berlin’s “There’s No Business Like Show Business” (Annie Get Your Gun). It’s all there and very muc…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 02:23PM
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Tim Connell Returns to Pangea on Thursday, December 8 and Saturday, the 17th, with “… and so it goes…”

Actor-singer-storyteller Tim Connell returns to Pangea for a third time this year with ...and so it goes… on Thursday, December 8 and Saturday, December 17, both at 7 PM. He is joined by h…

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Letter from the Publisher: Happy Thanksgiving from NiteLife Exchange!

As we forge ahead into the Holiday Season, publisher and chief editor, Scott Barbarino, and all of us here at NiteLife Exchange, wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving 2022. Although C…

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Lianne Dobbs Debuts “Why CAN’T A Woman…?” on Wednesday, November 16 at 54 Below

Performer Lianne Marie Dobbs’ evening of feminism and music, Why CAN’T A Woman…?, plays at 54 Below on Wednesday, November 16th at 7 PM. Music director is Ron Abel, with additional gue…

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Remembering Actor, Director and Comic Genius, Jay Rogers

In June 1982, Jay Rogers came to New York City to make his Broadway debut in Buddy Sheffield’s flop musical, Cleavage. And while Cleavage only lasted one night, Rogers was in the Big Apple…

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Friday, November 4, 2022

An Interview with Leslie Uggams—Taking Center Stage for Something New by Dustin Fitzharris

It’s been eight years since Leslie Uggams performed at New York’s 54 Below. On November 10, she makes her much-anticipated return. A lot has happened to the Tony and Emmy-winning actress…

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Susan Neuffer Reprises “An Elpee’s Worth of Todd” on Saturday, November 12 at Don’t Tell Mama

Singger Susan Neuffer returns to the cabaret stage with a reprise of her show, An Elpee’s Worth of Todd, on Saturday, November 12 at 4:00 PM and Sunday, November 20 at 4:00 PM at Don’t T…

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

IT: A Musical Parody De-Fangs the Sheer Terror of Stephen King with Madcap Glee by Marilyn Lester

Anyone who’s read the source material for the IT franchise knows the 1986 Stephen King book was unrelentingly terrifying. Less so by a smidge were the film adaptations—a 1990 television …

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 07:42PM
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Marilyn Maye, the Marvelous, Was Totally Captivating at 54 Below by Marilyn Lester

By Marilyn Lester***If ever a performer was born to the stage, it’s actor-singer Marilyn Maye, dubbed the “Marvelous.” To that we’d gladly add “magnificent,” “mind-blowing” a…

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Singing Shrink Kat Rothe Performs at a “Spare Castle in Monaco” and Answers Six Questions

Vocalist Katharina Rothe lives a “double life.” The German-born performer studied music and theater at university, and then went on to become Katharina Rothe, Ph.D, working as a clinical…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 05:41PM
Monday, September 26, 2022

Amanda Reckonwith Proved a Stunning Force of Nature in Her Return to the Stage by Marilyn Lester

Having known a couple of opera divas in our time, be assured that the (former) lyric soprano, Amanda Reckonwith, who triumphed in her return to the stage at Pangea, after a 25-year absence, …

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 05:10PM
Thursday, September 22, 2022

“This Beautiful Future” Is an Irony of Love and Hope Among the Anguish of War by Marilyn Lester

Teenage love is complicated at the best of times. When it happens during war the stakes are beyond imagining. Such is the setting of This Beautiful Future, playing at the Off-Broadway Cherry…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 03:51PM
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

VANGARI’S “Funny You Should Ask” Exuded Plenty of Charm and Joy at Don’t Tell Mama by Marilyn Lester

Not only do Evangaline Johns and Ariana Johns share a surname, by virtue of DNA they are also mother and daughter—as well as a duo of certifiable charm and talent. How delightful that they…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 08:13PM

Ann Talman and The Shadow of Her Smile Was a Triumph in Storytelling by Marilyn Lester

Actress Ann Talman is no stranger to the stage as a gifted monologist. Talman is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker and a four-time Broadway vet, so she knows her way around storyte…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 05:51PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Marilyn Farina, Much-Loved and Admired Original “Nunsense” Mother Superior, Has Died

From a rack of greeting cards offering “tart quips with a clerical slant”—the genesis of the wildly popular and successful Off-Broadway Nunsense—a former dental assistant emerged as …

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 06:32PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards