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Ann Arbor, MI Events

U of M Men's Glee Club concert

November 15, 8:00pm: University of Michigan Men's Glee Club 149th Annual Fall Hill Concert. join the Men's Glee Club for an evening of the sublime and the ridiculous. Music includes "Gloria" by William Mathias, "Laudate Pueri" by Felix Mendelssohn, "Quatre Petites Prières de Saint François d'Assise" by Francis Poulenc, "Ain't Got Time to Die" arranged by Phillip Duey, "I Can't Tarry" arranged by David Morrow, "Betelehemu" arranged by Wendell Whalum, "She Moved Through the Fair" arranged by Timothy Takach, "Amo, Amas, I Love a Lass" arranged by Marshall Bartholomew, and "Sound Off" by Paul Rardin. As always, the a cappella sensation The Friars performs with its usual combination of whimsy and musical approximation, and the Glee Club closes its performance with songs of Michigan. Please call (734) 764-1448 for tickets.


Libby's at the Express

Atlanta, GA Events

December 6 - 21, Thu-Sun, 7:30pm: Libby's at the Express. Join the incomparable Libby Whittemore as she brings her club act to Actor's Express! All seats, all performances general admission seating $40. Buy tickets.


Birmingham, AL Events

Jason Robert Brown

November 7 & 8, 7:30pm: Jason Robert Brown returns to Birmingham, AL for two nights. Jason has been hailed as "one of Broadway's smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim," (Philadelphia Inquirer) and The New York Times refers to Jason as "a leading member of a new generation of composers who embody high hopes for the American musical." Jason is the Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist of Parade and winner of the Drama Desk and New York Drama Critic's Circle awards for Best New Musical. A national tour of Parade begins this June in Atlanta. Jason's first musical, Songs for a New World, premiered Off-Broadway in 1995, and has received over forty productions. Jason's newest musical, 13, recently opened on Broadway. Ticket info.

October 6, 7:30pm: The Songs You've Never Heard: The Music of Kevin Francis Finn - Birmingham, AL. Don't miss RMTC's musical director Kevin Francis Finn performing his original music with Birmingham favorites Tam DeBolt, Lisa Paden Gaines, Jan Hunter, Neal Hunter Hyde, Keith Cromwell, Leah Luker, Lonnie Parsons, Kristin Staskowski and Kristi Tingle Higginbotham! RMTC Cabaret Theatre. Tickets $10 at the door.


Chicago Events

New Musicals Showcase in Chicago

January 12, 6:30-9:00pm: New Musicals Showcase in Chicago. The January Immersion for New Musicals at Millikin University will be showcasing its two works on Sunday, January 11th, for the Millikin campus, and again on Monday, January 12th, at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts. There is a small cover charge for the performance in Chicago.
DANI GIRL: Book and lyrics by Christopher Dimond, Music by Michael Kooman. Featuring performances by Kayla Bennett, Jenny Guse, Billy Seger and Kevin White.
APPALACHIAN TRAILS: Book and lyrics by Jordan Mann, Music by Jeff Thomson. Featuring performances by Emily Baer, Andrea DeCamp, Kate Hennies, Matthew T. Miller, Michael Tuck and Christopher Tuttle. Director: Lori Bales; Music Director: Kevin Long.

September 29: Monday Nights, New Voices: Chicago has enjoyed a wonderful reception here. The time has now come to give something back to our supportive community by showing our support for a worthy cause - Broadway Cares, Equity Fights AIDS. Keeping in line with our tradition of honoring new composers, the series is proud to announce that this month will feature the dynamic songwriting duo of composer, Michael Kooman, and lyricist, Christopher Dimond, by presenting their fun song cycle Homemade Fusion. The Homemade Fusion cast will feature several company members from Broadway In Chicago shows such as Wicked's Kevin Yee and Charlie Hagerty; Jersey Boys' Rashad Naylor and Alyana Gallo; and 25th Annual's Roberta Duchak plus many, more soon to be announced! Tickets are $30; students (ID required) $15. (312) 773-6000.


Columbus, GA Events

Edges

October 27, 5:00pm: Edges: A Song Cycle by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will be performed on the Columbus State University campus. The performance features CSU's own Claire Glover, Megan Steinberg, Garrett Gray and Dylan Michael. Tickets are free, but seating is first come, first serve.


Oy Vey in a Manger

Ft. Lauderdale, FL Events

December 13, 6:00pm; 9:00pm: The Kinsey Sicks present Oy Vey in a Manger. Join the world's best dragapella quartet for their holiday classic performance as they return to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Buy tickets - with online purchase discount.


London Events

Sunday Nights, New Voices

November 30, 7:30pm: Sunday Nights, New Voices. The acclaimed 'Monday Nights, New Voices' series was started in January 2006 by producer and composer, Scott Alan. Now it is set to make a successful debut in London. 'Sunday Nights, New Voices' is a way to give back and celebrate performers struggling to be heard and seen in a competitive industry. This monthly series will be a platform for 'New Voices' to work alongside some of today's most accomplished and established composers and Musical Theatre performers. 'Sunday Nights, New Voices' premiers November 30th at Jazz After Dark, Soho. The concert will be hosted by Phantom of the Opera cast member, Owain Williams and will include performances by Fra Fee, Laura Tebbutt, Nik Briggs and Laura-Jane Bulmer. Tickets are £6.


NYC Events

Broadway Boys Sampler

March 2, 7:00-8:00pm: Broadway Boys Sampler - A sampling of all of the Broadway Boys Shows at Birdland. The Broadway Boys will perform music from "Broadway Today," "The Radio," and "Oh What a night." The set will include contemporized showtunes, funked up classics of the 50's and 60's, and spins on today's and yesterday's top 40 hits! Guests TBA. $50 Orchestra Seats, $25 Mezzanine. Call 212.581.3080 now for tickets.

Defying Inequality

February 23, 8:00-11:30pm: Defying Inequality: The Broadway Concert - A Celebrity Benefit for Equal Rights. On February 23, the New York entertainment community will join forces in one of the most important evenings of the season. In an incredible demonstration of support and camaraderie, dozens of performers from Broadway, film, and television will take the stage at the Gershwin Theatre for Defying Inequality: The Broadway Concert – A Celebrity Benefit for Equal Rights. 100% of the profits from this spectacular event will go directly to Family Equality Council, Empire State Pride Agenda, Equality California, Garden State Equality, and The Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force, five charitable organizations working to legislate equality and protect civil rights for the gay and lesbian community. Check out defyinginequality.com for an up-to-date list of celebrity participants. Tickets will be available at ticketmaster.com beginning Friday, January 23.

Monday Nights New Voices

February 23, 7:00-8:00pm: Orfeh and Abramson guest at 'Monday Nights, New Voices' - Featuring Ashley Mortensen, Andy Planck, Tess Primack, Tony Ramos and Jessica Vosk. The fifth year of the acclaimed series, 'Monday Nights, New Voices,' will continue with Broadway star Orfeh, who was recently Tony Nominated as Paulette in the Broadway Musical, Legally Blonde. The monthly series, which celebrates and honors up and coming talent, will boost the talents of Ashley Mortensen, Andy Planck, Tess Primack, Tony Ramos and Jessica Vosk. Each of the talented performers will sing selections from the evening's special guest composer, Deborah Abramson, who will also be on hand to accompany some of the performers and tell stories associated with each of the presented songs at the evenings concert. $12+two drinks; for reservations call the Duplex at 212.255.5438.

Bobby Cronin - Life's Changing Tide

February 16, 7:00-10:00pm: LIFE'S CHANGING TIDE: The music and lyrics of Bobby Cronin - One night only featuring an amazing Broadway Cast! A night of Bobby Cronin's music at the Laurie Beechman Theatre featuring a bunch of his insanely talented friends... some of whom are heading out on tour for a while and some of whom just got back from tour! Lots of new songs. Lots of fan favorites. Lots of new arrangements. And you know Bobby, lots of inappropriate humor as well as heart-breaking truths -- all in song! Oh...and a little dance too provided by some Richard J. Hinds choreography! And...it's EARLY! 7pm!!! So come show your support for original musical theatre as well as your friends. CAST: (thus far) CARRIE MANOLAKOS (Mamma Mia, Wicked), ANNE BRUMMEL (Wicked), BEN CAMERON (Aida, B'way Sessions), JENNY DINOIA (Wicked, We Will Rock You), JARED GERTNER (Spelling Bee), KATE PAZAKIS (Jerry Springer), STANLEY BAHOREK (Spelling Bee), SEAN BRADFORD (The Lion King), JENN FURMAN (Wicked), TRACY MCDOWELL (Rent), BRIAN GALLAGHER (Tommy Euro tour), ROBYN LEE (Children of Eden) and ERIC MICHAEL KROPP. Call 212.695.6909 now for reservations.

Katie Thompson

February 16, 7:00-8:00pm: KATIE THOMPSON - LIVE @ Birdland - featuring Brescia, Jibson, Manolakos, Reiber, Shindle, Bean, Harada, Pop and Weiss. Some of today’s brightest Broadway talent are gathering to celebrate the compositions of songwriter Katie Thompson, including Lisa Brescia, Carly Jibson, Carrie Manolakos, Julie Reiber, Kate Shindle, Shoshana Bean, Ann Harada, Molly Pop and Natalie Weiss. Thompson, whom will accompany each performer as well as herself on the piano, will be joined by cellists Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf and Allison Seidner. Katie Thompson is one of the most celebrated, undiscovered talent in New York. Katie originated the roles of "Sariah" in THE ARK and "Connie Lou" in Michael McLean’s THE FORGOTTEN CAROLS, a role she owned for 7 years of touring everywhere from Honolulu to Washington, D.C. Readings: Giant; Piece. As a songwriter, Katie was nominated for a Pearl Award, an Indie Award, and on the MAC ballot for her original songs "I Can Be Bought", "It Doesn't Hurt", and for NEW YORK DEBUT – FEMALE. Katie's compositions can be heard on her debut CD 'What I've Done Right' and 'KT: Live'. As a singer, Katie can be heard on the song 'Say Goodbye' on Scott Alan's debut CD 'Dreaming Wide Awake.' Please call 212.581.3080 now for reservations; $25.

Learn it, Live it, Love it

February 15, 7pm AND Feb 16, 9:30pm: Learn it, Live it, Love it: Another evening of Thomson & Mann - Two nights only! The Duplex is proud to welcome back Thomson & Mann after their first sold out engagement. The 2008 Larson award winners will premiere brand new songs featuring an all star cast including Marty Thomas, Tracy McDowell, Adam Fleming, Colin Hanlon, Liz Griffith and Anne Fraser Thomas. This is seriously not to be missed...seriously! Please call 212.255.5438 for reservations.

Factory Girls

February 2, 8:00pm: FACTORY GIRLS at the Zipper Factory - The New Classic American Rock Opera in concert. FACTORY GIRLS is a new Classic American Rock Opera written by Creighton Irons and Sean Mahoney. At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, the factory girls of Lowell, Massachusetts must fight to maintain their country values and their humanity as they become America's first independent working women. Fueled by the revolutionary spirit of her forefathers, one girl secretly rallies her co-workers against the burgeoning 'soulless corporation.' Her choice affects not only the girls and their community but also the fate of the American worker. FACTORY GIRLS received a fully staged production at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. November 13-16, as well as being selected for two-week workshops at both the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and Goodspeed Opera House's Festival of New Artists. This one-night only concert will feature 90 minutes of music from the show with a full band. The show will be music directed by Vadim Feichtner (Putnam County Spelling Bee) and will feature Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia, Wicked), Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening), Colin Hanlon (RENT), Kate Ferber, Allison Jill Posner, Shaina Taub, and Nicole Weiss. Tickets are $20. NOTE: Due to the sudden closing of the Zipper, the location and possibly date will change. Check back here...

Women of Colors

January 30, 8:00-9:30pm: Women of Colors - A World Premiere Concert Reading. The Spotlight Cabaret presents WOMEN OF COLORS - A Song Cycle by Tony Asaro with Natascia Diaz, Lucia Spina, Peal Sun and Aurelia Williams. Book & Lyrics by Tony Asaro. Music by Will Aronson, Tony Asaro, Kevin Cummines, Vadim Feichtner, Tina Lear, Julia Meinwald, Ryan Scott Oliver and Julianne Wick Davis. Directed by Diana Basmajian; Music Direction by Rich Silverstein. The Spotlight Cabaret is produced by Ryan Scott Oliver and Rob Shapiro. Call the Laurie Beechman at 212.695.6909 for reservations. $10 + $15 food/drink.

Kooman and Dimond

January 28, 9:30-10:30pm: Out of Our Heads: The Music of Kooman & Dimond. The Award Winning Songwriting team of Kooman and Dimond tryout fresh new material along with some of their best songs at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Be the first to hear the exciting new additions to their songbook! The amazing talents of Anderson Davis and Natalie Weiss sing songs of love, loss, stalkers, and candy bars. Catch this performance before it travels to the Kennedy Center as part of the Next Generation of Musical Theater series. Call 212.695.6909 for reservations. $5 + $15 food/drink.

Arbender Robinson

January 27, 7:00-8:00pm: Arbender Robinson - featured at Don't Tell Mama. Arbender says "I'm gonna be doing a few songs in a cabaret at Don't Tell Mama. It should be fun so come out and support; think of it as a going away bash. The following week I head out to Chicago to do Joseph...Dreamcoat at Marriott Lincolnshire." Call 212.757.0700 for reservations. $10 cover + 2 drinks.

Jenn Furman

January 27, 9:00-10:00pm: Jenn Furman: It's About Freakin' Time - an evening of brass, sass, and song at the Laurie Beechman. Jenn says "It's about damn time I got a production contract! SHEESH! Before I leave for Wicked (yaysies!), I'm doing a one-woman show, featuring contemporary music, standards, and some brassy, belty 11 o'clock numbers, as well as some of Bobby's original stuff! Come on out before I go to Oz!" Written and directed by the fabu Bobby Cronin, music directed by the amazing Ray Bailey. Call 212.695.6909 for reservations. $10 + $15 food/drink.

New York Theatre Barn at the Duplex

January 26, 9:30-11:00pm: NYTB AT THE DUPLEX - New York Theatre Barn's monthly cabaret series highlighting new composers, lyricists and performers. THE REBEKAH MELOCIK SONGBOOK, additional music by Aaron Fischer. Performances by Meredith Anderson, Jennifer Harrison & Matt Lutz. Plus singer/songwriter RORI NOGEE (Off-Broadway's Pinkalicious). Call 212.255.5438 for reservations. $10 + 2 drink minimum.

Bright Lights

January 26, 8:00-11:00pm: BRIGHT LIGHTS-A Night With The Ladies - Kudisch, Osnes, Zien, Larsen, McGinnis and more to perform! Dreamlight Theatre Company will present the next installment of its Bright Lights concert series on Monday January 26th. The concert will feature the work of five incredible women: Deborah Abramson & Amanda Yesnowitz, Katie Thompson, and Lindsay Baker & Amanda Jacobs. Deborah Abramson & Amanda Yesnowitz will present songs from their piece, "The History of War", for which Chip Zien provided the book. Katie Thompson's work as a songwriter has been featured in Monday Night's New Voices and can be heard on either of her two albums, "What I've Done Right" and "KT Live." Lindsay Baker & Amanda Jacobs are the writing team behind the Broadway bound musical, Pride & Prejudice. An exceptional cast of performers is being lined up. Already confirmed for the event are Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, Assassins, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Chip Zien (Into the Woods, Falsettos), Laura Osnes (Grease), Liz Larsen (Hairspray, Damn Yankees), Megan McGinnis (Little Women, Les Miserables, Parade), and Charlie Brady (South Pacific). More names are expected to be announced in the coming days. Purchase tickets at www.DreamlightTheatre.org; $15 + 2 drink minimum.

Monday Night New Voices

January 26, 7:00-8:00pm: Davie, Salzman and Cunningham guest at 1/26 'Monday Nights, New Voices' - Featuring Wade Dooley, Wade Elkins, Jennifer Lorae, John Pinto, Isabel Santiago and Ali Stroker. Erin Davie, whose Broadway credits include Grey Gardens and Curtains, will host the Jan. 26 Monday Nights, New Voices concert at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. The evening will celebrate the work of composing team Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham. Barbara Anselmi will be the evening's musical director. Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham's musicals include I Love You Because (cast recording on PS Classics); Queen Esther, a musical comedy based on the story of Purim that will be seen at the Kaufman Center March 1; and Next Thing You Know, a song cycle currently in development with director John Simpkins. Both are members of the BMI Advanced Writing Workshop, ASCAP and the Dramatist Guild. Call 212.255.5438 for reservations. $12 + 2 drink minimum.

Dabbon & Bruett

January 18, 9:30pm: Broadway Sings Dabbon & Bruett - at the Metropolitan Room. Music by David Dabbon; Lyrics by Tom Bruett. Directed by David Alpert (Guys & Dolls). Featuring CARLY JIBSON (Cry-Baby, Hairspray), JONATHAN RAYSON (Little Shop, I Love You, You’re Perfect...), CELINA CARVAJAL (Tarzan, Legally Blonde on MTV), KATE CHAPMAN (Mary Poppins, Les Miz), MARTY THOMAS (Xanadu, Mostly Sondheim), KATE PAZAKIS (Jerry Springer, Mostly Sondheim), BENJAMIN MAGNUSON (Guys and Dolls, Sweeney Todd), BEN CAMERON (Wicked, Broadway Sessions) and RUSSELL FISCHER (Jersey Boys). Introducing Meghan Hales, Michael Lowney, James Moreira Jr. and Jill Rensing. Call 212.206.0440 for reservations. $10 + 2 drink minimum.

State of the Union

January 13, 7:00-8:30pm: State of the Union - When the country gives you lemons... The Spotlight Cabaret presents THE STATE OF THE UNION at the LAURIE BEECHMAN, a celebration of our nation and its foibles featuring a variety of original songs with titles like "Alaska," "I Love You Rachel Maddow," "Black Friday" and "Goodbye George Bush." WRITERS: Nick Blaemire, Dan Collins and Eric Day, Adam Gwon, Shoshana Greenberg and Jeff Smith, Tina Lear, Paul Leschen, Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald, Gregory Jacobs-Roseman, Zach Redler and Sara Cooper, Rob Shapiro plus Royce Vavrek and Rachel Peters. PERFORMERS: Nick Blaemire, Brittney Borgstedt, Liz Carbonell, Lori Brooke Cohan, Melissa Joyner, Amy Linden, Auri Marcus, Jordan Price, David Sharrocks, Scott Sussman and Sarah Statler. Directed by Daniel Fischer. Music direction by Christopher Brian Chung. Produced by Ryan Scott Oliver and Rob Shapiro. Call 212.695.6909 for reservations. $10 plus $15 food/drink.

Scott Alan at Birdland

January 12, 7:00pm: Scott Alan CD Release Party at Birdland - Some of today’s brightest Broadway talent will join composer and lyricist Scott Alan for a concert of his music at Birdland. The highly recommended January 12th performance will feature selections from Alan’s debut CD, Dreaming Wide Awake and his recently released CD Keys. Scheduled to appear at the 7pm concert include: Lisa Brescia, Heidi Blickenstaff, Jenn Colella, Merle Dandridge, Erin Davie, Sutton Foster, Hadley Fraser, Crystal Monee Hall, Nikki M. James, Marcus Paul James, Carrie Manolakos, Megan McGinnis, Kenita Miller, Patti Murin, Lauren Thomas, Katie Thompson, Allie Trimm, Natalie Weiss and The Broadway Boys. More performers will be announced in the coming weeks. Call 212.581.3080 for reservations. SOLD OUT!

Upright Cabaret in NYC

January 11, 11:00pm-1:00am: Upright Cabaret @ Joe's Pub - L.A.'s famed Upright Cabaret brings their brand of "new generation cabaret" to New York City for ONE NIGHT ONLY in a star-studded line-up of talent. NYC scheduled performers include: The Broadway Boys, Andrea Burns (In the Heights) Gavin Creel (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Spencer Day, Tim Draxl, Audra Mae, Patina Miller (Sister Act), Julia Murney (Wicked), Hunter Parrish (Spring Awakening), Valarie Pettiford (Tony Nominee - Fosse), Jessica Phillips (Scarlett Pimpernel), Billy Porter (Grease), Marni Raab (Phantom of the Opera), Julie Reiber (Wicked), Ken Robinson, Katie Thompson, Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Rema Webb (Lion King) and more! Tickets available for $25 at http://www.joespub.com.

Kinsey Sicks

January 10, 11, 6:00pm: THE KINSEY SICKS in NYC - "Wake the F*ck Up America!" Tour. For nearly 15 years, The Kinsey Sicks, America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, have served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences across the United States and internationally. Combining award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag, The Kinsey Sicks have developed a large and loyal following. When THE KINSEY SICKS began in 1993, its founders were a group of refugees from successful careers as professionals and activists. Original member Ben Schatz ("Rachel") is a Harvard-trained civil rights lawyer, former Director of the national Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and one-time presidential advisor on HIV issues. Schatz created the first national AIDS legal project and authored Clinton's HIV policy during the 1992 presidential campaign. Irwin Keller ("Winnie") is a University of Chicago-trained lawyer and linguist and former director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the San Francisco Bay Area. Keller authored Chicago's gay rights ordinance, passed into law in 1989. In 2004, the KINSEY SICKS were joined by actor/singer/designer Jeff Manabat, who is responsible for Trixie's inordinate glamour and soaring counter-tenor, as well as the entire group's hot couture. Beginning in October of 2008, the Kinsey Sicks are joined by the hilarious and talented Spencer Brown ("Trampolina"), a Kansas City-based actor and singer, already known for his drag character Daisy Bucket (pronounced, of course, "bouquet"). Please call the Gotham Comedy Club at (212) 367-9000 for reservations.

Natalie Weiss

December 29, 11:30pm: Natalie Weiss - Back At Splash! - Come see Natalie sing at Splash on Dec 29th at 11:30pm. She will be doing her own set again as part of the Musical Mondays Curtain Call series. 50 West 17th Street, b/w 5th and 6th. No cover before 10 pm, $5 cover after 10. Natalie is pretty sure if you say you're there to see her sing, you can get in free... but no promises.

Holiday Spectacular

December 22, 11:00pm: Annual Holiday Spectacular At Splash! - The Tree is lit at Rockerfeller Center, the Rockettes are kicking high so there is just one more New York City tradition to ring in the Holiday Season - The 6th Annual Scott Nevins Holiday Spectacular! at Splash! Call up your favorite Ho Ho Ho's and sled on down to Splash as the biggest and brightest stars of Broadway, Cabaret and Nightlife all gather together once again to celebrate the season with tons of songs, laughs and surprises with Santa's favorite helper, Award winning Radio/TV Host Scott Nevins! This year Scott wraps up an incredible gift of performers including Shayna Steele (from Bette Midler's Vegas Show The Showgirl Must Go On!), Nick Adams (A Chorus Line & 2Xist Model), Arbender Robinson (The Little Mermaid), Hedda Lettuce (performing from her hit holiday show Lettuce Rejoice), Kate Pazakis (MAC Award Winner), Emily McNamara (XL Star Winner), Natalie Weiss (America Idol Semifinalist), Angelique Ali (Multi Award winning vocalist), the winner of the "Stonewall Sensation" talent competition, plus surprise guests, gifts and more! Admission is free until 10pm, $5 after.

Alysha Umphress

December 16, 10:00pm: Alysha's CD Release Portttttttty!!!!! - It's finally done. Come to the release of the live album Alysha Umphress recorded in July. She's really proud and excited to share it with everyone. For all of you who couldn't make the show now you'll be able to experience it live and take home the CD! $20 gets you a full show and a CD to take home! $15 food/beverage minimum. The food is fantastic for all of you non-drinkers! Alysha will be backed up by the amazing Barry Levitt Trio! Please call (212) 695-6909 for reservations! STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!

GuyTunes

December 15, 7:00pm: GuyTunes - After their sold-out New York debut, GuyTunes returns to Birdland to ring in the holiday season in their signature fashion. Nick Blaemire (Glory Days), Justin Keyes (Spelling Bee) and Joey Khoury (Altar Boyz) have compiled a brand new show full of seasonal favorites that investigate the reason for the season, and the many different ways it can be celebrated. With their sparkling blend of comedy, exciting new musical arrangements and tight three-part harmony, these guys have the tunes to satiate your holiday fix. After all, what's better than a few Christmas Hams. Tickets are $25 and $40; call (212) 581-3080.

Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make a Good Musical

December 15, 8:00pm: Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make a Good Musical - Back by popular demand. After a hugely successful concert this past October, the Hey You Know What crew returns to the Zipper Factory Theater for a special Holiday Edition of Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make a Good Musical. Featuring encore performances from the October concert, some all new material plus a few holiday surprises!!! The performance will boast the talents of Tony winner Cady Huffman, Chester Gregory II, Kate Wetherhead, Celina Carvajal, Alex Brightman, Todd Buonopane and Jillian Giacchi with Kyle G. Bailey, Anton Briones, Jessica Hershberg, Megan Gerlach, Douglas Goodhart, Jay A. Johnson, Stacia Marie Newcomb, Nicole Stefonek and Stephanie Umoh. Singers will be backed by the Julian Peterson Trio. Penned by Ryan Bogner (concept, lyrics), Mishaela Faucher (lyrics, choreography) and Jason Michael Snow (music). For tickets, please call the Zipper at 212-352-3101.

NYTB AT THE DUPLEX

December 15, 9:30pm: NYTB AT THE DUPLEX - HOLIDAY STUFFING - An Evening of Original Holiday Music. Featuring original music from Rob Hartmann, Georgia Stitt, Amanda Yesnowitz, Heidi Heilig, Deborah Breevort, Michael Cooper, Katya Stanislavska, Julianne Wick Davis (Wood at NYMF), Maggie-Kate Coleman, David Friedman, Brian Cimmet, Deborah Abramson, Gregory Jacobs-Roseman, Mike Pettry, Matthew A. Everett and Phoebe Geer. With performances by Becca Yure, Sierra Rein, Sandy Binion (Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn, Jane Eyre), Ashley McHugh, Michael Mendez, Michael Coco and Matt Leahy (MAC nominee) For reservations please call 212-255-5438. $10 cover plus 2-drink minimum; All proceeds will benefit St. Francis Xavier's "Welcome Table"

Broadway in South Africa

December 15, 7:00pm: Broadway in South Africa - 1st Annual Holiday Party and Silent Auction. Celebrate the holiday season with some of Broadway's hottest young stars. Details at http://www.broadwayinsouthafrica.com/.

Broadway Sings for Toys

December 14, 9:00pm: Broadway Sings for Toys - A Benefit for Toys for Tots. The Broadway Boys host this awesome party/concert where all of the best Broadway performers stop by after their shows to sing a holiday song or a song of hope or inspiration. All toys collected are donated to Toys for Tots. You get get to keep the joy! Scheduled to perform are Gavin Creel, Julia Murney, Lea Delaria, The Jersey Boys, John Bucchino, Antonique Smith, Natalie Weiss, Marty Thomas, Judy McClane, Patina Miller, Capathia Jenkins, Michael McElroy, Chelsea Krombach, The Broadway Inspirational Voices and of course The Broadway Boys! And a few other people who have given maybes...but who you will NOT want to miss... Tickets are: $15 and a new, UNWRAPPED toy; $20 with no toy; $40 reserved seating; $100 VIP seating with reception with performers and a gift! For ticket reservations, please call 212-352-3101.

Kate Pazakis

December 9, 7:00pm and 10:30pm: Kate Pazakis Live! - Unzipped at the Zipper - second show added due to popular demand! Downtown diva Kate Pazakis headlines her first LIVE ALBUM RECORDING, "Kate Pazakis: Unzipped!" This brand new show uses a mix of pop, rock, country and musical theatre to reveal the woman behind the legendary powerhouse belt. Come witness the live recording of Kate's debut album. Featuring new material, original songs, a few fan favorites and a live band headed by Musical Director, Brian J. Nash. Special Guest Appearance by Seth Rudetsky. For ticket reservations, please call 212-352-3101.

Broadway Boys

December 1, 7:00pm: The Broadway Boys with Jesse Nager, Michael James Scott, Maurice Murphy, Josh Strickland, Danny Calvert and Daniel Torres as well as the amazing Broadway Boys band led by Justin Paul hit Birdland! Producer Jesse Nager created the Broadway Boys in order to create a new sound for theater and non-theater audiences alike. By mixing pop, jazz, gospel, and funk elements to Broadways standards, the Broadway Boys have created what has been called, "a symphony of sound." Selections will include some new Christmas/Broadway arrangements, some old arrangements, and lots of Holiday cheer...and belting...and riffing... Guests TBA! But you know they are always brills! Tickets are $25 and $50; call (212) 581-3080.

Scott Alan's 'Keys' CD release party

December 1, 7:30pm: Scott Alan's 'Keys' and 'Still Dreaming Wide Awake' CD Signing and Performance . Join composer Scott Alan and some VERY special guests as they celebrate the release of his new CD 'Keys' and the re-release of his debut CD 'Still ...Dreaming Wide Awake' for a one night only CD signing and performance at the Lincoln Center Barnes and Nobles. A 30 minute performance, starting at 7:30, will be followed by a CD signing of both CD'S and will feature Scott Alan, Shoshana Bean, Lisa Brescia, Tituss Burgess, Danny Calvert, Jenn Colella, Jackie Hoffman, Marcus Paul James, Carly Jibson, Julia Murney, Katie Thompson, Natalie Weiss and more to be announced !!! Free event.

Feelin' Frosty with Brandon Cutrell

December 1, 8:30pm: Feelin' Frosty with Brandon Cutrell - A One Night Only Holiday Event at Feinstein's. New York – Feinstein's at the Loews Regency (located at 540 Park Avenue) is pleased to present MAC and Bistro Award winner Brandon Cutrell in Feelin' Frosty, Brandon's first holiday-themed show in New York. Brandon's longtime musical director, RAY FELLMAN, will be at the piano and LISA ASHER will direct. Expect an eclectic mix from holiday favorites to Great American Songbook standards to contemporary pop to new songwriters. Brandon and Ray will revisit old favorites and share new discoveries. From D. Jay Bradley to Tim DiPasqua to Janis Ian to Elton John to Lester S. Levy to Kenny Loggins, there is something for everyone. Tickets for this event are $40 and $60 and there is a $25 food/beverage minimum. For tickets, please call 212.339.4095.

Shoshana Bean - SuperHero

December 1, 9:00pm: celebrate the release of Shoshana Bean's debut album SUPERHERO. Come celebrate the release of Shoshana Bean's debut album SUPERHERO. Open vodka bar from 9 to 10pm. 21 and up, $15 at the door. dJDb spins, Socialight Entertainment presents. HOME, 532 W. 27th., NYC.

Christine Ebersole & Billy Stritch

November 26-29, 8:30 & 11:00pm: Christine Ebersole & Billy Stritch. The wildly sensational musical pair consisting of Grammy-winning composer, arranger, vocalist, and jazz pianist, Billy Stritch and Tony-winning actress and singer Christine Ebersole, share the Birdland stage once again, this time for a four-day run! The duo will cover cabaret standards, all the while bringing their own lively and exciting personal touches to the classics. Longtime friends Ebersole and Stritch have a musical partnership in which two equally bright stars align and illuminate shared moments through perfect synchronicity. The result is a shining performance that you won't want to miss! $40 and $50 tickets; call Birdland at (212) 581-3080.

NYTB welcomes Emerson College

November 24, 9:00pm: NYTB welcomes Emerson College - NYTB at the Duplex. This show will feature a cast, music and creative team, selected from the talented artists whom have attended Emerson College. Several recent Emerson alumns answer the question "why can't I?" by singing a collection of songs they love from an array of shows and parts that are completely and wholy wrong for them... in a traditional sense anyway. Featuring new music from Gregory Jacobs-Roseman and performances by Daniel Bonthius, Jordan Kai Burnett, Sarah Hunt, Rachel James, Haley Bond Petersen, David Sharrocks, Emily Thompson and Akilah Williams. For reservations, please call 212-255-5438.

Will & Anthony Nunziata

November 18, 9:30pm: TWO OF A KIND - An American Songbook Variety Show. You’re invited to laugh with Will & Anthony Nunziata and friends during this concert featuring original comedy sketches, family stories & fresh duet-arrangements of songs from The American Songbook. Make reservations today by calling the Laurie Beechman Theatre at (212) 695-6909.

Monday Nights, New Voices

November 17, 7:00pm: Scot Alan's Monday Nights, New Voices continues with host Bobby Steggert (110 in the Shade) and guest composer/lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver. The concert will feature the talents of Traci Bair, Nicole Beerman, Kristen Bussiere, Kathleen Hennessey and Lia Menaker. The 'New Voices' will sing selections from Oliver's songbook and will be accompanied by fellow 'New Voice' alumni composer, Will Van Dyke. Make reservations today by calling the Duplex at (212) 255-5438.

Mara Jill Herman

November 11, 7:00 & 9:30pm: The Spotlight Cabaret will present True Story at the Laurie Beechman - two different casts will share stories from their lives through song at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. The 7:00pm show will feature Katie Gassert (NYMF's About Face), Brianne Moore (Signature's The Visit), Andrew Pandaleon (Original cast of Play It Cool), Alyse Wojciechowski (Fallen, Jane Eyre reading) and Geoff Kidwell (Cabrillo's A Chorus Line). The 9:30pm show will feature Ryan Bogner (NYMF's Bedbugs!!!), Cait Doyle (Hot Mess in Manhattan), Larry Hamilton (Captain Louie, Lortel's Charlie Brown), Mara Jill Herman (The Dream Palace, Prospect's Four), Weston Wells Olson (PBS Camelot, Hollywood Bowl's Les Miz), and Aléna Watters (Goodman's Turn of the Century, Bette Midler's The Showgirl Must Go On). The evening is directed by Ryan Scott Oliver, with music direction by Matt Vinson. Reservations strongly urged; email your request to thespotlightcabaret@yahoo.com.

Arbender Robinson

November 10, 11:30pm: Scott Nevins' Curtain Call with special guest star Arbender Robinson! You've seen him in The Little Mermaid and Hairspray, now see him at Splash!, 50 west 17th st (b/w 5th and 6th). Admission is free until 10pm, $5 after.

Niki Scalera - Meaningful Affairs

November 10, 8pm: Niki Scalera is thrilled to announce her upcoming cabaret show Meaningful Affairs! Hairspray's Penny Lou Pingleton, Niki Scalera, shows her less nerdy side as she sings from Jazz to Rock in Meaningful Affairs. Direction by Maurice Brandon Curry, musical direction by Hairspray's Lon Hoyt; at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in the West Bank Cafe. For reservations, call (212) 695-6909.

Stearns Matthews cabaret

November 9, 17, 19, 30 (various times): I Was Here -- the OFFICIAL Cabaret Debut of Stearns Matthews. Stearns graduated from Westminster Choir College with a BM in Music Theater in May of 2008. He recently competed in the MetroStar Talent Challenge, a cabaret competition at the Metropolitan Room. Despite being the youngest person to advance beyond the preliminary round, Stearns came in as the first runner up! He hopes you'll join him for his debut at "Don't Tell Mama." For reservations, call (215) 757-0788 after 4pm.

The Next Step

November 6 - 9: The Next Step - a showcase of original choreography by Jason Marquette. The Next Step Proves the Passion of Dance and Storytelling. What was the first Broadway show you went to see? Bring back the electricity that only live entertainment can provide and take The Next Step to a night of song and dance you won't want to miss! Created by Jason Marquette and performed by some of the hottest up and coming talent the Big Apple has to offer, The Next Step takes a look back into America's Musical Theater History, gives a new twist on some classic movie musical numbers, and lands you in the jazz era of Harlem. Performances are at the beautiful St. Clements' Sanctuary theater on 46th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. Buy tickets.

Gavin Creel

November 6, 8:00pm: GAVIN CREEL and SHAYNA STEELE: Live at the Zipper. Broadway / R&B songstress SHAYNA STEELE (Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray) will pair up with fellow Broadway actor/singer-songwriter GAVIN CREEL (Thoroughly Modern Millie, La Cage Aux Folles, Mary Poppins) to jam out for one night only! Expect new tunes, old favorites, and a batch of hot covers! Only $15, seating limited, BOOK NOW! Buy tickets.

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November 5, 5:30pm: An Evening with [title of show] and Ira Glass . Join the extraordinary company of Broadway’s huge hit [title of show] for a lively conversation and performance, moderated by Ira Glass, in celebration of the little musical that could. Participants include creators Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen and their co-stars Heidi Blickenstaff and Susan Blackwell, Director Michael Berresse and Musical Director Larry Pressgrove. Tickets are $25; call 92YTribeca Theatre at 212-601-1000.

Bobby Cronin

November 3, 9:30pm: THINK BIG: the music and lyrics of Bobby Cronin. This all new show includes large production numbers from BRATT CAMP and 'TIL DEATH DO US PART, plus new songs from an untitled musical and other projects. As usual, an amazing Broadway cast: AUTUMN HURLBERT (Legally Blonde), BRAD BASS (Wicked), JARED GERTNER (Spelling Bee), KATE PAZAKIS (Jerry Springer), ANNE BRUMMEL (Eva in Evita Nat'l Tour), ADAM FLEMING (Hairspray, Wicked), BRIAN GALLAGHER (Tommy Euro Tour), BEN CAMERON (Wicked), ROBYN LEE (bratt camp), JENN FURMAN (Millie Nat'l Tour), TRACY MCDOWELL (Rent) plus an ensemble of 10 rising performers. BOBBY CRONIN and JUSTIN HATCHIMONJI at the piano at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in the West Bank Cafe. For reservations, call (212) 695-6909.

Gavin Creel

November 2, 9:30pm: Broadway Loves Joe's Pub is a concert featuring the best of the best from the Broadway concerts at Joe's Pub over the last ten years. Emmy Award-Winning Actress and Comedian, Judy Gold will be hosting the celebration. Joining host Gold will be Tony Award-Winners Laura Benanti (Gypsy, ABC’s Eli Stone), Cady Huffman (The Producer’s, Curb Your Enthusiasm), Tony Nominee Gavin Creel (West End’s Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Steven Pasquale (A Man of No Importance, FX’s Rescue Me) and more. The performers will all be reprising songs they have performed in previous Joe's Pub events, giving fans a chance to relive the magical nights from years past at the Pub. The concert is part of the 10th Anniversary Celebration at Joe’s Pub. Tickets are $50; call (212) 967-7555.

Will & Anthony Nunziata

November 1, 6:00pm: Mabel Mercer Foundation's 19th Annual Cabaret Convention. Will & Anthony Nunziata are honored to make their Lincoln Center debut at this special concert event featuring cabaret and Broadway performers - including 2008 Mabel Mercer Award recipient KT Sullivan. Created in 1985 as a not-for-profit arts organization, The Mabel Mercer Foundation serves to both perpetuate the memory and spirit of its legendary namesake and to promote public interest in the fragile and endangered world of cabaret. Make reservations today by calling 212-721-6500.

Gabrielle Stravelli

October 30, 7:00pm: Gabrielle Stravelli at the Beechman. 2008 Bistro Award Winner Gabrielle Stravelli brings her powerhouse voice to the Laurie Beechman Theatre just in time to get you ready for Halloween. "IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THE NEXT BETTE MIDLER OR AMY WINEHOUSE, SHE'S NOT IT. WHAT SHE IS IS THE FIRST GABRIELLE STRAVELLI, AND THAT'S SO, SO MUCH BETTER. SHE PLUCKS THE TUNES FROM EVERY WHICH-WHERE AND TURNS THEM INTO POWERHOUSE INDIVIDUAL EXPRESSIONS. RIGHT NOW, SHE'S HOTTER THAN THE EQUATOR." - David Finkle, The Village Voice. For reservations, call 212-695-6909.

Matt Cavenaugh

October 29, 6:00pm: Mabel Mercer Foundation's 19th Annual Cabaret Convention. Matt Cavenaugh is one of ten performers on opening night of the convention. Created in 1985 as a not-for-profit arts organization, The Mabel Mercer Foundation serves to both perpetuate the memory and spirit of its legendary namesake and to promote public interest in the fragile and endangered world of cabaret. Make reservations today by calling 212-721-6500.

Michael Arden

October 28, 29, 30: Michael Arden sings Joni Mitchell's Blue Album - In the tradition of Rufus Wainwright's Judy Garland Carnegie Hall concert and Leslie Kritzer as Patti Lupone at Les Mouches, Joe's Pub is thrilled to present Michael Arden covering Joni Mitchell's seminal album Blue in it's entirety, with new arrangements by Todd Almond. When Blue was released in June, 1971 it was hailed as instant classic, critically and commercially, a potent culmination of her career. The record expressed her depressed assessments of the world balanced by notions of exuberant romantic love. Hit songs include River, All I Want, A Case of You and many more. The concert features a five-person band. Tickets are $20 - please make a reservation; limited availability! Ticket info.

Monday Nights, New Voices

October 27, 7:00pm: Monday Nights, New Voices at the Duplex. The series, produced by composer Scott Alan, showcases some of today's brightest "New Voices" in New York. The concert will be hosted by recent Wicked star, Lisa Brescia and will include performances by Ritter Hanz, Lucy Horton, Paul Louis Lessard, Lonna Marie and Quinn Van Antwerp. The evening's guest composer will be Richard Rogers Award winner, Stephen Weiner. Weiner will accompany the New Voices on selection from his songbook. For reservations, call (212) 255-5438.

Boston Conservatory at the Duplex

October 27, 9:30pm: Boston Conservatory at the Duplex. New York Theatre Barn welcomes alumni of the Boston Conservatory of Music. The show will feature a cast and creative team and new music selected from talented artists who've attended the Boston Conservatory of Music. Featured composers are Jason Snow, Ryan Bogner, Mishaela Faucher, Jonathan Reid Gealt, Will Larche, and Gerard Alessandrini. With performances by Kendal Hartse, Shannon Amiry, Saum Eskandani, Mitzi Michaels, Demond Nason, Tori Scott, Emily Zuzelski, and Caytlan Wayt. For reservations, please call 212-255-5438

Adam Pascal and Larry Edoff

October 26, 27; 8:30pm: Adam Pascal and Larry Edoff at Feinstein's. Spend an evening with the award-winning original star of Broadway's RENT and AIDA, as well as the feature film RENT, who performs an evening of classic Broadway songs from composers old and new, (including Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Jonathan Larson, Jason Robert Brown and more), as well as classic rock songs from his musical influences (including The Beatles, Billy Joel, Elton John and Pink Floyd). This is an unforgettable evening of Adam up close and personal. Songlist includes show stoppers such as "One Song Glory" (Rent), "Maybe This Time" (Cabaret), "New York State of Mind" (Billy Joel), and more! Please call 212-339-4095 for reservations.

The Secret Show

October 26, 9:30pm: The Secret Show with Joe Iconnis. joe hosts a concert of songs by some of his favorite writers at the luxurious laurie beechman theater in grand old manhattan. performances by singer-songwriters gaby alter, ladystein, mike pettry, and jason "sweettooth" williams, as well as rob broadhurst (by way of liz power), kirsten guenther and joy son (by way of sam tedaldi), and michael r. jackson (by way of molly hager). joe will also sing a bunch of covers and maybe even one or two of his own tunes. call 212-695-6909 for reservations.

Scot Wisniewski: It's Time

October 25, 30, November 1, 8, 15: Scot Wisniewski: It's Time. After a several year hiatus, Scot returns to the wonderful world of cabaret with an all new show. It's Time will feature some of Scot's favorite songs that he has never sung in public before, including selections from Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, George Michael and many more. Musical director is Steven Ray Watkins with Kristen Salico featured as a special guest. Scot says "the sole purpose of this show is to have a good time. If you're looking for a 'theme' or a life-altering epiphany, go see Avenue Q. If you wanna have a blast and hear some amazing songs then come to my show!" Reservations are STRONGLY recommended. Don't Tell Mama Cabaret: 212-757-0788 after 4:00 pm daily.

October 20, 7pm: The Sum of Our Hearts: An Evening of Songs by Thomson and Mann. Join us for an evening of original songs by 2008 Jonathan Larson Award winners Jeff Thomson and Jordan Mann. Starring Meredith Anderson, Lisa Brescia, Matt Lutz, Thom Sesma, Natalie Weiss and Timothy Wilson. Musical Direction by Aaron Jodoin; Directed by Dan Kutner at The Duplex. In order to secure a ticket, please make reservations by calling 212-255-5438.

October 16, 9:30pm: Dance Numbers from Musicals You Haven’t (Yet) Heard Of. An evening of dance from up and coming musicals. Directed by Jessica Redish with choreography by Jessica Redish and Connor Gallagher. Dance arrangements from the following composers will be included: Bobby Cronin (Bratt Camp), Kirstin Guenther & Joy Sun (Little Miss Fix-It), Jeff Blumenkrantz (Betty Boop), Dave Ogrin (Hell Hole Honeys), Tom Mizer and Curtis Moore (The Legend of Stagecoach Mary), Eli Bolin & Sam Forman (The Big Show), Jeffrey Thomson & Jordan Mann (Jawbreaker), Will Van Dyke, Sammy Buck and Dan Acquisto (The Seven Year B*tch), Ryan Scott Oliver (Darling, Alive at Ten) and Brian Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan (The Woman Upstairs). For reservations, please call 212.695.6909.

October 13, 7:00pm: Jason Robert Brown. Jason has been hailed as "one of Broadway's smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim," (Philadelphia Inquirer) and The New York Times refers to Jason as "a leading member of a new generation of composers who embody high hopes for the American musical." Jason is the Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist of Parade and winner of the Drama Desk and New York Drama Critic's Circle awards for Best New Musical. A national tour of Parade begins this June in Atlanta. Jason's first musical, Songs for a New World, premiered Off-Broadway in 1995, and has received over forty productions. Jason's current projects include a two-character musical with director Daisy Prince, and a solo album. He has provided incidental music for Long Day's Journey into Night (Irish Repertory Theater), David Lindsay-Abaire's Fuddy Meers (MTC), and David Marshall Grant's Current Events (MTC). Sold out.

September 29: Jim Caruso's Cast Party will present Alex Gemignani at 7:00p.m. as part of Broadway at Birdland. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear tunes by Kern, Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Billy Joel, Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds and Todd Alsup. Alex appeared as John Hinckley on Broadway in Stephen Sondheim's Assassins in 2004 and returned in late 2005 as the Beadle in the revival of Sweeney Todd. He has appeared in concert versions of both South Pacific and Passion. Both concerts were taped for PBS "Great Performances". He recently stared as Jean Valjean in the Broadway revival of Les Misérables.

September 29: Monday Nights, New Voices with special guests Megan McGinnis (Les Misérables) and Adam Gwon. The monthly series, which celebrates and honors up and coming talent and is produced by composer Scott Alan, will boost the talents of Jaime Cepero III, Matt DeAngelis, Demi Fragale, Jake Glassman and Molly Hager. Each of the talented performers will sing selections from the evening’s special guest composer and lyricist, Adam Gwon, who will also be on hand to accompany the performers at the evenings concert. Barbara Anselmi serves as the series Musical Director. Ticket info.

September 24: STORYTELLING: The Music and Lyrics of Farah Alvin - a one-night only concert of original music. Though she's best known as one of Broadway's favorite belters, Farah Alvin has spent years honing a secret identity as a gifted songwriter. With her soulful voice and frank, thoughtful lyrics, Alvin weaves a sound that's equal parts Laura Nyro, Paul Simon, and Ben Folds. Making her Ars Nova debut with with an evening of songs reflecting on love, loss, melancholy and joy, Alvin's secret life is about to be big news. Ticket info.

September 22: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul will play their first New York concert in two years as part of the NY Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) concert series! The boys take the stage at the Zipper Theater with some of the hottest young performers on Broadway, showcasing tons of new songs. Performers include Steven Booth (Avenue Q), Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid), Gavin Creel (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Mary Faber (Avenue Q), Chelsea Krombach (Wicked), Patina Miller (Hair), Krysta Rodriguez (In The Heights), Shayna Steele (Hairspray), Aaron Tveit (Wicked), Natalie Weiss (Ever After) and more. Ticket info.

September 15: The 8th Annual Dramatists Guild Presentations is a free concert (reservations required) at Lincoln Center Theatre. It features works by the 2007-2008 Fellows: Justin Boyd, Tom Diggs, Kirsten A. Guenther, Andy Monroe, Nancy Nevarez, Ryan Scott Oliver, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Jason Williamson and Lauren Wilson. Performers include Adam Halpin, Natalie Weiss, Alex Brightman, Tobias Segal, Daniel Eric Gold, Phoebe Strole, Krysta Rodriguez and many more. RSVP required: (212) 398-9366 x20

September 11: Ryan Scott Oliver hosts The Girly Show cabaret, featuring seven of New York's best young female singers at the Laurie Beechman Theatre - and directed by Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Jake Wilson. Performers include Jessica Hershberg, Susanne Layton, Vanessa Ray, Dana Steingold, Jessica Waxman, Natalie Weiss & Helene Yorke. Reservations strongly urged; email your request to or call (212) 695-6909. There is a $10 cover charge and a $15 food/drink minimum.

September 9: Alex Brightman, Jason Michael Snow and Jay A. Johnson present their cabaret Boys! Boys! Boys! at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Ticket info.

September 8: Alysha Umphress will be featured with Theresa McCarthy, Peter Sachon, Sally Wilfert and of course, Jeff Blumenkrantz, in The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook Concert: The Arrangements at Birdland!. Ticket info.


Washington D.C. Events

Stephen Schwartz

January 31, 6:00-7:00pm: Millennium Stage 12th Anniversary Celebration: Broadway Today . The Kennedy Center, in honor of Performing Arts for Everyone's 12 years of free daily performances on the Millennium Stage, presents a free concert celebrating the third generation of Broadway composers. Hosted by nine-time Tony Award nominee Stephen Schwartz and Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, the performance features a parade of Tony-recognized artists, including Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Once on This Island), Scott Frankel & Michael Korie (Grey Gardens), and Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, Or Change). Vocalists include Liz Callaway (Merrily We Roll Along, Miss Saigon, Cats), Capathia Jenkins (Caroline, or Change; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me) and Caitlyn Caughell performing with the composers at the piano. Free tickets required. Free tickets with reserved seating will be distributed, one (1) ticket per person in line, beginning at 4 pm on Saturday, January 31, in front of the Opera House.

Up and Coming Composers - Pasek and Paul

February 1 to 7, 6:00-7:00pm: Kennedy Center Salutes Next Generation Broadway Composers. Following the previously announced Millennium Stage 12th Anniversary Celebration: Broadway Today Jan. 31 at the Kennedy Center, the famed Washington DC venue will host a week of musical theatre cabarets. Curated by Michael Kerker and ASCAP, the Feb. 1-7 performances will be presented in the Millennium Stage's Grand Foyer, which will be transformed into a cabaret. The series of free 6pm performances will spotlight "up-and-coming composers at the piano with rising stars singing their works that are becoming the 'new standards.'"

  • Feb. 1: The songs of Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner performed by Megan Hilty
  • Feb. 2: The songs of Michael Kooman and Chris Dimond performed by Anderson Davis and Natalie Weiss
  • Feb. 3: The songs of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Leslie Kritzer
  • Feb. 4: The songs of Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel performed by Stephanie J. Block
  • Feb. 5: The songs of Adam Gwon performed by Leah Horowitz and Stanley Bahorek
  • Feb. 6: The songs of Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham performed by Colin Hanlon and Farah Alvin
  • Feb. 7: The songs of Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich performed by Scott Coulter

Free events; no tickets required. View live or past broadcasts online at http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/.


Oy Vey in a Manger

San Francisco, CA Events

December 27, 8:00pm: The Kinsey Sicks present Oy Vey in a Manger. Join the world's best dragapella quartet for their holiday classic performance as they return to the Herbst Theatre. Buy tickets.


Oy Vey in a Manger

Seattle, Wa Events

December 26, 7:30pm; 10:00pm: The Kinsey Sicks present Oy Vey in a Manger. Join the world's best dragapella quartet for their holiday classic performance as they return to the Triple Door. Buy tickets.