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Posted: January 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

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BAC 11.23.15 bWHERE:  DON’T TELL MAMA’S (343 W 46th Street)
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 23rd at 7pm
WHAT:  Sing alongside Broadway Pros and meet/mingle after
WHO:  Experienced singers any age welcome                WHAT ELSE:  A New York Casting Director will be crowning one singer the “future of Broadway.”  That singer’s song will be featured on the BAC fb page and he/she will be invited to sing in our ALL STARS BENEFIT on Sunday, Dec. 13th
OUR VIBE: supportive – this is not a competition although we honor some stand outs. We are about cheering, connecting, creating, and being artists.                            FEE:  $20 participation fee (Broadway Artists free)
RESERVE: email info@broadwayconnects.org to sing

The Broadway Artists Connection is a nonprofit providing opportunities for Broadway & Aspiring Artists to try new songs in a supportive environment, make invaluable connections and give back to our community.

For more information visit www.broadwayconnects.org.

YOU ARE SIMPLY THE(2)Ever wish you could find out how a performer achieved the career you crave?  Looking for inside tips to help you navigate the business of show?

You are invited to the first ever BAC Seminar on “Making it on Broadway & Cabaret” featuring a panel of Broadway Veterans, Cabaret Stars, Producers and more.  On Sunday August 2nd 7PM at the Metropolitan Room, you will have the opportunity to meet our panel, mingle, ask questions and hear how they achieved the career you crave.

You will also learn how the Broadway Artist Connection can offer you opportunities to perform and get connected.  Bring your headshot/resume.  Mingle, ask questions, have fun and get the edge you need to pursue your dreams!  Space is limited.  Tickets are onsale now CLICK HERE.

Meet the panel:
T. Oliver Reed currently stars in his own cabaret show at the Metropolitan Room.  On Broadway he was seen in AFTER MIDNIGHT, SISTER ACT, MARY POPPINS, WEDDING SINGER, LA CAGE, NEVER GONNA DANCE, MILLIE, FOLLIES, KISS ME KATE.

Ali Solomon is currently the Associate Choreographer for the Broadway Shows GIGI and BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROL KING MUSICAL.  She has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall & Toured in several shows.

Sean McKnight was seen on Broadway in CURTAINS.  He Directed & Choreographed BROADWAY CLASSICS at CARNEGIE HALL and choreographs numerous productions.

Gabriela Garcia  was seen on Broadway in CHICAGO (dance captain).  She has worked directly with such celebrities as George Hamilton, Marilu Henner, Usher, and Melanie Griffith.

Joseph Macchia is an award winning Cabaret producer, Booking Manager at the Metropolitan Room, Founder of Cabaret Cares and Producing Director of the Broadway Artists Connection.  He has produced shows with some of the most preeminent artists of Broadway & Cabaret.
*panel is subject to change

The Broadway Artists Connection brings together Broadway Artists & those Aspiring to create, connect and give back to our communities. www.broadwayconnects.org

YOU ARE SIMPLY THE(2)Ever want to sit down with a Broadway Pro and pick their brain about how they achieved the career you crave?  Come to the Broadway Artist Connection Seminar on “Making it on Broadway & in Cabaret”  featuring a panel of Broadway Veterans, Cabaret Stars, Producers and more.  On Sunday August 2nd 7PM at the Metropolitan Room, you will have the opportunity to meet our panel, mingle, ask questions and hear how they achieved the career you crave.

You will also learn how the Broadway Artist Connection can offer you opportunities to perform and get connected.  Bring your headshot/resume.  Mingle, ask questions, have fun and get the edge you need to pursue your dreams!  Space is limited.  Tickets are onsale now CLICK HERE.

Meet the panel:
T. Oliver Reed currently stars in his own cabaret show at the Metropolitan Room.  On Broadway he was seen in AFTER MIDNIGHT, SISTER ACT, MARY POPPINS, WEDDING SINGER, LA CAGE, NEVER GONNA DANCE, MILLIE, FOLLIES, KISS ME KATE.

Ali Solomon is currently the Associate Choreographer for the Broadway Shows GIGI and BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROL KING MUSICAL.  She has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall & Toured in several shows.

Sean McKnight was seen on Broadway in CURTAINS.  He Directed & Choreographed BROADWAY CLASSICS at CARNEGIE HALL and choreographs numerous productions.

Gabriela Garcia  was seen on Broadway in CHICAGO (dance captain).  She has worked directly with such celebrities as George Hamilton, Marilu Henner, Usher, and Melanie Griffith.

Joseph Macchia is an award winning Cabaret producer, Booking Manager at the Metropolitan Room, Founder of Cabaret Cares and Producing Director of the Broadway Artists Connection.  He has produced shows with some of the most preeminent artists of Broadway & Cabaret.
*panel is subject to change

The Broadway Artists Connection brings together Broadway Artists & those Aspiring to create, connect and give back to our communities. www.broadwayconnects.org

On Monday, April 27th, the Metropolitan Room was packed with Broadway & Aspiring artists who shared new works and cheered each other on at the Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle.  Hosted by JERSEY BOYS’ Peter Gregus, audiences were treated to an up close look at singers trying out new songs & sharing their stories. The evening was intimate, joyful and full of opportunities for everyone involved to make invaluable industry connections.

J. Elaine Marcos

J. Elaine Marcos

T.Oliversinging

T. Oliver Reed

Among some Broadway highlights were J.Elaine Marcos (8 time Broadway principle) who had the audience bellied over laughing at her stand up and song routine; T.Oliver Reed (9 time Broadway veteran) who’s smooth as silk voice left people wanting more; Broadway couple Pat & Jessica McRoberts, who sang a true to life version of “What Can Be Better” from BABY; and Denise Pence (the Fosse Gypsy who’s story has been immortalized as the character in A CHORUS LINE who could ‘never really sing’)  brought down the house proving she can in fact sing, entertain and wow the crowd.

Sixteen aspiring artists had the courage to take the stage after the pros and proved that guts and hard work does in fact impress.  Ranging from 13 years old to well…much, much older, both spectrums proved that talent is ageless.  Guest Casting Director Jason Styres from Binder Casting crowned Lina Silver and Christopher Michaels as the “future of Broadway” qualifying them to sing for a cash prize at the BAC All Stars later this year. “I love being a part this event! It’s a great opportunity to perform for an audience in a professional atmosphere and get feedback from people we look up to!” stated Michaels.

The evening, produced by Mac Award Winner, Joseph Macchia, was the one of several Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) events to be held at the Metropolitan Room.   Up coming events on sale now include: “Making it on Broadway & in Cabaret” Seminar on August 2nd; “Broadway Artists for Charity” event benefiting Revolucion Latina on June 29th; “Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle September 27th & Nov 22nd; and the BAC All Stars (invite only) Open Mic benefit for BCEFA Dec. 1st.”

Broadway cast:
T. Oliver Reed (AFTER MIDNIGHT, SISTER ACT, MARY POPPINS, WEDDING SINGER, LA CAGE, NEVER GONNA DANCE, MILLIE, FOLLIES, KISS ME KATE)
Heather Parcells (SOUL DOCTOR, WONDERLAND, A CHORUS LINE, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG), D’Vorah Bailey (CANDIDE), Bernard Dotson (FINIAN’S RAINBOW, IMAGINARY FRIENDS, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, CHICAGO), J. Elaine Marcos (ANNIE, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESSERT, A CHORUS LINE, WEDDING SINGER, SWEET CHARITY, WONDERFUL TOWN, FLOWER DRUM SONG, MISS SAIGON), Sean McDermott (GREASE, FALSETTOS, MISS SAIGON, STARLIGHT EXPRESS), Denise Pence (PIPPIN, FOLLIES, THE ROTHSCHILDS), Jessica McRoberts (SPIDERMAN, TURN OFF THE DARK, FOLLIES, NINE), Pat McRoberts (MISS SAIGON), Peter Gregus as host (JERSEY BOYS, CONTACT, AIN’T BROADWAY GRAND).

winnersAdditional artists include:
Lina Silver, Christina Cataldo, Brian Jones, Lauren Stanford, Michael Marano, Meghan Jenkins, Javier E Gomez, Jacob Lazar, Barbara Malley, Lars Halldin, Johnny Haeger, Christopher Michaels, Will Branner, Emma Green, Marina Colona, Abby DeMauri, Roselyse Russo

Yasuhiko Fukuoka on piano, Will Maitland Weiss, Stage Manager & BAC Advisor, Joseph Macchia Producer

For more information about Broadway Artist Connection Events, please visit www.broadwayconnects.org.  Reservations are required to sing in BAC events.  For inquiries email: Joseph Macchia at joseph@broadwayconnects.org.
The Broadway Artists Connection founded in 2008 by Broadway Artist Tamlyn Brooke Orlando (42nd STREET & DAME EDNA), brings together Broadway Artists and enthusiasts to create, connect and share their talents for the greater good of our communities.  BAC events have featured over 75 Broadway Artists, dozens of aspiring artists and have raised thousands of dollars for such organizations as Rosie’s Theatre Kids & CAT Youth Theatre.

The Metropolitan Room, located at 34 W 22nd St, is one of the most critically acclaimed venues in NYC and is known as the “Home” for big name talents and rising stars.  This famed, bastion for singers, is located in the heart of Manhattan in the Flatiron/Chelsea District. A high-end cabaret and jazz club, the Metropolitan Room brings the best in live music to New York City.

BAC_flyer_April2015final (2)Five days to join the fun!  
The Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by JERSEY BOYS Peter Gregus & kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros (listed below) is where performers come together to share songs, support and connect with YOU.  And it’s all happening at the acclaimed Metropolitan Room, Monday April 27th at 6pm.  Tickets on sale now:  www.broadwayconnects.org/events.

Broadway artists performing include:
T. Oliver Reed (AFTER MIDNIGHT, SISTER ACT, MARY POPPINS, WEDDING SINGER, LA CAGE, NEVER GONNA DANCE, MILLIE, FOLLIES, KISS ME KATE)
Heather Parcells (SOUL DOCTOR, WONDERLAND, A CHORUS LINE, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG)
D’Vorah Bailey (CANDIDE)
Bernard Dotson (FINIAN’S RAINBOW, IMAGINARY FRIENDS, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, CHICAGO)
J. Elaine Marcos (ANNIE, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESSERT, A CHORUS LINE, WEDDING SINGER, SWEET CHARITY, WONDERFUL TOWN, FLOWER DRUM SONG, MISS SAIGON)
Sean McDermott (GREASE, FALSETTOS, MISS SAIGON, STARLIGHT EXPRESS)
Denise Pence (PIPPIN, FOLLIES, THE ROTHSCHILDS).
Jessica McRoberts (SPIDERMAN, TURN OFF THE DARK, FOLLIES, NINE)
Pat McRoberts (MISS SAIGON)
Peter Gregus as host (JERSEY BOYS, CONTACT, AIN’T BROADWAY GRAND)
Yasuhiko Fukuoka on piano

Joseph Macchia Producer

The fun continues as our fans & friends (listed below) take the mic to sing for guest Casting Director Jason Styres of Binder Casting.  Jason will be crowning two participants the “future of Broadway.” 

Other artists performing include:

Lina Silver, Christina Cataldo, Brian Jones, Lauren Stanford, Michael Marano, Meghan Thionil, Javier E Gomez, Jacob Lazar, Barbara Malley, Lars Halldin, Johnny Haeger, Christopher Michaels, Will Branner, Emma Green, Marina Colona, Abby DeMauri, Casey Ecker, Roselyse Russo

Come sing, mingle, make connections & get inspired. A night not to miss!
TICKETS on sale now ($15 + 2 drink minimum). 

Additional Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle Nights will be held at the Metropolitan Room on Monday September 27th, & invite only BAC All Stars Nov. 22nd.   Email BAC Producing Director Joseph Macchia at joseph@broadwayconnects.org.

To see the full season of BAC events visit: www.broadwayconnects.org/events.
For highlight videos from previous events visit: www.broadwayconnects.org/media.

The Broadway Artists Connection founded in 2008 by Tamlyn Brooke Orlando, brings together Broadway Artists and enthusiasts to create, connect and share their talents for the greater good of our communities.  BAC events have featured over 75 Broadway Artists, dozens of aspiring artists and have raised thousands of dollars for charities improving our communities through the arts.

The Metropolitan Room, located at 34 W 22nd St, is one of the most critically acclaimed venues in NYC and is known as the “Home” for big name talents and rising stars.  This famed, bastion for singers, is located in the heart of Manhattan in the Flatiron/Chelsea District. A high-end cabaret and jazz club, the Metropolitan Room brings the best in live music to New York City.

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