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Jim Caruso

Jazzing Things Up with 'Broadway at Birdland'

Steve Schonberg | Posted 03.08.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

Look closely and you'll find proponents who keep tradition alive for the faithful, and with the foresight of knowing that what's old will someday be new once again. Gianni Valenti and Jim Caruso are living this daily at cabaret club, Birdland.

'Cast Party' Triumphantly Returns to L.A.

Josh Getlin | Posted 04.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Josh Getlin

On its best nights, "Cast Party" feels like a bracing blast of air from Manhattan's theatre district. It fills a gaping hole in Los Angeles, which doesn't have many rooms suitable for such an intimate evening.

Cabaret is Cool Again Thanks to Jim Caruso's Cast Party

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lesleyann Coker

On Monday nights in NYC when Broadway shows are dark, the place to see and be seen is Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland. In the eight years since C...

From YouTube to Broadway, Colleen Ballinger Talks Miranda

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Colleen Ballinger has stumbled across a unique path to fame. What began as a mockery of YouTube musicians has turned into a career opportunity with global appeal.

Kay Thompson: The Singer Has Ended But the Great Arrangements Linger On

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Think Pink, the recordings of Kay Thompson, former head of MGM's vocal department, is a must-have for anyone interested in first-rate singing, songs and arrangements.

Tunesmiths Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk: Writing 'Em Like They Used To

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Perhaps Kerrigan and Lowdermilk will get through to the larger public soon, possibly not--for the simple reason that they devote their tandem time to writing scores for musicals.