Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is a wildly popular weekly soiree that brings a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night since 2003. It’s been the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with Manhattan show folk and their fans. It’s a cool cabaret night-out enlivened by a hilariously impromptu variety show. Showbiz superstars hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle.
Caruso guides the entire affair like a bubbly cruise director. Musical Directors Tedd Firth or Billy Stritch hold court at the ivories, Steve Doyle bops on bass, Daniel Glass swings on drums, and the audience is invited to participate in the festivities! Cast Party has been honored with two BroadwayWorld Awards, a MAC Award, Bistro Award and a Nightlife Award.
It’s the party that would happen if somehow David Letterman and Ed Sullivan threw a hip house party around a nine-foot concert grand piano!