FT Live: Jim Caruso's Cast Party with Billy Stritch


Franklin Theatre Sat, Sep 7, 2019 8:00 PM
Franklin Theatre Tue, Nov 16, 2021 8:00 PM
Event Info
Doors Open:1 Hour Before Show
Event Type
Live Performance:Music


It’s a cross between “The Voice” and “The Tonight Show!”  Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is a wildly popular happening that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night since 2003.  It is the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with show folk and the people who love them. Cast Party is a hilariously impromptu open mic/variety show where showbiz superstars and up-and-comers deliver jaw-dropping musical performances and razzle-dazzle.

Legendary showman Jim Caruso guides the entire affair with razor-sharp humor and the unbridled enthusiasm of an uber-fan. Musical director-to-the-stars Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories.  But the real fun starts when the audience participates in the onstage festivities.  Broadway legends, jazzers, cabaret divas, starry-eyed tourists, and enthusiastic kids storm the stage and entertain each other.  If you have a voice, a dream and some sheet music, your Cast Party moment awaits!

Caruso and Stritch love taking the show on the road, and have celebrated talent in London, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Dallas, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Miami, as well as very special all-star events at The Town Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.  Cast Party has been honored with five BroadwayWorld Awards, a MAC Award, Bistro Award, and a Nightlife Award.


*Performers interested in taking part in the on-stage fun should email caruso212@aol.com for information, and expect to bring sheet music (in the correct key) for an upbeat song.


Sponsored by Jackson National Life


Presented by Franklin Theatre Live