Producer Stephen Hanks created the Blue Wave shows some time ago and has spent countless hours creating these programs to raise money for progressive and Democratic candidates during election seasons. Mr. Hanks spares no effort when it comes to securing the talents of top female cabaret performers to appear on these popular shows and this year was no different. When the Blue Wave Reunion played at the Laurie Beechman Theater on Friday night, fourteen amazing women took part – it’s both surprising and unfortunate that Mr. Hanks featured an all-white cast, but since he’s known for supporting diversity, we could assume that he was unable to ensure the participation of all actresses of color for his program. This editor with contacts throughout the industry would like to invite Mr. Hanks to call, if he finds himself in this uncomfortable position again, as I am always happy to connect producers with artists of color. This little sideline business that Mr. Hanks is doing is a wonderful thing because contestants need support, the world needs change and cabaret ladies need gigs.
One of the cabaret ladies who is also a Broadway World lady was there to capture the event through her camera lens. Broadway World Cabaret invites our readers to enjoy Helane Blumfield’s photo essay below, featuring the women of Blue Wave Reunion 2022: Sandra Bargman, Lane Bradbury, Blair Alexis Brown, Mary Sue Daniels, Meg Flather, Janice Hall, Laurie Krauz, Rosemary Loar, Sue Matsuki, Karen Oberlin, Sierra Rein, Julie Reyburn, Sarah Rice, Lisa Viggiano. Music Director: Tracy Stark.
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About Helene Blumfield:
MY NAME IS H. I love what I do and I do what I love. Create amazing content. Wow, the world. Have fun doing it. My mantra, my way. It all happens when passion is your engine and your inner fire ignites. How lucky I am to have been able to apply these simple guides to my life’s work! I’m a nationally recognized creative visionary who navigated the world of design and advertising most recently as Creative SVP for Macy’s. My passion for expression continues to explore new possibilities in visual communications and performance. Now inspired by the cabaret community, I once again found myself behind the lens and couldn’t be more excited.