On Aug. 2 Block will offer her one-woman show, All Smiles, at Birdland. The evening will feature direction by Jim Caruso with musical director Billy Stritch at the piano. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear standards, a tune from Wicked, a duet with Stritch and a tribute to the late Peter Allen. Show time is 8 PM.
Stephanie J. Block is currently making her Broadway debut opposite Hugh Jackman in The Boy From Oz at the Imperial Theatre. She was part of the cast of the out of-town tryout of Stephen Schwartz's Wicked, and her numerous regional theatre credits include Funny Girl, Oliver!, James Joyce's The Dead, The Grass Harp, Bells Are Ringing and I Love a Piano. Block was a 2002 L.A. Ovation Award nominee for her performance in Crazy For You.
Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues. There is a $20 cover and $10 food/drink minimum; call (212) 581-3080 for reservations.