Cameron Adams, Keven Quillon and Darryl Semira headline ‘Besties Of Broadway’ at Buffalo’s Curtain Up

Starring Buffalo and the Academy of Theater Arts have announced the cast of “Besties of Broadway,” an evening of song, dance and cocktails at the Bittersweet Piano Lounge on September 16 at 8 p.m. The cabaret show will be part of Buffalo’s famous Curtain Up party, which marks the official launch of the city’s theater season.

Besties of Broadway will include performances by three “duets” of friends: visiting Broadway artists Cameron Adams (The Music Man, Oklahoma!, Hello Dolly) and Keven Quillon (My Fair Lady, Shrek, A Christmas Story), the Buffalo star Darryl Semira (Mamma Mia!, Bombay Dreams) with special guest Eric Heusinger and Academy of Theater Arts students Braeden Kostusiak (Iroquois High School) and Megan Zakeri (Frontier High School), under the direction music by Lucas Colon. The band will perform a program of Broadway standards at the beautiful Bittersweet Piano Lounge (391 Washington Street, inside the Lafayette Hotel), Buffalo’s eclectic, art deco piano bar serving upscale cocktails in an atmospheric Gilded Age.

Tickets are available at and seating is strictly limited. The event will take place on Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m. and will end in time for everyone to walk to the Curtain Up Street Fair, which begins on Main Street in Buffalo at 10 p.m. Fornarola and Slawson said in a joint statement, “We are thrilled to add this new cabaret and cocktail experience to the Curtain Up festival and continue our work of building a bridge between the theater communities of Buffalo and Broadway. The chance to partner with Gino Drake and the beautiful Bittersweet Piano Lounge was the icing on the cake.” For more information, press inquiries and tickets, please visit

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