Move over, Meryl Streep. Fiasco Theater proves you don’t need a Hollywood budget or mega-wattage stars to deliver a moving and highly entertaining version of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical Into the Woods.
The key to the success of this production, being presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre, is its emphasis on ensemble work.
Jess Domain’s original music has been heard on more than 30 tv shows, including The Katie Couric Show, Law & Order,
Black, Blind and Beautiful, Peggy Eason's robust and gorgeous style will enthrall everyone who hears her. She is directed by ten-time MAC winner Lennie Watts and joined by the Stephen Ray Watkins Trio. Peggy Eason is bringing her show to The Iridium, New York’s famous Manhattan cabaret stage on Tuesday February 3rd, one set at 8:00pm.
Jazz headliner Carol Fredette and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Lillias White will be among the eleven performers honored at the 30th Annual Bistro Awards gala, which recognizes outstanding achievement in New York cabaret, jazz, and comedy. The celebration will take place on Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30pm at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street.
Award winning musicians Bobby Belfry (vocalist) and David Budway (piano/arranger) are bringing their recording, “One Lucky Day” live to Iridium on February 10 at 8pm and 10pm. The set is a collection of pop and jazz classics from the twentieth century, plus a few new gems. Richie Morales (drums) and Don Falzone (bass) round out the trio.
Mayra Casales & Cocomama return to The Iridium Tuesday February 17th sets at 8:00 & 10:00PM presented by ScoBar Entertainment. Cocomama is a powerhouse all female multi-national Latin Jazz orchestra. Together since 2008, the group’s members hail from six countries on four continents! Three vocalists, a trombonist and a rhythm section of piano, bass, drums and percussion all deliver virtuosic performances.
Long before there was Jack Paar or Steve Allen or even Johnny Carson, there was Joe Franklin. From his ground-breaking 1950 talk show in the early days of television to his 30-plus year run on WOR-TV, Joe Franklin was the trail-blazer for all the Carsons and Lettermans. On Saturday, January 24, 2015, Joe Franklin, "The King of Nostalgia," passed away at 88.
Interviewing over 300,000 guests during a 43-year span, Bronx-born Joe Franklin began his career as a teenager, selling jokes to Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor.
Actress & singer Carman Napier will make her New York City solo show debut in Little Fish, Big Apple. Carman first appeared in New York in Songs For A New World and recently garnered acclaim for her portrayal of Diana in Next To Normal at The Gallery Players. This evening of musical theater and pop songs will also feature stage and screen star Anita Gillette (Chapter Two, Cabaret, Moonstruck, 30 Rock)
Hello, cabaret fans. I'd like to start out by telling you about the most inventive, charming, and out-and-out hilarious musically mad merriment I've seen in a cabaret room in a very long time (Hint: I think my air conditioner was on the last time I felt this way and customers were wearing shorts). It's called PAPER DOLLS and will be repeated this Saturday night, January 24 at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46 Street if you are a cabaret newbie).
Do you know and love the lavish sound of the Big Bands as they were in the Swing Era? Then you should be 'Stepping Out' for a night on the Town on Sunday January 25 as ScoBar Entertainment presents The Norm Hathaway Big Band with featured vocalist Liza Moran and Josh Baty at The Iridium Jazz Club. Two sets at 5:00 & 7:30PM.
Not all movies make good stage musicals. While there are some successes such as Billy Elliot and The Producers, there are also a number of clunkers. Honeymoon in Vegas, which recently opened at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre, is among them.
Karen Wyman – the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist currently celebrating a renaissance since her days performing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Dean Martin Show" – will return to The Metropolitan Room on Saturday, January 31 at 7:00 PM. Her engagement at the venue last year was named a "Critic's Pick" by Time Out New York and called "a compelling concert and a totally-inspiring comeback performance"
Sandra Bargman in THE EDGE of EVERYDAY Back again at The Duplex! "An enchanting mosaic of cabaret, performance art, and ritual". Sacred Stages LLC presents The Edge of Everyday, which explores our fear of change and ultimately, our acceptance of the dichotomies of Life. "The Edge" is where our resistance, our reluctance to embrace the diversity of life, collides with the inevitability of change in all the corners of our lives.
An A-list group of Broadway performers will gather at Metropolitan Room in New York City in February to sing "Nothing But the Love – An Evening of Songs by Tina deVaron." This original song cycle is about "grownup love and everything that comes (and goes) with it." deVaron is an award-winning New York singer/songwriter who is known as a mainstay of piano jazz and special events in the city's toniest rooms. "Nothing But the Love," plays one show on February 9th at 7:00 pm at Metropolitan Room,
No one in their right mind would move to New York City without a job, contacts or money, in the middle of a recession, with a baby, right? Except Natalie Arneson. She did that. In this show she shares stories of early morning auditions despite being sleep-deprived (ever tried to sing a high C after wrestling a screaming baby all night?) how she and her husband tossed their daughter to each other across train platforms to avoid paying a sitter,