If you are even a passing fan of the best decade of rock and roll music, you don't want to miss this evening. John Koprowski: Five Years That Rocked the World, 1964-1969, in a return engagement, can be seen at Don't Tell Mama this Saturday, March 7 at 5 pm, and it is a night of great stories and some of the most meaningful and poetic rock songs ever heard. What Mr. Koprowski lacks in performance style, he has made up with his backing band, conducted on piano by the always capable Tracy Stark and featuring the talents of Peter Calo on guitar, Donna Kelly on drums,Owen Yost on bass, Susan Mitchell on the electric violin, and back-up vocals by Wendy A. Russell and Kathleen Stuart.
Robyn McCorquodale: Diary of a Piano Girl at The Laurie Beechman Theatre shows at 7pm April 8th, 14th, 22th and 28th . Also featuring: Peter Calo (guitar) Ritt Henn (bass) Chris Marshak (drums). "Her wealth of talents: a strong yet nuanced singing voice; colorful, jazz-flavored piano work; innate charm; intelligence and good spirits." — Peter Haas, Cabaret Scenes
Singer, pianist, songwriter and international entertainer, Robyn McCorquodale performs in Diary of a Piano Girl, a Multi-Media Presentation Featuring Songs, Stories and Seven Continents!
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs will present the 29th Annual MAC Awards on Thursday, March 26st, at 7:30pm, at B.B King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. Special honorees of the evening will include BABY JANE DEXTER and STEVE ROSS, who will both receive Lifetime Achievement Awards from MAC and perform live at the show, and DAVID KENNEY of WBAI FM Radio, who will receive MAC’s Board of Directors Award. In addition, MAC will present the Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Series Award to the WINTER RHYTHMS series at Urban Stages.
Karen Mason, who was last on Broadway in the Frank Wildhorn musical Wonderland, will play a month-long engagement at the New York cabaret Don't Tell Mama in March. Mason will perform Sunday and Monday evenings at 7 PM throughout the month of March. Barry Kleinbort directs with musical direction by Christopher Denny.
Washington, D.C. standout Sharón Clark has brought festival and concert audiences to their feet across the U.S. and Europe. Her New York run drew raves “New and amazing . . . an absolute triumph!” – Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal “You can’t underestimate the transformation of what seems like an ordinary song when an interpreter like Sharón Clark tears it apart and peers inside.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times and she won New York’s Bistro Award for Best Vocalist. In her new show Sharon Clark Salutes Jazz’s “Big Six”
Bryan Campione (Broadway Buzz, LLC) and Jacob Langfelder present; "KIMBERLY MARABLE: Soul & Substance". Making her solo debut at 42West, the evening will feature a funked up and jazzed down concert of music and storytelling with special guests from the worlds of stage and screen including Anne Fraser Thomas (Broadway Inspirational Voices), Phyre Hawkins (The Book of Mormon), Melvin Abston (Sister Act) and more.
It's always exciting for the cabaret community when the awards season commences, because cabaret largely leads the pack of ceremonies before such events as the OBIEs, Drama Desk Awards, and of course the Tonys. This season should be no exception to the rule, leading off with the third-annual BroadwayWorld NewYork Cabaret Awards to take place at Joe's Pub on Monday, February 23rd beginning at 6:30 PM. It's no major surprise that Ann Hampton Callaway (pictured) took this year's prize as Performer of the Year, and managed to place just ahead of Patti LuPone and Marilyn Maye.
London, February 20, 2015……Harold Sanditen, the versatile performer and host of the überpopular Open Mic Night at London’s Crazy Coqs, is taking his newest show, Flyin’ High, on, as he puts it, “a California tour that now includes London, New York, Paris and Montenegro.” American born, and London-based since 1987, Sanditen, will start his tour in London at The Crazy Coqs on March 31st for three nights before heading to California for a four-stop tour
Resonance Records Recording artist Cathy Rocco's song interpretations are uniquely hers, A seamless blend that draws equally from a myriad of Jazz, Blues and pop. She sings with deep conviction that embodies her beautiful spirit and dedication to her artistic vision. From the early age of ten, she pursued all aspects of the musical spectrum and landed in a special place, that's hers alone.
New York - Richard Skipper Celebrates and The Spiral Theatre Studio has announced Lee Roy Reams for their benefit event on Wednesday February 25th at As Ballet Limited Studios (300 West 43rd Street, 6th Floor) in New York City. The current celebration is Lee Roy Reams,who was featured in 42nd Street, La Cage Aux Folles, Applause and has worked with just about every major composer who spent the 20th Century writing tunes or the stage.
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)
"Singer John Koprowski's Five Years that Rocked the World is the rare cabaret show that's both family-friendly and edgy....Eric Michael Gillett's direction keeps the show moving along briskly between songs or medleys, Koprowski's narrative comes across in the style of a low-key, friendly AM disc jockey with a casually encyclopedic historic awareness of oldies rock that transcends the trivia usually associated with these songs
Abe Ovadia Plays John Coltrane featuring Ari Hoenig at The Iridium Tuesday March 24th with sets at 8 & 10PM presented by ScoBar Entertainment. Abe has developed a unique identity on the guitar and as a band leader, featuring an innovative and emotionally charged energy that is unrelenting. SomethingElse! Reviews writes, “Abe is not out to prove anything to anyone other than to those who have preceded him on the bandstand — Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones.”
The television and stage actress Delphi Harrington and the pianist and composer Woody Regan host a marvelous party as they blend the music, words and sensibilities of Noel Coward and the comedy team of Flanders and Swann in “Cowardly Swann,” a new breed of show. The world premiere of “Cowardly Swann” begins once-monthly shows on Wednesday February 25 at 7pm. Harrington’s first Metropolitan Room major engagement performs four times through May 2.
It's Official! The semi-finalists in The Dirty Little Songwriters Competition are Tim DiPasqua Bobbie Horowitz and Sharon Spector Schapow (Horowitz and Spector) Amy Wolk and William TN Hall Tom Toce and Joseph Thalken Our next show will feature each member of the Dirty Little Songs cast (or a combination of us for the ensemble numbers) singing the semi-finalist winning tunes. At the end of the show,