Publisher Scott Barbarino is proud to announce an upcomming feature for NiteLife Exchange, “Next Week in Cabaret” with host Jenna Miller. The segment will be a bi-weekly update of who’s playing where & when & will be available at NiteLifeExchange.com, every .
ULTIMATE DRAG OFF marks its 10th anniversary in a new upper west side venue, the TRIAD Theatre. DRAG OFF becomes the zaniest live theatrical interactive game-show where audience members vote after a series of rounds and crowns a drag superstar. Hosted by legendary NYC Nightlife temptress, Sweetie, every week is designed to bring audiences a cornucopia of challenges, games and special guests from stage, film and TV.
New York – September 1 – Cabaret Cares kicks off their 2015-2016 fundraising season at Metropolitan Room on Friday, September 18th, with “Living, Loving and Laughter,” a benefit for Help Is On The Way Today and the third annual 40th birthday celebration for the founder, producer Joseph Macchia. This event will showcase a talent lineup of some of Macchia’s favorite performers including: Stacy Sullivan, Lennie Watts, Doreen Montalvo, Fran Leonardis, Ricky Ritzel, Beau Howard, Frank Dain, Chrysten Peddie, Bob Diamond, Tom Gamblin and Marissa Mulder.
Back in 2010, Broadway Musical actor and cabaret artist Rosemary Loar performed her critically acclaimed cabaret show Sting, Stang, Stung!, which featured jazzy and emotional interpretations of the pop icon’s vast songbook of hits. Now five years later, Loar is back with a new cabaret show based on the Sting songbook. Loar’s STING*chronicity offers an unexpected combination of monologues with a stunning variety of arrangements featuring the music of this brilliant contemporary songwriter.
Barry Levitt has been a musical director on the concert, nightclub, and cabaret scenes for four decades. Gary Crawford has been a cabaret singer for about four minutes (well, more like two years but that didn't work for that joke). But the veteran and the newbie (who won a 2014 MAC Award for "Best Debut, Male") have formed a musical marriage that leads to their upcoming September 2 show at the Metropolitan Room, Secret Dreams:
Joseph Macchia brings you the next installment of Gone Too Soon, Now and Forever an evening of Madeline Kahn. V. Madison, author of Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life (University Press of Mississippi, 2015), will host a musical tribute to the late singing actress as part of the Metropolitan Room’s “Gone Too Soon” series, produced by Joseph Macchia.
There is no denying that the sound of '60s and the women whose voices helped define it still resonates today. Last year Bette Midler released "It's the Girls," a tribute to girl groups. Darlene Love's trek from singing with girl groups to background singer to solo superstar helped "Twenty Feet From Stardom" recently win an Academy Award for Best Documentary.
For the first time in 15 years, cabaret star Julie Reyburn brings back her award-winning show, Fate Is Kind, to a New York nightclub stage when she performs the classic at the Metropolitan Room on Monday, September 14 at 7 pm as part of the new monthly series, New York Cabaret’s Greatest Hits (produced by Stephen Hanks and Cabaret Life Productions and cabaret supporter Dr. Jeffrey Hamblin as Associate Producer).
Weʻre so excited to announce our first-ever two-day cabaret symposium! Itʻs a weekend-long experience jam-packed with seminars, workshops, classes, and more that will teach you so much about cabaret you wonʻt even know what to do with yourself.
Grace Wall has the rare distinction of being a second-generation singing-waiter. Both her parents plied that honorable trade whose luminaries include Irving Berlin,Al Jolson, and Jimmy Durante,and many others whose voices rose over the chatter of patrons and the clatter of plates to deliver, as Grace Wall herself does every time she picks up a microphone, transcendent musical moments.
What’s more claustrophobic: Two astronauts on a long space flight where one is angry with the other or a scenario where there might be sexual attraction that might or might not be requited or invited? If you checked “All of the above,” you have the premise for the comedy Endless Air, Endless Water which has launched as one of Fringe Festival’s comedies. It starts a little slowly, with one astronaut confessing he feels too inhibited to pee in his space suit’s arrangement for that and his superior, more experienced co-flyer ordering him to just do it.
I just caught two new musicals about red-headed female scientists and their partners. One is in town for a brief stay in its world premiere in the Fringe Festival. One was never seen before and will never be seen again because it was improvised, created on the fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants improve actors and their merry band.
Wanna make a bet? The Fringe Festival’s deliciously ridiculous musical about the selection of a new Pope, Popesical, like the actual Pope’s upcoming visit, will attract big crowds. But it inarguably has more laughs (Ha! Faint praise for a FANTASTIC show that doesn’t need my praise or that of anyone who prays for success. This show is sure-fire.
It’s rare to find a kids’ show that’s this good.
Here are 2 that are new, written by Jamey Hood.
She scores with both, tho’ it’s her first time.
And, in fact, non-distractingly, she writes them in rhyme.
So, I thought for this review I would follow suit
As I tell you that they’re clever, creative, and cute.
Elaine Stritch, Dorothy Parker, and an admirably determined NYC schoolteacher: each one’s story is fodder for a one-woman show in the Fringe Festival of new theatre. Well, the Stritch show is about one woman, but with an asterisk. She’s played a man and employs another man as her pianist, and he participates a bit more than that in the action.
What is my wish when I walk into a theatre for a new play? “Please Please Me.” When was the last time I went to review a play? “Yesterday”; “The Night Before” (The Fringe Festival is full of the good and the bad, and I’m seeing plenty). When it’s good, how do I want to close my review? (“P.S. I Love You”). And when it starts to seem like it’s going to be a disappointment, what am I thinking?