Popular New York vocalists BARBARA ROSENE and GREGORY MOORE get Christmas week rolling with the return of their acclaimed show, HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY, in which they mine the Christmas canon of classic television and cinema, performing both the standards and the not-so-standards
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America ~ Greater New York Chapter (HDSA) will host its seventh annual CURTAIN'S UP FOR A CURE: A Broadway Holiday Concert, a celebration of life featuring songs by Broadway's greatest songwriters as well as holiday favorites, on Monday, December 9, 2013.
Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), in association with producer/director/lyricist Peter Napolitano announces a series of musical evenings entitled WINTER RHYTHMS 2013, beginning on Tuesday, December 3 and running through Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street).
Cabaret day in and cabaret day out, there are the newbies. Cabaret debuts, with autobiographical catharsis presented as---hopefully—entertainment striking a universal chord of recognition is the goal. Such work can be tediously self-serving when served up …OR it can be an up-and-comer you’ll want to come see again. Nathan Chang is the kind of affable, smart, refreshingly honest guy in that “Keep an eye on/ See again” short list. I was charmed and cheered by his show some time ago and am glad to see he’s back at it Monday, December 2 and Tuesday, 10---at Don’t Tell Mama where many a career is born and cabaret addiction beginneth.
Dark humor pervades the ironically titled Little Miss Sunshine, a new musical by composer/lyricist William Finn and book writer/director James Lapine. Based upon the 2006 film of the same name, this frequently hilarious show is receiving a well-performed New York City premiere at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre.
Your humble reporter has ceased being surprised by anything in cabaret anymore, having basically seen everything there is to be had after twenty-five years. As such, he barely walks into a show by a newcomer with any expectations whatsoever. Therefore, Bob O'Hare's Recovery
Ann Hampton Callaway is a gifted composer and lyricist, having written a variety of tunes from the theme song to television’s The Nanny to the Barbra Streisand recorded “At the Same Time.” However, her new cabaret show at 54 Below, “Songs I Wish I’d Written,” is dedicated to interpreting the music and lyrics of others.
Stephen Bocchino, 62, musical director and arranger for the Off-Broadway hit, Boobs! The Musical, the World According to Ruth Wallis, passed away Monday, November 18, 2013, in his Upper West Side apartment of cardiac arrest. Bocchino, a native New Yorker originally from Staten Island,
I just can’t get enough of celebrating the songs of Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn as we wind down this, the 100th anniversary of both songwriters’ births. On Thursday, November 21 at 9:30 pm, the latest installment of the party takes place at 54 Below on West 54th Street—below street level.
It is always cool to know someone who is enjoying success in the business of the theatre. One person I know is songwriter David Wohl. I asked David what he has to say for himself, especially in light of the growing success of A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol,and this is what he has to say:
LML Music and SavoyPR are pleased to announce the release of Things I've Learned Along The Way, the debut CD from composer/arranger Shelly Markham. Things I've Learned Along The Way is available now from LML Music, iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and other digital and traditional retailers.
International music superstar Linn Lorkin has descended upon New York City from New Zealand after a triumphant career across the globe for the last four decades, and her one-woman mini-musical Hey, Piano Bar Lady! will open at Don't Tell Mama (343West 46th Street) on
Frank Torren premiered his first couple of acts around town in the last few seasons and had already laid the groundwork for what would be a sumptuous trek across the cabaret landscape. Indeed, his previous show at Don't Tell Mama proved to be