Rick Bogart, clarinetist, vocalist and composer, plays with his jazz trio several times a week in the theater district of Manhattan. One of the places he performs in is at the romantic L’Ybane, New York restaurant, nestled on Eight Avenue, off of 45th Street. A restaurant with the Mediterranean flavors that you may have been missing, L'Ybane New York is the ideal place where you will find them once again. Soft candlelight, with wine and cocktails served to match your meal will take you on a trip where going to a restaurant was an event.
Anita Gillette to Receive Ruth Kurtzman Lifetime Achievement Award Gary Lizardo and Ricky Ritzel to Receive Spirit Awards. After eight years of terrifically entertaining, monthly fundraisers at The Laurie Beechman Theater, Cabaret Cares/Help Is On The Way Today is on the move! The 501c non-profit organization that assists children and youth living with HIV/AIDS is relocating to new digs. The first event of 2015 will be held on January 25th at Metropolitan Room, where the charity's founder, Joseph Macchia, is the co-booking manager with owner Bernie Furshpan. Metropolitan Room is in the fashionable Flatiron District at 34 West 22nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue.
CALL FOR TALENT The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF), now in its 16th season, is pleased to announce MITF/Variety, an eclectic repertory of entertainments: * Cabaret * Burlesque * Standup * Magic * Improv * Sketch comedy .. Acts will receive at least 1 45-min. set in a small theatre in Midtown Manhattan. There are no fees of any kind. The Festival will take $100 from the door and split the remainder with the artist 50-50. Tickets will be $20. Artist must provide any musical instruments and amplifiers as well as a board op./stage manager to operate a simple light and sound board. There will be 10 min. to set up and 5 min. to strike each performance, so technical simplicity is the key. Each show will receive at least a 45-min. tech rehearsal.
Yodeling Milkmaids.Singing Spoons.Dancing Goats. Ukulele-Playing Boris Karloffs. Unimaginable Contortionists. Break-Dancing Soccer Moms. Gene Gene The Teen Machine. B-Level Movie Starlets.Interpretive Dancing Superheros. Fire-Throwing Gypsy Women. Robot Strippers. Russian Sword Balancers. Disco Ballooniacs. Waacking Dance Champions. Hollywood Lushes. Shakespearean Bus Drivers. Three Nuns.Two Cougars. And A Medium.
New York has never suffered a dearth of great female singer-pianists in the cabaret arena. Barbara Carroll is a prime example, as was Sharon Douglas whence she took up residence upon our fair shores. Jo Thompson and Phoebe Legere are others, and of course in the piano bar sphere there were such powerhouses as Marie Blake and Mable Godwin, not to mention such ladies of today as Tracy Stark and Clare Cooper. Canada's Robyn McCorquodale might not be categorized completely as their heiress apparent, but her show "Diary of a Piano Girl," which plays its final New York area performance, at least for now, at the Laurie Beechman Theater
Fun Home is one of the most poignant and well-crafted musicals that I’ve seen in years. When I first heard it was moving to Broadway after a highly acclaimed run at the Public Theater, I wondered if it would undergo any drastic changes that might dilute its theatrical power. After all, it includes such atypical Broadway fare as a young girl singing about budding lesbian desire, as well as a closeted gay father who commits suicide.
Mark the countdown to the Tony Awards with award-winning cabaret performer Jamie deRoy when she celebrates Tony Award®-winning performers and musicals with a roster of major talent on her Multi MAC award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, on Sunday, May 17th (6PM) at the famed New York jazz hot-spot Birdland
New York – April 24 – Cabaret Cares/Help Is On The Way Today will hold its annual fundraising Gala on Sunday, May 17th, at Metropolitan Room in the fashionable Flatiron District at 34 West 22nd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Help Is On The Way Today is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2005 by MAC AWARD winning producer, Joseph Macchia, to assist children and youth living with HIV and AIDS.
Spotlight On Productions is proud to bring you what is bound to become the hit of this cabaret season Comedy Roulette! Teresa Fischer aka “Lady T” is happy to perform her lively new comedy musical hour at Manhattan’s beloved Don’t Tell Mama.
Praised and adored for her comedic turn of a song, Teresa Fischer features some truly funny songs from her repertoire and introducing some new ones. She is finally giving us this DON’T MISS cabaret hour of hilarity and fun! COMEDY ROULETTE features an all comedy song line-up and is broken up into four “Comedy game show” segments where YOU the audience decides what Lady T will sing next!
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 debut at Iridium Jazz Club on Tuesday, May 26 at 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM. Her most recent New York engagement was named a “Critic's Pick” by Time Out New York and called “a compelling concert and a totally-inspiring comeback performance” by BroadwayWorld.com. The evening of music at the Iridium will feature timeless pop standards by Cole Porter
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, and why, after multiple close calls and disappointments
Celebrating Sinatra at 100. Popular NYC Singer and bandleader Jerry Costanzo and his Orchestra performs at The Iridium Tuesday April 28th sets at 8:30PM & 10:30PM. He will perform a mix of timeless standards inspired by the great Frank Sinatra, and other crooning legends, including Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr. and others… Jerry and his swinging pals pay tribute to the musical heroes who inspired his career. Jerry will be performing original arrangements of classic tunes, such as “Come Fly With Me,” “Don’t Cha Go Away Mad,” and “I’ve Got The World On A String.”
(New York, NY) Julie Wilson, who died at age ninety on April 5th, will be celebrated and remembered by her peers in a special, one-time-only performance on Tuesday evening, April 28th at The Town Hall. The concert is being underwritten by The Mabel Mercer Foundation and begins at 6 o’clock.
The young baritone Arlo Hill’s honest and clear-eyed exploration of the life and career Frank Loesser, “I’ve Been in Love Before,” begins a four week major engagement at the Metropolitan Room on Thursday May 7 at 9:30pm. The Lotte Lenya Award-winner, who made a splash alongside Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Morrison in the NY Pops Carnegie Hall concert in December, is joined by the Broadway music director Rick Hip-Flores on piano.
I’m mad at songstress Robyn McCorquodale. Let me tell you why. As a jaded New Yorker who
has faced the daily promises and ultimate defeats of life, I have grown accustomed to being
negative about new experiences. I relish being cynical, doubtful, and even pessimistic about
many things, and can’t tell you how many times I’ve rolled my eyes at the mere idea of giving
into something that I’ve pre-assured myself I’m not going to enjoy.