Although The Theater For the New City (TFNC), is known for producing copious quantities of original work (by established and up and coming playwrights), that does not mean that new adaptions of the classics are ignored. Thus, TFNC brings us a spanking new operetta-like take on the well-examined Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), a work that does lend itself out to be set to music. Executive Producer, Crystal Field, has tread on such territory most recently with the exquisite rendition of Rappaccini’s Daughter.
Japanese singer/songwriter Setsuko will perform original blues and funk music in a special showcase performance at the Duplex, 61 Christopher Street, at 7th Avenue, in New York’s West Village, on Friday, July 24th, at 7pm. The show is called “Life Celebrating Party ” and aims to inspire audience members to celebrate life and energize their lives to move forward with their dreams and aspirations. 10 % of tickets sales will be donated to UNICEF to support the health and educational needs of disadvantaged children in developing countries.
Joe Alterman returns to The Iridium Tuesday July 21st with two shows at 8:00PM & 10:00PM. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Alterman moved to New York in the fall of 2007 to study music at New York University, where he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music. While there, he had the opportunity to study with greats including Don Friedman, Joe Lovano and John Scofield.
Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano will relive their best summer holiday moments in a special encore of their critically acclaimed “Shoulder Season” at Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, on Thursday July 23 at 7pm. The well-traveled swinging summer cocktail which Alix Cohen, in Broadwayworld.com, says is pumped with “infectious buoyancy,” has already been seen at The Colony Palm Beach, since opening a six-show Met Room major engagement on June 1.
The 13th Annual Broadway Unplugged takes place at Town Hall on Monday, July 20th at 8 PM, with some of The Great White Way's most beloved music showcased the way they are rarely heard anymore -- directly from the hearts and souls of our greatest singers without being filtered through soundboards and speakers. The pure human voice the it used to be heard on Broadway is once again available to be heard.
Richard Skipper Celebrates is pleased to announce at The Metropolitan Room Donna Hayes returns to the Metropolitan Room with her newest show "Ordinary Miracles" directed by Gretchen Reinhagen with musical direction by Justin Stoney. Added to the mix for this show are Matt Scharfglass on bass and Donna Kelly on drums.
In a life that spanned more than 100 years, and with a creative output of over 1,000 songs, Irving Berlin epitomized Jerome Kern's famous adage that 'Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He is American music.' Over a period of five decades, Berlin's songs defined American popular music. This revue will increasingly exhilarate the audience with the discovery of each new song. From Tin Pan Alley to Broadway, from Hollywood to tours of duty throughout Europe and the Pacific, the story of Irving Berlin is the story of this American century.
In anticipation of the fall release of her upcoming album, The Essential Liz Callaway, Liz returns to New York's Metropolitan Room for one night only in "For the Record.” The show will be recorded live, and feature songs Liz has always wanted to record, some of which will be included on the new CD. Come be a part of this exciting event!
(New York, NY) It’s an undeniable, outstanding, and extraordinary musical milestone, to be sure: 2015 marks the thirtieth anniversary of The Mabel Mercer Foundation! Not only has the organization survived the ongoing and vastly fluctuating public tastes in music, lyrics, and performers, it has proliferated and burgeoned in its three decades of commitment to the classic, “Great Popular Songbook” -- both past and present.
The stakes and the excitement just keep getting bigger as the list of competitors grows shorter… On Tuesday night “Mama’s Next BIG Act!” trimmed down to 16 competitors in front of a packed house filled with raucous fans. Presented by the legendary Theatre District hotspot Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, the genre-bending talent contest, now in its first year, continues next Tuesday July 14 at 7:30pm.
Martha Lorin is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, whose long career includes appearances at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Feinstein's at the Regency,the Metropolitan Room, the Iridium Jazz Club, and the South Bend Jazz Festival, to name just a very few. Martha’s recordings – with some of the best jazz players in the business – include: "The Best is Yet to Come," “A Celebration of Ella”, Come Walk With Me” and "Blues Over Broadway."
Stella Starsky – acclaimed author, astrologist and performing artist – will celebrate the New York debut of her solo play Birth of the American Baroness at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater on Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 PM. Starsky shines in her at turns funny and moving piece that explores both the mundane and the mystical implications of modern womandom free from motherhood, whether by choice or cast of the die.
Fashioned after Sylvia Fine Kaye’s Musical Comedy Tonight PBS programs from the 70's, each show highlights songs and stories from 2 or 3 Broadway musicals with a star studded revolving cast. Ricky, last seen on Broadway hailing a cab, will give wry commentary as well as accompanying on the piano.
The opening night scene at Sid Gold’s Request Room, a new piano bar on West 26th Street in Chelsea, was reminiscent of the 1950s, with well-dressed men in colorful sport coats and women in vintage sheath dresses sipping cocktails around a baby grand. The music, however, was not.
Do you remember classic pop/rock songs of the 1970s such as “Do It Again,” “My Old School,” and “Reeling In the Years?” If those tunes are swirling around in your head it’s because they were big hits of the period by the iconic rock group Steely Dan. The founding member of that great band, guitarist extraordinaire Denny Dias, will take the stage at New York’s popular jazz club IRIDIUM on August 6 and 7 for Denny Dias & Friends, a show that will celebrate the music of Steely Dan and showcase a few of his Denny’s original songs.
Acclaimed jazz baritone Richard Malavet debuts his all new show, Very Good Years: The Intimate Sinatra at the Metropolitan Room for four performances: Fridays, July 10 and 24 and August 27 as well as Thursday, August 28 at the Metropolitan Room. All shows are at 7:00 PM. His quartet will be led by multi-Grammy nominee John di Martino and includes two time Grammy winner Boris Kozlov on bass as well as Shinnosuke Takahashi on drums and James Chirillo on guitar.