Cheyenne Jackson possesses a suave and charismatic presence as he regales the Café Carlyle audience with songs and stories in his new cabaret, Eyes Wide Open. He doesn't literally embody the show's title – he actually has a tendency to sing with his eyes closed. However, his autobiographical patter recounts some of the ups and downs he's recently experienced in his life and demonstrates what seems to be a renewed
NATALIE DOUGLAS – the acclaimed vocalist hailed as "sensational" by Time Out New York and "stirring" by The New York Daily News – takes over the reins of the internationally renowned Birdland Jazz Club's "Jazz Party With Natalie Douglas" beginning Sunday, January 18 at 6pm. Joining Douglas will be her band, led by longtime musical director Mark Hartman.
Who are the people in Cabaret to watch in 2015? NiteLife Exchange put the question to a handful of Cabaret mavens who, on condition of anonymity, ranked "The 25 People in Cabaret to Watch in 2015." "The List," in alphabetical order, can be found on NiteLifeExchange's Facebook fan page. Feel free to "like" us and see what people are saying about "The List!"
The Nation, America's oldest weekly magazine of politics and culture, today announced the appointment of David Hajdu as music critic. In his new role, Hajdu will write features for the print edition of the magazine and blog regularly at TheNation.com: His first post will be coming soon.
Amy Beth Williams, winner the Bistro Award for Vocalist in 2012 and the MAC/Hansen Award in 2014, will be benefitted at Don't Tell Mama in an all-star cabaret concert on Wednesday, January 21, at 7:00 p.m. Williams was struck by a car near her Brooklyn home in early September after leaving the popular open mic at Salon.
It wasn't just another songwriter cavalcade, but it could have been. The concert stages of the world have rung with the music of Stephen Sondheim for decades in tribute after tribute, revue after revue, starry night after starry night. And the Lyrics and Lyricists series celebrating the great tunesmiths has been around for many years itself now. So what makes their current offering, the first of their season, so special? It was crisp, it was cohesive, it crackled with energy.
MAC AWARD APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 14TH Applications for the MAC Awards preliminary ballot are now being accepted through January 14th. Application forms may be downloaded from here: http://macnyc.com/mac-awards/application-form/ The rules and category descriptions can be found here:
Award-winning singer, Stacy Sullivan, will appear at Metropolitan Room on Friday, January 16th at 9:30pm for one performance of her acclaimed show "On the Air," which honors the legacy of Marian McPartland, harmonic genius and composer, who created "Piano Jazz," the longest running cultural program in the history of National Public Radio. On "Piano Jazz,"
Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed annual concert event at The Town Hall, will make history once again when, on Monday, January 26th, the stars of the recent revival of SIDE SHOW, ERIN DAVIE & EMILY PADGETT, sing their two famous duets for the first time in a major concert hall without the aid of any amplification. Performing "Unplugged," audiences will hear these two iconic songs soar with a purity they have never heard before.
The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, January 18 at 9:30 PM to open the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight."
Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, kicks off its 43rd season on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at Borough Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NY, 10007 with a Highlights In Jazz 42nd Anniversary Gala
ScoBar Entertainment is proud to present Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band at Iridium Tuesday January 6th 2015. Sets at 8 & 10PM. Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band has been delighting local audiences with uplifting and danceable sounds since 1987. Their repertoire includes originals and standards varying in style from swing to samba to jazz ballad to bossa.
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Alysha Umphress, currently starring as "Hildy" in the Broadway revival of On The Town, and Tony-nominated songwriter Jeff Blumenkrantz will perform together in concert on Monday, January 5 at 7pm. The duo will celebrate the release of their new CD, "I've Been Played,"
It's The FRANK SINATRA CENTENNIAL Celebration! 100 Years Ago, Frank Was Born. To Honor HIM, an All-Star Cast Will Perform His Music! NELLLIE McKAY, RICHARD KIND, ZAK RESNICK, BILLY STRITCH, SCOTT COULTER, CAROLE J. BUFFORD, MAXINE LINEHAN, JEFF HARNAR, STACY SULLIVAN, and perhaps a surprise special guest star... Sing Sinatra's greatest songs! On January 8th at 9:30 PM
Be Heard! Want to be heard by tens of thousands of listeners and play in front of Grammy-winning artists, platinum record producers and executives from top labels? Compete in WNYC and WQXR's citywide search for the best musicians in New York City — the Battle of the Boroughs! All genres are welcome: from solo folk singers and hip hop MCs to rock bands and chamber ensembles.
Featuring a mind-boggling 265 individual acts, with over 20 emcees, and a battalion of musicians, technicians and designers, the Metropolitan Room's "Longest Variety Show Ever" will span six categories -- music; burlesque; comedy/spoken word; drag; theatre/opera; magic/puppetry. At 60 continuous hours of entertainment