The Bridges of Madison County is the kind of musical that slowly but surely works its way into your heart. The opening number is not particularly flashy for a new Broadway tuner, and much of the rest of the show is understated. And yet there is an undeniable power that undergirds the work, adapted by book writer Marsha Norman and composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown from Robert James Waller's 1992 best-selling novel of the same name that also inspired a 1995 film.
ScoBar Entertainment will present "Boardwalk Empire's" MOLLY RYAN for two shows on Tuesday, March 11 at 8:30 & 10:30pm at the Iridium. Called "A critic's favorite," by the Wall Street Journal's Will Friedwald, Molly's silvery voice & lush, elegant vocal style evoke the big band singers of the 1930's & breathe new life into familiar standards.
Since moving to New York in 2003, Molly has become one of the most sought-after vocalists on the city's jazz scene.
Amanda McBroom has been called "the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an angel and has a voice to match." Her name first came to the attention of the listening public when Bette Midler's version of Amanda's song "The Rose" hit number one all over the world. But it was Amanda's performance of her own songs on the Golden Globes, the Grammy awards, and the Tonight Show that launched her career as a singer as well as a songwriter.
Lincoln Center Presents, with the American Songbook Series:
Jim Caruso's Cast Parrty Goes to the Movies! With Billy Stritch at the piano
Special guests include Christina Bianco, Jeffry Denman, Natalie Douglas, Marilyn Maye, Jane Monneit, Clarke Thorell, with Steve Doyle on Bass and Daniel Glass on Drums.
Friday, March 7, 7:30PM & 9:30PM
The Allen Room – Broadway at 60TH ST, NYC
Ladies and Gentlemen - Brad Oxnam:
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The art of the cabaret revue always carries a special sort of genius when it's really done properly and executed accordingly. There's really no way to pinpoint the surefire formula; in the last twenty-five years or more, such revues as Dan Goggin's Nunsense or Closer Than Ever by Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire, went global very quickly when first unleashed upon the public.
Jeremy Abram returns to cabaret in his new solo show "Out of The Game." Making his debut at the renowned stage of The Duplex, the all new show directed by Samantha Shechtman with musical direction by the legendary Tracy Stark, seeks to discover what happens when you find yourself at the edge of 30 and newly single...again.
Spring 2014 Jazz @ Flushing Town Hall
Carnical Party – A Tribute to Harry Belafonte
Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:00pm
Trumpeters of Queens Part 2
Friday, March 14, 2014, 8:00pm
In well over two decades since he first burst upon the cabaret scene, Eric Michael Gillett may well be experiencing his best season to date. Whether as performer, director or local legend (including three acclaimed turns on Broadway) he is simply unstoppable in smacking home run after home run out as the park as of late.
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Some things bear repeating. Karen Wyman is NOT to be missed. Now in the early stages of an exciting and decisive comeback, this one-time national sensation returns to performing at the top of her game.
Vocal-student showcases are always a tricky proposition for an audience. The house is almost always packed to the rafters with eager friends and family of the participants, so thrilled to be seeing their darling on stage, that artistic integrity can often get lost in the midst of the excitement.
Marta Sanders is a very "Funny Valentine!" Everything she does in her show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre is wonderful. From the moment she enters, draped in a hot pink boa singing Peter Matz’s razzle-dazzle arrangement of "Down with Love" (E.Y. “Yip”Harburg/Harold Arlen) we’re hooked.
Erv Raible, one of New York’s premier cabaret impresarios and a co-founder of The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Lenox Hill Hospital at the age of 68, following a long illness.
Raible came to New York from Cincinnati, where he co-founded the Cincinnati School for Creative and