I first met Anne Meara in 1983, at the opening night party for Tallulah, starring Helen Gallagher. She was by herself and we hit it off like only two girls from Long Island could. I had been a fan of Stiller and Meara ever since I could remember, they were always my favorite comedy duo and I told her so. It was an odd party at Sardi’s, with some interesting guests, two of whom were Joan Bennett and Hermione Gingold.
Early in her set at the Café Carlyle, Megan Hilty sings Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s “Let Me Be Your Star,” one of the most iconic and most reprised songs that the duo wrote for the NBC television series “Smash.” Hilty played the role of Ivy Lynn on the show, telling the audience at the Carlyle that it was her dream job and that she misses it terribly.
“Mister Victor’s Cabaret for Hipsters: Songs of the 1990s” is an exciting new cabaret show that addresses again the complaint “they don’t write ‘em like they used to.” Of course they do, if you know where to look! As with last season’s “Living Standards” (which starred Marissa Mulder), producer and director Tom Toce has created a cabaret show to explore later entries to the Great American Songbook.
Singer IRA LEE COLLINGS returns to Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC with his new show “Gay Since 1935 - A Gay Geezer’s Musical Odyssey” on Wednesday, June 17th and Monday, June 22nd at 7 PM. He will be joined by Musical Director Woody Regan on piano and Ritt Henn on bass.
With Mother’s Day just behind us, I think we can all agree that we wouldn’t be who we are today without our moms. The amount of sacrifice, sweat, and sobs that she has given for us all is something that we cannot repay, and we are forever grateful for the tireless and thankless job she has done, rearing us from babies into full-grown responsible adults.
Seven outstanding vocalists, songwriters, and musicians born in 1915 will be honored at Weill Recital Hall on Tuesday, June 9th, at 7:30 p.m., when The Mabel Mercer Foundation presents the annual concert, “It Was A Very Good Year.”
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that singer Natalie Douglas perform a run of her concert, "Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton," on Monday, May 18 at 7pm. This evening, of course, is a celebration of the beloved singer, actor, and songwriter.
“Big, bold and beautiful” vocalist and U.S. Navy Veteran, Kim Sutton, brings her show, “Anchors Away,” back to New York for Fleet Week. Sutton uses her experiences in the military of the 1980s as the platform for an ebullient and touching look at Navy life for a teenage girl of limited means who made the choice for service as a route to education and adventure.
Please join us in helping Arthur Gill, a music teacher for special needs children in Pakistan, to attend the Tuscany Project intensive vocal course in Italy, this Summer (2015) This year we would like to make it possible for someone who wrote to us from Pakistan to attend.
MUSIC AND ART FOR CITY GREENS presents Season 8 of Concerts to benefit Tudor City Greens. This free, outdoor concert series resumes on Wednesday, May 20th at 6:30 pm (Rain date: Thursday, May 21st at 6:30pm.) at Tudor City Greens.
The Dana Lorge Variety Show with Barry Levitt on piano Jon Burr on bass Friday Evening, May 15, 2015 @ 7pm Performing Artists. Charles Baran Actor/Singer/Comedian – has appeared in many New York and regional productions playing Larry Foreman in “The Cradle Will Rock” and Horace Vandergelder in “Hello Dolly”.