Ghostlight Records has announced the launch of the new series "Ghostlight Shines On..." presenting exclusive audio commentary on some of its major recordings from Broadway and beyond. The series currently features commentary for two hit albums the label released in 2014: the Broadway smash Beautiful – The Carole King Musical and the beloved score for The Bridges of Madison County
Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage to the Café Carlyle to debut their all-new show, Grown Up Songs, which will feature music selections from Stephen Sondheim, Johnny Mercer, Paul McCartney, Alan Jay Lerner, Adam Guettel, Billy Joel and more. Last year, The New York Times called John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey's hit show, Children and Art, "wonderful." The Village Voice declared "they're one of the best acts in town anytime, anywhere."
Vocalist Shepley Metcalf, critically lauded by the Boston Globe as a "superb cabaret/jazz singer," is celebrating the release of her third recording, "Don't Bother to Knock," with a series of shows on the east coast this Fall. New Yorkers can catch Metcalf at the Metropolitan Room for one show on November 1st at 7pm, singing music from the CD along with some other lesser-known gems from the Great American Songbook. Musical partner, Ron Roy, will be at the piano.
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs is proud to announce the 3rd Annual "MAC presents THEY WRITE THE SONGS." The show will be held Sunday, November 16th at 4pm in the Engelman Recital Hall at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (Lexington Avenue at 25th Street).This annual show presents the work of selected songwriters, highlighting both those who are well-established, and those who are on the rise and creating great new work.
"Late nights in prohibition-era NYC you could find an iconic singer, Helen Morgan, perched on the piano at her club, relying too much on brandy and 'torching' until even the most hardened gangster wept into his beer." 2013 MetroStar Winner Lauren Stanford will bring Helen Morgan to life in "More Than You Know."
Eric Michael Gillett believes that everything is funnier with a British accent. He therefore affects one for the majority of his cabaret show, Man About Town: The Wit and Wisdom of Noel Coward. It serves him well as he wraps his mouth around Coward's clever lyrics, although it is perhaps not as necessary during the performer's patter between songs. While Coward is best known as the playwright of such comedies as Private Lives
Eric-MichaelI'm a longtime Coward convert. So, I'm happy that there's a Man About Town embracing his Wit and Wisdom and, as I unsurprisingly found in this interview, full of wisdom for what makes "the Master" so masterful. If you weren't lucky enough to have generous helpings of Noël Coward's work served to you early on, perhaps you sampled a few teaspoonfuls through your favorite singers.
Buster Poindexter, the celebrated alter ego of rock icon David Johansen, returns to the Café Carlyle for a limited five-night residency following his earlier sold out engagements at the legendary venue. The Hollywood Reporter praised his Café Carlyle performance from earlier this year: "Dressed in a tie-less tuxedo and wearing glasses under an impressively tall pompadour, he seemed born to a room as intimate as this one
Scott Siegel recommends...Two Great Shows at 54 Below on Thursday, October 23! 7 PM - Scott Siegel's BROADWAY BALLYHOO w/Karen Akers, Amanda Green, and More! 9:30 PM - Carole J. Bufford: Boulevard of Broken Dreams (premiere of all new show!)Come to One! Come to Both![If you reserve for both shows, you will only pay one Minimum!]
New York's Metropolitan Room will shock the entertainment world with an unprecedented, pull-out-the-stops programming initiative to kick off 2015. For three days -- Thursday January 1 at 7pm to Sunday January 4 at 7am -- the intimate concert venue will stage its first "Marathon Variety Show," with continuous entertainment for 60 hours straight. The marathon, which is eligible to become a Guinness World Records record-holder
Arthur ("Pompie") Pomposello, former Manager/Booker of the famous Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel is returning to the world of cabaret as the promoter of a concert performance by Andrea Marcovicci, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano and Jeff Harner at Merkin Concert Hall on November 10.
Dick Robinson and LegendsRadio.com are pleased to present vocalist Deborah Silver in "Sing Happy," a benefit concert for The Society for the Preservation of The Great American Songbook on Saturday, October 25th at 8pm at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street – between Broadway & 8th Avenue). The evening will be directed by acclaimed vocalist Marilyn Maye, with musical direction by Tedd Firth.
Rockabilly Wonder, Jason D. Williams, Brings His Incredible Piano Abilities and Unique Persona to New York City Jason D. Williams, life-long piano artist and energetic performer will bring his wildly entertaining personality to New York City on Thursday, October 16 to promote his new album Hillbillies And Holy Rollers.
At last season's MAC Award show, Frank Torren was one of only three stalwarts of cabaret nominated for Best Male Vocalist. He's the real thing! Theater has been a major part of Frank Torren's life since he was a young lad in the Latin Quarter of Tampa, Florida. His first theatrical pursuit was the lead in the school play, "The Little Dog Laughed."
Sonny & Cher had one. The Captain & Tennille had one. Now I think it's time for Amanda McBroom & George Ball to have their own variety show. After seeing their show titled "Some Enchanted Evening" at 54 Below on Oct. 8, I would tune in on a weekly basis to witness their whit, clever repartee and beautiful voices.