Coming August 15, NLE Broadway/Cabaret Fall Preview
This fall, all sorts of shows will be opening, as well as new cabaret rooms. Here’s just a few of the wonderful performers who will be gracing the cabaret stages in New York.
September will see two giants from the cabaret world, one singing and one regaling us with his memories of past and present stars. The singer is the lovely Karen Akers, who will bring her new show to the grand spanking new venue, The Beach Café, September 21st-23rd. September 7th-9th, noted film, theatre and cabaret critic Rex Reed will take the stage for a night of chat, questions and, as he has personally assured me, a musical performance by Rex himself. In the theatre district, Elaine Brier and John McMahon will team up for a few nights at the venerable Don’t Tell Mama. Also in September, will be another fun-filled afternoon of Richard Skipper Celebrates at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, for a September 10th brunch show at 1pm. He will be celebrating the birthdays of Adele Astaire, Robert Wise, Harry Groener and so much more! Richard will be joined by Ann Dawson, Emily McNamara, Ben Rimalower and a Mystery Guest.
As in every October, the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention will give us a week of cabaret at its best at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater.
On November 4th & 5th, the legendary jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan returns to Iridium. One of the finest jazz singers since Billie Holiday, her voice, like Billie’s, resembles a saxophone improvising on a melody with exquisite tonal shadings that communicate emotion so directly, that it can be heart-wrenching. Charlie Parker often introduced Jordan as “the singer with the million dollar ears.” She “reigns indisputably as mellow mistress of any jazz club she visits.” (Downbeat)
Cabaret favorite Sally Darling brings her “Totally Noël” show to Don’t Tell Mama on November 29th and December 3rd.
On December 27th, Sally Darling returns to Don’t Tell Mama for Love, Lust and Longing, again at Don’t Tell Mama.