Gregory Moore & his Cosmopolitan Orchestra make their triumphant return to the Iridium Sunday April 5th at 2:00PM after the Easter Day Parade “With special guest star, accordionist (and 2014 Grammy nominee) VICTOR PRIETO” Gregory Moore & his Cosmopolitan Orchestra debuted on the occasion of the centenary of legendary “crooner,” Russ Columbo’s birth, in 2008. Largely due to that critically-acclaimed (and sold out) event (that Gregory wrote, directed, sang and conducted–and was introduced by Joe Franklin), The Cosmopolitan Orchestra was invited by the late Donald Smith to open the 2008 “Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention” at Rose Hall/Lincoln Center
“One of downtown cabaret’s most adventurous performers” – The New York Times MOLLY POPE – brassy belter/whiskey guzzler/benevolent lunatic – will introduce a new concert series fresh off her acclaimed Off Broadway performances in Found at the Atlantic Theater Company and Horseplay, or the Fickle Mistress at La MaMa ETC /Theatre Askew. With the new show Molly Pope Likes Your Status, she sheds all pretense of humility and shamelessly entreats you to adore her for an hour while she prances about making loud noises. Unable to deny that she defines her self-worth entirely via social media notifications, the “viscerally thrilling alto”
Abe Ovadia Plays John Coltrane featuring Ari Hoenig at The Iridium Tuesday March 24th with sets at 8 & 10PM presented by ScoBar Entertainment. Abe has developed a unique identity on the guitar and as a band leader, featuring an innovative and emotionally charged energy that is unrelenting. SomethingElse! Reviews writes, “Abe is not out to prove anything to anyone other than to those who have preceded him on the bandstand — Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones.”
Robyn McCorquodale: Diary of a Piano Girl at The Laurie Beechman Theatre shows at 7pm April 8th, 14th, 22th and 28th . Also featuring: Peter Calo (guitar) Ritt Henn (bass) Chris Marshak (drums). "Her wealth of talents: a strong yet nuanced singing voice; colorful, jazz-flavored piano work; innate charm; intelligence and good spirits." — Peter Haas, Cabaret Scenes
Singer, pianist, songwriter and international entertainer, Robyn McCorquodale performs in Diary of a Piano Girl, a Multi-Media Presentation Featuring Songs, Stories and Seven Continents!
Karen Mason, who was last on Broadway in the Frank Wildhorn musical Wonderland, will play a month-long engagement at the New York cabaret Don't Tell Mama in March. Mason will perform Sunday and Monday evenings at 7 PM throughout the month of March. Barry Kleinbort directs with musical direction by Christopher Denny.
London, February 20, 2015……Harold Sanditen, the versatile performer and host of the überpopular Open Mic Night at London’s Crazy Coqs, is taking his newest show, Flyin’ High, on, as he puts it, “a California tour that now includes London, New York, Paris and Montenegro.” American born, and London-based since 1987, Sanditen, will start his tour in London at The Crazy Coqs on March 31st for three nights before heading to California for a four-stop tour
Resonance Records Recording artist Cathy Rocco's song interpretations are uniquely hers, A seamless blend that draws equally from a myriad of Jazz, Blues and pop. She sings with deep conviction that embodies her beautiful spirit and dedication to her artistic vision. From the early age of ten, she pursued all aspects of the musical spectrum and landed in a special place, that's hers alone.
New York - Richard Skipper Celebrates and The Spiral Theatre Studio has announced Lee Roy Reams for their benefit event on Wednesday February 25th at As Ballet Limited Studios (300 West 43rd Street, 6th Floor) in New York City. The current celebration is Lee Roy Reams,who was featured in 42nd Street, La Cage Aux Folles, Applause and has worked with just about every major composer who spent the 20th Century writing tunes or the stage.
The television and stage actress Delphi Harrington and the pianist and composer Woody Regan host a marvelous party as they blend the music, words and sensibilities of Noel Coward and the comedy team of Flanders and Swann in “Cowardly Swann,” a new breed of show. The world premiere of “Cowardly Swann” begins once-monthly shows on Wednesday February 25 at 7pm. Harrington’s first Metropolitan Room major engagement performs four times through May 2.
The nightclub world’s reigning champion of cheer and chops and chugga-chugga energy, Marilyn Maye, is at it again. Invading Birdland on West 44th Street, by force and by force of habit, this force of nature is staring down Mother Nature’s Arctic mean streak this week and luring New Yorkers and tourists to her warm musical embrace. The veteran enterprising entertainer closes her Audience Love Fest, Volume 812 on Valentine’s Night, February 14.
BAD WITH MONEY – Ben Rimalower’s new play about spending beyond his means – will be performed in rep with his first piece PATTI ISSUES at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) through April 29. In a recent four star review from Time Out New York, BAD WITH MONEY was hailed as “light, funny” and “vividly personal,” as well as “courageously honest, keenly specific and emotionally naked” by The Advocate.
Every once in a glorious while, a cabaret entertainer comes along that makes the spectator gasp, "How is it that I've never heard of this person before?" So it goes with Sandra Bargman, a dynamite powerhouse of talent and energy, as evidenced in her latest act, "The Edge of Everyday," at the Duplex. The show manages to comprise a mix of cabaret, performance art, and Universalist revival meeting; this is unsurprising,
Chanteuse Rosemary Loar has been delighting audiences for well over three decades, not merely in cabaret but also on Broadway, and even more recently proved herself adept as a major developer of new musical theater pieces (as with "Spoolie-Girl" at New York Theater Festival two seasons ago). Three seasons prior she released an evening of music comprised primarily by pieces by Sting and The Police,
Legends aren't born, they are made. Blessed with an indescribable electricity whenever and wherever she dances, Chita Rivera is one of the most memorable and iconic Broadway performers in theatrical history not only because of the seminal shows with which she was and is associated, but also because of her innate ability to virtually stop the show with a mere movement, no matter how small or subtle it may apear to be.
Isn't it nice when you finally unearth a pleasant secret that has been hiding just under your nose for a long time? Or, when you find that metaphorical "diamond in the rough" that is perched on the verge of coming out of the shadows into the light of a multitude of followers and fans? Well, I believe I have discovered the new secret that you've been waiting to hear.
Long before there was Jack Paar or Steve Allen or even Johnny Carson, there was Joe Franklin. From his ground-breaking 1950 talk show in the early days of television to his 30-plus year run on WOR-TV, Joe Franklin was the trail-blazer for all the Carsons and Lettermans. On Saturday, January 24, 2015, Joe Franklin, "The King of Nostalgia," passed away at 88.
Interviewing over 300,000 guests during a 43-year span, Bronx-born Joe Franklin began his career as a teenager, selling jokes to Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor.