Singer-Songwriters ANYA TURNER and ROBERT GRUSECKI write works for the musical theatre and cabaret. Together they have created two full-length musicals: Greetings From Yorkville, presented Off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse in a production directed by Thommie Walsh and Baayork Lee, and After All, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing,
"Pompie's Place," a unique pop-up blues supper-club is taking up residence at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, in April. Produced by Arthur Pomposello, “Pompie’s Place” is an immersive nightclub experience transporting audiences to a mythic blues room of another time and place, in which the food is hot and the music even hotter! The five scheduled performances are Sunday & Monday April 12 & 13, both at 7pm; Sunday May 10 (Mother’s Day) at 1pm; Monday May 11 at 7pm, and Thursday May 28 at 7pm. Tickets are $65, which includes a three-course Cajun meal.
54 BELOW will present a special night with LUBA MASON – the Broadway star of Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, The Capeman, among many others – on Thursday, April 9 at 9:30 PM. Fresh off the smash success of the Off-Broadway musical Pretty Flilthy – for which she was hailed as “outstanding” by The New York Times, “deliciously droll” by The Hollywood Reporter and “straight up and affecting” by The New York Daily News – she will present an updated version of her concert Mixtura. Luba’s trademarked blend of different musical currents, Mixtura is hybrid musical format consisting of various styles that can also be in any language.
Jane Scheckter will bring a newly revised version of her tribute show "Jane Scheckter Loves Adores Misses Bobby Short" to Café Noctambulo, Thursdays April 2, 9 and 16 and 7 PM. Originally presented at 88s in 1996 as "Jane Scheckter Loves Adores Bobby Short", this show will mark the tenth anniversary of Bobby Short's passing.
Noel Coward, of course, is famous for his witty quips and cutting jabs, which are, almost, second to none. So allow me to bastardize a title of one of my favorite songs of his to tell you about a wonderful cabaret artist I had the pleasure of seeing devote an entire evening to the cunningly clever lyrics and melodies of Noel Coward: I've been to a Marvelous Show. And now to escape any embarrassment based on comparison to Mr. Coward, I will not be making up any rhymes to describe what I saw, I'll just straightforwardly tell you about it, because I'm simply not that clever.
After captivating the audience at The Montreal International Jazz Festival, The Theater at Madison Square Garden and The Hollywood Bowl, it has become evident that singer/songwriter RHONDA ROSS not only has the voice, but the significance to carry on her mother’s (Diana Ross) legacy, all the while establishing her own unique musical destination. During her triumphant return to The Iridium on Sunday May 3rd, Rhonda will be joined by her 8-piece band, led by pianist Terry Burrus for an exciting journey song. Rhonda’s song writing reveals her as a unique & important voice on the music scene & you can feel that she has already lived through all the lyrics that she writes.
A lovely evening for an admirable cause was had Sunday evening at the Laurie Beechman Theatre for those who were able to brave the weather. Hosted by Robin Westle, the evening of stories and singers was part of a recurring series (four times a year) founded as a benefit for Helpusadopt.org aptly titled Robin's Nest. Robin Westle started off the evening with "When I See an Elephant Fly," a casually fun duet from the film Dumbo with Victoria Sorrentino and, after a few introductions, we swiftly were introduced to the wonderful Eric Michael Gillett,
54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Ilana Gabrielle and Lindsay Lavin in It’s a Man’s World on Saturday, March 28th, 2015. 11:30pm. Why do girls always sing songs about boys while guys sing about fun things like death, ambition, success, and dreams? Why are songs for ladies all “Where is my man?” “I love my man,” “Stand by your man”, etc? These are the questions Ilana Gabrielle and Lindsay Lavin
“No one here is getting out alive,” Thomas Honeck informs his audience in Dancing with Death, his cabaret show at The Duplex. No, he’s not about to kill anyone – even if he does enter the room carrying a scythe while wearing a skull mask and black cloak. He’s just giving a helpful reminder of our mortality.
The charismatic performer has put together a death-themed program that includes such songs as Chris de Burgh’s pop hit “Don’t Pay the Ferryman”; Laura Nyro’s “And When I Die”
If you are even a passing fan of the best decade of rock and roll music, you don't want to miss this evening. John Koprowski: Five Years That Rocked the World, 1964-1969, in a return engagement, can be seen at Don't Tell Mama this Saturday, March 7 at 5 pm, and it is a night of great stories and some of the most meaningful and poetic rock songs ever heard. What Mr. Koprowski lacks in performance style, he has made up with his backing band, conducted on piano by the always capable Tracy Stark and featuring the talents of Peter Calo on guitar, Donna Kelly on drums,Owen Yost on bass, Susan Mitchell on the electric violin, and back-up vocals by Wendy A. Russell and Kathleen Stuart.
“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”
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.