Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), in association with producer/director/lyricist and Director of Musical Programming Peter Napolitano, is proud to announce that cabaret legend Marilyn Maye will kick off the Holiday Season for WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 on Thursday, December 4 at 7PM
Set sail for a time-travel trip with music and memories of the 1960s with 12 singer-actors ranging in age from 14 to a proud and energetic 80, featuring our Very Special Guest: nightclub performer NICOLAS KING, whose "Yesterday" years as a kid include featured roles on Broadway (Beauty and the Beast, A Thousand Clowns, Hollywood Arms)—all before his recording debut at 19 with his CD 19. Chosen by mentor Liza Minnelli as her opening act,
What It Is: Peppy, Participatory, Playful, Plus Puppets!!! What It Is NOT: Passive, Pedantic, Preachy, Plodding. If you see some somewhat smaller-than-usual customers entering the Metropolitan Room this Sunday (December 7) at high noon, it's not an encore of last Sunday's tribute to the Wizard of Oz star Judy Garland for the surviving Munchkins. Those customers are children and their drink of choice is orange juice or milk.
The day is finally here! After one month of voting on preliminary nominees in 17 categories, the results of more than 5,000 ballots were considered along with the selections of BroadwayWorld's cabaret section editors to determine the final nominees for the 2014 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Awards.
With her second album, Lyn Stanley has shown the Jazz scene that she is here to stay for quite a long time. "Potions - From The 50's" is a highly enjoyable collection of songs, all taken from the decade that introduced us to such disparate items as "I Love Lucy", the TV dinner, Holden Caulfield, and the Hula Hoop; where Eisenhower was President, and a change in the air was ever-looming near the end of last "innocent" decade of the 20th century.
ScoBar Entertainment is proud to present The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra with featured vocalists Vanessa Perea Tuesday November 25th at Iridium with sets at 8:30 & 10:30PM. "Led by trumpeter Alex Nguyen, The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra features an amazingly talented group of fantastic players. The arrangements feature wonderfully orchestrated versions of classic jazz
Help Us Adopt, a charity located at http://www.helpusadopt.org and founded by Kipp and Becky Sawyer Fawcett, has within the last ten years become one of the nation's leading sources for helping children find good homes with loving parents. It made sense, therefore, for Robin Westle (a new member of the organization's Board of Directors besides the mother of two adopted children herself, as well as a leading speech pathology professor
"It's such a magical place," she says of The Blue Note, the Greenwich Village jazz club where she'll be singing the night before Thanksgiving as well as the holiday night itself. "The first time I was there was when I was 15 or 16." She remembers the famous folks in the audience ("Bernadette Peters, the Baldwin brothers...") as much as the jazz stars she saw on stage and the ambience. Over the years, she's seen legends like Maynard Ferguson and Tito Puente there.
Elton John. Carole King. Joni Mitchell. Carly Simon. Paul Simon. Stevie Wonder. They were six superstar singer/songwriters in a constellation of such stars during the early 1970s. On Saturday, December 13 at 7pm, as part of its annual 12-day "Winter Rhythms" Festival, for the second successive year, Urban Stages
In the world of cabaret, shows that focus on the musical catalog of Harold Arlen are usually a dime a dozen. Thus, finding an evening of the gentleman's compositions that truly stands out can be akin to searching for a specific snowball in Alaska. There have been several over the last two decades that have been more than merely sensational (Helen Schneider's Arlen-based show at Rainbow & Stars in the early '90s certainly springs to mind), but for some artists it can prove difficult to avoid the lackluster.
Mike Nichols’s passing leaves a big void in the entertainment world, especially when it comes to his unique style and complete understanding of and connection to his audiences. Much of his knowledge and experience regarding that came from his early experiences performing in cabarets. Mike Nichols was, after all, in the formative years of his career,
This debut solo show at Stage 72 features still-beloved standards as well as lesser known favorites of the era, all pulled from vintage sheet music collected by Anna Marie's grandmother during the war. Led by multiple-award winning artistic team of Miles Phillips (director) and Bill Zeffiro (music director).
BAD WITH MONEY – Ben Rimalower’s new play about spending beyond his means – has announced another extension with five extra shows through the end of the year. The show was named a “Critic’s Pick” from Time Out New York and called “courageously honest, keenly specific and emotionally naked” by The Advocate.
The internationally recognized jazz piano authority Jon Weber returns to the Metropolitan Room with his stupefyingly expansive survey of 115 years of jazz piano, "From Joplin to Jarrett." Gracing the stage for four encore performances running November 26 to January 6, "From Joplin to Jarrett" was called "a fascinating and essential show" by Stephen Holden of The NY Times when the show premiered in May. Weber, the host of "Piano Jazz" on NPR
Hot on the heels of her critically acclaimed and completely sold out production of Rock Bottom, New York's downtown darling Bridget Everett returns to the Joe's Pub stage with her band, The Tender Moments. She has her trusty bottle(s) of chardonnay to sing all her favorite love songs and share the stories of the men that made her...feel? From tender moments to prison sex, come get inside her. The Tender Moments are Carmine Covelli, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, Mike Jackson and Matt Ray.
ScoBar Entertainment is pleased to announce Karen Mason at The Iridium Monday December 1st at 9:00pm in Secrets of The Ancient Divas a whimsically titled look at a very serious subject: the singers who have influenced Mason, including Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Shirley Bassey and Barbra Streisand, among others. Better still, Mason will take on repertoire that each of these divas made famous, such as "The Man That Got Away," a Garland classic. Don't miss Karen performing her new show, "Secrets Of The Ancient Divas.