Acclaimed jazz baritone Richard Malavet debuts his all new show, Very Good Years: The Intimate Sinatra at the Metropolitan Room for four performances: Fridays, July 10 and 24 and August 27 as well as Thursday, August 28 at the Metropolitan Room. All shows are at 7:00 PM. His quartet will be led by multi-Grammy nominee John di Martino and includes two time Grammy winner Boris Kozlov on bass as well as Shinnosuke Takahashi on drums and James Chirillo on guitar.
Postponed from last January when the fake blizzard closed New York City, Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed annual concert returns! It's the show where today's stars sing great show tunes the way they used to be performed on Broadway: without a microphone! It's the pure human voice soaring to the rafters. New York's critics have said every year that this is one of the most thrilling concerts they have ever witnessed. Broadway Unplugged always get sensational stars -- and this year is no exception. Look at this cast that is still growing:
Adrienne Haan, one of Europe's and America's most electrifying concert and cabaret stars, will perform her show Cabaret Français featuring classics by Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, and introducing lesser known works such as 1920s and 1930s French chansons by Kurt Weill and Walter Jurmann. Her uniquely crafted Cabaret Français also includes contemporary pop-jazz songs originally performed by Patricia Kaas. This soirée, accompanied by musical director, pianist Richard Danley, promises to be emotional, witty and entertaining. The performance, presented by the Committee Of French Speaking Societies, is in connection with the New York Bastille Day celebration, which will be held on Monday, July 13 at 7:30pm at Club 404 at 404 10th Ave, (between 32nd and 33rd), New York, NY.
The new pop-up blues supper club show "Pompie's Place" which Don’t Tell Mama presented in previews in the spring, will have its official premiere on Wednesday July 29 at 7pm. Starring Hilary Gardner and Lezlie Harrison, “Pompie’s Place” plays an exclusive four-show engagement at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, through August 21.
The innovative new album from LEA DeLARIA – House of David: delaria + bowie = jazz, which boldly reexamines the work of music icon David Bowie – is available today on iTunes here, and other digital formats from Ghostlight Records. The television, stage and music star – currently best known as “Carrie ‘Big Boo’ Black” in the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.” – will celebrate the album with an exclusive concert at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street in New York) on Saturday, July 18 at 10:00 PM.
New York (June, 2015): “Echoes of Etta”, the multi award-winning Etta James musical tribute, is back home in New York City at Joe’s Pub, with two performances, July 31st and August 1st, at 7 pm for their first LIVE IN-CONCERT recording. After a featured appearance on the NBC Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a successful tour of Southeast Asia, and an exclusive appearance at the Commissioner’s Tailgate Party for Super Bowl XLVIII, MRM Productions is proud to bring back William Blake and Michael Thomas Murray in the Manhattan Association of Cabarets’ (MAC) 2014 “Show of the Year”.
The finale of Season 15 of the popular and acclaimed series Broadway by the Year will be June 22 at 8 P.M. at Town Hall and feature tunes from every year during the last quarter century of Broadway [from 1991]. Broadway by the Year creator/writer/host, Scott Siegel, says, "This particular edition of Broadway by the Year will feature a great many stars who originated the songs they will be singing from the shows in which they starred, including Tony winner Randy Graff (A Class Act); Tony Nominee Cheryl Freeman (The Civil War),
It’s the June edition of “Mason at Mama’s in March,” Karen Mason’s special encore of her critically acclaimed celebration of her early days in cabaret. Dubbed “a master class on how an act should work” (TheaterPizzazz.com), this reminiscence-filled romp through the songs and stories of her early career, plays two consecutive Sundays and Mondays -- June 21 & 22, and 28 & 29, all at 7pm.
54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents DARYL GLENN in DARYL SINGS STEVE:SONGS BY SONDHEIM. Daryl Glenn makes his 54 Below solo debut performing the songs of his favorite songwriter and friend, Stephen Sondheim. Mr. Glenn will share the tunes that he feels closest to and anecdotes of his 'mostly postal' relationship with 'Steve'. The show will highlight several lesser-known Sondheim compositions and will celebrate this treasure of the American Musical Theatre.
Musician David Geist is an example that it's never too late to change your path in life. Born in San Diego, Geist always knew he wanted to be in New York City, the place where his inspirations---George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Rogers and Hart---created their timeless music. He lived his dream, playing piano in many Broadway shows, including Cats, Wicked, Les Miserables, and the original production of Passion.
I first met Anne Meara in 1983, at the opening night party for Tallulah, starring Helen Gallagher. She was by herself and we hit it off like only two girls from Long Island could. I had been a fan of Stiller and Meara ever since I could remember, they were always my favorite comedy duo and I told her so. It was an odd party at Sardi’s, with some interesting guests, two of whom were Joan Bennett and Hermione Gingold.
HERE COME THE JUDGES! “Mama’s Next BIG Act!” a 12-week talent competition that mixes styles and genres, is announcing its celebrity judges panel today. Featuring a mother lode of entertainers, critics and notable personalities, the jury pool is also reflective of the contest’s diversity, pitting -- in direct competition -- solo, duo and group acts in music, magic, drag, burlesque and variety.
Early in her set at the Café Carlyle, Megan Hilty sings Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s “Let Me Be Your Star,” one of the most iconic and most reprised songs that the duo wrote for the NBC television series “Smash.” Hilty played the role of Ivy Lynn on the show, telling the audience at the Carlyle that it was her dream job and that she misses it terribly.
“Mister Victor’s Cabaret for Hipsters: Songs of the 1990s” is an exciting new cabaret show that addresses again the complaint “they don’t write ‘em like they used to.” Of course they do, if you know where to look! As with last season’s “Living Standards” (which starred Marissa Mulder), producer and director Tom Toce has created a cabaret show to explore later entries to the Great American Songbook.
With Mother’s Day just behind us, I think we can all agree that we wouldn’t be who we are today without our moms. The amount of sacrifice, sweat, and sobs that she has given for us all is something that we cannot repay, and we are forever grateful for the tireless and thankless job she has done, rearing us from babies into full-grown responsible adults.