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Cabaret presented in association with the Bistro Awards
Cabaret

Nominations for the 2017 Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) Awards were announced in February. The awards honor the best in New York cabarets, including musicians and directors. The 31st annual ceremony, produced by Julie Miller and …Read more


Concerts

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in NoHo was the perfect setting for Tony and Grammy Award winner Michael Cerveris to display his musical talents on guitar and vocals. The former Fun Home star performed a set of original music spanning two …Read more


Cabaret

Gay Marshall is the resident expert on Edith Piaf. Resident of where? Hmmm… New York for certain. Perhaps worldwide. For several years she’s put on terrific Cabaret shows based on Piaf that doesn’t copy the French chanteuse, but exudes a love and pas …Read more


Music Feature

Séverine Parent has truly lived life on the international music stage. From a career in classical opera in her native France to performing all over Europe and South America to eventually becoming the Lead Artistic Advisor for Vocal Talent for Cirque …Read more


Concerts

From their first collaboration in 1965 to 2015’s The Visit, composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb have cemented their place as musical theatre icons. The songwriting team penned such legendary hits as Cabaret, Chicago, and NYC anthem “New York, …Read more


Concerts, Theater Feature

Two-time Tony winner Michael Cerveris is part of The Sheen Center’s exciting spring programming. On March 16th, the Broadway icon will be joined by his band to play songs from his album Piety, a celebration of New Orleans culture featuring some of Ce …Read more


Cabaret

I’ve seen a lot of people perform German Weimar cabaret. A lot. And consistently rising above the pack is one man who I randomly saw performing at an out-of-the-way cafe in Brooklyn many years ago, shortly after he had moved to New York from his home …Read more


Music Feature

Imani Uzuri is redefining the concept of world music by following the great tradition of female African American musicians like Bessie Smith, and adding a cosmopolitan flavor that doesn’t only enrichen her gospel, soulful flavor, but makes it sound f …Read more


Music Feature, Theater Feature

What our world needs now is light, hope, and pure bliss, and Broadway’s Trent Armand Kendall has answered the call with his new musical, LOUIS-AND-ELLA! The musical reunites jazz legends Louis Armstrong (Trent Armand Kendall) and Ella Fitzgerald (NaT …Read more


Cabaret, Music Feature

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester makes her return to Feinstein’s/54 Below for four performances only this March. On Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th, Ms. Manchester will take the stage at her favorite NYC performance …Read more


Cabaret

Those who only know Juan Pablo Di Pace for his performance as the ditzy, Latin lover Fernando in Fuller House, might be surprised to discover that besides his good looks, and spot on comedic timing, he is also an accomplished musical theatre performe …Read more


Cabaret

Risa Finkel drives a mean welcome wagon. For her recent show at Pangea, “Moment to Moment,” the singer assembled a program with a smart balance of humor and seriousness. She displayed a warm and pleasant singing voice, as well. But Finkel had somethi …Read more


Cabaret

Liz Callaway is a wonder! The Story Goes On: Liz Callaway Sings Maltby & Shire, her loving and beautifully sung tribute at the Appel Room as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series, showed the star of theatre and concert stage at the he …Read more


Cabaret

The musical revue is a durable genre—and why shouldn’t it be? A link of sorts between a standard cabaret show and a musical play, the revue is a straightforward way of showcasing the work of emerging songwriters as well as of performers. The careers …Read more


Cabaret

A deft three-song medley of “Follow Me” (Lerner & Loewe), “Gotta Move” (Peter Matz), and “The Gypsy in My Soul” (Clay Boland, Moe Jaffe) perfectly sets up the trip that is Marta Sanders’s current show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Her longevity …Read more


Cabaret

Aimée Marcoux-Spurlock has had a varied career in news and entertainment. As a reporter and producer for Reuters Television, Showtime, the BBC, NBC and Fox, she covered many stories including the 9/11 attacks. She interviewed celebrities including Si …Read more


Cabaret

In a welcome, too-rare, and too-brief return to New York cabaret, the Portland (OR)-based Rebecca Kilgore proved anew that sometimes just singing the song more or less how it was written or previously sung by others can be quite enough, even for a ja …Read more


Cabaret

Much has been written, reported, and broadcast about the celebrity death toll in 2016. While it is probably not substantially different from previous years, it did seem that a disproportionate number of major figures left us. I doubt that there has b …Read more


Cabaret, Music Feature, Theater Feature

American audiences know Juan Pablo Di Pace for his turns in Dallas, A.D. The Bible Continues where he played Jesus, and of course Netflix’s immensely popular Fuller House where he stars as Fernando, Kimmy’s (Andrea Barber) opportunistic, but devilish …Read more


Cabaret, Music Feature, Theater Feature

The Tom Kitt Band will play February 9 and 11 at Feinstein’s/54 Below. We spoke with Kitt about how he selected songs for his upcoming show and the differences between composing musicals and writing for his band. My father’s an economist, and he’s on …Read more


Cabaret, Music Feature, Theater Feature

Fresh off his stint in Falsettos, Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz is set to perform at Feinstein’s/54 Below, February 8-11. We caught up with Uranowitz about the songs of William Finn and why Falsettos is more than just a history lesson. I wanna start …Read more


Cabaret, Music Feature, Theater Feature

Mandy Gonzalez will bring her solo show Raise the Roof to Feinstein’s/54 Below for two performances, February 12 and March 12. We spoke to the Hamilton star about what it’s like to be part of a cultural phenomenon, being a Latinx role model, and her  …Read more


Music Feature

On February 9, Master Voices will take on Bach’s masterful St. John Passion, which is considered by many to be his greatest work. Featuring a cast of new stars, a period instrument orchestra, and the 150 voice chorus, the show will be performed in En …Read more


Cabaret, Music Feature

Australian entertainer Michael Griffiths is bringing his show In Vogue: Songs by Madonna to Feinstein’s/54 Below, so we spoke to him about his love for the legendary pop icon, why he thinks she’s an underrated songwriter, and even dream cast a Madonn …Read more


Cabaret

In Lavender Songs – A Queer Weimar Berlin Cabaret, actor/singer/writer Jeremy Lawrence, in the guise of his alter ego, “kabarettist extraordinaire” Tante Fritzy, manages to turn the tiny stage at Pangea into a veritable time machine, whisking the aud …Read more


Cabaret

Showbiz mavens of a certain age will likely chortle nonstop during “Lee Squared,” the show created by David Maiocco and Chuck Sweeney and currently playing at the Metropolitan Room. The pair portray, respectively, Liberace and Peggy Lee, in what can …Read more


Music Feature, Theater Feature

Sky-Pony’s concert at The Sheen Center on January 28th is being dubbed as “the most important” in their career so far, and with reason, coming off the success of their musical The Wildness from 2016, and their album Beautiful Monster, it seems like i …Read more


Cabaret, Theater Review

Plan B, a delightfully droll, slightly off-the-wall new musical theater/cabaret piece, is a smart collection of original songs written by composer/lyricist Michael Hicks and woven into a relaxed narrative co-written by Emily Mikesell and Michael Bara …Read more


Cabaret, Music Feature, Theater Feature

We spoke to Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart about his upcoming concert at NJPAC, the importance of theatre in the aftermath of the election, and some characters on his bucket list. What are some of the challenges in putting together a setlist for t …Read more


Cabaret, Music Feature, Theater Feature

You haven’t heard Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8er Boi” until you’ve heard Eliot Glazer sing it. The classically trained vocalist-turned-comedian fills the song with longing, sincere romance and humor as one of the many numbers he covers in his Haunting Rendit …Read more


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