Dawn debuted MY SHIP: SONGS FROM 1941 in June 2017 at the Provincetown Cabaret Festival and then launched her New York City run at the Laurie Beechman in October, 2017, performing it there four more times before bringing the show to Sotta Sopra Restaurant in Baltimore (in April 2018) and to the Cotuit Center for the Arts in Cape Cod (in September 2018). The versatile singer is now aiming to take MY SHIP to various ports around the country.
MY SHIP taps into the 1941 “Hit Parade” with songs like “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Boggie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and “The White Cliffs of Dover,” and explores the emotional climate of America as it entered WWII. Derow revisits the music that comforted and uplifted a nation until there was peace “At Last.” Conceived by Derow, her Award-Winning Director Jeff Harnar, and the late Musical Director Barry Levitt, the show’s Musical Director/Pianist is Ian Herman, with Tom Hubbard and bass and Daniel Glass on drums.
Dawn has received rave reviews for MY SHIP:
“Extraordinary . . . Not to be missed!” –BistroAwards.com
“A Perfect Storm of Entertainment.” –Cabaret Scenes Magazine
BIO: After studying classical voice at the Boston Conservatory, Dawn moved to New York to pursue a career in musical theater. She then performed all over the world in operas, classical concerts, musicals, and on cruise ships before returning to NYC in 2007, when she began performing cabaret shows focused on Great American Songbook standards, pop classics, and her own original songs. Her rise in the New York cabaret world has been meteoric during the past decade. Since 2008, she has presented eight different shows, including Music 4 Two (with award-winning guitarist Sean Harkness), which earned a MAC nomination for “Best CD Recording.” Dawn’s 2015 duo show, Revolution (with Kathleen France), won a MAC Award for “Best Revue,” and in 2016 Dawn earned a Bistro Award as “Outstanding Vocalist” for LEGIT: A Classical Cabaret. In October 2018, Dawn made her debut at the Annual Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention in New York. www.dawnderow.com