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12/12-22 – Winter Rhythms @ Urban Stages

by | Dec 16, 2018 | New York, PreViews: National, PreViews: New York

DECEMBER 12 to 22, 2018
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WINTER RHYTHMS 2018 marks the 10th year that this award-winning (Bistro Award for Outstanding Series and the Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Series MAC Award) festival welcomes noted musical artists to its stage during the holiday period. The mission of WINTER RHYTHMS is to bring the talents of well-known and up-and-coming singers, musicians, lyricists and composers to the attention of the New York theater community.

20 shows. Over 100 artists. All tickets are $30 (except Patrons Night). All proceeds benefit art, education and theater (via Urban Stages Outreach Program). Check Out Our Two-Show Deal. $50 for 2 shows on the same night. Details Below!

 

FULL SHOW DESCRIPTION & SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

7PM TEN YEARS OF WINTER RHYTHMS
Producer/Director/Lyricist and former Urban Stages Director of Musical Theatre, Peter Napolitano will host a retrospective of ten years of Winter Rhythms, featuring some of his favorite moments from the award-winning series he has produced and programmed from 2011-17. More than a dozen past performers will come back to recreate their performances or in some cases, sing something entirely new, including Mark Nadler, Adam B. Shapiro, Janice Hall and many more.  Matthew Martin Ward on piano. 
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Thursday, December 13, 2018


7PM JARMILA NOVOTNÁ: HER LIFE IN SONG

William V. Madison will direct and host a program celebrating his recent book, Jarmila Novotná: My Life in Song, the memoir of the great Czechoslovak soprano (1907–94). Though she worked continuously at the principal opera houses in New York, Berlin, Vienna, and Prague, she was also one of the original crossover stars, excelling in film (The Search, with Montgomery Clift) and on Broadway (Helen Goes to Troy; Sherlock Holmes, with Basil Rathbone). On radio, she sang with Bing Crosby; on TV, she clowned with Abbott and Costello, and played Tab Hunter’s mother. Her extraordinary range embraced everything from Rodgers & Hammerstein to Bill Haley and the Comets. Performers will include opera star and MAC Award-winner Janice Hall, MAC nominee Hanna Burke, and newcomers Brendan Eprile and Greg Driscoll. Novotná’s granddaughter, violinist Tatiana Daubek of the acclaimed chamber ensemble House of Time, will perform as a Special Guest Star.
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9PM THE BEST OF THE HARVARD-YALE CANTATA
The Harvard-Yale Cantata is the brainchild of new Winter Rhythms producer Tom Toce. It’s a competition of Harvard songs (written and performed by alumni) against Yale songs. The fourth annual competition was recently held at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Yale team captain (and WR Production Manager) Victoria Ordin has selected the best songs, and the best performers, from the past four shows. She will host and present a cast of singers including Sam Bolen (star of the recent off-Bway hit Midnight at the Never Get), along with Cantata veterans Megan Loughran, Nathaniel Dolquist and Jac Huberman, as well Cantata newcomers who just joined their respective teams this past fall, including Derek Speedy, Michael Wingate, and Elisabeth Ness. Songwriters include graduates from four decades of both schools: John Forster, Julian Fleisher, Alan Chapman, Benji Goldsmith, Richard Maltby and David Shire, Drew Fornarola, and many more—including Cole Porter and Leonard Bernstein!
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Friday, December 14, 2018

7PM THE MUSIC OF SERGEI DREZNIN
Sergei Dreznin is a Moscow-born, New York –based Austro–Russian award winning concert pianist and composer. He has had 17 shows produced on stages in Paris, Vienna, Moscow, Madrid and New York. This two-part evening will feature songs from his musical epic Catherine the Great, which has been running in Russia over ten years to sold-out houses, winning the Golden Mask – Russia’s Tony Award.  He will also be premiering several songs from his new musical in progress, Bar None, with book and lyrics by Peter Napolitano. Performers will include Brie Cassil and Adam B. Shapiro
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9:30PM A NIGHT OF JAZZ AND BLUES
This international evening of artists continues with Abou Diarrassouba (Abou Lion Diarra) from West Africa.  Abou brought his talents and drums on our stage last spring to add the sounds of Africa in the play Dogs of Rwanda by Sean Lewis. He is internationally known for his musical artistry.   He returns with his band that frequently plays at the noted Jazz club in Harlem, Paris Blues.
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Saturday, December 15, 2018

3PM SONGWRITERS ALLIANCE SHOWCASE
The New York Songwriters Alliance was founded by Tom Toce in 2016. The Alliance is a group of professional songwriters who meet twice a month to share songs, success stories, industry opportunities, and creative energy. This show, hosted by MAC board member Jennie Litt, will include songs by Alliance members Michael Colby, John Forster, Bobbie Horowitz, Judy Kass, Randy Klein, Jennie Litt, Peter Napolitano, Hillary Rollins, Paul Rolnick, Alex Rybeck, Steve Sieck, Tracy Stark, and Tom Toce.Their songs will be showcased by some of the best vocal talent in NY cabaret.
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7:30PM ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE
An evening about the life and art of Johnny Mercer as told by Alberta Hunter.  The show is written byCalvin Alexander Ramsey, who has had plays read at Urban Stages.  Several of his plays are touring the USA.   C. Kelly Wright, a powerful singer and actress, is playing Alberta Hunter.  Miss Wright has  performed in Off Broadway musicals, plays, televisions, films in the US and Internationally.  Miss Kelly is a regular at Urban Stages, starring in Langston in Harlem and just completing six roles in our Retrospective Reading Series at Urban Stages. Joining her will be Terry Burrus, who is known for performing as a leader in various groups around the world including “Golden Opera Voices”, “Jazz Commissioners,” “Terry Burrus Dance Floor”  and many more. He is also a music director, conductor, composer, producer and an artist with a string of solo albums and a new one coming out soon. In addition, Vincent Scott, performer, director, educator and Urban Stages’ school coordinator, will complete the evening.
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Sunday, December 16, 2018

3PM SALLY DARLING SINGS BEATRICE LILLIE
Sally Darling is a 2016 MAC Hanson Award winner, a 2017 Bistro Award winner and a multiple MAC Award nominee. Along with Music Director Matthew Martin Ward at the piano, she brings her latest cabaret show, Sally Darling Sings Beatrice Lillie, to Winter Rhythms. According to Darling, “The show is about the songs she’s done, with one she WOULD have done––brilliantly. She was called ‘the funniest woman in the world,’ and Noël Coward said she was ‘one of the greatest stars of light entertainment the world has ever known.’ Lillie entertained on radio and in television as well as theaters, movie houses, vaudeville palaces and supper clubs in her 50-year career. 
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7PM DEB BERMAN – STILL SWINGIN’
Bistro Award winner & multiple MAC Award nominee, Deb Berman, brings her highly acclaimed new show to Winter Rhythms at Urban Stages. A sassy, swingin’ celebration of life’s high and blows. “When I was growing up, there was always music in the house. That’s when I first heard, Ella, Sarah, Peggy and Carmen. I couldn’t help but sing along . . . and I’ve never stopped . . .” (Deb Berman – Still Swingin’). Join Deb with her Musical Director/Accompanist, Gregory Toroian, Bassist, Tom Hubbard and Drummer, Vito Lesczak. Direction by Geoff Stoner.Deb’s appealing approach is filled with her own grounded, warm, humorous character. This well put together show feels absolutely bespoke… (Alix Cohen – Sandi Durell’s Theater Pizzazz). Deb Berman transforms every song she sings into something unique – – and uniquely delicious. . . (Jennie Litt – Cabaret Hotspot)
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Monday, December 17, 2018

7PM NOEL COWARD AND FRIENDS (PATRON BENEFIT)
Urban Stages Benefit evening of Noel Cowards songs, verse and stories devised and narrated by Barry Day and Friends.  Eric Comstock on piano with Jim Dale, Jeff Harnar, Edward Hibbert, Simon Jones, Sidney Myer, Marissa Mulder, KT Sullivan.  Songs include:  Something Very Strange, I’ll Follow My Secret Heart, Something to Do with Spring, If Love Were All, Bronxville Darby and Joan.  The show includes Coward voice in verse of “Mad Dogs and Englishman.”  Other verse selections will be read by Mr. Dale, Mr. Naughton, Mr. Jones, and other members of the Cast.  A video will be shown of Christopher Plummer, Winston Churchill, Christine Ebersole, Margaret Leighton and others performing Coward.

There are special tickets for this Noel Coward Night!

General Admission Tickets $160
This ticket includes pre-show cocktails, after-the-show dinner and a General Admission seat.

Theater Angel Tickets for $200
Everything above except Reserved Prime Seats instead of General Admission seats

Co-Sponsor Tickets for $300
Includes perks of Theater Angel + you will receive a special work of Mr. Noel Coward on the Night.

Sponsor Tickets for $500
Includes perks of Co-Sponsor + you will be recognized as a special sponsor in the program.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

7PM THE PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW
Matsuki Productions & Urban Stages presents Winter Rhythms’ The People You Should Know. As a producer, reviewer and writer, Sue Matsuki is presenting some of the most impressive people she has met over the past few years. Some are recent contest winners (MetroStar and Mama’s Next BIG Act) and some are people she has met at Open Mics or in class. All of them are people she wants you all to know! This amazing cast includes: Emily Ellet, Carlos Knauth, Mary Lahti, Katie McGrath, Lynda Rodolitzand Zac Wobensmith with the wonderful Tracy Stark as our Musical Director.
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9PM THE ART OF CABARET
Matsuki Productions & Urban Stages presents Winter Rhythms’ The Art of Cabaret. This very interesting concept is a show where the singer chooses a work of art which inspired the song that they will be performing. It is an ALL-STAR cast of some of the most recognizable names in Broadway and some of the most award-winning Cabaret singers working today! The cast includes: Ari Axelrod, Erin Cronican, Tom Gamblin, Karen Mack, Stearns Matthews, Doreen Montalvo (In the Heights/On Your Feet), Carly Olivia, Phyllis Pastore, Gretchen Reinhagen, Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd/The Fantasticks), David Sabella (Chicago), Marcus Simeone and Deborah Stone with the wonderful Tracy Stark as our Musical Director.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

7PM CHRISTINE LAVIN AND FRIENDS
Known for her humor and her generosity, Christine Lavin is a favorite among fans and other performers in the contemporary folk music world. Christine comes to Winter Rhythms with her guitar, her beautiful voice, her witty and tender songs, some artful videos to accompany her songs, and quite possibly her baton-twirling and her knitting! All Christine Lavin concerts are Christine Lavin and Friends, because even when she has no musical guests, she makes her audience feel like friends. One friend joining for sure is Christine’s new friend, the gifted singer/songwriter Katherine Rondeau. Two others are the multi-talented Australian singer and voice-over artist (Australia’s Siri!) Karen Jacobsen and the Grammy-winning songwriter Julie Gold. Produced by Tom Toce.
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9PM YOU AND ME (BUT MOSTLY ME): BRENDAN EPRILE AND GREG DRISCOLL
Two young and gifted performers will grace the stage with their contrasting styles in a playful and entertaining cabaret show. Brendan comes from the Dear Evan Hansen style of contemporary musical theater, while Greg fuses Broadway stylings with jazz and gospel. Somehow they make it work, on stage and in life. The show includes Broadway and pop numbers, as well as original material. Directed by William Madison and produced by Elise Goyette.
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

7PM HANNA BURKE: WHY IS EVERYONE LAUGHING? 
After hit engagements at the Met Room, the Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama, and the Friars Club earned her a MAC Award nomination, Hanna Burke reprises — for the first time in more than a year — her tribute to the Tony-winning, Oscar-nominated actress Madeline Kahn. Cabaret Scenes praised Hanna’s use of songs and stories “to illuminate the short—but brilliant—life and career of this extravagantly funny lady who never truly, deeply understood ‘Why is everyone laughing?’” At Winter Rhythms, Hanna will be joined by music director Jeff Cubeta and guest performers Rachael Joyce, Adrian Rifat, and Will Anderson. Produced by Kahn’s biographer, William V. Madison, in association with Elise Goyette.
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9PM NEW MUSICAL THEATER SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE
There are so many exciting voices in musical theater beyond those you can hear on Broadway. The hard part is selecting only five. But we did it, and you’ll love these wonderful theater songwriters whose work has not (yet) hit Broadway: Cynthia Meng, Ned Paul Ginsburg, Kim Oler, Zak Sandler, and Michael Wysong. Tom Toce will host this tuneful and ear-opening evening.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

7PM THE BEST OF RICKY RITZEL’S BROADWAY
Cabaret War Horse, Ricky Ritzel presents the Best Of edition of the Award Winning Ricky Ritzel’s BROADWAY, which won a MAC Award in 2016 as Best Recurring Series.   Fashioned after Sylvia Fine Kaye’s Musical Comedy Tonight PBS programs from the 70’s, each show highlights songs and stories from 2 or 3 Broadway musicals with a star-studded revolving cast. Ricky, last seen on Broadway hailing a cab, will give wry commentary as well as accompanying on the piano. The cast is likely to include Sally Darling, Bob Diamond, Barbara Malley, Aaron Morishita, Sidney Myer, Jay Rogers, Lauren Turner,and Kristine Zbornick.
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9:30PM A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Composer-lyricist Matt Corriel and librettist Erica Lipez revitalize an old favorite, bringing Scrooge and his world to life with fun songs and good cheer!  Matt will lead a concert version of the musical, with a cast that includes Jennifer Brown, Jojo Karlin, Sam Perwin, and Isabel Santiago.  A Christmas Carol is available for licensing through Dramatic Publishing Company.
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Saturday, December 22, 2018

2PM BETH & RITT’S THIRD ANNUAL HOLIDAY SURVIVAL KIT
Award-winning songwriters Beth Falcone and Ritt Henn come back as newlyweds to celebrate their third appearance in Winter Rhythms with their annual holiday show. Beth and Ritt perform original and originally-arranged tunes to see you safely through the season. Beth’s “catchy melodies and smart lyrics” (Variety) and Ritt’s “funkier Cole Porter” songs (LA Weekly) soar with her “fiery piano playing” (Chicago Sun Times) and his “cool cat” bass (Time Out NY). Featuring The Snow Angels (Christine de Frece, Shan Y Chung and Lori Minor), Roosevelt Andre Credit, Jay Alan Zimmerman and more, it’s high quality duct tape and organic beef jerky for the soul!
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5PM SONGS OF HOPE  (Closing Night)
Do we ever not need songs of hope? At this time of year, and at this point in history, we especially need them. Tom Toce will produce the closing nights’ program, featuring some of the best cabaret singers in New York, each performing a hopeful song. If this concert doesn’t provide uplift, nothing will! There will be performances by Deb A. Berman, Trazana Beverly, Douglas J. Cohen, Cynthia Crane, Natalie Douglas, Cynthia Farrell, Eric Michael Gillett, Julie Gold, Renee Katz, Ann Kittredge, Minda Larsen, Mardie Millit, Sidney Myer, Steve Ross, Mark William and more being added nearly every day!
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It has a companion piece, a full length album by the same title, which was released digitally in April 2019.$45 cover charge ($51 with fees). $75 premium seating ($84 with fees). $25 food and beverage minimum.WRITERS CELEBRATE SONDHEIM – SEPTEMBER 25 AT 7:00 PM & 9:30 PMStephen Sondheim is a bastion of the musical theatre community and a legend in his own right. He was also a mentor for many generations of writers through personal connections, his many written letters, lectures, and books. Stephen Sondheim was not only an innovative and inventive writer, but also a generous teacher. Tonight, the generations that he taught and inspired gather together to pay tribute to him through an evening of story and song. Join us as we remember our Giant in the Sky who paved the way for all of us to dream, create, and finish our own hats.The 7pm performance features Rona Siddiqui, Elizabeth Addison, Andrea Grody, Joe Iconis, Georgia Stitt, Timothy Huang, Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Richard Maltby Jr., and Adam Gwon.The 9:30pm performance features Jay Adana, Ethan Carlson, Vaibu Mohan, Billy Recce, Emerson and Murphy Smith, Joriah Kwamé, Matthew McCollum, Cheeyang Ng, Michelle Rodriguez, and Helen J Shen.Produced by Alexa Spiegel and Vaibu Mohan.7pm: $60 cover charge ($67.50 with fees). $95 premium seating ($106 with fees). $25 food & beverage minimum.9:30pm: $45 cover charge ($51 with fees). $75 premium seating ($84 with fees). $25 food & beverage minimum.LIVE FROM 54 BELOW54 Below’s new series is designed to make more shows accessible to fans all over the world. “Live from 54 Below” will feature LIVE performances of current shows on the calendar, streamed directly from Broadway’s Living Room. Seven cameras will capture the excitement of being at the venue – all paired with the club’s dramatic lighting and award-winning sound design. To recreate the live experience, all shows will be presented exclusively at the time of performance with an in-house audience and will not be available on demand afterwards.The following performances will be streamed live. For tickets, visit www.54Below.com/LIVETHE FAILURE CABARET: JUSTIN BADGER & STEPHANIE DODD September 24 at 9:45 PM ET / Tickets $15SAFETY INFORMATION:54 Below is committed to the health of its performers, staff, and guests and has created a Safety Plan to ensure safe conditions along with optimum performing conditions. The new policies require that performers, production, kitchen, and dining room staff, as well as all audience members show proof of vaccination to enter the premises. Additional information on our safety protocols can be found here. 54 Below has installed improved air circulation and filtering systems as well as added plexiglass barriers between some tables. Based on CDC and New York State guidelines at the time of performance, safety protocols and seating capacity may change, and policies may be adjusted as is appropriate. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com.MORE ABOUT 54 BELOW:54 Below was founded as a place for the Broadway community to celebrate Broadway performers, both established and new, who sing not only the music of Broadway and the Great American Songbook, but also new material intended for Broadway and off-Broadway stages. The club features fine dining and superb scenic, lighting, and sound designs entirely imagined by Broadway designers. For performers, writers, musicians, and more, 54 Below gives opportunities to advance their craft, expand their repertoires, and develop their voices in a way that is more personal, making them stronger as artists. It gives Broadway fans an opportunity to see their favorite artists in a different way, deepening their relationship and understanding of their talent. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards® Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. It is also a place for innovation in musical songwriting and performance. Collaborations born at 54 Below give rise to and help develop new theatrical projects and new musicals. In addition, its popular streaming video activities and audio recordings support these activities, helping to build a new Broadway audience worldwide, both in age and geography.54 Below is one of the most in-demand performance venues in the city, presenting over 700 shows each year. Unique in its mission, it has become an indispensable member of the Broadway ecosystem, providing a place for seasoned and emerging artists to hone their craft, try out new work, grow their fanbases, and gather as a community. The management team includes Proprietors and nine-time Tony Award winning Broadway producers Steve Baruch, Richard Frankel, and Tom Viertel, Creative and Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper, and restaurant General Manager Mandisa Boxill.Located at 254 West 54th Street, the club presents live shows at 7pm and 9:30pm. Late night programming will resume in the coming months. Tickets and information at 54below.com. 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The 2022 Cabaret Convention Roster An Asterisk (*) Indicates Cabaret Convention Debut / Please Note: All Artists Subject to Availability Wednesday, October 26: Look to the Rainbow/The Songs of Yip Harburg, hosted by Andrea Marcovicci & Jeff Harnar. With Karen Akers, Ari Axelrod*, Danny Bacher, Elena Bennett, Anna Bergman, Leanne Borghesi, Michael-Demby Cain*, Clearly Now (Sean Harkness, Lina Koutrakos, Marcus Simeone), Tovah Feldshuh, Christian Holder, Paula Dione Ingram, Ann Kittredge*, Maude Maggart, Madalynn Mathews*, Marissa Mulder, Todd Murray, Marta Sanders, Josephine Sanges, Those Girls* (Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack, Wendy Russell), Andrew Walesch*.Thursday, October 27: Unforgettable: A Tribute to Nat King Cole, hosted by Natalie Douglas. With Aaron Lee Battle, Scott Coulter, Aisha de Haas, Darius de Haas, Bryan Eng*, Eric Yves Garcia, Clint Holmes, Elias Javier*, Amanda King, Nicolas King, Marilyn Maye, Katelyn Myers*, Julia Parasram*, Valarie Pettiford*, Ken Page*, T. Oliver Reid, Gabrielle Stravelli, Billy Stritch, Stacy Sullivan.Friday, October 28: Through the Years: Celebrating Timeless American Standards, hosted by KT Sullivan. Celia Berk, Klea Blackhurst, Carole J. Bufford, Tim Connell, Shana Farr, Meg Flather, Kim Grogg*, Hannah Jane, David LaMarr, Karen Mason, Marieann Merengolo, MOIPEI, Jillian Mustillo*, Sidney Myer, Mark Nadler, Philip Officer, Anais Reno, Ron Russell*, Spider Saloff, Kim David Smith, Sandy Stewart, Haley Swindal*, Lennie Watts, Amra-Faye Wright.JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTERBOX OFFICE IS OPEN!(choose your own seat location) IN PERSON:Jazz At Lincoln Center Box OfficeBroadway @ 60th Street, ground floorMon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-6pm BY PHONE:CenterCharge (212) 721-6500 ONLINE:www.jazz.orgTICKETS: www.classy.org/event/33rd-new-york-cabaret-convention-2022/e182104 ... See MoreSee Less
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The 2022 Cabaret Convention Roster An Asterisk (*) Indicates Cabaret Convention Debut / Please Note: All Artists Subject to Availability Wednesday, October 26: Look to the Rainbow/The Songs of Yip Harburg, hosted by Andrea Marcovicci & Jeff Harnar. With Karen Akers, Ari Axelrod*, Danny Bacher, Elena Bennett, Anna Bergman, Leanne Borghesi, Michael-Demby Cain*, Clearly Now (Sean Harkness, Lina Koutrakos, Marcus Simeone), Tovah Feldshuh, Christian Holder, Paula Dione Ingram, Ann Kittredge*, Maude Maggart, Madalynn Mathews*, Marissa Mulder, Todd Murray, Marta Sanders, Josephine Sanges, Those Girls* (Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack, Wendy Russell), Andrew Walesch*.Thursday, October 27: Unforgettable: A Tribute to Nat King Cole, hosted by Natalie Douglas. With Aaron Lee Battle, Scott Coulter, Aisha de Haas, Darius de Haas, Bryan Eng*, Eric Yves Garcia, Clint Holmes, Elias Javier*, Amanda King, Nicolas King, Marilyn Maye, Katelyn Myers*, Julia Parasram*, Valarie Pettiford*, Ken Page*, T. Oliver Reid, Gabrielle Stravelli, Billy Stritch, Stacy Sullivan.Friday, October 28: Through the Years: Celebrating Timeless American Standards, hosted by KT Sullivan. Celia Berk, Klea Blackhurst, Carole J. Bufford, Tim Connell, Shana Farr, Meg Flather, Kim Grogg*, Hannah Jane, David LaMarr, Karen Mason, Marieann Merengolo, MOIPEI, Jillian Mustillo*, Sidney Myer, Mark Nadler, Philip Officer, Anais Reno, Ron Russell*, Spider Saloff, Kim David Smith, Sandy Stewart, Haley Swindal*, Lennie Watts, Amra-Faye Wright.JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTERBOX OFFICE IS OPEN!(choose your own seat location) IN PERSON:Jazz At Lincoln Center Box OfficeBroadway @ 60th Street, ground floorMon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-6pm BY PHONE:CenterCharge (212) 721-6500 ONLINE:www.jazz.orgTICKETS: www.classy.org/event/33rd-new-york-cabaret-convention-2022/e182104 ... See MoreSee Less
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Peter Calo and Dawn Derow Cotuit Center For The artsTWO Concerts celebrating the Artists & Music fromLA’s The Troubadour West atCotuit Center For The ArtsIn the John Weltman Outdoor Performance PavilionSaturday, September 17 at 7:30pmSunday, September 18 at 4:00pm (Pre show Bourbon tasting compliments of Cape Cod Package Store!)Tickets $35$5 discount for members, $2 discount for seniors/veteransartsonthecape.org/explore/backyard-troubadoursBACKYARD TROUBADOURS will be performing the songs by the artists that made The TROUBADOUR WEST, musical shrine shine!with...Peter Calo - Dawn Derow withMarty Richards on drums Joe Santere on bass Featuring music byCarly Simon, Jimmy Webb, Linda Ronstadt, Van Morison, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Gun’s N Roses, Johnny Cash, Eagles,Carole King, Leonard Cohen Little Feat Tom Waits Billy Joel Kris Kristofferson Sheryl Crow Neil Young and more... TICKETSci.ovationtix.com/31005/production/1112365 BACKYARD TROUBADOURSwww.youtube.com/watch?v=bhUUAdOqr2Qwww.petercalo.com ... See MoreSee Less
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Peter Calo and Dawn Derow Cotuit Center For The artsTWO Concerts celebrating the Artists & Music fromLA’s The Troubadour West atCotuit Center For The ArtsIn the John Weltman Outdoor Performance PavilionSaturday, September 17 at 7:30pmSunday, September 18 at 4:00pm (Pre show Bourbon tasting compliments of Cape Cod Package Store!)Tickets $35$5 discount for members, $2 discount for seniors/veteransartsonthecape.org/explore/backyard-troubadoursBACKYARD TROUBADOURS will be performing the songs by the artists that made The TROUBADOUR WEST, musical shrine shine!with...Peter Calo - Dawn Derow withMarty Richards on drums Joe Santere on bass Featuring music byCarly Simon, Jimmy Webb, Linda Ronstadt, Van Morison, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Gun’s N Roses, Johnny Cash, Eagles,Carole King, Leonard Cohen Little Feat Tom Waits Billy Joel Kris Kristofferson Sheryl Crow Neil Young and more... TICKETSci.ovationtix.com/31005/production/1112365 BACKYARD TROUBADOURSwww.youtube.com/watch?v=bhUUAdOqr2Qwww.petercalo.com ... See MoreSee Less
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Jeff Harnar TODAY @4pmTune in at 4 PM today. It's free, it's fun and it's none other than delightful Jeff Harnar, having a conversation about his past, present and future.Just click on this link. See you at 4:00. ... See MoreSee Less
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NEXT WEEK AT 54 BELOW ANN TALMANJACKIE EVANCHOELISA GALINDEZTHE FLAME SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED…AND MORE!www,54Below.comNext week, 54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards® Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.FREE LIVESTREAM | A NIGHT IN WITH ABCD FEATURING KRYSTA RODRIGUEZ – SEPTEMBER 12 AT 8:00 PM ETJoin us virtually as accomplished singer and actress Krysta Rodriguez performs a variety of songs and shares stories about her breast cancer experience exclusively for ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis.Krysta Rodriguez, breast cancer survivor and award-winning performer, is best known for her portrayal of Liza Minnelli in the Netflix series “Halston” and Ana Vargas in the NBC series “Smash,” Krysta will be singing a variety of songs and sharing personal stories about her breast cancer experience. Exclusively for ABCD.Register now for FREE to watch it broadcast live from the famous 54 Below in New York City!Presented by: Lily Oncology | Forge PR | Grewal Family Foundation | Kesslers Diamonds | Luddy & Komisar Family | Plum MediaABCD: After Breast Cancer DiagnosisAnyone, anywhere, any stage. ABCD’s customized emotional support services are free to breast cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Learn more about ABCD’s services at abcdbreastcancersupport.orgDonations will be accepted on the ticketing page.ANN TALMAN: ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND THE SHADOW OF HER SMILE – SEPTEMBER 13 & 14 AT 7:00 PMThis performance on September 14 will also be livestreamed. For tickets and more information, click here.Award-winning, four-time Broadway veteran, Ann Talman returns to 54 Below with a special encore engagement!Talman portrayed Elizabeth Taylor’s daughter on Broadway in The Little Foxes, beginning their lifelong friendship that lasted for the rest of Taylor’s life. The Shadow of Her Smile is an evening of story and song about Ann and Elizabeth’s amazing bond, filled with hilarious and touching stories that only Ann can tell, and woven with classic Broadway and Great American Songbook gems.The show is directed by Bistro and MAC Award winner Lina Koutrakos with musical direction by multi-award-winning Alex Rybeck, a 54 Below favorite.“Talman is nothing short of amazing in telling her own tale. This is a master class in acting.” –BroadwayWorld$55 cover charge. $90 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.JACKIE EVANCHO SINGS JONI MITCHELL – SEPTEMBER 14 AT 9:30 PMA worldwide sensation when she was only ten years old, Jackie Evancho has moved past the exuberant promise of a child prodigy, becoming a mature young adult who has released a string of platinum and gold albums, racking up millions of sales and accolades around the world. Billboard twice (in 2010 and 2012) named Jackie Evancho one of their “music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21.” Now a veteran of the concert stage, Ms. Evancho performs to sold out audiences around the world. Jackie Evancho has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, National Symphony, Boston Pops.In support of her new album honoring the timeless music of Joni Mitchell, Jackie Evancho will take her audience on a musical panegyric from Joni’s earliest classics “Both Sides Now” to her iconic 1971 hits, “A Case of You” and “Blue” to her enduring all season standard, “River” Jackie Evancho brings superb lyrical interpretation to everything she sings, Joni Mitchell being no exception.$65 cover charge. $100 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.NEW MUSICAL! THE FLAME, AN LGBTQ ROMANTIC COMEDY MUSICAL IN CONCERT, FEAT. JENN COLELLA, JJ NIEMANN, & MORE! – SEPTEMBER 15 AT 7:00 PMThis performance will also be livestreamed. For tickets and more information, click here.Join us at 54 Below for a joyous evening featuring the songs of The Flame from the Broadway Podcast Network! In an unforgettable celebration of the hit podcast musical, experience The Flame like never before! Featuring an all-star cast, this concert is produced and directed by Lez Hang Out Productions. Join us as the cast of The Flame performs together live and in person! With songs like “Maybe Today,” “Car Ride From Hell,” “Hey Daddy,” “You’ve Got Me,” “Always That Girl,” and “Keep It Lit,” we’ll never let the Flame go out!The Flame, An LGBTQ Romantic Comedy MusicalFeaturing Ellie Brigida as Jamie, Jenn Colella as Jo, Mackenzie Dade as Rachel/Female Swing, Leigh Holmes Foster as Heather, Tiffany Francès as Sam, Valerie Rose Lohman as Mel, JJ Niemann as Harold, and Jamari Johnson Williams as Narrator.Story by Ellie Brigida and Leigh Holmes Foster.Book by Caitlyn Clear.Music and lyrics by Leigh Holmes Foster, with additional lyrics by Caitlyn Clear.Directed by Caitlyn Clear and Valerie Rose Lohman.Live produced by Meghan Gunther with Sasha Cohen as live show production assistant.$55 cover charge. $90 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.THE SEVENTH ANNUAL HARVARD-YALE CANTATA: A NEW CHAPTER – SEPTEMBER 15 AT 9:30 PMThis performance will also be livestreamed. For tickets and more information, click here.Come join us as The Harvard-Yale Cantata takes on a new path! Most years, the Cantata, like the Regatta, is a competition. We’ve pitted Harvard songs and performers against Yale songs and performers. Yale leads the series, 5 to 1, but some of those victories have happened with razor-thin margins, owing to the high quality of everyone’s work. This year, the victorious Yale team, headed by music director and team captain Farrah Rothman, will oversee a departure from the competitive format. This just feels like a time we should all be working together.Farrah (Yale ’20) and producer Tom Toce (Yale ’78) are planning a program featuring alumni performers and songs from Yale, Harvard, and lots of other Ivy and non-Ivy League colleges. Keep your eye on this space for updated information about all the special songs and performers we add to the mix.The Harvard and Yale songwriters will include perennial Cantata favorite John Forster (“Entering Marion”), Matt Corriel (Moss Hart Award winner for Intervention), and Tom Toce (MAC Award winner for “Shalom, Santa”). Past judges (and Princeton alums) Bob Stillman (Tony Award® nominations as a performer for Dirty Blonde and as a songwriter for Urban Cowboy) and Cheryl Davis (winner of a Writers’ Guild Award and a Kleban Award) will also contribute songs. Joining us as songwriters and/or performers will also be Serena Feniger (Yale), Chloe E. W. Levine (Harvard), Julia Riew (Harvard), Natalie Brown (Yale), Jason Kisare (Yale), and Ian Chan (Harvard).$40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.EISA GALINDEZ: EVERYTHING I KNOW – SEPTEMBER 16 AT 7:00 PMThis performance will also be livestreamed. For tickets and more information, click here.Multi-hyphenate artist Elisa Galindez (Queen Anne: A New Musical) returns to 54 Below for her New York City solo concert debut, Everything I Know!After years of performing regionally and throughout New York City and a pandemic that shook the world, this bright and promising artist steps back into the spotlight. Everything I Know is a love letter to the ancestors that came before her and an honoring of the village who helped guide her back to purpose with selections from Sondheim, Webber, Streisand, and beyond. Joined by Director Jillian Carucci, Music Director Drew Wutke, and an exquisite, kickass NYC band, Elisa Galindez is sure to take you on a journey through joy, laughter, and her thrilling, unique story.Featuring Angel Lozada, Grace McCarney, Erika Xiomara Reyes, and Kaila Wooten.Joined by Dave D’aranjo on bass, Amy Griffiths, on sax/clarinet/flute, Arei Sekiguchi on drums, and Hajime Yoshida on guitar. $40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.MARIEANN MERINGOLO: SHADES OF LOVE – SEPTEMBER 16 AT 9:30 PM“Marieann Meringolo a singer who bears some physical and vocal resemblance to Barbra Streisand…delivers songs about love lost and strength found…Sung in Grand Style.” – The New York TimesJoin award-winning songstress Marieann Meringolo in the New York premiere of her brand new show Shades of Love as she takes you on a journey through the ebbs and flows and highs and lows of life and love. Presenting fresh interpretations of songs written by Joni Mitchell, Janis Ian, Billy Joel, Marsha Malamet, Neil Sedaka, Christina Perri and more!An evening not to be missed!Marieann received two standing ovations at the Provincetown performance of Shades of Love this past fall.Music direction by Doyle Newmyer.Directed by Will Nunziata.$45 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.WOMEN SING BROADWAY’S LEADING MEN SONGS, FEAT. HALEY SWINDAL, JANA ROBBINS, & MORE! – SEPTEMBER 17 AT 7:00 PM54 Below is proud to present an exciting reimagining of Broadway’s great hits, when today’s female stars hit the soaring notes once reserved only for the great tenors and baritones of the past. How thrilling to hear these songs performed as written, but with an entirely different sound! This brand-new show, created for 54 Below by NYC impresario Scott Siegel, will feature a cast brimming with talented women from Broadway, opera, and nightclubs who will dazzle and delight.You won’t want to miss the historic moment when a massive genre of songs suddenly, and finally, opens up for the female voice!Mr. Siegel has created nearly 500 major concert events, including producing, writing, and directing shows for Michael Feinstein, but he is perhaps best known as the creator, writer, director and host of Town Hall’s legendary series, Broadway by the Year, which is currently celebrating its 21st season. Always an innovator, Mr. Siegel pioneered the use of both dance and unplugged performances in one-night only concerts. And he is breaking new ground once again with the creation of Women Sing Broadway’s Leading Men Songs! Music direction by Ron Abel.Featuring Rose Chamblee, Lianne Marie Dobbs, Kylie Heyman, Jillian Louis, Kelli Rabke, Sophie Rapeijko, Julie Reyburn, Jana Robbins, Kelsey Smith, and Haley Swindal$50 cover charge. $90 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.54 SINGS BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS! FEAT. BEN JONES, JILLIAN LOUIS, & MORE – SEPTEMBER 17 AT 9:30 PMPrevious volumes of this Scott Siegel concert event hit 54 Below like lightning! This was the show that every musical theater-lover had been waiting for… and now we’re going to do it again, with a brand new line-up of 54 Sings Broadway’s Greatest Hits!If you skip through cast albums just to hear the very best songs in each show, this is the nightclub concert event for you. If you love the classics of the Great White Way, come and hear the songs that made Broadway great, that made your heart soar, that you used to sing (maybe still do) in the shower! But at 54 Below, you will hear the greatest Broadway songs of all time performed by today’s greatest stars, singing them straight up, the way you want to hear them!And who better to produce/direct/host this show than the creator of Town Hall’s critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series, Scott Siegel, creator of more than 200 major concert events centered on Broadway music! 54 Sings Broadway’s Greatest Hits! will be a thrilling night that you won’t forget. Music direction by Ron Abel.Featuring Alex Getlin, Luke Hawkins, Ben Jones, Jillian Louis, Marques Stewart, and Benjamin T. Swanson.$55 cover charge. $90 premium seating. $25 food & beverge minimum.SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, FEAT. DANIELLE FERLAND, SARAH RICE, & MORE! – SEPTEMBER 18 AT 7:00 PMThis performance will also be livestreamed. For tickets and more information, click here.We’re Still Here and Back in Business for SEASON THIRTEEN! A celebrated New York event since 2010, the BroadwayWorld and Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret’s most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only, delving into the musical world of Broadway’s master composer. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy, and more.Past special guests have included original Sondheim cast members such as Len Cariou, Jim Walton, Donna McKechnie, Chip Zien, & more – so you never know who might drop in. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on Sondheimien facts, history & assorted tidbits of theatrical lore! Come join the party! Music direction by John Fischer.Special Guests: Danielle Ferland, Eric Michael Gillet, Albert Guerzon, Sarah Rice, and Lucia Spina. Starring: Jim Brochu, Evan Harrington, Rob Maitner, and Kelli Rabke.$45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.CHRIS URQUIAGA & BROADWAY FRIENDS: LATIN MUSIC NIGHT, FEAT. CAROLINA RIAL & MORE! – SEPTEMBER 18 AT 9:30 PMThis performance will also be livestreamed. For tickets and more information, click here.Come enjoy a night of Latin music presented by urban Latin artist Chris Urquiaga (aka JChris) and an all-star cast from Broadway and TV! Latin music is embedded into NYC’s culture, so it’s only fitting that we pay homage by dedicating a night to the genre and all of its eclectic subgenres. You will hear selections from the Broadway repertoire, Latin pop standards and original urban Latin tunes penned by Chris and co-songwriters. For each of Chris’ guest artists, Latin music & Latin identity means something different to them and they will express what it means to them through their performances.Chris is known for a smooth voice and high energy Spanish-English performances. His music transcends boundaries, infusing Latin, Afro and Brazilian influences and exploring themes of gender fluidity and queer culture.Ven a disfrutar de una noche de música latina presentada por el artista latino urbano Chris Urquiaga (también conocido como JChris) y un elenco estelar de Broadway y televisión! La música latina está incrustada en la cultura de la ciudad de Nueva York, por lo que es lógico que rindamos homenaje dedicando una noche al género y todos sus subgéneros eclécticos. Escuchará selecciones del repertorio de Broadway, estándares del pop latino y melodías latinas urbanas originales escritas por Chris y sus coautores. Para cada uno de los artistas invitados de Chris, la música latina y la identidad latina significan algo diferente para ellos y expresarán lo que significa para ellos a través de sus presentaciones musicales.Chris es conocido por una voz suave y actuaciones en español e inglés de alta energía. Su música trasciende fronteras, infundiendo influencias latinas, afro y brasileñas y explorando temas de fluidez de género y cultura queer.Featuring/Apareciendo Keren Abreu, Isa Antonetti, Carmen Ezcurra, Anna Paloma, and Carolina Rial.Joined by/Acompañado por Jesús Anduz on trumpet, Mike Craig on drums, Nick Trautmann on bass, and Mike Verselli on piano.$40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimumLIVE FROM 54 BELOW54 Below’s new series is designed to make more shows accessible to fans all over the world. “Live from 54 Below” will feature LIVE performances of current shows on the calendar, streamed directly from Broadway’s Living Room. Seven cameras will capture the excitement of being at the venue – all paired with the club’s dramatic lighting and award-winning sound design. To recreate the live experience, all shows will be presented exclusively at the time of performance with an in-house audience and will not be available on demand afterwards.The following performances will be streamed live. For tickets, visit www.54Below.com/LIVEANN TALMAN: ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND THE SHADOW OF HER SMILE September 14 at 7:00 PM ET / Tickets $25NEW MUSICAL! THE FLAME, AN LGBTQ ROMANTIC COMEDY MUSICAL IN CONCERT September 15 at 7:00 PM ET / Tickets $25THE SEVENTH ANNUAL HARVARD-YALE CANTATA: A NEW CHAPTER September 15 at 9:45 PM ET / Tickets $15SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED FEAT. DANIELLE FERLAND, SARAH RICE, & MORE! September 18 at 7:00 PM ET / Tickets $25ELISA GALINDEZ: EVERYTHING I KNOW September 19 at 7:00 PM ET / Tickets $25CHRIS URQUIAGA & BROADWAY FRIENDS: LATIN MUSIC NIGHT, FEAT. CAROLINA RIAL & MORE! September 18 at 9:45 PM ET / Tickets $15SAFETY INFORMATION:54 Below is committed to the health of its performers, staff, and guests and has created a Safety Plan to ensure safe conditions along with optimum performing conditions. The new policies require that performers, production, kitchen, and dining room staff, as well as all audience members show proof of vaccination to enter the premises. Additional information on our safety protocols can be found here. 54 Below has installed improved air circulation and filtering systems as well as added plexiglass barriers between some tables. Based on CDC and New York State guidelines at the time of performance, safety protocols and seating capacity may change, and policies may be adjusted as is appropriate. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com.MORE ABOUT 54 BELOW:54 Below was founded as a place for the Broadway community to celebrate Broadway performers, both established and new, who sing not only the music of Broadway and the Great American Songbook, but also new material intended for Broadway and off-Broadway stages. The club features fine dining and superb scenic, lighting, and sound designs entirely imagined by Broadway designers. For performers, writers, musicians, and more, 54 Below gives opportunities to advance their craft, expand their repertoires, and develop their voices in a way that is more personal, making them stronger as artists. It gives Broadway fans an opportunity to see their favorite artists in a different way, deepening their relationship and understanding of their talent. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards® Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. It is also a place for innovation in musical songwriting and performance. Collaborations born at 54 Below give rise to and help develop new theatrical projects and new musicals. In addition, its popular streaming video activities and audio recordings support these activities, helping to build a new Broadway audience worldwide, both in age and geography.54 Below is one of the most in-demand performance venues in the city, presenting over 700 shows each year. Unique in its mission, it has become an indispensable member of the Broadway ecosystem, providing a place for seasoned and emerging artists to hone their craft, try out new work, grow their fanbases, and gather as a community. The management team includes Proprietors and nine-time Tony Award winning Broadway producers Steve Baruch, Richard Frankel, and Tom Viertel, Creative and Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper, and restaurant General Manager Mandisa Boxill.Located at 254 West 54th Street, the club presents live shows at 7pm and 9:30pm. Late night programming will resume in the coming months. Tickets and information at 54below.com. ... See MoreSee Less
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