Author: Jennie Litt

Deborah Stone@Pangea, 9/30/19

What does a triple threat do when her professional dancing days are over?  In Deborah Stone’s case, she creates a love-letter of a show to the dancer that she was, highlighting her graceful acting skills and her resonant, clarinet-like mix.

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Daniel Cainer @ Urban Stages 6/29/19

British import Daniel Cainer’s one-man show, “Gefilte Fish & Chips,” drew a capactiy crowd to Urban Stages to revel in the humor and humanity of his stories-in-song about four generations of his Jewish family in England.  As well as performing the show, Cainer wrote and composed it, and functioned as his own one-man tech crew and orchestra.

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Those Girls@LBT, 5/4/19

Those Girls rerprise their show at the Beechman on Monday, June 3, at 7 p.m.  Try not to miss it, but if you do, there’s always “Those Girls Sing The Boys, Volume 2” to look fowsrd to.  I know I’m looking forward to it!

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Martin Vidnovic @ GR42 4/13/19

Martin Vidnovic brought a touch of Vegas at its cheesiest to The Green Room 42 in “Broadway and Beyond,” a program of standards featuring the Broadway veteran’s brazen baritenor and a barrage of corny jokes.

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Rev. Mary and Her All-Man Band @ Pangea 4/6/19

Rev. Mary is an edgy, rollicking, big-voiced entertainer who has made a specialty of mining the 20th century songbook for tunes about the taboo.  In “I’m SOOO High!: Rev. Mary’s Reefer Revue,” the Rev. (Mary Elizabeth Micari in real life) and her All-Man Band revived obscure blues numbers celebrating jazz cabbage—you know, jive? Catnip? Tea?  Mary Jane?—with raucous good humor.

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Marquee Five @ LBT, 3/1/19

Marquee Five reprised their newest show, “Back Porch Swing: Swingin’ Standards in Knockout Harmony,” at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, and it was exactly that: a knockout.

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Yael Rasooly & Iliya Magalnyk @ LBT 1/13/19

International chanteuse and theatre artist Yael Rasooly and virtuoso accordionist Iliya Magalnyk brought an old-world glamour, a polyglot sensibility, and a light touch to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with “Glamour In The Dark,” an eclectic set of songs in French, Yiddish, Hebrew, and English.

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Mischa Kischkum @ DTM, 12/20/18

Christmas came early (or did Chanukah come late?) for those of us lucky enough to catch “Mischa Kischkum is OFF THE CHARTS (Songs You Don’t Know By Writers You Love)” at Don’t Tell Mama on December 20.  

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HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE - The Cover of SO YOU WANT TO SING CABARET by me and Sue Matsuki. And our handsome and talented cover boy Jeff Harnar Thank you Series Editor Matthew Hoch. Look for it in bookstores in APRIL 2020!
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Cabaret Hotspot Spotlights this week are: 7/2, 3 & 6 Joanna Gleason (F54) - 7/8 Adam Pascal (GR42) - 7/9 Celia Berk (Birdland) - 7/11, 12 & 13 Honey Davenport (LBT) - 7/12 Josephine Sanges (Beach) - 7/14 Songs of Meg Flather (DTM) - 7/15 Becca C Kidwell's Infinite Joy Benefit (DTM) and Jim Caruso's July Broadway at Birdland series.

I have also posted Re-Views for the delightful Janie Press and Marge Helenchild.

A new Sue's Views is coming soon! Happy Summer everyone!

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