A tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, produced and hosted by renowned Sinatra expert Will Friedwald and performer Andrew Poretz, combined vocal artistry and the cream of the American Songbook in one of those “only in New York” evenings that, for one beautiful hour, seems to justify preposterous rent and sardine-like commutes.Read More
Author: Jennie Litt
In her regal cabaret debut, “Becoming … The Queen 2.0,” opera (and now cabaret) diva Regina Zona ruled the stage and conquered the hearts of her audience. This was the most splendid debut show I have ever had the privilege of attending: confident, sparkling, personal, and a triumph from start to finish.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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