Cabaret performer Bob O’Hare will be reprising his show Bob O’Hare: Unfinished Business…a love story at Don’t Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street – between 8th & 9th Avenue) on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. Bob will be accompanied by the fantastic Tom Nelson Trio – which includes Tom Nelson on piano, Tom Kirchmer on bass, and Peter Grant on drums. Tom Nelson is musical director. Multiple MAC Award-winning singer and director Eric Michael Gillett is directing the show.
The show will feature songs by such gifted songwriters as Stephen Sondheim, Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley, Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt, Craig Carnelia, Fred Ebb, John Kander, Alan Mencken, and David Spencer.
This show has received tremendous praise from audiences and critics, among them Bart Greenberg who wrote in Cabaret Scenes that “With Unfinished Business, charming Bob O’Hare creates a song cycle utilizing standards to portray a love story from first meeting through marriage, difficulties to contentment. Beyond an opening welcome and the usual thanks at the end, there are no spoken words, just a flow of beautiful music presented with sensitivity and humor via the singer’s flexible and comfortable voice…O’Hare is backed up by the very fine Tom Nelson Trio (Nelson on piano, Tom Kirchmer on bass, and Peter Grant on drums), which provides sensitive support throughout. The show is directed with a sure hand for dramatic ebb and flow by Eric Michael Gillett.”
Darryl Reilly writing in TheaterScene.Net wrote that “O’Hare’s appealing tenor voice with its regional cadences is expressive. His instrument is in the realm of a tuneful storyteller who mines laughs and emotions with vocal flourishes and marvelous phrasing…Eric Michael Gillett’s subtle direction contributes a brisk yet thoughtful pace and also a theatrical quality…Musically the show is dynamic due to the superb Tom Nelson Trio…O’Hare’s fine talent, inspired repertoire and the superior technical and musical embellishments all make Unfinished Business …a love story an inspirational entertainment.”
The Music Cover Charge is $20.00 ($15.00 for MAC members) with a two-drink minimum. For reservations, please either call Don’t Tell Mama for reservations (after 4:00 P.M.) at (212) 757-0788 or to order tickets online, go to www.donttellmamanyc.com.