Dorian Woodruff
Studio Musician: The Music of Manilow
@ Pangea
Fridays, November 5 & 12 – 7:00 pm

MAC and Broadway World nominee Dorian Woodruff brings his life as a musician and backing vocalist to the stage at Pangea in “Studio Musician: The Music of Manilow” on November 5 and 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Says Woodruff, “I used my allowance and bought the Tryin’ To Get The Feeling album. One the back was a photo of Barry with a beagle. My grandfather loved beagles and he saw the picture and decided I hadn’t wasted my money. That sealed it for me. Barry, all the way.”

“Whether you admit to being a “Fanilow” or not, I wager every one of you could sing at least one line of at least 10 Barry Manilow songs. I realized while putting together a show with only Barry Manilow music would mean an hour or so of slower, more heartfelt songs, I will just say, it’s a good thing neither Barry nor I are afraid of an epic ballad.”

Join Dorian Woodruff as he shares the music of one of the greatest songwriters of our generation. “Lola, jingles, and more.”

Woodruff has performed in clubs internationally while providing touring and studio vocals. In New York, He has appeared at Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s 54 Below, Don’t Tell Mama, The Beach Café, and Pangea. His shows ‘I Believe in Love’ and ‘Welcome Home: Everybody Has a Story’ were nominated for MAC awards. Woodruff has appeared in Chicago at Davenport’s and The Jazz Cave at the Nashville Jazz Workshop, and, the New York Cabaret Convention in Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall.

Known as “The Cafe Carlyle of the East Village” (Cabaret Hotspot 2021), Pangea has supported artists of all persuasions for over three decades; offering an essential safe-place for taking artistic risks; and for its delicious and spirited downtown hospitality. Its role as an incubator for new work, in a city where the cost of living has become prohibitively stratospheric for artists, is seen as vital to preserving the East Village’s identity as a counter-culture hotbed.

A favorite haunt of East Village scene makers and artists since opening as Spaghetteria in 1986, Pangea started programing music and performance in 2015.

An impressive roster of some of the most daring alt-cabaret artists working on the cusp of music, theatre and the spoken word use Pangea’s cozy 60-seat showroom as their home base: Sidney Myer, Tammy Faye Starlite, Penny Arcade, David Cale, Salty Brine, Claywoman, Raven O, Carol Lipnick, Joey Arias, Flotilla DeBarge, the Jazz Bastards, Rachelle Garniez and producer Kevin Malony.

The NY Times has called the Joe’s Pub neighbor “a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max’s Kansas City from days gone by.”

“Many songwriters of today would be lucky to have their more thoughtful material rendered by such a thoughtful and caring vocalist.” – Rob Lester, Cabaret Scenes

“Dorian was born to sing.” – Paul Rolnick, Composer

“Smooth-voiced and charming.” – Marilyn Lester, Nitelife Exchange

WHAT: “Studio Musician: The Music of Manilow”
WHO: Written and performed by Dorian Woodruff. Directed by Lina Koutrakos. Musical direction and accompaniment by Gregory Toroian.
WHEN: 7:00 p.m. two Fridays, November 5 & 12
WHERE: Pangea, 178 2nd Avenue, NY NY 10003
TICKETS: For reservations please call: (212) 995-0900

$25 music charge (cash only). $20 per person food/drink minimum
Proof of Vaccine and Photo ID required for entry