Cyndi Lauper with Cast of KINKY BOOTS, Michael Feinstein & More Set for Birdland, 12/16-22
December 16 (Monday) at 7PM
True Colors Cabaret
With the cast of Tony-Award winning Kinky Boots
Lauper will join the cast of Kinky Boots to perform an eclectic array of standards, pop hits and other songs, with musical direction by the show's Tony Award-winning orchestrator Stephen Oremus. The evening will benefit the True Colors Fund, the organization Lauper co-founded to raise awareness about and bring an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth homelessness, and to inspire everyone, especially straight people, to become active participants in the advancement of equality for all.
Tickets range from $60-$250, $10 minimum
December 16 (Monday) at 9:30PM
Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Jim Caruso's Cast Party is a wildly popular weekly soiree that brings a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night. It's a cool cabaret night-out enlivened by a hilariously impromptu variety show. Showbiz superstars, backed by Steve Doyle on bass, Tedd Firth on piano and Daniel Glass on drums, hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle.
All tickets $25, $10 minimum
December 17-19 (Tuesday-Thursday) at 8:30PM
December 20-21 (Saturday-Sunday) at 8:30PM & 11PM
Michael Feinstein's "Holiday @ Birdland"
Week one of a special two week engagement
Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. More than simply a performer, Feinstein has received national recognition for his commitment to celebrating America's popular song and preserving its legacy for the next generation. In 2007, he founded the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through educational programs, Master Classes, and the annual High School Vocal Academy and Competition, which awards scholarships and prizes to students across the country. Michael serves on the Library of Congress' National Recording Preservation Board, an organization dedicated to ensuring the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America's sound recording heritage. Michael's Jazzy Holiday Band features: Warren Vaché (trumpet) Joel Frahm (saxes) Tedd Fith (piano) Sean Smith (bass) Mark McLean (drums)
Seats are $75-$200, $10 minimum
December 17-19 (Tuesday-Thursday) at 11:00PM
Karrin Allyson's Yuletide Hideaway
For multiple Grammy nominated singer and pianist Karrin Allyson, the release of "Round Midnight," marked her thirteenth album in a 19-year association with the Concord Jazz label. Besides her distinctive voice, which, as described by jazz critic Gary Giddins, "brings a timbre that is part ice and part grain... incisive, original and emotionally convincing," one of the most noteworthy characteristics of Allyson's career is the wide range of material she has explored. "Karrin has expanded the jazz vocal repertoire," says Concord VP Nick Phillips, who cites her ease and authenticity in both French and Portuguese as well as her embrace of the Great American Songbook, roots music, bossa nova, blues and jazz. For her Birdland engagement, Karrin will celebrate the release of holiday CD, "Yuletide Hideaway."
All seats $40, $10 minimum