Paulo Szot @54Below

tytonius
Understudy
joined:6/18/08
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/6/13 at 10:56pm
Great NYTimes Review!!
Paulo Szot’s Outsize Broadway Grandeur!
...Szot’s voice evoked the world’s finest dark-chocolate pudding...
I'm going tomorrow, can't wait!!!!


NYTimes review Szot @54below
Updated On: 8/7/13 at 10:56 PM
vf
Stand-by
joined:11/10/10
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/7/13 at 12:11am
Great TheaterMania review too- "Sublime"
Paulo Szot at 54 Below
tytonius
Understudy
joined:6/18/08
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/7/13 at 12:54am
He's singing What Kind of Fool Am I? and Were Thine That Special Face from Kiss me Kate! perfect for him
wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/7/13 at 07:40am
I was there Monday night. He has relaxed a lot since the last time I saw him at the Carlyle. His voice is splendid as always, but the song selection is broader. My only small complaint - the arrangement of This Nearly Was Mine has a strange minor key that makes the song uncomfortable rather than glorious. If I could, I would change that. Otherwise, marvelous. And the food at 54 Below was very good. My first visit there. I'll
be back.
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/7/13 at 07:58am
Seeing this tonight. Looking forward to this so much, I don't know how I'll get through the day.
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/7/13 at 11:36am
His voice makes me ovulate.
yes, you
vf
Stand-by
joined:11/10/10
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/7/13 at 11:55am
Just saw this reference to a CD coming out:
"Also, keep your eye out for his upcoming CD on GPR records called Brazil To Broadway where he will sing Brazilian Standards in English and Broadway Standards in Portuguese."

Gee I wish it were on a regular label. Looks like that GPR has recorded other opera singers doing cabaret like Patricia Racette and Charles Castronovo, but he's much better at it than they are I think. He deserves a real CD. Great jazz reviewer who writes for Wall Street Journal Will Friedwald tweeted the other day that he deserves a solo album.
reference to an album
vf
Stand-by
joined:11/10/10
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/7/13 at 12:11pm
Will Friedwald who reviews jazz for the Wall Street Journal tweeted some great stuff about Paulo Szot the other day. Friedwald always tweets interesting stuff, I'm surprised he doesn't have more followers. He loves vocalists, he's written books about Sinatra and jazz singing, here's his Wikipedia entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Friedwald
Here are some WSJ articles he's written: http://online.wsj.com/search/term.html?KEYWORDS=WILL+FRIEDWALD&bylinesearch=true

Anyway he tweeted this:
"the two greatest living interpreters of "If Ever I Would Leave You" are SONNY ROLLINS & PAOLO SZOT, & 1 of them is opening @54Below tonight."
https://twitter.com/willfriedwald/status/364409578122784768

and this:
"(1/2) attn Sony or somebody: please record PAOLO SZOT's club show @54Below, especially "If Ever I Would Leave You" for the 54B live series!"https://twitter.com/willfriedwald/status/364410386914623488

and this:
"(2/2) re PAOLO SZOT, it's hard to believe he doesn't have a "solo" album, he's easily one of the great living baritones, if not the greatest"
https://twitter.com/willfriedwald/status/364410566640541696
WSJ jazz reviewer Will Friedwald says Paulo Szot is easily one of the greatest living baritones
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/7/13 at 12:36pm
I've always liked Will Friedwald's writing. Thank for the links. I just followed him on Twitter.
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/7/13 at 01:03pm
So the Theatremania review says "... in the middle of "Too Many Mornings," from Stephen Sondheim's Follies, a special guest (who just happens to be hanging around the neighborhood) joins him on stage to sing Sally's part of the duet. I'll say no more."

Vicky Clark?
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
vf
Stand-by
joined:11/10/10
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/7/13 at 02:55pm
It was Laura Osnes

"The beautiful @LauraOsnes just got up and sang with #Pauloszot Truly anything can happen @54Below #southpacific #onlyat54"
https://twitter.com/54Below/status/364534649546362880

Cute pic
https://twitter.com/LauraOsnes/status/364590136182337536/photo/1
She's so teensy

Earlier @54Below tweet said she was in the audience, so if you go and see a singer in the audience maybe they will start singing!

Will Friedwald's tweets are sometimes so informative, he's posted really interesting links
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/7/13 at 03:29pm
Oooooooh!
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/7/13 at 04:10pm
At least on Monday night, when CINDERELLA is dark.
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/7/13 at 09:38pm
This was possibly the greatest thing ever.

I have no words.
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
NYadgal
Broadway Legend
joined:5/18/04
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/7/13 at 10:02pm
...exactly.

My first night ever at 54 Below.

Spending the evening with friends I love and adore.

Paulo Szot's perfect performance.

Priceless. Absolutely priceless.
"Two drifters off to see the world... there's such a lot of world to see"
NYadgal
Broadway Legend
joined:5/18/04
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/7/13 at 10:08pm
"Two drifters off to see the world... there's such a lot of world to see"
CockeyedOptimist2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/10/10
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/8/13 at 09:42am
So thankful to you all for reminding me that this is happening. I just grabbed tickets for tonight's show and cannot wait. One of my favorite evenings was seeing Paulo Szot at Cafe Carlyle. After the show, I stuck around the bar chatting with some friends and his second show ended up being undersold, so they let us stick around and watch the second show for free. If there is anyone I could listen to sing the same set list twice in a row, it is Paulo Szot. I can't wait for tonight!
wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/8/13 at 09:57am
54 Below is so much more reasonably priced than Cafe Carlyle. I am glad that I had the experience of seeing Szot there, but my wallet after the Carlyle evening was very empty.
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/8/13 at 10:13am
. If there is anyone I could listen to sing the same set list twice in a row, it is Paulo Szot.

That's exactly how I felt after the show last night. I didn't want to go home.
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
sara
Swing
joined:6/9/04
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/8/13 at 10:52am
I was there last night as well....same gorgeous looks,same gorgeous voice,same riveting figure. But he's finally lost that bit of reserve he's always had in these cabaret venues.He seemed utterly relaxed and comfortable and he really connected with the audience.I especially loved his "if I were a rich man", too bad he's too handsome and sexy for that role.
It was an absolutely fabulous evening!!!!
vf
Stand-by
joined:11/10/10
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/8/13 at 10:55am
Was there a guest? Any mention of an album? Why doesn't he have an album?!???

The pianist/music director is apparently an up and coming big deal, I noticed he recently won a competition to apprentice with the Chicago symphony, it's a conducting apprenticeship. http://cso.org/uploadedFiles/8_About/Press_Room/Press_Releases/2012-13/Solti_Conducting_Announcement_2013.pdf
He's also a composer, has composed for orchestras, has written operas. Apparently there are big expectations for him, he's only 23. He's already worked at the Met. There are youtubes of him conducting some of his compositions, also playing in a rock band. Here's his website. http://matthewaucoin.com Maybe if he likes Broadway and standards he'll pull a Leonard Bernstein and write for Broadway! Sounds like he did a good job on this show.

This show sounds really really special.
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/8/13 at 11:05am
No guest, and there's an album coming out of him singing bossa novas in English and showtunes in Portuguese
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
Updated On: 8/8/13 at 11:05 AM
sara
Swing
joined:6/9/04
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/8/13 at 11:21am
There was no guest last night.I know Kelli Ohara sang at one of his Carlyle openngs and I saw him twice there,once Rebecca Luker joined him and once I saw Laura Osnos.I guess it depends on who can make it
Fran_mex
Understudy
joined:9/3/10
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/8/13 at 11:26am
PalJoey, just a minor thing, it's portuguese, not brazilian :) (common mistake)

Updated On: 8/8/13 at 11:26 AM
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/8/13 at 11:47am
That's weird. Why did I even type that?
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
tytonius
Understudy
joined:6/18/08
Paulo Szot @54Below
Posted: 8/8/13 at 01:20pm
I absolutely agree with Fridwald from Wallstreet: "PAOLO SZOT, it's hard to believe he doesn't have a "solo" album, he's easily one of the great living baritones, if not the greatest!"

Meanwhile we are submitted to so many ordinary and voiceless broadway actors cd releases.... someone can explain it to me?

Paulo's voice identity is comparable to Vaughan, Fitzgerald, Goulet, SDJr and so many
other eternal voices. What are the big recording companies waiting for?

Yesterday's show has proved that he has stablished himself as a great artist and
is bringing back to our ears the sound of the golden age voices again.The real voices.
Thank you God!


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