BWW Reviews: Clint Holmes Brings REMEMBERING BOBBY SHORT to the Cafe Carlyle

October 12
5:06 PM 2011

Missing the Presidential debate to attend the exciting and elegant opening of Clint's show at the Carlyle (JFK) brought this phrase to mind. "I knew Bobby Short, Mr. Holmes (dramatic pause) and I'm sure that he was in the room last night, smiling, and just as overwhelmed and captivated by your talent as your star studded audience was."

What do Clint Holmes the Las Vegas super entertainer and Bobby Short the sophisticated New York pianist/singer have in common? Mr. Short's performance footprint was 3 feet square as he sat at the Carlyle piano, and Mr. Holme's uses, the entire stage, but they both have the ability to make you understand songs you've heard many times before in a new, gripping and unexpected way. "Remembering Bobby Short" is not an attempt to imitate the legendary performer. It is a respectful and heartfelt tribute to Mr. Short and the songs he sang. Just when you thought you knew everything about Clint Holmes he surprises you with this masterpiece of a Cabaret Show. Clint "You're the Top!

Jeffrey Neiman, music director supplied the wonderful & enthusiastic keyboard sounds as did Jay Leonhart (bass) and Sherrie Maricle (drums). An added treat was the original Bobby Short Band which joined for the later part of the show. John Eckert (trumpet), Mike Christianson (Trombone) and Patience Higgins (Saxophone/Flute)

The show was directed by Larry Moss, Created and Produced by Cecila Joyce Johnson and the executive Producer was Richard Dory.

The Carlyle Hotel Presents Clint Holmes "Remembering Bobby Short" October 11-29.


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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen is also the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor of the Times Square Chronicles. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. email:

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