O'Neill Center's 2014 Cabaret & Performance Conference Kicks Off Today, Featuring Betty Buckley and More
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's ten-day 2014 Cabaret & Performance Conference begins today, July 23, with nightly performances. The Grand Finale ends the O'Neill summer season on Saturday evening, August 2.
The Conference brings some of the biggest names in Cabaret Theater to perform at the O'Neill each summer, providing valuable development and performance training for select Cabaret Fellows - up-and-coming performers on the cabaret scene. Applications for the Fellows are accepted through May 9th.
Says McDaniel, "This year's conference is all about putting Cabaret into perspective. Looking Back. Looking Ahead. I couldn't be happier to welcome these amazing talents to our little cabaret in the woods for my second season at the O'Neill."
Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso - July 24
Caruso & Stritch hold court at Bemelman's Bar at the Carlyle Hotel in New York, as well as the weekly Cast Party at Birdland. They will delight with humor and impeccable musicianship!
Mimi Hines - July 25
Best known for replacing Barbra Streisand on Broadway in Funny Girl, and running the show on her own steam for 18 months, she also starred coast to coast in I Do! I Do!, Sugar Babies, Hello, Dolly!, Nunsense, Pippin, Anything Goes, The Full Monty and many more. This show business legend is widely known to television audiences for her appearances on The Jack Paar Show and The Ed Sullivan Show, dating back to 1958!
Susie Mosher and the New Faces of 2014 - July 26
Known throughout New York for her ability to find and showcase the best new talent, Susie will bring a fabulous lineup of new faces to the O'Neill stage for this special night. "Susan Mosher is one of those talents you need to see to believe; on second thought, let's just say you need to see her, and stop there." - Adam Feldman, TimeOut NY.
The Man in the Long Black Coat; Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan - July 27
Back by popular demand, this amazing, unique talent from the UK is sure to bring down the house! Tracy Stark, Conference music director and a frequent collaborator of Barb's, will be at the piano. "An exhilarating and revelatory evening, in which Dylan's songs are ravishingly illuminated, revealing heretofore unheard joys and sorrows. I came away in a trance, which lasted until the following week when I returned and my mind was blown even further. The best show in New York hands down, in forever." - Jon Robin Baitz
Ann Morrison, Pamela Myers, and Chip Zien present The Sondheim Project - July 29
An evening with original Sondheim cast members, including some fascinating stories and recreations of original songs from Company, Into the Woods, and Merrily We Roll Along.
Betty Buckley - August 1
An evening with "The Voice of Broadway." A Tony Award winning actress and singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world, Buckley is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. She makes her debut at the O'Neill this summer.
Conference Fellows & Junior Fellows hone their presentational skills, learning the art of stage performance and training under the guidance Conference special guests and headliners. Barb Jungr will serve as Master Teacher for the 2014 Cabaret Fellows.
Photo Credit: Scogin Mayo