Oscar Winner Shirley Jones to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut, March 4-15
Nearly six decades into her career, Academy Award-winning singer and actress Shirley Jones makes her Café Carlyle debut with a two-week run of An Evening with Shirley Jones, March 4-15. Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winner John McDaniel (Annie Get Your Gun, Patti Lupone: Live!, The Rosie O'Donnell Show) will serve as Music director and will accompany her on piano March 4-8; actor-composer Ron Abel (Happily Divorced, I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special) will take his place for the performances March 11-15. She'll perform the songs of Rogers, Hammerstein and Hart.
An Evening with Shirley Jones will run Tuesday - Friday at 8:45pm; and Saturday at 8:45pm & 10:45pm. Tickets are $70 ($120 for premium seating, $50 for bar seating) Tuesday - Thursday & the Saturday late show; and $80 ($130 for premium seating, $60 for bar seating) on Friday and Saturday. Reservations can be made at www.thecarlyle.com or by phone at 212.744.1600. Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street, at Madison Avenue).
Shirley Jones received her big break as a chorus member in the original Broadway cast of South Pacific, then rocketed to fame after films like Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and Carousel. In 1960, she shed her girl-next-door image by taking a dramatic turn in the film Elmer Gantry. Her performance as a jilted girlfriend turned prostitute earned her admiration and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In addition to her role as Shirley Partridge on ABC's The Partridge Family, Jones has had recurring television roles on The Drew Carey Show, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Melrose Place, and most recently General Hospital, Raising Hope and Hot In Cleveland. Her autobiography, simply titled Shirley Jones: A Memoir, was released to commercial success in the summer of 2013. For more information, visit www.shirleyjones.com.
About Café Carlyle at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel: Originally opened in 1955, Café Carlyle is New York City's bastion of classic cabaret entertainment, a place where audiences experience exceptional performers at close range in an exceedingly elegant setting. Since composer Richard Rodgers moved in as The Carlyle's first tenant, music has been an essential part of The Carlyle experience. No place is that more evident than in the Café Carlyle.
Café Carlyle is known for talents including Woody Allen, who regularly appears on Monday evenings to play with the Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band. For three decades, Café Carlyle was synonymous with the legendary Bobby Short, who thrilled sell-out crowds for 36 years. His spirit lives on through the music at Café Carlyle.
Continuing the tradition of the 1930s supper club, Café Carlyle features original murals created by French artist Marcel Vertès, the Oscar-winning art director of the 1952 Moulin Rouge.
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