Sutton Foster, Frank Wildhorn, John Lloyd Young and More Set for Cafe Carlyle, Winter 2014

Sutton Foster. Photo by Walter McBride.

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel has announced the lineup of artists comprising the legendary Café Carlyle's winter 2014 season. A number of celebrated artists will play the Café for the first time, and several longtime audience and critical favorites will return in new shows.

From January 14 through 24, award-winning singer, actor and dancer Sutton Foster makes an eagerly awaited return to open the winter season. In a recent review for The New York Times, Stephen Holden wrote, "The radiance of Julia Roberts and the zany spunk of Holly Golightly: that only begins to describe the seductive charms of Sutton Foster in her irresistible cabaret show."

Reviewing Clint Holmes' show at the Café this fall, Rex Reed wrote in The New York Observer,"Mr. Holmes is one of the best musical additions to the waning scene of New York nightlife since, well, Bobby Short left the building." Holmes and Jane Monheit return January 28-February 1 in a new show featuring the music of GRAMMY- and Tony Award-nominated composer/producer Frank Wildhorn, who will perform with the singers, making his Café Carlyle debut.

Having won critical praise for his Café Carlyle debut in February 2013, Tony Award-winner John Lloyd Young comes back with a new show February 4-15. After seeing Young's first appearance at the storied venue, Stephen Holden of The New York Times said he "has a disciplined one-in-a-million high tenor shading into falsetto that he can direct through the stratosphere." Lloyd also originated the role of Frankie Valli in Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical and international hit, Jersey Boys. Young won the Lead Actor Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, becoming the only American actor in history to win all four leading actor awards for a Broadway debut.

Café Carlyle welcomes Nellie McKay, another immensely acclaimed young artist, February 18-23. The engagement marks a venue debut for McKay, whom The New York Times has called a performer of "virtually unlimited gifts." The Washington Post has said, "This supremely gifted, charming, and darkly funny New York oddball has all the makings of the first great singer-songwriter of the young century."

Maude Maggart-hailed as "bewitching" by The New York Times, "stunning" by The Los Angeles Times and "transfixing" by New York Magazine makes her Café Carlyle debut February 25-March 1. Born and raised near 125th Street in Manhattan, Maggart created a stir in Hollywood, where she now lives, with her debut show at the Gardenia, when The Los Angeles Times said "Maude Maggart's talent and imagination offer hope for the future of cabaret." The Wall Street Journal has said, "Ms. Maggart is the most emotional and vulnerable singer you're likely to experience anywhere."

Having just performed a sold-out, critically lauded show with wife Jessica Molaskey, John Pizzarelli returns March 17-29 to premiere a new concert of bossa nova music featuringthe Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist Daniel Jobim, grandson of the seminal Antonio Carlos Jobim, and an ensemble of Brazilian musicians.

Throughout the season, Woody Allen will continue to perform Monday nights with thE Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band.

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