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Lionel Shockness Coming to Don't Tell Mama, 6/25Lionel Shockness Coming to Don't Tell Mama, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

New York City native Lionel Shockness returns to legendary piano bar / restaurant Don't Tell Mama (on Restaurant Row)  in Manhattan for "Being  Here And Keeping It Real" - an afternoon of   song on  Saturday,June 25, 2016. (more...)

Lionel Shockness to Perform at Don't Tell Mama in JuneLionel Shockness to Perform at Don't Tell Mama in June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

New York City native Lionel Shockness returns to legendary piano bar / restaurant Don't Tell Mama (on Restaurant Row) in Manhattan for 'Being Here And Keeping It Real' - two afternoons of song - on Sunday June 5th & Saturday, June 25th. (more...)

BWW Review: Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Show Celebrating Famous Duets Is Widely Varied and EntertainingBWW Review: Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Show Celebrating Famous Duets Is Widely Varied and Entertaining
by Alix Cohen - Dec 7, 2015

Described as “An Afternoon of Famous Duets,” Saturday's Urban Stages Winter Rhythms presentation (Day Four of the 11-day, 20-show festival) was unexpectedly sweeping in its approach, covering duos that sang pop, folk, jazz, Great American Songbook, and musical theater tunes. With veteran cabaret singer Sue Matsuki serving as producer and host, and Musical Director Gregory Toroian on piano, the show encompassed both the predictable and the surprising and was a genuine pleasure. (more...)

BWW Awards: Cast Your Ballots For 2015 New York Cabaret Awards in 14 Categories; Voting Ends 12/31BWW Awards: Cast Your Ballots For 2015 New York Cabaret Awards in 14 Categories; Voting Ends 12/31
by Stephen Hanks - Nov 27, 2015

On Thanksgiving Day, BroadwayWorld announced the nominees in 14 categories for the 2015 BWW New York Cabaret Awards. BroadwayWorld's cabaret editors and reviewers congratulate all the deserving nominees and everyone who performs in the great art of cabaret in New York. But today, as you munch on the leftovers from last night's dinner, it's time to actually vote for that one performer who you think is the absolute best in each category. Voting ends on December 31 and after a review of the ballots, winners will be announced officially early the week of January 4, 2016. (Note: There will not be a BWW Awards Show this year.) (more...)

BWW Announces 2015 New York Cabaret Awards Nominees; KAREN MASON and MARK NADLER Named Year's Best Performers; JEFF HARNAR (4) and MARILYN MAYE (3) LEAD NOMINEESBWW Announces 2015 New York Cabaret Awards Nominees; KAREN MASON and MARK NADLER Named Year's Best Performers; JEFF HARNAR (4) and MARILYN MAYE (3) LEAD NOMINEES
by Stephen Hanks - Nov 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Day, Cabaret Fans! Here's some breaking news you can discuss and debate in between courses at tonight's dinner: It's the final nominees for the 2015 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards. This year, the cabaret editors and writers at BWW have cited 116 nominees (including duos and variety show/recurring series producers) in 14 categories. In addition, this year six performers or musicians have been cited for special “Editor's Choice Awards,” led by veteran New York cabaret stars Karen Mason and Mark Nadler who have been named “Performers of the Year.” (more...)

REMY BLOCK Brings Personal & Spiritual Exploration of the Joni Mitchell Songbook to The Duplex TonightREMY BLOCK Brings Personal & Spiritual Exploration of the Joni Mitchell Songbook to The Duplex Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

In November 2014, singer/songwriter Rembert (Remy) Block staged three performances of her cabaret show tribute to Joni Mitchell-On a Lonely Road . . . Travelin' With Joni-at New York's iconic club, Don't Tell Mama. Joined again by her Musical Director Gregory Toroian on piano and her Director Raquel Cion, Remy Block is bringing back her highly praised show, this time to the Duplex Cabaret Theater tonight, June 10 at 7 pm. The Duplex is at: 61 Christopher Street (at 7th Avenue). For reservations, call 212-255-5438. (more...)

Lionel R. Shockness to Perform at Don't Tell Mama in JuneLionel R. Shockness to Perform at Don't Tell Mama in June
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

 New York City native Lionel R. Shockness performs 'Both Sides Now!' - an  evening  of songs on Friday, June 5th and Sunday, June 7th -  at legendary piano bar / restaurant Don't Tell Mama (on Restaurant Row)  in Manhattan.  A regular on the city's cabaret scene - including appearances at Sweetwater's and The Duplex - Lionel's June 5th show is scheduled  for 7:00pm, the  June 7th  performance is set for 6:00pm. Directed by multi-MAC and Backstage Bistro award winner Helen Baldassare,  the performances will  feature accompanist  Gregory Toroian. (more...)

AIP's 13th Annual Cabaret Festival Set for This Week in Long BeachAIP's 13th Annual Cabaret Festival Set for This Week in Long Beach
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 13th Annual Cabaret Festival this week, May 13-17 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook. (more...)

REMY BLOCK Brings Her Personal and Spiritual Exploration of the Joni Mitchell Songbook to The Duplex, 6/10REMY BLOCK Brings Her Personal and Spiritual Exploration of the Joni Mitchell Songbook to The Duplex, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

In November 2014, singer/songwriter Rembert (Remy) Block staged three performances of her cabaret show tribute to Joni Mitchell—On a Lonely Road . . . Travelin' With Joni—at New York's iconic club, Don't Tell Mama. Joined again by her Musical Director Gregory Toroian on piano and her Director Raquel Cion, Remy Block is bringing back her highly praised show, this time to the Duplex Cabaret Theater on June 10 at 7 pm. The Duplex is at: 61 Christopher Street (at 7th Avenue). For reservations, call 212-255-5438. (more...)

AIP's 13th Annual Cabaret Festival Set for Next Week in Long BeachAIP's 13th Annual Cabaret Festival Set for Next Week in Long Beach
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 13th Annual Cabaret Festival May 13-17 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook. (more...)

BWW Reviews: In Entertaining Individual Shows, Anna Marie Sell and Kim Sutton Explore the Military Life Through MusicBWW Reviews: In Entertaining Individual Shows, Anna Marie Sell and Kim Sutton Explore the Military Life Through Music
by Billie Roe - Dec 17, 2014

The month of December has always been an emotional time of the year, especially for our military families; a period to deeply reflect on family and country. Over the past few months in New York cabaret, a few performers have offered up musical testimony on wars, patriotism, and US military veterans. Recently, two singers fairly new to the cabaret scene--Anna Marie Sell and Kim Sutton--staged shows saluting the brave men and women who serve our country now and in the past. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Young Singers Peddie, Dirksen, Block and Lowe Are No Longer Waiting to Join the Shining New Lights of CabaretBWW Reviews: Young Singers Peddie, Dirksen, Block and Lowe Are No Longer Waiting to Join the Shining New Lights of Cabaret
by Billie Roe - Nov 22, 2014

Every year, despite a litany of warnings they come to the Big Apple with big dreams. Warnings like: “You have to pay your dues.” “It's a tough business, kid.” “How are you going to survive?” There's no such thing as an overnight success, yet still they come to be at “the top of the heap,” as Kander and Ebb so eloquently put it. The four young performers featured here haven't yet vaulted to the top of the cabaret heap, but they've certainly made their marks with excellent shows during 2014, while exhibiting the potential to get there. The spotlight is already shining on Chrysten Peddie, Angela Dirksen, Rembert Block, and Kristoffer Lowe. (more...)

Sue Matsuki Performs First Solo Show in Three Years at Metropolitan Room TonightSue Matsuki Performs First Solo Show in Three Years at Metropolitan Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

Sue Matsuki is a 10-time MAC Award Nominee and 3-time Winner (in 6 different categories); the very first (2004) recipient of the Julie Wilson Award given by the Mabel Mercer Foundation (chosen by Julie herself) and a 20 year Cabaret/Jazz singing veteran who has played every NYC Cabaret room including Feinstein's at the Regency and several of the major Jazz Clubs including the legendary Village Gate, Birdland, The Iridium and Sweet Rhythm. Sue has performed all across the U.S. from Alaska to Las Vegas to Maine! Sue is also a writer, reviewer, producer, teacher, coach, comedian, host and an award-winning songwriter. (more...)

Sue Matsuki to Perform First Solo Show in Three Years at Metropolitan Room, 8/8Sue Matsuki to Perform First Solo Show in Three Years at Metropolitan Room, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2013

Sue Matsuki is a 10-time MAC Award Nominee and 3-time Winner (in 6 different categories); the very first (2004) recipient of the Julie Wilson Award given by the Mabel Mercer Foundation (chosen by Julie herself) and a 20 year Cabaret/Jazz singing veteran who has played every NYC Cabaret room including Feinstein's at the Regency and several of the major Jazz Clubs including the legendary Village Gate, Birdland, The Iridium and Sweet Rhythm. Sue has performed all across the U.S. from Alaska to Las Vegas to Maine! Sue is also a writer, reviewer, producer, teacher, coach, comedian, host and an award-winning songwriter. (more...)

Lionel Shockness Plays Don't Tell Mama Tonight, 7/20Lionel Shockness Plays Don't Tell Mama Tonight, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

New York City native Lionel Shockness appears tonight, July 20th for an evening of songs at legendary piano bar and restaurant Don't Tell Mama (on Restaurant Row) in Manhattan. (more...)

Lionel Shockness Plays Don't Tell Mama, 7/20Lionel Shockness Plays Don't Tell Mama, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2012

New York City native Lionel Shockness will appear Friday, July 20th for an evening of songs at legendary piano bar and restaurant Don't Tell Mama (on Restaurant Row) in Manhattan. (more...)

Lionel Shockness & Friends Present 'Here's To Life!' at Don't Tell Mama, Tonight, 5/20Lionel Shockness & Friends Present 'Here's To Life!' at Don't Tell Mama, Tonight, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

New York City native Lionel Shockness invites you to gather tonight, May 20th & May 30th for "Here's To Life!" - an afternoon and evening of songs celebrating life and every joy it brings at legendary piano bar / restaurant Don't Tell Mama (on Restaurant Row) in Manhattan. (more...)

Lionel Shockness & Friends Present 'Here's To Life!' at Don't Tell Mama, 5/20Lionel Shockness & Friends Present 'Here's To Life!' at Don't Tell Mama, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012

New York City native Lionel Shockness invites you to gather on May 20th & May 30th for "Here's To Life!" - an afternoon and evening of songs celebrating life and every joy it brings at legendary piano bar / restaurant Don't Tell Mama (on Restaurant Row) in Manhattan. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room Welcomes Sally Kellerman And More This AprilThe Metropolitan Room Welcomes Sally Kellerman And More This April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2011

April at The Metropolitan Room (more...)

The Metropolitan Room Welcomes Sally Kellerman And More This AprilThe Metropolitan Room Welcomes Sally Kellerman And More This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2011

April at The Metropolitan Room (more...)

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