Mabel Mercer News

BWW Picks for Best Cabaret Shows in NYC This Week, 6/19 to 6/25BWW Picks for Best Cabaret Shows in NYC This Week, 6/19 to 6/25
by BWW Staff - Jun 19, 2017

Published every Monday, BroadwayWorld Cabaret writers will pick their top recommendations for shows throughout NYC during the upcoming week. (more...)

Carole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVECarole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt.  (more...)

Jeanne MacDonald Up Next in Bridge Street Theatre's 2017 Cabaret SeriesJeanne MacDonald Up Next in Bridge Street Theatre's 2017 Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

With a voice as pure as a Catskill creek, NYC nightlife luminary Jeanne MacDonald mesmerizes audiences and critics alike with her subtle, intelligent way with a lyric and an authentic style all her own. Come to Catskill's intimate Bridge Street Theatre at 8:00pm on Saturday evening June 3rd and find out what all the shouting's about! (more...)

The Ziegfeld Society to Present Karen Oberlin's Doris Day Tribute 'SECRET LOVE'The Ziegfeld Society to Present Karen Oberlin's Doris Day Tribute 'SECRET LOVE'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Ziegfeld Society will present Karen Oberlin in her acclaimed one woman show, SECRET LOVE: A Tribute to Doris Day, on Saturday, May 27th at 3:30 pm at Lang Concert Hall (69th Street between Park and Lexington). (more...)

BWW Review: Harvey Fierstein Reluctantly Finds Romance in Martin Sherman's Compelling GENTLY DOWN THE STREAMBWW Review: Harvey Fierstein Reluctantly Finds Romance in Martin Sherman's Compelling GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM
by Michael Dale - Apr 12, 2017

"I'm old enough to be your ancestor," the 61-year-old gentleman scoffs to his 28-year-old overnight guest who, after meeting on a dating site called Gaydar, suggests that something of permanence could come between them. (more...)

Photo Flash: 4th Annual Tomatoes Got Talent Show Winners AnnouncedPhoto Flash: 4th Annual Tomatoes Got Talent Show Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The '4th Annual Tomatoes Got Talent" show took place on Monday April 3, 2017 at The Triad, 158 West 72nd St., playing to a sold-out crowd! (more...)

Karen Mason, Vivian Reed, Jeff Harnar to Headline 2017 Chicago Cabaret Convention This MonthKaren Mason, Vivian Reed, Jeff Harnar to Headline 2017 Chicago Cabaret Convention This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

New York's renowned musical organization, The Mabel Mercer Foundation, returns to the Midwest for the first time since 2006 to present its fourth "Chicago Cabaret Convention." (more...)

Sue Matsuki & Gregory Toroian Continue Monthly Series COMING HOME TO MAMASue Matsuki & Gregory Toroian Continue Monthly Series COMING HOME TO MAMA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Sue Matsuki & Gregory Toroian continue their monthly series Coming Home to Mama with If I Could Talk to the Animals - a show chock full of tunes about animals that became standards! Did you know that Sarah Vaughan recorded a song about a frisky lion or that a love song that Diana Krall sings is from Dr. Dolittle and was originally sung to a seal? Or that a song called "The Snake" actually refers to an agent? The special guests for this upcoming performance are the one and only Sidney Myer and legendary bass player Jay Leonhart. This series continues Friday, April 7th at 7 pm at Don't Tell Mama and celebrates Sue and Gregory's 23 years of artistic collaboration. (more...)

Photo Flash: LPTW Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards CelebrationPhoto Flash: LPTW Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

On Friday, March 31, 2017, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of six outstanding women: Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Lilieana Blain-Cruz, Liesl Tommy, Jess Chayes and Emily Simoness. (more...)

Karen Oberlin, Anita Gilette and More to Join Richard Skipper for 'Yip' Harburg Celebration at the BeechmanKaren Oberlin, Anita Gilette and More to Join Richard Skipper for 'Yip' Harburg Celebration at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

To celebrate the 121st birthday of lyricist E.Y. 'Yip' Harburg, Richard Skipper has assembled a brunch time cabaret tribute to the legendary lyricist, to be staged at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on April 8, with cabaret stars Karen Oberlin, Leslie Orofino, Maureen Kelley Stewart and a special appearance by Anita Gilette. (more...)

Karen Ziemba Stars in 32nd ANNUAL ALEX WILDER CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 BelowKaren Ziemba Stars in 32nd ANNUAL ALEX WILDER CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

???????Karen Ziemba and Klea Blackhurst headline THE 32nd ANNUAL ALEC WILDER TRIBUTE CONCERT presented by The Friends of Alec Wilder at Feinstein's/54 Below on Saturday, April 8 at 9:30pm. (more...)

4th Annual Tomatoes Got Talent Show Features Women Over 404th Annual Tomatoes Got Talent Show Features Women Over 40
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

The 'Tomatoes Got Talent" show will take place on Monday April 3, 2017 at The Triad, 158 West 72nd St. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at http://thethreetomatoes.com/talentshow2017 (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Cabaret on the Hudson Series continues on April 9 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater. (more...)

Vivian Reed Releases New Album STANDARDS AND MORE, Slates Fall NYC ReturnVivian Reed Releases New Album STANDARDS AND MORE, Slates Fall NYC Return
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Vivian Reed - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist - has announced her new album 'Standards and More.' (more...)

4th Annual Tomatoes Got Talent Show Features Women Over 404th Annual Tomatoes Got Talent Show Features Women Over 40
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The 'Tomatoes Got Talent" show will take place on Monday April 3, 2017 at The Triad, 158 West 72nd St. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at http://thethreetomatoes.com/talentshow2017 (more...)

Natalie Douglas to Perform THE NAT PACK for Milford Arts Council's Nite Spot Nights SeriesNatalie Douglas to Perform THE NAT PACK for Milford Arts Council's Nite Spot Nights Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. announce the third show of their Nite Spot Nights series of cabaret entertainment for the coming season. Natalie Douglas performs the songs of Nat King Cole, Stevie Wonder, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joe Williams and many more in 'The Nat Pack' on Today, March 4, 2017 at 8 pm. Doors open at 7:15 pm. (more...)

Gay Marshall to Return to Pangea with GAY'S PAREEGay Marshall to Return to Pangea with GAY'S PAREE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

International theater actress, Gay Marshall, reprises her critically lauded show, Gay's Paree, at downtown's alternative supper-club, Pangea, for four performances this spring. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 2/26/2017Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 2/26/2017
by BWW - Feb 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/26/2017 for Connecticut (more...)

Natalie Douglas to Perform THE NAT PACK for Milford Arts Council's Nite Spot Nights SeriesNatalie Douglas to Perform THE NAT PACK for Milford Arts Council's Nite Spot Nights Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. announce the third show of their Nite Spot Nights series of cabaret entertainment for the coming season. Natalie Douglas performs the songs of Nat King Cole, Stevie Wonder, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joe Williams and many more in 'The Nat Pack' on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8 pm. Doors open at 7:15 pm. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Announces March ShowsBay Area Cabaret Announces March Shows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Bay Area Cabaret continues its acclaimed series at the Venetian Room at Fairmont San Francisco (950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill) with two special shows in March-one a tribute to cabaret as a distinctive art form, and the other a return engagement for two of the most popular Bay Area Cabaret artists. On March 5 at 5:00 pm, A Cabaret Spectacular will celebrate the art of cabaret performance featuring some of the finest cabaret performers from across the nation. Then on March 26 at 7:30 pm, world-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli and Broadway soprano Jessica Molaskey, return to the Bay Area Cabaret stage with their brand new hit show from Cafe Carlyle in New York. Tickets for both shows at www.bayareacabaret.org or by calling (415) 392-4400. (more...)

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