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CABARET LIFE NYC: My Second Half of 2014 Cabaret Journey or One Reviewer's Long Procrastination Special as We Bid Farewell to Another Year of Show HoppingCABARET LIFE NYC: My Second Half of 2014 Cabaret Journey or One Reviewer's Long Procrastination Special as We Bid Farewell to Another Year of Show Hopping
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 26, 2014

If you've been a regular reader of this particular reviewer's musings, you know that every year there are long stretches of time where I just haven't been able to critique all the shows I've seen that deserve commentary. So I end up playing what they call in sports, 'Catch-up ball,' and post a mash up of belated reviews from past shows. It's kind of like a critic's version of the song 'Six Months Out of Every Year,' from Damn Yankees. Give or take a month or two, that's usually the time period during which I store unpublished reviews in my fevered brain and then unload them all in one seemingly endless column-like this one is going to be. If my cabaret-show reviewing days will be over (as chronicled here), I might as well go out with a bang-and relieve my procrastination guilt during holiday season. Now I can scratch one New Year's resolution off the list. (more...)

Guitarist-Vocalist Waldemar Bastos Set for ARATANI World Series, 1/31Guitarist-Vocalist Waldemar Bastos Set for ARATANI World Series, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Exiled Angolan guitarist -vocalist Waldemar Bastos makes a rare LA appearance as part of the inaugural ARATANI World series of global music and dance. The series celebrates the songs, sounds and dance of seven ensembles both local and international from Africa, India, Hawaii, Philippines, Japan, Bulgaria, Latin America, Central Java, Brazil, New York and Los Angeles who are carrying forth and transforming their rich cultural traditions. (more...)

Centaur Theatre's 18th Annual Wildside Festival Kicks Off Next WeekCentaur Theatre's 18th Annual Wildside Festival Kicks Off Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

From January 7 to 17, 2015 Centaur Theatre takes its annual walk on the wild side with the 18th edition of the 10-day winter festival of boundary-breaking theatre. With a keen eye for the new and unusual, local playwright and actor, Johanna Nutter (My Pregnant Brother), has curated a program ranging from mime and movement to rock opera and comedy. "Wildside is Centaur's no-holds-barred blast-off into the new year, an open invitation to the audacious and curious," said Executive and Artistic Director, Roy Surette, who added, "It's our way of combatting the post-holiday blues so Wildside Superpasses make great stocking stuffers! (more...)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Presents CREOLE CHRISTMAS TonightPreservation Hall Jazz Band Presents CREOLE CHRISTMAS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Celebrate the holiday season New Orleans' style when Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs its Creole Christmas program tonight, Dec. 5, 2014, at 8 p.m. in Jones Hall, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Blind Boys of Alabama Play Symphony Space TonightBlind Boys of Alabama Play Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Symphony Space will welcome the season with the iconic gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama tonight, December 3 (8 pm) in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. Their holiday program, 'Go Tell It On the Mountain,' features an inspired selection of traditional spirituals, Christmas standards, and original tunes, all rendered in the soul-stirring vocal harmonies and funky instrumental backings that have brought them five Grammy Awards and international renown. Reviewing their CD of the same title, Mojo magazine wrote, 'There's nothing remotely schmaltzy or cloyingly sentimental about this seasonal offering from the veteran gospel group.' (more...)

Marissa Mulder, Kevin Dozier & Deborah Tranelli Set for Cabaret on the Hudson, 12/8Marissa Mulder, Kevin Dozier & Deborah Tranelli Set for Cabaret on the Hudson, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

NiCori Studios and Productions and Irvington Town Hall Theater announce the second performance in the Cabaret on the Hudson series. The performance will be held on Monday, December 8 at 8pm. Cabaret on the Hudson is a series that features three outstanding cabaret performers or small groups, each bringing a 25 minute sampling of their New York City cabaret shows to Westchester, NY. Many of the performers are Broadway veterans and have performed in New York City venues such as 54 BELOW, the Oak Room at the Algonquin, Birdland, Feinstein's at Loews Regency, Iridium, the Metropolitan Room and Jazz at Lincoln Center to name a few. Cabaret on the Hudson will be hosted by multi-nominated Cabaret singer and host of the Music at the Mansion series, Corinna Sowers Adler and will feature Benet Braun on piano. (more...)

Marissa Mulder, Kevin Dozier & Deborah Tranelli Set for Cabaret on the Hudson, 12/8Marissa Mulder, Kevin Dozier & Deborah Tranelli Set for Cabaret on the Hudson, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

NiCori Studios and Productions and Irvington Town Hall Theater announce the second performance in the Cabaret on the Hudson series. The performance will be held on Monday, December 8 at 8pm. Cabaret on the Hudson is a series that features three outstanding cabaret performers or small groups, each bringing a 25 minute sampling of their New York City cabaret shows to Westchester, NY. Many of the performers are Broadway veterans and have performed in New York City venues such as 54 BELOW, the Oak Room at the Algonquin, Birdland, Feinstein's at Loews Regency, Iridium, the Metropolitan Room and Jazz at Lincoln Center to name a few. Cabaret on the Hudson will be hosted by multi-nominated Cabaret singer and host of the Music at the Mansion series, Corinna Sowers Adler and will feature Benet Braun on piano. (more...)

Frank Shiner Plays Encore Performance at 54 Below TonightFrank Shiner Plays Encore Performance at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

Singer Frank Shiner returns for an encore performance to 54 Below tonight, November 29th at 9:30pm. Earlier this summer, Shiner sold-out the illustrious cabaret. Wrapping up the year in style, 2014 saw Shiner win 3 LA Music Critic Awards including Best CD by a Male Artist with his debut album, The Real Me. (more...)

David Burtka, Ann Hampton Callaway & More Set for 54 Below this WeekDavid Burtka, Ann Hampton Callaway & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Shaina Taub Performs Tonight at Joe's PubShaina Taub Performs Tonight at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

After a year of traveling and performing all over the country, singer/songwriter Shaina Taub - winner of the 2014 Jonathan Larson Grant - returns home to New York to present an evening of her original songs with her band, tonight, November 19 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

Bridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's PubBridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances through the rest of November 2014. Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows and scroll down for more! (more...)

Shaina Taub to Perform at Joe's Pub, 11/19Shaina Taub to Perform at Joe's Pub, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

After a year of traveling and performing all over the country, singer/songwriter Shaina Taub - winner of the 2014 Jonathan Larson Grant - returns home to New York to present an evening of her original songs with her band, on Wednesday November 19 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. Shaina will be joined by her bandmates bassist/singer Mike Brun (Mr. Burns, Old Hats) and drummer/singer Jacob Colin Cohen (One Man, Two Guv'nors; Old Hats), pianist David Farrell Melton and singer Grace McLean (Bedbugs!!!), Catherine Brookman (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and Starr Busby will make special guest appearances. The set list will features selections from Old Hats, There's A House, Robin, songs from Taub's two EPs, and many brand new songs as well. (more...)

Frank Shiner to Play Encore Performance at 54 Below, 11/29Frank Shiner to Play Encore Performance at 54 Below, 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Singer Frank Shiner returns for an encore performance to 54 Below on Saturday, November 29th at 9:30pm. Earlier this summer, Shiner sold-out the illustrious cabaret. Wrapping up the year in style, 2014 saw Shiner win 3 LA Music Critic Awards including Best CD by a Male Artist with his debut album, The Real Me. (more...)

Suzanne Vega, Bridget Everett and More to Perform This Week at Joe's PubSuzanne Vega, Bridget Everett and More to Perform This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances, November 12-23, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Camille O'Sullivan to Perform 'Changeling' Songs at Arts Centre Melbourne, Jan. 2015Camille O'Sullivan to Perform 'Changeling' Songs at Arts Centre Melbourne, Jan. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2014

Magnetic songstress Camille O'Sullivan will perform her latest album Changeling in the intimate confines of the Fairfax Studio this January. (more...)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Presents CREOLE CHRISTMAS, 12/05Preservation Hall Jazz Band Presents CREOLE CHRISTMAS, 12/05
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Celebrate the holiday season New Orleans' style when Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs its Creole Christmas program Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at 8 p.m. in Jones Hall, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Allstar Blues, Have Gun, Nashville's Rod Picott and More Set for The Palladium Theater This MonthAllstar Blues, Have Gun, Nashville's Rod Picott and More Set for The Palladium Theater This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College (253 Fifth Avenue North) has announced its November 2014 events. Details below! (more...)

'BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS' to Make US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters'BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS' to Make US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

59E59 Theaters welcomes Pegasus Theatre with the US premiere of BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS: KATE DIMBLEBY SINGS THE DORY PREVIN STORY, created and performed by Kate Dimbleby, accompanied by Naadia Sheriff on piano. Written with Amy Rosenthal, and directed by Cal McCrystal, BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS begins performances on Tuesday, December 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4. Press opening is Thursday, December 18 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 5:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM & 7:15 PM. Please note, there is no performance on December 25; the performances on December 24 and December 31 are at 6:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Allstar Blues, Have Gun, Nashville's Rod Picott and More Set for The Palladium Theater This MonthAllstar Blues, Have Gun, Nashville's Rod Picott and More Set for The Palladium Theater This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College (253 Fifth Avenue North) has announced its November 2014 events. Details below! (more...)

Blind Boys of Alabama to Play Symphony Space, 12/3Blind Boys of Alabama to Play Symphony Space, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Symphony Space will welcome the season with the iconic gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama on Wednesday, December 3 (8 pm) in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. Their holiday program, 'Go Tell It On the Mountain,' features an inspired selection of traditional spirituals, Christmas standards, and original tunes, all rendered in the soul-stirring vocal harmonies and funky instrumental backings that have brought them five Grammy Awards and international renown. Reviewing their CD of the same title, Mojo magazine wrote, 'There's nothing remotely schmaltzy or cloyingly sentimental about this seasonal offering from the veteran gospel group.' (more...)

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