Carole J. Bufford, Liz Callaway, Jeff Harnar and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, Jan-Feb 2014

Carole J. Bufford. Photo by Seth Walters.

2014 sees some new names and some returns to The Crazy Coqs. January starts with the London debut of the sizzling cabaret performer Carole J .Bufford and her show Body and Soul (January 7 - 11) followed by the popular Broadway star Brent Barrett and his show Night Songs (January 14 -18) and then actress and singer Linda Purl with her show Midnight Caravan: Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamorous Nightclub Era of the 40s & 50s (January 21 - 25).

Tony Nominee and Emmy winner Liz Callaway returns to London with her show An Evening with Liz Callaway (January 28 - February 1) and Frances Ruffelle returns to The Crazy Coqs after the success of her show Paris Original (February 4-8).

The very talented Natalie Douglas also returns to Crazy Coqs following her sell out shows with a new show - Four Women - Nina, Lena, Abbey and Billie (February 11- 15).

Annabel Leventon and Robert Meadmore return with their highly acclaimed show Imperfect Relationships (February 18 - 20) and Kate Dimbleby with her show The Dory Previn Story (February 21 & 22).

New York cabaret performer Jeff Harnar comes to Crazy Coqs with his show Does This Song Make Me Look Fat (February 25 - March 1).





Carole J. Bufford isn't singing simple love songs. In her critically acclaimed show, Body and Soul, which makes it's London debut at Crazy Coqs, she is singing songs fuelled by burning passion- songs of lust, longing, anger, sorrow, obsession, even bitter hatred! These are the musical equivalents of emotional earthquakes. Culled from Broadway, blues, rock 'n' roll, pop and country sources, this is a show unlike any other you've seen, performed by a young artist who has quickly emerged as a star thanks to her uniquely original, theatrical style

Carole has become one of the most sought after young performers since performing in the 2009 NY Cabaret Convention at Jazz@ Lincoln Center. Her recent shows, "speak easy." and "Body & Soul" earned her rave reviews across the board, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Carole is the recipient of a 2013 Nightlife Award and 2011 Bistro Award. She has been featured in numerous Siegel Productions concerts at The Town Hall as well as the long running "11 O'clock Numbers at 11 O'clock" at Feinstein's at The Loew's Regency.



JANUARY 14 - 18

The popular and very talented Broadway star Brent Barrett, makes his London cabaret debut with his show Night Songs at The Crazy Coqs. Singing a wonderful collection of numbers that all have something to do with the hours after sunset. Tying in the theme of the show to songs about his life, Brent describes getting his first Broadway show when he was still in college. It was the 1980 revival of West Side Story playing the part of Diesel, and Barrett describes meeting all the great, legendary Broadway celebrity stars during the run of that show. He talks about growing up in a small town in Kansas, in a house between a highway and a railroad and dreaming at night about leaving that town.

There are also songs by Billy Joel, Stephen Schwartz, Jimmy Webb, all dealing with the moon, the night and dreams, as well as some wonderful favourites from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jule Styne, Alan J Lerner and Stephen Sondheim.

Brent has starred in Broadway in Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, Grand Hotel, West Side Story, and Candide. He received an Olivier nomination for his performance in the London company of Kiss Me, Kate and he played a two-year stint in the title role of Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular. He most recently played "Captain Hook" opposite, Cathy Rigby's Peter Pan. Before that, he reprised his role as "Billy Flynn" in the Tony Award-winning hit, Chicago - The Musical for which he received a Los Angeles drama Critics Award.

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