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Rebecca Kaplan

Rebecca Kaplan is a writer living in New York. She writes fiction and edits online literary magazine The Furious Gazelle under the pen name Tess Tabak. You can follow her on Twitter/Instagram @rebeccatkaplan

 




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BWW Review: TITUSS BURGESS TAKE ME TO THE WORLD Dazzles at Carnegie Hall PhotoBWW Review: TITUSS BURGESS TAKE ME TO THE WORLD Dazzles at Carnegie Hall
Posted: Feb. 4, 2020


BWW Review: THE MIKADO Brings a Hundred-Year-Old Operetta to Life at The Kaye Playhou PhotoBWW Review: THE MIKADO Brings a Hundred-Year-Old Operetta to Life at The Kaye Playhouse At Hunter College
Posted: Dec. 30, 2019


BWW Review: RUFUS WAINWRIGHT: SONGS THAT BUILT ME at Lincoln Center PhotoBWW Review: RUFUS WAINWRIGHT: SONGS THAT BUILT ME at Lincoln Center
Posted: Jan. 26, 2020


BWW Review: DYKE THE HALLS: A DYKING OUT HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR at Joe's Pub PhotoBWW Review: DYKE THE HALLS: A DYKING OUT HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR at Joe's Pub
Posted: Dec. 18, 2019


BWW Review: CHRISTINE PEDI Brings Christmas Cheer and Laughter to FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELO PhotoBWW Review: CHRISTINE PEDI Brings Christmas Cheer and Laughter to FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW
Posted: Dec. 23, 2019


BWW Review: WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU: RENEE KATZ SINGS JULE STYNE at Don't Tell Mama PhotoBWW Review: WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU: RENEE KATZ SINGS JULE STYNE at Don't Tell Mama
Posted: Jan. 29, 2020


BWW Review: TITUSS BURGESS TAKE ME TO THE WORLD Dazzles at Carnegie Hall
February 4, 2020

Sometimes, when the stars align, cabaret can take you out of the world for a few magical hours. Tituss Burgess's glittering spectacle Take Me to the World did just that last Saturday night. He transformed the gilded stage at Carnegie Hall into a nonstop giddy celebration of Stephen Sondheim's work, culminating in a touching, understated finale.

BWW Review: WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU: RENEE KATZ SINGS JULE STYNE at Don't Tell Mama
January 29, 2020

On January 26th, Renee Katz paid tribute to Jule Styne through an evening of intimate, jazzy cabaret at Don't Tell Mama. It was a treat to hear a selection of Styne songs, ranging from very obscure to very popular, sung with Katz's full, clear voice.

BWW Review: RUFUS WAINWRIGHT: SONGS THAT BUILT ME at Lincoln Center
January 26, 2020

The iconic pop star impressed the Jazz At Lincoln Center audience this week during his concert for The American Songbook Series

BWW Review: THE MIKADO Brings a Hundred-Year-Old Operetta to Life at The Kaye Playhouse At Hunter College
December 30, 2019

Die-hard musical theater enthusiasts and fans of opera will love the Mikado, one of Gilbert and Sullivan's strongest scores. With quick-witted and clever lyrics that satirize society, you can easily see the influence G&S's works like The Mikado had on the works of American musical theater composers Rodgers and Hart, Stephen Sondheim, and Harnick and Bock. Some of the standout numbers from the score that you're probably already familiar with (or if not, you should be) include a?oeThree Little Maids,a?? a?oeThe Flowers That Bloom in the Spring (Tra La)a?? and a?oeTit-Willow.a??

BWW Review: CHRISTINE PEDI Brings Christmas Cheer and Laughter to FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW
December 23, 2019

Celebrity impressions, comedy and political satire abound at Snow Business, Christine Pedi's Christmas show at Feinstein's/54 Below. Pedi had the crowd in stitches with her impersonations of Broadway stars from Patti Lupone to Liza Minelli.

BWW Review: DYKE THE HALLS: A DYKING OUT HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR at Joe's Pub
December 18, 2019

Joe's Pub was filled with laughter and 'gaiety' (in both senses of the word) on Monday night at Dyke the Halls. Carolyn Bergier, host of the Dyking Out podcast, put together a truly diverse variety show line up, with performers from all types of backgrounds and performance styles. Standouts included Eman El-Husseini and Jess Salomon, a Jewish-Muslim married couple, stand up by Emma Willmann, and a downright strange but very funny burlesque number by Nyx Nocturne that played on 'All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth' with a sexy, porn-esque dentist-themed dance.

BWW Review: JAIME LOZANO: SONGS BY AN IMMIGRANT at The Green Room 42
November 26, 2019

Jaime Lozano made his debut at the Green Room 42 to a packed house on Sunday November 24th. His show, Songs by an Immigrant, explored the immigrant experience through a series of songs from various points in his songwriting career.

BWW Review: MARK WILLIAM: FEELING GOOD Gives Golden Age Tunes a Youthful Spin at The Green Room 42
November 24, 2019

Seeing Mark William perform feels a bit like seeing Bobby Darin or Frank Sinatra reincarnated as a young man. Williams has a boyish appearance but a deep love for the classics, and his silky smooth vocals sound like something you could have heard on the radio in the 1950s or 60s.

BWW Review: HERB ALPERT AND LANI HALL Rock The Cafe Carlyle With an Evening of Classics
November 20, 2019

Trumpet icon Herb Alpert and Grammy Award-winning vocalist/producer Lani Hall return to Café Carlyle performing new and classic songs, November 19-30. At 84 years old, Herb Albert is still at the top of his game. Alpert played with the confidence of someone with nothing to prove, and nothing to gain besides the pure love of the music, and seeing his fans' faces light up. He's a jazz legend, and he's still growing as a musician, but he doesn't act like playing the old standbys is beneath him. At one point he said that he performs these concerts because a?oewhen I play the songs, it puts me in the moment of my life [when I first performed them], and it puts you back too, and it's a beautiful thing.a??

BWW Review: ALICE RIPLEY at The Laurie Beechman Theater
November 19, 2019

When Alice Ripley appeared onstage at the Laurie Beechman Theater, she was greeted by cheers. 'This is where I get to do whatever I want,' she told the crowd.

BWW Review: THE BAD'UNS: CLOWN ACTS OF CONTAGION Packs a Punch With Smart, Family-Friendly Satire
November 15, 2019

As techniques to explore feminist themes go, clowns don't exactly leap to mind. But Clowns Ex Machina, the team behind The Bad'uns: Clown Acts of Contagion, makes it look like a natural choice.

BWW Review: HADESTOWN Star Eva Noblezada Disarms at Green Room 42
November 14, 2019

Eva Noblezada's cabaret act is undeniably charming. At the start of the show, an announcer noted that she was a two-time Tony Award loser. Noblezada appeared onstage laughing, and explained that she'd asked for that introduction, to set the tone of the night, that even successful performers a?oedon't have it figured outa??.

BWW Review: MATT BAKER: A RHAPSODY OF GERSHWIN at Birdland Puts a Modern Spin on Classics
October 29, 2019

In Matt Baker's rousing, modernistic tribute to Gershwin at Birdland, Gershwin tunes inspired an evening of jazz, the music taking familiar tunes like a?oeRhapsody in Bluea?? to haunting new places.