Rebecca Kaplan

Rebecca Kaplan

Rebecca Kaplan is a writer and standup comedian living in New York. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @rebeccatkaplan and find more of her upcoming shows and projects at https://linktr.ee/rebeccatkaplan




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First Show:

My parents took me to see a production of CATS when I was 4 or 5 and I hated it. Discriminating taste, even at a tender age.

Favorite Show:

I've seen too many shows to pick just one favorite but the Encores revival of the Apple Tree was really, really special. Kristin Chenoweth in a Harnick & Bock musical?? Heaven.

Favorite Stories:



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Photos: Lorna Dallas Soars at Chelsea Table + Stage
Photos: Lorna Dallas Soars at Chelsea Table + Stage
February 28, 2024

Acclaimed singer Lorna Dallas blew the crowd away with her latest solo show at Chelsea Table + Stage on February 25th. See some photos from the night by photographer Conor Weiss.

Review: GRAND HOTEL: THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST REUNION CONCERT at 54 Below Was Incredible
Review: GRAND HOTEL: THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST REUNION CONCERT at 54 Below Was Incredible
February 27, 2024

The intimate cabaret space at 54 Below was transformed into Berlin’s Grand Hotel on Monday night. The kick-off performance of GRAND HOTEL: THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST REUNION CONCERT on February 26th was exuberant, with much of the star-studded original cast reviving their roles.

Interview: Amy Rafa And Brent Marty Talk Friendship, Music, and their upcoming CARPENTERS PROJECT at The Laurie Beechman
Interview: Amy Rafa And Brent Marty Talk Friendship, Music, and their upcoming CARPENTERS PROJECT at The Laurie Beechman
February 26, 2024

The Carpenters reigned the pop charts in the 1970s with hits like “Rainy Days & Mondays” and “(They Long to Be) Close to You.” THE CARPENTER PROJECT will feature hits and some hidden gems by the group, stories about friendship and love of the Carpenters. I spoke to Amy Rafa and Brent Marty about the show and the process of putting it together.

Photos: Andre de Shields Celebrates Haarlem Nocturne at 54 Below
Photos: Andre de Shields Celebrates Haarlem Nocturne at 54 Below
February 22, 2024

Legendary performer Andre De Shields is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his musical HAARLEM NOCTURNE, with shows through February 24th. 78-year-old De Shields knocked it out of the park, as always. There are two more performances, tomorrow Friday February 23rd at 7 pm and Saturday February 24th at 7 pm. See shots by photographer Conor Weiss.

Interview: Natalie Douglas Teases Her “BACK TO THE GARDEN” CD RELEASE CELEBRATION at Birdland
Interview: Natalie Douglas Teases Her “BACK TO THE GARDEN” CD RELEASE CELEBRATION at Birdland
February 21, 2024

We all have a treat to look forward to this month – acclaimed singer Natalie Douglas is releasing a new album with 'golden age standards, pop gems of the Woodstock generation, and special surprises.' We spoke about recording the album and what music lovers can expect at her release party, on Monday February 26th at Birdland Jazz Club.

Review: JULIE BENKO Brought Some Joy to Mardi Gras at Birdland
Review: JULIE BENKO Brought Some Joy to Mardi Gras at Birdland
February 20, 2024

On Monday February 12, 2024, Julie Benko tore up the house at Birdland Jazz Club with a sold out show celebrating Mardi Gras. The show has become an annual tradition for Benko, who wove trivia questions and fun facts about New Orleans throughout the show.

Photos: Melissa Errico Sings the Classics in A MANHATTAN VALENTINE at Birdland
Photos: Melissa Errico Sings the Classics in A MANHATTAN VALENTINE at Birdland
February 16, 2024

In Melissa Errico's weeklong Valentine's residency at Birdland Errico, she's singing about love in and of New York City to celebrate the release of her newest album, dropping this week, Sondheim In The City. Check out photos from inside the big night!

Interview: Meet some of the organizers behind this year's GMHC CABARET AND HOWARD ASHMAN AWARD
Interview: Meet some of the organizers behind this year's GMHC CABARET AND HOWARD ASHMAN AWARD
February 19, 2024

For years, the GMHC has been supporting people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS with services including free testing, meals and nutrition, and legal support. Their annual cabaret fundraiser has become a tradition, and this year they’re back with guest honoree Alan Menken and a star-studded lineup.

Interview: Isabelle Georges Explores the French Repertoire in OH LÀ LÀ! at 54 Below
Interview: Isabelle Georges Explores the French Repertoire in OH LÀ LÀ! at 54 Below
February 16, 2024

French singer Isabelle Georges is returning to New York City with a new show, OH LÀ LÀ, her most intimate yet. The divine performer is playing at 54 Below on Thursday February 22nd at 9:30 pm. BroadwayWorld's Stephen Mosher said watching her is like being 'in the eye of the hurricane, and you will never want to leave.'

Photos: Jazz legend CATHERINE RUSSELL Brings Her Annual Show Back to Birdland
Photos: Jazz legend CATHERINE RUSSELL Brings Her Annual Show Back to Birdland
February 16, 2024

The inimitable jazz singer Catherine Russell is back at Birdland February 13th to 17th, with two more shows tonight and tomorrow at 8:30 and 10:30 pm, where she'll be playing Valentine’s Celebration, Love Songs and more, an annual tradition. Photographer Conor Weiss snapped some shots of her Tuesday night performance on February 13, 2024.

Interview: Lianne Marie Dobbs Celebrates Neurodiversity in THE WINDMILLS OF MY MIND ... FOR DUSTY SPRINGFIELD at Green Room 42
Interview: Lianne Marie Dobbs Celebrates Neurodiversity in THE WINDMILLS OF MY MIND ... FOR DUSTY SPRINGFIELD at Green Room 42
February 14, 2024

Lianne Marie Dobbs is bringing a new show celebrating neurodiversity by way of some Dusty Springfield tunes to the Green Room 42. THE WINDMILLS OF MY MIND... FOR DUSTY SPRINGFIELD plays on Saturday February 17th at 9:30 pm at the Green Room 42. I spoke to Dobbs about the upcoming show and the way she's embraced her ADHD.

Review: The New York Pops Honored Gershwin with A CENTURY OF RHAPSODY IN BLUE at Carnegie
Review: The New York Pops Honored Gershwin with A CENTURY OF RHAPSODY IN BLUE at Carnegie
February 12, 2024

On Friday February 9, 2024, the New York Pops paid tribute to Gershwin’s music on the occasion of the near 100-year anniversary of “Rhapsody in Blue” (it officially hits 100 today, on February 12). Guest vocalist Montego Glover and the 78-piece New York Pops orchestra were a delight to watch.

Photos: Florencia Cuenca & Jaime Lozano Put a Spin on Familiar Tunes in BROADWAY EN SPANGLISH
Photos: Florencia Cuenca & Jaime Lozano Put a Spin on Familiar Tunes in BROADWAY EN SPANGLISH
February 11, 2024

On Wednesday February 7th, husband and wife duo Jaime Lozano and Florencia Cuenca sang some of your favorite Broadway songs with new arrangements by Lozano creating 'Mexican musical magic.' See some shots from the evening at 54 Below.

Review: Kim David Smith Was Exquisite in MORE MOSTLY MARLENE at Joe's Pub
Review: Kim David Smith Was Exquisite in MORE MOSTLY MARLENE at Joe's Pub
February 10, 2024

Bistro Award winning singer Kim David Smith was utterly mesmerizing at MORE MOSTLY MARLENE at Joe’s Pub on February 6th at 9:30 pm. Smith captured the essence of that famed star of stage and screen, Marlene Dietrich, and the period she represented.

Interview: Tim Connell of ...IT'S THE JOY IN YOUR HEART... Is Getting Intimate at Pangea
Interview: Tim Connell of ...IT'S THE JOY IN YOUR HEART... Is Getting Intimate at Pangea
February 10, 2024

Singer Tim Connell's concert, “...it’s the joy in your heart...” features an eclectic mix of songs sung superbly. This dynamic performer is fresh off a 2023 Bistro Award win and a 2023 MAC Award nomination. Read our conversation about his upcoming show and what viewers can look forward to.

Interview: BETWEEN BROADWAY is Pioneering the 'Talk-aret' Game Show Concept at Don't Tell Mama
Interview: BETWEEN BROADWAY is Pioneering the 'Talk-aret' Game Show Concept at Don't Tell Mama
February 12, 2024

BETWEEN BROADWAY, designed to fit neatly into the space between a matinee and evening show, is a new series at Don't Tell Mama where theater lovers can grab a bite and some drinks as an add-on before or after a show (or just as its own thing). I spoke to co-creators Dave Christensen and Sarah Ziegler, and producer Bill DeSimone, about the show.

Interview: Olivia Ormond Dishes on the Vulnerability Behind CALL ME CRAZY at The Tank
Interview: Olivia Ormond Dishes on the Vulnerability Behind CALL ME CRAZY at The Tank
February 8, 2024

For years, Olivia Ormund dealt with chronic pain and vague symptoms and struggled to find anyone in the healthcare industry who would believe that she was really sick. Now she's telling her story and shining a light on invisible illnesses. This one woman show debuts on February 13th at 9:30 pm at the Tank in Manhattan.

Interview: Joe Salanitri Can't Wait for NYC to See SOOSHI MANGO: OFF THE BOAT TOUR at The Town Hall
Interview: Joe Salanitri Can't Wait for NYC to See SOOSHI MANGO: OFF THE BOAT TOUR at The Town Hall
February 9, 2024

Joe Salanitri is one of three members of Sooshi Mango, the team behind a slew of viral internet comedy videos primarily poking fun at having an ethnic family. Their live show has sold out all over the world, including their home in Australia, and they're bringing it to New York City for the first time ever later this month on February 28th.

Interview: LUCILLE CARR-KAFFASHAN Honors Two Centuries of Strong Female Songwriters at Don't Tell Mama
Interview: LUCILLE CARR-KAFFASHAN Honors Two Centuries of Strong Female Songwriters at Don't Tell Mama
February 5, 2024

Lucille Carr-Kaffashan is bringing two shows back to Don't Tell Mama with a cabaret honoring strong female songwriters of the 70's on February 17th and the 21st century on March 16th, both at 4 pm. We talked about both shows and what's coming up next for her this year.

Photos: COUNTESS CABARET STARRING LUANN DE LESSEPS Shines at 54 Below
Photos: COUNTESS CABARET STARRING LUANN DE LESSEPS Shines at 54 Below
February 2, 2024

See some photos from Luann de Lessep's concert last night at 54 Below. The singer is back for two more nights, tonight (February 2nd) and tomorrow (February 3rd). Check out photos from inside the big night!



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