BWW Photo Coverage: THE LINEUP WITH JIM CARUSO Is a Blast at The Birdland Theater
When word got out that Susie Mosher was taking the night off of The Lineup with Susie Mosher and that Jim Caruso was doing the hosting duties, this writer canceled all previous plans to, instead, see how the senior member of Birdland's hosting team would do at her weekly variety show, and what a great decision that was! There was no question that Ms. Mosher would line up exemplary talent for the night, but any chance to see Mr. Caruso in action is one not to be missed, and he certainly didn't disappoint last night. One of the naturally funniest people one is ever likely to meet, Caruso could easily do a stand-up comedy set in any nightclub, and last night his hosting duties gave rise to the question of whether or not Mosher could ever entice him to appear as a guest at The Lineup, doing ten minutes of comedy. It's something to consider, and maybe Mosher is just the person to sweet-talk him into it.
Having just visited The Lineup last week, I determined that my visit to the show would be a strictly photographic one, rather than a review. It should be said that all of the guests were so talented and so good at their craft, readers should know where these marvelous performers can, next, be caught in action, and, readers, trust me when I say tell you that they are all wonderful performers worth seeing live.
The spectacular voiced Molly Pope can be seen at Joe's Pub in POLLY MOPE on March 16th at 7 pm and The Duplex in Molly Pope, A GAY MAN, AND A PIANO on March 26th at 9:30 pm. For tickets click on the show titles. Find Molly Pope online at her website
Fierce musical theater songstress Anna Heffington is not currently performing live in New York City. Follow Anna Heffington on Twitter @Anna_Heffington
Hilariously original comic Gianmarco Saresi is not currently performing live in New York City. Find Gianmarco online at his website
The Lineup With Susie Mosher continues to be one of the most entertaining nights of cabaret in the city, and even if Ms. Mosher needs a night off now and then, with her booking talents and Jim Caruso's emcee talents, the quality of the show doesn't wane, ever, as evidenced by the continual full houses the show garners. Catch The Lineup with Susie Mosher every Tuesday at 9:30 at The Birdland Theater. For information and tickets visit the Birdland website
Jim Caruso singing "This is my opening number."
Jim Caruso sings "Grandma's having a baby."
Jim Caruso protects Birdland from germs.
Jim and Molly PopeJim Caruso on the phone with Susie Mosher -- Jim "Talk louder!" Susie "I can't, I'm in a maternity ward."
Marissa Licata and the men of the band
Jim Caruso and Anna Heffington
Jim Caruso and Gianmarco Saresi
Jim Caruso with Joseph C. Townsend
Photos by Stephen Mosher