Bay Area Cabaret Announces Matthew Morrison, Kate Baldwin, Gavin Creel, LaChanze, and More

Bay Area Cabaret Announces Matthew Morrison, Kate Baldwin, Gavin Creel, LaChanze, and More

Bay Area Cabaret announces its 15th Anniversary Season of shows, its ninth at the legendary Venetian Room (Fairmont Hotel 950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill). This season's stellar lineup features many performers making their Bay Area Cabaret debuts, as well as the return of several favorites. It kicks off on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm with the San Francisco solo concert debut of Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe award-nominee Matthew Morrison (Glee, Hairspray, South Pacific, Finding Neverland).

Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street, Atop Nob Hill
Tickets are $125/$95 for subscribers with a limited number of party tickets on sale to attendees for $50 each.
(415) 391-4400 or www.bayareacabaret.org

The Season Continues:

On Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm with the Bay Area debut of Gavin Creel (Hair, Thoroughly Modern Millie), winner of the Tony Award for his portrayal of Cornelius in the Hello, Dolly! revival starring Bette Midler, and the Olivier award for originating the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon in London's West End.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 5 pm brings the Bay Area concert debut of soprano Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow, Big Fish), recently nominated for the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critic's Circle awards for her role as Irene Molloy in Hello, Dolly!.

Bay Area Cabaret's series resumes on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 5 pm with a program featuring singer/actress Carmen Cusack (Bright Star, Wicked, Sunday in the Park with George) performing selections from her vast musical theater career as well as originals, and versatile Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Susan Werner.Cusack is attached to Werner's Broadway-bound musical Bull Durham in the role made famous by Susan Sarandon.

On Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 5 pm, renowned singer and recording artist Christine Andreas channels famed French chanteuse Edith Piaf in her acclaimed new show and upcoming CD release PIAF-No Regrets.

On Sunday, March 3, 2019, Grammy and Nightlife Award-winning singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli makes his annual appearance at the Venetian Room, with a 3:30 show and CD release event celebrating the centennial of Venetian Room regular Nat "King" Cole. At 7:30 that evening, his wife, the talented Broadway singer/actress Jessica Molaskey will join him for a duo show that the pair will debut at the Café Carlyle this fall.

Grammy Award-winning recording artist Catherine Russell performs her knockout jazz-and-blues-flavored show Harlem on my Mind on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 5 pm.

The Bay Area Cabaret season closes on May 19, 2019 at 5 pm and 7 pm with The Feeling Good Show, an autobiographical piece by Tony award-winner LaChanze (The Color Purple), currently starring in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Tony nomination, Best Actress in a Musical).

All Bay Area Cabaret shows this season are presented on Sundays in the Venetian Room at the grand dame Fairmont Hotel (950 Mason Street in San Francisco). From 1947 to 1989, the Venetian Room reigned supreme as the city's premier showroom. Tony Bennett introduced his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" at the venerable venue, where such show business legends as Ella Fitzgerald, Marlene Dietrich, Tina Turner, Peggy Lee, Nat 'King' Cole, and many others performed for over four decades. Having presented seasons in a variety of elegant showrooms, Bay Area Cabaret found a permanent home in 2010 when it was invited to reopen the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room, which had been dark as an entertainment venue for over 21 years, Following a gala opening (featuring Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch), the organization has gone on to present such musical legends as Barbara Cook, Chita Rivera, Judy Collins, Stephen Schwartz, Elaine Paige, Tommy Tune, Leslie Uggams, and the Bay Area Teen Idol competition. Having been awarded exclusive music booking rights to the Venetian Room, Bay Area Cabaret continues to provide top caliber lineups, now beginning its ninth year in residence, to present Bay Area Cabaret's 15th season of music.

Says Marilyn Levinson, Founding Executive Producer of Bay Area Cabaret: "An evening at Bay Area Cabaret offers not only a chance to connect with friends, but also a unique experience to hear world-class performers in an intimate setting, where a magical connection is formed between the artists and their audience. Both audiences and performers have said that they can sense the venue's rich musical history the minute they enter the room."

Tickets to most Bay Area Cabaret shows are $65 general ($55 subscribers), with no food or drink minimum required. Information and tickets are available at www.bayareacabaret.org or by phone at City Box Office (415) 392-4400. For BAC 2017-2018 season information and video clips of performers visit www.bayareacabaret.org

Subscribers to at least six shows enjoy substantial discounts and reserved seating, and are allowed to exchange tickets among shows. Subscriptions are available online at www.bayareacabaret.org or directly from Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636, and deepest discounts are available to early birds ordering before July 20, 2018. Single tickets to most Bay Area Cabaret shows are $65 general ($55 subscribers - $50 if purchased by 7/20), with no food or drink minimum required. Information and single tickets are available at www.bayareacabaret.org or by phone at City Box Office (415) 392-4400. For BAC 2018-2019 season information and video clips of performers visit www.bayareacabaret.org.

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