Four Karens Of Cabaret Come to The Beach Cafe NYC

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Four Karens Of Cabaret Come to The Beach Cafe NYC

Kick off the New Year with not one but FOUR acclaimed Karens of cabaret, joining forces onstage for the first time! "Everything's Coming Up Karens," slated for Friday evening, January 25, features performances by Karen Oberlin, Karen Mack, Karen Gross, and Karen Kohler, with musical direction by Tedd Firth. This one-night-only show at NYC's supper club and cabaret hotspot Beach Cafe is not to be missed. Dinner at 8 pm, showtime at 9:30 pm. The Beach Café is located at 1326 2nd Ave, New York, New York 10021

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Hailed as one of premier interpreters of the Songbook by both The New York Times and London's Classical Source, Karen Oberlin is a recipient of the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Donald F. Smith Award, multiple Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Awards, a NY Nightlife Award, a Bistro and a Broadway World Award along with an Honorary Doctorate in Music. The New York Times said this: "Beyond having a pretty voice, poise, and interpretive insight, Karen Oberlin is a thorough researcher." In New York, she has had major engagements at the Algonquin's Oak Room, Feinstein's/54 Below, the Café Carlyle and Birdland, along with performances at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Town Hall, Merkin Hall and Caramoor. Karen performs at concert halls and clubs across the country and in annual European engagements, and has four solo recordings.

Karen Mack is an eight-time MAC Award winner for vocal performance and songwriting, as well as for her current vocal harmony work in NYC pop vocal group Those Girls (, and for 12+ years prior with talented singer/songwriter & arranger Michael Holland. Karen was part of the 25th Anniversary Gala for the NY Pops at Carnegie Hall, Handel's "Messiah Rocks - A Joyful Noise" at NJPAC, and was featured in the UK premier of "Brenda Bly, Teen Detective", and "Build Me A Bridge - The Music of Miller and Hammonds" at the Bridewell Theater in London's West End. NYC club appearances include Town Hall, Symphony Space, B.B. Kings, The Bottom Line, Caroline's, and numerous college keggers. As a songwriter, she was acknowledged for her debut CD "Take That" (Miss Prim Records) in a cover story by Show Business Weekly on promising writers on the rise, in prestigious, well-established company that included Julie Gold (From A Distance), Amanda McBroom (The Rose), and John Bucchino (Grateful).

"As cosmopolitan a work of musical theater as I can is Ms. Kohler's exquisite taste in songs and her band's ability to play them in any style leaves you open-mouthed with admiration." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times
As singer and actress, Karen's art is internationally recognized as bridging distinctly different sensibilities and songbooks. Born in Frankfurt and raised in New York, Karen spent 15 years in Texas influenced by folk music and the blues. In her art she crossbreeds a decadent range of theatrical and musical influences - jazz, Delta blues, classical, rock-folk and cabaret - in six languages. Founder of the Kabarett Kollektif, an ensemble of artists dedicated to advancing the European cabaret tradition, she has been honored with all major New York cabaret awards - Nightlife, MAC, Broadway World and Backstage Bistro. Karen has sung in cabarets, concert halls, and embassies throughout the U.S., Germany, England, Australia, India, and the Caribbean and today is based in both Brooklyn and Berlin. She is a sought-after director, lectures at the university level on the European roots of small stage performance, and guides a diversity of artists in stagecraft and fulfilling their creative calling. Together with her husband Robert, she established the Peter E. Kohler Scholarship in Cabaret Performance at Long Island University in 2008, still the world's only collegiate scholarship dedicated to the cabaret arts.

Described as "a queen of sophisticated cabaret with a naughty streak (Philadelphia City Paper)" and "a singular singer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)," Karen Gross has performed at prestigious venues including Lincoln Center in New York City; the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia; and the Sellersville Theater in Bucks County, PA, as a special guest for legendary comedian Robert Klein. She has headlined celebrated cabaret and music clubs including The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama, Tin Angel, and Cabaret at Odette's. She was the featured entertainer at a private party in Frank Sinatra's former NYC penthouse, featured on the HGTV show "Selling New York." Karen has scripted, performed, and produced a number of cabaret shows including a sold-out concert of Oscar Hammerstein's music at his longtime home, Highland Farm, in Bucks County, PA. Karen has recorded her original music with three Grammy Award-winning producers, and her songs air on the noted WXPN radio among other stations.

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