Photo Flash:Nancy and Beth (Featuring Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt) Make Cafe Carlyle Debut
Nancy And Beth (featuring Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt) make their Café Carlyle debut, May 1-5. The self-described punk-showbiz band has been praised by NPR's All Things Considered as "musical misfits," and "as sharp as any revivalist act going today" by The Los Angeles Times. In a review of their self-titled debut release, Rolling Stone noted "It wouldn't be fair to call it a purely comedy album - it's too seriously musical and carefully curated for it to be that - but Nancy And Beth wisely doesn't try to disguise the comedic gifts of its creators. Instead, it shows the way Mullally and Hunt can be totally in sync to whip up a unique, coherent vision." At the Café, Megan Mullally (vocals, choreography) and Stephanie Hunt (vocals) will be joined by Datri Bean (keyboards, vocals), Joe Berardi (drums), Petra Haden (strings, vocals), Sophia Johnson (guitar, vocals) and Andrew Pressman (bass, vocals).
Performances will take place Tuesday - Saturday at 8:45pm. Weekday pricing begins at $110 per person / Bar Seating: $75 / Premium Seating: $160. Weekend pricing begins at $135 per person / Bar Seating: $95 / Premium Seating: $185. Reservations can be made by phone at 212.744.1600 or online via Ticketweb. Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street, at Madison Avenue).
In the year of our Lord 2011, Megan Mullally met Stephanie Hunt in a sport utility vehicle whilst filming a motion picture in Smithville, Texas. The Earth inhaled sharply. Reality expanded and shuddered with delight. The local tree frogs stoppered their raucous ditty and have nary been heard from since.
That blessed day saw the voluptuous becoming of Nancy And Beth - the most magnificent duo to ever lay lung to a blues chord. A brace of bounty in the form of two young girls who are exactly the same age, they will ply their troth to bring it to you sweetly in your ear-holes. Together with their gypsy band of mystics, jazz pastors and Austin, Texas wild west tea-heads, these unusual ladies will gamely endeavor to meet - and even exceed - your entertainment quota via harmonies in song, hypnotic dancing, and spoken pleasantries.
In 2017, Nancy And Beth toured the US and UK extensively in support of their self-titled debut LP, entertaining the children while coyly refusing to explain to journalists why the "And" is capitalized. Dates included Wilco's Solid Sound Festival, Newport Folk, a debut at the Grand Ole Opry, Philly Pride, NPR Mountain Stage, and opening for the Pixies. All songs are choreographed by Mullally (who studied at the School of American Ballet and has performed in several Broadway musicals). The band will begin touring again in the spring of 2018, with a second album on the way, and three kickass music videos at your disposal at nancyandbeth.com.
Originally opened in 1955, Café Carlyle is New York City's bastion of classic cabaret entertainment, a place where audiences experience exceptional performers at close range in an exceedingly elegant setting. Since composer Richard Rodgers moved in as The Carlyle's first tenant, music has been an essential part of The Carlyle experience. No place is that more evident than in the Café Carlyle.
Café Carlyle is known for talents including Woody Allen, who regularly appears on Monday evenings to play with the Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band. For three decades, Café Carlyle was synonymous with the legendary Bobby Short, who thrilled sell-out crowds for 36 years. His spirit lives on through the music at Café Carlyle.
Continuing the tradition of the 1930s supper club, Café Carlyle features original murals created by French artist Marcel Vertès, the Oscar-winning art director of the 1952 Moulin Rouge.
American Airlines in-flight magazine, American Way, recently included Café Carlyle within their 2017 Platinum List as one of the Top 3 Music Venues in the World.