Raissa Katona Bennett to Appear at The Green Room 42, The Magnolia Room, and More
Broadway actress-singer Raissa Katona Bennett has a very full and exciting calendar of performances this fall. Having just concluded the off-Broadway run of Spoolie Girl, she's setting her sights on cabaret and concert performances through the New Year.
On November 13th and 27th, The Green Room 42 Presents Raissa Katona Bennett in a CD release celebration for CAN'T HELP SINGING - THE MUSIC OF Jerome Kern. The shows are at 7pm at the posh and funky nightclub on the fourth floor of YOTEL in NYC, and will be a romantic celebration of Kern's greatest hits. CAN'T HELP SINGING - THE MUSIC OF Jerome Kern (LML) was recorded live at Feinstein's at the Regency in 2011, and the CD was released in spring of 2018 on LMLMusic. Its available at LMLMusic.com, Amazon, iTunes and other digital retailers.Tickets for the November shows may be purchased at: https://www.onfournyc.com/tickets.html. The Green Room 42 is at 570 Tenth Avenue between 42nd and 41st Streets, at YOTEL in NYC, zip 10036. For information call 646-449-7792.
Thanksgiving weekend finds Raissa at the beautiful new Magnolia Room in Norwalk, performing What a Wonderful World with a music partner, Kenneth Gartman, on Nov. 23rd, 24th, 25th. Raissa's week of December 4th includes a Holiday Pops solo performance with the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and Chorale.
Raissa Katona Bennett appeared on Broadway as Christine in Phantom of the Opera, and in the First National Tours of Parade and CATS. She has numerous off-Broadway credits, and recently made her Music Theatre of Connecticut debut as Helen in Fun Home.
Raissa is known as a creative and multi-disciplinary presence in the cultural life of New York City. Her New York nightclub engagements as a headliner include Feinstein's, Metropolitan Room, Iridium and the Laurie Beechman Theatre. She has been a Guest Star in events at The Supper Club, Rainbow Room, 88's, Don't Tell Mama, Chita's, The Algonquin, and Radio City Music Hall, as well as Lincoln Center's Rose Hall and the Town Hall as a guest artist of the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Conventions. Nationally, she has appeared with many symphony orchestras.
In 2010, Raissa received the Bistro Award and 2011 MAC Award for Outstanding Achievement as the creator, producer and host of Concerts for City Greens, a series she founded to expose culturally and socio-economically diverse audiences of all ages to art events in city settings. For nine years through 2016, talent from the theater, jazz and cabaret worlds donated their time and talents to the critically lauded series. In one memorable season, she produced a songwriting contest with a particularly noteworthy panel of judges: Michael John LaChiusa, Amanda McBroom, David Friedman, Ann Hampton Callaway and Neil Sedaka. In 2014, Katona Bennett was awarded a special Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Series MAC Award.
Visit Raissa online at: http://www.raissakatonabennett.com/