Cabaret Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Cabaret.

Interview: Amy Rafa And Brent Marty Talk Friendship, Music, and their upcoming CARPENTERS PROJECT at The Laurie Beechman by Rebecca Kaplan - February 26, 2024

The Carpenters reigned the pop charts in the 1970s with hits like “Rainy Days & Mondays” and “(They Long to Be) Close to You.” THE CARPENTER PROJECT will feature hits and some hidden gems by the group, stories about friendship and love of the Carpenters. I spoke to Amy Rafa and Brent Marty about the show and the process of putting it together....

Interview: Meet some of the organizers behind this year's GMHC CABARET AND HOWARD ASHMAN AWARD by Rebecca Kaplan - February 19, 2024

For years, the GMHC has been supporting people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS with services including free testing, meals and nutrition, and legal support. Their annual cabaret fundraiser has become a tradition, and this year they’re back with guest honoree Alan Menken and a star-studded lineup....

Interview: Natalie Douglas Teases Her “BACK TO THE GARDEN” CD RELEASE CELEBRATION at Birdland
by Rebecca Kaplan - February 21, 2024

We all have a treat to look forward to this month – acclaimed singer Natalie Douglas is releasing a new album with 'golden age standards, pop gems of the Woodstock generation, and special surprises.' We spoke about recording the album and what music lovers can expect at her release party, on Monday ...

Interview: Meet some of the organizers behind this year's GMHC CABARET AND HOWARD ASHMAN AWARD
by Rebecca Kaplan - February 19, 2024

For years, the GMHC has been supporting people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS with services including free testing, meals and nutrition, and legal support. Their annual cabaret fundraiser has become a tradition, and this year they’re back with guest honoree Alan Menken and a star-studded l...

Interview: Isabelle Georges Explores the French Repertoire in OH LÀ LÀ! at 54 Below
by Rebecca Kaplan - February 16, 2024

French singer Isabelle Georges is returning to New York City with a new show, OH LÀ LÀ, her most intimate yet. The divine performer is playing at 54 Below on Thursday February 22nd at 9:30 pm. BroadwayWorld's Stephen Mosher said watching her is like being 'in the eye of the hurricane, and you will n...

Interview: Lianne Marie Dobbs Celebrates Neurodiversity in THE WINDMILLS OF MY MIND ... FOR DUSTY SPRINGFIELD at Green Room 42
by Rebecca Kaplan - February 14, 2024

Lianne Marie Dobbs is bringing a new show celebrating neurodiversity by way of some Dusty Springfield tunes to the Green Room 42. THE WINDMILLS OF MY MIND... FOR DUSTY SPRINGFIELD plays on Saturday February 17th at 9:30 pm at the Green Room 42. I spoke to Dobbs about the upcoming show and the way sh...

Interview: BETWEEN BROADWAY is Pioneering the 'Talk-aret' Game Show Concept at Don't Tell Mama
by Rebecca Kaplan - February 12, 2024

BETWEEN BROADWAY, designed to fit neatly into the space between a matinee and evening show, is a new series at Don't Tell Mama where theater lovers can grab a bite and some drinks as an add-on before or after a show (or just as its own thing). I spoke to co-creators Dave Christensen and Sarah Ziegle...

Interview: Tim Connell of ...IT'S THE JOY IN YOUR HEART... Is Getting Intimate at Pangea
by Rebecca Kaplan - February 10, 2024

Singer Tim Connell's concert, “...it’s the joy in your heart...” features an eclectic mix of songs sung superbly. This dynamic performer is fresh off a 2023 Bistro Award win and a 2023 MAC Award nomination. Read our conversation about his upcoming show and what viewers can look forward to....

Interview: Joe Salanitri Can't Wait for NYC to See SOOSHI MANGO: OFF THE BOAT TOUR at The Town Hall
by Rebecca Kaplan - February 09, 2024

Joe Salanitri is one of three members of Sooshi Mango, the team behind a slew of viral internet comedy videos primarily poking fun at having an ethnic family. Their live show has sold out all over the world, including their home in Australia, and they're bringing it to New York City for the first ti...

Interview: Olivia Ormond Dishes on the Vulnerability Behind CALL ME CRAZY at The Tank
by Rebecca Kaplan - February 08, 2024

For years, Olivia Ormund dealt with chronic pain and vague symptoms and struggled to find anyone in the healthcare industry who would believe that she was really sick. Now she's telling her story and shining a light on invisible illnesses. This one woman show debuts on February 13th at 9:30 pm at th...

Interview: LUCILLE CARR-KAFFASHAN Honors Two Centuries of Strong Female Songwriters at Don't Tell Mama
by Rebecca Kaplan - February 05, 2024

Lucille Carr-Kaffashan is bringing two shows back to Don't Tell Mama with a cabaret honoring strong female songwriters of the 70's on February 17th and the 21st century on March 16th, both at 4 pm. We talked about both shows and what's coming up next for her this year....

Interview: The trio behind GIMLICK'S BIG MESS Are About to Get Wacky at Brooklyn Comedy Collective
by Rebecca Kaplan - February 01, 2024

Sketch comedy team GIMLICK is back at Brooklyn Comedy Collective in Williamsburg. The trio specializes in absurd comedy with plenty of sight gags and clever, wacky jokes. I spoke with Gimlick's members (Kate Armstrong, Irene Rising, and Marisa Caruso) about their upcoming show this Sunday, February ...

Interview: Gloria Bangiola Is Bringing Cabaret Show A LITTLE BROAD Back to Don't Tell Mama
by Rebecca Kaplan - January 30, 2024

Singer Gloria Bangiola is back at Don't Tell Mama on 2/1, 2/9, 3/8, and 3/17 with a refined and revised version of her show A LITTLE BROAD, a show about 'self-acceptance, living deeply, and trying to shake off the ticking clock that we all live with.'...

Interview: Countess Luann de Lesseps Teases New Cabaret Show, Broadway Hopes
by Michael Major - January 25, 2024

RHONY star Countess Luann de Lesseps is making her return to 54 Below for a series of special shows, before launching her new 'Marry, F, Kill' act. BroadwayWorld sat down with Luann de Lesseps to discuss what to expect from the new cabaret show, working with Sonja Morgan on their Crappie Lake spin-o...

Interview: Carey Sharpe Talks about the Inspiration Behind the Writing of BLOOD/LOVE at Joe's Pub
by Rebecca Kaplan - January 24, 2024

If you’re a fan of vampires (and who isn’t?), you’ll want to check out Blood/Love, a new poppy rock opera that speaks as much to human nature as it does to the sultry glamorous lives of the undead. I spoke to Carey Sharpe, one of the creators and stars of the show, about some of the inspiration behi...

Interview: Kim David Smith Dishes on Upcoming Solo Show MORE MOSTLY MARLENE at Joe's Pub
by Rebecca Kaplan - January 22, 2024

Kim David Smith talks about the inspiration behind his new solo show MORE MOSTLY MARLENE, which will play February 6th at Joe's Pub, a light-hearted and joke-filled tribute to Marlene Dietrich, Sally Bowles from Cabaret, Kylie Minogue and more....

Interview: Maggie Crane Talks about the Inspiration Behind Her New Show SIDE BY SIDE at Brooklyn Comedy Collective
by Rebecca Kaplan - January 17, 2024

Maggie Crane discusses the inspiration behind, and process of writing, her new solo comedy show, Side by Side, about growing up amidst death and disability. Side by Side is playing Thursday January 18 at the Brooklyn Comedy Collective...

Interview: Sally Mayes of NOW AND THEN: THE TEASER at The Green Room 42 December 2nd
by Stephen Mosher - November 28, 2023

Sally Mayes is back on the nightclub stage and with a new series that kicks off on December 2nd. NOW it's Christmas....

Interview: Alexandra Silber of THE HOUR OF THE PEARL at The Green Room 42 October 27th and November 28th
by Stephen Mosher - October 24, 2023

Broadway, West End, and regional theater star Alexandra Silber chats with Broadway World Cabaret about her upcoming show at The Green Room 42, about boundaries, and about that red wedding gown....

Interview: Dorian Woodruff of THE LYRICS OF ALAN AND MARILYN BERGMAN at Pangea
by Stephen Mosher - October 17, 2023

The renowned singer and musician will return with his Bergman tribute show October 24th and December 9th....

Interview: Frances Ruffelle of FRANKIE & BEAUSY at 54 Below November 10 & 11
by Stephen Mosher - October 16, 2023

The Tony Award winning ball of fire returns to the New York cabaret stage, but this time she has a friend with her... her beau, Norman Bowman....

Interview: Jai Rodriguez of JAI RODRIGUEZ: A THOUSAND SWEET KISSES at 54 Below
by Michael Walters - October 10, 2023

The OG Queer Eye culture vulture returns to NY for an evening of song and romance....

Interview: Happy McPartlin of MOM'S NIGHT OUT: THE CONCERT SERIES at 54 Below October 14th
by Stephen Mosher - October 09, 2023

Broadway working mother Happy McPartlin prepares to participate in a concert with her fellow acting Mommies....

Interview: James Beaman of LIVED EXPERIENCE at The Triad
by Stephen Mosher - October 05, 2023

James Beaman, a force to reckon with in the cabaret scene of the Nineties, has been quietly working behind the scenes, of late, as a director. Well, he's ready to get back into the spotlight, twenty years after trading in his wigs for some iambic pentameter....

Interview: Ben Jones of I THINK WE SHOULD SEE OTHER PEOPLE
by Stephen Mosher - October 05, 2023

Days after the release of his new album and days before his second consecuitve year at The Cabaret Convention, Ben Jones has some thoughts on his four year baptism by fire in the world of cabaret....

Interview: Lisa Dawn Miller Of FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE At 54 Below
by Rob Lester - October 03, 2023

'For Once in my life, I have someone who needs me...' and WE need to hear this and more written by the man who wrote those words sung by Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, and a zillion others, including his daughter (whom we interview) and her son. (Both will be in the show on October 8.)...

Interview: Jen Brett of MOSAIC at Birdland on October 8th
by Stephen Mosher - October 03, 2023

Some months ago Jen Brett got up at Jim Caruso’s Cast Party and astonished the audience. Now she's ready to astonish once more in a night that is all her own....

Interview: Mauricio Martinez of 5'11' BASED IN NYC at 54 Below October 5th & 6th
by Stephen Mosher - September 30, 2023

As the days check off before his upcoming two-night concert and live recording at 54 Below, Mauricio Martinez has some things to say about gratitude, being Mexican, and being a live performer....

Interview: George Krissa of LOVE NOTES at Chelsea Table + Stage
by Michael Walters - September 13, 2023

From the Great White North to Manhattan, George Krissa makes his US Cabaret Debut....

Interview: Santino Fontana of SANTINO FONTANA AT 54 BELOW
by Michael Walters - September 06, 2023

The Tony-winner returns to 54 Below with a mystery set of songs, special guests and showbiz stories....

Interview: Stephanie Lazard of 54 SINGS SAMMY RAE & THE FRIENDS at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - August 30, 2023

On September 4th, the club will present a 54 Sings night dedicated to the super popular band Sammy Rae & The Friends with an exciting cast that features former 54 solo artists, actors from the Broadway stage, and even 54 Below's own Cassi Mikat, returning for the first time since completing grad sch...

Interview: Robert Driemeyer of BROADWAY BARFLY at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - August 30, 2023

On September 6th, Robert Driemeyer and special guest Bianca Marroquin will present a brand new type of cabaret show, one overflowing with mirth, music, and mixology....

Interview: Adam Pascal of ADAM PASCAL AT 54 BELOW
by Michael Walters - August 27, 2023

The Broadway Star returns to 54 Below with stories and songs both old and new....

Interview: Jonathan Hoover of SECOND-RATE SOMEBODY at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - August 09, 2023

Jonathan Hoover is ready for his close-up, 54 Below....

Interview: Pier Lamia Porter And Malaikia Sims-Winfrey of A TRIBUTE TO TINA TURNER AND THE WOMEN SHE INSPIRED VOL. 2 at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - August 08, 2023

Pier Lamia Porter and Malaikia Sims-Winfrey chat with Broadway World about upcoming shows, the work of a concert producer, and the importance of representation....

Interview: Robbie Rozelle of BRING ME GIANTS at Birdland Theater
by Stephen Mosher - June 23, 2023

Prolific cabaret artist and Broadway Records A&R Director sits down with Broadway World Cabaret editor for an intimate chat about BRING ME GIANTS....

Interview: Justin Elizabeth Sayre of 11th ANNUAL NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS at Joe's Pub
by Stephen Mosher - June 07, 2023

June 12th marks the 11th NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS benefit and Justin Elizabeth Sayre is just as passionate about it today as they were when the whole thing began....

Interview: Janine LaManna of BLACK AND GOLD at The Green Room 42 June 10th
by Stephen Mosher - June 06, 2023

Saturday night, June 10th, at 7 pm, Janine LaManna will take the stage of The Green Room 42 to present the world premiere of BLACK & GOLD, with an encore on June 26th....

Interview: Clint Holmes of BETWEEN THE MOON AND NEW YORK CITY at 54 Below
by Michael Walters - May 30, 2023

Peter Allen…. Clint Holmes. The music of the Aussie showman presented by the Vegas showman at 54 Below....

Interview: Matt Hawkins, Aurelia Williams of MY HEART SAYS GO
by Michael Walters - May 23, 2023

Matt Hawkins and Aurelia Williams talk with Michael Walters about their new concept album of the musical MY HEART SAYS GO....

Interview: Zoe Van Tieghem of SPRING FLING at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Mosher - May 18, 2023

Up-and-comer no more, Zoe Van Tieghem is FLINGING herself into her art....

Interview: Jarrett Winters Morley of BEING PRESENT: CELEBRATING ALZHEIMER'S & BRAIN AWARENESS MONTH at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Mosher - May 17, 2023

On June 8th, when The Green Room 42 presents Being Present: Celebrating Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, Jarrett Winters Morley will be in the Director’s chair, wearing his Producer’s hat, and leading the way with his Musical Director’s Baton....



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