Join Musical Theatre & Concert Diva Lianne Marie Dobbs as she raises a glass (and an eyebrow) to the lyrical beauty and musical strength of women. In her solo evening, Lianne turns to books by feminist authors like Maya Angelou, Betty Friedan, and Michelle Obama, for words of wisdom. She gathers songs from the golden era of Broadway, jazz standards full of innuendos, and reinvents a pop radio hit or two, while playing with pronouns - ALL TO TOAST WOMEN!! Songs include Ive Grown Accustomed to Her Face, She Touched Me, and Somethings Coming with arrangements and music direction by Ron Abel.
Photo Coverage: Lianne Marie Dobbs Brings WHY CAN'T A WOMAN BE MORE LIKE A MAN to the Beach Cafe
Nov. 10, 2019
You never know what's just around the corner and that's the fascinating thing about discovering cabaret artists who are new to your milieu. Last night it was at the corner of 71st Street and 2nd Avenue at the Beach Cafe. Friend Ron Abel, one of the music industry's preeminent pianists/ arrangers/music directors in his heads up to me about this artist said ..."Sometimes you get lucky. You get to work with a smart actress whose ability to understand a lyric translates to her being able to take the song to a place that people haven't heard before. And then, she has the vocal range and ability to take it that one step further." That folks is Lianne Marie Dobbs who while new to me is well known by cabaret enthusiasts. (more...)