Cabaret Theater Reviews

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Review: Stephanie J Block Shows her Softer Side In THE MOTHER at 92nd Street Y Photo Review: Stephanie J Block Shows her Softer Side In THE MOTHER at 92nd Street Y
by Ricky Pope - February 28, 2024

Unlike the characters she often plays on stage, this view of Stephanie J Block was sentimental, vulnerable, cozy, and very very warm. It was an evening filled with gratitude for the blessings of life that was brimming over with humor, mostly self-deprecating. The amazing thing is the picture of the ...

Review: GRAND HOTEL: THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST REUNION CONCERT at 5 Photo Review: GRAND HOTEL: THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST REUNION CONCERT at 54 Below Was Incredible
by Rebecca Kaplan - February 27, 2024

The intimate cabaret space at 54 Below was transformed into Berlin’s Grand Hotel on Monday night. The kick-off performance of GRAND HOTEL: THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST REUNION CONCERT on February 26th was exuberant, with much of the star-studded original cast reviving their roles....

Review: GLAMOROUS NIGHTS AND RAINY DAYS Is a Glamorous Night of Grace Raining Down at Photo Review: GLAMOROUS NIGHTS AND RAINY DAYS Is a Glamorous Night of Grace Raining Down at Chelsea Table + Stage
by Rob Lester - February 28, 2024

Lorna Dallas, accompanied by Christopher Denny on piano, brought a touch of class to Chelsea Table + Stage on February 25th. Glamorous nights and rainy days were among the subjects inspiring song titles and moods in the presentation by Lorna Dallas....

Review: Mama's Next Big Act Finalist And Winner Bring Shows FAMILY TIES And JOURNEY T Photo Review: Mama's Next Big Act Finalist And Winner Bring Shows FAMILY TIES And JOURNEY TO THE CENTER to Don't Tell Mama
by Analisa Bell - February 27, 2024

BIG voiced Mama's Next Big Act finalist Nicole Spano and winner LaRaisha DiEvelyn Dionne DELIVERED their shows to the renowned cabaret hot spot!...

Review: Carnegie Hall Brings Audience to Its Feet with AN EVENING WITH JOHN WILLIAMS Photo Review: Carnegie Hall Brings Audience to Its Feet with AN EVENING WITH JOHN WILLIAMS AND YO-YO MA
by Sharon Ellman - February 24, 2024

This reviewer was overwhelmed by the memories from and enjoyment of these renowned works of the genius that is John Williams....

Review: BETTY Celebrates 38 Years Performing Together to cheers at Joe's Pub Photo Review: BETTY Celebrates 38 Years Performing Together to cheers at Joe's Pub
by Rob Lester - February 22, 2024

BETTY has been making music for 38 years. BroadwayWorld got a taste of their world – the wildness, the women, the wow. Their show on February 14th was quite something at Joe's Pub, welcomed by cheering fans....

Review: JULIE BENKO Brought Some Joy to Mardi Gras at Birdland Photo Review: JULIE BENKO Brought Some Joy to Mardi Gras at Birdland
by Rebecca Kaplan - February 20, 2024

On Monday February 12, 2024, Julie Benko tore up the house at Birdland Jazz Club with a sold out show celebrating Mardi Gras. The show has become an annual tradition for Benko, who wove trivia questions and fun facts about New Orleans throughout the show. ...

Review: DIANNE REEVES: LOVESTRUCK Is Spreading Love at Jazz At Lincoln Center Photo Review: DIANNE REEVES: LOVESTRUCK Is Spreading Love at Jazz At Lincoln Center
by Rob Lester - February 19, 2024

Dianne Reeves remains a force of nature and versatile jazz performer, as shown in her annual Valentine's Week appearance in NYC at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Read all about the show that's all about love and peace....

Review: A MANHATTAN VALENTINE: Melissa Errico Makes the City Sweet... at Birdland thr Photo Review: A MANHATTAN VALENTINE: Melissa Errico Makes the City Sweet... at Birdland through this weekend
by Rob Lester - February 21, 2024

Melissa Errico brings her grace and flair to Valentine's week with love songs and tales of NYC. Birdland's songbird and love birds meet for a sweet Valentine visit at the venue as Melissa Errico and her guest chanteuse, France's Isabelle Georges, raise their voices to please the crowd....

Review: DAVID JACKSON & DAVID WHITE: COTTON CLUB CONFIDENTIAL Salutes Famed Club at 5 Photo Review: DAVID JACKSON & DAVID WHITE: COTTON CLUB CONFIDENTIAL Salutes Famed Club at 54 Below
by Sharon Ellman - February 19, 2024

Patrons of 54 Below glimpsed a special piece of New York City history with its presentation of DAVID JACKSON & DAVID WHITE: COTTON CLUB CONFIDENTIAL on February 15, 2024.  Each a Broadway veteran in their own right, David Jackson and David White brought the famed ambiance of the Cotton Club of the 1...

Review: The New York Pops Honored Gershwin with A CENTURY OF RHAPSODY IN BLUE at Carn Photo Review: The New York Pops Honored Gershwin with A CENTURY OF RHAPSODY IN BLUE at Carnegie
by Rebecca Kaplan - February 12, 2024

On Friday February 9, 2024, the New York Pops paid tribute to Gershwin’s music on the occasion of the near 100-year anniversary of “Rhapsody in Blue” (it officially hits 100 today, on February 12). Guest vocalist Montego Glover and the 78-piece New York Pops orchestra were a delight to watch....

Review: MUSINGS THROUGH MUSIC is a Perfect Evening with Audra McDonald and Andy Einho Photo Review: MUSINGS THROUGH MUSIC is a Perfect Evening with Audra McDonald and Andy Einhorn at 92nd Street Y
by Ricky Pope - February 13, 2024

Audra McDonald is generally listed among the best voices to have ever graced a Broadway stage. She frequently teaches master classes where she passes along the discipline and seriousness of purpose that have made her one of America’s premiere performers....

Review: UTE LEMPER, WEIMAR BERLIN AND AFTER THE EXODUS Brings Tribute to the Past at Photo Review: UTE LEMPER, WEIMAR BERLIN AND AFTER THE EXODUS Brings Tribute to the Past at Carnegie Hall
by Sharon Ellman - February 11, 2024

This reviewer was overwhelmed by the emotionally intense performance that was UTE LEMPER, WEIMAR BERLIN AND AFTER THE EXODUS....

Review: Kim David Smith Was Exquisite in MORE MOSTLY MARLENE at Joe's Pub Photo Review: Kim David Smith Was Exquisite in MORE MOSTLY MARLENE at Joe's Pub
by Rebecca Kaplan - February 10, 2024

Bistro Award winning singer Kim David Smith was utterly mesmerizing at MORE MOSTLY MARLENE at Joe’s Pub on February 6th at 9:30 pm. Smith captured the essence of that famed star of stage and screen, Marlene Dietrich, and the period she represented....

Review: JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Open Mic at Birdland Means Much Mirth and Music for M Photo Review: JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Open Mic at Birdland Means Much Mirth and Music for Mondays
by Rob Lester - February 07, 2024

Wondering what JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY at Birdland is like? It's the open mic montage of Broadway, cabaret, etc., etc., etc. etc. etc. etc. Every Monday at 9:30 at Birdland, variety is the spice of life, continuing a years-long tradition. Read all about it....

Review: COUNTESS CABARET STARRING LUANN DE LESSEPS Bedazzles at 54 Below Photo Review: COUNTESS CABARET STARRING LUANN DE LESSEPS Bedazzles at 54 Below
by Sharon Ellman - February 04, 2024

The packed to capacity audience was itself a glittering sea of sequins when the COUNTESS CABARET STARRING LUANN DE LESSEPS at 54 Below took the stage on February 2, 2024. The whole evening seemed to be one big party as much as a performance!...

Review: THE LINEUP Brings Variety and a Vivacious Volcanic Hostess at Birdland Photo Review: THE LINEUP Brings Variety and a Vivacious Volcanic Hostess at Birdland
by Rob Lester - February 04, 2024

'Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day' rhymed Ira Gershwin in 'The Man I Love.' Tuesdays bring multiple performers, Mosher & mayhem to Birdland, but that's not news. It's been a regular feature for a while now. A little bit of everything and a lot of zing from the hostess comes along on Tuesdays a...

Review: Nicolas King Celebrates WINTER IN NEW YORK (and more) at Chelsea Table + Stag Photo Review: Nicolas King Celebrates WINTER IN NEW YORK (and more) at Chelsea Table + Stage
by Rob Lester - February 03, 2024

Springing into action for a winter-themed show at Chelsea Table + Stage, that ball of energy with a romantic crooning side is named Nicolas King. He loves New York, N.Y. (Start spreading the news.)...

Review: A Set with JOHN PIZZARELLI TRIO Is a Pleasure (As Usual) at Birdland Photo Review: A Set with JOHN PIZZARELLI TRIO Is a Pleasure (As Usual) at Birdland
by Rob Lester - February 02, 2024

Catching guitarist/singer John Pizzarelli and his two bandmates at Birdland, where they’ve settled in with two shows a night through February 3rd, will satisfy the expectations of longtime fans, but bring some surprises, too....

Review: AN EVENING WITH ARI AXELROD Presents a Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Photo Review: AN EVENING WITH ARI AXELROD Presents a Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man at Birdland
by Ricky Pope - February 01, 2024

If you were asked to describe yourself in 14 songs, what would they be? That is the challenge that singer Ari Axelrod set for himself in his show which opened at Birdland last night entitled simply enough, AN EVENING WITH ARI AXELROD. What emerged from that question is a portrait of an artist who is...

Review: Marissa Mulder Mesmerizes in GIRL TALK at Don't Tell Mama Photo Review: Marissa Mulder Mesmerizes in GIRL TALK at Don't Tell Mama
by Analisa Bell - January 30, 2024

Mulder’s show was well-paced and well-crafted – a solid mix of personal anecdotes around said heartbreak and maintaining sobriety, and those of the female singer-songwriters to whom she was paying homage to....

Review: JOIE BIANCO IS ON FIRE & THE BRYCE EDWARDS FRIVOLITY HOUR Is Hot Entertainmen Photo Review: JOIE BIANCO IS ON FIRE & THE BRYCE EDWARDS FRIVOLITY HOUR Is Hot Entertainment at Birdland
by Rob Lester - January 31, 2024

Although still in their early 20s, Joie Bianco and Bryce Edwards handle their material with the ease and know-how of performers who’ve been around the block many more times. And their comfort level with repertoire from many decades ago is quite something to behold. ...

Review: JERRY ORBACH'S BROADWAY Hits All the Right Notes at 54 Below Photo Review: JERRY ORBACH'S BROADWAY Hits All the Right Notes at 54 Below
by Sharon Ellman - January 28, 2024

What an amazing night it was for everyone’s Broadway memories at JERRY ORBACH’S BROADWAY on January 25th at 54 Below....

Review: BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE Renews Warm Memories of Frank Loesser's Songs at Dizz Photo Review: BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE Renews Warm Memories of Frank Loesser's Songs at Dizzy's Club
by Rob Lester - January 27, 2024

Frank Loesser's songs from Broadway and the movies jumped with jazz at Dizzy's with four musicians, three singers, and one savvy host. 'If I Were a Bell,' I'd ring out the news....

Review: Carolyn Montgomery Lovingly Honors Rosemary Clooney in GIRLSINGER at Birdland Photo Review: Carolyn Montgomery Lovingly Honors Rosemary Clooney in GIRLSINGER at Birdland
by Ricky Pope - January 25, 2024

At every turn, Montgomery plays up the fact that she and Rosemary Clooney are in many ways sisters in a parallel universe. Both women are dextrous, rich-voiced, blond crooners who find joy in the work they do while having less success in their unconventional love lives....



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