Cabaret Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: Adrienne Truscott Plays Both Comedian and Performance Artist in ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT'S A ONE TRICK PONY BWW Review: Adrienne Truscott Plays Both Comedian and Performance Artist in ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT'S A ONE TRICK PONY
by Audrey Moyce - July 10, 2018

If you've heard of Adrienne Truscott's work, the title of her current show, ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT'S A ONE TRICK PONY (OR ANDY KAUFMAN IS A FEMINIST PERFORMANCE ARTIST AND I'M A COMEDIAN), is self-explanatory: she last made waves with ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT'S ASKING FOR IT, a comedy special in which she stood... (more...)
BWW Review: HOUSE OF BROADWAY, Live at Zedel BWW Review: HOUSE OF BROADWAY, Live at Zedel
by Fiona Scott - June 20, 2018

Musical fans love a good 'songs from the shows' cabaret and House of Broadway present a polished evening packed with heart and humour as they share songs old and new from the musical theatre canon.... (more...)
BWW Review: Feel the love with Good Night Theatre Collective at PRIDE: THE LOVE CABARET BWW Review: Feel the love with Good Night Theatre Collective at PRIDE: THE LOVE CABARET
by Katie Becker - June 17, 2018

Good Night Theatre Collective kicked off Pride weekend in Sioux Falls with their last cabaret show of season 2, PRIDE: The Love Cabaret. Thursday's sold out show featured songs written or performed by LGBTQ artists.... (more...)
BWW Review: Gina Gershon Gets Wild in Her Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Troy Frisby - June 14, 2018

'God, you guys are easy,' Gina Gershon joked at Cafe Carlyle, after garnering applause simply for taking off her jacket.... (more...)
BWW Review: Salty Brine Connects Weezer and Puccini In His New LIVING RECORD COLLECTION Installment, I'M A LOT LIKE YOU BWW Review: Salty Brine Connects Weezer and Puccini In His New LIVING RECORD COLLECTION Installment, I'M A LOT LIKE YOU
by Audrey Moyce - June 13, 2018

Salty Brine has made what is becoming a familiar move: reckon with your beloved art works which time has "revealed" to be problematic (by which I mean, you have become aware enough to realize this; it was problematic from the beginning).... (more...)
BWW Review: BenDeLaCreme Raises Hell in INFERNO A GO-GO at the Laurie Beechman Theatre BWW Review: BenDeLaCreme Raises Hell in INFERNO A GO-GO at the Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Troy Frisby - June 01, 2018

Welcome to the exciting world of "14th century Italian literature." If that's not exactly a thrilling prospect for you, don't worry: BenDeLaCreme's INFERNO A GO-GO has more than enough sugar the help the medicina go down.... (more...)
BWW Review: Liz Callaway Honors Female Role Models at Feinstein's/54 Below BWW Review: Liz Callaway Honors Female Role Models at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Melanie Votaw - May 29, 2018

In her new show A HYMN TO HER at Feinstein's/54 Below, Liz Callaway paid tribute to numerous women who have served as her role models.... (more...)
BWW Review: Kathleen Turner Harnesses Her Power in FINDING MY VOICE at Cafe Carlyle BWW Review: Kathleen Turner Harnesses Her Power in FINDING MY VOICE at Cafe Carlyle
by Troy Frisby - May 28, 2018

Kathleen Turner is many things, but bashful isn't one of them.... (more...)
BWW Review: Justin Vivian Bond Colors Outside the Lines with BOYS IN THE TREES at Joe's Pub BWW Review: Justin Vivian Bond Colors Outside the Lines with BOYS IN THE TREES at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - May 08, 2018

In Bond's latest show, BOYS IN THE TREES, the performer seems particularly interested in exploring what happens when one colors outside prescribed lines of gender---masculinity, in particular---primarily performing songs by men who did just that.... (more...)
BWW Review: Good Night Theatre Collective Brings the Nostalgia with ONE-HIT WONDERS CABARET BWW Review: Good Night Theatre Collective Brings the Nostalgia with ONE-HIT WONDERS CABARET
by Katie Becker - April 16, 2018

This past weekend Good Night Theatre Collective hosted their fourth cabaret show of the season presenting songs known for being One-Hit Wonders. The show definitely brought the nostalgia for members of the audience, bringing back those old favorites from days gone by that left you singing for weeks ... (more...)
BWW Review: Bebe Neuwirth Serves Up an Acting Lesson at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Melanie Votaw - April 06, 2018

If you want to know how to act a song, go see Bebe Neuwirth, who recently performed STORIES WITH PIANO, #1 at Feinstein's/54 Below.... (more...)
BWW Review: Broadway's Resilient Moms Gather At Feinstein's/54 Below To Send Love And Light to Ruthie Ann Miles BWW Review: Broadway's Resilient Moms Gather At Feinstein's/54 Below To Send Love And Light to Ruthie Ann Miles
by Troy Frisby - April 02, 2018

Of the many great parts of the Broadway community and the performing arts community at large, perhaps the greatest is its ability to come together and provide support for one another. BROADWAY BABY MAMAS, held at Feinstein's/54 Below on March 15 little more than a week after the unthinkable tragedy ... (more...)
BWW Review: Tilda Swinton Moves Into The Laurie Beechman In The Absurd and Exquisite TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST BWW Review: Tilda Swinton Moves Into The Laurie Beechman In The Absurd and Exquisite TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST
by Audrey Moyce - April 02, 2018

Byron Lane's meditation on the artifice and projection of fame and celebrity is brilliantly explored through the prism of Tom Lenk's exquisitely crafted performance in TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST, which ran March 16-25 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. CRAIGSLIST's Tilda is almost better... (more...)
BWW Review: Feinstein's/54 Below Pays Tribute to BABY: THE MUSICAL and Benefits Planned Parenthood BWW Review: Feinstein's/54 Below Pays Tribute to BABY: THE MUSICAL and Benefits Planned Parenthood
by Melanie Votaw - March 25, 2018

For nearly 35 years, I have loved the score of BABY, the Broadway musical that ran for 241 performances from 1983 to 1984 and made Liz Callaway a star. So, it was thrilling to hear the music sung in concert by a stellar cast at Feinstein's/54 Below on March 18, the proceeds of which went to Planned ... (more...)
BWW Review: Full of Contradictions and Multitudes, Lena Hall Nails the Part in THE ART OF THE AUDITION BWW Review: Full of Contradictions and Multitudes, Lena Hall Nails the Part in THE ART OF THE AUDITION
by Ashley Steves - March 16, 2018

Quite the contradiction, no one is as simultaneously surprised and unfazed by Lena Hall's success as Lena Hall.... (more...)
BWW Review:  Laura and Linda Benanti Return to Kennedy Center in THE STORY GOES ON BWW Review: Laura and Linda Benanti Return to Kennedy Center in THE STORY GOES ON
by Jennifer Perry - March 11, 2018

The show, aptly titled 'The Story Goes On,' featured an eclectic set list, but there was one common thread - each song was exceptionally well sung.... (more...)
BWW Review: Savion Glover and Leonardo Suarez Paz Bring a Fiery Collaboration of Tango & Tap to Feinstein's/54 Below BWW Review: Savion Glover and Leonardo Suarez Paz Bring a Fiery Collaboration of Tango & Tap to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Melanie Votaw - February 22, 2018

Tap dancer Savion Glover (BRING IN 'DA NOISE, BRING IN 'DA FUNK, SHUFFLE ALONG) and tanguero Leonardo Suarez Paz (FOREVER TANGO, TANGO ARGENTINO) mixed tap dance and tango music at Feinstein's/54 Below on February 15.... (more...)
BWW Review: John Lloyd Young Returns To The Cafe Carlyle On A High Note With HEART TO HEART BWW Review: John Lloyd Young Returns To The Cafe Carlyle On A High Note With HEART TO HEART
by Melanie Votaw - February 16, 2018

In his latest show at Cafe Carlyle titled HEART TO HEART, John Lloyd Young continues to hearken back to an earlier era in look, sound, and song choice, mostly performing pieces from the 60s and 70s.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Bring Brazen Hilarity to The Appel Room BWW REVIEW: Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Bring Brazen Hilarity to The Appel Room
by Melanie Votaw - February 13, 2018

Rachel Bloom has no shame, and we're all better for it. Performing original music at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room on Feb. 11, 2018, along with co-writer Adam Schlesinger, Bloom arrived on stage with guns blazing.... (more...)
BWW Review: Isaac Mizrahi Plants His Own Tree in Sophomore Show MODERATE TO SEVERE at Cafe Carlyle BWW Review: Isaac Mizrahi Plants His Own Tree in Sophomore Show MODERATE TO SEVERE at Cafe Carlyle
by Troy Frisby - February 07, 2018

Returning to Cafe Carlyle, fashion designer-plus-TV personality-plus-performer Isaac Mizrahi was far too controlled to fall prey to anything remotely resembling a sophomore slump.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Sydney Symphony Orchestra Presents A Beautiful Backing To MEOW MEOW'S PANDEMONIUM. BWW REVIEW: Sydney Symphony Orchestra Presents A Beautiful Backing To MEOW MEOW'S PANDEMONIUM.
by Jade Kops - January 23, 2018

Australian cabaret performer Melissa Madden Gray, otherwise known as Meow Meow, returns to the Sydney Opera House to join forces with the wonderful Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) for MEOW MEOW'S PANDEMONIUM. Under the baton of conductor Iain Grandage, who also worked with Madden Grey to compose a ... (more...)
BWW Review: Sandra Bernhard Ushers in a New Dawn with SANDEMONIUM at Joe's Pub BWW Review: Sandra Bernhard Ushers in a New Dawn with SANDEMONIUM at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - January 16, 2018

'We're gonna keep it up upbeat. Right, kids?' Finding light in the darkness was a dominant, if not the dominant, theme in 2017, so in closing out the year with SANDEMONIUM, it tracks that Sandra Bernhard would work it into her New Year's show---in her own distinctly Sandyland way, as her patented sn... (more...)
BWW Review: Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch Get Cozy with SNOWFALL at Birdland BWW Review: Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch Get Cozy with SNOWFALL at Birdland
by Troy Frisby - January 12, 2018

In SNOWFALL at Birdland, Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch offered up a holiday show that was equal parts holly-jolly and melancholy. Through it all, though, there was an undercurrent of warm insularity, each bolstered by the other's presence, even when one would sit a number out and simply watch... (more...)
BWW Review: Alaska Makes the Holidays Spectacular in FOR HEAVEN'S SNAKES at the Laurie Beechman BWW Review: Alaska Makes the Holidays Spectacular in FOR HEAVEN'S SNAKES at the Laurie Beechman
by Troy Frisby - January 11, 2018

The holidays are all about excess, and what's more extra than a drag queen named Alaska Thunderfuck 5000?... (more...)
BWW Review: Benjamin Eakeley's BROADWAY SWINGER, VOL. 2: ALL OF ME Bounces Brightly with Swing and Jazz BWW Review: Benjamin Eakeley's BROADWAY SWINGER, VOL. 2: ALL OF ME Bounces Brightly with Swing and Jazz
by David Clarke - November 17, 2017

With a beaming smile, a ton of energy, his dazzling vocal instrument, and even delighting audiences with his clarinet, Benjamin Eakeley's debut of BROADWAY SWINGER, VOL. 2: ALL OF ME is a true celebration of the sings of the 1930s.... (more...)