On Dec 19th, the day of Piaf’s birth, Myriam Phiro will guide us through the decadent world of Edith Piaf using her timeless songs to retell the life of this iconic performer. Accompanied by a traditional musette band and multi-disciplinary backup singers, Ms. Phiro and the ensemble will recreate the brothels, circuses and nightclubs that created the great Piaf we all know. The performance will last 75 minutes.
2015 marks Edith Piaf's centennial. ‘La Môme Piaf’, as she was nicknamed, introduced America to the world of ‘Chanson Réaliste’. Her songbook has become classic and still engages audiences worldwide. However, her early life is shrouded in mystery – daughter of a circus performer, childhood in a brothel, blind for years and ‘miraculously’ cured by a pilgrimage St. Therese – these stories and more are brought to life with music, dance and circus performance in our exciting cabaret show. Recent performances of the show include sold out events at 54 Below, the Metropolitan Room and at Drom.
Myriam Phiro is an internationally acclaimed actress, singer and cabaret chanteuse. Piaf is Ms. Phiro’s greatest inspiration and the reason she chose to become a perfomer. Ms. Phiro now regularly fronts several jazz, swing and musette bands in New York and Montreal. She has residencies at the House of Jazz in Montreal and Harry's New York Bar in Montreux. New York City appearances include 54 Below, the Rainbow Room, the Iridium, Sleep No More, the Metropolitan Room, Drom, the New York Botanical Garden, the Back Room Speakeasy, Whynot Jazzroom, the Cutting Room, Don't Tell Mama and the Triad Theatre. Myriam recently released her full-length jazz album, Voyages, in October 2015 at the Iridium and her debut EP My Rêverie has been out since 2013.
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