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Kati Neiheisel Brings YESTERDAY...ONCE MORE to Pangea
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2023


Kati Neiheisel brings her love of the Carpenters back to Pangea with an encore performance of Yesterday...Once More, a show celebrating the musical legacy of sibling duo, Karen and Richard Carpenter. With musical direction by Gregory Toroian and directed by Lina Koutrakos, the show includes songs written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis, Hal David and Burt Bacharach, Paul Williams and Roger Nichols, Leon Russell and more!

Photos: Cafe Centro Inaugurates Open Mic Series
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 31, 2023


I don’t know if the Census Bureau keeps track of how many Open Mics there are in the United States but add another one to the list, Cafe Centro in Palm Beach. 

Pangea to Present Final Performance of Kati Neiheisel In YESTERDAY...ONCE MORE, March 26
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2022


Kati Neiheisel stars in Yesterday...Once More, Saturday, March 26 at 7:00 pm at Pangea, with musical director Gregory Toroian on piano; Skip Ward on bass; David Silliman on drums; and directed by Lina Koutrakos.

Kati Neiheisel Will Appear in YESTERDAY...ONCE MORE: A Celebration Of The Carpenters
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2021


A new show celebrating the musical legacy of the Carpenters has been announced, with songs written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis, Hal David and Burt Bacharach, Paul Williams and Roger Nichols, Leon Russell and more!

2018 MAC Award Nominee Kati Neiheisel Brings THAT HOLIDAY FEELING! To Don't Tell Mama On December 5th & 14th
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2019


Kati Neiheisel, a 2018 MAC Award nominee for her New York Debut, Among the Stars, is brings her love of Christmas to Don't Tell Mama in her new show That Holiday Feeling! on Thursday, December 5th at 7 PM and Saturday, December 14th at 4 PM. She will be joined by singers Janice McCune and Linda Jackson, with musical direction and arrangements by Gregory Toroian, Skip Ward on bass and David Silliman on drums. The show is directed by Geoffrey Stoner.

BWW Review: Sue Matsuki HOW'S THAT FOR OPENERS? Is Cause For Celebration at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 18, 2019


Celebrated cabaret singer Sue Matsuki celebrates 33 years on the Don't Tell Mama stage.

Norm Lewis, Laura Benanti, and More Among 2019 MAC Awards Nominees - Full List!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2019


The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) has announced the 2019 MAC Award nominees. The nominees, in a majority of the categories, were determined by votes cast by the active MAC membership. Special committees selected the nominees in the Ensemble Instrumentalist, Piano Bar Instrumentalist, Piano Bar Singing Entertainer (Female; Male), Recording (LaMott Friedman), Major Recording, Song and Comedy/Novelty Song categories.

Urban Stages' Award Winning Series WINTER RHYTHMS Begins Performances Tomorrow
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 11, 2018


Continuing its 35th Anniversary season, Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director; Tom Toce Producer) proudly announces the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2018, which will begin Wednesday, December 12 featuring some of New York's best musical performances through Saturday,December 22, 2018 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue).

2018 MAC Award Nominees Announced
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2018


The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) is pleased to announce the 2018 MAC Award nominees. The nominees, in a majority of the categories, were determined by votes cast by the active MAC membership. The MAC Board of Directors selected the nominees for Show of the Year. Special committees selected the nominees in the Ensemble Instrumentalist, Piano Bar Instrumentalist, Piano Bar Singing Entertainer (Female; Male), Recording (LaMott Friedman), Major Recording, Song and Comedy/Novelty Song categories. The names of the songwriters in the Song and Comedy/Novelty Song categories are being withheld during the voting period, but will be announced publicly as soon as the voting period concludes.

Chita Rivera, Jim Dale, Lee Roy Reams and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS 2017, Starting Tonight at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017


Urban Stages presents this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2017, which begins tonight, December 12, featuring some of New York's best musical performances through Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue).

Stephen Hanks to Produce & Host WINTER RHYTHMS Shows at Urban Stages
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 2, 2017


Cabaret Producer, Promoter, and Performer Stephen Hanks has been chosen by Urban Stages Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill and Director of Musical Theatre Peter Napolitano to Produce and Host the Opening and Closing Night Gala Shows for the organization's Ninth Annual WINTER RHYTHMS SERIES, running this year from December 12 through December 23 at the Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues).

Chita Rivera, Jim Dale, Lee Roy Reams and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS 2017 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017


Urban Stages announces the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2017, which will begin Tuesday, December 12 and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue).

Sue Matsuki & Gregory Toroian Announce 2017 Productions
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 23, 2017


To Celebrate their 23rd year of artistic collaboration, MAC Award Winning Duo Sue Matsuki & Gregory Toroian and Matsuki Productions are launching a new monthly series at Don't Tell Mama called "Coming Home to Mama". Each show will feature a wonderful Special Guest and each show will have a certain theme or celebrate a monthly holiday. They will also be bringing back encore performances of a few of the shows they have performed over the years.

Sue Matsuki's Upcoming Gigs in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016


Sue Matsuki is ready for the new year with these cabaret performances. Check them out below!

BWW Review: Janice Hall Captures the Grandeur and Humanity of Dietrich in GRAND ILLUSIONS Revival
by Victoria Ordin - Sep 19, 2016


'Without Dietrich, there would have been no Madonna...and no Gaga,' Janice Hall announced at the outset of her brilliant revival of GRAND ILLUSIONS: THE MUSIC OF MARLENE DIETRICH, the most recent installment of Stephen Hanks' New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits. Co-produced by Father Jeffrey R. Hamblin and flawlessly directed by Peter Napolitano, Hall's show---for which the former opera singer won both MAC and Bistro awards in 2011 and 2012, respectively---seamlessly weaves together the music and life of the enigmatic movie star and international cabaret sensation whose greatest creation, in Hall's words, 'was herself.'

BWW Review: Jeff Harnar Dazzles A Sold-Out Metropolitan Room With An Engaging Revival of His '1959 Broadway Songbook'
by Victoria Ordin - Aug 23, 2016


When a show at the Metropolitan Room starts over thirty minutes late because the staff is frantically trying to find chairs and room for the better part of New York's cabaret community, you know you're in store for something truly special. And unless there's a chair thief on the loose in Flatiron who doesn't like Broadway, someone clearly oversold this show and/or lost track of comps; this was extremely vexing with a heat advisory in effect. Still, the mood was festive in anticipation of Jeff Harnar's 1959 Broadway Songbook, the 12th installment in Stephen Hanks' impressive (and increasingly well-known) New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits series. Harnar's show premiered 25 years ago at the Algonquin's Oak Room. Two years later, PBS filmed the collaboration with musical director Alex Rybeck, whose arrangements honor the original compositions but reimagine them in sometimes astonishing ways, making them genuinely creative acts.

SUSAN WINTER to Reprise Award-Winning Show LOVE ROLLS ON In New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room, 10/7 at 7 pm
by Stephen Hanks - Aug 20, 2016


Eight years after launching her show 'Love Rolls On' (originally directed by Lina Koutrakos) at the Metropolitan Room, Susan Winter will reprise her critically acclaimed show, featuring classics of the Great American Songbook and future standards by contemporary writers, at the same venue in the 13th installment of the celebrated monthly series produced by Stephen Hanks' NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS (Associate Producer Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD). With Rick Jensen as Musical Director on piano and Tom Hubbard on bass, Winter will perform LOVE ROLLS ON on October 7 at 7 pm.

BWW Review: Laurie Krauz & Daryl Kojak Celebrate 25-Year Collaboration With Magnificent Show in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series at Metropolitan Room
by Remy Block - May 19, 2016


We are lucky in New York City. The talent here is unbelievable. Sometimes you settle in for an intimate evening at a little local club and you get your socks blown off. On Friday the 13th (of May, to be exact), I had such an experience at the latest monthly installment of Stephen Hanks' Metropolitan Room series (Associate Producer, Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD), New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits. The featured performers were Vocalist Laurie Krauz and her Musical Director Daryl Kojak celebrating their 25-year musical collaboration “It's a 'Greatest Hits' show within a Greatest Hits series!” Hanks extolled before introducing his stars for the evening.

2016 MAC Awards Ceremony Set for BB King's Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016


The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs presents the 30th Annual MAC Awards tonight, March 29, 2016, at 7:30pm, at BB King Blues Club & Grill on 42nd Street in New York City.

2016 MAC Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for BB King's Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016


The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs has just announced the 2016 MAC Award nominees and complete list of honorees for the 30th Annual MAC Awards.

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