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BWW Feature: New York City Cabaret Convention Goes Virtual With Four Nights Of Entert Photo BWW Feature: New York City Cabaret Convention Goes Virtual With Four Nights Of Entertainment
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 8, 2020

KT Sullivan vows to keep The Cabaret Convention alive and evolving with the first ever Virtual presentation and a diverse lineup of artists well-known and humble.

BY POPULAR DEMAND! Popular Welsh Singer Iris Williams Returns To The Purple Room Photo BY POPULAR DEMAND! Popular Welsh Singer Iris Williams Returns To The Purple Room
by David Green - Jan 24, 2019

A popular Welsh singer with an attractive rich, dark voice, who came to prominence in the UK in 1979 when her recording of 'He Was Beautiful (The Theme From The Deer Hunter)', entered the Top 20. Her version of 'He Was Beautiful', backed by the BBC Midland Light Orchestra, generated such a favorable response that she recorded it immediately. The success of the record led to a series of television appearances and concerts at top venues, including the London Palladium. In 1981, she made her debut at London's Royal Festival Hall, supporting American singer Vic Damone, and was named Vocalist Of The Year.

BWW Review: The Final Night of the 29th New York Cabaret Convention Brings the Bubbly Photo BWW Review: The Final Night of the 29th New York Cabaret Convention Brings the Bubbly and Sparkle to Jazz at Lincoln Center
by Eugene Ebner - Oct 15, 2018

The final evening of performances for the Mabel Mercer Foundation's 29th New York Cabaret Convention, held at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, was a showcase for many cabaret legends, bringing back glamour, sparkle, and class to the proceedings.

Legendary Songwriters, Classic Popular Singers To Be Celebrated At The 29th Annual Ne Photo Legendary Songwriters, Classic Popular Singers To Be Celebrated At The 29th Annual New York Cabaret Convention, October 9th-12th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

For three decades, the unofficial launch of 'autumn in New York' has been marked by the annual Cabaret Convention of The Mabel Mercer Foundation. This year, their four individual concerts will once again be presented at 6 p.m. at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, beginning Today, October 9thand running through Friday, October 12th. More than seventy diverse vocalists -- ranging in age from seventeen to ninety -- are scheduled to entertain; thirteen of these will make their New York Cabaret Convention debuts during the 2018 performances.

Welsh Diva Iris Williams Returns To New York With Debut At The Beach Café Photo Welsh Diva Iris Williams Returns To New York With Debut At The Beach Café
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2018

International song stylist Iris Williams returns to the New York cabaret scene in a solo performance in her debut at The Beach Cafe located on New York's Upper East Side. During Ms. Williams' set, themed "Let the music begin" she will interpret classic American standards and other favorites. September 8 at 8.15pm. A second appearance at the same venue will be made on October 13. Cabaret - The Beach Cafe.

Legendary Songwriters, Classic Popular Singers To Be Celebrated At The 29th Annual Ne Photo Legendary Songwriters, Classic Popular Singers To Be Celebrated At The 29th Annual New York Cabaret Convention, October 9th-12th
by Julie Musbach - Jul 17, 2018

For three decades, the unofficial launch of 'autumn in New York' has been marked by the annual Cabaret Convention of The Mabel Mercer Foundation. This year, their four individual concerts will once again be presented at 6 p.m. at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, beginning Tuesday, October 9thand running through Friday, October 12th. More than seventy diverse vocalists -- ranging in age from seventeen to ninety -- are scheduled to entertain; thirteen of these will make their New York Cabaret Convention debuts during the 2018 performances.

Photo Flash: Lucie Arnaz, Jane Monheit, and More Entertain at the Latest Installment  Photo Photo Flash: Lucie Arnaz, Jane Monheit, and More Entertain at the Latest Installment of JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY
by Julie Musbach - Jan 29, 2018

On Saturday, January 20, the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum was the elegant setting for Jim Caruso's Cast Party! Host Caruso and musical director Billy Stritch created a concert version of their usually-impromptu open mic with a dazzling cast of (mostly) local performers. The sold-out house was entertained by Lucie Arnaz, Alix Korey, Karina Nuvo, David Zippel, Iris Williams, Jane Monheit, Julie Garnye, and Travis Cloer. The Cast Party Symphony Orchestra was helmed by Stritch at piano, as well as bassist Jeff Stover and Rick Montalbano on drums. 

Photo Coverage: Don't Tell Mama's Sidney Myer Performs at Live at Lynn University Photo Photo Coverage: Don't Tell Mama's Sidney Myer Performs at Live at Lynn University
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 18, 2018

Don't Tell Mama but I'm sure production coordinator Desiree McKim will be telling Live at Lynn producer Jan McArt (who couldn't attend) how the audience was enthralled by Sidney's performance last night.

Lynn University Launches 2018 Season Of Cabaret At Lincoln Center Photo Lynn University Launches 2018 Season Of Cabaret At Lincoln Center
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2017

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn series will return in January. Five of Manhattan's leading cabaret shows will be presented on Wednesday nights, once a month through May, in Lynn's Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall. Season tickets are available at $150, with individual concert tickets only $40.

Lynn University Announces 2018 Season Photo Lynn University Announces 2018 Season
by Julie Musbach - Aug 8, 2017

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn series will return Jan. 17. Five of Manhattan's leading cabaret shows will be presented Wednesday nights in Lynn's Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall. Season tickets are available at $150, with individual concert tickets only $40.

Karen Mason, Vivian Reed, Jeff Harnar to Headline 2017 Chicago Cabaret Convention This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

New York's renowned musical organization, The Mabel Mercer Foundation, returns to the Midwest for the first time since 2006 to present its fourth "Chicago Cabaret Convention."

Welsh Diva Iris Williams Returns to Los Angeles Cabaret Scene Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

International song stylist Iris Williams returns to the Los Angeles cabaret scene in a one night only solo performance at Catalina's located on Hollywood's storied Sunset Boulevard on February 28 at 8:30pm.  During Ms. Williams' set, themed "Let the Music Begin," she interprets standards by the likes of Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein, Nat King Cole, Carole King, Ashford & Simpson and Edith Piaf. http://www.catalinajazzclub.com

CHICAGO CABARET CONVENTION to Spotlight Local, National Talent This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

New York's renowned musical organization, The Mabel Mercer Foundation, announced today that it will return to the Midwest this spring for the first time since 2006 to present its fourth 'Chicago Cabaret Convention.'

Welsh Diva Iris Williams Returns to Los Angeles Cabaret Scene 2/28
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 19, 2017

International song stylist Iris Williams returns to the Los Angeles cabaret scene in a one night only solo performance at Catalina's located on Hollywood's storied Sunset Boulevard on February 28 at 8:30pm.  During Ms. Williams' set, themed "Let the Music Begin," she interprets standards by the likes of Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein, Nat King Cole, Carole King, Ashford & Simpson and Edith Piaf. http://www.catalinajazzclub.com

Welsh Diva Iris Williams to Return to The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

International song stylist Iris Williams returns to the Metropolitan Room for one night only on October 22 at 7pm, direct from her performance interpreting Sondheim at the Cabaret Convention on October 19.

BWW Review: Cabaret Celebrates Stephen Sondheim in Night Two of the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention (10/19)
by Ashley Steves - Oct 21, 2016

Hold your hats and hallelujah. After an electrifying opening night, the Mabel Mercer Foundation's 27th Annual Cabaret Convention continued Wednesday night in a packed Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Hosted by Jeff Harnar and Andrea Marcovicci, the cabaret community gathered to salute the music of Stephen Sondheim, the EGOT-winning composer/lyricist whose oeuvre has been simultaneously catapulting and tripping up artists for decades. Despite 30 performances on the evening, you'd be hard-pressed to find a weak spot in Wednesday night's lineup, hosting what is arguably the best rotation of the four nights, featuring cabaret giants, up-and-comers, expert arrangers (plus the talents of Jered Egan on bass and Dan Gross on drums), and Sondheim role originators.

Photo Coverage: Jeff Harnar & Andrea Marcovicci Host Day Two Of The 27th New York Cabaret Convention
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 20, 2016

The second night of the 27th New York Cabaret Convention at Rose Hall was hosted by long time cabaret artist favorites, Jeff Harnar & Andrea Marcovicci. The evening including performances by: Sally Mayes, Aaron Morishito, Julie Reyburn, Maureen Taylor, Raissa Katona Bennett, Will Nunziata, Anthony Nunziata, Jennifer Sheehan, Kevin Dozier, Sarah Rice, Donna McKechnie, Jon Weber, Marissa Mulder, Eric Michael Gillett, Celia Berk, Josephine Sanges, Steve Ross, Karen Akers, Sidney Meyer, Iris Williams, and Marta Sanders. Tonights evening will be hosted by Rex Reed and the Conventions closing night honoring Charles Strouse will be hosted by Klea Blackhurst

Welsh Diva Iris Williams to Return to The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

International song stylist Iris Williams returns to the Metropolitan Room for one night only on October 22 at 7pm, direct from her performance interpreting Sondheim at the Cabaret Convention on October 19.

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama to Present NYC Showcase This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Ranked as No 1 for Drama in the well-respected Guardian University Guide for 2016, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama will stage its first New York Showcase on September 26, 2016.

The Annual NYC Cabaret Convention Returns To Jazz At Lincoln Center, October 18th - 21st
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 2, 2016

the 2016 Cabaret Convention returns to the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, from Tuesday, October 18th through Friday, October 21st  to present four different music programs. More than seventy singers are scheduled to appear, and the productions include specific tributes to the songs of Stephen Sondheim, the lyrics of Sheldon Harnick, the melodies of Charles Strouse, and the repertoire of legendary jazz artist Sylvia Syms.

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