DECEMBER 1 to 11th, 2016
23 shows! | Over 100 Artists!
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All proceeds benefit Arts & Education (via Urban Stages Outreach Program )
FULL SHOW DESCRIPTION & SCHEDULE:
Thursday, December 1, 2016
7PM KT Sullivan in Cabaret Noel: Come the Wild, Wild Weather
One of cabaret and musical theatre’s brightest lights salutes the master of wit and melody in an all Noel Coward program with musical direction by Dennis Buck.
Special opening night ticket price & events:
$50 includes champagne reception (champagne served 6:30 to 7pm so come early!)
$120 includes champagne reception & decadent dinner at OCabanon (245 W 29th Street).
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Friday, December 2, 2016 | Click here to see both shows for $45
7PM The Arrangement Experience:
The Corner of Rock and Broadway Where Classic Rock meets Classic Musical Theater. Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim and Pink Floyd to Guns N' Roses merge at the CORNER OF ROCK AND BROADWAY! With eye opening fresh arrangements of music that you know and love, you will hear these CLASSIC SONGS in a whole new way! With Staci Block, Natasha Castillo, Dawn Derow, Eve Eaton, Helen Glassman, Wendy Kaufman, John Koprowski, Phyllis Mollen, Wendy Russell, Fritz Stewart, Jeremy Sussman and Deborah Zecher. Musical Direction by Michael Holland and Andrew David Sotomayor. Directed by Lennie Watts. All Arrangements by Michael Holland, Andrew David Sotomayor, Lennie Watts and The Cast. Click Here to buy tickets.
9:30PM ZaZa Peaks and her Holiday Balls...um Bells or A Holiday Drag Spectacular!
Joseph Macchia, producer of NYC’s Next Top Drag Queen Competition and Tom Gamblin, host of Metrostar Talent Challenge, join forces to produce an all live - singing drag extravaganza with the some of NYC’s top drag performers! Hosted by ZaZa Peaks with Vicky Boofont, Cathy Dresden, Delilah Pipes, Ruby Powers, Nomi SAS, Gina Tonic . Musical Director Tracy Stark. Click Here to buy tickets.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Click here to see 2 shows for $45
7PM New York Cabaret’s Greatest Hits
Launched in August 2015 at the Metropolitan Room, New York Cabaret’s Greatest Hits (Created and Produced by Stephen Hanks; Associate Producer Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD) has become one of the city’s most popular monthly cabaret events. The series features celebrated cabaret performers reprising their Award-winning and critically acclaimed shows of the past. This show presents highlights from many of the 16 outstanding productions. With Mark Nadler, Julie Reyburn, Meg Flather, Karen Oberlin, Jim Brochu & Steve Schachlin, Barbara Porteus, Maureen Taylor, Susan Winter, Jenna Esposito and Adam B. Shapiro. Musical Director: Mark Janas. Hosted by Stephen Hanks. Click Here to buy tickets.
9:30PM Krystle Henninger and The Screw Ups
Krystle Henninger is a New York based singer/songwriter. She released her first full-length album Long Road Home last September and her first EP Swallowed Up In Blue in 2013. Krystle has performed around New York with various members of The Screw Ups. The Screw Ups consists of Kat Swanson, Nick Shea, Devin Dunne Cannon, Jason Hazell, and special guests TBA. Music available on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, and other media platforms. www.krystlehenninger.com. Click Here to buy tickets.
Sunday, December 4, 2016 | Click here to see both shows for $45
3PM The Vintage Advantage
A very special gathering of cabaret artists, all with the “vintage advantage.” Yes, they are all happily singers “of a certain age.” Included will be such well-known, award-winning and nominated singers as Billie Roe, Ann Dawson, Charlotte Patton, Sally Darling, Gary Crawford, Andrea Wolff and Helena Grenot, joined by talented “newcomers” to the wonderful world of cabaret, including Andrea Axelrod, Susan Jeffries, Bill Krakauer, Marcia Roney, Bill Dyzel and Cathy Taylor. Musical Directors are Barry Levitt and Matthew Martin Ward. Hosted and Produced by Bob Diamond. Click Here to buy tickets.
7PM Susan Winter and Barry Kleinbort in Minor Miracles.
In their very first team outing, Susan Winter and Barry Kleinbort, two old friends of the Semitic persuasion (who also happen to be award-winning cabaret mavens) combine to explores the developments in popular music that sprang from the minor key traditions of Eastern European Jews. The evening contains delectable entries from Jewish writers as diverse as George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Kurt Weill, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, Carole King, Randy Newman, and Billy Joel. Musical support is offered by the versatile and very gentile Paul Greenwood. "Minor Miracles" is a loving valentine to writers who made a mark on the art of popular song without forsaking the sounds of their rich ancestry. Click Here to buy tickets.
Monday, December 5, 2016 | Click here to see both shows for $45
7PM Jim Brochu in Merman and Me
Drama Desk Winner Jim Brochu’s life changed when he was thirteen years old and he met Ethel Merman. A brief encounter with the Queen of Broadway turned into a friendship, one that lasted until the end of her life. In this delightful and heartfelt new show, “Merman and Me,” Jim tells the story of her life and her music through rare videos as well as the great standards of Porter, Berlin and Gershwin that Merman introduced to the American Songbook. Musical Director: Mark Janas. Click Here to buy tickets.
9PM Blake Zolfo in The Monster at the End of This Show
In a heartfelt evening of story and song paralleling the misadventures of Sesame Street's Grover, Blake Zolfo finds out what happens when life's answers can no longer be found in a book, Directed by Andy Gale. Musical Director: Mark Janas. Click Here to buy tickets.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | Click here to see both shows for $45
7PM The World According to Kurt Weill
In shows like Threepenny Opera, One Touch of Venus and Lost in the Stars, composer Kurt Weill (1900-50) used song to comment, ironically yet passionately, on Weimar Germany, the rise of Hitler, the Great Depression, South African apartheid, and the American Dream. But Weill’s music also tells us much about how we live today. The World According to Kurt Weill brings him back where he belongs: the 21st century. ith Janice Hall, Minda Larsen, Adam B. Shapiro, Brian Charles Rooney and Dan Guller. Musical Director: Eric Sedgwick. Director: Peter Napolitano. Writer and producer: William V. Madison.
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9PM A Night at the Bistros:Bistro Award-winning Songwriters and Singers
For 32 years, the Bistro Awards have recognized excellence in cabaret, jazz and comedy. Join us in a celebration of the some of the songwriters who have received the award and hear their work performed by a stellar line-up of singers drawn from past Bistro winners. It will be an evening of great songs sung by great singers, of old favorites and new discoveries. Sherry Eaker produces. Gerry Geddes directs.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | Click here to see both shows for $45
7PM Karen Akers in Vive La Chanson!
Join one of Broadway and cabaret's finest singers as she returns to one of her first loves, the French Chanson. Ms. Akers will celebrate the melodic charms and heartfelt emotions of music made famous by Piaf, Aznavour and more, while mixing in some American songs with the same passionate excitement. Musical Director: Alex Rybeck. Click Here to buy tickets.
9PM A Double Bill of Rita Gardner in Much More: A Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt Songbook and JEFF HARNAR sings COLE PORTER
RITA GARDNER presents a preview of her new one-woman show celebrating the songwriting team of Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt (Celebration, 110 In The Shade, I Do! I Do!). From her unique vantage point as the original Girl in their record-breaking classic The Fantasticks, Rita's songbook draws from their hits, their rarities, their trunk songs, woven together with her personal anecdotes and insights. Directed by Jeff Harnar. JEFF HARNAR presents highlights from his Cole Porter songbook, including standards, surprises and signature Porter patter songs from such scores as "Red Hot and Blue," "High Society," "Anything Goes," "Can Can" and more. Harnar is a multiple MAC, Bistro and Broadway World Cabaret award winner. "Harnar and Porter are a perfect fit.” The New York Times. Directed by Sara Louise Lazarus. Musical Director ALEX RYBECK arranged and accompanies both shows on this special double bill.
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Thursday, December 8, 2016 | Click here to see both shows for $45
7PM Gretchen and Andrew’s
Original Idea Award winning artists Gretchen Reinhagen and Andrew David Sotomayor present an evening of original music. They'll feature songs they've each written, as well as music written by their friends. Every song in the program will written by someone in the New York Cabaret community, and/or someone with whom they share a personal connection. Click Here to buy tickets.
9PM Will Friedwald's CLIP JOINT presents GORDON JENKINS'S "MANHATTAN TOWER”: a 70th Anniversary celebration
In 1946, a composer and conductor named Gordon Jenkins invented the modern “concept” album with MANHATTAN TOWER, an original work for orchestra, narrator, and solo singers that became the spiritual grandfather of such classics as SGT PEPPER, PET SOUNDS, and TOMMY. Tonight, we celebrate this classic work (the subject of a recent article in The Wall Street Journal by our host and producer Will Friedwald) with an all-star cast including Carole J. Bufford, Lianne Marie Dobbs, Gabrielle Stravelli and Bill Boggs as narrator, and rare, vintage videos. Click Here to buy tickets.
Friday, December 9, 2016 | Click here to see both shows for $45
7PM The Lady in Penthouse B: A Musical in Concert
A “true life tale told in a musical comedy way” about a talented, frustrated performer working as an assistant to the high-powered, high maintenance gossip columnist, Lady Susan, a/k/a The Lady in Penthouse B. Book and Lyrics by Peter Napolitano. Music by Matthew Martin Ward. With Klea Blackhurst, Erin Cronican, Tom Gamblin, Brian Charles Rooney,Jay Russell and Adam B. Shapiro. Musical Director: Matthew Russell. Directed by Robert Bartley. Click Here to buy tickets.
9:30PM A Mother of a Christmas
Hosted by Bill Zeffiro. With Rutanya Alda, Allan Greenberg, Janice Hall and Marissa Mulder. Celebrate the greatest film ever made: Mommie Dearest with film legend Rutanya Alda (Carol Ann in the iconic film) as she and Allan Greenberg perform scenes from her tell all “The Mommie Dearest Diary” followed by a Q& A with Ms. Alda and a performance of excerpts from Bill Zeffiro’s new musical "Mommie Deadest", the tale of Lucy Faye, Film Icon and ice skater who purchases a daughter (Lucy Faye Junior). Click Here to buy tickets.
Saturday,December 10, 2016 | Click here to see 2 shows for $45
3PM Lauren White in Out of the Past: Jazz and Noir
Lauren White is more than a hip singer with a smoky, soulful voice; she’s also a cinema buff with a deep affinity for Film Noir. In her latest show, she performs songs from her critically acclaimed CD “Out of the Past: Jazz and Noir.” Her jazzy takes on tunes from iconic movies from the 1940s and 50s are sultry, sly, and haunting, and the show is enhanced by clips from some of these films. Musical Director: Barry Levitt. Click Here to buy tickets.
7PM A Bulldog Christmas Carol: A Night With The Ghosts of Yale Musical Theatre’s Past, Present and Future
Megan Loughran directs and leads a cast of recent graduates in celebrating Yale songwriters: Past, Present, and Future. The Past might include Cole Porter and Mitch Leigh, the Present: Maury Yeston and some others, and the Future, well, the Future looks bright indeed. Musical director Alex Ratner and producer Tom Toce recently teamed with Meg to win the Harvard-Yale Cantata II at 54 Below. That show was a competition (Yale won, 32-31); this one’s a celebration! Click Here to buy tickets.
9:30PM Beth and Ritt’s Holiday Survival Kit Award-winning songwriters Beth Falcone and Ritt Henn perform original and originally-arranged tunes to see you safely through the season. Beth’s “catchy melodies and smart lyrics” (Variety) and Ritt’s “funkier Cole Porter” songs (LA Weekly) soar with her “fiery piano playing” (Chicago Sun Times) and his “cool cat” bass (Time Out NY). With special guests Julie Reyburn, Paul Libman, Connor Coughlin, and more, it’s high quality duct tape and organic beef jerky for the soul! Click Here to buy tickets.
Sunday, December 11, 2016 | Click here to see both shows for $45
3PM Tom Toce presents Circles: Cabaret Duo Song Cycle/ Acoustic Songwriters Circle In the first half of this show, Peter Lerangis and Kim Oler team up to present a program of songs celebrating the Circle of Life. In the second half, singer-songwriters Tina Devaron, Jo Kroger, and Tom Toce will perform their original songs in an acoustic Songwriters’ Circle. A highly entertaining afternoon produced and directed by Tom Toce. Click Here to buy tickets.
7PM From All of Us to All of You: Seasonal Songs and Disney, Too. In keeping with tradition, Winter Rhythms will close with the crowd favorite, FROM ALL OF US TO ALL OF YOU: SEASONAL SONGS AND DISNEY TOO! Inspired by the 1958 Walt Disney TV Special, audience members will be in a festive mood hearing songs for the holidays and songs from Disney movies. Hosted by MAC Award Winner, Adam B. Shapiro, the show will feature an exciting lineup of some of the most talented stars of theatre and cabaret including Trezana Beverley, Jim Brochu, Dawn Derow, Eve Eaton, Kathleen France, Rob Langeder, Stacie Perlman-Langeder, Beverly Leslie Sills, Rev. Yolanda and many more. It will be holiday magic meets the mouse and bring Winter Rhythms 2016 to a truly joyful conclusion.
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