Off-Broadway Review: “His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley” Bristles with Truth at 59E59 Theaters

December 13, 2016 | Cabaret, Off-Broadway > | Tags:

“The Theater must always be a safe and special place. The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!” – The Real Donald Trump at 5:56 a.m. on November 19 2016 Just when you think the theatre is a safe place again after the president-elect’s recent challenge to the producers and creative…

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Cabaret Review: Anita Gillette and Harold Sanditen in “Harold and Broad” at the Metropolitan Room

October 29, 2016 | Cabaret > | Tags:

The remarkable Anita Gillette, now an octogenarian, returns to the Metropolitan Room for a two-night gig with her sexagenarian friend Harold Sanditen. The pair – separated by a span of twenty years – transcends, nay transforms, the notion that age differences affect deep friendship and the misconception that age affects the quality of vocal performance. Like Harold and Maude before…

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Regional Review: “Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Live” at Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University

October 17, 2016 | Cabaret, New Jersey > | Tags: ,

This is an alert notice for the residents of Northern NJ and beyond, informing them that there are options other than trekking into the great entertainment mecca across the river to satisfy their cultural appetite. Yes, there are many reputable regional theaters in New Jersey as well as NJ PAC; but also there is a little gem that is beginning…

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Cabaret Review: “Fragments of Marilyn” at the Laurie Beechman Theatre

June 19, 2016 | Cabaret > | Tags:

“Fragments of Marilyn” is much more a theater piece than a cabaret show as presented at the Laurie Beechman Theater by the talented actor/singer Marissa Mulder. It can be described as a stream of consciousness monologue interrupted by splinters of musical numbers with lyrics that reveal the hurt and pain of one of the most famous of Hollywood idols. These…

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“Barbara Cook: Then and Now” at New World Stages

March 21, 2016 | Cabaret, Off-Broadway, Previews > | Tags:

Rehearsal begin on March 21, 2016 for “Barbara Cook: Then and Now,” a candid and intimate evening conceived by 3-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. The production will begin preview performances Tuesday, April 12, officially open Wednesday, May 4 and play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, June 26 Off Broadway at New…

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Pompie’s Place at Don’t Tell Mama (Closed Thursday May 28, 2015)

April 17, 2015 | Cabaret > | Tags: ,

A welcomed case of the blues has landed in Manhattan at the new pop-up blues supper club currently residing at the iconic Don’t Tell Mama on Restaurant Row in midtown Manhattan. Under Ehud Asherie’s music direction, three of New York’s most distinguished blues and jazz singers croon and make the audience swoon with their rich blend of voices and superlative…

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Karen Mason: “Mason at Mama’s in March” at Don’t Tell Mama (Closed Monday March 30, 2015)

March 27, 2015 | Cabaret > | Tags:

First things first: Karen Mason’s appearance at Don’t Tell Mama in March is an iconic seventy minutes not to be missed. Since opening the main room at Don’t Tell Mama thirty-three years ago with Nancy LaMott, Karen Mason’s career has become iconic with stellar performances on Broadway, in movies, and on cabaret stages around the world. Ms. Mason has always…

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T. Oliver Reid: “Drop Me Off in Harlem” at the Metropolitan Room (Closed Sunday November 9, 2014)

October 31, 2014 | Cabaret > | Tags:

The current renaissance in New York City’s Harlem is not to be mistaken for the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s (and before). The current revival has much to do with real estate, privilege, and power. The iconic Harlem Renaissance had everything to do with artistic collaboration, white bootleggers, and crazy rhythms. This is the Harlem T. Oliver Reid knows well….

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