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A swinging, rip-roaring musical tribute to the black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance, Ain't Misbehavin' opened on Broadway in 1978 as a musical revue of jazz legend Fats Waller's popular songbook, was nominated for numerous awards, and won the 1978 Tony for Best Musical.
This one-night-only event celebrates one of Broadway and Hollywood's most dynamic and prolific songwriting duos. The Tony-winning team of John Kander and Fred Ebb brought us the classic musicals Cabaret and Chicago as well as cult classics like Kiss of the Spider Woman and Steel Pier. Enjoy the sultry melodies and sophisticated lyrics of songs such as "Willkommen," "All That Jazz," "Liza With a 'Z,'" and "New York, New York."
It's About Time is the cabaret debut of Ann Kittredge. She has put together a remarkable representation of songs from musical theater repertoire that spans years and emphasizes the unique, the unknown, and the dramatic storytelling nature that Ann loves to express. Whether a song evokes lunacy, love, longing, curiosity, challenge, or deep awakening, Ann's greatest passion is interpreting its nuance and lighting up the faces of audience members with the recognition of a shared experience. Ann has done a lot of workshops in her career and worked with great composers of Broadway. Some of those shows never went further than their workshops, but the music stayed with her. It's about time some of it was shared with an audience!
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
Every Thursday night at 11 PM Broadway Ballyhoo: A Show Tune Hootenanny! will offer approximately four different stars each week who will sing Broadway's great songs. This ever-changing cast of stars will sing the show tunes they know and love best. Jesse Kissel is the musical director and Scott Siegel hosts!
Broadway Bares, the unrivaled evening of sexy striptease that benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, returns for its 27th edition!
This annual extravaganza features seductive stripteases from more than 150 of the sexiest and most talented dancers on Broadway. They will strut and strip their way into your heart during two dazzling shows.
Acclaimed singer Jackie Evancho makes her Café Carlyle debut. Evancho dazzled American television audiences at age 10, gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC's America's Got Talent. Since then, she's released a string of platinum and gold albums. Jackie has recorded duets with artists such as Tony Bennett, Susan Boyle, Il Volo, Placido Domingo, Barbra Streisand, Chis Botti, the Tenors, and Joshua Bell. At 16 years old, she is still recording classical crossover songs in her beautiful soprano voice but is also evolving into pop territory with the well-received singles "Apocalypse," "Writing's on the Wall," and "Safe and Sound."
Award-winning actor-singer and veteran of Seinfeld and Dancing With the Stars John O'Hurley makes his Café Carlyle debut. A Man With Standards is his 90-minute retrospective on the songs of the Great American Songbook, along with musings from his eclectic life and career. Both humorous and poignant, A Man With Standards brings back the sounds of nostalgia in the voice of one of America's greatest storytellers.
Café Carlyle veteran John Pizzarelli returns with an all-new show celebrating iconic singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer. At the Café, he'll perform Mercer's most recognizable hits as well as lesser-known gems such as "Jamboree Jones" and "Slue Foot."
Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb makes her Café Carlyle debut. The trailblazing independent artist's musical career was launched with the platinum-selling hit song "Stay (I Missed You)" from the Gen-X film Reality Bites. Loeb followed with the singles "Do You Sleep?", "I Do," and "Let's Forget About It," as well as the albums Cake and Pie and No Fairy Tale.
Broadway. We all know it. We all love it. Distorted Broadway asks and answers the simple question: What if your favorite Broadway shows didn't end up being quite what you expected? What if Avenue Q really turned out to be a ballet about south Brooklyn or if Jersey Boys was about the Jersey Shore? What would Oklahomo, Trannie, The Queen & I, The Book of Morons, or West Village Story be like? And what the heck does "Turn Off The Dark" mean, anyway? Find out in this truly wicked 70-minute, non-stop musical theater tribute, where everything gets twisted -- even the happy ending!
Distorted Diznee is an outrageous Las Vegas-style parody revue of some of America's most beloved animated classics. Come be Part of Our World as a troupe of fabulous drag queens takes you on a twisted -- and very adult -- journey, catapulting you back to your childhood into a Magical Kingdom where dreams come true. This ever-evolving 75-minute non-stop extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies"-- with a bit of Cher, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel and Rihanna thrown in for good measure! This show is certain to offer a happy ending -- if you believe in fairies, that is!
Come enjoy New York's hottest up and coming talent at this wonderful cabaret located in the heart of the theater district. Don't Tell Mama's Piano bar provides music and fun every night from 9:30 pm on. The space provides two cabaret rooms showcasing a wide range of performers and styles. To check out their full schedule click: Don't Tell Mama. There is a two drink minimum at all cabaret performances.
Porter Carroll Jr. supports the top-selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates, as their percussionist and background vocalist. He is also a regular on MTV Live and the internet's Live From Daryl's House. Additionally, he is the lead singer in his own innovative cabaret act that puts a new spin on popular classics. His cabaret performances range from R&B to improvisational jazz, soul, funk, blues, and rock 'n' roll.
Juan Pablo Di Pace, breakout star of Netflix's Fuller House, makes his sizzling solo debut at Feinstein's/54 Below. Notable theater credits include Tony Manero in the Spanish production of Saturday Night Fever. Juan Pablo now returns to the stage with his new show Act One, a walk through the misadventures of life onstage and off, told through standards, showtunes, and original music.
Mandy Gonzalez, on the heels of starring in the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with an unforgettable solo concert. A star of Broadway, television, and film, Mandy is best known for her portrayal of Nina Rosario in In the Heights, for which she received a Drama Desk Award.
Tom Kitt, the Tony Award-winning composer of Next to Normal, says, "In 1996, upon graduating from college, I did two things. I applied to the BMI Lehman-Engel Musical Theater Workshop (with Brian Yorkey), and I formed a rock band." Now that group, known as the Tom Kitt Band, reunites to play old and new songs in a celebration of friendship and the unwavering belief in always pursuing your dreams.
Nellie McKay co-created and starred in the award-winning off-Broadway hit Old Hats and has written three acclaimed musical biographies: I Want to Live!, the story of Barbara Graham, the third woman executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin; Silent Spring: It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature, an exploration of environmental pioneer Rachel Carson; and A Girl Named Bill — The Life and Times of Billy Tipton.
Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz makes his Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut! Fresh off his acclaimed turn as Mendel in the Broadway revival of Falsettos, Uranowitz gets up close and personal with audiences while sharing songs by the one-and-only Tony Award-winning William Finn.
Holly Dunn and John Burns bring their love of love songs to the cabaret stage for the Valentine's season. Their show Fifty Shades of Gay promises love, loss, and laughs galore.
Holly Dunn is a musical theater singer, actress, and comedienne based in New York City. She has performed in productions regionally and in New York, and starred in the first national tour of Shout! The Mod Musical.
John Burns is thrilled to return to the Duplex stage after sold-out runs of his shows What Are You Waiting For? and Gay Kid on a Cattle Ranch.
Amy had ambitious plans for Broadway, until she abruptly developed a blood clot the week before her high school senior prom. After being rushed to the hospital, her stomach exploded in the operating room, and after both her lungs collapsed, she nearly died. After waking up from a coma several months later, she was told she no longer had a stomach, and it was unknown whether she would ever be able to eat or drink again. After 27 surgeries and six of the past ten years unable to drink a drop of fluid, Amy's digestive system was miraculously reconstructed and she learned that the human spirit heals through "gutsiness", gratitude, and an overabundance of humor. Amy Oestreicher is an artist, author, speaker for RAINN and TEDx, writer for The Huffington Post, award-winning health advocate, actress and playwright, eagerly sharing the lessons learned from a decade of trauma through her writing, performance, art and speaking. Amy's story and show have appeared on the TODAY Show, CBS, & NBC.
Having won critical praise for his previous residencies, Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young returns to Café Carlyle with Here for You, an all-new show. Young originated the role of Frankie Valli in the Tony Award-winning musical and international hit Jersey Boys. As Valli, Young became the only American actor in history to win all four major leading actor honors in a Broadway debut: the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards.
Jim Caruso's Cast Party, a popular weekly event on Monday nights, is now at Birdland!
"No one can be called a true New Yorker until they've been to the Cast Party, which is to Broadway what the Conde-Nast cafeteria is to publishing. Divas and dapper-dans insouciantly sip cocktails while watching each other sing and perform at the open-mic event during Broadway's dark night," says Next Magazine. Broadway impresario Jim Caruso hosts a combination open-mic, networking event and party in which the biggest stars on Broadway relax on their night off by performing their favorite songs in an informal setting. Performers are accompanied by Billy Stritch, pianist and musical director for Liza Minnelli and Charles Aznavour.
Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Joan Osborne returns to Café Carlyle. Joan Osborne is a multi-platinum recording artist whose career was jumpstarted with the great success of her major label debut album, Relish. The album produced the massive MTV and international smash single, "One of Us."
After starring as Judy and Liza to critical acclaim in The Boy from Oz, Nancy Hays and Michelle Lauto now re-create the 1964 London Palladium performance of the legendary Judy Garland and her 18-year-old daughter Liza Minnelli. That Palladium concert was the only time in history when Judy and Liza performed together onstage. This loving tribute features the classic songs, musical arrangements, dialogue, outfits, and dance steps to recapture the historic occasion.
Accompanied by a jazz combo led by music director Robert Ollis, Nancy (portraying Judy Garland) and Michelle (portraying Liza Minnelli) perform iconic solos like "The Man That Got Away," "Just in Time," and "Gypsy in My Soul" and duets like "Chicago" and "Get Happy / Happy Days," celebrating the thrilling mother-daughter collaboration that occurred only "once in a lifetime."
A romantic fun evening of live cabaret music combining old-style romance with contemporary pop at New York City's top cabaret venue, The Metropolitan Room. Suzanna Ross will be singing American jazz standards, several French classics, movie score favorites, pop (1960s and modern) from the lists of Diana Krall, Peggy Lee, Dusty Springfield, Sting, Michel Legrand, Edith Piaf, Francoise Hardy and more.
Drag queens serve up dinner, outrageousness, and a show at Lucky Cheng's Restaurant. The show features comedy, karaoke, and — embrace yourself — interactive cabaret. The cross-dressed staff are anything but a drag; they enhance the fun as your bartenders, waitresses, and performers. After 19 years in downtown Manhattan, this dinner show transferred in 2012 to the Times Square area, where the shenanigans continue today.
A Mexican Affair celebrates the relationship between Mexico and the United States, including the beautiful cultural influences flowing between both countries. The evening is one of delicious music, candid stories, and spicy romance, featuring popular jazz tunes written by Mexican and American composers. The fusion of rhythms and musical influences invites audiences to take an adventure filled with passion, heartbreak, and a little dirty mambo! A Mexican Affair features songs by Frederick Loewe and Alan J. Lerner, Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr, Ben Weisman and Sid Wayne, Agustín Lara, Maria Grever, Pablo Beltran, Consuelo Velazquez, and others.
Oleg Frish, who is revered for his affable and quirky personality, kicks off his 25th anniversary as a singer and TV talk show host in America at the Metropolitan Room. Oleg is a connoisseur of the Great American Songbook, swing, and jazz music. Along with his world-class quartet and some surprise guest artists, he delivers an inspired show in many languages. He brings to life several fun and classic love songs that were featured on his recent dream-come-true album, Duets With My American Idols.
This season, Obie Award winner Ethan Lipton (No Place to Go) returns with a new adventure in bittersweet and hilariously off-kilter storytelling. With music by Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy, and Ian Riggs performed by a quartet, The Outer Space follows a married couple as they leave the noise, pollution, and overpriced rents of Earth for the vast beauty and treacherous terrain of the final frontier. But can they survive the journey? Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet) directs this out-of-this-world musical about the sacrifices we make for sustainable living and love.
Porter Carroll, Jr of Hall & Oates and Atlantic star, along with The Tambourine Band featuring Wali Ali, Eric Perez, Danny Obadia & Kevin Hill begin their much anticipated Residency at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan. It's the ultimate baby boomers musical buffet; the Contemporary American songbook tantalizingly reworked into something fresh, imaginative and ultramodern, while constantly reflecting the roots of these sophisticated and powerful players. The entire show runs the gamut from R& B and improvisational Jazz to soul,funk,blues, rock & roll and more. It is a bold and daring nightclub act for the modern world.
This is a story of convergence. This is what happens when the mundane, the unimaginable, and the horrors of reality meet. We are living in a time in which society has encountered immense stress, destruction, failure, and hate. But we continue living. We continue to go about our everyday lives. We all have a story to tell within this overarching global narrative. These are the lives of five people facing the world, telling us their stories, trying to stay afloat amid the chaos. Welcome to everyone's everyday.
Storm Large has been making a name for herself. Whether performing with her band Le Bonheur, touring with Pink Martini, or taking the stage at Carnegie Hall, she has a history of mesmerizing audiences. Songs at her Stormy Love performance include selections from Tom Waits and Randy Newman. They also include the following:
"Under My Skin" (Cole Porter)
"The Lady Is a Tramp" (Rodgers & Hart)
"Ne Me Quitte Pas" (Jacques Brel)
"Angels in Gas Stations" (Storm Large herself)
One of contemporary music's most iconic singer/songwriters, Suzanne Vega, makes her Café Carlyle debut. Ms. Vega recently released a new album paying homage to renowned Southern novelist Carson McCullers. On the release, Vega inhabits McCullers' extraordinary character and renders the life of a woman who, revolted by the politics and racism of her upbringing in the American South, arrived in New York in her early twenties and became one of the literary lights of the 20th century. The songs, which she co-wrote with longtime friend and theatrical collaborator Duncan Sheik, richly capture the essence of McCuller's insightful words and forward-thinking philosophies on gender and love. At Café Carlyle, she'll perform selections from this release as well as favorites from her expansive discography.
The Vicky Boofont Show! tells the story of Vicky, a recently out-of-retirement lounge singer who finds purpose, the meaning of friendship, and love — all thanks to booze! The Vicky Boofont Show! stars Vicky Boofont, winner of So You Think You Can Drag's seventh season. Enjoy high hair, audience prizes, and a rotating cast of special guests each week!
Woody Allen continues his long standing engagement to perform Monday nights with the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band.