Friday, September 30, 2022

Singing Shrink Kat Rothe Performs at a “Spare Castle in Monaco” and Answers Six Questions

Vocalist Katharina Rothe lives a “double life.” The German-born performer studied music and theater at university, and then went on to become Katharina Rothe, Ph.D, working as a clinical…

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Amanda Reckonwith Proved a Stunning Force of Nature in Her Return to the Stage by Marilyn Lester

Having known a couple of opera divas in our time, be assured that the (former) lyric soprano, Amanda Reckonwith, who triumphed in her return to the stage at Pangea, after a 25-year absence, …

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 05:10PM
Thursday, September 22, 2022

“This Beautiful Future” Is an Irony of Love and Hope Among the Anguish of War by Marilyn Lester

Teenage love is complicated at the best of times. When it happens during war the stakes are beyond imagining. Such is the setting of This Beautiful Future, playing at the Off-Broadway Cherry…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 03:51PM
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

VANGARI’S “Funny You Should Ask” Exuded Plenty of Charm and Joy at Don’t Tell Mama by Marilyn Lester

Not only do Evangaline Johns and Ariana Johns share a surname, by virtue of DNA they are also mother and daughter—as well as a duo of certifiable charm and talent. How delightful that they…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 08:13PM

Ann Talman and The Shadow of Her Smile Was a Triumph in Storytelling by Marilyn Lester

Actress Ann Talman is no stranger to the stage as a gifted monologist. Talman is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker and a four-time Broadway vet, so she knows her way around storyte…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 05:51PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Marilyn Farina, Much-Loved and Admired Original “Nunsense” Mother Superior, Has Died

From a rack of greeting cards offering “tart quips with a clerical slant”—the genesis of the wildly popular and successful Off-Broadway Nunsense—a former dental assistant emerged as …

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 06:32PM
Monday, September 19, 2022

“Off the Charts” Vocalist, Mezzo Soprano Martha Bartz, Answers Six Questions About Her Show and Career

Cross-over vocalist Martha Bartz, premieres her new show, Off The Charts With Martha Bartz, at The Green Room 42 on Friday, September 30 at 7:00 PM, with a return engagement on October 21. B…

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Jeffrey Vause Brings Back Aloha Oy! The Cabaret to Don’t Tell Mama on Saturdays, September 10 and 24

Proud Image Theatre Company’s Jeffrey Vause returns to Don’t Tell Mama with Aloha Oy! The Cabaret on Saturdays, September 10 and 24, both at 5 PM. Music director is John Bowen. Vause re…

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Off the Charts with Martha Bartz Plays on Friday, September 30 and Friday, October 21 at the Green Room 42

Vocalist Martha Bartz makes her New York City Green Room 42 debut with Off the Charts on Friday, September 30, playing again on Friday, October 21; both shows are at 7 PM. Dr. Mory Ortman is…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 02:01PM
Friday, September 2, 2022

Ann Talman Reprises “Elizabeth Taylor and The Shadow of Her Smile” at 54 Below on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14

An encore engagement of Ann Talman‘s Elizabeth Taylor and The Shadow of Her Smile returns for two (2) performances, on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14, both at 7:00 PM at…

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

NiteLife Exchanges Welcomes Award-Winning Singer-Actress Terry Burrell

NiteLife Exchanges is a streaming video interview show, with hosts Scott Barbarino and Tony Javed. This week they welcome award-winning star of stage, screen and television, Terry Burrell. …

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 03:24PM
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Karen Mason’s Celebration at Birdland of an Enduring Creative Partnership Was Magnificently Inspiring by Marilyn Lester

Could it be possible that the wondrous Karen Mason could outdo herself on the cabaret stage? Anyone present for her recent triumph at Broadway at Birdland with 30…and Counting would have t…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 05:25PM
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Catch Singer John Minnock, with Dave Liebman, Celebrating Their Album Release, Simplicity, on Thursday, August 4 at 54 Below

Singer John Minnock reunites with saxophonist-composer and NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman to celebrate the release of their album, Simplicity, at 54 Below on Thursday, August 4 at 9:00 PM. …

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 05:54PM

Tony DeSare’s Return to Birdland Theater Was a Long-Awaited Evening of Jazz Perfection by Marilyn Lester

Possibly the only “down side” of singer-songwriter-pianist Tony DeSare is that he doesn’t appear in New York City often enough. Pandemic not withstanding, it’s been quite a while sin…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 12:50PM
Monday, August 1, 2022

Fast Friends and Cabaret Partner-Collaborators, Helane Blumfield and Bobby Peaco, Answer Six Questions

The multi-talented Helane Blumfield is not only an award-winning cabaret artist, but has had a successful career as a creative leader and content creator across multiple platforms. Bobby Pea…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 05:50PM
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Singer-Actress and Firecracker Cabaret and Theater Star, Andrea Bell Wolff, Answers Six Questions

Wolff’s new show, Adventures in Vegas, opens at the AMT Theater on Saturday, July 30th at 3 PM and plays Saturday Matinee and Wednesday evening performances through August 24. NiteLife …

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Helane Blumfield and Bobby Peaco Reprise “Me and Bobby Peaco” on Tuesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 3 at Don’t Tell Mama

Helane Blumfield and Bobby Peaco return to Don’t Tell Mama for a two-night encore performance of Me and Bobby Peaco on Tuesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 3, both at 7 PM. The show is …

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Broadway Rising Stars Returned to The Town Hall with a Boffo Cast of Talent by Marilyn Lester

For 14 years, the Broadway Rising Stars concert, created, written, directed and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, has been presenting new talent, most often fresh from their course o…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 05:01PM
Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Gerrilyn Sohn Returns to Don’t Tell Mama With “If Joe Allen’s Walls Could Sing & Other Hidden Gems,” on Sunday, July 31 and Thursday, August 4

Gerrilyn Sohn returns to Don’t Tell Mama in her new show If Joe Allen’s Walls Could Sing & Other Hidden Gems on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 3 PM and Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 7 PM. Direct…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 03:42PM
Thursday, July 14, 2022

Let’s Help Support The Duplex Family in a Time of Need, Post-Fire

The legendary Duplex Cabaret and Piano Bar, at 61 Christopher Street, suffered a fire in the upper part of the building, causing a subsequent power outage, shutting down the venue for severa…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 05:47PM
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

CD Releases: A Handful of New and Noteworthy Albums

Eugenie Jones: Players (Open Mic Records, 2-CD set). Vocalist/composer Eugenie Jones’ 3rd CD, is a double album recorded in NYC, Dallas, Chicago and her home base of Seattle, with stellar …

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Friday, July 8, 2022

Who Was WHERE! Danny’s Skylight Room—A Beloved Home to Many Cabaret Artists by Kati Neiheisel

Intrigued by NLE’s Who Was Who!, I want to know who was where. I want to know about the hot and happening clubs and piano bars of previous decades. Perhaps the past can inspire today’s N…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 03:03PM
Thursday, July 7, 2022

Ari Axelrod’s “Ari’s Arias,” at Birdland Theater, Was Close to Flawless by Andrew Poretz

The name Ari in Hebrew means “lion.” After seeing this encore performance of Ari’s Arias, the definition ought to be “love”—for Ari Axelrod is love personified. Love radiates fro…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 05:03PM
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Mark Nadler’s New Gem, “Hart’s Desire,” Debuted at The Laurie Beechman Theatre with Wit and Wisdom by Bart Greenberg

Mark Nadler‘s Hart’s Desire: The Show That Lorenz Hart and Moss Hart Would Have Written (if only they lived about four decades later)was presented in the guise of a backer’s audition a…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 06:19PM
Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Linda Lavin Sent “Love Notes” to Her Sold-Out Birdland Audience by Dustin Fitzharris

Some individuals are just born to be stars. Standing center stage in front of a sold-out audience at Birdland on June 27, singer-actress Linda Lavin proved she is one of those individuals. …

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 06:01PM
Friday, July 1, 2022

Danny Bolero’s “They Call Me Cuban Pete” Vividly Brought the Music and Genius of Desi Arnaz to Life by Michael Barbieri

Singer-actor Danny Bolero is Desi Arnaz! Over the years there have been many celebrity tributes and impersonations in cabaret—Liberace, Peggy Lee, Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth and other…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 05:03PM
Thursday, June 30, 2022

New Musical “Love Quirks” Is a Pleasant Romp Bolstered by Its Musical Score by Marilyn Lester

The long-awaited musical, Love Quirks, has finally opened at the AMT theater after a dozen years of fits and starts, which included the now all too familiar pandemic pause. A kind of take on…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 04:38PM

Sharon McNight Will Appear at Don’t Tell Mama on Tuesday, July 12 and Friday, July 15

Multi award winning actress-singer-comedienne, Sharon McNight, returns to New York City from the West Coast to her old haunt, Don’t Tell Mama, for only two shows on Tuesday, July 12, at 7:…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 02:00PM
Friday, June 24, 2022

Tanya Moberly’s Beatles and Led Zeppelin Tribute Was an Eye-Opener! by Michael Barbieri

As a critic, I’m afforded the opportunity to see some wonderful performers. There are times, however, when I see someone in a brilliant new light, and their performance is eye-opening in a…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 04:22PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Vocalist Sandy Stewart Offered a Master Class of Performance at Birdland Theater by Marilyn Lester

To write about singer Sandy Stewart is not so much to review her as it is to acknowledge a bona fide master class in the art of vocal performance. The same can be said of the two musicians w…

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 03:57PM
Monday, June 20, 2022

Catch Deborah Stone’s New Show, Chiaroscuro, at Pangea on Tuesday, June 28

Cabaret artist Deborah Stone debuts her new show, Chiaroscuro, at Pangea, with a second performance on June 28 at 7:00 PM. The show is directed by Lina Koutrakos, with Musical Director John …

SOURCE: NiteLifeExchange at 08:29PM

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