Saturday, September 15, 2018

Desperate Measures Celebrates 100th Performance by Sandi Durell

    The hit musical comedy Desperate Measures, currently ensconced at New World Stages, celebrated its 100th Performance on Thursday September 13. Maryann Lopinto was there to cap…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

54 Sings Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Music of Fats Waller by Sandi Durell

  An exciting reprise of a beloved musical.     By Joel Benjamin   Ain’t Misbehavin’ was the little engine that could in the 1977-78 New York theatrical season.   How w…

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Broadway’s Marin Mazzie Dead at Age 57 by Sandi Durell

  Marin Mazzie was a three time Tony Award nominee and it’s painful to write that this lovely, talented and brave lady has passed away from ovarian cancer at the young age of 57. …

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The Naturalists by Sandi Durell

  By Marilyn Lester   In The Naturalists, the Pond Theatre Company has tackled an ambitious play by Irish playwright Jaki McCarrick, featuring an interesting premise and strong act…

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Meaningful Conversation . . . Maybe by Sandi Durell

      By Sandi Durell   If you’re a millennial, this will probably have some meaningful impact. Generation Y or Z can readily relate to and understand the temporary hoo…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties by Jk Clarke

        by JK Clarke   Note: If you are the sort of person who is offended by candid discussions of female genitalia and sex in general, and by the rampant use of th…

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Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery: Two Lost Souls by Sandi Durell

    Review by Brian Scott Lipton   Put two women who have made TV audiences laugh out loud for years on a stage together and you can expect hilarity. Add in the fact that both…

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Amanda McBroom: My Favorite Things by Sandi Durell

  Review by Brian Scott Lipton     The cabaret world is chock full of great artists, but few measure up to Amanda McBroom. A California-based singer-songwriter whose compositi…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Heartbreak House: A Shaw Rarity by Sandi Durell

    Review by Beatrice Williams-Rude   As Joe Papp was to Shakespeare, Jose Quintero to Eugene O’Neill, David Staller is to George Bernard Shaw. David Staller is the best thing …

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Separate and Equal by Sandi Durell

    by Michael Bracken   Basketball is the prism through which segregation is viewed in Separate and Equal at 59E59 Theaters. Presented by the University of Alabama, Seth Pani…

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A Tangled Unraveled by Sandi Durell

    By Myra Chanin   Jennifer Blackmer, the author of Unraveled, won the 2015 Pen/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for Emerging American Playwrights as w…

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Stardust Ballroom Springs Back to Life at Feinstein’s/54Below by Sandi Durell

  By Myra Chanin   Like many of the folks at Feinstein’s/54Below on Tuesday night September 4, I remembered the musical Ballroom very fondly. How fondly? Fondly enough that as s…

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Jana Robbins & Haley Swindal – Two Pros Show You How It’s Done by Sandi Durell

  The Songs of Kander & Ebb – They Just Move On!     By Sandi Durell   Happily Jana Robbins & Haley Swindal’s Songs of Kander & Ebb are already scheduled …

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All the Girls: Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert by Sandi Durell

    by Brian Scott Lipton   Blonde, beautiful and both possessed of stunning voices that soar to the heavens, Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert are almost a modern-day, grown-up…

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Friday, September 7, 2018

The Joint Will be Jumpin’ for the American Songbook Association Benefit by Sandi Durell

  Marilyn Maye Will Receive an ASA Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by Bob Mackie!     By Sandi Durell     Cabaret keeps growing because there are enough people …

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Meet the Folks in Popcorn Falls – Christian Borle Makes Directorial Debut by Sandi Durell

  The press was invited for a sneak peek to see what’s up with the new comedy beginning performances shortly at the Davenport Theatre and featuring the directorial debut of two ti…

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Private Peaceful by Sandi Durell

    by Brian Scott Lipton     There are few more daunting theatrical challenges than making the familiar seem fresh, which is why one must salute solo performer Shane O…

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Super-Groovy Linda Purl by Sandi Durell

   A Great 21st Century Jazz Singer Honors Immortal 20th Century Songbirds and the Songs They Made Famous     by: Myra Chanin     Actress/Jazz Singer Linda Purl cer…

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin by Sandi Durell

      “The Greatest Songwriter that has ever lived.” (George Gershwin) “Irving Berlin has no place in American music – he is American music.” (Jerome Kern)   &#…

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Gloria Reuben Getting Ready for ‘The Men I Love’ by Sandi Durell

    Emmy and Golden Globe nominated star of ER, Raising the Bar and Mr. Robot, Gloria Reuben  is getting ready to present an intimate evening of song – The Men I Love at Fei…

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Mabel Mercer 29th Annual Cabaret Convention Heating Up by Sandi Durell

    The Box Office is Open, tickets are on sale in person, by phone or online for the upcoming Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center October 9 …

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Macbeth in Bryant Park by Sandi Durell

    By Marcina Zaccaria     The Scottish play is always a bloody, vengeful riot, fit to topple any pre-existing play structure that might rival it. Fans of this Shakespea…

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Kat Gang- Come Closer by Sandi Durell

    by Alix Cohen   Looking like a page out of Vogue magazine, Kat Gang approaches her music with as much style as she does her appearance. Understated charisma and subtle voc…

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Black and White and Red All Over: Scraps by Jk Clarke

      by Samuel L. Leiter   Scraps is an angry play. Not that it doesn’t have plenty to be angry about. However, the solution it takes to dealing with its issues sugges…

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Ann Hampton Callaway: A New Tribute Show by Sandi Durell

Ann Hampton Callaway Returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below with The Linda Ronstadt Songbook       Award winning singer, pianist, songwriter and actress Ann Hampton Callaway, a…

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Acclaimed Composer David Friedman’s New Book ‘How They Met’ by Sandi Durell

  Not only is David Friedman one of the top composers of our time, he also happens to be the composer of the hit new musical Desperate Measures (with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg) c…

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Gettin’ The Band Back Together by Sandi Durell

        By Sandi Durell     The interesting background on this show gives it more panache than one would realize . . . it’s a little bit of this n’ that . .…

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 The Anderson’s Songbook Summit at Symphony Space by Sandi Durell

  by Carole Di Tosti     Will and Peter Anderson, virtuoso jazz musicians have been presenting their glorious American Songbook Summit at Symphony Space for the entire month o…

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

An Elegant Evening of Boleros, Brazilian & Latin Jazz by Sandi Durell

    by Alix Cohen   Maria Alejandra Rodriguez emigrated to The United States in 2010 and has been in New York just a year. A successful entertainer in her native Venezuela, she’…

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54 Celebrates David Bowie by Sandi Durell

    By Brian Scott Lipton     For five decades, British pop icon David Bowie was one of the most prolific –and chameleonic – singers on the planet, changing his music…

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Maurice Hines with The Diva Orchestra Starring Sherrie Maricle by Sandi Durell

      By Marilyn Lester   It was difficult to know who was having the most fun – performer Maurice Hines or the audience who came out to see his show. Hines, who by his…

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