Friday, January 17, 2020

ENCORE: Julie Reyburn @ DTM 2/3, 2/10 by David Sabella


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ASA Education and Outreach Program Brings Johnny Mercer to East Harlem by David Sabella

REPRINTED with permission ASA|Cabaret Scenes January/February 2020 A NOTE from Cabaret Hotspot! Editor, David Sabella: In our effort to promote educational programs Cabaret Hotspot! proudly …

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Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano 2020 by David Sabella

Photos: Christopher Matthesen, Helane Blumfield IT’S A NEW DECADE! ♥  ♥  ♥ LET’S SHARE THE LOVE AND THE MUSIC! “America’s First Couple of Cabaret …  Ravishing harmonies …

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The Jennifer Pace Quartet @ Maureen’s Jazz Cellar Jan 26 7PM by David Sabella

Photo Credit: unknown NYC Cabaret Icon Jennifer Pace Maureen’s Jazz Club Debut! featuring Gary Pace, John Simon, Tom Kirchmer, and Gil Chimes One set 6-7:30 $20 cover 2 Time MAC AWARD WINN…

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Soldiers, Seniors, and Well-Behaved Women Take Center Stage in Our Must-Do Events for the Week of January 20 to 26 by Kathy Henderson

January may be a sleepy month at the movies, but Broadway is buzzing with a star-packed new play and the Broadway debut of a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Add in a couple of can’t-miss cab…

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At Under the Radar, Avant-Garde Shows Leap Outside Reality by Ben Brantley, Jesse Green and Laura Collins-Hughes

The Public Theater’s festival has included 12 featured offerings, four cabaret acts and six pieces of developmental work. Here’s what our critics saw.

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02/16 Scott Raneri @ DTM by Sheree Sano

Photo Credit: Unknown SCOTT RANERI THE MARVELOUS MR. MARZO DON’T TELL MAMA ENCORE – February 16, 2020 – 4pm When Actor/Singer SCOTT RANERI was pondering a theme for his New York Solo C…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Sarah Reich taps into town for Dance Council show at Greer Cabaret Theater by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This is the first time tap dance will headline a Dance Council show since Michelle Dorrance appeared at Byham Theater in the 2015-16 season.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Every Soul’s a Cabaret: Betsy Parrish Makes Musical Magic at Pangea by Chris Barlow

By Fay Simpson Occasionally one encounters, while sitting in the audience, a performer who is so fearless and unselfconscious that one can truly relax and let the messages being expressed on…

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Churchill, Derek Jarman and Barbara Cartland star in Romancing the Apocalypse

Dance/cabaret outfit Thick and Tight brings genre-busting vignettes to the Lilian Baylis Studio, London

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Monday, January 13, 2020

I Interview Playwrights Part 1071: Chloé Hayat by Adam Szymkowicz

Chloé Hayat Hometown: Roosevelt Island, NYC Current Town: Astoria, Queens! (I moved all of eight minutes away from my home-neighborhood, but the bar and restaurant options are so much be…

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Laura Linney, Beth Leavel and a New Duncan Sheik Musical Top Our Must-Do Events for the Week of January 13 to 19 by Kathy Henderson

Whether you’re in the mood for a one-person show on Broadway, a sexy off-Broadway musical, a cool cabaret show or the TV return of two beloved pros, we’ve got you covered. Check out thes…

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Regina Zona @ The Triad, 12/8/19 by Jennie Litt

In her regal cabaret debut, “Becoming … The Queen 2.0,” opera (and now cabaret) diva Regina Zona ruled the stage and conquered the hearts of her audience.  This was the most splendid …

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Cabaret Review: ‘Passport to the World of Music’ Danielle Wertz Cabaret by Creative Cauldron by Mary Ann Johnson

Creative Cauldron kicked off the 2020 “Passport to the World of Music” cabarets with a breezy, relaxing jazz show by San Francisco Bay Area-based jazz vocalist and arranger Danielle Wert…

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Review Roundup: Did the Critics Lose Their Heads Over SIX at Sydney Opera House? - Read the Reviews!

Six is officially open at the Sydney Opera House, where it is kicking off its Australian tour. The tour will move Melbourne's Comedy Theatre from April 23 and Adelaide's Her Majesty's Theatr…

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Call Answered: Barbara Maier Gustern: "If Music Be The Food of Love – A Benefit for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen" by Adam Rothenberg

Barbara Maier Gustern is an actress/singer turned voice teacher. She is one of NYC’s most sought-after vocal coaches. From music to Broadway to the downtown avant-garde, her roster of stud…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the Australian Cast of SIX in Action!

Six is currently embarking on an Australian tour, which is now playing at the Sydney Opera house. The tour will move Melbourne's Comedy Theatre from April 23 and Adelaide's Her Majesty's The…

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Bay Area Theatre Cypher Builds a Community Where Hip Hop Meets Theatre

by Rotimi Agbabiaka Anyone concerned about the future of hip hop in theatre can look past the recent closing of Chicago?s Hamilton to the Bay Area, where Brecht is inspiring nascent rap sta…

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

BLUE WAVE 2020 @ Hidden Cabaret by Sheree Sano


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Watch Beth Leavel Sing "It's Not About Me" at Feinstein's/54 Below

The Drowsy Chaperone and Prom star previews her upcoming five-night cabaret engagement.

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Monday, January 6, 2020

IN Series’ ‘Le Cabaret de Carmen’ is opera for those unafraid of art’s raw power by Whitney Fishburn

“I want us to be in contention for a Helen Hayes Award,” IN Series artistic director Timothy Nelson told me last fall over coffee near his office in the Shaw neighborhood. We were discus…

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Review: Le Cabaret de Carmen. In Series kick-starts the new decade with an LGBTQ Carmen by Susan Galbraith

In 1981, the once enfant terrible of stage and screen, Peter Brook, then seasoned into arguably the most formidable theatre director in the world, took the opera world by storm with his radi…

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Kickoff to 2020 theater season: casting for City, Public, PICT and CLO Cabaret by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Martin Giles goes from “Downstairs” to Shakespeare; CMU alum Phillipe Arroyo plays Seymour in “Little Shop of Horrors.”

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Michelle Williams and Tony-Winning Director Thomas Kail Are Engaged and Expecting by

There’s a new Broadway baby on the way! Oscar and Tony nominee Michelle Williams is engaged to Thomas Kail, who is perhaps best known as the Tony-winning director of Hamilton, according t…

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Review: Fascinating Aïda, Southbank Centre by Shirley Both

Review: Fascinating Aïda, Southbank Centre4.0starsFascinating Aïda are performing their brand-new show at Southbank Centre all throughout December until early January. The cabaret trio del…

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Monday, December 30, 2019

I Am What I Am: the Jerry Herman anthem that anyone can own by David Jays

With its defiant, irresistible, glitter-ball spirit, the La Cage aux Folles showstopper has been embraced at Pride marches and the Paralympics – and defined many a diva I was leaving a wed…

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Cabaret 2020! January thru February Listings by Sandi Durell

      By Sandi Durell   Happy New Year Everyone! Can it almost/already be 2020? We can’t stop the clock but with the slew of cabaret entertainment ahead in January and February you’l…

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Sven Ratzke In “Where Are We Now?” At La MaMa by Jack Wernick

The ghost of David Bowie is alive and well and residing in the basement of La MaMa’s Downstairs Theatre on East 4th Street in New York’s East Village. Sven Ratzke is a Dutch-German perfo…

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Music Review: ‘Cabaret at Germano’s Piattini’ in Little Italy by Jv Torres

Julie Klausner said, “Cabaret is a great format—all you have to do is sing and be funny sporadically.” And in the heart of Little Italy in Baltimore, a picturesque establishment with a…

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Carolee Carmello Interview: "Hello, Dolly!" Tour by Adam Rothenberg

Three-time Tony Nominee Carolee Carmello is one of my favorite Broadway stars! Every time I see her perform, I am transported to another world where her heavenly voice lifts me high up above…

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Backstage at the Mean Girls Tour with Mariah Rose Faith, Episode 6: Christmas Cabaret! by

Mean Girls' Mariah Rose Faith celebrates the holidays, heads to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, recruits Jonalyn Saxer as a guest vlogger and more.

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