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Cabaret Nights Septembe 2015
An Annotated List of New York's Leading Cabaret Venues
It's Autumn in New York when the Cafe Carlyle presents its September calendar. Tony Award-winner, Brian Stokes Mitchell, appears from Sept. 15-26 with Plays With Music, bringing his singular interpretations to theater songs, standards and jazz. On Sept. 29-Oct. 10, popular Buster Poindexter, aka David Johansen, , returns with his new show.
More good news for fans of live music. Birdland Jazz Club has announced the spring 2016 opening of The Birdland Theater. A new convertible 100-seat venue will occupy the lower level of Birdland Jazz Club to offer a wide range of programs, cabaret, jazz, dance, burlesque, comedy and more. We can expect more performances by Broadway stars and limited-run off-Broadway productions. While we wait for the new venue, there is much to enjoy at Birdland. On Sept. 7, the haunting voice of Darius de Haas brings us Something To Live For: Celebrating Strayhorn & More. On Sept. 20, 21, it's a Party of One with Christine Bianco. On Sept. 27, a musical lesson by two who know it best, This is Cabaret - With Ann Hampton Callaway and Special Guest Steve Tyrell. Popular Anita Gillette continues her look-back at her show-biz career and more, with As I Was Saying... This month, however, the Birdland sound is Bop and mixing and matching from Sept. 15 through 19 are The Royal Bopsters Project and Guests: Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Andy Bey, Bob Dorough, Sheila Jordan.
They did it last summer and this September, KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar return with Another Hundred People: KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar Sing Sondheim: ACT II. On Sept. 8.15, 22. Sullivan and Harnar take a whole new look at different songs from the Sondheim canon.
54 Below is always intriguing and in September, they salute songwriters. On Sept. 8, NYFA Sings Ewalt, Walker, and Overcash. John Bucchino presents Grateful on Sept. 9. You can hear The Songs of Jeff Bowen on Sept. 21 and that same night, listen to The Songs of Will Van Due and Jeff Talbott. Melissa Errico brings along some fellow talented Yale grads for The Harvard-Yale Cantata on Sept. 8. Always popular, Linda Lavin is back at 54 Below on Sept. 7, 10,11,12 with Starting Over. Her special guest is a very special, very witty violinist, Aaron Weinstein . Will Swenson steps downstairs from his usual Broadway stages for a solo debut at 54 Below on Sept. 16-19. Multi-talented Grateful recently acclaimed in the York Theater production of Cagney, struts his stuff for one-night-only on Sept. 15. The same night, lovely Whitney Bashor remembers songs made famous by women singer/songwriters. On Sept. 29 and into October, Gabrielle Stravelli is an interpretative song stylist you should not miss. Circle it on your calendar.
Thinking of a romantic start to the fall season? My suggestion would be for the evocative jazz sounds by Nancy Harms and her new show Ellington by Night . At the Metropolitan Room on Sept. 1,6,9,16. Her name may be new to you but it's getting familiar around national and international jazz circles. On Sept. 3, you can catch California newcomers, “ Savannah Brown and Chase O'Donnell, Two Blondes, making their way through New York City. You already know Savannah's mom, Stacy Sullivan, who appears on Sept. 11, with her show, Since You've Asked. On Sept. 18, Joseph Macchia brings his popular benefit , Cabaret Cares, for Help Is On The Way Today for children living with HIV and AIDS in NYC.
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