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2014 Stories by David Finkle

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  • Joyce Breach

    published October 8, 2014

    Who’s the best singer in Manhattan this very minute? Only a few are in contention, and this warbler is way up there. Her trick is that she... More >>

  • Chita Rivera

    published October 1, 2014

    She’s just back from Williamstown, where she once again paraded as Claire Zachanassian in the never-quite-gets-to-Manhattan musical, The... More >>

  • 'Celebrating Adolph Green'

    published September 24, 2014

    Few songwriters are greeted as close friends as they walk the Manhattan streets. This lyricist was. Why wouldn’t he be? With Betty... More >>

  • Jeff Goldblum

    published September 17, 2014

    Though he gigs regularly with this aggregate in Los Angeles, we haven’t seen this side of the top-drawer actor on our coast. He plays jazz... More >>

  • Louis St. Louis

    published September 3, 2014

    By this time he’s done everything based on his songwriting, performing, conducting and arranging prowess. Perhaps he’s best known for... More >>

  • Daryl Sherman

    published August 20, 2014

    She’s back where she’s played so effortlessly for so many years. Not only that, but she’s evidently back tickling Cole... More >>

  • Eric Comstock

    published August 13, 2014

    Here’s a piano man who not only knows every song ever written and included in the Great American Songbook. He also knows the story behind... More >>

  • Tom Andersen

    published August 6, 2014

    It’s something like 10 years since this guy last ambled onto a cabaret stage by his lonesome and warbled so winningly that patrons might... More >>

  • Patti Lupone

    published July 30, 2014

    If anyone can be said to own this John Lee Beatty-designed room, she’s it. The beloved diva opened it two years ago to acclaim and has now... More >>

  • KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar

    published July 23, 2014

    They call it “Our Time” after Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along anthem. They’re singing Sondheim, you see.... More >>

  • Karen Oberlin & Steve Ross

    published July 16, 2014

    Many decades ago and counting there was a Golden Age of songwriting for movie musicals. Irving Berlin and Gershwin Brothers George and Ira were... More >>

  • Tom Wopat

    published July 9, 2014

    Suave as a GQ cover whether you’re talking about manner or voice, he calls the new show “Tom Wopat Swings the Rat Pack.” Since... More >>

  • 'MetroStar Talent Challenge'

    published July 2, 2014

    For the seventh year running the room has made a July-August point of ferreting out up-and-coming cabaret talent. Sometimes you wonder why anyone... More >>

  • Cole Porter's 'The Ambassador Revue'

    published June 25, 2014

    Hello, hello, what’s this? Or better yet, Allo, allo, qu’est ce que c’est? Why, it’s a rediscovered work Cole Porter... More >>

  • Jane Lynch

    published June 18, 2014

    You’ve loved to hate her as coach Sue Sylvester on Glee these many moons. When she played Miss Hannigan in the recent Annie... More >>

  • Stever Ross & Karen Oberlin

    published June 11, 2014

    Ginger Rogers didn’t like it when her Stage Door co-star Katharine Hepburn repeated her line about Fred Astaire giving Rogers class,... More >>

  • Leslie Uggams

    published June 4, 2014

    It’s been quite a while since the Mitch Miller days, but she still has the ingenuous glow. Only now it’s tempered by show-biz... More >>

  • Megan Hilty

    published May 28, 2014

    When they were getting Bombshell ready for Broadway on the two seasons of NBC’s Smash, wasn’t the idea that an actual... More >>

  • 'The Music of Cole Porter'

    published May 14, 2014

    Michael Feinstein is turning himself into a significant Manhattan entrepreneur. Here he is honoring one of his favorite composer-lyricists. ... More >>

  • Ahrens & Flaherty

    published May 7, 2014

    These songwriters wrote the great end-of-20th-century musical. It’s Ragtime, if your memory’s cloudy. Their track record... More >>

  • Michael Feinstein

    published April 30, 2014

    This piano man fronts a big event called “Standard Time with Michael Feinstein ASCAP…A Centennial Celebration.” Yes,... More >>

  • Mark Nadler

    published April 23, 2014

    Mark Nadler, a prodigiously talented fellow, is a New Year’s Eve blow-out every night of the year all by himself. He calls his latest... More >>

  • Tommy Tune

    published April 16, 2014

    These days he’s 75, but he’s still smiling and youthful as he goes about singing, tapping (that’s right, he taps in front of you... More >>

  • Barbara Carroll

    published March 26, 2014

    Hope springs eternal, and so does this fixture on the jazz piano map. The classiest woman in town, she’s played in local clubs and around... More >>

  • Scott Siegel

    published March 19, 2014

    Scott Siegel, who put the “imp” in “impresario,” has impishly scrambled his “Broadway by the Year” programming... More >>

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