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  • 'Somebody Loves Me'

    published December 29, 2009

    Sandy Stewart and Bill Charlap are the best mother-son team in show business. Possibly the only one, too, but that matters little—they'd... More >>

  • Aaron Weinstein Trio

    published December 29, 2009

    The violin isn't the first instrument that comes to anyone's mind when the word "jazz" is spoken. This fellow, who still would pass for a... More >>

  • Hedda Lettuce

    published December 15, 2009

    You loved Hedda Lettuce on Project Runway and have adored her Clearview Chelsea nights for several years. You may have even caught her... More >>

  • Martin Vidnovic

    published December 15, 2009

    Tony tributed Frank, and now likable, self-deprecating, full-throated Broadway vet Martin Vidnovic tributes Frank and Tony. That gives him an... More >>

  • Lennie Watts & Scott Coulter

    published December 8, 2009

    These are two baritones who gladly stretch into other vocal regions at a moment's notice. They can be suave if they want, although they don't... More >>

  • Marquee Five

    published December 8, 2009

    This sounds promising if you like showtunes and harmonizing—which many people do, now that Fox's Glee is making those commodities... More >>

  • Gretchen Reinhagen

    published December 1, 2009

    Reinhagen has the kind of strong, confident presentation that fits this tribute to the ever-hilarious Kaye Ballard, whose major Broadway outing... More >>

  • Baby Jane Dexter

    published December 1, 2009

    Cabaret cognoscenti remain puzzled that this booming diva hasn't gone nationwide. There's still time, of course, for the rest of the country to... More >>

  • 'Michael Feinstein & David Hyde Pierce Holiday Show'

    published November 24, 2009

    Feinstein, the fellow who lends his name to the room, has also been lending his increased presence this year as part of cleverly conceived duos. ... More >>

  • Johnny Rodgers Band

    published November 24, 2009

    A jack-of-all-musical-trades, this engaging lad sings, plays, writes songs that stick to the ribs, and dances. He even served through much of last... More >>

  • 'I Remember You: A Lyrics & Lyricists Centennial Tribute to Johnny Mercer'

    published November 17, 2009

    What, you still haven't OD'd on Johnny Mercer during this seemingly unending centennial year? Then here's another night during which to revel in... More >>

  • Carole Bufford

    published November 17, 2009

    Bufford is an instance of big gifts coming in small packages. When she shops, she undoubtedly heads for the petite division, but when she sings,... More >>

  • Andrea Marcovicci

    published November 10, 2009

    If you haven't tired of hearing selections from the great Johnny Mercer's songbook sung and sung again this centennial year of his, then does... More >>

  • The Felicia Finley Project

    published November 10, 2009

    Maybe you've seen her make a razzle-dazzling display of herself in any number of Broadway and off-Broadway shows. If so, you've seen her but you... More >>

  • Steve Tyrell

    published November 3, 2009

    If you have as much fun watching and listening as he has singing the standards he's come to love, you'll be having a whale of time. He's now the... More >>

  • Eden Espinoza

    published November 3, 2009

    Espinoza is one of the fiercest voices heard on Broadway in recent years. Think of the volume demanded in Brooklyn and Wicked, and... More >>

  • Danielle Grabianowski

    published October 27, 2009

    She is cute as a silent film girl-next-door and talented as the likes of Bette Midler and Kristin Chenoweth when they first hit the Big Apple. She... More >>

  • John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey

    published October 20, 2009

    You could call them the Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne of the supper club set, except they go off-book more regularly. You could call them the Brad... More >>

  • 'Nora York: HalluciNation'

    published October 20, 2009

    She's genuinely unique in an entertainment world where others only claim to be; you've never seen or heard anyone quite like her. Plus, you've... More >>

  • Chita Rivera

    published October 13, 2009

    The high-kicking Broadway fixture of the last 50-plus years curtails most of the legwork for "And Now I Swing," an introduction to her new record... More >>

  • Victoria Clark & Ted Sperling

    published October 13, 2009

    The Tony-winning musical diva with precious few of those tiresome airs teams up with longtime collaborator and ultra-sensitive musician Sperling.... More >>

  • Marilyn Maye

    published October 6, 2009

    Maintaining that centennial-year honoree Johnny Mercer has long been a favorite of hers, the octogenarian thrush with the powerful voice sings... More >>

  • Jane Krakowski

    published September 29, 2009

    She's decorated television gang comedies for so long (30 Rock and Ally McBeal, anyone?) that many fans, especially those out in... More >>

  • Barb Jungr

    published September 29, 2009

    The great Barb Jungr, a fixture in her native England and a fast climb up the boite ladder here, reprises the show that got her loud acclaim... More >>

  • Pinky Winters & Richard Rodney Bennett

    published September 22, 2009

    Both of them have a sly way about jazzing the evergreens. Sometimes she sings on her perky own, sometimes he sings on his gravelly own, sometimes... More >>

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