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  • Marilyn Maye

    published December 26, 2012

    Tonight, this ever-talented octogenarian welcome 2013 with open arms and open voice. Those steel pipes have lost none of their luster since she... More >>

  • 'A Swinging Birdland Christmas'

    published December 19, 2012

    Christmas may not recover when this bunch gets through with it. You may not either, but you’ll be glad you were under their mistletoe. This... More >>

  • Tom Wopat

    published December 5, 2012

    If you’re looking for rough-hewn masculine grace, this guy’s got it by the cartons. Yes, he was Luke Duke on the television series,... More >>

  • 'The Holiday Guys in Happy Merry Hanu-Mas'

    published December 5, 2012

    The holiday guys of the title are Broadway beaus Marc Kudisch and Jeffry Denman, the former Jewish, the latter Gentile. This month, they find... More >>

  • Ben Rimalower

    published November 21, 2012

    Oh, that Patti LuPone! She sure started something. Think of those Evita fans, or even tonight’s star, the one who calls his show... More >>

  • Len Cariou

    published November 14, 2012

    He may be playing the retired cop, patriarch, and frequent household cook on CBS’s Blue Bloods,” but you can bet that he still... More >>

  • Peter Gallagher

    published November 7, 2012

    The title of his show is “How’d All You People Get Into My Room?” and likely refers to the scores of parts he’s played... More >>

  • Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap

    published November 7, 2012

    Cabaret’s best (and only?) son-mother act clock in for their annual stay. She sings the standards with not a single trick up her sleeve, and... More >>

  • Tamara Tunie

    published October 24, 2012

    You see her probing dead bodies on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, and guess what, she sings too. This week, she’s shucking her scrubs... More >>

  • '23rd Annual New York Cabaret Convention'

    published October 3, 2012

    Now that event founder and foremost ballyhooer Donald Smith has gone to operate the great cabaret convention in the sky, adored thrush K.T.... More >>

  • Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano

    published September 26, 2012

    More proof that the family that sings together clings together. This pair of talented marrieds call their new show-off set “The Night Has a... More >>

  • Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap

    published August 29, 2012

    Are they the most talented mother-son act on the planet? Are there any others? Is there any competition to speak of? Doesn’t matter: When... More >>

  • Barbara Carroll

    published August 29, 2012

    The bookers at this new hit establishment continue their winning streak by inviting the first lady of jazz-classical piano to resume the series of... More >>

  • Michael Feinstein & Marilyn Maye

    published August 22, 2012

    The bad news: This room closes New Year’s Eve. The good? That there will be a final fall season, and it starts as strongly as possible. This... More >>

  • Jeff Harnar

    published August 15, 2012

    Since it’s the cabaret thing for performers to have a theme and therefore a title, some mighty dreary ones crop up. But here’s one... More >>

  • Faith Prince & Jason Graae

    published August 8, 2012

    When it comes to powerhouse pairings, you’re not going to do better than these two: She’s the Tony-winning, hearts-stealing Broadway... More >>

  • Jane Schecketer

    published July 25, 2012

    No jazz lover should miss this no-tricks singer try her hand at a standard or three, and if the woman herself doesn’t seal the deal, the... More >>

  • Michael Arden

    published July 25, 2012

    A strong argument can be made that he has the sweetest, most emotionally affecting pipes on Broadway, and his ventures into the intimate rooms are... More >>

  • Liz Callaway

    published July 18, 2012

    Re-spelling the cliché “Even Steven” as “Even Stephen,” the silvery singer pays tribute to songwriters Stephen... More >>

  • Joyce Breach

    published July 11, 2012

    If they were running a competition for best female singer in Manhattan, she’d be a front-runner. Playing behind her are Warren Vaché... More >>

  • 'Scott Siegel's Broadway Ballyhoo Festival'

    published July 4, 2012

    This week, Manhattan’s favorite bolo-tied impresario moves his ongoing Thursday at 11 series to an earlier hour. To decorate the... More >>

  • Rebecca Luker

    published June 27, 2012

    Architectural wiz John Lee Beatty designed this room to remind patrons of a speakeasy, not that many go back far enough to recall what one looked... More >>

  • Laura Osnes

    published June 20, 2012

    She first caught your eye when she won the right to play Sandy in the Grease: You’re the One That I Want reality competition, and... More >>

  • Lennie Watts

    published June 13, 2012

    It’s another cabaret mystery why this big guy with a big voice isn’t more widely known: On stage, he deftly crosses a wide range of... More >>

  • 'Lyrics and Lyricists' Hosted by Rex Reed

    published May 23, 2012

    To be honest, it doesn't matter. Jesus can probably tell better than me, but 800+ should fit fine on a 3/4 page. Problem is, this is a tiny issue... More >>

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