Well separately. I love the above photo of the entrance placard at 54 Below on Saturday night. Barbara Cook, one of the greatest singers who ever lived, was doing the 830 PM show. And my disco extravaganza was the late show!
Each of these 10 shows shine bright ... like a diamond ... in the sky.
Here are the top 10 concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
The company amasses 25 Broadway musicals in one CD box set
Giving her celebrity guests a lesson
I used to swing by Atlanta now and then and loved the drag bars and the big gay dance club, not to mention the chance to flounce my New York derriere around the hoity-toity Peachtree Plaza. But legendary singer Barbara Cook had a much worse time there. Barbara is performing "Let's Fall in Love," a ... More >>
Classic singer Barbara Cook read off a bunch of them at her Feinstein's at Loews Regency performance last night, as the crowd howled with laughter. Here are some of the all-time best, according to Barbara: "If My Nose Was Running Money, I'd Blow It All on You"
Plus Amy Ryan: not your everyday Jane
I've been tellling you about the wonderful Barbara Cook and the saucy stuff she says in her show with Michael Feinstein at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency. Well, among other things, she talks about losing the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album to Rod Stewart, of all people, back in ... More >>
Rebecca DavisI was at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency last night to see Michael Feinstein and Barbara Cook do their wonderful show, Cheek to Cheek. (I'll have more about it in the next column.) And I was delighted to see Cook radiating more of a feisty personality than I've ever known her t ... More >>
Stephen Sondheim devotees get a little more of what they've been missing
In New York theater today, what's not imported is what's underrated
The 2010 Tony nominations are out, and the yearly ceremony that becomes more and more designed to persuade people from anywhere but New York City to spend money on theater is soon to follow. The idea behind the Tonys is simply to get Broadway to appeal to the rest of America in a big, fancy ... More >>
In case you live for the nominations like I do (and by the way, they'll be announced tomorrow morning), here are my guesses. Disclaimer: I'm at a disadvantage. I actually saw the shows!
The other night, I passed by the stage door for Promises, Promises and saw scads of people lined up to get autographs and photos of Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth after the show. Meanwhile, movie star Catherine Zeta-Jones (along with Angela Lansbury) pulls in throngs of stage door Johnnies ... More >>
Living high with Sondheim. Other heroes include Sean Hayes, Denzel. On the other hand, Kelsey Grammer . . .
Sondheim on Sondheim at Studio 54
Silvery tones for a golden age of Broadway singingpast, pleasant, and future
A Blizzard of CDs Puts Some New Spins on Show Music Style