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Cabaret Nights April 2015
An Annotated List of New York's Leading Cabaret Venues
Spring has been struggling to get here but hopefully it's arrived at last, just as a new supper club moves into Don't Tell Mama. Hosted by Arthur Pompasello, the new room is called Pompie's Place and the mood is blue. Jazz singers like Hilary Gardner, Brianna Waters, Lezlie Harrison present the sounds of Memphis and the Delta. On April 12,13 and May 10,11,28.
Thing are also heating up at the Cafe Carlyle. Debbie Harry ends her run on April 4 and then Lena Hall ( Hedwig and the Angry Inch ) debuts on April 7-18. Carlyle favorite, John Pizzarelli teams up with Daniel Jobim for an evening of Strictly Bossa Nova . (April 21--May 2). In May and June look forward to Megan Hilty from Broadway ( Nine to Five ) and TV Smash and the return of Judy Collins. Alan Cummings ( Cabaret, The Good Wife ) performs against type with Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs .
Birdland's Sunday evening Jazz Party regular, Natalie Douglas moves into the Monday spot on April 20 in Hello Dolly…the Music of Dolly Parton . Jazz bird Sheila Jordan with The Steve Kuhn Trio scats and swings until April 4. Elizabeth Stanley will leave you Carried Away with her rangy voice and interpretations on April 6. Her special guest is Andrew Rannells. Croon: When a Whisper Became a Song is Todd Murray's new show, focusing on the decades of the microphone and the "the crooners," those singers who used it best (April 13).
2015 MAC award winner, Stacy Sullivan, brings her new show, Since You've Asked to the Metropolitan Room on April 4. What Now? A Tribute to Mike is the latest show by saucy chanteuse Yvonne Constant on April 7,14. For Kevin Dozier, it's all about New York and so his show is simply called, A New York Romance. Try and catch actress and singer Gloria Reuben on April 9,17,30. Cabaret Cares, on April 21, brings in top singers to raise money for "Help Is On The Way Today," a not-for-profit organization that helps children, teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. This show appears monthly at the Metropolitan Room.
At Laurie Beechman on April 14, Diary of a Piano Girl presents the talents of singer, pianist, songwriter Robyn McCorquodale. An international artist, she offers music from around the world with Sleep With Angels and also adds stories of her life and adventures.
New York and the country were shocked this week by the building collapse in the East Village. Fortunately, Cafe Noctambula, a few blocks away, remains busy. Kristina Koller opens the month on April Fool's Day with A Night of Swing, Bossa and Ballads. On April 2, 9. 16, Jane Scheckter proves she Loves, Adores, Misses Bobby Short, and who doesn't? Others coming into the club are the Valentina Marino Trio (Aprll 8), Marcus Goldhaber (April 22) , Ken Greves (April 27) and Tony Middleton (April 29). Eric Comstock plays piano, sings and greets guests every Tuesday night. Don't miss this show.
Some great talents to welcome a new season.
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