Author Archive: Gerry Geddes

Gerry Geddes has directed many cabaret artists, among them Darius de Haas, Andre de Shields, and Helen Baldassare. He's created several musical revues, including the Bistro- and MAC Award-winning "Monday in the Dark with George," and he has produced two Bistro Award-winning CDs. His most recent theatre credit is directing "Hamlet" at the ArcLight Theatre with Australian actor/writer Matthew Newton. He's taught vocal performance at The New School, NYU, and London's Goldsmith College, and conducted private workshops and master classes. As a writer and critic, he covered New York's theatre and cabaret scene for over twenty years for various local publications, and for nearly ten years, he co-wrote a national entertainment column. His lyrics have been sung by several cabaret artists, and he's currently at work on a memoir of his life in the city.

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Antonia Bennett

Antonia Bennett

May 26, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Antonia Bennett arrives on the stage of the venerable Café Carlyle having grown up around giants of the Great American Songbook, including Rosemary Clooney and Frank Sinatra, and having been the opening act for her legendary father, Tony, for over ten years. She has an obvious affection for the standards with which she has filled […]

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Those Girls

Those Girls

May 26, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

With Those Girls, currently at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, four talented solo cabaret performers (Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack, and Wendy Russell) join forces and voices to apply their rich, exciting harmonies as a modern-day, “hair salon quartet” answer to the barbershop quartets of old. Even when each gets to lead, the other three […]

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Lady Bunny

Lady Bunny

May 20, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

The immense, swirling, platinum wig atop her head is but one of the many things about Lady Bunny that are larger than life. She revels in them all in her show Trans-Jester!, currently enjoying a run at the historic Stonewall Inn. She is raunchy, tasteless, hilarious, fearless, political, angry, and knowing, while at the same […]

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D’Vorah Bailey

D’Vorah Bailey

May 7, 2017 | By | 1 Comment

D’Vorah Bailey is a charming, talented singer who shines on stage when she doesn’t get in her own way. Unfortunately, that happens only part of the time in her heavily autobiographical cabaret show Wishful Thinking, which recently had a return engagement at the Metropolitan Room. If you attend New York cabaret at all, you have […]

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No Evil – A Cabaret of Resistance

No Evil – A Cabaret of Resistance

April 29, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Politics and cabaret have been entwined since the beginning of the art form. Political and social commentary and criticism informed much of the early days of cabaret in Germany. In America, from the Depression and upheaval of the thirties and forties to the racial unrest and anti-war sentiment of the sixties, cabaret offered a soapbox […]

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Sally Schwab

Sally Schwab

April 27, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

If you go to a cabaret show in 2017, there’s a fifty-fifty chance that the concept will be “how I got to New York and what I did to get a job in show business.” Sally Schwab of The Marvelous Wonderettes takes that contemporary cliché and runs with it in the riotously funny Adventures in […]

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Laura Kenyon

Laura Kenyon

April 14, 2017 | By | 2 Comments

Laura Kenyon recently revived her iconic cabaret creation, June Cool, in June Cool…Alive! at Pangea as the final presentation of the second season of the TWEED TheaterWorks series Happy*Cry*Pretty! This was by far the most theatrical evening of this season’s program, so in some ways it felt as though the prior evenings had been building […]

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A Life Behind Bars

A Life Behind Bars

April 12, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

The title of Dan Ruth’s remarkable show, A Life Behind Bars (currently enjoying a run at the Laurie Beechman Theatre), might lead one to expect an exposé of the prison system, but the bars in question are of a much more common variety—the drinking dens and dives of New York City and environs. In the […]

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Steve Hayes

Steve Hayes

April 5, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

As part of TWEED TheaterWorks’ Happy*Cry*Pretty! Monday night performance series at Pangea, comedian-writer-actor Steve Hayes recently presented We Only Have Brains On Tuesdays. That wild title only begins to describe this hilarious, off-the-wall evening of “observations, monologues, and old movie talk.” Hayes has long been a reliable comic stalwart on the cabaret scene, and over […]

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Broadway “Boozy” Brunch

Broadway “Boozy” Brunch

March 24, 2017 | By | 2 Comments

Broadway “Boozy” Brunch is a great idea—a hybrid of Sunday afternoon brunch, late night piano bar, and full-fledged cabaret revue. That’s what Don’t Tell Mama is offering on Sundays at noon and again at 2:00PM. Patrick DeGennaro oversees the festivities, playing piano with his accustomed mastery and providing vocals, both solo and in tandem with […]

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