Reviews

Mark Nadler

Mark Nadler

May 22, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

Mark Nadler recently regaled the audience at the Laurie Beechman Theatre with his new show, The Old Razzle Dazzle – an Evening of Lies, Lying and Liars. Appearing dapper at the piano in a vested suit and black Bowler hat, he assured the audience that “Everything I am going to tell you tonight is a lie.” […]

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Susanne Mack

Susanne Mack

May 20, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

Early in her new show at Pangea, Where I Belong, German-born singer Susanne Mack tells about growing up along the Swiss-German border. She speaks of being fascinated by a bridge with a line down the middle—a border marker that you could straddle so that your left foot was in one country and your right in […]

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Ravenswood Manner

Ravenswood Manner

May 13, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

Return with us now to the thrilling days of yesteryear—the days of Charles Ludlum and the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, the days of Charles Busch and Psycho Beach Party. With Ravenswood Manor, directed by Ellie Heyman and recently seen at Joe’s Pub over two evenings, with three “episodes” each evening, writer/star Justin Sayre makes his bid […]

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Celia Berk

Celia Berk

April 28, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

In the last few years, Celia Berk has established herself as a serious player on New York cabaret stages. She’s been honored with multiple awards (including a 2015 Bistro Award). In Comes Love, her recent one-nighter at the Birdland Theater—a collaboration with accomplished jazz pianist Sean Gough, along with talented bassist Steve Doyle—she proved yet […]

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Mama’s Boys

Mama’s Boys

April 28, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

Anyone fortunate enough to have seen Tommy J. Dose, Brian Kalinowski, Paul Pilcz, or Jon Satrom perform in the piano bar at Don’t Tell Mama, or at Brandy’s or some other open mic room, knew before Mama’s Boys started that there would be lots of good singing—and there was. What there wasn’t, was lots of cabaret. […]

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Jordan Wolfe & Michelle Dowdy

Jordan Wolfe & Michelle Dowdy

April 25, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

Jordan Wolfe and Michelle Dowdy are two very enthusiastic and charismatic performers who have a lot to offer, both vocally and energetically. And in ’67: The Summer of Love Show, the two performers took every advantage to offer as much of this enthusiasm, and vocal volume, as possible. Playing to a sold-out crowd of exuberant […]

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Gabrielle Stravelli

Gabrielle Stravelli

April 21, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

The Birdland release concert for Gabrielle Stravelli’s fourth album, Pick Up My Pieces: Gabrielle Stravelli Sings Willie Nelson, was packed. 6:00 PM is basically a matinee in the jazz world, and not a time you would expect to see buzzing crowds spilling out onto midtown sidewalks. The show more than delivered. Stravelli truly landed on the […]

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Reeve Carney

Reeve Carney

April 16, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

Reeve Carney has enjoyed a number of successes both on television (in the series Penny Dreadful and in Fox’s remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and on Broadway (with Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark and, currently, Hadestown). It is clear from his new show at The Green Room 42 that the first among his […]

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Eva Noblezada

Eva Noblezada

April 11, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

In her new show, Ballad of a Broadway Twenty-Something, Eva Noblezada gives us a glimpse into the wild ride she’s been on since being cast (in her teens and still in high school) in Cameron Mackintosh’s epic remounting of Miss Saigon in London. She went on to receive a Tony nomination for the role on […]

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Ali Levin: Melania’s Day Off

Ali Levin: Melania’s Day Off

April 6, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

“Have you ever been to hell?” asks Melania Trump (Ali Levin) early in Melania’s Day Off, an ongoing show at The Duplex. “Because I live there.” The premise of the show is that the third Mrs. Trump needs a break from the rigors of being First Lady and decides that the Duplex would be the […]

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