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More Than 60 Artists Announced for Cabaret Convention at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Playbill
More Than 60 Artists Announced for Cabaret Convention at Jazz at Lincoln Center
BY ANDREW GANS
AUG 16, 2017

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Details have been announced for the annual Cabaret Convention, which will feature more than 60 performers. Presented by The Mabel Mercer Foundation, the celebration of New York nightlife will be seen October 16-19 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center.

The gala opening will be followed by evenings that pay tribute to George Gershwin; Hoagy Carmichael, and Richard Whiting as well as the “golden age” of Manhattan’s supper clubs, boites, bistros, and piano bars. Show time each night is 6 PM.

KT Sullivan, artistic director of the Foundation, said in a statement, “Whatever we do, we take pride in assembling an amalgam of songs and styles. Our 2017 performers range from teenagers to senior citizens, and as ever, we have at least ten people on the roster who are brand new to the Cabaret Convention. It’s a feature of our charter that we introduce our audiences to entertainers they might well not have already seen or heard – and we love doing that.”

The current lineup follows:

October 16: Gala Opening Night, hosted by KT Sullivan and with Corinna Sowers Adler, Danny Bacher, Brent Barrett, Carole J. Bufford, Joshua Lance Dixon, Tommy J. Dose, Greg Gropper, Luba Mason, Marilyn Maye, Amanda McBroom, Tanya Moberly, Karen Oberlin, Lyric Peterson, Vivian Reed, Adam Shapiro, and Jacob Storms. Presentation of The Donald F. Smith Award, underwritten by Adela & Larry Elow. Presentation of The Mabel Mercer Award to Vivian Reed.


October 17: S’Wonderful: The Music of George Gershwin, hosted by Jeff Harnar and Andrea Marcovicci. With Karen Akers, Anna Bergman, Celia Berk, Eric Comstock, Barbara Fasano, Dominic Ferris, Shauna Hicks, Clint Holmes, Nicolas King, Stearns Matthews, Martin Milnes, Marissa Mulder, Mark Nadler, T. Oliver Reid, Steve Ross, Jennifer Sheehan, Deborah Silver, Gabrielle Stravelli, Jon Weber, and Aaron Weinstein.

October 18: Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of Cabaret, hosted by James Gavin. With Joanne Beretta, Barbara Brussell, Charles Busch, Charles Cochran, Natalie Douglas, Laura Kenyon, Carol Lipnik, Maude Maggart, Nellie McKay, Sidney MyerMolly Pope, Ricky Ritzel, Spider Saloff, Bruce Vilanch, and Ronny Whyte. (This evening is dedicated to Barbara Carroll, “The First Lady of the American Keyboard.”)

October 19: Too Marvelous for Words/Stardust: The Music of Hoagy Carmichael & Richard Whiting, hosted by Klea Blackhurst. With Matt Baker, Joie Bianco, Shana Farr, Liam Forde, Eric Yves Garcia, Gregory Generet, Valerie Lemon, Kristoffer Lowe, Tammy McCann, Todd Murray, Josephine Sanges, Stacy Sullivan, Carol Woods, and Amra-Faye Wright. Presentation of The Margaret Whiting Award, underwritten by My Ideal Music. Presentation of The Julie Wilson Award, underwritten by Linda and Peter Hanson.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall is located at Broadway and 60th Street. Presale advance tickets are now available only through The Mabel Mercer Foundation by calling (212) 980-3026, faxing (212) 980-3049, or emailing info@mabelmercer.org. Prices are $100, $50, and $25, and Premium Patron Seating is also available at $500 ($350 of which is tax-deductible).

Beginning September 5, remaining tickets will be available for sale only through Jazz at Lincoln Center by visiting JALC.org or their box office.

Bruce Vilanch To Host Upright Cabaret’s 9th Annual A Broadway Christmas

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Broadway World
Upright Cabaret Presents 9th Annual A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS, 12/17-18
December 7, 2014

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Chris Isaacson Presents in association with Ryan O’Connor has announced Upright Cabaret’s 9th Annual A Broadway Christmas. Hosted by six-time Emmy Awardwinner Bruce Vilanch with musical direction by Gregory Nabours, there will be two performances only on Wednesday, December 17 and Thursday, December 18 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Brandon Wardell, with more to be announced.

Under boughs of holly and multi-media of silver and gold, stars and snowflakes will glitter as Upright Cabaret combines the Best of Broadway with the Carols of Christmas. Along with the extraordinary vocal talent of the performers, brassy horns and sentimental strings will create a wonderland of cheerful songs and melodies guaranteed to bring on the holiday spirit.

Host Bruce Vilanch is best known for his work as a writer on 23 Oscar telecasts. He spent six years on The Hollywood Squares and played Edna Turnblad in Hairspray on Broadway an on tour across the U.S. Musical director Gregory Nabours is a composer/lyricist and music director who recently had an evening of his original work performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He is a founding member of the Coeurage Theatre Company and is the winner of two Ovation Awards, and LA Drama Critics Circle Award, an LA Weekly Award, and the NAACP Theatre Award.

Upright Cabaret’s 9th Annual A Broadway Christmas will take place at the Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Boulevard, in Hollywood. Tickets are $25 and $30 with a $5 discount on purchases made by December 10. VIP packages are available, and tickets purchased online receive priority seating. Single entrée or drink minimums apply. Go to www.TicketWeb.com or www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com or call (866) 468-3399.

Chris Isaacson Presents is currently nominated for four BroadwayWorld.com Awards for its presentation of concerts this past year starring Laura Benanti, Danny Gurwin, Jeremy Jordan, and Jennifer Holliday. For more information about this and other CIP events including evenings with Mandy Gonzalez and Molly Ringwald coming up in 2015, visit www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com.

Help Fund Child Of The 70’s Starring Michael Vaccaro, Bruce Vilanch, And More…

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

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Hi Everyone! We’re sill busy busy busy raising money to complete season 3 of Child of the 70s! A web series is just like any independent film, raising the money ourselves in order to complete the project is a necessary evil…. eeeeevil Season 3 is shaping up to be the best yet… great scripts, great actors and a great crew… a lot of people working very hard… but in order to make it happen so all of you friends, family & fans can enjoy it, we need money. Please visit our Indiegogo campaign page and make a donation… some of the perks are Michael Vaccaro CDs (which are fantastic and you’ll love them), “Thank You” credits, signed photos, IMDb credits, various levels of Producer credits, your photo prominently displayed and your name written into the dialog in an episode, dinner with cast members (who doesn’t want to have dinner with Ann Walker, Bruce Vilanch, Susan Olsen, etc), seasons 1 & 2 DVD... many perks to choose from! No matter how much you donate you will have our love forever! Also be sure to share the link with all of your friends and help us spread the word! Let’s do this!! Donate here:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/child-of-the-70s-season-3