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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The Gayest Night on the Upper East Side: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars by Bart Greenberg

This was the gayest night on the Upper East Side in years!” So commented one attendee while departing the 92nd Street Y after attending (the rather unwieldly titled) XYZ Presents Paramount…

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

The Pleasing Recollection, A Cabaret Opera Was—Partially Pleasing by Bart Greenberg

The delightful supper club Feinstein’s/54 Below may not be the first place you expect to encounter an opera. And make no mistake, The Pleasing Recollection is indeed an opera, albeit a con…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Broadway’s Telly Leung Answers Six Questions About Upcominng “Tossing Tinsel” on Monday, December 20 by Bart Greenberg

Broadway veteran Telly Leung (Aladdin, Allegiance, Flower Drum Song) hosts Tossing Tinsel With Telly at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 7 PM, as part of the Tinsel…

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Anderson Twins Pay Tribute to the Dorseys In an Outstanding Brotherhood of Music by Bart Greenberg

Who better to pay tribute to the lives and music of the incredibly talented (and notoriously combative) Dorsey Brothers—Tommy and Jimmy—than the very talented (and seemingly far more soc…

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Puppets of New York Exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York Is More Than Child’s Play by Bart Greenberg

It speaks of joy. It speaks of moving forward. —Monxo Lopez The “it” that Monxo Lopez, the curator of the exciting new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, Puppets o…

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Cabaret Performance 101 at Fordham University Encourages Young Singers to Pursue this Art Form by Bart Greenberg

Multi-hyphenates David Sabella and Sue Matsuki guided a lucky group of students at Fordham University through the intricacies of performing in cabaret rooms. On August 5, 2021, they hosted a…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Maureen Taylor and Michael Colby Are A Match Made in Heaven by Bart Greenberg

“I like telling stories,” the lovely cabaret singer Maureen Taylor confessed to her audience, explaining that is what drew her to the lyrics of Michael Colby, a consummate storyteller hi…

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Friday, August 16, 2019

“Picked Up:” Two Brooklyn guys walk into a gay bar… by Bart Greenberg

The intriguing new play, Picked Up, part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, tells the story of a late afternoon accidental encounter between two very different men in a Lower East Side …

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The House That Built a Cabaret Show—Dawn Derow at the Laurie Beechman Theatre by Bart Greenberg

The multi-award-winning soprano Dawn Derow returned to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with The House That Built Me, a program that was by turns nostalgic, sentimental and very entertaining.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Out of the Closet and On to the Cabaret—An Off-Broadway Preview by Bart Greenberg

On April 29 at 7 PM, at the historic and exquisite Church of the Transfiguration, an impressive roster of cabaret celebrities will gather together to celebrate and support the upcoming produ…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

An Unremarkable Holiday—12th Night Misses the Mark by Bart Greenberg

Twelfth Night is one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. It’s a beautifully constructed farce that spins on male/female twins who look alike when the girl is in male drag. It…

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Friday, August 24, 2018

A Jazz Tribute to a Man Who “Hated” Jazz by Bart Greenberg

Well, to be more accurate, Jerome Kern hated jazz interpretations of his compositions—according to Will Anderson’s informative and amusing narration. However, even Kern might have enjoye…

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Future Faces of Broadway Shone in the Latest Edition of the Starduster Showcase by Bart Greenberg

Reviving an old tradition of a review featuring fresh talent, Ellen’s Stardust Diner offered up the latest edition of New Faces of 2018 Starduster Showcase downstairs at The Iridium on May…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Syracuse by Bart Greenberg

Mel Miller’s Musicals Tonight! kicked off the spring portion of its 20th Anniversary Season with a joyous and very unexpected production of The Boys From Syracuse. Jonathan Cerullo, direct…

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

It’s a Dark Journey in the Theatre: Ben Strothmann’s Virtual Memory by Bart Greenberg

Ben Strothmann takes the audience on the journey of his life in his new play Virtual Memory. Presented as part of the 26th Annual Hot! Festival, the actor took the stage at the Dixon Place, …

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Voices…..from 2 Directions: Amanda McBroom’s new CD & Live Show by Bart Greenberg

The American troubadour Amanda McBroom made her Birdland debut on Monday evening, June 5, 2017 to promote the release of her newest CD, Voices. A celebrity-packed audience (Austin Pendleton,…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

A Hazy View: A View on The View UpStairs, a New Musical by Bart Greenberg

The View UpStairs is, unfortunately, a hazy one. There is much to enjoy in this new musical playing at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project, but there are some serious flaws as well,…

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Morning After – An Interview With MargOH! Channing by Bart Greenberg

The magnificent boozy chanteuse MargOH! Channing returns to Pangea for a follow-up show to her previously acclaimed programs, Tipsy and Uncorked, with MargOH! Channing Is Hung, exploring “…

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