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Something Sort Of Grandish: The Music of Burton Lane, The Lyrics of Yip Harburg

Friday, October 24th, 2014
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Third Night- 25th Annual Cabaret Convention In addition to sheaves of popular songs, composer (and sometime lyricist) Burton Lane (Morris Hyman Kushner) is perhaps best

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I Love a Piano: Celebrating the Great Tradition of the Singing Piano

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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The 25th Annual Cabaret Convention-Opening Night Jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein is a curious choice to host an evening saluting vocalists who accompany themselves on piano.

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COMING-Café Society Swing

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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A Tribute to Barney Josephson’s Café Society: “The wrong place for the Right people” In 2011, having created a successful show about Billy Strayhorn for

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BIG: The Musical Terrific Production of a Still Problematic Piece

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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In its 10th year and close to its 100th mufti production, the estimable York Theater continues to offer rarely seen musicals in transition and or

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Matthew Denton Burrows – Artist, Activist

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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Matthew Denton Burrows is an angry young man. You’d never know by talking with him, however, unless topics stray towards the environment, corruption, poverty, or

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Let’s Order In – Songs About Food, Sex, and Other Delicacies

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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The versatile Michele Brourman can play for either  team, writing music or lyrics. She’s a musical director, an arranger and a pianist of distinction. I

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While I Yet Live: A Play You Can Get Your Teeth Into

Monday, October 13th, 2014
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Billy Porter’s autobiographical play is a self avowed “love letter” to his mother and the women who raised him. It reflects the artist’s experience as

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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, TheEthel Barrymore Theatre

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time:
When Senses Assault

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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Mrs. Shears’ dog, Wellington, has been brutally murdered – impaled by a garden fork. When 15 year-old neighbor Christopher Boone (outstanding newcomer, Alex Sharpe), is

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