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Celia Berk – A Gracious Late Arrival

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Let yourself be charmed. It’s not a chore; indeed, it’s pretty much unavoidable. Celia Berk exudes gracious warmth on top of a smooth, meaty mezzo

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Come On And Hear: The Songs of Irving Berlin

Saturday, October 25th, 2014
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The 25th Annual Cabaret Convention -4th Night Composer/lyricist Irving Berlin (Israel Isidore Beilin) is a sizable part of the fabric of American musical history. With

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What Did You Do With Your Sunday Evening?
NYC Cabaret Festival II

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Another loose ends August Sunday evening, another 25 vocalists (two shows). Who says Manhattan’s sleepy at the end of a weekend? 54Below Director of Original

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Ziegfeld Girl: The Many Faces of Fanny Brice – Hit or Miss

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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For his sixth outing at Lyrics and Lyricists, Ted Sperling has chosen Fanny Brice in order to fill the house “with music of the 1920s

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Natalie Douglas – Destined to Sing

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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“A good actor is interested in reaching the audience and feeling something together, not just asking for love. We are our instrument, self absorbed about

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Maryann Lopinto Honored at the Metropolitan Room

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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The Metropolitan Room, established 2006, is a renowned and affordable New York cabaret venue for working entertainers. It may lack the veneer, pretense and price

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Woman Around Town: Anita Gillette—
After All, a Working Actress

Monday, September 17th, 2012
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At 18, Anita Luebben had a GS4 Government rating with security clearance. She was a medical stenographer. If you had suggested that three years later,

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Woman Around Town: Jennifer Sheehan Has a Calling

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
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The little brown-haired daughter born to Jan and Diane Sheehan almost arrived performing. At 2 ½ she could credibly manage “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” “in

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