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Broadway By The Year: The Broadway Musicals of 1915-1939

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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One hundred years, one hundred songs, one hundred shows, one hundred performers. In its fourteenth season, Broadway By The Year presents a cavalcade of well

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A Wish – Karen Oberlin and Sean Harkness Illuminate Love

Saturday, February 8th, 2014
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Karen Oberlin and Sean Harkness create the kind of kismet collaboration worthy of becoming classic.Titled for the deft, relatively unknown “A Wish”: Though there’ll be

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Rebecca Luker Sings Jerome Kern – Sumptuous

Sunday, May 19th, 2013
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Rebecca Luker’s infectiously joyful “I Can’t Help Singing” immediately makes us grateful this is the case. Luker has one of the most sumptuous and texturally

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Leave It to Jane – Confection

Sunday, April 21st, 2013
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When Leave It to Jane opened in 1917, popular songs of the day included “Me and My Gal” and “Darktown Strutter’s Ball”;  Chaplin, and Fairbanks

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Karen Oberlin: A Daring Dame at Feinstein’s

Friday, July 27th, 2012
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There are things we’ve learned to expect of a Karen Oberlin show: that she be genteel, sincere and a sensitive balladeer. The vocalist’s current program

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Noël and Company Presents
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
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The Mouse Trap, which began as a short radio piece in 1947, opened formally at  The Theatre Royale in Nottingham in 1952. It’s been running

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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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He Did What? Where? Gregory Charles Plays the Carlyle

Thursday, April 5th, 2012
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Gregory Charles, musician, singer, songwriter, actor, author, radio host, and concert organizer (whew!), is briefly ensconced at the otherwise sophisticated Café Carlyle with a self

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