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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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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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2010 Year

2010 – From the Winter Games to the Arab Spring

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
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2010 was a year that began with the Olympic Winter Games in Canada and ended with the Arab Spring in the Middle East. In between,

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Before the Parade Passes By

Saturday, October 12th, 2013
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The runaway train of Cabaret Convention’s fourth night featured 20 artists, innumerable numbers, and unchecked exposition. Vocalists with backgrounds in classical, jazz, theater, and cabaret

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The Girl I Left Behind Me

Monday, May 6th, 2013
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The issue of gay rights, finally being acknowledged state by state, has inspired all kinds of theatrical depiction and discussion this season. We have The

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I’m a Stranger Here Myself – A Tour de Force

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
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Watching Mark Nadler perform is like observing a Sema, the Sufi whirling dance that’s associated with Dervishes.I experienced this at BAM. Intensity and focus is

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The 23rd New York Cabaret Convention’s
Gala Opening Night

Friday, October 19th, 2012
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Here we are again! Rumors of the death of cabaret being greatly exaggerated, The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s 23rd New York Cabaret Convention opened to a

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Closing of the Oak Room: Media Culpability
And a Hotel Shooting Itself in the Foot

Monday, February 20th, 2012
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The closing of the Oak Room at The Algonquin Hotel, the oldest, most venerated cabaret supper club in New York, is a sin and a

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