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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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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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Lorinda Lisitza & Ted Stafford opening

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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Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano opening

The NYC Cabaret Festival – A Vocal Tasting Menu –
Highly Recommended

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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Helmed by Director of Original Programming Phil Geoffrey Bond, this smoothly produced, thoroughly entertaining series offers the perfect alternative to late summer Sunday doldrums. Over

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It Might As Well Be Spring: A Celebration in Song of the Incomparable Life of Margaret Whiting – Memorable

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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“The way I teach people to sing… I have them talk the lyric out until it sounds like something they really believe, like an actor

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Adriane Lennox, Scott Siegel opening

The Broadway Musicals of 1965-1989

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Another show, another 25 years, another 25 plus performers. Extremely diverse productions lit up Broadway during this period. There were classic book musicals like Mack

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49 ½ Shades of Graae – GO! You’ll Thank Me

Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Battling a heavy curtain for access, Jason Graae executes a perfect, Chaplinesque pratfall onto the stage. No, don’t look at me-Please, not just yet/.Why am

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Broadway By The Year:
The Broadway Musicals of 1940-1964
– Testosterone Rules

Thursday, April 3rd, 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 continues its ambitious cavalcade with

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