Marieann Meringolo-Extends Residency; Broadway Sings Lady Gaga; Patti-Bottino Bravo; Quinn Lemley Returns to Residency; Jeff Harnar and Alex Rybeck – 40th Anniversary
Jeff Harnar with Alex Rybeck on piano will celebrate their 40th Anniversary show at 54 Below on June 13 @ 7pm live. There’s also a live-stream available during the performance. As they walk down memory lane with favorite arrangements & memories, they’ll be joined by Steve Doyle on bass and Ray Marchica on drums. Sara Louise Lazarus directs. www.54Below.org
Quinn Lemley returns to her residency at Don’t Tell Mama! The critically acclaimed one woman show, Rita Hayworth The Heat Is On!, starring Quinn Lemley directed by Carter Inskeep, resumes residency at the legendary NYC club, Don’t Tell Mama (343 W. 46 St.) for 7 dates once a month. Monday May 22, Thursday June 29, Thursday July 27, Monday August 7 –Reservations/Information: www.donttellmamanyc.com www.QuinnLemley.com
Broadway Sings concert series has announced the lineup for its next major installment, Broadway Sings Lady Gaga at Sony Hall on June 26 @ 8 pm. To close out Pride Weekend on June 26, a bombshell cast of Broadway stars will belt out completely new arrangements of the hits of the award-winning pop star, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra at the beautiful Sony Hall. The initial lineup boasts Max Chernin, Lila Coogan, Jordan Dobson. Sam Gravitt), Nadina Hassan, Jim Hogan, Tamika Lawrence, Olivia Lux,Corey Mach ,Marcia Marcia Marcia, Hayley Podschun,Larry Owens, Heath Saunders,and Delaney Westfallwith more to be announced. Featured background singers are Kailey Boyle, Michael Wordly,and Katherine Thomas.The concert will give tribute to select songs from Gaga’s entire discography, including “Paparazzi”, Edge of Glory”, “Stupid Love” and “Rain on Me”. The music will be orchestrated and arranged by Joshua Stephen Kartes and music directed by Ben Moss. Broadway Sings Lady Gaga is produced and directed by Corey Mach (Waitress, Wicked). www.SonyHall.com www.BroadwaySingsConcert.com
After a very successful 3 month residency in March, April & May, 2023 at Chelsea Table + Stage, Marieann Meringolo has been extended through August, 2023. Just before Ms. Meringolo made Chelsea Table + Stage her NYC home, she was on the road performing for sold-out crowds in Provincetown, Los Angeles, Fire Island, London, and beyond. She will continue presenting a slightly different show each night at the venue. She performs with Doyle Newmyer, M.D., Boots Maleson, bass, Brian Woodruff, drums, directed by Will Nunziata. The dates are Thursday, June 22 at 7PM (with guest Alton Fitzgerald White), Thursday, July 27 (with guest Karen Mason) at 7PM, and Thursday, August 17 at 7PM (with guest Karen Oberlin). www.chelseatableandstage.venuetix.com
Patti Bottino-Bravo celebrates endings, beginnings, and everything in between on Sat. June 24 @ 3:30 pm at Laurie Beechman Theatre (West Bank Café – 407 W. 42 St.) with the Gregory Toroian Trio. When a half-century of working a day job ends, and the expectations don’t quite meet the reality, the only thing to do about it is… SING! Featuring songs spanning the 1950s through the 1990s from musical theater, pop, rock, and jazz genres, with new twists on familiar tunes and some hidden gems.
Directed by Lina Koutrakos, Bottino-Bravo and her accomplished musicians, musical director/arranger Gregory Toroian on piano, Skip Ward on bass, and David Silliman on drums, deliver an afternoon of reflection and renewal, looking back and moving forward with thoughtful observations and a “ya just gotta laugh” outlook on life. Tickets: https://bit.ly/lbt-PBB-230624