Anthony Nunziata-Cafe Carlyle; Brenda Braxton New Series/54 Below; Claybourne Elder/Chelsea Table+Stage; Charles Busch/54 Below; Andy Rice/Matthew Schermerhorn-TheTriad
CHARLES BUSCH: MY FOOLISH HEART – APRIL 20 & 25 AT 7:00 PM – Actor/playwright/cabaret entertainer, Tony® nominee and two-time MAC Award winner and Bistro Award honoree Charles Busch (Die Mommie Die, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife) is a consummate storyteller. Busch employs song and anecdote, both touching and hilarious, to create a uniquely personal cabaret evening. His eclectic songbook includes the best of Michel Legrand, Stephen Sondheim, Henry Mancini and Joni Mitchell. He will be joined by his longtime musical director Tom Judson. www.54Below.com
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE – New York’s newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music – will present Broadway’s hunky gay ex-Mormon dad Claybourne Elder, star of Company, Sunday in the Park…, and HBO’s “The Gilded Age,” on Friday, April 28 at 9:30 PM. His concert “If the Stars Were Mine” is a hilarious, heartfelt, and surprisingly filthy evening that’s part cabaret and part stand-up. Using his favorite music from Sondheim, the Great American Songbook, Whitney Houston, and beyond, Clay explores sex, fatherhood, and what exactly happens when you eat the body of Christ. The evening features music director Rodney Bush. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE is located at 152 West 26th Street.
Matthew Schermerhorn and Andy Rice will return to The Triad Theater to debut their new show “I Want” Songs on May 10th & 12th, 2023, at 7:00pm. Traditionally an “I Want” song takes place toward the start of a musical and sets up the wants of a leading character that drive their story forward. Based on this idea, Matthew & Andy will sing musical theater “I Want” songs, as well as “I Want” songs from the world of pop, rock, and folk. Major musical theater writers that are represented will include Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Stephen Schwartz, and Burton Lane as well as American songbook and pop/ rock tunes by Burt Bacharach, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Jim Croce, and The Beatles! Schermerhorn and Rice will be joined by music director David Shenton and bassist Jerry DeVore. “I Want” Songs plays at The Triad Theater (158 W 72nd Street) on May 10th and 12th at 7:00pm. Tickets and information are available at www.TriadNYC.com
Anthony Nunziata, award-winning singer, songwriter, recording artist and entertainer, dubbed “America’s new romantic singing sensation” by Broadway World, is set to debut at Café Carlyle for two nights only, May 12 & 13. The critically-acclaimed crossover pop vocalist puts his signature take on pop standards, Italian arias and his movie-bound originals. Reservations can be made online via Tock. Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street, at Madison Avenue).
Tony nominated Brenda Braxton begins a new series Stars Tonight! At 54 Below July 9, August 1 and Sept. 3 @ 7 pm welcoming different guest stars each month and weaving in stories of her years on Broadway in musicals such as Smokey Joe’s Café, Dreamgirls, Legs Diamond, Jelly’s Last Jam and Cats with Tracy Stark on piano, Skip Ward on bass, David Silliman on dreams, Andrew Gutauskas on sax and co-hosted with Allison Williams Foster. www.54Below.com
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