Cheyenne Jackson (The Performers, 8, Finian’s Rainbow, Damn Yankees and Xanadu) (TV – 30 Rock, Glee, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Ugly Betty) (Film – Love is Strange, United 93, Price Check and Lola Versus), will make his debut at Café Carlyle to open the winter season, January 13-24. The two-week engagement, entitled Eyes Wide Open, will take a personal and humorous look at loss, love, revelation and recovery with music ranging from Louis Armstrong to Lady Gaga.

The New York Times has praised Cheyenne Jackson, who has twice sold out Carnegie Hall, for his “gleaming timbre and stamina to burn.” Cheyenne Jackson was recently nominated for a Grammy Award within the Best Musical Theater Album category for his contribution to West Side Story. At the Carlyle, Cheyenne Jackson will be joined by his musical director Willy Beaman.

Following Jackson’s appearance is BETTYE LAVETTE who returns to the Cafe Carlyle with a new show and CD, The iconic R&B songstress Bettye LaVette has a two-week engagement, January 27–February 7, where she will showcase her inimitable style, gut wrenching vocals and songs from throughout her five decade career, as well as the world premiere of selections from her new album, Worthy.The album, which Cherry Red releases on January 27, features Bettye’s reflective, visceral interpretations of classic tracks by Bob Dylan, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones amongst others.

LaVette “now rivals Aretha Franklin as her generation’s most vital soul singer,” according to Jon Pareles of The New York Times. With five decades of recording and performing to sold out venues all over the globe, she is an undisputed world-class interpreter of any genre of song. At the Carlyle, she will be appearing with her Detroit band which consists of musical director Alan Hill (keyboards, backing vocals), Darryl Pierce (drums), Brett Lucas (guitar, backing vocals) and James Simonson (bass, backing vocals).
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Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street, at Madison Avenue)                      212 744-1600