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Mostly Marlene features Kim David Smith (described as the “David Bowie of Cabaret”) in this “slyly subversive” show coming up at Joe’s Pub, on Sunday February 27 at 9:30pm — Smith is the “male Marlene Dietrich” (so says the New York Times) as he conjures the glitter, doom and decadence of the 1920s Berlin in his intimate celebration of Dietrich’s musical and cultural legacy: Mostly Marlene. Musical direction is by award-winning accompanist Tracy Stark, with costumes by Miodrag Guberinic (Gaga, Minaj, Madonna, etc.). Here is a link to tickets and more information,
Chelsea Table+Stage has announced the return of Randy Edelman on Saturday, February 26 at 9:30 PM. After an acclaimed debut at the venue last fall, the renowned composer, maestro, and pop recording star will once again share the soundtrack of his life in a dazzling and unparalleled concert. Edelman will celebrate the soundscape of his musical career with his sparkling piano work with familiar arrangements of his movie scores from The Last of the Mohicans to My Cousin Vinny. He will also sing his new post-pandemic anthem, “Comin’ Out the Other Side.” Tickets are $32. Located at 152 West 26th Street NYC (in the Fashion District) Tickets at chelseatableandstage.com
Choreographed by Paul Lazar and Annie-B Parson, CAGE SHUFFLE MARATHON — which sets a bevy of one-minute stories previously recorded by the late John Cage — has been in development since 2017. This premiere at La MaMa February 15, 17 and 19, is the first time that all 90 of those one-minute tales are performed in toto. The SHUFFLE of the title refers to the fact that the order of the pieces is random; different at each performance. The dances are performed by Mr. Lazar and guests artists Annie-B Parson, Jesse Barbagallo, Patricia Hoffbauer, Jennifer Krasinsky, Brian Rogers and Sheryl Sutton. Reservations at www.lamama.org
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Dawn Derow in “Dawn Derow Sings Eydie Gormé” on March 8, 2022 at 7 PM. There is a pantheon of great American women vocalists of the 20th century that we know by simply saying their first name—Judy, Ella, Aretha, Barbra, Billie, Peggy, Patsy, Liza, Whitney, Celine. Another name belongs on that list, but it is often forgotten: EYDIE . . . as in GORMÉ. Tickets and information are available at https://54below.com/events/dawn-derow-sings-eydie-gorme/
Tony Nominated Lee Roy Reams is back at Feinstein’s/54 Below on March 10 and 11 at 7pm with his latest show Goodbye, Kentucky! Hello, Broadway! with special guest Rita Gardner. – special discount code.
Susan Neuffer returns to the cabaret stage with a new show, “An Elpee’s Worth of Todd”, directed by MAC award winner Lennie Watts, with musical direction by MAC award winner Gerry Dieffenbach. Ms. Neuffer will appear at Don’t Tell Mama, on Friday, March 4 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, March 13 at 4:00 PM. Cover charge: $20.00 plus a 2-drink minimum. ($5 discount for MAC and SAG-AFTRA) Reservations: (212) 757-0788 and www.donttellmamanyc.com.
CAROL LIPNIK — the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an “ethereal vocal phenomenon” by The New York Times — will celebrate her upcoming album Goddess of Imperfection,with a special concert at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street, NYC) on Tuesday, April 5 at 7:00 PM. Tickets, which are $20, are available HERE. The album, available on her Mermaid Alley label,will be released in streaming and digital platforms on Friday, March 11. The album will be performed in its entirety with music director Michael Visceglia (Suzanne Vega, John Cale, Bette Midler, Kinky Boots) on bass, Matt Beck (Matchbox Twenty) on guitars, and Mark Bonder on keyboards. Lipnik’s April show is produced by TWEED TheaterWorks.
Global drag icon and RuPaul’s Drag Race star, BenDeLaCreme, will embark on her biggest solo tour yet as star and Lead Producer – April 13 through July 10, 2022 – with her critically acclaimed, narrative-cabaret, “BenDeLaCreme is…READY TO BE COMMITTED” (produced by BenDeLaCreme Presents). This one-queen extravaganza is a hilarious and heartfelt spectacular that blends burlesque, comedy, and original music with her signature Terminally Delightful charm.On tour nationwide. Ticket info here.