Three PORCH PERFORMANCES Left For 2021 Outdoor Season – NiCori Studios & Productions will present this season’s final three Music At The Mansion: PORCH PERFORMANCES on Saturday, September 4, starring Celia Berk, Saturday, September 18, starring Natalie Douglas and Saturday, September 25, starring Corinna Sowers Adler. The second season of PORCH PERFORMANCES concludes with three outstanding cabaret divas at the beautiful Oakeside Mansion in Bloomfield, NJ. Performances include a full meal with salad, dinner and dessert on the large wrap-a-round porch of the mansion. Tickets are $65 for dinner and the performance and are available by visiting NiCoriStudios.com .
Sean Harkness & The Unusual Suspects ( Etienne Stawijk – keys; John Lenis – bass; Clint de Ganon – drums) are back to Birdland on Sunday, Sept. 5 at 8:30 pm. inspired by Jam-Bands, John Scofield, and Jeff Beck, the format is electric guitar in front of a very strong and colorful rhythm section comprised of keyboards, upright bass, and drums with new arrangements at every show. Tickets HERE.
BIRDLAND THEATER will present the intriguing and clever singer and songwriter Nellie McKay for two very special shows on Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11 at 8:30 PM. In her first full-length, in-person New York concerts in over two years, McKay will feature songs from her recent recordings Bagatelles and Sister Orchid, in addition to new and classic material. There is a $40 music charge. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in New York. www.birdlandjazz.com
Suzanna Ross will inspire your dreams with her new show Make a Brand-New Start with Tedd Firth on piano. Suzanna has been heard on radio stations across the U.S. and internationally. Her influence – Peggy Lee. Her vocals are tender yet powerful. She’ll be appearing on MetropolitanZoom on Tues. Sept. 21 at 7 pm. See the show and add a VIP Meet & Greet post performance. Tickets: https://metropolitanzoom.ticketleap.com/suzanna-ross-092121/details
Becca Kidwell brings “My Maybe World with Mary Chapin Carpenter – a tribute” to Don’t Tell Mama on September 18th and 26th. Tracy Stark is musical director & Kristine Zbornik director. www.donttellmamanyc.com
The next Musical Theatre Melodies broadcast, hosted by Rob Morrison on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, August 31st will mark the 50th anniversary of Claibe Richardson and Kenward Elmslie‘s THE GRASS HARP (based on the novel and play by Truman Capote), the 1971 Broadway musical which starred Barbara Cook, Karen Morrow, Carol Brice, Russ Thacker, Ruth Ford and Max Showalter.
Host Rob Morrison‘s special guest this week is Karen Morrow (I HAD A BALL, A JOYFUL NOISE, DROOD) who starred as Babylove, and will share her memories of the original Broadway production and the subsequent recording sessions in Germany… The program will conclude with a “postscript” from Tony Award nominee Walter Willison (TWO BY TWO, PIPPIN, GRAND HOTEL) reminiscing about the 1980 Los Angeles premiere of THE GRASS HARP starring Susan Watson, which he directed. Musical Theatre Melodies will go “to air” on August 31 in the US at 7 – 9 a.m. EDT in New York, 4 – 6 a.m. PDT Los Angeles time, and 9 – 11 p.m. EST local Melbourne time; (= 12 noon – 2 p.m. BST in Britain; = 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. NZST)
For those listening in via the Internet on 96.5 Inner FM’s website the webpage link for the Inner FM Web Radio player is http://right-click.com.au/rcPlayer2/index.php?c=innerfm or go to the Inner FM homepage at www.innerfm.org.au and follow the links from “Listen Live” on the top right-hand menu.