Award-winning songstress SHANA FARR and the legendary “Prince of Cabaret” STEVE ROSS bring their annual holiday concert, Let it Snow, to St. John’s in the Village December 14, 7 pm, one-night-only live and streaming produced by Musae. Tickets – HERE.
MAC award-winning singer Ann Kittredge returns to Birdland Jazz Club with her sold out show “Movie Nite” on January 20,2022 at 7 pm, with musical director Alex Rybeck and Sean Harkness. She’s appeared in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway productions, including King David (New Amsterdam), Dessa Rose (Lincoln Center), multiple seasons of A Christmas Carol (Paramount), City Center Encores!, and is a regular on the cabaret circuit. Her previous shows, Fancy Meeting You Here: An Evening of Ahrens & Flaherty, and One Night Only garnered rave reviews. Tickets: www.birdlandjazz.com
YELLOW SOUND LABEL has announced that Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Sessions – Volume One was released today, Wednesday, December 1, in streaming and digital formats, in addition to a 2-disc CD. The album – the opening salvo of a monumental three-volume set dedicated to the oeuvre of the late iconic musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim – is produced by the series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond and features Music Director Joseph Goodrich on piano. Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Sessions, which will ultimately encompass 70 singers and 120 songs, is a landmark collection destined to be a major contribution to the canon of Sondheim recordings.The series will continue on what would have been Sondheim’s 92nd birthday, March 22, 2022, for Volume Two, and June 1, 2022 for Volume Three. Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Sessions – Volume One, currently Amazon’s #1 Best-Selling recording in “Musical Soundtracks and Scores,” is now available at YellowSoundLabel.com and SondheimUnplugged.com.
Become part of the intimate digital conversation with James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim – an Encore Presentation streamed from The Town Hall. It’s FREE. It’s moderated by Christine Baranski with special guests Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters all from the original production of Sunday in the Park with George. Streams Dec. 2 thru 31. Sign in via www.thetownhall.org
Merkin Hall will present Broadway Close Up: Sing Me a Story Mon. Dec. 13 at 7: 30 pm with host Sean Hartley and David Garrison, Jose Llana, Charlotte Maltby, Emily Skinner and GabrielleStravelli. Explore the great tradition of storytelling in song, with examples from both Broadway and pop music. A stellar cast of Broadway stars will perform songs by Kander & Ebb, William Finn, Bock & Harnick, Gilbert & Sullivan, Joni Mitchell, Noel Coward, Dan Fogelberg, David Yazbek, Marvin Hamlisch, Ed Kleban, Cole Porter, Stephen Schwartz, Taylor Swift and Barry Manilow. Tickets HERE
Royal Family Productions, a non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, is proud to present a workshop production of MAMA ROSE. This piece is written and stars Richard E. Waits (A Turtle on a Fence Post, RFP: Worth St.), with direction by Royal Family Creative Director Lorna Ventura and Royal Family Artistic Director Chris Henry. In Mama Rose, Broadway showman Richard E. Waits embodies the title role in this dynamic mix of blues, rock and roll, and one-man show. Explore Mama’s world in this electrifying new piece which will run Dec 10th-13th at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). Tickets are $20-$250 and can be purchased by clicking www.RoyalFamilyProductions.org
Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story premiered Nov. 30th. The reimagining by Tony Kushner stars Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Brian D’Arcy James, Corey Stoll, Josh Andreas Rivera, Rita Moreno and Rachel Zegler (as Maria).