CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
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NYC: CONCERT TO BENEFIT NEPAL VICTIMS - WAVES FOR WATER
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT
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THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) responds to the Catastrophe in Nepal and supporting efforts to get fresh water to the victims, on Wednesday, May 6th at 9:30 pm. On May 6th the show features Musical Director: Jon Delfin and performers Sayera Reza, Natalie Arneson, Cres O Neal, Gladys Nielsen, Mr. Ruby Rims, Carly Ozard, Ellen Karis, Lou Icovino, Shelly Colman, James Fitzpatrick, Cynthia Crane, Brian Gari and Lynn Henderson. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. Waves For Water is mobilizing an urgent clean•water disaster relief initiative in response to the earthquake that struck Nepal. The initial goal is to help mitigate the immediate suffering by providing victims with access to safe water. The project will develop/implement long term programs that can be managed and built upon, locally. The first phase is urgent in nature and made up of multiple strategic strikes into the hardest hit areas of the disaster zone. These strikes entail providing access to clean water by distributing portable water filtration systems to community centers, refugee camps, and individual families in these areas. The second phase, though still providing relief, consists of expanding the program by implementing more long term solutions - such as rain-water harvesting systems on schools and medical clinics, restoring dead wells/pumps, and actively seeking out new regions of need beyond ground zero. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. The revenue generated from ticket sales/cover charges will go directly to http://www.wavesforwater.org/project/nepalreliefinitiative
NYC: THE TINDERLAND: A TRAGICOMIC CABARET - TALES FROM THE NYC DATING SCENE
Musical Director David J. Baldwin leads Rachel Fry, Amanda Tarver and Timothy Stoddard in 'The Tinderland: A Tragicomic Cabaret - Tales from the NYC Dating Scene' at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Wednesday, May 6th at 7:00 pm. Ohio Native David J. Baldwin has music-directed several shows at the Duplex, including Queens of the Night NYC. Louisiana Native Amanda Tarver has sung cabaret in NOLA and opera at The Metropolitan Opera. Idaho Native Timothy Stoddard has an opera resume longer than your right arm (including Chelsea Opera and The Metropolitan Guild). Native Texan Rachel Fry is a Mark Fisher Fitness Ninja, and teaches the young voices of New York City. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
NYC: PERICLES KANARIS & SYNOLON "GIA MIA STIGMI" AT THE CUTTING ROOM
Synolon, the evolution of the Contemporary Greek Music Ensemble which Athens native, composer Pericles Kanaris founded while studying at Berklee College of Music, performs at THE CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900) on Wednesday, May 6th at 8:00 pm. The Boston ensemble was based on performers from the area's music schools (Berklee College, Boston University, New England Conservatory). It presented an unexpected repertoire of Greek songs which were performed with great dedication to their original sound. This made the band an instant hit among the college community. A few years later, Synolon was born in New York City, drawing its members from the city's professional music scene. In a similar manner, the band started out as a "best-kept secret" which quickly spread through word of mouth by college students and young professionals. Synolon consistently sold out the world-music venue DROM in the East Village and received rave reviews for changing the presentation of Greek music in the city. Guest performances included Grammy Award winner Janis Siegel and master oudist Ara Dinkjian, among others. In October 2014, at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in Manhattan, Synolon hosted 5 critically acclaimed artists from Greece on stage: Vasilis Papakonstantinou, Kostas Makedonas, Rita Antonopoulou, Lamprini Karakosta and Yorgos Kaloudis on cello and Cretan lyra. They performed the US premiere of AORATOS, a collection of songs by composer Pericles Kanaris and Greek literary legend Manos Eleftheriou, as well as a tribute to the poet. This marked the beginning of a new chapter for Synolon as it presented for the first time original songs by Pericles Kanaris, as well as favorite songs by other songwriters, with its own unique sound. The journey continues. There is a $40 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.
NYC: SALTY BRINE - INSPIRED BY FLEETWOOD MAC'S RUMOURS
Salty Brine's Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret Announces "Second Hand News", a new cabaret inspired by Fleetwood Mac's RUMOURS album, as the next installment in his series. Salty Brine's Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret, performs on Wednesdays as part of Brine's residency at THE RED ROOM (85 East 4th Street, NYC - 212-787-0155), explores a different iconic album each month in a live cabaret setting. Second Hand News, inspired by Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, will run on Wednesdays, May 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th with doors opening at 7:30pm and shows beginning at 8:00 pm. The show is created and performed by Salty Brine, directed by Preston Martin, with arrangements by Matthew Marsh and costumes by One-Half Nelson. Salty Brine divulges dish, succumbs to scandal, and gives good gossip in the latest installment of his Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret. Second Hand News transforms Fleetwood Mac's hit-filled, drug-fueled expose, Rumours, into an evening of scintillating scuttlebutt where the truth is anybody's guess. Covering a different album every month, this dazzling expedition into the heart of popular music, created and performed by cabaret artist Salty Brine, takes incredible albums and twists them in style and form until they are at once familiar and foreign, nostalgic and new. Imagining track lists as blueprints for evenings of musical mayhem, Salty brings you his Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret as part of a residency at downtown's swankiest speakeasy, The Red Room. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
NYC: "SEARCH: PAUL CLAYTON" THE MAN WHO LOVED BOB DYLAN
STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) presents the New York premiere of a new folk musical, 'Search: Paul Clayton, the Man Who Loved Bob Dylan', which features 14 classic folk songs, The show will play for 13 performances only from Wedensday, May 6th through Thursday, May 21st. The opening night is Thursday, May 7th at 7:00 pm, with a second show on Friday, May 8th at 9:00 pm. 'Search: Paul Clayton' celebrates the true story in words and song of one of Bob Dylan's first musical mentors. Paul Clayton of New Bedford, Massachusetts was the most recorded young folk singer in America when Bobby Zimmerman arrived in 1961 Greenwich Village to begin his career as Bob Dylan. It was Paul who helped open the doors of the folk world to him. From 1961 to 1965 Paul taught Bob the tricks of the trade, while falling hopelessly in love with him. The show was conceived and written by Larry Mollin ("Beverly Hills 90210"), directed by Randal Myler (Tony Award nominee, It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues) with musical direction by Fred Mollin and is produced by Dan Whitten and TIGER Theatricals. "Search: Paul Clayton" will feature Peter Oyloe as Paul Clayton, Jared Weiss as Bob Dylan, Ereni Sevasti as Joan Baez, Jaime Babbitt as Carla Rotolo, Allan Harris as the Rev. Gary Davisand Michael Lanning as Dave Van Ronk. Call for cover/minimum information.
NYC: 54 CELEBRATES LESLEY GORE
54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) celebrates the music and life of Lesley Gore on Wednesday, May 6th with performances at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Lesley Gore was a singer, songwriter, actress and activist. Her life and career touched people all over the world and her passing could not dim the light she shone on countless causes - from feminism to gay rights. Now a group of Lesley's peers and admirers come together to celebrate her life, her music and her iconic inspiration. From her early hits ("It's My Party") to her Oscar nominated anthem ("Out Here On My Own") and countless melodies in between Lesley Gore sang of standing tall and being true. We're honored to pay tribute to her life and legacy. It's HER party, indeed. Featuring: The Marvelettes, Sarah Dash (of Labelle), Lorraine Ferro (singer/songwriter), Molly Pope (FOUND), Maxine Linehan (South Pacific), Jill Abramovitz (Cinderella, It Shoulda Been You) and Lorinda Lisitza (Triumphant Baby, Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular). The evening will be music directed by Lesley's own musical director, Tracy Stark, and directed by Scott Coulter. There is a $35-$65 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
NYC: MARK DENDY PROJECTS NEWYORK NEWYORK @ASTOR PLACE
Mark Dendy's new dance-theater work, "New York new york: Astor Place", will play at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Wednesday through Saturday, May 6th through 9th, with performances at 7:00 pm, with a second performance on Saturday, May 9th at 9:00 pm. The work mines the rich history of the Public Theater building, the original Astor Library, whose collection eventually made up the lion's share of the New York Public Library's holdings. The stage at Joe's Pub in the Public Theater becomes a portal through which we meet a shape-shifting cast of time travelers, habitu•s from past and present Astor Place and the surrounding area. The piece looks at gentrification through the specifics of one New York neighborhood and asks: What is change? Does history merely repeat itself? The piece explores race relations and violence, the never-ending conflict between the 99 percent and the 1 percent, the role of tabloid news now and then, and a meditation on the book itself though dance and text. Dendy hosts the evening as William B. Astor, heir to one of America's first millionaires John Jacob Astor. Along the way we meet a writer, a reporter, a real estate agent and her clients, a male stripper, a freed slave, an East Village '80s punk, a disgruntled Irishman, and a book-burning preacher. (Please note that this show contains partial nudity and may not be suitable for young audiences.) There is a $20 cover.
NYC: ANN LIV YOUNG: ELEKTRA CABARET AT JOE'S PUB
Ann Liv Young presents 'Elektra Cabaret' at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Wednesdays, May 6th, 13th & 20th at 9:30 pm. Ann Liv Young's creations are essentially a reflection of her life, inspired by her experiences with her dancers, family, collaborators and passerby. The ultra-personal becomes the material she molds for performance. Young's mission is to create work that is honest in its inception, creation and execution. Her work combines text, music and choreography to build scenes that set up ideas, images and relationships and then destroy them. Young's text is explicitly sexual, emotional and blunt, but it is always delivered in a manner that is not. The overt drama of her work is subdued by the realness of this text. Her work exemplifies constant contrast in all its layers. Audiences are provoked and forced to examine their role in the presentation of dance and performance. They must determine their place as supporters, mockers, posers or subjects. Young creates fantastical sets for the comfort of her dancers and in an effort to take the audience to a unique space that is not necessarily the stage. She often works with live animals on stage, forcing natural and odd relationships between these animals and the performers. A key component of Young's process maintains that all rehearsals must take place in her apartment. The stage is then set in the manner of her apartment with its atypical decor. In this way, the work is created with life surrounding it; her dog is walking around, roommates are doing laundry and the phone rings. The sense of focus for the performers and the work is more immediate and real than that created in a studio. Ann Liv Young's work, creation process, titles and intentions are forward and literal resulting in layered, provocative, contrived and thoughtful work that breaks barriers in dance performance. There is a $15 cover.
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