Tales From The Trundle
Jun23

Tales From The Trundle

South of Katz’s Deli on Houston Street, somewhere along the narrow urban labyrinth of tattoo parlors, bike shops, slick bars and knish bakeries on the crowded, short blocks that comprise today’s hip lower East Side, there is a private club so private that I am not allowed to mention its name in this article. For the initiated, it has sister outposts in Hong Kong and London, and when one enters into its spare reception area just a few...

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Pacific Overtures
May05

Pacific Overtures

Pacific Overtures, originally mounted on Broadway in 1976 by Harold Prince as a full-blown Kabuki spectacle, opened then to mixed critical reception in the press and closed after about six months, dividing the theatre world at the time forever into those who saw it, and those who didn’t.

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John Pizzarelli at the Cafe Carlyle
Apr26

John Pizzarelli at the Cafe Carlyle

John Pizzarelli is back at the Café Carlyle through May 6, offering New York cabaret fans a lively salute to the music of Johnny Mercer.

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Indecent
Apr23

Indecent

To paraphrase the playwright Lope de Vega, and to offer this riveting production the highest compliment of the theatre, Indecent is pretty much just three boards, two actors, and one magnificent, transcendent passion.

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Miss Saigon
Mar30

Miss Saigon

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s Miss Saigon has taken its second helicopter ride across the Atlantic from London, and landed right back at the Broadway Theatre, where it first set down in 1991 under heavy enemy fire.

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Sunday In The Park With George
Feb24

Sunday In The Park With George

This is doubtless going to become the hottest ticket in town, but you are nonetheless here encouraged to snag one by any means possible. I don’t want to overstate myself, but that would be difficult to do: this is a production for the ages, as good as it gets, a performance so exceptional, so overwhelming, you might be lucky enough to see something like it once, maybe twice in a lifetime.

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John Lloyd Young at the Cafe Carlyle
Feb17

John Lloyd Young at the Cafe Carlyle

Spring isn’t here yet, but in these seemingly endless, waning days of winter at least New York cabaret fans have reason to rejoice, because John Lloyd Young is back at the Café Carlyle, where he just opened his new show, Here For You, running pretty much for the rest of the month.

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Home For The Holidays: A Café Carlyle Tradition
Dec08

Home For The Holidays: A Café Carlyle Tradition

Steve Tyrell’s savvy mixture of American Standards and jazzy old holiday chestnuts will play right into that sweet spot for most cabaret fans.

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BORN FAT
Jul22

BORN FAT

She takes us on a journey that starts with taking out some suitcases, in this instance to illustrate the equivalent of the 93 pounds she lost: two check-in suitcases and a large carry-on, to be exact.

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Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at the Cafe Carlyle
Jun02

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at the Cafe Carlyle

From start to finish, this show was a genuine treat, and you would be well advised to catch this wonderful act before it ends its run on June 11th.

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Peer Gynt
May26

Peer Gynt

I’ll just say it. I can’t recommend this. I would even encourage you to stop reading this review, so you can avoid wasting any more time on this pointless production.

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night
May05

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

This production lacks the edge of precision one would expect from a cast with this kind of marquee wattage, tackling a play of this stature.

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Nathan The Wise
Apr14

Nathan The Wise

The play is an impassioned plea for religious tolerance, and its relevance to modern life couldn’t be clearer.

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Steven Page at the Cafe Carlyle
Mar24

Steven Page at the Cafe Carlyle

This superb material is heart-felt stuff, sometimes even painful stuff, however jaunty and melodic it might sound, and Stephen Page is connected to it completely.

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School Of Rock
Dec11

School Of Rock

Fans of the film will enjoy the over-the-top decibel level afforded by the live stage experience, as well as the face-shredding guitar solos, gut-wrenching drum riffs and electric bass and keyboards wizardry that punctuate this joyously unabashed celebration of rock music. What about newcomers to the material? Ditto, though they will probably be astounded to find that these iconic instruments of rock showmanship have been put, quite literally, into the hands of children.

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