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Broadway Songs: Cabaret Shows in NYC This Week - December 3-December 10

December 3, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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Broadway Songs: Cabaret Shows in NYC This Week Photo: Imagine Communications/Flickr 

Cabaret is an experience all of its own, and New York City has some of the best cabaret clubs in the world. Feinstein's/54 Below, Don't Tell Mama, and Caf? Carlyle make up only a few of the many nightclubs in New York City that take their inspiration from Broadway and the Great American Songbook. Find the full schedule of NYC's weekly cabaret shows in City Guide's calendar.

Porter Carroll, Jr. - Metropolitan Room
December 03, 2017 - New York

Porter Carroll, Jr with Wali Ali & The Tambourine Band ~ The Evolution of Cabaret Porter Carroll, Jr. Singer, songwriter, drummer, percussionist and founder of Newban (later changing its name to Atlantic Starr), the Rhythm and Blues hit machine from the '70s and '80s. Musician: As drummer and one of four singers with Atlantic Starr, Porter Carroll, Jr. helped make the hits that made the group and its amazing vocals, tight production and energetic stage performances famous worldwide. Porter performed with his childhood friends and family until the mid eighties, contributing his musicianship to such popular tunes as Circles, When Love Calls, Send for Me, Am I Dreaming, Let's Get Closer, Touch a Four Leaf Clover and others. Today, renowned hip-hop/soul artists including Mary J. Blige, Keith Sweat, and Erykah Badu are remaking Atlantic Starr's hits. Porter was also the drummer on the disco classic This Time Baby for Jackie Moore. Solo Artist: Porter branched out on his own in the mid-1980s and produced a critically acclaimed album, Porter Carroll II, for Island Records, that set produced theme songs for Video Vibrations and Midnight Love on the BET cable TV network. ... (read more)

This is Your Night Richard Cameron - Metropolitan Room
December 04, 2017 - New York

HONOREE: RICHARD CAMERON This is Your Night!(TM) is based on a classic premise that is hosted by Metropolitan Room Managing Partner, Bernie Furshpan, and profiles a guest honoree who has contributed in some significant way to the NYC Entertainment Industry. It can include, but not limited to: photographers, writers, bloggers, press, promoters, management, publicists, directors, musical directors, producers, etc. The show presents a gift to the honorree, and includes a line-up of entertainment professionals who will share stories, song and comedy about their experiences and ends with a grand finale, a reunion.

Adrienne Haan - Metropolitan Room
December 06, 2017 - New York

Sounds Of The Season – A Christmas Spectacular Adrienne Haan presents a joyful holiday show featuring America's most beloved Christmas songs combined with traditional European holiday carols. The program spreads a message of love, good will and peace through the beautiful sounds of Christmas classics. The diverse selection of repertoire, with lyrics and music that lives on through the generations, includes works from J.S. Bach to Irving Berlin. These treasured pieces are "forever" Christmas cards performed in English, German, French or Spanish by Ms. Haan with her unique personal flair. With Richard Danley on piano and Mike Campenni on drums

Paul Binder - Metropolitan Room
December 08, 2017 - New York

Paul Binder Musical Director Dennis Buck After a successful benefit performance of PAUL BINDER RISKS HIS LIFE here at the Metropolitan Room in 2016, Paul Binder will return with a new cabaret: THE TALL AND THE SHORT OF IT! B ............................................................................ PAUL BINDER — street juggler, talent booker for Merv Griffin, floor manager for Julia Child, Sesame Street regular, and founder of the Big Apple Circus—has lived and worked with the finest circus artists from around the globe. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Paul trained with the San Francisco Mime Troupe before travelling across Europe with Michael Christensen as street jugglers. He returned to New York with the dream to create a theatrically excellent, yet artistically intimate American circus, and in 1977, the Big Apple Circus was born. In July of 2009, Paul stepped out of the ring, but he continues to work with the Big Apple Circus as a senior advisor. The New York Landmarks Conservancy has designated him a "Living Landmark." Paul recently published his memoir Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion and Other Uncommon Tales from the Founder of the Big Apple Circus, with a fo... (read more)

Dorothy Bishop - Metropolitan Room
December 08, 2017 - New York

The Dozen Divas Show starring Dorothy Bishop Nominated by Broadway World for Best NYC Musical Comedy Cabaret Show 2013!!! "12 Divas wrapped up into one dynamite package! Dorothy lovingly sends up a fully costumed, vocally brilliant tribute to the worlds greatest singing icons from Cher to Adele. This show never disappoints!" Dorothy Bishop is a multi-character female vocalist who can serve you Cher, Madonna, Streisand, Dolly Parton, even Joan Rivers - all in one night! "Bishop has an incredible ability to get an audience going and can achieve one of the most difficult tasks as a performer… get full on participation from the crowd!" --NY POST The Vocal range of Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland to Stevie Nicks and Adele, The comedic chops of Madeline Kahn and Judy Tenuta, The glamour of Cher and Marlene Dietrich, the sex appeal and cheeky humor of Dolly Parton and Mae West. Dorothy Bishop is a hilarious Diva Impersonator Extraordinaire! Dorothy Bishop was a Nationally Televised Finalist on Americas Got Talent Season Four! She has performed her imposter show all over the world, in clubs, cruise ships and corporate events as well as appearances at Car... (read more)

John Minnock - Metropolitan Room
December 09, 2017 - New York

"Every Day Blues" A new-breed vocalist who infuses diversity and modern interpretation into his jazz and blues show, John Minnock first gained popularity in Boston and is now a resident performer at the Metropolitan Room. He is the recipient of the "HotHouse Jazz 2016 Fans Decision Metropolitan Room Award", and recently released his debut album "Every Day Blues" (available at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and CDBaby). An audience favorite rapidly building a large New York following, John combines great originality, musicality and showmanship with clever wit and irreverent comedy, presenting a high-energy and entertaining evening of jazz, blues, funk and R&B. "Like the best Irish coffee, Minnock's voice is smooth and bold, with a good dose of Bushmills to give it a smoldering kick…stellar chops…creative phrasing; impressive scatting" (Kevin Scott Hall, Bistro Awards). A classically trained musician, John's vocalizing recalls the likes of Billy Eckstein, Lou Rawls, George Benson and B.B. King. He often branches out into jazz improvisation and scat singing, and brings a rich history of the music to every performance. His wide repertoire of song renditions spans classic artists ... (read more)

Corinna Sowers-Adler - Metropolitan Room
December 10, 2017 - New York

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