There’s a new place to hear live music in town and it’s exquisite. Old school movie house, short lived Nederlander venue (The Bethesda Theatre) turned live music venue, the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club has attracted an array of local and regional talent in recent months and this past weekend, a nationally-recognized artist graced […]
Lost Songs of Broadway: 1970s at Signature
Like any musical theatre geek who gets giddy at the mere mention of obscure showtunes, I must say that I look forward to Signature Theatre’s Lost Songs of Broadway cabaret every year. For several years now, Signature has devoted the last cabaret of its season (excluding the summer cabaret series) to showcasing songs cut from […]
Broadway’s Show-Stoppers with Brian Stokes Mitchell and the Choral Arts Society Chorus
Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell of Ragtime, Man of La Mancha, and Kiss Me, Kate fame is no stranger to the Kennedy Center stage and, given the strength of his voice, it’s easy to see why he’s invited back time and time again. He’s appeared in many a concert with the National Symphony Orchestra and those […]
Unique renditions from Rent star Adam Pascal at the Kennedy Center
Continuing its tradition of showcasing known and lesser known Broadway and West End talent in the Barbara Cook’s Spotlight cabaret series, the Kennedy Center played host to Adam Pascal on a Washington, DC spring evening.
Michael Feinstein: The Gershwins and Me
In an era where interchangeable and mediocre bubblegum pop music reigns supreme on the radio, it’s hard to believe that less than a century ago two brothers, George and Ira Gershwin, were the ‘it’ boys of popular music. With George’s complex yet melodically catchy musical compositions and Ira’s thought-provoking and creative lyrics, they were untouchable […]
A drop in to La-Ti-Do: DC’s Weekly Cabaret
In New York City, it seems, one can find a cabaret venue on virtually every corner. Although such institutions are far less common in our own metropolitan area, things are starting to change. Much of these thanks go to two infectiously energetic musical theatre aficionados – Regie Cabico and DonMike Mendoza.
Nova Y. Payton – Defying Gravity: The Making of a Supernova
Following Nova Y. Payton’s debut at Signature Theatre in the 2011 production of Shaiman and Wittman’s Hairspray, there was more than just a little buzz about the new theatre girl in town with the big voice who brought the house down with “I Know Where I’ve Been.”
Elaine Paige, briefly back in town, lights up the Birchmere
Elaine Paige is a rarity among the many that tread the boards on Broadway and the West End not only in terms of her sheer vocal power, but also a power of a different sort – her staying power.
Terri White in Barbara Cook’s Spotlight
Most recently seen at The Kennedy Center in Eric Schaeffer’s lavish production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, Terri White has returned to the Washington, DC area, but this time with a single spotlight shining on her.