Category: music

review: lea delaria

Lea DeLaria: Lea Sings, You Eat Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street January 6, 2013 artist web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee January 6, 2013 “I know every f*cking person in this room.” “Who doesn’t like a Boogaloo?” “I’ve never worked with so many f*cking lesbians before, and I’ve worked in

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Review: Marilyn Maye By Request 2013

Marilyn Maye: “Marilyn By Request” Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street January 3-6 & 9, 2013 event web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee January 3, 2013 “I’ve recorded this, I know this.” “I’m in the Smithsonian you guys.” The place is packed, the celebrity sightings are rich (from Jamie deRoy to Caroline O’Connor to Jim

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2012: excavation review

[featured image caption: Grand Central Terminal circa 1935-1941. Crop of image from NY Municipal Archives.] So when I say almost every day that I’m off to the theatre, some may doubt me. I present here events, listed by date, that required me to enter through a door into a theatre for a live performance or discussion on

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film feature: shadows and secrets in the sound of music

The Sound of Music (1965) Film Society of Lincoln Center: See it in 70mm! December 25, 2012 Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street event web site “I always try to keep faith in my doubts.” (Mother Abbess) “Oh dear, I like rich people. I like the way they live. I like the way I

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event musings: hello gorgeous!

Hello Gorgeous! A Salute to the Streisand Songbook hosted by Scott Nevins music direction by Brad Gardner Friday, October 12, 2012 at 8pm Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 68th between Park and Lexington event site A wide range of performers convened on October 12, 2012 Caruso Cast Party style (in fact many regulars including Cast

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review: barbra back to brooklyn

Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn Barclays Center Brooklyn October 11, 2012 at 8pm Section 223 Row 31 Seat 1 [way up in the cheap seats] Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee It has taken a few days to get my mind around the experience of seeing Ms. Streisand this past week at the first of her

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review: colleen mchugh prêt-à-porter

Colleen McHugh: “Prêt-à-Porter: Cole Porter’s French Connections” with Tedd Firth (piano), Aaron Weinstein (violin), Matt Munisteri (guitar), Steve Doyle (bass) and Harry Allen (tenor sax). Birdland, 315 West 44th Street July 9, 2012 at 7pm event web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee My world has been in a bit of a whirl the past few

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event musings: taylor mac jewish songs of 1900-1909

Sleep Fast! We Need the Pillow! Jewish Songs of the 1900s (1900-1909) Taylor Mac Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 8pm JCC Manhattan, 344 Amsterdam Avenue event site [Note: these are musings about an experience, not a review of the product. These comments are a kind of conversation with the work and this magical performer, not

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review: herman on herman

Herman on Herman: Peggy Sings Jerry Peggy Herman with Alex Rybek (keyboard), Sean Harkness (guitar), Jered Egan (bass), Rex Benincasa (drums) additional cd information and ordering [A one night only cd-release event is scheduled at Feinstein’s May 6, 2012. This review is of the audio cd only.] I have a ballad loving, cabaret adoring, musical

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