Summer 2015 NMT Cabarets
I don’t know about you, but I love checking out cabarets happening around the city. It’s not only a great way to see some of your favorite stars perform, but it’s also an awesome way of discovering new talent! Here are some exciting shows coming up in the city.
More Than Me: Artists Give Back – An Evening to Benefit Broadway Cares
@ Joe’s Pub, May 15
Contemporary composer Michael Mott joins performer Lindsay Rider in a night to benefit Broadway Cares: Equity Fights AIDS alongside Audra Cramer, Danny Calvert, Marisa Dargahi, Brad Greer, Paul Ianniello, Andrew Klima, Dan Lawler, Taylor Louderman, Sabrina Marlene, Bronson Murphy, Ethan Paulini, Don Rider, Brittany Williams & Jorell Williams. The set list includes songs from Mott’s musical and pop catalogue & with VIP tickets you’ll receive a signed copy of Michael’s CD!
U Michigan Night
@ 54 Below, May 15
Come check out an uber talented group of alumni as they welcome the Class of 2015 to the city! Featuring: Brynn O’ Malley (Honeymoon in Vegas), Carlos Vales (The Flash, Zorba), Cortney Wolfson (Kinky Boots), Jen Perry (Kinky Boots), Joe Carroll (Cinderella, Once), Courtney Balan (Finding Neverland), Whitney Bashor (Bridges of Madison County), as well as members of the class of 2015. The night is hosted by Todd Buonopane (Cinderella, 30 Rock).
NYU Tisch’s New Studio Class of 2015
@ 54 Below, May 19
Come out and celebrate NYU’s graduating class! The soon-to-be grads are celebrating their hard work with a fun showcase on the night before their graduation. What’s a better way to check out some new talent than toasting some of New York’s newest performers AND listening to some kick-ass musical theatre?
Leslie Odom Jr.
@ Joe’s Pub, May 24
Heard of a little show called Hamilton? Well, if you haven’t, you may want to download TodayTix immediately and get ready to be enter their lottery every morning at precisely 12:01 am. Or you could check out Leslie Odom Jr.’s show at Joe’s Pub. The star of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new musical sings a collection of jazz standards and musical theatre favorites at 7:30 on the 24th.
@ 54 Below, May 28 & 29
Everyone’s favorite ingénue heads back to 54 Below for ‘The Paths Not Taken.’ The Tony nominee will put on a much more personal show this time, sharing the ups and downs of being a performer in NYC (which we all know can be pretty brutal). She’ll even go a little Idina on you and explore the almosts of her career…if you know what I mean! Fred Lassen music directs.
Lindsay Mendez & Marco Paguia
@ Birdland, June 7
Lindsay and Marco return to Birdland June 7th with their reimagined jazz show! The two met back in 2010 when they discovered a love for putting their own twist on popular music. Some standouts from their catalogue include The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, and Alicia Keys. The duo even has an album out called ‘This Time.’
Spring & Summer: The Spring Awakening Cast Reunion
@54 Below, June 9
As a long time Guilty One, this is my personal favorite on the list. Cast members from Broadway as well as the National Tours of Spring Awakening reunite for three shows on the 9th to sing songs, tell stories, and if we’re lucky, maybe even recreate some of our favorite ‘Totally Trucked’ scenes. Okay I made that last one up, but a girl can hope! Performers include: Krystina Alabado, Christy Altomare, Julie Benko, Jake Epstein, Ben Fankhauser, Kayla Foster, Sarah Hunt, Anthony Lee Medina, Ben Moss, Krita Pioppi, Perry Sherman, Claire Sparks, Lucas Wells, Black Daniel, Emma Hunton, Caitlin Kinnunen, Lilli Cooper, Brian Charles Johnson, Eryn Murman, Zach Reiner-Harris, Phoebe Strole, Remy Zaken, and Gabe Violett.
** NOTE: This is not a concert performace of the show
@54 Below, June 22-July 3
Let the swooning commence. Jordan returns to 54 Below with a brand new show after a sold out two week run last fall. All I have to say is get your tickets now, because they’re going, going, gone.