He’s worked with Liza Minnelli, Kylie Minogue and just about every downtown act in NYC. Now composer, pianist and performer Lance Horne hosts his own wild night of singing, drinking and dancing, strip-teasing and bad behavior at the East Village nightlife hub Club Cumming. Expect advanced show-tune geekery and appearances by Broadway stars looking to get down by the piano. Plan on sleeping in on Tuesday.
Catch these pioneering alt-rockers on the heels of Beneath the Eyrie, the newly released third record in the band's recent wave of comeback albums. Neither Kim (Deal or Shattuck) is with the band anymore, so the lineup looks like this: Black Francis, David Lovering, Joey Santiago and Paz Lenchantin. You'll surely dig ye olde classics alongside the new tunes.
Best known for his whiskey-voiced wedding-singer renditions of standards in the Father of the Bride films, Tyrell brings his mix of Texas and Vegas back to the Carlyle for his 14th straight year. This year's holiday set includes selections from his albums Back to Bacharach and A Song for You along with Great American Songbook standards, including his trademark tunes.
The tenth annual edition of Urban Stages's cabaret festival comprises 22 shows, including sets devoted to Johnny Mercer, Madeline Kahn, Bea Lillie, Czechoslovak soprano Jarmila Novotná and the concept of hope. The starry December 17 performance, a celebration of Britwit Noël Coward, features Jim Dale, Jim Naughton, Jeff Harnar, Edward Hibbert, Simon Jones, Sidney Myer, Marissa Mulder, KT Sullivan, Eric Comstock and Coward lionizer Barry Day.
Vivacious comic songwriter Di Carlo, of the recurring Mad Men spoof The Mad World of Miss Hathaway, shares original and sometimes naughty songs in various styles in her monthly set. The December holiday editions feature Kyle Forester at the keys and a special appearances by Justin Elizabeth Sayre (December 8) and Louise Bradshaw (December 15).
Imagine a musical remake of Saturday Night Fever set in 1970s Fire Island, and you'll get a sense of Anthony Fett's general vibe. A familiar figure in the West Village piano bar scene, this indefatigable showman makes the Yuletide gayer than ever in his annual holiday set.
Mosher is one of those talents you need to see to believe: warm, funny, biting, ferociously committed. In her weekly series at the downstairs Birdland Theater, she invites a gaggle of performers from Broadway and beyond to show their talents. Guests at the December 3 edition include Brittany Velotta, Tiffany Abban, Jack Boice, Rashidra Scott, Kenn Boisinger, Chloe Perrier, the Boyband Project, Nicolas King and musical director Brad Simmons.
Thomas March curates and hosts this quarterly evening of poetry, storytelling and song. The theme for the December show is "Seasoned!"; the lineup includes poets Tyler Mills and Thoughtress, comedian Ashley Gavin and singers Jen Kwok and Kat Liz Kramer. Drew Wutke is at the keys.
Talented singers from the Broadway and cabaret worlds sing side by side in this tribute to the master of musical theater that has often featured former cast members of Sondheim shows. Guests at the June 30 episode include Sondheim alums Sarah Rice, Liz McCartney and Sally Mayes as well as Karen Mack, Keira Moynahan, Megan Moynahan, Kelli Rabke, Marta Sanders, Lucia Spina and Marquee Five.
Part cabaret, part piano bar and part social set, Cast Party offers a chance to hear rising and established talents step up to the microphone (backed by the slap and tickle of Steve Doyle on bass and Billy Stritch at the ivories, plus the bang of Daniel Glass on drums). The waggish Caruso presides as host.