Gutsy musical-theater neodiva Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots) and piano wizard Brian Nash get inon the ground floor of the newly opened LGBTQ entertainment complex Q to swirl their considerable talents into a a free weekly show on Saturday nights. Expect a campy, wigged-out bonanza of showbiz excess.
In an age of globalism, cabaret is a fundamentally local art: a private concert in an intimate nightclub, where music and storytelling merge at close range. And no city offers as wide a range of thrilling cabaret artists as New York City, from Broadway and pop legends like Patti LuPone and Debbie Harry to outrageous downtown provocateurs like Bridget Everett and Taylor Mac, drag stars like Alaska and Dina Martina and world-class interpreters like Barb Jungr and Meow Meow. Here's where to find the best of them this week.