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A scene from the Broadway musical The Notebook. Photo by Julieta Cervantes
Broadway
Tulis McCall

The Notebook on Broadway

NEW YORK – The Notebook on Broadway, musical theater for anyone who has ever been in love.

Brian D'Arcy James and Kelli O'Hara in Days of Wine and Roses The Musical. Photo by Ahron R. Foster
Broadway
Tulis McCall

The Days of Wine and Roses

Watching O’Hara and D’Arcy James in Days of Wine and Roses is both thrilling and exhausting. These two thoroughbreds navigate this difficult and overwritten score with grace and self-assurance. Every song that O’Hara sings is an aria. D’Arcy James takes on his music with the precision of a fencing master. This is a master class in every way.

Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band Holiday Extravaganza at Birdland. Photo by Edward Kliszus
Jazz
Edward A Kliszus

Orrin Evans Holiday Extravaganza at Birdland

The Orrin Evans Holiday Extravaganza at Birdland was electric with a festive spirit as the big band took to the stage, adorned with shimmering decorations, glittering lights and guest stars Michelle Lordi, Alexia Bontempo, JD Walter, and Milton Suggs.

Poster for A Star Without A Name by the PM Theater Company
Off Broadway
Holli Harms

A Star Without A Name

Enchanting, exciting, and theatrical in movement and staging, PM Theater Company presents Mihail Sebastian’s  A Star Without A Name at Theatre at St. Clements.

Michael Davis. Photo by Julieta Cervantes
Jazz
Edward A Kliszus

Michael Davis Hip-Bone Big Band

The Michael Davis Hip-Bone Big Band shook the rafters tonight at New York City’s Birdland Jazz Club with one great number after another. Tonight was a celebration of their new album, Open City. Performed for a packed house, they broke it down with contemporary jazz. It was modern, sophisticated, and cool with smatterings of bebop.

Josie de Guzman at The Green Room 42. Photo by Edward Kliszus
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

Josie de Guzman at The Green Room 42

Two-time Tony Award nominee Josie de Guzman performed her show “Back Where I Started” and enthralled listeners at The Green Room 42.The enchanting and vivacious de Guzman performed a musical biopic of her remarkable stage career. She spoke of the many fellow luminaries with whom she performed and collaborated. The amazing list includes Leonard Bernstein, Nathan Lane, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Alan Jay Lerner, and Burton Lane, to name a few.

Entrance to Kurant Wine Bar. Photo credit: Sora Vernikoff
New York Restaurant Reviews
Sora Vernikoff

Kurant Wine Bar

I raved about Amy Babic’s Copinette, a restaurant renowned for its amazing American cuisine with French influence. It was time to try her second restaurant Kurant Wine Bar located at 1091 2nd Avenue between 57th and 58th Street in Manhattan.

Chez Josephine in New York's Theater District. Joséphine Baker au Panthéon - illustration de JipéDan. Public Domain
New York Restaurant Reviews
Sora Vernikoff

Chez Josephine in New York’s Theater District

Chez Josephine in New York’s Theater District was the brainchild of Jean-Claude Baker from Burgundy, who named his restaurant after his adoptive mother, Josephine Baker. Baker, born Freda Josephine McDonald, was an American-born naturalized French citizen famed as a dancer, singer, and actress.

The Gospel According to Heather. Photo by Russ Rowland
Broadway
Holli Harms

The Gospel According to Heather

The Gospel According to Heather is retelling of the story of Jesus, of those who followed him and believed in him, and those who fought to destroy him. It is the story of Scrooge and his transformation, it is the story of teenagers and how they discover their own worth and belief and love for self.

Amber Gray. Courtesy of Victoria L. Dammer
Cabaret
Victoria L. Dammer

Amber Grey at 54 Below

Full of exuberant energy, Gray opened the show with the moving musical piece Devil’s Gonna Rise Up, written by Abigail and Shaun Bengson. Gray’s musical director, Cody Owen Stine, accompanied her on the accordion. The song is a haunting, almost spiritual tune, showcased in The National Theatre of Scotland’s performance of Anything That Gives Off Light. That show was created in response to the Scottish independence referendum several years ago and involved the Scottish-US relationship throughout history. Gray’s style of singing gave the song great depth.

The Notebook on Broadway

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