TOWN HALL—Stars of Cabaret! REMEMBERING MABEL & BOBBY +CultureClass Cafe

MEET/GREET 7:45pm for 8pm Show! Remembering Mabel & Bobby

 

THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY

OF THE LEGENDARY CONCERT AT TOWN HALL

 

Town Hall was the setting of the legendary dual concert of America’s leading cabaret performers, the great international club and recording artist Mabel Mercer and the reigning prince of cabaret Bobby Short.

The pairing of sophisticated cabaret singers of two generations on May 19, 1968, was an inspired idea on the part of promoter George Wein, and a great choice for a double-LP release by Atlantic Records. The result was a stylish musical evening that harked back decades in New York society and night- life, but managed to seem utterly contemporary.

The Mabel Mercer Foundation will present a lineup of today’s leading practitioners of the intimate and enduring art of cabaret in a tribute to these great artists featuring: Joyce Breach, Eric Comstock, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Fasano, Lauren Fox, Eric Yves Garcia, Clint Holmes, Tanya Holt, Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Mason, Marissa Mulder, Karen Oberlin, Rex Reed, Lumiri Tubo, Tamara Tunie, Iris Williams, Larry Woodward. Hosted by KT Sullivan.

The artists will interpret songs from the Mabel/ Bobby songbook including Here’s To Us, Looking At You, Remind Me, Down In The Depths On The 90th Floor, The Folks Who Live On The Hill, I’m Throwing A Ball Tonight, These Foolish Things, Both Sides Now, Bojangles Of Harlem, and Time Heals Everything.

 

BETWEEN THE SETS:

Join us at the lobby/wine bar for our INTERMISSION TOAST, TALK & TIDBITS:

Share personal impressions / anecdotes and learn the stories behind the songs!

NEW FRIENDS & MEMBERS WELCOME—Don't miss it!

 

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  • Larry L.

    The musicianly talent was uniformly high among the singers and instrumentalists, but the first half was almost all trifles of songs. Even the humor of the songs was mostly gone because all the references were so old. The second half, however, had one great number after another.

    1 · May 17, 2013

    • JoeM

      My faves from the evening were "Why Did I Choose You?" and "Time Heals Everything" -- both from the first act.

      May 17, 2013

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