What Christmas Means To Me
Feinstein's / 54 Below
December 12, 2021
“The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” the Fatlab Music recording of Broadway singing actress Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You, Escape To Margaritaville), featuring a very special collection of old and new seasonal favorites, is now available on all digital music platforms just in time for the holidays! For more information visit www.fatlab.com.
In celebration of this debut Christmas album, Ms. Howard will appear at Feinstein’s/54Below (254 West 54th Street – between Broadway & 8th Avenue) performing in “What Christmas Means To Me” on Sunday, December 12th at 7pm. Tickets range from $45-$90 and are available at www.54Below.com and (646) 476-3551.
One of Broadway’s favorite leading ladies will be sharing her special brand of Christmas spirit and will bring along her iconic broadway belt in a show celebrating the release of her first every Christmas album. Backed by Michael Shaieb and his fantastic trio, “What Christmas Means To Me” is directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and promises to give you Christmas “twists” unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Longtime collaborators Lisa Howard and Michael Shaieb had often dreamed of producing their own Christmas album. During the pandemic, with more time on their hands than usual, they decided to take advantage and fulfill their Dream! Inspired by her love of Christmas movies, Lisa chose the songs for the album by envisioning that they were the score to any one of her many favorite holiday classics. What arose was an eclectic mix of classic Christmas favorites and modern pop hits. Michael Shaieb arranged and orchestrated the songs with a fresh new take, and the result is a beautifully crafted holiday album that you’ll want to listen to over and over. “Creating this Christmas album was a true partnership with Lisa,” share album producers Shaieb and Brent Lord. “The variety in her song selection allowed us to feature the many stylistic sides of her voice in the arrangements. We have a shorthand with each other from having worked together for many years, and producing this album was much more fun for us than it was work.”
Lorna Dallas: Stages
Birdland Jazz Club
December 3, 2019
Last season, American born and London West End favorite Lorna Dallas returned to the New York cabaret world after a twenty-year hiatus. The reviewers were unanimous and unstinting in their praise. Now, in an encore performance, Lorna returns to Birdland Theater, with her acclaimed show on both sides of the Pond, Stages, devised by her two long time collaborators, musical director Christopher Denny and director Barry Kleinbort. Stages refers to those theaters and venues where Ms. Dallas displayed her formidable gifts as a singer and top tier interpreter of popular song. It also refers to the formative stages in a life; stages that have taken Lorna from a small town in Southern Illinois to the rarefied hothouse atmosphere of New Orleans, concert halls around the world, and on to dazzling nights in the West End with Sammy Cahn and Dame Cleo Laine. Those heady nights culminated in Royal Command performances for Queen Elizabeth and the Royal family. The musical program is equally diverse, ranging from unforgettable standards and show tunes by Broadway’s greats to little known but equally worthy gems. In short, Stages offers a treasure trove of glorious singing, intimate detail and heartfelt reminiscence.
Lorna Dallas: "H O M E A G A I N"
Birdland Jazz Club
February 26, 2018
In Home Again, Ms. Dallas dishes up beloved classics by Kern and Gershwin, alongside little-known gems by Kander and Ebb and Jerry Herman, while tossing in a few recent worthies from Broadway and beyond just for good measure. In short, Lorna Dallas’ Home Again promises to be that rare musical return you won’t want to miss.
The Birdland Theatre
October 10, 2021
Encore Performance on January 10, 2022
In her first live performance since emerging out of the cocoon of the pandemic, Ann Kittredge will showcase her formidable vocal talent in her critically acclaimed show, Movie Nite. From the greatest composers of the golden age of movies to today, Ann brings passion, energy, and her unique storytelling while sharing her journey of the heart with songs introduced by such luminaries as Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and Doris Day, among others. The show includes a stunning folk-opera rendition of the classic “Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life,” as well as a vivid reimagining of the opening number from the 2016 movie, La La Land. Alex Rybeck music directs the show masterfully. Alex and Ann welcome multi-award- winning guitarist Sean Harkness to join them. Spend an evening celebrating the movies with one of cabaret’s most “exquisite” performers.
Mark William: Feeling Good
Green Room 42
November 22, 2019
Mark William: Come Croon With Me, the Yellow Sound Label debut recording of Mark William, featuring the songs in his critically acclaimed nightclub act, Come Croon With Me is now available on CD, digital download, and all streaming platforms as of today.
Hailed as the “Album Of The Year” by Peter Filichia (Broadway Radio), the CD release will be celebrated at the premiere performance of Mark’s all new show Mark William: Feeling Good at The Green Room 42 (570 10th Ave, New York) on Friday, November 22.
Putting his own unique, youthful spin on golden age crooner styling, Mark performs a collection of classic tunes from Broadway and The Great American Songbook. With his glossy approach, he glides from Jerry Herman to Peter Allen to Henry Mancini with charismatic ease and a spring in his step. Backed by a stellar five-piece band led by musical director Clint Edwards, Mark William: Come Croon With Me is directed by Preston and Richard Ridge.
Following a season of sold-out performances at The Green Room 42, Mark William continues his love affair with the Great American Songbook in a brand-new show. Mark William: Feeling Good hypnotizes with a set of enduring classics filtered through Mark’s youthful perspective and talent set. The show is distinctly new-age romantic, while still evocative of golden-age cinematic glamour.