Lovely, Lovely, Lovely Interview with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin in the Times

November 13, 2011

An interview with the stars who are about to open their revue on Broadway: 

Q. But you’re both such big personalities. Is it a challenge to share a stage together?

LUPONE There’s no challenge at all. I think insecure big personalities can’t share a stage. [Laughs]

A Double Dose of the Callaways

November 11, 2011

Those amazing Callaway sisters will be in town this weekend.

Sunday, November 13, they’ll be performing an extended version of their concert Boom! at Strathmore at 7:30.

And on Monday, November 14, they’ll be presenting a master class for local singers at the Arts Club of Washington, Noon – 2:30.  Auditor slots still available.  More info.

Stephen Holden on Bill Charlap and Sandy Stewart and Maureen McGovern

November 10, 2011

THe NYTimes on cabaret’s top mother/son team:“The singer Sandy Stewart is the queen of calm. In a world in which everyone is shouting to be heard, Ms. Stewart — appearing with her son, the world-class jazz pianist Bill Charlap, at the Algonquin Hotel’s Oak Room — is a voice of reflection. As she and Mr. Charlap performed standards on Wednesday, you had the feeling of being in the presence of an empathic sibyl gently reminding you that life goes on.”

As to Maureen McGovern’s stand at Birdland: “Vocally Ms. McGovern, now 62, is a pop-jazz embodiment of that ideal. Unfailingly demure, unabashedly romantic, with a voice as strong and flexible as Barbra Streisand’s, she can go anywhere she pleases. It is a voice especially well suited to songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein and Alan and Marilyn Bergman.”

DC Cabaret Network Open Mic on Monday

November 10, 2011

The next DC Cabaret Network Open Mic is Monday, November 14 at the Atlas Theater (1333 H St NE, Washington DC).  Sign up at 7:30 with singing at 8:00pm.  The incomparable Mary Sugar will be at the keys.