This joyous romp through the world of cabaret celebrates the speakeasies and nightclubs of Prohibition, the elegant hotel cabarets and jazz clubs that introduced Sarah Vaughan and Eartha Kitt, and the cabaret renaissance taking place right now. Hosted by James Naughton and featuring an impressive roster of guests. The event is produced by Joel Fram and directed by Annette Jolles
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A Masterclass with Barbara Cook
W2W kicks-off with an incredibly exciting chance to watch legendary song-interpreter Barbara Cook teach a master class in the American Songbook to three young up-and-coming singers.
Andi Alhadeff, Kerstin Anderson, and Brennan Caldwell
A look at the young, up-and-coming cabaret superstars who are re-defining cabaret with their unique blend of traditional song stylings and modern performance art, expanding the repertoire into the world of pop, folk, and a new contemporary take on the classic American Songbook.
Emily Bergl, Molly Pope, Eric Yves Garcia, and La Tanya Hall
Cabaret Comedy, Part 1
From The Vanguard to Upstairs at the Downstairs, from The Bon Soir to The Duplex, comedy has always been a featured staple of cabaret show rooms across New York. Witty, irreverent, sometimes scandalous or subversive - comics have always found a welcome home in New York's cabaret culture.
with Jackie Hoffman
Cabaret originated in Paris as a place for singers, artists, and composers to gather together and share ideas and compositions, a tradition which is alive and well today. W2W presents some of today's best singer-songwriters, excellent composers as well as accomplished performers - a chance to hear great performances of original songs.
Tony DeSare, Andrew Lippa, Benjamin Scheuer
The International Style, Part 1-England
Cabaret Comedy, Part 2
The International Style, Part 2-Germany and France
Jean Brassard, Karen Kohler, Laura Osnes, and Ute Lemper
Satire, Revolution, and Alt-Cabaret
Cabaret has had a long association with satire, revolution, and protest. More than just a polite entertainment, cabaret has evolved into a forum for exploration, exhortation, and bending the boundaries of performance art - from tap-dancing trombonists to skewering parodies to drag artists and beyond.
NEWSical The Musical, Todd Londagin, Cole Escola, Taylor Mac
Broadway and The American Songbook
Cabaret has always been indebted to the Broadway stage, whose contributions to the American Songbook have featured composers like George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Jules Styne, Cy Coleman, and Stephen Sondheim. Broadway performers continue to bring their interpretations to the cabaret world, in venues like 54 Below and the Allen Room.
Kate Baldwin, The Broadway Boys, The DiGiallonardo Sisters, Karen Mason, Andrea McArdle
ASCAP and The New American Songbook
Michael Kerker and ASCAP present a selection of today's most prolific songwriters, as well as some of the most notable up-and-coming composers in Broadway's freshman class - all of whom are making incredibly innovative and varied contributions to the great American Songbook. Composers to be featured include: Jason Robert Brown, Sam Davis, Steve Marzullo, and Georgia Stitt
Kate Shindle, Graham Rowat, Kate Baldwin, Karen Mason, Sally Wilfert, La Tanya Hall, and Brennan Caldwell
Cabaret Classics, Part 1
W2W celebrates the artists who define the great Cabaret tradition - amazing singers delivering incredibly vivid and immediate interpretations of songs from the American Songbook, directly into the hearts of the audience - featured throughout New York in rooms like the Café Carlyle, Birdland and the Metropolitan Room.
James Naughton, Jennifer Sheehan, Klea Blackhurst, Barbara Carroll, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, Julie Halston, Andrea Marcovicci, Aaron Weinstein, Karen Wyman
Cabaret Classics, Part 2
James Naughton, Julia Murney, Steve Ross, Bill Charlap and Sandy Stewart, Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso, Lypsinka, Jane Monheit, and Marilyn Maye
-Schedule and artists are subject to change.-