Noël Coward scholar and author, Barry Day, OBE has put together a wonderfully entertaining concert to celebrate 100 years of Noël Coward in NYC and the launch of his new book, Noël Coward On (And In) Theatre. This event will take place at The Players in New York City. Performers include: Dana Ivey (Present Laughter), Steve Ross (Love, Noël), Shana Farr (Blithe Spirit), Jeffrey Hardy (Bittersweet), Noël Coward Cabaret Award-winner, Liam Forde, Broadway archivist, Michael Lavine, and the author, Barry Day. This will be an evening of entertainment, discussion, and even a visit from Sir Noël on the big screen.
Beginning at 6:30pm, while waiting for the theatre to open, you will have an opportunity to see and hear Brian Drutman perform on Coward’s Steinway Model A piano that sat in Coward’s Place Vendome apartment in Paris during the 1940s. At the end of the program, you will have the opportunity to take home a signed copy of Barry Day’s new book, Noël Coward On (And In) Theatre.
*Please see the covid protocols and dress code for The Players:
The Players follows the New York City mandatory proof of vaccination policy for indoor dining establishments, entertainment spaces, and fitness facilities. All members, guests an employees are required to prove at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine to be admitted into the Clubhouse.
Business casual, with slacks or well-kept denim. Non-collared or t-shirts are permitted only with a sweater or sport coat. No gym shoes, flip-flops, workout attire, shorts, or hats on gentlemen other than religious head coverings. All guests must adhere to the dress code.
SEAN HARKNESS, LINA KOUTRAKOS & MARCUS SIMEONE “Clearly Now”
Award-Winning Singers & Guitarist
With Sean on the guitar and all 3 trading off on vocals, they will do about 3 solos a piece, a few songs in 3 part harmony and if they are lucky at least 3 encores!
Singing and playing songs from artist like Bonnie Raitt, Otis Redding and Sean Harkness these 3 are joining forces mostly because they love making music together and are putting it on the stage in the hopes that you all will enjoy it as much as they will!
Sue Matsuki & Gregory Toroian’s Sunday Open Mic & Jazz Brunch
Every 2nd Sunday, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14 & December 12 From 12:00-3:00 pm EDT – 3 Sets
This Bistro & multi-MAC Award winning team are thrilled to be back at Pangea in a monthly open mic and jazz brunch. Set 1 they will host an Open Mic with participants being randomly selected from a hat! Set 2 will be the band and a few invited guest stars. Set 3 will be Sue Matsuki, Gregory Toroian and Skip Ward.
Reservations are highly recommended: 212-995-0900. No Cover Charge. $20.00 food or drink minimum.
Twelve-time Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs Winner, Natalie Douglas, has been called “a true force of nature,” by Clive Davis of The Times (UK). She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Cafe Carlyle, The Town Hall, Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Pheasantry in London, and at her NYC home club, Birdland Jazz Club where her award-winning TRIBUTES monthly residency (Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Elvis, Dolly Parton, Nat “King” Cole, Dame Shirley Bassey, Ella Fitzgerald, Roberta Flack, Joni Mitchell, Sammy Davis, Jr., Lena Horne, Barbra Streisand and more) ran from Summer 2017 thru January 2020. Natalie has released three albums, including the MAC Award Winning “Human Heart.” Natalie has also made her mark as a much sought after educator & actor – she is a Master Teacher for the Mabel Mercer Foundation, the St. Louis Cabaret Conference & the Eugene O’Neill Cabaret & Performance Conference. Natalie holds a Bachelor’s Degree from USC in Psychology, Theatre and Women’s Studies and a Master’s Degree from UCLA in Psychology and Theatre. For more info, visit www.nataliedouglas.com
TIME TO CELEBRATE! In her first cabaret show in 2021, Karen Mason will ring in her birthday at Feinstein’s/54 Below! It will be a night of unforgettable music, stories, laughter, and joy, and perhaps a few surprises… because you never know what will happen with a birthday girl! Karen’s all-new show will feature her favorite songs and arrangements, including “Help/Being Alive!,” “Lulu’s Back in Town,” “Now I Have Everything/Married,” including songs written by the songwriters she has known throughout her career, as well as new music chosen specifically for this celebratory night. Birthdays are about spending time with your favorite people at your favorite place, and there’s no place that Karen would rather be than with you and her music on her special night. Don’t miss it!
Karen Mason is the star of Broadway’s Mamma Mia, Wonderland, Hairspray, and Sunset Boulevard, as well as the first US tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies. She is also the recipient of the 2019 MAC Lifetime Achievement Award. Few performers can transfer as seamlessly between Broadway, recording, concert, and television as has Karen Mason. She has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Birdland, and The Drury Lane Oakbrook, as well as Royal Albert Hall in London.
SALONNew York’s Most Award-Winning Open Mic Hosted by Mark Janas at The Piano Produced by Tanya Moberly
A Different Co-Host & Theme Every Week!
November 21, 2021 Theme: Favorite Carols Co-Host: Deborah Zecher
SALON is an ongoing open entertainment event in which singers, writers and musicians share their talent with each other and audience members. Doors open at 6:30pm for sign-up. We begin at 7:00 and end at 9:30. If you would like to sign up to perform, see one the evening’s ‘Mamettes’ to fill out a card with your name, the name of your song, whether or not Mark will be playing for you and any upcoming events you’d like to promote. We do not present performers in order of sign-up, however, indicating requests as clearly and as early as possible as far as time restraints are concerned always makes everything much more possible.
ALWAYS BRING SEVERAL SONG SELECTIONS to avoid duplication. All types of material, on or off theme are always welcome at Salon. We enthusiastically welcome instrumentalists, poets, playwrights, essayists, comics, illusionists and performance artists. Please limit your selections to three or four minutes in length (including patter). Please also bring clear, complete charts for Mark to read. Flash photography is not allowed. Please turn off all noise making devices and give performers your undivided attention.
$10.00 cover charge (cash at the door) and a 2-drink minimum (cash or credit). Cabaret Menu Available. Videography available for an additional fee. Approximate running time: 2 1/2 hours Seating and Sign-Up from 6:30pm
Join us in the Birdland Theater to enjoy award winning vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli & the Tim Armacost Quintet!
Award winning vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli and Grammy nominated saxophonist Tim Armacost make a formidable front line for their hard-hitting quintet featuring pianist Art Hirahara, bassist Pat O’Leary and drummer Eric Halvorson. Gabrielle’s voice and Tim’s sax blend seamlessly whether playing their own original compositions or the group’s adventurous arrangements of songs from pop, jazz, the American Songbook and more.
Gabrielle Stravelli’s pairing of a jazz artist’s musicianship with an ability to interpret lyrics and connect with an audience has led to a richly varied career. She regularly leads her quartet in performances at the country’s finest jazz clubs and performing arts centers and has headlined domestic and international jazz festivals including the 2021 & 2018 WBGO Jazz on the Mountain Festival in New Paltz, NY, the 2019 Providencia Jazz Festival in Santiago, Chile, the 2016 All That Jazz Festival in Eleuthera, Bahamas and the 2014 Maree Sonore Festival in Venice, Italy. As a US State Department “Jazz Ambassador” she has performed and taught throughout Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South America. “Dream Ago,” her 2017 release which consists primarily of original material, received a rare 5- star review from Downbeat Magazine and her 2019 release “Pick Up My Pieces: Gabrielle Stravelli Sings Willie Nelson” was featured by noted music critic Will Friedwald in the WSJ and awarded the 2020 Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording.
After a life of travel and discovery on three continents, Grammy nominated saxophonist Tim Armacost is one of the most important improvisers on the New York scene today, with a big tenor sound and an impeccable rhythmic sense. Tim has worked with a phenomenal number of jazz greats, including Al Foster, Jimmy Cobb, Kenny Barron, Roy Hargrove and Randy Brecker. He has recorded 12 critically acclaimed records as a leader, performed on more than 50 as a sideman, and has composed for Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. A widely respected educator, Tim has lead clinics at universities throughout the U.S., Japan and Europe in addition to teaching and performing abroad with the U.S. State Department’s Rhythm Road program.