Monday, December 11, 2017

The Salon Wrap-Up December 10, 2017: "School Days"

We welcomed our founder and host Mark Janas back to Salon after some time away for well deserved family travels. Mark bounded to the stage at the beginning of the show to introduce the evening and its theme, "School Days." True to form, Mark had two jokes for us on the theme, and then he and producer Tanya Moberly got the evening started.

Our Co-Host was MAC Award Nominee Mary Sue Daniels! Our illustrious co-host promised an evening of songs and stories about her school years. She started with a tale of pining for a shiny raincoat as a 5 year old, segueing into "I've Got Those Feeling Too Good Today Blues." For her mid-show set, she told us tales of scary school teachers, being stuck in a classroom with a monster bumblebee, and concussions after playing doctor. She sang the charming story song, "Sister Clarissa" which had the audience laughing in recognition. She then gave us a beautiful and contemplative, "Song of Bernadette." To close out the evening, she sang the ever-youthful and hopeful, "When I Was A Boy."

Mary Sue will be appearing in HOLIDAY CHEER! at Don’t Tell Mama – 343 West 46th St, NYC 10036 – on Saturday, December 16th at 3pm. For more information: www.donttellmamamnyc.com

Co-Host: Mary Sue Daniels

Salon Spotlight

Our Salon Spotlight featured Tym Moss! All sparkles and glitter, Tym came to the stage and confessed that he was, indeed, gay. (Shock!) He talked about growing up in the 60s and 70s, saying that he didn't ever hear the words "gay" or "homosexual" when he was young. He used that to segue into his first song, a heartbreaking rendition of, "Creep." For his second song he gave us an exciting parody/medley of, "I'm The Greatest Star" and "Don't Rain on my Parade." He closed with an original tune just for the holidays, "I Love New York at Christmas" - complete with choreography and audience participation!

Tym is doing an encore performance of his show, ALIVE!, at Don’t Tell Mama – 343 West 46th St, NYC 10036 – on Saturday, December 30th at 8pm. For more information: www.donttellmamanyc.com

Salon Spotlight: Tym Moss

Quick Wrap - Classical Corner

Mark Janas, our fearless founder and host, started by opening up the baby grand piano to give us some big sound, to resounding oohs and ahh from the audience. He then started talking about the theme of School Days... after a few stories from his youth, Mark got a little emotional and announced that he recently got in touch with fellow student from college, and she ended up coming to Salon tonight! This friend Valerie then surprised him by showing him a set of handwritten music, the very music that Mark wrote for Valerie to sing at her senior recital! (One of the lyrics he found in there - "And now is all we know of forever" - how lovely!)

Back to Classical Corner - Mark says that when Johannes Brahms went to school he wrote a short piece in order to graduate, but his teachers felt that it was not nearly long enough. So he went back and crafted a new, longer piece based on student drinking songs (!) Mark invited Matthew Martin Ward to come to the piano to lend two more hands to play part of the song - the Overture for his "Academic Festival."


Roster of performers for the evening (in order of appearance):
Click link to visit the performer’s website or other links, when available.
All piano accompaniment by Mark Janas unless otherwise noted.


Co-Host: Mary Sue Daniels
Bobbie Horowitz
Richard Becker
Rian Keating
Jim Speake
Eileen Lacy
Bronwyn Rucker
Ira Lee Collings (with Matthew Martin Ward on piano)
Sally Darling (with Matthew Martin Ward on piano)
Matthew Martin Ward (also on piano)
Erin Cronican
Maureen Taylor
Salon Spotlight: Tym Moss
Classical Corner: Mark Janas
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Co-Host: Mary Sue Daniels
Tanya Moberly
Deborah Zecher
Ritt Henn (also on bass)
Frances O'Flynn (with Matthew Martin Ward on piano)
Richard Eisenberg
Deborah Stone
Valerie Saalbach
Ari Axelrod
Co-Host: Mary Sue Daniels


Special thanks to Gil Alexandre on lights and sound, the amazing David Ballard & our waitstaff and management at Etcetera Etcetera, and our wonderful videographer, Steve Bustamante.


Ongoing:

Monday nights (7pm): Opera Open Mic at Shanghai Mong with Mark Janas and Matthew Martin Ward, 30 West 32nd Street, NYC.

Upcoming Shows:

December 12-23, 2017 (Times Vary): WINTER RHYTHMS CONCERT SERIES at Urban Stages. 20+ Shows, 100+ Artists. Cabaret, Musical Theatre, Jazz, and more to Benefit arts & Education. Come celebrate the holidays by giving to a good cause and seeing some of your Salon friends perform! Peter Napolitano, Producer/Director.  Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (7pm): Erin Cronican, Richie Eisenberg, and Janice Hall are appearing in "A Celebration of Barry Levitt: His Life & Music" Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Concert Series, Urban Stages, 259 West 30th St, NYC.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (9:30pm): Matthew Martin Ward will be accompanying the amazing Christine Pedi in her annual holiday show, "Snow Bizness," at Feinstein's 54 Below, 254 W 54th St., NYC.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 (7pm): "Mama's Next Big Act Reunion Tour! Home for the Holidays" Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Concert Series, Urban Stages, 259 West 30th St, NYC.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 (7pm): Deborah Stone is appearing with "Siren Song" at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th St, NYC.

Friday, December 15, 2017 (8pm): Jim Speake is appearing with "Those Girls" at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th St, NYC.

Saturday, December 15, 2017: Sally Darling is appearing in "Together" as part of "Winter Rhythms" at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 (3pm): Janice Hall will perform "The Opera Show with No Opera" with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano as part of "Winter Rhythms" at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 (3pm): Mary Sue Daniels will be appearing in HOLIDAY CHEER! at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th St, NYC.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 (9:30pm): Andrea Bell Wolff will perform "Prisoner of Love" with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano and Peter Napolitano as Director as part of "Winter Rhythms" at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.

Sunday, December 17, 2017 (3pm): Ira Lee Collings and Jim Speake are performing in "Winter Rhythms" at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.

Monday, December 18, 2017: Amy Beth Williams, with Tanya Moberly directing and Ian Herman at the piano, performs "A Thousand Beautiful Things" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (7pm): Tanya Moberly is appearing in"Famous Duets II" Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Concert Series, Urban Stages, 259 West 30th St, NYC.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (7pm): Ritt Henn is performing his show, "Beth & Ritt's 2nd Annual Holiday Survival Kit" at the Winter Rhythms Festival - at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.

Thursday, December 21, 2017 (7pm): Matthew Martin Ward will present his show "After the Fair" at the Winter Rhythms Festival - at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.

Saturday & Sunday, December 23 & 24, 2017 (4:30pm): Erin Cronican is going on for the role of Heather in the Off-Broadway musical, SISTAS, at St Luke's Theater on West 46th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenue.)

Saturday, December 23, 2017 (7pm): "From All of Us to All of You: Seasonal Songs & Disney Too!" Hosted by Stephen Hanks and featuring Mary Sue Daniels at the Winter Rhythms Festival - at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.

Friday, December 29, 2017 (7pm): Tanya Moberly and Sean Harkness are appearing at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

January 29, 2018: Bobbie Horowitz is bringing back her show, "It's Only a Number" to Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Spring 2018: Sally Darling and Matthew Martin Ward bring back their show "Love, Lust, and Longing" - stay tuned for more!

May 6, 2018: Deborah Zecher is doing her very first solo show in NYC, at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

May 14, 2018: Deborah Zecher is doing her very first solo show in NYC, at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

May 23, 2018: Deborah Zecher is doing her very first solo show in NYC, at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.


NEXT SUNDAY at SALON: 

Join us December 17, 2017 with your Co-Host, Bronwyn Rucker. Our Salon Spotlight will be Gretchen Reinhagen. The optional theme for the week is "Holiday Wishes."


Written by Erin Cronican
Blogette for The Salon

Questions, changes or additions? Email me!

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Salon Wrap-Up December 3, 2017: "The Days of Wine and Roses"

It was a nostalgic evening as we ushered in the theme, "The days of Wine and Roses." Behind the piano tonight was our Guest Host, the Multiple MAC Award Winner Bill Zeffiro

Our Co-Host was Vocalist & Bandleader Sarah Hayes! She burst onto the stage with humor and sass in her rendition of "The Lady is a Tramp." For her mid-show set, she and Bill started with the charming duet, "How About You." They than sang the title song of the evening, "The Days of Wine and Roses" giving us a sense of yearning. She capped that off with the title song from the Audrey Hepburn/Albert Finny movie, "Two for the Road." To compete the evening, Sarah quipped that
the person profiled in the final song probably had a lot of roses thrown her way for being so popular - "Sweet Georgia Brown."

Sarah joins Bill Zeffiro at La Rivista – 313 West 46th St, NYC 10036 - every Monday 8pm-12am and also Friday, December 1st & Friday, December 8th 8pm-12am. Sarah performs with her jazz trio at Jacques Brasserie – 204-206 East 85th St, NYC 10028 – every Thursday 9pm-12:30am and at Swing 46 – 349 West 46th St, NYC 10036 - on Sunday, December 10th 8:30-10:30pm. For more information: www.sarahhayesmusic.com

Our Co-Host: Sarah Hayes

Salon Spotlight

Our Salon Spotlight featured MAC & Bistro Award Winner Janice Hall, with Matthew Martin Ward on piano! Janice sang songs from her upcoming solo show, starting with a tongue-in-cheek rendition of the Cake rock song, "Opera Singer" mashed up with the Barry Levitt/Peter Napolitano tune, "The Story Is My Song." She then gave us another amazing mashup, this time with Matthew joining her on vocals with "Who Could Ever Have Dreamed Up You" (from Maury Yeston's Phantom) and Noel's Coward's "Room With A View." She finished her set with a stunning and dramatic, "Je Suis Malade" which blended both French and English lyrics and ended with a powerful belt.

Janice will be at Urban Stages – 259 West 30th St, NYC 10001 – in THE OPERA SHOW WITH NO OPERA on Saturday, December 16th at 3pm. For more information: www.urbanstages.org

Salon Spotlight: Janice Hall

Quick Wrap - Zeff's Corner

As bill sat down to give us "Zeff's corner" he informed us the the theme, "The days of Wine and Roses" could only mean three things to him: Saloon Songs, Drinking, and Bad Romantic Stories at 3am. So with that, he gave us three entertaining numbers which he sang and played at the piano. He started with what he called the country version of "On for My Baby" called "The King Is Gone." Next, he gave us a delicate and contemplative, "Saloon Song", the Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Mercer hit. To close out Zeff's Corner, he shared a song he wrote while having drinks with Marissa Mulder, called, "As Long As We're Loaded," throughout which he asked the audience to sing along!

You can catch Bill every Monday & Wednesday 8pm-12am at La Rivista – 313 West 46th St, NYC 10036. His CD of original tunes BETTER THAN NOTHING is available on itunes & cdbaby.com and a Cast Recording of his Original Musical THE ROAD TO RUIN will follow soon. For more information: www.billzeffiro.com

Guest Host: Bill Zeffiro


Roster of performers for the evening (in order of appearance):
Click link to visit the performer’s website or other links, when available.
All piano accompaniment by Bill Zeffiro unless otherwise noted.


Co-Host: Sarah Hayes
Ann Kittredge
Patrick Reilly
Frances O'Flynn (with Matthew Martin Ward on piano)
Matthew Martin Ward
Angela Leone
Joan Jaffe
Erin Cronican
Marnie Klar
Salon Spotlight: Janice Hall (with Matthew Martin Ward on piano)
Classical Corner: Bill Zeffiro
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Co-Host: Sarah Hayes
Michelle Collier
Joseph Mulholland
Ann Kittredge (encore)
Marnie Klar (encore)
Angela Leone (encore)
Joan Jaffe (encore)
Frances O'Flynn (encore - with Matthew Martin Ward on piano)
Janice Hall (encore - with Matthew Martin Ward on piano)
Matthew Martin Ward (encore)
Erin Cronican and Bill Zeffiro encore - (with Matthew Martin Ward on piano)
Co-Host: Sarah Hayes

Special thanks to Gil Alexandre on lights and sound, Joseph Mulholland and our amazing waitstaff, and the management at Etcetera Etcetera.


Ongoing:

Monday nights (7pm): Opera Open Mic at Shanghai Mong with Mark Janas and Matthew Martin Ward, 30 West 32nd Street, NYC.

Upcoming Shows:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 (9:30pm): Matthew Martin Ward will be accompanying the amazing Christine Pedi in her annual holiday show, "Snow Bizness," at Feinstein's 54 Below, 254 W 54th St., NYC

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 (8:30pm): "Swingin' for The Maestro: A Barry Levitt Foundation Cabaret, featuring Janice Hall and many others; launch event for the Barry Levitt Foundation, at the Iridium, 1650 Broadway, NYC.

Friday, December 8, 2017 (7pm): Tanya Moberly and Steven Ray Watkins at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC

Saturday, December 9, 2017 (4pm): Marnie Klar performs "Bedtime Stories" (directed by Tanya Moberly with Stephen Ray Watkins at the piano) at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (9:30pm): Matthew Martin Ward will be accompanying the amazing Christine Pedi in her annual holiday show, "There's No Business like Snow Bizness," at Feinstein's 54 Below, 254 W 54th St., NYC

December 12-23, 2017 (Times Vary): WINTER RHYTHMS CONCERT SERIES at Urban Stages. 20+ Shows, 100+ Artists. Cabaret, Musical Theatre, Jazz, and more to Benefit arts & Education. Come celebrate the holidays by giving to a good cause and seeing some of your Salon friends perform! Peter Napolitano, Producer/Director. Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (9:30pm): Matthew Martin Ward will be accompanying the amazing Christine Pedi in her annual holiday show, "Snow Bizness," at Feinstein's 54 Below, 254 W 54th St., NYC.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (7 pm): Erin Cronican and Janice Hall are appearing in "A Celebration of Barry Levitt: His Life & Music" Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Concert Series, Urban Stages, 259 West 30th St, NYC.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 (7pm): "Mama's Next Big Act Reunion Tour! Home for the Holidays" Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Concert Series, Urban Stages, 259 West 30th St, NYC.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 (3pm): Janice Hall will perform "The Opera Show with No Opera" with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano as part of "Winter Rhythms" at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 (9pm): Andrea Bell Wolff will perform "Prisoner of Love" with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano and Peter Napolitano as Director as part of "Winter Rhythms" at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.

Monday, December 18, 2017: Amy Beth Williams, with Tanya Moberly directing and Ian Herman at the piano, performs "A Thousand Beautiful Things" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (7pm): Tanya Moberly is appearing in"Famous Duets II" Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Concert Series, Urban Stages, 259 West 30th St, NYC.

Thursday, December 21, 2017 (7pm): Matthew Martin Ward will present his show "After the Fair" at the Winter Rhythms Festival - at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.

Saturday & Sunday, December 23 & 24, 2017 (4:30pm): Erin Cronican is going on for the role of Heather in the Off-Broadway musical, SISTAS, at St Luke's Theater on 46th Street.

Saturday, December 23, 2017 (7pm): "From All of Us to All of You: Seasonal Songs & Disney Too!" Hosted by Stephen Hanks. Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Concert Series, Urban Stages, 259 West 30th St, NYC.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017: Sally Darling and Matthew Martin Ward bring back her show "Love, Lust, and Longing" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, December 29, 2017 (7pm): Tanya Moberly and Sean Harkness are appearing at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.


NEXT SUNDAY at SALON:

Join us December 10, 2017 with your Co-Host, Mary Sue Daniels. Our Salon Spotlight will be Tym Moss. The optional theme for the week is "School Days."


Written by Erin Cronican
Blogette for The Salon

Questions, changes or additions? Email me!

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Salon Wrap Up for Sunday, November 19th, 2017: There's No Tune Like a Show Tune

Just off to the side of the Great White Way, Salon theatre lovers united to celebrate our theme of the evening, There's No Tune Like a Show Tune, where our co-host for the night, Ricky Ritzel and his partners in crime, joined together for an unstoppable musical theatre experience highlighting songs from some of Broadway's most well known and obscure shows.  Mr. Ritzel has graced the New York Cabaret circuit for over 35 years.  Lovingly referred to as a, "Cabaret Warhorse," he's put his experience and love for all things musical into his latest venture, a show entitled, Ricky Ritzel's Broadway, which returns to Don't Tell Mama on Friday, January 26th at 7pm.


 
                                              Ricky Ritzel

    Each month, his show features different Broadway shows, and interesting facts about each musical, and he selects a new cast each month to play the characters, (sometimes including non-traditional casting), that wow the audience with their vocal ability and some amazing, sometimes hysterical, entertainment.  Tonight was no exception, as his cast including MAC President Lennie Watts, Kristine Zbornik, Jay Rogers, Aaron Morishita, Alison Nusbaum, Tommy Dose, and Tara Martinez opened with, "Comedy Tonight," from the musical A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.  This was followed by Debut MAC Award-Winning Tommy Dose singing a beautiful rendition of, "I Don't Remember You," from Kander & Ebb's The Happy Time, and Tara Martinez with, "I Belong Here," from the musical The Grand Tour, which unfortunately was a Broadway flop, but has some beautiful music written by Jerry Herman.  

    As usual, our Salon regulars and newbies followed up with some great tunes!  Some highlights included Marni Klar's, "When I Look At You," from The Scarlett Pimpernel, she's bringing back her show Bedtime Stories to Don't Tell Mama on December 9th at 4pm.  Ira Lee Collins sang the lovely song, "Who Are You Now," from Funny Girl, to his partner which  pulled on all of our heart strings.  Deborah Zecher regularly performs a show called Broadway Bible, where she rewrites songs from Broadway musicals and combines them with her love of spirituality.  Her new version of, " That's Entertainment," from The Band Wagon, was a big hit!  Jeff Cubeta, who is accompanying Lucille Kaffashan in her show Unwritten December 2nd at Don't Tell Mama's, sang Christine Lavin's song, which has the longest title in the history of songwriting, " Regretting What I Said To You When You Called Me at Eleven O'Clock on a Friday Morning to Tell Me That at One O'Clock Friday Afternoon You're Gonna Leave Your Office, Go Downstairs, Hail a Cab to Go to the Airport to Catch a Plane to Go Skiing in the Alps for Two Weeks.  Not That I Wanted to Go With You, I Wasn't Able To Leave Town, I'm Not a Very Good Skier, I Couldn't Expect You to Pay My Way, But After Going Out With You for Three Years, I Don't Like Surprises," or more simply, "A Musical Apology."  The fabulous Sidney Myer was joined by Tommy Dose for a duet entitled, "A Certain Girl," again from The Happy Time.  And the Etceterettes rounded out Act I with David Ballard singing a gorgeous version of, "On The Street Where You Live," from My Fair Lady, Janice Hall singing, "Ladies Who Lunch," from Company, and Maureen Taylor, paying tribute to her mother with a beautiful rendition of, "Climb Every Mountain," from The Sound of Music.


Quick Wrap - Classical Corner
    Mark Janas was joined by Co-Producer, Tanya Moberly this week for my favorite part of Salon - Classical Corner, where we learn a little something new about music each week!  This week was no exception, as we spoke about Steven Sondheim, and his ability to use dissonance in his chord structures to create tension in music, which adds to the lyrics, storyline, and character development in shows.  Song cited were, "Sunday in the Park with George," from the musical of the same name, and also, "Last Midnight," from Into the Woods.  After playing the chords straight, and having Ms. Moberly sing the selection, Mr. Janas then added the dissonance to the chord structure that Sondheim had written, and the audience could hear the difference of what musical intervals can do to add excitement and feeling to a character's development.

    Act II was another tour de force, beginning with the hilarious Jay Rogers (playing Archy the Cockroach), and Kristine Zbornik (portraying Mehitabel the Cat), singing, "Flotsam & Jetsam," from the 1956 musical Shinbone Alley, a musical transition of Don Marquis stories.  Jay Rogers and Aaron Morishita kept us laughing with the duet, "All 'Er Nuthin'," from Oklahoma.  Sally Burns made her Salon debut singing, "Who's Been Sitting In My Chair," from the musical Goldilocks.  Carly Ozard, who will be performing her show Chasing Cameron Mackintosh at The Friar's Club this Tuesday, November 21st at 8pm, sang, "All That Jazz."  Alison Nusbaum did an amazing rendition of, "The Revolutionary Costume for Today," as Edie from the musical Grey Gardens.  MAC President Lennie Watts joined in as PT Barnum with rapid-fire lyrics in, "The Museum Song," from Barnum and spoke about his new venture, Singnasium.  Bob Diamond made us cry with, "One More Walk Around the Garden Gate," from Carmelina.  Matthew Martin Ward sang, "A Quiet Evening at Home," from a musical that he has written with Peter Napolitano entitled The Lady in Penthouse B.  Sidney Myer wowed us with the song, "World Take Me Back," which Jerry Herman originally wrote for Ethel Merman for the production of Hello, Dolly, but when she initially declined the part, it was cut from the show.  Later, when she did play the role, the song was reinstated.  Tonight's show was closed out again with Ricky Ritzel and his cast of musical characters singing from You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, with Sally Darling playing Sally with, "My New Philosophy," and leaving us with the cast singing, "Happiness Is."  It was a great night had by all!

    Remember, there is no Salon next week.  Everyone from Salon wishes you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!   You can also see many of our performers in the upcoming holiday shows at Urban Stages.  Happy Holidays to all!

Roster of performers for the evening (in order of appearance):
Click link to visit the performer’s website or other links, when available.
All piano accompaniment by Mark Janas unless otherwise noted.

Co-Host: Ricky Ritzel & Company
Tommy Dose
Tara Martinez
Ira Lee Collins
Ronni Faust
Angela Leone
Lucille Kaffashan
Jeff Cubeta
Sidney Myer & Tommy Dose
Janice Hall
Maureen Taylor


Classical Corner: Mark Janas (with Tanya Moberly)

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Co-Host:  Ricky Ritzel
Kristine Zbornik & Jay Rogers
Jay Rogers & Aaron Morishita
Tanya Moberly
Sally Burns
Richard Eisenberg
Gretchen Reinhagen
Carly Ozard
Alison Nusbaum
Lennie Watts
Barbara Malley
Bob Diamond
Sally Darling (with Matthew Martin Ward)
Matthew Martin Ward (accompanying himself)
Sidney Myer
Co-Host: Ricky Ritzel & Company

Special thank you, to Janice Hall on lights and sound,  David Ballard and our amazing waitstaff, and the management at Etcetera Etcetera. Thanks to Steve Bustamonte for providing video service for us!

Ongoing:

Monday nights (7pm): Opera Open Mic at Shanghai Mong with Mark Janas and Matthew Martin Ward, 30 West 32nd Street, NYC.

Upcoming Shows:

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 (8:00pm): Carly Ozard performs her show "Chasing Cameron Mackintosh," with direction by Deborah Kym and music direction by John Fischer.  Milton Berle Room @ The Friar's Club, 57 East 55th Street, NYC.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 (7 pm): Sally Darling will be appearing in "Together," with the four other 2017 MAC nominees for Female Vocalist. The show benefits The Meatloaf Kitchen at University Community Social Services. Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St. NYC.

Saturday, November 25th, 2017 (4 pm): Gretchen Reinhagen's new show, "#iblamepaleo," will premiere at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St, NYC. Tracy Stark is musical director.

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 (7 pm):  Shana Farr and Steve Ross team up for "Our Favorite Things," featuring Great American Songbook and holiday favorites, at The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South, NYC

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 (7 pm): Gretchen Reinhagen's new show, "#iblamepaleo," will premiere at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St, NYC. Tracy Stark is musical director.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (7pm): Sally Darling (with Matthew Martin Ward on piano) presents "Totally Noël" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, December 1st, 2017 (8 pm): Audrey Appleby will perform her show "Ladies Cheap Cocktails," at Pangea, 178 2nd Ave. NYC. Daryl Kojak is music director.

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 (4:30 pm): Sally Darling (with Matthew Martin Ward on piano) presents "Totally Noël" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 (9:30 pm): Matthew Martin Ward will be accompanying the amazing Christine Pedi in her annual holiday show, "Snow Bizness," at Feinstein's 54 Below, 254 W 54th St., NYC

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 (8:30pm):  "Swingin' for The Maestro: A Barry Levitt Foundation Cabaret, featuring Janice Hall and many others; launch event for the Barry Levitt Foundation, at the Iridium, 1650 Broadway, NYC.

Friday, December 8, 2017 (7pm): Tanya Moberly and Steven Ray Watkins at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC

Saturday, December 9, 2017 (4pm): Marnie Klar performs "Bedtime Stories" (directed by Tanya Moberly with Stephen Ray Watkins at the piano) at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

December 12-23, 2017 (Times Vary):  WINTER RHYTHMS CONCERT SERIES at Urban Stages.  20+ Shows, 100+ Artists.  Cabaret, Musical Theatre, Jazz, and more to Benefit arts & Education.  Come celebrate the holidays by giving to a good cause and seeing some of your Salon friends perform!  Peter Napolitano, Producer/Director.  Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (9:30 pm): Matthew Martin Ward will be accompanying the amazing Christine Pedi in her annual holiday show, "Snow Bizness," at Feinstein's 54 Below, 254 W 54th St., NYC.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (7 pm):  "A Celebration of Barry Levitt: His Life & Music" Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Concert Series, Urban Stages, 259 West 30th St, NYC.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 (7 pm):  "Mama's Next Big Act Reunion Tour!  Home for the Holidays" Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Concert Series, Urban Stages, 259 West 30th St, NYC.

Thursday, December 14th, 2017 (7 pm): "Siren Song", starring Deborah Stone, is presented at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St. NYC.

Friday, December 15, 2017 (7 pm):  "Together: Celia Berk, Sally Darling, Meg Flather, Josephine Sanges, & Lisa Viggiano" Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Concert Series, Urban Stages, 259 West 30th St, NYC.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 (3pm): Janice Hall will perform "The Opera Show with No Opera" with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano as part of "Winter Rhythms" at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.

Saturday, December 16th, 2017 (4 pm): Gretchen Reinhagen's new show, "#iblamepaleo," will premiere at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St, NYC. Tracy Stark is musical director.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 (9pm): Andrea Bell Wolff will perform "Prisoner of Love" with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano and Peter Napolitano as Director as part of "Winter Rhythms" at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.

Monday, December 18, 2017: Amy Beth Williams, with Tanya Moberly directing and Ian Herman at the piano, performs "A Thousand Beautiful Things" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (7 pm): Gretchen Reinhagen's new show, "#iblamepaleo," will premiere at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St, NYC. Tracy Stark is musical director.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (7 pm):  "Famous Duets II" Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Concert Series, Urban Stages, 259 West 30th St, NYC.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (9 pm):  Will Friedwald Presents "ELLA @ 100: The Legendary 1960 Concert" Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Concert Series, Urban Stages, 259 West 30th St, NYC.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (9 pm):  Stearns Matthews in "December Songs & other works of Maury Yeston" Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Concert Series, Urban Stages, 259 West 30th St, NYC.

Thursday, December 21, 2017 (7pm): Matthew Martin Ward will present his show "After the Fair" at the Winter Rhythms Festival - at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.

Thursday, December 21, 2017 (9 pm):  Karen Oberlin & Sean Harkness in "Heart Strings" Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Concert Series, Urban Stages, 259 West 30th St, NYC.

Saturday, December 23, 2017 (7 pm):  "From All of Us to All of You: Seasonal Songs & Disney Too!"  Hosted by Stephen Hanks.  Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Concert Series, Urban Stages, 259 West 30th St, NYC.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017: Sally Darling and Matthew Martin Ward bring back her show "Love, Lust, and Longing" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, December 29, 2017 (7pm): Tanya Moberly and Sean Harkness are appearing at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

NEXT SUNDAY at SALON: 

*** NO SALON NOVEMBER 26th - HAPPY THANKSGIVING! ***

Join December 3rd for "Days of Wine & Roses" - with Mark Janas out of town for the holidays, our Guest Host will be Bill Zeffiro, with Co-Host Sarah Hayes, and Salon Spotlight Janice Hall.


Posted by Kathleen France, Salon Blogette