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Sue Matsuki, Laurie Krauz, Stephen Hanks, Meg Flather, Rosemary Loar, Tracy Stark; in front: Lisa Viggiano, Karen Oberlin
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Cabaret Campaigns -Ride the Blue Wave

Don't Tell Mama
343 - West 46 St, New York, NY
June 28, 2018
Cast: Lisa Viggiano, Sue Matsuki, Laurie Krauz, Meg Flather, Rosemary Loar, Karen Oberlin
Producer and Host:  Stephen Hanks
Musical Director: Tracy Stark
Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors




Karen Oberlin
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Karen Oberlin: Confound Me: Songs in Search of Something

Triad
158 - W. 72th St, NYC
June 11, 2018
Vocals: Karen Oberlin. Guest Jill Sobule
Running time: One hour.
Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors




Steve Ross
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I Remember Him Well - The Songs of Alan Jay Lerner

Birdland
315 W 44th St, NYC
January 22, 2018
Piano and Vocals: Steve Ross.  Guest Shana Farr.
Running time: One hour.
Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors




Darin Cast

 George Salazar, Stephanie Styles, Jonathan Groff, Elena Shaddow, David Pittu. Photo: Richard Termin
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The Bobby Darin Story

92Y Lyrics and Lyricists
1395 Lexington Ave., NYC
Running: January 20-22, 2018
Featuring vocals: Jonathan Groff with David Pittu, George Salazar, Elena Shaddow, Stephie Styles
Musicians: Brian Pareschi, Todd Groves, Jim Hershman, Michael Thurber, Jared Sconig
Director:  Alex Timbers
Running time: Two hours, one intermission.
Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors, January 2018

Bobby Darin




Jim Caruso, Klea Blackhurst, Billy Stritch
Jim Caruso, Klea Blackhurst, Billy Stritch
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A Swingin’ Birdland Christmas: Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch

Birdland
315 W 44th St, NYC
December 22-25, 2017
Musicians: Billy Stritch on piano, Daniel Glass on drums and Steve Doyle on bass.
Running Time: One hour
Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors, December, 2017




Liliane Montevecchi
Walter Willison, Liliane Montevecchi, Lee Horwin
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Ziegfeld Follies of the Air – The New 1934 Live From Broadway Broadcast Revue

Birdland
315 W 44th St, NYC
The Ziegfeld Society presents Their First Annual Gala Benefit
Devised and Directed by Walter Willison
Musical Direction and Special Arrangements by Mark York
Running Time: One hour
Review by Elizabeth Ahlfor, January 30, 2017

              



Anne Carrere
Photo: Val Wagner
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Anne Carrere in Piaf! The Show

Carnegie Hall: Stern Auditorium, Perelman Stage
Seventh Ave and 57th Street, NYC
Starring: Anne Carrere, Singer; Philippe Villa, Piano; Guy Giuliano, Accordion; Laurent Sarrien, Percussion and Xylophone; Daniel Fabricant; Double Bass.
Written and Directed: Gil Marsalla
Production Stage Manager: Stephane Guy
One night only - January 6, 2017
Reviewed by Elizabeth Ahlfors, January 6, 2017




Baby Jane Dexter
Photo: John Ruznak Passion and Heart
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Baby Jane Dexter - Elizabeth Ahlfors

The Metropolitan Room
34 W. 22nd Street, NYC 
Baby Jane Dexter: Body and Soul 
Musical Director/Pianist: Russ Patterson 
November 26, 27, December 9, 16, 2016.
Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors




Richard Holbrook

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Richard Holbrook: Richard Sings Rodgers With a Lot of Heart

Metropolitan Room
315 West 22th Street
August 26, 2016
Directed by Richard Barclay
Musical Director: Tom Nelson with Tom Nelson Trio
Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors




Cabaret Scenes Benefit
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Cabaret Scenes Benefit

Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors

             



Air France Presents Django Reinhardt NY Festival

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Air France Present Django Reinhardt  NY Festival

Birdland
315 West 44th Street
Starring: Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard, Doudou Cuillerier, Antonio Licusati
Special Guests: Anat Cohen (8/2), Peter Beets (8/3-4), Jorge Continentino and Itaiguara Brandao (8/5-6), Jazzmeia Horn (8/7)
Produced by Pat Phillips-Stratta
August 2 to 7, 2016
Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors




Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

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 Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

by Elizabeth Ahlfors

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
Café Carlyle
Band: Herb Alpert (trumpet), Lani Hall (vocals), Bill Cantos (piano and vocals),  Hussain Jeffry (bass), Michael Shapiro (drums)
May 31 to June 11, 2016
Reviewed by Elizabeth Ahlfors

              



Natalie Douglas

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Natalie Douglas- Human Heart

Human Heart
Natalie Douglas
Musical Director/Arrangements/pianist: Mark Hartman
March 21, 2016
Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors




T. Oliver Reid

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T. Oliver Reid - Drop Me Off in Harlem

Drop Me Off in Harlem
Birdland
315 West 44th Street
February 8, 2016
Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors




Maxine Linehan

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Maxine Linehan - What Would Petula Do?

Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street
Musical Director/Arranger/Pianist: Ryan Shirar
January 18, 2016
Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors

              



Karen Oberlin

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Karen Oberlin  - Heart & Soul: The Songs of Frank Loesser

Director: Eric Michael Gillett
Musical Director/Piano: Jon Weber
Bass: Sean Smith
January 13, 2016
Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors




Barbara Fasano

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Busy Being Free - Elizabeth Ahlfors

Busy Being Free
Barbara Fasano
Musical Director: John diMartino
Arrangements by John diMartino
January 11. February 25, 2016

Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors

              



Baby Jane Dexter

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Baby Jane Dexter - Elizabeth Ahlfors

The Metropolitan Room 
It's Personal
Baby Jane Dexter
Musical Director/Pianist: Russ Patterson 
November 21, 28, December 4, 2015.
Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors

              



Don Mclean

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Don Mclean: Storyteller

Stephen Hanks
With Sean Harness, Frank Ponzio and Skip Ward
Don't Tell Mama
343 - West 46 St. NYC
November 11, 2015; December 16, 2015
70 minutes
Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors




Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar

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Double Take - Elizabeth Ahlfors

Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland Presents
Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar: At the Same Time
Musical Director: Alex Rybeck
Bass: Bob Renino 
Drums: Dan Gross
Arrangements by Alex Rybeck (except where noted)
November 9, 2015




Tapestry Rewoven Plugged!

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Tapestry Rewoven Plugged!  - Elizabeth Ahlfors

Laurie Krauz and Daryl Kojak
Cafe Noctambula at Pangea
178 - 2nd Avenue, NYC
November 7, 2015, 7pm and 9pm.
Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors