Urban Stages Presents
Winter Rhythms 2012
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 through Saturday, December 15, 2012
24 Shows/12 Days
Length: 1 hr 15 mins
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.
For 4 years, Urban Stages has presented the crème de la crème of NYC’s music scene in December and this year’s WINTER RHYTHMS 2012 is certainly no exception.
From NAT KING COLE to FRANK SINATRA to DISNEY. From CABARET to ROCK & ROLL to NEW MUSICALS. Urban Stages delivers unforgettable nights with award-winning stars like Julie Reyburn, Adriane Lennox. Robet Cuccioli and Karen Akers. With 24 shows in 12 nights, the only question is how many are you going to see?
Monday, December 10 at 7PM
ANITA HOLLANDER in STILL STANDING
A Musical Survival Guide for Life’s Catastrophes charts 16 “tools for survival,” by a one-legged performer who’s appeared at NY Shakespeare Festival, Carnegie Hall, & The White House. The New York Times calls her “provocative, funny, moving, communicative and beautifully polished… a wide rainbow of vocal colors with dramatic sensitivity, comic insights, and a charming presence that flavors everything she does.”
Monday, December 10 at 9PM
Emmy Winner GLEN ROVEN presents soprano TALISE TREVIGNE
The Santa Fe Songs
music by GLEN ROVEN
The Santa Fe Songs: "Santa Fe the summer of 2011...I had suffered a monumental personal tragedy. I vaguely remember wandering around the old town in a zombie-like stupor...the town’s mystical magic crept into my very marrow...trying to make some sense of my loss, [I] came across a book of Santa Fe poems...it’s not hard to figure out why certain poems spoke to me." Glen Roven
Tuesday, December 11 at 7PM
ADRIANE LENOX and Andrea Frierson with The Barry Levitt Trio
Two of Broadway’s most dynamic singers join forces for a memorable evening of jazz with the Maestro Barry Levitt and his Trio. Adriane Lenox’s performance in the play Doubt: A Parable garnered her the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 2005. Andrea Frierson’s Broadway credits include playing Eulalie in the original production of Once On This Island, The Lion King, and many more.
Tuesday, December 11 at 9PM
BARRY LEVITT’S JAZZ JAM.
The Barry Levitt Trio with vocalists Kat Gang, LaTanya Hall and Gabrielle Stravelli.
Musical Director Barry Levitt has been an active, forceful, award-winning presence within the New York musical community for over three decades. He was the music director and arranger for Catskills On Broadway and Swinging On A Star on Broadway as well as Langston in Harlem, Little Shop Of Horrors and Taking My Turn Off-Broadway. See him do what he loves best: jam with some of his favorite vocalists and musicians!
Wednesday, December 12 at 7PM
Bill Zeffiro's BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA
Hosted by TV personality BILL BOGGS, conceived & musical directed by BILL ZEFFIRO with ERIC COMSTOCK, MARY FOSTER CONKLIN, JENNA ESPOSITO, TERESE GENECCO, GREGORY GENERET, SIGALI HAMBERGER, VALERIE LEMON, MARISSA MULDER, KAREN OBERLIN, SHAYNEE RAINBOLT, STACY SULLIVAN and RONNY WHYTE.
Bill Zeffiro, one of NY’s most celebrated musical directors and experts on the Great American Songbook, is joined by Bill Boggs, celebrated TV and radio personality, to pay tribute to one of the most iconic of all male popular singers on the 97th Anniversary of his birth. Joining them are some of the foremost interpreters of classic American music active today!
Wednesday, December 12 at 9PM
MARISSA MULDER in Look to My Heart: The Jimmy Van Heusen Songbook
One of cabaret’s brightest new stars, Marissa Mulder was the winner of the 2011 Metrostar Talent Challenge, a highly competitive contest run by the celebrated Metropolitan Room. Her two solo cabaret shows, Illusions (recently released on CD) and tonight’s Look to My Heart, have received great acclaim from audiences and critics alike.
Thursday, December 13 at 7PMMARY LIZ MCNAMARA in THE GOOD GIRL IN CONCERT, highlights from a new musical.
A new, original musical by MARY LIZ McNAMARA. The Good Girl is about family, love and other messy problems. A daughter is left to care for her impossibly difficult father, as her newly-dead mother watches from that great jazz club in the sky, under the tutelage of a cool-cat Bass Player.
Thursday, December 13 at 9PM
SMILE ON MY FACE: The Songs of Richard Eisenberg
With Erin Cronican, Rob Langeder, Stacie Perlman, Adam Shapiro.
This snappy, toe-tapping original revue features the prize-winning songs of Richard Eisenberg, who still believes in memorable melodies and literate lyrics. Funny characters, too, like Moishe & Esther, reliving their first date 70 years ago. Or Erma Mae Levine, who would give anything to sing like Liza. And then there's a young man struggling with the aromatic "Essence of Love." With a cast of four bright, exciting performers guided by the award-winning creative team of Levitt & Napolitano.
Friday, December 14 at 7PM
THE SONGS OF DOUGLAS J. COHEN
WITH STEEL BURKHARDT, LAURA MARIE DUNCAN, JEREMIAH JAMES, HANNAH ELLESS, DEBORAH GRAUSMAN, ANDREW KOBER, MICHAEL MCCORMICK, MATTHEW SCOTT, KIRSTEN SCOTT, SARAH STILES, NATASHA YVETTE WILLIAMS, KAREN ZIEMBA, AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYHOUSE ENSEMBLE.
Doug received the 2010 Fred Ebb Award, the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Foundation Award, and two Richard Rodgers Awards for NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY (produced twice off-Broadway resulting in productions worldwide) and THE GIG (concerts at MTC and The York Theatre, production at Goodspeed). Doug is the composer/lyricist of THE BIG TIME (book by Douglas Carter Beane, NYMF Festival debut). Nominated for a 2005 Drama Desk Award (CHILDREN’S LETTERS TO GOD, Lamb’s Theatre), he penned THE OPPOSITE OF SEX (Williamstown Theatre Festival) and received a Jonathan Larson Grant for composing BARNSTORMER.
Friday, December 14 at 9PM
ERIN CRONICAN in her solo debut show
Erin Cronican, singer and entrepreneur, recounts her hilarious exploits battling “the man” in her quest for a fulfilling life as an actor. With songs from pop to Broadway, one thing's for sure- things in the mirror are not as they seem.
Saturday, December 15 at 5PM
FROM ALL OF US TO ALL OF YOU
Seasonal Songs and Disney, Too! Closing night group concert Featuring RAISSA KATONA BENNETT, CAROLE J. BUFFORD, BOB DIAMOND, JACK DONAHUE, CLEVE DOUGLASS, LAUREN FOX, DARYL GLENN, HELENA GRENOT, MARISSA MULDER, SIDNEY MYER, ALISON NUSBAUM, CHRISTINE PEDI, BARBARA PORTEUS, T. OLIVER REID, GRETCHEN REINHAGEN, RICKY RITZEL, ADAM SHAPIRO and many more! Champagne reception afterwards.
A festive closer to our series with Broadway, Jazz and Cabaret performers paying tribute to the sounds of the seasons and, to mix it up a little, classic Disney films made during Walt’s lifetime. Inspired by (and named after) the annual Yuletide episode of “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color” remembered fondly by baby-boomers everywhere (Matthew has even resurrected its theme song)! Followed by a Champagne Reception with delectable noshes, both savory and sweet!
*SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
**While purchasing a TWO SHOWS (SAME NIGHT) ticket, please note that you will not be able to select two shows online. Instead, select only one show with the TWO SHOW (SAME NIGHT) ticket option and on the night of the performances, our box office attendant will have a list of those who hold TWO SHOWS (SAME NIGHT) tickets.