The West Bank Cafe Presents
New Year's Eve At The Laurie Beechman Theatre
Sunday, December 31, 2006
Celebrate the New Year in the heart of New York's Theatre District with dinner & show!
Length: 4 hrs 00 mins
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.
The Laurie Beechman Theatre
is pleased to celebrate
NEW YEAR’S EVE
in our intimate venue
located in the heart of New York’s Theatre District
8pm: Hors’ d’Oeuvres and seating for dinner
8:30pm: Three course dinner is served
10:15: Musical Performance
featuring celebrated cabaret performers
Lisa Asher and Brandon Cutrell
12am: Countdown & Champagne Toast
The Laurie Beechman Theatre, the intimate cabaret theatre located within The West Bank Café (407 West 42nd St., @ 9th Ave) in the heart of New York’s theatre district, is pleased to announce plans for our first-ever New Year’s Eve Celebration! On Sunday, December 31st, we’ll be putting our best foot forward as we toast 2007 with dinner, a champagne toast, a special musical performance by two of New York’s most esteemed cabaret performers and much more. Please plan to join us in our sophisticated, casual venue as we celebrate the year that was, and welcome all that’s yet to be.
Included in the price of each $78 (plus tax and service) ticket are complimentary hors’ d’Oeuvres, a three course dinner specially created by Joe Marcus, Executive Chef of The West Bank Cafe, a musical performance by celebrated cabaret artists Lisa Asher and Brandon Cutrell, as well as a midnight champagne toast. Due to the central location of The Laurie Beechman Theatre, it is advised that all patrons arrive no later than 8:15pm.
Advanced tickets may be purchased by visiting Smarttix: www.smarttix.com, or 212.868.4444.
THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE inside THE WEST BANK CAFÉ – Opened in 1978, The West Bank Café was a pioneer of fine dining on West 42nd Street at a time when Hell’s Kitchen still lived up to its name. The Laurie Beechman Theatre, opened in the early 1980’s, stages plays and hosts events nightly. Among the myriad of performers who have graced the stage of The Beechman: The Who, Broadway’s Alison Fraser, Karen Mason and Warren Leight, Lewis Black (the theatre’s former Playwright-in-Residence), Howard Stern, Dreamgirls composer Henry Krieger and many others. The restaurant’s regulars have included Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and Bruce Willis. Currently, the elegant boite and theatre are favorites of a host of New York’s most prominent personalities.
LISA ASHER’s critically acclaimed one-woman show, Stranded in the Moonlight, recently completed a successful run at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, were she was hailed by audiences and critics alike. Lisa made her national television debut in a solo vocal performance on the Emmy Award-winning The Rosie O’Donnell Show, at the insistence of the show’s musical director, John McDaniel. Ms. Asher is the recipient of a MAC (Manhattan Association of Clubs & Cabarets) Award for Outstanding Vocalist, as well as the Back Stage Bistro Award for her solo work in cabarets in New York. Her critically acclaimed debut CD, Let The Mystery Be, was nominated for a MAC Award for Recording of the Year, and her recent release Lisa Asher, Live at the Duplex, is available in stores nationwide. Lisa has appeared as a featured vocalist and actress in numerous concert and theatrical venues around the country. Recently, she appeared with Tony nominated songwriter/singer Craig Carnelia (Sweet Smell of Success, Imaginary Friends) at a sold out concert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Recent theatrical credits include starring in the world premiere of two new musicals – I Married Wyatt Earp at The Bristol Riverside Theater and, Almost Heaven . . . Songs and Stories of John Denver at the Tony Award-Winning Denver Theatre Center Company. Lisa has toured nationally with the Broadway show, The Who’s Tommy and performed in the Off-Broadway hit, Woody Guthrie’s American Song which received a Drama Desk Nomination for Best Musical. www.LisaAsher.com.
BRANDON CUTRELL is a Bistro Award and two-time MAC Award-winner. New York credits: Broadway By The Year at Town Hall, The 2nd Annual Broadway Unplugged Concert at Town Hall, Pippin (with Ben Vereen and Rosie O’Donnell), La Gioconda at TheatreSource, David Friedman’s King Island Christmas and Liz Swados’ Waiting For Lefty. National: Theatre of the Stars, Goodspeed Musicals, The Human Race Theatre and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. For nearly two years, Brandon was the original host of the MAC Award nominated show, Mostly Sondheim. Last December, Brandon made his debut in the world-famous Oak Room at The Algonquin Hotel. In the summer of 2006, Brandon made his solo debut at Feinstein’s at the Regency, New York’s legendary nightclub on Park Avenue. Currently, Brandon can be seen every Friday evening at The Laurie Beechman Theatre as the host of The After Party, a “weekly schmoozefest for the theatrically inclined.” Please visit www.BrandonCutrell.com.
for our New Year’s Celebration 2007
Chef’s Selection of Hors D’Oeuvres
West Bank Café Salad
blue cheese mousse, endive, dried cranberry, watercress, endive & pear vinaigrette
Butternut Squash Soup
curried fuji apples
Olive Crusted Tilapia
salsify, swiss chard, wild mushrooms and champagne sauce
stewed chicken breast, saffron scented cous-cous & almonds
italian sausage, broccoli rabe, crushed red pepper & extra virgin olive oil
Coffee, Tea & Soda Included
All other drinks will be charged on consumption plus tax & service