Wednesday, October 5
Presented by The Coffee House and The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City Of New York in the General Society’s beautiful Library, 20 West 44th Street
KT SULLIVAN, “as vocally, comically, and theatrically assured as contemporary cabaret performers get” (The New Yorker), will sing a selection of “TIMELESS TUNES” from her most recent CD, on which there are no songs after 1929. Some of the songs are from the 19th century, and all will be done without amplification (sans mike). Selections will include “I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen,” “Ol’ Man River,” “I Want to Be Bad,” “Bill,” tunes by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Noel Coward, and a medley of 29 songs from 1929. Her accompanist will be the renowned Jon Weber, “the most assured cabaret pianist to come this way in quite a while” (“The London Times”, January, 2011).
Ms. Sullivan has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Caramoor, The Spoleto Festival, The Nouvelle Eve in Paris, and The Pheasantry in London, and is an annual headliner at The Oak Room of The Algonquin Hotel.
Come for an evening of the songs that have endured, in the beautiful setting of the Library, transformed, a la Brigadoon, into a cabaret for one magical evening. “In Ms. Sullivan’s shows, nothing is sacred– even the Great American Songbook– and yet, at the same time, everything is. It’s almost as if the more fun she has with this music, the more seriously we can take it.” (Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2011).
Cocktails: 6:30 p.m. (cash bar)
Dinner 7:30 p.m.
Program to Follow
Dinner and Show $60