THE TWO ICONS COME TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEW YORK
FOLLOWING SELL-OUT SHOWS IN LONDON AND DUBLIN
MONDAY, NOVEMER 21
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE – the New York newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music – will present “Barbra & Liza Live!,” starring Steven Brinberg (“Simply Barbra”) and Rick Skye (“A Slice O’Minnelli”), on Monday, November 21 at 7:00 PM. After sell-out shows in London and Dublin, Brinberg and Skye are celebrating these two icons together for the first time in New York. With musical director Yasuhiko Fukuoka, the pair will perform the Broadway and movie hits of these incandescent stars in an unmissable night of music and comedy. Tickets are $30-$50, in addition to a service charge and a two-item food and beverage minimum. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE is located at 152 West 26th Street.
Steven Brinberg updates “Simply Barbra” annually as the show travels the globe. The first show began in Brinberg’s native New York where it ran for three years and has since played across the US, in London’s West End, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Sydney, Melbourne, Barcelona, Bangkok, Puerto Vallarta, and Toronto (more cities than the real Barbra). Steven spent 11 years touring with Marvin Hamlisch and his symphony orchestra as a special guest star. Stephen Sondheim requested his appearance at his birthday concert at the Library of Congress. Terrence McNally wrote narration for him to read as Barbra at a concert at Lincoln Center. He has also performed at special events for such notables as Donna Karan, Joan Rivers, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Liza Minnelli. “Simply Barbra” has earned two MAC Awards, a Bistro Award and was nominated for a Robby Award for theatre and cabaret in Los Angeles. Brinberg has released two albums, Simply Barbra: Live in London, and Simply Barbra: The Duet Album, featuring Kaye Ballard, Mimi Hines, Debbie Gravitte, Karen Mason, and many others.
Rick Skye is a multi-award-winning performer, who has written and performed in a string of outrageous comic revues including “The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka” (Bistro Award), “MaCabaret – A Tabloid Fable,” “The War of the Mama Roses,” “It’s Madame with an E” (performed with his indefatigable co-star, the one and only Madame), “Barbra and Liza Live!” (Leicester Theater and Dublin Theatre Festival), “Judy and Liza Together Again” (MAC Award, “Best Duo”), the international hit “A Slice O’ Minnelli” (MAC Award, “Best Impersonation”), which has enjoyed successful seasons at The Edinburgh Festival, at the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival, where he was awarded “Best Achievement in Performance” and “Liza Live!” (MAC Award, “Best Impersonation” and the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award). He was in the film The Big Gay Musical and is featured in Frank DeCaro’s book Drag! Under the Big Wigs of Show Business. He plays Kenny Canasta in “City and The Beast,” a new comedy on Amazon Prime.
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE, highlighting a diverse range of musical genres, is a welcome addition to the list of high-end venues on the New York performance scene, deftly balancing a glamourous interior, traditional hospitality, and top musical talent. The current lineup features a dazzling array from the worlds of pop, folk, country, soul, jazz, and much more. Providing a wide variety of upscale American menu items, with distinguished wine and bespoke cocktails, audiences will experience some of the best touring performers in the world, alongside local emerging artists. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE melds the ambiance of a classic supper club with the acoustics of a serious listening room and a contemporary spin appealing to several generations of music lovers.
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE opens the doors to hospitality, entertainment, and enjoyment every night, featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting, a 10-seat in-theatre bar, lofted VIP mezzanine for private groups, and table seating for the perfect date night. The ever-changing menu and entertainment schedule means guests never have the same night twice. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE is located at 152 West 26th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), downstairs inside the Hilton New York Fashion District. Purchase tickets at chelseatableandstage.com @chelseatableandstage
UPCOMING MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS AT CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE
Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 PM
AMERICA’S SWEETHEARTS – “Harmony Through History”
America loved the swinging sounds of female close-harmony even before the Andrews Sisters hit the airwaves with “Bei Mir bist du Schoen” in 1937. But audiences will hear those great vintage songs with fresh ears when America’s Sweethearts takes the stage in their vibrant, time-honored show. These New York City-based ladies have performed across the USA in iconic spaces honoring our veterans, as well as large theaters and intimate cabaret venues as they celebrate history through harmony.
Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 PM
THE BOY BAND PROJECT –“BOY BAND BRUNCH”
The award-winning phenomenon Boy Band Brunch is back and delivered with its own special mix of handsomeness, tongue-in-cheek humor, and Broadway talent, these boys have been seen all over the world spreading their boy band love. They re-imagine the sound, movement, and energy of NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Hanson, One Direction, 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men, Jonas Brothers and more. For three consecutive years, The Boy Band Project has won Broadway World Cabaret Awards. They’ve opened for pop star Todrick Hall on his 2019 “Haus Party Tour,” were featured alongside The Backstreet Boys on “Good Morning America,” and have appeared on NY1 and WNBC TV. They’ve headlined residencies in Provincetown, Puerto Vallarta, Rehoboth Beach, The Green Room 42, Iridium NYC, Celebrity Cruise Line, Atlantis Events and have toured popular venues all over the country.
Friday, November 18 at 7:00 PM
In a joyous celebration of life, the band plays traditional Cuban music with cross-cultural world fusion and Latin jazz influences. Colette is a New York City-based flutist, bandleader, and producer. A first generation American, New Yorker of Egyptian-Syrian heritage, her ancestry and extensive travels, as well as growing up in NYC have informed and contributed to her cross-cultural influences. Since the late 1970’s, Colette’s been performing locally and internationally. She’s produced four albums as a bandleader. Her intention is to inspire, to move people to feel, to reflect, to come together and celebrate life. The show features Colette Michaan on flute, Manual Valera on piano, Jorge Bringas on bass, and Ismel Wignall on percussion.
Monday, November 28 at 7:00 PM
Join Ari as he celebrates the release of his first ever album. With music direction by Broadway veteran music director Larry Yurman (Grey Gardens, War Paint), this evening will feature highlights from the album (a live recording of his Bistro Award-winning show), as well as favorites from his critically acclaimed show, “A Place For Us: A Celebration of Jewish Broadway,” and never-before-heard material. From Bernstein and Bareilles to Carole King and Sondheim, this is a celebration you won’t want to miss.
Friday, December 2 at 7:00 PM
Celebrate the magic of the season with NYC vocalist Lizzie Thomas and her swinging Jazz Band. Get into the spirit as Lizzie reimagines the sounds of Christmas & holiday classics found on her Santa Baby album with many fun surprises along the way. Thomas has made a name for herself as a swinging, sultry jazz singer with a beautiful stage presence. Her phrasing is effortless and naturally swings. She captivates her audience by going straight to the heart of the lyric. Her latest release, New Sounds From the Jazz Age, recorded in a “live” setting, is a uniquely beautiful and provocative new sound on the songbook classics we know and love. The album celebrates Ms. Thomas’ ability to vocalize on racing tempos, effortlessly pivot between styles and key changes, and dig deep into the rich complexities of Ellington, Porter, and Gershwin. The album features Russell Malone on guitar, John Colianni on piano, Jay Leonhart on bass, Felix Peikli on clarinet, and Bernard Linnette on drums.
Friday, December 2 at 9:30 PM
Lance Lopez has scaled to the top of the mountain of blues rock guitar heavyweights. His impassioned vocals and smoky, soulful tenor deliver every song with a no-holds-barred approach to honesty and truth. On the path to securing his place in a long line of great Texas bluesmen, Lopez began his professional career at the age of 14, playing the bars and clubs around New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast. Soul legend Johnny Taylor hired Lance to join his band, quickly building his reputation as an up-and-coming blues phenom. Lance celebrated his 18th year by becoming Lucky Peterson’s band leader, which led to his joining the Buddy Miles Express. Lopez has performed and toured with legendary icons such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, ZZ Top, Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, Whitesnake, Def Leppard, and Johnny Winter. Now based in Nashville, Lopez currently tours with a power trio of four-piece band and has just completed a new album on Cleopatra Records, set to be released in 2023.
Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 PM
JULIA VAN CARTIER – “A Very Julia Christmas”
Julia Van Cartier has been busy getting ready for the holidays and brings to you an all-new special Christmas cabaret. Hop in her sleigh and come along with Julia and her band for the most entertaining evening full of all the songs, Holiday and otherwise, that you forgot that you loved! She takes the audience on a wonderful escape through the exciting and glamorous tale of her journey to the North Pole to meet Santa. Julia is joined by guest star from “Canadian Idol,” Tetiana Maria, and her drag sister, Ruby Powers. Van Cartier has been performing in heels for 22 years. Phoenix, Chicago, Madrid, Disney World, Celebrity Cruise Line and New York are some of the places you will have seen her perform. Julia was voted “New York’s Next Top Drag Queen (All Star’s Edition)” in 2018.
Saturday December 17 and Sunday, December 18 (LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE)
THE SKIVVIES – “Sleigh My Name”
The Skivvies will ring in the holidays with their sizzling holiday show, “Sleigh My Name,” celebrating the release of their album of the same name. Special guests to be announced.
Friday, December 23 at 9:30 PM
Composer, conductor, and musician Randy Edelman will celebrate the soundscape of his career through a dazzling piano concert. He transports his audience with arrangements of his movie scores from Last of the Mohicans to My Cousin Vinny, and beyond. Randy will also be sharing his hit songs that have been recorded by popular artists including Barry Manilow, Patti LaBelle, Olivia Newton-John, Nelly, and others. Edelman has composed over 100 popular films including Gettysburg, 27 Dresses, Ghostbusters II, Kindergarten Cop, Twins, among others. He also created musical themes for the Olympics, ESPN, and NASA. He has shared stages with the Carpenters, Frank Zappa, Anthrax, Sister Sledge, and others. He has also written songs for Barry Manilow (“Weekend in New England), Patti LaBelle (“Isn’t it A Shame”), Blood Sweat and Tears (“Blue Street”), Kool & the Gang (“Amore, Amore”), Nelly (“My Place”), and more.
Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 9:30 PM
BRASIL TRIO +1
Co-led by drummer/composer Rodrigo Bonelli and bassist/composer Pier Pappalardo, Brasil Trio + 1 fostered its distinctive sound by performing weekly in NYC. The band’s debut album, Brooklyn Sessions, brings the richest elements of Brazilian music to the forefront. A modern Brazilian jazz band, Brasil Trio + 1 navigates through this music’s styles never straying away from its strong traditions.