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My View: Caruso & Stritch Sing To The Ladies At Bemelmans Bar

My View: Caruso & Stritch Sing To The Ladies At Bemelmans Bar

Two women at The Carlyle last night got that special treatment from Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch as the duo sang songs to Sunny Sessa & Eda Sorokoff.   Watch it happen on this video

It doesn’t only happen on Late Night TV.  It happens live and in person Sunday nights at The Carlyle’s famous Bemelmans Bar. Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch perform their eclectic stockpile of songs (much of it suggested by a wildly enthusiastic crowd) and invite you into the party.  They have a special gift for letting you eavesdrop on their witty banter and also conversing with the always hip crowd that fills the room.  Celebs, friends, and strangers pass through, and they all get a big dose of music (Steve Doyle on bass) and entertainment as the room starts off everyone’s week on a very high note.

It was also Ladies night at the 92Y as Lyrics & Lyricists celebrated the Women of The American Songbook with Marilyn Maye, Kenita Miller, Nancy Opel, Margo Seibert, Emily Skinner and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer

(For another article by Stephen & complete photos of these events go to

Eda Sorokoff, Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso

Eda Sorokoff, Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso, Erich Bergen

Erich Bergen & Sunny Sessa

Bemelmans Bar

Nancy Opel, Kenita Miller, Emily Skinner, Margo Seibert

Margo Seibert


Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is thrilled to be the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor. email:

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