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My View: Come To The Cabaret at The 28th New York Cabaret Convention

My View: Come To The Cabaret at The 28th New York Cabaret Convention

Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of Cabaret was the theme of the Third night of The 28th New York Cabaret Convention held at JALC Rose Theater.   It was a grand eventing and the enthusiastic audience got to enjoy the artists quite well during the 3 1/2 hours of music.  Hosted by music author and journalist James Gavin who was introduced by artistic director KT Sullivan, it featured performances by ( in order of appearance) Sipder Saloff & Ricky Ritzel, Maude Maggart, Ronny Whyte, Barbara Brussell, Charles Cochran, Natalie Douglas, John Di Martino, Molly Pope, Sidney Myer, Charles Busch,Bruce Vilanch, Laura Kenyon, Lilianne Montevecchi, Nellie McKay, and Carol Lipnik.  Intimate Nights was directed by Kevin Malony and the evening was dedicated to “The First Lady of the American Keyboard” Barbara Carrol.

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Lilianne Montevecchi

KT Sullivan

James Gavin, Host

Bruce Vilanch



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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