It was a room full sophisticated people who were hungry for great music that entered Bobby Short’s temple of the Great American Songbook after the Yom Kippur fast last night. The Carlyle didn’t disappoint on either counts. Christine Ebersole is one of the music world’s most creative and talented artists, and the chef’s menu selections were also quite crowd pleasing. Christine’s extraordinary musicianship is equaled in significance by her seriously intellectual witty and quirky humor. Having enjoyed a performance of fellow Chicagoan Susan Werner at Feinstein’s/54 Below a few weeks ago sitting with Bill & Christine it was a joy to watch Ms Ebersole so effectively perform Susan’s extremely funny song “What Did You Do To Your Face”.
Everyone’s face was smiling in Cafe Carlyle last night, especially Sunny Sessa and her friends celebrating the Muse’s Birthday.
Christine Ebersole “After The Ball” at Cafe Carlyle through October 22
(For another article by Stephen and photos go to Broadwayworld.com)
(For more photos of this show go to Broadwayworld.com)