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My View: Save The Email’s and Facebook Postings of KT Sullivan & Steve Ross

My View: Save The Email’s and Facebook Postings of KT Sullivan & Steve Ross

Two legends of the art form of Cabaret, KT Sullivan & Steve Ross sang the music and lyrics of Noel Coward  which were weaved together by reciting the numerous descriptive letters the playwright/composer/performer wrote to his mother and others. This captivating and elegant evening was written and introduced by Barry Day, the Literary Advisor to the Noel Coward Estate, who has written extensively about Sir Noel Coward.  His writings include, The Complete Verse, The Letters of Noel Coward, Coward on Film Coward Coward Screenplays and the forthcoming Coward on Theatre.

KT Sullivan is the artistic director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation.  She starred in the Broadway revival of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and headlined for almost two decades in The Oak Room of The Algonquin Hotel.  Her award -winning show with Jeff Harnar was filmed for PBS from the NJPAC.

Steve Ross has been a fixture of the cabaret community in Manhattan for over 45 years.    

His first major engagement in New York was at the famous Ted Hook’s Backstage.  In 1981 in re-opened the legendary Oak Room at Manhattan’s famed Hotel Algonquin where he held forth for more than 15 years.  He has appeared on Broadway in Noel Coward’s Present Laughter.

Cabaret Trivia:  Noel Coward’s Cabaret Act in Las Vegas was so successful that CBS engaged him to write and direct a series of 3 90 minute television specials

I couldn’t help wondering while listening to the Noel Coward letters if the email’s and Facebook posts of KT Sullivan and Steve Ross are being archived for some use by a Cabaret performer in the future.

(For complete article/photos of this show go to Broadwayworld.com)

KT Sullivan & Steve Ross

Steve Ross & KT Sullivan

Barry Day

Jan McArt, director theatre arts LYnn University, Eda Sorokoff, KT Sullivan

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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 Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com 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: stephensorokoff@gmail.com

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