Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein

It is has taken more than four years for Bernadette Peters to follow up her Sondheim, Etc album and some might wish that the result had been something more unusual than an album of largely familiar standards from, arguably,  ...

Rebels with Applause – Scott Miller

When Scott Miller published From Assassins to West Side Story in 1996 it was aimed at directors, performers and students of musical theatre. Perhaps not surprisingly it was at least as popular with fans who lapped up Miller's authoritative  ...

A Room with a View – Noel Coward

Noel Coward is best remembered today for his plays - Hay Fever, Private Lives, Design for Living among others. However, he was also a prolific composer of operetta (Bitter Sweet) and material for revues. A prolific songwriter who wrote  ...

Cabaret Divas

Discovering Great Singers of Classic Pop: A New Listener's Guide to the Sounds and Lives of the Top Performers and Their Recordings, Movies, and Videos (1992), Roy Hemming, David Hajdu (Editor) It  ...

Billy Barnes’ Divas

Billy Barnes first enjoyed fame with a series of musical revues. He went on to write special material for Danny Kaye, Judy Garland, Sonny and Cher and the Academy Award telecasts. This album gathers together a collection of songs  ...

Ask Me Again – Charles Cermele

Charles Cermele is one of the few really interesting and individual male singers to emerge on the cabaret scene in recent years. His second album offers a greater variety of material than his debut, 1995's Look In My Eyes,  ...

Joan Ryan

Review of San Francisco appearance with Lee Lessack . Joan Ryan starred in the original production of Marvin Laird and Joel Paley's Ruthless! and has appeared in a number of other shows including Little Shop of Horrors, Joseph  ...

Brent Barrett: The Kander & Ebb Album

Brent Barrett has appeared on Broadway in Grand Hotel and Chicago, off-Broadway in March of the Falsettos and the original production of Maltby and Shire's Closer Than Ever and, for New York City Opera, in Brigadoon. His show recordings  ...

All I Ask Of You – Barbara Cook

. In a career that spans the second half of the twentieth century, Barbara Cook has achieved a status accorded only a handful of Broadway performers. Her influence on other artists has been as great as that of Ethel Merman,  ...

Hay Fever

... Hay Fever has been described as a comedy of bad manners. Unfortunately, Declan Donnellan has turned Coward's wickedly funny and deceptively vicious play into something more akin to a burlesque. In the process he has also dulled the  ...