Born to Entertain – Lisa Richard

The last few years has seen something of an explosion in the release of recordings by relatively young and little known performers on both the Broadway stage and cabaret circuit. While it is most gratifying to see a number  ...

I Know You by Heart – Lee Lessack

... Review of San Francisco appearance with Joan Ryan Lee Lessack has been one of the US' most successful cabaret performers for some years and his second solo CD amply demonstrates just how he has maintained  ...

Punishing Kiss – Ute Lemper

. Ute Lemper's is, sometimes, not an easy talent to love. Ever intense, she makes considerable demands on both herself and her audience and her performances often seem short on humour. Punishing Kiss takes the singer away from her accustomed  ...

Back to Before and The Slow Drag – Kim Criswell

Kim Criswell is an experienced Broadway performer who relocated to London some years ago. Her US appearances included Nine (taking over as Claudia), Baby and eighteen months as LA's first Grizabella. Her first West End appearance was as Annie  ...

Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell

. This is, quite simply, a delight. After producing only three recordings during the nineties, Mitchell's decision to deliver an album of covers might suggest a dearth of new ideas. Far from being a make-weight, however, Both Sides Now is  ...

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  ...

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,  ...

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  ...

Brian Lane Green

.. Brian Lane Green made his Broadway debut as Huck Finn in Big River, was Tony nominated for his performance in Starmites and, in 1998, starred as Jo Jo in Cy Coleman and Ira Gasman's The Life. He is  ...

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  ...