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Remembering Mabel & Bobby
REMEMBERING MABEL & BOBBY: THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LEGENDARY CONCERT AT TOWN HALL (May 16)
Town Hall was the setting of the legendary dual concert of America’s leading cabaret performers, the great international club and recording artist Mabel Mercer and the reigning prince of cabaret Bobby Short. The pairing of sophisticated cabaret singers of two generations on May 19, 1968, was an inspired idea on the part of promoter George Wein, and a great choice for a double-LP release by Atlantic Records. The result was a stylish musical evening that harked back decades in New York society and night- life, but managed to seem utterly contemporary.
The Mabel Mercer Foundation will present a lineup of today’s leading practitioners of the intimate and enduring art of cabaret in a tribute to these great artists featuring Joyce Breach, Eric Comstock, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Fasano, Lauren Fox, Eric Yves Garcia, Clint Holmes, Tanya Holt, Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Mason, Marissa Mulder, Karen Oberlin, Rex Reed, Lumiri Tubo, Tamara Tunie, Iris Williams, Larry Woodward. Hosted by KT Sullivan.
The artists will interpret songs from the Mabel/ Bobby songbook including Here’s To Us, Looking At You, Remind Me, Down In The Depths On The 90th Floor, The Folks Who Live On The Hill, I’m Throwing A Ball Tonight, These Foolish Things, Both Sides Now, Bojangles Of Harlem, and Time Heals Everything.
Tickets on sale at The Town Hall box office (123 W. 43rd Street, NYC) and Ticketmaster.com/800.982.2787.
ABOUT THE MABEL MERCER FOUNDATION:
OUR MISSION: Created in 1985 as a not-for-profit arts organization, The Mabel Mercer Foundation serves both to perpetuate the memory and spirit of its legendary namesake and to stimulate and promote public interest in the fragile and endangered world of cabaret. Currently in its third decade, the Foundation and its efforts have been perhaps best summarized and recognized by a recent commendation from The Oakland Tribune: “Cabaret may not be thriving, but it is alive and well, thanks mainly to The Mabel Mercer Foundation and its support of wonderfully diverse talents.” Read more about our mission.
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