Cabaret Confidential: January, 2014

Musings from the New York nightclub stage.
January 02, 2014

Pierre De La Roche

In the cold, dark despair of winter, why not heat things up with an evening of Charles Aznavour songs courtesy of acclaimed French performer Pierre De La Roche? He’ll be making his American concert debut with Salut Charles! at Don’t Tell Mama (343 W 46th St, DontTellMamaNYC.com) Jan 9–11. Originally from the French Atlantic coast, De La Roche now calls Berlin home and his multilingual skills will be on display as he performs in French, English and German. With Mark Hartman serving as his musical director, De La Roche will be performing some of Aznavour’s classics including “La Mer (Beyond the Sea),” “Lili Marleen,” “Yesterday, When I Was Young” and “What Makes a Man a Man?”

Uptown at the 92nd Street Y (1395 Lexington Ave, 92Y.org/Lyrics), Lyrics & Lyricists will be Going Hollywood: MGM Musicals Jan 11–13. With musical director David Chase, and starring Renée Elise Goldsberry, Rob McClure, Jeremy Jordan and Rachel York (with more to be announced), the Tony-winning director Kathleen Marshall will delight audiences with a “singing, dancing, Technicolor celebration of the silver screen’s greatest musicals!” What’s not to love?