LTV Studios and Josh Gladstone welcome the beloved art form of cabaret back to East Hampton by hosting a brand new concert series entitled American Songbook…Then & Now. This five-part series celebrates the classic cabaret stylings of the great American Songbook as performed and interpreted by some of the region’s finest artists. Producer Josh Gladstone, who Executive Director Michael Clark brought onboard earlier this year to produce performing arts at LTV, has presented theatrical events and musical concerts in the area for many years (including over two decades at Guild Hall, where cabaret flourished). Gladstone has invited a roster of topnotch talent to inaugurate this dynamic new series in LTV’s intimate, black-box Studio Three Theater.
Programs launch on Tuesday July 11 with award-winner Mark Nadler, who opens the Tuesday evening soirees with his tour-de-force one man show Cole Porter After Dark; hailed by the Bistro Awards as “An exhilarating evening. This is one of Nadler’s best shows ever.” The five part series continues on Tuesday nights peppered across July and August, featuring cabaret performers including Broadway’s Sal Viviano performing his Standards Of Love show; beloved local musicians Peter Martin Weiss & Jane Hastay joined by vocalist Darcey in a Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald; Anna Bergman with Alex Rybeck, musical director, in the romantic evening If I Loved You; and Broadway’s leading lady Christine Andreas joined by her husband, the composer Marty Silvestri at the piano, in their charming two-hander Two For The Road. VIP tickets cost $75 and include front-row café table seating; with general admission at $45. Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://bit.ly/3p9SNmz.
The full schedule, subject to change, is as follows:
Tuesday, July 11 Cole Porter After Dark Starring Mark Nadler 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 18 Two for the Road Starring Christine Andreas with Mary Silvestri at the Piano 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 1 A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, 1st Lady of Song Starring Jane Hastay & Peter Martin Weiss featuring vocalist Darcey 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 15 If I Loved You: Falling In & Out of Love Starring Anna Bergman with Alex Rybeck, Musical Director 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 29 Sal Viviano: The Standards of Love 7:30 p.m.