Adam's Call: Call Me Adam's "ON THE GO Review"...Eddie Sarfaty at the Metropolitan Room in NYC
Here's what I've enjoyed seeing or reading so far...hope you enjoy them as well!
Adam's Call: Call Me Adam's "ON THE GO Review"...Mr. IRRESISTIBLE
The New York Pops: Luck Be A Lady starring Megan Hilty, featuring Ryan Silverman: Grand Evening of Major Talent
Lead by Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor of The New York Pops, The New York Pops: Luck Be A Lady: Megan Hilty sings Sinatra and More, starring Megan Hilty and featuring Ryan Silverman, was a grand evening of major talent! The combination of the New York Pops, Megan Hilty, and Ryan Silverman was like no other. They all merged perfectly together, yet able to shine on their own.
A few of my favorite numbers of the night were Megan singing "Luck Be A Lady," "Autmn Leaves/When October Goes," "Backwards Barbie Medley-A Tribute to Dolly Parton" (which included many of my favorite Dolly hits like "Backwards Barbie," "Why'd You Come In Here Looking Like That," "9 to 5," and "Here You Come Again"), "Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend," and "Second Hand White Baby Grand." Megan's voice is so strong. She has such a range from vocals to styles of music. The more Megan sang, the more I melted with awe. I also loved when Megan and Ryan teamed up to sing "Almost Like Being in Love/This Can't Be Love."
Ryan had his moments in the spotlight as well with "What Kind of Fool Am I," "Night and Day," and "Sway." Ryan definitely made me a fan. He has a voice I could just listen to for hours. I can't wait to see more from him. I know it's going to be wonderful!
The evening would not have been without the extraordinary New York Pops and their Musical Director/Conductor Steven Reineke. Every time I attend a Pops concert (and I feel so fortunate to have been able to attend a few), I am constantly reminded of just how wonderful it is to hear a full orchestra play some of the greatest music of our time. The Pops did not disappoint. This time around they played "The Lady Is a Tramp," "New York, New York," "Tico, Tico" and "Mack the Knife." They sounded terrific yet again!
As if the show, the talent, and the music weren't enough, "Call Me Adam" was invited backstage after the show for press photos! Check below for all the fun we had...
It has been said that laughter is the best medicine to reduce stress, pain, and conflict. With that line of thinking, then it's doctor's orders to go see Julie Halston's Classical Julie as part of Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland in NYC!
This hysterical evening of classic Julie comedy along with her interpretations of such classic theatrical moments from Shakespeare to Ibsen was super delightful! With the hour I spent laughing at Classical Julie, I won't need a dose of botox for years to come as my face was stretched from ear to ear.
Julie premiered this show last July and from what I saw tonight, she put a lot of work into revising it. The show was much hotter, tighter, and punchier than before! The changes that Julie made were magnificent. She kept the most funny moments and added in some real zingers! What makes Julie Halston's comedy so brilliant is her delivery. From a simple look to her vocal inflection, Julie knows how to reel the audience in. Julie can turn the pages of an autobiography or a NYT wedding announcement (both of which she does effortlessly) into some of the most genius comedic material I have seen. No topic was off limits for Julie. She talked about plastic surgery, her mother, Hurricane Sandy, and a variety of classical theatre moments with some famous impressions mixed in. I don't want to give too much away, but let's just say Julie adores the movie Grey Gardens.
When you see Classical Julie, you will see the true meaning of talent! With just one show left in this month long run, I highly encourage you to get your tickets to Classical Julie's final show on Monday, March 25 at 7pm at Birdland (315 WEst 44th Street, between 8th & 9th Ave).
As Julie's mother so brilliantly said, "Squeeze your anus, release, and think love!" To find out the context of that, go see Classical Julie!
On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, "Call Me Adam" went behind the scenes with the concert cast for Bobby Cronin's CD Release of "The Concrete Jungle" at NYC's The Cutting Room. I found out why they all enjoyed performing Bobby's music and what they have learned from Bobby.
I also spoke with the man of the hour himself, Bobby Cronin, about what excited him for that night, why it was so special, and how he chose that cast to perform his music.
It was an unbelieveable night and I'm thrilled to be able to share this experience with all of you.