The Cafe Carlyle debut of smooth and articulate American classic pop interpreter Mary Cleere Haran has been extended four weeks to March 17.
Haran sings Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood and Broadway hits from between the world wars in a show called Sweet & Low Down, with Richard Rodney Bennett tickling the ivories. The show debuted Jan. 3 and was to run to Feb. 17 but New York City cabaret fans cannot seem to get enough.
The pair recently released a 16-track disc, "Crazy Rhythm: Manhattan in the '20s." Haran is known by theatre fans for her rich interpretations of show tunes by such writers as Lorenz Hart, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins and Cole Porter (who are all represented in the new cabaret show).
Murphy Davis directs Sweet & Low Down. Linc Milliman is on bass. Performances are 8:45 PM and 10:45 PM Tuesday-Saturday. Music charge for all shows is $60.
The Cafe Carlyle is in the Carlyle Hotel, Madison at 76th Street, in Manhattan. For information or reservations, call (212) 744-1600. — By Kenneth Jones