Pianist, vocalist and cabaret star Steve Ross takes over Theater A in the 59E59 complex for 20 performances only. The Ligeti Artists LLC production of Steve Ross Stars is presented by 59E59 Theaters. An early New Year's Eve show is part of the run.
"Debonair as Astaire, with the wit and sophistication of Noel Coward and Cole Porter, Steve is a living reminder that glamorous nights still happen in Manhattan," according to 59E59 announcement. "The first part of the evening is an elegant and energetic tribute to dapper genius Fred Astaire as Steve reprises his successful Steve Ross Sings Fred Astaire show which was brilliantly arranged for two pianos and bass by the late Wally Harper (for many years Barbara Cook's musical director)."
Act One numbers include "Fascinating Rhythm," "Puttin' on the Ritz" and "Cheek to Cheek."
In the second half, Ross will be joined by bassist Nicholas Walker.
"Lyrical and inventive new renditions" of Broadway standards like "Send in the Clowns" and "Unusual Way" will be heard, along with "the Ross treatment of American pop classics" like "Thanks for the Memory" and a piano tribute to Edith Piaf. Tickets are $45 (59E59 Members $30) available at the 59E59 box office, 59 E. 59th St. (Between Park and Madison) or at Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or online at www.ticketcentral.com.
Performances play Theater A Nov. 26, 27, 28, Dec. 2-5, 9 12, 17-19, 22-23, 26 and 29-31. Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM. Sunday evening tickets include a free drink.
The special early New Year's Eve performance at 7 PM includes "a post-performance soiree" in the E:Bar.