"It will be an evening of comedy, characters and song," she tells us, adding that she won't be singing "The Germans and the Spa" (her turn from Nine in 1982). She will, however, share a story about that Maury Yeston number, which was cut from the revival production of Nine.
Her show's song list includes Yeston's "Be Italian" and "I Can't Make This Movie," plus "The Older Than Methuselah Blues," Bob Dylan's "Gotta Serve Somebody," The Virgin Mary singing a revised "It Ain't Necessarily So," Noel Coward's "If Love Were All," "There's No Business Like Show Business" and more.
This is her "first cabaret show in a million years," she says, and she's taking it on the road — to New York City. Stay tuned.
Gerald Sternbach is the musical director. Vermont Restaurant and Bar is located at 1714 N. Vermont, one block north of Hollywood Blvd. Visit uprightcabaret.com.