Q's D'Abruzzo to Make Solo Cabaret Debut May 23

News   Q's D'Abruzzo to Make Solo Cabaret Debut May 23 Stephanie D'Abruzzo, the Tony-nominated star of Avenue Q, will cross Eighth Avenue to make her solo cabaret debut May 23 at Birdland.

Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Part of Jim Caruso's "New Season," D'Abruzzo will present her program at 7 PM. Alan Muraoko is set to direct the evening, which will feature musical direction by Altar Boyz co-composer Michael Patrick Walker. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear tunes by Cy Coleman, Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka, Phoebe Kreutz, Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker.

Stephanie D'Abruzzo is currently making her Broadway debut in Avenue Q at the Golden Theatre. She received a Tony nomination and a Theatre World Award for her work in the Broadway production and a Drama Desk nomination for her work in the Off-Broadway mounting of Q. She has also been seen on stage in the City Center Encores! production of Carnival, the all-star Chess concert, the Encores! 10th Anniversary Bash and the recent Stephen Sondheim celebration, Children and Art. D'Abruzzo has spent several seasons on "Sesame Street" and the kids show "Oobi" and will soon be seen in VH-1's "I Love the 70s Part II" and "I Love the 80s 3-D."

Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. There is a $25 cover charge and a $10 food/drink minimum; call (212) 581-3080 for reservations or visit www.instantseats.com/birdland.