The late-night, music-filled evenings take place at 11 PM on Oct. 5 and 12. De Shields is joined by Freida Williams and Marléne Danielle, with accompaniment by pianist Larry Spivack. The concerts also promise guest appearances by composer Steve Margoshes and singer Ula Hedwig.
This spring De Shields premiered Black By Popular Demand at the Beechman. The Emmy-winning performer has been a longtime figure in the cabaret scene, with hit shows at Reno Sweeney, Horn of Plenty, The Grand Finale, Les Mouches and The Club at La MaMa in the 1970's.
De Shields will also be a part of the Justin Levine musical Bonfire Night at the NAMT Festival of New Musicals in October.
The Laurie Beechman Theatre Downstairs at The West Bank Café is located at 407 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $25 with a $15 food/beverage minimum. Tickets are available at smarttix.com or by calling (212) 868-4444.