Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Mason, T. Oliver Reid, Steve Ross, Tamara Tunie and More Set for Remembering Mabel & Bobby Concert
By Andrew Gans
On May 16 The Mabel Mercer Foundation will celebrate the 1968 dual concert of America's then-leading cabaret performers, Mabel Mercer and Bobby Short, with an evening paying tribute to these late artists.
KT Sullivan, artistic director of the Foundation, will host Remembering Mabel & Bobby, which begins at 8 PM.
Performers are currently scheduled to include Joyce Breach, Barbara Brussell, Eric Comstock, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Fasano, Lauren Fox, Clint Holmes, Tanya Holt, Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Mason, Karen Oberlin, Rex Reed, T. Oliver Reid, Ricky Ritzel, Steve Ross, Catherine Russell, Spider Saloff, Lumiri Tubo, Tamara Tunie, Iris Williams and Larry Woodard.
Attendees can expect to hear songs from the Mabel Mercer/Bobby Short songbooks, including "Here’s To Us," "Looking At You," "Remind Me," "Down In The Depths On The 90th Floor," "The Folks Who Live On The Hill," "I’m Throwing A Ball Tonight," "These Foolish Things," "Both Sides Now," "Bojangles Of Harlem" and "Time Heals Everything."
The Town Hall is located at 123 West 43rd Street.
Advance tickets are priced at $100, $50 and $25 and are available through The Mabel Mercer Foundation at (212) 980-3026 and firstname.lastname@example.org; $500 ($350 tax-deductible) premium patron tickets include a post-performance cocktail reception with the artists in the Round Table Room of the Algonquin Hotel.
On April 25 any remaining tickets will go on sale at the same prices at The Town Hall box office and Ticketmaster.com or (800) 982-2787.
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