Entitled Café Society: Table for Four, the evening will feature a discussion with theatre and cabaret star Julie Wilson, jazz pianist Barbara Carroll and singer-pianist Steve Ross. The four will reminisce about their careers and will also perform some of their favorite songs. Questions from the audience will also be taken at the 8:30 PM event. (Bobby Short, who was originally scheduled to be part of the Café Society, has withdrawn from the evening.) Café Society is one of several "Classic Cabaret" evenings in Lincoln Center's American Songbook series. "Classic Cabaret" will also present concerts with Show Boat's Rebecca Luker (Feb. 12 at 8:30 PM) and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Feb. 26 at 7:30 and 9:30 PM). Luker will be making her solo concert debut, and Pinkins will offer a centennial tribute to the late Harold Arlen.
Not only a singer, Ann Hampton Callaway is also an acclaimed songwriter, whose works have been performed by Barbra Streisand, Patti LuPone and dozens of others. For her Broadway debut in Swing!, Callaway garnered a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and her many recordings include "Ann Hampton Callaway," "Bring Back Romance," "To Ella with Love" and "After Ours." Callaway is also a recipient of several Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Awards.
Tickets for Café Society are priced $30, $40 and $60 and are available by visiting the Alice Tully Hall box office (Broadway and 65th Street), by calling (212) 721-6500 or by logging on to www.lincolncenter.org. The Time Warner Center is located in Manhattan at Columbus Circle.