92nd Street Y Presents Panel Evening with Short, Carroll and Callaway

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How does Bobby Short feel about being a cabaret institution? How has Barbara Carroll managed to excel in the worlds of jazz piano and popular song? How does Ann Hampton Callaway feel about being Cole Porter's only "officially recognized" songwriting partner?

These are some of the questions that might be raised on Sunday, April 27 at the 92nd Street Y’s presentation, Comparing Notes on A Life in Cabaret. Hosted by WNYC’s Leonard Lopate, the 7:30 PM evening will feature chats with three of cabaret’s leading performers: Bobby Short, Barbara Carroll and former Swing! Tony nominee Ann Hampton Callaway. (Although originally announced for the evening, Barbara Cook has withdrawn due to a scheduling conflict.) One of the cabaret world’s most legendary performers, Bobby Short — who specializes in the works of Cole Porter and Noel Coward — has performed 35 seasons at New York’s Café Carlyle. He will bring his latest act to that venerable institution May 6. A jazz pianist, Barbara Carroll will soon receive the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Award. Ann Hampton Callaway — a recipient of ASCAP's Johnny Mercer Songwriting Award — received a Tony Award nomination for her Broadway debut in Swing! as well as a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut. A vocalist and songwriter ("The Nanny" theme), Callaway has penned songs for Barbra Streisand and has written music for a posthumously discovered Cole Porter lyric.

The 92nd Street Y is located in Manhattan at 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue. Tickets for the discussion are priced at $22 and may be purchased by calling (212) 415-5500. Go to www.92Y.org for more information.

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