Ken Haller returns to New York’s venerable cabaret venue, Don’t Tell Mama, for a third time with his acclaimed cabaret show, “Song by Song by Sondheim,” on Tuesday, August 30, at 9:15 PM. Using the songs of Broadway’s premier composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim to weave a narrative that “gives [Sondheim’s] songs a new, very intimate context, that lets them work in the same way they do in the original shows,” Haller creates a show that has been hailed as “Extremely funny… but also extremely personal and warm and emotional,” and “a model of what cabaret should be.”
Show and ticket info:
Song by Song by Sondheim
Accompanied by Jim Followell
Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 9:15 PM
Don’t Tell Mama
343 West 46th Street (Restaurant Row) New York City, 10036
Reservations & Info: 212-757-0788 after 4:00 PM daily,
or go to www.donttellmamanyc.com
With So Little to Be Sure of, I am sure that Stephen Sondheim is the greatest composer-lyricist in American theatre of the past half-century, and this Broadway Baby is thrilled that my show of his songs, directed by Tim Schall and produced by Jim Dolan, has been so well received in New York, Chicago, and St. Louis. Though sometimes, when Everybody Says Don’t, I confess to feeling like I’m Losing My Mind, Not a Day Goes By that I’m not grateful for just Being Alive and being able to keep this Good Thing Going. Really, What More Do I Need?
Just you! It would be Lovely if you would join me and my brilliant accompanist, Jim Followell, as we bring the show – a look at how one man takes the many parts of a life and works at Putting It Together – back to New York for one more night!
We’ll make sure you have a great time, even if we have to Send in the Clowns, and I guarantee that you will not be disappointed: Not While I’m Around!
Quotes from the critics:
“Haller’s show is a gem… Haller gives [Sondheim’s] songs a new, very intimate context, that lets them work in the same way they do in the original shows, [and] his sincerity and authority carry the day in this very personal creation. This is a terrific show. It’s a model of what cabaret should be!” — Gerry Kowarsky, Two on the Aisle, HEC-TV
“Saw this and it was wonderful! Grab a ticket while you can.” — Gail Pennington, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Ken Haller’s cabaret show… is terrific. There are some really beautiful moments. The whole show is Sondheim, and it’s such a good song list! Extremely funny… but also extremely personal and warm and emotional.” — Scott Miller, Artistic Director, New Line Theatre
“Ken Haller combines amazing warmth and intimacy, in an act that sets him far above nearly everyone else in town.” — Richard Green, TalkinBroadway.com
“Haller is a charming and talented performer with a voice as smooth as a brandy Alexander… A Classy Act. A Classy Guy.” — Bob Mitchell, kdhx.org