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Doris Dear presents More Gurl Talk

July 13th, 2019

2 time MAC Award winning singer, entertainer, comedienne and actress Doris Dear, “Americas Perfect Housewife”, has been seen on countless stages around the globe and in movies &  TV shows such as “The Carrie Diaries”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “Men in Black 3”, “The Normal Heart” and more.  Her shows,  “Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk” and "The Doris Dear Mother's Day Special" are smash successes, and her annual show "The Doris Dear Christmas Special" is now celebrating its 3rd year of sold out raves!

2 time MAC Award Winner!


Dawn Derow presents My Ship: Songs from 1941

July 20th, 2019

One of the most critically-acclaimed NY cabaret shows of 2017, "My Ship" earned Dawn Derow a 2018 MAC Award for "Best Female Vocalist" and 2019 Cabaret Award nominations for "Best Show" and "Best Vocalist." Cabaret Scenes Magazine raved: "A Perfect Storm of Entertainment."

2018 MAC Award Winner for Best Female Vocalist, 2018 Broadway Award Nominee for “Best Show” and “Best Vocalist”

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Jeff Harnar Sings The 1959 Broadway Songbook

August 3rd, 2019

THE 1959 BROADWAY SONGBOOK is a musical collage of the 21 musicals that were playing in New York in 1959.  "Gypsy," "The Sound of Music," "Fiorello," "West Side Story," "My Fair Lady," "The Music Man," "Flower Drum Song," "Bells are Ringing," & "Once Upon a Mattress" are among the shows is this tribute to what some have called the twilight of The Golden Age of Broadway.  Songwriters represented include Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Harold Arlen & Yip Harburgh, Leonard Bernstein,  Comeden & Green and Lerner & Loewe.

DIRECTED BY  Sara Louise Lazarus

Noël Coward Foundation Cabaret Award Winner, Two-time MAC Award Winner, 3 time winner BackStage Bistro Award  Winner


Willy Falk: Mostly Love

August 10th, 2019

Willy Falk: Mostly Love revels in richly-crafted interpretations of songs about love, coupled with stories from a thirty-five-year career on Broadway. He moved to New York and burst on the Broadway scene in Marilyn: An American Fable, a musical which attained cult-like status as one of the greatest flops of all time, but saw Willy receiving a standing ovation every night for his solo number: “You Are So Beyond.”

When Miss Saigon first came to Broadway, he was chosen to play leading man “Chris,” receiving a Tony award nomination alongside Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga. His career spans seven Broadway shows and dozens of tours and region productions.

Known for his powerful performances in musicals and concerts through the years, this evening speaks of music, memories, and laughter, but mostly…love.

Tony-Award Nominee for MISS SAIGON


Natalie Douglas presents Sammy - The Songs of Sammy Davis Jr.
with music director Mark Hartman on piano

August 17th, 2019

Straight from NYC’s famed Birdland Jazz Club stage, Natalie Douglas - the acclaimed vocalist hailed as “a true, true star” by BBC London Radio, & “a true force of nature” by The Times (UK), is absolutely thrilled to bring to Music Theatre of Connecticut’s Hot Summer Nights series, her hit show, SAMMY - the songs of Sammy Davis, Jr. Don’t miss Natalie and her longtime music director, Mark Hartman, as they present the songs & stories of this beloved & much missed mega-talent of Rat Pack fame, including iconic tunes such as “Too Close For Comfort,” “Gonna Build a Mountain,” “What Kind of Fool Am I?” and “Mr. Bojangles.” theater pizzazz described its debut as, “meticulously researched…sexy…breathtakingly exquisite…& (a) powerful and heartfelt love letter to the great Sammy Davis, Jr.”

Natalie Douglas is a two-time Bistro, Nightlife and eleven-time MAC Award Winner, who has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Rose Theatre and The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Town Hall among others and has produced over 60 different concerts at her musical home, Birdland, including her smash TRIBUTES residency, now in its third year. Natalie’s award-winning CD, Human Heart, and her two previous CDs are available on iTunes,, Spotify, GooglePlay and her website:

Eleven MAC Awards for Outstanding Vocalist, Major Artist (3x), Jazz Vocalist, Show of the Year, & Major Recording - "Human Heart" with fifteen nominations

Nightlife Award Winner: Outstanding Piano Bar Entertainer

BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award: Best Vocalist

and many more!


Mark Nadler presents Cole Porter After Dark

August 24th, 2019

Mark Nadler is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist, tap-dancer and comedian. His recent off-Broadway hit, I’m a Stranger Here Myself, has been honored with the 2013 Nightlife Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and two Broadway World Awards. The show was presented at The Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Adelaide, Australia, where it was nominated for the prestigious Helpmann Award. Additionally, Mark Nadler’s Broadway Hootenanny has become a staple of the Adelaide Festival, where Mark has performed an unprecedented six times.

Cole Porter did most of his writing late at night. Mark Nadler “...a fire­breathing monster of uncontrollable, attention seeking talent emphasizing heart as well as heat” (Stephen Holden, The New York Times, April 26, 2016) explores the wit, the passion the romance and the randiness of Cole Porter’s late night musings.

Looking deeply into Porter’s various inspirations Nadler goes from the famous list songs such as “Let’s Do It”, “You’re the Top” and “Can­Can” to love song such as “In the Still of the Night”, “Begin the Beguine” and “Night and Day”.

Recipient of eight MAC Awards, 3 Backstage Bistros, 2 New York Nightlife Awards, 2 Broadway World Awards.