By David Hurst
Luscious KT Sullivan is bringing Autumn in New York to The Oak Room, both metaphorically and literally, in a new solo show that finds this dazzling chanteuse at the zenith of her powers. With a lovely collection of songs and a self-deprecating analysis of her Broadway career to date, Sullivan finds the perfect tone: reflective but wry, sincere yet sardonic. In other words, very autumnal. It's an intoxicating combination, and Sullivan is a severely underrated actress. Just listen to what she does to "Barbara Song" from The Threepenny Opera or "Who's that Woman?" from Follies. She makes each song a brilliant three-act play before launching into a cataclysmically funny rendition of Noel Coward's "World Weary" succeeded by a dazzling tour-de-force of "One Halloween/But Alive" from Applause. Autumn in New York is cabaret at its glorious best!