The Night They invented Champagne
Take a whirlwind excursion that traverses the operetta capitals of the world from Vienna to Broadway. You'll savor the lush romance of Lehar, Strauss and Romberg, chuckle at the prickly wit of Gilbert & Sullivan, thrill at operetta's surprising appearance in modern musical theatre. Come waltz with the Merry Widow, tango with the Vagabond King and march with Stout-Hearted Men. You'll take away tunes directly descended from Operetta in such musical comedies as "Kiss Me Kate", "Gigi" and "A Little Night Music", shows inspired by the great masters of light opera.
Sweet and Low-Down: an Evening of Pure Gershwin
A sparkling evening of the music of George Gershwin co-starring KT Sullivan. KT provides the sweet, (Stephen Holden wrote in The New York Times that she is "...the cabaret equivalent of whipped cream atop a surprisingly nutritious dessert.")
Mark, of course, provides the low-down. This is a fabulous two-act evening that includes some of the hit numbers from Mark and KT's award-winning off-Broadway Gershwin Revue, "American Rhapsody". Among the highlights in this show, Mark and KT reenact the entire film, Shall We Dance and Mark performs his powerful signature arrangement of " S’ Wonderful" and "Rhapsody In Blue".
Always: the Love Story of Irving Berlin
A book musical in which Mark Nadler and KT Sullivan tell, sing and reenact one of the great American love stories They put Irving Berlin's music in service to the story, weaving the composer's songs in and out of the narrative according to their emotional content and give us the intimate story of a musical colossus. The two act evening features a zesty smorgasbord of Berlin tunes -- many well known, many rarely heard. Some are performed in their totality; others are woven into evocative medleys that punctuate dramatic arcs in Berlin's life.. This show is rich in American history as well as a deeply moving theatrical event.
A Swell Party- RSVP Cole Porter
KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler invite one and all to “A Swell Party—RSVP Cole Porter,” celebrating the timeless words and music of the supreme musical sophisticate of the 20th century whose witty, naughty and romantic songs continue to enthrall audiences today as they did in the Jazz Age. Among selections are “It’s De-lovely,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Let’s Do It,” “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye,” “”Night and Day,” “Begin the Beguine,” “Experiment” and “Let’s Fall in Love.”
Everything's Coming Up Roses: the Music of Jule Styne
To celebrate the centennial of Jule Styne, composer of mega-hit musicals such as "Gypsy", "Funny Girl", "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "Bells Are Ringing" as well as many hit songs from films such as "I Don't Want To Walk Without You" and "Time After Time". Mark Nadler and KT Sullivan have created a stirring tribute full of anecdotes about one of the most colourful characters of the Great American Songbook.
A Fine Romance: A Centennial Salute To Dorothy Fields
A salute to the great Broadway and Hollywood lyricist Dorothy Fields, the first woman elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The daughter of famed vaudevillian and theatrical producer Lew Fields, Dorothy Fields was a schoolteacher when she met composer Jimmy McHugh and found her talent as a lyricist. In 1928 they scored their first big hit with “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.” For the next five decades Fields collaborated with such legendary composers as Jerome Kern, Arthur Schwartz and Cy Coleman, and produced such imperishable gems as “I’m In the Mood for Love,” “Don’t Blame Me,” “Pick Yourself Up,” “He Had Refinement,” “Lovely to Look At,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “I Won’t Dance,” “Growing Pains,” “Poor Everybody Else,” “Baby Dream Your Dream” “Remind Me” and “Sunny Side of the Street,” which KT and Mark will render in their inimitable fashion
Are We A Pair: Words and Music of Sondheim
An almost entirely sung-through concert, "Are We A Pair: Words and Music of Sondheim" lets the extraordinary work of Stephen Sondheim speak for itself. In creating this show, Mark Nadler and KT Sullivan have focused on Sondheim's ability to delve into the complications and complexities of every type of relationship with witty, probing lyrics to soaring romantic melodies.
Time After Time
Celebrating the American Songbook