Writer-comedians Reid Pope and Zach Schiffman are three things. Comedians, musical theatre fans, and very online—decide for yourself whether the list ascends or descends in unfortunateness. But, as such, they’ve gathered up a crew of fellow three-peat offenders for a show titled Comedians Earnestly Singing Musical Theatre, which promises (threatens?) fresh takes on popular showtunes. They’d done a digital version of this, back in November 2020, hosted Brooklyn Comedy Collective on their TVCO service. Per Schiffman, “everyone performed on Zoom, and it was streamed to a now-defunct app.” This time, they’ve booked Feinstein’s/54 Below for a late January show. We thought it’d be fun, given the funny people involved, to ask them a bit about comedy in musical theatre.
ByJuan A. Ramirez
January 19, 2022
Jeanna de Waal’s debut cabaret show, performed Monday evening at Feinstein’s/54 Below, perfectly captured the spirit of a performer excited for the future and “a princess moving on'' after the hasty closing of Diana. Packed with superfans and sheep sweaters, the venue was filled with giddy looks between tables and a sense of wonder for what was about to unfold. Each song was met with a rumbling of whispers ringing out before lyrics could even begin, as many opted to quickly pull out their phones, set to record and share the drama of it all. de Waal had been at the center of the Diana universe for years, through the San Diego production, two rounds of Broadway previews, a Netflix recording under severe COVID precautions, and a run that would ultimately play 34 performances before closing on December 19, 2021. Years in the making, de Waal’s performance as the people’s princess turned heads while her solo show continued to win hearts.
ByAmanda Marie Miller
January 12, 2022
Now that is a CHOICE. Get ready to bring on the belting when Let’s Hear It For The Choice: Live returns to the Green Room 42 this Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.Born from the wildly popular Instagram account that we all have spent hours scrolling through, creator Jimmy Larkin has assembled a top-notch group of performers ready to wow you with their fierce renditions of some of their favorite songs. The current lineup for Thursday’s concert includes Jimmy Awards alum Elyse Bell, Bella Coppola, Katie Johantgen, Isaiah Bailey, Mariah Lyttle, We Are The Tiger’s MiMi Scardulla, Nick Drake, Anne Fraser Thomas, TikTok’s JJ Neiman, Heath Saunders, and Kerri George.
October 11, 2021