Broadway mainstay Christine Andreas showcased her impeccable vocal abilities in her new show Cafe Society last night and Broadwayworld was there. In an evening evoking the glamour and ‘swelligance’ of an era gone by, appropriate to the gorgeous surroundings of Feinstein’s/54 Below, she brought to mind the swinging energy of Ella Fitzgerald and the cool melancholy of June Christy, as well as the show stopping style of Barbra Streisand. Andreas’s talent is as intimate as it is epic, the type of voice that reminds one why these songs were written in the first place.
Christine Andreas made her Broadway debut in the 1974 revue Words & Music and received Tony nominations for her work in the revivals of Oklahoma! and On Your Toes. Her other Broadway appearances include roles in The Scarlet Pimpernel as well as the revivals of Angel Street and My Fair Lady. Her solo recordings include The Carlyle Set, Love Is Good (Fynsworth Alley) and Here’s to the Ladies (PS Classics).
Christine Andreas in Café Society plays Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) February 26th & 27th and March 4th & 5th at 7:00pm. There is a $50 – $100 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at http://54below.com/artist/christine-andreas/. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
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CHRISTINE ANDREAS – CAFÉ SOCIETY
POSTED ON FEB 28, 2016 IN MUSIC REVIEWS
Review by Elizabeth Ahlfors
Christine Andreas takes a trip back to the days when a night on the town brought you from the Stork Club to the Cotton Club, with swanky gowns, smoky rooms, swinging bands and a grab-bag of swellegant songs. The show tunes and pop music from the 1920’s “squeaking into the early ’60’s” are this country’s great contribution and remain favorites around the world.Read More›
I am very remiss for not writing in soooo long, but sometimes life seems to move so fast, demanding you live it rather than report on it……..
a lot of fun for a few days w/sweet, talented friends, Lindsay Roginski, Kerry O’Malley & David Burnham, who together w/a terrific cast are sending ‘BROADWAY’ across the footlights every nite to the out-of-towners who may or may not know the beauty of ‘The Great White Way’…but trust me, they surely DO after watching SHOWSTOPPERS at the Wynn…
Review by Alix Cohen on www.womanaroundtown.com
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On the occasion of Edith Piaf’s centennial, Rioult Dance New York has innovatively staged a celebration of the little sparrow’s music. Though her life is sketched with a poor script, glorious vocals by singer/actress Christine Andreas, imaginative choreography by Pascal Rioult and a company of skilled, young dancers offer buoyant entertainment.
Our audience sits at tables on three sides of a T formed by extending a runway out from the raised stage. That dance takes place on this narrow platform while maintaining grace, originality, and visibility to both sides is an accomplishment. Andreas performs for the most part from the stage itself accompanied by a small band. Evocative lights scallop from the ceiling as if at a summer festival. Songs are in French with occasional English verses.Read More›
Review in The Epoch Times by Barry Bassis
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When you think of French popular music, the first name that comes to mind is Edith Piaf (1915-1963). “The Little Sparrow,” as she was called, is celebrated in RIOULT Dance NY’s world premiere of “STREET SINGER–Celebrating the Life of Edith Piaf.”
Choreographer Pascal Rioult has created and appears in a unique dance/theater piece. Broadway veteran Christine Andreas appears as Piaf, singing her songs (mostly in the original French, but sometimes adding the English versions) and portraying her with a French accent.
Wearing a copy of Piaf’s trademark black dress, she is magnificent. The performance would be worth attending just to enjoy her singing. However, there is much more.Read More›