Two-Time Emmy Award Nominee and 2015 MAC Award Winner for Best Cabaret Revue, returns to the Iridium stage in her new show, La Bella Vita, a tribute to Italian-American singers and a celebration of what they’ve contributed to help us all live the good life! So, “Come Fly With Me,” as my music director Ian Herman Conducts the 8-piece band, playing everything from big band jazz, to doo-wop, to classic standards, to movie themes – this show immerses you in the, “Magic Moments,” of this music. Pour yourself a negroni, and enjoy Columbus Day weekend with The Family, by remembering how a bunch of Bobby’s, a couple of Connie’s, and some fabulous Frankie & Johnny’s made their mark on America. You’ll go Gaga for this toe-tapping, upbeat show that will keep you singing along! Now, “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?”
Tuesday, October 4th @ 8pm
For Tickets Go To: www.theIridium.com
REVOLUTION Celebrates WIN with BLOOPER REEL:
REVOLUTION WINS the 2015 MAC AWARD for BEST REVUE!!!!
Got to be part of this AMAZING event – Ringing in the New Year by Setting a NEW Guinness WORLD RECORD for the Longest Cabaret/Variety Show!!!! SO FUN!
MAC Nominated Cabaret Artists Kathleen France & Dawn Derow team up for their new Duo Show: REVOLUTION – singing songs that celebrate our greatest triumphs and times of deepest sorrow during times of war. A historical reflection of music throughout the ages, paying tribute to our soldiers & their families. A portion of all cover charges donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Book Of Love: Chapter 2!
Kathleen France returns to the Metropolitan Room stage in BOOK OF LOVE: CHAPTER 2 ACOUSTICALLY DYSFUNCTIONAL, further pursuing her quest to learn all about, and to find, true love. A sequel to her original BOOK OF LOVE cabaret debut show, nominated for a 2010 MAC Award, which focused on learning everything she could about love through reading books on the subway, she has come to the realization in Chapter 2 that maybe these fairy tales aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Perhaps acquiring knowledge about matters of the heart through book smarts is only one part of the equation. Love is not an easy road to travel. Maybe we need to rely on street smarts as well. How do we recognize love’s warning signs? And how do we avoid those pesky road blocks we see up ahead before our relationship turns into a dead end? Featuring Sean Harkness as Music Director and Guitarist, Kathleen strips down some of her favorite songs while continuing her journey towards love — baggage and all! Stop, look, and listen before proceeding!
Monday, October 10th – CD RELEASE PARTY!!! Kathleen performs Chapter 2, for her CD RELEASE of Chapter One (the original), which was recorded live at the Metropolitan Room and produced by Miranda Music. Come see the new show, and be one of the first to purchase her BOOK OF LOVE: LIVE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM original cds.
Additional BOOK OF LOVE: CHAPTER 2 Performances:
Thursday, November 3rd — Sunday, November 6th — Wednesday, November 9th
For Tickets go to: www.MetropolitanRoom.com
*** ALL SHOWS AT 9:30pm; $15 cover charge ($10 for MAC and Cabaret Hotline Members) ***
Vacation: Encore Performance!
Another chance to escape with Kathleen France! Come see the Encore Performance of her show Vacation at Iridium Jazz Club in New York City!
Tuesday, June 7th @ 9pm. www.iridiumjazzclub.com
For Reservations Call: (212) 582-2121 1650 Broadway (Btw 50th & 51st St)
Escape from the stresses of everyday life and be transported on a journey, with 2010 MAC Nominee Kathleen France, in her new show: VACATION. Featuring music sung by artists such as Johnny Cash, Eva Cassidy, The Indigo Girls, Bruno Mars, Norah Jones, Three Dog Night, and Melody Gardot this upbeat show will take you away from the pressures of city life to a tropical island paradise. Music Direction by Barry Levitt, Percussion by Mayra Casales, and Grammy Award Winning Skip Ward on Upright Bass. Performances at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St (btw 8th & 9th Ave)
For Reservations Call: (212) 757-0788 or sign up for tickets online at www.donttellmamanyc.com : Don’t Tell Mama accepts CASH ONLY
Performance Dates: March 29 @ 7pm, and April 5th & 7th @ 7pm.
Miranda Music Presents…
Members of the Miranda Music family come together to perform songs from Miranda’s eight current CDs and the two-plus CDs that are in the works, as well as favorite songs of the artists plus a delightful surprise or two. Karen Oberlin, Christopher Gines, Marcus Simeone, Kathleen France, Benjamin Niemczyk, Tracy Stark and Sean Harkness join forces to celebrate Miranda’s 15 years in business and Kitty Skrobela’s 70 years in this world.
Monday, January 24th, 2011, 7 pm @ The Metropolitan Room. Make reservations NOW at (212) 206-0440, or online at Metropolitan Room.
The Book of Love
An avid reader, Kathleen daydreams about her love life being like those in novels, only to find that real life doesn’t quite measure up to the stories she reads on the train. Kathleen’s 2010 MAC Nominated Debut Show was recorded live at the Metropolitan Room on April 16th, and will be available for purchase this spring.
Click Here to Download the Book Of Love Press Kit
The Book Of Love performance dates:
2010: February 11th @ 7:30pm, March 7th @ 7:00pm, April 2nd @ 7:30pm, April 16th @ 9:45pm
2009: October 18th @ 9:30pm, October 25th @ 9:30pm, November 20th @ 9:30pm
Metrostar Talent Challenge
Nightlife and Bistro Award-winning Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, “MetroStar” is open to singers of all ages and backgrounds who have not played a major engagement at The Metropolitan Room. The grand prize-winner (who will be named the night of the contest’s finale on August 31) will win a fully produced, prime time booking at the Metropolitan Room and a professionally produced live recording of this upcoming show. “MetroStar’s” career-boosting package of prizes and professional encouragements is worth over $15,000. As it did last year, the club will engage several well-known professionals and artists to collaborate with the winners. The multi-award winning vocalist Lennie Watts returns as host of the contest. The jury chairman is critic Roy Sander, who serves as the contest’s permanent member. For the contest’s three trial rounds – July 13, 20, and 27 – Sander will bejoined by the award-winning vocalist Klea Blackhurst. In subsequent weeks, a rotating roster of jurists will help whittle down the contestants to 18 on August 3; ten on August 10 (the quarter finals), and then to five on August 17 (the semi finals). The five finalists will go head to head in two final rounds on August 24 and August 31. Scheduled to serve as judges are the cabaret and jazz entertainers Allan Harris, Baby Jane Dexter, Julie Reyburn, Eric Michael Gillett, Ricky Ritzel, Marni Nixon, Jay Rogers, Steven Lutvak and Mary Foster Conklin, and the media personalities David Kenney, Bill Boggs and Valerie Smaldone. Playing for the singers on a rotating basis throughout the contest are the popular music directors Nate Buccieri and Tracy Stark. As the contest progresses to the higher rounds, singers will be challenged to present their own original versions of the same song (the common song is not known in advance) and to prepare material in a style chosen by the jury (also unknown to the singers in advance).
* Kathleen made the Top 18 and thanks everyone for coming out to support and vote for her!!!
TOP 18 in the 2009 MetroStar Competition:
Cornelius Bates, Liz Lark Brown (2009 MetroStar Winner), Carole Bufford, Ruth Carlin, Kathleen France, Danielle Grabianowski, David Gurland, Joelle Lurie, Michelle K. Moore, N’Kenge, Maria Ottavia, Livia Petrilli, Sarah Rice, Wendy Russell, Maureen Kelley Stewart, Bobby Conte Thornton, Liza Dare Wenger, & Arianne Whyte