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About the Show
Kate Baldwin comes to Indianapolis direct from the hit Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! Hailed as “the redheaded firecracker” (Stephen Holden, New York Times), Kate was nominated for the 2017 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance as Irene Molloy.
Kate’s new show titled How Did You Get This Number? features signature songs from her acclaimed performances in Finian’s Rainbow, Giant, Big Fish, and Hello Dolly! She tells the story of how each song became a part of her life and what it means to her. More from writers like Stephen Sondheim, Frank Loesser, Kander & Ebb and long-time friend and collaborator Georgia Stitt fill the program with gorgeous music and expert storytelling. “We suppose there are some things that Baldwin cannot do, but over the past decade we have yet to see her be anything but superb,” says Steven Suskin of Playbill.
Kate starred opposite both Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters in the 2017 Tony-winning revival of Hello Dolly!, garnering accolades for her sparkling humor and soaring voice. Her starring role in the 2009 Broadway revival of Yip Harburg’s and Burton Lane’s hit classic musical Finian’s Rainbow drew Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, and put her on the map as “a real musical theatre star” (New York Post). She received a Drama Desk Award nomination for her role as Jen in Keen Company’s 20th Anniversary revival of Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald’s John & Jen. She starred as Sandra Bloom in Big Fish on Broadway and earned accolades and a Drama Desk Award nomination for her work as Leslie Lynton Benedict in Giant at The Public Theater.
About Kate Baldwin
Two time Tony nominee, Kate Baldwin, is currently co-starring opposite Bette Midler, David Hyde Pierce in the hit Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly. Her starring role in the 2009 revival of the hit classic musical Finian’s Rainbow, put her on the map as “a real musical theatre star.” (New York Post) She has also starred on Broadway in The Full Monty, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Wonderful Town.
She starred in the 20th Anniversary revival of John & Jen, Big Fish on Broadway and earned accolades and a Drama Desk Award nomination for her work in Giant at The Public Theater. She also garnered critical acclaim as in a newly revised production of Can-Can at Paper Mill Playhouse. She starred in The King and I at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (San Francisco, Detroit, Toronto), The Women at The Old Globe, Henry V at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, I Do, I Do at Westport Country Playhouse, She Loves Me at the Willliamstown Theatre Festival, and The Music Man and South Pacific at Arena Stage, earning a Helen Hayes Award nomination.
She has performed with the New York Pops, in the American Songbook series at Lincoln Center, at the Kennedy Center and the legendary New York nightclubs Feinstein’s, Birdland and 54 Below. Her concert work also includes several appearances with Stephen Sondheim as a featured performer in his critically acclaimed evening, “A Conversation with Stephen Sondheim.” She has two acclaimed albums on PS Classics, Let’s See What Happens and She Loves Him.
“A real musical theatre star”
— NEW YORK POST
Tickets $175 Individual Ticket All proceeds will help support the artistic
$175 Individual Ticket
All proceeds will help support the artistic and educational programs of The Cabaret.
Includes pre-show party, live auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, cash bar, and desserts.
Doors Open at 6:00 pm for Pre-show Party and Auction.
Performance begins at 8:00 p.m.
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About the Show
Swedish musical sensation and internationally acclaimed superstar, Gunhild Carling, is a can’t-miss event! She sings, tap dances, juggles and plays virtually every instrument around, often playing three trumpets at the same time…is there anything she can’t do? With heavy influences from Bix and Louie Armstrong as well as Billie Holiday, Carling is a jazz artist of the old breed, combining extraordinary skills with vaudeville stunts.
She has been featured on Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox putting a twenties twist on the eighties tunes “Material Girl,” “Never Gonna Give You Up,” and “Happy.” A recent video of her playing bagpipes went viral with over 15 million views.
About Gunhild Carling
Gunhild Carling is a Swedish jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist. She is famous for playing three trumpets at the same time. Carling became known for her performance at Allsång på Skansen on July 20, 2010. The same year, she became an expert commentator for Dansbandskampen at SVT. Gunhild plays trombone, bagpipes, trumpet, recorder and harp, and will often showcase all of her skills in one song, sometimes casually breaking into a tap dance or singing lyrics. Carling competed as a celebrity dancer in Let’s Dance 2014 on TV4, placing third.
In 2013, she performed with her ‘Carling Big Band’ at the Royal Palace in Stockholm in the celebration of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Ruby Jubilee.In 2016, Carling performed at King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 70th birthday celebration.
She is featured in several of Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox’s adaptations of pop songs, including their version of ‘Never Going to Give You Up’ sampling multiple instruments, a 1920s jazz swing version of ‘Material Girl’, a vintage jazz version of Europe’s ‘The Final Countdown’ and a jazz cover of Pharrell Williams’ Happy’.
“Truly a musical experience to behold.”
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Critically acclaimed for her performances in The Last Five Years and Falsettos, Betsy Wolfe has established herself as one of musical theatre’s most keenly intelligent performers. Beyond Broadway, she has performed in sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall and in two operas at The Met. And now, Wolfe is doing a cabaret about the magical, mystical miracle and existential anxiety of show business—but funny! Armed with a high belt and a questionable affinity for casinos, she takes the audience on a romp from “cow pasture” California to “bright-lights-big-city” New York to conquer Broadway.
With the help of songs by Stephen Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown, and Peter, Paul, and Mary, she has a lot to talk about. And sing about. From the woman who was described by her doorman as “very talented, but please keep it down,” and by The New York Times as “having a soaring soprano… and a rock collection,” Wolfe presents her first cabaret show, All Bets Are Off.
About Betsy Wolfe
Betsy Wolfe has established herself as one of the most versatile and keenly intelligent Broadway performers of her generation. She just finished starring in the Tony-nominated musical Waitress, where she gave a multi-faceted performance as Jenna, a woman struggling in an abusive relationship. Prior to that, she played Cordelia, one of the lovable “lesbians from next door,” in the Broadway revival of Falsettos, directed by James Lapine, which recently aired on PBS. She is perhaps best known for her critically acclaimed performance as Cathy in the Off-Broadway revival of The Last Five Years—but more on that in a minute.
Originally from California, Wolfe received her BFA in musical theatre from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. At age 20—prior to graduation and before even prior to being able to legally drink or get a British pilot’s license—she made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under Maestro Erich Kunzel. After receiving her BFA, Wolfe quickly moved on to star as Rona Lisa Peretti in the San Francisco and Boston companies of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Soon after, she made her Broadway debut in the revival of 110 in the Shade. Wolfe gained attention for her next role in both the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Sherie Rene Scott’s Everyday Rapture, where she played one of the two Menonettes.
Her casting in Everyday Rapture would prove prescient as, only a few years later, Wolfe would be Scott’s successor in one of contemporary musical theatre’s most challenging and well-known roles: Cathy in Second Stage Theater’s revival of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. Critics and audiences alike lauded her complex and idiosyncratic performance in the two-person musical.
Wolfe’s other Broadway credits include Ellen in the 2014 production of Bullets Over Broadway, directed by Susan Stroman, and Rosa Bud in the revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. A few blocks east of Broadway, she appeared as Beth in the City Center Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along. And on the west coast, she starred in the La Jolla Playhouse world premiere production of Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez’s new musical Up Here and created the role of Mary Ann Singleton in ACT’s world premiere of Tales of the City, a musical based on the Armistead Maupin novels.
In 2013, Wolfe made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Douglas Carter Beane’s adaptation of Die Fledermaus. She has been a guest artist for over 40 symphony, pops and philharmonic orchestras across the U.S. and internationally, including the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Recently, she has collaborated with The New York Pops and played to sold-out crowds at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center with their Broadway Today and Women of Notes concerts.
She can be heard on the recordings of Falsettos, Bullets over Broadway, The Last Five Years, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Everyday Rapture, Stage Door Canteen, 35MM, and Merrily We Roll Along. She can also be seen in the film adaptation of The Last Five Years where she plays a stripper, with a snake named Wayne.
“Ms. Wolfe’s name is yet to be held with the same esteem and notoriety as Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth and Sutton Foster, but just wait. A talent like this will not fly under the radar for long.”
— THE BROADWAY BLOG
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Fashion designer, Project Runway: All Stars judge, and media icon, Isaac Mizrahi brings his irreverent show, Does This Song Make Me Look Fat? to The Cabaret. Praised as “a founding father of a genre that fuses performance art, music and stand-up comedy,” The New York Times hails the show as “raucously funny.” Mizrahi will delight you with a collection of standards and pop songs, from Cole Porter and Charles Aznavour to Blondie and Bob Dylan.
He’ll be backed by a jazz band led by Ben Waltzer. While Isaac may have played two sold-out runs at the famed Café Carlye, don’t expect a refined evening of jazz standards. He will share irreverent stories and observations about life and promises to distribute hand-me-down swag from his party-going career to lucky audience members.
*This performance contains adult and political content
About Isaac Mizrahi
Isaac Mizrahi has been a leader in the fashion industry for almost 30 years. Not merely for his work as a designer but also for his crossover presence into pop culture. He was the subject and co-creator of Unzipped, a documentary following the making of his Fall 1994 ready-to-wear collection. The groundbreaking film received an award at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. He formed a groundbreaking partnership with Target in 2002 that helped trail blaze the concept of masstige. He hosted his own television talk show for five years. He has written two books, numerous articles, and has made countless appearances in movies and television. Currently he serves as a weekly judge on Project Runway: All-Starsand is at work on a memoir due out in 2018.
In addition to designing for the luxury and mass markets, Mizrahi has designed costumes for the New York Metropolitan Opera, the American Ballet Theater, and the San Francisco Ballet. He has also designed costumes and sets for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows including his own one-man show in 2000.
In 2010, Mizrahi directed and designed the costumes and sets for a production of A Little Night Music for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. He returned in 2014 to direct and design The Magic Flute.
“Like so many other alt-cabaret stars he is determined to challenge the cultural status quo and help blaze a path into a more liberated future where few subjects are off limits.”
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
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Acclaimed singer, songwriter, and Broadway star, Shoshana Bean, will wow you with powerfully heartfelt vocals and a fresh take on big band, jazz, and soul. After making her Broadway debut in the original cast of Hairspray before taking over for Idina Menzel as Elphaba in Wicked, Bean has gone on to record four chart-topping albums and perform all over the world with artists such as Brian McKnight, Postmodern Jukebox, and Michael Jackson.
Inspired largely by Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, and Barbra Streisand, Bean weaves together haunting originals, new workings of contemporary hits and beloved classics to create a sound that is uniquely her own.
About Shoshana Bean
Shoshana Bean’s four independent solo releases have all topped the iTunes charts in the US and UK, with her latest album Spectrum landing at #1 on the Billboard Jazz Charts.
Shoshana has sold out solo concerts around the globe, lent her voice to countless films and television shows, amassed millions of views on YouTube, toured with Postmodern Jukebox, performed alongside David Foster, Ariana Grande, Brian McKnight and sang back up for Michael Jackson for his 30th-anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden. She arranged vocals for Jennifer Lopez’s “American Idol” performance of “I Luh Ya Papi,” and her music has been featured in television shows on NBC, MTV, Oxygen, Bravo and Showtime.
Bean made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Hairspray and starred as the very first replacement for Elphaba, the green-skinned witch, in Wicked. Most recently, she appeared as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl and as Cee-Cee Bloom in the new musical adaptation of Beaches, for which she earned a Jeff Award Nomination for best lead actress in a musical.
“A force field, pulling you into her orbit with irresistible charisma.”
— THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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Stephanie has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre. Making her Broadway debut playing Liza Minnelli in 2003’s The Boy From Oz and fresh off her second Tony nomination for her role in Lincoln Center Theater’s Falsettos where she brought down the house with “I’m Breaking Down,” Stephanie J. Block has a special talent for showstoppers.
She brings her immense voice and bold charisma to The Cabaret for an intimate evening. In addition to her Tony-nominated performances in Falsettos and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, she’s also starred on Broadway in Wicked, Anything Goes, 9 to 5: The Musical and Pirate Queen. Block recently performed her solo show as a part of Live From Lincoln Center Presents – Stars in Concert, which was televised nationwide on PBS and, starting in November, Block will star Cher in The Cher Show on Broadway.
About Stephanie J. Block
Stephanie has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre. She most recently received the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and TONY nominations for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her star turn as Trina in Lincoln Center Theatre’s highly acclaimed revival of FALSETTOS. Ms. Block received both the 2013 TONY Award and Drama Desk nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Alice Nutting/Edwin Drood in The Roundabout Theatre’s production of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. Other Broadway credits include Reno Sweeney in the 2011 TONY Award winning revival of ANYTHING GOES, 9 TO 5:THE MUSICAL playing the role of Judy Bernly for which she earned a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.
She created the roles of Grace O’Malley in THE PIRATE QUEEN and Liza Minnelli. In THE BOY FROM OZ (opposite Hugh Jackman). Ms. Block is best known for her portrayal as Elphaba in the Broadway company of WICKED as well as originating the role in the First National Tour for which she won numerous awards including the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. Ms. Block has sung with numerous symphony orchestras including the NY Pops at Carnegie Hall, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra (under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch), Dallas Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Charlotte Symphony and the Cleveland Pops among many others. Her solo concert has been critically acclaimed and continues to sell out throughout the US and in London.
Some of her Off-Broadway and regional theatrical credits include LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical), BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK(Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play), THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG(starring opposite Jason Alexander), CATS (St Louis’ Kevin Kline Award Nominee- Best Actress),FUNNY GIRL, CRAZY FOR YOU (L.A. Ovation Award Nominee), OLIVER (Critics Award-Best Actress), James Joyce’s THE DEAD, TRIUMPH OF LOVE, THE GRASS HARP, SOUTH PACIFIC, WILL ROGERS FOLLIES and the World Premiere of WICKED.
Stephanie’s solo album, THIS PLACE I KNOW has been received with great praise, lauded by critics as “One of the best debut recordings to come out of the Broadway community in quite some time… 6 out of 5 stars”. An array of award-winning songwriters assembled to help interpret their music on Stephanie’s album. Composers such as Stephen Schwartz, Marvin Hamlisch and the legendary Dolly Parton join forces with Ms. Block to create a thrilling musical experience. Stephanie’s voice can be heard on multiple cast recordings, including THE BOY FROM OZ, THE PIRATE QUEEN, WICKED’s 5th Anniversary Album and 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL (Grammy Nomination).
Television credits include: RISE (upcoming: NBC), MADAME SECRETARY (CBS), ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix), HOMELAND (Showtime), IT COULD BE WORSE (HULU).
— NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
The beauty of the Cabaret lies in the spontaneous nature of each show. Unlike well-known musicals, with cabaret, audiences never know what to expect next. Artists can choose to sing old standards or an original number. They can share personal stories or make jokes with random people in the crowd.
Melissa Hall, Stage Write Indy
“My favorite thing in the world is to connect with people, break the fourth wall, improvise, make people laugh, and talk directly to the audience. Cabaret is basically everything I like to do, all in one.”Laura Benanti
“One of the best environments for serious music fans in town!”Cabaret Guest
“We looked at the many places where we could spend our money for entertainment and realized there was no venue that came close to The Cabaret. The venue and staff simply make this venue the best in Indianapolis. Thank you all for what you do and for making this venue what it is: the best place for entertainment in Indianapolis!”
“Best in class. A truly delightful experience - over the top!”Cabaret Guest
"This space is truly what a cabaret is meant to be... an intimate setting of hightops and enclosed booths help the audience feel special and a lone piano with small, personal stage complete the picture."Broadway World
"Attending a cabaret show can feel like you're part of a (very stylish) secret society. It's you, the audience, seated at tables, sipping wine or a cocktail, with the vocalist, perhaps fresh off of Broadway, just a few feet away on stage."Indianapolis Monthly
“Awesome venue! I tell everyone I know about The Cabaret and encourage them to see a show.”Cabaret Guest
“Indy's posh landing pad for Broadway stars on Pennsylvania Street.”Indy Star
“The Circle City’s swanky new cabaret space is Broadway’s latest buzz. Old Hollywood meets urban chic in a softly lit chandelier-filled room that holds 190 people—no seat in the house is more than five rows from the stage—it feels like Lea Salonga is giving her life story for you. Stick around for a meet and greet after the spellbinding serenade."Indianapolis Monthly