A SEQUINED VARIETY
STARRING RICK SKYE AS LIZA MINNELLI
Friday December 29 & Special New Year’s Eve Performance
Bazazz! A Sequined Variety starring Rick Skye as Liza Minnelli will have twice the fun in December with two performances of the hit show of which In New York magazine said, “There’s a new sequined variety show in town that is a must see!”
The show features Skye’s impersonation as Liza Minnelli for which he won the 2017 MAC Award for Best Impersonation, special guests and the Kit Kat Boyz. Skye, who sings in his own voice, also writes all of the original material and Bistro Awards said, “Skye’s parody lyrics are literate and clever” while also saying, “The show is lively, varied, and comfortingly nostalgic.”
Bazazz! A Sequined Variety opened in October to a sold-out audience and the media is buzzing.
New York Social Diary said, “Rick Skye is the host with the most! Skye’s impersonation of Minnelli is sensitive, boisterous and moving although ‘impersonation’ is too banal a word for his affectionate, on-target work.”
Theater Pizzazz said, “Rick Skye has returned to Don’t Tell Mama’s and Manhattan is a better place for it.”
Nitelife Exchange said, “Get ready, get set, GO to Bazazz! A Sequined Variety.”
Skye is well-known in London and New York for having written and performed in a series of outrageously comic, award-winning shows including The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka, which earned him a Bistro Award, A Slice of Minnelli and The War of the Mama Roses. His show Its Madame with an E! played Atlantic City and Las Vegas and brought him to television where he appeared on Watch What Happens, Live With Andy Cohen and Celebrity Apprentice as well as Fox & Friends and the WB. His most recent success was Judy and Liza Together Again which closed after an unprecedented seven-year run at Don’t Tell Mama and garnered two MAC Awards.
Bazazz! A Sequined Variety will play twice in December including:
Friday, December 29 at 7PM with special guests award-winning songwriter and Broadway performer Rick Crom and pop songstress Karen Wyman. There is a $20.00 Cover/2 drink minimum (cash only).
- Rick Crom has appeared on Louie, Inside Amy Schumer, Chappelle’s Show and other television comedy programs. On Broadway he was in the original casts of The Goodbye Girl, Footloose and Urinetown. Rick is a three-time Drama Desk Award nominee for Outstanding Lyrics for his musical NEWSiscal the Musical. He is also a MAC and Backstage Bistro Award winner.
- Karen Wyman is the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist currently celebrating a renaissance since her days performing on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Dean Martin Show. Her acclaimed New York concert in 2014 was called “a compelling concert and totally-inspiring comeback performance” by Broadway World. Wyman became a national vocal sensation at the age of 16 in 1969, recording her Billboard-charting hit “Why Can’t I Walk Away.” The Bronx-native performed in nightclubs and concert stages throughout the country and released albums and singles several arranged by Peter Matz. Since her return to the stage she has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center for the Mabel Mercer Foundation, “Wall To Wall Cabaret” at Symphony Space and concert venues like Birdland and Feinstein’s/54 Below. She was given a Bistro Award for her acclaimed return to performing.
Sunday, December 31 at 9:30PM with special guests comedian Nancy Witter and alt-cabaret performer Lykken. Tickets are $160 and include a 3-course prix-fix dinner and champagne flute toast. To make reservations for this special New Year’s Eve performance guests must email: Manuel@donttellmamanyc.com
- Nancy Witter is a 3-time MAC Award-winner for outstanding female comedian. She also won a MAC Award for her one-woman show Dignity Check Please. Nancy has a new one-woman show called Growing Up McDougal … Happy, Hopeful and Hungover.
- Lykken, who Cabaret Scenes called a “Thrilling Discovery” is a New York City-based cabaret performer, singer, actor, comedian and activist whose shows have garnered critical acclaim. His debut show Sacred Monster was nominated for a Broadway World Award in 2016. Sacred Monster is a alt-cabaret musical experience featuring Lykken’s queer brand of comedy and outrageous parody, as well as his interpretations of songs ranging from Broadway, R&B, Jazz, and Tin Pan Alley.
Don’t Tell Mama is located at 343 West 46th Street in New York City. Reservations can be made at www.donttellmamanyc.com
More about Rick Skye
Rick Skye is a multi-award winning performer who has enjoyed international success. Training with the Joffrey Ballet and the famed Stella Adler, Rick toured the US with Ann Reinking and Sandy Duncan in The American Dance Machine Show and in the Kennedy Center Production of Miss Liberty. He acted with Dorothy Louden in a role written especially for him in Danny and Della. His friendship with Neil Sedaka led to his writing and starring in The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka which earned him a nomination as Best Newcomer by The Manhattan Association of Cabarets. His revue, MaCabaret – a tabloid fable ran for nine months in New York and in 2008 he create a new revue entitled The War of the Mama Roses – the Ultimate Audition for Gypsy starring some of the world’s foremost impersonators and which enjoyed a successful run in New York. He joined forces with the legendary “Madame” of “Wayland Flowers and Madame” fame and toured the US with Its Madame with an E! which he wrote and starred in. The duo played Resorts International in Atlantic City, The Rrazz Room in San Francisco as well as Feinstein’s at the Regency in New York City. He was a contributing writer and performer of Bawdy! – Off Broadway’s Biggest Little Vaudeville and most recently won acclaim for creating and directing Sacred Monster a hyper-emotional evening of song, drama and comedy starring Lykken.