CABARET AT CAFÉ SABARSKY

Cabaret at Café Sabarsky, an ongoing tradition at the Neue Galerie, is a union of modern Austrian cuisine with classic European music and performance. The spirit of each evening harkens back to the early 20th century, experienced within the period-inspired Café Sabarsky. The room is exquisitely appointed with Wiener Werkstätte designs, including lighting fixtures by Josef Hoffmann, furniture by Adolf Loos, and a magnificent Bösendorfer grand piano. The program is dedicated to performances that celebrate the modern era in the style of Austrian and German Cabaret, and the genre’s commitment to questioning social mores through humor, storytelling, and wit.

We are delighted to announce the Spring 2020 season of Cabaret at Café Sabarsky! Each evening begins with a prix-fixe dinner at 7 p.m., followed by a cabaret performance at 9 p.m. in the intimate setting of the Café. Price varies by performance.

Pre-sale tickets are now available exclusively to Members of the Neue Galerie. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 21. Can't wait? We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity, as these shows are often quickly sold out. To become eligible for the pre-sale, join the museum as a Member. We offer a range of Membership options, and there are many additional benefits to explore.

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For more information about Cabaret at Café Sabarsky, call 212.628.6200 ext 485.

 

SPRING 2020 CABARET SEASON
 

BARBARA FASANO AND ERIC COMSTOCK  

BARBARA FASANO
AND ERIC COMSTOCK

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 19
 

This celebrated, award-winning duo returns to Café Sabarsky with their freewheeling mash-up of songs ranging from Kurt Weill and Cole Porter to Sting and Stephen Sondheim, from Broadway and Hollywood classics to rare gems you never knew you loved. The New York Times calls their shows "witty" and "exhilarating." This swinging and soulful married couple, with their signature glamor and joie de vivre, make their audiences feel they're at a party where the music and the stories are equally fabulous. 


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MARTIN BAKARI  

 

MARTIN BAKARI

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 26
 

Recognized by the Kurt Weill Foundation for his interpretations of Weimar-era classics, Martin Bakari brings fresh, dynamic performances of celebrated vocal pieces from Berlin to New York and beyond. For Bakari’s Café Sabarsky debut, audiences will enjoy his “golden tenor,” and “vocally charismatic” performance, as aptly described by Opera News.

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Amy Burton and John Musto  

AMY BURTON AND JOHN MUSTO

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 9
 

With songs spanning from Paris to Berlin and then back to New York, celebrated husband-and-wife duo Amy Burton and John Musto return to Café Sabarsky for an elegant evening of music. Burton’s Soprano voice “could make you weep” (Washington Post), while Musto, “an extraordinarily gifted pianist” (The New Yorker), sets the tone for a virtuosic journey in song.

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Mark Nadler  

MARK NADLER

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 16
 

Lying is all the rage these days, but hasn’t it always been popular? Join internationally acclaimed entertainer Mark Nadler as he sings, plays piano and tap dances around the truth. In addition to being a beloved regular at Café Sabarsky, Nadler has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, and with world-class groups including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Stephen Holden of The New York Times has hailed Nadler as “Mr. Show Business …a comic spark plug touched with brilliance” — and that’s the truth!


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UTE LEMPER WITH VANA GIERIG  

UTE LEMPER WITH VANA GIERIG

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 23
FRIDAY, APRIL 24
SATURDAY, APRIL 25
 

When Ute Lemper takes the stage, we are instantly transported to the fleeting moment of wild experimentation that bloomed in pre-war progressive Germany. A two-time Grammy nominee, Lemper has been universally praised for her renditions of Berlin cabaret songs, the works of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, and the chansons of Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel. In her highly anticipated return to Café Sabarsky, these much-loved numbers will receive the passionate acerbic interpretation that is this star’s signature style.


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Theo Bleckmann  

THEO BLECKMANN
 

THURSDAY, MAY 7
 

Heralded by The New York Times as “remarkable…mesmerizing…weird…and amusing,” Bleckmann returns to Café Sabarsky with his unique and stunning version of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s classic ballet chanté “The Seven Deadly Sins.” Audiences can expect a spellbinding evening from this “virtuosic,” Grammy-nominated performer — prepare to be shocked, amused, inspired and delighted.


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REBECCA COMERFORD WITH ANNA DAGMAR  

REBECCA COMERFORD
WITH ANNA DAGMAR

 

THURSDAY, MAY 14
 

Acclaimed Mezzo-Soprano Rebecca Comerford and pianist Anna Dagmar return to Café Sabrsky with “Songs of Resistance and Rebellion.” The two traverse the worlds of opera, jazz and folk, celebrating the art of the protest song and the composers who give a voice to the voiceless. Highlights include original songs, alongside works by Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, Anaïs Mitchell and Nina Simone.


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