CABARET AT CAFÉ SABARSKY
The Neue Galerie is delighted to present Cabaret at Café Sabarsky. A beloved tradition at the museum, this exceptional series pays homage to the vibrant German and Austrian theatrical culture of the 1890s to 1930s through intimate evenings with acclaimed artists such as Ute Lemper, Theo Bleckmann, Sanda Weigl, and many more. Before the show, guests enjoy a dinner of elevated modern Austrian cuisine prepared under the direction of Café Sabarsky’s Michelin-starred Executive Chef, Christopher Engel. The atmospheric splendor of the Cabaret is heightened by the exquisitely-appointed dining room’s original architectural features and period designs, including lighting fixtures by Josef Hoffmann, furniture by Adolf Loos, and a magnificent Bösendorfer grand piano — all set against the timeless backdrop of Fifth Avenue and Central Park.
Price varies by performance. Tickets include the cost of a three-course dinner at 7 p.m. followed by a Cabaret performance at 9 p.m., as well as tax and gratuity. Beverages are sold separately on the evening of the program. Tickets are final sale.
For more information about Cabaret at Café Sabarsky, including gift certificates and large-group reservations, please call +1 (212) 628-6200 ext. 485 or email [email protected].
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SPRING 2024 CABARET SEASON
WITH VANA GIERIG
In 1901, Hermann Bahr wrote about Gustav Klimt’s work, “just as only a lover can reveal to a man what life means to him and develop its innermost significance, I feel the same about these paintings.” In a new program inspired by the Neue Galerie’s special exhibition, “Klimt Landscapes,” the world-renowned chanteuse of stage and screen, Ute Lemper, explores eros, love, and femininity through life’s changing seasons with music by Weill, Gershwin, Piazzola, Brel and others.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024 - SOLD OUT
ERIC COMSTOCK AND BARBARA FASANO
The award-winning husband-and-wife duo returns to Café Sabarsky with a dynamic musical program The New York Times calls “exhilarating” and “cabaret caviar.” With a delightful selection of Broadway and Hollywood gems in addition to songs by cabaret greats such as Kurt Weill and Friedrich Hollaender, the charming couple showcases their signature range, expert musicianship and "joie de vivre" (The New Yorker) by inviting cabaret-goers to a party where the music and the stories are equally fabulous.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2024
WITH ROB SCHWIMMER
With a voice of unsurpassed beauty (All About Jazz) and an unforgettable style of dramatic interpretation, Sanda Weigl is a captivating and powerful performer and artist. Immersed in the folk songs of her native Romania and the cabaret lyrics penned by her uncle, Bertolt Brecht, Weigl has triumphed on stages around the world throughout her illustrious and genre-defying career. Weigl returns to Cabaret at Café Sabarsky this season with a new program that celebrates love, light, and joy, in honor of the Neue Galerie’s singular “Klimt Landscapes” exhibition.
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2024
WITH VANA GIERIG
Acclaimed Austrian-born singer-songwriter Valerie Sajdik transports cabaret-goers to the legendary coffee houses and salons of the Wiener Moderne where artists, writers, and composers developed their ideas of art in their time with a new program including songs from Viennese operettas by Oscar Straus and Robert Stolz as well as her own vibrant chansons in celebration of the groundbreaking search for artistic freedom that defined the age.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2024
WITH DANIEL REIN
Renowned international artists, singer-actress-director, Yael Rasooly, and pianist, Daniel Rein evoke the richly decadent world of 1920s-30s Berlin and Paris through their distinctive, theatrical approach to a varied repertoire of Berlin cabaret songs and poetic French chansons. Recalling the exuberance and glamor of the final years of the Weimar Republic, the program is inflected by themes of passion, longing, resilience and dreams that exist in the fragile yet powerful interval between the past and the future.
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2024
WITH ROB SCHWIMMER
Two-time Grammy nominee Theo Bleckmann returns to Cabaret at Café Sabarsky with a new program of music from the heyday of the Weimar era and its obsessions with love, sex, exile, political satire, and humor. Featuring beloved standards as well as rarely performed songs, the program pays tribute to Bleckmann’s native Germany and heightens the immediacy and relevance of these songs today with a distinct poise, clarity, and depth.
THURSDAY, MAY 02, 2024