CABARET AT CAFÉ SABARSKY

In support of New York City’s effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the Spring 2020 Cabaret series has been suspended. If you purchased tickets for the Spring 2020 Cabaret series, a member of our staff will contact you for a refund in the coming month.

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.

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SPRING 2020 CABARET SEASON
 

BARBARA FASANO AND ERIC COMSTOCK  

BARBARA FASANO
AND ERIC COMSTOCK

 

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. 

THURSDAY, MARCH 19
CANCELLED

 

 
MARTIN BAKARI  

 

MARTIN BAKARI

 

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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26
CANCELLED

 

Amy Burton and John Musto  

AMY BURTON AND JOHN MUSTO

 

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.

THURSDAY, APRIL 9
CANCELLED

Mark Nadler  

MARK NADLER


Internationally acclaimed entertainer Mark Nadler brings his award-winning theatrical cabaret “I’m a Stranger Here Myself” to Café Sabarsky. Accompanied by William Schimmel on accordion and Christine Kwak on violin, Nadler deftly takes the audience on “a journey that is both broadly historical and profoundly personal” (The New York Times). Audiences will relish this thoughtful exploration of Weimar Republic refugees, including Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya and Friedrich Hollaender. Expect all of Nadler’s signature panache in a spectacle that is uncompromisingly “perceptive” and “artful” (Time Out New York).  
 

THURSDAY, APRIL 16
CANCELLED

 

UTE LEMPER WITH VANA GIERIG  

UTE LEMPER WITH VANA GIERIG

 

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.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23|
CANCELLED

FRIDAY, APRIL 24
CANCELLED

SATURDAY, APRIL 25
CANCELLED

Theo Bleckmann  

THEO BLECKMANN
 

Heralded by The New York Times as “remarkable…mesmerizing…weird…and amusing,” Theo Bleckmann returns to Café Sabarsky with an eclectic and surprising repertoire. This virtuosic, Grammy-nominated performer will deliver a spellbinding evening covering classics of all stripes—from Robert Schumann to Kurt Weill, mixed with Hanns Eisler and even Kraftwerk. Prepare to be shocked, amused, inspired and delighted.

THURSDAY, MAY 7
CANCELLED

REBECCA COMERFORD WITH ANNA DAGMAR  

REBECCA COMERFORD
WITH ANNA DAGMAR

 

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.

THURSDAY, MAY 14
CANCELLED