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, Kim David Smith, and many more. Before the show, guests enjoy a dinner of elevated 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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AUTUMN 2023 CABARET SEASON
WITH ROB SCHWIMMER
With his touching program Songs of Love and War, Peace and Exile, two-time Grammy nominee Theo Bleckmann pays tender tribute to his native Germany and breathes delicate life into classic Weimar-era music, including works by Hanns Eisler, Kurt Weill, and Bertolt Brecht. As with his celebrated and haunting rendition of “Lilli Marleen,” Bleckmann delivers these songs with a distinct poise, clarity, and depth. His “inimitable splendor” (San Francisco Classical Voice) heightens the immediacy and relevance found in the personal and political potency of these songs today.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2023
WITH VANA GIERIG
The world-renowned chanteuse of stage and screen returns to the Neue Galerie with a highly-personal theatrical program, Rendezvous with Marlene. Based upon a three-hour phone call with the legendary Marlene Dietrich when Lemper was just at the beginning of her career, and Dietrich, on the other hand, was looking back on a long and extraordinary life, this program explores the inner worlds of two icons and pays homage to Dietrich’s legacy through word and song. Lemper lends her distinctive flair and passionate style to a timeless repertoire of songs spanning from Dietrich’s Berlin cabaret years to later collaborations with artists such as Burt Bacharach in an intimate tale of bravery, love, loss, and stardom.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2023 - SOLD OUT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2023
KIM DAVID SMITH
WITH BRANDON JAMES GWINN
Hailed as the “David Bowie of cabaret” (Broadway World), Australian cabaret star Kim David Smith returns to Café Sabarsky with a dazzling celebration of the glitter, doom, and decadence of 1920’s Berlin. Performing a gorgeously-arranged repertoire in costumes by Miodrag Guberinic (who has worked with stars such as Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and Madonna), Smith conjures the extraordinary and prescient world of the Weimar era with an enthralling, “slyly subversive” (The Wall Street Journal) blend of style, wit, and elegance.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2023
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, NOVEMBER 30, 2023
WITH DANIEL REIN
Renowned international artists, singer-actress, Yael Rasooly, and pianist, Daniel Rein transport cabaret-goers to 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. Evoking 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, JANUARY 11, 2024