“Better than ever, Ross is the consummate performer. His piano, voice and and movement have never been better. The act is a gem. Don’t miss it! The Walman Report”
Steve Ross’ recent Oak Room triumphs celebrated the genius of Stephen Sondheim, Alan Jay Lerner and Fred Astaire. In his new show, “Rhythm and Romance,” Steve segues from tributes to individual artists to an exploration of two essential aspects of the Great American Songbook. Rhythm and Romance are just two simple words with endless variations, as Steve will reveal with…“Broadway Rhythm,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “My Romance,” “Isn’t It Romantic” and “I’ll Take Romance,” among others. Brian Cassier assists beautifully on bass.
Medleys, always a highlight of Mr.. Ross, were outstanding and included Cole Porter’s "I Am In Love," "Down in the Depths," and "Just One of Those Things;" Rodgers & Hart’s "Falling In Love With Love" and "You Took Advantage of Me; and a haunting tribute Edith Piaf on piano. Other fond memories recall Brel’s moving "Fanette." Flanders & Swann’s delicious "Have Some Madeira, M’Dear" has never had a more intoxicating interpretation.
Shows are Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 pm and Friday and Saturday at 8:30 and 11 pm, with a $50 cover charge plus either a $30 food and beverage minimum or a $60 prix fixe dinner. Reservations: 212 419 9331 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Ross, dubbed the Crown Prince of Cabaret in New York, has long since expanded his realm to embrace other cities, countries and continents. He has helped sustain the popularity of the songs of Cole Porter, Noel Coward and their matchless peers in such varied venues as the Ritz in London and Paris, the Imperial in Tokyo and festivals in Hong Kong, Perth and Spoleto. He has hosted radio series for BBC and NPR, and continues to participate in popular concert and lecture series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the 92nd Street Y. He recently enjoyed a month’s sojourn in Australia where he headlined the first Melbourne Cabaret Festival and the world renowned Sydney Opera House. This past December he appeared in New Haven with the world famous Yale Concert Band celebrating the songs of Yale alumus Cole Porter. He finished the year with performances in South Florida at the Kravis Center, which the Palm Beach Daily News called “a master class on the cabaret style..weaving in and out of one great song after another.”
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Dark paneled walls, white tablecloths, and a gleaming piano let you know you’re in for a treat at Algonquin’s famous supper club. Come inside and slip back in time to a more glamorous era. Enjoy dinner, then a show. The Oak Room was a launching pad for Harry Connick Jr., Michael Feinstein, Andrea Marcovicci, Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, Peter Cincotti, and Jamie Cullum. Learn more about the entertainment at The Algonquin or view the performance schedule.
Dinner and performances are offered seasonally Tuesday through Saturday, by reservation only. Dinner seating begins at 6:30 p.m. with an 8:30 p.m. curtain time. There is a second performance on Friday and Saturday evenings at 11 p.m. Guests may enjoy an á la carte menu at 10 p.m., prior to the second show.
On Sundays, enjoy a Jazz Brunch with Barbara Carroll (seasonally) with seating beginning at 11:30 a.m. and show at 1 p.m. See the “Oak Room Supper Club” page for more information.