Christmas à la John Waters

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“If you have a first date for ‘A John Waters Christmas,’ you’re either going to get married or they’re never going to speak to you again. It’s hit or miss,” observes auteur John Waters. OK, so he’s not exactly Bing Crosby.

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‘Hell,’ yes

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Singer/songwriter Erin McKeown took a break from “excavating” her life story to collaborate with playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes on the musical “Miss You Like Hell,” about the explosive but timely topic of immigration.

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The great American songbird

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The Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein, André Previn, Caramoor, Ridgefield Playhouse, Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin, The Great American Songbook Foundation, Cheyenne Jackson, Jimmy Webb, Barbara Cook, Jerry Herman, George Shearing, “The Gershwins and Me,” “Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook,” Feinstein’s/54 Below, Feinstein’s at the Nikko,

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When life is a cabaret

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“A warhorse. A consummate performer.” This is how Christine Ebersole remembers Carol Channing. The same, however, could be said of Ebersole herself, who brings her cabaret act to Caramoor in Katonah on May 4.

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