‘Hell,’ yes

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.

The great American songbird

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,

When life is a cabaret

“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.

Bebe Neuwirth and ‘all that jazz’

Bebe Neuwirth – star of stage (“Chicago”) and screens big (“Bugsy”) and small (“Cheers”) – is one singular sensation. WAG music critic Gregg Shapiro caught up with her before her Nov. 10 appearance at Ridgefield Playhouse.

Too funny for words

She may not know tin from aluminum, but comedian, author and NPR panelist and podcaster Paula Poundstone has a good idea what makes us happy – and what’s currently depressing the hell out of us.

Audra McDonald sings ‘happy’

With a powerful and impressive vocal range that encompasses opera, musical theater and Billie Holiday, Audra McDonald is the singer’s singer. Gregg Shapiro caught up with her ahead of her appearance at Carnegie Hall’s opening night gala.

A Rose is a rose

Caroline Rose, opening for Rainbow Kitten Surprise at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre Sept. 28, talks with WAG’s Gregg Shapiro about her superb new album, “Loner,” and being a funny feminist in a political age.

Map to success

The Tony Award-nominated star of “The Band’s Visit,” about an orchestra that winds up in the wrong place, knows where she’s going.