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Mulligan & Moore, Vegas, '55
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:30 PM
Metropolitan Room, New York, NY
  • $25 Menu Minimum
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  • Ticket Price: $24.00 - $435.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Show Type: Cabaret
  • Restrictions: $25 Menu Minimum
Mulligan & Moore, Vegas, '55

Award-winning singer/writer, GREGORY MOORE, teams with Musical Director and keyboardist extraordinaire, SIMON MULLIGAN to roll the calendar back for a night, to Friday, June 3, 1955—a night that has gone down in showbiz lore as “The most glamorous night in Las Vegas history”.  FRANK SINATRA chartered a plane and flew the proverbial “every star in Hollywood” to Wilbur Clark’s Desert Inn, for a three-day Vegas junket (on Frank's dime), to attend the American cabaret debut of the British show business dynamo, NOËL COWARD.  And the rest--as they say--is history!
Gregory Moore narrates the story of that one night in Vegas, interweaving the stories of Coward, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and many others who were there that night, performing some of Coward’s “unjustly under-remembered” cabaret songs--as well as some other classic tunes affiliated with some of the other luminaries present that evening. Nearly overnight, Coward became America’s favorite “new star”—as his triumph in Vegas was followed by a now-legendary 90-minute long “live” special on CBS (“Together With Music,” co-starring with Mary Martin). Musical Director and "...The World's most versatile pianist" (according to Steinway & Sons' own website), Simon Mulligan premieres several new, original arrangements of some of the songs that would have been heard along The Strip, circa 1955—including a special salute to the piano legend, Carmen Cavallaro.  Join us for a "marvelous party"--and the audience is encouraged to dress as if they were going "out-on-the-town" in Las Vegas, 1955. Not a requirement--but if you're looking for a night to "dress-up" á la Vegas, '55...this would be that night!
GREGORY MOORE currently leads his own 12-piece, 1930’s-themed orchestra in New York City, “Gregory Moore & his Cosmopolitan Orchestra,” and is a popular guest vocalist in New York and beyond. Formerly an opera singer (Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Los Angeles Music Center Opera), Moore made a mid-career “shift” into performing the music of the 1930’s, forming his own orchestra in 2007.  He has sung at The Rainbow Room, Rose Hall (Lincoln Center), The Algonquin, The Plaza Hotel, Iridium Jazz Club in New York, as well as at Jermyn Street Theatre and The Pheasantry in London.  Gregory Moore has written/performed two other “tribute” shows, “Russ Columbo: A Centenary Tribute” (2008); and “Pennies From Heaven: The Life and Songs of Arthur Tracy, ‘The Street Singer’”—which was seen both at Lincoln Center (Bruno Walter Auditorium) in New York, as well as in London (Jermyn Street Theater). Gregory Moore was the very proud recipient of the very first "Dorothy Loudon Award," at the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention in 2008.
British pianist SIMON MULLIGAN is, according to the Times of London ‘the most abundantly gifted of pianists.’  Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec calls him ‘a pianist with complete mastery of the instrument’, while Herbie Hancock says ‘You have a phenomenal touch, man!’  In addition to his extensive discography and vast repertoire, Mulligan’s solo work gains praise from critics and audiences alike, and his collaborations include performances and recordings with Yehudi Menuhin, Joshua Bell, Leonard Slatkin and Sting.  He has performed all over the world, most notably at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Wigmore Hall and Royal Albert Hall in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, as well as private performances for Her Majesty the Queen and President Barack Obama. His keen interest in film composition led to a long association with composer Michael Kamen, culminating in his performance on the soundtrack to Spielberg’s Band of Brothers. He has led his own jazz quartet since he was thirteen, which has performed in major international festivals. His eclectic work has led to profiles in Downbeat, JazzTimes, BBC Music, Classic FM, and Gramophone magazines, among others. Simon is a recipient of the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music, and his teachers include Alexander Kelly, Murray Perahia, Alfred Brendel and Alexis Weissenberg.
MULLIGAN & MOORE (as they are known on New York’s cabaret circuit), have been a two-man team for the past few years, performing together at many venues, including The Plaza Hotel, The Flatiron Lounge, Iguana Café (with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks) as well as at Governors Island, where they performed as part of Gregory Moore & the Dreamland Follies, a “neo-Ziegfeldian” song-and-dance troupe that performs elaborate “production numbers” at New York’s hugely popular Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governors Island. 
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