Cabaret Showdown

Diana Van Decker Byrne dances as Mark McDaniels sings the Cabaret Showdown theme song, with Danny Bernstein’s piano accompaniment.

By Andrew Andrews

It’s no secret that every year, handfuls of aspiring performers come to New York City with the hope of breaking into the Big Time. The competition is tremendous, and it’s commonplace to cross paths with a talented singer seeking recognition in a subway station, at an open mic night or even just strategically positioned on a busy street. But there’s one place in the city where crooners are invited to not only share their talents, but prove them—through a bracketed contest held once every month on New York’s off-off-Broadway capital: East 4th Street.

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Andrew Andrews attended Cabaret Showdown at Kraine Theater in New York on Sunday, December 11, 2016 @ 7:00pm to write this review.

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