Wendy Scherl in The Sweetness and The Sorrow – the Songs of Marvin Hamlisch
October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$30
“This performance showed what Cabaret Artistry is all about” – Cabaret Scenes
Wendy Scherl, a New York and Arizona-based singer, returns with her critically acclaimed show, The Sweetness and the Sorrow: Songs of Marvin Hamlisch to Chelsea Table and Stage. Critics have said, “This performance showed what cabaret artistry is about” and “Scherl and Hamlisch are a good pairing. Hamlisch was such a versatile artist, and Scherl was up to the task”. Conceived with her two main collaborators, director Barry Kleinbort and musical director Christopher Denny, Ms. Scherl takes a vocal joyride through the catalog of Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch, offering new takes on standards and rarities culled from his numerous Broadway shows, film scores, and early pop songs.
Wendy’s far-reaching program includes classics like “The Way We Were” and “What I Did for Love” alongside little-known gems like “Sweet Alibis” and “Two Boys” (which Hamlisch wrote with the late Peter Allen.). As Roy Sander of Bistro Awards wrote, “With her fluent musical vocabulary and sharp interpretive skill, Wendy Scherl illuminates and invigorates every song she sings.” This is an evening not to be missed.
Wendy’s critically acclaimed debut CD, You’ll See (Harbinger Records), earned her the 2020 Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) coveted LaMott/Friedman award for Recording of the Year and was named Top 10 Female Vocalist CD for 2019 by Cadence Magazine. Her most recent shows, New Scherl in Town (2017) and Town and Country (2019), earned her Broadway World and Mac award nominations for Best Vocalist.