Joel Benjamin

A native New Yorker, Joel was always fascinated by musical theater. Luckily, he was able to be a part of seven Broadway musicals before the age of 14, quitting to pursue a pre-med degree, which led no where except back to performing in the guise of directing a touring ballet troupe. Always interested in writing, he wrote a short play in high school that was actually performed, leading to a hiatus of nearly 40 years before he returned to writing as a reviewer. Writing for Cabaret Scenes has kept him in touch with world filled with brilliance.

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Liz Callaway: The Beat Goes On

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Liz Callaway: The Beat Goes On

What is left to say about the marvelous Liz Callaway?

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Mauricio Martínez

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Mauricio Martínez

A Latin heartthrob of the first order.

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Dorothy Bishop: The Dozen Divas Show

| September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Dorothy Bishop: The Dozen Divas Show

Her energy and high spirits never flagged.

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54 Sings Broadway’s Greatest Hits

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
54 Sings Broadway’s Greatest Hits

Another stroll down memory lane.

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Steve Kazee

| August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Steve Kazee

He has matured both in looks and tone.

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Kelli Barrett & Jarrod Spector: Look at It My Way

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kelli Barrett & Jarrod Spector: Look at It My Way

Barrett and Spector sang beautifully, interacted delightfully.

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Doreen Montalvo: American Soul – Latin Heart

| February 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Doreen Montalvo: American Soul – Latin Heart

Could there be a more authentic and passionate singer than Doreen Montalvo?

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Those Girls

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Those Girls

Skillful exhibitions of close harmony.

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Marieann Meringolo: The Songs of Alan & Marilyn Bergman

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Marieann Meringolo: The Songs of Alan & Marilyn Bergman

An artist with a spectacular voice.

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Betty Buckley: Story Songs

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Betty Buckley: Story Songs

Her song choices were fresh, if not always wise.

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