Here are some upcoming events going on around the inn and the Hudson Valley in the next few months.
Mario Cantone, celebrated New York stage actor and stand-up comedian who gained critical acclaim with his Tony nominated one man show, Laugh Whore. On television, Cantone was seen as Anthony, Charlotte's wedding planner with attitude, on HBO's Sex and the City, as well as the movie franchise. He starred in Sony's animated film, Surf's Up, and appeared in the hilarious film The Aristocrats. On Comedy Central, Cantone's performances have been featured on The USO Comedy Tour, Chappelle's Show, and various other network specials. Cantone has performed his irreverent stand-up comedy at a wide range of venues, including Carnegie Hall, where he warmed up jazz great Shirley Bassey, to performances at Atlantic City "Resorts," and Caroline's on Broadway. Over the years his routines have included musical parodies of Judy Garland, Jim Morrison, Peggy Lee, Bruce Springsteen and Liza Minnelli. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Golden Dragon Acrobats in "Cirque Ziva"
Danny Chang and his Golden Dragon Acrobats continue their relentless, 30+ year US touring schedule of centuries-old Chinese art form. Since 1985, they remain the only Chinese acrobatic company touring year-round in the United States, and present over 200 performances annually. They made their Broadway debut in 2005. Cirque Zíva is their fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented new show. The large cast and spectacular set designs illustrate artistic merit, high production value, and solid commitment to cultural exchange. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Johnny Winter & Edgar Winter
An evening of rock n' roll and blues with the legendary brothers Johnny Winter and Edgar Winter. Edgar Winter created the #1 hit "Frankenstein" and the ever popular "Free Ride". His album They Only Come Out at Night was released in 1973, peaked at the #3 position on the Billboard Hot 200 and stayed on the charts for an impressive 80 weeks. Edgar was the first artist to use the synthesizer as the main instrument of a song….Voted one of the top 100 guitarists of all time in Rolling Stone Magazine, Johnny Winter has been a guitar hero without equal. Signing to Columbia records in 1969 called largest solo artist deal of it's time, Johnny immediately laid out the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues a prime combination for the legions of fans just discovering the blues via the likes of Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Richard Thompson Solo Acoustic
With special guest Teddy Thompson. Richard is a critically acclaimed, prolific songwriter (Ivor Novello Award), recipient of BBC's Lifetime Achievement Award and was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 20 Guitarists of All Time for his acoustic and electric virtuosity. Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, and many others have recorded his work. Consistently extolled as a dazzling live performer, Thompson's live-tour CD Dream Attic received a 2011 Grammy nod. Richard's son Teddy Thompson opens the evening. Teddy recently released his fourth album Bella. Recorded in New York City and produced by David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney, the Strokes). At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Spring Doo Wop
JIMMY BEAUMONT & THE SKYLINERS
VITO PICCONE & THE ELEGANTS
At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Jefferson Starship, created by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner; and, David Freiberg, also a former Jefferson Airplane member and co-founder of the legendary Quicksilver Messenger Service – celebrate their 40th Anniversary in 2014. The band, descended from Jefferson Airplane – who performed at Monterey and Woodstock, at Altamont with the Rolling Stones, and shared the bill countless times with Grateful Dead & Janis Joplin, and whose music helped define a generation focused on civil rights, environmental awareness and anti-war activism – is set to perform the landmark recordings "Dragonfly" and "Red Octopus" – the latter catapulted them to the top of the charts twice in 1975. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Los Lonely Boys
Los Lonely Boys, the Grammy award winning three brothers from San Angelo, Texas will mesmerize the Music Hall audience with their deeply personal and stunning fusion of electric blues and Texas roots, of soulful grooves and good old-fashioned rock' n' roll, of searing six-string licks, impeccable harmonies, and Latin beats. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites
After much demand, that little caterpillar is returning, along with an assortment of favorite puppet characters. The triple-bill includes the wonderful story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar's metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly; the fanciful account of Little Cloud's travels through the sky, and the Mixed-up Chameleon's discovery of his own unique nature. The whimsical tales have enchanted several generations, and Mermaid's acclaimed stage adaptation teaches as well as entertains. "A quiet delight... brought to memorable life." - LOS ANGELES TIMES. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Rob Bartlett has become one of the most versatile performers around. He is a successful actor, standup comedian, radio personality and writer. Rob has appeared on the MTV Half Hour Comedy Hour, Standup Spotlight on VH1, Late Night with David Letterman and Conan O'Brian. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Seen on several television shows, such as her own late night talk show on FOX, "The Wanda Sykes Show" and her HBO stand up special "I'ma Be Me". She also appeared in the CBS comedy "The New Adventures of Old Christine" as "Barb". Her first HBO comedy special "Wanda Sykes, Sick and Tired" debuted in October 2006 and was nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Iris Dement & Susan Werner
An evening with two critically acclaimed songwriters. Iris DeMent, the last of 14 children, born in Arkansas and raised in Southern California, grew up immersed in gospel music and traditional country. Her album, My Life, earned a Grammy nomination in the Contemporary Folk category. Her 1996 album The Way I Should addressed political as well as personal themes and earned a Grammy nomination, as well. She is best known for her timeless hit "Our Town". Susan Werner has been dubbed by NPR as the "Empress of the Unexpected". She confirms her reputation as an artist changeable as the weather with her newest recording Hayseed . Paying tribute to American agriculture and to her Iowa farm roots. She has toured the nation with acts such as Richard Thompson, Keb Mo, and Joan Armatrading, and was featured in a 1998 Peter, Paul, and Mary PBS special as one of the best of the next generation of folk songwriters. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Punch Brothers, the NYC-based quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher. Their most recent album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, produced by Jacquire King, contains some of the most exhilaratingly direct, sonically daring performances the group has ever recorded. Vanity Fair has hailed the album as "their most expressive work yet as an ensemble; sophisticated, pop-y, kinetic and profound, all at once." As the members have matured together on the road and in the studio, their approach to writing and performing has become looser, simpler and more unaffectedly youthful. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Leo Kottke & Loudon Wainwright III
Two Music Hall favorites return to our stage for an incredible acoustic co-bill. Leo Kottke is the legendary, grammy-nominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso who has developed a cult following of fellow guitarists and fans over the span of a 30-year. He blends folk, jazz, and blues influences into a signature finger-picked style of syncopated, polyphonic music. Leo has collaborated on two albums with Phish bassist Mike Gordon, "Clone," and "Sixty Six Steps". Loudon Wainwright III is a critically acclaimed songwriter who won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album "High, Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project". His songs have been covered by legendary artists including Johnny Cash and Bonnie Raitt. "Mr. Wainwright wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation." - New York Times, Stephen Holden. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Sid The Science Kid
Sid the Science Kid, the popular PBS Kids television show produced by The Jim Henson Company, comes to life in this incredible live stage experience! Kids and parents alike will be thrilled as Sid, May, Gabriela and Gerald come to their town to discover the excitement and curiosities of the world! With mysteries to explain and wonders to discover, Sid and his friends set off on a day of excitement and adventure, asking curious questions and finding cool answers. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
The prototypical borscht belt comedian, Jackie Mason deftly blends self-deprecating humility with abrasive arrogance to acutely dissect the differences between Jewish and Gentile culture. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Delbert McClinton returns to the Music Hall! The three time Grammy award winner is a legend among Texas roots music aficionados, not only for his amazing longevity, but for his ability to combine country, blues, soul, and rock & roll as if there were no distinctions between any of them. A formidable harmonica player, he is a critics' darling and a favorite of his peers. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Ani DiFranco is a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist perpetually on the move. From the raw "folk punk" of her early albums through the jazz/funk grooves she created during her years touring with a five-piece band to the twists and turns of her current work as a solo artist, Ani's restless creativity continually leads her and her listeners into ever more exciting territory. Over the course of more than 20 albums, including the live double-CD Living in Clip (1997) and the two-disc career retrospective Canon (2007), as well as her latest, ¿Which Side are You On? (2012), Ani has never stopped evolving, experimenting, testing the limits of what can be said and sung. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Drew Carey is a stand-up comic turned actor and producer who had the distinction of having two hit shows simultaneously: the long-running comedy "The Drew Carey Show," which ran from 1995-2004, and the improv/sketch show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" on which he was host and a producer. The success of that show led to the creation of "Drew Carey's Improv All-Stars," an improv troupe that performs in showrooms across the country. In July 2007, Carey was named the host of "The Price Is Right," succeeding longtime host Bob Barker. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
The Music Hall is thrilled to present one of the most celebrated performers in the history of theater. Patti LuPone has won multiple Tony Awards, including her roles as Eva Peron in Evita and Madame Rose in Gypsy. In London, she won the Olivier Award for her performances as Fantine in the original production of Les Miserables and in the Acting Company production of The Cradle Will Rock. She also created the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. Miss LuPone's most recent Broadway appearances include David Mamet's The Anarchist and the new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, for which she was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. She recently authored, Patti LuPone: A Memoir, a NY Times bestseller. THE GYPSY IN MY SOUL features songs from her brilliant Broadway career as well as some of her personal pop favorites. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
HAIR - a journey through the tumultuous 1960s America! This exuberant musical about searching for truth, peace and love in Vietnam War-era America continues to strike a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. The long list of chart-topping hit songs include "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine in," "Good Morning, Starshine" and "Easy to be Hard", became anthems of counter-culture and the sexual revolution and continue to have a profound impact on audiences. Hair tells the story of the "tribe", a group of politically active, hippies of the "Age of Aquarius" living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. They struggle to balance their lives, loves and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents and society. The musical's profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal drugs, its sexuality, its irreverence for the American flag, and nude scene caused much comment and controversy when it arrived on Broadway. Today, HAIR is more daring than ever! At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Judy Collins & Don McLean
Two legendary artists together for one incredible evening at the Music Hall! Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. She won "Song of the Year" at the 1975 Grammy Awards was Judy's version of "Send in the Clowns," a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical "A Little Night Music." Don Mclean is best known for writing one of the most famous songs of all time, "American Pie". It was voted number 5 in a poll of the 365 "Songs of the Century" compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts, joining such classics as "White Christmas" and "Over the Rainbow". "Vincent" from the American Pie is also an American classic. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Westchester Symphonic Winds "Hymns, Sacred & Profane"
Curt Ebersole, Conductor/Music Director. "Hymns Sacred and Profane." This final WSW concert of the season features passionate music for both sacred and profane celebrations. The featured work is Carl Orff's epic Carmina Burana for combined band and chorus. Guest soloists for this work will be Daniella Ashbahian, soprano, and Erich Tusch, baritone. Guest choirs are the Northern Valley-Demarest High School Concert Choir, Leslie Mac Pherson, director; Ars Musica, Dusty Francis, director. Guest conductor is Dr. Shelley Axelson from Montclair State University, who will conduct Profanation, from Symphony No. 1, "Jeremiah," by Leonard Bernstein. Other selections include: Fantasia in G, by Johann Sebastian Bach; and Angels in the Architecture, by Frank Ticheli. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Considered "Broadway's favorite ingenue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Whether on the stages of major international venues throughout the world or in the intimate setting of New York's Café Carlyle or Feinstein's at the Regency, Barbara Cook's popularity continues to thrive - as evidenced a succession of 7 triumphant returns to Carnegie Hall (the most recent being her celebratory 85th Birthday concert) where she made a legendary solo concert debut in 1975, and an ever-growing mantle of honors including the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, her citation as a Living New York Landmark and her induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame. In 2011, Miss Cook returned to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the musical Sondheim on Sondheim, directed by James Lapine, for the Roundabout Theater Company. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Happy Together 2014
The Happy Together tour features some of the most beloved acts in Rock & Roll history. The star-studded lineup for 2014 is The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie ("Happy Together" "She'd Rather Be with Me"), Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night ("Mama Told Me Not To Come" "Joy to the World"), Mark Farner, formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, (I'm Your Captain, Closer to Home" "We're an American Band", Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, ("Devil With a Blue Dress On" "Sock It To Me Baby"), and Gary Lewis & the Playboys. ( "This Diamond Ring," "Count Me in" ) At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.