- January 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barb Jungr and John McDaniel perform The Beatles
In an exciting new collaboration between two giants of cabaret from both sides of the Atlantic, extraordinary & award winning vocalist and performer Barb Jungr and Grammy & Emmy award winning arranger & pianist John McDaniel investigate The Beatles song catalog in their own unique and inimitable fashion.
Barb and John celebrate Paul, John, George and Ringo with brand new, breathtaking, inspiring and often unexpected arrangements!
Pop Matters, UK “Not to be missed! Jungr & McDaniel bring the past vibrantly into the present with a program of innovatively re-arranged Beatles songs. Deeply affecting – exhilarating – mesmerizingly intense & exquisite! Thrilling and revelatory, the show is that rarity: an Anglo/American collaboration that’s actually worth celebrating!”
Musical Theatre Review, UK – 5 Stars ***** “If there were a London cabaret theatre crown, it would rest on Barb Jungr’s head. Her reputation for giving great performances and interpretation of songbooks that are not typical cabaret fare means that the news that she had set her sights on the Beatles’ back catalogue should, in itself, make this show an essential ticket. McDaniel’s performance of the George Harrison-authored ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ is moving, perfectly rendered on piano and feels contemporary both in songwriting and in relevance to today’s world. It is the highlight of an act that has many high points and no low ones.”
Time Out New York “One of the world’s great cabaret singers, England’s Barb Jungr is a genuine original, deploying warmth, high drama and sensitive musicality to reinvent everything she sings. Now she teams up with music director John McDaniel (The Rosie O’Donnell Show) to dig into the rich catalog of the Beatles. What could be fabber?”
Cabaret Scenes, New York “One after another, the songs left rapt expressions on the audience members’ faces. McDaniel’s arrangements gave new life to the songs.”
The Village Voice, New York, “Throughout it the twosome finds depths in the repertoire that even songwriters Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison had no idea were there.”
The Sunday Times UK “McDaniel’s taut piano arrangements (and occasional vocals) rise to the challenge, adding bold harmonic and rhythmic twists. Jungr responds in kind. Eleanor Rigby takes on a more funereal hue; For No One sounds even more ethereal in her hands.”
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