Rick Skye Stars As Liza Minnelli
in Don’t Tell Mama’s New Hit Show
A Sequined Variety
Saturday, November 25th
Rick Skye, who won the 2017 MAC Award for “Best Impersonation,” opened Don’t Tell Mama’s new monthly variety show Bazaaz! A Sequined Variety last month to a sold-out audience and the media is buzzing.
In New York magazine said, “There’s a new sequined variety show in town that is a must see!”
The show features Skye’s heralded impersonation as Liza Minnelli singing in his own voice and showcases award-winning impersonations, guest performers and Skye’s Kit Kat Boyz. Bazaaz! A Sequined Variety will next play on Saturday, November 25th at 8:00PM.
Liz Smith said, “Save your Saturday nights every month, from now on. Why? Because down at New York’s famous Don’t Tell Mama cabaret, Rick Skye is the host with the most at Bazazz! A Sequined Variety. Skye’s impersonation of Minnelli is sensitive, boisterous and moving although ’impersonation’ is too banal a word for his affectionate, on-target work.”
Skye is well-known in London and New York for having written and performed in a series of outrageously comic, award-winning shows including The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka, which earned him a Bistro Award, A Slice O’Minnelli and The War of the Mama Roses. His show Its Madame with an E! played Atlantic City and Las Vegas and brought him to television where he appeared on Watch What Happens, Live! With Andy Cohen and Celebrity Apprentice as well as Fox & Friends and the WB. His most recent success was Judy and Liza Together Again which closed after an unprecedented seven-year run at Don’t Tell Mama’s and garnered two MAC Awards.
He has performed in many shows as Liza Minnelli in a number of hit shows that played internationally. He co-starred with Steven Brinberg in the London production of Barbra and Liza LIVE! which played the Dublin Gay Theater Festival and he toured with Liza LIVE! playing the New Players Theater in London and many spots in England. A Slice O’ Minnelli enjoyed successful seasons at the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End, The Dublin and Edinburgh Festivals, and from cities New York to Chicago. Critics called Skye “Masterful…Astonishing…Brilliant (Chicago Sun Times) and the show earned him the 2006 MAC Award for Best Impersonation, the “Best Achievement in Performance” Award at the Dublin Theatre Festival and the Terrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Skye’s special guests in November’s Bazaaz! A Sequined Variety will include Steven Brinberg as Barbra Streisand and entertainer Sidney Myer. Cabaret favorite Rick Ritzel is the evening’s Musical Director.
Bazaaz! A Sequined Variety will also play on:
Friday, December 29 – Guest stars TBA
Sunday, December 31 – Guest stars TBA
More about Rick Skye
Rick Skye is a multi-award winning performer who has enjoyed international success. Training with the Joffrey Ballet and the famed Stella Adler, Rick toured the US with Ann Reinking and Sandy Duncan in “The American Dance Machine Show” and in the Kennedy Center Production of “Miss Liberty”. He acted with Dorothy Louden in a role written especially for him by Paul Zindel in “Danny and Della”. He did a stint on “All My Children” and appeared in the film “The Cater Waiter” starring David Drake. His friendship with Neil Sedaka led to his writing and starring in “The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka” which earned him a nomination as ‘Best Newcomer’ by The Manhattan Association of Cabarets. His revue, “MaCabaret – a tabloid fable” ran for nine months in New York and in 2008 he created a new revue entitled “The War of the Mama Roses – the Ultimate Audition for GYPSY” starring some of the world’s foremost impersonators and which enjoyed a successful run in New York. He joined forces with the legendary “Madame” of “Wayland Flowers and Madame” fame and toured the U.S. with Its Madame with an E! which he wrote and starred in. The duo played Resorts International in Atlantic City, the Suncoast Casino in Las Vegas, The RRAZZ Room in San Francisco as well as Feinstein’s at the Regency in New York City. He was a contributing writer and performer of Bawdy! – Off Broadway’s Biggest Little Vaudeville and most recently won acclaim for creating and directing Sacred Monster a hyperemotional evening of song, drama and comedy starring Billy Lykken.
More about Steven Brinberg
Steven Brinberg writes and stars as Simply Barbra which is updated annually as he travels the globe with the show. Simply Barbra has twice toured Australia, New Zealand and England. The show has also played Singapore; Hong Kong; Sag Harbor (Bay Street Theatre); Philadelphia (Walnut Street Theatre), San Francisco (New Conservatory Theatre), Los Angeles (Cinegrill); Sun Valley (Bruce Willis’ Liberty Theatre), Atlantic City (Taj Mahal), Windsor, Ontario (Windsor Casino); Provincetown (Town Hall); Miami Beach (Colony Theatre): Houston (Theater Lab Houston); Albany (Empire Center); Arlington (Signature Theater); St. Louis (Sheldon Concert Hall); Chicago (Davenport’s); and 3 sold out turns at The Mohegan Sun Casino. His film credits include Camp, Boys Life, and Next Year in Jerusalem. Mr. Brinberg’s television appearances include The Rosie 0’Donnell Show, Sally Jessy Raphael, Jerry Springer, Bert Newton, Kerri Anne (Australia), Fox News Channel and MTV’s Celebrity Death Match as the voice of David Spade. A two time Mac and Bistro award winner, Mr. Brinberg’s CD Simply Barbra Live in London is available on Jay Records.
More about Sidney Myer
Sidney Myer is an entertainer who has performed from San Francisco to London and won the 2017 MAC & Broadway World Awards for his act.