Colony Hotel, Palm Beach Presents ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO, June 18-26
Colony Hotel - Palm Beach
Continues Summer Cabaret with
ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO
Winners of the 2010 Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Duo
(Palm Beach, FL – June 14, 2010) The Colony Hotel – which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as “probably the best place for cabaret on the planet” – continues its summer cabaret season in its Royal Room Supper Club the award winning husband and wife duo of Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano.
Widely considered to be one of the top cabaret venues in the world, The Colony’s Royal Room will present cabaret headliners at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. for dinner. The cost for dinner and show is $90 per person and $45 for show only. To make reservations, please call the hotel box-office at 561.659.8100. The Colony is located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach.
June 18-19 & 25-26:
Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano
Back by Popular Demand
Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, winners of the 2010 Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Duo, are the New York nightclub world's most celebrated team, and equally respected in jazz and cabaret circles. For their fifth appearance in the Royal Room, they will perform their critically acclaimed new show, This Thing Called Love, which played a four-week engagement at the Algonquin Hotel. Stephen Holden of The New York Times called their show, "A witty his-and-hers exploration of romantic chemistry ... a civilized, erudite musical stream of consciousness," and has declared that Comstock and Fasano are “turning the neighborhood into a hotbed of pleasure." Rex Reed of The New York Observer wrote, "The hip husband-wife team expertly demonstrates every phase of love ... she gives off palpable electricity ... they lure sophisticated New Yorkers to discover magic after midnight. If love is a wave, they’re riding the crest of it." In 2009, The New York Post’s Frank Scheck raved, "Their joint venture is a capital idea. When they sing together the evening is transformed from collaboration to alchemy." In 2007, Comstock and Fasano received an unprecedented three awards from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, and are nominated for Major Artist in the 2010 MAC Awards. Individually, they have garnered critical acclaim both as performers and recording artists. Pianist, vocalist, raconteur Eric Comstock is the co-creator and star of the hit revues, Singing Astaire, Made for the Movies and Our Sinatra, and has been called “an icon in the making” (The New Yorker) and has been praised for his “ingenious musical wit” (The New York Times). Barbara Fasano has been called “one of the coolest singers in town” (Time Out New York) and “a gorgeous, soulful singer who has an actor's intensity in whatever she sings” (New York Post). Their recordings have been played on radio stations around the world, and together they headline in nightclubs and concert halls coast to coast, as well as at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Feinstein's at Loews Regency, The Carlyle, The Oak Room at the Algonquin and Birdland.
Reviews of Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano:
+ Stephen Holden in The New York Times: " A witty his-and-her exploration of romantic chemistry ... a civilized, erudite musical stream of consciousness. Meet the new fun couple on the cabaret block . Mr. Comstock and Ms. Fasano are turning the neighborhood into a hotbed of pleasure."
+ Rex Reed in The New York Observer: "The hip husband-wife team expertly demonstrates every phase of love ... she gives off palpable electricity ... they lure sophisticated New Yorkers to discover magic after midnight. If love is a wave, they’re riding the crest of it."
+ The New York Post: “Their joint venture is a capital idea. When they sing together the evening is transformed from collaboration to alchemy.”
+ Cabaret Scenes: "The sophisticated Nick and Nora of cabaret are getting better all the time.”
Polo Presents Motown Friday Nights with Memory Lane
Friday nights have become Motown nights at The Colony with the soul-stirring sounds of Memory Lane in Polo from 9 p.m. to closing. It is music from the Temptations, the Supremes, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye -- all the Motown favorites from the 60s to the 80s -- and it is bringing the house down every week. People are dancing, singing, rocking away -- right here in Palm Beach.
Polo Presents Rob Russell's Cast Parties on Saturdays
Offering a bouncy, upbeat mixture of good times and great music by long-time favorites Rich & Jill Switzer, Rob Russell, The Colony's own man-about-town, gets people movin' and groovin' every Saturday night. Even more exciting, the big name cabaret stars appearing in the Royal Room Supper Club will frequently stop by for a music-filled Cast Party.
About The Colony Hotel - Palm Beach
Host to Presidents Bush and Clinton, the Windsor's and other royalty, The Colony has been the center of Palm Beach society for more than 60 years, An intimate, friendly boutique hotel with British Colonial flair, it is just steps away from shopping on world famous Worth Avenue, and about 100 yards from a beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. This landmark hotel recently completed an extensive $15-million renovation and offers guests the choice of charming hotel rooms, luxurious suites, spectacular penthouses and spacious two bedroom villas - plus beautiful grounds and Frette linens.
The Colony's popular restaurants include:
+ Polo, which is now Palm Beach's number one steakhouse, offering dining al fresco in the hotel's newly remodeled Palm Court by the pool
+ Royal Room, which is widely considered to be one of the nation’s premier cabarets
+ Café 155, which is a petit New York-style deli serving delicious breakfasts and lunches prepared in the hotel’s award-winning kitchen.
In 2010, The Colony Hotel once again was awarded the prestigious “4-Diamond” rating from AAA. Last November, the hotel received the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Providencia Award, South Florida’s most prestigious annual honor recognizing excellence within the local hospitality and tourism industry. This was the first time in the 21-year history of the Providencia Award that it has gone to a smaller, boutique hotel. For more information, please visit www.thecolonypalmbeach.com.
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Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano