The Colony Hotel Presents Will & Anthony Nunziata (July 9-10) & Karen Oberlin (July 16-24)
Colony Hotel - Palm Beach
Continues Summer Cabaret with
+ Singing Twin Sensations WILL & ANTHONY NUNZIATA
+ Great American Songbook Star KAREN OBERLIN
(July 16-17 & 23-24)
(Palm Beach, FL – July 7, 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. Cabaret headliners perform 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.
Will & Anthony Nunziata
Royal Room Debut
Dubbed “a dynamic duo with beautiful voices and charming personalities” by Cleveland Pops conductor Carl Topilow, young actor/singers (and identical twins) Will & Anthony Nunziata have traveled the country with their duo concert act, with recent guest artist appearances with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, and at Feinstein’s and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall. The talented twins have caught the eye of conductors and concert halls around the country, performing Broadway tunes, classic standards, Italian arias, and contemporary music. Recently the brothers sang in the grand finale song “Sunday” at “Sondheim: The Birthday Concert!” at Avery Fisher Hall in NYC, a concert celebrating the music and 80th birthday of Stephen Sondheim. They just completed an audience-wowing run at Feinstein's at Loewe's Regency in NYC, where Stephen Holden of The New York Times declared, "They display an engagingly brassy professionalism... to hear them tell it, they were Broadway babies almost from the day they were born." Their upcoming show at The Colony was directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, who has worked with Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters, Brian Stokes Mitchell and other mega-stars.
Reviews of Will & Anthony Nunziata:
+ The New York Times: Will and Anthony Nunziata are listed among the “Saviors of the American Songbook.”
+ Stephen Holden in The New York Times: “Perky identical twins, identically dressed, chirping Broadway show tunes in bright, almost identical chorus-boy voices… Will and Anthony Nunziata, the proudly Italian-American 20-something duo.”
+ Whitehall Chronicle: “Will and Anthony are only in their 20s but their frame of reference is old school. They compared themselves to Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme (and) sang classics like ‘Make Someone Happy’ and ‘I Believe in You’.”
+ Richard Jay-Alexander, concert director for Barbra Streisand: “They are talented, they are young, and their voices are unbelievable.”
July 16-17 & 23-24
Royal Room Debut
One of the most sought-after and celebrated singers in the world of cabaret, multi-award-winnerKaren Oberlin is coming to the Royal Room straight from her three-week run at the legendary Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel. Hand-picked by The New York Times as one of the "Saviors of the Great American Songbook," Oberlin will be performing her centenary salute to the great Hollywood and Broadway songwriter Frank Loesser, lending her matchless interpretations to such classics as “Heart and Soul,” “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve" and “Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year" and more. Oberlin has been a headliner at many other major New York venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Feinstein's, Iridium Jazz Club, Merkin Hall and The Metropolitan Room. She has performed at major theatres around the country, has starred in more than 100 Off-Broadway performances of the smash-hit show Our Sinatra, and has appeared on All My Children among other television and film credits. Her recordings include the highly lauded "My Standards", and the award-winning “Secret Love: The Music of Doris Day,” both released on the Miranda Music label, and she is currently working on a new CD titled "A Wish."
Reviews of Karen Oberlin:
+ Stephen Holden in The New York Times: Karen Oberlin has “impeccable classic pop style…musical intelligence…arresting and perfect moments (with) beautifully shaped, delicately voluptuous phrasing.”
+ Rex Reed in the New York Observer: “Oberlin is as lovely to look at as she is to hear…(her singing) rings true and flawless and funny.”
+ Cabaret Hotline Online: Karen Oberlin’s “fresh approach to many of the fine standards, handled with aplomb, plus her sparkling attitude, joyful personality and fantastic vocals (made for) a totally entertaining event!"
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.
The Colony Hotel
+ Will & Anthony Nunziata
+ Karen Oberlin