CABARET AT CAFÉ SABARSKY

Cabaret at Café Sabarsky, an ongoing tradition at the Neue Galerie, is a union of modern Austrian cuisine with classic European music and performance. The spirit of each evening harkens back to the early 20th century, experienced within the period-inspired Café Sabarsky. The room is exquisitely appointed with Wiener Werkstätte designs, including lighting fixtures by Josef Hoffmann, furniture by Adolf Loos, and a magnificent Bösendorfer grand piano. The program is dedicated to performances that celebrate the modern era in the style of Austrian and German Cabaret, and the genre’s commitment to questioning social mores through humor, storytelling, and wit.

We are delighted to announce the Autumn 2019 season of Cabaret at Café Sabarsky! Each evening begins with a prix-fixe dinner at 7 p.m., followed by a cabaret performance at 9 p.m. in the intimate setting of the Café. The combined cost is $150 ($75 dinner, $75 performance). Pre-sale tickets are now available exclusively to Members of the Neue Galerie. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on August 22. Can't wait? These shows are often sold out. To become eligible for the pre-sale, join the museum as a Member. We offer a range of Membership options, and there are many additional benefits to explore.

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For more information about Cabaret at Café Sabarsky, call 212.628.6200 ext 485.
 

AUTUMN 2019 CABARET SEASON
 

THEO BLECKMANN WITH URI CAINE  

THEO BLECKMANN WITH URI CAINE

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
 

Hailed by the New York Times as “remarkable…mesmerizing…weird…and amusing,” Bleckmann returns to Café Sabarsky with a spellbinding evening, where audiences can expect a “virtuosic [performance] along the intersections of pop music and performance, jazz and improvisation” (Die Zeit).


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VALERIE SAJDIK  

 

VALERIE SAJDIK

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
 

Back at the Neue Galerie by popular demand, the Austrian-born chanteuse Valérie Sajdik (“Austria’s most beautiful voice”) returns with a sizzling program of Weimar-era and Weimar-inspired music, including works from Berlin, Vienna, Paris and beyond. 

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BRIAN VU  

BRIAN VU

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
 

A first-place winner of the Lotte Lenya Competition, this fast-rising performer has been thrilling audiences in opera houses, cabarets and music theater stages across the globe. For his debut at the Neue Galerie, Vu presents a dazzling interpretation of the music of the Weimar era.


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KIM DAVID SMITH WITH TRACY STARK  

KIM DAVID SMITH WITH TRACY STARK

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31
 

This Halloween, enjoy the glitter, doom and decadence of Weimar Germany’s musical milieu. Smith, hailed as the “male Marlene Dietrich” by the New York Times, explores the works of Weill, Hollaender and Nelson, as well as their cultural reverberations from the 1920s through today.


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MAXI BLAHA  

MAXI BLAHA

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1
 

Acclaimed Viennese actor Maxi Blaha presents a solo performance exploring the companion and muse to Gustav Klimt, Emilie Flöge, a fashion designer who ran a successful salon with her sisters in Vienna around 1900. Written by Penny Black, the performance imagines the life and career of this fascinating woman.


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CLAUDIA HOMMEL WITH ELIZABETH DOYLE  

CLAUDIA HOMMEL WITH ELIZABETH DOYLE

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
 

Chicago’s Northshore magazine raved that Hommel is “at once sexy and sophisticated, stunning in an Audrey Hepburn sort of way.” For her debut at the Neue Galerie, she  brings together French, German, and American cabaret classics with her distinctly enchanting voice.


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TAMMY HENSRUD AND ROBERT OSBORNE  

TAMMY HENSRUD AND ROBERT OSBORNE

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
 

Alma Mahler, "the most beautiful girl in Vienna," was romantically involved with the greatest artists of her day: Oskar Kokoschka, Gustav Klimt, Arnold Schoenberg and  Leonard Bernstein, to name a few. Hensrud and Osborne shed light on this femme fatale through cabaret tunes and satirical numbers, delightfully interspersed with brief selections from Mahler’s writings.


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JOHN KELLY  

JOHN KELLY

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
 

Lauded performance artist and vocalist, Kelly performs a cabaret concert of music by Bertolt Brecht, Hanns Eisler, Kurt Weill and others. No stranger to the Weimar repertoire and aesthetic, he writes and performs his own music theater work based on artist Egon Schiele. Kelly will explore this potent material as well as the songs of Charles Aznavour, Fred Rauch, Carl Sigman and Danny Elfman.


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SVEN RATZKE  

SVEN RATZKE

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5
 

Prepare to meet pimps, lovers, angels and devils as Ratzke takes you back to his cabaret roots in this intimate performance, unleashing songs from Brecht, Bowie, Weill and Wainwright in a dynamic evening. A paragon of contemporary cabaret, Ratzke returns to the Neue Galerie to lure you deep into the European underground nightlife. This acclaimed artist has been described as “Unique, bizarre, ultra-extravagant...” (The Advertiser). 


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