Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were joyful, and not too turned upside-down by the premiere of Covid: season three – the Big O. Karen and I both got hit with Omicron (in spite of being double-vaxxed and boosted) in mid-December, so we definitely got some unplanned downtime! As you’ve probably heard (or experienced), it was very much like a cold.
Omicron continues to seize the spotlight in New York. While it is in the rearview for me (at least for now), I know so many people who have it currently, or are trying hard to avoid it, especially those whose lives involve high-risk people and young kids who can’t get vaccinated. We are all hoping for the numbers to level off, but it hasn’t happened yet. With that in mind, we’ve decided to postpone the January dates for Searching for Tevye. We had two performances scheduled, January 12th and 13th. Thank you to those of you who already made reservations (you should have been contacted by now), and others who I know were planning to attend. I was really looking forward to sharing the show with you!
We are staying optimistic that we will eventually get to do these performances. We’ve penciled in February 10th and 11th (Thursday and Friday evenings) as possible dates. We aren’t taking reservations yet – my team and our friends at Don’t Tell Mama all want to make sure we can perform in a way that keeps everyone safe.
On a related note, we are planning a livestream option for these future performances, so those of you who aren’t ready for in-person indoor gatherings (as well as friends and fans in faraway places) can attend the show!
BroadwayWorld’s Cabaret Editor Stephen Mosher reviewed the show in November at Don’t Tell Mama, saying:
“…absolutely one of the most charming shows of this cabaret season…
Sabath has the most valuable tool in the trade of cabaret: complete and total authenticity…
Sabath succeeded at not only holding my attention but holding my rapt attention…
With a voice that fits, glove-like, either Sondheim, Porter, Bricusse or Croce, Sabath remains a constant pleasure throughout his show…”
(Read the full review here)
Searching for Tevye is a cabaret-style show that answers the question: How did a nerdy theatre kid from Brighton ditch a booming Wall Street career to pursue his dream of becoming a Broadway actor? And what does all that have to do with a fictional dairyman named Tevye?
Directed by Tanya Moberly (Bistro Award Winner), with Musical Director Ben Kiley (assistant Music Director of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish) on piano, Steve Count on bass and Sabina Torosjan on violin, Searching for Tevye features music spanning folk rock, American Songbook, and musical theatre classics from Sondheim to – of course – Fiddler on the Roof (in English or Yiddish… who knows? Come see for yourself).