I'm very excited to announce the further extension of my new musical salon, "Morphium Kabarett!" Premiering on May 2nd at NYC's premier intimate nightspot, Pangea, we were thrilled to receive extremely positive reviews, and packed houses, leading to further dates throughout June, and due to a particularly kind review from Stephen Holden at the New York Times, we are extending again to July 6 and 13 at 7PM, and July 22 at 8PM!
Please click through to read Mr. Holden's account of Morphium Kabarett:
"Mr. Smith, a transplanted Australian who has lived in New York for nearly a decade, is a living artwork with a sculpted body and the haughty attitude of a beautiful young man (he’s in his early 30s) acutely aware of his value as a love object. Not for nothing did Mr. Smith suggest a male Marlene Dietrich. In his playfulness, Mr. Smith is a descendant of his fellow Australian Peter Allen. He could be described as a younger generation’s “Boy From Oz.”" Stephen Holden, The New York Times
I'm very proud to have presented extremely special guest performers throughout Morphium Kabarett's May run, including the legendary Joey Arias, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, supreme Piaf évocateur Gay Marshall, NYC Cabaret royalty KT Sullivan, Australian cabaret/opera star Ali McGregor, and downtown darling Erin Markey, among many wonderful others.
Described as “the David Bowie of cabaret” (BroadwayWorld.com), host and curator Kim David Smith conjures the glitter, doom, and decadence of 1920’s Berlin with “Morphium Kabarett,” a weekly, Monday night salon featuring special musical guests from the worlds of opera, cabaret, pop (and beyond), including baritone, Todd Murray, Gay Marshall, Amber Martin, Molly Pope, Melissa Citro, and many others!
Named for the sensual, Spoliansky-penned waltz (famously danced to by a nude Anita Berber), Morphium Kabarett is musically directed by Tracy Stark (“Superb, virtuosic pianist” - New York Post), and features the music of Hollaender, Weill, and Spoliansky, mixed with Kylie Minogue, the Supremes, and myriad unexpected others, in a neo-Weimar cabaret fantasia.
Morphium Kabarett at Pangea (178 2nd Ave, NYC) July 6 and 13 at 7PM, and July 22 at 8PM.