SCENE. STYLE. SPACE.

BEBE NEUWIRTH RE­VEALS WHAT FANS CAN EX­PECT AT HER CABARET SHOW FOR ARENA STAGE.

Capitol File - - CON­TENTS -

Your guide to DC’s finest en­ter­tain­ment, shop­ping, and more—from Bebe Neuwirth’s cabaret show at Arena Stage to new stun­ners on the ho­tel and real es­tate scene.

Bebe Neuwirth’s cred­its in­clude Tony-win­ning per­for­mances as Nickie in Sweet Char­ity and Velma Kelly in Chicago, the Emmy-win­ning Dr. Lilith Crane on Cheers and Frasier, and cur­rently Na­dine Tol­liver on CBS’s Madam Sec­re­tary. She chats with us about art, cabaret, and work­ing with the State De­part­ment.

Tell us about your cabaret show. “When I per­form, it’s about telling a story and in­hab­it­ing the emo­tional life of the char­ac­ter who is singing and telling these sto­ries. I sing Kan­der and Ebb, of course, a lot of Kurt Weill, some Tom Waits. I know your au­di­ences in DC are quite so­phis­ti­cated, so I think there will be a range of pieces, from happy and funny to sweet, and some quite emo­tion­ally in­tense.” You’re pas­sion­ate about sup­port­ing the arts. “Art is how we know our­selves. In the great­est of tragedies, in the great­est of joy­ous mo­ments, we turn to art to help us ex­press or un­der­stand our feel­ings, to help us con­tinue breath­ing.” What’s it like to do

Madam Sec­re­tary? “It was very in­ter­est­ing when the show started—each side of the aisle claimed the ad­min­is­tra­tion as their own. The em­ploy­ees of the State De­part­ment have a very, very good and hi­lar­i­ous time when we’re there.” May 1 at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW, 202-488-3300; are­nastage.org

All that jazz—and much more! Broad­way and TV star Bebe Neuwirth does a one-nightonly cabaret show as part of Arena Stage’s pre­sen­ta­tion of the Beth New­burger Schwartz Award.

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