Cabaret and Broadway legends, Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway are set to bring their acclaimed cabaret show, Sibling Revelry, to Sydney and Melbourne this June. The dynamic sisters first performed Sibling Revelry at New York’s Rainbow and Stars in 1995 and have been performing it ever since. 2014 sees Sibling Revelry spread to Sydney on June 23 at The Basement and to Melbourne Recital Centre on June 25 after their appearance at The Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
Ann Hampton Callaway may not be a name immediately familiar to the greater Australian public, though her voice will be. Hampton Callaway wrote and sang the theme song to the popular sitcom “The Nanny”. One of the greatest exponents and champions of the work of The Great American Songbook, Ann is also considered one of the best jazz singers in the world and her vast and diverse career includes highlights such as writing songs for the biggest names in showbusiness from Barbara Streisand to Carole King. Ann is also the only composer to have collaborated with the late Cole Porter.
Liz Callaway is best known for her work on Broadway and as a recording artist. A Tony Nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist, she made her Broadway debut as Mary in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby. Callaway played Young Sally in the famous star-studded cast of Sondheim’s Follies and for five years, won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. She has also starred in the original Broadway casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love.
Ann’s dark, husky and jazz-flavoured sound is the perfect complement for Liz’s clear bell tones in their acclaimed sister act, Sibling Revelry. This dynamic duo from Chicago prove they’re one singular sensation, singing the best of the American Songbook from show tunes to jazz and pop in an evening that promises wit and humour combined with some of the best songs America has produced.
Performing in Australia after sell-out dates at New York’s hottest cabaret venue, 54 Below, with one show only in both Sydney and Melbourne, Sibling Revelry is a must see for all lovers of cabaret, musical theatre, jazz and the ever-popular Great American Songbook.
Presented by David M. Hawkins.
“Their voices blend and soar majestically like eagles!” – The New York Observer
“When their strikingly different but equally splendid voices harmonize, Sibling Revelry becomes a thrilling display of vocal prowess.” – The New York Times Magazine