Mark Nadler is crazy for 1961

Aug 23

Mark Nadler is crazy for 1961

Cabaret dazzler Mark Nadler is on the road both literally and figuratively. In the figurative sense, Nadler is on the road to the past in his new show. That shouldn't be a surprise for a piano-playing, singing raconteur like Nadler who mines the Great American Songbook for all it's worth. What is surprising is that Nadler is not heading back quite as far this time. He's heading to 1961, his birth year, in Crazy 1961, which bows at San Francisco's Rrazz Room on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

In the words of a song written in 1961, it was a very good year.

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Review: `Russian on the Side’

Oct 22

Opened Oct. 21, 2008 Mark Nadler educates and entertains in his 100-minute Russian on the Side, an aspiring Broadway show now at San Francisco’s Marines Memorial Theatre. Photo by Michael Brosilow   Nadler serves up Tschaikowsky and others in madcap `Russian’««« Ever see a man tap dance, sing and play the piano all at the same time? Mark Nadler...

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