My Favorite Broadway!

Celebrating the golden age of musical theatre in this one night only piano concert featuring unique and refreshing musical arrangements by accomplished contemporary pianist, Michael Carmine Di Bianco.

Wednesday, August 23rd, @7pm
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
61 Christopher St.
New York, NY 10014

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$15 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*
$20 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*

100% of proceeds from the concert will be donated to the National Association for Music Education
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VIVA LA DIVA!

Join MCDB for a musical celebration featuring songs by the greatest female performers of all time! From Cher to Whitney, come hear all of your favorite diva hits with new piano/vocal covers by Michael Carmine Di Bianco.

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$10 Ticket in Advance
$15 Ticket at the Door
+ 2 drink minimum (Includes non-alcoholic beverages)

100% of ticket sales from VIVA LA DIVA will be donated to the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative. A program of the The Actors Fund.

The Actors Fund established the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative in 1996 to provide a safety net for women in the entertainment industry who are coping with critical health concerns. The Women’s Health Initiative dedicates a range of resources solely to addressing the health needs and concerns specific to women, including breast, cervical and ovarian cancers, plus domestic violence, chemical dependency and mental health issues, as well as providing services and financial assistance to women without health insurance.

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Wild is the Wind

This is a song that I’ve performed live in concerts past, and like many of my songs I never posted a recording of it. Wild is the Wind is a beautiful jazz standard written for the 1957 film of the same name and was originally recorded by Johnny Mathis. The first time I heard this song was from George Michael’s nostalgic album Songs From The Last Century. I immediately fell in love with the song and wanted to create my own arrangement.

A day of in-depth research brought me to other covered versions by brilliant artists like Nina Simone and David Bowie. Their renditions are very different in style but helped serve as a template for creating my own. The lush jazz chords and haunting poetic lyrics drive the song to its romantic climax, yet I felt there was something more that needed to found within the song. I started having trouble right off the bat. I got lost and couldn’t find the right rhythm. Hitting a musical dead end, I decided to take a cue from nature. Just a short walk from my home is a park that I love to visit and listen to nature’s symphony. I sat for an afternoon and meditated on what I thought the song would sound like if it were orchestrated by Mother Nature herself. A sweeping breeze passing through the trees and collecting leaves off the ground on its way out. It was there that I discovered the tempo and phrasing needed to make this arrangement come to life.

Enjoy xo

Wild is the Wind
Piano and vocals by Michael Carmine Di Bianco

Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Ned Washington