By Elizabeth Ahlfors for Cabaret Scenes
Café Carlyle, NYC, February 27, 2018

Dressed in tuxedo black, Ute Lemper returned to the Café Carlyle for a Rendezvous with Marlene. That’s Marlene Dietrich, of course, the exemplar of the world-weary Teutonic temptress that Lemper today personifies with her bold brooding voice and imposing demeanor. She commands the stage with grace and authority, performs the songs that Dietrich sang, and tells the stories that define the timeless film and cabaret star…

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Ute Lemper has performed on Broadway and on stages across the world. Her extensive career includes playing Velma Kelly in “Chicago.” Now, she’s in New York for a brand new show.

“Rendezvous With Marlene” is based on a conversation Lemper had with Marlene Dietrich in 1988. The 3-hour long conversation helped create this show.

Lemper is returning to Cafe Carlyle for the performance. The show starts tomorrow, February 27th, and runs through March 3rd.

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From a conversation with T. Cole Rachel
The Creative Independent

Ute Lemper is a German singer and actress who has spent the past three decades working on stage, in films, and as a recording artist. She has recorded over 30 records and is known for her interpretations of artists such as Kurt Weill, Berthold Brecht, Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Léo Ferré, Jacques Prevert, and Nino Rota. She is currently preparing a new one-woman show, Rendezvous with Marlene, which is based on a three-hour phone call between Marlene Dietrich and Ute that took place in Paris in 1988. Here, Lemper discusses the process behind putting together a new show, the comfort of creating and developing your own material, and the moral obligations involved with being an artist….

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