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Faena Theater’s summer events calendar is packed with world-class entertainment from comedy legends and notable jazz musicians to cabaret starlets.


Comedy powerhouse Bill Bellamy kicked off Faena Theater’s new stand-up comedy series curated by Emmy and Grammy-nominated TV-film-record producer and talent manager Barry Katz, and stand-up comedian, actress, and producer Anya Zova. “The idea to start a comedy series came to me when Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was filming in the Faena Theater,” said Brian Forti, Executive Producer and Director of Creative Entertainment at Faena Theater.

“Watching comedy in such a luxurious setting with gourmet cuisine is a big departure from most improv venues. We want to be the premier five-star comedy room in the United States.”

The Masters of Comedy series takes place once a month throughout the year with upcoming performances from Adam Ray (April 24), Jamie Kennedy (May 29), Brad Williams (June 26), and more through November.

The summer jazz series is poised for a tremendous finale with the Shelly Berg Trio (May 8) and Michael Mayo (June 19) closing out the series on a high note. Shelly Berg, a renowned pianist and dean of the Frost School of Music, will play with bassist Carlos Del Puerto and Max Marsillo on drums to present their latest album, “Alegria.” Twenty-eight-year-old jazz vocalist and composer Michael Mayo, whose talent has earned him performances at the White House, the Kennedy Center, and Renée Fleming’s American Voices Festival, will be presenting songs from his debut solo album, “Bones.”

Extended through summer due to popular demand, ASCENSION – Allura Cabaret, is emceed by soulful siren Rocky Lanes. The electrifying revue features a new ensemble that takes audiences on an immersive ride through parallel universes where world-renowned choreographers, singers, dancers, musicians, and digital artists meld their mastery and mystique into one powerful visionary force.

“This show moves people because good music always hits the soul,” said Lanes.

In April, Ute Lemper performed the theatrical show Rendezvous with Marlene, an homage to Marlene Dietrich based on a three-hour phone call and exchange in Paris between Lemper and Dietrich back in 1988. Renowned for her mesmerizing performances, Lemper channels the spirit of the iconic diva, weaving together music, anecdotes, and personal reflections to create an unforgettable experience. “The performance received such positive acclaim we will be bringing it back for an extended run at the beginning of next year,” said Forti.