Showing posts with label CABARET ZAZOU. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CABARET ZAZOU. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

LiV Warfield One Night Only on Tuesday, February 7th at 7:30 p.m. at Cabaret ZaZou

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LiV Warfield is a woman who cannot be defined. Not by label. Not by genre. And not by any terms.

The critically acclaimed, electrifying singer will be performing for one night only on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Cabaret ZaZou, located on the 14th floor of the Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop (32 W. Randolph Street).

Women change and grow, but at their core is their unadulterated truth. At the core of LiV Warfield is Olivia! Raw. Unfiltered. Unapologetic. An aware empath. A true Cancer. Fierce and loyal. Sensitive and sensual.

She has shown the world her softer side with “Embrace Me.” She has shown the world her dynamic side with the “Unexpected.” She has given a taste to the world of that fortifying LiV Warfield power, that can only fully be experienced at her shows, with the Live at Café Wha? album.

In Fall 2023, she will invite the world to witness her third studio album and in February 2023, “Bloom,” her new single from the upcoming album, will drop! “Bloom,” is a song about the moment you realize you’ve been growing within the cracks of the concrete, broken but you’ve managed to make it through.

To celebrate the occasion, LiV is bringing, for one night only, her very own show to Cabaret ZaZou on February 7 at 7:30 p.m.! Her band is made up of music royalty and up and coming all stars: Ryan Waters (guitar), Justin “Jaymck” McKinney (Bass), and Marlon Patton (Drums); featuring Chicago’s own Nashon Holloway (acoustic), and Seattle’s DJ Nine.

LiV’s style has been described as “alternative soul with a li’l bit of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” In 2014, LiV released her sophomore album, co-executive produced by Prince, titled The Unexpected. LiV caught the eye of Prince in 2006 with her self-release of “Embrace Me,” and joined his group, The New Power Generation (NPG). For LiV’s The Unexpected album, she received a 2014 Soul Train Music Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Artist with two additional Soul Train nominations (Best New Artist and Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance); and a BET Best New Artist Award nomination.

LiV collaborated with Questlove, Black Thought, and Ray Angry of The Roots in last year’s release of “#Toyland.” She had showstopper performances with both Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman in 2015. In 2020, she joined forces with Nuno Bettencourt, Nancy Wilson of Heart, Taylor Hawkins, and Derek Frank in a viral cover of “Barracuda.” No matter the format, LiV consistently captivates audiences, which is what she is currently doing as a cast member of CABARET ZAZOU’s variety show where she electrifies the production with her vocal skills and aerial artistry.

Prepare to meet LiV Warfield at her truth – raw, innocent, jaded, as strong as they come, and ready to party!

Learn more about LiV here. Tickets at

Monday, August 1, 2022

CABARET ZAZOU’s Premier Production Luminaire To Open September 7, 2022

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Directed By Prolific Choreographer Dreya Weber

Featuring Acclaimed Chicago Favorite Performers Frank Ferrante and Liv Warfield, 

Luminaire to Premiere September 7 at Cabaret ZaZou on Randolph

Here at ChiIL Live Shows, we're elated to hear that our friend and favorite MC, Frank Ferrante, will once again be gracing the Spiegeltent in Chicago's Cambria Hotel for a brand new show! We loved Teatro ZinZanni and were lucky to get to review both the original opening and the fabulous post-pandemic remount. The food is fantastic, and having an antique tent indoors makes for a truly magical setting for a world class show. This is not your parents' stodgy dinner theatre fare. My son and daughter studied circus arts from the age of 9, and as a family, we've covered the top touring circus acts in the world from 2008 to the present. Although we're losing some favorite Chicago natives in the new lineup, like Duo Rose Trapeze and Bethany Thomas as Madame Z, I'm eager to see this worldwide debut and I'm sure the acts will be breathtaking.

Randolph Entertainment LLC, producer of the fan favorite Teatro ZinZanni Chicago, announced CABARET ZAZOU’s premier production, Luminaire will open on September 7, 2022. The new, groundbreaking, immersive variety dinner show, will make its worldwide debut in a vintage Spiegeltent on the 14th floor of the Cambria Hotel in the heart of Chicago’s Theatre District. Luminaire is directed by Dreya Weber, and stars critically acclaimed performers Frank Ferrante and Liv Warfield as they lead an international cast of exceptional entertainers. Sassy, sexy, and sultry, Luminaire is designed to dazzle and delight audiences with stunning cirque acts, interactive comedy, captivating vocalists, and a stellar band, complimented by a delicious multi-course meal.

Luminaire will star Frank Ferrante, an award-winning actor, comedian, and director best known for his interactive stage comedy, including The Caesar in Teatro ZinZanni, which earned him a Chicago Tribune nod as a top ten performer of the year in 2019, and his PBS national television program Frank Ferrante’s Groucho. The production will also star singer, songwriter, and producer Liv Warfield. Her achievements include a critically acclaimed hit solo album - The Unexpected, a Soul Train Music Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance, and performing as part of Prince’s New Power Generation. Liv Warfield has toured with some of music’s biggest names, bringing her unique voice and style to audiences around the world. Luminaire is directed by Dreya Weber, whose aerial design and choreography credits include Magic Mike Live in addition to aerials for Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Madonna, Cher, Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, and Pink’s 2010 Grammy Awards performance of “Glitter in the Air”. Dreya brings in her unique death-defying grace to dazzle Cabaret ZaZou audiences.

“Cabaret ZaZou’s extraordinary antique Spiegeltent is a dream environment in which to create a show. Add world-class artists at the absolute top of their games and you have a recipe for a phenomenal entertainment experience. I am thrilled to be shepherding this production,” said Weber.

Luminaire also features an extraordinary cast of performers including Broadway star and Grammy nominee James Harkness from New York City, master juggler Viktor Kee from the Ukraine, thrilling contortionist Ulzii Mergen from Mongolia, and the highly acclaimed Hand to Trapeze Trio Trio Vertex from England. On the bandstand is music director Chuck Webb (bass), Jon Negus (woodwinds), Jose Martinez (drums), and new to the ensemble this fall are Theodis Rodgers (piano) and Phil Seed (guitar).


Tickets range from $125 - $210 with special VIP tickets available. “Show Only” tickets are $75. Special preview pricing of $99 available for performances September 7-11. Individual tickets are available by visiting or by calling 312.488.0900. Tickets are available for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway in Chicago at 312.977.1710 or emailing


Randolph Entertainment is a partnership of 25 mostly Chicago-based individuals who share in the vision of bringing an extraordinary entertainment experience to Chicago. The partnership is committed to being a good neighbor and contributor to Chicago’s vibrant cultural community. Stanley Feig, a veteran of the entertainment industry with a career spanning several decades, manages the partnership. Randolph Entertainment introduced Chicago to Teatro ZinZanni and is proud to continue with their new spectacle CABARET ZAZOU’s Luminaire.

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