|SoHo Karaoke Spot BINY Helps Us Say Good-Bye to Crew Member
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Posted: January 6, 2014
by Ted Greenberg
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Karaoke is a rite of passage for many groups. It was the perfect way to bid adieu to one of Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer crew members–Lou–who is moving to the bright lights of Los Angeles shortly. His post-show goodbye party was held at a New York karaoke institution, BINY (aka Best in New York). We closed the place down, belting hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Somehow none of us chose a recent Top Hits.
You learn a lot about your crew members by their choice of songs. And, Lou surprised us when he broke out with Frank Sinatra’s Come Fly With Me. It was a brilliant and comic rendition at the same time. We also sang our hearts out to some of the show’s favorite songs–Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing and Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline. You simply cannot go wrong with those ditties. Some surprises included our beloved stage manager Kate’s take on Shoop, that classic Salt-N-Pepa hit. It kicked the night off in a big way.
It’s hard to say good-bye to Lou, who has been great to work with over the last two years, but I’m grateful his send-off was so much fun…and so funny. This is also a great time to say that I’m thrilled to perform Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer week in and week out. And I’m grateful to be surrounded by a motley crew who helps make the show happen.
Here’s Ol’ Blue Eyes crooning Come Fly With Me. Everytime I hear that song now, I will reflect fondly on karaoke 2014. What a fun way to start the year.