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Urban Stages to host Winter Rhythms

Urban Stages will present its Winter Rhythms Festival beginning Dec. 12. The 12-night celebration will feature 22 different shows at the theater (259 W. 30th St.). Acts will include cabaret, musical theater, jazz and others. The series, running through Dec. 23, will benefit Urban Stages’ arts and education outreach program. Shows include David Maiocco as Liberace and Chuck Sweeney as Peggy Lee in Lee Squared at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13; the 2017 Cabaret Award–nominated female vocalists at 7 p.m. on Dec. 15; Joyce Castle in Lenny! A Toast to Bernstein on the Eve of His Centennial at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16, with mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle; and the 20th-anniversary concert of After the Fair at 7 p.m. on Dec. 21, featuring School of Rock’s Jenn Gambatese and Phantom of the Opera’s Tim Jerome, with the composer at the keyboard of his Thomas Hardy–inspired show; and Christmas in Hell, a new musical, at 7 p.m. on Dec. 22. For tickets, more information, and a complete list of shows, visit —Edward Karam