Comedian Jason Kravits on his live cabaret improv show.

This Cabaret Show Is a Master Class in Insincerity

This Cabaret Show Is a Master Class in Insincerity

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Oct. 10 2017 7:53 PM

Made-Up Cabaret

Actor Jason Kravits sings from a lesser-known American songbook—the one he creates, on the spot.

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Jason Kravits performs in Don’t Quit Your Night Job at 54 Below on Dec. 11, 2014, in New York City.

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Comedian Jason Kravits can write a Broadway hit, on the spot. That’s the premise of his improv cabaret show, where he invents tunes based on audience suggestions, such as “Yom Kippur” or “a Victorian sewer.” The show, Off the Top, is on the second Saturday of every month at the Duplex in Manhattan. His next show is Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

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