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HEADLINES OF UPCOMING EVENTS FOUND IN THIS ISSUE
Here are headlines of stories and news items to be found in this issue of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. Nearly all refer to more detailed items found on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website.

CABARET CELEBRATION 2007 - A CABARET WEEKEND MARCH 1st to 3rd
CABARET SHOWCASE AT CLUB 1020 TONIGHT FEATURES SPECIAL GUESTS
"EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW" SUNDAY FEATURES MUSIC OF BLOSSOM DEARIE
WOLK & SALVADOR HOST "FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS" SHOW MARCH 5th
CELLIST PETER SACHON AT THE TRIAD IN MARCH
THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE ANNOUNCES COMPOSER'S SERIES
MATT MALONE LETS YOU FOLLOW YOUR HEART IN NYC DEBUT SHOW
JEANNE MACDONALD AT HELEN'S WITH "TIME BETWEEN TRAINS"
"WHEN THE LIGHTS GO ON AGAIN" ANNOUNCES 2ND EXTENSION
THOMAS HONECK'S "DREAMING WIDE AWAKE" WEDNESDAY MARCH 7TH
THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! OPENS AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE WORKS
STERLING'S UPSTAIRS WELCOMES EMILY ALLERTON AND SYLVIA BROOKS
LARI WHITE IN OAK ROOM DEBUT THROUGH MARCH 3rd
CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE AT MAXIM'S MARCH 14TH
NEWEST SHOW OF TIMELESS DIVAS SERIES PREVIEWS IN BOCA RATON
DIAHANN CARROLL EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND THROUGH MARCH 24th
KT SULLIVAN & MARK NADLER REMEMBER COMDEN & GREEN
CABARET FAVORITE TO MAKE SPECIAL APPEARANCE AT RIVERSIDE
COMEDY NON-STOP AT SATURDAY NIGHT WITH G&L COMEDY FEST AT 11:00 PM
THE IRIDIUM JAZZ BRUNCH SUNDAY WITH GUEST MARTHA LORIN
SATURDAY NIGHT POOLE PARTY PRESENTS MORE TOP NYC COMICS
POOLE PARTY PRESENTS TOP NYC COMICS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!
THE AFTER PARTY FRIDAY AT THE BEECHMAN WITH GUEST SALLY WILFERT
CHICAGO CABARET PROFESSIONALS SALUTE SONGWRITERS SUNDAYS IN MARCH
SALON SUNDAYS SHOW THIS WEEK IS ALL ABOUT TIME
NEXT BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE MONDAY MARCH 5th AT STOCKTON INN
NEXT DCCN OPEN MIC MONDAY, MARCH 5th AT WAREHOUSE THEATRE
"IT'S MADAME WITH AN E!" RETURNS WITH JOE KOVACS
KEY OF SHE IS BACK TO SING OF LOVE, MEN & SHOES!

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TODAY'S FEATURE STORY

CABARET CELEBRATION 2007 - A CABARET WEEKEND MARCH 1st to 3rd
Cabaret Celebration 2007, sponsored by BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists - http://www.bostoncabaret.com/ ) opens tonight in Boston, with shows scheduled at the Boston Center for the Arts' STANFORD CALDERWOOD PAVILION - DEANE HALL (527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA - 617-933-8600 - http://www.bcaonline.org/performances_pavilion.htm ) Thursday through Saturday, March 1st through 3rd.

On Thursday, March 1st at 7:30 pm, Celia Slattery and Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg are featured. Ms. Slattery is a Boston area vocalist whose blend of jazz and contemporary folk is further distinguished by her backgrounds in experimental theater and political activism. She shares a bill with Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg, who presents Attitude of Gratitude, an eclectic evening of German and French cabaret, improvisations, and American standards. Tickets are $25 (includes both shows).

On Friday, March 2nd, starting at 8:00 pm, Melissa Williams brings her show "Up in a Tree," followed by Marilyn Dale and Ronnie Springer "As You Are." Ms. Williams is the artistic director of the Riverside Theater Works in Hyde Park. Her set is followed immediately by newcomers Marilyn Dale and Ronnie Springer, who present a festive romp through the avid imaginations of two fun-loving women. Tom LaMark accompanies. Tickets $20 (includes both shows).

On Saturday night, March 3rd at 7:30 pm, John OšNeil presents "Lullaby for Broadway" followed by Brian De Lorenzo with his show "Listen to My Heart" OšNeil celebrates and lampoons the Great White Way. Tom LaMark accompanies. De Lorenzo takes a humorous and touching look at relationships in the 21st Century in his show "Listen to My Heart." Ron Roy accompanies. Tickets $20 (includes both shows).


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FEBRUARY WEATHER MIGHT MEAN DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS
February (except in the Southern Hemisphere) means cold, snow, sleet and other uncomfortable weather - and also means occasional cabaret event cancellations. If planning to attend a live entertainment event be sure to phone the venue ahead of time - and give yourself extra time to reach the venue.


HERE & THERE
The news keeps pouring in this week here at CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE - there are over a dozen news stories appearing for the very first time in this issue (and on the website) and several other stories, including items from Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Florida, New Jersey, Washington DC as well as NYC. March used to be known all over the place as "Cabaret Month" and it is still celebrated in several areas (except NYC where the original designation was first made).

So many stories came in that I have had to set aside a few items until the Monday issue so I could finish writing this issue in time to send it out by noon. But according to my mailbox, all items sent regarding events of March 10th and earlier are now complete - and up on the website as well.


Have you noticed what is happening in Boston this weekend? The cabaret folks up there (and many other areas of the country as well) do not have the abundant number of cabaret venues we have in NYC, but that does not deter them from performing - they just create their own spaces. BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists - http://www.bostoncabaret.com/ ) has organized and is sponsoring a special CABARET CELEBRATION 2007 this weekend, arranging for the rental of a performance space - the Boston Center for the Arts' STANFORD CALDERWOOD PAVILION - DEANE HALL (527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA - 617-933-8600 - http://www.bcaonline.org/performances_pavilion.htm ) - and lining up 2 shows a night for cabaret, tonight through Saturday. (The story is TODAYS FEATURE STORY above. I send my best wishes to all my Boston friends for a very successful series. In the old days (before poverty set in) I would be up there camera in hand and laptop computer on my lap (naturally) to see these shows and report on them to you. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsBOSNE070303Baca.shtml

And how about Chicago! CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) has organized a 20th Century Songwriters Series which they are sponsoring on Sundays in March at 5:00 pm at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ). Chicago area performers are taking part each week to salute Johnny Mercer (March 4th), Hoagy Carmichael (March 11th), Kurt Weill (March 18th) and Frank Loesser (March 25th). SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsCHIMW070331CCP.shtml

And a bit to the south from here, DCCN (DC Cabaret Network - http://www.dccabaretnetwork.org/ ) has set aside their next monthly open mic event on Monday, March 5th at THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE (1021 7th Street NW, Washington, DC) to familiarize their members with an exceptional opportunity to participate in the ground breaking theatre event of works by Suzan-Lori Parks who wrote TopDog/UnderDog. Performance groups nationwide were selected to present a week of plays (the same week of plays will be performed by different groups all across the country) creating the largest collaboration in the history of American theater. The full article can be found further down in this issue under the "MONDAY - March 5th" section.

Here in NYC, MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) just held their first seminar of 2007, with a record number of members & friends attending. Now everyone's attention is on the voting for the MAC Awards - preliminary ballots are due back by March 14th and the top names on this ballot will become the official nominees on the final ballot - the gala awards show is at BB KING'S BLUES CLUB (237 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-997-4144 - http://www.bbkingsblues.com/ ) on Tuesday, May 1st.


A reminder: With the preliminary MAC award ballots in the hands of the voters and due back by March 14th (postmarked by March 10th), a number of performers hoping to make it past the first ballot are preparing repeats of their 2006 shows for late February and early March as a means of showing the voters their stuff. Problem is getting the word out on short notice. Need I remind you of the advantages of running an ad on CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE? Unlike an expensive to print, expensive to mail, post card or flier, a banner on CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE is seen every day, again and again - not just once and tossed in the recycle bin. And it is seen by cabaret lovers (and MAC voters) all over the world (even by folks who might not be able to make your show) again and again, every day.

Just click on the button marked BANNER INFO at the top of every page on the website to see sample banners, prices, sizes and styles. There are ad styles available and affordable to every taste and price range. And as an added bonus, your cabaret or CD offering gets a mention in every MONDAY issue of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE which is e-mailed to nearly 2500 cabaret lovers around the world. By the way, the lowest cost ads (side bars) are limited to 5 per week, and at least through mid-March there is only 1 slot available.


Attention NYC area subscribers - we will be sending out a special addendum to this issue later today to subscribers of our NYC CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE BULLETIN SERVICE, so if you have not signed up for it, today would be a good time to sign on. Just click on the button found at the top of every page on the website marked NYC AREA NEWS and then click on the blue button on that page marked NYC BULLETIN and fill out the simple form. Over 350 folks have already signed up.


"Blind cheerleading"? Would you believe that someone actually accused me of doing just that regarding my support these past several weeks of MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets), encouraging folks - performers and fans of cabaret in the NYC area - to join or rejoin this organization? True, my views have changed from what they were 6 months or so ago, but the change is not due to blindness - far from it. It was because I discovered that the MAC board's attitude had undergone a change.

There was a time - in the not too distant past - when the then president of the organization, at a general meeting where a major change in policy was announced without giving the membership warning and any chance to comment, stated, in effect, "you elected us - we made this decision - and if you don't like it, lump it." Then about 6 months or so ago, the attitude changed. One long time board member - appalled by the drop in membership and the low attendance at the 2006 MAC Awards Gala - approached me (and several others who felt as I did that MAC had lost the sense of its mission) and wanted my thoughts and suggestions as to what could be done to restore confidence and increase membership and support. Two other long-time MAC board members (one no longer on the board) also expressed their concern (one even inviting me to her home to discuss this matter).

Then, the new president, Ricky Ritzel (even before he announced his candidacy to the board) took me aside after a cabaret event and told me he was thinking of running and wanted to familiarize himself with my thoughts and concerns. I began to realize that MAC was getting serious about reform and was genuinely concerned about the needs and wishes of the membership. The election of a few other talented and dedicated friends to the board this fall, including Mr. Ritzel, gave me a glimmer of hope that "there was a new wind blowing."

So I sat back a while and watched (eyes wide open), listened, questioned and probed and came to discover that this was not a smoke screen, not an act, not a ploy but a real desire on the part of a large part of the board - if not all the board members - to recreate MAC into an organization truly dedicated to the "art and artists of cabaret" rather than a board only interested in the personal self interests of a few. And as I studied the current members of the board, I discovered that indeed major changes were going on. Currently serving are some on the most talented and most dedicated cabaret supporters and performers in town!

For example, Cynthia Crane and Sidney Myer, simply by their long-time experience and their love of cabaret, lend a stability and a sense of vision founded in the past to the board but looking to the future. Hector Coris and Gregory Kennell are two of the most creative and visionary folks I know - and both fiercely independent thinkers as well. Scott Barbarino and I have clashed on many issues (sometimes getting really upset with each other - and that's putting it politely). But he indeed has the experience of running several clubs in management positions, and can give this insight and wisdom to the board in its discussions.

Rickey Ritzel, Richard Skipper (and the afore mentioned Sidney Myer) are all award winning performers who make their living ("if you can call it a living") as performers full time. This gives them a special insight into that part of the cabaret world. Sad to say, I don't know that much about Edd Clark except that he is a wonderful tenor vocalist - he seems to sort of be the "quiet, thoughtful one" on the board. Both Ruth Kurtzman and Jan Grossman have amazing "organizational" skills - and Ruth is one heck of a cabaret fan, seen at show after show. Finally, Peter Leavy is one of the most interesting, selfless and talented cabaret writers in the business - with a love for cabaret unmatched by anyone I know.

This is the MAC Board of Directors - not a bunch of ogres and trolls, not a pack of self-serving dolts and snobs, not a collection of liars and demons. They are hardworking folks caught up in a special love of this thing we call cabaret, and they need the support of all the NYC cabaret world. They are human beings who make mistakes, aren't perfect and at times lose their tempers, say or write stupid things and regret it later (just like most of us do).

Most of all, and I say this with eyes wide open and deep conviction, they are all serious this time around about making MAC into an organization that venues, performers and fans alike will be proud of. And I say, without hesitation, NOW is the time the cabaret community must join as one to make it all work.

To those folks who want to wallow in the past, or who say "lets wait and see," all I can say is "get a life!" It is time to move on. It is time to join forces. It is time to quit harping on old hurts. Those who want to keep the pot boiling, to keep stirring up trouble, keep the community divided and continue with the name-calling, I realize you get a certain feeling of self importance and power by continuing that attitude, but reality has passed you by. And by withholding your support of MAC you are damaging the very thing you claim to love - "the art and artists of cabaret." Time to take the "blinders off" and take an active part in the restoration of what once was, and is now becoming again, a great resource for all cabaret fans in this town.


It is 1:00 pm and time to send this issue on its way. I was waiting for some type of press release regarding this year's BACK STAGE Bistro Awards which were announced today, but even their website does not have the information. More news, views and comments will be coming your way in the MONDAY issue.


NOW FOR NEWS ABOUT CABARET
In an effort to cut down on "repeated" events, except for announcements of programs offered by cabaret membership organizations, and shows where guests change weekly, cabaret news items will usually appear just once in the newsletter. The CABARET NEWS pages on the website are updated regularly, and cover all areas of the world.


SPECIAL LATE BREAKING NEWS
I am sure you will find information in this issue you haven't read anywhere else - at least until today! lease note that in most instances more detailed information and photo are on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website. Just click on the links provided.

CELLIST PETER SACHON AT THE TRIAD IN MARCH
Cellist Peter Sachon brings his show Strings Attached to THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2511 - http://www.Triadnyc.com/ ) for two performances, on Thursdays, March 1st and 8th at 7:00 pm. Peter will be joined on stage by Broadway's Mary Testa (42nd Street, On the Town), Michael Winther (Songs from an Unmade Bed), and Sarah Uriarte Berry (The Light in the Piazza, NYC Opera's Cinderella). Musical director is Cathy Venable, and Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Follies) directs. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070308Sachon.shtml


THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE ANNOUNCES COMPOSER'S SERIES
THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule) is very pleased to announce a new concert series, featuring one night only concert events from some of our favorite composers. On Thursdays, March 8th and 15th, and Fridays, March 9th and 16th, four very unique artists will take to our stage to present some of their newest music, as well as some of their most beloved compositions. Scheduled to appear: Thursday, March 8th, Todd Almond; Friday, March 9th, Tim DiPasqua & Michael Holland; Thursday, March 15th, Brian Feinstein (with special guests Malcolm Gets & Melissa Errico); Friday, March 16th, Julie Gold. All performances are at 7:00 pm. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070316Composers.shtml


MATT MALONE LETS YOU FOLLOW YOUR HEART IN NYC DEBUT SHOW
Matt Malone, an award-winning writer, actor and singer will make his New York debut at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) in "Follow Your Heart: My Life with a Twist" with performances scheduled for Saturdays, March 3rd & 10th at 6:30 pm, and Friday March 30th at 9:00 pm. Cabaret veteran Linda Amiel Burns directs the show, with musical direction by Paul Chamlin and Ritt Henn on bass. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070330Malone.shtml


JEANNE MACDONALD AT HELEN'S WITH "TIME BETWEEN TRAINS"
Award-winning performer Jeanne MacDonald brings her most recent show "Time Between Trains" back to HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ ) for five Saturday performances in March and April. MacDonald is scheduled to appear on Saturdays, March 24th & 31st and April 14th, 21st & 28th, all shows at 9:30 pm. (No show on April 7th.) Working with talented musical director/arranger Rick Jensen, MacDonald brings a show that creates a seamless blend between traditional standards from songwriters like Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, and the music of contemporary songwriters, such as Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman, Dar Williams and Susan Werner. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070429MacDonald.shtml


"WHEN THE LIGHTS GO ON AGAIN" ANNOUNCES 2nd EXTENSION
The critically acclaimed "When The Lights Go On Again," the new musical celebrating the music of the 1940s and World War II, announces its 2nd extension at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2511 - http://www.Triadnyc.com/ ). Written and staged by Bill Daugherty, the musical is produced by Thoroughbred Records and Max Weintraub. Performances will run through May 27th. When The Lights Go On Again features Bill Daugherty, Paul Kropfl, Christina Morrell and Connie Pachl. Doyle Newmyer serves as musical director with Jim Conant on guitar and John Loehrke on bass. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070527Lights.shtml


"IT'S MADAME WITH AN E!" RETURNS WITH JOE KOVACS
Before there was Paris, Lindsay or Britney, there was Madame! The world's most infamous diva is back in all her glory with a new man on her arm, Joe Kovacs, and the same biting wit that has made her a cultural icon. "It's Madame with an E!" starring Madame with Joe Kovacs will play at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) on Tuesdays March 20th, April 3rd & 17th and May 1st & 15th at 9:00 pm. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070515Madame.shtml


ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CABARET BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
One of the most popular sections on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website (http://www.svhamstra.com/ ) is the TIPS & FAQs section in the CABARET YELLOW PAGES (click on the button marked RESOURCES at the top of every page, then look for the blue button marker TIPS & FAQs). There you can find answers to most of your questions about cabaret. Check it out (and let me know if there are any items you would like to see added to this series).


STERLING'S UPSTAIRS WELCOMES EMILY ALLERTON AND SYLVIA BROOKS
STERLING'S UPSTAIRS (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-769-0905 - http://www.vitellosrestaurant.com/ ), the all-new supper club at the legendary VITELLO'S RESTAURANT welcomes Emily Allerton on Saturday, March 10th and Sylvia Brooks on Saturday, March 17th, as its mid-March headliners. Both are musical theatre and nightclub artists making their much anticipated debuts at Sterling's. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsLA070317Sterlings.shtml


LARI WHITE IN OAK ROOM DEBUT THROUGH MARCH 3rd
Acclaimed singer-songwriter-actress Lari White will make her New York cabaret debut in a new show, "My First Affair...," at THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM (59 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-419-9331 - http://www.algonquinhotel.com/nav_oakroom_cabaret.html ) for one week only, through Saturday March 3rd. Musical director is Don Rebic, with Steve Doyle on bass and Eric Michael Gillette as director. Shows are Tuesday through Saturday at 9:00 pm with late shows on Friday and Saturday at 11:30 pm. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070403White.shtml


THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! OPENS AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE WORKS
RIVERSIDE THEATRE WORKS (45 Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park, MA - 617-361-5269 - http://www.rtwboston.org/ ) presents its 2006-2007 Cabaret production of The All Night Strut!. Artistic Director, Tara Brooke Watkins, resident of Quincy, MA directs and produces this production while Boston favorite Markus Hauck music directs. This story comes to life March 3rd at 8:00 pm and runs the next two Saturday nights during Boston's Cabaret month, March 10th and 17th. All shows begin at 8:00 pm. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsBOSNE070317Strut.shtml


THOMAS HONECK'S "DREAMING WIDE AWAKE" WEDNESDAY MARCH 7TH
Thomas Honeck returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) with his new show, Dreaming Wide Awake, on Monday March 7th at 7:00 pm, to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The first four performances of the show have raised over $2,500. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070307Honeck.shtml


KEY OF SHE IS BACK TO SING OF LOVE, MEN & SHOES!
The a cappella group KEY OF SHE will perform for two nights only at the STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - http://www.bobegan.net/stockton-inn.html ), on Friday March 9th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 11th at 7:30 pm. Key of She is simply crazy about LOVE, MEN, and SHOES! Since human beings are ultimately on a quest for happiness, Key of She's goal is to give the audience a good time. So in their return engagement at The Stockton Inn, the sextet intends to vocalize and opine about often trivial but definitely FUN subject matter. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYNJ070311KeyShe.shtml


IT'S LIKE GETTING A CABARET HOTLINE EVERY DAY!
Have you signed on to receive free news feeds from our new WebLog yet? It is easy and allows you to receive daily news items from CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE with links to news items on the website. Instructions on the website - all that is required is a news reader and some web browsers and websites like YAHOO.COM and GOOGLE.COM have built news reader capabilities built in. Some browsers (APACHE and FIREFOX to name two) have them included as well. You can download free newsreaders from the web as well for both MAC and PS - check out http://www.newsreaders.com/xml/index.html for dozens of available newsreaders.


DIAHANN CARROLL EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND THROUGH MARCH 24th
FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - http://www.feinsteinsattheregency.com/ ) continues its Spring 2007 season with the return engagement of award-winning entertainer Diahann Carroll. The new show, "Both Sides Now," featuring songs and stories from her legendary career, has been extended by popular demand another week through March 24th. Her engagement last year, which marked the first time Ms. Carroll performed in a New York nightclub in four decades, played to sold-out houses. The show will play Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:30 pm. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070324Carroll.shtml


KT SULLIVAN & MARK NADLER REMEMBER COMDEN & GREEN
Having triumphed in their THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM (59 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-419-9331 - http://www.algonquinhotel.com/nav_oakroom_cabaret.html ) salutes to Jule Styne, Dorothy Fields and Cole Porter, KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler now turn their spotlight on the longest-running creative partnership in theatre history in their new Oak Room show, "Make Someone Happy: Remembering Betty Comden & Adolph Green" which will be presented from Tuesdays through Saturdays, March 20th through April 14th. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070414KTMark.shtml


CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE AT MAXIM'S MARCH 14TH
The glory years of Chicago nightclubs will be the topic when legendary songbird Audrey Morris and Rick ("Dr. Night Life") Kogan get together for "Conversations with Extraordinary People" at MAXIM'S at The Nancy Goldberg International Center (24 East Goethe Street, Chicago, IL - Tickets: 312-742-1748) in Wednesday March 14th at 6:00 pm. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsCHIMW070314Maxims.shtml


NEWEST SHOW OF TIMELESS DIVAS SERIES PREVIEWS IN BOCA RATON
The West Boca Theatre Company and Sandler Center at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton in association with ShaRell Productions (Sandi Durell & Shari Upbin) proudly present the American Premier of the newest in the Timeless Divas series "DAMES IN DIVALAND" for 6 preview performances prior to an opening run in Southeast Florida this coming Fall/Winter. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsSOUTH070324Divas.shtml


CABARET FAVORITE TO MAKE SPECIAL APPEARANCE AT RIVERSIDE
RIVERSIDE THEATRE WORKS (45 Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park, MA - 617-361-5269 - http://www.rtwboston.org/ ) is proud to present as part of its 2006-2007 Cabaret Fest one of Boston's favorite cabaret performers in a hit one-woman show! Award winning vocalist and recording artist Jan Peters takes you back to long walks, porch swings, and first loves in her critically acclaimed cabaret show "Old Fashioned, Please!" This is a "one night only" event on Friday, March 16th, 8:00 pm. Ms. Peters will be accompanied by Musical Director Tom LaMark on piano. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsBOSNE070316Peters.shtml


MORE NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF CABARET
These news items cover events of a continuing nature (weekly/monthly) featuring guest artists or of events of major interest like cabaret festivals and benefits. The items appear each issue when appropriate, and are placed in chronological order.
TONIGHT - THURSDAY MARCH 1st

SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX TONIGHT FEATURES HENRY KRIEGER
Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) usually presented on Thursdays at 6:00 pm will feature as guests tonight, March 1st, is Henry Krieger, who wrote the music for DREAMGIRLS. Seth's weekly interview show always features stars, soon-to-be stars and folks behind the scenes of the musical theater stage - for just a $10 cover - 2-drink minimum. Best of all, all proceeds from the cover go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org/ )! For details, see: http://www.sethsbroadwaychatterbox/ .


CABARET SHOWCASE AT CLUB 1020 TONIGHT FEATURES SPECIAL GUESTS
Les Michaels' Cabaret Showcase, normally presented every Thursday night at THE TEN20 at the Wyndham Bel Age Hotel (1020 North San Vincente Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 310-854-1111) featuring guest performers from the LA cabaret world. Guests scheduled for tonight are Carole Diane Stuart, Ann Villella, Jan Daley and Deborah Johnson. This very popular event, celebrating its fourth year, is now the longest-running cabaret showcase of its kind in Los Angeles. There is no cover, no minimum. (Valet Parking Only - $2 for 2 hours, $3 each additional hour.) For more information see http:/www.lesmichaels.com/ .


FRIDAY - MARCH 2nd

POOLE PARTY PRESENTS TOP NYC COMICS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!
The Award-Winning Stand-Up & Musical Comedy show POOLE PARTY, hosted by Ron Poole, will present some of NYC's top comics at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) this Friday night, March 2nd at 9:00 pm. Ron has invited to perform some Poole Party favorites including Poppi Kramer from NBC's The Biggest Loser; Sean Donnelly from Mo Pitkin's & The Village Lantern; Danny Leary from The Broadway Comedy Club; TJ Meyers from Carolines On Broadway; Barbara Heller from The Big Apple Comedy Boot Camp; Don Puglisi from The New York Comedy Club; Darlene Violette from NBC's Law and Order & MTV; Cooper Vasquez from Suddenly, Stand-Up; Cathie Boruch from The New York Improv; Joe Minolfi from Carolines On Broadway; and last but not least, the incomparable Sidney Myer, MAC & Bistro Award Winner. $15 cover, 2 drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


THE AFTER PARTY FRIDAY AT THE BEECHMAN WITH GUEST SALLY WILFERT
THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule ) is pleased to continue THE AFTER PARTY, an informal social gathering for the theatrically inclined. Every Friday from 10:30 pm till 2:00 am, join hosts Brandon Cutrell and Alysha Umphress, as well as Ray Fellman at the piano, for this weekly party in the heart of Manhattan's theatre district. The mic is always open. And as a special treat, Brandon and Alysha are pleased to welcome award-winning vocalist Lisa Asher to serve as bartemtress. A favorite of the Manhattan cabaret scene, Lisa's pour is as ferocious as her belt. Lisa will be on hand to sing and pour drinks all night long! On Friday, March 2nd, Brandon & Alysha are pleased to welcome special guest Sally Wilfert. Sally will be on hand to greet fans and has agreed to perform three numbers as only she can. There is no cover charge and no minimum.


SATURDAY - MARCH 3rd

SATURDAY NIGHT POOLE PARTY PRESENTS MORE TOP NYC COMICS
The Award-Winning Stand-Up & Musical Comedy show POOLE PARTY, hosted by Ron Poole, will present some of NYC's top comics at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) this Saturday night, March 3rd at 8:30 pm. Ron has invited to perform some Poole Party favorites including Craig Coursey direct from Grand Rapids' DeVos Hall; Pat Candaras from The Edinburgh Fringe Festival & Liesure Village, Florida; Ted McElroy from The Joey Reynolds Radio Show & Uncle Ted's Day Care Center; Andrea Roman from The Las Vegas Riviera; Joe Minolfi from The New York Comedy Club & Service Employees International Union Local 32B-J; Kathy Smith from Carolines On Broadway; Ray Payton from Stand-Up New York; Cathie Boruch from The Duplex's Suddenly, Stand-Up; Thomas Marzulli from Stand-Up New York; and last but not least, the incomparable Sidney Myer, MAC & Bistro Award Winner. $15 cover, 2 drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


COMEDY NON-STOP AT SATURDAY NIGHT WITH G&L COMEDY FEST AT 11:00 PM
The Gay & Lesbian Stand-Up & Musical Comedy Fest will present some of NYC's top comics at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) this Saturday night, March 3rd at 11:00 pm. Schedule to appear in this, the original and longest running G&L comedy event in NYC are Danny McWilliams from The Original Funny Gay Males; Jackie Monahan from The Lesbians Of Laughter Tour; Jeffrey Essmann from Comedy Central; William Mullin from The Santa Fe Comedy Festival; Anne Neczypoor from The New York Improv; Adam Sank from VH-1's Best Week Ever; Ted McElroy from The Joey Reynolds Radio Show; David Hodorowski from The Ice Palace; Michael Brill from Carolines On Broadway & Gotham Comedy Club; and last but not least, the incomparable Sidney Myer, MAC & Bistro Award Winner. $15 cover, 2 drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


SUNDAY - MARCH 4th

THE IRIDIUM JAZZ BRUNCH SUNDAY WITH GUEST MARTHA LORIN
Scott Barbarino presents Barry Levitt's Vocal Jazz Workshop & Brunch each Sunday at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/ ) from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, featuring the "Brunch House Band" which includes Barry Levitt (piano/musical director), Dave Schnitter (sax), Cameron Brown (bass) and Anthony Pinciotti (drums). Featured guest this week, Sunday March 4th is Martha Lorin, who will be performing sets starting around 1:00 pm. Future scheduled guests are: March 11th, Susannah d'Wrixon; March 18th, Judy Silvano; March 25th, Lady Cantrese. $21.95 price includes show, brunch buffet & complimentary cocktail.


"AT THE RITZ!" TO BE BROADCAST SUNDAYS ON STREAMING AUDIO 24/7
Regular weekly live broadcasts of the AT THE RITZ! radio program can be heard on WVOF 88.5FM from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Producers and hosts Jeffrey C. Williams and Lynn DiMenna now announce a new, convenient way to hear their weekly show. Simply go to http://www.attheritz.org/ and in one click you can enjoy AT THE RITZ! streaming 24/7 anytime! Sunday shows are rebroadcast throughout the week along with some internet only music. AT THE RITZ! features cabaret, jazz, Broadway and similar sophisticated music along with celebrity interviews and commentary. For more information email attheritz@msn.com. RELATED STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070131Ritz.shtml


"EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW" SUNDAY FEATURES MUSIC OF BLOSSOM DEARIE
On Sunday, March 4th, EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.2600.com/offthehook/hot2.ram, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm host David Kenney will feature the music of Blossom Dearie. David will also hold an In-Studio Interview with Jason Danieley prior to his engagement at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on March 11th. Jason is currently starring as Aaron Fox in the new Kander & Ebb musical Curtains! on Broadway. There will be two "be a deejay" segments: Sandi Durell salutes the Contemporary Songwriter and Maryluz - her husband Jose gave her this "Deejay segment" for her birthday. Listen In And Celebrate with her! Each EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN show features the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus occasional Listener DeeJay segments and MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. For more information contact: oldisnew@earthlink.net. You are also invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ .


CHICAGO CABARET PROFESSIONALS SALUTE SONGWRITERS SUNDAYS IN MARCH
CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) is pleased to announce its annual Spring series, a 20th Century Songwriters Series to be presented on Sundays in March at 5:00 pm at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ). The series will salute songwriters Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Kurt Weill and Frank Loesser, with shows scheduled as follows: Sunday, March 4th - Out of This World: A Tribute to Johnny Mercer; Sunday, March 11th - Heart and Soul: A Tribute to Hoagy Carmichael; Sunday, March 18th - Listen to My Song: A Tribute to Kurt Weill; Sunday, March 25th - I Hear Music: A Tribute to Frank Loesser. For each show there is a $15 cover. (Half price for current CCP members with a reservation.) SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsCHIMW070331CCP.shtml


SALON SUNDAYS SHOW THIS WEEK IS ALL ABOUT TIME
Mark Janas hosts Salon Sundays on all but the last Sunday of each month at the ROUGE WINE BAR at THE PARIS COMMUNE (99 Bank Street, NYC - 212-929-0509 - http://www.ParisCommune.net/ ). The shows are a constantly changing program with nights of new works, singer-songwriter evenings, evenings focussing on a particular style, a particular cultural influence. This Sunday, March 4th, the salon will resume with the theme "It's About Time" which has a broad range of interpretations, and was actually the title of a revue-type show Mark did a reading or two with by BMI lyricist Frank Evans and composer Richard Evans (no relation). It's actually one week in advance of "spring forward" weekend, so the topic will help everyone prepare. Call for exact showtime. $15 minimum.


PROMOTE YOUR SHOW, CD OR OTHER EVENT ON THE WEBSITE
If you are planning on running a banner for your show or CD, be sure to get your order in. Banners are available in three sizes and are priced accordingly. I limit the number of banner ads to 25 per week and home-page side-bar ads to 5 per week. Please let me know if you wish to reserve space and for which weeks (banners run from Sunday through Saturday). Just go to the website and click on the button BANNER INFO for prices and details. Performers running banners get a special listing for their show or other cabaret-related item in every MONDAY issue of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, reaching nearly 2,500 subscribers.


MONDAY MARCH 5th

WOLK & SALVADOR HOST "FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS" SHOW MARCH 5th
MAC Award winner Amy Wolk and Mamma Mia's Gerard Salvador will host "Friends With Benefits" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Monday, March 5th at 9:30 pm. Scheduled to perform in the event are Kristy Cates (Broadway and Chicago's Wicked), Leah Hocking (Mamma Mia! and All Shook Up), Anika Larsen (Rent, All Shook Up and Zanna Don't!), Marty Thomas (WIcked), Andy Kelso (Mamma Mia!), Megan Osterhaus (Mary Poppins) and Doug Kreeger (Les Miserables). There is a $15 cover plus a 2 beverage minimum, with all proceeds going to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org/ ).


NEXT BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE MONDAY MARCH 5th AT STOCKTON INN
BOB's BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE continues on Monday, March 5th at 7:30 pm to the STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - http://www.bobegan.net/stockton-inn.html ) featuring 5 to 10 vocalists from the NY-NJ-PA area. Performers for the 5th include Tina Margot, Amy Raditz, Alison Joyce, Rachel Joyce, Arlene Naber, Bruce Clough & Becky Bledsoe, Bonita Adele, Joy Lober Anderson, Dave Morrish and more to be announced. Only $8 cover/$10 minimum.


NEXT DCCN OPEN MIC MONDAY, MARCH 5th AT WAREHOUSE THEATRE
The next open mic event, presented by DCCN (DC Cabaret Network - http://www.dccabaretnetwork.org/ ) will be on Monday, March 5th at THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE (1021 7th Street NW, Washington, DC). Everyone is welcome. The DC Cabaret Network has the exceptional opportunity to participate in the ground breaking theatre event of works by Suzan-Lori Parks who wrote TopDog/UnderDog. Performance groups nationwide were selected to present a week of plays (the same week of plays will be performed by different groups all across the country) creating the largest collaboration in the history of American theater. All of these short plays will be performed on March 5, 2007 for our March Open Mic. To read the Week 17 plays of 365 DAYS/365 PLAYS by Suzan-Lori Parks: http://www.DCCabaretNetwork.org/March5-1.pdf .These Open Mic Nights are a great opportunity to try out new stuff, take out an old friend, or just hone your skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Sign up at 7:30 pm, start singing at 8:00 pm. You can always sing your cabaret favorites!! Pianist & Theme for the evening TBA. Admission is $10 suggested donation for pianist.


TUESDAY - MARCH 6th

NEXT JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS TV BROADCAST TUESDAY, MARCH 6th
The cable TV show "Jamie deRoy & friends" heard locally here in NYC on Time Warner Channel 67 and RCN Channel 109 will next be seen on Tuesday, March 6th at 8:00 pm. The show is produced by Jamie deRoy & friends, inc. and directed by Barry Kleinbort. Taped and Edited by Applause Video. It is also broadcast in Washington DC and Connecticut - check local listing. For details see http://www.jamiederoy.com/ .


EVERYBODY KNOWS HER NAME!
Internationally acclaimed singer Carol Sherlin is doing three shows at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) in March - her NYC cabaret debut, and she is making sure that cabaret fans around the world get to know her name and face by taking out a "SUPER SIDE-BAR" ad on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website. Her ad is seen on all the "index" and all the "most visited pages" as well as all new pages of news, reviews and other items. The SUPER SIDE-BAR ads (only 2 available each week) are seen on hundreds of pages - all the time - every time! Ads appear in the right sidebar (on the left on the opening page) at the top two positions. In addition, SUPER SIDEBAR advertisers will have their offering mentioned in the MONDAY issue of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, and the both ads will be featured in rotation on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE weblog pages as well. Click on the button marked BANNER INFO at the top of every page on the website for details on all sizes, styles and specs.


FUTURE EVENTS

- NEXT SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY MEETING SATURDAY, MARCH 10th
- THE NEW YORK SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY (http://www.nysms.org/ ), now in its 20th Season, meets the second Saturday afternoon of each month through June. Coming events: March 10th: The One and Only Mark Nadler! Mark has created many shows on composers from The American Songbook from Cole Porter to Irving Berlin and has performed at all the top spots in the world. He is presently the Artistic Director for Cabaret Programs at Flushing Town Hall. The meetings take place at LOCAL 802 MUSICIANS' HALL (322 West 48th Street, NYC). There is a Flea Market 12:30 - 1:45:00 pm (music sheets, tapes, CD's etc.) Program from 1:45 to 3:30 pm. Non-member guest fee $10. Membership only $50 per year for 9 great Programs and a monthly Newsletter.


NEXT AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC MARCH 14th FEATURES ZANE KUCHERA
Every other Wednesday night Leslie Holmes and Michael Larson hold their amazing Open Mic night at the AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (55 Nicholas Road, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787 - http://www.amazingthings.org/ ), and each show features a special guest. On Wednesday, March 14th the featured guest is Zane Kuchera. The show starts at 7:30 pm, and there is an $8 cover charge (discount for BACA members).


NEXT COMMUNITY CABARET ON FRIDAY MARCH 23rd
On Friday, March 23rd, COMMUNITY CABARET will feature renowned singer/songwriter troubadour Paul Kaplan, uniquely brilliant satiric songwriter Carl Sieveret, clever original musical-comedy team Elegant Ivory Duo, plus satiric topical songwriter Rachel Stone, who also produces and hosts this bi-monthly variety showcase in midtown Manhattan at COMMUNITY CHURCH OF NY (40 East 35th Street, NYC - 718-472-0472 - http://www.rachelstonemusic.com/ ). Show starts promptly at 7:00 pm, and doors open at 6:30 pm. Food, wine, desserts and beverages are available at very reasonable cost before and during the show. Donation at door is $15. $10 for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. Proceeds are donated to Community Church of New York - Unitarian Universalist.


THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1938 MARCH 26th AT THE TOWN HALL
The second show of the 2007 Broadway by the Year series, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1938 and will take place on Monday, March 26th at 8:00 pm. The popular series, created/written/hosted by Scott Siegel for THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ ) will continue with events on April 30th (MUSICALS OF 1959) with the final show of the run slated for June 18th (MUSICALS OF 1964). Ticket sales have soared with stellar reviews and reasonably priced tickets. Author/critic Scott Siegel created the series for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadwayšs history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems.


21st ANNUAL MAC AWARDS GALA TUESDAY MAY 1st AT BB KING'S BLUES CLUB
The 21st ANNUAL MAC AWARDS will be presented at a gala show on Tuesday, May 1st at BB KING'S BLUES CLUB (237 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-997-4144 - http://www.bbkingsblues.com/ ) - and unlike the past few years, this room has cabaret-style seating with food and beverage service. Seating is limited to 600 - with many seats already set aside for nominees and press. A ticket order form can be found in the packet of material sent to all members last week - the one that included the preliminary ballots. Tickets cost from $45 to $125. It should be a glorious event - according to reports, members have been joining and re-joining over the past few weeks, and this may be a tremendous milestone show at the start of the 3rd decade of MAC AWARD galas.


SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS FOR MEMBERS OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
The following shows are currently offering members special prices and discounts. If your show is offering a discount to CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE members and is not listed here, please let me know at once, so that you can be included on the DISCOUNTS page on the website and listed weekly in the newsletter.

SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ )

Ron Poole's MAC and BISTRO Award-winning "POOLE PARTY" stand-up and musical comedy show continues most Saturday nights at 8:30 pm. Sidney Myer drops by most shows to provide a lot of laughs as well. The long-running variety show features performers from Stand-Up as well as Cabaret and Musical Comedy. Cover is $15 with a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


Award-winning celebrity impersonator Tommy Femia continues his long-running hit show "Judy Garland LIVE!" most Saturdays at 11:00 pm, returning on March 17th from a brief break. Musical Director for the show is MAC & Bistro Award Winner David Maiocco. Tommy will be singing Judy's best-loved hits including as well as songs the legendary singer never got a chance to do. And Tommy sings 'em all LIVE! - not lip-synch! There is a $20 cover, 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS AT HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ )

Rob Langeder returns with his acclaimed New York cabaret solo debut show with one more performance, scheduled for Sunday, March 4th at 2:00 pm. The show is directed by MAC award winner Miles Phillips with musical direction by Tracy Stark. Rob sings the gospel of The Great White Way, from George and Ira Gershwin to Galt MacDermot, from Leonard Bernstein to Henry Krieger - with a little Bob Marley thrown in for good measure! There is a $15 Cover and a $15 food/drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070304Langeder.shtml


Award-winning performer Jeanne MacDonald brings her most recent show "Time Between Trains" back for five Saturday performances in March and April. MacDonald is scheduled to appear on Saturdays, March 24th & 31st and April 14th, 21st & 28th, all shows at 9:30 pm. (No show on April 7th.) Working with talented musical director/arranger Rick Jensen, MacDonald brings a show that creates a seamless blend between traditional standards from songwriters like Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, and the music of contemporary songwriters, such as Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman, Dar Williams and Susan Werner. There will be a $20 music charge and a $15 food or beverage minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070429MacDonald.shtml


SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ )

Karen Mack & Michael Holland continue after their triumphant sold-out shows in 2006 and January 2007 at NYC's hottest cabaret venue for additional appearances on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm through March 28th. They continue with GASHOLE: Hole-O-Matic! The All-Request Show, where Mack & Holland hurtle through as many tunes as the audience can pick as fast as they can whether they know them or not. For these shows there is a $20 cover, 2-beverage minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070131Gashole.shtml


Jenna Esposito brings her acclaimed show SMOOCH! for one performance only on Sunday, March 11th at 4:00 pm. SMOOCH! features songs from such varied composers as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Bonnie Raitt, Rodgers and Hart, Lennon and McCartney and more. Joining her on stage will be Fortune Esposito on guitar (who also serves as musical director), Richard Schacher on piano, Saadi Zain on bass and Tom Venable on drums with Kelly Esposito-Broelmann and Sue Matsuki providing backup vocals. The show is directed by Erv Raible. There is a $20 cover, 2-beverage minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070311Jenna.shtml


Award-winning Musical Director/Pianist/Singer-Songwriter/Arranger Tracy Stark will be celebrating the release of her new long-awaited CD, Feast for the Heart on Saturday March 3rd at 8:00 pm. She will be joined by a gaggle of talented friends (Jackie Fornatale, Miles Phillips, Alisa Schiff, Michael Vaccaro, Steven Ray Watkins, Heidi Weyhmueller and Rob Langeder), singing originals from the CD, and some newer material, as well. $20 cover, 2-beverage minimum. $12 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070303Tracy.shtml


Acclaimed vocalist/recording artist Craig Pomranz is singing at one of New York's most exciting new clubs THE METROPOLITAN ROOM. There will be one more show, on Wednesday March 7th at 9:30 pm. Pomranz, along with musical director Steve Bocchino, will offer entertainment with cabaret/saloon singing at its best, including classic standards and brand-new material. There is a $20.00 cover charge plus a 2 beverage minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070307Pomranz.shtml


SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS AT THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2511 - http://www.Triadnyc.com/ )

On March 11th at 7:00 pm, up and coming New York City singer Suzanne Carrico with Tedd Firth, piano & Steve Doyle, bass put their own mark on the much loved songs of Sammy Cahn with their show ART OF THE CAHN: Music from the Sammy Cahn Songbook. Cahn's lyrics are an important part of the Great American Songbook, including work with composers like Saul Chaplin, Jule Styne, Nicholas Brodsky, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Vernon Duke and James Van Huesen among many others. These songs have graced the silver screen, stage and concert halls sung by our greatest voices including Mario Lanza, Doris Day, Jo Stafford, Bing Crosby and most prolifically the great Frank Sinatra. There is a $20 cover, 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070311Carrico.shtml


SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS AT UPSTAIRS AT ROSE'S TURN (55 Grove Street, NYC - 1-212-366-5438 - http://www.rosesturn.com/ )

Award-winning comic Adrianne Tolsch is back by popular demand with her acclaimed show "None of Your Damn Business!" a hilarious look at aging. Performances will be on Fridays at 7:00 pm in March & April (no performance March 30th). The show is directed by NYC Nightlife Award winner Collette Black with special musical material John McMahon and Jay Jeffries. Adrianne who has been performing stand-up comedy for decades, shares her wacky take on life with her unique "boomer humor" that has been delighting audiences for over a year. From the first wrinkle and grey hair to botox and bleaching, Adrianne covers every topic imaginable in an evening of non-stop laughter. Never has getting older been so hysterical!. There is a $10 cover, 2-drink minimum. $5 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070430Tolsch.shtml


Brian Farley returns with his solo cabaret debut show "Brian Farley: By Myself" on Saturdays, March 10th, 17th & 24th at 7:00 pm. Brian is the older of the two Farley Brothers, who played to sell-out crowds in both New York and Provincetown. He goes at it solo in his new show about singing alone, being alone, and ultimately the realization that no one is alone. He sings everything from Irving Berlin to Alanis Morissette, and even breaks out his tap shoes.There is a $15 cover charge plus a two drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070324Farley.shtml


SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS AT THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule )

David Gurland, the multi award winning and out gay vocalist, will present his most ambitious performance series to date: The DGUR Concerts, on the third Sunday at 7:00 pm of each month. Each show will have a different musical director with different musicians, and guest stars. Each Sunday will be an all new show focusing on different music - from show tunes to country music, an acoustic version of Neurotica (David's ALL MADONNA tribute show) , and even a "Gurland does Garland" evening is planned. Upcoming show dates are March 18th, April 15th, May 20th, and June 17th. There is a $16 cover and a $15 food/drink minimum. $11 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070128Gurland.shtml


EVENTS OFFERING DISCOUNTS OUTSIDE NEW YORK CITY

RESTAURANT IN DALLAS GIVES HOTLINE DISCOUNT
HECTOR'S ON HENDERSON (2829 North Henderson, Dallas, TX - 214-821-0432 - http://www.hectorsonhenderson.com/ ), a restaurant featuring American cuisine with a Texas Twist, has live cabaret or jazz music every night. Singers are always welcome to take the mic! Check out the full music schedule, menu, and reviews on the website. For reservations, visit the website or call. This restaurant was chosen the #1 Best New Restaurant in North Texas (D Magazine, Feb. 2006). Hector's is offering a 10% discount to members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


REMINDER REGARDING CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE DISCOUNTS
To be eligible for a listing on the MEMBER DEALS page you must send in your flier, press release and/or other promotional materials clearly showing the discount offer. That information will be used as the basis for the MEMBER DEALS page notice, as well as for the newsletter listing. Please be sure to check with the venue where you are performing to be sure that these discounts will be honored.

Any member who is denied a properly listed CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE discount should notify me at once. I cannot guarantee that the discount will be honored, but I can take steps to contact the parties involved and publish the facts in the newsletter and remove the listing from the MEMBER DEALS page.


ABOUT CABARET NEWS IN THE NEWSLETTER AND ON THE WEBSITE
Information about other shows around the country and around the world can be found on the CABARET NEWS page of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website. How do you get an item posted in the CABARET NEWS section of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website? Just e-mail me a press release of at least four paragraphs, giving the complete information on your show, CD release or other cabaret related event. Include photos in jpg or gif format if available. Please send me complete information - and do not merely e-mail me a copy of your flier or a reference to a website.

By the way, I usually trim quotes from reviews from the press releases I receive before using the item on my website or in the newsletter, so don't count them when putting together the four or more paragraphs. And, please, please don't send in your press release with all those annoying html links (with embedded photos, distracting backgrounds, etc.), or simply a .jpg of your post card or as one of those "e-vite" things that require me to "click to open" and lead to a web page somewhere. Just send in your press release or listings request in simple .txt format (the format I write these issues in and use for the website).


IT'S TIME TO GO
Near the top of this newsletter I promised that you would read things in this issue you will not find published anywhere else. Did I keep my promise?


Your membership donations support this publication and the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website. If you enjoy the fruits of our efforts and would like to support us, why not join as a supporting member? Your donation is most important to me, not just to pay for my food, cable, phone, DSL and rent, etc., but also as a confirmation of your appreciation. Can you please help?

For information on becoming a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, just click on the JOIN HERE button on the website. You can even make your membership donation by credit card, using PayPal. If you prefer not to use a credit card and PayPal, you can send a check made out simply to Stu Hamstra and mail it to CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, 676A Ninth Avenue #120, NY, NY 10036.


I realize that there is probably far more information here than you might be able to digest in one reading, but please keep in mind that for the performers mentioned, CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE is one of the few publications that spread the word about their shows and performances. To them, that item about their show is most important, and the fact that every issue published is also posted on my website means another place where they can be found by fans and search engines (Google, etc.) alike. Your membership donations make this all possible.


And that is just about the way it was.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU

 


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