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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #070303 - Thursday, March 8, 2007
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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.

MARILYN MAYE RETURNS FOR LONG-AWAITED EXTENDED ENGAGEMENT
NEW CABARET & PIANO BAR OPENS IN SOUTH FLORIDA
DEBRA AND MARY AT BISCUIT BBQ TONIGHT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
NO SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX TONIGHT - RETURNS NEXT WEEK
CABARET SHOWCASE AT CLUB 1020 TONIGHT FEATURES UCLA STUDENTS
"THE BROADWAY BOYS" COME TO BIRDLAND MARCH 19th
ANNE KERRY FORD SING WEILL AT CAFE SABARSKY
LANDIS AND STERN IN LET'S MISBEHAVE! A JAZZ ERA ROMP
HOLBROOK REPRISES "MANHATTAN ON MY MIND" SHOW
BETTY BUCKLEY PERFORMS "THE GREATNESS OF BROADWAY."
JUDY SINGS JUDY ON EASTER SUNDAY
BIG APPLE COMEDY BOOT CAMP SET FOR APRIL FOOL'S WEEKEND
JERRY O'SCOTT IS HAVINE A PARTY SATURDAY MARCH 17th
BIG APPLE COMEDY BOOT CAMP SET FOR APRIL FOOL'S WEEKEND
THE COLONY-PALM BEACH PRESENTS JAZZ-POP LEGEND KEELY SMITH
THE AFTER PARTY FRIDAY AT THE BEECHMAN WITH GUEST HOSTS
'QUARTER TO THREE BY LYNN LOBBAN' AT LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER
FEINSTEIN'S AT THE REGENCY PRESENTS BETTY BUCKLEY
THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT CABARET IN NASHVILLE
TRAVEL "FROM THERE TO HERE" WITH ROBERT O'HARE
"60S CABARET: A DECADE OF CHANGE IN SONG" IN KINGSTON
DON'T MISS POOLE PARTY'S "NEW FACES OF COMEDY!" MARCH 10th
COMEDY CONTINUES SATURDAY NIGHT WITH G&L COMEDY FEST AT 11:00 PM
THE IRIDIUM JAZZ BRUNCH SUNDAY WITH GUEST SUSANNAH D'WRIXON
"AT THE RITZ!" TO BE BROADCAST SUNDAYS ON STREAMING AUDIO 24/7
"EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW" SUNDAY FEATURES MUSIC OF LIZA MINNELLI
CHICAGO CABARET PROFESSIONALS SALUTE SONGWRITERS SUNDAYS IN MARCH
NEXT BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE MONDAY MARCH 12th AT STOCKTON INN
NEXT AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC MARCH 14th FEATURES ZANE KUCHERA
KLEYNKUNST! WARSAW'S YIDDISH CABARET SCHEDULES 4 NYC PERFORMANCES
THE BAD ONE RETURNS! BEAST MEETS BEAUTY
NO BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE MARCH 12th AT STOCKTON INN
MINDY CASSLE PRESENTS MINDY'S MONDAY MARCH 26th
AWARD WINNING HARPIST PRESENTS TWO BRUNCH CONCERTS AT HELEN'S
SALON SUNDAYS SHOW THIS WEEK IS ALL ABOUT BIG VOICES

TODAY'S FEATURE STORY

MARILYN MAYE RETURNS FOR LONG-AWAITED EXTENDED ENGAGEMENT
Marilyn Maye, the great RCA recording star (7 albums and 34 singles) who holds the singer's record of appearances (an amazing 76 times) on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, returns to New York for her first extended club date here since she played Michael's Pub. She will be performing her new show "An Evening with Marilyn Maye" featuring some of Maye's all-time favorite songs, at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) with opening night on Thursday March 22nd at 8:00 pm with shows Thursdays through Sundays through April 1st for a total of 14 shows. Showtimes vary so consult the METROPOLITAN ROOM website for details. Marilyn is accompanied by the brilliant Billy Stritch, pianist/conductor, Tom Hubbard, bassist and Jim Eklof, drummer. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070401Maye.shtml


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WINTER WEATHER MIGHT MEAN DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS
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NYC AREA CABARET FANS CAN GET PICKS OF THE WEEK - FOR FREE!
Ae will be sending out a special addendum to this issue later today to subscribers of our NYC CABARET PICKS 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 PICKS and fill out the simple form. There is also a button marked NYC BULLETINS - a service where you can receive bulletins about show cancellations, urgent news and special last minute discount deals in the NYC area.

Both are FREE services to promote the art and artists of cabaret. You need not be a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE (but it would be nice).


HERE & THERE
I guess I am getting a little too cautious in my old age. But with the sub-zero (figuring the wind-chill factor) temperatures the past few days I stayed close to the nest and had to skip several cabaret events I was planning to attend. I was thinking the other day that when I was a lot younger, there was no such thing as a "wind-chill" factor - and if we are to believe what we read, things are warmer today than 60 years ago when I was a kid and went out in winter with no regard for temperatures. I guess we are more influenced by what we read than by what we actually feel.


Congrats to Chris Barrett and Joe Maggi on the opening next week of their new club JOSEPH'S ON THE WATER RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO BAR (1975 South Ocean Drive, Hallandale Beach, FL - 954-455-6996 - http://www.josephsonthewater.com/ ) next Wednesday, March 14th. We all miss Chris here in Manhattan where he was a piano bar performer for several years in several clubs. Story about the club is in the news section below.


Congrats also to all the winners of the 2007 BACK STAGE Bistro Awards, announced last week in BACK STAGE magazine. I never got the official press release (and apparently a lot of other press folks didn't get one either). As soon as I have a chance to retype the information from the magazine, I will add the winners list to the website in the CABARET AWARDS section (click on the ARCHIVES button at the top of every page and then the blue button marked (naturally) CABARET AWARDS).


Congrats also to all the recipients of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE 'TOP SHOWS OF 2006' AWARD. The list is complete (with a few surprises) - but as in the past I have decided to wait until the deadline for the MAC preliminary ballots, next week Wednesday, to make my announcement.


I am seriously considering adding more comedy performances to the events I cover in these issue and on the website. Currently I see a lot of standup and improv comedy shows in the cabaret rooms, but have not been to many of the comedy rooms. Your comments are invited. I will have to get my "credentials" approved to attend these venues, so it may be a while before coverage starts - if that is my decision. Heck, there are a few cabaret clubs who don't accept my "credentials" because they consider me a website journalist rather than a print journalist. (Ever wonder why I hardly ever write about shows seen in certain clubs? But I hate to wear a tie, anyway so I am actually happy the way things are.)


To members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE: I sent out a special e-mail on Tuesday regarding your membership - especially if you received your membership card and if the information about you on my website was correct and complete. If you are a 2006-2007 member and did NOT receive the e-mail, please write me at once. I will send you a new copy of the letter - which includes a lot of information you may not be aware of.


A reminder: With the preliminary MAC award ballots in the hands of the voters and due back by Wednesday March 14th (postmarked by Saturday 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 over 2,700 cabaret lovers around the world. By the way, the lowest cost ads (side bars) are limited to 5 per week.


TOP 10 SILLY REASONS FOR NOT JOINING MAC
I have been talking to and e-mailing folks for the past few weeks, encouraging them to join/rejoin MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) and from some of their responses and e-mails I have compiled the following 10 silly reasons not to join MAC, including my replies:

10. Two years ago MAC never answered a question I submitted to my satisfaction. [There is new leadership at work now, attuned to the needs and desires of the membership. I have been promised that this this type of thing will not happen in the future. Time to move on!]

9. Five years ago MAC never answered a letter I wrote them. [The MAC board has changed drastically in the past 5 years. There is new leadership at work now, attuned to the needs and desires of the membership. I have been promised that this this type of thing will not happen in the future. Time to move on!]

8. I'm still angry about the way MAC treated me at a general meeting 6 or 7 years ago - I forget what it was about but I know I was very angry at the time. [There is new leadership at work now, attuned to the needs and desires of the membership. I have been promised that this type of thing will not happen in the future. Time to move on!]

7. I wasn't included in the lineup of performers at a MAC AWARDS show a few years back and I haven't rejoined since. [I am sure there were 100 or more other performers that year not included in the show. And performers are not chosen by the MAC board - they are chosen by the producer/director of the show, and are usually chosen to fit the theme of the show and to provide variety to the event. I am fairly certain it was not intentional. Time to move on!]

6. The MAC AWARDS screening committee didn't include my nomination on the Preliminary Ballot once (some years ago the preliminary ballot was screened and cut back by a committee in an effort to shorten the preliminary ballot - now all who submit their names are included if they meet the eligibility requirements). [The rules and methods of placement on the preliminary are far different today. And additional changes are being discussed for next year - with the board being reorganized in late September it was hard to make all changes in time for this year's balloting. Time to move on!]

5. A friend of person who was the MAC Board president a few years ago sent me a nasty e-mail and never apologized. [Good grief! You should see the nasty e-mails I get! People simply don't apologize these days (what ever happened to class?). And MAC years ago distanced itself from these e-mails - these were not approved of or condoned by the MAC board (several of the board members I spoke to were not even aware of them until someone posted about it on my message board, and were angered by them as well). Time to move on!]

4. I realize there is a new leadership and that changes are being made and new efforts to make MAC a real force for the benefit of venues, performers and audiences, but I want to wait and see if it works out to my satisfaction before joining. [There is new leadership at work now, attuned to the needs and desires of the membership. MAC will never be "all things to all members." And it will never be effective without talented people like you as a members/supporters. Time to move on!]

3. MAC never did anything on my behalf, personally, so I haven't bothered to rejoin. [There is new leadership at work now, attuned to the needs and desires of the membership. MAC will never be "all things to all members." And it will never be effective without talented people like you as a members/supporters. Time to move on!]

2. I only joined MAC in the past in order to get my name on the preliminary ballot, but this year that's not a requirement, so why join? [Why even submit your name for an award from an organization you don't support by joining as a member? And why miss out on voting for yourself? Time to move on!}

1. And (drum roll) the silliest reason of all: 10 years ago (or maybe is was more, I forget) I lost an election to the MAC board. [You gotta be kidding! Join, and submit your name again for the next election. These days the board members are elected by the entire membership. And MAC has a hard time getting folks to run for the board. Last election nearly everyone on the ballot was elected! Time to move on!]


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.

NEW CABARET & PIANO BAR OPENS IN SOUTH FLORIDA
JOSEPH'S ON THE WATER RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO BAR (1975 South Ocean Drive, Hallandale Beach, FL - 954-455-6996 - http://www.josephsonthewater.com/ ) will open on Wednesday, March 14th with open mic piano bar Tuesdays through Sundays from 8:00 pm to midnight, with no cover, no minimum. Featured at the piano Tuesdays through Saturdays is cabaret singer/pianist Chris Barrett. Chris (who owns the club along with partner Joe Maggi) will also be hosting a "Star Spot" cabaret show. Singers will invited to perform a prepared "set" on the cabaret stage. Performers may arrange to have Chris accompany them or may bring an accompanist of their choice. On Sundays, the club will feature South Florida's top singers and pianists. The schedule of performers will soon be available and posted at the club and on the web site.


"THE BROADWAY BOYS" COME TO BIRDLAND MARCH 19th
"The Broadway Boys" will be bringing their six-part harmonies to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - http://www.birdlandjazz.com/ ) on Monday, March 19th at 7:00 pm. This concert is part of the Broadway at Birdland series, presented by Jim Caruso in Association with Theatermania.com. Justin Paul will be musical director and Schele Williams will direct. Special guests will include recent Spamalot star Lauren Kennedy and Wicked's Brandi Chavonne Massey. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070319BrdwyBoys.shtml


ANNE KERRY FORD SING WEILL AT CAFE SABARSKY MARCH 15th
California-based singer Anne Kerry Ford returns to CAFE SABARSKY at the NEUE GALERIE (1048 Fifth Avenue, NYC - 212-288-0665 - http://www.neuegalerie.org/ ) on Thursday, March 15th after selling out her shows there last fall. Ford is celebrating the release of her new CD "Weill" (the music of Kurt Weill). She will perform selections from Weill's German and American songbooks accompanied by John Boswell. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070315Ford.shtml


LANDIS AND STERN IN LET'S MISBEHAVE! A JAZZ ERA ROMP
The Cafe Pierre's renowned singer/pianist Kathleen Landis teams up with recent MAC Nominee Evan Stern at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Sunday March 25th, Monday April 2nd and Wednesday April 11th for a music fueled journey through the Prohibition years. Guided by the songs of Gershwin, Coward, and Berlin, the duo take the audience on a trip back to the days when legends like Texas Guinan, Fats Waller, and Louise Brooks dominated New York nightlife. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070411LandisStern.shtml


BETTY BUCKLEY PERFORMS "THE GREATNESS OF BROADWAY."
Sunset Entertainment Group presents Betty Buckley, performing "The Greatness of Broadway" on Friday March 16th at 8:00 pm at the EISSEY CAMPUS THEATRE of the Palm Beach Community College (4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL - (800) 564-9539 - http://www.pbcc.cc.fl.us/ ) and Saturday, March 17th at 8:00 pm at the KAYE PERFORMING ARTS AUDITORIUM (777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL - 561-278-7677 - http://www.fauevents.com/ ) in the season finale of its Headliner Series. Accompaniment will be provided by Buckley's longtime musical director, arranger and pianist, Tony Marino. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsSOUTH070317Buckley.shtml


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If you wish to have your cabaret related event published on the website or in the newsletter, please send a press release (with jpg photo) to the e-mail address from which you received this newsletter. If you don't have a press release, just click here: http://www.svhamstra.com/PressRelease1.shtml and fill out the information as completely as possible.

Please don't send, instead of a press release, one of those e-mails with all those annoying html links (with multi-columns, embedded photos, distracting backgrounds, etc.). Please don't send simply a .jpg of your post card. Please don't send us one of those "e-vite" things that require us to "click to open" and lead to a web page somewhere. I never open them! Please do send Simple, straightforward text format.

This is a FREE service to promote the art and artists of cabaret. You need not be a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE (but it would be nice).


JUDY SINGS JUDY ON EASTER SUNDAY
San Francisco vocalist Judy Butterfield returns to THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM (59 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-419-9331 - http://www.algonquinhotel.com/nav_oakroom_cabaret.html ) on Sunday, April 8th at 8:00 pm with her show Judy Sings Judy: Songs of a Young Garland. Judy is a protege of Andrea Marcovicci. The show is directed by Clifford Bell with musical direction by Shelly Markham. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070408Butterfield.shtml


BIG APPLE COMEDY BOOT CAMP SET FOR APRIL FOOL'S WEEKEND
Comics Darlene Violette & Ron Pool are teaching a 2-day weekend workshop with NYC veteran comedy performers on Saturday & Sunday, March 31st & April 1st, which will have its performance, "Big Apple Comedy Boot Camp Show", on Sunday, April 1st at 8:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ). The goal of this workshop is to develop & perform material that is ALL NEW! Everyone will be encouraged to open and close their sets at the show with a piece of tried-and-true material, but to present up to 5 minutes of new material in between. The comics will be attending the workshop on Saturday and Sunday to prepare for a "world premiere" in front of a live (and often lively) NYC audience on Sunday night. All levels are welcome - newcomers to comedy veterans. Class size is strictly limited to 10 students. Tuition $150. See Ron Poole's cooky website (http://www.ronpoole.com/) for more information.


JERRY O'SCOTT IS HAVINE A PARTY SATURDAY MARCH 17th
Multi-award winning singer/pianist and piano bar icon Jerry Scott is holding another party - this time at his new night time haunt NINO'S TUSCANY (117 West 58th Street, NYC - 212-757-8630 - http://www.ninostuscany.com/ ). The party is on Saturday night, March 17th from 8:00 pm until midnight. Shamrock's will be in style and Jerry will be "wearin' the green" and celebrating ST. PATRICK'S DAY - which actually starts at midnight. No cover, no minimum. Reservations strongly advised.


THE COLONY-PALM BEACH PRESENTS JAZZ-POP LEGEND KEELY SMITH
THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100 - http://www.thecolonypalmbeach.com/ ) proudly presents jazz/pop legend Keely Smith in a 2-week run, Tuesdays through Saturdays, March 13th through 24th. Hailed by Tony Bennett as "one of the greatest jazz-pop singers of all time," the legendary Keely Smith has been a favorite of Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Elvis Presley and JFK. She began her career as the female singer in Louis Prima's band, and later became world famous as one half of their hugely successful Las Vegas lounge act. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsSOUTH070324Keely.shtml


THE BAD ONE RETURNS! BEAST MEETS BEAUTY
Bruce Clough, creator of the hit cabaret act, BBBBAD!, introduces Miss Delaware 2005 (niece Becky Bledsoe) to the world of cabaret in Beauty & The Beast, at STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - http://www.bobegan.net/stockton-inn.html ) on Sunday, March 25th at 7:30 pm, and at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) on Saturday, March 31st at 6:00 pm and Sunday, April 1st (April Fool's Day) at 5:30 pm. Jeff Dershin adds his piano and musical directing expertise. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070401Clough.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).


KLEYNKUNST! WARSAW'S YIDDISH CABARET SCHEDULES 4 NYC PERFORMANCES
KLEYNKUNST!, a new work of music and theatre, brings to life Warsaw's brave and brilliant Yiddish cabaret from 1921-1941. The show will be performed at 92ND STREET Y MAKOR/STEINHARDT CENTER (35 West 67th Street, NYC - 212-415-5500 - http://www.92y.org/ ) on Sunday, March 11th 4:30 pm, as part of Makor's MANifest Festival, and at HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ ) on Tuesday March 20th at 7:00 pm. Then, in honor of Yom Hashoa, Holocaust Remembrance day celebrated on April 15th, shows will be performed at HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE on Thursdays, April 12th and 19th at 7:00 pm, both shows followed by a special Q & A with the audience. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070419Kleyn.shtml


AWARD WINNING HARPIST PRESENTS TWO BRUNCH CONCERTS AT HELEN'S
HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ ) is proud to present a "brunch concert" on Sundays, March 18th and May 6th at 4:00 pm by 2007 Back Stage Bistro Award winning harpist Jose Luis Rodriguez. Making his Helen's debut Jose will take the stage in a new show called, "Unforgettable." His special guest will be the award winning singer Marcus Simeone. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070506Jose.shtml


'QUARTER TO THREE BY LYNN LOBBAN' AT LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER
Opening March 23rd at 8:30 pm for a limited run at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule ), is a powerful new cabaret play that offers a brilliant look at love, money, influence, alcoholism, and sexual abuse. Shows are scheduled for Fridays & Saturdays, March 23rd & 24th and 30th & 31st, all shows at 8:30 pm. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070331Quarter.shtml


FEINSTEIN'S AT THE REGENCY PRESENTS BETTY BUCKLEY
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 Tony Award winning singer and actress Betty Buckley from March 27th through April 7th. Her new show "Singin' For My Supper" will include a blend of classic standards, theatre tunes and popular contemporary songs. The show will play the following schedule: Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:30 pm with late shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 pm.SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070507Buckley.shtml


CABARET HOTLINE BLOG UPDATED ALMOST DAILY WITH NEWS OF CABARET
Have you checked out the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE blog yet? Many items appear on the blog that never make it into the regular pages of the website because they are important but too short to fill an entire page. Just click here: http://svhamstra.com/wordpress/index.php or click on the button at the top of every page of the website marked HOTLINE BLOG. Even better, you can add your comments to any item on the blog - just register and then add your thoughts. And by clicking on the little blue box in the URL address rectangle marked RSS at the very top of your browser you can subscribe to regular news feeds announcing additions to the blog. There will soon be a special announcement exclusively on the blog about an important new program we are developing for CABARET HOTINE ONLINE.

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HOLBROOK REPRISES "MANHATTAN ON MY MIND" SHOW
Richard Holbrook will be reprising his cabaret show from 2006, "Richard Holbrook: Manhattan On My Mind" at HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ ) on Sunday, April 1st at 2:00 pm and on Wednesday, April 4th at 10:00 pm. Accompanying Richard will be Tom Nelson Trio. Richard Barclay will direct my show and Tom Nelson is musical director and pianist. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070404Holbrook.shtml


THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT CABARET IN NASHVILLE
POLITICALLY INCORRECT CABARET'S (http://www.plticllyincrrct.site.with.us/ ) newest production "BERLIN TO BROADWAY II" on Saturday, March 10th at the BONGO JAVA AFTER HOURS THEATRE (2007 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, TN - 615-385-1188 - http://www.bongojava.com/bongojava.html ) at 9:00 pm. "Berlin to Broadway" explores the similarities between early Twentieth First-Century America and early Twentieth-Century Berlin and includes political satire, racy humor and more outrageous costumes and the music includes jazz, classical, Broadway, music theatre, featuring Mick Jagger's "Streets of Berlin," a rousing musical tribute to our Latino comrades, the Story of Jack Abramoff and the Beanstalk, and standup comedian Eddie Conrad. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsSO070310Berlin.shtml


TRAVEL "FROM THERE TO HERE" WITH ROBERT O'HARE
Robert O'Hare makes his NYC Cabaret Debut on Monday, March 19th at 7:00 pm and Sunday March 25th at 5:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule ). The show is musical journey about growing up , with songs by Sondheim, Rodgers & Hart, Dr Seuss, Bricusse & Newley, Jerry Herman, Marc Blitzstein and others. Musical director is Tom Nelson. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070325OHare.shtml


"60S CABARET: A DECADE OF CHANGE IN SONG" IN KINGSTON
60s Cabaret: A Decade of Change in Song takes place on Saturday, March 24th at 8 pm at BACKSTAGE STUDIO PRODUCTIONS (323 Wall Street, Kingston, NY - TKTS: 845-687-2687 - http://www.backstagestudios.net/ ). The show is a gala benefit for the Chamber Arts Festival of Marbletown (http://www.chamberartsfestival.org/ ). In addition to the show, the event will feature a cash bar, free munchies (including a brownie smorgasbord!), and a 60s Trivia contest with Woodstock Roundtable host Doug Grunther. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYNJ070324Kingston.shtml


MINDY CASSLE PRESENTS MINDY'S MONDAY MARCH 26th
Mindy's Monday: an evening of Cabaret, Comedy, and Theatre starring Mindy Cassle will be presented at the CORNELIA STREET CAFE (29 Cornelia Street, NYC - 212-989-9319 - http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/ ) on Monday, March 26th at 6:30 pm. The show also features Ray Rosato, Jaime Sheedy, Heidi Dotterer, Marcos De Jesus, Leanna Hieber and Gordon Linzner and it is hosted by Peter Ego. Musical director is Bill Waldinger. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070326Mindy.shtml


CABARET HOTLINE MESSAGE BOARD IS FREE FOR ALL
You can state your opinion, promote your show or CD (or someone else's show or CD), announce your show cancellation or postponement, or post any other cabaret-related message on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE Message Board - just click on the button marked MESSAGE BOARD at the top of every page on the website. It is a FREE service to promote the art and artists of cabaret. You need not be a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE (but it would be nice) and you don't need a password. Just read the rules and be sure to use your real name on your posting. Unfortunately, since there is no membership or password required, the board has been the subject of a lot of spam postings - up to 50 or more a day - so it is currently being moderated 24 hours a day, so it may take a while for your post to appear, especially if you post your message between 4:00 pm and 1:00 am when I am usually away from my computer.

This is a FREE service to promote the art and artists of cabaret. You need not be a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE (but it would be nice).


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 8th

NO SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX TONIGHT - RETURNS NEXT WEEK
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 has been cancelled for tonight. Next Thursday, March 15th, Seth will have as his guests members of the cast of the critically acclaimed Broadway show "Spring Awakening." 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 UCLA STUDENTS
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 students from the Advanced Musical Theater Program at UCLA, Catt John, Larissa Auble, Ryan Borcherding and John Morris. 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 9th

THE AFTER PARTY FRIDAY AT THE BEECHMAN WITH GUEST HOSTS
THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule ) presents 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 2007 BACK STAGE Bistro Award winner Ray Fellman at the piano, host this weekly party in the heart of Manhattan's theatre district. This week, subbing as co-hosts for Brandon are David Gurland and Rob Maitner. The mic is always open. And as a special treat, After Party welcomes 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! Also the event often features a special guest performer or two from Broadway or Cabaret. There is no cover charge and no minimum.


SATURDAY - MARCH 10th

DON'T MISS POOLE PARTY'S "NEW FACES OF COMEDY!" MARCH 10th
The Award-Winning Stand-Up & Musical Comedy Ron Poole hosts POOLE PARTY'S "NEW FACES OF COMEDY!" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) this Saturday night, March 10th at 8:30 pm. Ron has invited to perform Amy Beckerman from The Laugh Lounge; Derik Boike from Suddenly, Stand-Up; Alex Brewer from The Parkside Lounge; Nate Dell from The Duplex; Vicki Ferentinos from The Broadway Comedy Club; Danny Leary from The New York Improv; Bonnie Marsh from The Big Apple Comedy Boot Camp; Laura Spaeth from CBS' Guiding Light & Girls Gone Funny; Gabe Waldman from Stand-Up New York; and the stand-up comedy debut of Emmy Rivera; with special guests: Darlene Violette from MTV & NBC's Law & Order; and Sidney Myer MAC & Bistro Award Winning Musical Comedian. $15 cover, 2 drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


COMEDY CONTINUES SATURDAY NIGHT WITH G&L COMEDY FEST AT 11:00 PM
The Gay & Lesbian Stand-Up & Musical Comedy Fest, hosted by wild Michael Brill, 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 10th 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; Brandy Rowell from Suddenly, Stand-Up; Greg Walloch from The Howard Stern Show; Anne Neczypoor from The New York Improv; D'Yan Forest from Carolines On Broadway; David Hodorowski from The Orchid Lounge; Jackie Monahan from The Lesbians Of Laughter National Tour; Ted McElroy from The Joey Reynolds Radio Show; 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 11th

THE IRIDIUM JAZZ BRUNCH SUNDAY WITH GUEST SUSANNAH D'WRIXON
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 11th is Susannah d'Wrixon, who will be performing sets starting around 1:00 pm. Future scheduled guests are: 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 LIZA MINNELLI
On Sunday, March 11th, 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 Liza Minnelli - on the rare side. Some of the songs from her career that you will hear include an unreleased recording from LIVE FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL; an out-of-print recording from LIZA AT THE WINTER GARDEN; and "A Quiet Thing" (45 rpm Single) from her CD compilation. David will also present two "be a deejay" segments programmed for your listening pleasure by listener/supporters Dan Fortune and David J. Glen. Each week 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 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 BIG VOICES
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 11th the theme is "Big Voices" in honor of Salon regulars Steve Schalchlin and Jim Brochu who will be performing their roles in "The Big Voice: God or Merman?" [THE ACTOR'S TEMPLE THEATRE (339 West 47th Street, NYC - 212-239-6200 - http://www.Telecharge.com/ )] for the last time Sunday afternoon. In effect, it's their own personal closing night party! The good news is that the show will go on, and a new cast will take the show over next week. Anyway, the theme certainly could be about Ethel Merman, or about big opera voices, or about belting the hell out of a tune. Bel Canto and Can Belto! If you have not yet seen these two guys do this wonderful, wonderful show, you should try to catch it this week. They have two shows on Saturday and a Sunday matinee. Call for exact showtime. No cover, $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 over 2,700 subscribers.


MONDAY MARCH 12th

NO BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE MARCH 12th AT STOCKTON INN
BOB's BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE will not take place on Monday, March 12th at 7:30 pm to the STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - http://www.bobegan.net/stockton-inn.html ) due to another event not open to the public. The showcase usually features 5 to 10 vocalists from the NY-NJ-PA area. Only $8 cover/$10 minimum. The showcase on Monday the 19th has also been cancelled for vacation.


DEBRA AND MARY AT BISCUIT BBQ TONIGHT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
Composer Debra Barsha (RADIANT BABY) and cabaret chanteuse Mary Cleere Haran perform every Monday at 9:00 pm in an evening of song and witty repartee at BISCUIT BBQ RESTAURANT (230 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn NY - 718-399-2161 - http://www.biscuitbbq.com/ ). Each week features new songs, a different theme and very special guest interviews. The next event is tonight, March 5th, guest performer TBA. The club has been renovated, has hired a new chef, and has changed its name from NIGHT & DAY RESTAURANT to BISCUIT BBQ. Check website for latest information.


EVERYBODY KNOWS HER NAME!
Internationally acclaimed singer Carol Sherlin is doing one more show at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) in March on Monday the 12th at 9:00 pm - 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 JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS TV BROADCAST TUESDAY, MARCH 20th
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 20th 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/ .


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 Broadway's 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.


- NEXT SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY MEETING SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH
- 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: April 14th: The one and only Richard Skipper (as Carol Channing)! Richard channels Carol Channing and you would swear that the Hello Dolly star herself was in the room. This MAC-Awarding winning entertainer will wow you with his talent, great singing voice and sense of humor. 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.


21st ANNUAL MAC AWARDS GALA TUESDAY MAY 1st AT BB KING'S
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/ )

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


West Coast singing sensation, Devlin, is realizing her dream of her own cabaret show in New York City! On Saturday, March 24th at 7:00 pm she will be making her New York cabaret debut with her show "Wild Woman". The show will feature roaring jazz, blues and torch songs arranged by Rick Jensen and Tex Arnold. In addition to her extensive experience in San Diego, Devlin has appeared numerous times at Jim Caruso's "Cast Party" at BIRDLAND. Last summer she attended the Cabaret Conference at Yale University where she met and worked with her director Lina Koutrakos and music director Rick Jensen. There is a $20 cover/$15 beverage-food minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070324Devlin.shtml


Richard Holbrook will be reprising his cabaret show from 2006, "Richard Holbrook: Manhattan On My Mind" on Sunday, April 1st at 2:00 pm and on Wednesday, April 4th at 10:00 pm. Accompanying Richard will be Tom Nelson Trio. Richard Barclay will direct my show and Tom Nelson is musical director and pianist. "Richard Holbrook: Manhattan On My Mind" relates a story of not only living and surviving in the big city, but also of the complicated love affair one can have with Manhattan. There is a $20 cover, $15 food/drink minimum $12 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070404Holbrook.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


The Cafe Pierre's renowned singer/pianist Kathleen Landis teams up with recent MAC Nominee Evan Stern in a new show, "Let's Misbehave! A Jazz Era Romp" on Sunday March 25th, Monday April 2nd and Wednesday April 11th for a music fueled journey through the Prohibition years. Guided by the songs of Gershwin, Coward, and Berlin, the duo take the audience on a trip back to the days when legends like Texas Guinan, Fats Waller, and Louise Brooks dominated New York nightlife. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-beverage minimum. $18 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070411LandisStern.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.


Well, we made it - I had a lot of news to include in this issue and we covered all the MARCH items in my inbox and even began to move into the APRIL items. This is a big issue with news from all over the place - the kind of issue I feel really satisfied sending out. I ask every issue for comments and suggestions and get so few responses to the request. I want to continue to make improvements to the newsletter and the website. Your thoughts are important to me - and your e-mail will be read.

And that is just about the way it was.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU

 


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