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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #070307 - Thursday, March 22, 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.

FINAL MAC AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX TONIGHT WITH CAROLE DEMAS
BOSTON CABARET FAVORITE TO MAKE RESCHEDULED APPEARANCE MARCH 25th
"SIMPLY BARBRA" AT METROPOLITAN ROOM MARCH 26th
"SONG FROM THE BRINK: A CABARET" IN BOSTON
DC TRANSPLANT TO PERFORM FEATURED MONOLOGUE IN ANNUAL V-DAY SHOW
AN EVENING WITH THE BACON BROTHERS THE EMELIN THEATRE
LEGENDARY POP-JAZZ ICON KEELY SMITH MAKES HER CAFE CARLYLE DEBUT
JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS KICKS OFF NEW MONTHLY SERIES
MONTHLY SOIREE AT NEW VENUE IN LONDON
THE IRIDIUM JAZZ BRUNCH SUNDAY WITH GUEST LADY CANTRESE
"EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW" SUNDAY FEATURES MUSIC OF MARILYN MAYE
CHICAGO CABARET PROFESSIONALS SALUTE FRANK LOESSER SUNDAY
DAVE'S GONE BY ON RADIO & NET TALKS WITH MAUDE MAGGART THIS SUNDAY
THE AFTER PARTY FRIDAY AT THE BEECHMAN WITH GUEST HOST
THE ELECTRO SHOCK THERAPY COMEDY HOUR THIS SUNDAY
THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1938 MONDAY MARCH 26th AT THE TOWN HALL
JASON ROBERT BROWN RETURNS TO BIRDLAND FOR A WEEK OF CONCERTS
DAN MANJOVI AT ARELNE'S GROCERY APRIL 5th

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HERE & THERE
This is sort of a quickly put-together issue - I spent much of the day yesterday scouting for a new space to live, with actually some success. Now to work on the details of getting the funds together to make the move. It is still not finalized, but looks really promising. More on that next issue or so.

Consequently I got a late start on getting this issue together - starting at around 11:00 pm last night, working until about 2:00 am and again starting at 7:00 am this morning. We managed to include about a dozen "Breaking News" items - including the MAC AWARD final nomination list - as well as updating the weekly news items regarding shows with guest performers and special event show which appear regularly.

But there is simply no time left today for the usual chit-chat here & there stuff. If the deal for the new space goes through it means time for the next few days to stay home and get some items for the MONDAY issue that I don't have time for today.

Put on the "back burner" was the finalized CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE BEST OF 2006 list. It is really all complete, but needs some brushing up. As soon as it appears on the website, you will be informed.


Also, for those folks who signed up for the NYC PICKS e-mails, which were being sent out twice a week, the service has been discontinued due to lack of interest. Only about 35 folks signed on (we decided that 100 names were necessary to make it worthwhile). Currently there are over 350 subscribers to the NYC Bulletin Service (announcing show cancellations, special news and other items of interest mainly to NYC area readers), and this service - which is strictly only for special notices - is continuing. The bi-weekly picks took about an hour to prepare each time and with so few people interested I decided to use that time for other work.


A reminder: With the final MAC AWARD nominees announced, a number of performers are preparing repeat performances of their 2006 shows as a means of showing the voters their stuff. But because the announcement was only made yesterday, if a show is scheduled, getting the word out on short notice becomes a problem. 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.


Did you check out the new photo on the "PHOTO OF THE WEEK" page (which some folks are calling "PHOTO OF THE YEAR" because it has been up there so long - my camera broke)? Someone sent me a vintage photo and you are invited to guess the identity of the three people in the photo. No prize - but send in your guesses. All three are famous - sort of. Only one person has sent in a guess so far (wrong answer).


Congratulations to all the MAC AWARD nomination finalists. As official nominees on the final ballot, you are indeed considered by your peers to be among the best in town. And you are entitled to use the phrase "2007 MAC AWARD NOMINEE" on all your future publicity releases even if you don't win on the final ballot. Now it is up to the membership of MAC to choose the winners. This is the only cabaret award in NYC where cabaret performers and fans actually vote for the winners, so this is indeed a very special prize to be attained. Remember, you must be a member of MAC to take part in the voting. And voters: remember that you should only vote for performers/performances you have actually seen.


That's all I have time for today. Now to get some rest - I have a full night of cabaret planned including Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX interview show ay DON'T TELL MAMA at 6:00 pm, then Marilyn Maye's opening night at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM at 8:00 pm and (if Marilyn's show ends on time - she has a second show at 10:30 pm) I will try to get to THE DUPLEX to catch Moira Danis' Petula Clark tribute at 9:30 pm. Then - if time and energy permit - I want to stop by brand new piano bar UNCLE CHARLIES (139 East 45th Street, NYC) which just opened (official Grand Opening soon to be announced) where David Pellegrene is at the piano from 9:00 pm to midnight.


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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.

FINAL MAC AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
Nominations for the 21st Annual MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Awards were announced March 21st at THE BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE (66th Street and Broadway, NYC). The MAC Awards show will be held on May 1st at BB KING'S BLUES CLUB (237 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-997-4144 - http://www.bbkingsblues.com/ ) at which time the winners, voted on by the membership of MAC, will be announced. Other special awards will be announced at that time as well. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretAwards.shtml


MARILYN MAYE OPENS TONIGHT AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
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


BOSTON CABARET FAVORITE TO MAKE RESCHEDULED APPEARANCE MARCH 25th
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 has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 25th at 3:00 pm. Ms. Peters will be accompanied by Musical Director Tom LaMark on piano. The original show date was cancelled due to weather. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsBOSNE070325Peters.shtml


"SIMPLY BARBRA" AT METROPOLITAN ROOM MARCH 26th
2007 MAC AWARD Nominee Steven Brinberg brings the latest version of "Simply Barbra" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Monday, March 26th at 8:30 pm. He will have as special guest Sam Archer star of the current BAM show "Edward Scissorhands." SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070326Barbra.shtml


"SONG FROM THE BRINK: A CABARET" IN BOSTON
Pilgrim Theatre Research and Performance Collaborative (http://www.pilgrimtheatre.org/ ) celebrates Cabaret Month, presenting "Songs From the Brink: a Cabaret" Wednesday through Sunday, March 28th through April 1st at the PLAZA BLACK BOX THEATRE at the BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS (BCA) (539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA - TKTS: 617-933-8600 - http://www.BostonTheatreScene.com/ ). The show brings legendary Boston cabaret artist Belle Linda Halpern to the stage with Ron Roy at the piano and Jeffrey Korn as her Special Guest. This is the third performance in the series Crossing Borders III: Voices. Showtimes are Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday, April 1st at 7:00 pm. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsBOSNE070401Halpern.shtml


JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS KICKS OFF NEW MONTHLY SERIES
Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy will kick-off a monthly series of Thursday evenings of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends on Thursday, March 29th at 7:30 pm at the New York hotspot THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). Additional Thursday night shows are scheduled for April 26th, May 31st, and June 28th. Barry Kleinbort is the director of Jamie deRoy & friends and Paul Greenwood will serve as musical director. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070628DeRoy.shtml


DC TRANSPLANT TO PERFORM FEATURED MONOLOGUE IN ANNUAL V-DAY SHOW
Cabaret vocalist/pianist Helen Day will be doing a featured monologue in "The Vagina Monologues," by Eve Ensler on Saturday, March 31st at the HOUSE OF BLUES (225 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA - 504-310-4999 - http://www.HOB.com/neworleans/ ) at 9:00 pm, proceeds to benefit The Metropolitan Center for Women and Children Tickets are $18. Others performing in the show are Rachelle Smith, Kelly Nicholas, Robyn Loda, Diana Boylston, Jeandelle Frank and Melissa Guerra. Musical director is Kristina Denapolis. V-Day is celebrated every year in New Orleans, where the play is performed by colleges, universities, and the House of Blues ensemble. In addition, New Orleans' singer/songwriter Mike True will perform special song written especially for the play. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsSOUTH070331Day.shtml


AN EVENING WITH THE BACON BROTHERS THE EMELIN THEATRE
The Bacon Brothers (Kevin & Michael) take the stage at THE EMELIN THEATER (138 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY - 914-698-0098 - http://www.emelin.org/ ) on Saturday, March 31st with performances at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. The Bacon Brothers are backed by Paul Guzzone on bass/vocals, Marshal Rosenberg on percussion, Frank Vilardi on drums, and Ira Siegel on electric guitar. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYNJ070331Bacon.shtml


MONTHLY SOIREE AT NEW VENUE IN LONDON
Named as Time Out's Best Bar of 2006, LOST SOCIETY (697 Wandsworth Rd, Clapham, London, UK - 020 7652 6526 - http://www.lostsociety.co.uk/ ) now presents "The Lost Supper," where each month they present top-class cabaret performers hand-picked by 'King of Cabaret' Paul L Martin. You can warm up with live jazz as you dine in the sumptuous Crystal Ballroom, then sit back and relax as the headlining cabaret act takes to the stage to top off a classy, unique dining experience. The opening show in the series, on Wednesday March 28th, will present Jazz from Regina Kelly & Tom Donald and will also feature musical genius & sex symbol Earl Okin. Show and dinner at 8:15 pm. Call for reservations/cover & minimum charges.


LEGENDARY POP-JAZZ ICON KEELY SMITH MAKES HER CAFE CARLYLE DEBUT
THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600 - http://www.thecarlyle.com/entertainment.cfm ) welcomes legendary pop/jazz vocalist Keely Smith for a four-week debut engagement, beginning Tuesday, April 3rd and playing through Saturday, April 28th, Ms. Smith, hailed as "The Queen of Swing," will be backed by "The Wildest," her top-flight big band, led by her longtime pianist/conductor Dennis Michaels. Ms. Smith will present a rollicking program of swing classics and jazz standards, including her Grammy-nominated song "I Wish You Love." At 75 years young, Keely remains at the top of her game. plays Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:45 pm with additional shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:45 pm. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070428Keely.shtml


JASON ROBERT BROWN RETURNS TO BIRDLAND FOR A WEEK OF CONCERTS
Jim Caruso's Cast Party and TheaterMania.com are proud to present the Tony Award-winning composer/performer Jason Robert Brown in a very special week-long run at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - http://www.birdlandjazz.com/ ), Wednesday through Saturday, April 4th through 7th, with shows at 9:00 & 11:00 pm nightly. Jason and his band, The Caucasian Rhythm Kings, will be joined by some very special guest performers. This concert is part of "Broadway at Birdland," an ongoing series of events featuring top Broadway stars and songwriters at the legendary club. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070407Brown.shtml


DAN MANJOVI AT ARELNE'S GROCERY APRIL 5th
Continuing a strong of notable New York City gigs, popular Singer/songwriter/musician Dan Manjovi & His Band will perform at ARLENE'S GROCERY (94 Stanton Street, NYC - 212-995-1652 - http://www.arlenesgrocery.net/ ) on Thursday, April 5th at 7:00 pm. Dan's first- rate band includes some of the most sought-after musicians in New York. They are Kirk Driscoll on drums, Steve Lucas on bass, Lily White on sax, vocals and keys, and Dave Phelps on guitar and vocals. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070405Manjovi.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 22nd

SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX TONIGHT WITH CAROLE DEMAS
Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) is usually presented on Thursdays at 6:00 pm. Tonight, March 22nd, Seth will have as his guest Carole Demas from the original Broadway production of GREASE. 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 OPEN MIC & 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 THE JAZZ DIVAS with Patrisha Thomson, Carolyn Moore, Sharon Yazowski, Suzan Soloman and Karen Hammack on piano. 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 23rd

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 AFTER PARTY FRIDAY AT THE BEECHMAN WITH GUEST HOST
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 Friday, March 23rd, the show welcomes special guest host Kitty Hiccups along with Madame & Joe Kovacs. After Party also 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.


SUNDAY - MARCH 25th

THE IRIDIUM JAZZ BRUNCH SUNDAY WITH GUEST LADY CANTRESE
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 25th will be Lady Cantrese, who will be performing sets starting around 1:00 pm. $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 MARILYN MAYE
On Sunday, March 25th, 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 Marilyn Maye. The show will also feature an In-Studio Interview with Marilyn Maye, currently performing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). David will also present another "be a dee-jay" segment, programmed for your listening pleasure by listener supporter Terri Lucas. 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 FRANK LOESSER SUNDAY
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 the final show on March 25th - I Hear Music: A Tribute to Frank Loesser. 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


DAVE'S GONE BY ON RADIO & NET TALKS WITH MAUDE MAGGART THIS SUNDAY
DAVE'S GONE BY is a weekly mix of talk-radio, humor and music, ranging from political commentary to sketch comedy, from theater reviews to interviews, from musical detours to straight-talking monologues hosted by Dave Lefkowitz. It can be heard in the NYC area on Sunday nights at 11:00 pm on Long Island's WGBB-AM (1240) and also on the web, live, at http://www.am1240wgbb.com/ . This Sunday, March 25th Dave chats with vocalist and 2007 MAC AWARD Nominee Maude Maggart about singing, standards, celebrity, and, yes, her sister. Plus the usual Inside Broadway segment. Don't miss Dave's half-hour pre-show with co-host Jeff Goodman at 10:30! Past guests have included Karen Grassle, Dottie Burman, Neil Sedaka, Tom Paxton, October Project and Housewives on Prozac. Read all about the show and Sunday's guests at http://www.davesgoneby.org/ .


SALON SUNDAYS SHOW THIS WEEK IS PRE-EMPTED - NEXT EVENT APRIL 1st
Mark Janas hosts Salon Sundays on all but the last Sunday of each month starting around 7:00 pm 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. Next Sunday, April 1st the theme is "Around the World in Eighty Songs" - songs inspired by the many lands, cities, seas, and mountains of our mother earth. So get out your atlas and start looking. No cover, $15 minimum.


THE ELECTRO SHOCK THERAPY COMEDY HOUR THIS SUNDAY
Adam Sank Hosts THE ELECTRO SHOCK THERAPY COMEDY HOUR! on Sundays at THERAPY (348 West 52 Street, NYC - 212-397-1700 - http://www.therapy-nyc.com/ ) at 10:00 pm. This Sunday, March 25th Adam's guests are Danny McWilliams, founding member of "Funny Gay Males"; Bernadette Pauley (Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn") and Anne Neczypor (Poole Party, Sweet Paprika). No cover charge, $5 cosmos all night.


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 26th

THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1938 MONDAY MARCH 26th AT THE TOWN HALL
More names have been added to what was already a formidable cast for BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: The Broadway Musicals of 1938, featuring music from The Cradle Will Rock, I Married an Angel, Knickerbocker Holiday, Leave It to Me, The Boys From Syracuse, and more. The series is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel and this show will be at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ ) on Monday, March 26th at 8:00 pm. There are now eleven performers who will perform under the direction of The Tony-nominated star of Side Show, Emily Skinner (who will also perform). This one night of musical theatre heaven includes a powerful lineup of talent that now includes Andy Blankenbuehler (choreographer of In the Heights), Sarah Uriarte Berry (A Light in the Piazza), Aaron Lazar (Les Miserables), Shannon Lewis (Sweet Charity), Ray McLeod (Wonderful Town), Christiane Noll (Jekyll & Hyde), Connie Pachl (When the Lights Go on Again), Hugh Panaro (Lestat), Martin Vidnovic (The Fantasticks), and Barbara Walsh (Company). SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070326Broadway.shtml


BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE MARCH 26th AT STOCKTON INN
BOB's BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE will take place on Monday, March 26th at 7:30 pm to the STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - http://www.bobegan.net/stockton-inn.html ) with featured performers Jerry Wichinsky, Scott Ranieri, Lucille Carr-Kafashan, Beth Hansen, Megahn Melchick, Lisa Poulos, Michael Traupman, Lynell Antonelli, Amy Raditz, and Bruce & Sandy (from "In The Pocket"). The showcase usually features 5 to 10 vocalists from the NY-NJ-PA area. Only $8 cover/$10 minimum.


DEBRA AND MARY AT BISCUIT BBQ MONDAY 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 Monday, March 18th, 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.


FUTURE EVENTS

CCAE IS HOSTING FINAL 2007 "MARCH IS CABARET MONTH" PERFORMANCES
Two contrasting cabaret shows at CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION (56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-547-6789 - Ext. 1 - http://www.ccae.org/ ) on Friday, March 30th, form the grand finale of a month-long series of concerts presented by the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists as part of its annual "March is Cabaret Month" Celebration. Then, on Sunday evening April 1st from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, 12 performers will present individual 15 minute performances. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsBOSNE070401CCAE.shtml


NEXT JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS TV BROADCAST TUESDAY, APRIL 3rd
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, April 3rd 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 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 (2-drink minimum). 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


Leslie Orofino presents her new show "Spring Fever" for four performances in April, Saturdays the 14th & 21st at 7:00 pm, Sunday the 22nd at 2:00 pm and Wednesday the 25th at 7:00 pm. Leslie is backed by Keith Ingham on piano, Boots Maleson on bass and Rex Benincasa on drums and directed by Louis D. Pietig. There is a $15 cover plus $15 food/drink minimum $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070425Orofino.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 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


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


Laurel Masse, founding member of Manhattan Transfer, will follow her acclaimed series of New Year's shows with a return to the club for three shows in April, on Tuesdays the 3rd, 10th and 17th, all shows at 9:30 pm. Joining her will be pianist and musical collaborator Tex Arnold, and Jon Burr on bass. Tuesday night at the Metropolitan Room is becoming a popular destination for jazz lovers. Masse's 9:30 pm shows follow venerable singer Annie Ross' regular 7:00 pm Tuesday night set. There is a $25 cover, 2-beverage minimum. 10% discount off cover ($2.50) for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/MewsMYC070417Masse.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 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, April 7th, 14th & 21st 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 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?


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Please support these newsletters and the website, and help me cover cabaret events by joining CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE this week. I truly believe that everyone receiving these e-mails and everyone who visits the website and the blog are receiving value far higher than the minimal $20 annual SILVER membership. I am spreading the news about you - your friends - performers all over the world - twice a week by e-mail and every day on the web. I need your support to do this. Joining as a supporting member is so simple - you don't even have to find a stamp or an envelope: just click on the JOIN HERE button on the website.

Thanks to the folks that joined this past week. Your continued support encourages me tremendously.


And that is just about the way it was.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU

 


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