This page was last updated
Tuesday, 30-Sep-2014 09:11:33 EDT



Here is a recent CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE message sent to over 2,700 readers of this free e-mail newsletter. Check at the bottom of the message for the way you can have a free subscription.


CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #071005 - Monday, October 15, 2007
Since 1990 Your First, Best and Only Complete Source of Cabaret News

JOIN CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE TODAY!
http://svhamstra.com/Membership.shtml

PUBLISHING THE NEWS OF CABARET OVER 17 YEARS!

If it's anything to do with cabaret, you'll probably read it here first!


This is the MONDAY Issue this of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE which includes cabaret news items from around the world, and also includes information on all the banner ads running on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website. The MIDWEEK issue, normally sent out on Thursdays, includes more news, breaking stories and notes, cabaret tips, plus listings of shows offering discounts to members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

These bi-weekly newsletters are a FREE service to promote the art and artists of cabaret. You need not be a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE to be a subscriber (but it would be nice). See how you can support these newsletters at http://svhamstra.com/Membership.shtml


HEADLINES OF UPCOMING EVENTS SPOTLIGHTED IN THIS ISSUE

TANYA MOBERLY IS BACK AT MAMA'S WITH SECOND OF 4 DIFFERENT SHOWS
METROPOLITAN ROOM PRESENTS TOPS IN CABARET EVERY WEEK
GRETCHEN REINHAGEN GETS BACK TO BASICS TONIGHT
JENNA ESPOSITO CD RELEASE SHOW FOR "13 MEN ... AND ME!" TONIGHT
MILES PHILLIPS PREMIERES NEW SHOW AT METROPOLITAN ROOM TONIGHT
BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE IN NEW HOPE TONIGHT
CRAIG POMRANZ WITH FINAL SHOW AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
NEXT JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS TV BROADCAST TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16th
MAC SEMINAR TO COVER 'CABARET 101" OCTOBER 16th
GARY NEGBAUR IS A TRAVELING JEWBADOUR AT METROPOLITAN ROOM
ANY WEDNESDAY CD SHOW GUESTS IS LINDA KOSUT
WEDNESDAY JAZZARET FEATURES BECKMAN, ESPOSITO & KOSUT
NEW OPEN MIC VENUE IN TUCSON EVERY WEDNESDAY
NEW JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS CD FEATURES SONGWRITERS AS SINGERS
KEN SLAVIN RELEASES NEW CD "I'LL TAKE ROMANCE"
BARBARA BRUSSELL EVERY THURSDAY THROUGH NOVEMBER 1st
LUA HADAR ADDS A TWIST TO JAZZ WITH NEW GENRE-BENDING BAND
THREE CAT THURSDAYS FEATURES LIFE IS A SONG
TINA MARGOT SAYS "LET'S DANCE" AT THE COSMOPOLITAN CLUB
THE RANDY ROBERTS SHOW IN NEW HOPE THIS WEEKEND
GEORGE EVANS AT MONTREAL'S NEW HOT-SPOT OCTOBER 19th
TRIBUTE TO STEPHEN SCHWARTZ OPENS THIRD BROADWAY CABARET FESTIVAL
"THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ROCK" DEBUTS AT THE DUPLEX
EJAYE TRACEY TAKES MAC NOMINATED SHOW TO COBI'S PLACE
BRANDON & RAY'S BIRTHDAY BASH A NEW YORK TRADITION!
HOLE-O-MATIC RETURNS OCTOBER 20th AT THE DUPLEX
MAGGIE GRAHAM'S "CAROL CHANNELING" HELD OVER THROUGH DECEMBER 29th
CYNTHIA CRANE MAKES METROPOLITAN ROOM DEBUT WITH NEW SHOW
FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS LEGENDARY HOLLYWOOD ACTOR TONY MARTIN
NEXT DCCN OPEN MIC NIGHT MONDAY OCTOBER 22nd
BACA HOLDS OPEN HOUSE OCTOBER 22ND
CABARET CARES PRESENTS SECOND OF 3 BENEFIT EVENTS
LOCAL SHOWCASE BY CABARET PITTSBURGH OCTOBER 22nd
ANASTACIA McCLESKEY IN "I GOT LOVE" AT THE BEECHMAN
JOE PECK SINGS TORCHERED MELODIES IN DC OCTOBER 23rd
THE COUGAR CABARET ZOOMS IN FOR TWO OCTOBER SHOWS AT MAMA'S
MARY FOSTER CONKLIN AND GEORGE EVANS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
GENE KRUPA ORCHESTRA AT DILLON'S OCTOBER 24th
EVY SCHEFF RETURNS TO THE BEECHMAN WITH "NOT FOR THE MONEY"
MARCUS SIMEONE'S DEBUT CD RELEASE SHOW OCTOBER 26th
SHAWN MICHAEL PRESENTS SHIRLEY BESTE AT VILLA PASCAL
TIMELESS DIVAS GOES HOLLYWOOD IN BOCA RATON
JEANNE MacDONALD CELEBRATES MISS PEGGY LEE
BEST OF THE GLAMOUR GIRLS OCTOBER 27th & 28th
MINDY AND DEBBIE DO SISTER ACT ABOUT SONDHEIM
FOR STANLEY WILSON TIMING IS EVERYTHING
TWO REAL DOCTORS PERFORM DAMAGED CARE
LAURA HULL SAYS LIFE IS A JAZZARET!
OSCAR BROWN JR. TRIBUTE AT THE PLUSH ROOM OCTOBER 29TH
A CHORUS LINE CAST MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN CABARET CARES SHOW
CHRIS TOKALON SINGS "DON'T TUNE ME - I'LL TUNE YOU!"
WHY LEE? A MUSICAL SCRAPBOOK ABOUT LEE WILEY
CARLA GORDON TO RELEASE HER NEW CD AT KATERINA'S NOVEMBER 3rd
2007 NEW YORK CABARET CONVENTION NOVEMBER 5th THROUGH 8th
BROADWAY UNPLUGGED SHOW SET FOR MONDAY NOVEMBER 19th

IMPORTANT NEWS FROM/ABOUT CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

2006-2007 MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE - SUPPORT THE NEWSLETTER
All current memberships for CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE expired on Thursday, July 5th 2007. You can renew (or get a new) membership almost instantly on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website using a credit card. Just click on the button at the top of every page of the website marked JOIN HERE. Or you can mail your check, made out simply to Stu Hamstra to 75-22 37th Avenue #35 - Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Memberships are available at several levels with varying benefits. Basic membership (which can be upgraded at any time with full credit) is $20 (SILVER). You membership dollars support the website, the newsletter, the blog and other activities of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. Support CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE as it promotes the art and artists of cabaret.


HERE & THERE
Oh What a Night! Look what's going on in NYC tonight, and I have to choose! At DON'T TELL MAMA, Gretchen Reinhagen is doing her terrific "Back to Basics" show at 9:00 pm, preceded by the delightful Tanya Moberly's "Tanya Sings Jonatha Brooke" show at 7:00 pm. Meantime, downtown at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, Miles Phillips debuts his brand new "Quiet Stars" show at 7:00 pm, followed by Jenna Esposito's CD Release "13 Men ... and Me" show at 9:30 pm. And all four are running banners on the website and I can only choose two!

Actually, I sort of planned ahead for this - I saw Gretchen's show last week (and you must not miss this one!) and I don't want to miss Tanya's show - this is the second for four different Monday night shows - so I will go to MAMA'S at 7:00 pm and then run downtown to Jenna's show at 9:30 pm (for this first show of her run she is giving away a free CD to all attending). Then next week Monday Miles' show is at 9:30 pm so I will return to MAMA'S for Tanya's third show and head downtown next for Miles at the METROPOLITAN ROOM.

Nightlife, Bistro and MAC award voters: All four of these shows should be checked out - I have seen Gretchen's & Tanya's shows and give 2 thumbs up to both. I fully expect Jenna and Miles to continue their reputation for award-winning shows as well.

But there's more! Nightlife, Bistro and MAC award voters check out the following:

Oh What a Weekend! I saw two glorious and fantastic shows this weekend - Marcus Simeone's long awaited (he claims 20 years of waiting) debut CD release show on Friday night at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN and Cynthia Crane's brand new "The Time Has Come" show at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM on Sunday afternoon. Both shows were so great in their own way it would be impossible to choose which one I enjoyed more.

There is a "background" story to the Simeone CD. Several years back there was a man on the cabaret scene by the name of John Jerome who appeared out of nowhere and was throwing money around like it was going out of style. He formed a company called JEROME RECORDS and started signing up artists to record for his label - Karen Mason, Jeff Harnar, Phillip Officer - to name a few. And the last one to sign on was Marcus - except the contract arrived in the mail for Marcus to sign on just about the same day that Mr. Jerome (whose real name was John Loan) was arrested for alleged embezzlement. Dreams gone up in smoke - for many in the cabaret world, not just Mr. Simeone.

Then about a year ago, the CD that was released last week was nearly ready for release in time for pre-Christmas sale, but then a well known label came along, listened to the CD and loved it and expressed interest in releasing as part of their catalog. But a few changes had to me made, a redesign of the packaging, etc. Things were put on hold and time passed, and passed. Then, for some reason, after a long delay, they abruptly lost interest. Hopes were dashed again until Kitty Scrobela got wind of the situation and a new partnership was formed and the CD finally released under the MIRANDA MUSIC label. As it says on the cover, "It's About Time!"

Now here is even a "further background" story. About seven years or so ago I was sitting in the piano bar at DON'T TELL MAMA when Shawn Moninger, who was at that time doing lights & sound at MAMA'S, came over to me an said that he had just done the sound check for someone in the cabaret room who would be performing in a few minutes and he told me that I simply must come and hear this voice and see this show. Rob LaRocco was musical director, and a slightly younger Marcus was at the microphone, and I could not believe what I heard - this amazing young man kept me spellbound for over an hour. Over the years various folks have tried to temper and tinker with Marcus' style and there have been shows I have seen him perform that truly disappointed me. But Friday night the "old-young" Marcus was back on stage and electricity filled the air. I will leave it to others to write the details (Barry Levitt's great arrangements and talented trio of instrumentalists, the great backup singing) - all I can say is that if you want a thrill in live entertainment that you will remember the rest of your life, head to THE BEECHMAN on Friday the 19th at 8:00 pm for his second (and last) show of the CD release series - and barring that, his CD is called "At Last" and is available at MIRANDA MUSIC (http://www.mirandamusic.com/ ) and at http://www.marcussimeone.com/ .

Remember, this is not your standard "cookie-cutter" cabaret show. It is unabashed excitement all the way - eclectic song choices sung by one of the finest and most thrilling voices in cabaret. And just as with my other favorites, like Tom Andersen, Scott Coulter to name just two, Marcus puts his heart and soul into everything he sings. I could have listened all night!


Speaking of "cookie cutter" cabaret, aren't you sick and tired of the way so many performers seem to have been put into the same mold, using the same style, following the same tired old "formula" when they do their cabaret shows? I call it "Connecticut-style" cabaret, after a trend that began with a cabaret "intensive" program that had its start in that fair state. To be a cabaret show, performers were told, they had to follow a set of rules and meet a set of standards. Else it wasn't cabaret.

All I can say is, balderdash! For me, the only rule is that the show must be entertaining. Great vocals are important, good song choices are a must, snappy patter a plus, but foremost the show must be entertaining. Audience members are shelling out a lot of money to be entertained, and they should get their money's worth. Gretchen Reinhagen and Gary Negbaur, who I mentioned last issue, know what I mean. And so does Marcus Simeone. And now I add another name to the list: Cynthia Crane!

If you were at Cynthia's show on Sunday afternoon at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, and you happened to glance in my direction, you probably saw something glowing - my face! For a full hour I could not keep my eyes off the stage as this amazing lady kept us enthralled and (here's that word again) entertained. As much an actress as a singer, Ms. Crane gave us a lesson in how cabaret should be done - so well crafted, so well delivered, so entertaining! Again, several eclectic song choices (including a "moon" medley with not a single "standard moon medley" song in the list!). And Paul Greenwood at the piano is any singer's "secret advantage." The man is practically invisible, yet you always know he is there through his creative (yet not intrusive) arrangements. You have two more chances to catch this show (unless Lennie Watts wisely finds some additional dates) on the next two Sunday afternoons at 4:00 pm, October 21st & 28th. I am going back - as much as I treasure my Sundays free of cabaret - I am going back.


Expectations confirmed: I knew that once the long-time reluctant trend-setter Craig Coursey would sign on as a 2007-2008 member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, all the rest of the "movers & shakers" in the world of live entertainment would soon follow - and I was right. On Friday night Don Schaffer, who is the booking manager of the new BROADWAY BABY BISTRO & PIANO BAR at the BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB, set to open in Mid-November, stopped me as I entered the LAURIE BEECHMAN for Marcus Simeone's CD release show and thrust $20 in my hand to sign up on the spot. "I see Craig Coursey signed on!" he exclaimed. "I can't be left in the dust - add my name to the list!" he added. And later that same evening as I was walking past DON'T TELL MAMA, uber-piano bar host Bobby Peaco stuck his head out the door, called me over and handed me a $20-bill and said "Sign me up. And be sure to tell Coursey - he's 'the man' you know!" Over 375 folks have already signed up for the 2007-2008 membership year - and we are still shooting for that magic 400-member goal. Then it will be on to a new record - in 2003-2004 we hit 426, and that's the number we want to surpass. Less than 50 new members will help us do just that.


I actually did a "triple header" on Saturday, catching San Diego vocalist Devlin's "Wild Women" show at the METROPOLITAN ROOM at 5:00 pm, then a quick trip uptown to see San Francisco resident but NY native Linda Kosut's acclaimed tribute to Oscar Brown, Jr. at DILLON'S at 7:00 pm and then the POOLE PARTY at DON'T TELL MAMA at 8:30 pm - and I still got home before 11:00 pm!

By the way, Ms. Kosut is not wasting any time while in town: she is part of the MAC seminar on Tuesday night, she is performing at the Barnes & Noble CD event on Wednesday night and then at THE TRIAD on Wednesday night as part of Jazzaret.


Well, that's about it for today - there is a lot of exciting news in the datebook below including the return of Rock Albers on Saturday at THE DUPLEX followed by Karen Mack & Michael Holland in the same club on Saturday with their "Hole-O-Matic" show after several months off. There is news of the festival at TOWN HALL (somehow I fell off of TOWN HALL'S press list, but Scott Coulter sent this item in about opening night on Friday). And also on Saturday, Brandon & Ray are having their annual birthday bash - in the dictionary when they define the word "bacchanal" they show a photo of last year's party. And 95-year-old Tony Martin opens for a 2-night run at FEINSTEIN'S on Sunday! (As my friend Daniel would say, "If he can do it, why can't you do it!).


Your membership (or any donation) to CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE this week would be most appreciated. I had to let some old bills pile up over the summer and one or two expected checks haven't arrived, and now the bill collectors are swarming again. You can join or make a contribution by PayPal using a credit card - use this link: (http://www.svhamstra.com/PayPalPayment.shtml ) or you can mail a check, made out simply to Stu Hamstra to 676A Ninth Avenue #120, New York, NY 10036. Thank you for your support.


And that's about it for HERE & THERE this week. See you on Thursday!


NOW FOR SOME 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 regularly, cabaret news items will usually appear just once in the newsletter in abbreviated form and linked to a full article on the CABARET NEWS page of the appropriate location on the website. Events advertised on the website will be mentioned in every issue, and events offering discounts to members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE are mentioned in every MIDWEEK issue.


CABARET NEWS - EVENTS IN THE WEEKS TO COME

TONIGHT - MONDAY OCTOBER 15th

TANYA MOBERLY IS BACK AT MAMA'S WITH SECOND OF 4 DIFFERENT SHOWS
Tanya Moberly is back with second of her four fabulous shows for four consecutive Mondays at 7:00 pm in October at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ). Each show is presented just once. On October 15th, Tanya Sings Jonatha Brooke; Tanya Sings Beck, Etc. on the 22nd, and the series closes on the 29th with Tanya Sings Ani Di Franco. Scott Ethier will beat the piano and special guest is Rachel Wise. The shows are directed by Michael Schiralli. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071029Tanya.shtml *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


METROPOLITAN ROOM PRESENTS TOPS IN CABARET EVERY WEEK
Combining utmost sophistication and high-end technology, THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) bridges a gap missing in the New York City music scene and nightlife. This vintage space continues to play host to a updated take on the idea of a music club combining state of the art sound and lighting systems with old world charm and style. Manager Lennie Watts brings the best as well as the newest in cabaret entertainment to this new venue. Appearing this week: Miles Phillips, Jenna Esposito, Annie Ross, Craig Pomranz, Gary Negbaur, Anna Bergman, Barbara Brussell, Micaela Leon, Mercedes Hall, Cynthia Crane, Dane Vannatter, Sarah Rice & Rob Gardner and more. See http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ for complete schedule of events. *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


GRETCHEN REINHAGEN GETS BACK TO BASICS
Gretchen Reinhagen brings her new cabaret show "Back to Basics" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) in October for three more performances - on Monday the October 15th at 9:00 pm, Sunday the 21st at 8:15 pm and Tuesday the 20th at 7:00 pm. Musical director is Steven Silverstein. The show is a collection of some of the most loved standards as well as a few not so standard gems thrown into the mix. In this show, Reinhagen gets down to the basics of just singing good tunes. "Back to Basics" follows her successful 2006 show "Redefined" which earned rave reviews and a MAC nomination for Steven Silverstein's original song, "A Strong Wind". There is a $15 cover, 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


JENNA ESPOSITO CD RELEASE SHOW FOR "13 MEN ... AND ME!"
Singer Jenna Esposito celebrates the much-anticipated release of her debut CD "13 Men ... And Me!" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Monday October 15th at 9:30 pm, Monday October 22nd at 7:00 pm and Sunday October 28th at 7:00 pm. Music director/guitarist Fortune Esposito leads the all-star, opening night ensemble of Kelly Park on piano (Kelly is also the CD's producer), Michael Blanco on bass, Brian Broelmann on tenor sax and Brian DeWitt on drums. For the October 22nd & 28th performances, piano duties will be handed over to the capable hands of Richard Schacher, while the bass lines will be more than ably provided by Wayne Batchelor. There is a $20 cover, 2-beverage minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


MILES PHILLIPS PREMIERES NEW SHOW AT METROPOLITAN ROOM
Miles Phillips returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) with the premiere of his new show QUIET STARS, with performances scheduled for Mondays: October 15th at 7:00 pm, October 22nd at 9:30 pm and the 29th at 7:00 pm. Miles is teamed again with his longtime Musical Director, 2007 MAC Award winning composer, Jason Wynn. From shows to songs to co-arrangements, critics and fellow musicians consistently hail their innovative and moving musical collaborations. There is a $20 Cover plus a 2 Beverage Minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071029Miles.shtml *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE IN NEW HOPE TONIGHT
BOB's BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE is back at BOB EGAN'S COSMOPOLITAN CLUB AT THE NEW HOPE INN (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 215-862-5221 - http://www.thecosmopolitanclub.com/ ) every Monday at 7:30 pm. The show usually features 6 to 10 vocalists from the NY-NJ-PA area. On Monday October 15th, Bob's guests are Joyce Moody, Earl Wentz, Lisa Poulos, Bill Mayo, Laura Hull, Pat Firth, Tina Margot, Janet Wright, Bill Thomer and Co-Host and Special Guest Randy Roberts and more. Only $10 cover/$10 minimum.


TUESDAY - OCTOBER 16th

CRAIG POMRANZ WITH FINAL SHOW AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
Craig Pomranz, is headlining at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Tuesdays in October with his final show scheduled for October 16th at 9:30 pm. Pomranz, along with musical director Steve Bocchino, will offer a one-stop entertainment experience, jazz/saloon singing along with classic standards, songs from the American Popular Songbook and brand-new material. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC0701016Pomranz.shtml *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


NEXT JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS TV BROADCAST TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16th
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, October 2nd 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/ .


MAC SEMINAR TO COVER 'CABARET 101" OCTOBER 16th
MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) is presenting "Cabaret 101," a seminar on the basics of cabaret on Tuesday, October 16th at THE REPRISE ROOM at DILLON'S (245 West 54th Street, NYC - RESV: 212-465-2662 - http://www.purnimarestaurant.com/ ) @ Dillon's (254 W 54 Street, between 8th Ave and Broadway) from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Panelists for the seminar include Linda Kosut, Jenna Esposito, Sue Matsuki, John Hoglund, Ricky Ritzel. Moderated by Hector Coris. The seminar will be an opportunity to gain valuable insights and share ideas on how to develop audiences, choose musical directors and other personnel, book your shows and other areas to get you started (or refresh your memory!) on the business-side of putting up a cabaret show. The seminar is FREE to all MAC members. $10 for non-members. Non-members may join at the meeting. Please visit the MAC website if you would like to join ahead of time: www.MACNYC.com.


MARY CLEERE HARAN "SINGS DORIS DAY" AT FEINSTEIN'S
FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - http://www.feinsteinsattheregency.com/ ) will continue their Fall 2007 season with the return engagement of Mary Cleere Haran Tuesdays through Saturdays, October 16th through 27th. The world premiere of her new show "Mary Cleere Haran Sings Doris Day" will celebrate the movies and music of the biggest female box office attraction in Hollywood history. Mary will be joined by Musical Director Don Rebic on piano, Chip Jackson on bass and Jim Hirschman on guitar. The show is directed by Richard-Jay Alexander. The show will play the following schedule: Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:30 pm with late shows on Friday and Saturday at 11:00 pm. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071027Haran.shtml


WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 17th

GARY NEGBAUR IS A TRAVELING JEWBADOUR AT METROPOLITAN ROOM
Singer/songwriter Gary Negbaur brings his new show "Tales of the Traveling Jewbadour" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) one more time on Wednesday, October 17th at 7:30 pm. The show features the music of Jewish American composers like George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Billy Joel and ... Gary Negbaur. Highlights will include his innovative Latin jazz take on Fiddler on the Roof's "Sunrise Sunset" as well as his humorous original "Passover in Kansas City". It also features as guest vocalist, Gary's wife Yvette Negbaur. Gary Negbaur is a pianist/singer/songwriter from New York City. His shows feature his original songs combined with unforgettable standards. There is a $20 cover, 2-beverage minimum. *** SIDE-BAR ADVERTISER ***


ANY WEDNESDAY CD SHOW GUESTS IS LINDA KOSUT
ANY WEDNESDAY, the free in-store concert series that features the best in cabaret, jazz and theater music takes place weekly at THE BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE (66th Street and Broadway, NYC). Performances are at 6:00 pm. Appearing Wednesday October 17th Linda Kosut. Future performers include: Cynthia Crane (October 24th), Jasper Kump (October 31st), Andrea Burns (November 7th), David Burnham (November 14th), Andrea Marcovicci (Tuesday, November 20th), B.J. Crosby (November 21st), New Voices: Julie Esposito, Barbara Lusch, Lou Watson (November 28th). No reservations taken. No cover.


WEDNESDAY JAZZARET FEATURES BECKMAN, ESPOSITO & KOSUT
Scott Barbarino presents "Jazzaret" at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2511 - http://www.Triadnyc.com/ ) every Wednesday night at 9:00 pm, featuring special guests and the Barry Levitt Trio. Also featured is comedy mistress Dana Lorge. This week Wednesday, October 17th, Scott will present as guests Esther Beckman, Jenna Esposito & Linda Kosut. The guest performances are followed by open mic & jazz jam. There is just a $5 cover and a 1-drink minimum.


NEW OPEN MIC VENUE IN TUCSON EVERY WEDNESDAY
Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm will be CABARET OPEN MIC NIGHT at COLORS FOOD & SPIRITS (5305 East Speedway, Tucson, AZ - 520-323-1840) with the fabulous cabaret diva Liz McMahon introducing Tucson's most talented performers. Bring your sheet music for Musical Director Marilyn Harris to play and enjoy a great evening of music and fun. Bring your party pieces, promote your upcoming show and/or CDs, or try out your new audition song. Whether you come to perform or just enjoy the show. Sign-up at 6:30 pm. Full menu and full bar available. No cover, no minimum.


THURSDAY - OCTOBER 18th

BARBARA BRUSSELL EVERY THURSDAY THROUGH NOVEMBER 1st
Barbara Brussell debuts her new show, "OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) every thursday through November 1st at 10:00 pm. The show combines the works of women: they wrote it, they sang it, they said it. Powerful and empowering, wildly witty and wise women who made hits and history, including works by classic and contemporary writers including Dorothy Fields, Carolyn Leigh, Dorothy Parker, Dory Previn, Carol Hall, Lynn Ahrens, Carole King, Joni MItchell, Laura Nyro and more. Alex Rybeck is Musical Director, arranger and accompanist for the show. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071101Brussell.shtml *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


LUA HADAR ADDS A TWIST TO JAZZ WITH NEW GENRE-BENDING BAND
Vocalist LUA HADAR and her new genre-bending band, TWIST, will stir up the audience with hot Latin rhythms, sexy Italian ballads, funk a la Francais, and jazz from The Great American Songbook on on Thursday October 18th at THE OCTAVIA LOUNGE (1772 Market Street, SF - 415-863-3516 - http://www.octavialounge.com/ ), and on Sunday October 28th at M BAR (1253 North Vine Street, Hollywood, CA - 323-856-0036 - http://www.mbarhollywood.com/ ). These evenings feature an original mix of songs, from well-known jazz tunes done in unexpected ways, to international songs - both familiar and not - performed in French, Spanish or Italian. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsSF071030Hadar.shtml *** SUPER SIDE-BAR ADVERTISER ***


THREE CAT THURSDAYS FEATURES LIFE IS A SONG
LIFE IS A SONG takes place the 3rd Thursday each month as part of THREE CAT THURSDAYS hosted by Rob Dorn & Rob Dorn and Jason Paul Smith. On Thursday, October 18th at 8:00 pm at GORILLA TANGO THEATER (1919 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-598-4549 - http://www.gorillatango.com/ ) the performers include Tim Hairston, Elizabeth Dowling, Steve Kimbrough, Jeffrey Roscoe and Rob Dorn. Sound and lighting is by Darin Scott. These weekly cabaret events are presented by Three Cat Media. Call for cover/minimum information.


TINA MARGOT SAYS "LET'S DANCE" AT THE COSMOPOLITAN CLUB
The New Hope area's own "Bonnie Raitt", Tina Margo, accompanied by extraordinary jazz pianist, Rafael Soto-Gil, brings her show "Let's Dance" to BOB EGAN'S COSMOPOLITAN CLUB AT THE NEW HOPE INN (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 215-862-5221 - http://www.thecosmopolitanclub.com/ ) on Thursday, October 18th at 8:00 pm. Tina promises a show that will have your tapping your feet, and hopefully, getting you out of your seat! Dance or not, she will delight you with her infectious smile and personality and she will draw you in with her original storytelling songs and cover songs she makes "her own". Tina and Rafael have a fun, easy rapport, ensuring an enjoyable evening of music, sprinkled with plenty of laughter. They always have fun and you can't help but join them. There is a $15 cover and a $10 Food/Drink Minimum.


FRIDAY - OCTOBER 19th

THE RANDY ROBERTS SHOW IN NEW HOPE THIS WEEKEND
The Randy Roberts Show will be presented by BOB EGAN'S COSMOPOLITAN CLUB AT THE NEW HOPE INN (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 215-862-5221 - http://www.thecosmopolitanclub.com/ ) on Friday & Saturday, October 19th & 20th at 8:00 pm. The show is an all live, multi-media tribute to some of the world's most loved performers. Randy's uncanny impersonations of Joan Rivers, Cher and Bette Midler have kept him in the spotlight for the past twenty years. His roster of famous and infamous ladies also includes: Mae West, Joan Crawford, Carol Channing, Ann Miller, Phyllis Diller, and a bevy of original ladies, including a tribute to Gypsy Rose Lee with a strip tease that leaves little to the imagination and the audience rolling in the aisles, and audience favorite: Consuela - The Latin Showgirl! He closes every show with a mini-lounge act, allowing the audience to ask any question that enters their mind. There is a $25 Cover Charge and $10.00 Food/Drink Minimum.


GEORGE EVANS AT MONTREAL'S NEW HOT-SPOT OCTOBER 19th
Canadian jazz vocalist George Evans makes a welcome return to the Montreal club scene in a rare appearance Friday, October 19th at DIESE ONZE (4115-A St Denis, Montreal, QC - 514-223-3543 - http://www.dieseonze.com/ ), the newest hot-spot in the hip and swinging Plateau entertainment district. A multi-award-nominated jazz artist, Evans has six albums to his credit, including "Bewitched," his critically-praised 2006 release. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsBOSNE071019Evans.shtml


TRIBUTE TO STEPHEN SCHWARTZ OPENS THIRD BROADWAY/CABARET FESTIVAL
Jane Olivor, Karen Akers, Marc Kudisch, Liz Callaway, Lari White, Scott Coulter, Jason Graae, Lisa Howard, David Burnham, Kristy Cates, Steven Lutvak, Chris DiCristo, Julie Garnye, and Carole Schwartz are among today's most talented stars from the Broadway and cabaret scene to honor famed composer Stephen Schwartz in A TRIBUTE TO STEPHEN SCHWARTZ on Friday, October 19th at 8:00 pm at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ ) as part of the Third Annual Broadway/Cabaret Festival, Friday through Sunday, October 19th through 21st. The evening is directed by Scott Coulter with musical direction by Alex Rybeck. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071019Schwartz.shtml


SATURDAY - OCTOBER 20th

"THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ROCK" DEBUTS AT THE DUPLEX
Rock Albers, award-winning performance comedian, sings, plays the piano and rants about the world of politics, pop culture, sports, science and religion in an all new comedy show "The World According To Rock" at the THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) on Saturdays at 5:00 pm on October 20th and November 3rd. Albers was twice the recipient of the MAC Best Male Stand-Up Comedian in 2002 and 2003. Tickets for the show can be purchased through SmartTix.com, Phone: 212-868-4444. The price of tickets is $10, and there is a 2-drink minimum. Free tickets are available for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071105Rock.shtml *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


EJAYE TRACEY TAKES MAC NOMINATED SHOW TO COBI'S PLACE
Cobi Narita, a longtime producer of Jazz and director of Jazz Center of New York, Inc., is presenting Ejaye Tracey in her highly acclaimed and original one woman show "Songs in The Key of My Yesterday - Major and Minor" at COBI'S PLACE (158 West 48th Street, NYC - TKTS: 516-933-2010) on Saturday October 20th with sets at 8:30 & 10:00 pm. This is a revised edition of the show that won her a nomination for Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs (MAC) Best Female Jazz Vocalist of 2007 Award. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071020Ejaye.shtml *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


BRANDON & RAY'S BIRTHDAY BASH A NEW YORK TRADITION!
Brandon Cutrell and Ray Fellman share the same birth date, and each year they host a birthday bash to out-bash any birthday ever bashed. This year the party will be held on Saturday, October 20th at 11:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule ). Special guests from Broadway include Liz McCartney (Carnival, Dance of the Vampires, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, The Phantom of the Opera, Taboo and Thoroughly Modern Millie), Marcus Paul James (Rent), Telly Leung (Rent, Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song) and Kenny Holcomb. Special treat: Phil Geoffrey Bond's cupcakes! THIS SHOW ANNUALLY SELLS OUT - RESERVATIONS ARE IMPERATIVE - There is a $15 cover and a $15 food/beverage minimum.


HOLE-O-MATIC RETURNS OCTOBER 20th AT THE DUPLEX
Karen Mack & Michael Holland return to Saturday night shows at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) with their very popular award-winning "Hole-O-Matic" All Request Show starting on Saturday October 20th at 7:30 pm. This is the show where the audience gets to pick the song list from hundreds available. Also featured are more road stories, ridiculous prizes, and custom cocktails. There is a $15 cover, 2 drink minimum, no drink maximum.


MAGGIE GRAHAM'S "CAROL CHANNELING" HELD OVER THROUGH DECEMBER 29th
Following successful engagements at Rose's Turn and Joe's Pub, Maggie Graham's acclaimed one-woman show CAROL CHANNELING has been held over at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - TKTS: 212-868-4444 - http://www.Triadnyc.com/ ) for an open-ended run, Saturdays at 9:00 pm through December 29th. Produced by Garry Shaffer and conceived and directed by Maggie Graham, CAROL CHANNELING is an evening of hilarious fun custom tailored to the needs of the musical theatre obsessed. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071031Carol.shtml


SUNDAY - OCTOBER 21st

CYNTHIA CRANE MAKES METROPOLITAN ROOM DEBUT WITH NEW SHOW
Cynthia Crane sings her mind on life, love and the world in general in her new show scheduled at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). Performances are scheduled for Sundays October 21st & 28th, both at 4:00 pm. This will be Cynthia's METROPOLITAN ROOM debut. A fixture in New York's performing world appearing in nightclubs and cabarets here and abroad, working with some of the last of New England's "Big Bands", in USO shows, acting in stock and off-off-Broadway. Cynthia founded and produced 100 plays, building four different theaters with the highly regarded Impossible Ragtime Theatre (IRT). She was a 2007 MAC nominee and Back Stage Bistro Award winner as outstanding vocalist, as well as a nominee for the very first Mabel Mercer Foundation Award. Her CDs have received national air play & critical acclaim. There is a $20 cover, 2-beverage minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. *** SUPER SIDE-BAR ADVERTISER ***


FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS LEGENDARY HOLLYWOOD ACTOR TONY MARTIN
FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - http://www.feinsteinsattheregency.com/ ) will continue their Fall 2007 season with Hollywood legend TONY MARTIN for two shows only, Sunday, October 21st and Monday, October 22nd at 8:30 pm. Martin, now 95 years old, will tell stories of his days in Hollywood performing alongside such iconic names such as Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Rita Hayworth, Judy Garland, Lana Turner and his wife Cyd Charisse. He will perform songs from his career like "Begin the Beguine," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," "You Stepped Out of A Dream" and "A Foggy Day." SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071022Martin.shtml


CABARET CD RELEASE NEWS

NEW JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS CD FEATURES SONGWRITERS AS SINGERS
PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, has joined forces with prolific cabaret producer Jamie deRoy on a new CD celebrating songwriters from the worlds of Broadway, pop, country and cabaret. But this new album has a twist: the songwriters are also the performers. Entitled IF I SING, after the Maltby/Shire song from Closer Than Ever, the album features 16 songwriters taking on their own material, some of it familiar, some totally unknown, in new performances and new arrangements. The album, produced by Paul Rolnick is available on the web at http://www.psclassics.com/ and http://www.jamiederoy.com/ . It is also available at http://www.amazon.com/ . *** SPONSORING "AFTER DARK WITH JOHN HOGLUND" *** *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


KEN SLAVIN RELEASES NEW CD "I'LL TAKE ROMANCE"
The Alamo City's most popular jazz crooner, Ken Slavin, has released his new CD "I'll Take Romance" - a tour de force of romantic jazz and pop songs showcasing his rich, expressive voice and demonstrating why he is poised to emerge as a star in the growing "neo-classical" vocal jazz movement in America and abroad. I'll Take Romance features 16 tracks running the gamut from lush violin-infused arrangements to cool swing numbers to spicy Latin tempos. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsCD071030Slavin.shtml *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


MONDAY - OCTOBER 22nd

NEXT DCCN OPEN MIC NIGHT MONDAY OCTOBER 22nd
The next "Open Mic" night of the DCCN (DC Cabaret Network - http://www.dccabaretnetwork.org/ ) will take place on Monday, October 22nd at 8:00 pm at THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE (1021 7th Street NW, Washington, DC - 202-783-3933 - http://www.warehousetheater.com/ ) (signup starts at 7:30 pm). Everyone is welcome. These Open Mic Nights are a great opportunity to try out new stuff, take out an old friend, or just hone your skills in a friendly and supportive environment. The October theme is "Cabaret Favorites." Pianist TBA. Cover is $15 ($12 for DCCN members).


BACA HOLDS OPEN HOUSE OCTOBER 22ND
BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists - http://www.bostoncabaret.com/ ) will hold its annual "Open House" at CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966 - http://www.clubcafe.com/ ) in the Moonshine and Sunset Room on Monday, October 22nd from 7:00 to 10:30 pm. Brian Patton will serve as MC and pianist. This annual get-together will give members a chance to meet the new 2007-2008 BACA Board of Directors, enjoy delicious food, buy drinks at the bar, take part in a raffle and Cabaret singing, with fun games and prizes for all. See the BACA website for more information.


SUE MATSUKI SINGS ELLA FOR ONE-NIGHT ONLY
Sue Matsuki will perform her highly acclaimed ELLA show, a tribute to the music and legend of Ella Fitzgerald on Monday October 22nd at 9:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule ). It is a revised version of Sue's previous ELLA show, featuring Ella's greatest hits, and is presented as part of the Joseph John Productions for the benefit of Cabaret Cares/Help is on the Way which are organizations that directly help children living with HIV/Aids. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOCAL SHOWCASE BY CABARET PITTSBURGH OCTOBER 22nd
On Monday, October 22nd Cabaret Pittsburgh (http://www.cabaretpgh.org/ ) showcases the hottest up-and-coming talent at the new and improved Local Showcase. An evening that will rival any Idol contest, the singers will perform in the JIMMY STEWART ROOM of THE RENAISSANCE PITTSBURGH HOTEL (107 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA - TKTS: 412-394-3353 - http://www.proartstickets.org/ ) at 8:00 pm in front of a live audience. Scheduled to perform are Shani Alexander, Steven Cosnek, Nick Cosgrove, Joshua Desjardins, Natalie Gallo and Tess Soltau. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsPADC071022Pitt.shtml


ANASTACIA McCLESKEY IN "I GOT LOVE" AT THE BEECHMAN
"I Got Love" a new Cabaret/Musical Revue style show, will be presented at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule ) on Monday October 22nd at 7:00 pm and Tuesday the 23rd at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. In the show, Broadway performer Anastacia McCleskey sings her way through a variety of genres: Broadway, jazz, rhythm and blues and gospel. Joining her onstage are two fabulous male dancers, John Carroll and Daniel Hunalp. The show is produced by Shea Sullivan/SAS Productions, Inc. and directed and choreographed by Shea Sullivan. It is written by Joe Major with costumes by Stephen and Shawn Yearick.


TUESDAY - OCTOBER 23rd

JOE PECK SINGS TORCHERED MELODIES IN DC OCTOBER 23rd
Singer/actor Joe Peck is joined by Helen Hayes Award-winning music director George Fulginiti-Shakar in "Torchered Melodies" for a cabaret-style performance celebrating the art of losing in love. On Tuesday October 23rd at 8:00 pm he will perform at THE CAPITOL HILL ARTS WORKSHOP (545 7th Street SE, Washington, DC - TKTS: 571-268-2160). SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsPADC071023Peck.shtml *** SIDE-BAR ADVERTISER ***


THE COUGAR CABARET ZOOMS IN FOR TWO OCTOBER SHOWS AT MAMA'S
Donna Moore stars in an extended run of her acclaimed THE COUGAR CABARET at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ), with an additional performances scheduled for Tuesday October 23rd at 9:00 pm and Thursday, October 25th at 8:30 pm. Musical direction is by Stephen Borsuk and direction by Robert Brink. "The Cougar Cabaret" is a comic musical exploration reflecting what's happening today in the world of relationships (ie Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, etc.). Donna uses her experiences as a child performer on the popular children's TV series "Zoom," her life as a single mother, and the embracement of her inner cougar to tell of her 'spiritual awakening.' Original music by Mark Barkan compliments lyrics by Ms. Moore. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071025Cougar.shtml *** SIDE-BAR ADVERTISER ***


MARY FOSTER CONKLIN AND GEORGE EVANS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
Jazz vocalists Mary Foster Conklin and George Evans bring their show "Night Songs For City Dwellers"THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) for three performances. Showtimes are Wednesday, October 23rd at 9:30 pm, Thursday, October 24th at 10:00 pm and Saturday, October 27th at 5:00 pm. After a successful run at the newly opened Live at Courthouse Jazz Club in Toronto this past June, Mary Foster Conklin and Canadian singer George Evans reunite to share their collective passion for city life after dark. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071103JazzDuo.shtml *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 24th

GENE KRUPA ORCHESTRA AT DILLON'S OCTOBER 24th
ScoBar Entertainment presents Michael Berkowitz & The Gene Krupa Orchestra on Wednesday, October 24th at 8:00 pm at REPRISE ROOM at DILLON'S (245 West 54th Street, NYC - TKTS: 212-307-9797 - http://www.purnimarestaurant.com/ ). The orchestra, led by drummer Michael Berkowitz, has been performing to sold out houses from coast to coast. Berkowitz, recently back from a European Tour with Liza Minnelli, is returning to his All-Star Big Band (15 pieces) playing Krupa's big hits & "swing-era" classics: "Drum Boogie," "Lover," "Body and Soul," "Wire Brush Stomp," "Sing, Sing, Sing" & many others. A jaw dropping drumming pro, he brings the music of "America's Ace Drummer Man" to life, with his incredible technique, expression & sensitivity. Several of the vocals made famous by Krupa singers Anita O'Day & Irene Daye, will be performed by two guest artists Leslie Anderson & Anthony Apicella. There is a $20 Music Charge plus a $15 food/beverage minimum.


THURSDAY - OCTOBER 25th

EVY SCHEFF RETURNS TO THE BEECHMAN WITH "NOT FOR THE MONEY"
Evy Scheff returns to the THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule ) with a reprise of last summer's acclaimed and successful show "NOT FOR THE MONEY" on Thursday, October 25th at 7:00 pm. From folk and jazz to casino and cabaret - from Philadelphia, Provincetown and on to New York - Evy's stories and songs celebrate this veteran saloon singer's bumpy, glorious and intoxicating ride. Musical Director is Ian Herman.There is a $20 cover and $15 food/drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071025Scheff.shtml


FRIDAY - OCTOBER 26th

MARCUS SIMEONE'S DEBUT CD RELEASE SHOW OCTOBER 26th
Miranda Music is proud to announce the release of "At Last," the debut CD of widely acclaimed vocalist Marcus Simeone. A singular voice that captures the romantic magic of Johnny Mathis fused with the jazz sensibilities of greats like Jimmy Scott and Al Jarreau and the raw emotion of Eva Cassidy. At Last is a "live" recording of a concert appearance at The Encore. The CD will have it's release celebration on Friday October 26th at 8:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ). There will be a $15 music charge and a $12 Food/Drink minimum. See http://www.marcussimeone.com/ for more information and sound-samples of several songs. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071021Simeone.shtml *** OUR CHAT BOARD SPONSOR THIS WEEK ***


SHAWN MICHAEL PRESENTS SHIRLEY BESTE AT VILLA PASCAL
The Shawn Michael Experience presents Shirley Beste - The Diva Divine at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566 / 0825694147 - http://www.freewebs.com/villapascal ) on Friday, October 26th at 7:00 pm. Starting his female impersonation career at the tender age of six Shawn has developed his alter ego Shirley Beste (best legs in the business) into the new leading lady of South Africa. The lovable social satirist Shirley is a contagious comic, showgirl and driven to succeed as a star. She has worked her way from trailer park trash to an icon of modern society. The show gives you the truth and in-depth look at a man playing the part of a woman. Call for cover/minimum information.


SATURDAY - OCTOBER 27th

TIMELESS DIVAS GOES HOLLYWOOD IN BOCA RATON
ShaRell Productions (Sandi Durell & Shari Upbin) present TIMELESS DIVAS GOES HOLLYWOOD! on Saturday October 27th at 2:00 & 7:30 pm and Sunday October 28th at 4:00 pm at LYNN UNIVERSITY (3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL - 561-237-9000 - http://www.timelessdivas.com/ ). The cast includes Christy Mauro-Cohen, Barry J. Tarallo and Eileen Faxas. Musical Direction is by Irwin Solomon. The show is an entertaining recollection of the wealth of songs of the Silver Screen from the 40s through 80s. A combination of swingin' on a star, make 'em laugh and being bewitched. There really is no business like show business and nothing like the romance of the Silver Screen. Professional performers provide the comic touches and soul-stirring emotions. Extraordinary musical styles -- brilliant harmonies. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsSOUTH071029Divas.shtml *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


JEANNE MacDONALD CELEBRATES MISS PEGGY LEE
Award winning Jeanne MacDonald brings her new show "Come Back to Me" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Saturdays October 27th and November 3rd, 10th & 17th, all shows at 10:00 pm. Rick Jensen serves as Musical Director & Arranger with Mayra Casales on Percussion and Jennifer Vincent on Bass. In her new show "Come Back To Me," MacDonald brings to The Metropolitan Room a glowing celebration of Miss Peggy Lee, proving herself an artist with both the sensibility and sensitivity to convey the essence of this legend, weaving her spell with finesse. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071117Jeanne.shtml


BEST OF THE GLAMOUR GIRLS OCTOBER 27th & 28th
Annette Hamilton and Ryta Zmuro presents the BEST OF THE GLAMOUR GIRLS at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566 / 0825694147 - http://www.freewebs.com/villapascal ) on Saturday & Sunday, October 27th & 28th at 7:00 pm. Well-known singing duo Annette Hamilton (soprano) and Ryta Zmuro (mezzo soprano) now known as Vo Cappella, bring their hit show to Villa Pascal. The "Glamour Girls" was the name given to those oh so glamorous ladies of stage and screen in the 30s and 40s in Hollywood. This singing and dancing show is colorfully staged and costumed and highlights well-known favorites from that era. These include songs by Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin. Gavrin Mahaffey ably accompanies the singing/dancing duo on piano. Call for cover/minimum information.


MINDY AND DEBBIE DO SISTER ACT ABOUT SONDHEIM
An evening of Stephen Sondheim's music starring Mindy Cassle and Debbie Feinstein will take place on Saturday, October 27th from 6:15 to 8:00 pm at the CORNELIA STREET CAFE (29 Cornelia Street, NYC - 212-989-9319 - http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/ ). Hosted by Ray Rosato, the show features Bill Waldinger on piano. There is a $7 cover plus a $7 food/drink minimum.


FOR STANLEY WILSON TIMING IS EVERYTHING
Stanley Wilson brings his show "Timing Is Everything: The Love Songs of Cole Porter" to CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION (56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-547-6789 - Ext. 1 - http://www.ccae.org/ ) on Saturday October 27th at 8:00 pm. The show is based upon hid recently released CD "Stanley Wilson Sings Cole Porter" John O'Neil, who directs the show, encouraged him to include some fun details from hid own life. But the show is really about Cole Porter's wonderful songs and all that he contributed to the American Songbook. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsBOSNE071027Timing.shtml


TWO REAL DOCTORS PERFORM DAMAGED CARE
"Damaged Care: The Musical Comedy about Health Care in America" will be performed on Saturday, October 27th at 8:00 pm at PEOPLES' VOICE CAFE (45 East 33rd Street, NYC - TKTS: 212-352-3101 - http://www.theatermania.com ). Written and performed by "The Singing Doctors," Greg LaGana, M.D. and Barry Levy, M.D. Musical Direction is by Brad Ross and the show is directed by Michael Schiralli. Tickets are $12. $5 tickets are available for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071027Care.shtml


SUNDAY - OCTOBER 28th

LAURA HULL SAYS LIFE IS A JAZZARET!
"Life is a Jazzaret!" will debut on Sunday, October 28th at 7:30 pm at BOB EGAN'S COSMOPOLITAN CLUB AT THE NEW HOPE INN (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 215-862-5221 - http://www.thecosmopolitanclub.com/ ). This show will celebrate the improvisation of vocal jazz in a cabaret setting. Joining Laura are Pat Firth on piano and Steve LaSpina on bass, with special guest, Ken Greves. Life is a Jazzaret will feature music from the 30s and 40s, from toe-tapping to heart-melting. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsPADC071027Hull.shtml


MONDAY - OCTOBER 29th

OSCAR BROWN JR. TRIBUTE AT THE PLUSH ROOM OCTOBER 29TH
Jazz and cabaret performer Linda Kosut brings her show, "Long As You're Living," a joyous and moving tribute to the late Oscar Brown Jr., to THE EMPIRE PLUSH ROOM at the York Hotel (940 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-885-2800 - http://www.empireplushroom.com/ ) for one night only, Monday October 29th at 8:00 pm. Linda will be backed by pianist/trombonist Max Perkoff and Tom Shader and Paul van Wageningen. She returns to San Francisco after playing to enthusiastic audiences in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsSF071029Kusot.shtml


A CHORUS LINE CAST MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN CABARET CARES SHOW
The huge hit of the cabaret 2007 season Cabaret Cares continues with a third benefit show this months on Monday, October 29th at 9:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule ). Featured are members of the cast of the hit Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, including Kevin Worley, Heather Parcells, Katherine Tokarz, Melissa Lone, Will Taylor, Jess Patty, Lyndy Franklin, Dena Diagacinco, E Clayton Cornelius, Nick Adams and Michael Gruber with Jelaine Marcos serving as MC. (all subject to change). SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071029CabCares.shtml


WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 31st

CHRIS TOKALON SINGS "DON'T TUNE ME - I'LL TUNE YOU!"
Chris Tokalon presents "Don't Tune Me - I'll Tune you!" at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566 / 0825694147 - http://www.freewebs.com/villapascal ) on Wednesday, October 31st at 7:00 pm. Musician, instrument imitator and sound therapist, Christopher Tokalon has been dubbed the 'Marvelous Mouth'. In his solo show, quite aptly titled "Don't Tune Me - I'll Tune You" he imitates musical instruments and impersonates a couple of well-loved public figures with hilarious results. With the aid of an electronic gadget called a loop sampler, he literally backs himself while mouth trumpeting and singing or playing sax and flute, displaying amazing vocal gymnastics, featuring human beat box, farmyard sounds, slide guitar, amongst others, combined with sax, flute and percussion. When not performing, Chris takes people swimming with dolphins. In recent years, you may have seen him alongside Steve Newman and Tony Cox as a saxophonist, flautist and funny front man. Expect one or two surprises from instruments you've probably never seen or heard before. Call for cover/minimum information.


FUTURE EVENTS NOVEMBER AND BEYOND

WHY LEE? A MUSICAL SCRAPBOOK ABOUT LEE WILEY
Award-winning performers Lois Walden, Barry Kleinbort, and Paul Greenwood will tell the largely untold story of acclaimed and notoriously enigmatic American singer Lee Wiley while celebrating her enduring musical legacy in WHY LEE?: A MUSICAL SCRAPBOOK ABOUT LEE WILEY during a five-night engagement at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) from Thursday through Monday, November 1st through 5th. The show is directed by Jay Rogers with Mr. Greenwood serving as musical director/pianist and William Ellison on bass. The performance schedule is: Thursday through Saturday and Monday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 7:00 pm. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071105Lee.shtml


CARLA GORDON TO RELEASE HER NEW CD AT KATERINA'S NOVEMBER 3rd
Carla Gordon will hold the "Official Release" event of her new CD "The Voice In Your Heart" on Saturday, November 3rd from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at KATERINA'S CLUB (1920 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - 773-348-7592 - http://www.katerinas.com/ ), This special no-cover show will feature musical selections that range from burlesque to Broadway, with James Cabastein at the piano and special guests. Cocktails, light fare, and dinner are available. *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


2007 NEW YORK CABARET CONVENTION NOVEMBER 5th THROUGH 8th
The 2007 NY MABEL MERCER CABARET CONVENTIONS returns to the FREDERICK P. ROSE HALL (Columbus Circle, Broadway at 60th Street, NYC - CenterCharge: 212-721-6500 - http://www.jazzatlincolncenter.org/ ) for four nights, Monday through Thursday, November 5th through 8th. Tickets are now on sale and available at the box office or CenterCharge. Ticket prices vary - see the website (http://www.mabelmercer.org/ ) for full details. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071108Mercer.shtml


BROADWAY UNPLUGGED SHOW SET FOR MONDAY NOVEMBER 19th
The critically acclaimed concert of all Broadway music performed without microphones "Broadway Unplugged" will take place this year on Monday November 19th at 8:00 pm at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ ). Created, written and produced by Scott Siegel, the annual event always features top stars of Broadway. This year's performers to be announced in the fall. Tickets are now available via TicketMaster at 212-307-4100, www.ticketmaster.com, and at THE TOWN HALL box office. See http://www.siegelpresents.com/ for further details.


ABOUT CABARET NEWS IN THE NEWSLETTER, BLOG AND WEBSITES
How do you get an item posted in the CABARET NEWS section of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website and in the newsletter? It is really quite simple.

Just e-mail me a press release of at least four or five 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. 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 - or use the items asked for as a guide to the information I need.

Just send in your press release or listings request in simple txt format if possible (the format I write these issues in and use for the website), and send any photos as attachments, not imbedded within the e-mail. And, please, 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.) Do not send simply a .jpg of your post card. Do not 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! The more information the better - it is easier for me to trim the release than to hunt and google websites for more information.

We usually run articles about 2 to 3 weeks before event date if possible so it is wisest to send your release about 4 weeks in advance. Because of the large number of items received, we can only use news of event just once, so we try not to get too far ahead in the news. There are a few exceptions to the "just once" rule:

+++ If the event is advertised on the website it will be repeated in every issue of the newsletter

+++ If the event offers a discount to members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE it will be included in each MID-WEEK issue of the newsletter.

+++ Major benefits where ALL proceeds are given to the charity named will be mentioned in every issue as well as major cabaret events like cabaret festivals and galas.

+++ We also include at least once each week those regular (monthly, weekly, etc.) events with guests who change each performance, like SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX, BOB EGAN'S MONDAY SHOWCASE and the like.


IT'S TIME TO GO
At 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?

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 and on the blog means two additional places where the show information can be found by fans and search engines (Google, etc.) alike. Your banner ads and membership donations make this all possible.


One more reminder - all current memberships for CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE expired on Thursday, July 5th 2007. You can renew (or get a new) membership almost instantly on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website (http://www.svhamstra.com/ ), using a credit card. Just click on the button at the top of every page of the website marked JOIN HERE. Or you can mail your check, made out simply to Stu Hamstra to 676A Ninth Avenue #120, New York, NY 10036. Memberships are available at several levels with varying benefits. Basic membership (which can be upgraded at any time with full credit) is $20 (SILVER). You membership dollars support the website, the newsletter, the blog and other activities of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. Support CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE as it promotes the art and artists of cabaret.


And that is just about the way it was.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU

 


Event listings are provided for the information of users only. They are not provided with the intention that users rely upon the information therein for any purposes. Accordingly, Cabaret Hotline Online, and/or Stuart V. Hamstra shall under no circumstances be liable for any loss or damage, including but not limited to loss of profits, goodwill or indirect or consequential loss arising out of any use of or inaccuracies in this information. All warranties express or implied are excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law.

Back to Late News Index Page

Back to CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE Home Page



If you would like to receive a free e-mail subscription to CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, please e-mail cabarethotline@svhamstra.com and place the single word "SUBSCRIBE" in the subject line. Note: Your subscription will be sent to the e-mail address you subscribe from - and please include your real name along with the city where you live.

NOW YOU CAN JOIN CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE!




CLICK FOR INFORMATION




Additional Options



Entire contents of this page and all other pages Copyright © 2001 - 2007 by Stuart V. Hamstra.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without expressed written permission of Stuart V. Hamstra is prohibited. 1 5626

Copyright & Reproduction Rules