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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #071007 - Monday, October 22, 2007
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HEADLINES OF UPCOMING EVENTS SPOTLIGHTED IN THIS ISSUE

BACA HOLDS OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT
CCP TO HOLD "BUSINESS OF CABARET" CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 3rd
2007 NEW YORK CABARET CONVENTION NOVEMBER 5th THROUGH 8th
NEWCOMERS' SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY CCP NOVEMBER 5th
MAKING MUSIC OUR PROFESSION CONFERENCE IN DC NOVEMBER 10th
ELAINE JOYCE AT THE PLUSH ROOM IN SECOND TIME AROUND TONIGHT
BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE IN NEW HOPE TONIGHT
TANYA MOBERLY IS BACK TONIGHT WITH 3rd OF 4 DIFFERENT SHOWS
JENNA ESPOSITO CD RELEASE SHOW TONIGHT FOR "13 MEN ... AND ME!" *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
MILES PHILLIPS PREMIERES NEW SHOW TONIGHT AT METROPOLITAN ROOM *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
NEXT DCCN OPEN MIC NIGHT TONIGHT
SUE MATSUKI SINGS ELLA TONIGHT AT THE BEECHMAN
LOCAL SHOWCASE BY CABARET PITTSBURGH TONIGHT
JOE PECK SINGS TORCHERED MELODIES IN DC OCTOBER 23rd
THE COUGAR CABARET ZOOMS IN FOR TWO OCTOBER SHOWS
MARY FOSTER CONKLIN AND GEORGE EVANS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
ANY WEDNESDAY CD SHOW GUEST IS CYNTHIA CRANE
WEDNESDAY JAZZARET FEATURES GUESTS, COMEDY & OPEN MIC
AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC FEATURES HEATHER HOLLAND AS GUEST
NEW OPEN MIC VENUE IN TUCSON EVERY WEDNESDAY
BARBARA BRUSSELL EVERY THURSDAY THROUGH NOVEMBER 1st
JAZZ ON THE SQUARE EVERY THURSDAY IN WOODSTOCK IL
MOLLY POPE BRINGS BACK MADCAP CABARET SHOW
MARCUS SIMEONE'S DEBUT CD RELEASE SHOW OCTOBER 26th
BILL COOPER PREMIERES SHOW LOCALLY BEFORE MAKING NEW YORK DEBUT
TIMELESS DIVAS GOES HOLLYWOOD IN BOCA RATON
JEANNE MacDONALD CELEBRATES MISS PEGGY LEE
GEORGE ALINE GETS A KICK IN THE HEAD WITH DEAN MARTIN TRIBUTE
MAGGIE GRAHAM'S "CAROL CHANNELING" HELD OVER THROUGH DECEMBER 29th *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $10 OFF TICKET PRICE ***
NANCY ANDERSON OFFERS "TEN CENTS A DANCE" AT BIRDLAND
CYNTHIA CRANE MAKES METROPOLITAN ROOM DEBUT WITH NEW SHOW *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
LUA HADAR ADDS A TWIST TO JAZZ WITH NEW GENRE-BENDING BAND
NEW JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS CD FEATURES SONGWRITERS AS SINGERS
KEN SLAVIN RELEASES NEW CD "I'LL TAKE ROMANCE"
A CHORUS LINE CAST MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN CABARET CARES SHOW
"POLITICAL IDOL" OPENS ON ELECTION DAY PREVIEWS OCTOBER 30th
LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE HOLDS FIRST EVER MASQUERADE BALL
CRAIG POMRANZ IN 2-WEEK RUN AT THE GARDENIA PATRICIA FITZPATRICK IS "SINGLE, AGAIN" *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
CHICAGO'S ELIZABETH DOYLE SALUTES CINEMA BLONDES *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $3 OFF THE COVER ***
LANDMARK'S GALA FEATURES ERRICO AND D'ARCY JAMES
"THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ROCK" DEBUTS AT THE DUPLEX *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** NO COVER ***
CARLA GORDON TO RELEASE HER NEW CD AT KATERINA'S NOVEMBER 3rd
THAT CERTAIN SMILE: THE MUSIC OF SAMMY FAIN EXTENDED *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $6 OFF THE COVER ***
LYNNE HALLIDAY AT THE BEECHMAN IN NOVEMBER
JIM SPEAKE RETURNS WITH ACCLAIMED BRASS BAND SHOW *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
MICHIGAN RESIDENT TO MAKE CABARET DEBUT AT METROPOLITAN ROOM *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
BROADWAY UNPLUGGED SHOW SET FOR MONDAY NOVEMBER 19th

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HERE & THERE
In the good old days (when you didn't have to be Polish to tell a Polish joke) it used to be called "Indian Summer" - that time around Halloween when all of a sudden time would go backwards and the cool fall weather would turn hot and hazy and "summery" for a few days. Today, here in NYC, the temperature is expected to top out near 80 degrees (f), about 15-20 degrees higher than normal for this time of year. The American Meteorological Society's "Glossary of Weather and Climate" defines Indian Summer as: "A time interval, in mid- or late autumn, of unseasonably warm weather, generally with clear skies, sunny but hazy days, and cool nights." The question as to why no one has gotten around to publishing "Indian Summer" greeting cards is unanswered.


Have a Christmas Holiday CD for sale? Every year we post a page showing the CD covers of holiday CDs with a link to where they can be purchased. I put up last year's HOLIDAY CD page over the weekend - please check it out. If your HOLIDAY-THEMED CD isn't shown, send me an e-mail and we will add it. And if your CD is shown but is no longer available or has been reissued with a different cover (these things happen) let me know as well. The link to the page is on the front or home page on the website. This is a free listing - you don't need to be a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE to be included (but that sure would be nice).


When my finances are tight I don't get to see as many shows as I would have wanted to, but I did see a few over the past few days that really energized me.

One show I saw, on Wednesday night the 17th, I didn't have time to write about in the last issue - I had to run of for an appointment. First a little pre-show information that brought me to this show in the first place - which should give you a little insight as to how I often choose a cabaret event I attend. I had to pick up my mail (676A Ninth Avenue #120, NYC is not my physical address, it is a Mailboxes store, several miles from my real address). And usually, rather than open my mail on the subway or on a bus ride back home, I stop at DON'T TELL MAMA, just around the corner from the Mailbox store to sort, open and winnow the collection. It was close to 7:00 pm and I noted a large number of folks headed to the cabaret room, but no one at the bar had any idea of what or who the show was all about.

But handsome young techie Curtis Hamilton passed by - he was doing the lights and sound for the show - so I asked him. "Lee Collings" he replied to my query, "A really nice guy." I decided to "take the plunge." The room was nearly filled but I did manage to get my favorite seat at the last table nearest the door. It was a decidedly mature audience, so I sort of felt at home. Ira "Lee" Collings took the stage and what followed was a true lesson in the real meaning of cabaret. So often "cabaret snobs" scoff at what are called "friends & family" shows, but these folks should get their noses out of the air and attend a few of these events. The "batting average" of good vs. bad shows is just about the same, from my experience, as the highly touted "celebrity shows" held in some of the major rooms.

Ira (who has actually legally changed his name to add the "Lee" because that's what most people were calling him) is a 71-year old retired entertainer - no, he wasn't an entertainer who retired, but a guy who retired and decided to be an entertainer. Note, I didn't say vocalist, although his vocals were not by any means unpleasant. I said entertainer. Some of the jokes were corny, some of the songs were ancient, Lee didn't move around the stage to different spotlights and mikes: he simply, eloquently and totally entertained us for an hour with song and story. Most touching and memorable was, at the end of the show, his calling his partner of many many years to the stage and singing a love song to him. I am Dutch, and we Dutch folk are brought up to avoid showing our emotions, but here was a time when I allowed the tears to come.

If it doesn't entertain you - if it doesn't move you - it isn't cabaret.


The other show I saw last week I want to mention is Rock Albers' new show "The World According to Rock" - probably his best show ever. To call Mr. Albers a "standup comic" does not fully explain exactly what he does. To call him a Musical Comedy performer is not quite a complete description either. Like Superman, Rock Albers is a "mild-mannered" person by day, but put a microphone (or bullhorn) in his hand, and he becomes a ranting, angry and quite accurately observant singing comic. His logic most times is skewed, but in a rather dead-on accuracy. Much of this show is based around politics and voting, but seen through the eyes of Rock, all the silliness, hypocrisy and nonsense is exposed. Should only natural-born Americans be allowed to run for President? Rock observes and sets out to prove, that natural-born Americans probably should not be allowed to run. Should people go out a vote? Rock observes that we might better served without all the election nonsense going on right now. The parody songs served up are funny, but the fun is in the pun and the making fun. At one point Rock shows his serious side by joining musical director Tracy Stark at the piano to play a duet. And Rock's take on "the most boring song ever written" is inspired humor at its best. He has only scheduled one more performance of this show - on Saturday November 3rd at 5:00 pm. His shows always sell out so reserve early.


A few folks have written me asking when I will be reviewing their shows. Frankly, I hate writing reviews. If something really strikes my fancy, and I have time and space, I will write about it in this section. This is especially true if the show I see helps me make a point about cabaret. And once or twice I held off writing about a show because John Hoglund had mentioned he would be seeing the show and writing about it in his AFTER DARK section of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


Here are the shows I plan to see this coming week - and may or may not write about them - we shall see if "the spirit moves me." I am looking forward to each one of them.

Tonight at 7:00 pm I will be where I have been for the past two Mondays at 7:00 pm - Tanya Moberly's show at DON'T TELL MAMA. Tanya has been doing a different show each Monday in October and tonight's show is called "Beck and more" only because the actual list of songwriters represented in this show is too long to list in a title. This young lady has a way with songs - she sings them her way. Not much in the way of "patter." Like I said she songs them her way. Incredibly.

Then at 9:30 pm I will be downtown at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM for Miles Phillips' new "Quiet Stars" show at 9:30 pm. I have been hearing a lot of buzz about this show, and look forward to catching it.

Wednesday night I plan to be at THE DUPLEX at 7:00 pm for "Not So Trivial Pursuits" with Randa Karambelas. This is one of those "kismet" choices - I have never seen this young lady perform, but she sat next to me several months ago at someone else's show, and a few weeks ago I was startled to meet her again, this time as she was serving my drink in the cabaret room at THE DUPLEX and she personally invited me to see her show.

Then I go a few blocks east and north to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM for a bit of jazz with Mary Foster Conklin and George Evans at 9:30 pm. This should be a great show - both are experienced and highly rated entertainers.

Thursday night will start out, as usual, with Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX at 6:00 pm at DON'T TEL MAMA (guest TBA), and then a 4-block walk downtown to catch (once more) Evy Scheff's "Not for the Money" show at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN at 7:00 pm (arriving a few minutes late). I saw the show last summer, and it was awesome. For Evy, performing has been a journey with its share of "ups and downs" or, as she says "bumpy, glorious and intoxicating ride." I have waited over a year for its return.

And if that isn't enough, Molly Pope is back on FrIday night at 9:15 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA. Here's what I wrote the last time around: "Attention MAC voters, BISTRO AWARD presenters, NIGHTLIFE AWARD judges and just about anyone who enjoys cabaret and enjoys the thrill of catching an exciting new talent on the cabaret scene. Her name is Molly Pope... It has been a long time since such an extraordinary and dynamic new talent rocked a NYC cabaret stage!"

"Gashole" is back under the assumed name of "Hole-O-Matic" and it's downtown at THE DUPLEX on Saturdays at 7:30 pm. Whatever they call their show, Karen Mack and Michael Holland never fail to present an hour of medleys and madness. I had a conflict last week when they opened this run but I will do everything possible to be there this Saturday. A more talented, entertaining and creative (often on the fly) duo cannot be found in cabaret - in any town.

And then I'm back at DON'T TELL MAMA for Tommy Femia's "Judy Garland, LIVE!" show at 11:00 pm. It's a "one night only" event, and if you have not yet seen this impressionist genius at work (or for that matter, if you have seen him) I urge to get to this show. Simply an amazing transformation.

There are a lot of other great shows going on this week in this town, but these are my choices - many of them "one-nighters." In this age of podcasts, cable TV and DVDs, you owe it to yourself to take at least one night out a week and experience a live entertainment event, and dollar for dollar, you can't beat a cabaret show! There are about 50 cabaret events listed in this issue alone - from all over.


Don't wait until it is too late to advertise your cabaret event. Twice this past week I received anxious e-mails from folks who discovered only a few reservations on the book for a fast approaching show date, who wanted to immediately run a banner or a side-bar ad on the website - which includes a mention in every issue of the newsletter. First off, there is a 2-week minimum, and it takes a few days to create a banner. Secondly, the number of banners and side-bars is limited.

Here are a few rules to guide you. If you are doing a show in NYC, and you live out of town and don't have a large following here, a banner is highly advised, and 3 weeks is better than two. We can get a banner up and running for you in about 24 hours, but it is much better if you plan ahead. Remember, if you build a good show, they won't come if they don't hear about it. A banner on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website is displayed about 6000 times a day. And the more dates your show is performed, the longer you should run your ad. With larger and larger rooms becoming available, you have more and more seats to fill - especially if you want to be invited back to the larger room to perform at a later date. A 3-week, regular size banner still costs just $110 - before discounts and/or rebates. Just click on the button marked BANNER INFO at the top of every page on the website for all the sizes, shapes and prices.


In the listings below are a number of events sponsored by cabaret performer organizations around the country. BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists - http://www.bostoncabaret.com/ ) has their open house tonight - details below. A new "net" publication was just posted on the Boston Cabaret website - you can read it at http://www.bostoncabaret.com/media/BACANews2007Q4a.pdf- and find out about all the events this organization supports in the greater Boston area. By the way A similar pdf publication can be found on the CABARET WEST website at http://www.cabaretwest.org/appearing.html .

Chicago cabaret lovers have two CCP sponsored events next month - a "Business of Cabaret" event on the 3rd and a "Newcomers Showcase" on the 5th. Check it all out at http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ . Pittsburgh Cabaret has a local performer showcase tonight. Details on both events below.


For those in the Chicago area, there is a NEW way that you can support Carla Gordon's HEARTLAND CABARET cabaret review pages with a special SUPER-SIDE-BAR ad - the best bargain of all our ad offerings. Just two slots are available - exclusively - on these pages in the right column. The ads only appear in this section, plus on all the MIDWEST news pages and also on the home (opening) page of the website and cost just $35 per week, 2-week minimum. After 2 weeks, cost drops to $25 per week. (This is before any MEMBER discounts ). Here the secret - a regular home page side-bar ad (1/2 the SUPER size - limited to 5 per week) appearing on only the home page cost $25 per week with no discounts allowed. All proceeds from these special HEARTLAND CABARET ads will be used to support Carla as she covers the Chicago area for CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. Write for details.


The "Coursey Effect" continues, although at a slightly slower pace this week. We are a little closer to our 400 by October 31st goal, but still have about a dozen members to go. Frankly, I am puzzled why a number of members from last year have not rejoined for this year. If everyone who has still not rejoined would get their membership this week, we would be at nearly 500 members! Actually, if just one out of five folks receiving these newsletters would join (a basic SILVER membership is still just $20), we would be at 500 as well. It is so simple to join - just click on the button marked JOUN HERE at the top of any page on the website and go from there. You can join instantly by credit card or by check. Please remember, all checks should be made out simply to STU HAMSTRA and mailed to 676A Ninth Avenue #120, New York, NY 10036.


I have a lot more to write but it is 12 noon and I really want to get outdoors into the mild weather and "soak up some rays" so I will sign off for today - more 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 - MAJOR EVENTS IN THE WEEKS TO COME

BACA HOLDS OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT
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.


LOCAL SHOWCASE BY CABARET PITTSBURGH TONIGHT
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


CCP TO HOLD "BUSINESS OF CABARET" CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 3rd
The CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) Education Committee (Laura Freeman and Tracy Adams, Co-Governors) has announced the first ever Business of Cabaret Conference to be held on Saturday, November 3rd from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm at MAXIM'S at The Nancy Goldberg International Center (24 East Goethe Street, Chicago, IL - Tickets: 312-742-1748 - http://www.maximschicago.org/ ). This conference is free to CCP members! SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsCHIMW071104Conf.shtml


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


NEWCOMERS' SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY CCP NOVEMBER 5th
CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) will present a Newcomers Showcase on Monday, November 5th at 7:00 pm at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ). The show will feature the talents of Margaret Imrie, Ray Kasman, Patti Kinsella, Judy Loyd and Mary Rademacker. This is a great opportunity to see performers who are new to Chicago Cabaret Professionals. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


MAKING MUSIC OUR PROFESSION CONFERENCE IN DC NOVEMBER 10th
DCCN (DC Cabaret Network - http://www.dccabaretnetwork.org/ ) joins SAW (Songwriters' Association of Washington - http://www.saw.org/ ) to bring the music industry, senior officials from all 3 performing rights organizations (ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC), to DC to feature "Making Music Our Profession - Can We Quit Our Day Jobs?" on Saturday, November 10th, at the DC BAR ASSOCIATION (1250 H Street NW, Washington, DC), from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsPADC071110Conf.shtml


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK FOR THIS COMING WEEK

TONIGHT - MONDAY OCTOBER 22nd

ELAINE JOYCE AT THE PLUSH ROOM IN SECOND TIME AROUND TONIGHT
Elaine Joyce is heading to San Francisco to appear at the THE EMPIRE PLUSH ROOM at the York Hotel (940 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-885-2800 - http://www.empireplushroom.com/ ) in SECOND TIME AROUND, a one-woman play with music written by Elaine Joyce and Neil Simon. SECOND TIME AROUND recently played two highly successful sold-out engagements at DON'T TELL MAMA in New York, and now the show is set to make its West Coast premiere at the Plush Room Monday through Wednesday, October 22nd through 24th at 8:00 pm. The Musical Director for SECOND TIME AROUND is Emily Olin with Yanko Valdes on bass. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsSF071024Joyce.shtml


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 22nd, Bob's guests are Lorraine Barrett, Janice Mazza, Fay Virden, Marlena Charles, Dennis Macarone, Gene Cavanaugh, Michael Traupman and Chuck Cook. Only $10 cover/$10 minimum.


TANYA MOBERLY IS BACK TONIGHT WITH 3rd OF 4 DIFFERENT SHOWS
Tanya Moberly is back with third 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 22nd, Tanya Sings Tanya Sings Beck, Etc. 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: Jenna Esposito, Miles Phillips, Annie Ross, Mary Foster Conklin & George Evans, Tammy Grimes, Barbara Brussell, Adi Braun, Jeanne MacDonald, Cynthia Crane, Sarah Rice & Rob Gardner and more. See http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ for complete schedule of events. *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


JENNA ESPOSITO CD RELEASE SHOW TONIGHT FOR "13 MEN ... AND ME!" *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
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 22nd at 7:00 pm and Sunday October 28th at 7:00 pm. Music director/guitarist Fortune Esposito leads the all-star ensemble of Richard Schacher on piano, Wayne Batchelor on bass, Brian Broelmann on tenor sax and Brian DeWitt on drums. There is a $20 cover, 2-beverage minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


MILES PHILLIPS PREMIERES NEW SHOW TONIGHT AT METROPOLITAN ROOM *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
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 remaining performances scheduled for Mondays, 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. 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 ***


NEXT DCCN OPEN MIC NIGHT TONIGHT
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 TONIGHT
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 TONIGHT AT THE BEECHMAN
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 TONIGHT
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


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
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 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 Tuesday, October 23rd at 9:30 pm, Wednesday, 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

ANY WEDNESDAY CD SHOW GUEST IS CYNTHIA CRANE
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 24th Cynthia Crane. Future performers include: 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 GUESTS, COMEDY & OPEN MIC
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 24th, Scott will present a guest TBA. The guest performances are followed by open mic & jazz jam. There is just a $5 cover and a 1-drink minimum.


AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC FEATURES HEATHER HOLLAND AS GUEST
Every other Wednesday night Leslie Holmes and Michael Larson hold their amazing Open Mic night at the AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (55 Nicholas Road, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787 - http://www.amazingthings.org/ ), and each show features a special guest. This Wednesday, October 24th the featured guest is Heather Holland. The show starts at 7:30 pm, and there is an $8 cover charge (discount for BACA members).


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 25th

THREE CAT THURSDAYS FEATURES SONGWRITER NIGHT
SONGWRITER NIGHT takes place the 4th Thursday each month as part of THREE CAT THURSDAYS hosted by Rob Dorn and Jason Paul Smith. On Thursday, October 25th at 8:00 pm at GORILLA TANGO THEATER (1919 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-598-4549 - http://www.gorillatango.com/ ) Laura Freeman performs all new material. Sound and lighting is by Darin Scott. These weekly cabaret events are presented by Three Cat Media. Call for cover/minimum information.


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. 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 ***


JAZZ ON THE SQUARE EVERY THURSDAY IN WOODSTOCK IL
"Jazz on the Square," live jazz jam sessions featuring Chicago vocalist Judith Honesty and local musicians, John Weber, Jim Hecht and Dave Childress takes place every Thursday from 7:00 to 11:00 pm at PIRRO'S RESTAURANTE (228 Main Street, Woodstock, IL - 815-337-9100 - http://www.pirrosrestaurante.com/ ). During October a portion of the tips collected at every jam session will go to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois (http://www.hospiceanswers.org/ ).


FRIDAY - OCTOBER 26th

MOLLY POPE BRINGS BACK MADCAP CABARET SHOW
Molly Pope, notorious Diva-in-Waiting, will wait no more as she takes the stage once again at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) on Fridays October 26th & November 2nd at 9:15 pm to stake her claim as a classic throwback star somehow caught in this day and age. "The Diva-lution of Molly Pope" is an evening in the life of a hybrid gay-man-black-woman-eighty-year-old-grande-dame, born both too soon and too late for her prime. Under the direction of Matt Sigl and accompanied by Ray Fellman, she hilariously proves her status as a quintessential diva. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071104Pope.shtml


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 ***


SATURDAY - OCTOBER 27th

BILL COOPER PREMIERES SHOW LOCALLY BEFORE MAKING NEW YORK DEBUT
Bill Cooper, a Bay Area cabaret favorite and co-host of one of San Francisco's most popular open mics, will premiere his latest cabaret act at THE OCTAVIA LOUNGE (1772 Market Street, SF - 415-863-3516 - http://www.octavialounge.com/ ), on Saturday, October 27th, before heading east to make his New York debut at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM on November 6th. He is accompanied by fellow cabaret artist Barry Lloyd at the piano. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsSF071027Cooper.shtml


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. 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 *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


GEORGE ALINE GETS A KICK IN THE HEAD WITH DEAN MARTIN TRIBUTE
Crooner George Aline beings his show "Ain't That a Kink in the Head" to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule ) for one night only on Saturday, October 27th at 6:00 pm. The show is a tribute to Dean Martin, the man and his music. Musical director is Jerry Scott. Lina Koutrakos directs. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. George's new CD will be available for purchase after the show. *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


MAGGIE GRAHAM'S "CAROL CHANNELING" HELD OVER THROUGH DECEMBER 29th *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $10 OFF TICKET PRICE ***
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. CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MEMBERS: Call 212-868-4444 and mention code CHL15 or purchase online at http://www.SmartTix.com and enter code CHL15 for $10 off ticket price (valid through December 8th). SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071031Carol.shtml *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


SUNDAY - OCTOBER 28th

NANCY ANDERSON OFFERS "TEN CENTS A DANCE" AT BIRDLAND
On Sunday, October 28th at 7:00 pm, Broadway's Nancy Anderson returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - http://www.birdlandjazz.com/ ) to celebrate her recent recording, "Ten Cents a Dance," which features standards and lost treasures from the 1920s and 30s. The series of Sunday and Monday night concerts presented by Jim Caruso's Cast Party and TheaterMania.com, features top Broadway stars and theater songwriters. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071028Anderson.shtml


CYNTHIA CRANE MAKES METROPOLITAN ROOM DEBUT WITH NEW SHOW *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
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/ ). Final performances is scheduled for Sunday October 28th 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. 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 ***


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 Sunday October 28th at M BAR (1253 North Vine Street, Hollywood, CA - 323-856-0036 - http://www.mbarhollywood.com/ ). To order tickets and for directions and information go to http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/20198. 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 ***


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 ***


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK FOR NEXT WEEK

MONDAY - OCTOBER 29th

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


TUESDAY - OCTOBER 30th

"POLITICAL IDOL" OPENS ON ELECTION DAY PREVIEWS OCTOBER 30th
"Political Idol" a new musical revue spoofing the upcoming presidential elections opens on Tuesday November 6th (Election Day) at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - TKTS: 212-352-3101 - http://www.Triadnyc.com/ ) for an eight week run Tuesdays at 9:00 pm through December 18th. Produced by the FREEDOM TOAST company, preview performances begin Tuesday, October 30th at 9:00 pm. Political Idol is based on the parodies of Marc Emory, muse and founder of The Freedom Toast. Robert Yarnall is co-author of the book and lyrics. Chris Haberl will serve as musical director and Kat Martin will design the costumes. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071218Idol.shtml


WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 31st

LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE HOLDS FIRST EVER MASQUERADE BALL
THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule ) is pleased to announce their first ever Masquerade Ball, a special Halloween edition of The After Party on Wednesday October 31st at 9:30 pm. In celebration of Halloween, attendees are invited to dress to the hilt or dress as yourself for an evening of fun and frivolity. Hosted by The After Party's Brandon Cutrell with Ray Fellman at the piano, you might even win something for best costume. Come and sing something scary (or something from a "scary" musical), as the mic is always open, or sit back and haunt the folks at your table. The scary shots flow freely. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071031Ball.shtml


THURSDAY - NOVEMBER 1st

CRAIG POMRANZ IN 2-WEEK RUN AT THE GARDENIA
THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444 - http://www.cabaretwest.org/gardenia.htm ) will present critically acclaimed cabaret vocalist Craig Pomranz, accompanied by Steve Bocchino, music director and pianist, in "My Heart Don't Skip A Beat," a 60-minute cabaret show featuring songs of love. The show will be presented on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, November 1st, 2nd & 3rd and Friday & Saturday, November 9th and 10th.All shows will begin at 9:00 pm. Pomranz's show will include popular songs from his first CD, "My Heart Don't Skip A Beat" plus other favorites. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum (no drink minimum for dinner patrons). *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 2nd

PATRICIA FITZPATRICK IS "SINGLE, AGAIN" *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Patricia Fitzpatrick's "Single, Again ... and this time it's not my fault" makes its' debut at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) on Friday, November 2nd at 7:00 pm and Saturday November 3rd at 3:30 pm. The show is a comic, yet tender peak into the life of a widow of a "certain age", looking for love one more time. Internet dating, stalking potential mates in the super market and blind dates have their consequences. Fitzpatrick takes the audience on a journey filled with humor and self reflection. From "You Need An Older Woman" to "I Just Move On", musical director Patton crafts a mini-musical,'slice of life' love story. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071106Single.shtml


SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 3rd

CHICAGO'S ELIZABETH DOYLE SALUTES CINEMA BLONDES *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $3 OFF THE COVER ***
2007 Chicago After Dark Award recipient Elizabeth Doyle brings "Hollywood Blondes" to New York's THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Saturday, November 3rd at 2:30 PM and Tuesday, November 6th at 7:00 pm. The show is a tribute to the beautiful blonds of cinema, from Mae West to Madonna, from Doris Day to Dolly Parton. Ms. Doyle will be joined by musical director Jeffrey Roscoe. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-beverage minimum. $12 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. *** SIDE-BAR ADVERTISER ***


LANDMARK'S GALA FEATURES ERRICO AND D'ARCY JAMES
JEANNE RIMSKY THEATER AT LANDMARK (212 Main Street, Port Washington, NY - 516-767-6444 - http://www.landmarkonmainstreet.org/ ) is delighted to announce that it's 2007 Gala will be a magnificent concert event starring Melissa Errico and Brian d'Arcy James on Saturday, November 3rd. The Gala is the major fundraising event for Landmark on Main Street. Funds raised go to maintaining its vibrant community center and to presenting first-rate programs, such as this season's concerts with The Bacon Brothers, Lesley Gore, Stephen Schwartz and Joan Osborne. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYSNJ071103Landmark.shtml


"THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ROCK" DEBUTS AT THE DUPLEX *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** NO COVER ***
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 Saturday at 5:00 pm on 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 ***


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 ***


CCP TO HOLD "BUSINESS OF CABARET" CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 3rd
The CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) Education Committee (Laura Freeman and Tracy Adams, Co-Governors) has announced the first ever Business of Cabaret Conference to be held on Saturday, November 3rd from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm at MAXIM'S at The Nancy Goldberg International Center (24 East Goethe Street, Chicago, IL - Tickets: 312-742-1748 - http://www.maximschicago.org/ ). This conference is free to CCP members! SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsCHIMW071104Conf.shtml


SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 4th

THAT CERTAIN SMILE: THE MUSIC OF SAMMY FAIN EXTENDED *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $6 OFF THE COVER ***
The venerable composer, Sammy Fain, is the "man of the hour" in Wenhelm Productions' latest entry in their ongoing American Composer Series in the show THAT CERTAIN SMILE: THE MUSIC OF SAMMY FAIN. Laura Leigh Davidson made her solo cabaret debut in the 22 song tribute which opened at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) on Friday, October 5th. After the 5 performances in the initial run it has been extended for 3 more performances: Sunday, November 4th at 2:30 pm, Tuesday, November 6th at 9:00 pm.and Sunday, November 11th at 5:00 pm.There is a $12.00 cover charge and two drink minimum. $6 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071111Fain.shtml


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - FUTURE EVENTS

MONDAY - NOVEMBER 5th

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


NEWCOMERS' SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY CCP NOVEMBER 5th
CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) will present a Newcomers Showcase on Monday, November 5th at 7:00 pm at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ). The show will feature the talents of Margaret Imrie, Ray Kasman, Patti Kinsella, Judy Loyd and Mary Rademacker. This is a great opportunity to see performers who are new to Chicago Cabaret Professionals. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 6th

LYNNE HALLIDAY AT THE BEECHMAN IN NOVEMBER
Lynne Halliday's new show, "Torched" 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 Tuesdays November 6th at 7:00 pm and 13th at 9:30 pm and Wednesday November 14th at 8:30 pm. The show takes the idea of the torch song and stretches it like taffy, from its heartbreaking, painful side to its comic and ridiculous other cheek. Directed by Michael Schiralli and accompanied by David Brunetti. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071114Halliday.shtml *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 10th

JIM SPEAKE RETURNS WITH ACCLAIMED BRASS BAND SHOW *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Jim Speake returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) for one show only on Saturday November 10th at 2:30 pm with his acclaimed show "I'm A Brass Band." The show features the music of Cy Coleman, the Tony, Emmy and Grammy award winning composer of Broadway musicals: Sweet Charity, The Will Rogers Follies, City Of Angels, The Life, Barnun, Little Me, Seesaw, On The Twentieth Century, Wildcat and others. Musical direction is by Steven Ray Watkins, with Matt Wigton on bass and Fred Kennedy on drums. The show is directed by Lennie Watts.There is a $15 cover charge, 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC071110Speake.shtml *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


MAKING MUSIC OUR PROFESSION CONFERENCE IN DC NOVEMBER 10th
DCCN (DC Cabaret Network - http://www.dccabaretnetwork.org/ ) joins SAW (Songwriters' Association of Washington - http://www.saw.org/ ) to bring the music industry, senior officials from all 3 performing rights organizations (ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC), to DC to feature "Making Music Our Profession - Can We Quit Our Day Jobs?" on Saturday, November 10th, at the DC BAR ASSOCIATION (1250 H Street NW, Washington, DC), from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsPADC071110Conf.shtml


WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 14th

MICHIGAN RESIDENT TO MAKE CABARET DEBUT AT METROPOLITAN ROOM *** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Francesca Amari, a popular West Michigan cabaret vocalist from Grand Rapids, Michigan, will be making her solo cabaret debut with two shows at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) in November. Shows are scheduled for Wednesday November 14th at 10:00 pm and Saturday November 24th at 5:00 pm. Her new show, "Secretly Square" pays homage to guilty pleasure songs from such legendary performers as Johnny Mathis, The Carpenters, Captain & Tennille, Neil Sedaka and more. The show is directed by Barry Kleinbort with musical direction by Christopher Denny. 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/NewsNYC071124Amari.shtml *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


FUTURE EVENTS NOVEMBER AND BEYOND

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 (after July 16th) 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

 


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