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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #040503 - Monday, May 10, 2004
Since 1990 Your First, Best, and Only Complete Source of Cabaret News

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

This is a MONDAY Issue of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE which includes cabaret listings for around the world, and also includes information on all the banner ads running on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website. The MID-WEEK issue, normally sent on Thursdays, will include more news, breaking stories and notes, plus listings of shows offering discounts to members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

No time for much chat today (birds are OK) - the issue is running long. Next issue is already in the works including stuff I didn't have room for. Also, ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK (I promise!) - now that all the MAC ballots have been sent in, I will be listing my own personal TOP SHOWS OF 2003 - and sending it out first as a special report to all members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

Once again we have a huge amount of news and listings to cover in this issue. In fact, so much stuff I had to condense some of the listings and even delete a few items to fit everything in under my word limit. Items detailed on the BREAKING NEWS PAGE on the website are marked ***


Since we started the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE membership program, a number of faithful members who joined that first year have renewed their memberships each year and to honor and thank them, we have added an additional section to our membership pages. Its our CHARTER MEMBER page - listing folks as they join for the new membership year, who have been members since July 2001. Once again, thank you for your continued support.

As of 9:00 am today, nine charter members are listed - of the 30 memberships received since May 1st. You can access the lists of all our members via the MEMBER LINKS section. The listings for 2003-2004 will be deleted after the new 2004-2005 membership year begins on July 6, 2004.



Well, we made our 450-member goal for 2003-2004. We actually hit the 451 mark. As of May 5th, all new memberships will be for the 2004-2005 membership year. That means if you join now, your membership will be valid for nearly 14 months, through July 5th, 2005. SILVER memberships are $20, and GOLD supporting memberships are available for $75. For information on becoming a contributing member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, check at or else just send me a note at with the single word "membership" in the subject line, and I'll send all the details. You can even make your donation by credit card, using PayPal. If you make your donation by check, please make the check payable simply to Stu Hamstra and send to 676A Ninth Avenue #120, New York, NY 10036.

As usual, all GOLD ($75) and above memberships will receive a cabaret CD - and if you have a half-dozen or so CDs that you would like to donate to CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, I will be more than happy to feature your CD on the special Free CD page - see . They must be in original cellophane wrap (no used CDs please). Just send them to me at CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, 676 Ninth Avenue #120, New York, NY 10036. This is the address of a MAILBOXES, ETC. store, so if you are in that neighborhood (between 46th & 47th Streets) you can drop them off during store hours. Thanks.

Thank you goes out to Michael Vaccaro and Shawn Ryan for their gift of CDs for this purpose.


*** NOTE: More information can be found on the BREAKING NEWS page of the website.


There will be a memorial celebration for pianist/conductor, Rod Derefinko, on Sunday May 30th at 3:00 pm at the JOHN STREET CHURCH (44 John Street - between Nassau and Williams Streets, NYC - 212-269-0014). For further information call the church.


Phyllis Pastore's "Tribute - Songs I've Stolen from My Friends" show, scheduled for Thursday, May 13th at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - ) has been cancelled, since the club has been chosen by the TV show "Queer Eye ..." for the filming of a segment on that night. However, Phyllis has been chosen to sing in the piano bar as part of the filming, and may appear in the show when it airs. The performance she has scheduled for Thursday night, May 20th, will be presented as scheduled.


Broadway and cabaret stars will be "Celebrating the Music of Charles Strouse" on Monday, May 10th at 8:00 pm at MERKIN CONCERT HALL (129 West 67th Street, NYC - 212-501-3330 - ). Directed by John Znidarsic, the all-star concert will include Tom Andersen, Ann Crumb, Jerry Dixon, Laura Marie Duncan, Penny Fuller, Anita Gillette, Maree Johnson, Eddie Korbich, Jeff Loeffelholz, Nora Mae Lyng, Ann Morrison, Anne Torcellini and Rachel York. The Broadway Kids will also be featured. The tribute to the Tony-winning composer will feature his songs from "All American," "Annie," "Applause," "Bye Bye Birdie," "Golden Boy," "Rags" and many more. Richard Danley is the musical director. For more information, see . Tickets are $25.


Bob Egan's next SHOWCASE NIGHT at THE CABARET at Odette's (South River Road, New Hope, PA - 215-862-3000 - will be tonight, Monday, May 10th at 7:30 pm, featuring Laura Hull, Claudia Perry, Daryl Johnson, and more performers to be announced. Call for cover charge and minimum information.


Tonight, Monday, May 10th at 9:00 pm, NYC'S favorite weekly showbiz bash returns! The new headquarters for Jim Caruso's CAST PARTY will be Steven Minichiello's PINK ROOM AT CLUB BLACK (605 West 55 Street (between 11th & 12th), NYC - 212-582-8282). THE PINK ROOM is the VIP lounge for CLUB BLACK, and has been the scene for private parties given by Beyonce, Prince and Armani and others. Opening night will be a swell soiree - with free pink champagne for everyone during the first two hours! Please notice that the Party will start at 9:00 pm. Joining Caruso will be Billy Stritch at the piano and Steve Doyle on bass. No cover! No minimum!


Patti LuPone, the popular Tony Award-winning Broadway singer, television and film star, will make her San Francisco cabaret debut in a new solo show, "The Lady With the Torch," at THE PLUSH ROOM at the York Hotel (940 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-885-2800 - ) in an exclusive Bay Area engagement beginning May 11th through May 30th. Conceived and directed by Scott Wittman, with musical direction and arrangements by Dick Gallagher, Ms. LuPone will perform a program of beloved torch songs from the Great American Songbook and Broadway stage. Ms. LuPone¹s appearance will officially re-open The Plush Room following a two-month renovation and building project at the York Hotel, and will also inaugurate a new subscription series of acclaimed cabaret singers including Andrea Marcovicci, Heather Mac Rae, Debbie DeCoudreaux and others. Tickets are $55.00 (Special Benefit Show for THE CENTER in May 19th: $100)


Broadway veteran PJ Nelson will perform her show WORLD TAKE ME BACK at the Bookhouse at the EASTERN MONROE PUBLIC LIBRARY (1002 North Ninth Street, Stroudsburg, PA - call 570-421-0800 ext. 28) on Friday, May 21st at 7:30 pm. This is an expanded version of the show that was performed at St. Clement¹s Cabaret Space last summer and will include a bit of Annie Oakley & Mama Rose. The doors open at 7:00 pm and seating is first come, first seated. The Bookhouse started as a series of poetry readings in 1998, it soon expanded to include a monthly presentation of performing art, including not only poetry but music and drama as well. The show is free to the public, and donations are gratefully appreciated. Coffee and baked goods are also available for a small fee.

The CD of PJ¹s show will be available for purchase at the performance for $10 and benefits ST. CLEMENTS THEATER (423 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-246-7277 Ext. 29).


Non-professional singers have a chance to vie for a $750 first prize, or $350 & $150 second & third prizes on Sunday nights at ENCORE LOUNGE at The Windham Tremont House (275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA - 617-426-1400) when Carol O'Shaughnessy and Steve Heck continue their SILVER NOTE contest. All you have to do in come on in on one of the next three Sunday nights (May 16th, 23rd or 30th) and sing your little heart out! The person with the loudest applause wins! Just like the old days! On the final evening each weekly winner will perform for the grand prize(s) and be judged by an impartial group of judges.


The splendidly savage and delightfully bitter British musical comedy trio FASCINATING AIDA will make its New York theatrical debut with a new show, Absolutely Fascinating. Hot off the heels of their 2004 Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment, they will perform an exclusive four week engagement at the 59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - TicketCentral: 212-279-4200 - ) from Tuesday, May 18th to Sunday, June 13th. As part of the Brits Off Broadway Festival of New British Theatre, founding members and seasoned veterans Adele Anderson and Dillie Keane will be joined by dazzling new diva Liza Pulman. Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 8:00 pm; Saturday at 7:00 and 10:00 pm; and Sunday 3:00 and 7:00 pm. Tickets are $50.


On Thursday, May 20th Jack Kleinsinger's "Highlights in Jazz" series will pay tribute to MAC Award winner Barbara Carroll in a "Salute to Barbara Carroll." The event will take place at the TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (199 Chambers Street, NYC - 323-220-1460) at 8:00 pm. The all star lineup of guest will include Jackie Cain, Bill Charlap, Jay Leonhart, Houston Person, Daryl Sherman, Grady Tate, Kenny Washington and Peter Washington. Tickets are $27.50 and $25.00 for students.




The next performance of the NOONTIME JAZZ SERIES at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - LIVING ROOM (Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, NYC) will be this Wednesday, May 12th featuring Linda Ciofalo, vocals; Tedd Firth, piano. Performance is at 1:00 pm - $5 cover. These are 1-hour shows, and tables are available if you want to bring your lunch. No reservations necessary.


Suzy Petri hosts and directs Night Owls at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - ) on Fridays at 10:30 pm. With musical direction by Dan Stetzel, each show features a theme, and members of CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - ). On this Friday, May 14th, "You Make Me Feel So Young!" featuring Claudia Hommel as Host, Ray Kasman, Carol Marchetti, Carol Weston, Carol Holmes, and Bob Moreen at the piano. There is a $10.00 cover, plus a 2-drink minimum. Half price for CCP members and members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


On Monday, June 14th at 8:00 pm, THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-840-2824 - presents the final installment of this season's popular Broadway by the Year series. This time around writer/host Scott Siegel takes a look at the hits and undiscovered gems of 1963, including Oliver!, She Loves Me, Here's Love, 110 in the Shade, The Girl Who Came to Supper and much more. Tickets $45 & $37.50 through TicketMaster, 212-307-4100 or the Town Hall Box Office.


Many former MAC Award winners have been announced as performers in this year's MAC AWARDS show, to take place at THE PETER NORTON SYMPHONY SPACE (Broadway at 95th Street - 212-864-5400) on Monday, May 17th starting at 7:30 pm: Lisa Asher, Helen Baldassare, Judy Barnett, Bobby Belfry, Mario Cantone, Julie Gold, Lina Koutrakos, Audrey Lavine, Jim Luzar, Karen Mack, Eric Pickering, Julie Reyburn, John Wallowitch, Lennie Watts and Kristine Zbornik. Others will also appear. The AWARDS SHOW will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs - ). Also on the program, Peter Howard will receive the Board of Directors Award, and Special Guests, The Manhattan Transfer, will receive the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented by Ahmet Ertegun. TICKETS: $60, $75, $125 & $250.

There will be a Post Show Party at CARMINE'S (2450 Broadway, NYC - 212-362-2200 -, with a separate cost of $35, which includes appetizers, a buffet dinner, dessert, coffee, tea & soda. The $250 ticket includes the post-show party.


Now in its fifth year, Provincetown CabaretFest! is bringing over a dozen artists in a variety of performances from Thursday through Sunday, May 20th through May 23rd. Headlining CabaretFest will be actress and television personality Brett Somers. Additional weekend highlights include performances by THE OOPS GUYS,Rick Delancy, The Fabulous Baker Sisters, Michelle Currie, Pamela Enders, Manny Lim, Dorothy Miller, John O'Neil, Carol O'Shaughnessy, and Jan Peters. In addition CabaretFest! offers socials, workshops and master classes. CabaretFest! is sponsored in part by the Provincetown Tourism Fund. For information and a schedule of events, see


In conjunction with the production of "Strictly Dishonourable" by Chicago born playwright and film director Preston Sturges, AMERICAN THEATER COMPANY (1909 West Byron, Chicago, IL - 773-929-1031 - ) presents "Hoagy, Mel and Cole: CabarATC Celebrates Midwest Composers of The Great American Songbook," on Wednesday, May 12th at 7:30 pm. The music of Hoagy Carmichael, Mel Torme and Cole Porter. This fabulous music will be performed by members of ATC and CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - ). Performers include Bob Moreen, Musical Director, with Suzanne Petri, Dawn Bach, Anthony Roberts and Vocal Chaos, Elizabeth Doyle, Daryl Nitz, Anthony Wills, Jr. and his quartet: Matt Nelson, keyboards, Matt Nischan, drums, Jake Sampsom, bass. Also Kat Taylor, KT McCammond, John Eskola, John Mohrlein and Marty Higginbotham. Tickets are $20.


"Get Your Act Together!" directed by Celia Slattery, featuring students from New School of Music with Celia Slattery and Ida Zecco will be presented on Wednesday, May 19th at 8:00 pm at the NEW SCHOOL OF MUSIC (25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-492-8105). The show will feature four terrific new cabaret artists who are developing and preparing to launch their own shows in the near future: Wayne Fritsche, Greg Curtis, Miss Mary Mac, and Alexia Motley. Tickets are $10.


Broadway creative duo Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire will make their first Australian appearances at the 2004 ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL. Also jetting into Adelaide from New York will be the "Crown Prince of New York Cabaret," Steve Ross. The Festival will be held in the Adelaide Festival Centre from 11th to 26th June, 2004, and is by far the biggest cabaret event of its kind in the world. At the recent Festival launch, Adelaide Cabaret Festival Director, Julia Holt, announced that this year no fewer than 380 performers from New York, London, Paris, Belgium, Cuba and across Australia will feature in 175 performances. Full details for the 2004 Adelaide Cabaret Festival are available on their website .


The multi-talented John O'Neil offers an afternoon cabaret seminar "Your Cabaret Act" on Saturday, June 4th from 12 noon to 4:00 pm at CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION (56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-547-6789 - Ext. 1 - ) for anyone who has been thinking of creating their own show. A cabaret artist, vocal coach, and producer, Mr. O'Neil will explain everything you ever wanted to know about producing your own show. Seminar topics will include finding material, selecting an accompanist, creating musical arrangements, working with a director, and building your audience. Cost is $60 ($50 for BACA members)



John De Marco will sing the songs of Mel Torme at a special benefit for the AIDS BENEFIT COMMITTEE OF NEW JERSEY on Saturday, May 15th at 7:30 pm at the Chase Room at the NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (One Center Street, Newark, NJ - 888-466-5722 - Musical direction is by Barry Levitt, featuring the Barry Levitt Quintet and special guests Richard Skipper as Carol Channing, and Angela LaGreca. Tickets are $75 ($150 ringside seats available).


To celebrate his 40th birthday, Thomas Honeck (normally at the light and sound board at the club) presents "GOING ON FAITH ...," an evening of story, song and 2-drink minimums, at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - ) on Sunday, May 23rd and Monday, June 7th, both shows at 7:00 pm. Musical director is Steven Ray Watkins. Attendees are asked, in lieu of a cover charge, to bring a check for $12 (or more) made out either to NMSS - National Multiple Sclerosis Society or THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION. Cash will be accepted, but you will not be able to claim your donation for tax purposes. There is a 2-drink minimum, cash only.


Chris Barrett will be appearing in concert at the GUILD HALL of the JOHN DREW THEATER (East Hampton, NY - 631-324-4050 - ) on Friday, June 11th at 8:00 pm to raise money for ALTERNATIVES COUNSELING CENTERS. A.C.C. is a nonprofit agency founded in 1969 that provides drug and alcohol abuse counseling to individuals and families on eastern Long Island. He will have the celebrated Eileen Fulton as his guest performer. Tickets: $40.00 (charitable contribution). To order tickets you must call ACC at 631-283-4440.




Last week we hit our limit for 20 banners on the website, and this week we are running the full 20 as well. But there are plenty of slots available for the next few weeks or so. But please try to place your banner order in advance - don't wait until the last minute - we might be "sold out" on spaces. If you want to promote your shows, CDs, and websites don't be left out. Banner slots are assigned on a first ordered and paid basis. For information on banner ads, check out the banner information page on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website (, or simply send me a note at with the single word "Banner" in the subject line and I'll send all the details.


I get plenty of show listings sent me - far more than I can possibly use - it is really difficult trying to choose which ones to run, which ones to set aside. Sometimes the item itself makes this choice - incomplete information or just a scan of a flier, neither of which is useful to me. I would love to have more items from outside NYC, especially NEWS items - new venues opening, benefits, CD Releases, celebrations, new pianos, etc. Add a website link if available. I have news ready to print about two new cabaret venues - already in operation - but one contains no reservation phone number or cover information, and the other did not include the exact street address.


==== REMEMBER: Each weekly issue of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE newsletter includes listings for all the banner advertisers on the website - and these items will be repeated as long as the banner is running. In many cases there are more detailed articles on these items in the BREAKING NEWS section of the website. Shows currently running banners are now included in the regular city-by-city listings, while other cabaret events are listed here.


Now in its fifth year, Provincetown CabaretFest! is bringing over a dozen artists in a variety of performances from Thursday through Sunday, May 20th through May 23rd. Additional weekend highlights include performances by the Orlando based comedy troop THE OOPS GUYS, NY based Rick Delancy, The Fabulous Baker Sisters, Michelle Currie, Pamela Enders, Manny Lim, Dorothy Miller, John O'Neil, Carol O'Shaughnessy, and Jan Peters. CabaretFest! also offers socials, workshops and master classes. Many of the weekend events are free, making it an affordable weekend away for the cabaret enthusiast. For information and a schedule of events, see


2004 MAC Award nominated "TIMELESS DIVAS" (Sandi Durell & Shari Upbin) want to keep their audiences posted on the development of "Timeless Divas! and the Hollywood Stars of the 40's" a new revue that will debut this Fall. ShaRell Productions send their thanks all their supporters and audience members. With your support, Sandi and Shari raised funds for six worthy charities. Check out for information. Please call the Timeless Diva Hotline for updates: 212-615-6966.


If you missed Tom Grounds while he made his New York Cabaret Debut in November - fear not! - his critically acclaimed show "Something That I Wanted You To Know" is available on CD! In this inventive CD, vocalist Tom Grounds reflects upon past relationships and decisions. Overflowing with humor, poignant moments and wonderful songs, Grounds shares his experiences of making sense out of adolescence, falling in (and out of) love, and unpacking ancient baggage. "Tom Grounds: Something That I Wanted You To Know" is available at,, and


Bob Ost's 2004 MAC Award nominated CD, "Everybody's Gettin' Into the Act" and his revue "Not Quite What You Expected!" also nominated for a 2004 MAC Award. It's too late to see the show (it was performed on Saturday, the 1st of May at DILLON'S) but you can purchase the CD from Tower, Colony & Footlight Records and it is also available at It features some of the top performers on Broadway and in cabaret singing all original music.


You can find more detailed articles on those items marked *** in the BREAKING NEWS section of the website. Those with headlines in special brackets are currently running banners on the website.


AT THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM (59 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-840-6800 ext. 171 - )

*** Karen Akers is performing her new show "Time After Time" for an exclusive engagement through May 15th with songs from the theatre and the great American Songbook. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 9:00 pm with added 11:30 pm shows on Fridays & Saturdays. There is a $50 cover charge for all shows plus a $20 minimum. On Thursdays and at the early shows on Fridays and Saturdays there is a $50 dinner minimum with dinner seating at 7:00 pm.

AT THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600 -

*** NYC cabaret icon Bobby Short has announced that on New Year's Eve he will end his 36-year run at the CAFE CARLYLE. At age 79, Mr. Short has no plans to retire and will continue to tour and perhaps play an occasional date at the CAFE. He will begin his annual spring engagement on May 4th through June 26th, and then return for his final regular engagement on October 12th through New Year's Eve, December 31st. Shows are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:45 pm with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:45 pm. $75 per person cover charge.

AT CAFE PIERRE (Fifth Avenue at 61st Street, NYC - 212-838-8000)

Kathleen Landis is here at the piano Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 8:30 pm. Call for information.

AT COCKTAIL TERRACE at The Waldorf Astoria (Park Ave & 49th Street, NYC - 212-355-3000)

Daryl Sherman is at the Cole Porter Steinway here for afternoon high tea, Wednesday through Friday from 4:30 to 7:30 pm and Saturdays from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. No cover, no minimum.

AT FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - )

*** The return engagement of renowned songwriter Paul Williams is here from May 4th through 15th. His new show "Nice To Be Around" features special guest Carol Welsman, the acclaimed Canadian jazz singer and pianist. The show will play the following schedule: Tuesday through Saturday at 8:30 pm with late shows on Friday and Saturday at 11:00 pm. All shows have a $60 cover and $30 minimum.

AT THE RAINBOW GRILL (30 Rockefeller Plaza - 65th Floor, NYC - 212-632-5100 -

Pianist Michael Garin, a perennial New York City landmark, is now holding forth here Thursdays through Sundays from 8:00 pm to midnight. Call for information.

AT STANHOPE PARK HYATT NEW YORK (995 Fifth Avenue, NYC - 212-650-4737 - )

Steve Ross is back with a new show called "RHYTHM AND ROMANCE: A Lighthearted (more or less) Look at Love." Steve will be joined by Brian Cassier on bass. Shows are Wednesday through Saturday at 8:30 pm, with 10:30 pm shows on Friday & Saturday through May 15th. $40 cover - dinner required at early shows, $25 minimum at late shows.


Since these rooms present many performers each week, I am only able to list a few notable performances here. I try to include all performers who are running banners on the website, and/or are offering discounts to members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, plus a brief list of picks from the club schedules. Please consult the club websites for complete schedule information for all shows. You can find more detailed articles on those items marked *** in the BREAKING NEWS section of the website. Those with headlines in special brackets are currently running banners on the website.

AT DANNY'S SKYLIGHT ROOM (342 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-265-8133 - )


Singer/actress Sally Stark will perform her show "Sally Stark Sings Maxine Sullivan" on Fridays, May 14th & 21st at 9:15 pm. The show is based on her newly released CD of the same name. Featured are Mike Abene on piano, Chip Jackson on bass, Dennis Mackrel on drums, James Chirillo on guitar, Warren Vache on trumpet and Michael Hashim on saxophone. Steve LaSpina is playing bass on May 14th and May 21st. There is a $15 cover charge and a $10 food/drink minimum. $10 cover for MAC, NYSMS and members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


Celebrating more than a decade of "impeccable musical taste" Carol Shedlin brings her latest cabaret show, "Swingin' on the Moon," for a month of Mondays in June. Show dates and times are Mondays, June 7th & 21st at 9:15 pm and June 14th & 28th at 7:00 pm. The show features Tedd Firth as Musical Director with Saadi Zain on bass. The show is directed by Aaron Morishita. There is a $12 cover/$10 food/drink minimum. Half-Price Cover for MAC, NYSMS, SE.


Philadelphia songbird/comedienne Sheila Weiler and musical director/arranger Jeff McDonnell team up for the New York debut of their new revue, "All Hart: The Life and Lyrics of Lorenz Hart," for one remaining Monday, May 10th, at 7:00 pm. Conceived by Sheila Weiler, the show is directed by Linda Amiel Burns, with musical direction & arrangements by Jeff McDonnell and produced by Elliott F. Einhorn. There will be a $15 music charge and $10 food/drink minimum. Cabaret/dinner package available including cover charge for $42.50.


After first creating her tribute to Stephen Sondheim and his mentor Oscar Hammerstein in '97, California singer Anne Kerry Ford presents "Something Wonderful", a tribute to Stephen Sondheim and his mentor, Oscar Hammerstein for two performances only, on Sunday, May 16th at 8:45 pm and Tuesday, May 18th at 9:15 pm. Anne will have as her very special guest, Barbara Brussell. Her musical director is John Boswell. There is $15 cover, $10 food/drink minimum. (MAC and CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE members 2 for 1).


From the sage advice of "Dorothy Parker" to "The Wisdom of Sam Kinison", Marilyn Harris celebrates the release of her new CD, FUTURE STREET, singing and playing all new material with one more show on Monday, May 10th at 9:15 pm. There is a $15 cover ( $12 CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE members ) plus $10 food/drink minimum.


Nancy McGraw brings her new cabaret show "Cinema Songs" to DANNY'S. The show features songs from or about the movies. Remaining show is on Thursday, May 13th at 7:00 pm. Tedd Firth will serve as musical director. The show is directed by Thommie Walsh. There is a $10 cover charge and $10 minimum for food and drinks.

*** Actress/singer Gerta Grunen brings her new show "Let's Revue" here on Sundays June 6th & 13th at 4:00 pm and Wednesdays June 9th & 16th at 7:00 pm. There is a $15 cover, $10 food/drink minimum. MAC, NYSMS, TRU and members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE 1/2 cover.

Other performers appearing at DANNY'S in May include Blossom Dearie on Saturdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 6:15 pm; Maude Maggart on Mondays at 9:15 pm; Brett Somers on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm; many more - see the website or call the club for cover charges and minimums.

AT DILLON'S (245 West 54th Street, NYC - 212-307-9797 - )


*** The award-winning "Jamie deRoy & friends" variety show returns, with special guests galore. Remaining shows scheduled so far is on Tuesday, May 25th at 8:00 pm. All the shows will be taped for later broadcast on the "Jamie deRoy & friends" cable TV show. The show will feature Dorothy Bishop, Joey Callaghan, Goldie Dver, Monteith & Rand, Jeffrey Pirrami, Anne Steele, Toxic Audio, Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki. Cover is $20 - $10 for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. $12 food/drink minimum.

*** Mary Burke brings her new cabaret act and CD, "Burke Sings Burke" here for two more Tuesdays, May 4th, 11th, and 18th at 8:00 pm. There is a $20 cash cover at the door ($10 for MAC and Cabaret Hotline Online members) and a $10 Food/Drink minimum.

*** "7 1/2 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE MISTRESSES" returns in May, with remaining performances scheduled for Fridays, May 14th & 21st at 8:30 pm. There is a $15 cover, $10 food/drink minimum. $5 discount off the cover for CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE members.

The wild and zany, burger-tossing vocal group Minimum Wage presents "Minimum Wage: Hamburgerology 101" on Fridays & Saturdays, from May 7th through June 26th. Tickets are $30 (Dinner and drinks available at 7:00 pm) and are available on or 212-868-4444.

AT DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - )


Eileen Fulton will be performing her new cabaret show at DON"T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - ) for just two more Sundays, May 16th and 23rd at 8:00 pm. Eileen Fulton is one of those rare performers who has three careers: actress, author and cabaret artist. In this new show, she will be backed by The Vincent Martucci Trio (Piano, Bass and Drums). There is a $20 cover, 2-drink minimum ($10 cover for MAC and members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE ).


Award-winning singer/songwriter/entertainer Dottie Burman will perform songs from her new CD, WHEN THE PALM TREES GROW IN CENTRAL PARK, when she returns to her cabaret home performing AN EVENING WITH DOTTIE BURMAN. The performances are on May 14th, 16th, 21st and 24th, all shows at 6:30 pm except 5:30 pm on May 16th. Dottie is accompanied in both the show and on the CD by her long-time musical director/arranger/vocalist, Paul Greenwood. The show is directed by Patricia Norcia. There is a $15 cover charge and a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for MAC/CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE members.

*** Acclaimed celebrity impersonator Tommy Femia welcomes special guest star Mitchell Olson from CBS' Survivor 2: The Australian Outback in "JUDY GARLAND LIVE! with special guest Mitchell Olson," running Saturdays at 11:00 pm, May 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd. There is a $20 cover & 2-drink min. ($15 MAC & CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE Members )

"The Used Faces of 2004" plays for six performances in May. Remaining shows are on Mondays, May 10th 17th & 31st and Sunday, May 30th. Tickets $15 plus a 2-drink minimum.

Other performers appearing at MAMA'S in May include 2004 MAC Award nominated Ron Poole's "Poole Party" on Saturdays at 8:30 pm; "THE NEXT BIG BROADWAY MUSICAL!" on Fridays at 9:00 pm; Ray Jessel on Fridays at 8:30 pm, Barbara Waxenberg & friends Wednesday the 12th at 9:00. Call the club for cover charges and minimums.

AT THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - )


2004 BACK STAGE Bistro Award winner, and 2004 MAC AWARD Nominee Eric Pickering brings back his "Ode to Attention Seekers" show for just one more performance on Sunday, May 16th at 7:00 pm. The show features musical director David Maiocco, with Leslie Anderson, Traci Reynolds and Heidi Weymueller on backup vocals. Directions is by Lennie Watts. $15 cover, 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


Singer, actress Margaret Curry has extended her solo show "in the meanwhile ..." with remaining shows on Tuesday, May 18th at 9:00 pm and Friday, May 21st at 7:00 pm. "in the meanwhile ..." showcases a variety of songwriters past and present. With musical direction by the multi-award winning arranger/musical director Rick Jensen and Mark Wade on bass, the show is directed by longtime legendary cult diva, Lina Koutrakos. There is a $10 cover and 2-drink minimum. Members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE will be admitted at a discounted $5 cover.

Phyllis Pastore returns with her acclaimed show Tribute* (*Songs I've Stolen from the Friends I Have Left) on Thursday, May 20th at 9:00 pm with special guest Jenifer Kruskamp. Musical director is Jay Bradley, with Marco Brehm on bass and David Silliman on percussion. Also in the cast providing back-up are Leslie Anderson and Jennifer Pace, and the show is directed by Jay Rogers. $15 cover, 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

*** Three of Chicago's most popular cabaret performers, Joan Curto, Tom Michael and MaryMonica Thomas, join Jeff Award-winning musical director Dan Stetzel and New York director, Ron Cohn to present "The Songs of Irving Berlin: An American Romance" on Thursday May 20th at 7:00 pm and Sunday May 23rd at 5:00 pm. This show will feature director, Ron Cohn as a special guest performer. There will be a $15 cover, 2-drink minimum. $5 discount off the cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

Others appearing in May at THE DUPLEX include Vijay Nathan on Saturdays 9:00 pm; Jay Rodgers on the 16th at 5:00 pm. Call the club for cover charges and minimums.

AT HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609)

*** Aaron Lee Battle , Bistro Award-winner and stage performer, celebrates life and Broadway with one remaining show on Friday, May 14th at 8:00 pm. Battle will take you on a fascinating trip through his experiences during the 20 years he's lived in New York City. Aaron will be joined on stage by the incomparable Bobby Peaco at the piano. The show is directed by Broadway and cabaret star Eric Michael Gillett. There is a $15 cover, $15 food/drink minimum ( $10 cover for CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE members.)

Award-winning singer and comedienne Colleen McHugh makes her long-awaited arrival on the New York cabaret scene in "Tales of Revenge and Regret" every Thursday night in May at 8:30 pm.  Dinner seating at 7:00 pm.  Cover is $15 with a $15 food/drink minimum. 2-for-1 for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

AT JOE'S PUB (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - Tele-Charge: 1-212-239-6200 - Box Office: 212-539-8778 - )

Mondays, May 10th & 17th, Billy Porter presents "At the Corner of Broadway and Soul," an evening of song featuring new American Broadway standards, gospel, and soulful originals of his own. To be recorded LIVE for a new CD. All shows at 7:30 pm, $20 advance/$25 at door.

AT LIVE AT OPIA (130 East 57th Street, NYC - 212-688-3939 - )

*** Sundays at 7:00 pm, John Wallowitch in an open-ended run. Mondays at 10:30 pm it's Soul Jam night. Others appearing include Toby Parker - Sundays, May 16th, and 23rd, 9:00 pm; Stacey Lily, May 10th at 7:00 pm; Antoine Blech, May 10th at 9:00 pm. Covers & Minimums vary. Call for information.

AT MAMA ROSE'S (219 Second Avenue, NYC - 212-533-0558 - )


Spring is here, and so is Barbara Ann Davison's new cabaret show, IT'S LOVELY UP HERE for three Tuesdays in May, the 11th, 18th & 25th at 7:00 pm. Celebrating a new season after a hard winter with songs of flowers and love and flowers and loss and flowers and life, Barbara dips into the Broadway and Jazz Songbooks with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. Her trademark madcap humor is on ample display as well in this bouquet of cabaret warmth and cheer. With musical direction by Paul Greenwood and direction by Gerry Geddes, when Barbara is on stage, it's definitely lovely up there! There is a $12 cover, 2-drink minimum. $5 discount for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


Goldie Dver, 2002 MAC Award winner, brings her solo show, "Woman On The Stage" here for three nights in May. Performances are Wednesdays, May 12th, 19th and 26th at 7:00 pm. Interpreting fresh and original songs by Brian Lasser, Tracy Stark, Francesca Blumenthal and Drey Shepperd, among others, Ms Dver explores the many challenges and contradictions that contemporary women encounter, even in our "enlightened society". Musical direction is by the multi-talented Tracy Stark, whose song, "Woman On The Stage" inspired the concept of this show. Adding to the musical texture will be bassist Skip Ward. There is a $15 cover, 2-drink minimum. ($10 cover for CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE members)

Brent Winborn brings his new show UNSUSPECTING HEARTS here for one night only on Tuesday, May 11th at 9:30 pm. $15 cover plus 2-drink minimum. $5 discount to members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

*** Multi-award winners Michael Holland & Karen Mack are back with another round of all-request music and madness when they present "GASHOLE - Hole-O-Matic" on Saturdays, through May 29th. There is a $15 cover plus 2-drink minimum ($10 cover for CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE Members).

*** Award-winning comic/singer/actress Kim Cea continues her monthly variety/comedy shows "Cea on Second," with one more show scheduled for Friday, May 14th at 9:30 pm. There is a $15 cover, 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

*** Richard DeFonzo belts out live as he gives an exciting and fun filled performance as Liza Minnelli in LIZA'S BACK! THIS TIME IN HER OWN ACT! for one more Friday in May, the 21st at 9:30 pm. There will be a $15 cover charge & 2-drink minimum. ($5 discount off the cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE).

Karen Levine returns with her show "Something So Right!" on Friday, May 21st at 7:00 pm. $15 cover ($10 for Cabaret Hotline Online Members) and 2-drink minimum.

Dierdre Freil brings her one-woman show "Dierdre Growing Up" here on Monday, May 10th at 9:30 pm. $15 cover, 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for MAC and CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE members.

*** Britain's most famous cabaret star, Barb Jungr will be back in New York City on Mondays, June 14th & 21st, as well as Wednesday & Friday, June 16th & 18th. All shows begin at 9:30 pm. Tickets cost $25 and there is a 2-drink minimum.

Her show "FOUR HEADS ARE BETTER THAN TWO (Mel & Shel's Gemini Lounge)" for one night only on May 14th at 7:00 pm will be the cabaret debut of Melissa Seitelman, accompanied by Sheldon Forrest. $15 music charge plus 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

THREE ONE NIGHT STANDS presents Rachel Hanser in "So Much to Say: The Words and Music of Joni Mitchell" with Tracy Stark on piano and Natalia Zuckerman on guitar on Thursday, May 20th; Cayte Thorpe in "Cayte's Been Away Too Long!" on Thursday, May 27th; Kristine Zbornik in "Blow Up The World" on Thursday, June 3rd; All shows at 7:00 pm, $15 cover, 2-drink minimum.

Others appearing in May at MAMA ROSE'S include *** Johnny Rodgers on Thursdays at 9:30 pm. Call the club for cover charges and minimums.

AT THE NETHERLAND CLUB OF NEW YORK (3 West 51st Street, NYC - 212-265 6260)

BERLIN - BROADWAY, LOVE AND LIFE OF LOTTE LENYA, a one-woman mini-musical by Dorine Van Der Klei on Tuesday, May 18th. This show ran for three years in Dutch theatres to great acclaim and success. Songs in English, German, French, Dutch Narration in Dutch with Dick van der Stoep at the piano.. Only $45.

AT THE OAK ROOM at the GRAND PROSPECT HALL (263 Prospect Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY - 718-788-0400 -

*** Award-winning vocalist Joan Crowe and her band will be performing every Saturday night from 8:00 pm to midnight. No cover - see the website for details on this room, the dinner menu, etc. Reservations highly recommended. 10% off of every bottle of wine for CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MEMBERS.

AT PINK ROOM AT CLUB BLACK (605 West 55 Street (between 11th & 12th), NYC - 212-582-8282)

*** Jamie McGonnigal presents IN THE WORKS ... , a new series, Friday, May 14th and Saturday, May 15th at 7:00 pm. All Seats $15 (plus one drink minimum). Call Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or visit for reservations.

*** Starting Monday, May 10th at 9:00 pm, Jim Caruso's CAST PARTY will be here and every Monday thereafter. No cover! No minimum!

AT REGENTS (317 East 53rd Street, NYC - 212-593-3091 - )

Mr. Ruby Rims, will perform at the Sunday brunch show on May 16th. Showtime is 2:00 pm. John McMahon will be at the piano. There is NO COVER CHARGE. Brunch is $13.95. This will be his last performance in NYC until after he returns from Maine in the Fall.

AT STONEWALL BISTRO (113 Seventh Avenue South, NYC - 917-661-1335)


2004 MAC Award nominated Jazz singer Mychelle Colleary stars in the Sunday Jazz Brunch series through May from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. A 2003 MAC Award Nominee for Outstanding New York Female Debut, Ms. Colleary will be accompanied by Ritt Henn on bass and John Dipinto on piano. There is no cover charge or minimum.

AT THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-787-7921 - )

Among the shows appearing in May at THE TRIAD: "TALKSHOW CONFIDENTIAL" with Bill Boggs every Monday at 7:00 pm; John Monteith & Suzanne Rand present "Also Starring Monteith and Rand," on Sundays at 9:00 pm; Jack Donahue on the 18th & 27th at 9:30 pm. Call the club for cover charges and minimums.

AT UPSTAIRS AT ROSE'S TURN (55 Grove Street, NYC - 1-212-366-5438- )

Tessa Martin continues in "CaribBeing." Shows in May are on Sundays, the 16th & 23rd, all at 3:00 pm. There is a $15 cover charge plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover charge for CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE Members.

*** Wayne Henry and Suzanne Stein are back by popular demand with "Remotely Controlled" - an inspired sketch comedy show which will have one more performance in May on Tuesday the 11th at 7:00 pm. There is a $7 cover charge plus a 2-drink minimum. $5 cover charge for CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE Members.

3 Time MAC Award winner, Adrianne Tolsch, returns in "Trucks, Guns & Mayonnaise." One performance May 14th at 7:00 pm. There is a $10 cover charge plus a 2-drink minimum. $5 cover charge for CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE Members.

Others appearing in May include *** Silly String Theory on Friday, the 21st at 7:00 pm; Gayle Cloud on Thursdays the 13th & 27th at 7:00 pm.

AT THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909)

Jackie Gordon, the Singing Chef, in "sayCHEESE!," cheeses, wines and the songs they inspire. You get your own platter of eight exquisite international cheeses that you pair with four wines. $60.00. 10% discount when you order tickets with the code "cheeselover" at


*** LE DOME at The Manor (111 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ - 973-731-2360 - ) - Vocalist Ilene Reid will present her cabaret show "That's Life!" on Thursday, May 13th at 9:00 pm as part of the club's Cabaret Soiree series. Cost for dinner and show is $69 plus tax & tip. Wait-list "show only" seats are available at $35 per person.

*** THE CHASE ROOM at the NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (One Center Street, Newark, NJ - 888-466-5722 - - John De Marco will sing the songs of Mel Torme at a special benefit for the AIDS BENEFIT COMMITTEE OF NEW JERSEY on Saturday, May 15th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $75 ($150 ringside seats available). Andrea Marcovicci is here for 2 performances on Sunday, May 23rd at 5:30 & 7:30 pm. $46.

*** THE BRADSTAN (Route 17B, White Lake, NY - 845-583-4114 - ) - Special Memorial Day weekend show on Sunday, May 30th at 8:00 & 10:00 pm, Tovah Feldshuh will present "The Journey To Golda's Balcony" with musical director Rick Jensen. This show will open the Summer Season at THE BRADSTAN. Call for information regarding cover charge and minimums.

*** TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL (13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY - 914-631-3390 - ) - Neil Berg presents his much lauded tribute to the Great White Way, 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY, on Saturday, May 15th at 8:00 pm. Tickets $35 to $75.

*** OAKESIDE MANSION at the OAKESIDE BLOOMFIELD CULTURAL CENTER (240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ - 973-429-0960) - Janet Villas will celebrate spring at the on Sunday May 16th at 3:00 pm with her show "It Might as Well be Spring." Tickets are $5.00 and light refreshments will be served. This performance is sponsored by the Bloomfield Cultural Commission.

*** THE WARWICK VALLEY WINERY, DISTILLERY AND ORCHARDS (114 Little York Road in Warwick, NY - 845-258-4858 - )- The duo of Sarah DeLeo and Marcelo Cardozo are here for an afternoon of Jazz on Saturday, May 22nd from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The concert is free. The winery is now open daily from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.



Fresh from a dramatic role at Yale Repertory Theater and her star turn as "Mama" in the Broadway revival of Chicago, Tony-nominated singer and actress BJ Crosby brings her one-woman show, "Just One of Those Things," to MORGANS CABARET at THE PRINCE MUSIC THEATER (1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA - 215-569-9700 - ) through 16th. Performance times are Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays at 8:30 pm, Saturdays at 7:00 and 10:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm. General admission tickets are $30 for weekdays and $35 for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A full bar, coffee and a light fare menu will be offered, with a $5 minimum per person at each cabaret performance.

PHILADELPHIA CABARET THEATRE (507 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA - 215-923-0210 - ) - Jeanette Bressler is here, Friday & Saturday, May 14th and 15th at 8:00 pm. This is Jeanette¹s first solo show. Resiliency is the key to coping with the comedy, heartache, and exhilaration of urban romance. Tickets: $20.

THE CABARET at Odette's (South River Road, New Hope, PA - 215-862-3000 - - Bob Egan's next SHOWCASE NIGHT is tonight, Monday, May 10th at 7:30 pm, featuring Laura Hull, Claudia Perry, Daryl Johnson, and more performers to be announced. Marilyn Harris celebrates the release of her new CD, FUTURE STREET, singing and playing all new material on Thursday, May 13th at 8:00 pm. There is a $12 cover and a $10 food/drink minimum. Friday & Saturday, May 14th & 15th, "At Holm and Abroad" featuring Celeste Holm and Frank Basile. Christine Rachelle is here on Sunday, the 16th. Call for cover/minimum charges.

LA PRIMA ESPRESSO (811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA - ProArts Ticket Service 412-394-3353) - Next show is on June 10th at 10:30 pm with hosts Stephanie Riso and Tony Richards and performers Daina Michelle Griffith and Scott Pearson. Shows take place one Saturday a month, with two seatings, at 9:00 and 11:00 pm. Guests may enjoy complimentary wine and crudites. Tickets $20.


BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) - May 13th through 16th, PIECES OF A DREAM (Jazz/Funk/R&B). Two shows each night plus a midnight show on Saturday. Call for showtimes and charges.

CORCORAN GALLERY (500 17th Street NW, Washington, DC - 202-639-1774 - ) - Next show in the Gallery of Art's Cabaret Series is The May Knott Quartet, featuring singer May Knott. She will be performing selections from the Great American Songbook in the Gallery's Frances & Armand Hammer Auditorium on Wednesday, May 12th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20.

THE BIRCHMERE (3701 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA - 703-573-7500 - ) - Singer/Songwriter Janis Ian is here on the 22nd of May at 7:30 pm. On the 23rd, catch John Pizzarelli and his trio at 7:30 pm.

SIGNATURE THEATRE (3806 Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA - 703-820-9771 - ) - Judy Simmons is back as part of the Cabaret Series on May 28th at 8:00 pm and May 29th at 7:00 & 9:00 pm with her new show "Much More." Jay Crowder music directs. Call for prices.


A more complete list of New England area events can be found at the website of the BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists - ).

KENNEDY'S MIDTOWN (42 Province Street, Boston, MA - 617-426-3333) - Sunday & Monday, May 16th (6:00 pm) & 17th (7:00 pm), Darlene Wynn sings "Songs of the Heart" with James A. Early on the keyboard. One of Boston's great gospel singers with Gordon Michaels as special guest. $20.

PLAYHOUSE ON THE GREEN (177 State Street, Bridgeport, CT - 203-345-4800 ext.150) - Singer Leslie Orofino will be performing her acclaimed show "Hooray for Love - The Life & Lyrics of Dorothy Fields" on Friday, May 21st at 8:00 pm. Ross Patterson is Musical Director, with Brian Torff on Bass and Rex Benincasa on Drums. Director is Louis D. Pietig. Tickets are $20.00.

*** REGATTABAR in the Charles Hotel (One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-876-7777 - ) - Jack Donahue's CD Release Party celebrates "Strange Weather" on Thursday, May 13th at 8:30 pm featuring songs by Kurt Weill, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael. Mr. Eldridge will assist on piano and backup vocals, joined by bassist Eric Stiller, percussionist David Brophy, Marcus Parsley on trumpet and Jeremy Udden on sax. Tickets are $16.

SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - ) - May 12th, Suede (Show $20, Dinner & Show $58); May 13th, Dee Dee Bridgewater (Show $22, Dinner & Show $60); May 16th, The John Pizzarelli Trio and Bossa Nova (Show $35, Dinner & Show $73).

*** STANDING ROOM ONLY (45 Church Street, Hartford, CT - 860-282-1898 - ) - Future events are Saturday, June 12th - THE JIVETONES and THE DECIBELLES - 40s & 50s Doo-Wop Night; Friday & Saturday, September 17th & 18th - ADORABLE ME! THE TOTIE FIELDS STORY starring NANCY TIMPANARO-HOGAN. Tickets range from $15.50-$25.00. Doors open at 7:00 - showtime is 8:00 pm. $5 discount to members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

TATNUCK BOOKSELLER (335 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA - 508-757-7404) - Monday & Wednesday, May 10th & 12th, mark the return of "Cafe Kabaret Goes to Lunch," a joint project of Tatnuck Bookseller and Blue Pumpkin Productions. Performers Bill Taylor and Kelly Cassidy appear once more, with lunch seating at 11:30 am. The vaudeville cabaret begins at 12:30 pm. Lunch plus show cost is $33 per person, including tax and gratuity. For groups of 10 or more, the per person cost is $31.


THE ROYAL ROOM at The Colony Hotel (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-655-5430 x 552 - ) - The Royal Room Summer Cabaret Series opens on May 28th with Barbara Brussell for two weekends, Fridays & Saturdays, May 28th & 29th and June 4th & 5th. Doors open at 6:45 pm for dinner and the cabaret show starts around 8:00 pm, with late shows possible at 10:30 on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets: Dinner/Show $59.

LIBBY'S CABARET (3401 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta, GA - 404-237-1943 - ) - Through May 30th, Robert Ray presents "Somewhere Over the Rainbow... The Harold Arlen Songbook" Robert Ray and Joseph Litsch present a lavish new Musical Revue featuring 10 singers and musicians including Ann Caldwell, Marsha Dupree, Shawn Megorden, Robert Ray, Steve Gulasy, Damon Goff, Phillip Harper, Rick Bemis, Mark Bynum & Paul Fallett. Showtimes and show prices vary from day to day - see the website or call for details.


LE CHAT NOIR (715 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA - 504-581-5812 - ) - Sunday, May 16th, Hollywood Heaven, an original cabaret show starring Ricky Graham and Bianca Del Rio (aka Roy Haylock) as famous Hollywood divas who have died and gone to that big curtain call in the sky. . .and still compete for the spotlight! Tickets $21 + minimum.

A complete list of Texas area events can be found at the website of the CABARET ARTISTS ASSOCIATION ( ).


*** DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - ) - No information available at publication time.

FITZGERALD'S (6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, IL - 708-788-2118) - Singer Spotlight featuring Eric Whitman, Kim Frost, Sharon Dusek and Dawn McGovern and hosted by Becca Kaufmann backed by a brilliant four piece band on Wednesday, May 12th at 8:00 pm. $7 cover.

GENTRY ON STATE (440 North State Street, Chicago, IL - 312-836-0933 - ) - Carla Gordon, "Chicago's Naughtiest Cabaret Singer" will present "Turning Blue - Song Stylings From the Blue to the Blues" on Saturdays, June 19th & 26th 7:00 pm with musical direction by Dan Stetzel. The show celebrates the release of Carla's outrageous new CD, "Don't Bring the Kids." $5 cover, no minimum.

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB (1401 West Devon, Chicago, IL - 773-338-0600 - ) - LAMPKIN MUSIC GROUP is proud to announce the return of multi-award-winning New York cabaret entertainer Michael McAssey to his hometown Chicago for two nights only, Wednesday & Thursday, May 19th & 20th, at 9:00 pm. Celebrating the release of his new CD "How Long Has It Been?", Michael will perform songs from this new release mixed with well known staples from his 20th anniversary cabaret tour. Call for cover charges & minimums.


A more complete list of Los Angeles area events can be found at the website of CABARET WEST ( ).

FEINSTEIN'S at the CINEGRILL at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-7000 - ) - Tuesday & Wednesday, May 11th & 12th, Richard Crystal; Friday & Saturday, May 14th & 15th, Tony Martin; On Monday, May 17th, Stacy Sullivan in "My Romance: A Country Cabaret". Cover charges & showtimes vary - call for information.

THE TEN20 at the Wyndham Bel Age Hotel (1020 North San Vincente Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 310-854-1111) - Les Michaels hosts the Thursday Cabaret Series, with accompaniment provided by award-winning pianist, Ron Snyder, in which new and rotating guest artists are presented each week starting at 7:30 pm followed by an Open Mic at 9:00 pm.

*** THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) - Babbie Green and John Boswell Sing "The Songs Of Babbie Green & Johnny Green" with special guest Julie Esposito on Saturday, May 22nd at 9:00 pm. $20 - 2-drink Minimum. Geoffrey Tozer & His Swank Pharaohs will perform in its entirety the world's most exotic and intriguing bongo/funk lounge revue ever "Welcome to SWANKTOWN!" on Thursday May 27th at 9:00 pm. $10 - 2-drink minimum.


You can see listings of many more cabaret events in the San Francisco area by accessing

DEAN LESHER REGIONAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS (1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA - 925-943-7469 - ) - The Cabaret Concert Series continues with the "First Couple of San Francisco Cabaret," Meg Mackay & Billy Philadelphia on July 17th. Call for showtime & charges.

KELLY'S OF ALAMEDA (1313 Park Street, Alameda, CA - 510-769-1011 - ) - "An Evening with Shawn Ryan and Friends" on Thursday, May 13th from 8:00 pm to midnight, with the Kelly Park trio and special guests Shaynee Rainbolt, Anaa Kristina, Lua Hadar, Linda Kosut. No Cover, No Minimum

MARTUNI'S (4 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-241-0205) - "Song of the Month Club" is going stronger than ever. First Sunday of each month from 4:30 to 8:00 pm - no cover. Join hosts John McCullough and Hattie Mullaly with Barry Lloyd at the piano. Sign up to perform two numbers. For more information, please email:

*** THE PLUSH ROOM at the York Hotel (940 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-885-2800 - ) - Patti LuPone will make her San Francisco cabaret debut in a new solo show, "The Lady With the Torch," in an exclusive Bay Area engagement beginning May 11th through May 30th. Tickets are $55.00 (Special Benefit Show for THE CENTER in May 19th: $100)

CLUB PENA PACHA MAMA (1630 Powell, North Beach, San Francisco, CA - ) - The Kitchenettes (Lua Hadar & Linda Kosut) present an evening lightly sprinkled with trios, duets, solos the first Thursday of each month starting at 8:00 pm with Barry Lloyd at the piano.


WILF'S RESTAURANT (800 NW Sixth Street, Portland, OR - 503-223-0070 - ) - Susannah Mars, vocalist, and Bill Wells, music director With Don Lieber, bass and Kyle MacLowery, drums are here with their show "Heart and Soul - Songs of Love, Longing, Lust, and Loss" on Tuesdays in May with remaining shows on the 11th, 18th and 25th - all shows at 7:30 pm. They will present an exciting evening of contemporary music, about all facets and types of love, with songs by Stephen Sondheim, George Gershwin, Maltby and Shire, and Flaherty and Ahrens. Cover: $15


CABARET HEADLINERS at the National Press Club (16 National Circuit, Barton ACT, AU - 6273 3644 - - Next show is "Broadway Babes" featuring Jane Rutter and Angela Toohey with Michael Tyack on piano on Saturdays, May 15th & 22nd. The doors open at 6:00 pm for drinks and food. The cabaret show starts at 8:00 pm. Members, $55 & guests, $65.

KABARETT VOLTAIRE at BAR ME (230 William Street Potts Point, Sydney, AU - 9368 0894 - ) - Peter Bailey, Jim Catt, Lisa Schouw & Gina Zoia and special Guests FREEFALL make their final return performance on Sunday, May 16th.

THE WEIMAR ROOM (27 Hindley Street, Adelaide 5000 South Australia Bookings: 61 8 84104700 - ) - Every Friday (for more than a year!) catch BERLIN CABARET, a decadent and highly comical re-creation of Berlin nightclubs in the Weimar period.


PIZZA ON THE PARK (11 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner, London - 020-7235-5273 - ) - Tuesday through Sunday, through May 16th, its the Queen of American Cabaret, Julie Wilson with her show "I'm Still Here" which just had a 4-week, sold-out run at HELEN'S in NYC. Tuesday & Wednesday: £18/20; Thursday & Sunday: £20/22; Friday & Saturday: £23/25.

CAFE PRAGUE at Komedia Cabaret (Gardner Street, Brighton, UK - Tickets: 01273 647100 - - - Hostess Barb Jungr accompanied by Adrian York presents guests on Sunday, June 6th at 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm). £8.50/£6.50 conc.

TROUBADOUR CLUB & GALLERY (265 Old Brompton Road, London - 020 7370 1434 - ) - Every Tuesday in May is Hot JAZZ Night with The David Blenkhorn Quartet and guest artists. Every Wednesday in May is LATIN DANCE PARTY with The Eddie Santos Quartet. Music charge is $15. A La carte Dinner available - Music commences 7:30 pm.

THE DOUBLE BAY WOODFIRE CABARET RESTAURANT (459 New South Head Road, Double Bay NSW - 612 9363 4567) - Every Tuesday in May is Hot JAZZ Night with The David Blenkhorn Quartet and guest artists. Every Wednesday in May is LATIN DANCE PARTY with The Eddie Santos Quartet. Music charge is $15. A La carte Dinner available - Music commences 7:30 pm.


Once again I have hit my "word limit" so look for more news in the MID-WEEK issue on Thursday. This is one looooong issue! I started on it Sunday morning, and I've been working from 7:00 am to try to make sure I get all the news in. Inevitably, once I send the issue out, I find an item or two I overlooked - and I have "PostIt" notes all over the place!

Thanks once more to all the folks who sent in their membership donations for the 2003-2004 membership year and helping us surpass our revised goal of 450 members. I hope all 451 will renew their memberships for the 2004-2005 year. Over 30 members have already renewed their memberships since May 1st - Your contributions, banner ads and membership donations help me continue to promote the art of cabaret on the website, with the e-mail newsletter, and visits to various cabaret events and performances around the country.


If you have not yet joined as a member, and if you find these messages and the information and news on the website of value, then I hope you will consider becoming a supporting member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE today. I depend on your membership donations and the banner ads to make this service possible. Keep in mind that as the membership count grows, more and more performers will find it advantageous to offer these discounts, making your card more valuable that ever!

And that is just about the way it was.

Hugs & Stuff,




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