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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
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
CHARTER MEMBERS SPOTLIGHTED
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.
CURRENT MEMBERS SHOULD
BE SURE TO CHECK THE SPECIAL E-MAIL WE SENT YOU OVER THE WEEKEND OF
MAY 1st FOR A SPECIAL OFFER REGARDING RENEWALS MADE BEFORE JUNE 1st.
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
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goes out to Michael Vaccaro and Shawn Ryan for their gift of CDs for
CABARET LAST MINUTE NEWS
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can be found on the BREAKING NEWS page of the website.
ROD DEREFINKO MEMORIAL
CELEBRATION MAY 30tj
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.
QUEER EYE PREEMPTS PASTORE
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 - http://www.theduplex.com/
) 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.
CELEBRATING MUSIC OF CHARLES
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 - http://www.kaufman-center.org/
). 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 http://www.ekcc.org/merkin.htm
. Tickets are $25.
MONDAY SHOWCASE AT ODETTE'S
Bob Egan's next SHOWCASE
NIGHT at THE CABARET at Odette's (South River Road, New Hope, PA -
215-862-3000 - http://www.bobegan.net/Odettes.html)
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.
*** CAST PARTY RESTARTS
TONIGHT WITH PINK CHAMPAGNE AT PINK
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!
*** PLUSH ROOM TO REOPEN
TUESDAY WITH PATTI LUPONE
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 - http://www.plushroom.com/
) 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)
STROUDSBURG GETS A TASTE
OF NY CABARET
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
ENCORE LOUNGE SILVER NOTE
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.
*** FASCINATING AIDA MAKES
NYC THEATRICAL DEBUT
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.
HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ SALUTES
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.
==== OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE
WEDNESDAY JAZZ AT ST.
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.
*** NIGHT OWLS PRESENT
LATE NIGHT CABARET IN CHICAGO
Suzy Petri hosts and directs
Night Owls at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL
- 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/
) 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.
NEXT BROADWAY BY THE YEAR
SHOW SALUTES 1963
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.
*** 2004 MAC AWARDS FEATURE
FORMER MAC AWARD WINNERS
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.
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
*** PROVINCETOWN CABARETFEST!
SET FOR MAY
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 http://www.cabaretfest.com/ptown.html.
HOAGY, MEL & COLE SHOW
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 - http://www.ATCweb.org/
) 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 - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/
). 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.
EMERGING CABARET ARTISTS
FEATURED AT NEW SCHOOL OF MUSIC SHOW
"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.
*** MALTBY & SHIRE & ROSS
HEADLINE 2004 ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL
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
"YOUR CABARET ACT" SEMINAR
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 - http://www.ccae.org/
) 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)
CABARET BENEFITS OF NOTE
*** AIDS BENEFIT AT NJPAC
FEATURES JOHN DE MARCO
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 - http://www.njpac.org).
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).
"GOING ON FAITH" BENEFIT
AT THE DUPLEX
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 - http://www.theduplex.com/
) 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 BARRET IN BENEFIT
CONCERT IN EAST HAMPTON
Chris Barrett will be
appearing in concert at the GUILD HALL of the JOHN DREW THEATER (East
Hampton, NY - 631-324-4050 - http://www.guildhall.org/
) 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.
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GET YOUR BANNER AD ORDER
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 (http://www.cabarethotlineonline.com/BannerHere.shtml),
or simply send me a note at email@example.com
with the single word "Banner" in the subject line and I'll send all
I'M ALWAYS LOOKING FOR
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.
==== A WORD FROM SOME
OF OUR SPONSORS
==== 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
*** CABARETFEST! MAY 20-24
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 http://www.cabaretfest.com/ptown.html.
"TIMELESS DIVAS" TO CONTINUE
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 http://www.durellproductions.com/sharell
for information. Please call the Timeless Diva Hotline for updates:
TOM GROUNDS CD AVAILABLE
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 http://www.CDBaby.com/,
BOB OST CD AVAILABLE
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 Amazon.com. It features
some of the top performers on Broadway and in cabaret singing all
CABARET ARTISTS APPEARING
AROUND THE WORLD:
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.
YORK CITY - MAJOR ENGAGEMENTS
AT THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM
(59 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-840-6800 ext. 171 - http://www.algonquinhotel.com/
*** 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 - http://www.thecarlyle.com/cal.cfm)
*** 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
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 - http://www.feinsteinsattheregency.com/
*** 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 - http://www.cipriani.com/cipriani/RainbowGrill/grill.htm)
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 - http://stanhopepark.hyatt.com/
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.
NEW YORK CITY - OTHER
ROOMS - PERFORMERS OF NOTE
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 - http://www.dannysgrandseapalace.com/
*** SALLY STARK SINGS
MAXINE SULLIVAN IN CD RELEASE SHOW
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.
*** CAROL SHEDLIN SWINGS
ON THE MOON IN JUNE
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.
*** SHEILA WEILER CELEBRATES
SONGS OF HART
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.
*** ANNE KERRY FORD PAYS
TRIBUTE TO SONDHEIM AND HAMMERSTEIN
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
*** MARILYN HARRIS IN
CD RELEASE SHOW
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
*** NANCY MCGRAW IN NEW
SHOW WITH CINEMA SONGS
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 - http://www.dillonslounge.com/
JAMIE DE ROY & FRIENDS
*** 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
Smarttix.com or 212-868-4444.
AT DON'T TELL MAMA (343
West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmama.com/
*** EILEEN FULTON SINGS
Eileen Fulton will be
performing her new cabaret show at DON"T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th
Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmama.com/
) 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
*** DOTTIE BURMAN IN CD
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
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
AT THE DUPLEX CABARET
THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/
ERIC PICKERING'S ODE TO
ATTENTION SEEKERS ONE NIGHT ONLY
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.
*** MARGARET CURRY IN
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
*** 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
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
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 - http://www.opiarestaurant.com/
*** 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 - http://www.mamaroses.net/
BARBARA ANN DAVISON CELEBRATES
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 IS THAT
WOMAN ON THE STAGE
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
*** 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
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
*** 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
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
AT THE OAK ROOM at the
GRAND PROSPECT HALL (263 Prospect Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
- 718-788-0400 - http://www.grandprospect.com/)
*** 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 http://www.smarttix.com/
*** 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 - http://www.RegentsClub.com/
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)
*** MYCHELLE COLLEARY
SUNDAY BRUNCH SHOWS
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 - http://www.Triadnyc.com/
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- http://www.rosesturn.com/
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 http://www.ticketcentral.com/.
IN NEW JERSEY & NEW YORK STATE
*** LE DOME at The Manor
(111 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ - 973-731-2360 - http://themanorrestaurant.com/
) - 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 - http://www.njpac.org)
- 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 - http://bradstancountryhotel.com/
) - 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
*** TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL
(13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY - 914-631-3390 - http://www.tarrytownmusichall.org/
) - 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 - http://www.wvwinery.com/
)- 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.
CABARET IN PENNSYLVANIA
*** B.J. CROSBY AT PRINCE
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 - http://www.princemusictheater.org/
) 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
PHILADELPHIA CABARET THEATRE
(507 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA - 215-923-0210 - http://www.philly-cabaret-theatre.com/
) - 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 - http://www.bobegan.net/Odettes.html)
- 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.
CABARET IN WASHINGTON
BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin
Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - http://www.bluesalley.com/
) - 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
CORCORAN GALLERY (500
17th Street NW, Washington, DC - 202-639-1774 - http://www.corcoran.org/
) - 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 - http://www.birchmere.com/
) - 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 - http://www.sig-online.org/
) - 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 - http://www.bostoncabaret.com/
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
SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400
Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - http://www.scullersjazz.com/
) - 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 - http://www.ticketweb.com/
) - 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.
IN ATLANTA - WEST VIRGINIA - FLORIDA
THE ROYAL ROOM at The
Colony Hotel (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-655-5430 x
552 - http://www.thecolonypalmbeach.com/
) - 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 - http://www.libbyscabaret.com/
) - 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.
CABARET IN ALABAMA
- LOUISIANA - TEXAS
LE CHAT NOIR (715 St.
Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA - 504-581-5812 - http://www.cabaretlechatnoir.com/
) - 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
CABARET IN THE CHICAGO
*** DAVENPORT'S (1383
North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/
) - 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 - http://www.gentryofchicago.com/
) - 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 - http://www.speakeasysupperclub.com/
) - 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
IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA
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 - http://www.hollywoodroosevelt.com/
) - 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.
CABARET IN THE SAN
You can see listings of
many more cabaret events in the San Francisco area by accessing http://www.ecabaret-sf.com/
DEAN LESHER REGIONAL CENTER
FOR THE ARTS (1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA - 925-943-7469 -
http://dlrca.org/ ) -
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 - http://www.kellysofalameda.com/
) - "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,
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: SongoftheMonth@hotmail.com.
*** 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 - http://www.pachamama.org/
) - 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.
CABARET IN THE PACIFIC
WILF'S RESTAURANT (800
NW Sixth Street, Portland, OR - 503-223-0070 - http://wilfs.citysearch.com/
) - 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:
CABARET IN AUSTRALIA
CABARET HEADLINERS at
the National Press Club (16 National Circuit, Barton ACT, AU - 6273
3644 - http://www.npc.org.au/cabaret.htm)
- 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 - http://www.showtune.com.au/
) - 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 - http://www.cabaretfringe.com.au/
) - Every Friday (for more than a year!) catch BERLIN CABARET, a decadent
and highly comical re-creation of Berlin nightclubs in the Weimar
CABARET IN LONDON & EUROPE
PIZZA ON THE PARK (11
Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner, London - 020-7235-5273 - http://www.pizzaonthepark.co.uk/
) - 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 - http://www.komedia.co.uk/)
- - 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
TROUBADOUR CLUB & GALLERY
(265 Old Brompton Road, London - 020 7370 1434 - http://www.troubadour.co.uk/
) - 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.
IT'S TIME TO GO
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!
more to all the folks who sent in their membership donations for the
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