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MARCH IS CABARET MONTH GALA SUNDAY, MARCH 16th
The SEVENTH ANNUAL MARCH IS CABARET MONTH GALA will be held on SUNDAY, MARCH 16th at 1:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE
(407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). Sue Matsuki is producing this year's gala. Sue Matsuki, who his producing the event this year on behalf of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, has positioned the show about half-way between the BISTRO AWARD show on March 4th and the MAC AWARD SHOW on March 27th
Here's a complete list of those who have agreed to perform.
Carolyn Montgomery-Forant & Julie Reyburn!
Dana Lorge & Warren Schein!
Tanya Moberly & Erin Cronican!
Gretchen Reinhagen & Andrew David Sotomayor!
Champagne Pam & John Hurley!
Sidney Myer & Mary Lahti!
Sue Matsuki & Edd Clark!
Jenna Esposito & Jim VanSlyke!
Sarah Rice & David Vernon!
Marissa Mulder & Ritt Henn!
Miles Phillips & Rob Langeder!
Lorinda Lisitza & Ted Stafford!
Marcus Simeone & Tanya Holt!
Bob Diamond & Donna Elliott!
Sean Harkness & Ian Herman!
Tracy Stark & Rob Langender!
Miles Phillips & Erin Cronican!
Musical director will be Tracy Stark.
As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice.
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NYC: MAC AWARDS ANNOUNCES 2014 GALA FOR MARCH 27TH
MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets)
will celebrate its annual MAC AWARDS gala on Thursday, March 27th at BB KING'S BLUES CLUB
(237 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-997-4144), hosted by the singer, band leader, and multiple MAC Award winner, Terese Genecco. Two Lifetime Achievement awards will be given this year: one to Tony Award winning actress, television star and singer, Linda Lavin, who returned triumphantly to the cabaret stage recently at Metropolitan Room and 54 Below with her Musical Director, Billy Stritch, and husband/drummer, Steve Bakunas, in tow; the other will be presented to the powerhouse 85 year old, Marilyn Maye, who has been club-hopping to sold out crowds all over New York City since her star turn at the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention in 2006. The Board of Directors Award will be given to the Eugene O'Neill Cabaret and Performance Conference for their dedication to the art of cabaret. In addition, MAC will continue its tradition of awarding a scholarship to a teen (who will perform at the awards show!) through WINGSPAN, providing a year of after school music education. Nominees in 20 categories are voted anonymously by the general membership. Final nominees are announced in early March, but the winners are completely secret until the ballot is opened on stage at the awards gala, where several of the winners will perform after receiving their award. Tickets start at $50. To order tickets to the event, visit: http://macnyc.com
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NYC: THE METROPOLITAN ROOM CELEBRATES THIS YEAR'S MAC NOMINEES
Matsuki / Furshpan Productions present 'Just For Fun - The Metropolitan Room Celebrates This Year's Mac Nominees' on Monday, March 10th at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
(34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). The show will be celebrating some of this year's amazingly talented MAC nominees. (All were invited to participate.) Scheduled to appear are Rosemary Loar, Billie Roe, Marissa Mulder, Nathan Change, Gary Crawford, Joan Jaffe, Barbara Malley, Colleen McHugh, Rev. Yolanda (Roger Anthony Mapes) - Dawn Derow, Tom Toce - Marcus Simeone, Peter Calo, Bill Zeffiro, Barry Levitt and Tracy Stark, who is also our Musical Director for the evening. Co-Produced & Hosted by Sue Matsuki & Bernie Furshpan. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. ($10 discount for MAC members)
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NYC: CHASIN' THE BLUES AWAY HONORING THE LEGACY OF MARIANNE CHALLIS
Monday, March 10th, will mark the return of a tradition, Chasin' the Blues Away - A benefit for BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS
honoring the legacy of Marianne Challis. Performance is at 7:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA
(343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). "Chasin' the Blues Away" will feature her friends/students including Kevin Dozier, Laurie Krauz, Reagan Stone, Lisa Mullane Viggiano with musical direction by Daryl Kojak and direction by Scott Barnes. Marianne started this event a number of years ago and her friends have chosen to honor her life by continuing the tradition -- and by continuing her efforts to help fund the great work being accomplished by this wonderful organization. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
NYC: "SORDID LIVES" BY DEL SHORES
3A Productions presents: "Sordid Lives" by Del Shores (*licensed by Samuel French, Inc.) at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE
(61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, March 8th, and Monday & Tuesday, March 10th & 11th, all at 6:30 pm. The show is directed by Andrew Loren Resto. Del Shores' rollicking comedy of trailers, sinners, tuna fish casserole with Lays potato chips, fatal accidents in motel rooms while committing adultery, conversion therapy, and Jane Hathaway and the "precious precious memory" of Tammy Wynette. The 90 minute show features a 14 member cast: (in order of appearance), Mary Lou Barber*, Marc McBarron Kessler, Barbara Mundy*, Ronni Valentine*, JC Sullivan,Kathryne Langford, Lisa Faith Phillips, David Purves*, Bruce-Michael Gelbert, John Van Ness Philip* Tina Kobas, J. Michael Reeds*, Daniel M. McHenry and JC Sullivan. (*appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association). There is an $18 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
NYC: ARIANE M. REINHART WITH THE REMAINS OF THE NIGHT: LOVE, LOSS & MOVING ON
Ariane M. Reinhart brings her show 'The Remains of the Night: Love, Loss & Moving On' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
(34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, March 10th at 9:30 pm. She is backed by Grammy Winner Laurence Hobgood and his Trio (Laurence Hobgood, Musical Director, Arranger, Piano; Pete Donovan, Bass; Jared Schonig, Drums). The show features brand new arrangements of songs by: Jason Robert Brown, Adam Guettel, U2, John Prine, Stephen Sondheim, Tracy Chapman and many more. Director is Lennie Watts. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
NYC: JARROD SPECTOR RETURNS TO 54 BELOW
Jarrod Spector, who is starring in the new Broadway hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, returns to 54 BELOW
(254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) to celebrate his brand new album "A Little Help From My Friends: Live at 54 BELOW" on Monday, March 10th at 7:00 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Sunday, March 23rd; Monday, March 24th; and Monday, March 31st at 9:30 pm. This acclaimed musical outing traces the legacy of the great male singers whose vocal prowess made them the rock stars of their generations, even before rock was born. After starring as Frankie Valli for six years in Broadway's smash hit musical Jersey Boys, Jarrod wraps his critically-praised voice around the songs that have made superstars out of more than a century of tenor legends from Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson to the great Enrico Caruso himself. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
NYC: LINDSAY MENDEZ & DEREK KLENA AT 54 BELOW
Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena will perform at 54 BELOW
(254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Mondays, March 10th at 9:30 pm and March 24th at 7:00 pm. Known to New York audiences for playing Rose and Birdlace in Dogfight, and fresh off a run as Elphaba and Fiyero in Wicked, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena join forces once again, this time on the stage of 54 Below. The two will perform a rousing, eclectic evening celebrating the music they love and their genuine friendship. Directed by Dogfight bookwriter Peter Duchan. Musical direction by Dogfight and Wicked's Bryan Perri. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS - NOW AT THE IGUANA
Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks are back - and now will play every Monday & Tuesday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at at IGUANA'S VIP LOUNGE
(240 West 54th Street, NYC - 212-765-5454). Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks is an eleven-piece band playing music of the 1920s & 30s for your dining and dancing pleasure. In 1976 Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks (originally known as the New Orleans Nighthawks) was formed. A big-band historian and collector, Giordano has more than 60,000 scores in his collection. There is a $15 cover (at the door) plus a $15 food drink minimum.
NYC: BILLY STRITCH "I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER: THE JAZZ OF CY COLEMAN"
Billy Stritch brings his show "I've Got Your Number: The Jazz of Cy Coleman" to BIRDLAND
(315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Mondays, March 3rd & 10th at 7:00 pm as part of the Broadway at Birdland series. In this brand new show, Billy Stritch explores the pop/jazz side of the legendary songwriter Cy Coleman. Although Coleman is mainly known as the composer of a dozen legendary Broadway shows, he was quite prolific writing "stand alone" songs in the 50's and 60's, including such well-known titles as "The Best Is Yet To Come," "Witchcraft" and "It Amazes Me,"as well as more obscure gems co-written with Carolyn Leigh and Peggy Lee. This show was recently presented in London to rave reviews, receiving 4 Stars in the LondonTimes. In this outing, Stritch will be accompanied by Tom Hubbard on bass and Ray Marchica on drums. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.
NYC: JIM CARUSO'S "CAST PARTY" MONDAYS AT BIRDLAND
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT
Every Monday night at 9:30 pm, Broadway impresario Jim Caruso hosts "Cast Party", a combination open-mic, networking event and party at BIRDLAND
(315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) during which the biggest stars on Broadway relax on their night off by performing their favorite songs in an informal setting. Cast Party is a mix of music, impromptu performance and cocktail party revelry, where showbiz superstars, stunning jazz talents and cabaret glitterati hit the stage alongside up-and-comers to serve up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. It's the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with talented show folk and their fans. There is a $20 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.
NYC: THE OMAR HAKIM EXPERIENCE - CD RELEASE CELEBRATION CONCERT
Ozmosis Records Presents The Omar Hakim Experience - CD Release Celebration Concert at THE BLUE NOTE
(131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, March 10th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Featured are Chieli Minucci, guitar; Gregoire Maret, harmonica; Bob Franceschini, sax and flute; Scott Tibbs, keyboards; Rachel Z, keyboards; Jerry Brooks, bass; and Omar Hakim, drums. Widely acclaimed for his versatility, technological prowess and groove, Omar Hakim is one of the most successful drummers and session men of the past 40 years. Omar has collaborated with dozens of prominent artists including Daft Punk, George Benson, Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Bobby McFerrin, John Scofield, Urban Knights, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Jewel, J-Lo, D'Angelo, Mariah Carey, and Madonna to name a few, and has left his imprint on hundreds of recordings, including several under his own name. There is a $15-$25 cover.
NYC: NEW YORK YOUTH SYMPHONY JAZZ BAND AT DIZZY'S
New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band will perfrom at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER
(33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, March 10th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) is the most awarded youth program of its kind in the nation, recognized for its innovative, tuition-free educational programs for talented young musicians. The jazz program is modeled on the big bands of the 1930s and 1940s, and its 17-member band aims to preserve and share this heritage. This evening's gig will feature jazz from the big screen, including selections from films such as Black Orpheus, Paris Blues, and Laura. Terell Stafford joins the NYYS Jazz band at this gig. There is a $30 cover.
D.C.: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS
The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra performs every Monday night at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS
(2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Still the Hottest Big Band in the City, The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra is a 17 piece powerhouse force cofounded by baritone saxophonist Brad Linde, trumpeter Joe Herrera and club owner Omrao Brown. The BCJO presents a variety of music from big band literature and features some of the District's best musicians. Music from Ellington, Basie, Strayhorn, Thad Jones, Oliver Nelson, Maria Schneider and originals by band members will embrace and challenge the tradition of big band repertoire. Call for cover/minimum information.
LOS ANGELES: JASON GRAAE STARS IN '49 1/2 SHADES OF GRAAE'
Jason Graae stars in '49 1/2 Shades of Graae' at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL
(5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700) on Monday, March 10th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 16th at 7:00 pm. The show is an evening with Broadway Juvenile turned Hollywood Misfit Jason Graae as he explores the many "shades" of his life and career. From hilarity to tragedy all rolled up into one madcap, yet hearfelt romp. Jason' features old and new songs that explore his life of sex, drugs and musical comedy. Directed by Heather Lee. Musical Direction by John Boswell. There is a $39 cover that includes $10 towards the drink minimum.
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LONDON: LADIES GO-DIVA AT CRAZY COQS
'Ladies Go Diva', an original musical comedy, with gorgeous harmonies and saucy kitchen euphemisms will be presented at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL
(20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Monday, March 10th at 8:30 pm. Songwriter/performer Helen Goldwyn and fellow 'Ladies' Katherine Mount and Lisa Peace first burst onto the cabaret scene in 2011 to a standing, stamping ovation in their sell-out show at The English Theatre of Hamburg, and have been entertaining audiences ever since. They have all performed in a vast array of cabaret, theatre, TV, and radio and, between them, have over 60 years of experience. With original, swinging music and lyrics, the Ladies' acutely honest observations include songs about singledom, psychotic ambition and Sapphic curiosity, to name but a few. Daring to sing about the quirks of being Ladies-of-a-certain-age in a world where everyone is 'Prettier and Younger' they also celebrate life, love and lust... even if there is 'No Sex in The City'! As a songwriter, Helen Goldwyn has had her work performed by other top cabaret artists and her songs have been featured on BBC TV, radio and in a series of concerts with The National Orchestra of Wales. Call for cover/minimum information.
LONDON: THE PHEASANTRY PRESENTS MOMENTUM
Momentum will perform at THE PHEASANTRY
(152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Monday, March 10th at 8:30 pm. Momentum is a dynamic jazz-latin line-up - Yosi Marshall (saxes), Johnny P (bass), Kate de Freitas (vocals), Saal Seneviratne (keyboards), Paul Viski (guitar) and Lyn Edwards (drums). The band plays all original material, a sexy mix of jazz, tango, flamenco, calypso and indo-fusion. Call for cover/minimum information.
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