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Here is an index of past Cabaret and Live Entertainment Events from around the world with links to more complete details where available. Items will be added as days events are completed.
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APRIL - MAY 2012
MONDAY through SUNDAY - APRIL 30th through May 6th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - MAY 6th

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NYC: PEGGY HERMAN CELEBRATES THE CD RELEASE AT FEINSTEIN'S

Peggy Herman releases a brand new recording of her critically acclaimed show, "Herman on Herman," her tribute to Broadway legend Jerry Herman, at FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) on Sunday May 6th at 7:30 pm. The one-night-only concert features many of the songs from the show's premiere at the Metropolitan Room in May of last year, plus additional material that was added to the project in the intervening months. With arrangements by the renowned music director Alex Rybeck, "Herman on Herman (with a Touch of Merman)" gives the Jerry Herman songbook a whole new spin, lending a fresh take on these classic Broadway show tunes. Backing Herman on Herman are Rybeck on piano, Jered Egan on bass and Rex Benincasa on drums and percussion. The same threesome play on the album, augmented by strings, brass, winds, and guitarist Sean Harkness. "Herman on Herman ... Peggy Sings Jerry" (the CD's title) features exciting new arrangements of songs from "Hello Dolly!" "Mame," "La Cage aux Folles," "Mack & Mabel," and other Herman hits. In the studio, Herman and Rybeck added new songs, including "The Best of Times is Now," "Before the Parade Passes By," and "If He Walked Into My Life." There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: JOAN JAFFE'S MAN-HA-HA-HA-TAN RETURNS TO FOR ONE NIGHT
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2012 MAC AWARD winner (Best Musical Comedy) Joan Jaffe brings her award winning show MAN-ha-ha-ha-TAN to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Sunday, May 6th at 7:00 pm for an encore performance. Funny New York songs by Murray Grand, Kander & Ebb, Sue Matsuki to mention a few, will make you laugh. The patter written by Joan, is so good - there won't be a dry seat in the house. Multi-award winning Jerry Scott is the musical director and arranger for Joan's show, as well as her critically acclaimed CD JOAN JAFFE SINGS FUNNY. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: NANCY STEARNS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM WITH "THE WISH"
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Nancy Stearns returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 6th, both shows at 7:00 pm with her new show, "The Wish". With her music director, Gregory Toroian, on piano, and David Finck, on bass, Nancy will present songs that reflect the many different things we wish for at different times in our lives - love and friendship, fame and fortune, the comforts of home, peace in the world, laughter, joy, and always, music. The show is directed by Helen Baldassare. Since 2001, Nancy has performed solo shows annually at Don't Tell Mama, and more recently, at the Metropolitan Room. She has recorded six of those shows. Her CDs are available at CDBABY.com and her most recent CD, "Weather or Not" is also available at iTunes. Nancy is the administrator for Helen Baldassare's Cabaret Performance Workshop. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: HARRY ALTHAUS IN THE STRIP SHOW
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Harry Althaus will appear in The Strip Show at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Friday, May 4th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, May 6th at 6:00 pm; and Friday, May 11th at 7:00 pm. The Strip Show is an irreverent look at what it means to reveal what's underneath. It's an exploration of stripping literally and otherwise, through stories and songs by Fats Waller, Queen, David Pomeranz, and many others through the lens of a classic burlesque show. Althaus is an award-winning actor who has appeared in Chicago productions of Gross Indecency, The Lisbon Traviata (Joseph Jefferson Citation, After Dark Award), It's Only A Play, Richard II, Travesties, The Misanthrope, and many others. He performed in regional productions of Gross Indecency and Taking Sides, and made his Off-Broadway debut in Once Around The City (Second Stage). Althaus has appeared in featured roles in episodes of Lipstick Jungle, Law & Order, and Early Edition, and has been seen in several commercials. Direction for The Strip Show is by Lennie Watts, and musical direction is by Tracy Stark. Also appearing are Joshua Warr and James Wells. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: NICOLE KAFKA IN "YESTERDAY ONCE MORE"

Nicole Kafka brings her new show "Yesterday Once More" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Friday, May 4th at 9:15 pm; Sunday, May 6th at 8:30 pm; Friday, May 11th at 9:15 pm; and Sunday, May 13th at 8:30 pm. Yesterday Once More includes great songs from the 1960s and early 1970s with some fun stories from Nicole's early life in NYC. She is joined on stage with a band that includes David Shenton, music director, piano; Hendrik Helmer, guitar; Matt Scharfglass, bass; and Stan Killian, tenor sax. The show is directed by Scott Coulter. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: RICHARD EISENBERG PRESENTS SMILE ON MY FACE

Singer/songwriter Richard Eisenberg is presenting a full revue of his original songs, appropriately called SMILE ON MY FACE, on Sunday, May 6th at 1:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). Joining forces with Richard is MAC and Bistro Award winning director Peter Napolitano and MAC Award winning musical director Barry Levitt. The show will feature the vocal talents of Erin Cronican, Rob Langeder, Stacie Perlman, and Adam Shapiro. Eisenberg has long been a fixture in the New York Cabaret/Open Mic scene, and this is his debut solo cabaret appearance. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LINDA LAVIN AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Linda Lavin performs songs from her first CD, "Possibilities", recently released by Sh K Boom records, at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Sunday & Monday, May 6th & 7th t 9:30 pm. She is joined on stage by a trio headed by Billy Stritch at the piano, Steve Doyle on bass and Steve Bakunas on drums. Songs include Broadway show tunes, Brazilian and American standards, love songs swing tunes. Lavin worked in nightclubs in New York's Greenwich Village before her big break in the chorus of her first Broadway musical "A Family Affair." Her first leading role on Broadway was in 1965 in the musical "It's a Bird ... It's a Plane ... It's Superman." One of her signature numbers in that show was "You've Got Possibilities," which is among the 12 tracks on her recently-released, first-ever CD, "Possibilities," featuring a mix of Broadway standards and cabaret songs, with musical arrangements by Billy Stritch and released by Ghostlight Records. Beloved for her work on stage, film and TV, Linda Lavin is currently appearing on Broadway in "The Lyons" by Nicky Silver, earning some of the best reviews of her remarkable career. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA

Staten Island's professional Equity Theatre, Harbor Lights Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tamara Jenkins, opens its third season with "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra", with a nine-performance run, Friday & Saturday, May 4th & 5th at 8:00 pm & Sunday, May 6th at 2:00 pm; Thursday & Friday, May 10th & 11th at 8:00 pm; Saturday, May 12th at 2:00 & 8:00 pm; and Sunday, May 13th at 2:00 pm at VETERANS MEMORIAL HALL (1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY - 866-811-4111 - TheHarborLightsTheaterCompany.org/ ). The hall is part of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden (15 minutes from the Staten Island Ferry). "My Way" stars Amy Decker (Barrington Stage's The Game, National Tour The Will Rogers Follies), former Miss Staten Island Ryan Kelly and Jay Montgomery (National Tour Falsettos). Also making his Harbor Lights debut is Broadway's James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors). The production is directed by Jay Montgomery with music direction by Nathan W. Perry. Tickets are $30.

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": ON-AIR FUNDRAISING BROADCAST
CABARET ON THE RADIO - ON THE WEB

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.wbai.org/, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays hosted by David Kenney. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. This Sunday, May 6th, David will hold an all important on-air fundraising broadcast. Everything Old Is New Again is offering it's listeners a chance to "Be-A-Deejay". So, if you've ever wanted to sit behind a microphone, spin your music and host your own radio show. Call 212-209-2950 during the broadcast and PLEDGE! Pledge $250.00 and "Be-A-Deejay" for your own 30 minute segment. Pledge $125.00 and "Be-A-Deejay" for your own 15 minute segment. Includes coaching and instruction, a souvenir recording of your broadcast and your annual membership to WBAI. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ .


NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "BEING ALIVE - A CELEBRATION OF LIFE!"

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas returns to ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141 - ) on Sunday, May 6th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Being Alive - A Celebration of Life!". Co-Host will be Johnny Rodgers. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


DC: JAMES COTTON "SUPER HARP" AT BLUES ALLEY

One of the last surviving links to the glory days of Chicago blues, harp legend James Cotton, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, May 4th through 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Cotton recently won a Grammy Award for his all-acoustic Verve Records album Deep in the Blues, featuring guests Joe Louis Walker, pianist David Maxwell, and composer/bassist Charlie Haden. He's still one of the most exuberant and crowd-pleasing living blues legends.At his high-energy, 1970s peak as a bandleader, James Cotton was a bouncing, sweaty, whirling dervish of a bluesman, roaring his vocals and all but sucking the reeds right out of his defenseless little harmonicas with his prodigious lung power. Due to throat problems, Cotton's vocals are no longer what they used to be, but he remains a masterful instrumentalist. Cotton had some gargantuan shoes to fill when he stepped into Little Walter's slot as Muddy Waters' harp ace in 1954, but for the next dozen years, the young Mississippian filled the integral role beside Chicago's blues king with power and precision. There is a $27.50 cover.

DC: GERMANO'S WELCOMES THE JOHN LAMKIN TRIO

Dr. John Lamkin, renowned trumpeteer, brings his magic to the CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515) on Sunday, May 6th at 7:30 pm. Dr. Lamkin has performed with Eubie Blake, the Manhattans, the Dells, Stephanie Mills, Maurice Hines, Bob Hope, Stanley Turrentine, Sonny Stitt, Charlie Earland, Vaughn Freeman, Frank Foster, the Washington Jazz Battalion, the Peabody Jazz Ensemble, the Baltimore City Big Band, the Lynn Gray Orchestra, the Baltimore Cultural Arts Big Band, the Hank Levy Alumni Band, and the Blue Moon Big Band. Call for cover/minimum information.

FLA: TISH ONEY AND THE THE PEGGY LEE PROJECT

Vocalist/arranger Tish Oney joins acclaimed pianist Michael Royal for The Peggy Lee Project - a singular celebration of the songwriting talents of the late, great Peggy Lee at GLENRIDGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota, FL - 941-552-5325) on Sunday, May 6th at 2:00 pm. This very popular nationally touring show highlights many of Lee's original hits as well as less well-known gems in her songbook. Tish's 2011 CD release, "Sweet Youth," recorded with the legendary guitarist John Chiodini, was ranked among the Top 5 Vocal Jazz CDs of 2011 by Michael G. Nastos (All Music Guide). This exquisite recording of contemporary jazz guitar/vocal music is now available for purchase at www.blujazz.com, CD Baby or iTunes. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: SIMPLY SCOTTY AT 3160 MONTHLY

Scott Gryder returns to CLUB 3160 (3160 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL - 773-327-5969) for "SIMPLY SCOTTY" on Sunday, May 6th. Scott appears at the club on the first Sunday of every month from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. From pop hits and showtunes to cabaret and character pieces, Scott takes to the mic, entertaining from his self-compiled book of zany, heartfelt music as a "one-man parade of song." And, as music director, Nick Sula makes musical magic on the piano, with special guests Freddie The Puppet and Laven Deer. Singers welcome! There is no cover, just a 2-drink minimum.


CHI: SPIDER SALOFF'S "THE ROAR OF THE BUTTERFLY" AT VICTORY GARDENS

KMP Artists presents acclaimed vocalist, actor and songwriter Spider Saloff and her one-woman musical, "The Roar of the Butterfly" at VICTORY GARDENS' RICHARD CHRISTIANSEN THEATER (2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-871-3000 - ) on Wednesdays through Sundays, from May 2nd through May 30th (call for showtimes). In the tradition of Lilly Tomlin and Tracey Ullman, Saloff portrays eight different characters in this hysterical and moving new musical comedy. "The Roar of the Butterfly" features a book, music, and lyrics by Saloff. Contributing writers are Jim Sellers (who is also musical director and arranger) and Steve Ramsdell. Pianist is Jeremy Kahn. "The Roar of the Butterfly," was initially performed in Melbourne and Tazmania to sold-out crowds, followed by a successful run this past summer in Los Angeles. With this engagement, Saloff brings the production to her hometown with plans for off-Broadway in the fall as well as regional touring to a few major cities. The setting for "The Roar of the Butterfly" is the memorial service for Butterfly, an Asian drag queen who has been a colorful and inspirational character in the lives of the attendees - an unlikely and diverse group all portrayed by Saloff - including a sharp-tongued Scottish waitress, a faded stage star, a hair dresser from South Philly and a bearded poet. Tickets are $32.

L.A.: KRITZERLAND: TAKE ME ALONG: THE SONGS OF BOB MERRILL

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents "Broadway Bound - Unsung Songwriters" on Sunday, May 6th at 7:00 pm at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700), As always, the cast includes some of the best voices in town, including Melody Hollis (Broadway: Susan in Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Damon Kirsche (Musical Theatre West: Man of La Mancha; Cabrillo's Little Shop of Horrors); Jane Noseworthy (Carrie, Reprise's Carousel; Disney: The Princess and the Frog); Beth Malone (Broadway: Ring of Fire; off-Broadway: The Marvelous Wonderettes); John Massey (Dad, Happy Days; Dave, The Full Monty; Nicely-Nicely, Guys & Dolls) with Music Director: Tom Griep and special guest, Tony Award Winner Daisy Eagen. The show is kind of a put-together of Bruce Kimmel's Broadway Bound CD (New Writers for the Musical Theatre) mixed with some songs by composers and lyricists who, while having written shows that made it to Broadway, never quite got in the front rank of musical theatre writers. It's an evening of songs you probably haven't heard before, along with a couple of songs that actually became hits but were from unsuccessful shows. Cover charge is $28 with includes a $10 food/drink allowance. Reservations required.

S.F.: SONG OF THE MONTH AT MARTUNI'S

The legendary Song of The Month Open Mic returns to MARTUNI'S (4 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-241-0205 - ) on Sunday, May 6th at 3:30 pm (signup at 3:15 pm), hosted by San Francisco jazz vocalists Mark Baum and Benn Bacot with Alan Choy on piano. SOTM was originated by Shane Kelly in 1999 at Martuni's and past hosts have included Linda Kosut, Lua Hadar, Bruce Phillips, Coley Grundman, & Hattie Mullaly to name a few. Participants are urged to bring at least two charts in their key, one of a new or challenging song and just in case there's time for a second song, one they would be comfortable performing. Call for cover/minimum information.

S.F.: MAUREEN MCGOVERN WITH "DANGLING CONVERSATIONS ..."

Maureen McGovern's new show "dangling conversations ... " will be presented at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 1st through 6th at 8:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sunday). In the show, McGovern continues her celebration of the 2nd half of the 20th Century Songbook with classic songs by iconic singer/songwriters: Paul Simon, J. D. Souther, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springstein, Don McLean, Pete Seeger, Randy Newman, Jonatha Brooke and composer Burt Bacharach - including Help Me, The Dangling Conversation, Suzanne, Faithless Love, If I Should Fall Behind, An American Song, Turn, Turn, Turn, A House Is Not A Home, Anyone Who Had A Heart, and more. Musical director is Jeff Harris. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: THE SOULFUL GOSPEL SOUNDS OF MICHAEL NELSON AT RRAZZ ROOM

The Soul Music Series co-produced with Shelly Tatum presents the soulful gospel sounds of Michael Nelson at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) on Sunday, May 6th at 8:00 pm. Michael's first taste of the music business came after joining an acapella vocal group called "Joyful Noise" and recording a project with the group that led to numerous bay area appearances before opening for what was the hottest gospel group at that time, The Winans, at the famous Circle Star Theatre. Immediately following that appearance, the group was featured on The Arsenio Hall Show. The group went on to do numerous other performances before Michael left the group and began recording on his own. After recording an acapella CD entitled "Home Brewed Acapella Music" Michael caught the attention of Ali Ollie Woodson, former lead singer of the Temptations and the writer of the hit song "Treat Her Like A Lady". Michael began rehearsing with Ali immediately after his initial meeting, and went on to perform with Ali Ollie Woodson and the Emperors of Soul across the United States and in Bejing, China. Michael left the group after a year of touring. After spending some time in search of himself, Michael rededicated his life to Christ, found a new church home at Revival Center Ministries in Vallejo, Ca., and began singing for the Lord once again. Shortly after joining RCM, Michael met Von King of VeeKay Records and began recording songs for the project now known as "NIKAO!". There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: GRANT NEWSOME FROM BOTH SIDES NOW

Grant Newsome brings his show From Both Sides Now to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, May 3rd through 6th at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). Born the only son of a mid-eastern Australian cattle grazier tracing back four generations, Grant Newsome followed a truly unique path which lead him to pursue his most natural and remarkable talent. His voice. After quickly rising to success on the Australian stage Grant found himself in Europe, singing at La Scala in Milan, a lead singer at the famous Moulin Rouge and playing all of the three main roles in Cats in Zurich. Grant now returns from abroad to grace the stage at The Butterfly Club for a most intimate and delightful showcase of the music that has travelled with him around the globe. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: JAMES SEAMARK IN MEET CHARLIE

THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) presents James Seamark in MEET CHARLIE, Thursday through Sunday, May 3rd through 6th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm on Sunday). Imagine a 'Sin City' wonderland inside the head of Tom Waits and Nick Cave. Now meet Charlie. The untold story of a 1950s mad man. The head of this dark cast being Charlie. Come with Charlie and he will divulge his world to you. Meet his victims, his lover, a sexy burlesque dancer, and a girl called Alice. Watch as Charlie's world unfolds and unravels and then everything comes crashing down. What will happen to Charlie? Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: HOLE-O-MATIC AT MAMA'S IN MAY
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Karen Mack & Michael Holland return with their very popular award-winning "Gashole Hole-O-Matic 2012" All Request Show to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, May 5th, 12th & 19th at 8:00 pm. This is the show where the audience gets to pick the song list from hundreds available. Also featured are more road stories, ridiculous prizes, more mash-ups, more prizes, lots more new music, more insanity and custom cocktails. Join NYC musical comedy duo Mack and Holland as they bring their multi-award winning mix of harmony and humor to the best (and worst!) of past, present and future pop. From ABBA to Queen to Kylie, expect lush vocals and comic mayhem in what is always a spontaneous and one-of-a-kind musical experience!. There is a $20 cover, 2 drink minimum, no drink maximum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE


NYC: CAROLE J. BUFFORD IN "SPEAK EASY" AT THE MET

Carole J. Bufford sings about the "dry" years in "Speak Easy," her new Prohibition-era show running at the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 ) with performances on Saturday May 5th at 4:00 pm; Thursday, May 10th at 9:30 pm; Saturday, May 19th at 4:00 pm; and Thursday May 24th at 9:30 pm. She will be backed by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. Music direction is by Larry Lees. Bufford will perform classics made famous by Sophie Tucker, Al Jolson, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Helen Kane, Annette Hanshaw and more. Traveling back to the time of flappers, vamps and sheiks, Bufford puts her own special mark on the torch singer leading a band of merry-making men. Since her cabaret debut as a finalist of the 2009 MetroStar Talent Challenge, Bufford has been distinguishing herself in numerous "Broadway by the Year" appearances, at the N.Y. Cabaret Convention (2009 and 2010), and as a headliner of Scott Siegel's "11 O'Clock Numbers at 11 O'Clock" in a just-ended, eight-month run at Feinstein's. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DARYL SHERMAN DUO AT THE KNICKERBOCKER

Jazz vocalist/pianist Daryl Sherman, with Dan Levinson, clarinet and sax, will appear at THE KNICKERBOCKER (33 University Place, NYC - 212-228-8490) on Friday & Saturday, May 4th & 5th with sets starting at 9:45 pm to 2:00 am. Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter's Steinway. Last June, she headlined the annual Cole Porter Festival in his hometown of Peru, IN. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59 Theaters where she was lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. As a sparkling mainstay of Manhattan's nightlife, there's hardly jazz joint, supper club, Chinese restaurant or hotel that Daryl has missed. Her many recordings are in regular national rotation on Cable TV's Music Choice and Sirius/XM Radio. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award "Best Major Recording" for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD - which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: THE GARY NEGBAUR GROUP AT FUNDRAISER FIESTA
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Gary Negbaur Group (with Ritt Henn on bass and Nat Seeley on drums) will be performing at BOHEMIAN HALL BEER GARDEN (29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria, NY - 718-274-4925) on Saturday afternoon, May 5th with sets from 12:00 noon to 12:30 pm at a Fundraiser Fiesta to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, a special benefit for Blissfull Bedrooms, an organizatuin that transforms the personal spaces of young individuals who have limited resources, and severe physical disabilities which make them wheelchair-dependent and highly reliant on others for activities of daily living. Because of their lack of mobility/independence and decreased opportunities in society, these young individuals with physical challenges spend a great amount of time in their bedrooms. Pianist/ singer/ songwriter Gary Negbaur has toured across the USA, Europe and Australia wowing audiences with his heartfelt and often humorous originals along with his innovative arrangements of standards. His recordings include a CD of original music (Let Me Explain) as well as a critically acclaimed solo album of standards (Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat) and a children's CD (Max's Family Band). In addition to performing, Gary writes music for theater and film, and many of his songs are performed and recorded by other singers. No cover - Raffle and beer & BBQ tickets available.

NYC: MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA

Staten Island's professional Equity Theatre, Harbor Lights Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tamara Jenkins, opens its third season with "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra", with a nine-performance run, Friday & Saturday, May 4th & 5th at 8:00 pm & Sunday, May 6th at 2:00 pm; Thursday & Friday, May 10th & 11th at 8:00 pm; Saturday, May 12th at 2:00 & 8:00 pm; and Sunday, May 13th at 2:00 pm at VETERANS MEMORIAL HALL (1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY - 866-811-4111 - TheHarborLightsTheaterCompany.org/ ). The hall is part of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden (15 minutes from the Staten Island Ferry). "My Way" stars Amy Decker (Barrington Stage's The Game, National Tour The Will Rogers Follies), former Miss Staten Island Ryan Kelly and Jay Montgomery (National Tour Falsettos). Also making his Harbor Lights debut is Broadway's James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors). The production is directed by Jay Montgomery with music direction by Nathan W. Perry. Tickets are $30.

NYC: EMILY BERGL'S "NY I LOVE YOU" PREMIERS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Emily Bergl's "NY I Love You" Premiers at the THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) Tuesdays through Saturdays, May 1st through 12th at 8:45 pm with late shows added on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:45 pm. "NY I Love You" is an evening of song and stories that explores a life-long love affair with the Big Apple and all the characters that call Manhattan home. It's a "city that never sleeps", with classic tunes from Rodgers and Hart to Gus Kahn, and sly reinventions of modern pop from the Beach Boys to Cyndi Lauper. Emily Bergl is best known for her role on "Desperate Housewives," but has performed in cabaret at several clubs around the country over the past few years, including Don't Tell Mama, The Laurie Beechman, The Metropolitan Room and the Oak Room at the Algonquin. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: MARILYN MAYE WITH "THE HAPPIEST SOUND IN TOWN"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return engagement of Grammy Award nominated singer and entertainer Marilyn Maye Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 24th through May 5th at 8:00 pm, with added performances on Fridays & Saturdays, at 10:30 pm. Her new show, "The Happiest Sound In Town", is her annual birthday celebration and features some of her most-requested numbers including "Guess Who I Saw Today," "Bye Bye Country Boy," "Rain" and "Golden Rainbow." Maye's recent local appearances have been received with rave reviews and full houses. Maye will be joined by pianist/conductor Billy Stritch, who has accompanied her over a period of 20 years, bassist Tom Hubbard, and Jim Eklof, her drummer, who recently celebrated 50 years with Ms. Maye. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYS: "AN EVENING WITH LIZ CALLAWAY" AT THE CARAMOOR

CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS (149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY - 914-232-5035) presents Cabaret in the Music Room, a spring benefit, on Saturday, May 5th at 8:30 pm in the historic Rosen House. Headlining the evening is Liz Callaway. Ms. Callaway, well known as a Broadway actress, singer and recording artist, made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along". She received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years, appeared as Grizabella in Cats, singing the hit song "Memory". She also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love. Ms. Callaway has toured the world singing in concerts and musical reviews. In great demand as a vocalist in film, she was the singing voice of the title characters in Disney's Anastasia, The Swan Princess, Beauty and the Beast, and also of Princess Jasmine in "Aladdin." Tickets are $75, $125, and $200 for premium seating. All but $30 is tax-deductible, as provided by law.


DC: JAMES COTTON "SUPER HARP" AT BLUES ALLEY

One of the last surviving links to the glory days of Chicago blues, harp legend James Cotton, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, May 4th through 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Cotton recently won a Grammy Award for his all-acoustic Verve Records album Deep in the Blues, featuring guests Joe Louis Walker, pianist David Maxwell, and composer/bassist Charlie Haden. He's still one of the most exuberant and crowd-pleasing living blues legends.At his high-energy, 1970s peak as a bandleader, James Cotton was a bouncing, sweaty, whirling dervish of a bluesman, roaring his vocals and all but sucking the reeds right out of his defenseless little harmonicas with his prodigious lung power. Due to throat problems, Cotton's vocals are no longer what they used to be, but he remains a masterful instrumentalist. Cotton had some gargantuan shoes to fill when he stepped into Little Walter's slot as Muddy Waters' harp ace in 1954, but for the next dozen years, the young Mississippian filled the integral role beside Chicago's blues king with power and precision. There is a $27.50 cover.

DC: WENDY BAIRD IN "STUMBLING ON HAPPINESS"

Singer-actress Wendy Baird will perform at CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515) on Saturday, May 5th at 7:30 pm in "Stumbling on Happiness - Love, Loss & Laughter." Wendy has been singing on the musical theater stage, in the studio, and with big bands and orchestras for more than 20 years. In "Stumbling on Happiness," she combines her love of classic standards and burning torch songs to comedic romps and contemporary show tunes. It should be an entertaining evening of song and patter, poignancy and humor. Consulting director is Debbie Barber-Eaton. Ron Giddings is on piano. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: SOUTHPORT PRESENTS EUGENIA ELLIOTT

Southport Records Presents vocalist and composer Eugenia Elliott on Saturday, May 5th with sets from 6:30 to 9:00 pm as part of their ongoing series the first Saturday of every month at KATERINA'S CLUB (1920 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - 773-348-7592). She will be backed by Bobby Schiff on piano, Joe Policastro on bass, Steve Dawson on guitar and Linda M. Smith on piano. An accomplished flute player, Eugenia Elliott has been singing all her life. Her heart lies in her love of singing. Since a move to Chicago in 1991 from the east coast, Eugenia has made her mark on the Chicago music scene in a wide variety of musical genres that include vocal jazz standards, bluegrass, old time country and popular contemporary music. Ms. Elliott has worked as a clinical social worker and massage therapist, noting that there is a symbiotic bond between the two professions and music in that all are dedicated to relationships, communication and healing. There is a $5 cover.


CHI: SPIDER SALOFF'S "THE ROAR OF THE BUTTERFLY" AT VICTORY GARDENS

KMP Artists presents acclaimed vocalist, actor and songwriter Spider Saloff and her one-woman musical, "The Roar of the Butterfly" at VICTORY GARDENS' RICHARD CHRISTIANSEN THEATER (2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-871-3000 - ) on Wednesdays through Sundays, from May 2nd through May 30th (call for showtimes). In the tradition of Lilly Tomlin and Tracey Ullman, Saloff portrays eight different characters in this hysterical and moving new musical comedy. "The Roar of the Butterfly" features a book, music, and lyrics by Saloff. Contributing writers are Jim Sellers (who is also musical director and arranger) and Steve Ramsdell. Pianist is Jeremy Kahn. "The Roar of the Butterfly," was initially performed in Melbourne and Tazmania to sold-out crowds, followed by a successful run this past summer in Los Angeles. With this engagement, Saloff brings the production to her hometown with plans for off-Broadway in the fall as well as regional touring to a few major cities. The setting for "The Roar of the Butterfly" is the memorial service for Butterfly, an Asian drag queen who has been a colorful and inspirational character in the lives of the attendees - an unlikely and diverse group all portrayed by Saloff - including a sharp-tongued Scottish waitress, a faded stage star, a hair dresser from South Philly and a bearded poet. Tickets are $32.

L.A.: JUDY GARLAND & CO. AT FRENCH QUARTER WEST

In a new cabaret concert specifically designed for the beautiful cabaret room at the historic and legendary FRENCH QUARTER WEST RESTAURANT (7985 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-654-0898) impressionist Peter Mac presents "Judy Garland & Company" Performances are every Friday & Saturday during May at 8:00 pm. Musical direction by Bryan Miller. Judy Garland is spending the evening with some of her her favorite gal pals!  Those dropping by will be Liza Minnelli, Tallulah Bankhead, Katherine Hepburn, Peggy Lee and Peter Mac! The tribute artist is renowned for his homage to the rainbow girl, garnering special raves for his determination to bring to life the style, wit and musical legacy of an artist rather than caricature her familiar frailties as a human being. There is a $15-$30 cover available at BrownPaperTickets.com.

S.F.: MAUREEN MCGOVERN WITH "DANGLING CONVERSATIONS ..."

Maureen McGovern's new show "dangling conversations ... " will be presented at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 1st through 6th at 8:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sunday). In the show, McGovern continues her celebration of the 2nd half of the 20th Century Songbook with classic songs by iconic singer/songwriters: Paul Simon, J. D. Souther, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springstein, Don McLean, Pete Seeger, Randy Newman, Jonatha Brooke and composer Burt Bacharach - including Help Me, The Dangling Conversation, Suzanne, Faithless Love, If I Should Fall Behind, An American Song, Turn, Turn, Turn, A House Is Not A Home, Anyone Who Had A Heart, and more. Musical director is Jeff Harris. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: AMY & FREDDY WITH AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND COMEDY

Chicago's adored cabaret duo Amy & Freddy will be appearing at the RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Saturday, May 5th at 10:00 pm to celebrate the release of their newest album, "We Get Along." Amy & Freddy have produced four successful and unique albums; "Amy and Freddy - the debut", "Life is a Cabaret", "Naturally Flawless and Feeling Good", recognized and praised nationally by audiences and critics alike. This season marks Amy & Freddy's 15th anniversary performing together, gracing stages coast-to-coast, both large and small, on land and at sea with their one-of-a-kind wit and musical prowess. The Rrazz room performance will feature music from the new CD, fan favorites and a lot of laughs. The duo have had the pleasure of opening and sharing the spotlight with some familiar (and some not so familiar) names including Kathy Griffin, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, Phyllis Diller, Bea Arthur, Jennifer Holiday and Judy Gold to name a few. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: GRANT NEWSOME FROM BOTH SIDES NOW

Grant Newsome brings his show From Both Sides Now to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, May 3rd through 6th at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). Born the only son of a mid-eastern Australian cattle grazier tracing back four generations, Grant Newsome followed a truly unique path which lead him to pursue his most natural and remarkable talent. His voice. After quickly rising to success on the Australian stage Grant found himself in Europe, singing at La Scala in Milan, a lead singer at the famous Moulin Rouge and playing all of the three main roles in Cats in Zurich. Grant now returns from abroad to grace the stage at The Butterfly Club for a most intimate and delightful showcase of the music that has travelled with him around the globe. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: JAMES SEAMARK IN MEET CHARLIE

THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) presents James Seamark in MEET CHARLIE, Thursday through Sunday, May 3rd through 6th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm on Sunday). Imagine a 'Sin City' wonderland inside the head of Tom Waits and Nick Cave. Now meet Charlie. The untold story of a 1950s mad man. The head of this dark cast being Charlie. Come with Charlie and he will divulge his world to you. Meet his victims, his lover, a sexy burlesque dancer, and a girl called Alice. Watch as Charlie's world unfolds and unravels and then everything comes crashing down. What will happen to Charlie? Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: GRACE COSGROVE RETURNS WITH A TIME FOR GRACE
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Bistro Award winner, Grace Cosgrove returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, April 29th at 7:00 pm; Monday, April 30th at 7:00 pm; Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm; Friday, May 4th at 7:00 pm; and Friday, June 8th at 7:00 pm with her new show TIME FOR GRACE. The show is a collection of passionate Laura Nyro songs and exceptional standards from the American Songbook with innovative arrangements by legendary singer Marilyn Maye, who directs; and master musical director Don Rebic with Sean Harkness on guitar. Later this year Grace will release her first solo CD on her own label CHANTOOZ. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: HARRY ALTHAUS IN THE STRIP SHOW
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Harry Althaus will appear in The Strip Show at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Friday, May 4th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, May 6th at 6:00 pm; and Friday, May 11th at 7:00 pm. The Strip Show is an irreverent look at what it means to reveal what's underneath. It's an exploration of stripping literally and otherwise, through stories and songs by Fats Waller, Queen, David Pomeranz, and many others through the lens of a classic burlesque show. Althaus is an award-winning actor who has appeared in Chicago productions of Gross Indecency, The Lisbon Traviata (Joseph Jefferson Citation, After Dark Award), It's Only A Play, Richard II, Travesties, The Misanthrope, and many others. He performed in regional productions of Gross Indecency and Taking Sides, and made his Off-Broadway debut in Once Around The City (Second Stage). Althaus has appeared in featured roles in episodes of Lipstick Jungle, Law & Order, and Early Edition, and has been seen in several commercials. Direction for The Strip Show is by Lennie Watts, and musical direction is by Tracy Stark. Also appearing are Joshua Warr and James Wells. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: DARYL SHERMAN SWINGS AT THE KNICKERBOCKER

Jazz vocalist/pianist Daryl Sherman, with Dan Levinson, clarinet and sax, will appear at THE KNICKERBOCKER (33 University Place, NYC - 212-228-8490) on Friday & Saturday, May 4th & 5th with sets starting at 9:45 pm to 2:00 am. Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter's Steinway. Last June, she headlined the annual Cole Porter Festival in his hometown of Peru, IN. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59 Theaters where she was lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. As a sparkling mainstay of Manhattan's nightlife, there's hardly jazz joint, supper club, Chinese restaurant or hotel that Daryl has missed. Her many recordings are in regular national rotation on Cable TV's Music Choice and Sirius/XM Radio. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award "Best Major Recording" for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD - which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: THE GARY NEGBAUR GOES SOLO AT TOMI JAZZ

Gary Negbaur will be performing a solo show of all original material at TOMI JAZZ (239 East 53 Street, lower level, NYC - 646-497-1254) on Friday, May 4th with sets from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am. Pianist/ singer/ songwriter Gary Negbaur has toured across the USA, Europe and Australia wowing audiences with his heartfelt and often humorous originals along with his innovative arrangements of standards. His recordings include a CD of original music (Let Me Explain) as well as a critically acclaimed solo album of standards (Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat) and a children's CD (Max's Family Band). In addition to performing, Gary writes music for theater and film, and many of his songs are performed and recorded by other singers. There is a $10 cover and a $10 minimum.

NYC: NICOLE KAFKA IN "YESTERDAY ONCE MORE"

Nicole Kafka brings her new show "Yesterday Once More" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Friday, May 4th at 9:15 pm; Sunday, May 6th at 8:30 pm; Friday, May 11th at 9:15 pm; and Sunday, May 13th at 8:30 pm. Yesterday Once More includes great songs from the 1960s and early 1970s with some fun stories from Nicole's early life in NYC. She is joined on stage with a band that includes David Shenton, music director, piano; Hendrik Helmer, guitar; Matt Scharfglass, bass; and Stan Killian, tenor sax. The show is directed by Scott Coulter. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ANDRE DE SHIELDS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

Two-Time Tony Award nominated and Emmy Award winning performer Andre De Shields brings his acclaimed theatrical concert BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND back to the New York stage for three shows only, Friday evenings May 4th, 11th and 18th at 11:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). Certainly no stranger to New York's famed cabaret scene, De Shields reigned as King of Cabaret during the 1970s with the creation of his innovative theatrical concerts in such popular clubs as Reno Sweeney, Horn of Plenty, The Grand Finale, Les Mouches, The Club at La MaMa and many other venues around the world. BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND will feature De Shields along with his longtime partners in crime, vocalists Freida Williams and Marlene Danielle, with accompaniment by pianist Larry Spivack. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA

Staten Island's professional Equity Theatre, Harbor Lights Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tamara Jenkins, opens its third season with "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra", with a nine-performance run, Friday & Saturday, May 4th & 5th at 8:00 pm & Sunday, May 6th at 2:00 pm; Thursday & Friday, May 10th & 11th at 8:00 pm; Saturday, May 12th at 2:00 & 8:00 pm; and Sunday, May 13th at 2:00 pm at VETERANS MEMORIAL HALL (1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY - 866-811-4111 - TheHarborLightsTheaterCompany.org/ ). The hall is part of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden (15 minutes from the Staten Island Ferry). "My Way" stars Amy Decker (Barrington Stage's The Game, National Tour The Will Rogers Follies), former Miss Staten Island Ryan Kelly and Jay Montgomery (National Tour Falsettos). Also making his Harbor Lights debut is Broadway's James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors). The production is directed by Jay Montgomery with music direction by Nathan W. Perry. Tickets are $30.

NYC: LEA SALONGA: THE JOURNEY CONTINUES AT THE TOWN HALL

THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929) is pleased to present The Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress and recording artist Lea Salonga: The Journey Continues on Friday, May 4th at 8:00 pm. Having enchanted audiences worldwide, Lea Salonga originated the role of Kim in Broadway's Miss Saigon, for which she won the Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards. She also played Eponine and Fantine in the musical Les Miserables on Broadway. She was named a "Disney Legend" in 2011 for her work as the voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II. Lea made her debut in the world of Cabaret in 2010, performing a sold-out, three-week engagement at the Cafe Carlyle in New York City. In August 2011 she released a live version of her 2010 concert "Lea Salonga: The Journey So Far." The Journey Continues is an intimate evening that features a selection of Broadway tunes, standard classics and today's hits, as well as personal stories of Salonga's incredible journey, spanning decades. Tickets are $45, $50 & $55 at http:www.ticketmaster.com or 800-982-2787.


NYC: EMILY BERGL'S "NY I LOVE YOU" PREMIERS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Emily Bergl's "NY I Love You" Premiers at the THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) Tuesdays through Saturdays, May 1st through 12th at 8:45 pm with late shows added on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:45 pm. "NY I Love You" is an evening of song and stories that explores a life-long love affair with the Big Apple and all the characters that call Manhattan home. It's a "city that never sleeps", with classic tunes from Rodgers and Hart to Gus Kahn, and sly reinventions of modern pop from the Beach Boys to Cyndi Lauper. Emily Bergl is best known for her role on "Desperate Housewives," but has performed in cabaret at several clubs around the country over the past few years, including Don't Tell Mama, The Laurie Beechman, The Metropolitan Room and the Oak Room at the Algonquin. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: MARILYN MAYE WITH "THE HAPPIEST SOUND IN TOWN"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return engagement of Grammy Award nominated singer and entertainer Marilyn Maye Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 24th through May 5th at 8:00 pm, with added performances on Fridays & Saturdays, at 10:30 pm. Her new show, "The Happiest Sound In Town", is her annual birthday celebration and features some of her most-requested numbers including "Guess Who I Saw Today," "Bye Bye Country Boy," "Rain" and "Golden Rainbow." Maye's recent local appearances have been received with rave reviews and full houses. Maye will be joined by pianist/conductor Billy Stritch, who has accompanied her over a period of 20 years, bassist Tom Hubbard, and Jim Eklof, her drummer, who recently celebrated 50 years with Ms. Maye. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: JAMES COTTON "SUPER HARP" AT BLUES ALLEY

One of the last surviving links to the glory days of Chicago blues, harp legend James Cotton, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, May 4th through 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Cotton recently won a Grammy Award for his all-acoustic Verve Records album Deep in the Blues, featuring guests Joe Louis Walker, pianist David Maxwell, and composer/bassist Charlie Haden. He's still one of the most exuberant and crowd-pleasing living blues legends.At his high-energy, 1970s peak as a bandleader, James Cotton was a bouncing, sweaty, whirling dervish of a bluesman, roaring his vocals and all but sucking the reeds right out of his defenseless little harmonicas with his prodigious lung power. Due to throat problems, Cotton's vocals are no longer what they used to be, but he remains a masterful instrumentalist. Cotton had some gargantuan shoes to fill when he stepped into Little Walter's slot as Muddy Waters' harp ace in 1954, but for the next dozen years, the young Mississippian filled the integral role beside Chicago's blues king with power and precision. There is a $27.50 cover.

DC: ADAM COOLEY IN "DREAM/JOB" AT GERMANO'S

Adam Cooley brings his love of musical theater and cabaret to CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515) on Friday, May 4th at 7:30 pm with his show dream/JOB, a collection of work-related Broadway songs exploring what drives us to perform our duties in the workplace. Spanning the 20th century American musical theater oeuvre, Adam performs selections from Carousel, Sunday in the Park with George, and Avenue Q, among others. Accompanied by Ron Giddings on piano. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: GILLIAN KELLY PERFORMS IN "NOT YOUR ORDINARY MOTHER!"

Former Opera singer, now Cabaret Artist, Gillian Kelly takes center stage at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Fridays, May 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th at 8:00 pm with her show "Not Your Ordinary Mother!". This musical journey of Gillian Kelly's quest to find balance between career and motherhood includes music by Sondheim, Puccini, Kander and Ebb, Bob Dylan and even a little Disney. Beckie Menzie is the musical director and will be at the piano. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


CHI: SPIDER SALOFF'S "THE ROAR OF THE BUTTERFLY" AT VICTORY GARDENS

KMP Artists presents acclaimed vocalist, actor and songwriter Spider Saloff and her one-woman musical, "The Roar of the Butterfly" at VICTORY GARDENS' RICHARD CHRISTIANSEN THEATER (2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-871-3000 - ) on Wednesdays through Sundays, from May 2nd through May 30th (call for showtimes). In the tradition of Lilly Tomlin and Tracey Ullman, Saloff portrays eight different characters in this hysterical and moving new musical comedy. "The Roar of the Butterfly" features a book, music, and lyrics by Saloff. Contributing writers are Jim Sellers (who is also musical director and arranger) and Steve Ramsdell. Pianist is Jeremy Kahn. "The Roar of the Butterfly," was initially performed in Melbourne and Tazmania to sold-out crowds, followed by a successful run this past summer in Los Angeles. With this engagement, Saloff brings the production to her hometown with plans for off-Broadway in the fall as well as regional touring to a few major cities. The setting for "The Roar of the Butterfly" is the memorial service for Butterfly, an Asian drag queen who has been a colorful and inspirational character in the lives of the attendees - an unlikely and diverse group all portrayed by Saloff - including a sharp-tongued Scottish waitress, a faded stage star, a hair dresser from South Philly and a bearded poet. Tickets are $32.

L.A.: MARK WINKLER AND MARY FOSTER CONKLIN AT VITELLO'S

Mark Winkler and Mary Foster Conklin will perform on Friday, May 4th at 8:00 pm at VITELLO'S (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-769-0905). Mark and Mary will once again join forces to do an evening of the old and new. Mark will be doing tunes from his CD Sweet Spot which was just named as one of the top 5 Jazz Vocal CDs of the Year by Jazz Times Magazine, as well as lots of new songs. Mary will undoubtedly uncover the "sweet spot" in a great American songbook gem or two and you can bet there will be a Bobby Troup and Matt Dennis tune in the mix as well. The two vocalists met over their love of Bobby Troup and Matt Dennis and have been singing together in NY and Los Angeles for the last few years. Mary being a true New Yorker is loathe to leave the chaos of Manhattan, so her LA visits are always special occasions. They will be joined by the wonderful Peter Smith on piano, Tim Emmons on bass and Peter Buck on Drums. There is a $20 cover.


L.A.: JUDY GARLAND & CO. AT FRENCH QUARTER WEST

In a new cabaret concert specifically designed for the beautiful cabaret room at the historic and legendary FRENCH QUARTER WEST RESTAURANT (7985 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-654-0898) impressionist Peter Mac presents "Judy Garland & Company" Performances are every Friday & Saturday during May at 8:00 pm. Musical direction by Bryan Miller. Judy Garland is spending the evening with some of her her favorite gal pals!  Those dropping by will be Liza Minnelli, Tallulah Bankhead, Katherine Hepburn, Peggy Lee and Peter Mac! The tribute artist is renowned for his homage to the rainbow girl, garnering special raves for his determination to bring to life the style, wit and musical legacy of an artist rather than caricature her familiar frailties as a human being. There is a $15-$30 cover available at BrownPaperTickets.com.

S.F.: MAUREEN MCGOVERN WITH "DANGLING CONVERSATIONS ..."

Maureen McGovern's new show "dangling conversations ... " will be presented at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 1st through 6th at 8:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sunday). In the show, McGovern continues her celebration of the 2nd half of the 20th Century Songbook with classic songs by iconic singer/songwriters: Paul Simon, J. D. Souther, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springstein, Don McLean, Pete Seeger, Randy Newman, Jonatha Brooke and composer Burt Bacharach - including Help Me, The Dangling Conversation, Suzanne, Faithless Love, If I Should Fall Behind, An American Song, Turn, Turn, Turn, A House Is Not A Home, Anyone Who Had A Heart, and more. Musical director is Jeff Harris. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: GRANT NEWSOME FROM BOTH SIDES NOW

Grant Newsome brings his show From Both Sides Now to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, May 3rd through 6th at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). Born the only son of a mid-eastern Australian cattle grazier tracing back four generations, Grant Newsome followed a truly unique path which lead him to pursue his most natural and remarkable talent. His voice. After quickly rising to success on the Australian stage Grant found himself in Europe, singing at La Scala in Milan, a lead singer at the famous Moulin Rouge and playing all of the three main roles in Cats in Zurich. Grant now returns from abroad to grace the stage at The Butterfly Club for a most intimate and delightful showcase of the music that has travelled with him around the globe. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: JAMES SEAMARK IN MEET CHARLIE

THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) presents James Seamark in MEET CHARLIE, Thursday through Sunday, May 3rd through 6th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm on Sunday). Imagine a 'Sin City' wonderland inside the head of Tom Waits and Nick Cave. Now meet Charlie. The untold story of a 1950s mad man. The head of this dark cast being Charlie. Come with Charlie and he will divulge his world to you. Meet his victims, his lover, a sexy burlesque dancer, and a girl called Alice. Watch as Charlie's world unfolds and unravels and then everything comes crashing down. What will happen to Charlie? Call for cover/minimum information.


S.A.: ELLE AMOR AT VILLA PASCAL DURBANVILLE

Durbanville based Elle Amor will perform at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566) on Friday, May 4th at 7:30 pm. Elle Amor has wowed audiences in Cape Town with their performance at the Burger Pops 2011 with favourites like Bridge Over Troubled Waters, You Raised Me Up, Abba Medley, Habanera From Carmen plus covers like Tell Him from Celine Dion, Enough is Enough by Donna Summer and Billy Brown by Mika. Led by well known pianist Elzeth Germishuys, this 4 piece classical-pop ensemble consisting of 2 charming vocals, Tereza du Plessis and Andriette de la Harpe, and enhanced by piano, accordian and bass, will be a definite crowd pleaser! Stylish, versatile and multi-talented! Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: NANCY STEARNS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM WITH "THE WISH"
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Nancy Stearns returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 6th, both shows at 7:00 pm with her new show, "The Wish". With her music director, Gregory Toroian, on piano, and David Finck, on bass, Nancy will present songs that reflect the many different things we wish for at different times in our lives - love and friendship, fame and fortune, the comforts of home, peace in the world, laughter, joy, and always, music. The show is directed by Helen Baldassare. Since 2001, Nancy has performed solo shows annually at Don't Tell Mama, and more recently, at the Metropolitan Room. She has recorded six of those shows. Her CDs are available at CDBABY.com and her most recent CD, "Weather or Not" is also available at iTunes. Nancy is the administrator for Helen Baldassare's Cabaret Performance Workshop. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: SEAN HARKNESS IN DUOS, A MUSICAL TALK SHOW

On the first Thursday of each month, guitar virtuoso Sean Harkness hosts two guests in his musical talkshow DUOS at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). This month, on Thursday, March 3rd at 9:30 pm, Sean's guests are Nina Hennessey, a singer and actress with Broadway and TV pedigree (Cats, Dreamgirls, Woman Of The Year; Les Miserables, Bye Bye Birdie, Annie; Law & Order, Dora the Explorer, Rosi) and Brian Camelio, guitarist, composer, and the idea man behind the multi Grammy Award winning ArtistShare. Nina was the female lead in Sean's first theatre gig in New York back in 1994: Sheba (by Sharleen Cooper Cohen and Gary William Friedman). Brian and Sean have been playing guitars together since the late 1980s in Vermont. They recorded Brian's song Reunion on Harkness' CD 'Trio Of One'. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: VINTAGE JAZZ AND CLASSICAL SWING MUSIC THURSDAYS

Donald Schaffer Entertainment in association with Ward Morehouse III presents The Lapis Luna Quartet with Vintage Jazz and Classical Swing Music every Thursday night from 8:30 to 11:30 pm at the ROSE ROOM OF THE PLAZA HOTEL (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, NYC - 212-759-3000) in an open-ended run. Lapis Luna brings you the captivating jazz of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s with a classical glittering sound. Standards, enchanting ballads, obscure swing-era gems, and vintage melodies the way they were meant to be heard: vibrant, funny, romantic, and cool. The band is made up of Shawn Aileen Clark on vocals, John Merrill on guitar, Chris Pistorino on bass, and Brian Floody on drums and percussion. There is no cover, but there are marvelous drinks and champagne. Reservations recommended.


NYC: NEW WEEKLY SHOW FROM SCOTT SIEGEL "THE BROADWAY HOOTENANNY"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents "THE BROADWAY HOOTENANNY," a new weekly show produced, created and hosted by Scott Siegel in an open-ended run on Thursdays at 11:00 pm . Jesse Kissel serves as Musical Director. THE BROADWAY HOOTENANY will offer approximately four different stars each week who will sing Broadway's greatest songs. This week's featured performers are Veanne Cox (Tony Nominee, Company), Robin DeJesus (Tony Nominee, La Cage Aux Folles), John Easterlin (Metropolitan Opera Star), Lisa Asher (Award-Winning Vocalist). There is a $15-$25 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: EMILY BERGL'S "NY I LOVE YOU" PREMIERS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Emily Bergl's "NY I Love You" Premiers at the THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) Tuesdays through Saturdays, May 1st through 12th at 8:45 pm with late shows added on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:45 pm. "NY I Love You" is an evening of song and stories that explores a life-long love affair with the Big Apple and all the characters that call Manhattan home. It's a "city that never sleeps", with classic tunes from Rodgers and Hart to Gus Kahn, and sly reinventions of modern pop from the Beach Boys to Cyndi Lauper. Emily Bergl is best known for her role on "Desperate Housewives," but has performed in cabaret at several clubs around the country over the past few years, including Don't Tell Mama, The Laurie Beechman, The Metropolitan Room and the Oak Room at the Algonquin. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: MARILYN MAYE WITH "THE HAPPIEST SOUND IN TOWN"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return engagement of Grammy Award nominated singer and entertainer Marilyn Maye Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 24th through May 5th at 8:00 pm, with added performances on Fridays & Saturdays, at 10:30 pm. Her new show, "The Happiest Sound In Town", is her annual birthday celebration and features some of her most-requested numbers including "Guess Who I Saw Today," "Bye Bye Country Boy," "Rain" and "Golden Rainbow." Maye's recent local appearances have been received with rave reviews and full houses. Maye will be joined by pianist/conductor Billy Stritch, who has accompanied her over a period of 20 years, bassist Tom Hubbard, and Jim Eklof, her drummer, who recently celebrated 50 years with Ms. Maye. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: TINSLEY ELLIS AT BLUES ALLEY

Tinsley Ellis will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, May 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Ellis ranks among the top blues/rock guitarists working today. Ellis sings and plays with the energy and soul of all the great Southern musicians who have come before him. He attacks his music with rock power and blues feeling. Ellis wears his Southern roots proudly. Born in Atlanta in 1957, he grew up in southern Florida and first played guitar at age eight. He found the blues through the back door of British Invasion bands like The Yardbirds, The Animals, Cream, and The Rolling Stones. He especially loved the Kings - Freddie, B.B. and Albert - and spent hours immersing himself in their music. There is a $25 cover.

CHI: SPIDER SALOFF'S "THE ROAR OF THE BUTTERFLY" AT VICTORY GARDENS

KMP Artists presents acclaimed vocalist, actor and songwriter Spider Saloff and her one-woman musical, "The Roar of the Butterfly" at VICTORY GARDENS' RICHARD CHRISTIANSEN THEATER (2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-871-3000 - ) on Wednesdays through Sundays, from May 2nd through May 30th (call for showtimes). In the tradition of Lilly Tomlin and Tracey Ullman, Saloff portrays eight different characters in this hysterical and moving new musical comedy. "The Roar of the Butterfly" features a book, music, and lyrics by Saloff. Contributing writers are Jim Sellers (who is also musical director and arranger) and Steve Ramsdell. Pianist is Jeremy Kahn. "The Roar of the Butterfly," was initially performed in Melbourne and Tazmania to sold-out crowds, followed by a successful run this past summer in Los Angeles. With this engagement, Saloff brings the production to her hometown with plans for off-Broadway in the fall as well as regional touring to a few major cities. The setting for "The Roar of the Butterfly" is the memorial service for Butterfly, an Asian drag queen who has been a colorful and inspirational character in the lives of the attendees - an unlikely and diverse group all portrayed by Saloff - including a sharp-tongued Scottish waitress, a faded stage star, a hair dresser from South Philly and a bearded poet. Tickets are $32.

S.F.: MAUREEN MCGOVERN WITH "DANGLING CONVERSATIONS ..."

Maureen McGovern's new show "dangling conversations ... " will be presented at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 1st through 6th at 8:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sunday). In the show, McGovern continues her celebration of the 2nd half of the 20th Century Songbook with classic songs by iconic singer/songwriters: Paul Simon, J. D. Souther, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springstein, Don McLean, Pete Seeger, Randy Newman, Jonatha Brooke and composer Burt Bacharach - including Help Me, The Dangling Conversation, Suzanne, Faithless Love, If I Should Fall Behind, An American Song, Turn, Turn, Turn, A House Is Not A Home, Anyone Who Had A Heart, and more. Musical director is Jeff Harris. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: GRANT NEWSOME FROM BOTH SIDES NOW

Grant Newsome brings his show From Both Sides Now to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, May 3rd through 6th at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). Born the only son of a mid-eastern Australian cattle grazier tracing back four generations, Grant Newsome followed a truly unique path which lead him to pursue his most natural and remarkable talent. His voice. After quickly rising to success on the Australian stage Grant found himself in Europe, singing at La Scala in Milan, a lead singer at the famous Moulin Rouge and playing all of the three main roles in Cats in Zurich. Grant now returns from abroad to grace the stage at The Butterfly Club for a most intimate and delightful showcase of the music that has travelled with him around the globe. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: JAMES SEAMARK IN MEET CHARLIE

THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) presents James Seamark in MEET CHARLIE, Thursday through Sunday, May 3rd through 6th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm on Sunday). Imagine a 'Sin City' wonderland inside the head of Tom Waits and Nick Cave. Now meet Charlie. The untold story of a 1950s mad man. The head of this dark cast being Charlie. Come with Charlie and he will divulge his world to you. Meet his victims, his lover, a sexy burlesque dancer, and a girl called Alice. Watch as Charlie's world unfolds and unravels and then everything comes crashing down. What will happen to Charlie? Call for cover/minimum information.


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MAY 2012



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WEDNESDAY - MAY 2nd

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NYC: GRACE COSGROVE RETURNS WITH A TIME FOR GRACE
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Bistro Award winner, Grace Cosgrove returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm; Friday, May 4th at 7:00 pm; and Friday, June 8th at 7:00 pm with her new show TIME FOR GRACE. The show is a collection of passionate Laura Nyro songs and exceptional standards from the American Songbook with innovative arrangements by legendary singer Marilyn Maye, who directs; and master musical director Don Rebic with Sean Harkness on guitar. Later this year Grace will release her first solo CD on her own label CHANTOOZ. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: JOHN KOPROWSKI: FIVE YEARS THAT ROCKED THE WORLD, 1964-1969

John Koproswki takes you on a musical journey through the days of the campus free speech movement, the anti-war movement, Haight-Ashbury, and Woodstock at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ) on Sunday, April 22nd at 1:00 pm and Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm. He will be accompanied by Tracy Stark with Pete Calo, guitar; Donna Kelly, drums; Susan Mitchell, violin; and Owen Yost, bass. Backup vocals are provided by Wendy Russell and Cindy Green. Songs by the following artists are featured: The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Jimi Hendrix, The Byrds, The Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and others. John Koprowski is a multifaceted artist who, after a successful career in finance, chose to change directions and pursue his artistic dreams. As an actor, John has appeared in many productions in and around New York City. The show is directed by Eric Michael Gillett. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: KAT GANG CONTINUES AT THE PLAZA'S ROSE ROOM WEDNESDAYS

Kat Gang brings her unique vocal style to the ROSE ROOM OF THE PLAZA HOTEL (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, NYC - 212-759-3000) every Wednesday at 9:00 pm, for an open-ended engagement. She will be singing Traditional Jazz Standards, Cole Porter, Gershwin and others from the Great American Songbook. Kat has a soul steeped in jazz. Born in Boston she began her music theory training as a teenager at Berklee and then fell in love with the energy of New York City and went on to gain her BFA from NYU. After that she continued studying music at the Royal Academy in London. Kat lived and worked singing jazz all over England for seven years. She has performed twice at the GRAMMY Awards with the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, has acted in various feature-length independent films, and currently is back in New York performing frequently and exploring the depth of jazz fusion and improvisation with her versatile, extraordinary ear and voice. The Rose Room has a policy of no cover or minimum for its music, fabulous cocktails, wine and champagne.

NYC: WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE IGUANA WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Dana Lorge hosts "Wednesday Night at the Iguana" every week at 8:00 pm at IGUANA'S VIP LOUNGE (240 West 54th Street, NYC - 212-765-5454). The event on Wednesday, May 2nd, features Celeste Hogan, Joan Jaffe, Alicia, Lynn Starr, Joey Infante, Edie Stokes, Jeffrey Gurian, Helena Grenot, Jillian Laurain, Ben Rauch, Susan Hodgson Carly Ozard, Cameron Fadjo, with Barry Levitt on piano and Saadi Zain on bass. There is a $13 cover, no minimum.


NYC: EMILY BERGL'S "NY I LOVE YOU" PREMIERS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Emily Bergl's "NY I Love You" Premiers at the THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) Tuesdays through Saturdays, May 1st through 12th at 8:45 pm with late shows added on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:45 pm. "NY I Love You" is an evening of song and stories that explores a life-long love affair with the Big Apple and all the characters that call Manhattan home. It's a "city that never sleeps", with classic tunes from Rodgers and Hart to Gus Kahn, and sly reinventions of modern pop from the Beach Boys to Cyndi Lauper. Emily Bergl is best known for her role on "Desperate Housewives," but has performed in cabaret at several clubs around the country over the past few years, including Don't Tell Mama, The Laurie Beechman, The Metropolitan Room and the Oak Room at the Algonquin. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: MARILYN MAYE WITH "THE HAPPIEST SOUND IN TOWN"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return engagement of Grammy Award nominated singer and entertainer Marilyn Maye Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 24th through May 5th at 8:00 pm, with added performances on Fridays & Saturdays, at 10:30 pm. Her new show, "The Happiest Sound In Town", is her annual birthday celebration and features some of her most-requested numbers including "Guess Who I Saw Today," "Bye Bye Country Boy," "Rain" and "Golden Rainbow." Maye's recent local appearances have been received with rave reviews and full houses. Maye will be joined by pianist/conductor Billy Stritch, who has accompanied her over a period of 20 years, bassist Tom Hubbard, and Jim Eklof, her drummer, who recently celebrated 50 years with Ms. Maye. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: CECELIA COLEMAN BIG BAND

MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY continues at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - SANCTUARY (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200) every Wednesday. This long-running series was created by Edmund Anderson and is now produced by Ronny Whyte and Joan Uttal Anderson, Production Consultant. The show on Wednesday, May 2nd features Cecelia Coleman Big Band. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

DC: THE DEACONS SING THE BLUES AT BLUES ALLEY

The Deacons will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, May 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The Deacons are a Northern Virginia-based blues band that plays a mix of original music and covers of many styles, featuring little-known and popular Blues, some Rock, and the occasional Country or Rockabilly tune. The Deacons were founded in 1994 and have performed many engagements in the DC area since that time. The Deacons have regular engagements at several Virginia and Maryland venues, and have also performed at festivals and opened for national acts. There is n $18 cover.

S.F.: MAUREEN MCGOVERN WITH "DANGLING CONVERSATIONS ..."

Maureen McGovern's new show "dangling conversations ... " will be presented at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 1st through 6th at 8:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sunday). In the show, McGovern continues her celebration of the 2nd half of the 20th Century Songbook with classic songs by iconic singer/songwriters: Paul Simon, J. D. Souther, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springstein, Don McLean, Pete Seeger, Randy Newman, Jonatha Brooke and composer Burt Bacharach - including Help Me, The Dangling Conversation, Suzanne, Faithless Love, If I Should Fall Behind, An American Song, Turn, Turn, Turn, A House Is Not A Home, Anyone Who Had A Heart, and more. Musical director is Jeff Harris. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: ALEX & NILUSHA - MOMENTS IN TIME

Percussionist Alex Pertout and vocalist Nilusha Dassenaike, showcase their new album Moments In Time at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 1st & 2nd at 8:00 pm. The album unveils their Alex & Nilusha project, bringing together a stella cast of Australia's most distinctive creative performers to participate in their vision, including pianists Joe Chindamo and Tony Gould, trumpeter Miroslav Bukovsky, drummer David Jones, guitarist Leonard Grigoryan, bassist Craig Newman, sarodist Saby Bhattacharya and the legendary Latin-jazz flautist Dave Valentin. Call for cover/minimum information.

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TUESDAY - MAY 1st

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NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazz legend Annie Ross continues her unprecedented, record-breaking, multi-year run at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), every Tuesday night in May at 9:30 pm. Ms. Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", "Jackie" and many others. A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. "Twisted" has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SHARON CLARK IN ENCORE PERFORMANCE AT THE METROPOLITAN

Sharon Clark returns for an encore performance of her February THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) show on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 pm. Her most recent CD release, "Do it Again - My Tribute to Shirley Horn," is on its third printing, and she grabs top honors wherever she goes. D.C. based Ms. Clark has headlined the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival on the National Mall and the historic Lincoln Theater. The Cape May Jazz Festival has hosted Ms. Clark three times by popular demand. Both the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and The Ludacris Foundation chose Ms. Clark to perform for their separate tributes to Quincy Jones. Famed bassist Keter Betts invited Ms. Clark to be the featured vocalist for his 75th Birthday Celebration, hosted by the Smithsonian Institution. Ms. Clark also has appeared as a soloist with the Richmond Symphony. In addition, Ms. Clark performed by invitation for President Clinton and other dignitaries at a retreat sponsored by the Democratic National Committee. Ms. Clark also appears regularly at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: EMILY BERGL'S "NY I LOVE YOU" PREMIERS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Emily Bergl's "NY I Love You" Premiers at the THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) Tuesdays through Saturdays, May 1st through 12th at 8:45 pm with late shows added on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:45 pm. "NY I Love You" is an evening of song and stories that explores a life-long love affair with the Big Apple and all the characters that call Manhattan home. It's a "city that never sleeps", with classic tunes from Rodgers and Hart to Gus Kahn, and sly reinventions of modern pop from the Beach Boys to Cyndi Lauper. Emily Bergl is best known for her role on "Desperate Housewives," but has performed in cabaret at several clubs around the country over the past few years, including Don't Tell Mama, The Laurie Beechman, The Metropolitan Room and the Oak Room at the Algonquin. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: MARILYN MAYE WITH "THE HAPPIEST SOUND IN TOWN"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return engagement of Grammy Award nominated singer and entertainer Marilyn Maye Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 24th through May 5th at 8:00 pm, with added performances on Fridays & Saturdays, at 10:30 pm. Her new show, "The Happiest Sound In Town", is her annual birthday celebration and features some of her most-requested numbers including "Guess Who I Saw Today," "Bye Bye Country Boy," "Rain" and "Golden Rainbow." Maye's recent local appearances have been received with rave reviews and full houses. Maye will be joined by pianist/conductor Billy Stritch, who has accompanied her over a period of 20 years, bassist Tom Hubbard, and Jim Eklof, her drummer, who recently celebrated 50 years with Ms. Maye. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


BOS: JAZZ PIANIST DOUG JOHNSON AT SCULLERS

Jazz pianist Doug Johnson will present "An Evening of Lyrical Jazz" at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Tuesday, May 1st at 8:00 pm. With classic tunes on his most recent CD "Live at the Royal Garden" including John Coltrane's "Moment's Notice," Johnny Mercer's "Emily" and Hoagy Carmichael's "The Nearness of You," Johnson presents a gentle, subtle and sophisticated palette that soothes the aesthetic soul. His trio at this Scullers date, celebrating Live at the Royal Garden, will also feature highly-praised bassist Edward Perez and polished drummer Mark Ferber. Doug has just returned from an extensive March tour of Austria where he performed at top jazz clubs including The Royal Garden Jazzclub in Graz, Velenje in Slowenia, Zehnerhaus in Bad Radkersburg and Local and ZWE in Vienna. His group also performed in a special concert sponsored by the American Embassy at Innsbruck's American House. Doug has done similar tours in Austria for the past four years. Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: LESLIE CASEY & COMPANY AT BLUES ALLEY

BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) presents Leslie Casey & Company on Tuesday, May 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. It is the groove, it is the funk, it is the new sound that everyone will be talking about. The New York City based band Leslie Casey & Company is about to break out with their first full length CD under the independent label Juni Records. The music is a combination of jazz, neo soul and old school Motown R&B. The sound is fresh and captivating and will surly grab its audience with its feet stomping sound. The band was formed in 2007 by Leslie Casey, an accomplished singer from Pittsburgh, PA, who has been performing since the age of four. After winning several talent shows and making the rounds in Washington, DC, Leslie came to New York to take her singing career to another level. There is a $20 cover.

S.F.: MAUREEN MCGOVERN WITH "DANGLING CONVERSATIONS ..."

Maureen McGovern's new show "dangling conversations ... " will be presented at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 1st through 6th at 8:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sunday). In the show, McGovern continues her celebration of the 2nd half of the 20th Century Songbook with classic songs by iconic singer/songwriters: Paul Simon, J. D. Souther, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springstein, Don McLean, Pete Seeger, Randy Newman, Jonatha Brooke and composer Burt Bacharach - including Help Me, The Dangling Conversation, Suzanne, Faithless Love, If I Should Fall Behind, An American Song, Turn, Turn, Turn, A House Is Not A Home, Anyone Who Had A Heart, and more. Musical director is Jeff Harris. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: ALEX & NILUSHA - MOMENTS IN TIME

Percussionist Alex Pertout and vocalist Nilusha Dassenaike, showcase their new album Moments In Time at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 1st & 2nd at 8:00 pm. The album unveils their Alex & Nilusha project, bringing together a stella cast of Australia's most distinctive creative performers to participate in their vision, including pianists Joe Chindamo and Tony Gould, trumpeter Miroslav Bukovsky, drummer David Jones, guitarist Leonard Grigoryan, bassist Craig Newman, sarodist Saby Bhattacharya and the legendary Latin-jazz flautist Dave Valentin. Call for cover/minimum information.

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APRIL 2012



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MONDAY - APRIL 30th

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NYC: GRACE COSGROVE RETURNS WITH A TIME FOR GRACE
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Bistro Award winner, Grace Cosgrove returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, April 29th at 7:00 pm; Monday, April 30th at 7:00 pm; Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm; Friday, May 4th at 7:00 pm; and Friday, June 8th at 7:00 pm with her new show TIME FOR GRACE. The show is a collection of passionate Laura Nyro songs and exceptional standards from the American Songbook with innovative arrangements by legendary singer Marilyn Maye, who directs; and master musical director Don Rebic with Sean Harkness on guitar. Later this year Grace will release her first solo CD on her own label CHANTOOZ. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: BRONWYN'S BRONWYN'S "SHAKESPEARE SOIREE!"

Bronwyn Rucker hosts "FROLICS FOLLIES GAIETIES VANITIES and SCANDALS" open-mic at IDO SUSHI (29 Seventh Avenue South, NY - 212-691-7177) every Monday night from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. On Monday, April 30th, Bronwyn will present another "Shakespeare Soiree!" with co-host Barbara Mundy, and Jerry Scott at the Piano. Shakespeare verse for all in the WillyTheShake and Speak Box! Take the Shakespeare challenge and relate your song or monolog to a Shakespearean character or theme! Any and all Shakespeare is perfect. Calling all singers, songwriters, actors, poets, comics, magicians, comics, madmen and lovers! Everyone is invited to drop in, sing a song, meet new friends and have a fun time in the Village. No cover.

NYC: CHESTER GREGORY SINGS MY STORY PT. 1

On Monday, April 30th at 9:30 pm, Outer Critics Circle nominee Chester Gregory performs "My Story Pt. 1" at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590). Directed by Shaun Derik, featuring pianist Brian Whitted, Gregory describes My Story Pt.1 as n intimate evening sharing his story to music, with just a piano. Chester Gregory burst onto the theater scene as Jackie Wilson in the "The Jackie Wilson Story" for which he received major acclaim. His Broadway debut was in the Tony Award Winning Musical Hairspray; other Broadway credits include Tarzan and Cry-Baby. On tour in Dreamgirls in 2009 he was awarded Best Supporting Actor by the NAACP Theater Awards for his powerful performance as James "Thunder" Early. Chester is currently starring in the smash-hit Broadway musical Sister Act for which he earned the Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination. Though widely celebrated as a talented actor, Chester remains true to his love of music. This Just A Piano performance invites us to see Chester Gregory in a more personal setting. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: ARAB-ISRAELI MIRA AWAD PREMIERES "ARABIC FUSION"

The internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and actress Mira Awad premieres "Arabic Fusion" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, April 30th at 9:30 pm, her first New York solo appearance of the year and her Metropolitan Room debut. Singing songs that reflect her unique perspective as a Palestinian Arab citizen of Israel, Mira weaves together her passions for folk, rock and traditional Middle Eastern music. The result is a unique tapestry of sounds and songs (many of which are original) in English, Arabic and even Hebrew.Mira recently shared the stage with Achinoam Nini (Noa) in a one-night-only concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Born in Rameh in Galilee to a Palestinian father and a Bulgarian mother, Mira stars on one of Israel's most popular television shows, Arab Labor, a comedy that tackles the thornier aspects of Jewish and Arab co-existence. She has also appeared on stage in musicals like "My Fair Lady," in concert, and again on television in a hotly contested season of Israel's version of Dancing with the Stars. Her debut solo album, "Bahlawan-Acrobat" was released in 2009. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JIM CARUSO'S "CAST PARTY" MONDAYS AT BIRDLAND

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: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play every Monday & Tuesday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at at SOFIA'S RESTAURANT at the EDISON HOTEL (221 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-719-5799). 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 plus a $15 food drink minimum.

DC: DUKE ELLINGTON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS "NEW WASHINGTONIANS"

Duke Ellington School of the Arts "New Washingtonians" will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, April 30th with shows at 7:00 pm. The Duke Ellington School of the Arts is an accredited college preparatory public arts school in the District of Columbia, offering a dual arts and academic curriculum. Ellington offers pre-professional training in instrumental music, and vocal music, museum studies, literary media and communications, visual arts, dance, theatre, and technical design and production. The New Washingtonians are Ellington's Jazz ensemble, directed by renowned saxophonist, recording artist and educator Davey Yarborough. This is your chance to support young talented musicians, and enjoy an evening of wonderful jazz music. There is a $15 cover.


SF: THE TOMMY IGOE BIG BAND AT THE RRAZZ

The Tommy Igoe Big Band will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 ) on Mondays, April 2nd. 9th, 16th 23rd & 30th at 7:30 pm, featuring 15 of the Bay Area's finest musicians, including members of Tower of Power, Santana and The Doobie Brothers. Drummer Tommy Igoe's Big Band is the hottest big band in NYC, and has been playing to sold out audiences every Friday night at the famed BIRDLAND for the past five years. He brings the same musical acumen to San Francisco, and endeavors to change the face of nightlife on Mondays. Igoe brings his big band pedigree (his father Sonny Igoe was the drummer for Benny Goodman and Woody Herman during the 40s-50s) to create a big band for the 21st Century. This is not nostalgia, but a forward-looking spin on a uniquely American format. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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