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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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CABARET EVENTS ARCHIVES
MAY-JUNE 2012
MONDAY through SUNDAY - May 28th through June 3rd



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - JUNE 3rd

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NYC: REV. YOLANDA'S OLD TIME GOSPEL HOUR AT THE DUPLEX

A delightful, feel good, gender bending celebration of old fashioned gospel and country gospel music, plus original music by Rev. Yolanda written in the old fashion style, will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sundays, May 13th, 20th & June 3rd, all shows at 6:30 pm. This show takes a musical tour of Rev. Yolanda's transformational spiritual journey from a gospel music loving Alabama gay boy, to a Radical Faerie, Rock & Roll, GLBT Hall of Fame Transgender Warrior, to a New Thought Interspiritual Drag Queen Reverend. Directed by Rev. Shawn Moninger, the show features Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes on vocals and acoustic guitar; Kenneth Gartman, Musical Director/Arrangements, piano, vocals; Pamela Hamilton, vocals, fiddle; Luke Richardson, banjo, harmonica; Calvin Thompson, vocals; and Dennis Michael Keefe, stand up bass. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

Bistro Award winning vocalist, Gabrielle Stravelli, will be playing her weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch at LE PESCADEUX (90 Thompson Street, NYC - 212-966-0021), a lovely French restaurant in the heart of Soho. They will play three sets from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. She will be joined by Saul Rubin on guitar and Pat O'Leary on bass in this charming boite that offers a great, well-priced menu and cozy atmosphere. Reservations are strongly suggested. No cover, no minimum.


NYC: MICHAEL RICCA'S ON MY WAY TO YOU: MUSIC OF MICHEL LEGRAND

Singer and actor, Michael Ricca returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) in his new show, On My Way to You - The Music of Michel Legrand, on Sunday, June 3rd at 4:00 pm. The show is a celebration of the great Oscar and Grammy award winning composer of film scores, pop songs and jazz hits that have become standards. Mr. Ricca will explore the many styles of Mr. Legrand's music - featuring his numerous collaborations with Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Jacques Demy, Johnny Mercer and many more. Michael Ricca has performed in jazz and cabaret rooms in New York, throughout New England and in Chicago. For many years, Mr. Ricca was part of the jazz vocal group, At the Movies. Their CD, Reel One, was released in 2003. His most recent performances of his show, featuring the music of Michel Legrand, played to sold out audiences at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JIM CARUSO & BILLY STRITCH SUNDAYS IN JUNE AT BEMELMANS BAR

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch will be performing swinging standards at the legendary BEMELMAN'S BAR at the CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) every Sunday in June from 9:00 pm until midnight. The two performers, who have performed extensively on their own, gained national exposure together as the host and musical director of the wildly popular open mic, Cast Party, which celebrates talent every Monday at Birdland in NYC, and tours nationally. Caruso and Stritch will be joined by bassist Steve Doyle. Jim Caruso recently made his Broadway debut alongside Liza Minnelli in the Tony Award-winning smash hit Liza's At The Palace!, singing, dancing and celebrating the music and arrangements of the late, great Kay Thompson and the Williams Brothers. For his nightclub work, Caruso has won six MAC, two Nightlife and two BackStage Bistro Awards for his sold-out New York shows at Birdland, the Algonquin Hotel, and Arci's Place; and has also performed in clubs in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Palm Beach Hotel and London. Billy Stritch is one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York and national jazz and cabaret scene. His most recent nightclub act "Billy Stritch Sings the Mel Torme Songbook" earned rave reviews from the New York critics. Stritch has appeared in cabaret venues across the nation as well as concert performances at the London Palladium, NHK Hall in Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro's Municipale Auditorium. There is a $15 cover at bar; $25 cover at tables. Reservations are not accepted.

NYC: ARTURO O'FARRILL & THE AFRO-LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill will be performing on Sundays through March at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with shows at 9:00 & 11:00 pm. O'Farrill was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. After leading his late father's orchestra for many years, Arturo formed his own band, The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra in order to explore his and other compositions in the panoply of Afro-Latin music. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": MUSIC OF LESLIE UGGAMS
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, June 3rd, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring the music of the Leslie Uggams. Ms. Uggams will join David for an In-Studio ChatLeslie Uggams will join us for an In-Studio Chat. 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: MELANIE STACE IN "SIRENS OF THE SILVER SCREEN"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut of British West End TV and singing star, Melanie Stace on Sunday & Monday, June 3rd & 4th, and Sunday & Monday, September 16th & 17th, all shows at 8:00 pm. "Sirens of the Silver Screen," her new show which marks her debut at the club, is a personal love letter to the talented and beautiful singing ladies of Hollywood featuring songs from Doris Day, Judy Garland, Betty Hutton, Rosemary Clooney, Liza Minnelli, Marilyn Monroe, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler and Michelle Pfeiffer. Ms. Stace is backed by her New York based quartet under the direction of Musical Director and accompanist, Doug Oberhamer, Greg Chudzik on bass, David Anthony on drums and Tony Romano on guitar. Melanie Stace was first introduced to television audiences as the popular co-presenter of BBC Television's primetime flagship Saturday night program "The Generation Game," which she co-presented over a period of six years. She quickly became a household name and personality, much in demand both on TV and in theatre. During this time, she appeared on many leading entertainment TV shows, including "The Royal Variety Performance" in the presence of HRH the Prince on Wales, and amongst other honors was presented with the "Through The Keyhole" key by Sir David Frost when she appeared on the television show. There is a $25-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: ANGELA SULLIVAN IN "TUNED IN, SOULED OUT"

Angela Sullivan brings her show "Tuned In, Souled Out" to CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515) on Sunday, June 3rd at 7:30 pm. Angela will try to capture that feeling you get when you tune in to a radio station and a great song grabs your attention. Join Angela as she puts her personal spin on her favorite tunes from Pop and Soul recording artists. Accompanying her will be musical director Brant Challacombe on piano. 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, June 2nd. 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: SINGING OUT LOUD IN CHICAGO

Kick off Pride Month by seeing "For Singing Out Loud" at MAYNE STAGE (1328 West Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-381-4554) on Sunday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm. The show features performers from Club 3160, Davenport's, Mary's Attic, Petterino's, Stage 773, and more with songs from Cole Porter, Noel Coward, Elton John, Peter Allen, k.d lang, Melissa Etheridge, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Freddy Mercury, George Michael, Jerry Herman, Madonna, Lady Gaga and others sung by Kyle Hustedt and the Project, Amy Matheny, Alma Mendoza, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, Scott Montgomery, Bob Moreen, Meghan Murphy, Daryl Nitz, Stephen Rader, With a Twist (Steve Kimbrough, Kevin Bishop, Paul Motondo), Melissa Young, with special guest Honey West. Musical direction by George Howe. Guest accompanist Matt Long. Call for cover/minimum information or see http://www.ticketweb.com/.

L.A.: HANDS SOLO: PIANOMAN COMES TO JOSLYN CENTER

Singer/Pianist Victor Janusz performs his one-man show Hands Solo: Pianoman on Sunday, June 3rd at 2:00 pm as part of Les Michaels Summer Cabaret Series at the THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731). As one of Seattle's busiest, most in-demand singers and pianists, Mr. Janusz has been a full-time musician for 14 years, headlining at notable Northwest venues and this performance marks Victor's debut in the Desert. In his show, Janusz, who hails from Seattle, recounts his life at the keys as a busy, full-time Singing Pianoman, being fired by his piano teacher at the age of 8, his New York years as an actor, his sexual confusions, and funny encounters while playing piano in an upscale department store. The show includes a number of his original songs along with standards from Sinatra to Steely Dan and made its premiere at the renowned Duplex in NYC under the direction of Lori Larsen. Tickets are $10.


L.A.: KRITZERLAND: THE RANDY NEWMAN ALBUM

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents "The Randy Newman Album" on Sunday, June 3rd 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, Irving Berlin's White Christmas; Annie, MusThWest); Dennis Kyle (Reprise's They're Playing Our Song; Rooster in Annie, Theater Aspen); Gia Mora (Three-time Helen Hayes Nominee; Sunset Boulevard, Signature Theatre); Leigh Ann Larkin (Broadway: Gypsy, Dainty June; A Little Night Music, Petra); Stephen Van Dorn (Gerard, Lovelace: A Rock Opera; Rutledge, 1776, Actors Co-op) with Music Director Tom Griep and special guest, World Class Guitarist-Composer Grant Geissman. The show is based on an album that was supposed to happen but never did: "The Randy Newman Album." It was meant to be a follow-up to the Bruce Kimmel-produced "The Burt Bacharach Album" - charts were done, but for reasons you'll find out about, it was scotched. Cover charge is $28 with includes a $10 food/drink allowance. Reservations required.

L.A.: STEPHEN FOSTER RETURNS AS BETTE DAVIS IN BITCHSLAP!

Stephen Foster returns to the stage after a long absence at Bette Davis in "BitchSlap!" (A comedy about Bette Davis/Joan Crawford and Hedda Hopper) in the West Coast premiere of the show at MACHA THEATRE/FILMS (1107 North Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA - 323-314-6332). The show is written by Darrin Hagin and Produced and Directed by Odalys Nanin. Others in the cast are Michael Taylor Gray, Therese Mc Laughlin, Aly Trasher and Jeanne Carr. The show previews on Friday, May 11th and begins it's official run on Saturday, May 19th with performances Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 7:00 pm through June 16th. This play mimes the divine feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis from the first Oscar to the final bitch static slapping scene in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane! Gently egging the fight is the queen of gossip Hedda Hopper jotting down all the great Bette Davis one liners. Call for reservations and ticket information.


SF: BARBARA COOK AT THE RRAZZ ROOM FOR 12 SHOWS ONLY

Broadway/concert/cabaret legend will be appearing for 12 shows only at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) with shows from Tuesday, May 29th through Sunday, June 10th. For the week of May 29th through June 2nd all shows are at 8:00 pm (Sunday at 7:00 pm). From Wednesday through Sunday, June 6th through 10th, all shows are at 8:00 pm except at 3:00 & 7:00 pm on Sunday. Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Considered "Broadway's favorite ingenue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, her many credits include the creation of three classic roles of musical theater: Cunegonde in Candide, Marian in The Music Man (Tony Award), and Amalia in She Loves Me (Drama Desk Award). She has released 18 solo recordings, 3 compilations, and can be heard on another 18 cast recordings including the six-CD boxed set The Essential Barbara Cook (DRG Records). A newly named 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree, Miss Cook recently returned to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance, in the musical Sondheim on Sondheim, directed by James Lapine, for the Roundabout Theater Company. There is a $50-$55-$60 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: WILL HANNAGAN AND SIENA STONE IN NOWHERE FAST

Will Hannagan and Siena Stone, with Simon Bruckard on keys will appear at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, May 29th through June 3rd at 8:00 pm (Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday at 9:00 pm). When Siena brings Will a birthday card reading 'It may never happen' he falls into a depressive slump. And so does she. Nearing 21, their coming of age, they realise they are big time dreamers but small time scenesters. What's worse, they don't know if they are true artistes or just try-hard indie prats like the rest! Feeling like they are in the slow lane and struggling to keep up with the Hipsters, Gypsters and Fitzroyals they find comfort in pop, shops, homeopathy and tweeting the food they can't afford. Join them in this first class carriage going nowhere fast. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: STEPH PARRY: LIKE BETTE MIDLER ... ONLY TALLER

A unique evening of music and comedy from current star of West End hit musical Billy Elliot, Steph Parry, will be presented at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Sunday, June 2nd at 8:30 pm. With the powerful vocals of Ethel Merman packed into the no-nonsense, highenergy delivery of a Red Bull addict, Steph's brand new show for 2012 will include much-loved musical numbers alongside little-known gems. A musical theatre stalwart, Steph's previous theatre shows include Sound of Music, Annie, West Side Story and Wizard of Oz. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: BABY JANE DEXTER ENCORE PERFORMANCE "STILL BAD, STILL BLUE"

Returning for five incredible evenings with what critics' have called her best show to date, cabaret's legendary Baby Jane Dexter and her acclaimed show, Still Bad, Still Blue will play at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for five final performances only in June, on Fridays & Saturday, June 1st & 2nd; Saturday, June 9th; Friday, June 22nd; and Friday, June 29th. All shows are at 7:00 pm. Sharing the stage will be her respected musical partner Ross Patterson. Still Bad, Still Blue is another powerful, inspiring and light-hearted potpourri of unique songs and arrangements given Ms. Dexter's one of a kind haunting spin. The show features an eclectic song list including gems by the likes of Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields, Abbey Lincoln, Clyde Otis, Bessie Smith, Irma Thomas, Stephen Sondheim - and many more. And, this revised show will contain some potent musical moments along with her trademark blend of profound and artistically whimsical bon mots. Critics and peers have honored her through the years and she has received six major MAC Awards, two Nightlife Awards and two Back Stage Bistro Awards. A veteran of legendary clubs like Reno Sweeney and The Ballroom, Ms. Dexter has performed at all the major New York venues and throughout the country over the years. As always, Baby Jane challenges as much as she inspires. That is the hallmark that has sustained her extraordinary night club career. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: HOLE-O-MATIC AT MAMA'S IN JUNE
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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) every Saturday night in June 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: PAM ANN - LANDS IN NYC FOR TWO WEEKENDS @ XL CABARET

PAM ANN returns to NYC with a brand new one-woman comedic show, PAM ANN: Cockpit, for two weekends only on Fridays & Saturdays, May 25th & 26th and June 1st & 2nd at XL NIGHTCLUB, CABARET & LOUNGE (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999). All shows are at 8:00 pm. PAM ANN: Cockpit pokes fun at the many airline calamities current in today's news. The comedian, who has toured with Cher and crewed private jets for Elton John, will keep audiences roaring with laughter, guessing what will come from her mouth next. Those who stick around after the show, will also be in for a surprise when all the barman come dressed in flight captain uniforms. Previously featured on CNN and CNBC, Pam Ann also just finished her sold-out run at London's West End. This is one flight you won't want to miss. Check out the press release attached for more information. Pam Ann is the comic creation of Australian comedian Caroline Reid. An emerging icon in gay culture, she portrays the air-hostess Pam Ann, a mixture of comedy, camp and glamour, and a pun on the legendary airline Pan Am. Performances tend to emphasis the vagaries of air travel, including the identifying quirks of various airlines around the world, mixed with a generous dose of ribald humor and double entendre. There is a $30 cover.


NYC: RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Ravi Coltrane Quartet (Ravi Coltrane, tenor saxophone; Geri Allen, piano 5/29-5/31; Aaron Goldberg, piano 6/1-6/2; Dezron Douglas, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums) will performa at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, May 29th through June 2nd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Second son of jazz royalty John and Alice Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane's exciting post-bop tenor sax style has made an indelible stamp on the modern jazz scene and he's a frequent fixture at such prestigious gatherings as the Monterey and Newport Jazz Festivals. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE JOHN PIZZARELLI QUARTET AT THE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) will present The John Pizzarelli Quartet with special guest, Bucky Pizzarelli, for an exclusive two-week engagement from Tuesday, May 29th through Friday, June 8th. Performances are Tuesdays through Fridays at 8:45 pm and Saturdays at 8:45 & 10:45 pm. Mr. Pizzarelli and his band will celebrate the release of their newest CD Double Exposure (Telarc, 5/15/12), a 13-song set of tunes by some of the best pop songwriters of the past five decades: John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, James Taylor, Tom Waits, among others, framed within traditional jazz arrangements by John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Billy Strayhorn and Thad Jones. Mr. Pizzarelli (guitar and vocals) will lead a quartet consisting of younger brother Martin Pizzarelli (bass), Larry Fuller (piano) and Tony Tedesco (drums). John and Martin's father, legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, will be a special guest during this exclusive engagement. There is a $90 cover Tuesday through Thursday, $100 cover on Fridays & Saturdays.

NYC: JENNIFER SHEEHAN CELEBRATES THE 60s IN "I KNOW A PLACE"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut of multi-award winning singer Jennifer Sheehan in her new show "I Know A Place" on Wednesday through Friday, May 23rd through 25th; and Tuesday, May 29th through Saturday, June 2nd at 8:00 pm, with added shows at 10:30 pm on June 1st & 2nd. Sheehan and her trio traverse the vast spectrum of music that was the sensational soundtrack of the 60s. Plus, she shares how younger generations are falling in love with these classic songs just as their parents did. Brimming with songs and stories, "I Know A Place" features music by songwriters such as Burt Bacharach, The Beatles and Antonio Carlos Jobim and songs made famous by Barbra Streisand, Petula Clark, Carole King and more. Ms. Sheehan made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2010, performing as a special guest of Michael Feinstein. Last summer, she made her Guild Hall debut in the Hamptons, performing in concert with Eric Michael Gillett and Alex Rybeck and headlined a sold-out run of her critically acclaimed show at the Metropolitan Room in New York last year. Ms. Sheehan has performed as one of six vocalists in Radio City Music Hall's "Christmas Spectacular." She also has appeared in shows at the York Theatre, the 92nd Street Y, the Bard Summerscape Festival and Boston Musical Theater. Jennifer is a graduate of The Juilliard School. There is a $30-$50-$75 cover plus cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NE: DARYL SHERMAN AT CHAN'S JAZZ

A sparkling mainstay of Manhattan nightlife, jazz singer/pianist Daryl Sherman makes her annual Rhode Island homecoming appearance on Saturday June 2nd at 8:00 pm with an all-star band at popular jazz venue CHAN'S JAZZ (267 Main Street, Woonsocket, RI - 401-765-1900). Daryl recently performed at the New Orleans French Quarter Festival where she debuted her latest CD, Missississippi Belle: Cole Porter In The Quarter. Having played Cole Porter's vintage Steinway at New York's Waldorf-Astoria for many years, there can be few songbirds better suited to interpreting his masterful words and music - this time with a swinging Crescent City slant. The month of July has her performing all over England plus Wales, Scotland, Berlin and Holland. Special guest at this Chan's Jazz appearance is internationally acclaimed trumpet star Warren Vache, whose melodic, swinging delivery has made him a favorite with luminaries from Rosemary Clooney, Benny Goodman, Bobby Short to Annie Ross. Also joining in the festivities will be Daryl's trusty cohort Boots Maleson, one of New York's most in demand bass players and Boston's heralded guitar ace, John Baboian. In keeping with family tradition started by trombonist dad Sammy Sherman, Daryl's cousin Dave Sherman will guest on trombone and there's always a surprise or two in store like RI favorite songbird Jean McKenna O'Donnell. Call for cover/minimum information.


MW: METHTACULAR! AT THE CINCINNATI FRINGE FESTIVAL PRIOR TO NYC

Justin Brill and Methtacular, LLC announce the inclusion of Steven Strafford's METHTACULAR! in the 2012 Cincinnati Fringe Festival. The production will run at the ART ACADEMY OF CINCINNATI (1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH). Performances are scheduled for Wednesday, May 30th at 8:45 pm, Thursday, May 31st at 8:30 pm and Saturday, June 2nd at 9:00 pm. METHTACULAR! is written and performed by Steven Strafford (SPAMALOT Las Vegas) and directed by Adam Fitzgerald (Artistic Director, kef theatrical productions) with Music Supervision and Arrangements by Emmy winning composer John McDaniel (TV's THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW, BROOKLYN and BONNIE AND CLYDE on Broadway) and Video Design by Aaron Rhyne (BONNIE AND CLYDE on Broadway) with additional arrangements, Music Direction and Accompaniment by William TN Hall. Through wildly outrageous anecdotes and entertaining song stylings, METHTACULAR! is Steven Strafford's hilarious and harrowing account of his life as a crystal methamphetamine addict in Chicago. Told with humor, grace, panache and perhaps most importantly, with honesty and without fear, METHTCULAR! will make you laugh, cry and laugh again while being taken on a roller coaster ride of humanity. Tickets are currently on sale at http://www.cincyfringe.com/. More information on the show can be found at http://www.methtacular.com/ .


MW: KEN HALLER - THE TV SHOW AT THE KRANZBERG

Ken Haller brings his new cabaret, "The TV Show" to KRANZBERG ART CENTER STUDIO THEATRE (501 North Grand Street, St. Louis, MO - 314-795-8778) on Friday & Saturday, June 1st & 2nd at 8:00 pm. Al Fischer serves as Music Director and Tim Schall directs. For a certain kid of a certain age growing up in the suburbs of Long Island, television became his window on the world, and the music of television became the soundtrack of his life. Join Ken Haller as he celebrates songs written for TV - from Sesame Street to Smash, from Cinderella to Animaniacs, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to The Monkees. And of course, there will be theme songs with lyrics you love (Mary Tyler Moore), lyrics you never knew existed (Bewitched), and lyrics you can't get out of your head (Gilligan's Island), including the lost second verse. So set a spell, take your shoes off, and join Ken's one-hour tour of the music of TV. Tickets are $20 available at http://www.LicketyTix.com/ .


CHI: EXPLOITED AGAIN: JUDY GARLAND, LIZA MINNELLI & ETHEL GUMM

Jeff Dean returns to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830)with 2 encore performances of his acclaimed show "EXPLOITED AGAIN: Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli & Ethel Gumm" on Friday & Saturday, June 1st & 2nd at 8:00 pm. Two mothers. Two daughters. THREE very complicated, interconnected personalities. They've been examined, re-examined, gossiped about and psychologically probed. EXPLOITED AGAIN! tries to boil all that down to a nutshell (no pun intended.). With musical director Beckie Menzie. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


CHI: SOUTHPORT & LAMPKIN MUSIC GROUP WITH "THE ART OF THE SONG"

Southport Records and Lampkin Music Group Presents the first of a 3-part Summer Series: "The Art of the Song" on Saturday, June 2nd at 6:30 pm at KATERINA'S CLUB (1920 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - 773-348-7592). The show features April Aloisio & Joanie Pallatto - vocals, with Carlo Chapelle - voice, David Onderdonk - guitar and Bradley Parker-Sparrow - piano. Mixing the music of Brazil and American jazz, April Aloisio has performed and recorded with an array of the finest world class musicians, including Von Freeman, Howard Levy, Fareed Haque, Dave Onderdonk, Johnny Frigo, Eldee Young, Kenny Poole, Patrick Kelly and more. Joanie Pallatto is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Pallatto toured with The Glenn Miller Orchestra as a featured vocalist; is now co-owner and partner with pianist/composer and husband, Bradley Parker-Sparrow at Sparrow Sound Design Recording Studio and SOUTHPORT Records. There is a $5 cover.

L.A.: STEPHEN FOSTER RETURNS AS BETTE DAVIS IN BITCHSLAP!

Stephen Foster returns to the stage after a long absence at Bette Davis in "BitchSlap!" (A comedy about Bette Davis/Joan Crawford and Hedda Hopper) in the West Coast premiere of the show at MACHA THEATRE/FILMS (1107 North Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA - 323-314-6332). The show is written by Darrin Hagin and Produced and Directed by Odalys Nanin. Others in the cast are Michael Taylor Gray, Therese Mc Laughlin, Aly Trasher and Jeanne Carr. The show previews on Friday, May 11th and begins it's official run on Saturday, May 19th with performances Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 7:00 pm through June 16th. This play mimes the divine feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis from the first Oscar to the final bitch static slapping scene in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane! Gently egging the fight is the queen of gossip Hedda Hopper jotting down all the great Bette Davis one liners. Call for reservations and ticket information.


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 Live in Concert: GET HAPPY! A 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. Performances are every Friday & Saturday during June at 8:00 pm. Musical direction by Bryan Miller. Mac takes you on a musical journey through her life from her days in Vaudeville , to her illustrious film career at MGM, her legendary concert comebacks in the 50's and 60's, her CBS television series and beyond.  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.

SF: BARBARA COOK AT THE RRAZZ ROOM FOR 12 SHOWS ONLY

Broadway/concert/cabaret legend will be appearing for 12 shows only at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) with shows from Tuesday, May 29th through Sunday, June 10th. For the week of May 29th through June 2nd all shows are at 8:00 pm (Sunday at 7:00 pm). From Wednesday through Sunday, June 6th through 10th, all shows are at 8:00 pm except at 3:00 & 7:00 pm on Sunday. Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Considered "Broadway's favorite ingenue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, her many credits include the creation of three classic roles of musical theater: Cunegonde in Candide, Marian in The Music Man (Tony Award), and Amalia in She Loves Me (Drama Desk Award). She has released 18 solo recordings, 3 compilations, and can be heard on another 18 cast recordings including the six-CD boxed set The Essential Barbara Cook (DRG Records). A newly named 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree, Miss Cook recently returned to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance, in the musical Sondheim on Sondheim, directed by James Lapine, for the Roundabout Theater Company. There is a $50-$55-$60 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: WILL HANNAGAN AND SIENA STONE IN NOWHERE FAST

Will Hannagan and Siena Stone, with Simon Bruckard on keys will appear at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, May 29th through June 3rd at 8:00 pm (Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday at 9:00 pm). When Siena brings Will a birthday card reading 'It may never happen' he falls into a depressive slump. And so does she. Nearing 21, their coming of age, they realise they are big time dreamers but small time scenesters. What's worse, they don't know if they are true artistes or just try-hard indie prats like the rest! Feeling like they are in the slow lane and struggling to keep up with the Hipsters, Gypsters and Fitzroyals they find comfort in pop, shops, homeopathy and tweeting the food they can't afford. Join them in this first class carriage going nowhere fast. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: BABY JANE DEXTER ENCORE PERFORMANCE "STILL BAD, STILL BLUE"

Returning for five incredible evenings with what critics' have called her best show to date, cabaret's legendary Baby Jane Dexter and her acclaimed show, Still Bad, Still Blue will play at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for five final performances only in June, on Fridays & Saturday, June 1st & 2nd; Saturday, June 9th; Friday, June 22nd; and Friday, June 29th. All shows are at 7:00 pm. Sharing the stage will be her respected musical partner Ross Patterson. Still Bad, Still Blue is another powerful, inspiring and light-hearted potpourri of unique songs and arrangements given Ms. Dexter's one of a kind haunting spin. The show features an eclectic song list including gems by the likes of Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields, Abbey Lincoln, Clyde Otis, Bessie Smith, Irma Thomas, Stephen Sondheim - and many more. And, this revised show will contain some potent musical moments along with her trademark blend of profound and artistically whimsical bon mots. Critics and peers have honored her through the years and she has received six major MAC Awards, two Nightlife Awards and two Back Stage Bistro Awards. A veteran of legendary clubs like Reno Sweeney and The Ballroom, Ms. Dexter has performed at all the major New York venues and throughout the country over the years. As always, Baby Jane challenges as much as she inspires. That is the hallmark that has sustained her extraordinary night club career. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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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,June 1st 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: ANDERS HOLST RETURNS WITH "THE MAN INSIDE THE SONG"

American Smooth Jazz Award nominee, Anders Holst, will be returning to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Friday, June 1st and Wednesday, June 13th, both shows at 7:00 pm. Anders will reprise his program, "The Man Inside The Song" which features original tracks as well as innovative covers of songs originally by Michael Jackson, The Beatles and Simply Red, among others. Directed by Eric Michael Gillett, the performance will also feature musical producer and pianist Bennett Paster and guitarist Sean Harkness. Following his influences and passion, Anders wrote his first song at age eleven. After years in the consulting business, Anders released his first EP, Five in 2005, followed in 2009 by the release of his second album, Romantika - a collection of songs that ponder love, separation and redemption. Romantika's release lead to a multitude of shows at the prestigious Feinstein's at the Loews Regency, a northeast tour of Botanical Gardens as part of his "Love Blooms" tour, a performance on WNBC's Weekend Today in New York, and a nomination for International Male Vocalist of the Year - alongside Michael Buble, Seal and Matt Dusk - in the 2010 American Smooth Jazz Awards. His third album, SoHo Suite was released in June 2011. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: PAM ANN - LANDS IN NYC FOR TWO WEEKENDS @ XL CABARET

PAM ANN returns to NYC with a brand new one-woman comedic show, PAM ANN: Cockpit, for two weekends only on Fridays & Saturdays, May 25th & 26th and June 1st & 2nd at XL NIGHTCLUB, CABARET & LOUNGE (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999). All shows are at 8:00 pm. PAM ANN: Cockpit pokes fun at the many airline calamities current in today's news. The comedian, who has toured with Cher and crewed private jets for Elton John, will keep audiences roaring with laughter, guessing what will come from her mouth next. Those who stick around after the show, will also be in for a surprise when all the barman come dressed in flight captain uniforms. Previously featured on CNN and CNBC, Pam Ann also just finished her sold-out run at London's West End. This is one flight you won't want to miss. Check out the press release attached for more information. Pam Ann is the comic creation of Australian comedian Caroline Reid. An emerging icon in gay culture, she portrays the air-hostess Pam Ann, a mixture of comedy, camp and glamour, and a pun on the legendary airline Pan Am. Performances tend to emphasis the vagaries of air travel, including the identifying quirks of various airlines around the world, mixed with a generous dose of ribald humor and double entendre. There is a $30 cover.


NYC: RAQUEL CION'S "GILDING THE LONELY" AT DIXON PLACE

THE LOUNGE AT DIXON PLACE (161A Chrystie Street, NYC - 212-219-0736) presents Performer/ Comedienne/ Chanteuse Raquel Cion for two nights only, , Fridays, June 1st & 8th at 9:30 pm with her show "Gilding the Lonely". Written & Performed by Raquel Cion and Directed by Hillary Spector, the show features Musical Direction by Lance Cruce, with Drums & Percussion by Bill Gerstel and Costumes by David Quinn. Raquel delivers a glitter-ball performance, wry humor, open-hearted pathos, passion and singing she's known for. She uses song to face a wall of loneliness and will take you on an unexpected journey that is intoxicating, hysterical and filled with pathos - and we do mean that in full Greek Realness. Raquel Cion has performed extensively in the theatre in Paris, Russia, the Bay Area and such downtown NYC venues as Joe's Pub, New York Theatre Workshop, Dixon Place, PS 122, The Kitchen, New York Theatre Workshop, HERE, La Mama, Etc., and Dance Theatre Workshop to name a few. Recognition for her work includes a Dramalogue Award for Charles Mee Jr.'s Orestes, as well as a Bay Area Theatre Critic's Circle Award for her work in Bake Sale. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Ravi Coltrane Quartet (Ravi Coltrane, tenor saxophone; Geri Allen, piano 5/29-5/31; Aaron Goldberg, piano 6/1-6/2; Dezron Douglas, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums) will performa at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, May 29th through June 2nd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Second son of jazz royalty John and Alice Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane's exciting post-bop tenor sax style has made an indelible stamp on the modern jazz scene and he's a frequent fixture at such prestigious gatherings as the Monterey and Newport Jazz Festivals. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JENNIFER SHEEHAN CELEBRATES THE 60s IN "I KNOW A PLACE"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut of multi-award winning singer Jennifer Sheehan in her new show "I Know A Place" on Wednesday through Friday, May 23rd through 25th; and Tuesday, May 29th through Saturday, June 2nd at 8:00 pm, with added shows at 10:30 pm on June 1st & 2nd. Sheehan and her trio traverse the vast spectrum of music that was the sensational soundtrack of the 60s. Plus, she shares how younger generations are falling in love with these classic songs just as their parents did. Brimming with songs and stories, "I Know A Place" features music by songwriters such as Burt Bacharach, The Beatles and Antonio Carlos Jobim and songs made famous by Barbra Streisand, Petula Clark, Carole King and more. Ms. Sheehan made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2010, performing as a special guest of Michael Feinstein. Last summer, she made her Guild Hall debut in the Hamptons, performing in concert with Eric Michael Gillett and Alex Rybeck and headlined a sold-out run of her critically acclaimed show at the Metropolitan Room in New York last year. Ms. Sheehan has performed as one of six vocalists in Radio City Music Hall's "Christmas Spectacular." She also has appeared in shows at the York Theatre, the 92nd Street Y, the Bard Summerscape Festival and Boston Musical Theater. Jennifer is a graduate of The Juilliard School. There is a $30-$50-$75 cover plus cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE JOHN PIZZARELLI QUARTET AT THE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) will present The John Pizzarelli Quartet with special guest, Bucky Pizzarelli, for an exclusive two-week engagement from Tuesday, May 29th through Friday, June 8th. Performances are Tuesdays through Fridays at 8:45 pm and Saturdays at 8:45 & 10:45 pm. Mr. Pizzarelli and his band will celebrate the release of their newest CD Double Exposure (Telarc, 5/15/12), a 13-song set of tunes by some of the best pop songwriters of the past five decades: John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, James Taylor, Tom Waits, among others, framed within traditional jazz arrangements by John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Billy Strayhorn and Thad Jones. Mr. Pizzarelli (guitar and vocals) will lead a quartet consisting of younger brother Martin Pizzarelli (bass), Larry Fuller (piano) and Tony Tedesco (drums). John and Martin's father, legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, will be a special guest during this exclusive engagement. There is a $90 cover Tuesday through Thursday, $100 cover on Fridays & Saturdays.

BOS: REBECCA PARRIS AT SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB

Jazz vocalist Rebecca Paris will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday, June 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. She will be joined by The Brad Hatfield Trio and special guest Jerry Bergonzi. Rebecca's latest release is "You Don't Know Me" on the Saying It With Jazz label. Rebecca performs some well-chosen standards with her long-time trio: Brad Hatfield, piano; Peter Kontrimas, bass; and Matt Gordy, drums, plus guest artists Jerry Bergonzi and Houston Person on tenor saxophone and Gary Burton on vibes. Tickets are $25. Dinner/show package available for $67.

MW: KEN HALLER - THE TV SHOW AT THE KRANZBERG

Ken Haller brings his new cabaret, "The TV Show" to KRANZBERG ART CENTER STUDIO THEATRE (501 North Grand Street, St. Louis, MO - 314-795-8778) on Friday & Saturday, June 1st & 2nd at 8:00 pm. Al Fischer serves as Music Director and Tim Schall directs. For a certain kid of a certain age growing up in the suburbs of Long Island, television became his window on the world, and the music of television became the soundtrack of his life. Join Ken Haller as he celebrates songs written for TV - from Sesame Street to Smash, from Cinderella to Animaniacs, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to The Monkees. And of course, there will be theme songs with lyrics you love (Mary Tyler Moore), lyrics you never knew existed (Bewitched), and lyrics you can't get out of your head (Gilligan's Island), including the lost second verse. So set a spell, take your shoes off, and join Ken's one-hour tour of the music of TV. Tickets are $20 available at http://www.LicketyTix.com/ .


CHI: EXPLOITED AGAIN: JUDY GARLAND, LIZA MINNELLI & ETHEL GUMM

Jeff Dean returns to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830)with 2 encore performances of his acclaimed show "EXPLOITED AGAIN: Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli & Ethel Gumm" on Friday & Saturday, June 1st & 2nd at 8:00 pm. Two mothers. Two daughters. THREE very complicated, interconnected personalities. They've been examined, re-examined, gossiped about and psychologically probed. EXPLOITED AGAIN! tries to boil all that down to a nutshell (no pun intended.). With musical director Beckie Menzie. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


L.A.: STEPHEN FOSTER RETURNS AS BETTE DAVIS IN BITCHSLAP!

Stephen Foster returns to the stage after a long absence at Bette Davis in "BitchSlap!" (A comedy about Bette Davis/Joan Crawford and Hedda Hopper) in the West Coast premiere of the show at MACHA THEATRE/FILMS (1107 North Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA - 323-314-6332). The show is written by Darrin Hagin and Produced and Directed by Odalys Nanin. Others in the cast are Michael Taylor Gray, Therese Mc Laughlin, Aly Trasher and Jeanne Carr. The show previews on Friday, May 11th and begins it's official run on Saturday, May 19th with performances Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 7:00 pm through June 16th. This play mimes the divine feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis from the first Oscar to the final bitch static slapping scene in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane! Gently egging the fight is the queen of gossip Hedda Hopper jotting down all the great Bette Davis one liners. Call for reservations and ticket information.


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 Live in Concert: GET HAPPY! A 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. Performances are every Friday & Saturday during June at 8:00 pm. Musical direction by Bryan Miller. Mac takes you on a musical journey through her life from her days in Vaudeville , to her illustrious film career at MGM, her legendary concert comebacks in the 50's and 60's, her CBS television series and beyond.  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.

SF: BARBARA COOK AT THE RRAZZ ROOM FOR 12 SHOWS ONLY

Broadway/concert/cabaret legend will be appearing for 12 shows only at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) with shows from Tuesday, May 29th through Sunday, June 10th. For the week of May 29th through June 2nd all shows are at 8:00 pm (Sunday at 7:00 pm). From Wednesday through Sunday, June 6th through 10th, all shows are at 8:00 pm except at 3:00 & 7:00 pm on Sunday. Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Considered "Broadway's favorite ingenue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, her many credits include the creation of three classic roles of musical theater: Cunegonde in Candide, Marian in The Music Man (Tony Award), and Amalia in She Loves Me (Drama Desk Award). She has released 18 solo recordings, 3 compilations, and can be heard on another 18 cast recordings including the six-CD boxed set The Essential Barbara Cook (DRG Records). A newly named 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree, Miss Cook recently returned to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance, in the musical Sondheim on Sondheim, directed by James Lapine, for the Roundabout Theater Company. There is a $50-$55-$60 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: WILL HANNAGAN AND SIENA STONE IN NOWHERE FAST

Will Hannagan and Siena Stone, with Simon Bruckard on keys will appear at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, May 29th through June 3rd at 8:00 pm (Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday at 9:00 pm). When Siena brings Will a birthday card reading 'It may never happen' he falls into a depressive slump. And so does she. Nearing 21, their coming of age, they realise they are big time dreamers but small time scenesters. What's worse, they don't know if they are true artistes or just try-hard indie prats like the rest! Feeling like they are in the slow lane and struggling to keep up with the Hipsters, Gypsters and Fitzroyals they find comfort in pop, shops, homeopathy and tweeting the food they can't afford. Join them in this first class carriage going nowhere fast. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: LYNN HENDERSON WITH TRY TO REMEMBER AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Lynn Henderson, a singer who began her career fronting college Big Bands, will bring her intimate and funny cabaret show "TRY TO REMEMBER" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, May 31st at 7:00 pm for one show only. The show charts Lynn's colorful life in song beginning as a single woman in New York City in the go-go 1960s through marriage, motherhood, marathons, four thousand miles of equestrian competitions, and world travel. She has chosen a rich repertoire to relate the tales. TRY TO REMEMBER features music from dearly loved composers and lyricists including Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields, The Gershwins, Harburg and Lane, Maltby and Shire, as well as the one-of-a-kind Randy Newman, among others. Musical Director/pianist/vocalist Douglas J. Cohen will lead a trio including Robert Sabin on Bass, and Sherrie Maricle on Drums. The entire evening has been directed by Mark Planner. Lynn's recently released debut recording, SINGER AT WORK, documents a repertoire she built through years of consistent performing in many settings, including ten solid years entertaining in restaurants and saloons in Fairfield County, CT. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JERRY COSTANZO AND HIS TRIO AT THE KITANO

Jerry Costanzo and His Trio (Steve Ash on Piano, Jennifer Vincent on Bass, Jimmy Madison on drums) will perform at THE KITANO HOTEL'S GARDEN CAFE (66 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-885-7119 - ) on Thursday, May 31st with sets at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. They will be performing songs from his new CD "Can't We Be Friends" and more. Dedicated to the preservation of this American art form, Jerry Costanzo is considered one of the best and busiest singer/bandleaders on the scene today. Jerry has gained popularity among connoisseurs of this great music and appeals to audiences young and old. His interpretations of timeless "American Standards" from the song writing greats, set the stage and carry listeners back to an era when this sultry and swinging music was the "Pop" of the day. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE OF G. F. HANDEL'S FIRST OPERA, ALMIRA

Operamission and Neke Carson will present the North American professional stage premiere of Georg Friedrich Handel's three-act opera, ALMIRA, Konigin von Castilien (ALMIRA, Queen of Castile) HWV 1, at the THE GERSHWIN HOTEL (7 East 27th Street, NYC) for three performances, on Saturday, May 26th; Tuesday, May 29th; and Thursday, May 31st, all shows at 7:30 pm. The opera was composed in Hamburg, Germany in 1704 when the composer was nineteen. ALMIRA, Handel's first opera, premiered in Hamburg on January 8, 1705 with great success, has never before been professionally produced outside of Germany and Austria. The libretto by Friedrich Christian Feustking is a German translation of an Italian libretto from 1691 by Giulio Pancieri (L'Almira). operamission will present the opera in its original German and Italian, staged with baroque orchestra. Jennifer Peterson conducts from the harpsichord, Jeff Caldwell directs. The spectacular cast will be led by soprano Christy Lombardozzi as the Queen Almira and baritone Michael Weyandt as the 'orphan' Fernando, her Secretary and secret love. Joined by tenor Keith Jameson (Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago) as Osman and soprano Nell Snaidas (Boston Early Music Festival, Grammy nominee) as Edilia, 'a royal princess,' the cast also features soprano Kristen Plumley (Bellante), tenor Karim Sulayman (Tabarco), baritone David Kravitz (Raymondo), and bass Mark Risinger (Consalvo). Tickets are $30-$60 and are available in advance at http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com/ and at the door.

NYC: JOANNE WEAVER AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Chanteuse Joanne Weaver and pianist Daryl Kojak tiptoe through some dreamy, jazzy standards of yore, with a melancholy and heartfelt bent that drifts off into sunny skies at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Wednesday & Thursday, May 30th & 31st at 9:00 pm. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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: "THE BROADWAY HOOTENANNY" WEEKLY SHOW FROM SCOTT SIEGEL

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents "THE BROADWAY HOOTENANNY," a weekly show, now in it's 6th month, 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. Featured performers for Thursday, May 31st are Multi-Award Winning Vocalist Natalie Douglas, Multi-Award Winning Vocalist Scott Coulter, Young Phenom From Tada!: Alex Getlin. There is a $15-$25 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.


NYC: RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Ravi Coltrane Quartet (Ravi Coltrane, tenor saxophone; Geri Allen, piano 5/29-5/31; Aaron Goldberg, piano 6/1-6/2; Dezron Douglas, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums) will performa at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, May 29th through June 2nd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Second son of jazz royalty John and Alice Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane's exciting post-bop tenor sax style has made an indelible stamp on the modern jazz scene and he's a frequent fixture at such prestigious gatherings as the Monterey and Newport Jazz Festivals. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JENNIFER SHEEHAN CELEBRATES THE 60s IN "I KNOW A PLACE"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut of multi-award winning singer Jennifer Sheehan in her new show "I Know A Place" on Wednesday through Friday, May 23rd through 25th; and Tuesday, May 29th through Saturday, June 2nd at 8:00 pm, with added shows at 10:30 pm on June 1st & 2nd. Sheehan and her trio traverse the vast spectrum of music that was the sensational soundtrack of the 60s. Plus, she shares how younger generations are falling in love with these classic songs just as their parents did. Brimming with songs and stories, "I Know A Place" features music by songwriters such as Burt Bacharach, The Beatles and Antonio Carlos Jobim and songs made famous by Barbra Streisand, Petula Clark, Carole King and more. Ms. Sheehan made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2010, performing as a special guest of Michael Feinstein. Last summer, she made her Guild Hall debut in the Hamptons, performing in concert with Eric Michael Gillett and Alex Rybeck and headlined a sold-out run of her critically acclaimed show at the Metropolitan Room in New York last year. Ms. Sheehan has performed as one of six vocalists in Radio City Music Hall's "Christmas Spectacular." She also has appeared in shows at the York Theatre, the 92nd Street Y, the Bard Summerscape Festival and Boston Musical Theater. Jennifer is a graduate of The Juilliard School. There is a $30-$50-$75 cover plus cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE JOHN PIZZARELLI QUARTET AT THE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) will present The John Pizzarelli Quartet with special guest, Bucky Pizzarelli, for an exclusive two-week engagement from Tuesday, May 29th through Friday, June 8th. Performances are Tuesdays through Fridays at 8:45 pm and Saturdays at 8:45 & 10:45 pm. Mr. Pizzarelli and his band will celebrate the release of their newest CD Double Exposure (Telarc, 5/15/12), a 13-song set of tunes by some of the best pop songwriters of the past five decades: John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, James Taylor, Tom Waits, among others, framed within traditional jazz arrangements by John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Billy Strayhorn and Thad Jones. Mr. Pizzarelli (guitar and vocals) will lead a quartet consisting of younger brother Martin Pizzarelli (bass), Larry Fuller (piano) and Tony Tedesco (drums). John and Martin's father, legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, will be a special guest during this exclusive engagement. There is a $90 cover Tuesday through Thursday, $100 cover on Fridays & Saturdays.

MW: METHTACULAR! AT THE CINCINNATI FRINGE FESTIVAL PRIOR TO NYC

Justin Brill and Methtacular, LLC announce the inclusion of Steven Strafford's METHTACULAR! in the 2012 Cincinnati Fringe Festival. The production will run at the ART ACADEMY OF CINCINNATI (1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH). Performances are scheduled for Wednesday, May 30th at 8:45 pm, Thursday, May 31st at 8:30 pm and Saturday, June 2nd at 9:00 pm. METHTACULAR! is written and performed by Steven Strafford (SPAMALOT Las Vegas) and directed by Adam Fitzgerald (Artistic Director, kef theatrical productions) with Music Supervision and Arrangements by Emmy winning composer John McDaniel (TV's THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW, BROOKLYN and BONNIE AND CLYDE on Broadway) and Video Design by Aaron Rhyne (BONNIE AND CLYDE on Broadway) with additional arrangements, Music Direction and Accompaniment by William TN Hall. Through wildly outrageous anecdotes and entertaining song stylings, METHTACULAR! is Steven Strafford's hilarious and harrowing account of his life as a crystal methamphetamine addict in Chicago. Told with humor, grace, panache and perhaps most importantly, with honesty and without fear, METHTCULAR! will make you laugh, cry and laugh again while being taken on a roller coaster ride of humanity. Tickets are currently on sale at http://www.cincyfringe.com. More information on the show can be found at http://www.methtacular.com/ .


SF: BARBARA COOK AT THE RRAZZ ROOM FOR 12 SHOWS ONLY

Broadway/concert/cabaret legend will be appearing for 12 shows only at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) with shows from Tuesday, May 29th through Sunday, June 10th. For the week of May 29th through June 2nd all shows are at 8:00 pm (Sunday at 7:00 pm). From Wednesday through Sunday, June 6th through 10th, all shows are at 8:00 pm except at 3:00 & 7:00 pm on Sunday. Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Considered "Broadway's favorite ingenue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, her many credits include the creation of three classic roles of musical theater: Cunegonde in Candide, Marian in The Music Man (Tony Award), and Amalia in She Loves Me (Drama Desk Award). She has released 18 solo recordings, 3 compilations, and can be heard on another 18 cast recordings including the six-CD boxed set The Essential Barbara Cook (DRG Records). A newly named 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree, Miss Cook recently returned to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance, in the musical Sondheim on Sondheim, directed by James Lapine, for the Roundabout Theater Company. There is a $50-$55-$60 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: WILL HANNAGAN AND SIENA STONE IN NOWHERE FAST

Will Hannagan and Siena Stone, with Simon Bruckard on keys will appear at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, May 29th through June 3rd at 8:00 pm (Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday at 9:00 pm). When Siena brings Will a birthday card reading 'It may never happen' he falls into a depressive slump. And so does she. Nearing 21, their coming of age, they realise they are big time dreamers but small time scenesters. What's worse, they don't know if they are true artistes or just try-hard indie prats like the rest! Feeling like they are in the slow lane and struggling to keep up with the Hipsters, Gypsters and Fitzroyals they find comfort in pop, shops, homeopathy and tweeting the food they can't afford. Join them in this first class carriage going nowhere fast. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: NIKKI GERRARD IS TAKING IT ON AT THE PHEASANTRY

Nikki Gerrard, authentic torch singer, will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Thursday, May 31st at 8:30 pm. From belly laughs to primal screams; Nikki will lead you on a ramble through pop, waving at folk and hiking to the summit of musical theatre with an intimate exploration of what it is to wear your heart on your sleeve ... however messy! Call for cover/minimum information.


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WEDNESDAY - MAY 30th

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NYC: FIRST CONCERT OF SUMMER OUTDOOR SERIES SALUTES AMANDA McBROOM

Concerts for City Greens, the free outdoor concert series that brings the sounds of music to the heart of Midtown, kicks off its fifth season on Wednesday May 30th at 6:30 pm at Tudor City Greens. (Rain date: Thursday May 31 at 6:30 pm) " ... in the spring, becomes The Rose," a salute to Golden Globe winner Amanda McBroom, features these special guests -- the seven-time MAC-winning singer Natalie Douglas; the MAC and Bistro Award winning singer Kevin Dozier, and the singer/songwriter and Broadway music director John DiPinto. The Windham Hill recording artist, Sean Harkness (2012 MAC Recording of the Year), and the 4-time MAC & 2-time Bistro Award-winning big band innovator Terese Genecco return as series regulars. The concert's featured instrumentalists are the music directors Bill Zeffiro, David Caldwell and Jeff Cubeta on piano, and Tom Hubbard on bass. All are series regulars. The Broadway and cabaret veteran Raissa Katona Bennett is the evening's host and producer. The concerts take place at the South Park of Tudor City Greens Park (between 41st & 42nd Streets, and 1st & 2nd Avenues) For more information, see http://www.raissakatonabennett.com/
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NYC: PARKER SCOTT & WELLS HANLEY SELECTING SOUVENIRS
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $3 OFF THE COVER

2012 Bistro Award Recipients actor-singer Parker Scott and arranger/ pianist Wells Hanley present "Selecting Souvenirs - An Intimate Journey through the Great American Songbook" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Wednesday, May 30th at 7:00 pm. Selecting Souvenirs shares its title and some of its songs with Parker's recently released CD and also includes other favorites from the worlds of theater, movies and pop. Parker and Wells will explore the Great American Songbook. The show is directed by Bistro Award-winning and MAC-nominated director, Gerry Geddes. Parker's nightclub appearances include engagements at Danny's, Don't Tell Mama, The Duplex, Eighty-Eights, and guest appearances at Judy's and The Metropolitan Room. He was the lead male vocalist aboard The Silver Whisper and sailed to 38 countries, along the way also giving performances in Camogli, Italy and St. Petersburg, Russia. Parker appeared as John Denver in Bring Me John Denver at the Granbury Opera House in Texas, where he delighted audiences and critics in a concert of John Denver songs. He has performed cabarets in DC, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $12 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: "EVERYDAY PEOPLE" VOICES FOR THE 100% AT THE BEECHMAN

New York entertainers Dawn Derow, Marcie Henderson, Cedric Leiba and Jason Reiff will premiere "Everyday People", a new evening of song celebrating the hopes, the dreams and the trying times we live in today at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm; Wednesday, May 30th at 7:00 pm; and Tuesday, June 30th at 7:00 pm. Songs are drawn from the 'new' American Songbook. Musical Director is Andrew David Sotomayor, with Tedd Stafford (guitar), Donna Kelley (percussion) and Kai Ando (bass). Inspired by the wisdom and humor of artists like Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews, Randy Newman, Gwen Stefani, Jackson Browne, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, The Scissor Sisters, The Rolling Stones and mor, four of New York City's powerhouse vocalists share the stage in contemplation of our ever evolving American Dream and its relevance on our small planet. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: BARBARA CARROLL - JAY LEONHART

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 30th features Band of Bones - Dave Chamberlain. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: YANA AVIS IN CONCERT AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Yana Avis will perform in concert at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesdays, May 16th & 30th at 9:30 pm. Avis's smoky voice and sophisticated style have captivated audiences worldwide. At the invitation of maestro Gian Carlo Menotti, she became the first cabaret artist to perform at Italy's legendary Spoleto Music Festival, and her elegance and panache have made her a must-see in New York's most prestigious rooms, including Eighty Eight's, The Russian Tea Room, Doubles at the Sherry-Netherland, Maxim's, The Firebird, The Supper Club's King Kong Room, Feinstein's at the Regency, the Florence Gould Auditorium at Fiaf and the Jermyn Street Theatre in London. Her most recent CD, Speak Love to Me, is a collaboration with the distinguished music director and pianist Lee Musiker. Noted for her flawless technique, tongue-in-cheek delivery and playfully sultry sense of humor, Avis has made her mark on the cabaret scene with a continental repertoire that sizzles with joie de vivre. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JOANNE WEAVER AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Chanteuse Joanne Weaver and pianist Daryl Kojak tiptoe through some dreamy, jazzy standards of yore, with a melancholy and heartfelt bent that drifts off into sunny skies at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Wednesday & Thursday, May 30th & 31st at 9:00 pm. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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 30th, features Billie Williams, Micheal Robert, Rochelle and Paul Chamlin, Kimbre Lancaster, Lauren Robert, Steven Hanks, The Belltones, Cameron Fajo, David Jarvis, Jeffery Gurian, Bob Diamond, Sunny Leigh, Dr. Sue Horowitz, Cydney Chalpin, with Barry Levitt on piano and Saadi Zain on bass. There is a $13 cover, no minimum.

NYC: PAUL SAFY JR. AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Paul Safy Jr and his trio will be performing some of the classics from the Great American Songbook along with a few surprises thrown in the mix as well at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Wednesday, May 30th at 7:00 pm. Paul has often been compared to a few of his idols, especially the great Tony Bennett. He caught a big break when he got the chance to open for the Duke Ellington Band with the Buffalo Philharmonic. He sang several more times with the BPO and other orchestras around the Northeast. Another highlight was opening up for Buffalo native and now Vegas Sensations "The Scintas" at Rochester High Falls festival. He also opened up for Frankie Avalon at Buffalo's Italian heritage Festival. Paul got a huge break when he was approached by renowned music promoter Gerald Meyers, of Buffalo, New York. Jerry loved and believed in Paul from the get go and immediately began work on an album. Produced and recorded at Buffalo's Audio Magic Studios in 2004/05, it got some local recognition. It wasn't until late '06 that it was noticed in Los Angeles, CA. World class singer/songwriter Kara Dioguardi (also of American Idol), called Paul and told him she wanted to work together. They recorded 3 original great songs together and build a great relationship with one another. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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: RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Ravi Coltrane Quartet (Ravi Coltrane, tenor saxophone; Geri Allen, piano 5/29-5/31; Aaron Goldberg, piano 6/1-6/2; Dezron Douglas, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums) will performa at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, May 29th through June 2nd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Second son of jazz royalty John and Alice Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane's exciting post-bop tenor sax style has made an indelible stamp on the modern jazz scene and he's a frequent fixture at such prestigious gatherings as the Monterey and Newport Jazz Festivals. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE JOHN PIZZARELLI QUARTET AT THE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) will present The John Pizzarelli Quartet with special guest, Bucky Pizzarelli, for an exclusive two-week engagement from Tuesday, May 29th through Friday, June 8th. Performances are Tuesdays through Fridays at 8:45 pm and Saturdays at 8:45 & 10:45 pm. Mr. Pizzarelli and his band will celebrate the release of their newest CD Double Exposure (Telarc, 5/15/12), a 13-song set of tunes by some of the best pop songwriters of the past five decades: John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, James Taylor, Tom Waits, among others, framed within traditional jazz arrangements by John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Billy Strayhorn and Thad Jones. Mr. Pizzarelli (guitar and vocals) will lead a quartet consisting of younger brother Martin Pizzarelli (bass), Larry Fuller (piano) and Tony Tedesco (drums). John and Martin's father, legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, will be a special guest during this exclusive engagement. There is a $90 cover Tuesday through Thursday, $100 cover on Fridays & Saturdays.

NYC: JENNIFER SHEEHAN CELEBRATES THE 60s IN "I KNOW A PLACE"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut of multi-award winning singer Jennifer Sheehan in her new show "I Know A Place" on Wednesday through Friday, May 23rd through 25th; and Tuesday, May 29th through Saturday, June 2nd at 8:00 pm, with added shows at 10:30 pm on June 1st & 2nd. Sheehan and her trio traverse the vast spectrum of music that was the sensational soundtrack of the 60s. Plus, she shares how younger generations are falling in love with these classic songs just as their parents did. Brimming with songs and stories, "I Know A Place" features music by songwriters such as Burt Bacharach, The Beatles and Antonio Carlos Jobim and songs made famous by Barbra Streisand, Petula Clark, Carole King and more. Ms. Sheehan made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2010, performing as a special guest of Michael Feinstein. Last summer, she made her Guild Hall debut in the Hamptons, performing in concert with Eric Michael Gillett and Alex Rybeck and headlined a sold-out run of her critically acclaimed show at the Metropolitan Room in New York last year. Ms. Sheehan has performed as one of six vocalists in Radio City Music Hall's "Christmas Spectacular." She also has appeared in shows at the York Theatre, the 92nd Street Y, the Bard Summerscape Festival and Boston Musical Theater. Jennifer is a graduate of The Juilliard School. There is a $30-$50-$75 cover plus cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


MW: METHTACULAR! AT THE CINCINNATI FRINGE FESTIVAL PRIOR TO NYC

Justin Brill and Methtacular, LLC announce the inclusion of Steven Strafford's METHTACULAR! in the 2012 Cincinnati Fringe Festival. The production will run at the ART ACADEMY OF CINCINNATI (1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH). Performances are scheduled for Wednesday, May 30th at 8:45 pm, Thursday, May 31st at 8:30 pm and Saturday, June 2nd at 9:00 pm. METHTACULAR! is written and performed by Steven Strafford (SPAMALOT Las Vegas) and directed by Adam Fitzgerald (Artistic Director, kef theatrical productions) with Music Supervision and Arrangements by Emmy winning composer John McDaniel (TV's THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW, BROOKLYN and BONNIE AND CLYDE on Broadway) and Video Design by Aaron Rhyne (BONNIE AND CLYDE on Broadway) with additional arrangements, Music Direction and Accompaniment by William TN Hall. Through wildly outrageous anecdotes and entertaining song stylings, METHTACULAR! is Steven Strafford's hilarious and harrowing account of his life as a crystal methamphetamine addict in Chicago. Told with humor, grace, panache and perhaps most importantly, with honesty and without fear, METHTCULAR! will make you laugh, cry and laugh again while being taken on a roller coaster ride of humanity. Tickets are currently on sale at http://www.cincyfringe.com/shows/performance. More information on the show can be found at http://www.methtacular.com/ .


SF: BARBARA COOK AT THE RRAZZ ROOM FOR 12 SHOWS ONLY

Broadway/concert/cabaret legend will be appearing for 12 shows only at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) with shows from Tuesday, May 29th through Sunday, June 10th. For the week of May 29th through June 2nd all shows are at 8:00 pm (Sunday at 7:00 pm). From Wednesday through Sunday, June 6th through 10th, all shows are at 8:00 pm except at 3:00 & 7:00 pm on Sunday. Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Considered "Broadway's favorite ingenue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, her many credits include the creation of three classic roles of musical theater: Cunegonde in Candide, Marian in The Music Man (Tony Award), and Amalia in She Loves Me (Drama Desk Award). She has released 18 solo recordings, 3 compilations, and can be heard on another 18 cast recordings including the six-CD boxed set The Essential Barbara Cook (DRG Records). A newly named 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree, Miss Cook recently returned to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance, in the musical Sondheim on Sondheim, directed by James Lapine, for the Roundabout Theater Company. There is a $50-$55-$60 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: WILL HANNAGAN AND SIENA STONE IN NOWHERE FAST

Will Hannagan and Siena Stone, with Simon Bruckard on keys will appear at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, May 29th through June 3rd at 8:00 pm (Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday at 9:00 pm). When Siena brings Will a birthday card reading 'It may never happen' he falls into a depressive slump. And so does she. Nearing 21, their coming of age, they realise they are big time dreamers but small time scenesters. What's worse, they don't know if they are true artistes or just try-hard indie prats like the rest! Feeling like they are in the slow lane and struggling to keep up with the Hipsters, Gypsters and Fitzroyals they find comfort in pop, shops, homeopathy and tweeting the food they can't afford. Join them in this first class carriage going nowhere fast. Call for cover/minimum information.

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TUESDAY - MAY 29th

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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: 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.

NYC: NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE OF G. F. HANDEL'S FIRST OPERA, ALMIRA

Operamission and Neke Carson will present the North American professional stage premiere of Georg Friedrich Handel's three-act opera, ALMIRA, Konigin von Castilien (ALMIRA, Queen of Castile) HWV 1, at the THE GERSHWIN HOTEL (7 East 27th Street, NYC - ) for three performances, on Saturday, May 26th; Tuesday, May 29th; and Thursday, May 31st, all shows at 7:30 pm. The opera was composed in Hamburg, Germany in 1704 when the composer was nineteen. ALMIRA, Handel's first opera, premiered in Hamburg on January 8, 1705 with great success, has never before been professionally produced outside of Germany and Austria. The libretto by Friedrich Christian Feustking is a German translation of an Italian libretto from 1691 by Giulio Pancieri (L'Almira). operamission will present the opera in its original German and Italian, staged with baroque orchestra. Jennifer Peterson conducts from the harpsichord, Jeff Caldwell directs. The spectacular cast will be led by soprano Christy Lombardozzi as the Queen Almira and baritone Michael Weyandt as the 'orphan' Fernando, her Secretary and secret love. Joined by tenor Keith Jameson (Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago) as Osman and soprano Nell Snaidas (Boston Early Music Festival, Grammy nominee) as Edilia, 'a royal princess,' the cast also features soprano Kristen Plumley (Bellante), tenor Karim Sulayman (Tabarco), baritone David Kravitz (Raymondo), and bass Mark Risinger (Consalvo). Tickets are $30-$60 and are available in advance at http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com/ and at the door.

NYC: RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Ravi Coltrane Quartet (Ravi Coltrane, tenor saxophone; Geri Allen, piano 5/29-5/31; Aaron Goldberg, piano 6/1-6/2; Dezron Douglas, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums) will performa at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) Tuesday through Saturday, May 29th through June 2nd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Second son of jazz royalty John and Alice Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane's exciting post-bop tenor sax style has made an indelible stamp on the modern jazz scene and he's a frequent fixture at such prestigious gatherings as the Monterey and Newport Jazz Festivals. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE JOHN PIZZARELLI QUARTET AT THE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189 - ) will present The John Pizzarelli Quartet with special guest, Bucky Pizzarelli, for an exclusive two-week engagement from Tuesday, May 29th through Friday, June 8th. Performances are Tuesdays through Fridays at 8:45 pm and Saturdays at 8:45 & 10:45 pm. Mr. Pizzarelli and his band will celebrate the release of their newest CD Double Exposure (Telarc, 5/15/12), a 13-song set of tunes by some of the best pop songwriters of the past five decades: John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, James Taylor, Tom Waits, among others, framed within traditional jazz arrangements by John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Billy Strayhorn and Thad Jones. Mr. Pizzarelli (guitar and vocals) will lead a quartet consisting of younger brother Martin Pizzarelli (bass), Larry Fuller (piano) and Tony Tedesco (drums). John and Martin's father, legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, will be a special guest during this exclusive engagement. There is a $90 cover Tuesday through Thursday, $100 cover on Fridays & Saturdays.

NYC: JENNIFER SHEEHAN CELEBRATES THE 60s IN "I KNOW A PLACE"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut of multi-award winning singer Jennifer Sheehan in her new show "I Know A Place" on Wednesday through Friday, May 23rd through 25th; and Tuesday, May 29th through Saturday, June 2nd at 8:00 pm, with added shows at 10:30 pm on June 1st & 2nd. Sheehan and her trio traverse the vast spectrum of music that was the sensational soundtrack of the 60s. Plus, she shares how younger generations are falling in love with these classic songs just as their parents did. Brimming with songs and stories, "I Know A Place" features music by songwriters such as Burt Bacharach, The Beatles and Antonio Carlos Jobim and songs made famous by Barbra Streisand, Petula Clark, Carole King and more. Ms. Sheehan made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2010, performing as a special guest of Michael Feinstein. Last summer, she made her Guild Hall debut in the Hamptons, performing in concert with Eric Michael Gillett and Alex Rybeck and headlined a sold-out run of her critically acclaimed show at the Metropolitan Room in New York last year. Ms. Sheehan has performed as one of six vocalists in Radio City Music Hall's "Christmas Spectacular." She also has appeared in shows at the York Theatre, the 92nd Street Y, the Bard Summerscape Festival and Boston Musical Theater. Jennifer is a graduate of The Juilliard School. There is a $30-$50-$75 cover plus cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


SF: BARBARA COOK AT THE RRAZZ ROOM FOR 12 SHOWS ONLY

Broadway/concert/cabaret legend will be appearing for 12 shows only at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) with shows from Tuesday, May 29th through Sunday, June 10th. For the week of May 29th through June 2nd all shows are at 8:00 pm (Sunday at 7:00 pm). From Wednesday through Sunday, June 6th through 10th, all shows are at 8:00 pm except at 3:00 & 7:00 pm on Sunday. Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Considered "Broadway's favorite ingenue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, her many credits include the creation of three classic roles of musical theater: Cunegonde in Candide, Marian in The Music Man (Tony Award), and Amalia in She Loves Me (Drama Desk Award). She has released 18 solo recordings, 3 compilations, and can be heard on another 18 cast recordings including the six-CD boxed set The Essential Barbara Cook (DRG Records). A newly named 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree, Miss Cook recently returned to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance, in the musical Sondheim on Sondheim, directed by James Lapine, for the Roundabout Theater Company. There is a $50-$55-$60 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: WILL HANNAGAN AND SIENA STONE IN NOWHERE FAST

Will Hannagan and Siena Stone, with Simon Bruckard on keys will appear at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000 - ) Tuesday through Sunday, May 29th through June 3rd at 8:00 pm (Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday at 9:00 pm). When Siena brings Will a birthday card reading 'It may never happen' he falls into a depressive slump. And so does she. Nearing 21, their coming of age, they realise they are big time dreamers but small time scenesters. What's worse, they don't know if they are true artistes or just try-hard indie prats like the rest! Feeling like they are in the slow lane and struggling to keep up with the Hipsters, Gypsters and Fitzroyals they find comfort in pop, shops, homeopathy and tweeting the food they can't afford. Join them in this first class carriage going nowhere fast. Call for cover/minimum information.

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MONDAY - MAY 28th

MEMORIAL DAY - USA - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
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NYC: KINGSLEY LEGGS FROM BROADWAY'S SISTER ACT WITH "TAKE ME BACK"

Kingsley Leggs appears in Take Me Back - an unplugged 'Just a Piano' Concert at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590), Monday, May 28th at 9:30 pm. The evening will feature Jeff Waxman on piano with special guest Tony Winner LaChanze, with whom Mr. Leggs shared the Broadway stage in The Color Purple. "Take Me Back" is an evening of music and anecdotes about life, love and lessons featuring show tunes, standards, original music and tributes to some of our greatest entertainers who are no longer with us, such as Sammy Davis Jr., Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye. Kingsley Leggs appeared on Broadway in Miss Saigon, The Color Purple and currently appears in Sister Act. Leggs has toured in Miss Saigon, Ragtime, It Ain't Nothing But the Blues and many more, along with countless regional appearances. The show is a Presentation of Lee Summers' Just A Piano Concert Series, which celebrates its sixth year at the Triad Theatre. Since 2006 The Just A Piano Series has presented top recording artists, Broadway stars, Tony Award and Grammy Award Winners in a beautiful intimate setting. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/.


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.

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