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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
MARCH 2013

MONDAY through SUNDAY - March 18th to March 24th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - MARCH 24th
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: SANDY & RICHARD RICCARDI WITH ALL-COMEDY CABARET SHOW AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

San Francisco artists Sandy and Richard Riccardi will bring back their all original, all-comedy cabaret show to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, March 24th at 9:30 pm. The show, entitled "Tastefully Raunchy", describes their cracked and bush-whacked path to marital bliss and social consciousness. Their unique juxtaposition of techno-socio relevant lyrics and jazz piano arrangements will charm your socks off. Directed by Paul Gilger. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: MOIRA DANIS CELEBRATES 2013 BISTRO AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RECORDING
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Singer, Moira Danis, will celebrate her 2013 Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording with a special performance at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Sunday, March 24th at 3:00 pm. The show will highlight songs from the CD (by the likes of Stephen Sondheim, Jimmy Webb, Fran Landesman, Sara Bareilles and others) along with material from her previous recordings, I Wish and Beautiful Sounds - The Songs of Petula Clark, all available at CDBaby.com. Music Director Wells Hanley, who received the 2012 Bistro Award for Recording with Parker Scott for Selecting Souvenirs, will be on piano and vocals, with Scott and Andre Montgomery on hand to help re-create some of the gorgeous harmonies from the CD. The show has been directed by Bistro Award winning director, Gerry Geddes. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: COOKIE'S CORNER: CELEBRATING LIFE AND NEW TALENT
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

At 80 years young, Cookie Stark has entered the business called "show." She is today's hostess with the mostest on the ball! On Sunday, March 24th at 3:00 pm she returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) with another "Cookie's Corner" event. Her special guest star is La Tanya Hall. La Tanya Hall's versatility in a variety of musical genres has allowed her to travel the world and work with some of the world's most celebrated artists, including Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Quincy Jones, Rob Thomas, Michael Feinstein, Patti Labelle, Harry Belafonte, Steve Tyrell and Aretha Franklin. She is prominently featured on Bobby McFerrin's masterpiece 2010 release "Vocabularies" and will be joining him on his SpiritYouAll tour in Spring 2013. Others performing include David Ballard, currently working as a lyricist on a musical adaptation of "My Man Godfrey" under the auspices of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, but he is also an accomplished performer; Leah Jennings, most recently seen in Jason Robert Brown's Tony award winning musical, Parade, at the Gallery Players; Kelly McDonald, who has appeared at Feinstein's at Loews Regency as a special guest in Eric Michael Gillett's Widescreen: Songs From and About the Movies. The show is directed and co-hosted by Eric Michael Gillett, known as an actor, singer, and director. Musical director Jeff Cubeta is a vocalist, songwriter, and pianist. He has musical directed numerous shows for Eric Michael Gillett. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: RANDI DRISCOLL WITH NOAH HELDMAN AND ZACH - MUSIC FOR THE RIDE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Randi Driscoll, with Noah Heldman and special guest, Zach present "Music for the Ride" - a benefit concert for the Aids/Lifecycle Ride, 2013 at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, March 24th at 7:00 pm. Randi Driscoll is an award winning singer/ songwriter who has shared the stage with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Bruce Hornsby, Cyndi Lauper, Dave Koz, Pat Benetar, Rufas Wainwright and numerous others. Her accolades include; two special mentions in Rolling Stone Magazine and Campus Activities Magazine's Female Performer of the Year and Best Small Venue Performer, 2004/ Randi's music has been featured in films, television, and a commercial directed by Spike Lee. Randi's performance credits include appearances at, Lincoln Center, The Seattle Opera House, The Walnut Creek Theatre, The Joint, (Las Vegas) The Japan Center for the Arts (Los Angeles), Place des Artes (Montreal), Paramount Studios, The National HRC Dinner honoring Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and hundreds of clubs, theaters colleges and universities nationwide. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SCOTT EVAN DAVIS'S SHOW: PICTURE PERFECT AT THE DUPLEX
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Composer/Lyricist Scott Evan Davis will present the first-ever staged revue of his music in March at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438). Performances are scheduled for Saturday, March 9th and Sundays, March 17th & 24th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Titled Picture Perfect, the show's riff on relationships of every kind is summed up in the opening line of the title song: "If you think the perfect picture hangs on someone else's wall, look a little closer, until you can see it all ..." Picture Perfect draws on new, original material as well as Davis's debut recording, Cautiously Optimistic: The Music of Scott Evan Davis, released in 2011 by Sonic Landscapes Music. He has assembled an exciting group of performers to interpret his compositions, staged in group and solo arrangements. They are Joshua Dixon, Jaime Hartmann, Vicky Modica, Erik Sisco and Kim Grogg. Picture Perfect is Directed by Lennie Watts with Musical Direction and arrangements by David Snyder. Scott Evan Davis is a self-taught pianist who attended Emerson College and AMDA. In 2011, though he was a virtual unknown at the time, his debut recording featured such theater and cabaret luminaries as Faith Prince, Liz Callaway, Jason Graae and Natalie Douglas. In a period of two years on the New York scene, Davis's music has become lauded and sought after internationally. Last spring he was the recipient of a Courage in Theater Award from Musical Theater International for the musical A Powerful Day, which he wrote with autistic students at the Spectrum School in Manhattan under the auspices of Arts Connection. He recently performed a concert in the UK with esteemed composers Georgia Stitt and Michael Patrick Walker. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: ARTURO O'FARRILL AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) every Sunday night at 9:00 pm. Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo 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. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": MUSIC OF JEFF HARNAR
CABARET ON THE RADIO - ON THE WEB

CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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, March 24th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring the music of Jeff Harnar. David will also be celebrating the birthdays of John Kander & Fred Ebb (March 18, 1927) (April 8, 1928). and will conduct an In-Studio Interview with Loraine Feather. 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: "SIMPLE JOYS!"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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, March 24th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Simple Joys!". Co-Host will be Stacy Sullivan. 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. NOTE: NO SALON MARCH 31st


NYC: FLOANNE ADDS TO PIAF LEGEND WITH "EDITH PIAF ALIVE"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The French singer and actress Floanne returns to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555 - ) on Sunday, March 24th at 7:30 pm with a new edition of her still unfolding Edith Piaf project, "Edith Piaf Alive." In a theatrical performance that mixes song and theatre, Floanne daringly invites her muse to share the stage and speak for herself, before taking off on her own. Directed by Alice Jankell, with music direction by Ian James, "Edith Piaf Alive" offers a personal look at one of the 20th century's most iconoclastic icons. In Floanne's hands the "Little Sparrow" is both tender and destructive; she rises to dizzying heights and falls to darkest oblivion. Herself a French farm girl from Grenoble whose own bohemian dreams have led her far from home, the New York-based Floanne infuses her dramatic evocation of Piaf's art with a contemporary energy, comedy and rhythm. Her mixing of song, theatre, dance and opera, is meant to amplify the concert experience, to bring it more in line with French music hall going back to the last century and even beyond. There is a $20 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TONYA PINKINS: "BRING ON THE MEN" WITH BRAD SIMMONS
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555 - ) presents Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins returns to take part in an ongoing series BRING ON MEN on Sunday, March 24th at 9:30 pm. Best known for her celebrated roles in Caroline, or Change and Jelly's Last Jam, Tonya made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Merrily We Roll Along. Broadway audiences have also delighted in her performances in Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Play On!, The Wild Party and Radio Golf, while television audiences know her from As The World Turns, All My Children and Army Wives and 24. Tonya is delighted to be singing again. It has been eight years since she has done a broadway musical. Tonya's love of singing is itching to express and cabaret is the perfect venue for her unique gifts. There is a $25 cover.

NYC: CARUSO & STRITCH RETURN TO BEMELMANS BAR AT THE CARLYLE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch return to BEMELMAN'S BAR at the CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) with an evening of swinging standards every Sunday in March, from 9:00 pm to midnight, starting on March 10th. 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. During their November 2012 run at Bemelmans, the duo received critical acclaim, and made news when rock legend Bono joined them in an impromptu performance. In this Carlyle run, Caruso and Stritch will be joined by bassist Steve Doyle. There is a $15-$25 cover. No reservations taken.

NYC: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED RETURNS TO 54 BELOW
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

A celebrated New York event since 2010, the Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, March 24th at 7:00 pm. The show features some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. This performance will feature Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (Henrik in the 2009 A Little Night Music revival), Trent Armand Kendall (Steward in the the 2002 Into the Woods revival), Pamela Myers (Company's original Marta) adn Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd's original Johanna). Additional performers include Eric Michael Gillett (Broadway's Kiss Me, Kate, Sweet Smell of Success, The Frogs), Heather MacRae (Broadway's Hair, Falsettos, A Catered Affair), Phyllis Pastore (MAC & Bistro Award Winner) & Elizabeth Stanley (Broadway's Company, Cry-Baby, Million Dollar Quartet). There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NJ: "MUSIC AT THE MANSION" CONTINUES IN MARCH
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment in the monthly concert series, "Music at the Mansion", on Sunday, March 24th, at 3:00 pm at THE OAKESIDE BLOOMFIELD CULTURAL CENTER (240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ - 973-429-0960 - ). Performers include Brian Gari, Bill Zeffiro and Shana Farr. The featured performer in the "Young Musician Moment" will be a student from Jazz House Kids."Music at the Mansion" is a series showcasing talented performers from NYC and NJ. The series is hosted by NYC Cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers-Adler and features Deborah Martin on piano. Seating begins at 2:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling 973-429-0960 for reservations.


L.A.: "YOU MAKE ME LAUGH! A LOVE SONG TO GILDA RADNER"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Desert Rose Productions, Inc. will present Francesca Amari in "You Make Me Laugh! A Love Song to Gilda Radner!", on March 24th at 2:00 pm at THE COMMISSARY (69620 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA - tkts: 760-202-3000 or www.desertorseplayhouse.org/ ) to celebrate National March is Cabaret Month. "You Make Me Laugh!" is a musical biography of the brilliant comedienne, Gilda Radner ... her life, her loves, her peeves, her rise to stardom, her marriage to Gene Wilder, and her brave battle with cancer ... all lovingly and laughingly told through song and Gilda's own words. The music is a mixture of songs from the Great American Songbook, the cabaret world, Broadway and even country. Francesca Amari is a very talented songstress who has performed throughout the United States on concert stages and in theatres from New York to Chicago to San Diego and Los Angeles. She is a well-known desert performer who can often be seen onstage throughout the valley. She has been involved with Musical Chairs Concerts, at the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert, performs regularly at Azul and Studio One11 and was a finalist in Voice of the Valley. She also travels with her Midwest-based vocal trio, The Boogie Woogie Babies. Tickets are $25 and portion of the ticket sales for "You Make Me Laugh!" will benefit Gilda's Club Desert Cities and The Desert Rose Playhouse.


SF: THE KBLX SUNDAY BRUNCH IS BACK AT "LIVE AT THE RRAZZ!"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The place to be on Sunday mornings /afternoons is at the KBLX Sunday Brunch at LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Chef Bronson MaComber of Macadamia Events & Catering and formerly of Restaurant Gary Denko has created an outstanding menu that offers something for every taste. The Sunday Brunch Live at the Rrazz with KBLX personality Nikki Thomas is just $55 and features special children's prices for kids 12 and under only for only $20, and is free for kids 5 and under (max of 2 per party).
Reservations highly advised.

S.F.: PATTI LuPONE CELEBRATING HER NEW SOLO ALBUM "FAR AWAY PLACES"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) welcomes Patti LuPone to the stage Tuesday through Sunday, March 19th through 24th. Showtimes are 8:00 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 7:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday, with an addition late show on Saturday at 9:30 pm. In her new, critically-acclaimed concert "Far Away Places," based off her latest solo album, two-time Tony Award winner (Gypsy, Evita) PATTI LuPONE shares her penchant for wanderlust by taking us on a musical journey with thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters which include Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander and even the Bee Gees. "Far Away Places" was conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Joseph Thalken. Chris Fenwick serves as Musical Director. Call for cover/minimum information.

S.F.: JACKIE RYAN RETURNS TO YOSHI'S OAKLAND WITH A #1 ALBUM
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Jazz vocalist Jackie Ryan performs at YOSHI'S OAKLAND (510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA - 510-238-9200 - ) on Sunday, March 24th with shows at 6:00 & 8:00 pm. Jackie has thrilled audiences across the globe with her powerful 3 octave range and her warm, audience-friendly stage presence. She has a style that is uniquely her own. Jackie's newest CD, LISTEN HERE, featuring John & Gerald Clayton and a top cast of young sidemen, was released January 22. Jackie's shows include songs from gospel and blues to Brazilian bossa novas. From Latin to bebop, from vocalese to the most heartfelt ballads. Joining Jackie on stage are Mike O'Neill - saxophones, Erik Jekabson - trumpet, Larry Dunlap - piano, Gary Brown - bass and Lorca Hart - drums. There is an $18 cover.


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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - MARCH 23rd
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: "C'MON, GET PAPPY! A FATHER/SON CABARET" RETURNS
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

After a sold-out run last year at the Duplex, "C'MON, GET PAPPY! A FATHER/SON CABARET", a unique cabaret act written and performed by Brett Lowell with his 84-year old father is returning to NYC and THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). Shows will be Saturdays, February 23rd, March 23rd, and April 20th - all shows at 7:30 pm. Written by Brett Lowell & Edward Lowell, MD. Joining the creative team is director Michael Schiralli (Jackie Hoffman's A Chanukah Charol at New World Stages). Musical director Darius Frowner. Noted psychiatrist Dr. Edward "Pappy" Lowell is the happiest man he knows. His son Brett is one of his closest friends. The two of them will join together to present an evening of songs and stories on the art and science of being happy 84 years of wisdom on living a life of joy, passed from father to son. It will feature a diverse range of music, including the songs of Kander and Ebb, Bruce Springsteen, Comden & Green, Alan Menkin, Jason Robert Brown, the Beatles, and more. Brett Lowell is a singer experienced in styles ranging from cabaret, musical theater, swing, jazz, and classical. He has performed at many venues in the NYC area, including The Duplex, Rose's Turn, Don't Tell Mama's, St. Bart's Players, Brooklyn Heights Players, St. John the Divine, Merkin Concert Hall, Tim McLoone's Supper Club (in Asbury Park, with Bob Egan), and Carnegie Hall. Edward Lowell, MD is a physician of 58 years specializing in psychotherapy and forensic psychiatry. He has taken his practice beyond treating mental illness to empowering people to live with aliveness and joy. An accomplished public speaker, this show represents Dr. Lowell's stage debut. There is a $20 cover ($16 in advance at http://www.CmonGetPappy.com/ ) plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday nights March 9th & 23rd at 8:00 pm. They are joined by Ricky Ritzel (as Mort) at the piano. These MAC Award winning performers (Best Impersonation) will pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/ daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is best known for writing a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka", "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" for which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". There is a $25 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.

NYC: JOAN PETRELLA AND DEBRA ALLEE - MAKE YOUR OWN PARTY!
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Joan Petrella and Debra Allee an evening of songs drawn from the American songbook, musical theater, jazz and pop, with duets and solos, focusing on how to enjoy the passage of time at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, March 23rd at 4:30 pm. Joan and Debra studied the art of cabaret together and performed at the Singers Forum under the tutelage of Teri Ralston, well-known theater and cabaret performer, who has directed their show. They are accompanied by the Dan Furman Trio. Joan has performed as a classical singer throughout Europe and the United States; Debra comes to cabaret after a successful career as an entrepreneur and many years as a singer with choruses and small vocal groups. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

NYC's longest running burlesque variety show, LE SCANDAL CABARET, continues on Saturdays, at 10:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). In its ninth year, Le Scandal features variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. New performers every week! Expect sword swallowers, belly dancers, rope trick cowboys, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra. For tickets, visit Smarttix at http://www.smarttix.com/ or 212-484-4444. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: KRISTINE MILLS - NEW CD RELEASE CELEBRATION CONCERT
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Acclaimed, award-winning singer-songwriter Kristine Mills returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm. She will be joined by guitarist Bruce Edwards, bassist Scott Ritchie and drummer Jacob Melchior for the New York CD Release Concert of Kristine's fifth CD. Thanks to winning the prestigious 2012 Houston Arts Alliance Individual Arts Grant, Kristine recorded this collection of her 14 original tunes in styles that vary from the expected to the wonderfully unexpected. In June 2012, Kristine and her NYC-based band performed her Concerts for City Greens Songwriting Contest semi-finalist song "Patch of Green" both at the Tudor City Concert for City Green Summer Series and in the "Patch of Green" Concert on the Metropolitan Room stage. In addition to several appearances at the Metropolitan Room in New York, Kristine has played sold-out shows in Recife, Rio, and Belo Horizonte for the Brazilian International Jazz Festival, the famed Snug Harbor in New Orleans and Bourbon Street in Sao Paulo. She is a regular at Cezanne's and The House of Blues in Houston, and she was the longest running artist-in-residence at the Hotel ZaZa Houston. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LAUGHTERX - A FUN EVENING FOR A SERIOUS CAUSE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Judy Gold and Eddie Sarfaty pay tribute to their dear friend, groundbreaking comedian Bob Smith at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, March 23rd at 9:30 pm. The show is a benefit to raise funds for three important organizations working on behalf of people with ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease. Emmy Award-winning comedian Judy Gold, has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Dr. Oz Show, The Tonight Show, and from 1999 to 2009, was the host of HBO's At the Multiplex with Judy Gold. Her TV specials include Comedy Central Presents: Judy Gold, Comedy Central's Tough Crowd Stands Up and Wisecrack, a half hour special for Logo. Judy's HBO special received a Cable Ace Award and Judy was nominated for an Outer Critcs Circle Award for her solo show, The Judy Show - My Life as a Sitcom and a Drama Desk Award for her show 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother. Eddie Sarfaty is a stand-up comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, The Today Show, The Joy Behar Show, Logo's Wisecrack and is a subject of the documentary, Laughing Matters. He is the author of Mental: Funny in the Head, a collection of humorous essays. There is a $50-$100 cover cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: "SLENDER, TENDER AND TALL: AN EVENING WITH THE FABULOUS MS. JO THOMPSON"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Pianist/singer Ms. Jo Thompson, will debut her new show "Slender, Tender and Tall: An Evening with The Fabulous Ms. Jo Thompson" at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Thursday through Saturday, March 21st, 22nd & 23rd and Thursday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th, all shows at 10:45 pm. Ms. Thompson - a timeless, knockout beauty of 80+ - plays piano and vamps, purrs and romps her way through jazz and standards from the 1930s through the present, along with her own original material. Ms. Jo Thompson is one of a handful of working performers with first hand memories of engagements at Sans Souci in pre-Castro Cuba, Cafe Society in New York, the Stork Room in London and many other glamorous and historic post-swing venues from Beverly Hills to Paris. She has been critically lauded by Jazz Times, The New York Times, All About Jazz, Variety, Time Out New York, All Music Guide, The Detroit Free Press, the New York Post, the New York Daily News and many other publications. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: TIERNEY SUTTON BAND AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Tierney Sutton Band will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, March 19th through 23rd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, vocalist Tierney Sutton has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the current Jazz Times Magazine cover story. Ms. Sutton has been a frequent performer at prestigious venues including Birdland and Carnegie Hall and has been featured in popular films and commercials. For over fifteen years, The Tierney Sutton Band has included pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt and drummer Ray Brinker. Their latest CD "American Road" recently earned two 2011 Grammy nominations for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" and "Best Arrangement Accompanying A Vocal." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DEBBY BOONE DEBUTS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum selling vocalist Debby Boone will make her debut at the legendary THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Thuesdays through Saturdays, March 19th through 30th at 8:45 pm (no performance on Friday, March 29th) with her new show "Swing This," featuring a nine piece band. Based on her upcoming CD, "Swing This" is her take on Las Vegas in the 60s with stories and memories to share from the years her father Pat Boone was headlining at the Sands and Sahara hotels. "Swing This" is a true reflection of the music, glamour and pure exhilaration of that golden age in Vegas that inspired her to be a performer in the first place. The personal stories, fabulous clothes and exciting arrangements by Debby's musical director, John Oddo, played by a group of fantastic musicians all make up, in Debby's own words, "The party I've been waiting for my whole life to throw! The show features standards such as "That Old Black Magic" "Cry Me A River" and "More Than You Know," in addition to pop hits such as "These Boots Are Made for Walking" and "Everybody Loves Somebody." A special EP preview of the upcoming full-length album will be available for purchase at the venue. There is a $45-$65-$115 cover Tues-Thurs; $50-$75-$125 cover Fri-Sat.

NYC: BEBE NEUWIRTH - STORIES WITH PIANO #4
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Bebe Neuwirth bring her show "Stories With Piano #4" to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Monday through Saturday, March 18th through 23rd. Shows are scheduled for 9:30 pm on Monday; 7:00 pm Tuesday through Thursday; 8:00 pm on Friday & Saturday, with an added show at 11:00 pm on Saturday. Television audiences adore her for her multiple Emmy Award-winning role as Lilith Crane on Cheers, but it's the Broadway stage that Tony Award-winner Bebe Neuwirth truly calls home. So appropriately enough, this March, she'll make her debut at "Broadway's Nightclub" in an exciting cabaret event. Stories with Piano #4 consists of a collection of story songs by the likes of Kurt Weill, Tom Waits and, of course, some Broadway standards as well. Neuwirth won Tonys for her work in Sweet Charity and Chicago, and also dazzled New York audiences in A Chorus Line, Little Me, Damn Yankees, Here Lies Jenny, and, of course, The Addams Family. There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $35 food/drink minimum.

BOS: THE NEW YORK VOICES AT SCULLERS
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Grammy Award-winning vocal group New York Voices celebrates its 25th anniversary on Friday & Saturday, March 22nd & 23rd at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm.. The vocal group will be presenting their first full live album with New York Voices Live offering a collection of past favorites and brand new arrangements from the principal arranger-conductor renowned pianist/arranger Michael Abene. New York Voices is the Grammy Award winning vocal ensemble renowned for their excellence in jazz and the art of group singing. Like the great groups that have come before, such as Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and Manhattan Transfer, they have learned from the best and taken the art form to new levels. Their interests are rooted in jazz, but often Brazilian, R and B, classical, and pop influences are infused with equal creativity and authenticity. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: FAITH PRINCE AT THE COLONY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) presents Faith Prince on Tuesday through Saturday, March 12th through March 23rd at 8:00 pm. Tony Award winner Faith Prince dazzles audiences as she moves effortlessly between theatre, live performance, television and movies. Her latest concert, Total Faith, reflects this Southern Belle's past and present with a small glimpse into the future, as well. Her unforgettable and often hilarious adventures are brought to life through the songs of some of America's greatest composers, including Harold Arlen, Menken & Ashman, Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Rodgers & Hart, and Jerry Herman. Faith Prince has been astounding Broadway audiences since winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance as "Ms. Adelaide" in Guys and Dolls. Other Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid, Bells Are Ringing, Nick & Nora, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Little Me, The Dead, and Noises Off. Most recently, Faith starred in the national tour of the Broadway hit Billy Elliot The Musical. On TV, she has co-starred in such hit series as Drop Dead Diva, Spin City and Huff, and has appeared in Law and Order, Ugly Betty, Monk, House, Grey's Anatomy and Happy Endings. In addition, she actually recorded her soon-to-be-released CD Totally Faith in The Colony Hotel's Royal Room. Tuesday through Thursday: $115 dinner/show ($55 show only) and Friday & Saturday: $125 dinner/show ($65 show only).


L.A.: THE NATE BIRKEY QUARTET AT THE PIANO KITCHEN
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Nate Birkey Quartet (Nate Birkey - trumpet, vocals; Jamieson Trotter, piano; Jim Connolly, bass; Peter Buck, drums) will play from 8:00 pm on Saturday, March 23rd at THE PIANO KITCHEN (430 Rose Ave, Santa Barbara, CA). Birkey has released seven albums for the California-based Household Ink Records. With the 2008 releases of Almost Home and Christmas - his first recordings made with his New York City quintet, Birkey takes another step upward and outward. Deftly mixing standards tastefully delivered, warm and imaginative originals in various genre leanings, and material from less-trodden sources, Birkey has an engaging way with a song, as a fluid improviser and vocalist of understated grace. Call for cover/minimum information.


S.F.: PATTI LuPONE CELEBRATING HER NEW SOLO ALBUM "FAR AWAY PLACES"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) welcomes Patti LuPone to the stage Tuesday through Sunday, March 19th through 24th. Showtimes are 8:00 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 7:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday, with an addition late show on Saturday at 9:30 pm. In her new, critically-acclaimed concert "Far Away Places," based off her latest solo album, two-time Tony Award winner (Gypsy, Evita) PATTI LuPONE shares her penchant for wanderlust by taking us on a musical journey with thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters which include Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander and even the Bee Gees. "Far Away Places" was conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Joseph Thalken. Chris Fenwick serves as Musical Director. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: JOYCE BREACH WITH "LOVERS AFTER ALL" AT CRAZY COQS CABARET
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Joyce Breach will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday, March 19th through Saturday, March 23rd at 8:00 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:00 pm. Joyce is an accomplished and sophisticated interpreter of classic American popular song. Before moving to New York in the 1990s, she was a well-known singer of long-standing reputation in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA when she began to develop a more national profile with her first CD for Audiophile Records, released in 1992. In the fall of 1992, she made her New York debut at the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention in Town Hall. On October 25, 2002, Joyce was presented with the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret Classic award celebrating her dedication to keeping alive the art of fine singing. Joyce is a favorite at the popular Noon Concert Series at St. Peter's Church. Joyce's New York engagements include the Algonquin's Oak Room, Russian Tea Room, Arci's Place, Danny's and the Firebird Cafe. Joyce made her Plush Room debut in San Francisco in 2001. In 2002, 2003, and 2004 she played to sell-out crowds at London's Pizza on the Park where she recorded her first live CD, Live in London, on Audiophile. At home in the world of jazz as well as cabaret, she recently recorded her 11th recording, Remembering Mabel Mercer, Volume Three with Keith Ingham. Her other CDs available on Audiophile Records include, Live In London, Remembering Mabel Mercer, Remembering Mabel Mercer, Volume Two, Love is the Thing with cabaret legend William Roy, Reel Songs, a collection of songs from the movies, Nothing But Blue Skies, both with Ingham, This Moment with William Roy, Lovers After All with Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Confessions with Loonis McGlohon, Songbird and A Christmas Memory have all received excellent critical reviews. Call for cover/minimum information.

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FRIDAY - MARCH 22nd
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: WENDY LANE BAILEY CELEBRATES NEW CD "BREATHING"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Wendy Lane Bailey and her musical director/arranger Michele Brourman celebrate the release of Wendy's debut recording Breathing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) Thursday & Friday March 21st & 22nd at 7:00 pm. They've put together an all new set of tunes just for the occasion and now all they need is you to make the night complete. In love with words and music Wendy Lane Bailey has a powerful classic pop voice (think Ronstadt crossed with Adele with a bit of Patsy Cline thrown in for good measure), and a rather cavalier attitude towards the idea of "genre". Fusing elements of pop, jazz, country, folk, and musical theatre into a sound that is lush and romantic yet thoroughly contemporary, she makes the old sound new and the new sound timeless. She firmly believes that a great song never really goes out of style, but can be reinterpreted to reflect changing times. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: "NOT AS CUTE AS PICTURE" ADDS DATES AT THE DUPLEX
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

"Not as Cute as Picture", a GLAAD-Media Award Nominee for Outstanding Theater: Washington DC, played to sold out houses in January this year and returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) for four additional performances, Fridays, February 8th & 22nd and March 8th & 22nd, all shows at 9:30 pm. The semi-autobiographical "Not as Cute", written and performed by J.D. Cerna, directed by Nick Demos (Oklahoma), partner in Demos/Bizar Entertainment (producer of Tony-Award winner, Memphis), first ran in Washington, DC. The play is set in 1994, a time when young gay men's pursuit of purpose was often obstructed by the crashing reality of AIDS. J.D.Cerna is a gifted writer/actor who uses a wicked sense of humor and his personal life experiences and perspectives to amplify the discussion around important LGBT issues and in particular, his own observations as a gay man. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: WILLING TO BE LUCKY - SONGS OF NEW YORK
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Acclaimed singer Hilary Gardner will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Friday, March 22nd at 9:30 pm. Hilary grew up in Wasilla, Alaska infatuated with New York City. The city came to life through the jazz and American songbook albums in her parents' record collection. Visions gleaned from those classic vinyl platters epitomized reinvention and feverish creativity, and inspired Hilary to make New York City her home. In 2010, Hilary went from waiting tables to making her Broadway debut in two-time Tony-award winner Twyla Tharp's hit musical, Come Fly Away. Backed by a 19-piece big band, Hilary sang solos and duets with Frank Sinatra in a performance hailed by critics. Willing to Be Lucky: Songs of New York takes its title from E.B. White's iconic 1948 essay, Here is New York. With a program of songs both urban and urbane by composers like Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Nellie McKay, and Dave Frishberg, among others, Hilary celebrates New York's many complexities, contradictions, and moments of unexpected beauty. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DISTORTED DIZNEE AT THE BEECHMAN
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Dallas DuBois hosts DISTORTED DIZNEE, an outrageous take on some of the most beloved animated classics, at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Fridays, March 1st, 8th, 15th & 22ndat 10:00 pm. DuBois and a troupe of fabulous drag queens will present a twisted - and very adult - journey, catapulting you back to your childhood into a Magical Kingdom where dreams come true. This 70-minute extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies". Starring Dallas DuBois, Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, Shenea DeDranke, and more! There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE SOPHISTICATES - STRIP AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE TEASED
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Starring master of ceremonies Bastard Keith and burlesque headliner Madame Rosebud, and featuring a rotating constellation of guest stars, THE SOPHISTICATES play at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) at 11:30 pm on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Specializing in classic burlesque, "The Sophisticates," is a retroglam ride into a thrilling nightclub reality that nods to the past while winking to the present. Each night features a new line-up of four highly distinguished striptease artists performing two numbers each throughout the evening. Keeping the festivities inching along at an appropriately brisk pace is Bastard Keith, a showman with a soft spot for tradition combined with a yen for brainy post modern conceptual humor. Madame Rosebud has performed coast to coast and overseas with stops at the London Burlesque Festival, the New York Burlesque Festival, and competing at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. (over 21 please)

NYC: TIERNEY SUTTON BAND AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Tierney Sutton Band will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, March 19th through 23rd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, vocalist Tierney Sutton has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the current Jazz Times Magazine cover story. Ms. Sutton has been a frequent performer at prestigious venues including Birdland and Carnegie Hall and has been featured in popular films and commercials. For over fifteen years, The Tierney Sutton Band has included pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt and drummer Ray Brinker. Their latest CD "American Road" recently earned two 2011 Grammy nominations for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" and "Best Arrangement Accompanying A Vocal." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DAVID BERGER JAZZ ORCHESTRA FRIDAYS AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The David Berger Jazz Orchestra performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Fridays at 5:00 pm. Jazz composer, arranger and conductor David Berger is recognized internationally as a leading authority on the music of Duke Ellington and the Swing Era and big band music. Conductor and arranger for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from its inception in 1988 through 1994, Berger has transcribed more than 750 full scores of classic recordings including over 500 works by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Mr. Berger maintains a close working relationship with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: "SLENDER, TENDER AND TALL: AN EVENING WITH THE FABULOUS MS. JO THOMPSON"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Pianist/singer Ms. Jo Thompson, will debut her new show "Slender, Tender and Tall: An Evening with The Fabulous Ms. Jo Thompson" at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600 - ) on Thursday through Saturday, March 21st, 22nd & 23rd and Thursday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th, all shows at 10:45 pm. Ms. Thompson - a timeless, knockout beauty of 80+ - plays piano and vamps, purrs and romps her way through jazz and standards from the 1930s through the present, along with her own original material. Ms. Jo Thompson is one of a handful of working performers with first hand memories of engagements at Sans Souci in pre-Castro Cuba, Cafe Society in New York, the Stork Room in London and many other glamorous and historic post-swing venues from Beverly Hills to Paris. She has been critically lauded by Jazz Times, The New York Times, All About Jazz, Variety, Time Out New York, All Music Guide, The Detroit Free Press, the New York Post, the New York Daily News and many other publications. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: DEBBY BOONE DEBUTS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum selling vocalist Debby Boone will make her debut at the legendary THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Thuesdays through Saturdays, March 19th through 30th at 8:45 pm (no performance on Friday, March 29th) with her new show "Swing This," featuring a nine piece band. Based on her upcoming CD, "Swing This" is her take on Las Vegas in the 60s with stories and memories to share from the years her father Pat Boone was headlining at the Sands and Sahara hotels. "Swing This" is a true reflection of the music, glamour and pure exhilaration of that golden age in Vegas that inspired her to be a performer in the first place. The personal stories, fabulous clothes and exciting arrangements by Debby's musical director, John Oddo, played by a group of fantastic musicians all make up, in Debby's own words, "The party I've been waiting for my whole life to throw! The show features standards such as "That Old Black Magic" "Cry Me A River" and "More Than You Know," in addition to pop hits such as "These Boots Are Made for Walking" and "Everybody Loves Somebody." A special EP preview of the upcoming full-length album will be available for purchase at the venue. There is a $45-$65-$115 cover Tues-Thurs; $50-$75-$125 cover Fri-Sat.

NYC: BEBE NEUWIRTH - STORIES WITH PIANO #4
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Bebe Neuwirth bring her show "Stories With Piano #4" to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Monday through Saturday, March 18th through 23rd. Shows are scheduled for 9:30 pm on Monday; 7:00 pm Tuesday through Thursday; 8:00 pm on Friday & Saturday, with an added show at 11:00 pm on Saturday. Television audiences adore her for her multiple Emmy Award-winning role as Lilith Crane on Cheers, but it's the Broadway stage that Tony Award-winner Bebe Neuwirth truly calls home. So appropriately enough, this March, she'll make her debut at "Broadway's Nightclub" in an exciting cabaret event. Stories with Piano #4 consists of a collection of story songs by the likes of Kurt Weill, Tom Waits and, of course, some Broadway standards as well. Neuwirth won Tonys for her work in Sweet Charity and Chicago, and also dazzled New York audiences in A Chorus Line, Little Me, Damn Yankees, Here Lies Jenny, and, of course, The Addams Family. There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $35 food/drink minimum.

NYC: RICKY RITZEL SINGS ELAINE STRITCH
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Cabaret warhorse Ricky Ritzel pays homage to Broadway legend Elaine Stritch in a hilarious and poignant evening of nonstop fun at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Fridays, March 15th, 22nd & 29th at 11:00 pm. From Angel in the Wings to A Little Night Music, Elaine Stitch has introduced and covered some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century. Now, Mr. Ritzel puts his unique spin on them in this loving tribute to one of Broadway's greatest treasures. Directed by Jim Luzar and accompanied by Mary Rodriguez on drums & Jamie Mohamdein on bass. Ritzel has received 14 MAC Awards in 9 different categories, and was named Outstanding Person in the Arts in New Jersey by State Senator, Brian Stack. He has performed all over the United States as well as London and Paris. An accomplished solo performer, Ricky has also accompanied such greats as Vivian Blaine, Ruth Warrick, Arthur Prysock, Varla Jean Merman, Julie Wilson, Lenora Nemetz and Miss Coco Peru. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


BOS: THE NEW YORK VOICES AT SCULLERS
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Grammy Award-winning vocal group New York Voices celebrates its 25th anniversary on Friday & Saturday, March 22nd & 23rd at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - ) with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm.. The vocal group will be presenting their first full live album with New York Voices Live offering a collection of past favorites and brand new arrangements from the principal arranger-conductor renowned pianist/arranger Michael Abene. New York Voices is the Grammy Award winning vocal ensemble renowned for their excellence in jazz and the art of group singing. Like the great groups that have come before, such as Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and Manhattan Transfer, they have learned from the best and taken the art form to new levels. Their interests are rooted in jazz, but often Brazilian, R and B, classical, and pop influences are infused with equal creativity and authenticity. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: FAITH PRINCE AT THE COLONY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) presents Faith Prince on Tuesday through Saturday, March 12th through March 23rd at 8:00 pm. Tony Award winner Faith Prince dazzles audiences as she moves effortlessly between theatre, live performance, television and movies. Her latest concert, Total Faith, reflects this Southern Belle's past and present with a small glimpse into the future, as well. Her unforgettable and often hilarious adventures are brought to life through the songs of some of America's greatest composers, including Harold Arlen, Menken & Ashman, Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Rodgers & Hart, and Jerry Herman. Faith Prince has been astounding Broadway audiences since winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance as "Ms. Adelaide" in Guys and Dolls. Other Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid, Bells Are Ringing, Nick & Nora, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Little Me, The Dead, and Noises Off. Most recently, Faith starred in the national tour of the Broadway hit Billy Elliot The Musical. On TV, she has co-starred in such hit series as Drop Dead Diva, Spin City and Huff, and has appeared in Law and Order, Ugly Betty, Monk, House, Grey's Anatomy and Happy Endings. In addition, she actually recorded her soon-to-be-released CD Totally Faith in The Colony Hotel's Royal Room. Tuesday through Thursday: $115 dinner/show ($55 show only) and Friday & Saturday: $125 dinner/show ($65 show only).


CHI: SUZANNE PETRI WITH "A LITTLE TOUCH OF COWARD IN THE NIGHT"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for "Outstanding Cabaret Artist" and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri brings " A Little Touch of Coward in the Night" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on the first 4 Fridays of March, the 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Musical Director Bob Moreen, with Director Bob Breuler and special guest John Eskola. In a career that spanned two world wars and seventy-five years, Coward was an English composer, lyricist, playwright, screenwriter, actor, Las Vegas cabaret star and more, publishing more than 50 plays and composing hundreds of songs during his lifetime. Throughout all, he maintained what he considered his greatest talent: his charm. Suzanne's passion for his work has spanned most of her performing career and she is therefore very excited to bring his words and music to new audiences for the first time at Davenport's. She and her cohorts will perform some of his many songs, including "Why do the Wrong People Travel?" "I've Been to a Marvelous Party," "If Love Were All," "Mad About the Boy," "Mrs. Worthington," "Ziguener," "Nina," "Matelot," as well as scenes from his brilliant plays. There is a $20 cover charge with a two-drink minimum.

L.A.: NATE BIRKEY AT REDS TAPAS AND BAR
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Nate Birkey Quartet will perform from 8:00 pm on Friday, March 22nd at REDS TAPAS AND BAR (211 Helena Ave, Santa Barbara, CA - 805-966-5906). Birkey has released seven albums for the California-based Household Ink Records. With the 2008 releases of Almost Home and Christmas - his first recordings made with his New York City quintet, Birkey takes another step upward and outward. Deftly mixing standards tastefully delivered, warm and imaginative originals in various genre leanings, and material from less-trodden sources, Birkey has an engaging way with a song, as a fluid improviser and vocalist of understated grace. Call for cover/minimum information.


S.F.: PATTI LuPONE CELEBRATING HER NEW SOLO ALBUM "FAR AWAY PLACES"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) welcomes Patti LuPone to the stage Tuesday through Sunday, March 19th through 24th. Showtimes are 8:00 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 7:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday, with an addition late show on Saturday at 9:30 pm. In her new, critically-acclaimed concert "Far Away Places," based off her latest solo album, two-time Tony Award winner (Gypsy, Evita) PATTI LuPONE shares her penchant for wanderlust by taking us on a musical journey with thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters which include Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander and even the Bee Gees. "Far Away Places" was conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Joseph Thalken. Chris Fenwick serves as Musical Director. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: JOYCE BREACH WITH "LOVERS AFTER ALL" AT CRAZY COQS CABARET
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Joyce Breach will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday, March 19th through Saturday, March 23rd at 8:00 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:00 pm. Joyce is an accomplished and sophisticated interpreter of classic American popular song. Before moving to New York in the 1990s, she was a well-known singer of long-standing reputation in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA when she began to develop a more national profile with her first CD for Audiophile Records, released in 1992. In the fall of 1992, she made her New York debut at the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention in Town Hall. On October 25, 2002, Joyce was presented with the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret Classic award celebrating her dedication to keeping alive the art of fine singing. Joyce is a favorite at the popular Noon Concert Series at St. Peter's Church. Joyce's New York engagements include the Algonquin's Oak Room, Russian Tea Room, Arci's Place, Danny's and the Firebird Cafe. Joyce made her Plush Room debut in San Francisco in 2001. In 2002, 2003, and 2004 she played to sell-out crowds at London's Pizza on the Park where she recorded her first live CD, Live in London, on Audiophile. At home in the world of jazz as well as cabaret, she recently recorded her 11th recording, Remembering Mabel Mercer, Volume Three with Keith Ingham. Her other CDs available on Audiophile Records include, Live In London, Remembering Mabel Mercer, Remembering Mabel Mercer, Volume Two, Love is the Thing with cabaret legend William Roy, Reel Songs, a collection of songs from the movies, Nothing But Blue Skies, both with Ingham, This Moment with William Roy, Lovers After All with Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Confessions with Loonis McGlohon, Songbird and A Christmas Memory have all received excellent critical reviews. Call for cover/minimum information.

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THURSDAY - MARCH 21st
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: MAC AWARDS SHOW THIS COMING THURSDAY - MARCH 21st
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) will present the 27th Annual MAC Awards on Thursday, March 21st, at BB KING'S BLUES CLUB (237 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-997-4144). Special honorees of the evening will include Penny Fuller and Tom Wopat, who will each receive Lifetime Achievement Awards from MAC and perform live at the show, and 54 BELOW, New York's newest hit cabaret, which will receive MAC's Board of Directors Award. A special Board of Directors Award will be presented in loving memory of long-time MAC Board member Ruth Kurtzman. Elaine St. George will receive MAC's Hanson Award. The show will be hosted by KT Sullivan. Tracy Stark will be the Musical Director and lead the MAC Awards Band. The Director of the show is Lennie Watts and the Producer is Julie Miller. The Stage Manager will be Amy Wolk.

The following presenters are scheduled to appear: Helen Baldassare, Jeff Blumenkrantz, John Bucchino, Len Cariou, Mary Foster Conklin, Baby Jane Dexter, Anita Gillette, The Glamazons, Kim Grogg, Sean Harkness, Jeff Harnar, Tonya Holt, Thomas Honeck, Mark Janas, David Kenney, Barry Kleinbort, Brett Kristofferson, Julie Miller, Sidney Myer, Julie Reyburn, Ricky Ritzel, Jay Rogers, KT Sullivan, Lennie Watts, and Kristine Zbornik.

The winners in each of the award performance categories will perform live at the show. Details on nominees in each category CLICK HERE

Tickets are $50 - $75 - $125 General Admission ($160 reserved seating) and are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/322413



NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

"Broadway Sessions" is an evening of musical performances, games, comedy and open mic featuring new Broadway guests each week. The show takes place every Thursday evenings at 10:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). It is hosted by Ben Cameron (Wicked, Aida, Footloose) and features composer/musical director Will Van Dyke on piano. Get up close and personal with Broadway's brightest as the stars bare their souls, interact with the crowd and celebrate all things BROADWAY. Open Mic party goes til 12:00 am featuring. There is a $5 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE REAL (DESPERATE) HOUSEWIVES OF COLUMBIA COUNTY MUSICAL
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

A huge hit at an upstate dinner theatre, "The Real (Desperate) Housewives of Columbia County Musical!" will be presented at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursdays, March 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th at 9:30 pm. Starring Diedre Bollinger, Meg Dooley, Lisa Franklin and Constance Lopez, with Book & lyrics by Carl Ritchie, music by Wayne Moore. The show tells the story of four funny, fabulous women. Two are locals and two are weekenders in a world where there may be ups and downs but Happy Hour is always just around the corner. The show is based - very loosely - on those ubiquitous Reality TV shows. The hilarious musical numbers are all original new songs such as, "Don't Fool Around on Your Broker", "Shop Till You Drop", "A Good Handyman is Hard to Find" and "It Isn't Easy Being a Bitch". There is an $18-$40 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: WENDY LANE BAILEY CELEBRATES NEW CD "BREATHING"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Wendy Lane Bailey and her musical director/arranger Michele Brourman celebrate the release of Wendy's debut recording Breathing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) Thursday & Friday March 21st & 22nd at 7:00 pm. They've put together an all new set of tunes just for the occasion and now all they need is you to make the night complete. In love with words and music Wendy Lane Bailey has a powerful classic pop voice (think Ronstadt crossed with Adele with a bit of Patsy Cline thrown in for good measure), and a rather cavalier attitude towards the idea of "genre". Fusing elements of pop, jazz, country, folk, and musical theatre into a sound that is lush and romantic yet thoroughly contemporary, she makes the old sound new and the new sound timeless. She firmly believes that a great song never really goes out of style, but can be reinterpreted to reflect changing times. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JAYE MAYNARD PAYS TRIBUTE TO BLOSSOM DEARIE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Singer Jaye Maynard pays homage to the wised-up babydoll jazz stylings of the late Blossom Dearie at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, March 21st at 9:30 pm, with Jon Delfin and Leon Lee Dorsey accompanying her. Additional Direction: Mary O'Brady. Maynard interprets "The First Blossom Dearie Songbook" containing songs written for and by her with Bob Dorough, Johnny Mercer, Dave Frishberg and of course, Dearie herself. The show had it's NYC cabaret venue debut at The Laurie Beechman Theater last fall and recently played Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in North Hollywood/Los Angeles. For several selections, Jon Delfin (music director) accompanies Maynard on Blossom's last apartment piano, which she won on Ebay after Dearie bequeathed it to the Manhattan Association of Cabarets. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: NO NAME PRESENTS THE UPTOWN CABARET SPOTLIGHT!
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Host Alexandra de Suze and Musical Director Marilynn Seits host a monthly evening of cabaret at INDIAN ROAD CAFE (600 West 218th Street, NYC - 212-942-7451 ) with a featured guest artist. Held the third THURSDAY of every month. On Thursday, March 21st at 7:00 pm, No Name Presents: The Uptown Cabaret Spotlight, will be featuring Timothy Huang. Indian Road Cafe offers an excellent wine and beer and coffee!-selection as well as great food from paninis to lobster mac and cheese all amidst a warm and casual atmosphere. Check out their "punch of the week" along with other fab cocktails! They also are home to a monthly singer/songwriter open mic, comedy shows and classical performances by Opera On Tap. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: TIERNEY SUTTON BAND AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Tierney Sutton Band will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, March 19th through 23rd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, vocalist Tierney Sutton has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the current Jazz Times Magazine cover story. Ms. Sutton has been a frequent performer at prestigious venues including Birdland and Carnegie Hall and has been featured in popular films and commercials. For over fifteen years, The Tierney Sutton Band has included pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt and drummer Ray Brinker. Their latest CD "American Road" recently earned two 2011 Grammy nominations for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" and "Best Arrangement Accompanying A Vocal." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: "SLENDER, TENDER AND TALL: AN EVENING WITH THE FABULOUS MS. JO THOMPSON"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Pianist/singer Ms. Jo Thompson, will debut her new show "Slender, Tender and Tall: An Evening with The Fabulous Ms. Jo Thompson" at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600 - ) on Thursday through Saturday, March 21st, 22nd & 23rd and Thursday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th, all shows at 10:45 pm. Ms. Thompson - a timeless, knockout beauty of 80+ - plays piano and vamps, purrs and romps her way through jazz and standards from the 1930s through the present, along with her own original material. Ms. Jo Thompson is one of a handful of working performers with first hand memories of engagements at Sans Souci in pre-Castro Cuba, Cafe Society in New York, the Stork Room in London and many other glamorous and historic post-swing venues from Beverly Hills to Paris. She has been critically lauded by Jazz Times, The New York Times, All About Jazz, Variety, Time Out New York, All Music Guide, The Detroit Free Press, the New York Post, the New York Daily News and many other publications. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: DEBBY BOONE DEBUTS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum selling vocalist Debby Boone will make her debut at the legendary THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Thuesdays through Saturdays, March 19th through 30th at 8:45 pm (no performance on Friday, March 29th) with her new show "Swing This," featuring a nine piece band. Based on her upcoming CD, "Swing This" is her take on Las Vegas in the 60s with stories and memories to share from the years her father Pat Boone was headlining at the Sands and Sahara hotels. "Swing This" is a true reflection of the music, glamour and pure exhilaration of that golden age in Vegas that inspired her to be a performer in the first place. The personal stories, fabulous clothes and exciting arrangements by Debby's musical director, John Oddo, played by a group of fantastic musicians all make up, in Debby's own words, "The party I've been waiting for my whole life to throw! The show features standards such as "That Old Black Magic" "Cry Me A River" and "More Than You Know," in addition to pop hits such as "These Boots Are Made for Walking" and "Everybody Loves Somebody." A special EP preview of the upcoming full-length album will be available for purchase at the venue. There is a $45-$65-$115 cover Tues-Thurs; $50-$75-$125 cover Fri-Sat.

NYC: BEBE NEUWIRTH - STORIES WITH PIANO #4
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Bebe Neuwirth bring her show "Stories With Piano #4" to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Monday through Saturday, March 18th through 23rd. Shows are scheduled for 9:30 pm on Monday; 7:00 pm Tuesday through Thursday; 8:00 pm on Friday & Saturday, with an added show at 11:00 pm on Saturday. Television audiences adore her for her multiple Emmy Award-winning role as Lilith Crane on Cheers, but it's the Broadway stage that Tony Award-winner Bebe Neuwirth truly calls home. So appropriately enough, this March, she'll make her debut at "Broadway's Nightclub" in an exciting cabaret event. Stories with Piano #4 consists of a collection of story songs by the likes of Kurt Weill, Tom Waits and, of course, some Broadway standards as well. Neuwirth won Tonys for her work in Sweet Charity and Chicago, and also dazzled New York audiences in A Chorus Line, Little Me, Damn Yankees, Here Lies Jenny, and, of course, The Addams Family. There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $35 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ALEXIS FISHMAN WITH MAX CHERNIN AT 54 BELOW
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) comes to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) when they present the winner of 2012's "Next Broadway Sensation," Alexis Fishman, in a special one night only concert on Thursday, March 21st at 9:30 pm. An Australian native and award-winning musical actress, Alexis took the competition by storm when she walked away as the winner of this highly competitive program, which has become not only a highlight of the festival, but a New York musical theatre tradition amongst those in the know. Look for her to perform everything from tunes made famous by the likes of Amy Winehouse and Antonio Carolos Jobim, to compositions by some of musical theatre's newest and most dynamic young composers, and maybe some fun with the ukulele. Joining her will be Grand Finalist Max Chernin, a NYMF alumnus who will present a set of jazz standards and Broadway gems. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: SANDY & RICHARD RICCARDI WITH ALL-COMEDY CABARET SHOW AT GERMANO'S
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

San Francisco artists Sandy and Richard Riccardi will bring back their all original, all-comedy cabaret show to CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515) on Thursday, March 21st at 7:30 pm. The show, entitled "Tastefully Raunchy", describes their cracked and bush-whacked path to marital bliss and social consciousness. Their unique juxtaposition of techno-socio relevant lyrics and jazz piano arrangements will charm your socks off. Directed by Paul Gilger. There is a $15 cover.
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FL: FAITH PRINCE AT THE COLONY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) presents Faith Prince on Tuesday through Saturday, March 12th through March 23rd at 8:00 pm. Tony Award winner Faith Prince dazzles audiences as she moves effortlessly between theatre, live performance, television and movies. Her latest concert, Total Faith, reflects this Southern Belle's past and present with a small glimpse into the future, as well. Her unforgettable and often hilarious adventures are brought to life through the songs of some of America's greatest composers, including Harold Arlen, Menken & Ashman, Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Rodgers & Hart, and Jerry Herman. Faith Prince has been astounding Broadway audiences since winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance as "Ms. Adelaide" in Guys and Dolls. Other Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid, Bells Are Ringing, Nick & Nora, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Little Me, The Dead, and Noises Off. Most recently, Faith starred in the national tour of the Broadway hit Billy Elliot The Musical. On TV, she has co-starred in such hit series as Drop Dead Diva, Spin City and Huff, and has appeared in Law and Order, Ugly Betty, Monk, House, Grey's Anatomy and Happy Endings. In addition, she actually recorded her soon-to-be-released CD Totally Faith in The Colony Hotel's Royal Room. Tuesday through Thursday: $115 dinner/show ($55 show only) and Friday & Saturday: $125 dinner/show ($65 show only).


L.A.: THE NATE BIRKEY QUARTET AT STEAMERS
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Nate Birkey Quartet (Nate Birkey - trumpet, vocals; Jamieson Trotter, piano; Jim Connolly, bass; Peter Buck, drums) will play at 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 21st at STEAMERS JAZZ CLUB AND CAFE (138 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA - 714-871-8800). Birkey has released seven albums for the California-based Household Ink Records. With the 2008 releases of Almost Home and Christmas - his first recordings made with his New York City quintet, Birkey takes another step upward and outward. Deftly mixing standards tastefully delivered, warm and imaginative originals in various genre leanings, and material from less-trodden sources, Birkey has an engaging way with a song, as a fluid improviser and vocalist of understated grace. There is no cover.


S.F.: PATTI LuPONE CELEBRATING HER NEW SOLO ALBUM "FAR AWAY PLACES"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) welcomes Patti LuPone to the stage Tuesday through Sunday, March 19th through 24th. Showtimes are 8:00 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 7:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday, with an addition late show on Saturday at 9:30 pm. In her new, critically-acclaimed concert "Far Away Places," based off her latest solo album, two-time Tony Award winner (Gypsy, Evita) PATTI LuPONE shares her penchant for wanderlust by taking us on a musical journey with thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters which include Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander and even the Bee Gees. "Far Away Places" was conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Joseph Thalken. Chris Fenwick serves as Musical Director. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: JOYCE BREACH WITH "LOVERS AFTER ALL" AT CRAZY COQS CABARET
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Joyce Breach will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday, March 19th through Saturday, March 23rd at 8:00 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:00 pm. Joyce is an accomplished and sophisticated interpreter of classic American popular song. Before moving to New York in the 1990s, she was a well-known singer of long-standing reputation in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA when she began to develop a more national profile with her first CD for Audiophile Records, released in 1992. In the fall of 1992, she made her New York debut at the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention in Town Hall. On October 25, 2002, Joyce was presented with the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret Classic award celebrating her dedication to keeping alive the art of fine singing. Joyce is a favorite at the popular Noon Concert Series at St. Peter's Church. Joyce's New York engagements include the Algonquin's Oak Room, Russian Tea Room, Arci's Place, Danny's and the Firebird Cafe. Joyce made her Plush Room debut in San Francisco in 2001. In 2002, 2003, and 2004 she played to sell-out crowds at London's Pizza on the Park where she recorded her first live CD, Live in London, on Audiophile. At home in the world of jazz as well as cabaret, she recently recorded her 11th recording, Remembering Mabel Mercer, Volume Three with Keith Ingham. Her other CDs available on Audiophile Records include, Live In London, Remembering Mabel Mercer, Remembering Mabel Mercer, Volume Two, Love is the Thing with cabaret legend William Roy, Reel Songs, a collection of songs from the movies, Nothing But Blue Skies, both with Ingham, This Moment with William Roy, Lovers After All with Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Confessions with Loonis McGlohon, Songbird and A Christmas Memory have all received excellent critical reviews. Call for cover/minimum information.

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WEDNESDAY - MARCH 20th
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Following a successful four-month run at San Martin on the East Side, Chris Barrett brings his music to LA RIVISTA RISTORANTE (313 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-366-4603) for an open ended run on Mondays through Wednesdays starting Monday, January 21st. There are two shows nightly, a dinner show at 8:00 and a supper show at 10:00 pm. Chris Barrett's performances are in the tradition of the great late-night boites of a fondly remembered era, when the likes of Hugh Shannon, Bobby Short, and Buddy Barnes manned the keyboard. There is no cover charge.
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NYC: BEN RIMALOWER: PATTI ISSUES EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 24th
MAC AWARD NOMINEE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Patti Issues will be performed by Ben Rimalower at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Wednesdays, March 6th, 13th, 20th, and April 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th - all shows at 9:30 pm. (No performances March 27th) Patti Issues mark's Rimalower's debut as a playwright and performer, after serving as the director of numerous Off-Broadway plays, concerts and all-star benefits (and blogging for the Huffington Post). With a mix of comic irreverence, stark candor and show-biz bravado, Patti Issues poignantly explores the challenges facing LGBT parents and children while shining unique light on gay men's time-old obsessions with divas. When Ben Rimalower was eight years old, his father came out of the closet and embarked on a drug-fueled tear that left his family in tatters. Amid the chaos of his young life, Ben found comfort - like so many gay boys before him and after - in musical theater, and specifically in the transportive voice of Broadway star Patti LuPone. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: LINDSAY ROGINSKI & FIONA WEBSTER - GET CLOSER
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Lindsay Roginski & Fiona Webster bring their show "Get Closer" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm. Lindsay Roginski is an American actress, a mezzo-belter and a Bob Fosse-trained dancer. Critics have applauded Lindsay for bringing a rare, old-time Broadway glamour to every role. With her smoky, sex-bomb demeanor, coupled with a full-throated voice, Lindsay has worked extensively in musical theater, endearing herself to audiences around the world. Fiona Campbell Webster is a jazz/lounge singer and songwriter. Fiona was born in England and moved to Australia as a child where she started her singing career studying opera singing at the Royal Queensland Conservatorium of music. Fiona returned to the U.K in her twenties where she pursued a career as a singer/songwriter recording in the jazz lounge genre, firstly as the main singer on the album "Hypnotone AI" released on Creation Records in the U.K. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: HERITAGE ENSEMBLE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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. The show on Wednesday, March 20th features the Heritage Ensemble (Eugene Marlow - Piano, Bobby Sanabria - Drums, Cristian Rivera - Percussion, Mike Hashim - Saxophones, Frank Wagner - Bass). Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: TIERNEY SUTTON BAND AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Tierney Sutton Band will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, March 19th through 23rd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, vocalist Tierney Sutton has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the current Jazz Times Magazine cover story. Ms. Sutton has been a frequent performer at prestigious venues including Birdland and Carnegie Hall and has been featured in popular films and commercials. For over fifteen years, The Tierney Sutton Band has included pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt and drummer Ray Brinker. Their latest CD "American Road" recently earned two 2011 Grammy nominations for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" and "Best Arrangement Accompanying A Vocal." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Louis Armstrong Centennial Band performs every Wednesday at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) at 5:30 pm. Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band (also known as the Louis Armstrong Centennial Band) breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Now in its 11th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more. There is a $20 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: GEORGE CABLES SONGBOOK WITH VICTOR LEWIS
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The George Cables Songbook with Victor Lewis will be presented at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday, Match 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The show also features Eddie Henderson, Dezron Douglas, Steve Berrios, and Sarah Elizabeth Charles. Born in New York City, Cables was classically trained as a youth and when he started at the "Fame" worthy High School of Performing Arts, he admitted that he didn't know anything about jazz. But he was soon smitten with the potential for freedom of expression he heard in jazz. The young Cables was impressed by such keyboardists as Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. Cables attended Mannes College of Music for two years and by 1964 he was playing in a band called The Jazz Samaritans which included such rising stars as Billy Cobham, Lenny White. and Clint Houston. Gigs around New York at the Top of the Gate, Slugs, and other clubs attracted attention to Cables' versatility and before long he had recorded with tenor saxophonist Paul Jeffrey, played on Max Roach's "Lift Every Voice and Sing," and earned a brief 1969 tenure at the piano bench with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He has performed and recorded with some of the greatest jazz musicians of our time, including: Joe Henderson, Roy Haynes, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughn, Tony Williams, Bobby Hutcherson and Dizzy Gillespie. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DEBBY BOONE DEBUTS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum selling vocalist Debby Boone will make her debut at the legendary THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Thuesdays through Saturdays, March 19th through 30th at 8:45 pm (no performance on Friday, March 29th) with her new show "Swing This," featuring a nine piece band. Based on her upcoming CD, "Swing This" is her take on Las Vegas in the 60s with stories and memories to share from the years her father Pat Boone was headlining at the Sands and Sahara hotels. "Swing This" is a true reflection of the music, glamour and pure exhilaration of that golden age in Vegas that inspired her to be a performer in the first place. The personal stories, fabulous clothes and exciting arrangements by Debby's musical director, John Oddo, played by a group of fantastic musicians all make up, in Debby's own words, "The party I've been waiting for my whole life to throw! The show features standards such as "That Old Black Magic" "Cry Me A River" and "More Than You Know," in addition to pop hits such as "These Boots Are Made for Walking" and "Everybody Loves Somebody." A special EP preview of the upcoming full-length album will be available for purchase at the venue. There is a $45-$65-$115 cover Tues-Thurs; $50-$75-$125 cover Fri-Sat.

NYC: BEBE NEUWIRTH - STORIES WITH PIANO #4
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Bebe Neuwirth bring her show "Stories With Piano #4" to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Monday through Saturday, March 18th through 23rd. Shows are scheduled for 9:30 pm on Monday; 7:00 pm Tuesday through Thursday; 8:00 pm on Friday & Saturday, with an added show at 11:00 pm on Saturday. Television audiences adore her for her multiple Emmy Award-winning role as Lilith Crane on Cheers, but it's the Broadway stage that Tony Award-winner Bebe Neuwirth truly calls home. So appropriately enough, this March, she'll make her debut at "Broadway's Nightclub" in an exciting cabaret event. Stories with Piano #4 consists of a collection of story songs by the likes of Kurt Weill, Tom Waits and, of course, some Broadway standards as well. Neuwirth won Tonys for her work in Sweet Charity and Chicago, and also dazzled New York audiences in A Chorus Line, Little Me, Damn Yankees, Here Lies Jenny, and, of course, The Addams Family. There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $35 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MARY TESTA & MICHAEL STAROBIN AT 54 BELOW
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

For one night only, on Wednesday, March 20th at 9:30 pm, Mary Testa & Michael Starobin combine forces to craft a performance that is unlike anything you're likely to see in a cabaret theatre, at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). Mary Testa is one of New York's most celebrated and hardest working actors. Her Broadway credits, too numerous to mention in their totality, include Tony-nominated performances in On the Town and 42nd Street but also star turns in Guys & Dolls, Xanadu, Chicago, Marie Christine, A New Brain, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Rink and off-Broadway in In Trousers, Lucky Stiff, First Lady Suite and, most recently, her acclaimed performance in Queen of the Mist. To top it all off, she is last year's recipient of a "Special Achievement" Drama Desk Award for her prolific contributions to the theatre. Two time Tony Award-winner Michael Starobin has provided orchestrations for some of Broadway's most beloved scores, among them Falsettos, Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins and Next to Normal. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NJ: BOB EGAN'S SHOWCASE NIGHT AT THE STOCKTON INN
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The next Bob Egan's Showcase Night will be held at STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250) on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:30 pm. Bob hosts his talent showcases featuring six to eight performers each show. This evening's show features Art Mattei, Barry Peterson, Allison McKay, Barbara Gurskey, Jack Cosgrove, Dana Coughlin & Bruce McFarland, Jerry Wichinsky, and John Brink (with Jane Arthur). Piano bar and open mic follows the show. $10 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


FL: FAITH PRINCE AT THE COLONY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) presents Faith Prince on Tuesday through Saturday, March 12th through March 23rd at 8:00 pm. Tony Award winner Faith Prince dazzles audiences as she moves effortlessly between theatre, live performance, television and movies. Her latest concert, Total Faith, reflects this Southern Belle's past and present with a small glimpse into the future, as well. Her unforgettable and often hilarious adventures are brought to life through the songs of some of America's greatest composers, including Harold Arlen, Menken & Ashman, Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Rodgers & Hart, and Jerry Herman. Faith Prince has been astounding Broadway audiences since winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance as "Ms. Adelaide" in Guys and Dolls. Other Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid, Bells Are Ringing, Nick & Nora, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Little Me, The Dead, and Noises Off. Most recently, Faith starred in the national tour of the Broadway hit Billy Elliot The Musical. On TV, she has co-starred in such hit series as Drop Dead Diva, Spin City and Huff, and has appeared in Law and Order, Ugly Betty, Monk, House, Grey's Anatomy and Happy Endings. In addition, she actually recorded her soon-to-be-released CD Totally Faith in The Colony Hotel's Royal Room. Tuesday through Thursday: $115 dinner/show ($55 show only) and Friday & Saturday: $125 dinner/show ($65 show only).


S.F.: PATTI LuPONE CELEBRATING HER NEW SOLO ALBUM "FAR AWAY PLACES"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) welcomes Patti LuPone to the stage Tuesday through Sunday, March 19th through 24th. Showtimes are 8:00 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 7:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday, with an addition late show on Saturday at 9:30 pm. In her new, critically-acclaimed concert "Far Away Places," based off her latest solo album, two-time Tony Award winner (Gypsy, Evita) PATTI LuPONE shares her penchant for wanderlust by taking us on a musical journey with thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters which include Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander and even the Bee Gees. "Far Away Places" was conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Joseph Thalken. Chris Fenwick serves as Musical Director. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: JOYCE BREACH WITH "LOVERS AFTER ALL" AT CRAZY COQS CABARET
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Joyce Breach will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday, March 19th through Saturday, March 23rd at 8:00 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:00 pm. Joyce is an accomplished and sophisticated interpreter of classic American popular song. Before moving to New York in the 1990s, she was a well-known singer of long-standing reputation in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA when she began to develop a more national profile with her first CD for Audiophile Records, released in 1992. In the fall of 1992, she made her New York debut at the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention in Town Hall. On October 25, 2002, Joyce was presented with the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret Classic award celebrating her dedication to keeping alive the art of fine singing. Joyce is a favorite at the popular Noon Concert Series at St. Peter's Church. Joyce's New York engagements include the Algonquin's Oak Room, Russian Tea Room, Arci's Place, Danny's and the Firebird Cafe. Joyce made her Plush Room debut in San Francisco in 2001. In 2002, 2003, and 2004 she played to sell-out crowds at London's Pizza on the Park where she recorded her first live CD, Live in London, on Audiophile. At home in the world of jazz as well as cabaret, she recently recorded her 11th recording, Remembering Mabel Mercer, Volume Three with Keith Ingham. Her other CDs available on Audiophile Records include, Live In London, Remembering Mabel Mercer, Remembering Mabel Mercer, Volume Two, Love is the Thing with cabaret legend William Roy, Reel Songs, a collection of songs from the movies, Nothing But Blue Skies, both with Ingham, This Moment with William Roy, Lovers After All with Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Confessions with Loonis McGlohon, Songbird and A Christmas Memory have all received excellent critical reviews. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
TUESDAY - MARCH 19th
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Following a successful four-month run at San Martin on the East Side, Chris Barrett brings his music to LA RIVISTA RISTORANTE (313 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-366-4603) for an open ended run on Mondays through Wednesdays starting Monday, January 21st. There are two shows nightly, a dinner show at 8:00 and a supper show at 10:00 pm. Chris Barrett's performances are in the tradition of the great late-night boites of a fondly remembered era, when the likes of Hugh Shannon, Bobby Short, and Buddy Barnes manned the keyboard. There is no cover charge.
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NYC: JANELLE & FRIENDS - TO BENEFIT KIDS
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

A special fundraiser to help support The Child H.E.L.P. Partnership, a non-profit organization (NPO) working under the umbrella of St. John's University will be held at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, March 19th at 7:00 pm. Performers include Ray Blue, tenor sax; Janelle Allbritton, vocals; Warren Chiasson, vibraphone; Mark Daine, guitar; Keith Ingham, piano; Bernard Purdie, drums; and Mike Weatherly, bass. We all need a little extra help sometimes, but it's especially true for children who have seen, heard, & experienced things that no one ever should. Kids from disadvantaged homes are often the hardest hit in a natural disaster like Super Storm Sandy. Many under-served families are still struggling to recover & get to a "new normal." Your donations will help these kids get the attention & services they need to empower them to start living the lives they deserve. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Jazz legend Annie Ross continues her unprecedented, record-breaking, multi-year run at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), Tuesday nights January February 5th. 12th, 19th & 26th at 9:30 pm.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
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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: TIERNEY SUTTON BAND AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Tierney Sutton Band will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, March 19th through 23rd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, vocalist Tierney Sutton has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the current Jazz Times Magazine cover story. Ms. Sutton has been a frequent performer at prestigious venues including Birdland and Carnegie Hall and has been featured in popular films and commercials. For over fifteen years, The Tierney Sutton Band has included pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt and drummer Ray Brinker. Their latest CD "American Road" recently earned two 2011 Grammy nominations for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" and "Best Arrangement Accompanying A Vocal." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SCOBAR ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS TANYA HOLT
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Tanya Holt reprises her widely praised new act "Forever Home" at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday, March 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Tanya shines the spotlight on countless singers. Now the Metropolitan Room's former talent booker Tanya Holt steps into the spotlight herself as she reprises the critically acclaimed show she debuted at Urban Stages last December. In "Forever Home", Holt's first cabaret act in five years, the sultry singer brings an eclectic mix of styles under one roof - from jazz standards and Broadway to pop. With boundless heart and a seemingly effortless musicianship, Holt stuns and over joys with this collection. Whether humorous, lyrical, or boldly sensual each of these well-chosen songs hits close to home. With musical director Tracy Stark on piano, Jon Burr on bass & David Silliman on drums. Directed by Lennie Watts. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DEBBY BOONE DEBUTS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum selling vocalist Debby Boone will make her debut at the legendary THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Thuesdays through Saturdays, March 19th through 30th at 8:45 pm (no performance on Friday, March 29th) with her new show "Swing This," featuring a nine piece band. Based on her upcoming CD, "Swing This" is her take on Las Vegas in the 60s with stories and memories to share from the years her father Pat Boone was headlining at the Sands and Sahara hotels. "Swing This" is a true reflection of the music, glamour and pure exhilaration of that golden age in Vegas that inspired her to be a performer in the first place. The personal stories, fabulous clothes and exciting arrangements by Debby's musical director, John Oddo, played by a group of fantastic musicians all make up, in Debby's own words, "The party I've been waiting for my whole life to throw! The show features standards such as "That Old Black Magic" "Cry Me A River" and "More Than You Know," in addition to pop hits such as "These Boots Are Made for Walking" and "Everybody Loves Somebody." A special EP preview of the upcoming full-length album will be available for purchase at the venue. There is a $45-$65-$115 cover Tues-Thurs; $50-$75-$125 cover Fri-Sat.

NYC: BEBE NEUWIRTH - STORIES WITH PIANO #4
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Bebe Neuwirth bring her show "Stories With Piano #4" to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Monday through Saturday, March 18th through 23rd. Shows are scheduled for 9:30 pm on Monday; 7:00 pm Tuesday through Thursday; 8:00 pm on Friday & Saturday, with an added show at 11:00 pm on Saturday. Television audiences adore her for her multiple Emmy Award-winning role as Lilith Crane on Cheers, but it's the Broadway stage that Tony Award-winner Bebe Neuwirth truly calls home. So appropriately enough, this March, she'll make her debut at "Broadway's Nightclub" in an exciting cabaret event. Stories with Piano #4 consists of a collection of story songs by the likes of Kurt Weill, Tom Waits and, of course, some Broadway standards as well. Neuwirth won Tonys for her work in Sweet Charity and Chicago, and also dazzled New York audiences in A Chorus Line, Little Me, Damn Yankees, Here Lies Jenny, and, of course, The Addams Family. There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $35 food/drink minimum.

NYC: 54 BELOW PRESENTS BACKSTAGE, HOSTED BY SUSIE MOSHER
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents BACKSTAGE, Broadway's Tuesday night cocktail party/songfest, hosted by Susie Mosher at 10:30 pm. Musical Director Brad Simmons keeps the house jumping from the piano, while host Mosher guides the crowd through an evening of music, mayhem and full throttle belting. Special guests from hit Broadway shows drop in to perform. Members of the "Backstage repertory company", featuring some of New York's most exciting musical theatre talent, are on hand each week to sing everything from Schwartz to Sondheim. Special guest stars on March 19th include performances by Alysha Umphress (from Broadway's Priscilla Queen of the Dessert, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, and American Idiot), Marla Mindelle (from Broadway's Cinderella, and Sister Act), Matt DeAngelis (from Broadway's Hair), Rebecca Naomi Jones (from Broadway's Passing Strange and American Idiot), and Matthew Hashimoto (from season 10 of "American Idol"). No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.

FL: FAITH PRINCE AT THE COLONY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) presents Faith Prince on Tuesday through Saturday, March 12th through March 23rd at 8:00 pm. Tony Award winner Faith Prince dazzles audiences as she moves effortlessly between theatre, live performance, television and movies. Her latest concert, Total Faith, reflects this Southern Belle's past and present with a small glimpse into the future, as well. Her unforgettable and often hilarious adventures are brought to life through the songs of some of America's greatest composers, including Harold Arlen, Menken & Ashman, Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Rodgers & Hart, and Jerry Herman. Faith Prince has been astounding Broadway audiences since winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance as "Ms. Adelaide" in Guys and Dolls. Other Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid, Bells Are Ringing, Nick & Nora, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Little Me, The Dead, and Noises Off. Most recently, Faith starred in the national tour of the Broadway hit Billy Elliot The Musical. On TV, she has co-starred in such hit series as Drop Dead Diva, Spin City and Huff, and has appeared in Law and Order, Ugly Betty, Monk, House, Grey's Anatomy and Happy Endings. In addition, she actually recorded her soon-to-be-released CD Totally Faith in The Colony Hotel's Royal Room. Tuesday through Thursday: $115 dinner/show ($55 show only) and Friday & Saturday: $125 dinner/show ($65 show only).


L.A.: THE NATE BIRKEY QUARTET AT SOHO
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Nate Birkey Quartet (Nate Birkey - trumpet, vocals; Jamieson Trotter, piano; Jim Connolly, bass; Peter Buck, drums) will play from 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 19th at SOHO RESTAURANT AND MUSIC CLUB (1221 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA - 805-962-7776). Birkey has released seven albums for the California-based Household Ink Records. With the 2008 releases of Almost Home and Christmas - his first recordings made with his New York City quintet, Birkey takes another step upward and outward. Deftly mixing standards tastefully delivered, warm and imaginative originals in various genre leanings, and material from less-trodden sources, Birkey has an engaging way with a song, as a fluid improviser and vocalist of understated grace. There is a $10 cover.

S.F.: PATTI LuPONE CELEBRATING HER NEW SOLO ALBUM "FAR AWAY PLACES"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) welcomes Patti LuPone to the stage Tuesday through Sunday, March 19th through 24th. Showtimes are 8:00 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 7:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday, with an addition late show on Saturday at 9:30 pm. In her new, critically-acclaimed concert "Far Away Places," based off her latest solo album, two-time Tony Award winner (Gypsy, Evita) PATTI LuPONE shares her penchant for wanderlust by taking us on a musical journey with thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters which include Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander and even the Bee Gees. "Far Away Places" was conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Joseph Thalken. Chris Fenwick serves as Musical Director. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: JOYCE BREACH WITH "LOVERS AFTER ALL" AT CRAZY COQS CABARET
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Joyce Breach will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday, March 19th through Saturday, March 23rd at 8:00 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:00 pm. Joyce is an accomplished and sophisticated interpreter of classic American popular song. Before moving to New York in the 1990s, she was a well-known singer of long-standing reputation in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA when she began to develop a more national profile with her first CD for Audiophile Records, released in 1992. In the fall of 1992, she made her New York debut at the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention in Town Hall. On October 25, 2002, Joyce was presented with the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret Classic award celebrating her dedication to keeping alive the art of fine singing. Joyce is a favorite at the popular Noon Concert Series at St. Peter's Church. Joyce's New York engagements include the Algonquin's Oak Room, Russian Tea Room, Arci's Place, Danny's and the Firebird Cafe. Joyce made her Plush Room debut in San Francisco in 2001. In 2002, 2003, and 2004 she played to sell-out crowds at London's Pizza on the Park where she recorded her first live CD, Live in London, on Audiophile. At home in the world of jazz as well as cabaret, she recently recorded her 11th recording, Remembering Mabel Mercer, Volume Three with Keith Ingham. Her other CDs available on Audiophile Records include, Live In London, Remembering Mabel Mercer, Remembering Mabel Mercer, Volume Two, Love is the Thing with cabaret legend William Roy, Reel Songs, a collection of songs from the movies, Nothing But Blue Skies, both with Ingham, This Moment with William Roy, Lovers After All with Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Confessions with Loonis McGlohon, Songbird and A Christmas Memory have all received excellent critical reviews. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH


Following a successful four-month run at San Martin on the East Side, Chris Barrett brings his music to LA RIVISTA RISTORANTE (313 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-366-4603) for an open ended run on Mondays through Wednesdays starting Monday, January 21st. There are two shows nightly, a dinner show at 8:00 and a supper show at 10:00 pm. Chris Barrett's performances are in the tradition of the great late-night boites of a fondly remembered era, when the likes of Hugh Shannon, Bobby Short, and Buddy Barnes manned the keyboard. There is no cover charge.
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NYC: BRONWYN'S FROLICS FOLLIES GAIETIES VANITIES AND SCANDALS!
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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. This week the show will celebrate Bronwyn's Birthday, and she is joined by Jimmy Allen at the piano and a surprise guest. 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: BROADWAY ON 22ND STREET
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The hit series Broadway On 22Nd Street, now in in its second season, is back at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, March 18th at 7:00 pm with 6 fabulous performers. Scheduled to appear are Christine Pedi, Quinn M Bass, Jared Joseph, Debra Walton, Juson Williams and Eric Michael Gillett. The evening will be musical directed by Jeff Cubeta. Broadway on 22nd Street was created by award winning cabaret performer Joseph Macchia and brings some of the most talented performers from the Great White Way to The Metropolitan Room. Each performer does their own mini set. The evening features music from Broadway as well as non Broadway music. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JULIE HALSTON IN "CLASSICAL JULIE" AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is thrilled to announce the return of Broadway actress/comedienne Julie Halston to the stage of BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) in "Classical Julie" on Mondays, March 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th at 7:00 pm. "Classical Julie" debuted this past July, and was such a smashing success that Birdland invited Ms. Halston back for a month-long run of Mondays. The show combines classic Halston rants with brand new material, including her inimitable take on Ibsen and other highly literate writers. Julie Halston is one of the theatre's busiest and most well-known actresses. She recently appeared in the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical, Anything Goes as the hilarious Evangeline Harcourt. Last season she received a Drama Desk Nomination for her acclaimed performance in Charles Busch's hit play The Divine Sister. Her resume includes Broadway musicals such as Gypsy, Hairspray, and The Boys from Syracuse as well as hit revivals such as On the Twentieth Century (co-starring Anne Heche and Alec Baldwin), The Women and The Butter and Egg Man. Miss Halston lives in New York with her husband, Ralph Howard, the anchorman for Howard Stern's "Howard 100 News Department." She is devoted to the non-profit organization, The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, which helped her husband enormously after his own diagnosis and successful lung transplant. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JIM CARUSO'S "CAST PARTY" MONDAYS AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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: LES PAUL MONDAY'S FEATURING ARLEN ROTH
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Arlen Roth with The Les Paul Trio will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Monday, March 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Within the international guitar community, Arlen Roth's name is uttered in the hushed, reverent tones reserved for the true greats - six-string legends like Jeff Beck, Ry Cooder and the late Danny Gatton. Even the renowned acoustic fingerpicker Paul Simon once took lessons from Roth to sharpen his skills on the instrument. No wonder Vintage Guitar magazine ranked him as one of the Top 100 Influential Guitarists of the Century. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ROCCO ARRIGO AT 54 BELOW
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Award-winning actor and vocalist, Rocco Arrigo, performs at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, March 18th at 7:00 pm. The show is a celebration of all things we love, hate and love to hate about The Big Apple. This energetic and creative young artist will take you on a hilarious, heartfelt and one-of-a-kind journey of story and song. He will be performing a selection of favorite songs by Coleman, Hamlisch, and Maltby & Shire, as well as a few surprises. Along this tuneful ride, Rocco will be breaking through cultural, social, and creative boundaries to forge a fun, sexy and personal evening for everyone. Multiple award winners, Miles Phillips (Director) and Mark Janas (Music Director) have teamed with Rocco to create this dazzling one night performance. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BEBE NEUWIRTH - STORIES WITH PIANO #4
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Bebe Neuwirth bring her show "Stories With Piano #4" to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Monday through Saturday, March 18th through 23rd. Shows are scheduled for 9:30 pm on Monday; 7:00 pm Tuesday through Thursday; 8:00 pm on Friday & Saturday, with an added show at 11:00 pm on Saturday. Television audiences adore her for her multiple Emmy Award-winning role as Lilith Crane on Cheers, but it's the Broadway stage that Tony Award-winner Bebe Neuwirth truly calls home. So appropriately enough, this March, she'll make her debut at "Broadway's Nightclub" in an exciting cabaret event. Stories with Piano #4 consists of a collection of story songs by the likes of Kurt Weill, Tom Waits and, of course, some Broadway standards as well. Neuwirth won Tonys for her work in Sweet Charity and Chicago, and also dazzled New York audiences in A Chorus Line, Little Me, Damn Yankees, Here Lies Jenny, and, of course, The Addams Family. There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $35 food/drink minimum.

NYC: "THE CALLBACK" AT 54 BELOW HOSTED BY CHRISTINE PEDI
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Beginning Monday, March 18th, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) launches "The Callback," a weekly Monday night competition in which aspiring artists will perform for a chance to win their own engagement at 54 Below. The new weekly late-night event will be hosted by Christine Pedi (Sirius XM Radio host, Forbidden Broadway, Talk Radio.) Preliminary shows are selected Mondays through May 27th. Semi-finals are April 8th, May 6th, and June 3rd. There is no cover charges, just a $20 food/drink minimum. See all the rules and show schedules at http://54below.com/wordpress/?artist=the-callback


SPECIAL NOTICE FROM LIVE AT THE RRAZZ

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) has been forced to close once again because of noise issue complaints - Based upon results from their permit hearing this past week, they report that the Patti LuPone concerts scheduled for March 19-24 will take place at LIVE AT THE RRAZZ. Besides this specific engagement, all other live performances will be temporarily called off until the end of April. Sales will be suspended while we await information on the specific shows as to whether they will be cancelled or postponed. Patrons can either request refunds or hold on to their tickets for information on rescheduled dates. The Miranda Sings concert on March 17, 2013 will happen. The event will take place at The Brava Theater Center SF. The very successful KBLX Sunday Brunch will continue weekly from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, as will the daily Happy Hour from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

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