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Here is an index of past Cabaret and Live Entertainment Events from around the world with links to more complete details where available. Items will be added as days events are completed.
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CABARET EVENTS ARCHIVES
MAY 2013

MONDAY through SUNDAY - May 13th to May 19th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - MAY 19th

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NYC: CABARET CARES GALA TO HONOR PETER LEAVY AND TOM GAMBLIN

Help Is On The Way Today, a 501c3 non-profit that assists children and youth living with HIV/AIDS, will hold their annual Gala on May 19th at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). The May 19th Gala will include a cocktail hour at 5:00 pm, with unlimited wine, beer, soda and special Gala cocktails, followed by a buffet dinner and dessert at 6:00 pm, a live auction with glamorous fashion, entertainment and travel items, and a show featuring Eric Michael Gillett, Stacy Sullivan, Gretchen Reinhagen, Alison Nusbaum, Hedda Lettuce and more performers to be announced. Jay Rogers and Carolyn Montgomery will Co-Host. At the show, the 2013 Cabaret Cares Ruth Kurtzman Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Peter Leavy, the publisher of Cabaret Scenes magazine. The 2013 Spirit Award will be presented to cabaret performer, Tom Gamblin. There is a $125 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Order tickets at 718-672-6714.


NYC: KEN BASCUE SINGS WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL

Ken Bascue brings his show With All My Heart And Soul to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, May 19th at 4:30 pm. Musical Director is Bill Zeffiro. Born in Schenectady NY, Ken has been living for the last 30 years in Manhattan. His love of singing started at the age of 4 when his church soloist mother showed him how music can greatly move people. After losing his parents in an auto accident, he moved to New York City at age 25 to study Bell Canto singing at The Singers Forum. Ken was chosen to Star Off Off Broadway in productions of Orphans and South Pacific. This Spring, almost 30 years later, Ken is debuting his brand new Act "With All My Heart And Soul", everything from Motown to Classical. Song selections include originals recorded and performed both on television and radio. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ALYSA HAAS JAZZ CABARET SHOW AT THE MET

Alysa Haas presents her new show, singing romantic and comical love songs from her upcoming CD, 'SPASM' at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, May 19th at 7:00 pm. Song will vary from the American Songbook to Dylan, arranged by music producer Jeffrey Klitz, Tedd Firth, and Paul Beaudry. She will be accompanied by Jeffrey Klitz, Piano; Bernd Schoenhart, Guitar; Paul Beaudry, Bass; Tony Jefferson, Drums. For the past six years Alysa has pursued a career as a vocalist, combining her musical talents and theatrical expressiveness. She has been coached in the cabaret world by Helen Baldassare, Colette Black, Kevin Scott Hall, and Ellen Bullinger, and has appeared in various NYC cabaret venues including Don't Tell Mama, Rose's Turn, The Duplex, Cleopatra's Needle, and Brandy's Piano Bar. She appeared in the Cab Calloway Awards at the Westchester Broadway Dinner Theater. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "WAITING & WANTING!"

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas returns to ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141) on Sunday, May 19th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Waiting & Wanting!". Co-Host will be Dawn Derow. In the Salon Spotlight: Kristine Zbornik. 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.


RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": TRIBUTE TO SONGWRITERS
EXPANDED FUNDRAISER SHOW
CABARET ON THE RADIO - ON THE WEB

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.wbai.org/, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays hosted by David Kenney. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. This Sunday, MAY 19th, David will present a full 3 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring a tribute to the songwriters of the "Great American Songbook". Songwriters to be represented (time permitting) include Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Marilyn & Alan Bergman, Michele Brourman, John Bucchino, Hoagie Carmichael, Cy Coleman, Judy Collins, Noel Coward, Annie Dinnerman, David Friedman, Ira Gershwin, Carol Hall, Marvin Hamlisch, Jerry Herman, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Carole King, Peggy Lee, Abbey Lincoln, Frank Loesser, Hugh Martin, Johnny Mercer, Joni Mitchell, Jessica Molaskey, Laura Nyro, Cole Porter, Harold Rome, Arthur Schwartz, Paul Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Bruce Springsteen, Charles Strouse, James Taylor, Jimmy Webb, Kurt Weill, Ronny Whyte and more! 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: ARTURO O'FARRILL AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

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.

NYC: WILL CALHOUN TRIO FEATURING DONALD HARRISON & GUESTS

The Will Calhoun Trio with Donald Harrison performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, May 17th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Not many artists have the vision and artistic energy to be Grammy winners and contribute to so many genres - jazz, rock, hip-hop, ambient, and more - while concurrently producing, touring, creating new projects, working on films, and continually pushing the envelope. Will Calhoun has this creative vision, and he is doing an extraordinary job keeping music a spiritual and motivating force in his life. In addition to his work with landmark fusion rock band Living Colour, Calhoun has recorded and/or performed with a diverse array of artists, including B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jaco Pastorious, Harry Belafonte, Pharoah Sanders, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, Marcus Miller, Dr. John, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Oumou Sangare, Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, Wayne Shorter (on the 1995 Grammy-winning CD High Life), Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, The Allman Brothers, and more. As a producer, player, and songwriter, he has also worked on Herb Alpert's Grammy-nominated album Colors (1999), and Mos Def's The New Danger (2004). There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: IRIDIUM BENEFIT FOR ONE FUND BOSTON
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

On Sunday, May 19th at 5:00 pm IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) will sponsor a special Benefit for One Fund Boston. The show will be hosted by Scott Barbarino & Terese Genecco and The Barry Levitt Trio (Barry Levitt - piano; Jon Burr - bass; Alvester Garnett - drums). Special guests scheduled to perform include Ariana Andris, Niki Darling, Brian De Lorenzo, Meghan Doherty, Kat Gang and Nate Mayland, Terese Genecco, Stacy Keele, Dennis Livingston, Sara Michalski, Jenna Miller, Carol O'Shaughnessy, Shaynee Rainbolt, Ricky Ritzel, Roberto & Kathryn, Chris-Ian Sanchez, Anne Fraser Thomas and Dane Vannatter. all proceeds will go directly to One Fund Boston http://www.onefundboston.org There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: KENNY GARRETT AT THE IRIDIUM

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett will appear at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) Thursday through Saturday, May 16th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. As a bandleader for the last two decades, he has also continually grown as a composer. With his latest recording (and second for Mack Avenue Records), Seeds From The Underground, Garrett has given notice that these qualities have not only become more impressive, but have provided him with the platform to expand his horizons and communicate his musical vision clearly. Seeds From The Underground is a powerful return to the straight-ahead, acoustic and propulsive quartet format that showcases Garrett's extraordinary abilities. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: HIGH FIDELITY IN CONCERT AT 54 BELOW

For two nights only, the Broadway show that lives in the hearts and minds of those fortunate enough to have seen it makes a triumphant return to the theatre district and 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday & Monday, May 19th & 20th at 9:30 pm. Join show creators Tom Kitt and Amanda Green and a cast of "HIGH FIDELITY" In Concert that includes original cast members Will Chase and Jenn Colella, along with new additions Adam Chanler Berat, Mario Cantone, Ana Gasteyer, Mitch Jarvis, Van Hughes, Alison Case, and The Indigo Girls when 54 Below proudly presents a special concert version of this much loved musical. Directed by Leigh Silverman. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NY STATE: ARTISTS IN PARTNERSHIP 11TH ANNUAL CABARET FESTIVAL
FEATURED CABARET FESTIVAL EVENT

Artists in Partnership Presents 11th Annual Cabaret Festival honoring the Great American Songbook in Long Island, NY Friday through Sunday, May 17th through May 19th at THE LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY - 516-432-6342 - http://www.aip-arts.org/ ). All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will feature performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists.

SUNDAY, MAY 19th
2:00 pm - FABULOUS JAZZ featuring Marilyn Maye performs with pianist Tedd Firth; Stephanie Nakasian performs with Hod O'Brien on piano and guest artist Veronica O'Brien.

As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice.

This event is made possible with public funds from the Long Beach Public Library and a special Burst Grant from NY State Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg. The library is handicapped accessible, located two blocks from the LIRR station in Long Beach, a 50-minute train ride from New York City's Penn Station.

Artists in Partnership, Inc. is a 501c3 cultural arts organization located in Long Beach, NY. The mission of AIP, "empowering artists and engaging the community," is a unique collaboration supporting literary, visual and performing artists by showcasing their talents, creating new avenues of expression, developing multi-generational and cross-cultural projects, providing fiscal sponsorships, and allying with local organizations, businesses and city government to attain these goals. see http://www.aip-arts.org/


NJ: "MUSIC AT THE MANSION" CONTINUES IN MAY

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, May 19th, at 3:00 pm at THE OAKESIDE BLOOMFIELD CULTURAL CENTER (240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ - 973-429-0960). Performers include Jennie Litt & David Alpher, Ilene Angel and 4th Wall Theatre. The featured performer in the "Young Musician Moment" will be Kevin Bergen. "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 Terri Gorgone 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.

NJ: MUSIC IN THE MOONLIGHT JAZZ SERIES WITH GREG BUFFORD

LUNA STAGE (555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ - 973-395-5551) closes its 2012-2013 Jazz Series with a concert featuring critically acclaimed drummer Greg Bufford in a tribute to legendary Philly Joe Jones, Bufford's teacher and mentor. The concert is on Sunday, May 19th at 7:00 pm. Greg Bufford met the legendary drummer Philly Joe Jones in 1975 in Philadelphia when Jones let him sit in with his quartet. Bufford was born in Kaiserslautern, Germany; grew up in Harrisburg, PA; and lived in Philadelphia from 1975-81 before moving to New York and, in 1998, to West Orange, NJ. He has a jazz performance degree from Rutgers University and has played with several celebrated jazz musicians such as alto saxophonist Sonny Stitt and baritone saxophonist Cecil Payne. Tickets are $20.

DC: LATIN JAZZ LEGEND ARTURO SANDOVAL

Latin Jazz Legend Arturo Sandoval will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, May 16th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Miami, Florida home. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: I WON'T DANCE COMES TO PALM DESERT'S NEWMAN THEATER

Performing standards from the Great American Songbook, the Broadway Stage, and Hollywood musicals, Gia Mora brings her show "I Won't Dance" to THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) on Sunday, May 19th at 2:00 pm. The Colorado native, who now resides in Los Angeles, is a familiar face on TV in series and commercials as well as the big screen in films, but her passion is singing with her four-octave range. In this show Gia takes us on a journey through several decades with a mix going from romantic to comedic. Along with Gia will be musical director Charlie Barnett on the piano. The show is part of the Sundays In Summer Series presented by Les Michaels. $10 cash only tickets available at the box office at 1:00 pm the day of the show.

SF: BIRD'S NEST JAZZ PRESENTS LARRY SMITH

BIRD'S NEST JAZZ at WATERPARK LOFTS (2875 Glascock Street #109, Oakland, CA - 510-534-6163) presents jazz in an intimate setting ton Sunday, May 19th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Seating is first come, first served. This month, the club will present Larry Smith & The David Udolf Trio (David Udolf, Piano; Ron Belcher, Bass; Bob Blankenship, Drums). $30 suggested donation includes food & beverage. Call for directions.


SF: GOAPELE AT YOSHI'S

Singer/songwriter Goapele performs at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday through Sunday, May 16th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm (7:00 & 9:00 pm Sunday). Goapele broke out of Bay Area at the beginning of the last decade determined to make a difference in the world of music. Seamlessly blending genres while refusing to be limited by the "neo-soul" tag, the eloquent singer/ songwriter completed her first release Closer in 2001 and never looked back. Embraced from the beginning by critics and fans alike, Goapele carved the perfect niche for herself as she created music that fused jazz, soul and hip-hop with her own beautiful poetry. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: JAZZ BRUNCH WITH THE JOHN VANCE TRIO

THE JOHN VANCE TRIO will perform at Jazz Brunch on Sunday, May 19th from noon to 3:00 pm at LUCY'S 51 (10149 Riverside Drive N, Toluca Lake, CA - 818-763-5200). John Vance will be joined by Jeff Colella on keyboards, and Ken Wild on bass. This performance will mark John's return to live performance after several years hiatus. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: MICHAEL BURKE IN CUBEHEAD AT THE BUTTERFLY

Life is like a Rubik's Cube, sometimes you can get so close to resolution only to find you have to start again. Join Michael Burke at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, May 14th through 19th. The show tells of the journey of the extraterrestrial Cubehead and the human Michael, in their search for something more than just spinning around. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT MISS HOPE SPRINGS

After 10 months of packed houses, standing ovations, critical acclaim and a recent sell out CD launch, London cabaret sensation, singer-songwriter-pianist Miss Hope Springs turns up the heat this season with a simmering new show 'Latin ala Springs' every Monday night at 8:00 pm at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). In this season's brand-new show, piano-playing ex-Vegas showgirl Hope performs more of her original songs, this time infused with the musical flavours of Latin America, accompanied by throbbing double bass and chilli-hot percussion. You'll hear sensual bossa novas, scintillating sambas, down and dirty mambos and cheeky cha cha chas. With audience favourites such as "The Devil Made Me Do It' nestling next to brand new compositions, this smart, funny and touching show is a continuation of Miss Hope Springs' hugely successful 'Sunday Soiree' residency. Stay after the show as DJ Martin Green spins a vintage selection of Latinesque sounds. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - MAY 18th

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NYC: BILLIE ROE'S 1978 NYC UNDERGROUND
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

2012 MetroStar and Bistro Award winner, Billie Roe returns to the cabaret stage at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) performing in tribute her all-time favorite songwriter Tom Waits. Shows are scheduled for Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00 pm; Thursday, May 16th at 7:00 pm; Friday, May 17th at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, May 18th at 9:30 pm. Through Waits' music Billie will examine the real life 'film noir' events of the dirty, dangerous and destitute world of NYC in 1978, the year when, in all her youthful innocence, she began her singing career in New York. Musical Direction by Tracy Stark, with Peter Calo on guitar, Saadi Zain on Bass, David Silliman on Drums, and Roxy Coss on Sax/flute. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: BEN RIMALOWER: PATTI ISSUES IN MAY AT THE DUPLEX

Patti Issues will be performed by Ben Rimalower at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday, May 6th at 7:00 pm; and Saturdays, May 11th, 18th & 25th at 9:30 pm. 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: THE 5TH DIMENSION'S FLORENCE LARUE AT THE MET

Florence LaRue, the remaining original member of The 5th Dimension. performs at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 18th at 7:00 pm. Over the course of a phenomenal career that has produced 14 Gold records, 6 Platinum records, 6 GRAMMY Awards, and numerous other awards, Ms LaRue continues to surprise her fans with her talent, stamina and endless energy. Whether on stage performing, lecturing, or serving as a celebrity judge for beauty pageants, such as Miss Universe, Ms LaRue juggles her roles as speaker, vocalist, actress, mother, playwright and humanitarian with the same electric perfection that she devotes to ballads such as "One Less Bell" which bears the signature 5th Dimension sound. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME

She has opened for Lady Gaga, starred in Rent and sung a duet with Idina Menzel, now Australian Idol sensation COURTNEY ACT premieres her newest solo show in New York at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday, May 11th; Thursday, May 16th; and Saturday, May 18th, all shows at 7:30 pm. In COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME, the multi-talented drag idol sings her favorite songs and divulges the fascinating and funny dirty laundry list that is her sex life. There's that angry text from a straight boy's girlfriend, the twins in Montreal, and the US Marine, just to name a few of the titillating encounters she details in story and song. This tuneful, hysterical performance showcases Courtney's sharp observations of living life on the gender divide, and illustrates what happens when boys like her. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: SANDRA CATENA - SENSUOUS BELLY DANCE

Sandra Catena Presents: Sensuous Belly Dance at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 18th at 2:00 pm. Enjoy an afternoon of Sandra believes is the sexiest dance in the world, performed by four of Manhattan's Premier Belly Dancers. There will be belly dance solos and choreographed group pieces to the most exciting world music. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: IMPRESARIO NOW! AT THE BEECHMAN

Impresario Now! 90% Theater, 90% Musicale, Very Mozart Most of the Time will be presented at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturdays, May 11th & 18th at 3:00 pm. The score is a very "now" version of Mozart's original 1786 comic songspiel. The classic four tunes are sing in really good English, and in this unique version, Mozart's rarely seen non-singing characters morph into a troupe of singers vying for roles by auditioning with a selection of Mozart's greatest hits. Dueling sopranos, battling baritones, a libidinous backer and one very broke producer. The same old story, brand new. You'll meet, and learn to love and loathe, Vinnie Birdwhistle, Heartbroken Tenor; sopranos Isolde Goldentrill and Swanhilda Silverspiel - one on the way up, one on the way out; Drusilla Kronensprech, a Mezzo with a Method, as well as Donaldo Largesse Angelgelt, Swifty Frank, and his Faithless Companion Buddenbrooks Buff, Fredrich Goldentrill - Barihunk Trouble Incarnate - and Tristana Straight, all weird in their own way. You won't see Wolftreudle Birdwhistle and you'll find out why. Laughs probable, applause compulsory. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SARAH KIMBALL IN "BLUE"

Sarah Kimball's "Blue," a new cabaret show, will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 18th at 4:00 pm. This show grew from Sarah's love of the Joni Mitchell song and album of the same name. With the help of director Lina Koutrakos, and musical director, Rick Jensen & bass player, Tom Hubbard, and through the music of Mitchell, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Leonard Cohen, Toots Thielemans, and others, Sarah will weave an intricate spell of blue smoke and thunder, of balmy breezes and dazzling vistas, exploring the deepest of blues to the brightest of skies. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BOSSABRASIL FESTIVAL AT BIRDLAND

In its 8th year, BossaBrasil Festival returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with multi Grammy-winning composer, guitarist and vocalist Dori Caymmi and special guest vocalist, guitarist Joyce on Tuesday through Saturday, May 14th through 18th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The show also features Tutty Moreno (Drums), Rodolfo Stroeter (Bass), Dario Eskenazi (Piano)Following the path laid by his late father legendary Brazilian musician, Dorival Caymmi, Dori Caymmi has written for and performed with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Quincy Jones, Dionne Warwick, Gilberto Gil and Sarah Vaughan. Dori's special guest and frequent collaborator Joyce became an instant sensation for her sultry, subtle 1980 album "Feminina" which established her as one of the few Brazilian women recognized for composing as well as vocals and guitar. Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: WILL CALHOUN TRIO FEATURING DONALD HARRISON & GUESTS

The Will Calhoun Trio with Donald Harrison performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, May 17th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Not many artists have the vision and artistic energy to be Grammy winners and contribute to so many genres - jazz, rock, hip-hop, ambient, and more - while concurrently producing, touring, creating new projects, working on films, and continually pushing the envelope. Will Calhoun has this creative vision, and he is doing an extraordinary job keeping music a spiritual and motivating force in his life. In addition to his work with landmark fusion rock band Living Colour, Calhoun has recorded and/or performed with a diverse array of artists, including B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jaco Pastorious, Harry Belafonte, Pharoah Sanders, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, Marcus Miller, Dr. John, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Oumou Sangare, Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, Wayne Shorter (on the 1995 Grammy-winning CD High Life), Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, The Allman Brothers, and more. As a producer, player, and songwriter, he has also worked on Herb Alpert's Grammy-nominated album Colors (1999), and Mos Def's The New Danger (2004). There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: KENNY GARRETT AT THE IRIDIUM

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett will appear at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) Thursday through Saturday, May 16th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. As a bandleader for the last two decades, he has also continually grown as a composer. With his latest recording (and second for Mack Avenue Records), Seeds From The Underground, Garrett has given notice that these qualities have not only become more impressive, but have provided him with the platform to expand his horizons and communicate his musical vision clearly. Seeds From The Underground is a powerful return to the straight-ahead, acoustic and propulsive quartet format that showcases Garrett's extraordinary abilities. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: AARON TVEIT MAKES CABARET DEBUT AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) is delighted to welcome Aaron Tveit to their stage for 4 performances: Friday, May 3rd at 11:00 pm; Thursday, May 9th at 9:30 pm; Fridays & Saturdays, May 10th & 11th and 17th & 18th, all shows at 11:00 pm. Mixing Broadway with pop, childhood favorites with contemporary sounds, and superstar vocals with charismatic good looks, Tveit's cabaret debut will have them talking for years. Broadway embraced Aaron when he memorably created roles in Next to Normal and Catch Me if You Can, in addition to his performances in Hairspray and Wicked. Television audiences can soon tune in regularly for the debut of his new USA Network series, Graceland, coming this June, and movie goers were recently starstruck by his work in Les Miserables. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: REBECCA LUKER SINGS JEROME KERN AT 54 BELOW

Rebecca Luker Sings Jerome Kern will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday, May 15th & 16th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, May 17th & 18th at 8:00 pm. Broadway audiences fell in love with Rebecca Luker when she created the role of Lily in The Secret Garden. Since then, she's delighted New York with Tony nominated roles in The Music Man, Showboat, and Mary Poppins, as well as her acclaimed performances in Nine and The Sound of Music. Her solo CD's, Greenwich Time and Leaving Home, are available on PS Classics. A long time champion of new composers, Rebecca has trumpeted new works in her appearances at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and on her recordings. This May, 54 Below is thrilled to present Rebecca in a reprise engagement of her brilliant evening of music, all penned by the singular Jerome Kern. There is a $30-$40 with a $25 food/drink minimum.


NY STATE: ARTISTS IN PARTNERSHIP 11TH ANNUAL CABARET FESTIVAL
FEATURED CABARET FESTIVAL EVENT

Artists in Partnership Presents 11th Annual Cabaret Festival honoring the Great American Songbook in Long Island, NY Friday through Sunday, May 17th through May 19th at THE LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY - 516-432-6342 - http://www.aip-arts.org/ ). All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will feature performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists.

SATURDAY, MAY 18th
2:00 pm - "CABARET CONVERSATIONS" - Established artists along with musical director and pianist Tedd Firth demonstrate and comment on the cabaret genre as they honor the famous and infamous vocalists - the "divas" of the Cabaret World. Susan James will facilitate the discussion while artists Michael Hughes, Stacy Sullivan, Colleen McHugh and Tedd Firth perform in various song styles along with commentary by critic Rob Lester.
7:30 pm - FABULOUS LADIES - Shirley Crabbe presents "The Incomparable Ethel Waters" with David Budway at the piano.
9:00 pm - "TO LENA ... A Tribute to the Lady and Her Music" with Natalie Douglas with Mark Hartman on piano.

As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice.

This event is made possible with public funds from the Long Beach Public Library and a special Burst Grant from NY State Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg. The library is handicapped accessible, located two blocks from the LIRR station in Long Beach, a 50-minute train ride from New York City's Penn Station.

Artists in Partnership, Inc. is a 501c3 cultural arts organization located in Long Beach, NY. The mission of AIP, "empowering artists and engaging the community," is a unique collaboration supporting literary, visual and performing artists by showcasing their talents, creating new avenues of expression, developing multi-generational and cross-cultural projects, providing fiscal sponsorships, and allying with local organizations, businesses and city government to attain these goals. see http://www.aip-arts.org/


TOR: MARK McLEAN AT JAZZ BISTRO

Exciting, New York City based drummer/ composer/ arranger Mark McLean will perform with his "Playground" ensemble at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, May 9th through 11th with sets at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. The ensemble features Kelly Jefferson on sax, Ted Quinlan on guitar, Xavier Davis on piano and Fender Rhodes and Marc Rogers on acoustic and electric bass. Also, Mark will be welcoming three special guests: Wade O. Brown on May 9th; Denzal Sinclair on May 1th0 and Lester McLean on May 11th. Mark and his group will be performing material from his recent well-received CD, Playground. The Music Charge will be $20.

DC: LATIN JAZZ LEGEND ARTURO SANDOVAL

Latin Jazz Legend Arturo Sandoval will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, May 16th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Miami, Florida home. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: DARCY JAMES ARUGE SECRET SOCIETY AT THE ATLAS

Jazz at the Atlas series at the ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC - 202-399-7993) presents Darcy James Aruge Secret Society on Saturday, May 18th at 8:00 pm. One of today's most talked-about jazz musicians Darcy James Argue, returns to the Atlas with Brooklyn Babylon, the highly anticipated sophomore album from him and his innovative 18-piece big band Secret Society. Conceived with Croatian-born visual artist Danijel Zezelj, the album is a mash-up of progressive jazz, Balkan folk music, and the sounds of Brooklyn's diverse contemporary music scene. Call for cover/minimum information.

BALTO: CRAIG POMRANZ PERFORMS AT GERMANO'S

CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515) hosts NY crooner, Craig Pomranz when he makes his Baltimore debut on May 18th at 7:30 pm. An internationally acclaimed performer a singer reminiscent of Johnny Mathis and Chet Baker, Pomranz celebrates love with songs from Laura Nyro to Billie Holiday to Cole Porter. Stephen Bocchino is Craig's formidable musical director. There is a $15 cover.


MW: UTE LEMPER AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB

German cabaret icon, Ute Lemper, will perform at THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Friday & Saturday, May 17th & 18th at 8:00 pm. Her show takes the audience on a journey through Berlin (Brecht, Weill) to the poetic universe of the French chansons (Brel, Piaf, Ferre) and to the Argentinean world of Tango (Astor Piazzolla) all while telling the stories of love lost, survival and passion. Ute Lemper is renowned all over the world for making her mark on the stage, in films, in concert and as a unique recording artist. Theatrical credits include a recreation of the Marlene Dietrich-created Lola in The Blue Angel, the original European Sally Bowles in the Paris production of Cabaret, the title role in Peter Pan, the Viennese cast of Cats, and Velma Kelly in Chicago for which she won the Laurence Olivier Award in London. SOLD OUT - call for possible cancellations.

CHI: THREE DATES WITH "MY FAIR AUDREY" AT DAVENPORTS

Hilary Ann Feldman brings her new show "My Fair Audrey" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Saturday, May 18th at 8:00 pm. Hilary is joined by pianist Beckie Menzie in this musical tribute to this unique and beautiful star. From WWII refugee to Academy and Tony Award winner, from UNICEF beneficiary to UNICEF Ambassador, Audrey Hepburn was not only a beloved celebrity but also a celebrated human being. Actress, fashion icon, wife, mother, multi-lingual ambassador and humanitarian, Audrey is as adored today as she was half a cenury ago. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


CHI: A NIGHT OF EARTHA KITT WITH KT McCAMMOND AND BOB MOREEN

KT McCammond and Bob Moreen celebrate the life and career of the Eartha Kitt at KATERINA'S CLUB (1920 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - 773-348-7592) on Saturday, May 18th at 6:30 pm. They will perform Eartha's great signature songs and discover some new and not so well known gems. Never the ingenue, KT began a musical theater career in 5th grade, appearing as Nancy in Oliver. Since then she has appeared as Sheila in A Chorus Line, Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy, a Kit Kat Girl in Cabaret and many other naughty girls. But her soul's passion is to sing and she became especially drawn to the work of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Eartha Kitt. Call for cover/minimum information.

N.O.: AUDRA MCDONALD MAKES NEW ORLEANS DEBUT

Audra McDonald, the five-time Tony Award winner and recent star of Porgy and Bess on Broadway and TV's Private Practice, makes her New Orleans debut with two shows only on Saturday, May 18th at 7:30 & 9:30pm at LUPIN HALL AT NOCCA (2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA -800-838-3006). The series, which previously featured Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster and Megan Mullally, is produced by Mark Cortale, long time producer/manager of Jeffery Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman, and is hosted by Sirius/XM radio star Seth Rudetsky at the piano.  The series is sponsored exclusively by the New Orleans Hotel Collection and Gambit. Audra McDonald became a three-time Tony Award winner by the age of 28 for her performances in Carousel, Master Class, and Ragtime, placing her alongside Shirley Booth, Gwen Verdon and Zero Mostel by accomplishing this feat within five years.  She won her fourth in 2004 for her role in A Raisin in the Sun, a role she reprised for a 2008 television adaptation, earning her a second Emmy Award nomination. On June 10, 2012, McDonald scored her fifth Tony Award win for her portrayal of Bess in Broadway's The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess thus tying a record held by Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris for most Tony Awards won by an actor. The Broadway @ NOCCA series announced in April that it will initiate a new, $2,500 per-year scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded annually to one graduating NOCCA senior who will be going on to a conservatory or college and specializing in Musical Theater performance. Each annual award recipient will be selected by the school's faculty, based on merit and need.  The first recipient of the Broadway @ NOCCA scholarship will be awarded onstage by Tony-winner Audra McDonald immediately after her performance at Broadway at NOCCA on May 18th, 2013. For tickets please visit http://www.broadwaynola.com/. 

L.A.: CABARET ON THE GREEN AT THE DATE PALM COUNTRY CLUB

Palm Springs entertainer Les Michaels will launch a new show at AJ'S ON THE GREEN RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE (36200 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City, CA - 760-202-1111). Cabaret On The Green will take place on Saturdays in May from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. Dinner reservations for tables in the main room are highly advised or open seating is available in the lounge. Overlooking a lake at the Date Palm Country Club, AJ's is an ideal location for live entertainment with seating for 140 and a baby grand piano that will be played by Joel Baker who has worked along side Les for nearly four years and is considered 'a singer's best friend' for his ability to accompany them in any style but mostly Standards, Jazz, Broadway, and The Great American Songbook. There is no cover charge so food and drink purchase is customary.

L.A.: GIA MORA BRINGS ONE-WOMAN SHOW EINSTEIN'S GIRL TO THE GARDENIA

Nationally recognized actor and vocalist Gia Mora announces the return of her newest solo show, Einstein's Girl, to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, May 17th & 18th at 9:00 pm. Einstein's Girl explores the science of love ... theoretically speaking. Mora turns her signature wit and intellectual prowess on an unlikely pair of human languages: love and mathematics. In her hilarious show, she investigates interpersonal relations in the digital age through song and story. Composer and multi- instrumentalist Charlie Barnett will accompany Mora on piano. Mora brings a twenty-first century twist to the art of cabaret combining original music, jazz standards, stand-up comedy, and a crash course in cutting edge science. Gia Mora is a triple-threat performer and writer. Past solo performances include headlining at Don't Tell Mama in New York; The Gardenia and House of Blues in Los Angeles; Bethesda Blues & Jazz and Blues Alley in Washington, DC; Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret in Denver; and An Die Musik and Germano's in Baltimore. She is a four-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, and her recent musical theatre credits include world premieres at Ford's Theatre and the Kennedy Center. She is signed to Modern Songbook Records and will release her second CD in 2013. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum or dinner.

SF: MITZI GAYNOR - "RAZZLE DAZZLE! MY LIFE BEHIND THE SEQUINS"

Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee, Mitzi Gaynor, lights up the stage at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) with her acclaimed multimedia musical-comedy memoir "Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins". Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm, and at 7:00 pm on Sunday. The show is an intimate evening of laughs, love and music. In this glittering one woman tour-de-force, the star of such blockbuster Hollywood musicals as Les Girls, Anything Goes, There's No Business Like Show Business and Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific presents a personal peek into her star-studded life and career through side-splitting stories and intimate reflections interwoven with classic songs, remarkable video montages and breathtaking Bob Mackie costume creations. This unforgettable love letter to a great era of show business features Mitzi's captivating brand of storytelling, including her hilarious anecdotes regarding some of her famous friends and costars - from Gene Kelly, Ethel Merman, Rossano Brazzi and Marilyn Monroe, to readying herself to meet The Duke of Windsor, her whirlwind romance with Howard Hughes, and the joyous 52 year marriage to the love of her life, Hollywood producer Jack Bean. Use of stunning video footage (culled from Mitzi's television, concert and film work) and a cavalcade of familiar Hollywood, Broadway and Pop hits further explain and illuminate Mitzi's story and express her adoration for her audiences. Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be "up close and personal" with the electrifying magic and incredible spirit of a true entertainment icon. Tickets are $65-$95 - includes a $30 Food and Beverage credit good towards dinner at either Anzu Restaurant or food and drinks in the showroom.

SF: GOAPELE AT YOSHI'S

Singer/songwriter Goapele performs at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday through Sunday, May 16th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm (7:00 & 9:00 pm Sunday). Goapele broke out of Bay Area at the beginning of the last decade determined to make a difference in the world of music. Seamlessly blending genres while refusing to be limited by the "neo-soul" tag, the eloquent singer/ songwriter completed her first release Closer in 2001 and never looked back. Embraced from the beginning by critics and fans alike, Goapele carved the perfect niche for herself as she created music that fused jazz, soul and hip-hop with her own beautiful poetry. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: AMANDA KING AT THE SOUND ROOM

Amanda King makes her Oakland, CA debut at a new venue, THE SOUND ROOM (2147 Broadway, Oakland, CA - 415-994-3501) on Saturday, May 18th at 8:00 pm. She has invited Erica Roman to join her for the second set. Erica is a singer/songwriter whose jazz vocal stylings blend classic tunes with modern inflection. Amanda King is a classic chanteuse who performs little known gems from the 1930s and 40s, as well as jazz standards and popular songs from the Great American Songbook. Combining the best of the jazz and cabaret worlds by focusing on the words, the music, and the swing, Amanda masterfully interprets the music she adores. In the last three years Amanda has appeared at venues throughout San Francisco and the greater Bay Area including, the Empire Plush Room, Jazz at Pearl's, Bliss Bar and the Herbst Theater. She also appeared at the Fillmore Jazz Festival, the North Beach Festival, and the Castro Street Festival where she became an instant hit. In December of 2008 Amanda performed with the prestigious San Francisco Chamber Orchestra singing Gershwin songs arranged for the orchestra by Bay Area jazz icon Jeff Neighbor, Amanda's regular bassist. The Sound Room is the home of Bay Area Jazz and Arts, Inc (BAJA). BAJA is a nonprofit organization that nurtures music, art, and creative ventures through live performance and educational programs.

AUS: MICHAEL BURKE IN CUBEHEAD AT THE BUTTERFLY

Life is like a Rubik's Cube, sometimes you can get so close to resolution only to find you have to start again. Join Michael Burke at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, May 14th through 19th. The show tells of the journey of the extraterrestrial Cubehead and the human Michael, in their search for something more than just spinning around. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL STAR MAKES WEST END DEBUT AS LIZA (ON AN E)

Following several sell-out seasons and an acclaimed tour of Australia, Trevor Ashley, one of the foremost musical theatre stars from Down Under, will make his West End debut as the irrepressible, incomparable and infamously iconic Liza Minnelli in LIZA (on an E) at the VAUDEVILLE THEATRE (90 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9RZ - 0844 412 4663 - http://www.lizaonane.com/ ) from Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th May, in a strictly limited six show season. Showtimes are Tuesday through Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 4:00 & 8:00 pm. From her marriage to Australia's song-and-dance darling, Peter Allen, to her notorious pill-popping and ubiquitous showbiz family, 'Liza' will dish the dirt on her extraordinary life like you've never seen her before, accompanied by a live on stage band, as she raises the rafters and brings the entire house down with power-packed performances of all her greatest hits. The critically acclaimed and (at least a little bit) controversial Liza (on an E) is an evening that will have you laughing, crying and screaming for more as the supremely talented Ashley channels Liza (and her alter egos), with guest appearances by her mother. Raucous, ruinous and just the right (or wrong) side of risque, it's a rollercoaster ride of riotous proportions. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: SHANA FARR IN LONDON WITH WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK

THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) presents NYC based Shana Farr with her acclaimed show WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK on Tuesday through Saturday, May 14th through 18th at 8:00 pm, with additional late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK, award-winning Shana Farr's inspired tribute to Julie Andrews, has been performed for sold-out audiences in New York City and all over the United States. Now she brings this rich collection of lyrics and melodies, interwoven with stories about a young English girl's rise to become America's sweetheart and influence the great songwriters of Broadway and Hollywood, to The Crazy Coqs for her London debut. Presenting an evening of standards by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, the Gershwins, and the Sherman Brothers with beautiful, lesser known songs by Henry Mancini, Arthur Schwartz, Noel Coward, Jimmy van Heusen and more, Ms. Farr brings her own voice and interpretations to these timeless songs. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: BARBARA MALLEY IS OUT OF ORDER
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Barbara Malley bring her latest show 'Barbara Malley Is Out Of Order" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Friday, May 17th at 7:00 pm; and Thursday, May 23rd at 7:30 pm. She is joined on stage by musical director David Gaines, with Dona Kelly on drums. This is Barbara's fourth cabaret show. Coming from Brooklyn of parents who met as members of the Greenwich Village Players and a grandfather who sang in Vaudeville, lust for the stage was always in her blood. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: BILLIE ROE'S 1978 NYC UNDERGROUND
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

2012 MetroStar and Bistro Award winner, Billie Roe returns to the cabaret stage at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) performing in tribute her all-time favorite songwriter Tom Waits. Shows are scheduled for Friday, May 17th at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, May 18th at 9:30 pm. Through Waits' music Billie will examine the real life 'film noir' events of the dirty, dangerous and destitute world of NYC in 1978, the year when, in all her youthful innocence, she began her singing career in New York. Musical Direction by Tracy Stark, with Peter Calo on guitar, Saadi Zain on Bass, David Silliman on Drums, and Roxy Coss on Sax/flute. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: DISTORTED DIZNEE AT THE BEECHMAN

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 at 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: DERICK AMOS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Derick Amos brings her show 'Journeying Through Song' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, May 17th at 9:30 pm. Journeying Through Song is a show about singer Derick Amos' journey from a child to young adult as a singer. The ups and downs and the all arounds of how he began his journey and continues to journey as a performer. Derick Amos is a classically trained opera singer. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BOSSABRASIL FESTIVAL AT BIRDLAND

In its 8th year, BossaBrasil Festival returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with multi Grammy-winning composer, guitarist and vocalist Dori Caymmi and special guest vocalist, guitarist Joyce on Tuesday through Saturday, May 14th through 18th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The show also features Tutty Moreno (Drums), Rodolfo Stroeter (Bass), Dario Eskenazi (Piano)Following the path laid by his late father legendary Brazilian musician, Dorival Caymmi, Dori Caymmi has written for and performed with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Quincy Jones, Dionne Warwick, Gilberto Gil and Sarah Vaughan. Dori's special guest and frequent collaborator Joyce became an instant sensation for her sultry, subtle 1980 album "Feminina" which established her as one of the few Brazilian women recognized for composing as well as vocals and guitar. Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: WILL CALHOUN TRIO FEATURING DONALD HARRISON & GUESTS

The Will Calhoun Trio with Donald Harrison performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, May 17th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Not many artists have the vision and artistic energy to be Grammy winners and contribute to so many genres - jazz, rock, hip-hop, ambient, and more - while concurrently producing, touring, creating new projects, working on films, and continually pushing the envelope. Will Calhoun has this creative vision, and he is doing an extraordinary job keeping music a spiritual and motivating force in his life. In addition to his work with landmark fusion rock band Living Colour, Calhoun has recorded and/or performed with a diverse array of artists, including B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jaco Pastorious, Harry Belafonte, Pharoah Sanders, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, Marcus Miller, Dr. John, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Oumou Sangare, Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, Wayne Shorter (on the 1995 Grammy-winning CD High Life), Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, The Allman Brothers, and more. As a producer, player, and songwriter, he has also worked on Herb Alpert's Grammy-nominated album Colors (1999), and Mos Def's The New Danger (2004). There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: DAVID BERGER JAZZ ORCHESTRA FRIDAYS AT BIRDLAND

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: KENNY GARRETT AT THE IRIDIUM

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett will appear at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) Thursday through Saturday, May 16th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. As a bandleader for the last two decades, he has also continually grown as a composer. With his latest recording (and second for Mack Avenue Records), Seeds From The Underground, Garrett has given notice that these qualities have not only become more impressive, but have provided him with the platform to expand his horizons and communicate his musical vision clearly. Seeds From The Underground is a powerful return to the straight-ahead, acoustic and propulsive quartet format that showcases Garrett's extraordinary abilities. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: AARON TVEIT MAKES CABARET DEBUT AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) is delighted to welcome Aaron Tveit to their stage for 4 performances: Friday, May 3rd at 11:00 pm; Thursday, May 9th at 9:30 pm; Fridays & Saturdays, May 10th & 11th and 17th & 18th, all shows at 11:00 pm. Mixing Broadway with pop, childhood favorites with contemporary sounds, and superstar vocals with charismatic good looks, Tveit's cabaret debut will have them talking for years. Broadway embraced Aaron when he memorably created roles in Next to Normal and Catch Me if You Can, in addition to his performances in Hairspray and Wicked. Television audiences can soon tune in regularly for the debut of his new USA Network series, Graceland, coming this June, and movie goers were recently starstruck by his work in Les Miserables. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: REBECCA LUKER SINGS JEROME KERN AT 54 BELOW

Rebecca Luker Sings Jerome Kern will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday, May 15th & 16th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, May 17th & 18th at 8:00 pm. Broadway audiences fell in love with Rebecca Luker when she created the role of Lily in The Secret Garden. Since then, she's delighted New York with Tony nominated roles in The Music Man, Showboat, and Mary Poppins, as well as her acclaimed performances in Nine and The Sound of Music. Her solo CD's, Greenwich Time and Leaving Home, are available on PS Classics. A long time champion of new composers, Rebecca has trumpeted new works in her appearances at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and on her recordings. This May, 54 Below is thrilled to present Rebecca in a reprise engagement of her brilliant evening of music, all penned by the singular Jerome Kern. There is a $30-$40 with a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CAFE CARLYLE WELCOMES YANNA AVIS TO "LATE NIGHT SERIES"

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) is pleased to welcome cosmopolitan chanteuse, Yanna Avis, for its new "Second Act, A Late Night Series of Fun and Entertainment" at the Cafe Carlyle on Thursdays & Fridays, May 9th & 10th, and 16th and 17th at 10:45 pm. Ms. Avis is making her Cafe Carlyle debut with her new program, In Love With Love, which will feature her unique brand of sophisticated European cabaret and will be multi-lingual from a variety of influences: Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollander and other sophisticates and heartbreakers. Ms. Avis will be joined on stage by musical director David Shenton at the piano, Tony Macelli on bass, Rich Mercurio on drums, and Will Holshouser on accordion. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NY STATE: ARTISTS IN PARTNERSHIP 11TH ANNUAL CABARET FESTIVAL
FEATURED CABARET FESTIVAL EVENT

Artists in Partnership Presents 11th Annual Cabaret Festival honoring the Great American Songbook in Long Island, NY Friday through Sunday, May 17th through May 19th at THE LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY - 516-432-6342 - http://www.aip-arts.org/ ). All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will feature performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists.

FRIDAY, MAY 17th
7:30 pm - FABULOUS BROADWAY AND MORE with Marissa McGowan, "Listen To My Heart" with musical director Brian Hertz on piano.
9:00 pm - "PRET-A-PORTER: Cole Porter's French Connections" with Colleen McHugh, with musical director Tedd Firth.

As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice.

This event is made possible with public funds from the Long Beach Public Library and a special Burst Grant from NY State Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg. The library is handicapped accessible, located two blocks from the LIRR station in Long Beach, a 50-minute train ride from New York City's Penn Station.

Artists in Partnership, Inc. is a 501c3 cultural arts organization located in Long Beach, NY. The mission of AIP, "empowering artists and engaging the community," is a unique collaboration supporting literary, visual and performing artists by showcasing their talents, creating new avenues of expression, developing multi-generational and cross-cultural projects, providing fiscal sponsorships, and allying with local organizations, businesses and city government to attain these goals. see http://www.aip-arts.org/


TOR: MARK McLEAN AT JAZZ BISTRO

Exciting, New York City based drummer/ composer/ arranger Mark McLean will perform with his "Playground" ensemble at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, May 9th through 11th with sets at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. The ensemble features Kelly Jefferson on sax, Ted Quinlan on guitar, Xavier Davis on piano and Fender Rhodes and Marc Rogers on acoustic and electric bass. Also, Mark will be welcoming three special guests: Wade O. Brown on May 9th; Denzal Sinclair on May 1th0 and Lester McLean on May 11th. Mark and his group will be performing material from his recent well-received CD, Playground. The Music Charge will be $20.

DC: LATIN JAZZ LEGEND ARTURO SANDOVAL

Latin Jazz Legend Arturo Sandoval will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - / ) Thursday through Sunday, May 16th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Miami, Florida home. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: BRANFORD MARSALIS COMING TO BETHESDA MAY 17th

THE BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) is pleased to announce their Grand Re-Opening, to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of the historic Bethesda Theater in which it is housed. On Friday, May 17th at 6:00 pm there will be a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony & Celebration followed at 7:15 with cocktails and dinner. At 8:00 pm all will welcome Grammy Award winner and living legend Branford Marsalis and his Quartet for a night to remember. Tickets are $175, which includes admission, dinner, wine, beverages, tax, handling and gratuity. Show only tickets are also available for just $75.

MW: UTE LEMPER AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB

German cabaret icon, Ute Lemper, will perform at THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Friday & Saturday, May 17th & 18th at 8:00 pm. Her show takes the audience on a journey through Berlin (Brecht, Weill) to the poetic universe of the French chansons (Brel, Piaf, Ferre) and to the Argentinean world of Tango (Astor Piazzolla) all while telling the stories of love lost, survival and passion. Ute Lemper is renowned all over the world for making her mark on the stage, in films, in concert and as a unique recording artist. Theatrical credits include a recreation of the Marlene Dietrich-created Lola in The Blue Angel, the original European Sally Bowles in the Paris production of Cabaret, the title role in Peter Pan, the Viennese cast of Cats, and Velma Kelly in Chicago for which she won the Laurence Olivier Award in London. SOLD OUT - call for possible cancellations.

CHI: WITH A TWIST: LET'S TWIST AGAIN!

The With A Twist boys are back at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Thursday & Friday, May 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm. After a sold out run at Davenport's, and well-received performances at the Skokie Theatre, Stage 773, and the Wilmette Theatre, Kevin Bishop, Steve Kimbrough, Paul Motondo, and Nick Sula return to Davenport's with their twisted arrangements of your favorite tunes. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


L.A.: GIA MORA BRINGS ONE-WOMAN SHOW EINSTEIN'S GIRL TO THE GARDENIA

Nationally recognized actor and vocalist Gia Mora announces the return of her newest solo show, Einstein's Girl, to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, May 17th & 18th at 9:00 pm. Einstein's Girl explores the science of love ... theoretically speaking. Mora turns her signature wit and intellectual prowess on an unlikely pair of human languages: love and mathematics. In her hilarious show, she investigates interpersonal relations in the digital age through song and story. Composer and multi- instrumentalist Charlie Barnett will accompany Mora on piano. Mora brings a twenty-first century twist to the art of cabaret combining original music, jazz standards, stand-up comedy, and a crash course in cutting edge science. Gia Mora is a triple-threat performer and writer. Past solo performances include headlining at Don't Tell Mama in New York; The Gardenia and House of Blues in Los Angeles; Bethesda Blues & Jazz and Blues Alley in Washington, DC; Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret in Denver; and An Die Musik and Germano's in Baltimore. She is a four-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, and her recent musical theatre credits include world premieres at Ford's Theatre and the Kennedy Center. She is signed to Modern Songbook Records and will release her second CD in 2013. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum or dinner.

SF: MITZI GAYNOR - "RAZZLE DAZZLE! MY LIFE BEHIND THE SEQUINS"

Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee, Mitzi Gaynor, lights up the stage at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) with her acclaimed multimedia musical-comedy memoir "Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins". Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm, and at 7:00 pm on Sunday. The show is an intimate evening of laughs, love and music. In this glittering one woman tour-de-force, the star of such blockbuster Hollywood musicals as Les Girls, Anything Goes, There's No Business Like Show Business and Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific presents a personal peek into her star-studded life and career through side-splitting stories and intimate reflections interwoven with classic songs, remarkable video montages and breathtaking Bob Mackie costume creations. This unforgettable love letter to a great era of show business features Mitzi's captivating brand of storytelling, including her hilarious anecdotes regarding some of her famous friends and costars - from Gene Kelly, Ethel Merman, Rossano Brazzi and Marilyn Monroe, to readying herself to meet The Duke of Windsor, her whirlwind romance with Howard Hughes, and the joyous 52 year marriage to the love of her life, Hollywood producer Jack Bean. Use of stunning video footage (culled from Mitzi's television, concert and film work) and a cavalcade of familiar Hollywood, Broadway and Pop hits further explain and illuminate Mitzi's story and express her adoration for her audiences. Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be "up close and personal" with the electrifying magic and incredible spirit of a true entertainment icon. Tickets are $65-$95 - includes a $30 Food and Beverage credit good towards dinner at either Anzu Restaurant or food and drinks in the showroom.

SF: GOAPELE AT YOSHI'S

Singer/songwriter Goapele performs at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday through Sunday, May 16th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm (7:00 & 9:00 pm Sunday). Goapele broke out of Bay Area at the beginning of the last decade determined to make a difference in the world of music. Seamlessly blending genres while refusing to be limited by the "neo-soul" tag, the eloquent singer/ songwriter completed her first release Closer in 2001 and never looked back. Embraced from the beginning by critics and fans alike, Goapele carved the perfect niche for herself as she created music that fused jazz, soul and hip-hop with her own beautiful poetry. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: MICHAEL BURKE IN CUBEHEAD AT THE BUTTERFLY

Life is like a Rubik's Cube, sometimes you can get so close to resolution only to find you have to start again. Join Michael Burke at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, May 14th through 19th. The show tells of the journey of the extraterrestrial Cubehead and the human Michael, in their search for something more than just spinning around. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL STAR MAKES WEST END DEBUT AS LIZA (ON AN E)

Following several sell-out seasons and an acclaimed tour of Australia, Trevor Ashley, one of the foremost musical theatre stars from Down Under, will make his West End debut as the irrepressible, incomparable and infamously iconic Liza Minnelli in LIZA (on an E) at the VAUDEVILLE THEATRE (90 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9RZ - 0844 412 4663 - http://www.lizaonane.com/ ) from Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th May, in a strictly limited six show season. Showtimes are Tuesday through Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 4:00 & 8:00 pm. From her marriage to Australia's song-and-dance darling, Peter Allen, to her notorious pill-popping and ubiquitous showbiz family, 'Liza' will dish the dirt on her extraordinary life like you've never seen her before, accompanied by a live on stage band, as she raises the rafters and brings the entire house down with power-packed performances of all her greatest hits. The critically acclaimed and (at least a little bit) controversial Liza (on an E) is an evening that will have you laughing, crying and screaming for more as the supremely talented Ashley channels Liza (and her alter egos), with guest appearances by her mother. Raucous, ruinous and just the right (or wrong) side of risque, it's a rollercoaster ride of riotous proportions. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: SHANA FARR IN LONDON WITH WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK

THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) presents NYC based Shana Farr with her acclaimed show WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK on Tuesday through Saturday, May 14th through 18th at 8:00 pm, with additional late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK, award-winning Shana Farr's inspired tribute to Julie Andrews, has been performed for sold-out audiences in New York City and all over the United States. Now she brings this rich collection of lyrics and melodies, interwoven with stories about a young English girl's rise to become America's sweetheart and influence the great songwriters of Broadway and Hollywood, to The Crazy Coqs for her London debut. Presenting an evening of standards by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, the Gershwins, and the Sherman Brothers with beautiful, lesser known songs by Henry Mancini, Arthur Schwartz, Noel Coward, Jimmy van Heusen and more, Ms. Farr brings her own voice and interpretations to these timeless songs. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: BILLIE ROE'S 1978 NYC UNDERGROUND
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2012 MetroStar and Bistro Award winner, Billie Roe returns to the cabaret stage at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) performing in tribute her all-time favorite songwriter Tom Waits. Shows are scheduled for Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00 pm; Thursday, May 16th at 7:00 pm; Friday, May 17th at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, May 18th at 9:30 pm. Through Waits' music Billie will examine the real life 'film noir' events of the dirty, dangerous and destitute world of NYC in 1978, the year when, in all her youthful innocence, she began her singing career in New York. Musical Direction by Tracy Stark, with Peter Calo on guitar, Saadi Zain on Bass, David Silliman on Drums, and Roxy Coss on Sax/flute. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: THERESA KLOOS WITH REASONS TO BE UNPRETTY

Theresa Kloos brings her show Reasons to Be Unpretty to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, May 16th at 9:30 pm. The show is a Comedy Cabaret about the trials and tribulations of a funny, albeit awkward girl growing up in Cleveland. From Catholic school to unfortunate breakups, this is an exploration of why hilarious, creative people who were often made fun of as kids, turn into awesome, hilarious adults. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CHERYL ANN ALLEN IN SOPHIE TUCKER IN PERSON

Cheryl Ann Allen brings to life the music, humor and drama of one of the greatest stars in show business "Sophie Tucker" in Sophie Tucker in Person at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, May 16th at 7:00 pm. From the Vaudeville era to the Ed Sullivan Show, Ms. Tucker will be brought back to the stage through her great music and anecdotes of her life. Ms. Tucker is accompanied by her pianist and confidant Mr. Ted Shapiro. Sophie Tucker immigrated to the United States and settled with her family in Hartford, Connecticut, where she helped out at her parents' kosher diner and rooming house. Surrounded by theater performers at a young age, Tucker began singing for her customers. After a failed marriage, Tucker moved to New York and got a vaudeville job. First performing in blackface, she soon began singing the songs that made her famous, including "Some of These Days" and "My Yiddishe Momma," throughout the world. She performed in several films in the 1930s and 1940s. Tucker challenged stereotypes of age, size and gender and one historian has labeled her a feminist of pop culture. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME

She has opened for Lady Gaga, starred in Rent and sung a duet with Idina Menzel, now Australian Idol sensation COURTNEY ACT premieres her newest solo show in New York at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday, May 11th; Thursday, May 16th; and Saturday, May 18th, all shows at 7:30 pm. In COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME, the multi-talented drag idol sings her favorite songs and divulges the fascinating and funny dirty laundry list that is her sex life. There's that angry text from a straight boy's girlfriend, the twins in Montreal, and the US Marine, just to name a few of the titillating encounters she details in story and song. This tuneful, hysterical performance showcases Courtney's sharp observations of living life on the gender divide, and illustrates what happens when boys like her. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

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: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

"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: NO NAME PRESENTS THE UPTOWN CABARET SPOTLIGHT!
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

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 at 7:00 pm. On Thursday, May 16th, No Name Presents: The Uptown Cabaret Spotlight. In the spotilght this month will be Katerina Stanislavskaya. 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: "REMEMBERING MABEL & BOBBY" AT THE TOWN HALL
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929) was the setting in 1968 of the legendary dual concert of America's leading cabaret performers, the great international club and recording artist Mabel Mercer and the reigning prince of cabaret Bobby Short. In a tribute to these great artists, THE MABEL MERCER FOUNDATION will commemorate the 45th Anniversary of this legendary Town Hall Concert on May 16th, 2013 at 8:00 pm with a celebration of cabaret featuring today's outstanding artists in contemporary interpretations of The Great American Songbook. The event will present a lineup of today's leading practitioners of the intimate and enduring art of cabaret. KT Sullivan, Artistic Director of the Foundation, will host the evening.

Scheduled to appear: Joyce Breach, Eric Comstock, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Fasano, Lauren Fox, Eric Yves Garcia, Clint Holmes, Tanya Holt, Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Mason, Marissa Mulder, Karen Oberlin, Rex Reed, T.Oliver Reid, Ricky Ritzel, Steve Ross, Catherine Russell, Spider Saloff, Lumiri Tubo, Tamara Tunie, Iris Williams, Larry Woodard and surprise guests. The artists will interpret songs from the Mabel/Bobby songbook including Here's To Us, Looking At You, Remind Me, Down In The Depths On The 90th Floor, The Folks Who Live On The Hill, I'm Throwing A Ball Tonight, These Foolish Things, Both Sides Now, Bojangles Of Harlem, and Time Heals Everything.

Advance tickets are priced at $100, $50, and $25 and are now available through The Mabel Mercer Foundation at (212) 980-3026 and info@mabelmercer.org. $500 ($350 tax-deductible) premium patron tickets include a post-performance cocktail reception with the artists in the Round Table Room of the Algonquin Hotel. All listed artists appear subject to their availability. On April 25th any remaining tickets will go on sale at the same prices at The Town Hall box office and Ticketmaster.com (800) 982-2787.


NYC: BOSSABRASIL FESTIVAL AT BIRDLAND

In its 8th year, BossaBrasil Festival returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with multi Grammy-winning composer, guitarist and vocalist Dori Caymmi and special guest vocalist, guitarist Joyce on Tuesday through Saturday, May 14th through 18th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The show also features Tutty Moreno (Drums), Rodolfo Stroeter (Bass), Dario Eskenazi (Piano)Following the path laid by his late father legendary Brazilian musician, Dorival Caymmi, Dori Caymmi has written for and performed with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Quincy Jones, Dionne Warwick, Gilberto Gil and Sarah Vaughan. Dori's special guest and frequent collaborator Joyce became an instant sensation for her sultry, subtle 1980 album "Feminina" which established her as one of the few Brazilian women recognized for composing as well as vocals and guitar. Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: RON CARTER TRIO AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Ron Carter Trio (Ron Carter, bass; Russell Malone, guitar; Donald Vega, piano) performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Thursday, May 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, Jaki Byard, Eric Dolphy, B.B. King, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, Cannonball Adderley, and Bobby Timmons. From 1963 to 1968, he was also a member of the legendary Miles Davis Quintet. Over 50 years into his career, he remains incredibly active as a performer and educator. There is a $30-$45 cover.

NYC: KENNY GARRETT AT THE IRIDIUM

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett will appear at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) Thursday through Saturday, May 16th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. As a bandleader for the last two decades, he has also continually grown as a composer. With his latest recording (and second for Mack Avenue Records), Seeds From The Underground, Garrett has given notice that these qualities have not only become more impressive, but have provided him with the platform to expand his horizons and communicate his musical vision clearly. Seeds From The Underground is a powerful return to the straight-ahead, acoustic and propulsive quartet format that showcases Garrett's extraordinary abilities. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: REBECCA LUKER SINGS JEROME KERN AT 54 BELOW

Rebecca Luker Sings Jerome Kern will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday, May 15th & 16th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, May 17th & 18th at 8:00 pm. Broadway audiences fell in love with Rebecca Luker when she created the role of Lily in The Secret Garden. Since then, she's delighted New York with Tony nominated roles in The Music Man, Showboat, and Mary Poppins, as well as her acclaimed performances in Nine and The Sound of Music. Her solo CD's, Greenwich Time and Leaving Home, are available on PS Classics. A long time champion of new composers, Rebecca has trumpeted new works in her appearances at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and on her recordings. This May, 54 Below is thrilled to present Rebecca in a reprise engagement of her brilliant evening of music, all penned by the singular Jerome Kern. There is a $30-$40 with a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MARQUEE FIVE BROADWAY: BY THE LETTER: ACT ONE

Award-winning vocal group Marquee Five debuts at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, May 16th at 9:30 pm with their show By the Letter: Act One. They will perform a collection of Broadway material arranged with their signature harmonies, humor, and heart. Featuring Mick Bleyer, Lynsey Buckelew, Adam West Hemming, Vanessa Parvin, and Julie Reyburn with Musical Director Mark Janas, Broadway By The Letter: Act One is a harmony-infused tribute to theatrical composers, shows, and songs, presented in alphabetical order with a wink and a few surprises. Marquee Five's CD, 8-Track Throwback, is available for purchase after the show, and on iTunes. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: 54 PIANO BAR THURSDAYS
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

On Thursdays at 11:00 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), it's time for 54 PIANO BAR. Just pick a song and join extraordinary pianist and host Brian Nash as you take your turn on the stage. See new Broadway talent perform on a whim, and perhaps take part in the ever-popular (and inevitable) audience sing along. No cover charge. No cover charge, just a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CAFE CARLYLE WELCOMES YANNA AVIS TO "LATE NIGHT SERIES"

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) is pleased to welcome cosmopolitan chanteuse, Yanna Avis, for its new "Second Act, A Late Night Series of Fun and Entertainment" at the Cafe Carlyle on Thursdays & Fridays, May 9th & 10th, and 16th and 17th at 10:45 pm. Ms. Avis is making her Cafe Carlyle debut with her new program, In Love With Love, which will feature her unique brand of sophisticated European cabaret and will be multi-lingual from a variety of influences: Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollander and other sophisticates and heartbreakers. Ms. Avis will be joined on stage by musical director David Shenton at the piano, Tony Macelli on bass, Rich Mercurio on drums, and Will Holshouser on accordion. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NJ: COMEDY NIGHT AT LUNA STAGE

LUNA STAGE (555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ - 973-395-5551) is proud to present another laughter filled comedy night hosted by comedy circuit favorite Monroe Martin III (Broadway Comedy Club) featuring Kate Wolff, Josh Wesson and Menuhin Hart - comedians from the area and New York City on Thursday, May 16th at 8:00 pm. Luna Stage's Stand-Up Comedy Night is part of a monthly series featuring stand-up comedy from the tri-state area's up-and-coming comics seen on MTV, NBC, Comedy Central, and in comedy clubs across the country. This comedy show will be the last of the 2012-2013 season. There is a $10 cover.


BOS: NICKY SCHRIRE QUARTET AT SCULLERS

The Nicky Schrire Quartet performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, May 16th at 8:00 pm. Nicky Schrire is a South African vocalist and composer based in New York City. Her 2012 debut album was released to critical acclaim. Her 2013 sophomore release features duets with pianists Gerald Clayton, Gil Goldstein and Fabian Almazan. Along with her bandmates - pianist Glenn Zaleski, bassist Sam Anning and drummer Jake Goldbas - she proves to be a talented singer who's also a serious musician, very committed to her art, never afraid to try out something new in her own irrepressible style. Dinner/Show: $60 Show only: $20.


TOR: MARK McLEAN AT JAZZ BISTRO

Exciting, New York City based drummer/ composer/ arranger Mark McLean will perform with his "Playground" ensemble at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, May 9th through 11th with sets at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. The ensemble features Kelly Jefferson on sax, Ted Quinlan on guitar, Xavier Davis on piano and Fender Rhodes and Marc Rogers on acoustic and electric bass. Also, Mark will be welcoming three special guests: Wade O. Brown on May 9th; Denzal Sinclair on May 1th0 and Lester McLean on May 11th. Mark and his group will be performing material from his recent well-received CD, Playground. The Music Charge will be $20.

DC: LATIN JAZZ LEGEND ARTURO SANDOVAL

Latin Jazz Legend Arturo Sandoval will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - / ) Thursday through Sunday, May 16th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Miami, Florida home. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHI: WITH A TWIST: LET'S TWIST AGAIN!

The With A Twist boys are back at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Thursday & Friday, May 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm. After a sold out run at Davenport's, and well-received performances at the Skokie Theatre, Stage 773, and the Wilmette Theatre, Kevin Bishop, Steve Kimbrough, Paul Motondo, and Nick Sula return to Davenport's with their twisted arrangements of your favorite tunes. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: MITZI GAYNOR - "RAZZLE DAZZLE! MY LIFE BEHIND THE SEQUINS"

Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee, Mitzi Gaynor, lights up the stage at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) with her acclaimed multimedia musical-comedy memoir "Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins". Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm, and at 7:00 pm on Sunday. The show is an intimate evening of laughs, love and music. In this glittering one woman tour-de-force, the star of such blockbuster Hollywood musicals as Les Girls, Anything Goes, There's No Business Like Show Business and Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific presents a personal peek into her star-studded life and career through side-splitting stories and intimate reflections interwoven with classic songs, remarkable video montages and breathtaking Bob Mackie costume creations. This unforgettable love letter to a great era of show business features Mitzi's captivating brand of storytelling, including her hilarious anecdotes regarding some of her famous friends and costars - from Gene Kelly, Ethel Merman, Rossano Brazzi and Marilyn Monroe, to readying herself to meet The Duke of Windsor, her whirlwind romance with Howard Hughes, and the joyous 52 year marriage to the love of her life, Hollywood producer Jack Bean. Use of stunning video footage (culled from Mitzi's television, concert and film work) and a cavalcade of familiar Hollywood, Broadway and Pop hits further explain and illuminate Mitzi's story and express her adoration for her audiences. Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be "up close and personal" with the electrifying magic and incredible spirit of a true entertainment icon. Tickets are $65-$95 - includes a $30 Food and Beverage credit good towards dinner at either Anzu Restaurant or food and drinks in the showroom.

SF: GOAPELE AT YOSHI'S

Singer/songwriter Goapele performs at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday through Sunday, May 16th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm (7:00 & 9:00 pm Sunday). Goapele broke out of Bay Area at the beginning of the last decade determined to make a difference in the world of music. Seamlessly blending genres while refusing to be limited by the "neo-soul" tag, the eloquent singer/ songwriter completed her first release Closer in 2001 and never looked back. Embraced from the beginning by critics and fans alike, Goapele carved the perfect niche for herself as she created music that fused jazz, soul and hip-hop with her own beautiful poetry. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: MICHAEL BURKE IN CUBEHEAD AT THE BUTTERFLY

Life is like a Rubik's Cube, sometimes you can get so close to resolution only to find you have to start again. Join Michael Burke at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, May 14th through 19th. The show tells of the journey of the extraterrestrial Cubehead and the human Michael, in their search for something more than just spinning around. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: THIRSTY THURSDAYS WITH TREVOR JONES
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

Thirsty Thursdays - the tradition in the music theatre community for a ritual post-show drink - is a terribly kept secret. It is celebrated weekly at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Thursdays at 10:30 pm. Legendary piano man and cabaret performer Trevor Jones takes charge of our showroom for an evening of laughs and great music. Bring a song to sing, request your favourite, or just enjoy the performances and rub shoulders with cast members from major musicals. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: OPEN MIC NOW IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

Starting on Thursday, April 18th and every Thursday thereafter, Harold Sanditen will be hosting an open mic night at London's THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). This will be a unique open mic in the West End, having an acoustic baby grand piano and a bass player. Michael Roulston and Jonty Fisher will be regular musicians - and both are versed at both jazz and more theatrical songs. Harold hopes to create a fun and exciting evening where everyone feels free to perform - jazz, pop, rock, theatre, cabaret, even opera! He welcomes not just singers, but also composers and musicians who want to showcase their talent - both up and coming performers who want to be seen/heard, alongside established singers who want to do a turn. This is a purely musical open mic - no stand-up comedy. Cover is just 5 pounds! HAROLD IS A PREMIER SPONSOR OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

LON: SHANA FARR IN LONDON WITH WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK

THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) presents NYC based Shana Farr with her acclaimed show WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK on Tuesday through Saturday, May 14th through 18th at 8:00 pm, with additional late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK, award-winning Shana Farr's inspired tribute to Julie Andrews, has been performed for sold-out audiences in New York City and all over the United States. Now she brings this rich collection of lyrics and melodies, interwoven with stories about a young English girl's rise to become America's sweetheart and influence the great songwriters of Broadway and Hollywood, to The Crazy Coqs for her London debut. Presenting an evening of standards by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, the Gershwins, and the Sherman Brothers with beautiful, lesser known songs by Henry Mancini, Arthur Schwartz, Noel Coward, Jimmy van Heusen and more, Ms. Farr brings her own voice and interpretations to these timeless songs. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL STAR MAKES WEST END DEBUT AS LIZA (ON AN E)

Following several sell-out seasons and an acclaimed tour of Australia, Trevor Ashley, one of the foremost musical theatre stars from Down Under, will make his West End debut as the irrepressible, incomparable and infamously iconic Liza Minnelli in LIZA (on an E) at the VAUDEVILLE THEATRE (90 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9RZ - 0844 412 4663 - http://www.lizaonane.com/ ) from Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th May, in a strictly limited six show season. Showtimes are Tuesday through Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 4:00 & 8:00 pm. From her marriage to Australia's song-and-dance darling, Peter Allen, to her notorious pill-popping and ubiquitous showbiz family, 'Liza' will dish the dirt on her extraordinary life like you've never seen her before, accompanied by a live on stage band, as she raises the rafters and brings the entire house down with power-packed performances of all her greatest hits. The critically acclaimed and (at least a little bit) controversial Liza (on an E) is an evening that will have you laughing, crying and screaming for more as the supremely talented Ashley channels Liza (and her alter egos), with guest appearances by her mother. Raucous, ruinous and just the right (or wrong) side of risque, it's a rollercoaster ride of riotous proportions. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: "CHAMPAGNE PAM" IS ... DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $6 OFF THE COVER

"Champagne Pam" (Pamela Lewis) brings her new show to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for three performances: Friday, May 10th; Wednesday May 15th; and Friday May 31st, all shows at 7:30 pm. Lewis offers an entertaining inventory of song and story as she checks off the list of a life well lived and loved. The show features a spectrum of sound from contemporary music to jazz, and is designed to pop with music lovers everywhere and of course, the cabaret devotee. Under the direction of the award-winning Susan Winter, Pamela will be accompanied by a full band including guitarist husband, John Hurley. In recent years, Pamela has been featured in a range of venues and performances, including music, comedy and acting - both improvisational and scripted. In addition to the singer/songwriter duo with her husband, Lewis fronts a ten-piece orchestra for hire. There is an $18 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $12 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: BILLIE ROE'S 1978 NYC UNDERGROUND
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

2012 MetroStar and Bistro Award winner, Billie Roe returns to the cabaret stage at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) performing in tribute her all-time favorite songwriter Tom Waits. Shows are scheduled for Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00 pm; Thursday, May 16th at 7:00 pm; Friday, May 17th at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, May 18th at 9:30 pm. Through Waits' music Billie will examine the real life 'film noir' events of the dirty, dangerous and destitute world of NYC in 1978, the year when, in all her youthful innocence, she began her singing career in New York. Musical Direction by Tracy Stark, with Peter Calo on guitar, Saadi Zain on Bass, David Silliman on Drums, and Roxy Coss on Sax/flute. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: FRANK DAIN SWINGS AT THE SIDEWALK CAFE

Frank Dain will be appearing at SIDEWALK CAFE (94 Avenue A, NYC - 212-473-7373) on Wednesday, May 15th at 8:00 pm as part of the Sidewalk Swings Series. As a vocalist, Frank has appeared at Don't Tell Mama, Steve McGraw's, Danny's Skylight Room and Judy's. He made his New York City Town Hall debut at The Mabel Mercer Foundation's summer Cabaret Convention entitled Grand Nights for Singing and was part of the cast for the Foundation's first cabaret convention in Philadelphia. He was a frequent guest of pianist/singer Kathleen Landis at Cafe Pierre. Kathleen invited him to appear with her at the Cocktail Terrace in the Waldorf Astoria as part of a Cole Porter birthday celebration hosted by Daryl Sherman. He was also Kathleen's guest vocalist at the Sheet Music Society's event celebrating the release of the book, The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein, II, written by Amy Asch, with a special appearance by Hammerstein's daughter, Alice Hammerstein Mathias. He has also appeared as a guest singer for a number of cabaret performers in New York, appeared at numerous benefits and has been featured on Jersey's Talking, hosted by Lee Leonard, and performed live on Jim Lowe's radio program. There is a $15 cover plus a 1-item food/drink minimum.

NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW


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. Chris Barrett's career highlights include repeat engagements at New York's Stanhope, Carlyle, Pierre, UN Plaza and Westbury Hotels. Also in New York he has appeared in cabaret at The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama, Helen's Hideaway Room, Danny's Skylight Room, Judy's Chelsea, L'Omnibus d' Maxims; The Reprise Room at Dillon's and the famed FireBird Cafe. He most recently concluded a four month run at upstairs at San Martin, NYC.There is no cover charge.

NYC: GREGORY NALBONE WITH "ALL THAT I AM"

Gregory Nalbone returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, May 15th with his show "All That I Am", a heartfelt collection of inspiring songs, from standards to pop. Personal, captivating stories and catching humor enhance the melodic journey. Musical Director David Schaefer accompanies on piano for this intimate evening. Directed by Debbi Burdett. Gregory Nalbone is a New York City-based singer and model. Gregory takes on songs from Cole Porter to Mick Jagger and delivers his emotional, sincere and wholehearted renditions while making them his own. He had appeared at New York City's Metropolitan Room, Laurie Beechman Theatre, Duplex, The Box, and other venues. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: FRAN LANDESMAN TRIBUTE

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, May 15th features a Fran Landesman Tribute with Bob Dorough - Singer / Pianist; Mary Foster Conklin - Singer; Giacomo Gates - Singer; Ronny Whyte - Singer / Pianist; Boots Maleson - Bass; David Silliman - Drums. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: BOSSABRASIL FESTIVAL AT BIRDLAND

In its 8th year, BossaBrasil Festival returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with multi Grammy-winning composer, guitarist and vocalist Dori Caymmi and special guest vocalist, guitarist Joyce on Tuesday through Saturday, May 14th through 18th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The show also features Tutty Moreno (Drums), Rodolfo Stroeter (Bass), Dario Eskenazi (Piano)Following the path laid by his late father legendary Brazilian musician, Dorival Caymmi, Dori Caymmi has written for and performed with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Quincy Jones, Dionne Warwick, Gilberto Gil and Sarah Vaughan. Dori's special guest and frequent collaborator Joyce became an instant sensation for her sultry, subtle 1980 album "Feminina" which established her as one of the few Brazilian women recognized for composing as well as vocals and guitar. Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FABRIZIO SOTTI "RIGHT NOW" ALBUM RELEASE AT THE BLUE NOTE

Lauded Italian jazz guitar virtuoso and music producer/songwriter Fabrizio Sotti will release his stunning new album Right Now at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 14th & 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm, via Sotti Entertainment, Inc. Mixing his jazz and pop sensibilities for the first time as a recording artist, Fabrizio has assembled an exciting and unexpected list of guests on his latest effort, which features original songs and timeless covers of popular tunes. Joining Fabrizio is R&B powerhouse Melanie Fiona, reggae superstar Shaggy, hip-hop icons Ice T and M-1 of Dead Prez, alt-soul singer Res, European pop legend Zucchero, acclaimed composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer Mino Cinelu, Chilean jazz vocalist Claudia Acuna, soul singer Alegbra Blessett and rising Swedish star Isabella Lundgren. Songs that have both personally and musically inspired Fabrizio have been re-worked into mesmerizing jazz-pop gems, including Pink Floyd's "The Wall," Jimi Hendrix's "The Wind Cries Mary," Bob Marley's "Waitin' In Vain," U2's "One" and Cesaria Evora's "Fidjo Maguado." The album's cohesive sound stems from the band made up of Fabrizio on electric, acoustic, classical and nylon string guitars, Tony Grey on bass and Mino Cinelu on drums/percussion. There is a $15-$25 cover.


NYC: THE MICHAEL CARVIN EXPERIENCE AT THE IRIDIUM

Keystone Korner Nights/Todd Barkan presents the Michael Carvin Experience (Michael Carvin - drums; Yayoi Ikawa - piano; Jansen Cinco - bass; Keith Loftis - tenor saxophone) at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday, May 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Michael Carvin is a drummer of extraordinary talent, inventiveness and technique. His mastery affords him the ability to handle any musical situation and to skillfully pass on his knowledge of the instrument to an ever increasing number of students internationally. Born in Houston, Texas, Carvin's musical training began at age six with his father, one of the top drummers in Houston. By the age of twelve, Carvin began playing professionally and won what would be the first of five consecutive Texas rudimental championships. Mr. Carvin's diverse career has included two years as a staff drummer with Motown Records and extensive studio and television work on the West Coast. In addition to leading his own bands, Carvin's vast playing and recording experience includes work with Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Jackie McLean, Hank Jones, McCoy Tyner, Illinois Jacquet, Pharoah Sanders, Bobby Hutcherson, James Moody, Hampton Hawes, Ruth Brown, Johnny Hartman, Abbey Lincoln, Jimmy Smith, Hugh Masekela, Alice Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, Charles Brown, Terumasa Hino, Bobby Watson, Billy Bang, and many others. Mr. Carvin has recorded on over 250 albums. He endorses Pearl Drums and Istanbul Cymbals. The Michael Carvin Signature Drum Stick, which he designed, is available through Pro-Mark. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: REBECCA LUKER SINGS JEROME KERN AT 54 BELOW

Rebecca Luker Sings Jerome Kern will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday, May 15th & 16th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, May 17th & 18th at 8:00 pm. Broadway audiences fell in love with Rebecca Luker when she created the role of Lily in The Secret Garden. Since then, she's delighted New York with Tony nominated roles in The Music Man, Showboat, and Mary Poppins, as well as her acclaimed performances in Nine and The Sound of Music. Her solo CD's, Greenwich Time and Leaving Home, are available on PS Classics. A long time champion of new composers, Rebecca has trumpeted new works in her appearances at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and on her recordings. This May, 54 Below is thrilled to present Rebecca in a reprise engagement of her brilliant evening of music, all penned by the singular Jerome Kern. There is a $30-$40 with a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SHARON WHEATLEY WITH BETTE ON ME!

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents Sharon Wheatley with her new show Bette On Me! on Wednesday, May 15th at 9:30 pm. Never an impersonator but always an admirer, Broadway's Sharon Wheatley (Avenue Q, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Cats) takes on the music recorded by Bette Midler and pairs it with stories from a life that is all her own. Joined by her husband, Broadway musical director Rob Meffe, backup singers and a band, Sharon celebrates her devotion to the divine (and the glory of love) in this one night only event directed by Scott Coulter. From a distance, Bette Midler has been the wind beneath Sharon Wheatley's wings. Wheatley is the author of the widely read memoir, 'Til the Fat Girl Sings (Adams Media Publishing). There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE STUDIO: LOOK MA, NO PIANOS!

On Wednesdays at 11:00 pm, The Studio at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) is the place to see up-and-coming New York talent: comedians, musicians, songwriters, improv groups- just to name a few. Each week will feature different new New York artists. This week, Wednesday, May 15th, The Studio features LOOK MA, NO PIANOS, an evening of new music by two up-and-coming NYC musical talents, Caroline Prugh and Eli Zoller, along with The O Pioneer Band. Prugh and Zoller combine for a no-pianos-allowed evening of stellar new musical theatre that promises to challenge, excite, and entertain..No cover charge. Drink Specials: $5 beers and $8 mixed drinks.

BOS: JOHN STEIN AT SCULLERS

John Stein performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, May 15th at 8:00 pm. John's newest recording was released in February 2013 by Whaling City Sound. It features Jake Sherman on piano, Hammond organ and Fender Rhodes; John Lockwood on bass; and Ze Eduardo Nazario on drums, along with John's guitar, and is the latest installment in John's series of quartet releases. Dinner/Show: $60 Show only: $20.

DC: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS TINSLEY ELLIS

Hard-rocking blues-soaked guitarist/ vocalist/ song-writer Tinsley Ellis performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, May 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Ellis sings and plays with the energy and soul of all the great Southern musicians who have come before him. Ellis attacks his music with rock power and blues feeling, following in the tradition of Deep South musical heroes Duane Allman, Freddie King, Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes. His live shows feature extended fretwork filled with melodic and rhythmic experimentation, in the spirit of jam bands like his friends Widespread Panic and The Allman Brothers. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHI: WHY CAN'T A WOMAN? A FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE OF BROADWAY

Kimberly Lawson brings her show 'Why Can't a Woman? A Feminist Perspective of Broadway' to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Wednesday, May 15th at 8:00 pm. The show features special Guest Appearances by Edward Fraim and Clara D'Onofrio with Musical Direction and Arrangements by Nick Sula. Directed by Will Rogers. When a young girl grows up in St. Louis and only has national tours and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to depend upon for the magic of Broadway, her role models quickly begin to mirror those of the stage. But are Julie Jordan, Mama Rose, and Eponine really the best examples of women Broadway has to offer? Join Kimberly Lawson as she joyfully tackles Broadway's leading ladies, and demands stronger characters for the future. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: SALLY KELLERMAN AT VICKY'S OF SANTA FE

Sally Kellerman, the Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated celebrated actress, voiceover virtuoso and singer, returns to VICKY'S OF SANTA FE (45-100 Club Drive, Indian Wells, CA - 760-345-9770)on Wednesday, May 15th for her fourth appearance in the desert cities for "SALLY KELLERMAN LIVE!," an evening of intimate and laid back music and conversation presented in her own inimitable style, backed by a Trio consisting of Andy Langham on Piano, Lyman Medeiros on Bass and Dick Weller on Drums. The performance will be presented by producer Bobbi Goodman. The evening begins at 5:30 pm includes no-host cocktails, followed by a specially planned Prix Fixe Three-Course Dinner at 6:00 pm. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Kellerman's program will include some new takes on familiar songs. Kellerman will also sign copies of her hot of the press new autobiography, SALLY KELLERMAN - Read My Lips: Stories of a Hollywood Life after the show. The cost is $75 per person including tax, tip and entertainment.


SF: WILLIAM PARKER QUARTET AT YOSHI'S

The William Parker Quartet will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, May 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. William Parker formed this stunning Quartet in 2000, and the group has been a primary vehicle for his supreme talents as bassist, composer and bandleader since that time. They have released four highly and widely acclaimed albums: O'Neal's Porch, Raining On The Moon, Sound Unity, and Petit Oiseau, and have engendered joy and awe in audiences around the world whenever they perform. They have toured Canada, Europe and the United States, in clubs and at major festivals. The entire history of jazz, inside out, is within their unified breath and at their collective fingertips, and they continue to create their own highly estimable chapter therein. There is a $25 (8:00 pm) $16 (10:00 pm) cover.


SF: MITZI GAYNOR - "RAZZLE DAZZLE! MY LIFE BEHIND THE SEQUINS"

Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee, Mitzi Gaynor, lights up the stage at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) with her acclaimed multimedia musical-comedy memoir "Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins". Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm, and at 7:00 pm on Sunday. The show is an intimate evening of laughs, love and music. In this glittering one woman tour-de-force, the star of such blockbuster Hollywood musicals as Les Girls, Anything Goes, There's No Business Like Show Business and Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific presents a personal peek into her star-studded life and career through side-splitting stories and intimate reflections interwoven with classic songs, remarkable video montages and breathtaking Bob Mackie costume creations. This unforgettable love letter to a great era of show business features Mitzi's captivating brand of storytelling, including her hilarious anecdotes regarding some of her famous friends and costars - from Gene Kelly, Ethel Merman, Rossano Brazzi and Marilyn Monroe, to readying herself to meet The Duke of Windsor, her whirlwind romance with Howard Hughes, and the joyous 52 year marriage to the love of her life, Hollywood producer Jack Bean. Use of stunning video footage (culled from Mitzi's television, concert and film work) and a cavalcade of familiar Hollywood, Broadway and Pop hits further explain and illuminate Mitzi's story and express her adoration for her audiences. Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be "up close and personal" with the electrifying magic and incredible spirit of a true entertainment icon. Tickets are $65-$95 - includes a $30 Food and Beverage credit good towards dinner at either Anzu Restaurant or food and drinks in the showroom.

AUS: MICHAEL BURKE IN CUBEHEAD AT THE BUTTERFLY

Life is like a Rubik's Cube, sometimes you can get so close to resolution only to find you have to start again. Join Michael Burke at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, May 14th through 19th. The show tells of the journey of the extraterrestrial Cubehead and the human Michael, in their search for something more than just spinning around. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL STAR MAKES WEST END DEBUT AS LIZA (ON AN E)

Following several sell-out seasons and an acclaimed tour of Australia, Trevor Ashley, one of the foremost musical theatre stars from Down Under, will make his West End debut as the irrepressible, incomparable and infamously iconic Liza Minnelli in LIZA (on an E) at the VAUDEVILLE THEATRE (90 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9RZ - 0844 412 4663 - http://www.lizaonane.com/ ) from Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th May, in a strictly limited six show season. Showtimes are Tuesday through Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 4:00 & 8:00 pm. From her marriage to Australia's song-and-dance darling, Peter Allen, to her notorious pill-popping and ubiquitous showbiz family, 'Liza' will dish the dirt on her extraordinary life like you've never seen her before, accompanied by a live on stage band, as she raises the rafters and brings the entire house down with power-packed performances of all her greatest hits. The critically acclaimed and (at least a little bit) controversial Liza (on an E) is an evening that will have you laughing, crying and screaming for more as the supremely talented Ashley channels Liza (and her alter egos), with guest appearances by her mother. Raucous, ruinous and just the right (or wrong) side of risque, it's a rollercoaster ride of riotous proportions. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: SHANA FARR IN LONDON WITH WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK

THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) presents NYC based Shana Farr with her acclaimed show WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK on Tuesday through Saturday, May 14th through 18th at 8:00 pm, with additional late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK, award-winning Shana Farr's inspired tribute to Julie Andrews, has been performed for sold-out audiences in New York City and all over the United States. Now she brings this rich collection of lyrics and melodies, interwoven with stories about a young English girl's rise to become America's sweetheart and influence the great songwriters of Broadway and Hollywood, to The Crazy Coqs for her London debut. Presenting an evening of standards by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, the Gershwins, and the Sherman Brothers with beautiful, lesser known songs by Henry Mancini, Arthur Schwartz, Noel Coward, Jimmy van Heusen and more, Ms. Farr brings her own voice and interpretations to these timeless songs. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: THE PIANO BAR REUNION WITH MARLA GREEN & FRIENDS
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) presents The Piano Bar Reunion With Marla Green & Friends on Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00 pm. With Marla hosting, and both Steven Lowenthal and Ricky Ritze taking turns at the piano, everyone in invited to join in at the open mic. Members of the talented Metropolitan Room Staff are lending their voices to this fundraiser on behalf of Marla Green's best friend from college, who is on her first round of Chemotherapy and needs support from our community. Come out for a good time with Marla Green & Friends and show your support at the same time.There is just a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE SONGS OF MICHAEL FINKE

Rising musical theatre composer, Michael Finke, is bringing his songs back to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, May 14th at 9:30 pm. Michael is a recent NYU graduate whose work has already spanned New York City. His music has been performed at NYU, Joe's Pub, Don't Tell Mama, The Laurie Beechman, NYMF, and the Bowery Poetry Club, as well as a recent national broadcast on ABC. This ONE NIGHT ONLY event will feature songs from Michael's musicals including "Reporting Live" (NYMF, NYU), "Caroline and George" (440 Studios), "Other People's Relationships" (The Beechman), "Goodnight, Stranger" (The Helen Mills Theater), and many more. Acclaimed Broadway stars and emerging musical theatre performers come together to create an unforgettable evening of new work from Michael Finke, whose musicals range from the hilariously absurd to the darkly dramatic. There is a $10 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW


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. Chris Barrett's career highlights include repeat engagements at New York's Stanhope, Carlyle, Pierre, UN Plaza and Westbury Hotels. Also in New York he has appeared in cabaret at The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama, Helen's Hideaway Room, Danny's Skylight Room, Judy's Chelsea, L'Omnibus d' Maxims; The Reprise Room at Dillon's and the famed FireBird Cafe. He most recently concluded a four month run at upstairs at San Martin, NYC.There is no cover charge.

NYC: GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA TUESDAY NIGHTS AT SWING 46

The hot big band sounds of The George Gee Swing Orchestra were the first to grace the SWING 46 JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB (349 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-262-9554) stage and continue to thrill music lovers and swing dancers weekly at the Tuesday night big band spectacular from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Both New Yorkers and tourists from around the world make the pilgrimage each week to experience the ultimate NYC swing big band extravaganza - at the only swing dance supper club standing strong and true (7 nights a week)! George Gee and his 12 piece swing orchestra (along with vocalists Hilary Gardner and John Dokes) are not just rooted in the past, but also serve up brand new cutting edge arrangements, inspired by the old Harlem Savoy Ballroom era. Tuesday evenings also regularly feature The SWING46 Big Band Floor Show with the award-winning lindy-hop dance team, SwingFX and a complimentary dance lesson provided by Dance Manhattan Studios! There is a $12 cover.

NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play every Monday & Tuesday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at at SOFIA'S RESTAURANT at the EDISON HOTEL (221 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-719-5799) . Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks is an eleven-piece band playing music of the 1920s & 30s for your dining and dancing pleasure. In 1976 Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks (originally known as the New Orleans Nighthawks) was formed. A big-band historian and collector, Giordano has more than 60,000 scores in his collection. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food drink minimum.

NYC: BOSSABRASIL FESTIVAL AT BIRDLAND

In its 8th year, BossaBrasil Festival returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with multi Grammy-winning composer, guitarist and vocalist Dori Caymmi and special guest vocalist, guitarist Joyce on Tuesday through Saturday, May 14th through 18th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The show also features Tutty Moreno (Drums), Rodolfo Stroeter (Bass), Dario Eskenazi (Piano)Following the path laid by his late father legendary Brazilian musician, Dorival Caymmi, Dori Caymmi has written for and performed with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Quincy Jones, Dionne Warwick, Gilberto Gil and Sarah Vaughan. Dori's special guest and frequent collaborator Joyce became an instant sensation for her sultry, subtle 1980 album "Feminina" which established her as one of the few Brazilian women recognized for composing as well as vocals and guitar. Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FABRIZIO SOTTI "RIGHT NOW" ALBUM RELEASE AT THE BLUE NOTE

Lauded Italian jazz guitar virtuoso and music producer/songwriter Fabrizio Sotti will release his stunning new album Right Now at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 14th & 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm, via Sotti Entertainment, Inc. Mixing his jazz and pop sensibilities for the first time as a recording artist, Fabrizio has assembled an exciting and unexpected list of guests on his latest effort, which features original songs and timeless covers of popular tunes. Joining Fabrizio is R&B powerhouse Melanie Fiona, reggae superstar Shaggy, hip-hop icons Ice T and M-1 of Dead Prez, alt-soul singer Res, European pop legend Zucchero, acclaimed composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer Mino Cinelu, Chilean jazz vocalist Claudia Acuna, soul singer Alegbra Blessett and rising Swedish star Isabella Lundgren. Songs that have both personally and musically inspired Fabrizio have been re-worked into mesmerizing jazz-pop gems, including Pink Floyd's "The Wall," Jimi Hendrix's "The Wind Cries Mary," Bob Marley's "Waitin' In Vain," U2's "One" and Cesaria Evora's "Fidjo Maguado." The album's cohesive sound stems from the band made up of Fabrizio on electric, acoustic, classical and nylon string guitars, Tony Grey on bass and Mino Cinelu on drums/percussion. There is a $15-$25 cover.


NYC: SCOBAR ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS BILLIE WILLIAMS

ScoBar Entertainment presents Billie Williams at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday, May 14th at 8:00 pm. A professional vocalist since her teens, Billie Williams has a rich repertoire that includes country, blues, rock, R&B, jazz and popular songs from the Great American Songbook. Ms. Williams is a native of the Boston area where, at age 16, she co-founded the country swing band Columbus East. She went on to sing with the rock band Mezz and then with 8-piece R&B band City Edition. During her years with City Edition she shared the stage with R&B legends Wilson Pickett and Sam & Dave. When Billie arrived in New York City she landed a gig as lead vocalist with blues band The Lenny Nelson Project. After time off to raise her daughter, Billie returned to performing in 2009 with the show "Sentimental Journeys" appearing with actress/singer Jean Tafler and vocalist Tracy Toler. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JAZZ VOCALIST AND BBC HOST CLAIRE MARTIN AT DIZZY'S

London based Jazz Vocalist and BBC Host Claire Martin will appear at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday & Tuesday, May 13th & 14th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Rightly acclaimed as the outstanding voice of her generation, Claire Martin has been a driving force behind the jazz scene in the United Kingdom for the past 25 years and has won many accolades, including being a six-time winner of the British Jazz Award and opening for Tony Bennett. In 2011 her massive contribution to U.K. jazz was noted when she was honored as the recipient of an O.B.E. in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to jazz. A host of the BBC's popular 10-year weekly jazz show Jazz Line Up, Martin takes a break to head to New York City for a special engagement at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Having made her New York City debut at The Algonquin Hotel in 2007 with a long, sold-out run, Martin brings her distinctive sound and intercontinental style to Dizzy's for her first engagement at the world-class club as a solo recording artist. She previously performed at Dizzy's in 2007 with Ian Shaw for three sold-out nights as part of the Women in Jazz Festival. Beloved for her trademark cocktail of standards, sass, swing and lesser-known gems, Martin last performed in New York in 2011 when she performed sold-out shows at Jazz at Lincoln Center with pianist Bill Charlap and at The Algonquin with the late Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: THE WBGO JAZZ SERIES PRESENT SING! SING! SING! - THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF BENNY GOODMAN'S HISTORIC CARNEGIE HALL CONCERT

The 54 Below WBGO Jazz Series at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will feature weekly Tuesday evening shows by jazz artists with performances at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. Just around the corner from Swing Street, these seasoned jazz performers come to Broadway's Nightclub to play and sing the night away in grand style. Whether you're a long time jazz buff or new to the genre, this series, sponsored by the country's premier jazz radio station, promises a truly classic only-in-New York experience. Featured on Tuesday, May 14th, SING! SING! SING! - The 75th Anniversary of Benny Goodman's Historic Carnegie Hall Concert. Sing! Sing! Sing! features an all-star lineup directed by Ken Peplowski, reinventing clarinetist Benny Goodman's legendary Carnegie Hall Concert 75 years ago on January 16, 1938. That famous concert marked a momentous occasion of jazz crossing from the clubs to the highbrow realm of concert music (as well as being notable as one of the first public concerts featuring a racially integrated lineup). The show featured a host of stars including Goodman regulars Lionel Hampton and Gene Krupa as well as Buck Clayton, Johnny Hodges, Walter Page, Lester Young, Harry Carney, Bucky Pizzarelli and Freddie Green. This show's director, Ken Peplowski, is a virtuosic clarinetist and sax player and charismatic entertainer who has been delighting audiences for over 30 years. A former member of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Ken has collaborated with Benny Goodman, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, and more. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LATE NIGHT: BACKSTAGE, HOSTED BY SUSIE MOSHER

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 May 14th are Celisse Henderson (Broadway's Godspell, In Transit), Stacy Sullivan (celebrated chanteuse), Marcus Paul James (Broadway's In the Heights, Rent), Courtney Act (Australian Idol), Michael Garin (Song of Singapore), and Lavinia Draper (Nightlife Icon). No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.

DC: THE LEGENDARY GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA AT BLUES ALLEY

The World Famous, Glenn Miller Orchestra, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, May 14th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: BUTTERFLY GLEE CLUB MEETS TUESDAYS IN MELBOURNE

At 6:30 pm every Tuesday The Butterfly Glee Club meets at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) for a 1 hour session. The Butterfly Glee Club is the best sing-along choir in town. There are no solos, no microphones and no commitment to come every week - you just turn up, pay $12 at the door, and have a big old group sing of some of the best pop music on the planet. Perfect for keeping your vocal skills in shape with a 15 minute warm-up every session, loads of harmonies and some of the best musical directors in the country, Glee Club is perfect for all levels of singers from newbies to experts. You will never get told off for singing too raucously and, most importantly, it's super fun! The Butterfly Glee Club is organized (and often conducted) by the gorgeous and talented Vicky Jacobs (Multi Green Room Award Nominee for Musical Direction), and other legendary choirmasters like music theatre star Chelsea Plumley.


AUS: MICHAEL BURKE IN CUBEHEAD AT THE BUTTERFLY

Life is like a Rubik's Cube, sometimes you can get so close to resolution only to find you have to start again. Join Michael Burke at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, May 14th through 19th. The show tells of the journey of the extraterrestrial Cubehead and the human Michael, in their search for something more than just spinning around. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL STAR MAKES WEST END DEBUT AS LIZA (ON AN E)

Following several sell-out seasons and an acclaimed tour of Australia, Trevor Ashley, one of the foremost musical theatre stars from Down Under, will make his West End debut as the irrepressible, incomparable and infamously iconic Liza Minnelli in LIZA (on an E) at the VAUDEVILLE THEATRE (90 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9RZ - 0844 412 4663 - http://www.lizaonane.com/ ) from Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th May, in a strictly limited six show season. Showtimes are Tuesday through Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 4:00 & 8:00 pm. From her marriage to Australia's song-and-dance darling, Peter Allen, to her notorious pill-popping and ubiquitous showbiz family, 'Liza' will dish the dirt on her extraordinary life like you've never seen her before, accompanied by a live on stage band, as she raises the rafters and brings the entire house down with power-packed performances of all her greatest hits. The critically acclaimed and (at least a little bit) controversial Liza (on an E) is an evening that will have you laughing, crying and screaming for more as the supremely talented Ashley channels Liza (and her alter egos), with guest appearances by her mother. Raucous, ruinous and just the right (or wrong) side of risque, it's a rollercoaster ride of riotous proportions. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: SHANA FARR IN LONDON WITH WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK

THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) presents NYC based Shana Farr with her acclaimed show WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK on Tuesday through Saturday, May 14th through 18th at 8:00 pm, with additional late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK, award-winning Shana Farr's inspired tribute to Julie Andrews, has been performed for sold-out audiences in New York City and all over the United States. Now she brings this rich collection of lyrics and melodies, interwoven with stories about a young English girl's rise to become America's sweetheart and influence the great songwriters of Broadway and Hollywood, to The Crazy Coqs for her London debut. Presenting an evening of standards by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, the Gershwins, and the Sherman Brothers with beautiful, lesser known songs by Henry Mancini, Arthur Schwartz, Noel Coward, Jimmy van Heusen and more, Ms. Farr brings her own voice and interpretations to these timeless songs. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: L.A.'S JOANNE TATHAM SINGS "SOUNDTRACK NEW YORK"

Joanne Tatham brings her jazz-infused vocal storytelling to her debut at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) in "Soundtrack New York: Music from Movies Made in Manhattan" on Monday, May 13th at 9:30 pm and Saturday, June 22nd at 4:00 pm. A carefully edited survey of songs from iconic movies filmed right on the city streets (from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" to "Midnight Cowboy", from "West Side Story" to "Tootsie") this brand-new show includes the work of The Gershwins, Burt Bacharach, Kander and Ebb, Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Henry Mancini with Rod McKuen, and so many more. Arrangements are contributed by Tamir Hendelman (Barbra Streisand), Brad Ellis (Glee) and Eli Brueggemann (Saturday Night Live). Ms. Tatham is a transplanted New Yorker currently based in Los Angeles, where she has regular bookings at Catalina's Jazz Club and has delighted audiences at Vibrato, The Baked Potato, The Gardenia, as well as San Francisco's Plush Room and as a regular guest artist with the Desert Cities Jazz Band. In NYC, she has appeared at The Duplex, The Triad and at Feinstein's at Loews Regency, and has been a featured artist of the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Conventions. Ms. Tatham has released two recordings to date: "Making Light" and "The Merriest", and her music has been heard in film and television scores. She is currently at work on a new album inspired by 70's rhythm and blues. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: TITUSS BURGESS SINGS SOUL AND R&B SONGS ON DEBUT ALBUM

Rising R&B vocalist and songwriter Tituss Burgess will celebrate his exciting and personal debut R&B/Soul album Comfortable with a special concert event at CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900) on Monday, May 13 at 9:00 pm. Burgess has starred on television in the Emmy Award winning NBC comedy "30 Rock" and on Broadway in Jersey Boys and The Little Mermaid. The album is a unique and intensely-personal collection of Burgess's original R&B songs that frankly and emotionally explore issues of life and love. In a project that's been in development for two years, he sings boldly and openly about feeling safe in his own skin. Comfortable will be available on Tuesday, May 14th at iTunes, Amazon.com and CDBaby.com. There os a $20 cover (includes a copy of the CD) plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BROADWAY ON 22ND STREET AT THE MET

The hit Cabaret Series BROADWAY ON 22ND STREET will return to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, May 13th at 7:00 pm. This is the show that brings together some of the best performers from The Great White Way, now in it's 3rd year. Created and produced by MAC award winner Joseph Macchia, the series featured some of the most talented up and coming Broadway performers. The show will feature performers from the past year. Scheduled to appear are Quinn M. Bass, Romelda Teron Benjamin, Jared Joseph, Eric Michael Gillett, Will Perez, Jason McCullom, Debra Walton, Blanca Camacho, Tony Chiroldes, Bernard Dotson, Liz McKendry, and Kwame Remy performing solos, in duet and more. Tracy Stark Musical directs the evening. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW


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.Chris Barrett's career highlights include repeat engagements at New York's Stanhope, Carlyle, Pierre, UN Plaza and Westbury Hotels. Also in New York he has appeared in cabaret at The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama, Helen's Hideaway Room, Danny's Skylight Room, Judy's Chelsea, L'Omnibus d' Maxims; The Reprise Room @ Dillon's and the famed FireBird Cafe. He most recently concluded a four month run at upstairs at San Martin, NYC. There is no cover charge.

NYC: STORM LARGE AT JOE'S PUB

Storm Large returns to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Monday, May 13th at 7:00 pm for her Official Carnegie Hall Spring For Music After Party. Award winning singer, author, playwright, and performer of Wikepedian proportions, Large wants to let her hair down after her Carnegie Hall Debut. Having been personally invited to perform Kurt Weill's "Seven Deadly Sins" with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for the Spring For Music Festival on May 9th, Storm would like to celebrate by stepping onto one of her other favorite stages in NYC ... Joe's Pub. Storm has been singing and slinging hilarious banter around the globe for two decades, with her own band, and recently with Pink Martini. Her one woman show "Crazy Enough" ran for an unprecedented and completely sold out 21 week run in her hometown of Portland OR, and garnered rave reviews in UK (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) and Australia (Adelaide Cabaret Festival). Storm is planning an off Broadway run of the show in the near future. There is a $20 cover.


NYC: BRONWYN'S FROLICS FOLLIES GAIETIES VANITIES AND SCANDALS!
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

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. Bronwyn is joined by Mathew Ward 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: NO NAME PRESENTS THE UPTOWN CABARET
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

Host Alexandra de Suze and Musical Director Marilynn Seits host a monthly evening of performances by singers, songwriters and musical lovers alike at INDIAN ROAD CAFE (600 West 218th Street, NYC - 212-942-7451) on Monday, May 13th at 7:00 pm. The Uptown Cabaret is an opportunity to play; to enjoy your music; your art; an opportunity to share this joy with your fellow singers, composers and lyricists. Bring that new audition song! Bring that song that you'd never get to sing otherwise! Bring that new material for your BMI class and test it out in a safe and fun place. No Name Presents: The Uptown Cabaret on the second Monday of every month! Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: JIM CARUSO'S "CAST PARTY" MONDAYS AT BIRDLAND
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

Every Monday night at 9:30 pm, Broadway impresario Jim Caruso hosts "Cast Party", a combination open-mic, networking event and party at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) during which the biggest stars on Broadway relax on their night off by performing their favorite songs in an informal setting. Cast Party is a mix of music, impromptu performance and cocktail party revelry, where showbiz superstars, stunning jazz talents and cabaret glitterati hit the stage alongside up-and-comers to serve up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. It's the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with talented show folk and their fans. There is a $20 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CORTES ALEXANDER BRINGS "THE SWELL SHOW" TO BIRDLAND

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present the New York solo debut of Cortes Alexander in "The Swell Show" on Monday, May 13th at 7:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). Alexander last appeared on Broadway as one-fourth of The Williams Brothers in the Tony Award-winning, Liza's At the Palace. For the past several years, he has been performing "The Swell Show" across the country, mixing pop, jazz, lesser-known Broadway tunes, and original compositions combined with amusing biographical anecdotes. Alexander is supported by two spirited "Swell Girls," including Melissa Bailey (with whom he appeared in Broadway's Marilyn: An American Fable) and Julie Garnye (Cats). Musical direction for the evening will be Billy Stritch. Cortes Alexander was the recipient of two MAC awards and a Backstage Bistro Award for his vocal group, The Tonics. There is a $20 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: RUTGERS FACULTY JAZZ SEPTET & UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Rutgers Faculty Jazz Septet and The Rutgers Jazz Ensemble, directed by Conrad Herwig, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, May 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Rutgers Faculty Jazz Septet features Stanley Cowell, piano; Ralph Bowen, saxophone; Conrad Herwig, trombone; Joe Magnarelli, trumpet; Vic Juris, guitar; Victor Lewis, drums; and Kenny Davis, bass. The Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble is the top student jazz ensemble at Mason Gross School of the Arts. The ensemble has performed at the Blue Note, Town Hall, and Symphony Space, and in Japan by invitation of the Governor of the Fukui Prefecture. The Rutgers Jazz Ensemble boasts a notable alumni list, including Terrence Blanchard, Ralph Peterson, Steve Nelson, Harry Pickens, Michael Mossman, Jerry Weldon, Harry Allen, Jeff Rupert, Yoron Israel, Ken Filiano, Derrick Gardner, Sean Jones, Terrell Stafford, Lee Hogans, Brad Leali, Jim Brenan, Adam Cruz, Frank Lacy, Rob Bargad, John Chin, Misha Piatigorsky, Noah Bearman, Earl McDonald, Orrin Evans, Roger Lent, Riley Mullins, Kenneth Davis, and Dave Shumacher. There is a $10-15 cover.


NYC: GIANTS OF JAZZ GUITAR FEATURING MIMI FOX AND MARTIN TAYLOR

Giants of Jazz Guitar featuring Mimi Fox and Martin Taylor will be presented at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Monday, May 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Martin Taylor is a multi-award winning guitarist who is known to dazzle audiences with his solo shows, which combine virtuosity, emotion, humor, and a strong stage presence, while his inimitable style has seen him recognized as the world's foremost exponent of solo fingerstyle guitar playing. Taylor has invented and developed a way of playing the guitar that is admired, and often imitated, by guitarists all over the world. Collaborations with artists including Jeff Beck, Tommy Emmanuel, Bill Wyman, Chet Atkins, David Grisman, Dianne Schuur and Gary Burton have seen him garner two honorary doctorates, a BBC lifetime achievement award, Top 10 albums in both the USA and Europe, a record 14 British Jazz Awards and in 2002 he was appointed MBE 'For Services to Jazz Music' by Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain. His 'Spirit of Django Orchestral Suite' recently received its London Premiere at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms. As one of the world's most recognized online guitar teachers, Taylor's innovative online guitar school is subscribed to by guitarists in over 58 countries. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play every Monday & Tuesday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at at SOFIA'S RESTAURANT at the EDISON HOTEL (221 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-719-5799) . Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks is an eleven-piece band playing music of the 1920s & 30s for your dining and dancing pleasure. In 1976 Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks (originally known as the New Orleans Nighthawks) was formed. A big-band historian and collector, Giordano has more than 60,000 scores in his collection. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food drink minimum.

NYC: BROADWAY'S LESLIE KRITZER WITH BEAUTIFUL DISASTER AT JOE'S PUB

Broadway's Leslie Kritzer, currently starring in The Memory Show with The Transport Group (through May 18) returns to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) with her all-new extravaganza Beautiful Disaster for four performances: April 22nd and 29th at 9:30 pm; May 13th at 9:30 and 11:30 pm. Written by Randy Blair (Fat Camp, Spidermusical, Perez Hilton Saves the Universe) and Leslie Kritzer, Beautiful Disaster is directed by Randy Blair, with music direction by Vadim Feichtner (Spelling Bee, Elegies, Little Miss Sunshine). Welcome to 1995, where a teenaged Jewrican musical theatre addict's life is about to be turned upside down in a tour-de-force one-woman comedy starring Broadway favorite Leslie Kritzer (Elf, Legally Blonde, A Catered Affair, Sondheim on Sondheim, Hairspray). Featuring a colorful array of New Jersey characters and a score ranging from Alanis Morissette to Jule Styne, Beautiful Disaster explores what happens when shit hits the fan and rebellion meets reality. Beautiful Disaster marks Kritzer's third major Joe's Pub engagement, following her sensational award-winning 2006 S.R.O. debut Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches. Tickets are $25.


NYC: SAM HARRIS AT 54 BELOW

Sam Harris returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for two shows only, on Sunday & Monday, May 12th & 13th at 7:00 pm. Harris will be bringing his singular interpretation and inimitable style to an eclectic collection of Broadway and pop classics from Hammerstein & Sondheim to U2, Lennon & Hendrix. Also look for sneak preview material from his upcoming book - HAM: Slices of a Life (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster). For over two decades, Harris has starred on Broadway, on television and in concert. His talent for redefining the vast American Songbook, exploring songs from the 20's up to today, defines him as one of cabaret's most distinguished performers. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STEVE KAZEE AND THE SHINY LIARS

The 2012 Tony Award winner, for his performance as Guy in Once, Steve Kazee will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday & Saturday, May 10th & 11th at 8:00 pm and Monday, May 13th at 9:30 pm. Kazee makes his 54 Below debut with this, his very first chance to share his original songs with New York audiences! Joined by his band, The Shiny Liars, this alt-country evening reflects Steve's southern upbringing. Inspired by artists such as Damien Jurado, Night Beds, Wilco, and others, a few of which Kazee will cover in the show, these special evenings showcase the tunes planned for his debut album, which he'll be recording this summer! In addition to winning the 2013 Grammy for Musical Theater Album for Once, Broadway has embraced Steve in roles including Sir Lancelot in Monty Python's Spamalot, Starbuck, opposite Audra McDonald, in Roundabout's 110 in the Shade, To Be or Not to Be at MTC, and Edward Albee's Seascape. There is a $35-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: "THE CALLBACK" AT 54 BELOW HOSTED BY CHRISTINE PEDI

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


NYC: JAZZ VOCALIST AND BBC HOST CLAIRE MARTIN AT DIZZY'S

London based Jazz Vocalist and BBC Host Claire Martin will appear at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday & Tuesday, May 13th & 14th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Rightly acclaimed as the outstanding voice of her generation, Claire Martin has been a driving force behind the jazz scene in the United Kingdom for the past 25 years and has won many accolades, including being a six-time winner of the British Jazz Award and opening for Tony Bennett. In 2011 her massive contribution to U.K. jazz was noted when she was honored as the recipient of an O.B.E. in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to jazz. A host of the BBC's popular 10-year weekly jazz show Jazz Line Up, Martin takes a break to head to New York City for a special engagement at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Having made her New York City debut at The Algonquin Hotel in 2007 with a long, sold-out run, Martin brings her distinctive sound and intercontinental style to Dizzy's for her first engagement at the world-class club as a solo recording artist. She previously performed at Dizzy's in 2007 with Ian Shaw for three sold-out nights as part of the Women in Jazz Festival. Beloved for her trademark cocktail of standards, sass, swing and lesser-known gems, Martin last performed in New York in 2011 when she performed sold-out shows at Jazz at Lincoln Center with pianist Bill Charlap and at The Algonquin with the late Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: LADY K WITH GOSPEL AND SOUL AT BLUES ALLEY

Lady K will perform on Monday, May 13th at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Lady K is a songstress that hails from Silver Spring, Maryland in the Washington Metropolitan area. For the past twenty years, Lady K has been commanding audiences with her four-octave vocal range, performing at local clubs and venues throughout the metropolitan area as well as abroad. From a young age, music was always a part of the household as she was heavily influenced by the soul and gospel icons of the 60's, 70's and 80's including James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Bobby Womack and the list goes on. Call for cover/minimum information.

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