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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #080504 - Monday, May 12, 2008
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TODAY'S TOP STORY

THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1965 AT THE TOWN HALL TONIGHT
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
The Broadway Musicals of 1965 to be presented on Monday, May 12th at 8:00 pm at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ ) matches an extraordinary cast with one of the greatest years in the history of the Great White Way that will feature a concert of virtually non-stop Broadway classics. Now in its eighth season, Broadway By The Year is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall.

THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1965 matches an extraordinary cast with one of the greatest years in the history of the Great White Way that will feature a concert of virtually non-stop Broadway classics. Performing great songs like "Why Did I Choose You?" "She Touched Me," Who Can I Turn to?" "The Impossible Dream," and about twenty more of the same caliber will be a stunning cast that will include the future star of Shrek on Broadway, Brian d'Arcy James, four time Tony Nominee Gregg Edelman, two time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch, the recent star of Wicked, Julia Murney, the great dancing of Kendrick Jones, Shannon Lewis, Melinda Sullivan, and award-winning vocalists Julie Reyburn and Brandon Cutrell, plus Lorin Latarro and David Eggers (who will also co-choreograph and stage the concert). And that's only the beginning!

Tickets are $50 & $45 and are on sale now through TicketMaster, 212-307-4100 (http://www.ticketmaster.com/ ), and The Town Hall Box Office between noon and 6:00 pm (except Sundays).


HEADLINES OF NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS SPOTLIGHTED IN THIS ISSUE

FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF EVENTS CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml

THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1965 AT THE TOWN HALL TONIGHT
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR 18th BIRTHDAY SHOW JULY 9th
ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT & ALYSHA UMPHRESS ADDED TO PERFORMER LIST
4-for-3 HOME-PAGE SIDE-BAR AD SALE FOR MAY & JUNE
MESSAGE BOARD IS AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP - WRITE FOR DATES
CYNTHIA CRANE'S LIVE PERFORMANCE CD NOW AVAILABLE
WINNER - CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MEMBERS' CHOICE TOP-10
OPEN MIC HAPPY HOUR WITH DAVID PELLEGRENE AT THE TOWN HOUSE
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
AVENUE Q SWINGS! BENEFIT AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
MONDAY NIGHT LIVE AT PETTERINO'S WITH OPEN-MIC
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
COOL MONDAYS SHOW AT BARNES & NOBLE FEATURES RONI BEN-HUR
*** 2008 MAC AWARD WINNER ***
BROADWAY BABY BISTRO & PIANO LOUNGE NYC'S NEWEST CLUB
METROPOLITAN ROOM PRESENTS TOPS IN CABARET THIS WEEK
D'ARCY RETURNS WITH ACCLAIMED SHOW FOR ONE MORE PERFORMANCE
RAISSA KATONA BENNETT IS PUTTING THINGS AWAY
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
JANE SCHECKTER RETURNS WITH NEW MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LENA HORNE
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
EDD CLARK APPEARING IN "ROMANTIC NOTIONS" AT DON'T TELL MAMA
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
THE PARODIVAS AND PALS PRESENT AIDS WALK BENEFIT
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS AT METROPOLITAN ROOM MAY 14th
THE CABARET AT SAVOR CLOSES SPRING SEASON WITH PAULA WEST
KATHRYN ALLYN MAKES NYC CABARET DEBUT AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
BRONWYN, BARBARA & JERRY BRING OPEN-MIC HAPPY HOUR TO RITA MAE'S
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
RICKY & KIMLEE UPSTAIRS OF STONEWALL ON WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
WEDNESDAY JAZZ AT NOON FEATURES JOAN CROWE & SUE MATSUKI
ANY WEDNESDAY CD SHOW AT B & N WITH ADRIFT IN MACAO
*** MAC AWARD WINNER - SPECIAL B.O.D. AWARD ***
NEW VOCAL SERIES WEDNESDAYS AT THE RIVER ROOM WITH BARBARA ROSENE
PAUL MARINARO TRIO NOW EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT CLUB 3160
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
JENNIFER PACE WITH GARY PACE QUARTET AT MAMA'S
AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC FEATURES MICHELLE MASCETTA AS GUEST
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
"GRACE NOTES: A SINGERS' SOIREE" AT MAMA'S MONTHLY
DAVID PELLEGRENE'S CABARET FEVER THURSDAYS AT UNCLE CHARLIE'S
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX WITH GUEST BOYD GAINES
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
THURSDAY NIGHT JAZZ SERIES AT BARGEMUSIC
PROVINCETOWN CABARET FESTIVAL MAY 16th THROUGH 18th
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
RICHARD HOLBROOK SINGS BURTON - THE SONGS OF BURTON LANE
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $10 OFF THE COVER ***
BROADWAY BABY BISTRO LATE NIGHT OPEN MIC FRIDAY
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
BRANDON CUTRELL'S AFTER PARTY WITH YOUNG BROADWAY/CABARET STARS
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
LIPSKIN & WALDO PLAY RAGTIME & STRIDE JAZZ AT BROADWAY BABY
THE COSMIC GROOVE CONTINUES WITH SPECIAL GUEST COBY KOEHL
SIDESHOW EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE ARTS THEATRE
LUCILLE CARR-KAFFASHAN IN FINDING HOME DON'T TELL MAMA
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
THE WAR OF THE MAMA ROSES IN MANHATTAN
MEALS ON WHEELS BENEFIT AT OCTAVIA LOUNGE
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
NEW FACES FEATURED IN WEEKLY EVENT AT THE MUSIC BOX
FRANK TORREN SINGS OF "FIRST TIMES" AT BROADWAY BABY BISTRO
ANNIE HUGHES AT T. W. MARTIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE
EARL LEVIT SINGS COWARD & COLE IN "LET'S MISBEHAVE!"
NEXT DCCN OPEN MIC NIGHT MONDAY MAY 19th
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
MUSICAL MONDAYS AT THE DRURY LANE WATER TOWER PLACE
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
SHULTZ & KRISTOFFERSON ENCORE "CLOSER THAN YOU THINK"
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
BEBE NEUWIRTH IN "STORIES WITH PIANO" AT FEINSTEIN'S
PETER HAAS LEADS FOLK-SING-ALONG AT THE DUPLEX
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
JENNIFER WREN'S BIG NIGHT OUT AT THE BROADWAY BABY BISTRO
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
BILL KNIGHT IN DYLAN TRIBUTE AT VILLA PASCAL
NEW SERIES "CABARET IN BLUE" CONTINUES AT SAVOR
BACA PRESENTS CABARET SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE OF 2008
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
JANTRE HASKIN AT STERLING'S UPSTAIRS
AT THE RITZ PRESENTS BETSYANN FAIELLA'S SINATRA SONGBOOK
SPRING CABARET SERIES FINAL SHOW AT RED BARN PLAYHOUSE
SUZANNE CARRICO RETURNS TO THE METROPOLITAN ROOM WITH NEW SHOW
*** 2008 MAC AWARD WINNER - FEMALE DEBUT ***
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF EVENTS CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
IMPORTANT NEWS FROM/ABOUT CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR 18th BIRTHDAY SHOW JULY 9th
ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT & ALYSHA UMPHRESS ADDED TO PERFORMER LIST
2008 MAC AWARD WINNER (Director) Eric Michael Gillett and 2008 MAC AWARD NOMINEE (Female Jazz Vocalist) Off-Broadway's Alysha Umphress have been added to the performer list for this year's CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE Birthday Party. They join a star-studded array of performers including MAC AWARD winners,

The annual CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE Birthday party will be held on Wednesday, July 9th at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER at 7:00 pm. We are assembling a great cast - already signed on to perform as of today are 2008-MAC AWARD winner (Special Production) Phil Bond (presenting a selection from his new book "My Friend The Cat") - Hector Coris (singing an original song from his hit revue "What's The Point?!") - Cynthia Crane (singing a song from her acclaimed METROPOLITAN ROOM show) - 2008-MAC AWARD winner (Jazz CD) John De Marco - 2008-MAC AWARD winner (director) Eric Michael Gillett - 4-time MAC nominee and multi-award winner David Gurland - Cabaret Musical Comedienne Teresa Fischer - Cabaret vocalist/humorist Matt Leahy - Cabaret favorite Joyce Moody (Vampin' Lady) - Boston area singer/songwriter/recording artist Krisanthi Pappas - 2008 MAC AWARD NOMINEE (Female Jazz Vocalist) Off-Broadway's Alysha Umphres who also co-hosts THE AFTER PARTY. Also 2008-MAC AWARD winner (Male Vocalist) Miles Phillips, as the JEFF MATSON AWARD winner, and 2008-MAC AWARD winner (Piano Bar Instrumentalist) Tracy Stark, as the DOTTIE BURMAN AWARD winner have also been invited to perform. There may be one or two surprise guest performers as well.

Tickets are just $10 - but must be purchased along with a 2008-2009 membership: $30 for a SILVER combo; $$85 for a GOLD combo. A $250 CRYSTAL membership gets you 2 free tickets.

Just go to http://www.svhamstra.com/thankyou1tkt.shtml or click on the link on the home (opening) page on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website to place your order. SEATING IS LIMITED TO 85 - nearly 30 tickets have already been sold. And please don't call THE BEECHMAN - they are not taking reservations for this event.

The party celebrates the start of the new 2008-2009 membership year which officially begins July 6th - the date in 1990 when the first CABARET HOTLINE (print edition) was published! I The theme of the show is: TURNING 18 - OLD ENOUGH TO CHOOSE! (no politics, please). The purpose of the show and the membership drive is to raise the funds necessary to keep the website and the newsletter from closing down during the June-July-August period when new banner advertising drops to close to zero.

If you can't attend and want to send congratulations (or if you have a show or CD to promote) you can support the event by purchasing an ad in the program booklet .There is a link on the opening (home) page of the website - fill in the size ad you wish to purchase). Deadline for ads is June 24th.

I am still looking for two more sponsors to help with covering the costs of the event (every penny of tickets sold will go to support CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE - as in the past). If you wish to be a sponsor at $100 just go to the website and you will find on the opening (home) page a link to the sponsorship form. Sponsors are mentioned (if they wish) on all publicity information sent and also get a 1/4 page ad (worth $35) in the program booklet.

THE CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE 18th BIRTHDAY PARTY is sponsored in part by 2008-MAC AWARD winner Suzanne Carricco (http://www.suzannecarrico.com/ ), Raissa Katona Bennett (http://www.raissa.info/ ), MIRANDA MUSIC (http://www.mirandamusic.com/ ) and Sandi Durell (http://www.timelessdivas.com/ ).


4-for-3 HOME-PAGE SIDE-BAR AD SALE FOR MAY & JUNE
During May & June we are offering again our special deal for those who order HOME-PAGE SIDE-BAR ads, 1 week free with 3 weeks paid. No membership discounts allowed, ad must be paid for in advance using PayPal, ad must end its run no later than June 30th. AD MUST BE CABARET RELATED. These ads are the perfect size to promote your cabaret CD. There is a limit of 5 ads per week - ad placement is on a first-ordered & paid basis. Your payment will be refunded by PayPal if we are unable to display your ad for any reason. Your offering will be mentioned in EVERY issue of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE newsletter, sent to over 2500 subscribers twice a week as long as the ad is running! Click on the button marked BANNER INFO at the top of every page on the website for information and pricing on all the sizes, types and styles of advertising available.


MESSAGE BOARD IS AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP - WRITE FOR DATES
The BANNER AD on the most visited page on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website. This is the only advertising item that appears on this page - and appears at the top of this page whenever someone reads one of the messages as well. This page is actually visited more times each day than our home (opening) page! Cost of this exclusive placement is $95 per week for the first 2 weeks (there is a 2-week minimum) and then $75 per week continuous thereafter. SUPERSIZE banner only. In addition you may take advantage of your membership discount or rebate ($20 one-time rebate for SILVER members, 20% discount for GOLD members for the rest of the membership year, etc.) And you can take an additional 5% discount if you pay using a credit card and PayPal. Click on the button marked BANNER INFO at the top of every page on the website for information and pricing on all the sizes, types and styles of advertising available. Write for availability - some weeks already reserved.


NOW FOR SOME NEWS ABOUT CABARET
In an effort to cut down on "repeated" events, except for announcements of programs offered by cabaret membership organizations, and shows where guests change regularly, cabaret news items will usually appear just once in the newsletter in abbreviated form. Events advertised on the website will be mentioned in every issue, and events offering discounts to members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE are mentioned in every MIDWEEK issue.


CABARET CD RELEASE NEWS & UPDATES

CYNTHIA CRANE'S LIVE PERFORMANCE CD NOW AVAILABLE
WINNER - CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MEMBERS' CHOICE TOP-10
Saloon-singer/story-teller Cynthia Crane mulls over life, love and wrestles with the difficulties of watching life get old while she remains eternally 27, "over and over and over again" on her latest CD "If I Knew Now (what I knew then)". The CD, recorded live, is loaded with with wry, witty songs - great melodies and smart lyrics by Jay Leonhart and Dave Frishberg - plus a pastiche including Harold Arlen, Stephen Sondheim, Johnny Mandel, John Wallowitch, Lew Spence, Clark Gesner and Frank Loesser. Officially released at THE BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE (66th Street and Broadway, NYC) in NYC in late October, the CD is available at the store and also available at http://cdbaby.com/cd/crane6
*** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK FOR MAY 12th THROUGH 18th
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml

MONDAY - MAY 12th

OPEN MIC HAPPY HOUR WITH DAVID PELLEGRENE AT THE TOWN HOUSE
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Piano bar host, vocalist and recording artist David Pellegrene can be found at the piano at THE TOWNHOUSE OF NYC (236 East 58th Street, NYC - 212-754-4649 - http://www.townhouseny.com/ ) on Mondays through Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. His acclaimed debut CD "At Your Request" is available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/pellegrene .
*** SUPER SIDE-BAR ADVERTISER ***


THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1965 AT THE TOWN HALL MAY 12th
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
The Broadway Musicals of 1965 to be presented on Monday, May 12th at 8:00 pm at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ ) matches an extraordinary cast with one of the greatest years in the history of the Great White Way that will feature a concert of virtually non-stop Broadway classics. Performing great songs like "Why Did I Choose You?" "She Touched Me," Who Can I Turn to?" "The Impossible Dream," and about twenty more of the same caliber will be a stunning cast that will include the future star of Shrek on Broadway, Brian d'Arcy James, four time Tony Nominee Gregg Edelman, two time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch, the bright young star of In the Heights, Mandy Gonzalez, the recent star of Wicked, Julia Murney, and the great dancing of Kendrick Jones, Shannon Lewis, Melinda Sullivan, and Lorin Latarro (who will also choreograph and stage the concert). Tickets are $50 & $45 and are on sale now through TicketMaster, 212-307-4100 (http://www.ticketmaster.com/ ), and The Town Hall Box Office between noon and 6:00 pm (except Sundays).


AVENUE Q SWINGS! BENEFIT AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
Top Broadway performers singing newly arranged songs from the Tony Award winning musical Avenue Q present AVENUE Q SWINGS!, benefit concert at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Monday, May 12th, with performances at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. The musical extravaganza features very special guest stars singing songs from the Tony Award-winning musical, Avenue Q in the jazz genre and other surprising arrangements. At press time, the cast includes Broadway performers John Tartaglia, Mary Cleere Haran, Ann Harada, Stephanie d'Abruzzo, Lauren Flanigan, Melissa Fahn and renowned jazz sensation Lea Delaria. The musical director for the show is composer/arranger Mary Ann McSweeney, who plays bass each night in the Avenue Q orchestra on Broadway. The event is a fundraiser for the new performing arts and education center in development in Adams, MA. Topia Arts Center presents quality music, theater, dance, circus arts, films, visual arts and community programming and is in the process of raising the funds to renovate the old vaudeville movie theater in the center of town. Call for cover/minimum information.


MONDAY NIGHT LIVE AT PETTERINO'S WITH OPEN-MIC
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Denise McGowan and Beckie Menzie invite you to join them every Monday night beginning at 7:30 pm at PETTERINO'S (150 North Dearborn, Chicago, IL - 312-422-0150 - http://www.petterinos.com/ ) for "Monday Night Live, an impromptu showcase and open-mic for both professional and aspiring singers. Singers are encouraged to bring sheet music in their key. There is no cover charge but a $15 food/beverage minimum is suggested.


COOL MONDAYS SHOW AT BARNES & NOBLE FEATURES RONI BEN-HUR
*** 2008 MAC AWARD WINNER ***
COOL MONDAYS, the free in-store concert series that features the best in jazz takes place weekly at THE BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE (66th Street and Broadway, NYC). Performances are at 6:00 pm. Appearing Monday, May 12th, Roni Ben-Hur. Upcoming shows: May 19th, Kevin Dorn's Traditional Jazz Collective; June 2nd, Chip Shelton; Jule 9th, The Kurt Weill Project; June 16th, Mark Marino; June 23rd, Rufus Reed; July 14th, Alyssa Graham; July 21st, Jake Schwartz and Nat Janoff; September 22nd, Leanne Averbach; November 3rd, Carolyn Leonhart. No reservations taken. No cover.


BROADWAY BABY BISTRO & PIANO LOUNGE NYC'S NEWEST CLUB
NYC's newest cabaret venue is located at the renowned BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB in theater district under the banner of BROADWAY BABY BISTRO & PIANO LOUNGE (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ). Now featured: 'Round Midnight, open-mic Fridays starting at 10:30 pm. For full schedule and more information, see http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ .
*** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


METROPOLITAN ROOM PRESENTS TOPS IN CABARET THIS WEEK
THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) continues to play host to a updated take on the idea of a music club combining state of the art sound and lighting systems with old world charm and style. Booking manager Lennie Watts brings the best as well as the newest in cabaret entertainment to this new venue. See http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ for complete schedule of events.
*** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


TUESDAY - MAY 13th

D'ARCY RETURNS WITH ACCLAIMED SHOW FOR ONE MORE PERFORMANCE
D'Arcy's acclaimed show, titled "I Believe in Love," will be reprised at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) once more on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm. Musical director is Rick Jensen. "I Believe in Love" is a heartfelt, poignant, and humorous melange of songs and stories exploring the dynamic do's and don'ts of those unpredictable, sometimes quixotic, and always human adventures known as "relationships." Interspersed with real life stories about how friends met, married, adjusted, relaxed, or sadly surrendered are the humorous melodies of Loesser, the syncopated cynicism of Sondheim, the lyrical power of Maltby and Shire, and the rhythmic emotion of Amanda McBroom, to name just a few. Call for cover/minimum information.
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RAISSA KATONA BENNETT IS PUTTING THINGS AWAY
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Raissa Katona Bennett returns to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) in May with her new show PUTTING THINGS AWAY on Sundays & Tuesdays, May 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th and 27th, all shows at 7:00 pm. In the show, Raissa takes the audience on a musical journey through the universal milestones of life - searching for hope and beauty as we purge the old and embrace the new. PUTTING THINGS AWAY is directed and co-written by 2008 MAC Award Nominee for Best Director, Eric Michael Gillett. This will mark Raissa's second collaboration with Eric, as well as Musical Director, David Caldwell. David is also the current Musical Director of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
*** SIDE-BAR ADVERTISER ***


JANE SCHECKTER RETURNS WITH NEW MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LENA HORNE
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Jane Scheckter will make her first New York appearance in over a year, in "From This Moment On", a musical tribute to Lena Horne, at the THE MUSIC BOX at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO & PIANO LOUNGE (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ). Performance dates are Tuesday through Thursday, May 13th through 15th at 7:00 pm. The show features songs associated with the legendary Lena over her six decade career, from one of her earliest recordings, "As Long As I Live" all the way through to newer numbers such as "I'll Always Leave the Door A Little Open" by Richard Rodney Bennett, Johnny Mandel and Frank Underwood. Other well known songs from Lena's repertoire will include "New Fangled Tango", "Push De Button", "Believe in Yourself" and "Lady is A Tramp". Pianist Tedd Firth is musical director, with Tom Hubbard and Steve La Spina on bass and Peter Grant on drums. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $15 cover for member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


EDD CLARK APPEARING IN "ROMANTIC NOTIONS" AT DON'T TELL MAMA
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Edd Clark, 2005 Bistro Award winner for "3 Tenors in Search of an Act," and 2007 MAC nominee for "Sue and Edd's FABULOUS Christmas" brings his first solo show ROMANTIC NOTIONS to the new room at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ). Performances are Tuesday, May 13th and Friday, May 16th at 7:00 pm. Romantic Notions is a look at the experience we call love, with terrific new arrangements and musical direction by Bistro Award Winner and MAC nominee Paul Stephan, and songs by Stephen Sondheim, Walter Marks, Amanda McBroom, Portia Nelson and others. There is a $10 cover and 2 drink minimum. $5 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


THE PARODIVAS AND PALS PRESENT AIDS WALK BENEFIT
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
The unforgettable musical comedy duo The Parodivas (Darlene Rae Heller and Jason B. Schmidt) will be joined by some of their favorite NYC pals on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ). Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit their team in AIDS Walk New York. The show will feature Stand-up comedy by Danny Leary, Sue Funke & Baron Vaughn; Ukulele sensation Ben Lerman; and the vocal stylings of Whitney Parshall with Jessica Stewart at the piano. The night wouldn't be complete without The Parodivas' signature parodies, prizes, and surprises! There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. For tickets go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/32981 (use code "hotline" for $5 off the cover).


WEDNESDAY - MAY 14th

JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS AT METROPOLITAN ROOM MAY 14th
The MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie de Roy & friends, returns on Wednesday, May 14th at 7:30 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). Guests are stage & screen star, Lucie Arnaz; actress, singer, comedienne Ivy Austin; last seen on Broadway in Old Acquaintance, Tony Award-nominated Stephen Bogardus; OBIE Award winner, last seen in Marcy In The Galaxy, Donna Lynne Champlin; Drama Desk and Tony Award nominated Penny Fuller; one of Playbill's "Top Ten Divas of 2006," singer/actress Gay Marshall and writer and comedienne Jane Stroll. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 minimum.
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THE CABARET AT SAVOR CLOSES SPRING SEASON WITH PAULA WEST
Jazz vocalist Paula West comes to CABARET AT SAVOR (4356 Lindell, St. Louis, MO - 314-531-0220 - http://www.Savor-stl.com/ ) Wednesday through Saturday, May 14th through Saturday May 17th, all shows at 8:30 pm (additional show on Saturday at 6:30 pm). Her repertoire extends from Irving Berlin to Cole Porter to Hank Williams to Oscar Brown to Bob Dylan to Celtic traditional to Keith Richards and she puts her stamp on whatever she touches. She is joined by music director George Mesterhazy with his trio. There is a $40 plus a $12 food/drink minimum.


KATHRYN ALLYN MAKES NYC CABARET DEBUT AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
"Two Steps Forward - One Look Back" to be performed on Wednesday May 14th at 9:45 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ), is a revue of folk, country, bluesy/jazzy pop, nouveau swing and singer-songwriter music of the 1950s - 1980s. Songwriters include Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, kd lang, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Mose Allison, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Jon Cleary, The Kingston Trio, etc. It is the cabaret debut of operatic singer Kathryn Allyn (formerly Kathryn Friest) of NYCO among others, musical directed and accompanied by jazz/cabaret/piano bar pianist Sheldon Forrest. There is an $18 cover and $15 minimum.


BRONWYN, BARBARA & JERRY BRING OPEN-MIC HAPPY HOUR TO RITA MAE'S
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Bronwyn Rucker and Barbara Mundy will host "Happy Hour Performance Salon" on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at RITA MAE'S (531 Hudson Street, NYC - 212-929-3343 - http://www.rubyfruitnyc.com/ ), with the amazing Jerry Scott at the piano and special guests. No cover charge and just a $10 food/drink minimum.


RICKY & KIMLEE UPSTAIRS OF STONEWALL ON WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Kimlee Hicks and Ricky Ritzel entertain with open-mic on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at "New York's Best Kept Secret Piano Bar" Upstairs at the historic Greenwich Village Landmark, STONEWALL INN (53 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-488-2705 - http://www.thestonewallinn.net/ ). The piano bar is accessible through the main bar room - where Village icon Tree tends bar. No cover charge.


WEDNESDAY JAZZ AT NOON FEATURES JOAN CROWE & SUE MATSUKI
Jazz at Noon continues on Wednesdays at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - LIVING ROOM (Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, NYC). This long-running series was created by Edmund Anderson and is now produced by Ronny Whyte. Next show is on Wednesday, May 14th, Joan Crowe & Sue Matsuki, singers with Tedd Firth, piano. Upcoming shows: May 21st, Harmonie Jazz Ensemble with Steven Richman, conductor; May 28th, Rich Siegel, singer/piano and Nancy Winston, singer/piano. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $7 admission.


ANY WEDNESDAY CD SHOW AT B & N WITH ADRIFT IN MACAO
*** MAC AWARD WINNER - SPECIAL B.O.D. AWARD ***
ANY WEDNESDAY, the free in-store concert series that features the best in cabaret, jazz and theater music takes place weekly at THE BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE (66th Street and Broadway, NYC). Performances are at 6:00 pm. Appearing on May 14th, Adrift in Macao. The cast of this off-Broadway delight will perform highlights from the new original cast recording, and be joined by creators Peter Melnick and Christopher Durang. UPCOMING SHOWS: Wednesday, May 21st, Jonathan Whitton; Wednesday, May 28th, John Treacy Egan; June 4th, Sheena Ben-David; June 11th, Karen Akers; June 18th (5:30 pm) Karen Mason; July 30th, Scot Albertson; October 22nd, Adi Braun; December 3rd, Sue Matsuki & Edd Clark. No reservations taken. No cover.


NEW VOCAL SERIES WEDNESDAYS AT THE RIVER ROOM WITH BARBARA ROSENE
THE RIVER ROOM OF HARLEM (Riverbank State Park, Riverside Drive at 145th Street, NYC - 212-491-1500 - http://www.theriverroomofharlem.com/ ) is starting a new Wednesday Night Vocal Series in May & June, performing three sets each week, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. The River Room has the most stunning view. Upcoming performers: Barbara Rosene is here May 14th; Shaynee Rainbolt is here May 21st; Julian Yeo performs May 28th; Barbara Rosene is her June 11th. There is a $10 cover.


PAUL MARINARO TRIO NOW EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT CLUB 3160
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Due to the overwhelming success of the last week's debut, The Paul Marinaro Trio will be appearing every Wednesday night at CLUB 3160 (3160 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL - 773-327-5969) from 9:30 pm to 1:00 am. Guest vocalists are invited to drop by to sing a tune or two. There is no cover, just a 2-drink minimum.


JENNIFER PACE WITH GARY PACE QUARTET AT MAMA'S
Jennifer Pace takes a few nights off from the piano bar at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) to perform with the Gary Pace Quartet in the new cabaret room at the club on Wednesday & Thursday, May 14th & 15th at 9:00 pm. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC FEATURES MICHELLE MASCETTA AS GUEST
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Every other Wednesday night Leslie Holmes holds an amazing Open Mic night at the AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (55 Nicholas Road, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787 - http://www.amazingthings.org/ ), and each show features a special guest. On Wednesday, May 14th the featured guest is Mary Catherine Ward. Michael Larson will be at the piano. The show starts at 7:30 pm, and there is an $8 cover charge (discount for BACA members).


THURSDAY - MAY 15th

"GRACE NOTES: A SINGERS' SOIREE" AT MAMA'S MONTHLY
GRACE NOTES - a Singers' Soiree, hosted by Grace Cosgrove, is to be held monthly at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) with the first show scheduled for Thursday, May 15th at 6:30 pm. Joining Grace for this opening show are Eric Michael Gillett, Valerie Lemon, Olivia Stevens, Raissa Katona Bennett and Wendy Russell. This will be an on-going lab for top-notch singers. It will be a place for great singers to perform, to try out new material, and to expand their audiences. Each show will also introduce a newcomer. With her background as a singer, producer, music contractor, and currently, as an editor for a prime time television show at a major network, Grace hopes to use that experience to create an evening of top-drawer and tasteful entertainment each month. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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DAVID PELLEGRENE'S CABARET FEVER THURSDAYS AT UNCLE CHARLIE'S
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Piano bar host, vocalist and recording artist David Pellegrene holds a special "Cabaret Fever" event on Thursday nights, at 8:00 pm, after which there is open-mic piano-bar until whenever at UNCLE CHARLIE'S (139 East 45th Street 2nd Floor, NYC - 212-661-9097 - http://www.unclecharliesnyc.com/ ). There is never a cover charge - just plenty of fun and song. David is at the piano here Thursdays with "Cabaret Fever" at 8:00 pm and Fridays through Sundays starting around 9:00 pm.
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SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX WITH GUEST BOYD GAINES
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
2007 MAC BOD AWARD WINNER Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmama.com/ ) is usually presented on Thursdays at 6:00 pm. The guest for Seth's show for May 15th is Boyd Gaines currently appearing on Broadway as Herbie in GYPSY. Seth's weekly interview show always features stars, soon-to-be stars and folks behind the scenes of the musical theater stage - for just a $10 cover - 2-drink minimum. Best of all, all proceeds from the cover go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org/ )! For details, see: http://www.sethsbroadwaychatterbox/ .


THURSDAY NIGHT JAZZ SERIES AT BARGEMUSIC
Imagine jazz at a truly unique New York City location with charm, history and spectacular water views. The venue is BARGEMUSIC (Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn, NY - 718-624-2083 - http://www.bargemusic.org/ ), a floating concert hall located at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. Scheduled for Thursday nights at 8:00 pm are: May 15th: Ken Peplowski, Clarinet and Tenor Saxophone and Greg Cohen, Bass; May 22nd: Dayna Stephens, Tenor Saxophone Dahveed Behroozi, Piano Gary Wang, Bass Tim Bulkley, Drums; May 29th: Liz Magnus, Piano. Tickets are $35.


FRIDAY - MAY 16th

PROVINCETOWN CABARET FESTIVAL MAY 16th THROUGH 18th
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
The first PROVINCETOWN CABARET FESTIVAL (http://ptown.org/happenings/cabaret_fest_ptown/ ) takes place this weekend, Friday May 16th through Sunday, May 18th with shows in various venues of this famous summer resort town. Opening night on the 16th from 8:30 to 10:00 pm, takes place at the VIXEN NIGHTCLUB (336 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA - 508-487-6424 - http://www.ptownvixen.com/ ) with a preview the acts appearing all weekend, including, Dane Vannatter (Boston), Patricia Fitzpatrick (West Yarmouth), Brian Patton (Boston), Lisa Jason (Chatham), Carol Wyeth (Brewster), Celeste Howe (West Barnstable), Tedi Marsh (Mashpee), Casey & Denise (Provincetown), and more! There is a $10 cover. Then from 10:00 pm to 1:00 am, Casey Sanderson and Denise Parks, (Provincetown) entertain at THE PORCHSIDE BAR at the GIFFORD HOUSE (11 Carver Street, Provincetown, MA - 508-487-0688 - http://www.giffordhouse.com/ ).


RICHARD HOLBROOK SINGS BURTON - THE SONGS OF BURTON LANE
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $10 OFF THE COVER ***
Richard Holbrook brings his new show, featuring the songs of Burton Lane, to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) for one more performance only, on Friday, May 16th at 9:30 pm. This musical tribute covers Burton Lane's career as a composer, beginning with his success at MGM where he composed the score for over 30 films, including FINIAN'S RAINBOW and ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER. Richard will be joined on stage by his musical director Tom Nelson and the Tom Nelson Trio. Richard Barclay directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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BROADWAY BABY BISTRO LATE NIGHT OPEN MIC FRIDAY
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
The BROADWAY BABY BISTRO PIANO LOUNGE (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ) continues its new "'Round Midnight - Late Night Open Mic" on Fridays starting at 10:30 pm with Ricky Ritzel at the piano. This club has quickly become the theater district's red hot new piano lounge serving up great entertainment as well as a slice of "olde New York" with Nathan's Hot Dogs, White Castle Burgers and Junior's Famous Cheesecake. Reservations not necessary.
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BRANDON CUTRELL'S AFTER PARTY WITH YOUNG BROADWAY/CABARET STARS
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
At THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) on Fridays at 10:30 pm, Brandon Cutrell hosts AFTER PARTY, a free-wheeling open-mic with guest stars from Broadway and Cabaret, Ray Fellman at the piano and Lisa Asher and others serving up drinks and taking turns at the mic. Guest performers from Broadway, off-Broadway and cabaret drop by each week to sing, chat and join in the fun. No cover, no minimum. Singer/dancers invited at all times - you can hang out at the bar, at a table or even on stage. This week's special guest is TBA.


LIPSKIN & WALDO PLAY RAGTIME & STRIDE JAZZ AT BROADWAY BABY
Mike Lipskin, internationally renown virtuoso stride jazz pianist makes a rare New York appearance when he performs on Friday, May 16th at 7:00 pm at THE MUSIC BOX at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO & PIANO LOUNGE (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ). Mike, a protege of Willie the Lion Smith carries on the Fats Waller tradition, as composer vocalist. Also appearing is Terry Waldo, protege of the late Eubie Blake, great ragtime pianist with Broadway credits. Terry is also a fine vocalist/composer and performer - famous for his dry wit. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


THE COSMIC GROOVE CONTINUES WITH SPECIAL GUEST COBY KOEHL
"anDROMeda FRIDAYS" continues at DROM (85 Avenue A, NYC - 212-777-1156 - http://www.dromnyc.com/ ) on Friday, May 16th at 11:00 pm hosted by Heavenly Bodies: Doni DiGiovanni, John P.Ryan Weber, Cheryl Jacobs, Crystal Diamond, James Andersen Rafaele Rivera, Boriss Miroshnikov and Daniel Koslov and Galaxy Host The Legendary FLXX. CelesTial Beats will be provided by DJs Lorant and Jerome Farley plus a special LIVE performance at 11:30 pm by Coby Koehl. Call for cover/minimum information.


SIDESHOW EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE ARTS THEATRE
The Bloody Ringmaster introduces a plethora of weird and wonderful SideShow performances whilst DJ Margaret the Gimp spins hangbag, kitsch, tv themes and subversive pop every Friday night starting at 8:00 pm at THE ARTS THEATRE (6-7 Great Newport Street, Westminster, London UK - 0207 836 2132 - http://www.artstheatrelondon.com/ ). This weeks guests include Drag act Heidi Liscious; Mime artist and Puppeteer from Berlin, Baruschka; Mind Reader extraordinaire Professor Harry Stottle; Burlesque Beauty Chrys Columbine and Little Richie Flame! Reservations through http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/ . Call for cover/minimum information.


SATURDAY - MAY 17th

LUCILLE CARR-KAFFASHAN IN FINDING HOME DON'T TELL MAMA
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Lucille Carr-Kaffashan returns to the cabaret stage in May in the lovely new room at New York City's legendary cabaret theater and piano bar, DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ). Remaining performance dates are Saturday May 17th at 8:00 pm, and Thursdays May 22nd at 6:30 pm and May 29th at 8:30 pm. Along with musical director and accompanist, David Brunetti, Lucille will present four performances of her brand new cabaret show, Finding Home. Finding Home, directed by Lina Koutrakos, explores the images and feelings that are associated with our concept of "home". The program reflects Lucille's diverse musical interests, featuring selections from musical theater giants such as Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, and Cole Porter, alongside those of contemporary singer-songwriters such as Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Neil Sedaka, and Annie Dinerman. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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THE WAR OF THE MAMA ROSES IN MANHATTAN
All of the greats from Liza and Barbra to Peggy Lee and Carol Channing are coming to audition for the role of Mama Rose in Gypsy in THE WAR OF THE MAMA ROSES, to be presented on Saturday May 17th with performances at 8:00 & 10:00 pm at THE REPRISE ROOM AT DILLON'S (245 West 54th Street, NYC - 347-678-8054 - http://www.therepriseroom.com/ ). This rollicking valentine to all things show biz has these legendary ladies being put through their paces and displaying their singular talents in an attempt to grab the spotlight - and the mother of all musical comedy roles! Starring Steven Brinberg's "Simply Barbra", Rick Skye's "A Slice O' Minnelli", Chuck Sweeney's "Miss Peggy Lee", Maggie Graham's "Carol Channeling" with surprise guest artists who vie with these entrenched ladies of the stage for the role of a lifetime. Special Guest Scott Nevins stars as The Director who will stop at nothing to get a performance from his leading ladies. Musical Direction is by Michael Ferreri. Written and Directed by Rick Skye. Tickets are $50.
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MEALS ON WHEELS BENEFIT AT OCTAVIA LOUNGE
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
Christopher Copeland Productions and Victoria Agardi presents "From This Moment On - A Cabaret Concert" on Saturday, May 17th at 8:00 pm at OCTAVIA LOUNGE (1772 Market Street, SF - 415-863-3516 - http://www.octavialounge.com/ ). This event is a special" Meals On Wheels" Benefit. Scheduled performers are Madame Jo, Tory Agardi, David Navarro, Amy Dondy, Benn Bacot, Maria Diamond, Brian Cano, Philip Wiseman, Susan Giba, Joe Jakovac, Emily Hayes, Richard Stewart, Lady Mem'fis, Bruce Phillips and Tom Stafford. Bill Ramos serves as Master of Ceremonies, with Shota Osabe on piano and Mike Somers on Bass. There is a $20 cover.


SUNDAY - MAY 18th

NEW FACES FEATURED IN WEEKLY EVENT AT THE MUSIC BOX
"David Pellegrene Presents: The New Faces of Cabaret" continues AT THE MUSIC BOX at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO & PIANO LOUNGE (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ) On Sunday afternoons. Each week, several totally awesome singers rock the rafters in this fun-filled show, starting around 5:00 pm. This Sunday, David's show will feature more young, up-and-coming performers. $15 cover - $15 food/drink minimum featuring THE MUSIC BOX's eclectic menu choices including Nathan's Hot Dogs, White Castle burgers and Junior's Cheese Cake! (no show May 25th - LABOR DAY WEEKEND)
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FRANK TORREN SINGS OF "FIRST TIMES" AT BROADWAY BABY BISTRO
After his smashing success in November at Broadway Baby, musical theater veteran ("Where's Charlie?"- "Fiddler On the Roof" - "I Gotta Make My Own Music - Songs of Arthur Siegel") Frank Torren returns to BROADWAY BABY BISTRO & PIANO LOUNGE (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ) on Sunday, May 18th at 3:00 pm & Wednesday, May 21st at 7:00 pm with his wonderful cabaret singing unique songs from his Italian and Latin background in "First Times" with 2007 Back Stage Bistro Award winning musical director Rick Unterberg in the Music Box Room. Songs include greats by Charles Aznavour and Jerry Herman as well as a cache' of Spanish and Italian tunes. There is a$17 Music charge plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
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ANNIE HUGHES AT T. W. MARTIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE
Annie Hughes brings her new show "Spring Is Here..." to T. W. MARTIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE (111 Cooper Street, Waupaca, WI - 715-942-0499 - http://www.twmartins.com/ ) on Sundays, May 18th & 25th at 7:00 pm. She is joined by Chris Dalzell at the piano. $25 cover includes dessert and a glass of house wine.


EARL LEVIT SINGS COWARD & COLE IN "LET'S MISBEHAVE!"
"Let's Misbehave!", an evening of pure Noel Coward and Cole Porter will be presented by Earl Levit on Sunday evening, May 18th at 7:30 pm at STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - http://www.bobegan.net/stockton-inn.html ). Earl is joined by musical director Michael Ferreri on piano. The show is a celebration of the friendship that those two 20th Century life long friends shared. It's an evening of Noel & Cole's wit, wisdom, and double entendres that have influenced the great American songbook from the 1920s to the 1960s and continues to enjoy a renaissance today. There is a $15 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK FOR MAY 19th AND BEYOND
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml

MONDAY - MAY 19th

NEXT DCCN OPEN MIC NIGHT MONDAY MAY 19th
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
The next "Open Mic" night of the DCCN (DC Cabaret Network - http://www.dccabaretnetwork.org/ ) will take place on Monday, May 19th at 8:00 pm at THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE (1021 7th Street NW, Washington, DC - 202-783-3933 - http://www.warehousetheater.com/ ) (signup starts at 7:30 pm). Everyone is welcome. These Open Mic Nights are a great opportunity to try out new stuff, take out an old friend, or just hone your skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Mary Sugar will accompany. Cover is $15 ($12 for DCCN members).


MUSICAL MONDAYS AT THE DRURY LANE WATER TOWER PLACE
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
Drury Lane and CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) present Musical Mondays at the DRURY LANE WATER TOWER PLACE (175 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL - 312-642-2000 - http://www.drurylanewatertower.com/ ) for three Mondays, "Showcasing the Best of Chicago Cabaret." The first performance is on Monday, May 19th at 7:30 pm, "Everything's Coming up Rosie" - A Tribute to Rosemary Clooney and Friends, featuring the Rosemary Clooney Songbook to celebrate her birthday on May 23rd with her friends Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Marlene Dietrich and more! Bob Moreen serves as Musical Director, Suzanne Petri and Bradford Thacker, hosts with Heather Moran, Kat Taylor, Paul Marinaro, Nan Mason, Jen Chada. Tickets are $25. Additional shows are scheduled for June 16th & July 14th.


SHULTZ & KRISTOFFERSON ENCORE "CLOSER THAN YOU THINK"
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
NYC cabaret artist Angela Shultz presents the various souls who dwell within the songs of Brett Kristofferson in "Closer Than You Think: The Songs of Brett Kristofferson" on Mondays, April 28th and May 19th at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ), both shows begin at 7:00 pm. Composer Brett Kristofferson will serve as the show's musical director. Award-winning songwriter and performer Hector Coris directs. There is a $12 cover charge plus a 2-drink minimum. $8 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


TUESDAY - MAY 20th

BEBE NEUWIRTH IN "STORIES WITH PIANO" AT FEINSTEIN'S
FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - http://www.feinsteinsattheregency.com/ ) will continue the Spring 2008 season with the nightclub debut of two time Emmy and Tony Award-winning performer Bebe Neuwirth from Tuesdays through Saturdays, May 20th through 31st. Her show "Stories With Piano" will feature songs by of Kurt Weill, Kander & Ebb, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim and Tom Waits. She will be joined by Musical director Scott Cady on piano. Bebe Neuwirth has established herself as a versatile performer on stage, film and television. She won the Tony, Drama Desk and Astaire Awards for the role of "Velma" in the smash hit Broadway revival of Chicago. She also received a Tony Award for her role as "Nickie" in Sweet Charity. Her other Broadway credits include Fosse, Damn Yankees, Dancin', Little Me, and A Chorus Line. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 pm and Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Cover & minimums vary - call for information.


WEDNESDAY - MAY 21st

PETER HAAS LEADS FOLK-SING-ALONG AT THE DUPLEX
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
Peter Haas, cabaret reviewer and writer, puts down his pen, picks up his banjo, and invites you to join him in an informal folk-sing-along, "All Day Singing," at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) on Wednesday evening, May 21st, at 7:00 pm. You are invited to join in the singing favorite folk ballads, gospel songs, sea chanties, work songs and rounds, all easy to pick up on the spot. The evening celebrates the new CD, also titled "All Day Singing," on which Peter appears with Philadelphia's Dotti Siftar. The evening benefits Eastern Cooperative Recreation School, a not-for-profit organization that teaches recreation leadership skills for community service. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


THURSDAY - MAY 22nd

JENNIFER WREN'S BIG NIGHT OUT AT THE BROADWAY BABY BISTRO
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
A delicious open mic gathering for the musical community hosted by Jennifer Wren and featuring the musical genius of Bill Zeffiro continues on Thursday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO & PIANO LOUNGE (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ). If you have a song you want to try out, a show to promote, here is new newest hot-spot to visit. All musicians of all types and styles welcome. BIG NIGHT OUT continues every other Thursday night at 7:00 pm.


FRIDAY - MAY 23rd

BILL KNIGHT IN DYLAN TRIBUTE AT VILLA PASCAL
Bill Knight presents "All Along The Watchtower - a Tribute to Bob Dylan" at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566 / 0825694147 - http://www.freewebs.com/villapascal ) on Friday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm. Dylan influenced and dominated music genres and generations with his prolific song writing style. From a 1960s reluctant folk hero to 20th century Rock Icon with numerous music awards, Dylan wrote music that were topical that embodied everyday life situations. Call for cover/minimum information.


NEW SERIES "CABARET IN BLUE" CONTINUES AT SAVOR
They are trying something new this Spring at CABARET AT SAVOR (4356 Lindell, St. Louis, MO - 314-531-0220 - http://www.Savor-stl.com/ ). Called Cabaret in Blue, this new series will put wonderful blues and jazz singers into a new context: the intimacy of The Cabaret at Savor. They will be singing in a blue hue - but with a grand piano and bass in a cabaret style. The series continues on Friday & Saturday, May 23rd & 24th at 8:30 pm with Uvee Hayes, who has delighted audiences for more than twenty years with her interpretations of R & B, Soul, Torchy Love Songs and the Delta Blues. Uvee has recorded 10 albums, cassettes and CDs with some of the worlds finest musicians, including Oliver Sain, Stevie Wonder, Luther Ingram, The Phoenix Horns, Keith Doder, John May, Rich McDonough and many others. She has appeared and performed on shows with Bobby Rush, Tyrone Davis, Ike Turner, Little Milton Campbell, and countless others. Her last CD, "There'll Come a Time" is a favorite in St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City, Jackson, the Far East and in the United Kingdom. Hers is an elegant, stylish approach, and she is a cabaret natural. There is a $17.50 cover.


SATURDAY - MAY 24th

BACA PRESENTS CABARET SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE OF 2008
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
"Cabaret Songwriters Showcase of 2008," to be held on Saturday, May 24th at 7:00 pm at THE BLACKSMITH HOUSE (56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA - TKTS: http://www.bostoncabaret.com/pages/cssf.html ) is the first annual production of what is expected to be a unique contribution to the Boston arts scene: an evening series of song showcases lasting from 15 to 30 minutes each presented by songwriters who are members of the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA). This format enables the audience to hear the wide-ranging contributions Boston cabaret and musical theater songwriters are making to performers of the art of cabaret in New England, around the nation and beyond. Tickets ($20) may be purchased at the door or online via PayPal account or credit card at http://www.bostoncabaret.com/pages/cssf.html


JANTRE HASKIN AT STERLING'S UPSTAIRS
Jantre Haskin will perform at STERLING'S UPSTAIRS (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-769-0905 - http://www.vitellosrestaurant.com/ ) on Saturday, May 24th at 8:00 pm. With a background in musical theatre at Earlham College in Richmond, IN, Ms. Haskin has appeared in such productions as Hair, J.B., Falsettoland, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ain't Misbehavin' and As You Like It. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has been seen in Ragtime at Musical Theatre West, Story Theatre and The Unvarnished Truth at the Lizard Theatre. She most recently appeared in The American Girls Revue at The American Girl Theatre within The Grove in Los Angeles. In December, 2007, Ms. Haskin was awarded the coveted title of LA's Next Great Stage Star 2007-08, an annual competition produced by Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's and judged by an elite panel of 13 theatre industry professionals. As winner of the competition, Ms. Haskin received a $1000 cash prize and a headlining engagement at Sterling's Upstairs. Following her engagement at Sterling's, she will spend the summer performing in the distinguished PCPA Theaterfest in Santa Maria, CA. There is a $50 cover that includes a 4-course, prix-fixe dinner with a choice from three different entrees with seating 90-minutes before showtime


SUNDAY - MAY 25th

AT THE RITZ PRESENTS BETSYANN FAIELLA'S SINATRA SONGBOOK
"SINATRA SONGBOOK - A Jazz Tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes" will be presented on Sunday, May 25th at 3:00 pm at NORWALK CONCERT HALL (125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT - 203-854-7900 - http://www.norwalkct.org/ ). Tickets are available for $25 & $35 at Sally's Place of Westport, CT at (203-454-0303) or call 800-529-8497. The show features vocalist Betsyann Faiella along with Tedd Firth at the piano and Eddie Bert (Trombonist), Mike Campenni (Drummer), Calvin Hill (Bassist) and Tommy Morimoto (Tenor Saxophonist). The show is presented by AT THE RITZ! (http://www.attheritz/ ) in association with Len Triola. Along with some of today's premiere jazz musicians, Betsyann Faiella's Jazz Tribute to Frank Sinatra at NYC's Birdland, The Blue Note NYC and Las Vegas, Boston's The Regatta Bar, L.A.'s The Jazz Bakery and Seattle's Jazz Alley drew standing-room only crowds to her week-long engagements. Sold-out performances at London's Ronnie Scott's resulted in invitations for two return engagements. Her CD release, "CAN I BE FRANK?," recorded with some of Sinatra's own sidemen, is a tribute to the artistry and the most revered influence made on her by Francis Albert Sinatra.


SPRING CABARET SERIES FINAL SHOW AT RED BARN PLAYHOUSE
Following a successful fall 2007 series, RED BARN PLAYHOUSE (Blue Star Highway at 63rd Street, Saugatuck, MI - 269-857-5300) is again collaborating with The Agency Web, led by principals Michael Holmes and Francesca Amari, to host a spring cabaret series featuring some of West Michigan's finest talent. The series is designed to bring the intimate art form of cabaret to West Michigan while continuing to showcase regional professionals in a way that is exciting, fresh and always entertaining for The Red Barn audiences. For the fourth show and final show of the series, on Sunday May 25th at 7:00 pm, Grand-Award winner Ellie Gramer of Hamilton, MI presents her new solo cabaret, "Don't Tell Mama: Confessions of a Theatre Rat," a behind the scenes perspective of a chorine and the pitfalls and pratfalls of auditioning. Tickets are $15.


MONDAY - MAY 26th - MEMORIAL DAY

SUZANNE CARRICO RETURNS TO THE METROPOLITAN ROOM WITH NEW SHOW
*** 2008 MAC AWARD WINNER - FEMALE DEBUT ***
Suzanne Carrico returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) for two performances of her new show "The Friendliest Thing" on Mondays, May 26th & June 2nd at 7:00 pm. The show is directed by Mary Cleere Haran, with Tedd Firth as musical director and Steve Doyle on bass. Suzanne is a 2008 MAC Award Winner for Outstanding Debut for her show "The Art of the Cahn" which was performed last year at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM. In her new show, Suzanne promises an evening of provocative music from The Great American Songbook of the past & present, devoted to matters of a most intimate nature. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 minimum.
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HERE & THERE
I missed a few highlights from the MAC AWARDS show of last Tuesday, the most fun one was the presentation of the Piano Bar awards by the unusual team of Maryann Lopinto and Sidney Myer. Mr. Myer, his usual elegant self, inquired of Ms. Lopinto, her usual disorganized self, for the envelopes to announce the winner. A very perplexed Maryann first accused Mr. Myer of having the envelopes, but then hunted through her usual collection of shopping bags which she had carried on stage, and finally found them and the awards proceeded. It was like a Burns & Allen routine, and these two should develop this into a whole show.

The most thrilling moment for me came before the show. I was in line to enter right behind Karen Akers (who opens tomorrow night at the OAK ROOM AT THE ALGONQUIN) and she said to MAC President Ricky Ritzel, who was greeting at the door, that she was seated with Erik Michael Gillett. Ricky turned to me and said "Show Karen where Erik is sitting (like I had a seating chart or something). First person I asked said something about Eric being near the front, and we were fortunate to find Cynthia Crane and husband Ted Story seated nearby, and Cynthia knew exactly where he was and pointed him out - right in front of the stage at the opposite side of the room. So I had the thrill of escorting the very glamorous Karen Akers through the entire main area of B.B.KINGS to Eric's table - glowing with pride of the thought that folks might think she was my date for the night!

I totally overlooked in the Thursday issue a mention of Klea Blackhurst who was MC for the night - a daunting task that very few are able to accomplish, and even fewer willing to take on. Ms. Blackhurst came through with nary a flub - even throwing in a few ad-libs and improvised quips along the way.

You can find the listing of all the winners on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website - link is on the home (opening page).


I made it to one show since Thursday - and then the rains came, followed by cold & wind and still, very careful for my health, I took the rest of the week off. But what a show it was - a rare appearance in NYC of singer, pianist and award-winning songwriter Robyn McCorquodale at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM on Thursday night at 10:00 pm. Usually sailing all over the world working on cruise ships and in exotic ports-of-call, Ms. McCorquodale presented a show of mostly standards, all of them performed in her own "patented" jazz style to a most appreciative audience. A resident of Vancouver, BC, she hasn't appeared in NYC for several years - let us indeed hope that we need not wait so long for her next NYC show - her vocals are extraordinary - crisp, clear and filled with color and shadowing.


Tickets continue on sale for our 18th BIRTHDAY PARTY at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN to be held on Wednesday, July 9th starting a 7:00 pm but I don't know for how long - already nearly 30 of the 85 seats have been sold, leaving less than 60 unsold. All tickets sold this year include a 2008-2009 membership - SILVER MEMBER/TICKET combo is $30 and GOLD MEMBER/TICKET combo is $85 - which means that the actual cost of the ticket is $10. This has led to some confusion - let me explain: last year we sold combo SILVER tickets for $40 and regular tickets for $35. This year combo SILVER tickets are just $30 - $10 less than last year, and $5 less than last years non-membership ticket - so we are not selling any regular non-membership tickets this year. GOLD combo tickets cost $85 (last year they cost $95). This reduced ticket price is made possible because of the generous arrangements offered by Phil Bond and Kenny Bell at THE BEECHMAN. Please remember, there is a $15 food/drink minimum at THE BEECHMAN.


For this not planning to attend the show, the 2008-2009 CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE memberships, good through July 5, 2009, are also now on sale (brand new members signing up before July 5th, when all the 2007-2008 memberships expire will get extra weeks on their new membership - current members who don't want to miss a day of membership can renew now). SILVER memberships still are just $20 - GOLD memberships remain at $75. Other membership levels available. See http://www.svhamstra.com/Membership.shtml or click on the button marked JOIN HERE at the top of every page on the website for all benefits and details. We hit 478 members in the current 2007-2008 membership year (which expire on July 5th), and this year the goal is 500!


I have one possible sponsor lined up and am hoping to find at least one additional sponsor for the 18th Birthday show to help cover the costs of the event (every penny of tickets sold will go to support CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE - as in the past). Sponsorships are available for just $100. Go to the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website and you will find on the opening (home) page a link to the sponsorship form - fill it out with the amount you wish to contribute, and I will send you a PayPal invoice. Sponsors get a 1/4 page ad in the program book (worth $35), and will have their name and website mentioned (unless they wish to remain anonymous) in all promotional materials for the event. Like this:

THE CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE 18th BIRTHDAY PARTY is sponsored in part by Suzanne Carricco (http://www.suzannecarrico.com/ ), Raissa Katona Bennett (http://www.raissa.info/ ), MIRANDA MUSIC (http://www.mirandamusic.com/ ) and Sandi Durell (http://www.timelessdivas.com/ ).

Remember: If you can't attend (or if you have a show or CD to promote, or want to send congratulations on the birthday or to our award winners) you can support the event by purchasing an ad in the program booklet (costs start at $20). There is a link on the opening (home) page of the website - fill in the size ad you wish to purchase and I will send you a PayPal invoice (we prefer PayPal - the safest way to transmit money via the internet). Deadline for ads is June 24th.


It is 12:30 pm - and after one more "spell check" this issue will be on its way and it will be time for a nap - I will be out late tonight. The rain is expected to clear away this afternoon, and while it will be cool, I still intend to make it to THE TOWN HALL for THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1965, hosted by Scott Siegel. Big treat for both Daniel and I is the inclusion in the cast of two of our favorite cabaret performers - Julie Reyburn and Brandon Cutrell. Showtime is 8:00 pm, and a few good seats are still available - the last two shows sold out completely at showtime - many folks who had not purchased in advance were turned away at the box office. All these BROADWAY BY THE YEAR show feature top names in both Broadway and Cabaret - not to be missed. Then, after the show, a friend of Daniel and mine is performing at a club in the East Village - right near my apartment - at 12:30 am.


And that is just about the way it was.

Until Monday, then.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU

 


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