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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #080505 - Thursday, May 15, 2008
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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

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR 18th BIRTHDAY SHOW JULY 9th
*** CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE SPECIAL EVENT ***
2008-2009 MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE
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
"GRACE NOTES: A SINGERS' SOIREE" TONIGHT AT MAMA'S
DAVID PELLEGRENE'S CABARET FEVER TONIGHT AT UNCLE CHARLIE'S
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX WITH GUEST BOYD GAINES
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
JANE SCHECKTER RETURNS WITH NEW MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LENA HORNE
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
IRENE KICKS OFF NEW SERIES WITH HOST OF STARS
ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO AT MORGAN'S CABARET
THURSDAY NIGHT JAZZ SERIES AT BARGEMUSIC
BROADWAY BABY BISTRO & PIANO LOUNGE NYC'S HOTTEST CLUB
METROPOLITAN ROOM PRESENTS TOPS IN CABARET THIS WEEK
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 ***
EDD CLARK APPEARING IN "ROMANTIC NOTIONS" AT DON'T TELL MAMA
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
MARIPAT DAVIS & RICHARD OSBORN AT THE GARDENIA
FRIDAY WITH FRANK: THE SONGS OF SINATRA AT THE OCTAVIA LOUNGE
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
NEXT COMMUNITY CABARET ON MAY 16th
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
CASSANDRA KUBINSKI AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
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 ***
POOLE PARTY IN 10TH YEAR WITH STAND-UP STARS ON SATURDAY
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER
CHRISTINA BIANCO PRESENTS SMALL WONDERS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
ROBIN JAMES WITH NEW SHOW "TWO FOR THE ROAD"
NEW FACES FEATURED IN WEEKLY EVENT AT THE MUSIC BOX
FRANK TORREN SINGS OF "FIRST TIMES" AT BROADWAY BABY BISTRO
RAISSA KATONA BENNETT IS PUTTING THINGS AWAY
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
ANNIE HUGHES AT T. W. MARTIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE
LIZ SANTINE IS "MOODY" AT THE DUPLEX
"EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW" WITH "BE-A-DEEJAY" ON-AIR FUNDRAISER
*** CABARET ON THE RADIO - TV - WEB ***
TRUDI MANN'S FABULOUS OPEN MIC SUNDAY BRUNCH
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
"AT THE RITZ!" ON RADIO ON SUNDAYS AND STREAMING AUDIO 24/7
*** CABARET ON THE RADIO - TV - WEB ***
OPEN MIC HAPPY HOUR WITH DAVID PELLEGRENE AT THE TOWN HOUSE
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
MONDAY NIGHT LIVE AT PETTERINO'S WITH OPEN-MIC
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
COOL MONDAYS SHOW AT B & N WITH KEVIN DORN'S JAZZ COLLECTIVE
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 ***
DEBRA AND MARY'S NIGHT ON THE TOWN MOVES TO MANHATTAN
SHULTZ & KRISTOFFERSON ENCORE "CLOSER THAN YOU THINK"
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
88'S CABARET CELEBRATES ITS 1st ANNIVERSARY
PETER HAAS LEADS FOLK-SING-ALONG AT THE DUPLEX
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
JENNIFER WREN'S BIG NIGHT BEGINS FEATURED COMPOSERS SERIES
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
DAN MANJOVI PLAYS SOLO AT SIDEWALK CAFE
COMMEMORATING SINATRA AT KATERINA'S WITH THE PAUL MARINARO TRIO
MEMORIAL DAY SING-A-LONG WITH JERRY SCOTT
BACA PRESENTS CABARET SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE OF 2008
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
NEIL BERG'S 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY AT TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL
AT THE RITZ PRESENTS BETSYANN FAIELLA'S SINATRA SONGBOOK
SUZANNE CARRICO RETURNS TO THE METROPOLITAN ROOM WITH NEW SHOW
*** 2008 MAC AWARD WINNER - FEMALE DEBUT ***
GEORGIA STITT & FRIENDS PLAY BROADWAY AT BIRDLAND
CELTIC NITES - THE IRISH SESSIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA
WEDNESDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM SESSION AT THE SPORTSMEN'S LODGE
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
LUA HADAR'S SAN FRANCISCO "TWIST" CD RELEASE MAY 29th
NANCY EVANS BRINGS HER SHOW PSYCHOBABBLE! TO LAURIE BEECHMAN
BOBBY CALDWELL AT THE RAZZ ROOM
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
*** CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE SPECIAL EVENT ***
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) Alysha Umphress - she 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 been invited to perform. Two additional performers have been asked to take part - we are awaiting confirmation (they have to check their schedules).

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 - over 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! 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 one more sponsor 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/ ), Sandi Durell (http://www.timelessdivas.com/ ) and Joyce Moody (http://www.joycemoody.com/ ). Two additional sponsors have chosen to remain anonymous.

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


2008-2009 MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE
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!


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


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 15th THROUGH 18th
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml

THURSDAY - MAY 15th

"GRACE NOTES: A SINGERS' SOIREE" TONIGHT AT MAMA'S
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.
*** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


DAVID PELLEGRENE'S CABARET FEVER TONIGHT 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.
*** SUPER SIDE-BAR ADVERTISER ***


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/ .


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/ ). Final performance date is Thursday, May 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.


IRENE KICKS OFF NEW SERIES WITH HOST OF STARS
Irene Soderberg is back - and kicks off a new series of weekly shows at ELEVEN RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB (8811 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 310-855-0800 - http://www.eleven.la/ ) to start in June, with a special party on Thursday, May 15th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Already scheduled to appear are some of the brightest LA-area stars like Clay Adkins, Marion Ramsey, Momma, Ingenue, Paul Bradford, Leslie Carrera, and other friends - all coming out to sing for Irene! Call for cover/minimum information.


ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO AT MORGAN'S CABARET
The award-winning duo of Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano are presenting their show "Let's Fall In Love ~ Celebrating Harold Arlen" at MORGAN'S CABARET at the PRINCE MUSIC THEATER (1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA - 215-569-9700 - http://www.princemusictheater.org/ ) through Sunday, May 18th. Call for cover/minimum information.


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.


BROADWAY BABY BISTRO & PIANO LOUNGE NYC'S HOTTEST 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 ***


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.
*** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


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/ ). Final performances is 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.


MARIPAT DAVIS & RICHARD OSBORN AT THE GARDENIA
Maripat Davis & Richard Osborn are back from their New York City debut at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE and will bring their show to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444 - http://www.cabaretwest.org/gardenia.htm ) on Friday, May 16th at 9:00 pm. They are accompanied by award-winning composer/arranger Shelly Markham, as Musical Director. It's a romantic and fun new musical show featuring standard and contemporary classics as well as original songs. There is a $15 cover (two drink minimum if not having dinner).


FRIDAY WITH FRANK: THE SONGS OF SINATRA AT THE OCTAVIA LOUNGE
"Friday with Frank: The Songs of Sinatra" will be presented on Friday, May 16th at OCTAVIA LOUNGE (1772 Market Street, SF - 415-863-3516 - http://www.octavialounge.com/ ) at 7:00 pm. Marilyn Cooney, Maria Diamond and Diane Cohen will join Sinatra aficionado Joe Cohen and musical director Dave Miotke, who will accompany and lend his own stellar vocals. From romantic to zany, from solo to duet to quintet, the show will celebrate the moods and versatility of this musical legend. Cover is $15 plus dinner or two drink minimum.


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.
*** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


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.


NEXT COMMUNITY CABARET ON MAY 16th
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
On Friday, May 16th, COMMUNITY CABARET will feature Barbara Brussell, one of Cabaret Hotline Online's "Top 10 Cabaret Performers of 2007" and MAC-award nominee for Best Major Artist 2008; Lynn Dimenna, cabaret singer & gracious radio co-host of "At the Ritz"; The Elegant Ivory Duo, musical comedy piano/vocal duo; plus satiric topical songwriter Rachel Stone, who also produces and hosts this bi-monthly variety showcase in midtown Manhattan at COMMUNITY CHURCH OF NY (40 East 35th Street, NYC - 718-472-0102 - http://www.rachelstonemusic.com/ ). Show starts promptly at 7:00 pm, and doors open at 6:30 pm. Food, wine, desserts and beverages are available at very reasonable cost before and during the show. Donation at door is $15. $10 for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. Proceeds are donated to Community Church of New York - Unitarian Universalist.


CASSANDRA KUBINSKI AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
Jazz/pop songwriter and singer Cassandra Kubinski will appear on Friday & Saturday, May 16th & 17th at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) to sing the originals that have taken her from NYC to Germany to Jamaica, garnering awards along the way from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Billboard. Her two records, 2007s "Hold the Sun" and 2005s "hiding underneath," have garnered awards from Billboard, The Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Positive Pop Song Contest. She performs regularly in NYC and the Northeast, and as far as Germany and Jamaica, opening for Anna Nalick, Ingram Hill, October Project, and more along the way. She is an actress whose latest project, "Clear Blue Tuesday," is a rock movie musical in which she plays Sam and contributes songs (due out Tribeca Film Fest 2008). There is a $20 cover plus a $15 minimum.


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.


POOLE PARTY IN 10TH YEAR WITH STAND-UP STARS ON SATURDAY
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER
The Award-Winning Stand-Up & Musical Comedy show POOLE PARTY, now in its 10th year, and hosted by Darlene Violette will present some of NYC's funniest comics at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) this Saturday night, May 3rd at 8:30 pm, featured performers are TBA. Still just a $15 cover, 2 drink minimum each show. $10 cover each show for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


CHRISTINA BIANCO PRESENTS SMALL WONDERS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Busy actress and recording artist Christina Bianco takes a breath to appreciate the "little things" in her solo Cabaret debut SMALL WONDERS at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) on Saturday, May 17th at 7:00 pm and Monday, May 19th at 7:00 pm. Christina will be reminding us that good things come in small packages. Some of the greatest things in life are often so small, we barely take notice. Featured is an exciting assortment of music from Broadway, pop and contemporary songwriters, including: William Finn, Alan Menken, John Bucchino, Christine Lavin, Maltby & Shire, Marvin Fisher and Christina Aguilera. Directed by multiple award winner Miles Phillips, Musical direction by Liz Nantais. $15 Cover plus $15 Food/Drink Minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


ROBIN JAMES WITH NEW SHOW "TWO FOR THE ROAD"
Robin will give 3 performances of her new show "Two for the Road" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Saturday, May 17th at 5:00 pm and Sunday, May 18th at 4:00 pm. She is joined by Musical Director David Brunetti. Robin has been compared to stars as diverse as Edith Piaf, Madeline Kahn & Julie Andrews; she has a lilting voice and draws on extremely varied repertoire, spanning French cabaret, standards, Broadway & comedy. The show will portray an evening of travel with and without the one you love, with the music of Cole Porter, Noel Coward, Johnny Mercer, Kurt Weill, Christine Lavin and more. There is a $20 Cover plus a $15 minimum.


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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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 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.
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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.


LIZ SANTINE IS "MOODY" AT THE DUPLEX
Liz Santine will present her show "Moody" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) on Sunday, May 18th at 9:30 pm. The show is an eclectic mix of songs battling the will of a moody gal. Tracy Stark is musical director and Shane Matthews directs. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


"EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW" WITH "BE-A-DEEJAY" ON-AIR FUNDRAISER
*** CABARET ON THE RADIO - TV - WEB ***
On Sunday, May 18th, EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.2600.com/offthehook/hot2.ram, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm and hosted by David Kenney, This show will start 1 hour earlier as David presents a "Be-A-DeeJay" On-Air Fundraiser. This will be your ONLY chance to support EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN & "Be A DeeJay"! This is a great opportunity to use your Economic Stimulus Payment to stimulate the ARTS! Call 212-209-2950 during the broadcast and PLEDGE!

-To Be-A-DeeJay for 30 Minutes - pledge $250.
-To Be-A-DeeJay for 15 Minutes - pledge $125.
-To "Record-A-Kid" have a child record a WBAI Station ID - pledge $75.

Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. For more information contact: oldisnew@earthlink.net. You are also invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://archive.wbai.org/ . For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ .


TRUDI MANN'S FABULOUS OPEN MIC SUNDAY BRUNCH
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Trudi Mann's Sunday Brunch "Open Mic For Singers," happens on Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at BUTTERFIELD EIGHT RESTAURANT (5 East 38th Street, NYC - 212-679-0646 - http://butterfield8nyc.com/ ). Host Trudi also provides vocals and drums, with John Delfin on piano and Saadi Zain on bass. Performers who wish to sing should take along two copies of their music. Sign-in starts around noon. No cover, but the "hat" is passed on behalf of the fabulous musicians. There is a $16 food/drink minimum.


"AT THE RITZ!" ON RADIO ON SUNDAYS AND STREAMING AUDIO 24/7
*** CABARET ON THE RADIO - TV - WEB ***
Regular weekly live broadcasts of the AT THE RITZ! radio program can now be heard on WVOF 88.5FM on Sundays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Producers and hosts Jeffrey C. Williams and Lynn DiMenna announce a new, convenient way to hear their weekly show, especially for folks outside of WVOF's local listening area. Simply go to http://www.attheritz.org/ and in one click you can enjoy AT THE RITZ! streaming 24/7 anytime! Sunday shows are rebroadcast throughout the week along with some internet only music. AT THE RITZ! features cabaret, jazz, Broadway and similar sophisticated music along with celebrity interviews and commentary. For more information email attheritz@msn.com.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK FOR MAY 19th THROUGH MAY 24th 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

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 .
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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. There will be a special repeat of the event on Friday, May 2nd from 10:30 pm to 12:30 am as part of LOOPTOPIA.


COOL MONDAYS SHOW AT B & N WITH KEVIN DORN'S JAZZ COLLECTIVE
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 19th, Kevin Dorn's Traditional Jazz Collective. Upcoming shows: 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.


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.


DEBRA AND MARY'S NIGHT ON THE TOWN MOVES TO MANHATTAN
Debra Barsha (composer of RADIANT BABY) and Mary Cleere Haran ("Cabaret's most literate chanteuse") perform an evening of song and witty repartee at CORNELIA STREET CAFE (29 Cornelia Street, NYC - 212-989-9319 - http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/ ) on Monday, May 19th at 8:30 pm, with special guest Charles Busch. The show (formerly held in Brooklyn weekly), now goes monthly in Manhattan, with new songs, a different theme and one very special guest interview each month. There is a $20 cover.


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.


88'S CABARET CELEBRATES ITS 1st ANNIVERSARY
Ryan Black's 88'S CABARET celebrates its 1st anniversary at REPUBLIC RESTAURANT & LOUNGE (650 North La Cienga Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 310-360-7070 - http://www.therepublicla.com/ ) on Monday, May 19th with special guest star Sam Harris. Ashley Cuellar and Shelly Goldstein are also appearing along with a host of other LA area talented performers. There is a $15 cover - Call for minimum 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 BEGINS FEATURED COMPOSERS SERIES
*** 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/ ). This week MAC-Award Nominated composer/lyricist Nicholas Levin launches THE BIG NIGHT OUT FEATURED COMPOSERS SERIES. This groundbreaking performance series will unite new and established composers and up-and-coming performers in an intimate and relaxed setting. Incorporated into the open mic format, these artists will share their work and talk about the process of writing the theatre and cabaret music of today. 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.


DAN MANJOVI PLAYS SOLO AT SIDEWALK CAFE
Singer/songwriter/musician Dan Manjovi returns to THE SIDEWALK CAFE (94 Avenue A, NYC - 212-473-7373) on Thursday, May 22nd at 9:00 pm for an intimate solo performance. The set will include material from Dan's brand new CD release Woke Up This Morning, favorites from Dan's 2005 debut CD, Dan Manjovi, and a surprise cover tune or two. Dan will perform solo, accompanying himself with his trademark vocal, piano, and acoustic guitar work. Dan regularly appears both solo and with his band to packed houses at New York's major music rooms , and his music and sound has been described as a cross between Elton John, John Mayer and The Beatles. Admission is free, with a suggested $5 donation.


COMMEMORATING SINATRA AT KATERINA'S WITH THE PAUL MARINARO TRIO
The Paul Marinaro Trio will make its KATERINA'S debut on Thursday, May 22nd at KATERINA'S CLUB (1920 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - 773-348-7592 - http://www.katerinas.com/ ). To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Frank Sinatra's death, the trio will be presenting a tribute to his life and music with their show "Sinatra: The World On A String". The trio consists of vocalist Paul Marinaro, with pianist Chris White and bassist Joe Policastro. The Trio will present well know hits as well as more obscure gems culled from Sinatra's 60 year career. This tribute will coincide with the US Postal Service release of The Frank Sinatra Commemorative Stamp. Call for cover/minimum information.


FRIDAY - MAY 23rd

MEMORIAL DAY SING-A-LONG WITH JERRY SCOTT
Jerry Scott's Annual Memorial Day Sing-A-Long will take place from 8:00 pm to midnight on Friday, May 23rd at CATERINA'S (316 East 53rd Street, NYC - 212-355-5360). Reservations are highly recommended. Call for cover/minimum information.


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


NEIL BERG'S 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY AT TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL
Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway show comes home to the Westchester/Rockland Area on Saturday, May 24th, at 8:00 pm at the TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL (13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY - 877-840-0457 - http://www.tarrytownmusichall.org/ ). The show is presented by Red Lotus Productions to benefit World Hunger Year. This lavish and lively show recreates some of the biggest moments from the best known Broadway musicals of the century. Stars from shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddler on The Roof and Jekyll and Hyde light up the stage with the most popular songs from the hit shows they starred in as well as Broadway's finest songs from it's storied past. Come enjoy the finest voices on Broadway and celebrate Neil's birthday as well! Performing this evening will be Rob Evan, Ray McLeod, Carter Calvert, Danny Zolli and Rita Harvey. Call for ticket prices.


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.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK FOR MAY 25th 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 26th - LABOR DAY

SUZANNE CARRICO RETURNS TO THE METROPOLITAN ROOM WITH NEW SHOW
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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GEORGIA STITT & FRIENDS PLAY BROADWAY AT BIRDLAND
Jim Caruso's Cast Party and TheaterMania.com are proud to announce GEORGIA STITT & FRIENDS on Monday, May 26th at 7:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - http://www.birdlandjazz.com/ ), as part of the long-running concert series Broadway at Birdland. After the successful release of her CD "This Ordinary Thursday," Georgia will be returning to Birdland with feature performances by Kate Baldwin (Wonderful Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Lauren Kennedy (Spamalot), Keith Byron Kirk (The Civil War), Jennifer Simard (Spelling Bee, Shrek), as well as Tony Holds and Elizabeth Salem. Performances include talented musicians Victoria Paterson on violin and Randy Landau on bass. Georgia will be singing and playing songs from her album as well as tunes from her upcoming shows The Water, Big Red Sun and Sing Me A Happy Song. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


WEDNESDAY - MAY 28th

CELTIC NITES - THE IRISH SESSIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA
CELTIC NITES - THE IRISH SESSIONS will be presented at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566 / 0825694147 - http://www.freewebs.com/villapascal ) on Wednesday, May 28th, Friday, May 30th and Saturday, May 31st, all shows at 7:00 pm. This traditional Irish and Celtic show features well known mezzo soprano Kathy Henderson, and presents a nostalgic mix of cheery pub ballads and haunting folk melodies reminiscent of her stay in Ireland. Kathy's previous shows Fado & Flamenco and Celtic Nites were a great success at Villa Pascal. The show features Maurice Judge, an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist from Belfast. Call for cover/minimum information.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM SESSION AT THE SPORTSMEN'S LODGE
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Cathy Segal-Garcia Productions presents The Wednesday Night Jazz Jam Session at THE SPORTSMEN'S LODGE (12833 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA - 818-755-5000 - http://www.slhotel.com/ ) with a special show celebrating Cathy's birthday on May 28th from 8:30 to midnight. The jam sessions have been held every Wednesday night for the past 7 years! Guests are invited to get up and perform, singing or playing an instrument. No cover! Just a 2 drink or food minimum.


THURSDAY - MAY 29th

LUA HADAR'S SAN FRANCISCO "TWIST" CD RELEASE MAY 29th
San Francisco favorite Lua Hadar will hold the official Bay Area release of her new CD "Twist" on Thursday, May 29th at JAZZ AT PEARLS (256 Columbus Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA - 415-291-8255 - http://www.jazzatpearls.com/ ) with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The show will feature the performers who appear on the CD: Music director Jason Martineau on piano, Dave Rokeach on drums, Andrew Higgins on bass, Tony Malfatti on reeds, Patricio Angulo on congas and special guest Dave Miotke on accordion. Lua's unique musical skill set has classical and jazz roots, combined with a facility and love for the Romance languages, including French, Italian and Spanish. Her training and experience in theatre and cabaret have given Lua an ability to connect intimately with audiences and emotionally embrace her music. She has a warm and generous way with both her band and her audiences. Cover is $20 for 8:00 pm show and $15 for the 10:00 pm set.


NANCY EVANS BRINGS HER SHOW PSYCHOBABBLE! TO LAURIE BEECHMAN
Nancy invites you to join her in a session with her psychiatrist on Thursday, May 29th and Sunday, June 1st at 7:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ).This crazy New Yorker spins and tilts as she revels in and reveals her many moods with wacky medleys of Broadway, Jazz, and Pop Standards. Personality swings, emotional sambas and quirky blues will never be the same. Nancy Evans, actress, singer, comedienne and her Argentinean band, led by the brilliant pianist Octavio Brunetti The show is directed by Dennis Deal, writer and director of Nite Club CONFIDENTIAL and co-created by Jeff Halpern and Nancy Evans. Call for cover/minimum information.


BOBBY CALDWELL AT THE RAZZ ROOM
Contemporary jazz singer/guitarist Bobby Caldwell will perform at the RAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - http://www.therrazzroom.com/ ) on Thursday through Sunday, May 29th through June 1st. Caldwell was born August 15, 1951, in Manhattan, NY; his parents, Bob and Carolyn, were the hosts of the television variety show Suppertime and exposed the child to a wide variety of musical influences. Caldwell began studying piano and guitar at age 12; he initially pursued a career in rock & roll but was equally adept at playing jazz and R&B and at 17 took his band on the road to play the Las Vegas circuit. Recordings include "What You Won't Do for Love", a 1979 self-titled LP, "The Cat in the Hat", and "Carry On". He shifted creative gears with 1996's "Blue Condition", a collection of big band-era standards; the similarly themed "Come Rain or Come Shine" followed three years later. Call for cover/minimum information.


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How do you get an item posted in the CABARET NEWS section of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website, in the DATEBOOK/DIARY and in the twice-weekly newsletter? Just e-mail a press release of at least four or five paragraphs, giving the complete information on your show, CD release or other cabaret related event. Include photos in jpg or gif format if available. Please send complete information - and do not merely e-mail a copy of your flier or a reference to a website. If you don't have a press release, just click here: http://www.svhamstra.com/PressRelease1.shtml and fill out the information as completely as possible - or use the items asked for as a guide to the information I need. Just send in your press release or listings request in simple txt format if possible, and send any photos as attachments, not imbedded within the e-mail. The more information the better.

Because of the large number of items received, we can only use news of event just once, so we try not to get too far ahead in the news. There are a few exceptions to the "just once" rule: If the event is advertised on the website it will be repeated in every issue of the newsletter; If the event offers a discount to members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE it will be included in each MID-WEEK issue of the newsletter; Major benefits where ALL proceeds are given to the charity named will be mentioned in every issue as well as major cabaret events like cabaret festivals and galas; We also include at least once each week those regular (monthly, weekly, etc.) events with guests who change each performance, like SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX, BOB EGAN'S MONDAY SHOWCASE and the like.


HERE & THERE
The news keeps rolling in from all over - but I can always use more news. Take a look at the listings for the month ahead on the website (click on the button marked DIARY/DATEBOOK at the top of every page) to see what we mean. Is your show or event listed? If not, it means either you didn't send me a press release or you sent me incomplete information or news in an unusable format. Remember, send complete information - and do not merely e-mail a copy of your flier or a reference to a website link. See the item immediately above this section for instructions and even a link to a form you can fill out and submit.


Monday night I went with my pal Daniel to the latest BROADWAY BY THE YEAR show at THE TOWN HALL, and I have to tell you that somehow each show seems better than the last - as impossible as that may sound. Host Scott Siegel always seems to dig out the most incredible and interesting items to introduce the songs (this show was THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1965) and always seems to pick the best performers to match to the songs. Outstanding in the show were cabaret's own Julie Reyburn and Brandon Cutrell. This particular show included more dancing than previous shows I've seen - spectacular dancing, I might add. A talented team of chorus boys & girls added spice, glamor and pizzaz to the show, but the real joy was the terrific vocals performed by the likes of Broadway favorites Brian d'Arcy James, Gregg Edelman, Marc Kudisch, Julia Murney, the great dancing of Kendrick Jones, Shannon Lewis, Melinda Sullivan, plus Lorin Latarro and David Eggers (who also co-choreographed and stage the concert). It was an evening of non-stop (except for intermission) excitement and entertainment. And the show took less than 2 1/2 hours (including a 20-minute break)! And special mention must be made of Ross Patterson and his "little big band." Ross did all the arrangements - 26 songs from 10 different shows! It was another star studded, spectacular evening.


We received word that cabaret reviewer and consultant (and good friend) John Hoglund was admitted to the hospital on Monday afternoon suffering from chest pains. Apparently John is having some procedures while there, including coronary angioplasty with the possible insertion of stents. The doctors recommend that he not have visitors or phone calls at this time - John may be released from the hospital as early as tonight or tomorrow morning. I will try to get more information for the Monday issue. Meantime, please remember John in your thoughts and prayers.


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 Already over 30 of the 85 seats have been sold, leaving less than 55 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 more information, see this link: http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsCABHT080709Bday18a.shtml


I 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. Just go to the following link: http://www.svhamstra.com/thankyou1sponsor.shtml - fill out the form 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 2008-MAC AWARD winner Suzanne Carricco (http://www.suzannecarrico.com/ ), Raissa Katona Bennett (http://www.raissa.info/ ), MIRANDA MUSIC (http://www.mirandamusic.com/ ), Sandi Durell (http://www.timelessdivas.com/ ) and Joyce Moody (http://www.joycemoody.com/ ). Two additional sponsors have chosen to remain anonymous.


If you can't attend our 18th BIRTHDAY SHOW on July 9th, (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 just $20). Just go to http://www.svhamstra.com/thankyou1prog.shtml and 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.


If you have visited the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website lately (over 6000 folks do every day) you may note that we are in the midst of a major renovation - and about 50% towards completion. The opening (home) page will change every morning to list the latest and best shows around the world happening that day. Having a show or cabaret event today? Is your show listed? There is no charge for your show to be listed on the website or in the newsletter - you don't even have to be a member! Remember, unseen and untold means unsold. Check out the website in the weeks to come as we make improvements.


It is noon - and I honestly have run out of news and items for this section. I do hope to get out and about over the next few days to cabaret shows and events to report on in the Monday issue. Meantime, please send your comments and suggestions about the website revision - keep in mind that it is still very much a "work in progress."


And that is just about the way it was.

Until Monday, then.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU

 


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