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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #080509 - Thursday, May 29, 2008
Since 1990 Your First, Best and Only Complete Source of Cabaret News

NOW IN OUR 18th YEAR PUBLISHING THE NEWS OF CABARET!
COVERING CABARET ON THE INTERNET SINCE 1997!

JOIN US JULY 9TH AT OUR 18TH BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE BEECHMAN
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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

ANNIE HUGHES ADDED TO CAST OF 18th BIRTHDAY SHOW JULY 9th
NEARLY SOLD OUT - ONLY 11 RESERVATIONS LEFT
*** CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE SPECIAL EVENT ***
2008-2009 MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE GOOD THROUGH JULY 5, 2009
4-for-3 HOME-PAGE SIDE-BAR AD SALE ENDING SOON
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
NEW YORK CITY: DAVID PELLEGRENE'S CABARET FEVER THURSDAYS
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: LUCILLE CARR-KAFFASHAN IN FINDING HOME
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
NEW YORK CITY: JULIE REYBURN LIVE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
NEW YORK CITY: SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX WITH JENNA RUSSELL
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: BRONWYN, BARBARA & JERRY OPEN MIC HAPPY HOUR
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: RICKY & KIMLEE OPEN MIC WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: THURSDAY NIGHT JAZZ SERIES AT BARGEMUSIC

NEW YORK CITY: NANCY EVANS IN PSYCHOBABBLE! AT THE BEECHMAN
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
SAN FRANCISCO: WALKUP, BYRNES & McGEE IN LAST MINUTE GIG
LOS ANGELES: CRAIG POMRANZ AT THE GARDENIA
TEXAS: LAURA AINSWORTH SINGS COLE PORTER CLASSICS AT BASS HALL
NEW YORK CITY: AFTER PARTY WITH YOUNG BROADWAY/CABARET STARS
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: SING-A-LONG WITH JERRY SCOTT AT CATERINA'S
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
LONDON: SIDESHOW EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE ARTS THEATRE

NEW YORK CITY: HOLE-O-MATIC RIDES AGAIN AT THE DUPLEX
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER
NEW ENGLAND: FOLLEN ANGELS PRESENT PORTER & GERSHWIN
NEW YORK CITY: POOLE PARTY IN 10th YEAR WITH STAND-UP STARS
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER
NEW YORK CITY: MARCUS SIMEONE IS A TROUBADOUR OF LOVE
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
CHICAGO: NO COVER BIRTHDAY PARTY & BENEFIT FOR SEASON OF CONCERN
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: SUSAN WINTER RETURNS WITH NEW SHOW
NEW YORK CITY: BROADWAY LOVES COUNTRY BRINGS THE HOEDOWN DOWNTOWN
ON THE RADIO/WEB: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW" & MAUREEN McGOVERN
*** CABARET ON THE RADIO - TV - WEB ***
NEW YORK CITY: TRUDI MANN'S FABULOUS OPEN MIC SUNDAY BRUNCH
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
ON THE RADIO/WEB: "AT THE RITZ!" SUNDAYS & STREAMING AUDIO 24/7
*** CABARET ON THE RADIO - TV - WEB ***
NEW YORK CITY: ALGONQUIN SALON MOVES TO SUNDAY NIGHTS
NEW YORK CITY: SUZANNE CARRICO RETURNS WITH NEW SHOW
NEW YORK CITY: OPEN MIC HAPPY HOUR WITH DAVID PELLEGRENE
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
CHICAGO: KT SULLIVAN CELEBRATES BROADWAY IN ONE WOMAN SHOW
CHICAGO: MONDAY NIGHT LIVE AT PETTERINO'S WITH OPEN-MIC
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
LOS ANGELES: TORCH & MARX TEAM UP FOR WEEKLY BLUES JAM
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
LOS ANGELES: LES MICHAELS HOSTS OPEN MIC MONDAYS AT VERMONT
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
SAN FRANCISCO: BENEFIT FOR THEATER CAMP AT RRAZZ ROOM
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
LOS ANGELES: MUNDY IN TUESDAYS CONTINUES AT THE GARDENIA
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: WEDNESDAY JAZZ AT NOON
NEW YORK CITY: ANY WEDNESDAY CD SHOW WITH SHEENA BEN-DAVID
CHICAGO: PAUL MARINARO TRIO NOW EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
LOS ANGELES: WEDNESDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM SESSION
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: ALICE FRAZIER WITH BROADWAY WITHOUT BOUNDARIES
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $10 OFF THE COVER ***
NEW YORK CITY: NANCY EVANS IN PSYCHOBABBLE! AT BROADWAY BABY
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
AUSTRALIA: McBROOM & LUFT AT 2008 ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: METROJAM CABARET/JAZZ OPEN MIC SET FOR JUNE 6th
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
NEW JERSEY: JANET VILLAS & OTHERS AT PIANOS FRIDAYS IN JUNE
NEW YORK CITY: THE BEST IS YET TO COME WITH GEORGE ALINE
NEW YORK CITY: HOT MESS IN MANHATTAN MOVES DOWNTOWN
NEW YORK CITY: LES PAUL'S 93RD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ON JUNE 9th
NEW YORK CITY: MARTIN VIDNOVIC SINGS OF WHAT MATTERS
SAN FRANCISCO: SHAYNEE - ONE NIGHT ONLY!
PENNSYLVANIA: NEXT BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE JUNE 9th
SAN FRANCISCO: DIAHANN CARROLL TO STAR AT RRAZZ ROOM
NEW YORK CITY: STARS OF CABARET & BROADWAY IN CFF BENEFIT
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS SHOW CELEBRATES THE TONYS
NEW YORK CITY: VICKIE PHILLIPS ON A SINGER'S JOURNEY
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $8 OFF THE COVER ***
NEW YORK CITY: "GRACE NOTES: A SINGERS' SOIREE" AT MAMA'S MONTHLY
NEW JERSEY: MARCUS SIMEONE SINGS "DARRIN, MATHIS & BENNETT"
NEW YORK CITY: THE BOBS RETURN FOR TWO NIGHTS IN JUNE
AUSTRALIA: A LITTLE KNIGHT MUSIC AND OTHER MELODIC QUESTS!
NEW YORK CITY: THE CUBAN KID IS BACK IN CONCERT
SAN FRANCISCO AREA: NANCY TIERNEY & THE BOYS AT UPPER FOURTH
NEW YORK CITY: MACDONALD RETURNS WITH MAC AWARD WINNING SHOW
NEW YORK CITY: NEXT SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY MEETING JUNE 14th
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: SIGALI HAMBERGER AT THE BEECHMAN
SAN FRANCISCO: JACK POLLARD WITH KING COSBY GROUP
NEW YORK CITY: GRETCHEN REINHAGEN WITH HOW 'BOUT THEM APPLES?!
NEW YORK CITY: THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1979 AT THE TOWN HALL
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
CHICAGO: MUSICAL MONDAYS AT THE DRURY LANE WATER TOWER PLACE
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
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

ANNIE HUGHES ADDED TO CAST OF 18th BIRTHDAY SHOW JULY 9th
NEARLY SOLD OUT - ONLY 11 RESERVATIONS LEFT
*** CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE SPECIAL EVENT ***
We are thrilled to announce that long-time cabaret favorite Annie Hughes has been added to the star-studded cast scheduled to perform at our 18th Birthday Party on Wednesday, July 9th at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER, NYC! Annie is flying in from Wisconsin to be part of the show. She will join 2008-MAC AWARD winner Phil Bond, Edd Clark, Hector Coris, Cynthia Crane, 2008-MAC AWARD winner John De Marco, 2008-MAC AWARD winner Eric Michael Gillett, David Gurland, Teresa Fischer, Matt Leahy, Joyce Moody, Krisanthi Pappas, 2008 MAC/HANSON AWARD winner Maureen Kelley Stewart and Alysha Umphress. 2008-MAC AWARD winner Miles Phillips, as the JEFF MATSON AWARD winner, and 2008-MAC AWARD winner Tracy Stark, as the DOTTIE BURMAN AWARD winner have also been invited to perform.

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 (we were first on the web with cabaret news - since 1997!). The theme of the show is: TURNING 18 - OLD ENOUGH TO CHOOSE! 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.

Now some important news to those who have not yet purchased tickets: As of 11:00 am today, 74 of the 85 seats available are taken. REMEMBER: NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE THE DAY OF THE SHOW! NO COMPS! Please don't call THE BEECHMAN - they are not taking reservations for this event.

Tickets are just $10 - but must be purchased in combination with a 2008-2009 membership: $30 for a SILVER combo; $85 for a GOLD combo; $250 CRYSTAL membership gets you 2 free tickets. If you can make it to the show and haven't ordered your ticket yet, this would be a perfect time to renew your membership and get your ticket at the same time! Just go to http://www.svhamstra.com/thankyou1tkt.shtml to place your order. Once more: SEATING IS LIMITED TO 85 - your reservation is not assured until payment is made (that's why we recommend using PayPal).

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 - costs start at just $20. Just go to http://www.svhamstra.com/thankyou1prog.shtml . Deadline for ads is June 24th.

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/ ), Joyce Moody (http://www.joycemoody.com/ ), Eric Michael Gillett (http://www.ericmichaelgillett.com/ ) and Joanna Mosca (http://www.joannamosca.com/ ) plus 2 additional anonymous sponsors.


2008-2009 MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE GOOD THROUGH JULY 5, 2009
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 ENDING SOON
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/rebates allowed, ad must be paid for in advance using PayPal, ad must end its run no later than July 5th. 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. 4-WEEK RUN MUST START NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, JUNE 8TH.


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 26th THROUGH JUNE 1st
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml

THURSDAY - MAY 29th

NEW YORK CITY: DAVID PELLEGRENE'S CABARET FEVER THURSDAYS
*** 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 with guest performers and Thursdays through Saturdays with open-mic piano bar starting around 9:00 pm.
*** SUPER SIDE-BAR ADVERTISER ***


NEW YORK CITY: LUCILLE CARR-KAFFASHAN IN FINDING HOME
*** 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 date is Thursday 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.
*** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


NEW YORK CITY: JULIE REYBURN LIVE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Award-winning vocalist Julie Reyburn once again tackles the many colors and facets of the American Songbook, from Bob Dylan and the Beatles to Stephen Sondheim and Nat King Cole, in her debut at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Thursdays May 29th (a special birthday show with special guests David Gurland and Bill Reyburn), June 5th & June 12th, all shows at 10:00 pm. The 2007 Julie Wilson Award recipient will be performing a brand new show alongside her long time music director and collaborator, Mark Janas with Ritt Henn on Bass and Thor Fields on Guitar. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NEW YORK CITY: SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX WITH JENNA RUSSELL
*** 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 29th is Jenna Russell, currently starring on broadway in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. 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/ .


NEW YORK CITY: BRONWYN, BARBARA & JERRY OPEN MIC HAPPY HOUR
*** 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.


NEW YORK CITY: RICKY & KIMLEE OPEN MIC 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.


NEW YORK CITY: 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 22nd: Dayna Stephens, Tenor Saxophone Dahveed Behroozi, Piano Gary Wang, Bass Tim Bulkley, Drums; May 29th: Liz Magnus, Piano. Tickets are $35.


NEW YORK CITY: NANCY EVANS IN PSYCHOBABBLE! AT THE BEECHMAN
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
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. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


SAN FRANCISCO: WALKUP, BYRNES & McGEE IN LAST MINUTE GIG
Cathi Walkup, Brian Byrnes and David McGee (1 Harmonica, 2 Guitars and 3 Vocalists) will present an evening of jazz, blues, Latin and doo wop at OCTAVIA LOUNGE (1772 Market Street, SF - 415-863-3516 - http://www.octavialounge.com/ ) on Thursday night, May 219th from 7:30 to 11:30 pm. Cover is $10 - call for minimum information.


FRIDAY - MAY 30th

LOS ANGELES: CRAIG POMRANZ AT THE GARDENIA
Singer/pianist Craig Pomranz performs for two nights only at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444 - http://www.cabaretwest.org/gardenia.htm ) on Friday & Saturday, May 30th & 31st at 9:00 pm. After moving to New York from St. Louis, Craig became a studio singer and a regular/headliner in the cabaret and jazz rooms of Manhattan, including The Ballroom, The Horn of Plenty and Carolines. For over a month he played to sold-out audiences at three clubs at once: Freddy's, East Five Three and Mickey's. He created and opened The Whaler Bar at the Madison Towers Hotel and helped create Rainiers at New York's Sheraton Centre, Upstairs at Flowers and the music room at the infamous Regine's Cafe Reginette on Park Avenue. Craig has worked with Teddi King, Murray Grand, Betty Buckley and Nancy LaMott and has recorded with Barbara Cook, Kaye Ballard and Faith Prince. Call for cover/minimum information.


TEXAS: LAURA AINSWORTH SINGS COLE PORTER CLASSICS AT BASS HALL
Singer/comedienne Laura Ainsworth and singer/pianist Michael Gott present their critically-acclaimed revue, "Cole Porter: Elegance & Decadence" at the McDAVID STUDIO at BASS HALL (301 East 5th Street, Fort Worth, TX - 817-212-4280 - http://www.basshall.com/ ) with shows at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. It's the ultimate Manhattan-style romantic evening, featuring Porter's greatest standards and most hilarious comic rarities, presented in Bass Hall's gorgeous listening room theater. Full bar service available. Tickets are $23.


NEW YORK CITY: 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 & Alysha Umphress host 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.


NEW YORK CITY: SING-A-LONG WITH JERRY SCOTT AT CATERINA'S
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Multi-award winning Jerry Scott's Sing-A-Long Open Mic events take place from 8:00 pm to midnight on Fridays & Saturdays at CATERINA'S (316 East 53rd Street, NYC - 212-355-5360). Reservations are highly recommended. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: 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/ ). Reservations through http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/ . Call for cover/minimum information. Featuring this week: Mat Fraser; Miss Golden-Delicious; Frisky and Mannish; Frank Sanazi; Purveyor of Pain, Chrysalis and Mime from Ryan Styles.


SATURDAY - MAY 31st

NEW YORK CITY: HOLE-O-MATIC RIDES AGAIN AT THE DUPLEX
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER
The 2008 MAC-award-winning team of Karen Mack and Michael Holland continue their "Gashole: Hole-O-Matic '08!" all request random pop show shows at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) on Saturdays at 7:30 pm through July 5th (no show June 7th). This is the show where the audience picks the songs & medleys that this super-talented duo perform - each week is a different show! There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NEW ENGLAND: FOLLEN ANGELS PRESENT PORTER & GERSHWIN
The Follen Angels, international jazz and cabaret artists, will fill the air with the fabulous melodies and sophisticated lyrics of Porter and Gershwin at ENTER STAGE LEFT THEATER (30 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA - 508-435 2114 - http://www.enterstagelefttheater.com/ ) on Saturday, May 31st ay 8:00 pm. The groups includes Hildy Grossman on vocals, Rieko Tanaka on piano and vocals, Ken Dantzig on drums, and Rick Stone on saxophone and clarinet. The music is as timeless as it is elegant and will transport you back to a time of white pianos, tuxedos and backless satin evening gowns and champagne. Tickets are $10.


NEW YORK CITY: POOLE PARTY IN 10th YEAR WITH STAND-UP STARS
*** 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 Michael Brill, 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 31st at 8:30 pm, featured performers are Maureen Langan, David Baker, Shecky Beagelman, Darlene Violette, H. Alan Scott, Tom Ragu, Jeffrey Johns, Bob Montgomery, Jay D'Ercola, Laura Spaeth. Still just a $15 cover, 2 drink minimum each show. $10 cover each show for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


SUNDAY - JUNE 1st

NEW YORK CITY: MARCUS SIMEONE IS A TROUBADOUR OF LOVE
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Legendary songwriter/producer Jason Darrow, who discovered Jane Olivor and produced her two most successful albums for Columbia Records, presents his newest find, sensational vocalist Marcus Simeone in an all new show: "The Heart" with the next performances scheduled Sunday, June 1st at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). Sharing the stage with Marcus will be respected musical director Barry Levitt leading the band. The show will mark the debut of "The Heart," a song written by Mr. Darrow and Stephen Schwartz. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 minimum. $15 cover for member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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CHICAGO: NO COVER BIRTHDAY PARTY & BENEFIT FOR SEASON OF CONCERN
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
Melissa "Missey" Young will have a very special Birthday party this year: a benefit for her favorite Chicago organization, Season of Concern (http://www.seasonofconcern.org/ ), now in it's 21st year of existence. The party/benefit/show will be on Sunday night, June 1st at 7:00 pm at BAILIWICK THEATRE (1229 West Belmont, Chicago, IL - 773-883-1090 - http://www.bailiwick.org/ ). Scheduled to perform are Jon Cunningham, Rob Smith, Barbara Myers, Vallea E Woodbury, Sean Walton, Aaron Holland, Jayson Brooks, Gerald Richardson, Bethany Thomas, and Melissa Young with Rick Frendt at the piano! The song list will selections from a well loved Broadway musical soon to be closing! There is no charge to enter this benefit, but they will pass the hat at intermission and ask for donations to help reach the goal of $500 for the evening!


NEW YORK CITY: SUSAN WINTER RETURNS WITH NEW SHOW
Jazz vocalist Susan Winter has again teamed up with Rick Jensen and Lina Koutrakos (Musical Director and Director) for an evening of vintage and contemporary songs in a jazz-tinged new show called "Love rolls on..." at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Sundays, June 1st & 8th at 4:00 pm and Tuesdays, June 3rd & 10th at 7:00 pm. With love as the overwhelming musical motif Winter gives herself the opportunity to tell it's romantic, graceful, stagnate, unrequited, bittersweet, grateful and joyous tale with the music of the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Paul Simon, Lee Wing, Susan Werner, Dave Frishberg and more. $20 cover plus a $15 minimum.


NEW YORK CITY: BROADWAY LOVES COUNTRY BRINGS THE HOEDOWN DOWNTOWN
Jamie McGonnigal and Joe's Pub present Broadway Loves Country, the next in the "Broadway Loves" Series, following two sold-out rockin' evenings of Broadway Loves the 80's! The concert will feature a truckload of Broadway stars sangin' their hearts out to their favorite country tunes! Directed by McGonnigal with Music Direction by Ben Cohn, Broadway Loves Country will take place on Sunday, June 1st at 11:30 pm at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - Tele-Charge: 1-212-239-6200 - Box Office: 212-539-8778 - http://www.joespub.com/ ). The one and only Mo Rocca (VH1's I Love the 80s) returns to host this event following his fantastic appearances in the first two Broadway Loves the 80's concerts. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Free Arts NYC. Free Arts NYC is a volunteer-based nonprofit established to bring the healing power of the arts to children and families who face poverty, homelessness, and other risk factors. Tickets are $30 - Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard.


ON THE RADIO/WEB: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW" & MAUREEN McGOVERN
*** CABARET ON THE RADIO - TV - WEB ***
On Sunday, June 1st, 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, will feature the music of Maureen Mcgovern. 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/ .


NEW YORK CITY: 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.


ON THE RADIO/WEB: "AT THE RITZ!" SUNDAYS & 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.


NEW YORK CITY: ALGONQUIN SALON MOVES TO SUNDAY NIGHTS
The ALGONQUIN SALON in the lobby of the legendary THE ALGONQUIN HOTEL (59 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-419-9331 - http://www.algonquinhotel.com/ ) and hosted by Mark Janas, returns on a new night, Sundays from 7:00 to 10:00 pm on June 1st. The theme for this Sunday will be "The First Annual Algonquin Salon JUNE JAZZATHON. The dates and themes of future Algonquin Salons will be announced shortly. There is no cover, no minimum.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK FOR JUNE 2nd THROUGH JUNE 8th
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml

MONDAY - JUNE 2nd

NEW YORK CITY: SUZANNE CARRICO RETURNS WITH NEW SHOW
Suzanne Carrico returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) for one more performance of her new show "The Friendliest Thing" on Monday, 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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NEW YORK CITY: OPEN MIC HAPPY HOUR WITH DAVID PELLEGRENE
*** 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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CHICAGO: KT SULLIVAN CELEBRATES BROADWAY IN ONE WOMAN SHOW
Award-winning and acclaimed Broadway, cabaret, concert and recording star KT Sullivan sings the songs of the Great White Way in her upcoming Chicago one-woman show Colored Lights at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ) Monday through Thursday, June 2nd through 5th at 8:00 pm. There will also be a special late night show on Thursday, June 5th at 10:30 pm. Joining KT will be acclaimed jazz pianist Jon Weber. Using her own Broadway and off-Broadway experiences as a departure point, Sullivan performs a century of musical theater gems including selections from Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Lerner & Lowe, Jerry Herman, Stephen Sondheim and Adam Guetel. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. ($20 cover for the 10:30 show on the 5th.)


CHICAGO: 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.


LOS ANGELES: TORCH & MARX TEAM UP FOR WEEKLY BLUES JAM
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Mark Tortorici ("Torch") joins Southern California Blues Great John Marx to co-host LA's longest running Blues Jam, (formerly at Cozy's in Sherman Oaks) at CLUB SIXTY-25 (6025 Reseda Boulevard, Reseda, CA - 818-881-4311) every Monday with sets at 9:00 & 10:00 pm. The club offers good food, drinks, smooth new dance floor and free parking. There is no cover charge.


LOS ANGELES: LES MICHAELS HOSTS OPEN MIC MONDAYS AT VERMONT
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Les Michaels host Open Mic Mondays every week at 8:00 pm (7:30 pm signup) at VERMONT (1714 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA - 323-661-6163 - http://www.vermontrestaurantonline.com/ ), with Ron Snyder at the piano. There is a $5 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.


TUESDAY - JUNE 3rd

SAN FRANCISCO: BENEFIT FOR THEATER CAMP AT RRAZZ ROOM
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
A one night only benefit Cabaret Performance featuring Shawn Ryan and many performers including Bruce Vilanch and Wesla Whitfield, plus Terese Genecco, Shaynee Rainbolt, Sony Holland, Connie Champagne, Spencer Day, Barry Lloyd and Nicole Julien will be presented on Tuesday, June 3rd at the RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - http://www.therrazzroom.com/ ). The show that will benefit the Young Actor's Theatre Camp, a 4-day program in Livermore, CA. Shawn Ryan is the co-founder of The Young Actors' Theatre Camp (YATC) along with his partner of 7 years, John Ainsworth. YATC is an Overnight Intensive Theatre Training program for students, ages 8-18 that allows for students to work alongside industry professionals. Tickets are $45 in advance and $60 at the door.


LOS ANGELES: MUNDY IN TUESDAYS CONTINUES AT THE GARDENIA
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
MaryJo Mundy and Keri Kelsey host open-mic every Tuesday at 9:00 pm (signup at 8:30 pm) at MUNDY ON TUESDAYS! at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444 - http://www.cabaretwest.org/gardenia.htm ). It is an event where people can come and explore and try new material in a safe place where the audience really listens. A variety of pianists join in each week including Richard Berent, John Boswell, Brad Ellis, Mike Farrell, Ross Kalling, Scott Harlan, Shelly Markham, Michael Orland, Todd Schroeder, David Snyder & Ron Snyder. Call for cover/minimum information.


WEDNESDAY - JUNE 4th

NEW YORK CITY: WEDNESDAY JAZZ AT NOON
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, June 4th with performer TBA. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $7 admission.


NEW YORK CITY: ANY WEDNESDAY CD SHOW WITH SHEENA BEN-DAVID
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 Wednesday, June 4th, Sheena Ben-David. UPCOMING SHOWS: 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.


CHICAGO: PAUL MARINARO TRIO NOW EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT
*** 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.


LOS ANGELES: WEDNESDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM SESSION
*** 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/ ). 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 - JUNE 5th

NEW YORK CITY: ALICE FRAZIER WITH BROADWAY WITHOUT BOUNDARIES
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $10 OFF THE COVER ***
Alice Frazier returns to NYC with another encore performance of her acclaimed show "Broadway Without Boundaries" on Thursday, June 5th and Friday June 13th at 7:00 pm to the THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule ), She is joined on stage by renowned musical director, Don Rebic. There will be music by composers Leonard Bernstein, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Frank Loesser, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson, Rupert Holmes and much more, as well as some new songs since the debut in May in New York. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NEW YORK CITY: NANCY EVANS IN PSYCHOBABBLE! AT BROADWAY BABY
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Nancy invites you to join her in a session with her psychiatrist on Thursdays June 5th & 12th at 7:00 pm at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO & PIANO LOUNGE (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.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. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


FRIDAY - JUNE 6th

AUSTRALIA: McBROOM & LUFT AT 2008 ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
Amanda McBroom and Lorna Luft are just two of the headliners who will be appearing at the 2008 ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL (http://adelaidecabaretfestival.com/ ), which runs from Friday, June 6th through Saturday June 14th at the Adelaide Festival Centre in Adelaide, AUS. Full details of the festival program are available on the Adelaide Cabaret Festival website at http://www.adelaidecabaretfestival.com/


NEW YORK CITY: METROJAM CABARET/JAZZ OPEN MIC SET FOR JUNE 6th
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Joe Bachana's METROJAM, the monthly cabaret/jazz open mic event held at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ), will have its next show on Friday, June 6th at 10:00 pm. Guest vocalists from the worlds of cabaret and jazz are always on hand to take a turn at the microphone. Only a $10 cover, $15 minimum.


NEW JERSEY: JANET VILLAS & OTHERS AT PIANOS FRIDAYS IN JUNE
"Cabaret Night at Pianos" takes place every Friday in June at 8:30 pm at PIANOS BAR & GRILL (36 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ - 973-743-7208 - http://www.pianosbarandgrill.com/ ) featuring vocalist Janet Villas and other professional singers, with Bruce Phillips at the piano. Ms. Villas has performed at DON'T TELL MAMA and THE BALLROOM in NYC and has performed at numerous charity events. There is a $6 music charge and a 2-drink minimum.


SATURDAY - JUNE 7th

NEW YORK CITY: THE BEST IS YET TO COME WITH GEORGE ALINE
Crooner George Aline beings his exciting new show "The Best Is Yet to Come" to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule ) for one night only on Saturday, June 7th at 6:30 pm. Musical director is Jerry Scott. Lina Koutrakos directs. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. George's new CD will be available for purchase after the show.
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SUNDAY - JUNE 8th

NEW YORK CITY: HOT MESS IN MANHATTAN MOVES DOWNTOWN
Hot Mess in Manhattan, the hour long, ever-changing cabaret that chronicles the tribulations that make up mezzo soprano Cait Doyle's life moves downtown to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) on Sunday, June 9th at 9:30 pm. The show features music director Vince Peterson and cellist/guitarist Dan Delaney as well as a "guest mess" every month. It is billed as an evening of off-beat tales of the city woven into pop, jazz, standards, and contemporary theatre tunes that have inspired original songs by such esteemed songwriters as Ryan Scott Oliver, Sharon Kenny, Drew Gasparini, Eli Bolin, and this month's Julianne Wick Davis.The event is directed by Joe Barros. This month will feature Michael Buchanan (Cry-Baby) and a new song written for the Mess by Julianne Wick Davis, composer of 2008 NYMF show Wood. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK FOR JUNE 9th & BEYOND
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml

MONDAY - JUNE 9th

NEW YORK CITY: LES PAUL'S 93RD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ON JUNE 9th
On Monday, June 9th guitar legend Les Paul will celebrate his 93rd birthday at his long time New York City home IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/ ). Les Paul is a living legend and an icon of the music world. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received multiple Grammy Awards, pioneered the modern electric guitar and invented numerous recording techniques. Les has influenced countless musicians and guitarists and is hailed as "The Father Of The Electric Guitar". There is a $75 cover for this special event - and reservations are a must. Call for minimum information.


NEW YORK CITY: MARTIN VIDNOVIC SINGS OF WHAT MATTERS
THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) welcomes back Broadway's Martin Vidnovic and his new show "What Matters To Me" on Mondays, June 9th, 16th 23rd & 30th at 7:00 pm. Martin's Broadway credits include a Tony nomination as Tommy in BRIGADOON, an L.A. Drama Critics Award for Jud in OKLAHOMA! during it's pre-Broadway tour, a Drama Desk Award as Nick in Maltby and Shire's BABY, a Back Stage Bistro award for A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING for its run at the Rainbow And Stars cabaret, Antinuous in HOME SWEET HOMER, and Lun Tha in THE KING AND I, both starring Yul Brynner, Sky Masterson in Jerry Zak's award winning revival of GUYS AND DOLLS, Saul in Disney's KING DAVID, and Jupiter/Amphitrion in Olympus ON MY MIND. Martin can be heard as the voice of The King In the animated feature film of THE KING AND I, now in CD and video release. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: SHAYNEE - ONE NIGHT ONLY!
One of the rising stars performing jazz and standards today, MAC Award Winning jazz vocalist Shaynee Rainbolt returns to San Francisco for one night only on Monday, June 9th to perform at the RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - http://www.therrazzroom.com/ ). For this one night, Shaynee will treat her San Francisco fans to a sneak-peek of her latest recording project: Shaynee Rainbolt SINGS Russ Garcia. In his 92 years, Russ Garcia has worked with everyone from Mel Torme and Louis Armstrong to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn...and now Shaynee Rainbolt. From jazz to blues and pop to broadway, Shaynee always swings, weaving her eclectic musical sensibility into a night of entertainment that never fails to deliver. Call for cover/minimum information.


PENNSYLVANIA: NEXT BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE JUNE 9th
BOB's BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE returns on June 9th (and every other Monday), at 7:30 pm at the STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - http://www.bobegan.net/stockton-inn.html ). The show usually features 6 to 10 vocalists from the NY-NJ-PA area. Performers for for scheduled for this showcase include Amy Raditz, Meghan Melchick, Erica Rubine, Devyn Rush, Bruce McFarland & Sandy Dancha, and more performers to be announced. Only $8 cover/$10 minimum. Serving dinner, from 5:30 pm.


TUESDAY - JUNE 10th

SAN FRANCISCO: DIAHANN CARROLL TO STAR AT RRAZZ ROOM
Rrazz Productions presents the legendary actress and singing star, Diahann Carroll at the RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - http://www.therrazzroom.com/ ) Tuesday through Sunday, June 10th through 15th. A consummate entertainer, Diahann has appeared on the concert stage, in nightclubs, as a headliner in Las Vegas, as well as on Broadway, in numerous films and TV productions. Diahann Carroll is a Tony Award winner, an Emmy and Grammy nominee, a Golden Globe winner and a Best Actress Oscar nominee. Performance times are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Sunday. Tickets range from $50 - $60.


NEW YORK CITY: STARS OF CABARET & BROADWAY IN CFF BENEFIT
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
The 5th Annual Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Benefit "Evening Of Music" will be presented on Tuesday, June 10th 8:00 pm at ST. PETER'S CHURCH (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200 - http://www.saintpeters.org/ ). The benefit is hosted by singer Janine Ullyette and includes performances by an extraordinary line-up of talent that encompasses opera, folk, jazz, comedy and musical theatre. Scheduled to perform are Michael Beau, Rodne Brown, Roosevelt Andre Credit, Richard Cramer, Megan Friar, Cheryl Martin, Scot Albertson and the Daryl Kojak Jazz Quintet, Jerry Scott, David McFerrin, Michael Neal, Victoria M. Pereira, Linda Fennimore and Peter Stan, John Walthausen, James Bassi, Ron Drotos, Billy Easterling, Jim Fredericks, Thomas Schmidt, and Janine Ullyette. Special Guest of the Benefit will be Broadway Performer/Actor Juan Betancur accompanied by David Pellegrene. If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation to advance a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, please send a check payable to the: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 205 East 42nd Street, Suite 1821, New York , NY 10017 - Attn. Lori Near. Also, on the check please, write in the memo section "Janine Ullyette". Suggested donation is $20.


WEDNESDAY - JUNE 11th

NEW YORK CITY: JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS SHOW CELEBRATES THE TONYS
Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy celebrates the Tony Awards with a special edition of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends on Wednesday, June 11th at 7:30 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). The evening will feature Charles Strouse, Loni Ackerman, KT Sullivan, Josh Scheer, Tanya Holt and Amy Wolk. Barry Kleinbort is the director of Jamie deRoy & friends. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-beverage minimum.
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NEW YORK CITY: VICKIE PHILLIPS ON A SINGER'S JOURNEY
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $8 OFF THE COVER ***
Broadway Bound Productions presents "A Singer's Journey", a two-act cabaret musical with the songs of Brel, Weill and Aznavour ("If We Only Have Love", "Yesterday When I Was Young", "Mack the Knife" "September Song", "My Ship", "Marieke" and more) starring Vickie Phillips at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) on Wednesday, June 11th and Thursday, June 26th, both shows at 7:00 pm. The show is written and directed by Bob Ost. Music director is Gerry Dieffenbach, with Carl Riehl on accordion. There is an $18 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


THURSDAY - JUNE 12th

NEW YORK CITY: "GRACE NOTES: A SINGERS' SOIREE" AT MAMA'S MONTHLY
GRACE NOTES - a Singers' Soiree, hosted by Grace Cosgrove, is held monthly at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) with the next show scheduled for Thursday, June 12th at 6:30 pm. Joining Grace are Eric Michael Gillett, Melanie Vaughan, Maureen Kelley Stewart, Aaron Lee battle, Jessica Park and Grace Cosgrove. This is an on-going lab for top-notch singers - a place for great singers to perform, to try out new material, and to expand their audiences. Each show also introduces 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 Cosgrove 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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NEW JERSEY: MARCUS SIMEONE SINGS "DARRIN, MATHIS & BENNETT"
Since his sensational cabaret debut in January 2000, Marcus Simeone has emerged as one of the most celebrated singers to grace the stages of Manhattan's nightclubs since Streisand took the town by storm. Now he returns to LE DOME at THE MANOR (111 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ - 973-731-2360 - http://themanorrestaurant.com/cabaret.html ) on Thursday, June 12th with "Darrin, Mathis & Bennett" a tribute to three of the most popular male vocalists of the past 50 years. Winner of the 2003 Back Stage Bistro Award as Outstanding Vocalist, the 2000 Cabaret Hotline Award, and back-to-back MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) Awards in 2004 and 2005, Marcus is universally regarded for his heart-wrenching interpretations of lyrics, red-hot jazz sensibility, and powerful pop flair. The Cabaret Soiree consists of a 4-course, 4-star dinner-and-show package, with dinner seatings at 6:00, 6:15, and 6:30 pm. Cost for dinner and show is $74 plus tax and gratuity. Wait-list "show only" seats may be available at $35 per person.


NEW YORK CITY: THE BOBS RETURN FOR TWO NIGHTS IN JUNE
Legendary, Grammy nominated vocal rock band THE BOBS return to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) for a two-night engagement, Thursday & Friday, June 12th & 13th at 7:30 pm. As always, classics will be skewered, rules broken. The Bobs have played everywhere from Lincoln Center to Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheater to Berlin's Passionkirche. Known for their incredible live shows and description-defying original material, the band will feature selections from their new CD, Get Your Monkey Off My Dog on this tour. The Bobs are also the subject of a new documentary, SIGN MY SNARLING MOVIE: 25 YEARS OF THE BOBS, just released on DVD. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 minimum.


AUSTRALIA: A LITTLE KNIGHT MUSIC AND OTHER MELODIC QUESTS!
Tyran Parke brings his show A LITTLE KNIGHT MUSIC to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC - 03 96902000 - http://www.thebutterflyclub.com/ ) on Thursday & Friday, June 12th & 13th at 9:00 pm. In the show, Tyran descends into fantasy and becomes convinced he is the knight errant of cabaret. The self-styled Don Quixote (with musical maestro, Nigel Ubrihien as his Sancho Panza) sets out in search of adventures while battling the windmills of the mind. A talented story-teller, Tyran tells of the chorus boy trying to be noticed, casual employment as an exorcist's usher and singing for the maximum security inmates at Riker's Island. Each quest is celebrated in story and song, culminating in the quest to create the role of a lifetime; his award winning portrayal of George Seurat in Sondheim's, "Sunday in the Park with George" in Sydney. Call for cover/minimum information.


FRIDAY - JUNE 13th

NEW YORK CITY: THE CUBAN KID IS BACK IN CONCERT
Lucio Fernandez, nominated for a 2008 MAC Award in the category of New York Male Debut for his performance in the show "The Cuban Kid in concert", will return to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) on Fridays, June 13th, 20th, and 27th, all shows at 9:00 pm. Lucio will be accompanied by his five piece band, performing Broadway tunes, a few Latin standards as well as some of the poetry from his new CD. The show centers around Lucio's life story of being born in Cuba, his experiences growing up in "Jersey", and becoming a City Commissioner. The show is written by Gerard Karabin and Lucio Fernandez, musical arrangements by Mark Goodman, directed by Megan Fernandez, with musical direction by Robert Webb. There is a $10 Cover plus a 2 Drink Minimum.
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SAN FRANCISCO AREA: NANCY TIERNEY & THE BOYS AT UPPER FOURTH
Jazz/pop singer Nancy Tierney and her "Boys" (John Simon, pianist, and Daniel Fabricant, bass), will perform at UPPER FOURTH (96 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, CA - 707-573-0522 - http://www.upperfourth.com/ ) on Friday, June 13th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Nancy & The Boys play original jazz arrangements of some of the greatest songs ever written from the 30s through the 90s. Songs by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Jerome Kern are featured alongside more contemporary songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Lennon and McCartney and George Michael. There is no cover charge.


SATURDAY - JUNE 14th

NEW YORK CITY: MACDONALD RETURNS WITH MAC AWARD WINNING SHOW
In her 2008 MAC Award-winning show "Come Back To Me," to be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Saturdays, June 14th, 21st & 28th, Jeanne MacDonald brings to the stage a glowing celebration of Miss Peggy Lee, proving herself an artist with both the sensibility and sensitivity to convey the essence of this legend, weaving her spell with finesse. Jeanne is joined by multi-award winning arranger, songwriter and musical director Rick Jensen, Latin Grammy nominated percussionist Mayra Casales and internationally acclaimed bassist Jennifer Vincent. MacDonald has earned extensive recognition for her performances both in and out of New York City. She was the 2008 MAC Award Winner for Female Vocalist and 2008 NY Nightlife Finalist, both of which she previously received in 2004. She has earned both the BACK STAGE Bistro and the MAC Hanson Awards, and while performing on the stage at Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2005, Jeanne was presented with the coveted Julie Wilson Award for excellence in cabaret. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NEW YORK CITY: NEXT SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY MEETING JUNE 14th
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
The New York Sheet Music Society, now in its 22nd season meets the second Saturday afternoon of each month from October through June. The next and final meeting of the season will be on Saturday, June 14th at LOCAL 802 MUSICIANS' HALL (322 West 48th Street, NYC). There is a Flea Market starting at 12:30 pm (a great place to find music, tapes, CD's etc. at bargain prices} followed by a program from 1:45 to 3:30 pm. Featured are Sheila Weiler and Barry Levitt on the great singer, Sylvia Syms. Directed by Linda Amiel Burns. You can now register and join the NYSMS on line at http://www.NYSMS.org/ . Membership is $50, and includes free admission to all 9 programs (non-member fee is $10 per meeting) plus a monthly newsletter.


NEW YORK CITY: SIGALI HAMBERGER AT THE BEECHMAN
Sigali Hamberger returns to the cabaret stage with her latest act, HERE I GO AGAIN, which she will be performing on Saturday, June 14th at 9:00 pm and Thursday, June 19th at 7:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ). David Shenton serves as musical director and arranger, Mark Wade plays bass. Directed by Barbara Fasano, the show includes many popular jazz and American songbook standards. There is a $12 cover plus a $15 minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: JACK POLLARD WITH KING COSBY GROUP
Vocalist Jack Pollard will be appearing at OCTAVIA LOUNGE (1772 Market Street, SF - 415-863-3516 - http://www.octavialounge.com/ ) on June 14th with "The King Cosby Group". Jack will be performing tunes from his show titled "Unforgettable", which celebrates the music of Nat KIng Cole, Johnny Hartman and Lou Rawls, as well as American Songbook favorites and R&B from the 60s, and 70s. Jack is joined by Max Perkoff on Piano, Fred Randolph on Bass, John Christenson on Trumpet & Flugel horn and Brett King Cosby on Drums. Call for showtime and cover/minimum information.


MONDAY - JUNE 16th

NEW YORK CITY: GRETCHEN REINHAGEN WITH HOW 'BOUT THEM APPLES?!
Catch a first viewing of Gretchen Reinhagen's brand new show, "How 'Bout Them Apples?!" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) on Wednesday, June 18th; Tuesday, June 24th; and Monday, June 30th - all shows at 7:00 pm. The show is directed by Barry Kleinbort with Musical Director David Gaines. It simply is a musical look at those pesky little things that annoy us, amuse us, or simply make us say "how 'bout them apples!" There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NEW YORK CITY: THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1979 AT THE TOWN HALL
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ ) is pleased to present the final production of its 2007-2008 Broadway by the Year series with Broadway by the Year 1979 on Monday, June 16th at 8:00 pm. Broadway By The Year is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, now in it's 8th season. After the first three sold-out concerts, Broadway by the Year continues its year of unparalleled entertainment with this last show of the season. Broadway by the Year 1979 is directed by Emily Skinner and choreographed by Noah Racey, who both star in the show. Terri Klausner and Jeff McCarthy also share the bill, in addition to many other stars that are soon to be announced.


CHICAGO: 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 NEXT performance is on Monday, June 16th at 7:30 pm, "Those Were the Days: The Heyday of Chicago Nightlife" featuring Audrey Morris' tribute to Oscar Peterson. All about the great Chicago Clubs of yesteryear: London House, Mr. Kelly's, Gold Star Sardine Bar, Punchinello's and more. Mark Burnell is musical director, Anne Burnell is director, Chicago Tribune/WGN's Rick Kogan is host with Ava Logan, Bob Solone, Jeanne Lambert, Spider Saloff, Ester Hana and Amy Cole. Tickets are $25.Final show is scheduled for July 14th.


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

ABOUT CABARET NEWS IN THE NEWSLETTER AND ON THE WEBSITE
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
GOING - GOING - ALMOST GONE! Only 11 tickets remain to be sold (as of 11:00 am today) for our 18th BIRTHDAY PARTY at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN to be held on Wednesday, July 9th starting a 7:00 pm. We will probably be SOLD OUT before Sunday. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD ON THE DAY OF THE SHOW - you must have a paid ticket to attend the show (no comps). 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. Please remember, there is a $15 food/drink minimum at THE BEECHMAN. For more information, see this link: http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsCABHT080709Bday18a.shtml

Just in case you are confused, 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. 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.

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/ ), Joyce Moody (http://www.joycemoody.com/ ), Eric Michael Gillett (http://www.ericmichaelgillett.com/ ) and Joanna Mosca (http://www.joannamosca.com/ ) plus 2 additional anonymous sponsors.


It's NYCs worst kept secret: THE AFTER PARTY at the LAURIE BEECHMAN on Friday nights starting around 10:30 pm and lasting until sometime near 4:00 pm. Co-Hosted by Brandon Cutrell & Alysha Umphress, the evening is a rocking, rollicking and rip-roaring "anything goes" party that has only three rules: showtunes, showtunes and showtunes. Week after week the cabaret room gets jammed to the walls with musical theater and cabaret performers and fans - including everyone from TONY and MAC winners to "new kids just off the bus." Brandon keeps the bold, buff and beautiful kids in the crowd cheering with free shots (names drawn from a bucket), skillful patter (at times a bit bawdy) and songs by performers from the audience and the very talented staff - including cabaret favorite Lisa Asher. Professor Ray Felman is at the piano adding a bit of whimsy and musical humor to the evening's fun. My friend Daniel and I drop by a few times a month and I am always amazed at the many musical theater stars that drop by - and perform! There is no cover and a minimum is only enforced when all the tables get filled (usually by around 11:15 pm) - but with the BEECHMAN'S fantastic late-night menu and hearty drinks, the only thing you have to worry about is maxing out your credit card! I'll probably be back this Friday night with Daniel and a new pal of ours, Arialis (none of us can sing very well, but Arialis is quite a dancer).


I learned a great lesson from a talented (but fairly new) performer the other night. The lesson: pauses are just as important as the written lyrics when performing a song. Suzanne Carrico proved that to me in her new show "The Friendliest Thing" at the METROPOLITAN ROOM on Monday night. With the increasingly amazing Tedd Firth at the piano (providing some spectacular arrangements) and old reliable Steve Doyle on bass, Suzanne proved again why she fully deserved the 2008 MAC Award for female debut. The songs were from a new point of view when compared to her previous show - seductive and provocative songs, almost the "dark side" of the cabaret songbook. Some truly incredible and unexpected song pairings gave the performance an attention-keeping spin.

"Do It Again" (Gershwin/DeSylva) never sounded so sexy - you can skip the Viagra after hearing Suzanne perform this one. A triplet of songs from Harold Arlen ("Dissertation on the State of Bliss" [Gershwin] "I Had Myself a True Love" [Mercer] "Hooray for Love" [Robin]) near the end of the show almost sounded like a romantic film score - such beauty, such class! Only thing missing was the violins! Director Mary Cleere Haran's touches were evident throughout. Ms. Carrico (some day I will pronounce her name correctly - some day) is just beginning in the cabaret world, and yet she shows a poise and confidence that even some longtime cabaret icons have yet to achieve! Impeccable phrasing, lovely vocals, physical beauty, inspired song choices and nearly perfect timing all came together to make this performance (and this performer) a true delight. I think I just might "do it again."


Sad news as THE BRADSTAN COUNTRY HOTEL in White Lake, NY (http://www.bradstancountryhotel.com/ ) and its famed Nancy LaMott room begins its final season on June 22nd. There is an amazing lineup of performers scheduled for Sunday evenings through October 12th including such stars as Christine Andreas, Liz Callaway, Natalie Gamsu, Barbara Brussell, Tom Andersen, KT Sullivan, Jeanne MacDonald and more - check out the website for the full listing.


A new room - in a favorite haunt - opened quietly last weekend. It is the DON'T TELL MAMA LOUNGE, with its own entrance, comfortable seating, plus a full-service bar. Official opening is set for Sunday, June 15th - the night of the annual TONY awards, and MAMA'S has a great party planned - details coming soon.


I forgot to include in the last issue's item about John Hoglund's Nancy LaMott tribute benefit a big thank you from John for all the many cards, e-mails and phone messages he received after his recent hospitalization. He tells me that when he returned home his answering machine was filled to capacity and that he is still answering some of the hundreds of e-mails he received. The episode wasn't all bad - John lost nearly 30 pounds. He lives a block over from me, and I ran into him on the street yesterday and he really looks great!


If you want to have a fun Thursday night, head over to UNCLE CHARLIE'S around 8:00 pm and treat yourself to David Pellegrene's "Cabaret Fever" - a 45-minute musical treat performed by a different cabaret newcomer each week, with David providing accompaniment - and encouragement. I was there last Thursday and once again heard the delightful young lad who stopped the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MARCH IS CABARET MONTH show at THE MUSIC BOX ROOM - German Rodriguez. German puts so much heart into whatever he sings, and his vocals are truly lovely, almost angelic. This is not a "formal" cabaret show setting, and that's what makes these weekly events so enjoyable and popular. The room is comfy (it will be extended this summer to hold a larger audience), the service is swift and efficient, and the whole experience is like going to a gathering of friends in someone's living room. Comments, quips and kidding are all part of the shows here. No cover, no minimum, and David is the most pleasant of hosts. And after the show there is open mic until dawn (or at least well past midnight).


Having a show or cabaret event? Is your show listed on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website and/or the newsletter? There is no charge for your show to be listed - you don't even have to be a member! Remember, unseen and untold means unsold. You don't even need a press agent to prepare your press release - just go to http://www.svhamstra.com/PressRelease1.shtml and fill out the information as completely as possible


I'm going to "stick my neck out" on this one: Is the "Great American Songbook" racist? Is cabaret for WASPS only? If you have a comment or thought on this, drop me a line - I truly would like to receive as many opinions on this as I can. Any comments I might report here will remain anonymous. I might even set up a time and place in the near future where we can discuss this.


SPECIAL TO ALL WHO ORDERED TICKETS TO THE BIRTHDAY PARTY: Your reservation is not confirmed until payment is received, and since we are nearly sold out, please let me know if you still want the tickets you ordered but have not paid for - there are actually over 20 ticket orders unpaid - so I can release them for sale. Tickets not paid for by June 16th will be considered cancelled - I will notify you first, of course. Important: if you did not receive a PayPal invoice when you ordered your tickets, notify me at once - I had a day or two when my DSL line failed during PayPal invoice processing and while the indication here was that an invoice was sent, two ticket purchasers reported they never got an invoice.


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.


Once again I tried to cover all the new cabaret related news items in the listing section above - items from previous newsletters can be found in the DIARY/DATEBOOK section on the website at http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml . If your news item has not yet appeared it could be because we haven't reached your "performance week yet" - we try to write of events taking place in the next 3 weeks or so - we fell just a little behind today because there is simply so much news we can cover in one issue. Items only appear once in the newsletter (unless it is a regular event featuring different performers each week, a banner advertiser, a benefit, or offers a CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE discount).


Time to close off another issue, catch a quick nap, and then finish a huge project that I have been working on - and then some cabaret: two in a row at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM - Jeff Harnar at 7:30 pm and Julie Reyburn at 10:00 pm.


And that is just about the way it was.

Until Monday, then.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU

 


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