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Here is a recent CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE message sent to over 2,700 readers of this free e-mail newsletter. Check at the bottom of the message for the way you can have a free subscription.


CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #080601 - Monday, June 2, 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
See http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsCABHT080709Bday18a.shtml

If it's anything to do with cabaret, you'll probably read it here first!


These newsletters are a FREE service to promote the art and artists of cabaret. You need not be a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE to be a subscriber (but it would be nice). 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.


ALL 2007-2008 MEMBERSHIPS EXPIRE ON JULY 5th - RENEW TODAY
Don't miss a minute of benefits - including that free page promoting your CDs, discounts on cabaret events & offerings, participation in MEMBERS' CHOICE events, listing & links on our membership and performer pages, discounts and rebates for banner ads plus regular MEMBERS' ONLY updates, announcements and offers.

2008-2009 CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE memberships, good through July 5, 2009, are 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 should renew now). SILVER memberships still are just $20 - GOLD memberships remain at $75. And you can upgrade at any time for full credit! 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!


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

ALL 2007-2008 MEMBERSHIPS EXPIRE ON JULY 5th - RENEW TODAY
18th BIRTHDAY SHOW JULY 9th NEARLY SOLD OUT
*** CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE SPECIAL EVENT ***
4-for-3 HOME-PAGE SIDE-BAR AD SALE - LAST CHANCE THIS WEEK
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: HAPPY HOUR WITH DAVID PELLEGRENE
NEW YORK CITY: SUZANNE CARRICO RETURNS WITH NEW SHOW
CHICAGO: KT SULLIVAN CELEBRATES BROADWAY IN ONE WOMAN SHOW
NEW YORK CITY: I LOVE YOU, NAVARRO, AT THE BEECHMAN
PENNSYLVANIA: NEXT BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE JUNE 2nd
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 ***
JAZZ VOCALISTS JAM SESSION IN HOLLYWOOD MONDAY JUNE 2nd
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: WHITE, HICKS & RITZEL UPSTAIRS AT STONEWALL
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: BROADWAY BABY BISTRO - NYC'S HOTTEST CLUB
NEW YORK CITY: METROPOLITAN ROOM PRESENTS TOPS IN CABARET
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: HAPPY HOUR WITH DAVID PELLEGRENE
NEW YORK CITY: ANY WEDNESDAY CD SHOW WITH SHEENA BEN-DAVID
CHICAGO: PAUL MARINARO TRIO NOW EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: JENNIFER WREN'S BIG NIGHT CONTINUES
*** 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: DAVID PELLEGRENE'S CABARET FEVER THURSDAYS
NEW YORK CITY: JULIE REYBURN LIVE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
NEW YORK CITY: SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX WITH GUEST TBA
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
ST. LOUIS: ERIN BODE COMES STANDARD AT THE CABARET AT SAVOR
LOS ANGELES: IRENE IS BACK ON THURSDAYS AT SIX AT ELEVEN
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: DAVID PELLEGRENE'S AT UNCLUE CHARLIE'S
NEW YORK CITY: SPECIAL GUEST CAROL HALL JOINS JULIE GOLD
AUSTRALIA: McBROOM & LUFT AT 2008 ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
NEW JERSEY: JANET VILLAS & OTHERS AT PIANOS FRIDAYS IN JUNE
ST. LOUIS: UVEE HAYES RETURNS BY POPULAR DEMAND!
NEW YORK CITY: METROJAM CABARET/JAZZ OPEN MIC SET FOR JUNE 6th
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: THE BEST IS YET TO COME WITH GEORGE ALINE
NEW YORK CITY: POOLE PARTY IN 10th YEAR WITH STAND-UP STARS
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER
NEW YORK CITY: NEW FACES FEATURED SUNDAYS AT THE MUSIC BOX
CHICAGO: PARISIAN CABARET AT UNCOMMON GROUND JUNE 8th
NEW YORK CITY: RAKESH SATYAL IN TRIBUTE TO JONI MITCHELL'S BLUE
NEW YORK CITY: LES PAUL'S 93RD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ON JUNE 9th
NEW YORK CITY: STARS OF CABARET & BROADWAY IN CFF BENEFIT
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
CHICAGO: PETRI SINGS OF BERLIN TO BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD
NEW YORK CITY: JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS SHOW CELEBRATES THE TONYS
NEW YORK CITY: "GRACE NOTES: A SINGERS' SOIREE" AT MAMA'S MONTHLY
NEW JERSEY: MARCUS SIMEONE SINGS "DARRIN, MATHIS & BENNETT"
NEW YORK CITY: THE CUBAN KID IS BACK IN CONCERT
NEW YORK CITY: TINA'S GOTTA SING AT THE DUPLEX
NEW YORK CITY: HOLE-O-MATIC RIDES AGAIN AT THE DUPLEX
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER
NEW YORK CITY: MACDONALD RETURNS WITH MAC AWARD WINNING SHOW
NEW YORK CITY: NEXT SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY MEETING JUNE 14th
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
NEW JERSEY: HELLO, DOLLY! IN ASBURY PARK WITH RICHARD SKIPPER
ST. LOUIS: SHERRY DRAKE SALUTES THE "GIRL" SINGERS OF THE 50S
SAN FRANCISCO: ELLEN ROBINSON AT ANNA'S WITH FABULOUS BAND
AUSTRALIA: CAROLINE NIN CELEBRATES BUTTERFLY CLUB'S NINTH
NEW YORK CITY: THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1979 AT THE TOWN HALL
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: D.C. ANDERSON IN ONLY 2008 NYC APPEARANCE
NEW YORK CITY: NANCY STEARNS WITH NEW SHOW AT MAMA'S
CHICAGO: MUSICAL MONDAYS AT THE DRURY LANE WATER TOWER PLACE
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: BLACKHURST & STRITCH IN CD RELEASE CONCERT
SAN FRANCISCO: SPENCER DAY RETURNS TO THE RAZZ ROOM
NEW YORK CITY: GRETCHEN REINHAGEN WITH HOW 'BOUT THEM APPLES?!
NEW YORK CITY: WINTHER AND GRIGSBY WITH NEW LOVE SONGS
BOSTON: SOPHIA BILIDES SINGS (OUR) HEART'S DESIRE
AUSTRALIA: DR MANDI'S 9 EASY STEPS TO ROMANTIC BLISS!
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

18th BIRTHDAY SHOW JULY 9th NEARLY SOLD OUT
*** CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE SPECIAL EVENT ***
Tickets for our 18th Birthday Party on Wednesday, July 9th at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER are nearly sold out. The show features 2008-MAC AWARD winner Phil Bond, Edd Clark, Hector Coris, Cynthia Crane, 2008-MAC AWARD winner John De Marco, Teresa Fischer, 2008-MAC AWARD winner Eric Michael Gillett, David Gurland, Annie Hughes, 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.

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/ ), Joanna Mosca (http://www.joannamosca.com/ ) and Chelsea Hudgens (http://www.chelseasdesktop.com/ ) plus 2 additional anonymous sponsors.


4-for-3 HOME-PAGE SIDE-BAR AD SALE - LAST CHANCE THIS WEEK
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 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: HAPPY HOUR WITH DAVID PELLEGRENE
Piano bar host, vocalist and recording artist David Pellegrene can be found at the piano at THE TOWNHOUSE OF NYC (236 East 58th Street, NYC - 212-754-4649 - http://www.townhouseny.com/ ) on Mondays through Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. His acclaimed debut CD "At Your Request" is available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/pellegrene .
*** SUPER SIDE-BAR ADVERTISER ***


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.
*** SUPER SIDEBAR ADVERTISER ***


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.)


NEW YORK CITY: I LOVE YOU, NAVARRO, AT THE BEECHMAN
Award-winning, up-and-coming composer J. Oconer Navarro will present a one-night only event at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) on Monday, June 2nd at 9:30 pm. He will be joined by Charlie Brady (South Pacific), Kenita R. Miller (Xanadu), Megan McGinnis (Les Miserables) and Ross Williams (Lord of the Rings) and members of the cast of the Lortel and Outer Critics Circle award-winning show Adding Machine: Adinah Alexander, Cyrilla Baer, Randy Blair, Niffer Clarke, Ariela Morgenstern, and Drama Desk & Lortel nominee Amy Warren. Together they will sing his moving, witty and heartfelt songbook. The evening is directed and choreographed by Jessica Redish (Adding Machine). There is a $7 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


PENNSYLVANIA: NEXT BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE JUNE 2nd
BOB's BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE returns on June 2nd (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 Tyler Bellinger, Keith Nielson, Patti Leone, Devyn Rush, Devon Neubauer, AJ Tyndale, Vocal Group SPARE PARTS, Sarah Gafgen and special guest Andy Prescott, and more performers to be announced. Only $8 cover/$10 minimum. Serving dinner, from 5:30 pm.


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.


JAZZ VOCALISTS JAM SESSION IN HOLLYWOOD MONDAY JUNE 2nd
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Shirlee Kong's Monthly Jazz Vocalists Jam Session at the HOLLYWOOD STUDIO BAR & GRILL (6122 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-9917 - http://www.hstudiobarandgrill.com/ ) will take place on Monday, June 2nd from 7:30 pm. to 10:30 pm featuring the great jazz vocalist Jimmy Spencer and the Karen Hernandez trio. All jazz vocalists and musicians are invited to drop by, and Shirlee will attempt to give an opportunity to each to perform. Please bring your sheet music in your key. Other musicians are welcomed to sit in. There is a $5 cover plus 2 drink minimum or dinner order. Call for reservations if you plan on having dinner.


NEW YORK CITY: WHITE, HICKS & RITZEL UPSTAIRS AT STONEWALL *** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
STONEWALL INN (53 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-488-2705 - http://www.thestonewallinn.net/ ) has added another night to its open-mic schedule for UPSTAIRS AT STONEWALL, and tonight and every monday night you can drop in from 9:00 pm to 3:30 am and catch Teri White, Kimlee Hicks with Ricky Ritzel at the piano. The piano bar is accessible through the main bar room. No cover charge.


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


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. The exciting young Bistro Award-winning singer, joined by her pianist brother Adam, shares her love of both American and European standards as we go for a ride On a Carousel. 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.


NEW YORK CITY: JENNIFER WREN'S BIG NIGHT CONTINUES
*** 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 Wednesday, June 4th at 7:00 pm at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO & PIANO LOUNGE (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ). This weeks featured composer TBA. 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.


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: DAVID PELLEGRENE'S CABARET FEVER THURSDAYS
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: 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, 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 GUEST TBA
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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 TBA. 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/ .


ST. LOUIS: ERIN BODE COMES STANDARD AT THE CABARET AT SAVOR
Erin Bode brings her sweet and serene interpretations of jazz standards to CABARET AT SAVOR (4356 Lindell, St. Louis, MO - 314-531-0220 - http://www.Savor-stl.com/ ) on Thursday, June 5th at 8:30 pm with her show Comes Standard. Erin tours regularly out of town and recently performed at Blues Alley in Washington, DC, Zanzibar Blue in Philadelphia, and at Sweet Rhythm in New York, and in tours of Italy and South Africa. She has opened for Mary Wilson of the Supremes; for Michael Buble at The Pageant; for Jamie Cullum at the Sheldon, and sung with Garrison Keillor on A Prairie Home Companion at the Fox. There is a $17.50 cover.


LOS ANGELES: IRENE IS BACK ON THURSDAYS AT SIX AT ELEVEN
Thursday night, June 5th, is the premier night of Irene Soderberg bringing her unique brand of music - standards, swing, blues, and jazz to ELEVEN RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB (8811 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 310-855-0800 - http://www.eleven.la/ ) - just in time for PRIDE MONTH. Irene will be here every Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm - stop by for dinner or cocktails (or both) and LA's Queen of Cabaret. For opening night on the 5th there will be raffles, free CDs and gift bags galore. Call for cover/minimum information.


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.


FRIDAY - JUNE 6th

NEW YORK CITY: DAVID PELLEGRENE'S AT UNCLUE CHARLIE'S
Piano bar host, vocalist and recording artist David Pellegrene hosts open-mic piano-bar until whenever at UNCLE CHARLIE'S (139 East 45th Street 2nd Floor, NYC - 212-661-9097 - http://www.unclecharliesnyc.com/ ) on Fridays & Saturdays with open-mic piano bar starting around 9:00 pm. There is never a cover charge - just plenty of fun and song.
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NEW YORK CITY: SPECIAL GUEST CAROL HALL JOINS JULIE GOLD
Award-winning songwriter Carol Hall will join award-winning songwriter Julie Gold as her Special Guest Artist on stage at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) in Judy's monthly show on Friday, June 6th at 7:00 pm. The show will also feature backup singers Emily Bindiger and Margaret "Madge" Dorn. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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 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.


ST. LOUIS: UVEE HAYES RETURNS BY POPULAR DEMAND!
After a triumphant, sold out weekend, Uvee Hayes comes back by popular demand to CABARET AT SAVOR (4356 Lindell, St. Louis, MO - 314-531-0220 - http://www.Savor-stl.com/ ) on Friday, June 6 at 8:30 pm. This R&B artist is a cabaret natural. Uvee tells performs with humor, generosity and a gentle heart, and holds it all together with some great standards. There is a $17.50 cover.


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.


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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NEW YORK CITY: POOLE PARTY IN 10th YEAR WITH STAND-UP STARS
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The Award-Winning Stand-Up & Musical Comedy show POOLE PARTY, now in its 10th year 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, June 7th at 8:30 pm, the show will celebrate The Big Apple Stand Up Comedy Boot Camp Reunion. Featured performers are Nadine O'Brien, Rachel Axelrod, Mike Jaros, Bev Reese, Evan Morgenstern, Jeffrey Johns, Jason Rowland, Brian Fuqua, Linda San Lucas, Emmy Rivera and Multi Mac and Bistro Award Winner Sidney Meyer! Hosted By Darlene Violette from NBC's "30 Rock"! Still just a $15 cover, 2 drink minimum each show. $10 cover each show for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


SUNDAY - JUNE 8th

NEW YORK CITY: NEW FACES FEATURED SUNDAYS 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!
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CHICAGO: PARISIAN CABARET AT UNCOMMON GROUND JUNE 8th
UNCOMMON GROUND (1401 West Devon Street, Chicago, IL - 773-465-9801 - http://www.uncommonground.com/ ) will continue its Uncommon Cabaret Parisien, a "Second Sunday of the Month" French dinner-cabaret series, at its second location, on Sunday, June 8th. Host of the monthly cabaret, Claudia Hommel, in association with members of the Chicago Cabaret Professionals, presents KT McCammond's "Eartha Kitt in Paris". Ms. McCammond, recipient of the Chicago After Dark Award for Outstanding Cabaret Artist and Bob Moreen at the piano revisit her hit show "KT Sings Kitt" with a special look at Kitt's days in Paris and the French songs she made her own, including "C'est Si Bon", "The Heel" and "Under the Bridges of Paris". First seating will be at 6:30 pm with show-time at 8:00 pm. Prix fixe dinner and show is $45 per person. A second seating is possible at 9:00 pm, and will offer drinks and lighter fare with a $10 suggested donation to the artists.


NEW YORK CITY: RAKESH SATYAL IN TRIBUTE TO JONI MITCHELL'S BLUE
Rakesh Satyal will pay tribute to Joni Mitchell's album BLUE at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) on Sunday, June 8th at 7:00 pm. He is joined by Jesse Elder on piano. The album will be presented in its entirety from "A Lonely Road" to "Those Dark Cafe Days". There is a $10 cover charge and a two-drink minimum.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK FOR JUNE 9th THROUGH 15th
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.


TUESDAY - JUNE 10th

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.


CHICAGO: PETRI SINGS OF BERLIN TO BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD
Suzy Petri and Bob Moreen, along with Jim Cox on bass & Dez Desormeaux on sax present "Berlin to Broadway to Hollywood - An Evening of Brecht, Weill & Dietrich" at KATERINA'S CLUB (1920 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - 773-348-7592 - http://www.katerinas.com/ ) on Tuesday, June 10th with sets from 8:00 to 11:30 pm. $10 cover.


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/ ). Joining Jamie will be Tony Award-winners Len Cariou, Debbie Gravitte and three-time Tony Award-winning composer Charles Strouse; Tony nominated actress Stephanie D'Abruzzo; Broadway veteran Loni Ackerman, MAC Award-winning KT Sullivan with jazz pianist Jon Weber and cabaret performers Tanya Holt, Josh Scheer and MAC Award-winning Amy Wolk. Award-winning director Barry Kleinbort will direct and Lanny Meyers will serve as musical director. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-beverage minimum.
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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.


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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NEW YORK CITY: TINA'S GOTTA SING AT THE DUPLEX
Tina Jensen brings her show "I've Gotta Sing!" to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) on Fridays, June 13th & 20th at 7:00 pm. She is joined by Alex Gonzalez on backup and musical director Zachary Ryan. The show is an eclectic mixture of powerhouse songs combined with humorous and heartfelt characters from Jensen's Minnesota upbringing. It includes songs ranging from Queen's "Somebody to Love" to classics like "Moon River". There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SATURDAY - JUNE 14th

NEW YORK CITY: HOLE-O-MATIC RIDES AGAIN AT THE DUPLEX
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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. 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 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.
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NEW YORK CITY: NEXT SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY MEETING JUNE 14th
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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 JERSEY: HELLO, DOLLY! IN ASBURY PARK WITH RICHARD SKIPPER
Richard Skipper will star as Carol Channing as Dolly Levi in HELLO, DOLLY! on Saturday, June 14th at 8:00 pm at THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE (1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ - 732-455-3059 - http://www.ReVisionTheatre.org/ ). The show is directed by Thomas Morrissey and choreographed by Connor Gallagher. The cast will include Broadway performers and local talent. This performance will benefit ReVision Theatre's summer mainstage musical (which will be announced at the event). Tickets for Premium Seats are priced at $50. $25 & $15 seats are also available.


ST. LOUIS: SHERRY DRAKE SALUTES THE "GIRL" SINGERS OF THE 50S
St. Louis native Sherry Drake pays tribute to some of the great "girl" singers of the 1950s: Doris Day, Peggy Lee and Julie London in her show at CABARET AT SAVOR (4356 Lindell, St. Louis, MO - 314-531-0220 - http://www.Savor-stl.com/ ) on Saturday, June 14th at 8:30 pm. Sherry's worked on the local St. Louis jazz scene for years, and she is blessed with an impeccable sense of rhythm and energetic stage presence. There is a $17.50 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: ELLEN ROBINSON AT ANNA'S WITH FABULOUS BAND
Ellen Robinson brings her sizzling jazz vocals to ANNA'S JAZZ ISLAND (2120 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA - 510-841-5299 - http://www.annasjazzisland.com/ ) on Saturday, June 14th from 8:00 to 11:30 pm. She is joined by Murray Low on piano, John Schifflett on bass, Bud Spangler on drums and featuring Kristen Strom on sax. There is a $15 cover - reservations highly recommended.


AUSTRALIA: CAROLINE NIN CELEBRATES BUTTERFLY CLUB'S NINTH
Melbourne's iconic THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC - 03 96902000 - http://www.thebutterflyclub.com/ ) will celebrate its ninth birthday with a one-night only performance by France's top cabaret performer, the extraordinary Caroline Nin on Saturday, June 14th with her show "Hymne a Piaf" at 8:30 & 10:00 pm. Caroline Nin is coming directly from headlining at the Lido in Paris. This will be her only Melbourne performance before touring New Zealand followed by a season at the Sydney Opera House. Caroline, born in Paris, has been described as the very essence of her countrywoman Edith Piaf, France's most famous chanteuse. As captivating and intriguing as the 'Little Sparrow', she is the epitome of style and class as she croons; she purrs and sings in perfect English, French and German. Her singing and theatrical presentation heightens both established torch songs and cabaret standards to a mesmerizing level. Caroline will be accompanied by American composer and pianist, Christopher Culpo, who has been living in Paris since 1991 and regularly accompanies Caroline around the world. Tickets are $42.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK FOR JUNE 16th 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 - JUNE 16th

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.


NEW YORK CITY: D.C. ANDERSON IN ONLY 2008 NYC APPEARANCE
D.C. Anderson will be joined by collaborators Geoff Packard (acoustic guitar), Ritt Henn (acoustic bass) and pianist Deanna Witkowski on Monday, June 16th at 7:00 pm at the THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) in his only 2008 NYC appearance to sing from his new CD, OUR STORY, as well as bring back favorites from I AM STILL and BALLAD. There will be a few premieres as well. D.C. is a Bistro Award Winner (Singer/Songwriter) as well as an actor - currently touring with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA as 'Andre'. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NEW YORK CITY: NANCY STEARNS WITH NEW SHOW AT MAMA'S
Nancy Stearns brings her new show "This Moment" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) on Monday, June 16th and Sunday, June 22nd, both shows at 7:00 pm. She is joined by musical director Gregory Toroian. Helen Baldassare directs. The show is a musical photo album - songs that are musical snapshots of Nancy's close friends and family members. Nancy has appeared regularly at MAMA'S since 2001, and has also released three CDs based on shows she performed at MAMA'S. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


CHICAGO: MUSICAL MONDAYS AT THE DRURY LANE WATER TOWER PLACE
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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.


NEW YORK CITY: BLACKHURST & STRITCH IN CD RELEASE CONCERT
Jim Caruso's Cast Party and TheaterMania.com are proud to announce Klea Blackhurst & Billy Stritch in a concert at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - http://www.birdlandjazz.com/ ) celebrating the release of their new CD, "DREAMING OF A SONG: THE MUSIC OF HOAGY CARMICHAEL" on Monday, June 16th at 7:00 pm as part of the long-running, Nightlife Award-winning concert series Broadway at Birdland. For their new CD on Ghostlight Records, Blackhurst & Stritch have mined the Carmichael catalogue to unearth lesser known gems as well as beloved treasures such as "Skylark," "Georgia On My Mind" and "Stardust." There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


TUESDAY - JUNE 17th

SAN FRANCISCO: SPENCER DAY RETURNS TO THE RAZZ ROOM
Spencer Day returns to the RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - http://www.therrazzroom.com/ ) Tuesday through Saturday, June 17th through 21st. Spencer completed his first engagement at the Nikko in February, and played to packed houses and overwhelming audience response. At 29, he has enjoyed a musical career remarkable even for someone twice his age. He has appeared on national television and performed at some of the finest venues in the United States. His velvet baritone and original compositions have earned him acclaim from coast to coast. His voice inspires comparisons to Harry Connick Jr. and his compositions to those of Cole Porter, Paul Simon and Rufus Wainwright. Call for showtimes and cover/minimum information.


WEDNESDAY - JUNE 18th

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: WINTHER AND GRIGSBY WITH NEW LOVE SONGS
Broadway actor-singer, Michael Winther (Mamma Mia, 1776, Songs From An Unmade Bed - 2006 Drama Desk Nominee) and one of Broadway's top musical directors, Kimberly Grigsby (Spring Awakening, Grease, The Full Monty) present a unique, evening of new love songs by some of our best contemporary theater composers and lyricists at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Wednesday, June 18th at 7:30 pm; Monday, June 23rd at 9:30 pm; Wednesday, June 25th at 7:30 pm and Monday, June 30th, 9:30 pm. Among the songwriters represented will be Deborah Abramson, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Mark Campbell, Carmel Dean, William Finn, Jenny Giering, Adam Guettel, Fred Hersch, Steve Marzullo, Chris Miller, Peter Foley, Joseph Thalken and more. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 minimum.


BOSTON: SOPHIA BILIDES SINGS (OUR) HEART'S DESIRE
Cabaret vocalist Sophia Bilides, accompanied by Doug Hammer on piano, will celebrate the release of her new CD, "Heart's Desire" with a preview show at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - http://www.scullersjazz.com/ ) on Wednesday, June 18th at 8:00 pm. Inspired by Dave Frishberg's lyrics of the title song, which has been a favorite of hers for years, she has assembled songs expressing various hopes, wishes, and dreams. The subjects are universal: the desire for home, adventure, romance, lasting love, the courage to spread your wings, seize the day, and live life to the fullest - and to laugh about it all. Tickets are: Show, $20; Dinner & Show: $65.


THURSDAY - JUNE 19th

AUSTRALIA: DR MANDI'S 9 EASY STEPS TO ROMANTIC BLISS!
A wicked spoof of the self-help industry written and performed by Brisbane performer Jo Loth, will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC - 03 96902000 - http://www.thebutterflyclub.com/ ) from Thursday through Sunday, June 19th through 22nd. The show features stunning jazz originals with stand-up comedy, theatre and multi-media. Jo trained in Brisbane and France and is a singer/songwriter, actor and director. Be prepared to have your heart healed as Dr Mandi leads you through her "9 Easy Steps to Romantic Bliss." Utilizing the power of alcohol, laughter and song, Dr Mandi's insightful 9 step plan is a simple, fun and easy-to-follow mantra for even the most despairingly dysfunctional romantics! Call for showtimes, cover/minimum information.


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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
It is a totally, terrifically, fantastically beautiful day today here in NYC and I simply can't wait to get this newsletter sent out so I can enjoy some "hours in the sun"! Actually it was a pretty good weekend - occasional rain showers, but here in NYC we always say: "If you don't like the weather, wait an hour."

It has been a busy week here in the penthouse offices of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE overlooking lower Manhattan. The change from May to June means a ton of cabaret schedules and publicity releases come pouring in. Plus ticket orders for our July 9th show and in a few days we begin our JUNE MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN (all current memberships expire on the 5th of July) with the 2008-2009 membership year starting on the 6th (which happens to be the 18th birthday of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE and my own personal birthday as well).

Next July (2009) I will celebrate my 70th and the following year the newsletter celebrates its 20th, and believe it or not, I am already planning a year-long series of events from July 2009 to July 2010! OK, I am beginning to jot down some ideas and notes.


Only 6 tickets remain to be sold (as of 11:00 am today) for this year's 18th BIRTHDAY PARTY at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN to be held on Wednesday, July 9th starting a 7:00 pm. 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

NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD ON THE DAY OF THE SHOW even if some remain unsold - you must have a paid ticket to attend the show (no comps).

There has been a lot of confusion about the "Combo Ticket/Membership." Last year we sold combo SILVER tickets for $40 and regular tickets for $35. This year the combo SILVER is just $30 and we eliminated the regular ticket (but if you wish to pay $35 for a non-combo ticket, I won't object). But there are still folks who want to buy a non-member ticket at $10 - and that's impossible. Next year I might just offer non-member tickets for the same price as the SILVER COMBO ticket - whatever that price might be. This year, GOLD combo tickets cost $85 (last year they cost $95). This reduced 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/ ), Joanna Mosca (http://www.joannamosca.com/ ) and Chelsea Hudgens (http://www.chelseasdesktop.com/ ) plus 2 additional anonymous sponsors.


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.


In the last issue I wrote that John Hoglund had asked me to send his thanks for all the many cards, e-mails and phone messages he received after his recent hospitalization, which I was more than happy to do. Well, you know critics: they aren't happy unless they can find fault with something - as minor as that something is. Well minutes after the issue went out I received an e-mail from John. He apparently was outraged about the inclusion in the item that he had lost 30 pounds during the episode. He reminded me that he distinctly told me the number was 31 pounds, and demanded a correction in the next issue. This is a sure sign that he is well on his way to recovery. Welcome back to the land of the "irate critics," John. Correction made.


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 had to take a break and run around the corner to the supermarket and get some cereal (it is on sale, 2-for-1 and I plan to stock up this week). I almost didn't come back! The weather is so fantastic, if there was an empty spot on the park benches outside the apartment building, I would probably still be out there and you would get this issue sometime tonight. But all the other seniors in the five buildings that make up this complex had beat me to the benches. The benches will empty out later when school lets out and the skateboarders take possession of the park area.


I finally made it back to the POOLE PARTY (EVERY Saturday at 8:30 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA) last week. Being out of circulation for several weeks with that persistent cold, and the playing catch-up by attending shows whose earlier dates I missed, it was time to return. With the new cabaret/piano bar/lounge arrangement at MAMA'S, the POOLE PARTY has moved to the larger back cabaret room. For some reason about 20 folks from Cleveland OH were at the show - and of course host Michael Brill made the most of the situation, and his kidding was followed up by all the other comics in the show. This is a fun show - always starts out with "Award Winning Musical Comedy Star Sidney Myer" and then about a dozen or so comics (some good, some not so good, but mostly good) take their turns at the mic. Best of all, 95% of the material is both funny and clever (they don't resort to profanity here to get a laugh). It's only a $15 cover ($10 for CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE members) and where else can you see a show that features Sidney Myer for ten-bucks - plus a 2-drink minimum?


I did a "double-header" on Thursday night at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (I have to remind myself not to stay out late with Daniel on Wednesday nights, since I am up at 6:30 am on Thursdays, especially if I am going to see two shows that evening). Both shows were at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM.

The first was Jeff Harnar's Cole Porter tribute show at 7:30 pm. You can always count on a well structured and well performed show when Jeff Harnar is the performer. All his shows are well researched and his vocals are among the best in the business. His "laid-back" style and easy delivery made this an entertaining hour of Porter classics, with just a smidgen of patter here and there to set up the songs or medleys. Sparkling arrangements by Alex Rybek gave the show the depth and fullness. Ricky Ritzel better watch his back - Jeff's dead-on impersonation of Jimmy Durante singing the gender-bending song "Little Skipper" was hilarious.

Then Daniel and I tried out a Mexican fast-food place around the corner (note to self: no Mexican food after 9:00 pm) and we returned to the METROPOLITAN ROOM for Julie Reyburn's show, with the imaginative title "Julie Reyburn at The Metropolitan Room." With Mark Janas at the piano (reunited with July after a few years of birthing and child raising on Julie's part) and a swinging band that included Ritt Henn on bass, Walter Usiatynski on drum and Julie's husband Thor Fields on guitar.

Where does one begin? First off, the closest song to a Cole Porter song was another Cole - Nat King (Straighten Up & Fly Right, written with Irving Mills). Secondly, every song was done so well - so clearly, so enthusiastically, so perfectly, one is hard pressed to single out one as being super-special, but I will do so any way. It was a new song: Come Home (from a new work in progress, Pinocchio of Chelsea with music by Mark Janas and Lyrics by Peter Napolitano) - bound to quickly become a cabaret classic. Although written for Geppetto, the woodcarver who gave the puppet life, Julie has made this song her own - and I defy anyone to try to sing it better. A new take on and old song - "Blackberry Winter" - and a most touching "Not While I'm Around" from Sweeney Todd, were two more outstanding interpretations from an evening of outstanding interpretations. This show was Julie Reyburn at her very best - bookmarked by two Bob Dylan tunes with a mid-show duet with guest star David Gurland that shook the rafters. It was Julie's birthday and there was cake. But the icing on the cake was the magnificent performance by the birthday girl herself - one of cabaret's best. This show has two more "not-to-be-missed" performances - Thursdays, June 5th & 12th at 10:00 pm.


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 so I can release them for sale. Tickets not paid for by the time we completely sell out 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.


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. 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).


Tonight I am back at DON'T TELL MAMA for the NYC cabaret debut of Kevin Dozier (which reminds me: I have to make a reservation or I'll be out if luck) at 7:00 pm, imaginatively titled "Introducing Kevin Dozier". Then it is back home for some rest and then off to a midnight show in my East Village neighborhood featuring a friend of Daniel's (have to brush up on my Spanish). (Reminder to self: No Mexican food after 9:00 pm).

If you're visiting the website, check out the new organization of nightly piano-bar, open-mic events posted on the home page for today and on the DIARY/DATEBOOK pages (http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml ) at the end of each day's listings. If you event is not posted, just send in complete information - you can find a handy form to send a press release to me at http://www.svhamstra.com/PressRelease1.shtml


And that is just about the way it was.

Until Monday, then.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU

 


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