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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #080603 - Monday, June 9, 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!

18TH BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE BEECHMAN SOLD OUT?
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.


SPECIAL TO ALL WHO ORDERED TICKETS TO THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
Your reservation is not confirmed until payment is received, and since we are 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 June 16th will be considered cancelled - I will notify you first, of course. 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.


TODAY'S TOP STORY

NEW YORK CITY: METROSTAR TALENT CONTEST IN JULY-AUGUST
THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) presents the first annual "Metrostar Talent Challenge" beginning on Monday, July 7th. Up to 60 solo singers and vocal duos will compete in this jury and audience-voted elimination-round competition that spans seven consecutive Mondays. The grand prize winner and two runner-ups (who will be named the night of the contest's finale on August 18th will enjoy an impressive package of prizes and professional encouragements. For the winner these will include a fully produced, prime time booking at the Metropolitan Room and a professionally produced live recording of this upcoming show.

Open to performers who have not played a major engagement at The Metropolitan Room, "Metrostar" will invite singers across a spectrum of styles to compete head to head. Reflecting the club's preference to present both seasoned and up-and-coming performers, the contest will showcase the talents of solo singers and vocal duos across every age bracket, from the Broadway stage, cabaret, and the jazz-pop-folk recording and concert worlds.

Online and by-mail registration begins today, June 9th. Performers are asked to consult the club's website for eligibility details and instructions on how to apply online or by mail. The application deadline is July 1st. Applications will be pre-screened and approximately 60 performers will be chosen to compete.

The Metropolitan Room's very own Lennie Watts will serve as the contest's on-stage host. Watts, the multi-award winning vocalist as well the club's highly regarded booking manager, will use his well-honed stage and interpersonal gifts to provide a nurturing, humorous and always entertaining performance environment. Two well-known figures in the cabaret world will serve as judges throughout the seven-week competition. They will be joined each week by a different, celebrity guest judge. Throughout the Challenge the judges' voting will be supplemented by audience ballot voting.

Over seven weeks "Metrostar" will encourage contestants to establish well-rounded and uniquely entertaining stage presences. An artistically ambitious competition, "Metrostar" values innovation and creativity over raw talent, intelligence over polish, and authenticity over vocal fireworks.

The contest's three career boosting prize packages are worth over $15,000. For the grand prize the Metropolitan Room is committing to producing and presenting a new show starring the winner, in a week-long, prime-time engagement, plus a multi-track "Live at The Metropolitan Room" recording of the new show. The runner-ups will open for the winner and receive demo recordings of their appearance. The club will engage several well-known professionals and artists to collaborate with the winners.

The trials are on July 7th, 14th & 21st; the quarter finals bow on July 28th; the semi finals take place on August 4th. The first round of finals unfolds on August 11th, and the contest's finale is on August 18th. All shows are at 7:00 pm. The cover charge for all shows is $15, with a $15 minimum.


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

NEW YORK CITY: METROSTAR TALENT CONTEST IN JULY-AUGUST
NEW YORK CITY: 18th BIRTHDAY SHOW JULY 9th SOLD OUT - MAYBE
*** CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE SPECIAL EVENT ***
ALL 2007-2008 MEMBERSHIPS EXPIRE ON JULY 5th - RENEW TODAY
MESSAGE BOARD IS AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP - WRITE FOR DATES
CD NEWS: CYNTHIA CRANE'S LIVE PERFORMANCE CD AVAILABLE
WINNER - CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MEMBERS' CHOICE TOP-10
NEW YORK CITY: CHRISTINA PARKE COOKS UP DELICIOUS CABARET
NEW YORK CITY: HAPPY HOUR WITH DAVID PELLEGRENE
CHICAGO: MONDAY NIGHT LIVE AT PETTERINO'S
*** 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 ***
NEW YORK CITY: WHITE, HICKS & RITZEL UPSTAIRS AT STONEWALL
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: STARS OF CABARET & BROADWAY IN CFF BENEFIT
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
LOS ANGELES: MUNDY ON TUESDAYS CONTINUES AT THE GARDENIA
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS CELEBRATE THE TONYS
NEW YORK CITY: HAPPY HOUR WITH DAVID PELLEGRENE
NEW YORK CITY: ANY WEDNESDAY CD SHOW WITH KAREN AKERS
NEW YORK CITY: JESSEL RETURNS WITH SONGS OF JESSELL
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: 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: "GRACE NOTES: A SINGERS' SOIREE" MONTHLY
NEW JERSEY: MARCUS SIMEONE SINGS "DARIN, MATHIS & BENNETT"
NEW YORK CITY: SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX WITH GUEST TBA
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: BRONWYN, BARBARA & JERRY OPEN MIC HAPPY HOUR
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: RICKY & KIMLEE WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: ALICE FRAZIER'S BROADWAY WITHOUT BOUNDARIES
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $10 OFF THE COVER ***
NEW YORK CITY: THE CUBAN KID IS BACK IN CONCERT
NEW YORK CITY: DAVID PELLEGRENE'S AT UNCLE CHARLIE'S
NEW YORK CITY: HOLE-O-MATIC RIDES AGAIN
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
NEW YORK CITY: MACDONALD RETURNS WITH AWARD WINNING SHOW
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***

NEW YORK CITY: NEXT SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY MEETING JUNE 14th
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
NEW JERSEY: HELLO, DOLLY! WITH RICHARD SKIPPER
AUSTRALIA: CAROLINE NIN CELEBRATES BUTTERFLY CLUB'S NIN-TH
NEW YORK CITY: NEW FACES FEATURED SUNDAYS AT THE MUSIC BOX
NEW YORK CITY: GRAND OPENING OF NEW SPACE AT DON'T TELL MAMA
NEW YORK CITY: BEECHMAN HOLDS INAUGURAL TONY PARTY
NEW YORK CITY: THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1979
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: D.C. ANDERSON IN ONLY 2008 NYC APPEARANCE
CHICAGO: MUSICAL MONDAYS AT THE DRURY LANE WATER TOWER PLACE
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
WASHINGTON D.C.: NEXT DCCN OPEN MIC NIGHT MONDAY JUNE 16th
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
NEW YORK CITY: GRETCHEN REINHAGEN'S HOW 'BOUT THEM APPLES?!
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
NEW YORK CITY: BARBARA ROSENE AT SWING 46
SAN FRANCISCO: SUZANNE WESTENHOEFER AT THE RRAZZ ROOM
WASHINGTON D.C.: "GOOGLING MY EX ..." AT 1409 PLAYBILL CAFE
SAN FRANCISCO: RRAZZ ROOM PRESENTS ROSLYN KIND IN CONCERT
NEW YORK CITY: OPENING DOORS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
NEW YORK CITY: MAC PRESENTS ANOTHER NEW FACE SHOWCASE
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
WASHINGTON D.C.: BEVERLY COSHAM AT ARTS CLUB JUNE 25th
NEW YORK CITY: BARRETT TAYLOR AT CATERINA'S TUESDAYS
*** CABARET OPEN MIC 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

18th BIRTHDAY SHOW JULY 9th SOLD OUT - MAYBE
*** CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE SPECIAL EVENT ***
Tickets for our 18th Birthday Party on Wednesday, July 9th at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER are virtually sold out - sort of. I have sold all 85 seats - plus 15 seats set aside for performers - but right now there are 11 tickets that were ordered but not paid yet - and if any are not paid by June 16th will be cancelled and put back on sale.

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!). 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. Just go to http://www.svhamstra.com/thankyou1tkt.shtml to place your name on the waiting list - don't send a check or payment.

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.


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!


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.


HERE & THERE
It's too darn hot! I have no idea how long this issue is going to be today because right now my air conditioner is having a tough struggle to maintain just an 80-degree level here in the opulent, penthouse offices of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. I keep the a/c turned off over night - for some reason I can sleep better with it off - and so the heat had a head start on the machine this morning. At 7:00 am the temperature outside and inside was a nasty 86-degrees, and right now (11:00 am) it is a sweltering 90-degrees outside, and predicted to reach 100 or so.

But the heat alone is not what makes it so uncomfortable (and it isn't the humidity either - 60%). It is all about a cloud of pollution that seems to be hanging over my part of town. My eyes were watering and itching all morning, making work on the newsletter a bit difficult.

But enough complaining - folks in parts of Brooklyn had a power failure during the night and many still don't have power. They must be really uncomfortable!


I moved the HERE & THERE section up a few notches for this issue. You see, I received over 70 new subscribers over the weekend, and they might not get to this section if it was all the way at the bottom as it has been for the past several months. I just check the stats, and we are fast approaching 2,600 subscribers!


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


Here's an excerpt from an item from the Las Vegas Online Entertainment Guide - you can read the whole item at http://www.lvol.com/gossip/ .

"For you cabaret lovers who live in or visit Las Vegas, here is some exciting news. Manhattan's Don't Tell Mama, located at 343 W. 46th Street, will open a branch of their popular club in downtown Vegas! Opened about 25 years ago by Erv Raible (who, at one time, also owned The Duplex, Eighty-Eight's and The Firebird Cafe), the New York club was purchased by the Pham family (or should it be Pahmily?) around 1989. The Phams sold the 46th Street club a year ago, and Ming Pham moved to Las Vegas to open the first REAL East Coast-style cabaret club here. Expected to launch in October, Mama's should stimulate the public's interest in this kind of entertainment."


Meantime, DON'T TELL MAMA here in NYC is having a special celebration coinciding with the TONY AWARD events on Sunday the 15th of June. The brand new LOUNGE AT DON'T TELL MAMA, which has been actually open for a few weeks, will have its official grand opening on the 15th, starting around 7:00 pm. There will be drink specials, a TONY "Pool" and TONY Trivia Prizes through out the night. You can watch the TONYS (just in case you are interested) on the room's 2 Brand New 48" Flat Screen TVs. No Reservations needed. No Cover Charge.


Watch for more news about our 18th Birthday Party on Wednesday, July 9th at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER in the next few issues. Although all the ticket have been sold, 11 tickets are still not paid for and if not paid by June 16th, will go back on sale. A "waiting list" is set up, and as tickets are returned and/or cancelled, folks on the list will be contacted in the order received. Just go to http://www.svhamstra.com/thankyou1tkt.shtml to place your name on the waiting list. Don't send a check or payment. You will be sent a PayPal invoice if tickets are available.

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.


More HERE & THERE items appear at the bottom of this issue - last minute items that come in just before we "go to press" as well as a report on shows seen since the last issue.


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 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 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: CHRISTINA PARKE COOKS UP DELICIOUS CABARET
Christina Parke presents "Poundcake! A Delicious Cabaret" on Mondays, June 9th at 7:00 pm & June 16th at 9:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ). From new takes on traditional standards to original works, Poundcake will never fail to amaze you with songs by George Gershwin and Stephen Sondheim to Craig Carnelia and Cy Coleman. The show is directed by Richard Dines and musical directed by Brett Kristofferson. Ms. Parke has performed in a variety of roles including Amalia Balish in She Loves Me! (Vandivort Center Theatre), Darlene in Honkey Tonk Angles (Hippodrome State Theatre), Joy in Cinderella (Landers Theatre), and Maggie in Bat Boy: The Musical (Hippodrome State Theatre). There is a $12 cover with 2 drink minimum.


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 ***


CHICAGO: MONDAY NIGHT LIVE AT PETTERINO'S
*** 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.


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.


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.


NEW YORK CITY: BARRETT TAYLOR AT CATERINA'S TUESDAYS
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
CATERINA'S (316 East 53rd Street, NYC - 212-355-5360) has added an additional night of piano bar, with Barrett Taylor taking charge on Tuesdays, starting on June 10th. He will be at the piano from 7:00 to 11:00 pm each week. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: MUNDY ON 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 11th

NEW YORK CITY: JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS CELEBRATE 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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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 KAREN AKERS
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 11th, Karen Akers. UPCOMING SHOWS: June 18th (5:30 pm) Karen Mason; July 30th, Scot Albertson; October 22nd, Adi Braun; December 3rd, Sue Matsuki & Edd Clark. No reservations taken. No cover.


NEW YORK CITY: JESSEL RETURNS WITH SONGS OF JESSELL
2008 MAC AWARD winner (Musical Comedy/Impersonation) returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) for a series of Wednesday night shows, all at 9:00 pm running through July 9th. There is a $15 Cover plus a 2 Drink Minimum.


CHICAGO: PAUL MARINARO TRIO NOW EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
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 12th

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.
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NEW YORK CITY: JULIE REYBURN LIVE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
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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 Thursday, 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: "GRACE NOTES: A SINGERS' SOIREE" 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 "DARIN, 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 "Darin, 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.
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NEW YORK CITY: SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX WITH GUEST TBA
*** 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 guests for Seth's show for June 12th are 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/ .


NEW YORK CITY: BRONWYN, BARBARA & JERRY OPEN MIC HAPPY HOUR
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Bronwyn Rucker and Barbara Mundy 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 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 13th

NEW YORK CITY: ALICE FRAZIER'S BROADWAY WITHOUT BOUNDARIES
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Alice Frazier returns to NYC with another encore performance of her acclaimed show "Broadway Without Boundaries" on 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: 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: DAVID PELLEGRENE'S AT UNCLE 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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SATURDAY - JUNE 14th

NEW YORK CITY: HOLE-O-MATIC RIDES AGAIN
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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 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
*** 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 JERSEY: HELLO, DOLLY! 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.


AUSTRALIA: CAROLINE NIN CELEBRATES BUTTERFLY CLUB'S NIN-TH
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.


SUNDAY - JUNE 15th

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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NEW YORK CITY: GRAND OPENING OF NEW SPACE AT DON'T TELL MAMA
The official grand opening of THE LOUNGE AT DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) will take place on Sunday, June 15th: TONY AWARD NIGHT starting at 7:00 pm. The club is going to have Drink Specials, a Tony Pool and Tony Trivia Prizes through out the night. You are invited to watch the TONYS on the room's 2 Brand New 48" Flat Screen TVs and help celebrate the new space, as well as the renovations of MAMA'S two cabaret rooms. No Reservations needed. No Cover Charge.


NEW YORK CITY: BEECHMAN HOLDS INAUGURAL TONY PARTY
THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) is pleased to announce their inaugural Tony party, THE TONY'S AT THE BEECH on Sunday, June 15th, starting at 7:00 pm. You are invited to view the TV broadcast of the award show on the big screen with other theatre fans beginning at 8:00 pm. Full bar, dinner and appetizer menus are available. There is no cover charge, just a 2-drink or $15 food/drink minimum.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK FOR JUNE 16th THROUGH 22nd
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
*** 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.


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.


WASHINGTON D.C.: NEXT DCCN OPEN MIC NIGHT MONDAY JUNE 16th
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***

The next "Open Mic" night of the DCCN (DC Cabaret Network - http://www.dccabaretnetwork.org/ ) will take place on Monday, June 16th at 8:00 pm at THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE (1021 7th Street NW, Washington, DC - 202-783-3933 - http://www.warehousetheater.com/ ) (signup starts at 7:30 pm). Everyone is welcome. These Open Mic Nights are a great opportunity to try out new stuff, take out an old friend, or just hone your skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Alex Tang will accompany. Cover is $15 ($12 for DCCN members).


WEDNESDAY - JUNE 18th

NEW YORK CITY: GRETCHEN REINHAGEN'S 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: BARBARA ROSENE AT SWING 46
SWING 46 (349 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-262-9554) presents The Stan Rubin Orchestra on Wednesday, June 18th from 8:00 to 11:00 pm, featuring "big band girl" Barbara Rosene. Dancing encouraged. Call for cover/minimum information.


THURSDAY - JUNE 19th

SAN FRANCISCO: SUZANNE WESTENHOEFER AT THE RRAZZ ROOM
Suzanne Westenhoefer brings her show "A Bottom On Top" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - http://www.therrazzroom.com/ ) Thursday through Saturday, June 19th through 21st. She's been described as fearless, bold, sparkly, and hilarious. Suzanne Westenhoefer has made a career about of telling the truth. And the truth is, life is funny, and for Westenhoefer no-one is off limits. From her sister's obsession with "Passion of the Christ" to her girlfriend's Herculean thighs, Suzanne tells stories that leave audiences in stitches. Call for showtimes, cover/minimum information.


FRIDAY - JUNE 20th

WASHINGTON D.C.: "GOOGLING MY EX ..." AT 1409 PLAYBILL CAFE
Jill Leger wrote the music and lyrics for "GOOGLING MY EX (AND OTHER OBSESSIONS)", a showcase of songs about growing up Generation X and surviving life and love in the 21st century. Performances will be at 1409 PLAYBILL CAFE (1409 14th Street NW, Washington, DC - 202-265-3055). The show features the talents of Emily Leatha Everson, Michael Miyazaki, Barbara Papendorp, Justin Ritchie and Ron Squeri. Music director is Joshua Rich. Creative consultant is Scott Sedar. $15 cover.


SUNDAY - JUNE 22nd

SAN FRANCISCO: RRAZZ ROOM PRESENTS ROSLYN KIND IN CONCERT
Roslyn Kind will be appearing at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - http://www.therrazzroom.com/ ), Sunday & Monday, June 22nd & 23rd. A vibrant musical artist, Roslyn Kind is familiar to both national and international audiences for her headlining appearances at some of the most prestigious venues including Lincoln Center, The Greek Theater and London's Cafe Royal. She began her performing career while still in her teens with the release of her first album, "Give Me You." A whirlwind of performing activity followed including engagements at the nation's top nightclubs, acclaim from Time Magazine and three appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show leading up to her show-stopping New York debut at the Plaza Hotel's legendary Persian Room. On Broadway, she starred in the crowd-pleasing musical revue 3 from Brooklyn. Other theatrical credits include the Off-Broadway productions Show Me Where the Good Times Are, Leader of the Pack and Ferguson the Tailor. In 2006 she made her long awaited and rapturously received Carnegie Hall debut with her frequent musical collaborator and friend, Michael Feinstein. Call for showtimes, cover/minimum information.


NEW YORK CITY: OPENING DOORS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
Opening Doors Theatre Company presents THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE GOES PUBLIC at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) for four performances only, on Sunday, June 22nd, Monday, June 23rd, Monday, June 30th and Tuesday, July 1st. All four performances are scheduled for 7:00 pm. The short-lived 1994 sequel to The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is produced by Suzanne Adams. The production will be directed by Hector Coris with musical direction by Michael Lavine from a score by Carol Hall. The book is by Peter Masterson and Larry L. King. Choreography will be by Dana Boll. The cast includes Dana Barthy, Bryce Bermingham, Rebecca Greenberg, Brooke Jacob, Justin Jones, Brian Tom O'Connor, Brett Rigby, Jason B. Schmidt, Rachel Louise Thomas, and Lexi Windsor. Tickets are $20 plus a 2-drink minimum. Tickets must be purchased in advance online through http://www.smarttix.com/ or by calling 212-868-4444.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK FOR JUNE 23rd AND BEYOND
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml

WEDNESDAY - JUNE 25th

NEW YORK CITY: MAC PRESENTS ANOTHER NEW FACE SHOWCASE
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) presents it's next The New Face Showcase on Wednesday, June 25th at 7:00 pm at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ). Hosted by Rob Langeder, performers scheduled to appear are Kevin Dozier, Mel & El, Joyce Moody, Marvin Parks and Susan Winter. Musical Director is Joe Regan with Ritt Henn on bass. No cover for MAC members, there is a $10 cover for non-members, plus a 2-drink minimum for all.


WASHINGTON D.C.: BEVERLY COSHAM AT ARTS CLUB JUNE 25th
THE ARTS CLUB OF WASHINGTON (2017 I Street NW, Washington, DC - 202-331-7282) presents DC diva extraordinaire Beverly Cosham on Wednesday, June 25th at 6:15 pm (reception at 5:30 pm). With Ron Chiles on piano, Beverly will present a program of familiar standards and some tunes not often heard but worthy of another listen. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 - reservations suggested.


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.


MORE "HERE & THERE"
I did get to catch two cabaret events since the last issue - before the heavy rains and heat wave arrived.

The first was a show I had seen twice before, Alice Frazier's Broadway Without Boundaries" show on Thursday night at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN at 7:00 pm. Joined by renowned musical director, Don Rebic, Ms. Frazier is on my list of favorite performers not just because of her terrific vocals, but also the charm, wit, joy and enthusiasm she includes in all her performances. Her easy-going calm and comforting attitude makes a elegant platform for her amazing vocal abilities - giving us a variety of songs from classic opera to disco to Broadway standards and more. Her "Mama Mia Medley" has become a Frazier classic (my friend Daniel scanned the song list immediately on arrival to make sure it was included) and her reading of "Tell Me On a Sunday" was the most touching I've heard since Ginni McMath at EIGHTY EIGHT'S oh so many years ago. This show repeats on Friday, June 13th at 7:00 pm at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN. It's a real treat and a perfect show for TONY weekend.

Best line of the show belonged to musical director Don Rebec: "The way to make a million dollars in cabaret is to start with two million dollars."


Several of my favorite performers have been recommending that I catch METROJAM, a cabaret/jazz open mic event held the first Friday of the month at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, so I decided to give it a try on Friday the 6th. While lacking the smooth slickness of Jim Caruso or the boyish playfulness of Brandon Cutrell (who host CAST PARTY - Mondays at Birdland and AFTER PARTY - Fridays at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN respectively) host Joe Bachana brings his own take to the open-mic party genre (begun in this town many years ago by our own Trudi Mann). Slightly resembling a young Tony Bennett in looks and vocals, Joe opens the show with a song and then stands at the sidelines and introduces the singers in the room who have placed their names on his list. As with all these events, the quality of performance varies, with this show apparently "weeding out" the less talented performers, rather than giving them time on stage for the audience to smirk and snicker at. Several performers who have appeared or are appearing at the METROPOLITAN ROOM took turns at the mic, and this is a great way to sample a performer before taking a chance on an entire show. In fact, one performer's presentation persuaded me to add the show to my calendar and another performance actually influenced me to change my plans and skip a show I was planning to see! The show ends promptly at midnight, so you don't go home thinking you might miss someone's performance (the other two shows cited go on often to the wee hours). METROJAM is taking a "summer break" so check the METROPOLITAN ROOM'S schedule for the next date.


All 85 folks who bought tickets to our "SOLD OUT" 18th Birthday Party also joined as 2008-2009 members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE - and several others who couldn't come to the show have joined in the past few weeks as well (2008-2009 memberships went on sale on May 5th). That means nearly 100 folks have already joined for the new year! If you are among those who already joined, thanks for your support!

All 2007-2008 memberships expire on July 5th, 2008 - less than 30 days from now. I don't want current members or new members to miss one day of membership benefits. Just click on the button marked JOIN HERE at the top of any page of the website to see all the levels and benefits of memberships that are available (or click on this link: http://www.svhamstra.com/Membership.shtml ). Then just click on the PayPal button of your choice (SILVER, GOLD, SPECIAL) for "one-click" signup.


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).


If the heat wave breaks a little (and it is a bit more safe for an old-timer like me to go outdoors), I should get to DON'T TELL MAMA tonight for newcomer Kevin Dozier's show at 7:00 pm (I missed it last week because I tried to make a reservation the day of the opening night). Then (weather and air quality permitting) I hope to walk to THE BEECHMAN for Angela Scollo's new show at 9:30 pm. And - get this - Daniel's pal is doing another show here in the East Village around midnight. This means a extra long nap this afternoon. I am happy to report that while the temperature outside has risen to 94 degrees (it is noon), the temperature inside has plummeted to 78 degrees.


And that is just about the way it was.

Until Monday, then.

Hugs & Stuff,

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