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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 #080902 - Monday, September 8, 2008
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NOW IN OUR 19th YEAR PUBLISHING THE NEWS OF CABARET!
COVERING CABARET ON THE INTERNET SINCE 1997!


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.


HERE & THERE
How quickly we forget! I scanned through all the news items and show invitations received so far in search of any event at all to honor those who were lost in the tragic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Last year we had a special page listing these cabaret events - this year I could not find a single one. In the issue this Thursday, September 11th, I plan to include excerpts from the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE newsletters we sent out immediately after that memorable event. If anyone in "cabaret-land" is planning a special show commemorating the attack, please let me know before Thursday.

In years past there have been candlelight vigils, special visits to NYC firehouses (the firehouse closest to DON'T TELL MAMA lost scores of firefighters in the collapse of the World Trade Center), moments of silence, and other events of remembrance. Have we somehow forgotten? I urge all performers who are presenting shows on September 11th to at least include some mention of this tragic event. This is Pearl Harbor Day (December 7, 1941) for today's generation. It should long be remembered - and commemorated as a America's second "Day of Infamy."

I sincerely hope that the lack of attention to September 11 is not a sign of complacency. An event like this still can happen at any moment of any day - we must not let our guard down.


The message board on the website is up and running - at least until it gets "hacked" again. Please post news about your show or comments about shows you have seen - or anything cabaret related - so that it won't look so barren. I am now personally making a copy of the message board messages every night rather than trusting the auto backup. Eventually I will probably have to seek a new message board setup to replace the current one, which has become far too easy to hack since no password is required to post a message. That's sort of like leaving the door to your house unlocked and posting an invitation to invaders. Stay tuned.


Don Schaffer writes that BROADWAY BABY BISTRO (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ) is extending its horizons. He is presently looking for musical revues, dance companies, variety show performers, and play readings, to be done in the SONGBOOK THEATER on the large theatrical stage (the room can be configured to seat up to 130 people). Call Donald Schaffer, 212-946-1265, for additional information.


As I mentioned in Thursday's issue, the biggest complaint we get is that the newsletters are too long, so on the theory that "less is more" we only include an item in the newsletter once - unless the event is one that has an ad running on the website, weekly events that feature special guests, cabaret related benefits, cabaret organization events and cabaret "festivals." Any event offering a discount to members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE will be included in every Thursday issue. All items mentioned in the newsletter are added to the DIARY/DATEBOOK pages of the website, and the headline of each item in the DIARY/DATEBOOK will be included in the newsletter going forward for seven days. That way, if you see the headline in the newsletter, you can go to the website for further details.


Everyone who has lived in this town for the past 20 years or so remembers the fabulous Joni Rapp, who was at the piano at nightspots around the city. She even ran her own club RAPPSODY for a while. Joni Rapp is still singing, but as a year round resident of Cape Cod, she is also part owner of a Fine Art Gallery. She and long time business partner (and multi award winning painter Jan Collins Selman) have had the gallery for 12 years.  They represent not only Ms. Selman's pastels, oils and multi media, but twelve other painters and sculptors. The New York City Opera used a Selman painting of LILITH for their new opera of the same name a few years ago. Ms. Selman is in many museums and fine art collections including such diverse collectors as the Kennedy's and Boy George. Joni Rapp handles the PR, Promomotions, Shows and Special Events for the gallery (including sending me this news) with the same creative touch she used with her nightclubs back in NYC. The gallery website is http://www.jancollinsselman.com/ . It's fun, very interactive and always up to date.   


If you are a songwriter and would like to be a part of our new special SONGWRITER project, please send me an e-mail with the phrase "Tell Me More, Tell Me More" in the subject line. Please, songwriters only reply. This project will provide yet another way that cabaret performers can find you and yet another place where you can list your creations. We want to also provide a way for lyricists to find composers, and composers to find lyricists. NO COST until July 5, 2009 if you are a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. Non-members can take advantage of this special program simply by joining! Startup date is October 1, 2008.


CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE is trying to find the MEMBERS CHOICE of the favorite cabaret songs of all times. Nominations and voting may only be made by 2007-2008 members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. 26 songs were nominated and balloting began on Sunday, September 7, 2008. All ballots must be received by Friday, September 19, 2008. You can check out the nominated songs on the website at http://www.svhamstra.com/MembersChoiceSongPrelim08.shtml . 24 ballots have been already sent in - and interestingly enough, none of the 26 songs has received more than 2 votes! Remember, you have to be a 2008-2009 member to vote. Special to MEMBERS: If you have not received you official e-mail ballot to return, please let me know. 2 ballots came back - one e-mail address was no longer active and the other had a "mailbox full" notice. Also, 3 members still need to provide me with an e-mail address - members who joined by mail and only sent a check and no information.


CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE 2008-2009 member number 304 (Scott Siegel - NYC) signed up yesterday. We're trying to reach our record breaking goal of 500 members for the year by April 1, 2009 (after May 1st all new memberships are for the 2009-2010 year). The record is currently 478 set last membership year. If you subscribe to these newsletters and have not yet become a member, isn't it time?

A basic SILVER membership is still just $20. Joining is simple - just click on the button marked JOIN HERE at the top of every page of the website. You can even join and donate instantly using a credit card, debit card or e-check via PayPal - all the benefits are shown on that page, as well as the various levels of membership. Or you can donate the old fashioned way, by paper check - just remember, all checks should be made out simply to STU HAMSTRA and mailed to 75-22 37th Avenue #35 - Jackson Heights, NY 11372.


In this connection, 300 of the 304 membership cards have been sent to all 2008-2009 members - the latest batch went out this morning. I need mailing addresses for two members, and since I print the cards in bunches of 10, the next batch will go out when I reach that number. If you don't receive your card by Thursday or Friday, please let me know and I will re-add your card to the next printing.


Don't forget, PIANO BAR/OPEN MIC listings for seven days a week are now found on the website rather than being included each week in the newsletter (exceptions are open-mic events featuring special guests and/or running an ad on the website). See http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretPianoBars.shtml


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

CABARET CD RELEASE NEWS & UPDATES

CYNTHIA CRANE'S LIVE PERFORMANCE CD AVAILABLE
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. The CD is available at the store and also available at http://cdbaby.com/cd/crane6
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MERLE AND LARRY RELEASE LOVE & LAUGHTER CD
NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES
Larry Butler and Merle Nadlin announce the release of their new CD "Love and Laughter." The recording is a soulful, humorous mix of Broadway and Jazz (1930-1970). A personal touch to this debut CD compliments the kaleidoscope moods of a relationship. It is the story is a journey of a long time love featuring lush arrangements by two time Grammy award winner David Balakrishnan of The Turtle Island String Quartet. Merle and Larry have recently returned to San Francisco from travels in Europe where they shared their music from Budapest to Barcelona. They have crooned a tune as they crossed the Atlantic on the Queen Mary, Holland American and Emerald Princess. They've also performed at the Herbst Theatre, San Francisco and Jazz spots around the Bay Area. You can order the CD at http://www.merleandlarry.com/ and it is also available through iTunes.
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CD NEWS: BOB LEVY RELEASES NEW CD OF ORIGINAL SONGS
"Me & My Best Friends", songwriter Bob Levy's second CD on SRM Records, celebrates some old and new collaborations. More diverse than "Out In The Cold," his first jazz collection released in 2006, this new project reunites Bob with composer David Coons, and three new writing partners: Karen Jacobsen from New York and Dennis Livingston and Harriet Goldberg from Boston. It also brings together multi-talented producer, arranger and musician, Jamey Whiting, along with gifted vocalists Perry Danos (who was featured on Bob's first jazz CD), and 2008 two-time Grammy nominee Carolyn Martin. Also on this new CD of original jazz, blues and pop songs are some old friends: vocalists John Foster, Juli Maners, Mike Lusk, Shelly Miller and Bob's very special guests, Karen Jacobsen and Dane Vannatter. The talented musicians on this project are: Jamey Whiting on keyboards, Andy Reiss and Penn Pennington on guitar, John Vogt on bass and Ray Von Rotz on drums. "Me & My Best Friends" is available on CDBaby and iTunes as well as at http://www.silkrivermusic.com/ .
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CABARET WORKSHOP/SEMINAR NEWS & UPDATES

NEW YORK CITY: SINGING EXPERIENCE SUMMER WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED
The Autumn workshop (#435) of THE SINGING EXPERIENCE (http://www.SingingExperience.com/ ) called "From Broadway to Hollywood" begins on Wednesday, September 15th at NOLA STUDIOS (250 West 44th Street, NYC) with further sessions from 6:30 to 9:30 pm on Wednesdays, September 24th and October 1st & 15th culminating in a performance at THE TRIAD on October 22nd. A post-performance video viewing party will be held on October 28th. Legions of performers who have participated in these lauded workshops. Richard Danley is the Musical Director and Joan Adams, Associate Director. Singers from newcomers to polished professionals have found these workshops to be a valuable way to hone their craft. Only a few places still available. For more information and registration, phone 212 315-3500.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK FOR SEPTEMBER 8th THROUGH 14th
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF CABARET EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY/DATEBOOK AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
FOR OPEN MIC / PIANO BAR EVENTS:
http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretPianoBars.shtml

MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 8th

NYC: ALGONQUIN SALON MOVES BACK TO MONDAY NIGHTS
*** SPECIAL CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Mark Janas' ALGONQUIN SALON will return to the legendary THE ALGONQUIN HOTEL (59 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-419-9331 - http://www.algonquinhotel.com/ ) with another special edition presented in the hotel's lobby area, as it also returns to its Monday night schedule on September 8th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm and celebrates the return of host Mark Janas. The co-host for Mark's grand return will be the incomparable Raissa Katona Bennett. No cover, no minimum.


NYC: CABARET CARES WITH LOVELY LADIES OF CABARET
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
Cabaret Cares, the hit cabaret series that benefits both Broadway Cares and Help Is On The Way Today returns to the THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) on Monday, September 8th at 9:000 pm. The series brings together the best of the Broadway and Cabaret communities. The evening will include performances by Tanya Holt, Sue Matsuki, Marla Green, Barbara Fasano, Deb Berman, Susan Winter, Anne Austin, Leslie Anderson and Lina Koutrakos. Cabaret Cares is produced and created by Joseph Macchia. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


LONDON: JACK JAFFE'S SINGERS' CLUB MOVES TO MONDAYS
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Open mic for singers of American Song Book/jazz, now in its 11th year, leaves its long-time Sunday slot starting September 8th and now takes place every Monday night from 7:30 to 11:00 pm at THE HENRY HOLLAND (39 Duke Street, London, UK - 020 7629 4426). Backing is provided by a rota of outstanding jazz pianists, including John China, Paul Eldridge, Dave Colton (guitar),Tom Donald, Dorian Ford, Brian Miller, Hywell Thomas & Bob Stuckey. Members can sing two or more songs (depending on numbers attending). Jack Jaffe presides in a relaxed fashion and always tells the joke of the week. Jack performed for five consecutive years at the Edinburgh Festival, winning an award for his Lives, Loves & Music of Frank Sinatra & Judy Garland. Call for cover/minimum information.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY
http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: BARBARA WALSH IN VOICES FROM THE GREAT WHITE WAY SERIES
NYC: DOMINIC SHEAHAN-STAHL IN NYC CABARET DEBUT
SAN FRANCISCO: SHAYNEE RAINBOLT SINGS RUSSELL GARCIA
NYC: "LITTLE FISH" CD RELEASE AT JOE'S PUB
NYC: MARILYN MAYE PREMIERES "LOVE ON THE ROCKS"
NYC: "THE JEFF BLUMENKRANTZ SONGBOOK" AT BIRDLAND
CHICAGO: MONDAY NIGHT LIVE RETURNS TO PETTERINO'S
NYC: LILLIAS WHITE IN THE "JUST A PIANO" MONDAYS AT TRIAD

TUESDAY - SEPTEMBER 9th

NYC: RED & SLIM HAVE ISSUES AT THE BEECHMAN
Two friends, Amanda Conlon and Michael Morch, explore life, relationships and mental health at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) on Tuesday, September 9th at 7:00 pm. "Red & Slim Have Issues" promises to be a delightful and hilarious evening, with songs by Stephen Sondheim, William Finn, John Bucchino, David Yazbeck, Jonathan Larson, Maltby & Shire, Comden & Green, DiPietro & Roberts and more! There is a $10 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHRIS BARRETT TUESDAYS AT LA MEDITERRANEE
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Cabaret singer and pianist Chris Barrett will return to his performing roots by appearing for three hours every Tuesday and Wednesday night starting at 9:00 pm at the east-side landmark LA MEDITERRANEE CAFE AND FRENCH BISTRO (947 Second Avenue, NYC - 212-755-4155 - http://www.lamediterraneeny.com/ ). Chris will feature songs from his recent cabaret shows along with his extensive stable of Broadway and American standards. Mr. Barrett's engagement is limited and will close on October 1st. Reservations for dinner are encouraged and are suggested to be made before or at 9:00 pm. No cover, $10 minimum. *** SIDE-BAR ADVERTISER ***


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY
http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
NYC: ASHFORD & SIMPSON RETURN TO FEINSTEIN'SFOR THIRD YEAR
NYC: MARTY GEIGER IS A SUMMER BABY AT MAMA'S
NYC: MARILYN MAYE PREMIERES "LOVE ON THE ROCKS"
NYC: BOYS AND MORE BOYS AT THE BEECHMAN
BALTIMORE: $INGING $TOCKBROKER AT GERMANO'S

WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 10th

NYC: ANY WEDNESDAY FEATURES UPTOWN EXPRESS
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, September 10th at 6:00 pm will be the 5-member vocal group Uptown Express, which has been described as "fun, handsome and hip". They will perform highlights from Walk Like a Man, their first studio CD. No reservations taken. No cover.


NEW ENGLAND: AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC FEATURES DOROTHY MILLER
*** SPECIAL CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Every other Wednesday night Leslie Holmes holds an amazing Open Mic night, and this week moves to the new Hollis Street location of the AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787 - http://www.amazingthings.org/ ), and each show features a special guest. On Wednesday, September 10th the featured guest is Dorothy Miller, with Michael Larson at the piano. The show starts at 7:30 pm, and there is an $8 cover charge (discount for BACA members).


NYC: THE BEECHMAN PRESENTS JOEY PIER'S MUSIC BOX
On Wednesday, September 10th at 8:00 pm, sound and light guru at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ), Joey Pier, puts together an entertaining and eclectic evening from the world of independent music featuring five or six of New York's most compelling up and coming bands, trios and soloists. There is a $10 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHRIS BARRETT WEDNESDAYS AT LA MEDITERRANEE
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Cabaret singer and pianist Chris Barrett will return to his performing roots by appearing for three hours every Tuesday and Wednesday night starting at 9:00 pm at the east-side landmark LA MEDITERRANEE CAFE AND FRENCH BISTRO (947 Second Avenue, NYC - 212-755-4155 - http://www.lamediterraneeny.com/ ). Chris will feature songs from his recent cabaret shows along with his extensive stable of Broadway and American standards. Mr. Barrett's engagement is limited and will close on October 1st. Reservations for dinner are encouraged and are suggested to be made before or at 9:00 pm. No cover, $10 minimum.
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NYC: FOUR OF SOME KIND AT BROADWAY BABY BISTRO
Janet Hariton and Bill Lewis, along with Jennifer Leigh and Marvin Sonenreich present "Four of Some Kind" at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ) on Wednesday, September 10th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, September 14th at 3:00 pm. They will be presenting music from cantorial and opera to the concert stage, and onto the intimacy of cabaret. There will be songs from Broadway and the London stage, a dash of themes from American and foreign films, and to top it off, just a shot of the British music hall. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY
http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
AUSTRALIA: TREVOR JONES IN "BY CHANCE"
CHICAGO: BECKIE & TOM REPRISE POSTCARDS SHOW AT MAXIM'S
NYC: METROJAM HOST DOES ORIGINAL SONGS WEDNESDAYS
NYC: ROCHELLE BREYER & PAUL CHAMLIN: "THE HONEYMOON IS OVER

THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 11th

ASBURY PARK: SINGER SHOWCASE NIGHT AT MCLOONE'S
Bob Egan's Singer Showcase night will be presented at TIM McLOONE'S SUPPER CLUB (1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ - 732-774-1400 - http://www.timmcloonessupperclub.com/ ) on Thursday, September 11th at 8:00 pm. Featured are Lynell Antonelli, David Barry, Bruce Clough, David Colbert, Jill Sentino & Andrez Fredericks, Barbara Gurskey, Tina Margot, Kim Trachtenberg, AJ Tyndale, Jonathan Waterfield plus The "McLoone's Supper Club Serenaders" (Julie Stanford, Jenny McDowell & Ruben Nagy) and Special Guest Barbara Trent. There is a $15 cover charge.


CHICAGO: KEELY SINGER AT 200 EAST CHESTNUT
Singer Keely Singer will team up for a return performance with the very talented Joe Valentino Band at 200 EAST CHESTNUT (200 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL - 312-266-4500 - http://www.200eastchestnut.com/ ) on Thursday, September 11th from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: 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.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) is usually presented on Thursdays at 6:00 pm. The show returns on Thursday, September 11th with guest 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/ .


NYC: DAVID PELLEGRENE'S CABARET FEVER AT UNCLE CHARLIE'S
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.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY
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NYC: OPENING DOORS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS "GOLDILOCKS"
LOS ANGELES: IRENE IS BACK ON THURSDAYS AT SEVEN AT ELEVEN
NYC: VICKIE PHILLIPS ON A SINGER'S JOURNEY
BALTIMORE: BALTIMORE OPERA COMPANY AT GERMANO'S
NAPA VALLEY: WESLA AT SILO'S THURSDAYS IN SEPTEMBER


FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 12th

NYC: MICAELA LEON PRESENTS "TRANCE ATLANTIC"
Micaela Leon returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Friday, September 12th at 10:00 pm with "Trance Atlantic", her latest cabaret show. The German chanteuse salutes the stars who sacrificed their homelands for their art, creating a joyous, funny and emotional evening of stories and song: Marlene Dietrich, Josephine Baker and Jane Birkin. Trance Atlantic, then, is less a tribute to the women as singers and more a salute to the cultural icons. Leon puts each song in context of its time and significance, sometimes recreating the choreography that accompanied the original performances. With music director Daryl Kojak on piano, Patrick Farrell on accordion, and Philipp Gutbrod on drums and guitar. Lina Koutrakos directs. Call for cover/minimum information.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: BARB JUNGR RETURNS WITH SHOW HONORING NINA SIMONE
NYC: OPENING DOORS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS "GOLDILOCKS"
NYC: EDD CLARK RETURNS WITH "ROMANTIC NOTIONS"
AUSTRALIA: TAMARA KULDIN'S BOOK OF 'HIMS'
CHICAGO: TRIBUTE TO IRVING BERLIN AT KATERINA'S
BOSTON: TOM LaMARK ORCHESTRA AT THE SUPPER CLUB AT THE TAJ
NYC: YOUTUBE FRIDAYS BEFORE THE AFTER PARTY
NYC: AFTER PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
NAPA VALLEY: WESLA AT SILO'S FRIDAYS IN SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 13th

NYC: DANE VANNATTER SINGS TONY BENNETT AT METROPOLITAN ROOM
Bistro Award-winning jazz artist Dane Vannatter brings his new show "Alone Together: A Tony Bennett Album" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) for four consecutive Saturdays at 9:30 pm, opening on September 6th. Directed by Lennie Watts, the evening will feature songs from the Bennett album including "Alone Together," "Poor Butterfly," "It's Magic," and a rarely sung Bart Howard song "Walk in the Country." Joining Vannatter will be Bill Duffy on piano, Thomson Kneeland on bass and George Farrell on drums. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: BOND'S ROARING TWENTIES: HOW HE LEARNED TO DRINK FAST
Phil Geoffrey Bond's new piece about coming of age in 1990s New York City will be performed at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) on Saturdays, September 13th & 20th at 7:00 pm. The show, "My Roaring Twenties: How I Learned to Drink Fast" includes tales of Joan Rivers, Eli Wallach and Nell Carter, anecdotes about drinking in boy bars, working for Walt Disney, hanging out at Fire Island, and childhood confessionals about Stephen Sondheim, Gloria Steinham and Kathleen Turner. Accompanied by a multi media presentation, My Roaring Twenties is a new way of telling a story. Bond is a six time MAC winner, as well as the recipient of the Bistro and Nightlife Awards. There is a $12 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY
http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: BARB JUNGR RETURNS WITH SHOW HONORING NINA SIMONE
NYC: OPENING DOORS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS "GOLDILOCKS"
SAN FRANCISCO: YOU PICK THE SONGS AT LINDA'S JUKEBOX CABARET
NYC: SETH BISEN-HERSH HAS WRITER'S BLOCK"
NYC: VICKIE PHILLIPS ON A SINGER'S JOURNEY
NYC: POOLE PARTY IN 10th YEAR WITH STAND-UP STARS
AUSTRALIA: BENN BENNETT IN SONGS AND STORIES
CHICAGO: JEFF HEDBERG & C11 IN MEL TORME BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE
MID-WEST: JOAN CURTO CELEBRATES BROADWAY AT SKOKIE

SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 14th

NYC: KAREN OBERLIN & MILES PHILLIPS COMBINE PLEASURES
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Two of New York's most acclaimed and award-winning vocalists, Karen Oberlin and Miles Phillips, combine their gorgeous voices in their highly anticipated new show, THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY to be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Sundays, September 14th and October 12th, all shows at 4:00 pm. These two longtime mutual admirers finally revel in the luxury of their thrillingly matched voices. Both accomplished actors and singers, they draw in their show from their successes in different arenas, Oberlin (jazz) and Phillips (theatre), and join forces on common ground in which they both have enjoyed great success (cabaret). Musical Direction is provided by MAC and Bistro Award winner Tracy Stark. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY
http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: OPENING DOORS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS "GOLDILOCKS"
NYC: ANNA BERGMAN SINGS THE LOVE SONGS OF RICHARD RODGERS
NYC: SETH BISEN-HERSH HAS WRITER'S BLOCK"

CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK FOR SEPTEMBER 15th through 21st
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF CABARET EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY/DATEBOOK AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
FOR OPEN MIC / PIANO BAR EVENTS:
http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretPianoBars.shtml

MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 15th

NYC: CAROL SHEDLIN WITH THE LYRICS OF LORENZ HART" AT MAMA'S
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
In a special return engagement, Carol Shedlin brings her acclaimed show, "I Feel At Home With You - the lyrics of Lorenz Hart" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) for two performances in September - Monday, the 15th & Tuesday the 23rd. Both shows are at 7:00 pm. She is joined by Jon Delfin at the piano and Saadi Zain on bass. Aaron Morishita directs. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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JAZZ VOCALISTS JAM SESSION IN HOLLYWOOD RETURNS
*** 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 return on Monday, September 15th from 7:30 pm. to 10:30 pm featuring 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.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY
http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
SAN FRANCISCO: SHAYNEE RAINBOLT SINGS RUSSELL GARCIA
NYC: BONES STAR ERIC MILLEGAN PLAYS DON'T TELL MAMA
NYC: SETH BISEN-HERSH HAS WRITER'S BLOCK"
NYC: LAUREL MASSE SET TO PERFORM AT BROADWAY AT BIRDLAND
LOS ANGELES: JAZZ VOCALISTS JAM SESSION IN HOLLYWOOD RETURNS

TUESDAY - SEPTEMBER 16th

NYC: MAC ANNUAL MEETING AT BROADWAY BABY BISTRO
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
The results of the MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) BOARD OF DIRECTORS elections (deadline for voting is September 12th) will be announced at the MAC ANNUAL MEETING which will beheld on Tuesday, September 16th at 6:30 pm at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ). This meeting is for paid up members only (2007-2008 memberships expired on August 31st). Memberships are available at the door. MAC will also announce some great things MAC planned for the coming year.


NYC: SCOT & JERRY ONE NIGHT ONLY AT LA MEDITERRANEE
Scot Albertson and Jerry Scott will be performing together on Tuesday September 16th from 10:00 pm till 1:00 am at LA MEDITERRANEE CAFE AND FRENCH BISTRO (947 Second Avenue, NYC - 212-755-4155 - http://www.lamediterraneeny.com/ ). Full dinner menu available until 10:30 pm. Call for cover/minimum information.


WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 17th

NYC: BROADWAY VOICES SING "I WANT IT ALL"
Broadway Voices, a new quartet of singers from the New York City Gay Men's Chorus, will make its debut performance this September at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) with their show "I Want It All - A Maltby and Shire Songbook." Shows are scheduled for Wednesday, September 17th at 9:45 pm, Saturday, September 20th at 5:00 pm and Sunday, September 21st at 9:30 pm. The new performance ensemble features Dan Baillie, Eric Saggese, Sonelius Kendrick-Smith and Phil Zipkin. Musical Direction is by Dr. Charles Beale, and staging by Jeff Lettiere. All proceeds will benefit the NYCGMC. There is a $20 cover plus a 2 drink minimum.


AUSTRALIA: "V AT THE B" INTRODUCES CABARET TO NEW AUDIENCES
The 2008 Victorian College of the Arts' graduating Music Theatre students are presenting their own unique "take" on cabaret in their show "V at the B" at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC - 03 96902000 - http://www.thebutterflyclub.com/ ), Wednesday through Sunday, September 17th through 21st at 8:00 pm - with an additional early show on Sunday at 5:00 pm. In collaboration with cabaret experts Sally Bourne and Martin Croft, "V at the B" aims to introduce a new generation of cabaret performers and give the students an understanding of the workings of the form, to enable them to further broaden their future professional careers. Tickets are $27.


THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 18th

NYC: "GRACE NOTES: A SINGERS' SOIREE"
GRACE NOTES - a Singers' Soiree, hosted by Bistro Award Winner 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, September 18th at 6:30 pm. Joining Grace are Margaret Wright (Obie, Bistro, 3x Mac Awards), Jay Rogers (Multiple Mac & Bistro Awards), La Tanya Hall (International Recording Star), Cynthia Crane (Bistro Award), newcomer Amanda Peters and special guests Eric Michael Gillett & John Kropowski plus a surprise guest. Don Rebic is Musical Director, with Steve Doyle on Bass. Eric Michael Gillett serves as Director. 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. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: HELENE FELDMAN IN CONSTANT CRAVING AT THE BEECHMAN
Helene Feldman returns to the cabaret stage and THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) with her new show "Constant Craving". The show is a diverse blend of songs from popular music, jazz, blues, contemporary music and The Great American Songbook. She is accompanied by Gerry Dieffenbach at the piano. Performances are scheduled for Thursday, September 18th at 9:30 pm and Saturday, September 27th at 4:30 pm. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: EDUCATIONAL SERIES PRESENTED BY THE ASCAP FOUNDATION
*** FEATURED CABARET EVENT ***
The ASCAP Foundation (http://www.ascapfoundation.org/ ) will present this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival's Educational Series at THE BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE (66th Street and Broadway, NYC) on Thursdays, September 18th, 25th and October 2nd, all events at 5:30 pm. On Thursday, September 18th, the series kicks off with COMEDY TONIGHT: COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS WHO WRITE FOR LAUGHS. Moderator is Peter Filichia (TheaterMania, The Star Ledger) with his guests: Chad Beguelin & Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer), Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), Hal Goldberg (Nerds), Mark Hollmann (Urinetown), Zina Goldrich (Junie B. Jones), Bobby Lopez (Avenue Q), Matt Prager (She Can't Believe She Said That). The Educational Series provides an opportunity for audience members and aspiring theater artists to learn directly from industry professionals. All seminars are free of charge and made possible through the generous support of The ASCAP Foundation's Irving Caesar Trust.


NYC: KATHY HART SINGS SONGS OF DREAMS AND FULFILLMENT
Songwriter Kathy Hart - a regular at Jennifer Wren's Big Night Out series - brings her show of originals "Songs of Dreams and Fulfillment: The Kathy Hart Songbook" to BROADWAY BABY BISTRO (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ) on Thursday, September 18th at 7:00 pm. She is joined by Amber Aimee, Amelie Cherubin-Grillo, Gabrielle Enriquez and Jennifer Wren. Many of these heart-tugging songs have been performed in cabaret, Off-Broadway, and children's theater. There is a $12 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NEW JERSEY: THE MANOR PRESENTS SOPHIA BILIDES
Sophia Bilides, the 2005 IRNE Award Winner for Best Female Cabaret Performer (Independent Reviewers of New England) and a 2007 MAC Award Nominee (Manhattan Association of Cabarets), will bring her show "Heart's Desire" to LE DOME at THE MANOR (111 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ - 973-731-2360 - http://themanorrestaurant.com/cabaret.html ) on Thursday, September 18th as part of THE MANOR'S Cabaret Soiree Series. Sophia appears regularly at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, where her name is frequently listed in annual "Best of Boston" reviews. She has performed at Danny's Skylight Room in New York, The Regattabar in Cambridge, New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Boston's Hatch Concert Shell, The Ritz-Carlton, The Museum of Our National Heritage, Ellis Island's Immigration Museum, Harvard University and other major venues throughout the country. The Cabaret Soiree is a four-course, 4-star dinner-and-show package with dinner seatings at 6:00, 6:15, and 6:30 pm. Tickets for Dinner and show are $74 plus tax and gratuity. Wait-list "show only" seats may be available at $35.


BALTIMORE: BEVERLY COSHAM SINGS THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
On Thursday, September 18th at 7:30 pm, renowned performing artist, Beverly Cosham, returns with her marvelous cabaret show, "Beverly Cosham Sings the Great American Songbook" as part of the 2008-2009 Cabaret Season at CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515 - http://www.germanostrattoria.com/ ). There is a $10 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Pre-show dining is available from 6:00 pm.


LOS ANGELES: ONE NIGHT IN SWANKTOWN AT THE GARDENIA
Geoffrey Leigh Tozer, the Sly Crooner of Swanktown, will present a rare night of swank stories and song at the THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444 - http://www.cabaretwest.org/gardenia.htm ) on Thursday, September 18th at 9:00 pm. This is an "all request show" which means make your requests now and we'll do the most popular ones at the show. To request a song (or songs) please visit http://www.slycrooner.com/ and email him directly. Call for cover/minimum information.


FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 19th

NEW YORK CITY: TOMMY FEMIA IS JUDY ONE NIGHT ONLY AT MAMA'S
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Award-winning impersonator Tommy Femia's returns for one night only on Friday, September 19th at 9:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ). He is joined by his long-time musical David Maiocco. Tommy performs live, not lip-synch, and in this new show he'll be belting Garland's best-loved classics. Also on the bill are songs that the legendary singer never got a chance to perform. Tommy always has a guest star, with this week's guest TBA. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 20th

NYC: JASON WYNN IS BACK WITH NOT MORE OF THE SAME OLD @#$%
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
2007 MAC award winner Jason Wynn brings the highly anticipated sequel to his smash hit "Not The Same Old @$%" to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) with performances scheduled for Saturday, September 20th at 9:30 pm; Sunday, September 21st at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, September 27th 9:30 pm. This show is "Anything But Ordinary" - packed with Pop, Rock, Originals and (of course) a Showtune or two. The song-list represents a wide variety of songwriters, including Jason Wynn, Ike Turner, Kelly Clarkson, Anastasia, Elton John, ELO, Alicia Keys, Paula Cole, and so many more! Directed by 2008 MAC winner Miles Phillips, the show features a smokin' band and a collection of some of New York's best singers joining in the fun. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NEW YORK CITY: HOT MESS IN MANHATTAN RETURNS AT THE DUPLEX
Hot Mess in Manhattan, the hour long, ever-changing cabaret that chronicles the tribulations that make up mezzo soprano Cait Doyle's life returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) on Saturday, September 20th at 10:00 pm. The show features music director Vince Peterson and cellist/guitarist Dan Delaney as well as a "guest mess" every month. It is billed as an evening of off-beat tales of the city woven into pop, jazz, standards, and contemporary theatre tunes that have inspired original songs by such esteemed songwriters as Ryan Scott Oliver, Sharon Kenny, Drew Gasparini, Eli Bolin, and this month's Julianne Wick Davis. The event is directed by MAC & Bistro Award Winner Jonathan Whitton. This show will feature a new song for the Mess written by Drew Gasparini. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


LOS ANGELES: NEILE ADAMS PREVIEWS NEW CABARET SHOW
CAVERN CLUB THEATER in the CASITA DEL CAMPO RESTAURANT (1920 Hyperion Avenue, Silverlake, CA - 323-969-2530 - http://www.cavernclubtheater.com/ ) will present entertainer Neile Adams in her new 60-minute cabaret show, "Something Cool" on Saturday & Sunday, September 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm prior to an engagement in New York later this year. The show is directed by Ted Sprague, with Andy Howe serving as Musical Director. Adams' new show is an autobiographical musical celebration of her life and early days in New York on Broadway, where she met her late first husband, actor Steve McQueen. Adams' program will include songs like: "Dancing On A Dime" by Burton Lane and Frank Loesser, "Something Cool" by Billy Barnes, "It's De-Lovely" by Cole Porter, "I Am What I Am" by Jerry Herman, "You and Me" by Peter Allen, "I Got Lost In His Arms" by Irving Berlin, "My Attorney Bernie" by Dave Frishberg. "Make It Like It Was" by Stephen Sondheim and "Move On" by Kander and Ebb, among others. There is a $5 admission charge for this preview performance. Call for reservations and minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: TERESE GENECCO PRESENTS LATE NIGHT SATURDAYS
Beginning Saturday, September 20th, Terese Genecco, the award-winning vocalist, comedian, and bandleader, will be headlining on Saturday nights at 10:30 pm at THE RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-468-3399 - http://www.therrazzroom.com/ ). After 10:30 pm, THE RRAZZ ROOM will become San Francisco's Hottest New Nightclub, with Terese's retro-cool, 50s-style nightclub act, complete with an 8-piece band featuring the West Coast's wildest jazz musicians. Conformed additional dates are October 4th, November 22nd, December 13th, plus in 2009: January 24th, February 14th (Valentine's Day), March 17th and a special anniversary gala performance date TBA. Guest artists will sit in with Genecco and her band at the late show. Tickets $35 per person, plus a 2-beverage minimum.


SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 21st

NYC: CYNTHIA CRANE IS CONFUSED AND THEREFOR SHE IS
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $8 OFF THE COVER ***
Cynthia Crane brings her new show I'M CONFUSED, THEREFORE I AM to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Sunday, September 21st at 4:00 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Monday, September 29th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, October 5th at 4:00 pm; and Thursday, October 9th at 7:30 pm. Musical director is Paul Greenwood, with Boots Maleson on bass. Director is Ted Storey. The show includes songs by composers Noel Coward, Rupert Holmes, Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Dave Frishberg, Harburg & Arlen, Tom Toce & Zina Goldrich, Cole Porter, Lew Spence, Ervin Drake, Steve Goodman, Alan Chapman and Marshall Barer & Anita Nye. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $12 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: MARCUS SIMEONE IS A TROUBADOUR OF LOVE
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Legendary songwriter/producer Jason Darrow, who discovered Jane Olivor and produced her two most successful albums for Columbia Records, presents his newest find, sensational vocalist Marcus Simeone in an all new show: "The Heart" with the next performance scheduled Sunday, September 21st at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). Sharing the stage with Marcus will be respected musical director Barry Levitt leading the band. The show will mark the debut of "The Heart," a song written by Mr. Darrow and Stephen Schwartz. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 minimum. $15 cover for member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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STATEN ISLAND: RYAN & NICK'S "NEXT STOP: VEGAS" AT LORENZO'S
Ryan Kelly and Nick Williams present their show "Next Stop: Vegas" at LORENZO'S RESTAURANT, BAR & CABARET (1100 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY - 718-477-2400 x3413 - http://www.lorenzosdining.com/ ) on Sunday, September 21st at 8:00 pm. Ryan and Nick plan to swing everyone back to the dawn of the smoky supper club. The duo will serve up a banquet of musical delicacies from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Ella Fitzgerald. Mr. Williams will croon Italian favorites like Jerry Vale's "Innamorato (Sweetheart)", and Broadway Show stoppers like "Luck Be A Lady Tonight", while Ryan caresses standards such as "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?" Michael Ancona serves as accompanist and Music Director). The Hilton runs a shuttle bus from the ferry directly to Lorenzo's for those with confirmed reservations. Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK FOR SEPTEMBER 22nd THROUGH 28th
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF CABARET EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY/DATEBOOK AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
FOR OPEN MIC / PIANO BAR EVENTS:
http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretPianoBars.shtml

MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 22nd

NYC: FRANCESCA AMARI RETURNS TO METROPOLITAN ROOM
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Francesca Amari, a popular West Michigan cabaret vocalist from Grand Rapids, Michigan, returns with her solo cabaret show with two performances at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) in September. Shows are scheduled for Mondays, September 22nd & 29th at 9:30 pm. The show, "Secretly Square" pays homage to guilty pleasure songs from such legendary performers as Johnny Mathis, The Carpenters, Captain & Tennille, Neil Sedaka and more. The show is directed by Barry Kleinbort with musical direction by Christopher Denny. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-beverage minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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CHICAGO: ENCHANTED CABARET: RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) and DRURY LANE WATER TOWER PLACE (175 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL - 312-642-2000 - http://www.drurylanewatertower.com/ ) are announcing the second of five new Musical Mondays concerts, held monthly through December. On September 22nd at 7:30 pm the show is "SOME ENCHANTED CABARET: RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN." The richness of Richard Rodgers' timeless melodies promises an unforgettable evening of song. The cast includes Tracy Adams, David Edelfelt, Tommy Hensel, Marianne Murphy Orland, Jimmy Odom, Greta Pope, Jeanne Scherkenbach, and MaryMonica Thomas. Bobby Schiff will serve as musical director and Tracy Adams will direct. Kevin Moore from WJJG Radio, 1530 AM will host. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now by calling the Box Office at 312-642-2000 or visiting http://www.ticketmaster.com/ .


NYC: VOCALIST LINDA CIOFALO AT WOMEN IN JAZZ FESTIVAL
The Linda Ciofalo Quintet will make its debut performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center's 4th Annual Diet Coke Women in Jazz Festival on Monday, September 22nd at 9:30 pm at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 - http://www.jalc.org/ ). Featured in her quintet will be John DiMartino, piano; Marcus McLaurine, bass; Joel Frahm, soprano and tenor saxes and Alvester Garnett, drums. Linda's repertoire ranges from such diverse sources as bluesman John Lee Hooker to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway. Her voice can be both hard-hitting and gutsy, or lend itself to pure romance. Tickets are $20 plus a $10 minimum at tables, $5 at the bar


NYC: MICHELE LEE IN "LIGHTS, BROADWAY, ACTION!" BENEFIT
Jim Caruso's Cast Party and TheaterMania.com present Michele Lee in "LIGHTS, BROADWAY, ACTION!," a concert benefiting The Actors Fund at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - http://www.birdlandjazz.com/ ) on Monday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm, as part of the long-running series Broadway at Birdland. Ms. Lee has starred on Broadway, in feature and television films, recorded and performed in concerts and variety specials with legends of the entertainment industry. She is known worldwide for her Emmy-nominated role as Karen in the landmark CBS series "Knots Landing", the third-longest running prime time dramatic series in television history. The show will benefit The Actors Fund. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


CHICAGO: FOR A MOMENT: THE MUSIC OF JOHN BUCCHINO
Rob Lindley & Anne Sheridan Smith bring their show "For A Moment: The Music of John Bucchino" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ) on Mondays, September 22nd at 7:00 pm & September 29th at 8:00 pm. 2/3 of the After Dark Award-Winning cabaret trio Foiled Again present this intimate evening by one of the country's most amazing songwriters. John Bucchino's music is ripe with character pieces and story songs that capture perfect little moments and glimpses into someone's heart. The evening will feature music from his album "Grateful" his revue "It's Only Life" and the new Broadway show "A Catered Affair."


TUESDAY - SEPTEMBER 23rd

NYC: THOMAS HONECK RETURNS WITH TWO AWARD-WINNING SHOWS
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
Thomas Honeck reprises his MAC Award winning show "Going on Faith..." at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm. This show relates Thomas' personal journey from a place of believing in nothing to finding something to finally to have faith in. There are balloons, clowns, fears, doubts, Shamans and miracles along the way. Then, at 8:30 pm, he presents "Dreaming Wide Awake," his the follow-up piece (each show works as a stand-alone piece). In 2007, he was honored with the MAC Award for Special Production for this show that is a personal story about how dreams, both conscious and unconscious, have influenced his "reality" over the last seven years. Both shows involve entertaining story telling, punctuated by pop tunes and Broadway classics. Thomas is preparing to take the shows on the road at the end of September. See both shows for only a small donation of $10. Proceeds go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. There is a 1-drink minimum for each show.


WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 24th

NYC: PHILIP HERNANDEZ AT THE BEECHMAN WITH PHIL & TONIC
Broadway star and recording artist Philip Hernandez brings his new one-man show "Phil and Tonic" to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:00 pm. Philip will be accompanied on piano by Jeremy Wall, Grammy nominated composer and co-founder of the legendary jazz band Spyro Gyra. Hernandez is the only actor in Broadway history to have played both the hero Jean Valjean and his nemesis Inspector Javert in Broadway's mega-hit Les Miserables. His other Broadway credits include leading roles in the Original Broadway Casts of Kiss of the Spider Woman and Paul Simon's The Capeman. In addition to Broadway Mr. Hernandez regularly performs as a guest artist with symphony orchestras throughout the US. His critically acclaimed CD, The Beat Of My Heart, is a unique blend of Broadway, Jazz, the great American songbook and Latin rhythm. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
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SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 27th

DC: "SINATRA & STYNE: IT'S MAGIC!" DEBUTS AT INDIGO
DC area vocalist Joe Peck will debut his new one-man show "Sinatra & Styne: It's Magic!" at INDIGO CABARET & JAZZ at THE ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC - 202-399-7993 - http://www.atlasarts.org/ ) on Saturday, September 27th at 8:30 pm. Music director is Alex Tang. Jule Styne and Frank Sinatra were two of the biggest stars in popular music throughout their long and celebrated careers. One composed amazing music and the other sang his tunes masterfully - in movies, in concerts, and in the studio. Each man left his own legacy, but when they collaborated on a project - well, it was magic! Come hear Joe Peck and accomplished pianist and share this tribute to two amazing musicians. This show is jam-packed with popular favorites such as "Just In Time," "Three Coins in the Fountain," and "It's Magic" along with some unexpected gems. There is a $17.50 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.
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CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK FOR SEPTEMBER 29th AND BEYOND
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF CABARET EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY/DATEBOOK AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
FOR OPEN MIC / PIANO BAR EVENTS:
http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretPianoBars.shtml

TUESDAY - OCTOBER 2nd

NYC: JENNA TAKES ANOTHER CHANCE ON LOVE IN OCTOBER
Jenna Esposito returns to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) with her newest show, "Takin' A Chance On Love" with performances scheduled for Tuesday, October 7th and Sunday, October 12th at 7:00 pm. Featuring a wide selection of love songs, from a wide variety of writers, including Harold Arlen, the Gershwins, Jerome Kern, Kander & Ebb, and Leonard Cohen, the show is a musical journey through the course of a romance. Musical director is Fortune Esposito, and the show is directed by Lennie Watts. A 2008 MAC award nominee for female vocalist, Jenna made her NYC cabaret debut in August, 2004 and has since performed shows at the Duplex, Danny s Skylight Room, the Laurie Beechman Theatre, and the Metropolitan Room. Her shows A Hint of Rosemary: The Songs of Rosemary Clooney, SMOOCH! and I Hate Men: Songs for the Scorned have all received critical acclaim, and her annual All-Star Birthday Bash is a fun-filled evening during which she has shared the stage with a number of New York s finest performers. Jenna released her debut CD, 13 Men and Me! in October, 2007. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


FRIDAY - OCTOBER 17th

NYC: 4th ANNUAL BROADWAY CABARET FESTIVAL OCTOBER 17th-19th
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ ) presents the Fourth Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival, Friday through Sunday, October 17th through 19th. The shows feature top Broadway talent in three cabaret concerts over one weekend featuring classic favorites to contemporary Broadway and newest stars to our venerated icons. The series is created, written, and hosted for The Town Hall by Scott Siegel. Subscriptions for all three concerts are only $150 and are available through mail order only. Individual tickets are only $55 per show for this all-star weekend and can be purchased through TicketMaster 212-307-4100 or http://www.ticketmaster.com/ and also by visiting THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ ) between noon and 6:00 pm (except Sundays).


SUNDAY - OCTOBER 19th

CCP 10TH ANNIVERSARY GALA BENEFIT 2008: "OUR KIND OF TOWN"
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) will present a spectacular musical evening honoring Golden Globe Award winner Amanda McBroom and local favorite Frank D'Rone with Lifetime Achievement Awards on Sunday, October 19th at 7:00 pm at THE PARK WEST (322 West Armitage, Chicago, IL - TKTS: 312-409-3106 - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ). Doors open at 6:00 pm with cocktail show entertainment at 6:15 pm. Tickets are $25 - $45. After October 12th tickets are only available at the door for $30 open seating and $50 reserved.


WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 29th

THE 19th NY CABARET CONVENTION OCT. 29 THROUGH NOV. 1st
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
The 19th Annual NY Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention will take place at FREDERICK P. ROSE HALL (Columbus Circle, Broadway at 60th Street, NYC - CenterCharge: 212-721-6500 - http://www.jazzatlincolncenter.org/ ) on Wednesday, October 29th through Saturday, November 1st, all performances start at 6:00 pm. Tickets are available at the box office: Broadway at 60th Street (Ground Floor) Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sundays, Noon to 6:00 pm (or 30 minutes past curtain on performance nights) Tickets by phone: CenterCharge 212-721-6500


MONDAY - NOVEMBER 17th

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR THE 5TH ANNUAL BROADWAY UNPLUGGED
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
The glorious experiment that began five years ago with a concert featuring great singers, singing great songs, but without microphones in a 1,500 seat theater, has blossomed into a annual celebration. The concert, produced by Scott Siegel, is attended every year by musical theater lovers who crave the sound of the pure human voice and the opportunity to hear great Broadway music the way it was originally performed, with nothing between the singer and the audience except the truth. This year, that celebration continues with the 5TH ANNUAL BROADWAY UNPLUGGED on Monday, November 17th at 8:00 pm at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ ). For tickets: http://www.theatermania.com/content/show.cfm/show/147323
*** SUPER SIDEBAR ADVERTISER ***


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MORE "HERE & THERE"
I'm still sort of recovering from the St. Louis trip! I've been back a week, but there was a pile of work to be done when I returned. First of all, there was suddenly a bunch of new banner orders in my e-mail box, including a banner order to what is perhaps my favorite event of the cabaret year - or at least one of them. It's Scott Siegel's annual BROADWAY UNPLUGGED show, which will be presented at THE TOWN HALL on Monday, November 17th at 8:00 pm. I put the word out in last week's newsletter and the ad started its run yesterday. If you are in or around Manhattan on the 17th, this is the one to catch. Imagine, Broadway's greatest voices singing some of Broadway's greatest songs - without amplification. Pure vocals. And THE TOWN HALL has some of the best acoustics in the city - a whisper on stage can be heard at the farthest seat in the balcony. The show sells out each year so click on that ad, which takes you directly to a website where you can order tickets online.


I was planning to catch Marilyn Maye's new show at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM on Saturday night at 7:30 pm, followed by Dane Vannatter's show in the same room at 9:30 pm, but I decided to cancel my reservations, thanks to the remnants of some hurricane (they have been popping up so quickly lately I lost track of which one is which). Being on the 10th floor, I wasn't worried about floods, but Daniel would have to come into town from Queens to meet me via subway under the river - last time we had a heavy rain storm the tunnel he would have to come through got flooded and folks were stranded on some of the trains for several hours. Main cause for the flooding seems to be the free newspapers that are handed out at subway entrances. Folks toss them on the train floors and or on the tracks between cars when they are done reading them and a number always make it to the tracks where they clog up the drains. This time the city sent special work crews out ahead of the storm to make sure the drains were cleared and it seemed to work. I will try to catch Marilyn's show tonight or tomorrow night, with a review in Thursday's issue. And this Saturday night I plan to make it to Dane's show.


I did make it to Barb Jungr's show at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM on Thursday night, September 4th at 7:30 pm.

I just came back from St. Louis where I held a seminar on the art of cabaret. I wish that everyone who attended that seminar (and a lot of folks who wasted thousands of dollars attending seminars, conferences and workshops over the years) could have been to Barb's show with me. For a mere $20 cover and 2-drink minimum, you would have seen, live and in living color, cabaret at its finest! The show was a tribute to a great lady of cabaret of the past, Nina Simone.

Like Ms. Simone, Barb isn't constrained by the way the songs in her program have been done in the past by others. Remaining true to the lyrics, Barb expands and clarifies the songs and revitalizes the lyrics. Her take on Bob Dylan songs is legendary, and I was so glad that a few made it into this program. The combination of "Ain't Got No" and "I Got Life" from the show HAIR was incredibly moving, causing the audience to applaud so long even Barb (who certainly has heard her share of sustained applause) seemed startled.

At the start of the show, Ms. Jungr warned us that there would be "dark moments" in the program. Well, those dark moments were so captivating, I was actually thrilled rather than depressed. No one can sing Brell like Barb Jungr, because no one translates Brell's lyrics like her friend Des De Moor. And Ms. Jungr's unfettered patter links the songs together into a neat package that defies replication.

Barb Jungr appears six more times at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, on Thursdays through Saturdays, September 11th through 13th and 18th through 20th. No one does cabaret better - no one does it like Barb Jungr. You will be amazed.


Don't you love it? This morning the government stepped in and bailed out two huge financial corporations with billions of dollars because they made bad loans (many of them fraudulent). The managers apparently will be sacked, but will they have to give back their salaries and bonuses given for the years when they got their corporations in such a mess? How do I get them to bail me out? I've made a bunch of loans to people (some of them probably fraudulent) and Uncle Sam doesn't come to rescue me when they aren't paid back. And now everyone's taxes will probably have to go up to pay for the bailout! There was a time when folks went to jail for lying on a loan application - now they get a handout! Someone out there still owes me $615 or so - still unpaid, some of it over 90 days old. We tried to collect it again last week. No dice, just more promises. Uncle Sam, please take note.


The short trip to St. Louis sort of reinvigorated me! I just started a new project for Songwriters (these are actually my favorite folks in all of cabaret because they continue to write the songs for the performers to present) and today I embark on a new venture - I'll be letting 2008-2009 members in on the project with a special e-mail.


BARTENDER ALERT: I was checking my calender a few minutes ago and noted that Thursday, September 25th is my pal Daniel's birthday. Now the word Daniel and the word party are actually synonyms. So order that extra supply of Hennessey and nail down the furniture. Hurricane Daniel is on the way.


I hope you at least scanned the news and listings items in this issue - there are a lot of great shows listed with a lot of great performers and a lot of great songs and show themes. Is your event listed? Send me that press release!


Time to go. Don't forget, piano bar and open mic items now appear in a new section on the website (currently still under construction). Just click on the button at the top of every page on the website marked PIANO/OPEN MIC or click here: http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretPianoBars.shtml


And that is just about the way it was.

Until Monday, then.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU


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