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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #081008 - Monday, October 27, 2008
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TODAY'S TOP STORY

FIRST WAVE OF STARS ANNOUNCED FOR 5TH BROADWAY UNPLUGGED!
On Monday, November 17th at 8 PM, THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ ) stage will thunder with the sound of Broadway's greatest voices in the 5th Annual Broadway Unplugged. The thunder will be provided without any microphones; we do it with just terrific singers singing great Broadway show tunes.

This year's Broadway Unplugged will feature some newcomers to this critically acclaimed concert event: Broadway's Mary Poppins, Ashley Brown, will lend her magnificent voice to the proceedings for the first time, as will the Tony nominated star of Jekyll & Hyde, Robert Cuccioli. Also new to the concert will be Broadway's much-beloved Jeff McCarthy (Urinetown, Side Show, etc.), and bright voiced Broadway star Jenn Collela (Urban Cowboy, High Fidelity).

Returning are Broadway Unplugged anchors such as two time Tony Nominee Marc Kudisch; from South Pacific, William Michals; from Batboy, Devan May; and the award-winning vocalist Bill Daugherty. And that's just the beginning of what will be another stunning cast promised by the concert's creator, Scott Siegel.

Broadway Unplugged is priced to be recession-proof, with a wide range of ticket prices that begin at $25 for the rear balcony, $50 for the front balcony, and $75 for the orchestra and loge. Tickets can be purchased through TicketMaster at 212-307-4100 or at http://www.TicketMaster.com. Tickets are also available at the Town Hall box office at 123 West 43rd Street from noon to 6:00 pm every day except Sunday.
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SOME QUICK ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE CD AWARD SHOWCASE NOVEMBER 11th
Tickets for our first CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE CD AWARD SHOWCASE (Don't Let Christmas Pass You By), to be held on Tuesday, November 11th at 9:15 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA are on sale now. The event will dedicated to the late D. J. Bradley, who's annual Christmas Shows were legendary, and will have a "Give a CD for the Holidays" theme. The show will feature some of the best cabaret CDs of 2008 produced by members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, recommended for Holiday Giving as chosen by long-time cabaret writer/reviewer John Hoglund. (CDs need not be holiday themed). The event will be co-hosted by Sue Matsuki and Edd Clark. As usual, there will be surprises and prizes - each paid attendee will receive a FREE CD!

Scheduled to perform (in addition to Sue & Edd) thus far are Marta Sanders, Marcus Simeone, Karen Mack, Hector Coris (and members of the cast of WHAT'S THE POINT) and Phyllis Pastore. More performers will be announced shortly. John McMahon will serve as musical director. A special surprise cabaret superstar guest has been invited as well.

Tickets are just $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Orders must be placed via the website. Tickets must be paid for within 10 days or they will be considered cancelled and offered for sale to others.

Only 60 tickets will be sold to this event. You can order your ticket on-line - there is a large green & red (naturally) side-bar ad on the website pages - click on the ad and you can read all about it and find a link to place your order. NO RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN BY THE CLUB - NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE THE DAY OF THE SHOW (even if there are seats available).

CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE CD AWARD SHOWCASE is sponsored in part by MIRANDA MUSIC (http://www.mirandamusic.com/ )

SPECIAL TO MEMBERS OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE: You should have received a special e-mail about this show and a special additional discount offer - please let me know if you did not receive the information.


HOME-PAGE SIDEBAR AD SALE - ADS NOW ON 40 TOP PAGES
A great and inexpensive way to promote your CD (especially at Holiday time) is a "Home Page Side-Bar ad" on CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. And for the months of October, November and December we have a special offer: 4 weeks for the price of 3 starting October 5th through December 27th. That's a 25% discount - $18.75/week instead of $25! We have also increased the number of pages where they will appear from the current 12 to 40 of the most-visited pages! No other discounts apply and ad must be paid for using PayPal. First ordered and paid basis - and placement (top to bottom) will depend on the number of weeks ordered. A perfect size to promote your CD for holiday giving. Did I mention that your CD or event will be mentioned in EVERY issue of the newsletter as long as the ad is running?


HERE & THERE - PART I
Some big cabaret events are happening this week in NYC - with the MABEL MERCER CABARET CONVENTION closing the week with shows on Thursday through Saturday at 6:00 pm at FREDERICK P. ROSE HALL. And it seems like every cabaret room in town is scheduled to the max in order to attract folks attending the shows. On Saturday the METROPOLITAN ROOM has 4 shows - starting a 5:00 pm and the last show at 11:45 pm. DON'T TELL MAMA has 4 shows going as well, but spread out between two rooms - their last show starting at 8:30 pm.

Speaking of MAMA'S, I mentioned it the other day but want to remind folks coming in from out of town that MAMA'S now has a "live" pianist in the piano bar during Happy Hour (4:00 - 9:00 pm) in case you want a spot to relax and fortify yourself with a libation before heading uptown to the convention festivities or to a Broadway show in the area.


Halloween has always been a festive holiday in NYC (and other cities I am sure) and the big parade starts uptown on Sixth Avenue from SoHo on Friday (October 31st) at 6:00 pm to end around 10:00 pm at 21st Street - which happens to be just 1 block south of THE METROPOLITAN ROOM. There is no early show at the club on Friday - there is a show at 10:00 pm - but keep this in mind if you plan to travel in or through the area. Parking before 10:00 pm will be at a premium on all streets and avenues in the area - best use public transportations (or spend a fortune sitting in traffic in a cab - they charge for standing time here in NYC, not just by the mile). Most of the Sixth Avenue traffic will be diverted to Eighth Avenue or Fourth/Park Avenue. Last year I tried to go crosstown by bus on 14th Street at 11:00 pm and the normal 15 minute trip took me nearly 45 minutes as crowds leaving the parade route spilled over on to the roadways - in spite of hundreds of police and traffic officers attempting to keep things moving.


Once again, the financial upheaval is taking a real toll on cabaret, theater and other live entertainment events. People seem to be conserving cash and avoiding credit card charges until things settle down a bit. The strengthening of the dollar against foreign currencies also means a drop in tourist business - Broadway shows, which have lost their NYC customer base and have depended for the past several years on tourists to fill their seats, are closing or announcing their closings right an left. I get 20-30 emails a day from cabaret performers - either with yahoo/google group mailings or individual e-mails - trying to drum up an audience. Even "big-name" performers seem to be having problems filling their rooms.


SPECIAL TO MEMBERS OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE: You should have received a special e-mail about our CD Event on November 11th and a special additional discount offer - please let me know if you did not receive the information.


The METROPOLITAN ROOM was almost ready to put a sign in the window on Saturday night announcing "PATRONS MUST WEAR SHOES" when Cynthia Crane showed up barefoot for Russ Lorenson's show. I was on the same cross-town bus with her (we had both been to see Phil Bond's show at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN and ended up on the same bus) and as we were crossing Eighth Avenue to catch the 23rd Street crosstown bus to Sixth Avenue, a loud and violent thunderstorm shook the area and the heavens opened and we all got soaked. The waters immediately filled the street-sides up to the curb and we had to leap over these wide streams of water to get to the other side. Neither Cynthia nor I are very adept at leaping any more - she took off her shoes and waded through and I just threw caution to the wind (and probably ruined a good pair of sneakers) and waded through as well. Same thing happened at the other end of the 2-block bus ride and Cynthia actually walked barefoot all the way to and into the METROPOLITAN ROOM. I suffered through wet socks and shoes until I got home.


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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://www.cdbaby.com/cd/crane6
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CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - OCTOBER 27th THROUGH NOVEMBER 2nd
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 - OCTOBER 27th

NYC: NOTES ON NEW YORK BY TIM DI PASQUA
Award-winning singer/composer/lyricist Tim Di Pasqua brings his thrilling new musical theater revue to New York's THE THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) Mondays in October, the 13th, 20th and 27th at 7:00 pm. NOTES ON NEW YORK is an exciting, and poignant 90-minute song cycle about things seen and heard around this intoxicating city, featuring songs based on headlines of the day. NOTES ON NEW YORK presents Tim at the piano, along with a cast of five. NOTES ON NEW YORK reflects everyday life and situations from people, as seen through the eyes of one captivated observer. The show is presented by Third Eye Theatre Company ( http://www.thirdeyetheatreco.com ) under the artistic direction of Michael Levesque. Andrew Glant-Linden directs. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: BRONWYN RUCKER BRINGS BACK GAL SPEAKEASY SINGERS
Bronwyn Rucker, vocalist, is joined by Saadi Zain on bass and Jerry Scott at the piano in her show "Bronwyn's Speakeasy ... Shhhh ..." to be presented once more on Mondays October 27th at 7:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com ). The show is a journey through the gin joints, the roof top restaurants of Cafe Society and back room speakeasies of the 20's and 30's in a tribute to some of the great female artists of the time such as Libby Holman, Billy Holiday, Ruth Etting and Blanche York. The book is written by Bronwyn Rucker with legendary television and radio talk show host, Joe Franklin, who has encyclopedic knowledge of the era. The show is directed by the award-winning Jay Rogers. There is a $10 cover with a 2-drink minimum.


M.W.: CURTAIN UP! BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS
*** 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 Monday, October 27th at 7:30 pm the show is "CURTAIN UP! BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS". The cast will feature Charlene Brooks, Joan Curto, Margie Gibson, Rob Lindley, Kristopher McDowell, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, Heather Moran and Daryl Nitz. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now by calling the Box Office at 312-642-2000 or visiting http://www.ticketmaster.com/ .


NYC: FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS VI WITH BROADWAY/CABARET STARS
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
"Friends With Benefits 6" takes place on Monday, October 27th at 9:45 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ), hosted by MAC winner Amy Wolk and Mamma Mia's Gerard Salvador with musical direction by Steven Ray Watkins. Scheduled to appear are Tony winner Cady Huffman (The Producers, Will Rogers Follies); Jared Gertner (Spelling Bee, Papermill's Little Shop); Telly Leung (Rent, Flower Drum Song); Robert Pendilla (Wicked); Andy Kelso (Mamma Mia); Jessica Rush (Gypsy); Pearce Wegener (Gypsy); Ryan J. Ratliff (Altar Boyz); Terese Genecco (MAC winner); Shaynee Rainbolt (MAC winner). All proceeds go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org/ ). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DODY GOODMAN MEMORIAL AT ST. PETER'S CHURCH
The life of Dody Goodman, will be celebrated at a Memorial on Monday, October 27th at 7:00 pm, at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - LIVING ROOM (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200 - http://www.saintpeters.org/ ). Miss Goodman's career spanned over 75 years. She began as a teen-aged ballet dancer, and became a popular Broadway, Off-Broadway, cabaret, radio, television, and film performer, remaining active in show business until she was in her 90's. Scheduled to share their memories are: George S. Irving, Richard Skipper, Lee Roy Reams, Donald Sadler, KT Sullivan and Linda Amiel Burns. Miss Goodman's never-before-seen film, which was based on her book, "Women, Women, Women!" will be shown. A reception will follow. Seating is limited. E-mail Richard@richardskipper.com to be included on the GUEST LIST.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
S.F. AREA: JAZZ BARITONE JAMIE DAVIS AT THE RRAZZ ROOM
NYC: ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

TUESDAY - OCTOBER 28th

NYC: RUSS LORENSON BRINGS NEW STANDARDS TO TOWN
Acclaimed actor/singer Russ Lorenson returns to NYC on Tuesday, October 28th at 9:30 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). Russ doesn't think the Great American Songbook stop being written in 1959, and has a show full of "new standards" to prove his point that well-crafted songs with meaningful lyrics are still being written today, just waiting to be interpreted by thoughtful, jazz-inspired vocalists. With San Francisco jazz favorites Kelly Park on piano and Terrence Brewer on guitar, "Standard Time" explores the Great American Songbook of the New Millennium, featuring songs written within the last 20 years by composers such as Harry Connick, Jr., John Pizzarelli, Michael Feinstein, Kelly Park, Ray Jessel, Bob Levy, Andrew Lippa, Peter Cincotti - and even Russ Lorenson himself! Russ' shows will be recorded for his third CD, to be released in 2009. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: MAC SEMINAR ON PERFORMANCE STYLES IN LARGE/SMALL ROOMS
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
Exploring the differences between singing in intimate clubs and performing on Broadway, in large theaters and in concert halls, MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) has announced the next seminar in its ongoing series on Tuesday, October 28th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at THE SONGBOOK THEATER at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ). Panelists scheduled to appear include Klea Blackhurst, Marilyn Maye, Sally Mayes, Lee Roy Reams, and Martin Vidnovic. Moderators for the evening are Sherry Eaker of Back Stage and casting director Kevin Kennison. No cover for MAC members - $10 for guests. For reservations, call 212-465-2662, or email RSVP@macnyc.com.


LONDON: MARNIE BAUMER AT THE LOST SUPPER
Marnie Baumer will be headlining at the LOST SUPPER at VOLUPTE (9 Norwich Street, London, ENG - 020 7831 1622 - http://www.volupte-lounge.com/ ) on Tuesday, October 28th at 8:15 pm. Heather Weir will be accompanying on piano. Arrive at 6:15 and enjoy jazz before the show. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: BARBRA FOR PRESIDENT?
Steven Brinberg brings his new show BARBRA FOR PRESIDENT: IMPROVING AMERICA: An Evening of Songs, Stories, and Secrets to the SHAW THEATRE (100-110 Euston Road, London, UK - +44 20 73887555 - http://www.theshawtheatre.com/ ) on Tuesday through Thursday, October 28th through 30th, at 7:30 pm. Included in the show will be a special SIMPLY BARBRA MANIFESTO. The evening will deliver a night of classical Barbra classics - People, Close To You, and Evergreen. Musical director is London's own Nathan Martin. The show will also reveal Barbra's thoughts on her marriages - her movies choices. Meet The Focker's' advice given to presidential officials and The White House. Steven also delivers an array of other DIVAS which he performs within the show - CHER, CLEO LAINE, and ETHEL MERMAN. Guest stars from the London theater are also scheduled to perform each night. Call for ticket information.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
NYC: TERESE GENECCO AND BAND WILL BE "SWINGIN' in NEW YORK!"
NYC: RICHARD HOLBROOK SINGS BURTON LANE
NYC: TERRI WHITE & ALYSHA UMPHRESS DOUBLE-BILL AT IRIDIUM
NYC: POLITICAL IDOL AT THE TRIAD
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE OAK ROOM
S.F. AREA: ANDREA MARCOVICCI AT THE RRAZZ ROOM
S.F. AREA: NADLER BRINGS "RUSSIAN ON THE SIDE" WEST
NYC: CRYSTAL GAYLE & LAURA BELL BUNDY AT FEINSTEIN'S
NYC: JOHN PIZZARELLI & JESSICA MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 29th

NYC: THE 19th NY CABARET CONVENTION AT ROSE HALL
*** 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. Scheduled to appear on Wednesday, October 29th are Karen Akers, Adam Alexander, Judy Butterfield, Matt Cavenaugh, Jason Graae, Shelley MacArthur, Karen Mason, Gregory Moore,Philip Officer and Paula West. 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


KAREN OBERLIN SINGS THE SONGS OF THE WIZARD OF WORDS
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Bistro Award-winning jazz-pop vocalist Karen Oberlin, an acclaimed recording artist and 2007 Nightlife Award finalist for her recent show, "Like Love; The Popular Songs of Andre Previn," brings a new show to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) for one night only on Wednesday, October 29th at 9:45 pm. The show is called "Yip Harburg's Songs of Wit & Wisdom." Ms. Oberlin has loved Harburg's lyrics since she was a young girl. Harburg was an artist of extraordinary personal courage and compassion. In his lyrics, great humor, fantasy and serious social satire glow together like hues of that rainbow, and "The Wizard of Words" highlights his most poignant and delightful. Ms. Oberlin is joined by Tedd Firth, Musical Director and Sean Smith on Bass. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-beverage minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: ANY WEDNESDAY FEATURES SHAWN RYAN & SHAYNEE RAINBOLT
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
ANY WEDNESDAY, the free in-store concert series that features the best in cabaret, jazz and theater music takes at THE BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE (66th Street and Broadway, NYC). Performances are at 6:00 pm. On Wednesday, October 29th at 6:00 pm, Shawn Ryan & Shaynee Rainbolt. East coast meets west when these two delightful performers join forces as Shaynee shares songs from Charmed Life: Shaynee Rainbolt Sings Russ Garcia and Shawn offers Blue Skies. No cover.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
NYC: KRAUZ AND KOJAK TRIO AT KITANO
NYC: LIZ STRICKLAND COMBINES CABARET SONGS FROM PARIS & USA
N.J.: RANDY ROBERTS SHOW AT MCLOONE'S
NYC: BIG NIGHT OUT OPEN-MIC AT BROADWAY BABY BISTRO
NYC: RAY JESSELL AT DON'T TELL MAMA
NYC: KEVIN DOZIER AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
NYC: SHAWN RYAN AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN
NYC: KAREN KOHLER'S DUO MUSICAL PREMIERES AT ZIPPER FACTORY
S.F. AREA: LINDA KOSUT AT JAZZ AT SHANGHAI
L.A. AREA: ELIZABETH UP DE GRAFF AT CATALINA BAR & GRILL
NYC: GREG PURNHAGEN IN BABALU-CY! THE ART OF DESI ARNAZ
S.F. AREA:: MISS COCO PERU AT THE RRAZZ ROOM
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE OAK ROOM
S.F. AREA: ANDREA MARCOVICCI AT THE RRAZZ ROOM
S.F. AREA: NADLER BRINGS "RUSSIAN ON THE SIDE" WEST
NYC: CRYSTAL GAYLE & LAURA BELL BUNDY AT FEINSTEIN'S
NYC: JOHN PIZZARELLI & JESSICA MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 30th

NYC: THE 19th NY CABARET CONVENTION AT ROSE HALL
*** 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. Scheduled to appear on the 30th are Klea Blackhurst, Ann Hampton Callaway, Christine Ebersole, Jeff Harnar, Marilyn Maye, Sidney Myer, Daniel Reichard, Catherine Russell, Jennifer Sheehan and Tommy Tune. 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


NYC: JAN CONSTANTINE & SUE ELICKS AT BROADWAY BABY BISTRO
Jan Constantine And Sue Elicks return to BROADWAY BABY BISTRO (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ) with their all new show, ALONE TOGETHER, for three performances, on Thursday & Friday. October 30th & 31st and on Thursday, November 6th - all shows at 7:00 pm. It promises to be a night of great music, laughs and surprises. This show marks Jan and Sue's fourth collaboration and again they are working with musical director Rick Hip-Flores and award-winning director Gerry Geddes. As an added treat, this time around, they will be joined by bassist Debbie Kennedy. As always, the material will be offer a mix of known and unknown, of romantic and comedic, of solos and duets. Inventive medleys, sparkling wit, and delightful harmonies abound. There is a $10 cover plus at $15 food/drink minimum.
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AUS: WES SNELLING & FRIENDS AT THE ORDER
MORE ME, LESS YOU with Wes Snelling and friends takes place on Thursdays at THE ORDER OF MELBOURNE (Level 2, 401 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC AUS - 9663 6707 - http://www.theorder.com.au/ ). This Thursday, October 30th, at 8:00 pm, Wes' guests are The Fabulous Adam Richard (Fox FM) and Ali McGregor (Opera Burlesque/Spicks and Specks). There is a $20 cover - call for minimum information.


L.A. AREA: MYCHAL ANDREWS & ED WING AT DOUBLETREE MONROVIA
Ed Wing and Mychal Andrews continue performing on Thursday nights THE DOUBLETREE MONROVIA (924 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA - 626-357-1900) from 6:30 until 10:00 pm. Ed Wing, composer and musician, performs music through fusing Rock, Jazz, Blues, Asian and Latin sounds into a multi-textured tapestry. Mychal Andrews is an accomplished musician and has performed with various high-level Artists over the last 30 years. He started out as a trumpet player in high school and continued his musical journey into adulthood as an accomplished musician on the horn. This week everyone who attends will have a chance for a weekend stay at the Doubletree - just bring your business card and place in the tip jar. A Winner will be announced at the end of the show. Call for cover/minimum information.


BALTIMORE: BSA STUDENTS IN PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE
On Thursday, October 30th at 7:30 pm, students from The Baltimore School for the Arts will perform at the CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515 - http://www.germanostrattoria.com/ ). For more information about the show visit the website. There is a $10 cover, which is donated in full to The Baltimore School for the Arts. plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Pre-show dining is available from 6:00 pm.


NYC: GABRIELLE STRAVELLI RETURNS TO THE BEECHMAN
2008 Bistro Award Winner Gabrielle Stravelli returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) Thursday, October 30th at 7:00 pm with her eclectic vocal selections, ranging from Gershwin to Joni Mitchell. She is joined guitarist Dan Nadel. Stravelli is featured in the new Broadway-bound musical Ace, having just returned from the show's tryout production at Goodspeed Opera House. There is a $15 cover plus $15 food/drink minimum.


AUS: THE ADVENTURES OF GYPSY AND RAG AT BUTTERFLY CLUB
Pieta Farrell and Joel Bow will appear in THE ADVENTURES OF GYPSY AND RAG THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC - 03 96902000 - http://www.thebutterflyclub.com/ ) on Thursday through Sunday, October 30th through November 2nd at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm on Sunday). Join Gypsy and Rag on their adventure as they entertain the troops with songs of old. Gypsy, the naughty showgirl, delights and devours while her manager Rag is close at hand to give a scolding or soothe your troubles with silky blonde tunes. From one wartime to the next Gypsy and Rag will make you laugh, gasp, and forget your woes. Tickets are $25.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
NYC: CATCH SCHATZIE AT DON'T TELL MAMA
NYC: JUDY BUTTERFIELD AT THE TRIAD
AUS: VICKI ZAINAL PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE DIVINE MISS M
NYC: KEVIN DOZIER AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX AT DON'T TELL MAMA
NYC: DAVID PELLEGRENE'S AT UNCLE CHARLIE'S
NYC: DANNY LEARY AT THE DUPLEX THURSDAYS
N.J.: RANDY ROBERTS SHOW AT McLOONE'S
NYC: SCOT WISNIEWSKI RETURNS WITH NEW SHOW TO MAMA'S
NYC: POLITICAL IDOL AT THE TRIAD
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE OAK ROOM
S.F. AREA: ANDREA MARCOVICCI AT THE RRAZZ ROOM
S.F. AREA: NADLER BRINGS "RUSSIAN ON THE SIDE" WEST
NYC: CRYSTAL GAYLE & LAURA BELL BUNDY AT FEINSTEIN'S
NYC: JOHN PIZZARELLI & JESSICA MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 31st

NYC TRAFFIC WARNING: The Annual NYC Halloween Parade with hundreds of puppets, 53 bands, dancers and artists, and thousands of other New Yorkers in costumes of their own creation kicks off at 6:30 pm, Friday, October 31st on Sixth Avenue just south of Spring Street and wends its way northward on Sixth to 21st Street (one block South of the METROPOLITAN ROOM) and is scheduled to end at 10:00 pm.

NYC: THE 19th NY CABARET CONVENTION AT ROSE HALL
*** 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. Scheduled to appear on Friday, October 31st are Nancy Anderson, Barbara Brussell, Eric Comstock, Tony De Sare, Barbara Fasano, Mary Cleere Haran, Justin Hayford, Steven Lutvak, Craig Rubano, Stacy Sullivan, Lumiri Tubo and Julie Wilson. 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


NYC: JAN CONSTANTINE & SUE ELICKS AT BROADWAY BABY BISTRO
Jan Constantine And Sue Elicks return to BROADWAY BABY BISTRO (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ) with their all new show, ALONE TOGETHER on Friday. October 31st and on Thursday, November 6th - all shows at 7:00 pm. It promises to be a night of great music, laughs and surprises. This show marks Jan and Sue's fourth collaboration and again they are working with musical director Rick Hip-Flores and award-winning director Gerry Geddes. As an added treat, this time around, they will be joined by bassist Debbie Kennedy. As always, the material will be offer a mix of known and unknown, of romantic and comedic, of solos and duets. Inventive medleys, sparkling wit, and delightful harmonies abound. There is a $10 cover plus at $15 food/drink minimum.
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OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
LA: SYLVIA BROOKS IN LATE NIGHT SERIES AT M BAR
NYC: HALLOWEEN WITH JERRY SCOTT AT CATERINA'S
FLORIDA: MARIANNE CHALLIS AT THE COLONY ROOM
NYC: PARODIVAS AND PALS PRESENT A HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR
NYC: MARILYN MAYE: THE TONIGHT SHOW APPEARANCES
L.A. AREA: 4 FRIENDS WITH HALLOWEEN SHOW AT THE GARDENIA
S.F. AREA:: MISS COCO PERU AT THE RRAZZ ROOM
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE OAK ROOM
S.F. AREA: ANDREA MARCOVICCI AT THE RRAZZ ROOM
S.F. AREA: NADLER BRINGS "RUSSIAN ON THE SIDE" WEST
NYC: CRYSTAL GAYLE & LAURA BELL BUNDY AT FEINSTEIN'S
NYC: JOHN PIZZARELLI & JESSICA MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 1st

NYC: THE 19th NY CABARET CONVENTION AT ROSE HALL
*** 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. Scheduled to appear on Saturday, November 1st are Barbara Carroll, Mary Foster Conklin, Baby Jane Dexter, Eric Michael Gillett, Barb Jungr, Todd Murray, Will & Anthony Nunziata, Karen Oberlin, Julie Reyburn, Steve Santoro, Olivia Stevens and K T Sullivan. 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


NYC: RAISSA KATONA BENNETT RETURNS WITH PUTTING THINGS AWAY
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Raissa Katona Bennett returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Saturday, November 1st at 5:00 pm & Sunday, November 2nd at 4:00 pm with her critically acclaimed show, PUTTING THINGS AWAY. In her show, Raissa takes the audience on a musical journey through the universal milestones of life - searching for hope and beauty as we purge the old and embrace the new. Raissa has performed in cabaret at the Supper Club, The Rainbow Room, 88's, Don't Tell Mama, Rose's Turn, Chita's, The Algonquin, and Radio City Music Hall. PUTTING THINGS AWAY is directed and co-written by 2008 MAC Award Winner for Best Director, Eric Michael Gillett. This will mark Raissa's second collaboration with Eric, and with Musical Director, David Caldwell. David is also the current Musical Director of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: BARBARA BRUSSELL REPRISES ACCLAIMED SHOW
Barbara Brussell presents one more performance of her acclaimed 2007 show, "OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Saturday, November 1st at 9:45 pm. The show combines the works of women: they wrote it, they sang it, they said it. Powerful and empowering, wildly witty and wise women who made hits and history, including works by classic and contemporary writers. Alex Rybeck is Musical Director, arranger and accompanist for the show. Call for cover/minimum information.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
NYC: WESLA WHITFIELD AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
NYC: MARILYN MAYE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
N.J.: STEVE TYRELL AT BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
M.W.: HEATHER MORAN BRINGS ROSIE TRIBUTE TO SKOKIE
L.A. AREA: JAN ABRAMS AT THE GARDENIA
NYC: HEALTH CARE UNDER THE KNIFE IN "DAMAGED CARE"
NYC: JAZZ VOCALIST GEORGE EVANS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN
LONDON: ALL THAT JAZZ! CONTINUES AT SOHO REVUE BAR
NYC: SCOT WISNIEWSKI RETURNS WITH NEW SHOW TO MAMA'S
NYC: TERESE GENECCO AND BAND AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
NYC: SHAWN RYAN AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN
S.A.: ACOUSTICA FEATURES REWORKED VERSIONS OF OLD FAVORITES
NYC: HOLE-O-MATIC RIDES AGAIN AT THE DUPLEX
FLORIDA: MARIANNE CHALLIS AT THE COLONY ROOM
NYC: GREG PURNHAGEN IN BABALU-CY! THE ART OF DESI ARNAZ
S.F. AREA:: MISS COCO PERU AT THE RRAZZ ROOM
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE OAK ROOM
S.F. AREA: ANDREA MARCOVICCI AT THE RRAZZ ROOM
S.F. AREA: NADLER BRINGS "RUSSIAN ON THE SIDE" WEST
NYC: CRYSTAL GAYLE & LAURA BELL BUNDY AT FEINSTEIN'S
NYC: JOHN PIZZARELLI & JESSICA MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE

SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 2nd

CHICAGO: JOAN CURTO CELEBRATES A DECADE AT DAVENPORT'S
Joan Curto will celebrate her 10th year performing at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ) on Sunday, November 2nd at 7:00 pm with her show DECADE. She will be singing songs from shows of the past and some songs she has always wanted to sing. Joining her in the celebration are Lori Skubich, Doug Orlyk with Beckie Menzie on piano. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
NYC: MARILYN MAYE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
NYC: JAZZ VOCALIST GEORGE EVANS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN
NYC: ALGONQUIN SALON SUNDAY AT A SPECIAL TIME
ON RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN"
NYC: THE ELECTRO SHOCK THERAPY COMEDY HOUR SUNDAY
NYC: HARPIST JOSE LUIS RODRIGUEZ AT CATERINA'S
NYC: GREG PURNHAGEN IN BABALU-CY! THE ART OF DESI ARNAZ
S.F. AREA:: MISS COCO PERU AT THE RRAZZ ROOM
S.F. AREA: ANDREA MARCOVICCI AT THE RRAZZ ROOM
S.F. AREA: NADLER BRINGS "RUSSIAN ON THE SIDE" WEST

CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - NOVEMBER 3rd THROUGH 9th
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF CABARET EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY/DATEBOOK AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
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MONDAY - NOVEMBER 3rd

CHICAGO: STRUT YOUR STUFF SHOWCASE AT DAVENPORT'S
"Strut Your Stuff", a showcase featuring five "newer" performers of CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) will be presented on Monday, November 3rd at 7:00 pm at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ). Members of the cast are Ron Anderson, Debbie Koziarz, Bev Opelka, Rachel Renee, Lisa Steinman. Music Director is Bob Moreen and Daryl Nitz directs. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: TODD MURRAY AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
Los Angeles area favorite Tod Murray will perform on Monday & Tuesday, November 3rd (at 9:30 pm) & 4th (at 7:00 pm) at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). He will be accompanied by the Alex Rybek Jazz Trio. Back up singers will be Elizabeth Ward and Catherine Porter. The show is directed by Clifford Bell. Call for cover/minimum information.


FOR OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml

TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 4th

ON CABLE: JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS TV SHOW MOVES TO A NEW TIME
"Jamie deRoy & friends" can now be seen every other Tuesday at a new time: 4:00 pm. In NYC, the show is aired on MNN-Time Warner on Channel 67 and on RCN on Channel 85. In other areas, check you local cable listings for time and channel. The show is produced by Jamie deRoy & friends, inc. and directed by Barry Kleinbort. Taped and Edited by Applause Video. For details see http://www.jamiederoy.com/ . Next show is November 18th.


FOR OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml

WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 5th

NYC: NEW BEGINNINGS PRESENTS THE 2008 DUPLEX GALA!
THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) presents their 2008 DUPLEX GALA on Wednesday, November 5th at 6:30 pm. The club will be highlighting some of the outstanding performers from the past year, as well as previewing some of the upcoming shows at the Duplex. Scheduled to appear are Booth & Pat, Dawn Derow, Cait Doyle, Melissa Driscol, Michael Holland & Karen Mack, Maria Gentile, Cassandra Hohn, Tina Jensen, Poppi Kramer, Colleen McHugh, Brian Nash, Rachel Alexa Norman, Oron Stenesh and Will Van Dyke. There is a $5 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.


FOR OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml

THURSDAY - NOVEMBER 6th

NYC: "GRACE NOTES: A SINGERS' SOIREE"
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
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, November 6th at 6:30 pm. The lineup of special guest performers for this show include Grace Cosgrove, Paul Rolnik (Emmy Award Winning Record Producer, Singer & Songwriter), Miles Phillips (2008 MAC Award For Outstanding Male Vocalist), Delivery Girls (Mary Carey, Amie Carey, April Henry) with Tracy Stark (2008 Mac Award), Lynne Halliday (Cabaret Singer & Actress), Clarice Mazanec (Metrostar Finalist), Jim Cargill (Singer/Songwriter) - and one more special 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 $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: MAUREEN TAYLOR AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
Maureen Taylor brings her new show "Taylor Made" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Thursdays, November 6th & 13th at 9:45 pm. The show tackles the subject of "Adult Puberty" with inspiration from the "fabric" of Astaire, Mercer, and Porter and embroidered with the "pearls" of Ray Jessel, Ernie Lijoi, Dar Williams and others. The show is directed by Lina Koutrakos, with musical direction by Mark Fifer and MaryAnn McSweeney on bass. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: JACKIE DRAPER: BETWEEN YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW
Vocalist Jackie Draper will be performing her ninth solo show, once again with Music Director Gregory Toroian (at the piano) and Ritt Henn on bass on Thursday, November 6th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 9th at 5:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ). Her special guest is dance partner Franklin Ayala. Director is Helen Baldassare.Her show is guided and inspired through songs by Legrand, the Bergmans, Reinhardt, Brel, Frishberg, Coleman, Lee, Berlin, Rodgers, Hammerstein, Schwartz, Dietz, Sting, and Zippel, among others. There is an $18 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: "THE DIVA FROM DOWN UNDER" AT THE DUPLEX & MAMA'S
Louise Van Veenendaal, an Australian performer, will be performing a hilarious uncensored show "THE DIVA FROM DOWN UNDER" on Saturday, November 8th at 7:30 pm at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) and on Thursday, November 6th and Tuesday, November 18th at 9:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ). Blonde, Bold, Brash and Beautiful, Ms.Van Veenendaal will be belting out some amazing tunes some original and some old favorites. Be prepared for her Aussie sense of humor to come out too! Louise currently is featured on two original Australian Cast albums and one pop album in Australia. Special guests will be fellow Aussie superstar Adrian Li Donni (Rent, Australian Cast), and newcomer, American Kate Pistone. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


FOR OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml

FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 7th

L.A. AREA: D'ARCY BRINGS ACCLAIMED SHOW TO LOS ANGELES
D'Arcy's acclaimed show, titled "I Believe in Love," will be presented at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444 - http://www.cabaretwest.org/gardenia.htm ) on Friday & Saturday, November 7th & 8th at 9:00 pm. Musical director is Rick Jensen. "I Believe in Love" is a heartfelt, poignant, and humorous melange of songs and stories exploring the dynamic do's and don'ts of those unpredictable, sometimes quixotic, and always human adventures known as "relationships." Interspersed with real life stories about how friends met, married, adjusted, relaxed, or sadly surrendered are the humorous melodies of Loesser, the syncopated cynicism of Sondheim, the lyrical power of Maltby and Shire, and the rhythmic emotion of Amanda McBroom, to name just a few. Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: CHAWBARET PRESENTS CABARET CONNECTIONS
CHAWbaret 4: Cabaret Connections (An evening of songs about family, community, and the ties that bind us) will be presented by The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) and the GLBT Arts Consortium at CAPITOL HILL ARTS WORKSHOP (545 7th Street SE, Washington DC - 202-547-6839 - http://www.chaw.org/ ) on Friday, November 7th & Saturday, November 8th, both shows at 7:30 pm. Proceeds benefit CHAW's mission of building community through the arts.The performers in Cabaret Connections are Emily Leatha Everson, Matt Howe, David McMullin, Dean Reichard, and Catherine Satterlee. Many of the singers are D.C. Cabaret Network members. Musical direction is by Alex Tang. Cabaret Connections will feature show tunes, pop songs, and standards. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.


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SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 8th

NYC: JASON WYNN IS BACK WITH "NOT MORE OF THE SAME OLD @#$%"
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
2007 MAC award winner Jason Wynn brings the highly acclaimed sequel to his smash hit "Not The Same Old @$%" back to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com ) for two more performances: Saturday, November 8th and Saturday, November 22nd, both shows at 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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L.A. AREA: LIFE IS A CABARET CONCERT FEATURES LUBA MASON
Les Michaels' and Life Is A Cabaret continue their monthly cabaret concert series at ANNENBERG THEATRE at the PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM (101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA - 760-325-4490 - http://www.psmuseum.org/ ) on November 8th with Broadway star and recording artist Luba Mason. Sharing the bill will be Emmy Award winning soap opera star Gregg Marx. Luba is the wife of Grammy-Award winner Ruben Blades, but as a singer/actress/producer/ songwriter - Luba Mason is a bona-fide star in her own right. The stunning Slovak beauty has starred on Broadway opposite Brooke Shields in "Chicago," opposite Matthew Broderick in "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying", in "Jekyll & Hyde", and Paul Simon's "The Capeman. Gregg is the grandson of Gummo Marx and grand-nephew of the Marx Brothers but is best known to television viewers as "Tom Hughes" on the CBS daytime drama "As The World Turns", a role for which he received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor. John Sawoski will be the evening's musical director along with a bass player and drummer. Tickets are $35.


NYC: EVAN TOTH TURNS 30 AND CELEBRATES 21 YEARS PERFORMING
Singer/songwriter Evan Toth is nearly 30, so he will perform the final show of his 20's at THE LISTENING ROOM AT CAFFE VIVALDI (190 Bleeker Street, NYC - 212-691-7538 - http://www.caffevivaldi.com/ ) on his birthday, Saturday, November 8th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Evan be playing the grand piano at Vivaldi, a place that has always warmly welcomed him. He will revisit some old stuff and share some brand new music. There may be a few guests performing , and some grab-bags for attendees. Call for cover/minimum information.


N.J.: IRREPRESSIBLE DUO AT THE STOCKTON INN
Janellen Farmer and Gene Cavanaugh celebrate the changing season and the premiere of their brand new show, "The Times, They are a Changin'" at the beautiful and historic STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - http://www.bobegan.net/stockton-inn.html ) on Saturday, November 8th at 8:00 pm and on Sunday November 9th at 7:30 pm. The show is an upbeat and eclectic mix of songs about changes of all kinds, by such luminaries of the American musical scene as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, Stephen Sondheim, Eric Idle (yup, from Monty Python),Jule Styne, Kander and Ebb, Jerome Kern, Leonard Bernstein and many others! Joining Janellen and Gene will be musical director, Jeff McDonnell, and Jason Harris on Bass. There is a $22.50 cover and a $10 food/drink minimum. Dinner will be available before and after the show.


CHICAGO: SPIDER SALOFF AT KATERINA'S SATURDAY NIGHT
Renowned jazz vocalist Spider Saloff, along with pianist Tommy Muellner, returns to KATERINA'S CLUB (1920 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - 773-348-7592 - http://www.katerinas.com/ ) on Saturday, November 8th with early-dinner sets from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. There is a $10 cover charge.


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SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 9th

N.J.: BOULEVARD EAST PRESENTS SPECIAL SUNDAY CONCERT
Sunday Sounds Matinee Presents Boulevard East and their show "The Best of the Best" on Sunday, November 9th at 3:00 pm at Bergen Community College's ANNA MARIA CICCONE THEATRE (400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ - 201-447-7428 - http://tickets.bergen.edu/ ). This talented and energetic vocal trio, made up of Beth Covell Dana Merritt & Christopher Howatt harkens back to a time when melodies were hum-able and lyrics were memorable, while also celebrating great contemporary songsmiths from theatre and cabaret. Boulevard East performs with artful arrangements, lively piano, sparkling voices, and fabulous three-part harmony. Tickets are $12.


NYC: LESLIE HOLLIS SINGS COME A LITTLE CLOSER
Leslie Hollis sings brings her show "Come a Little Closer" for one night only on Sunday, November 9th at 6:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ). Musical director is Woody Regan. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


M.W.: JEFF HEDBERG & C11 AT SKOKIE THEATRE
Chicago's newest jazz ensemble, Jeff Hedberg & C11 will be performing at the THE SKOKIE THEATRE (7924 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL - 847-677-7761 - http://www.skokietheatre.org/ ) on November 9th at 7:00 pm. The bulk of the evening's concert will feature Jeff with C11 performing much of the work Mel Torme recorded in the 1950's with the Marty Paich Dek-tette. Other highlights will include some of the instrumental arrangements that were done for legendary saxophonist Art Pepper. Material to be covered during the concert will be from the albums: Lulu's Back in Town, Swings Schubert Alley, and Sings Fred Astaire. As well as some of the instrumental arrangements originally recorded on Art Pepper +11. Tickets are $25.


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 Sunday, November 9th at 7:00 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.


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CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - NOVEMBER 10th AND BEYOND
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TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 11th

NYC: HOLIDAY CABARET CD EVENT AT DON'T TELL MAMA
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
*** CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE SPECIAL EVENT ***
Tickets for our first CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE CD AWARD SHOWCASE (Don't Let Christmas Pass You By), to be held on Tuesday, November 11th at 9:15 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA are on sale now. The event will dedicated to the late D. J. Bradley, who's annual Christmas Shows were legendary, and will have a "Give a CD for the Holidays" theme. The show will feature some of the best cabaret CDs of 2008 produced by members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, recommended for Holiday Giving as chosen by long-time cabaret writer/reviewer John Hoglund. The event will be co-hosted by Sue Matsuki and Edd Clark. As usual, there will be surprises and prizes - each paid attendee will receive a FREE CD!

Scheduled to perform (in addition to Sue & Edd) thus far are Marta Sanders, Marcus Simeone, Karen Mack, Hector Coris (and members of the cast of WHAT'S THE POINT) and Phyllis Pastore. John McMahon will serve as musical director. A special surprise cabaret superstar guest has been invited as well.

Tickets are just $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Orders must be placed via the website. Tickets must be paid for within 10 days or they will be considered cancelled and offered for sale to others. Only 60 tickets will be sold to this event. You can order your ticket on-line - there is a large green & red (naturally) side-bar ad on the website pages - click on the ad and you can read all about it and find a link to place your order. NO RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN BY THE CLUB - NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE THE DAY OF THE SHOW (even if there are seats available).

CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE CD AWARD SHOWCASE is sponsored in part by MIRANDA MUSIC (http://www.mirandamusic.com/ )

SPECIAL TO MEMBERS OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE: You should have received a special e-mail about this show and a special additional discount offer - please let me know if you did not receive the information.


WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 12th

NYC: BABY JANE DEXTER BRINGS NEW SHOW TO METROPOLITAN ROOM
Cabaret icon Baby Jane Dexter brings her eagerly awaited brand new show, IF... (what might have been...what could have been...what is!) to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) for 9 shows, beginning November 12th and running through November 29th. The program will include compelling selections by songwriters as diverse as Rodgers & Hammerstein, Leslie Bricusse, Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Harry Nilsson, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Branlett and Kander & Ebb. Ross Patterson is Musical Director & Arranger. Boots Maleson is on bass. The show was conceived and directed by Elissa Patterson. Shows are scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, November 12 through 15th; Thursday through Saturday, November 20th through 22nd; and Friday & Saturday, November 28th & 29th. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


MONDAY - NOVEMBER 17th

NYC: TICKETS ON SALE 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 ***


TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 25th

NYC: 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 Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00 pm and Saturdays, December 6th & 13th at 7:30 pm. The 2007 Julie Wilson Award recipient will be performing a brand new show featuring an exciting mix of standards, broadway and contemporary folk/rock with arrangements of Bob Dylan, Stephen Sondheim, Lennon/McCartney, and Alec Wilder, 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 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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MORE "HERE & THERE" PART II
I made it to two shows since Thursday's newsletter - both on Saturday the 25th. Both were long shows - 90 minutes or more each. Fortunately, the exercise in self-control imposed on me last Thursday, when we were without running water in the apartment for seven hours, meant I could sit through each performance without interruption. What I didn't enjoy was the mad scrabble to catch a downtown subway and crosstown bus between shows, and the mad rush to catch my bus home before the after-midnight once-an-hour bus schedule went into effect, forcing me to wait an hour if I missed the 12:30 bus.

The first show was at 7:00 pm at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER, featuring the Beechman booking manager, Phil Bond in his reading of "My Roaring Twenties: How I Learned to Drink Fast." One can understand why the show ran so long - it was filled with clever quips and quotes, some cute photo projections of Phil with the celebrities he escorted as a publicist and booking manager, and gossip and behind-the-scenes anecdotes about people met and people known. The tales were not necessarily told in chronological order, so there was a bit of confusion at times as to which item happened when, and the use of five - or where there six? - lecterns, which Phil shifted among between stories. At first I thought each lectern represented a different point in his life, but this was difficult to discern.

Especially interesting were his encounters with Edward Albee, Joan Rivers and Liza - each anecdote allowing us a peak into the human side of these celebrity icons who so often present to the public a personae that is really masking their true selves. And his tales of working for the Disney organization were quite enlightening - almost like working for a bank, where they substitute decent wages with an important sounding title.

This show will probably return for another series of dates - the show I saw was the last if this run. Some prudent pruning would be advisable, but I have no suggestions as to what one should cut - perhaps splitting it into two shows might work.

Then I travelled downtown (see HERE & THERE PART I) to catch Russ Lorenson's show at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM at 9:45 pm (the actual start was delayed a bit because of the storm and some consequentially late arrivals). The show, titled "Standard Time" is Russ' take on the concept held by some (fortunately few) that no great new songs are currently being written. Included on the song list were compositions by composers the likes of Harry Connick, Jr., John Pizzarelli, Michael Feinstein, Kelly Park, Ray Jessel, Bob Levy, Andrew Lippa, Peter Cincotti - and even Russ Lorenson himself. The song list included 20 numbers, and the show might have been a little shorter if it wasn't for the many instrumental sections included. At times one got the impression that the show should have been called The Kelly Park Trio with vocalist Russ Lorenson!

As often happens with jazz musicians, a lot of "showboating" took place during the performance, distracting from both the theme and pace of the show and at times pulling the spotlight away from the performer. Personally, I would not for one instant miss another drum solo! (What's the point? If I wanted a drum solo I would hang out in the concourse of the Union Square subway platform where someone with several overturned white plastic buckets plays for the crowd daily as I rush past holding my ears).

Mr. Lorenson has terrific vocals and had chosen some terrific songs - best from my point of view being Tony DeSare's "How I Will Say I Love You" and Harry Connick Jr.'s "I Dream of You Again." Russ' technique has roots in "crooning" but he is far above the quality of the self-described crooners we are accustomed to in cabaret lately. His voice has a creamy, dreamy quality that shows up best in the ballads (especially when the band lets him do his thing without horning in). Not all of the songs are "destined to be standards" but there were several unknown numbers that should have more exposure - and cabaret is the perfect place to present them.

Russ has one more performance of this show at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM tomorrow night, Tuesday the 28th of October at 9:30 pm (Annie Ross is taking a night off from her weekly run). Great vocals, some great songs, and a very entertaining show await you if you go.


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Oh what a host of cabaret events this coming week! I don't know how to make up my cabaret schedule for each night. I have something on my schedule for every night this week except Friday - things get a little crazy on Halloween around here, and I am always uncomfortable when people (especially here in the East Village) are walking around wearing masks. The parade has changed character completely from the "old days" when it started at 14th Street, went south on Sixth Avenue and then turned down Christopher Street, ending at Hudson Street. The Christopher Street area was at one time the "late night capital of NYC" and the parade always ended with a sort of "drunken orgy" on the piers at the foot of Christopher Street. The original parade organizers lost control of the event and now it is more children-friendly - and far more "commercial" and virtually skips the West Village and never actually even touches Christopher. Whereas before the TV stations covered the parade as a display of West Village hedonism, now TV covers the event from start to finish with a lot less shots of transvestites and semi-naked participants.


I covered nearly all the news through November 9th but I still have over 25 press releases on file for shows through the 15th of November! Since we can only cover a new item once in these newsletters (with exception of shows running ads or offering discounts, benefits and organization events) be sure to check the DIARY/DATEBOOK pages, organized by date, for events coming up that have already been written on in the newsletter. We also list such events for "seven nights out" in the newsletter at the bottom of each date.


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! I ran out of time - I ran out of space - but I haven't run out of news.


And that is just about the way it was. I had fun writing this issue today - I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did writing it. Support cabaret and live entertainment - see a show or two this week!

Until Monday, then.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU


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