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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #081009 - Thursday, October 30, 2008
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TODAY'S TOP STORY

NYC: JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS PRESENTS HOLIDAY MAGIC
Celebrate the holiday season with famed cabaret performer Jamie deRoy and her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends on Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ).

Joining Jamie will be the acclaimed acappella group The Accidentals, Broadway veteran Loni Ackerman, Clio Award-winning singer/songwriter David Buskin, the incomparable Julie Budd, legendary singer/songwriter Jake Holmes, twin brother singing duo Will & Anthony Nunziata, dazzling magician and audience favorite Oz Pearlman and Tony nominated performer Lee Roy Reams. Award-winning director Barry Kleinbort will direct and Lanny Meyers will serve as musical director.

The colorful cabaret series, which has been thrilling New York City audiences for the past 16 years and serves as the basis for deRoy's award-winning cable television show, spotlights a wide variety of well-known entertainers and newcomers lighting up the cabaret, theater, and comedy worlds. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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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 (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) 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 cast of WHAT'S THE POINT - Hector Coris, Patrick Garrigan and Eadie Scott) 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/ )


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 November and December we have a special offer: 4 weeks for the price of 3 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
Winter is nearly 7 weeks away, but the cold has come to town in full force - dipping to nearly the freezing point last night and expected to drop to the mid-30s (f) every night for the next several days. There is a small "forest" of trees around the corner, and I am hoping for at least a few days of "fall foliage" - a rare thing here in Manhattan. We usually rush from summer to winter with just a hint of the fall colors others enjoy in other parts of the US. In another lifetime I lived in Michigan for 6 years - now those folks know how to put on a great fall color show!


And tomorrow night another harbinger of fall takes place - Halloween. I know I spoke about it last issue, but a few other memories of "halloweens past" came to mind after I wrote the last issue. Since moving back to the area after my Michigan college days, I have lived in several places - The East Village, Upper West Side, The West Village, suburban New Jersey, Jersey City, Upper East Side, Theater District (upstairs of Don't Tell Mama), Jackson Heights, Astoria, Elmhurst and now back in the East Village. This is a span of 30 years and some residencies were very temporary - lasting less than 4 to 6 weeks between real apartments. And each area I lived in had its own Halloween rituals - of course centering around candy and kids (or people acting like kids). In midtown NYC for instance, the costumed children go from store-to-store rather than door-to-door for their treats (which is the routine in Astoria and New Jersey). In the Upper West Side and the East Village where I currently live, they move from floor-to-floor within the building complexes (my building has 20 floors of about 8 apartments each, so a kid can collect a bag full of goodies without ever setting foot outside!). And each year I stop at Walgreen's or Duane Reade on Halloween day and purchase a few bags of those mini-candy bars. And, I don't know why, each year lately I end up with 95% of the candy! Not good for my diet! I suspect it is because I always end up living in apartment above the 3rd floor and kids today are just a bit lazy.


This is issue #9 for October - but next month we will have just 7 - no issue on Thanksgiving day, which always falls on a Thursday. Currently I try to cover cabaret news about two to three weeks ahead - this issue covers most everything I have received through the 14th of November - and then news items on shows that are running banners, or special events for the dates beyond. Occasionally I save an item or two that might be about a particularly popular date for the next issue so that things for that date don't get too crowded. But leading to the last week in November I will try to work ahead a few extra days to cover the missing issue.


Just so you aren't too early for your favorite cabaret show next week, don't forget to change your clocks at 2:00 am on Sunday morning (if you live in an area currently running on Daylight Savings Time). You have to move your clock one hour backwards - giving you an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning. There was a time when, if you were on an overnight train, the train would stop in the nearest station at 2:00 am and wait for the hour so that the train schedule would be maintained. I understand that these days this procedure is not followed.


Are people on your mailing list or in your Yahoo & Google groups getting sick of you bombarding them with e-mail after e-mail promoting your show? With a banner or side-bar ad on CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, folks will see your CD or cabaret event promoted whenever they visit the website (over 6000 come to visit each day), and will read about your event or CD twice a week in the newsletter (currently nearly 2700 subscribers) as long as your ad is running - no extra trouble for you and no trouble for them. Write me for details.


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Aaron Haber has been appointed as the new cabaret booking manager at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO - Aaron has been booking comedy shows in the space also known as THE MUSIC BOX ROOM for some time, and now takes on the cabaret-booking duties as well. You can leave him a message at the regular BROADWAY BABY BISTRO phone number at 212-757-5808.


Everyone is cutting costs these days, but (as any business expert will tell you) the one place one should not make cuts is advertising. I say again and again: unseen + untold = unsold. There are a lot of reasons why folks make purchases - whether it be the cereal they eat, the car they drive or the cabaret show they attend. But - and most folks don't even realize this - the catalyst that causes them make that choice is "advertising" in one form or another.


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 30th 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

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.


NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: GUEST ADAM PASCAL
*** 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 for Thursday, October 30th will feature as guest Adam Pascal (RENT). 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: GUEST TBA
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
Piano bar host, vocalist and recording artist David Pellegrene holds a special "Cabaret Fever" event on Thursday nights, at 8:00 pm, after which there is open-mic piano-bar until whenever at UNCLE CHARLIE'S (139 East 45th Street 2nd Floor, NYC - 212-661-9097 - http://www.unclecharliesnyc.com ). There is never a cover charge - just plenty of fun and song. David is at the piano here Thursdays with "Cabaret Fever" at 8:00 pm with guest performers and Thursdays through Saturdays with open-mic piano bar starting around 9:00 pm. David's guest performer for Thursday, October 16th TBA.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
L.A. AREA: MYCHAL ANDREWS & ED WING AT DOUBLETREE MONROVIA
BALTIMORE: BSA STUDENTS IN PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE
NYC: GABRIELLE STRAVELLI RETURNS TO THE BEECHMAN
AUS: THE ADVENTURES OF GYPSY AND RAG AT BUTTERFLY CLUB
LONDON: BARBRA FOR PRESIDENT?
NYC: CATCH SCHATZIE AT DON'T TELL MAMA
NYC: JUDY BUTTERFIELD AT THE TRIAD
NYC: DANNY LEARY'S "ON THE ROCKS!" ON THURSDAYS
AUS: VICKI ZAINAL PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE DIVINE MISS M
NYC: KEVIN DOZIER AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
N.J.: RANDY ROBERTS SHOW AT McLOONE'S
NYC: SCOT WISNIEWSKI RETURNS WITH NEW SHOW TO MAMA'S
L.A. AREA: IRENE IS BACK ON THURSDAYS AT SEVEN AT ELEVEN
NYC: SHAWN RYAN AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN
NYC: POLITICAL IDOL AT THE TRIAD (FINAL SHOW)
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.
*** SIDE-BAR ADVERTISER ***


NYC: AFTER PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
*** SPECIAL CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
At THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com ) on Fridays at 10:30 pm, Brandon Cutrell & Alysha Umphress host AFTER PARTY, a free-wheeling open-mic with guest stars from Broadway and Cabaret, Ray Fellman at the piano and others serving up drinks and taking turns at the mic. Guest performers from Broadway, off-Broadway and cabaret drop by each week to sing, chat and join in the fun. No cover, no minimum. Singer/dancers invited at all times - you can hang out at the bar, at a table or even on stage. Special guests this week TBA.


ON RADIO: "AT THE RITZ!" FRIDAYS & STREAMING AUDIO 24/7
*** CABARET ON THE RADIO - TV - WEB ***
Regular weekly live broadcasts of the AT THE RITZ! radio program can now be heard on WVOF 88.5FM on Fridays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Producers and hosts Jeffrey C. Williams and Lynn DiMenna announce a new, convenient way to hear their weekly show, especially for folks outside of WVOF's local listening area. Simply go to www.attheritz.org/ and in one click you can enjoy AT THE RITZ! streaming 24/7 anytime! Sunday shows are rebroadcast throughout the week along with some internet only music. AT THE RITZ! features cabaret, jazz, Broadway and similar sophisticated music along with celebrity interviews and commentary.


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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CHICAGO: ELAINE DAME DUO AT BROADWAY CELLARS
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
The Elaine Dame Duo with guitarist Casey Nielsen, will perform on Saturday, November 1st from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at THE BROADWAY CELLARS (5900 North Broadway, Chicago, IL - 773-944-1208 - http://www.broadwaycellars.net/ ). There is no cover charge.


NYC: HOLE-O-MATIC RIDES AGAIN
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
The 2008 MAC-award-winning team of Karen Mack and Michael Holland return with their "Hole-O-Matic '08!" all request random pop show shows at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com ) on Saturdays at 7:30 pm. This is the show where the audience picks the songs & medleys that this super-talented duo perform - each week is a different show! This week there are new tricks and treats, including chances to win 2 tickets to 39 STEPS on Broadway, and tickets to "Evolution" the premier Journey tribute band or to Hedwig & The Angry Inch, both at BB Kings. After this week's show, HOLE-O-MATIC takes a brief hiatus and returns on Saturday, November 22nd. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: POOLE PARTY IN 10TH YEAR WITH STAND-UP STARS
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER
The Award-Winning Stand-Up & Musical Comedy show POOLE PARTY, now in its 10th year, and hosted by Ron Poole and Darlene Violette will present some of NYC's funniest comics at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) this Saturday night, November 1st at 8:30 pm. This week's comics and Katya Tepelyan, Carla Johnston, Monica Russell, Niki Wenger, Jane Aquilina, Randi Newton, Laura Spaeth, Cathie Boruch, Bev Reese, Rachel Axelrod, Kathy Smith and Devin Sanchez. Still just a $15 cover, 2 drink minimum each show. $10 cover each show for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: HEALTH CARE UNDER THE KNIFE IN "DAMAGED CARE"
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE TICKET PRICE ***
"Damaged Care" The Comedy Musical About Health Care in America will be presented at the People's Voice Cafe at the COMMUNITY CHURCH (40 East 35th Street, NYC - TKTS: 212-352-3101 - http://www.theatermania.com/ ) on Saturday, November 1st at 8:00 pm. Written and performed by Dr. Greg LaGana & Dr. Barry Levy, the show is directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brad Ross. A Discussion about health care in the United States will follow the performance. Tickets are $15. $10 tickets for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE,


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
NYC: BARBARA BRUSSELL AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
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
NYC: SHAWN RYAN AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN
L.A. AREA: JAN ABRAMS AT THE GARDENIA
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
S.A.: ACOUSTICA FEATURES REWORKED VERSIONS OF OLD FAVORITES
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

NYC: HARPIST JOSE LUIS RODRIGUEZ AT CATERINA'S
CATERINA'S (316 East 53rd Street, NYC - 212-355-5360) proudly presents harpist Jose Luis Rodriguez, performing this Sunday evening, October 26th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. There is no cover charge.


ON RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": BILLIE HOLIDAY
*** CABARET ON THE RADIO - TV - WEB ***
On Sunday, November 2nd, EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.2600.com/offthehook/hot2.ram, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm and hosted by David Kenney, will feature the music of Billie Holiday. Some of the songs from her career that you will hear: "Lady Sings The Blues"; Lewis Allan's "Strange Fruit"; "I Wished On The Moon" (Ralph Rainger/Dorothy Parker); "God Bless The Child" and "Don't Explain". Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. For more information contact: oldisnew@earthlink.net. You are also invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ . For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ .


NYC: ALGONQUIN SALON SUNDAY AT A SPECIAL TIME AGAIN
*** SPECIAL CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
Mark Janas' Algonquin Salon now takes place on Sunday nights from 7:00 to 10:00 pm in the lobby of THE ALGONQUIN HOTEL (59 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-419-9331 - http://www.algonquinhotel.com/ ), but this week once more - on November 2nd, the salon will take place from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. The Salon is a weekly event in which singers, writers and musicians share their talent with each other and audience members in the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel, an informal, yet elegant setting with a grand tradition of artists gathering to socialize. There is no cover and no minimum. The theme for this Sunday will be "POLITICS AND POKER!" and the special co-host will be one of the stars of the hit Off-Broadway revue, Political Idol, Joseph DiSalle. Remember, any material, on or off-theme, is always welcome at the Algonquin Salon.


NYC: THE ELECTRO SHOCK THERAPY COMEDY HOUR SUNDAY
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
Brad Loekle (TruTV, Sirius Out Q Radio) continues his new reign over THE ELECTRO SHOCK THERAPY COMEDY HOUR! on Sundays at THERAPY (348 West 52 Street, NYC - 212-397-1700 - http://www.therapy-nyc.com ) at 10:00 pm. This Sunday, November 2nd, featured comics are Tom Ragu (Comix); Adam Lehman (Here! TV's Hot Gay Comics); Chantal Carrere (5 Funny Females tour); and Cory Kahaney (Last Comic Standing). No cover charge, $6 cosmos all night.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
CHICAGO: JOAN CURTO CELEBRATES A DECADE AT DAVENPORT'S
NYC: MARILYN MAYE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
NYC: JAZZ VOCALIST GEORGE EVANS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN
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

CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
NYC: BARB JUNGR RETURNS WITH SHOW HONORING NINA SIMONE
NYC: COMPOSER JOHN BUCCHINO IN CONCERT AT BIRDLAND
NYC: ORON IS ALL ABOUT THE OLECTION AT THE DUPLEX
AUS: FRIENDS OF BARBRA AT THE BUTTERFLY CLUB
CHICAGO: STRUT YOUR STUFF SHOWCASE AT DAVENPORT'S
NYC: TODD MURRAY AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
SAN FRANCISCO: JAZZ BARITONE JAMIE DAVIS AT THE RRAZZ ROOM
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE OAK 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

TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 4th

NYC: STEVE TYRELL SPENDS HOLIDAYS AT CAFE CARLYLE
Acclaimed vocalist Steve Tyrell returns to the THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600 - http://www.thecarlyle.com/entertainment.cfm ) on Tuesday, November 4th for an extended 9-week engagement through Wednesday, December 31st. This appearance marks Mr. Tyrell's fourth consecutive holiday engagement in the legendary New York venue. Backed by his swinging big band, Steve will offer an evening of standards from the Great American Songbook, holiday favorites, and selections from his latest CD "Back to Bacharach." Steve will play Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:45 pm with additional shows Thursday through Saturday evenings at 10:45 pm. During the month of November, the music charge is $95 on Tuesday & Wednesday, and $105 Thursday through Saturday. In December, the music charge is $105 on Tuesday and Wednesday, and $130 Thursday through Saturday. Dinner (required at all performances) is served from 6:30 pm.


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.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
NYC: THE SHAYNEE RAINBOLT QUARTET AT IRIDIUM
S.F. AREA: NADLER BRINGS "RUSSIAN ON THE SIDE" WEST

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.


NAPA: MIKE GREENSILL WITH PIANO JAZZ AT SILO'S IN NOVEMBER
Swinging jazz pianist Mike Greensill continues on Wednesday & Thursday nights in November from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at SILO'S (530 Main Street, Napa, CA - 707-251-5833 - http://www.weslawhitfield.com/silo's.html ). This month, starting on November 19th, Wesla and Mike will institute a super "open mic" on Wednesday nights at Silo's. This is every singers and instrumentalists chance to perform with one of America's most respected accompanists. Silo's wine bar, situated in the historic riverfront Napa Mill complex at the foot of main street, is a new venture between Wesla & Mike and the good folks at The Napa River Inn. There is a $10 cover charge.


M.W. AREA: KENOSHA GETS BLENDERIZED
Chicago's Andrew Blendermann heads to Wisconsin to take part in a "dueling jazz gig" across from Alan Gresik (of the Swing Shift Orchestra) at the LAZYBIRD (5623 Sixth Avenue, Kenosha, WI - 262-654-JAZZ - http://www.lazybird.com/ ) on Wednesdays, November 5th, 19th, and 26th from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. They are joined by vocalist Amanda Wolff. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: FLORENCE HENDERSON MAKES FEINSTEINS DEBUT
FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - http://www.feinsteinsattheregency.com/ ) will continue their 10th Anniversary season with TV and stage star Florence Henderson in her Feinstein's debut. Her new show runs from Wednesday through Saturday, November 5th through 8th. Performance are Wednesday & Thursday at 8:45 pm and Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm & 10 pm. Henderson is a multi-talented actress, talk show host, performer, recording artist, author and Broadway veteran, brings her critically acclaimed one-woman production of "ALL THE LIVES OF ME ... A Musical Journey" to New York City, featuring songs from her starring roles in such Broadway hits as Oklahoma!, South Pacific and Annie Get Your Gun. She is known worldwide to fans of all ages, as America's favorite mom, Carol Brady, on the classic hit TV series "The Brady Bunch." Shows have a $60 cover except for the 10:00 pm shows, which have a $40 cover. All shows have a $40 food and beverage minimum.


NYC: KAREN KOHLER'S DUO MUSICAL EXTENDS AT THE ZIPPER
The four-week engagement at THE ZIPPER THEATER (336 West 37th Street, NYC - 212/352-3101 - http://www.thezipperfactory.com ), "Little Death,", starring Nightlife, MAC and Bistro Award-winner Karen Kohler, completed its 4-week world premiere engagement on October 29th, but now has added three more performances. "Little Death," which is comprised of two distinct shows, will play on Wednesday, November 5th at 10:00 pm (Sex); Thursday, November 6th at 10:00 pm (Death); and Tuesday, November 18th (combined) at 9:00 pm. The provocative new musical performance explores the erotic synergies between sex and death. Each features a five-piece ensemble. Singing in five languages, including English, German and French, Kohler crossbreeds a decadent range of theatrical and musical influences, everything from jazz, Delta blues, classical, rock-folk and cabaret. Tickets are $25 and $40.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
NYC: TONY MESSINA IN TRIBUTE TO DEAN MARTIN
NYC: GREG PURNHAGEN IN BABALU-CY! THE ART OF DESI ARNAZ
S.F. AREA: RITA MORENO PRESENTS "LITTLE TRIBUTES"

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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AUS: HAPPY 65TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO JONI MITCHELL
THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC - 03 96902000 - http://www.thebutterflyclub.com/ ) will celebrate the 65th birthday of one of the world's most enduring and talented singer/songwriters, Joni Mitchell, on Thursday through Saturday, November 6th through 9th at 7:00 pm. Fabulous voices will pay tribute to Joni's prolific career and song book, performing some of her best known and timeless classics. Singers are The Segean Sisters - Elle and Rose with Stephen Weir on guitar and Neville Sice on percussion. Tickets are $22.


AUS: NATE ILLES IN KISS ME NATE
Nate Illes, accompanied by Julia Roper present a Broadway fable of velveteen vocals, addiction, super-heroism and a serious wardrobe malfunction in their show "Kiss Me Nate" at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC - 03 96902000 - http://www.thebutterflyclub.com/ ), Thursday through Sunday, November 6th through 9th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm on Sunday). The show will feature songs from sugary jazz to popera and everything in between. Directed by Kim Edwards. Tickets are $22.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
NYC: "THE DIVA FROM DOWN UNDER" AT THE DUPLEX & MAMA'S
NYC: TONY MESSINA IN TRIBUTE TO DEAN MARTIN
S.F. AREA: RITA MORENO PRESENTS "LITTLE TRIBUTES"

FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 7th

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.


NAPA: WESLA & MIKE CONTINUE AT SILO'S IN NOVEMBER
Acclaimed Cabaret/Jazz vocalist Wesla Whitfield continues on Friday & Saturday nights in November, with sets at 7:00, 8:15 & 9:30 pm at SILO'S (530 Main Street, Napa, CA - 707-251-5833 - http://www.weslawhitfield.com/silo's.html ), with swinging jazz pianist Mike Greensill. Ms. Whitfield performs the best of The American Popular Songbook featuring the songs of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Frank Loesser, Rodgers & Hart, Harry Warren, Rodgers & Hammerstein and many, many more. Silo's wine bar, situated in the historic riverfront Napa Mill complex at the foot of main street, is a new venture between Wesla & Mike and the good folks at The Napa River Inn. There is a $15 cover charge.


NYC: METROJAM CABARET/JAZZ OPEN MIC FRIDAY
*** SPECIAL CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Joe Bachana's METROJAM, the monthly cabaret/jazz open mic event held at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ), will have its next show on Friday, November 7th at 10:00 pm. Guest vocalists from the worlds of cabaret and jazz are always on hand to take a turn at the microphone. Only a $10 cover, $15 minimum.


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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.
*** SUPER SIDEBAR ADVERTISER ***


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.


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SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 9th

NYC: MARCUS SIMEONE IS "IN THE HEART"
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, November 9th at 9:30 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 marks the debut performances of "The Heart," a song written by Mr. Darrow and Stephen Schwartz. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 minimum.


LONDON: BARB JUNGR AT 606 JAZZ CLUB
After appearing at the NYC Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention and a one-night engagement at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, British cabaret icon returns home to appear at 606 JAZZ CLUB (90 Lots Road, Chelsea, London, UK - 0207 352 5953 - http://www.606club.co.uk/ ) on Sunday, November 9th. She is joined by Jenny Carr on piano and Jessica Lauren on keyboard and harmonicas. Call for showtime, cover/minimum information.


NYC: REMEMBERING JOHN WALLOWITCH, LEW SPENCE, & MURRAY GRAND
Eric Comstock, renowned for his salutes to composers as varied as Charles Strouse, Billy Strayhorn, Jule Styne and Charles Deforest, remembers three friends at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Sundays, November 9th & 16th at 7:00 pm. The trio are all fine songwriters who left us in 2007 and 2008: John Wallowitch ("Bruce", "This Moment"), Lew Spence ("Nice 'n' Easy", "That Face"), and Murray Grand ("Guess Who I Saw Today", "April in Fairbanks"). He is joined by multi-MAC Award-winning vocalist Barbara Fasano. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STEARNS MATTHEWS RETURNS IN "I WAS HERE"
Multi-talented baritone Stearns Matthews rounds out his debut year in a return of his show "I Was Here" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ), with performances scheduled for Sunday, November 9th at 8:15 pm; Monday, November 17th at 9:15 pm; Wednesday, November 19th at 6:15 pm; and Sunday, November 30th at 8:15 pm. Stearns is a graduate of the Music Theater program at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. With musical direction by MAC Award winner Steven Ray Watkins, the evening will include "I Was Here" by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, "Better" by Ed Kleban, "When it Happens to You" by Jule Styne, and "Almost Like Being in Love" by Lerner and Lowe, as well as rarely heard older songs such as "Chlo-e" (Song of the Swamp) by Gus Kahn and Neil Moret. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SETH SINGS BISEN-HERSH AT THEATER TEN TEN
For the fourth year in a row, composer/lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh will perform a solo show "Seth Sings Bisen-Hersh" at THEATER TEN TEN (1010 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-288-3246 x300 - http://www.theater1010.com/ ). This year's show will take place on Sunday, November 9th at 7:00 pm. In Seth Sings Bisen-Hersh, he will sing highlights from his six cabaret acts of original songs: And Then She Dumped Me, The Gayest Straight Man Alive, Meaningful Sex, Neurotic Tendencies, Why Am I Not Famous Yet? and Writer's Block, his musicals: Trivial Pursuits, Meaningless Sex, The Spickner Spin and A Kid Like Me, as well as premiering songs from his new musicals: More to Love and Stanley's Adventures, while discussing his writing style, methods, and inspiration: past, present and future. There is a $10 suggested donation, cash only, at the door.


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CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - NOVEMBER 10th THROUGH 16th
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 10th

NYC: DEVIN RICHARDS CELEBRATES RELEASE OF DEBUT CD
Broadway/cabaret vocalist Devin Richards will celebrate the release of his new LMGJAZZ CD "My Own Voice" on Monday, November 10th at 9:30 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). Songs include "My Own Voice," "Ol' Man River," "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child," "With Every Breath I Take" and "Merry Go Round." Musical director is Dan Furman with Michael Vitali on bass. The CD is produced by Ralph Lampkin, Jr. and Devin Richards. Associate producers are Maryann Lopinto, Joe Spier and Sharon Carry. All paid attendees will receive a complimentary CD. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: BILL NOLTE IN CONCERT AT BIRDLAND
Jim Caruso's Cast Party, in association with TheaterMania.com, presents singer Bill Nolte in "All of Me," on Monday, November 10th at 7:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - http://www.birdlandjazz.com/ ) as part of the Nightlife Award-winning series Broadway at Birdland. Broadway singing actor Nolte sheds his helmut (Franz Liebkind in The Producers), feline makeup (Cats), wigs (1776), and dance belt (Joseph...) to present this solo cabaret act. Directed by Mark Waldrop (When Pigs Fly), with musical direction by Pam Drews Phillips (Crazy for You), "All of Me" features original material along with standard tunes by Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Fats Waller, Johnny Cash and others. With music, and comedy, Bill Nolte puts his unique spin on his varied 32-year stage career, touring and travel, life in Las Vegas, and reality TV ("Dancing With the Stars") in his thoroughly entertaining one-man-show. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: AN EVENING WITH CORKY HALE IN NOVEMBER
L.A. based Corky Hale brings her show "An Evening With Corky Hale" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Monday & Tuesday, November 10th & 11th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, November 14th & 15th at 9:45 pm. The show relates how Corky wound up in Hollywood from a small mid-western farm town, and the singers she accompanied along the way: Billie Holiday, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: COLLEEN McHUGH IN CALENDAR GIRL: FRIEND OF DOROTHY
Award-winning singer and comedienne "Calendar Girl" Colleen McHugh continues her monthly cabaret series at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) on Monday, November 10th at 9:30 pm with "Friend of Dorothy: Colleen Sings Judy." There's only one person who knows how to lead us through the emotional extremes: Judy Garland. McHugh's "Calendar Girl" series brings a new show (and special guest stars) to the Duplex each month. Jody Shelton is at the piano with Michael Pearce on bass. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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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 (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) 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/ )


NYC: "MARCOVICCI SINGS MOVIES II" NEW EDITION OF FAMED SHOW
Andrea Marcovicci will return to THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM (59 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-419-9331 - http://www.algonquinhotel.com/ ) for an exclusive 7-week run from Tuesday, November 11th through Saturday, December 27th with a special new program "Marcovicci Sings Movies II." She will be joined by Musical Director Shelly Markham on piano and Jered Egan on bass. "Marcovicci Sings Movies II" which leads the audience through a dazzling array of movie songs from the 1930s through the 1990s is a special reworking of one of Andrea's most celebrated programs of popular song. Since the original show "Marcovicci Sings Movies" was presented over 20 years ago, her song interpretation has deepened and flourished. Using stories about film legends like Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Fred Astaire, she digs deeper into the Hollywood catalog to explore how the musical language of film has influenced our concepts of life and love. Performances are at 8:30 pm with additional late shows Friday & Saturdays at 11:00 pm. There are special 7:30 pm shows on November 27th for Thanksgiving, December 24th for Christmas Eve and December 25th for Christmas Day. Covers & minimums vary - Call for reservations/information.


NYC: JOHN PIZZARELLI & THE SWING SEVEN AT BIRDLAND
John Pizzarelli & The Swing Seven will appear at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - http://www.birdlandjazz.com/ ) Tuesday through Saturday, November 11th through 15th, with sets at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. A New Jersey native and son of the legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli has become one of the most recognizable faces and voices in contemporary jazz. He has had a multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader. Internationally known for classic standards, late-night ballads, and the cool jazz flavor he brings to his performances and recordings, Pizzarelli continues to charm audiences with his warmth, conversational humor, and musical moxie. With Pizzarelli on guitar and vocals, the sensational Swing Seven includes Martin Pizzarelli (bass), Ray Kennedy (piano), Tony Tedesco (drums), John Mosca (trombone,) Tony Kadleck (trumpet,) Andy Fusco (alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet, flute,) and Kenny Berger (baritone sax, bass clarinet, clarinet, flute.) There is a $40 cover charge plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


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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. All shows are at 7:30 pm. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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L.A. AREA: DANE VANNATTER MAKES HIS WEST COAST DEBUT
Straight from a sold out run in New York, Dane Vannatter will bring his new cabaret and jazz show, "Alone Together: A Tony Bennett Album" to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444 - http://www.cabaretwest.org/gardenia.htm ) on Wednesday, November 12th at 9:00 pm. This will be his West Coast cabaret debut. 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 Dane Vannatter will be: Bill Duffy on piano; Thomson Kneeland on bass; George Farrell on drums. There is a $15 cover charge plus a 2 drink minimum


S.A.: SHARON CLIFTON WITH DIVAS OF ROCK
Sharon Clifton plays tribute to the Divas of Rock featuring songs of KT Tunstall, Duffy, Tina Turner, Anastacia, Shakira, Suzi Quatro, Cher, and many more at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566 / 0825694147 - http://www.freewebs.com/villapascal ) Wednesday through Friday, November 12th through 14th at 7:00 pm. Call for cover/minimum information.


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FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 14th

WHAT'S THE POINT?! IN RETURN ENGAGEMENT AT THE BEECHMAN
Award-winning writer and performer Hector Coris brings his original musical comedy revue "What's The Point?!" - with original music by Alan Cancelino - back to NYC and THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) on Friday, November 14th & 21st at 7:00 pm. The show is produced by Hector Coris with direction by Collette Black and choreography by Susan Haefner (Broadway's Thoroughly Modern Millie, 42nd Street). The show will be performed by Hector Coris, Patrick Garrigan and Eadie Scott. The show's musical director is also the show's composer, Alan Cancelino. What's the Point?! recently completed a two-month run at Cincinnati's Know Theatre, performed a limited engagement in Montreal and now returns to NYC with several new songs. The show is a loving throwback to the irreverent West Village revues of the late 1950s and 1960s, which took pointed shots at the conditions of society and commented on popular trends. Like its predecessor, "What's Your Problem?!", this revue was crafted from a slightly gay perspective, but the truths are all universal. Featuring songs like "Flight Attendant", "How Can I Miss You (If You Won't Go Away)", "A Baby Like That", "A Real Straight Guy" and "That's Why We Love the Zoo", the show pokes fun at cell phone junkies, Upper West Side parenting, prescription pharmaceuticals, Disney's The Little Mermaid, on-line dating, homosexuality in the animal kingdom, presidential hopefuls - among a myriad of other random but relevant topics. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LONDONER EARL OKIN AT BROADWAY BABY BISTRO
London Jazz and Bossa Nova singer and songwriter, Earl Okin, who accompanies himself on piano or guitar, will will bring his show "Musical Genius & Sex Symbol" to BROADWAY BABY BISTRO (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ) on Thursday & Friday, November 14th & 15th at 7:00 pm. Earl has performed at all the major theaters in London - from the Royal Albert Hall to the London Palladium etc. He is the most performed artist ever at the Edinburgh International Festival and has toured his one-man show around the world. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: BOOTH & PAT IN LA COMEDY FESTIVAL
Comic singers Booth Daniels and Patrick Frankfort make their Los Angeles debut with their hilarious duo act on Friday, November 14th at 8:00 & Sunday, November 16 at 7:00 pm at the ART/WORKS THEATRE (6567-6583 Santa Monica Boulevard Hollywood, CA - TKTS: 323-463-2942 - http://www.artworkstheatre.blogspot.com/ ) as part of this year's LA COMEDY FESTIVAL (http://www.lacomedyfest.com/ ) after successful shows in New York City over the past year. They've been seen at Gotham Comedy Club, Comix, The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama, the P.I.T., Broadway Comedy Club, Rose's Turn as well as regular appearances on the Joey Reynolds Show on WOR. With original songs and covers, they promise an evening of quirky entertainment, which is melodic, spontaneous, warped, but most of all, funny. Tickets are $10.


LOS ANGELES: TERESE GENECCO AT M BAR WITH HOT HOLLYWOOD BAND
MAC & BISTRO Award winner Terese Genecco and her all new Hot Hollywood Band will perform with a brand new show at M BAR (1253 North Vine Street, Hollywood, CA - 323-856-0036 - http://www.mbarhollywood.com/ ) on Friday, November 14th at 8:00 pm. Terese just completed a fun week and a half performing in NYC. The band includes Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo on Latin percussion with Mikey Holguin on drums, with Kelly Park at the piano, Jeff Markgraf on Bass, Mikey Holguin on drums, Anne King on Trumpet, Alan Kaplan on Trombone, and Bob Campbell on on Tenor Sax. There is a $20 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: Q TALK MONTHLY AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
Q-Talk, a late night gay talk show, takes place monthly at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ), with the first show scheduled for Friday, November 14th at midnight. The show will be hosted by Joseph Macchia (cabaret and off-Broadway producer), Dave August (Naked Boys Singing and Broadway Cares Poster Boy), Stacey Todd Holt (The Producer's and Cry Baby), Frantz Hall (Tommy Tune Tonite) and token Straight Man Eddie Jacques. The mission on Q-Talk is to bring together both the straight and gay communities it will feature segments such as Table Talk, Performer interviews with performances, a lifestyle section where the men will discuss everything from health and fitness to fashion and gay pop culture. The opening night will feature performances and interviews with John Treacy Egan, Ken Hunt of Steel Gym, the cast of the off-Broadway play Judy and Me, cast members of Naked Boys Singing, and go-go boys. There is no cover charge, just a 2-drink minimum.


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SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 15th

S.A.: GODFREY JOHNSON IN FLIRTING WITH COWARD
Fleur de Cap winner, Godfrey Johnson, brings to life the spirit of Noel Coward in the one-person cabaret, Flirting with Coward on Saturday & Sunday, November 15th & 16th at 7:00 pm at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566 / 0825694147 - http://www.freewebs.com/villapascal ). The genius wit of this writer and composer of the 20th century is showcased by one of Cape Town's most moving musical performers. Johnson performs his own versions of such Coward classics as Mad Dogs and Englishmen, 20th Century Blues, Mad about the Boy, and If Love were All. More than a tribute, this show honors the spirit of Coward in the 21st century. Call for cover/minimum information.


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MONDAY - NOVEMBER 17th

NYC: TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE 5TH ANNUAL BROADWAY UNPLUGGED
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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
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NYC: MILES PHILLIPS DEBUTS AT FEINSTEIN'S
Miles Phillips, 2008 MAC Award winner for Outstanding Male Vocalist, makes his Feinstein's debut on Monday, November 17th at FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - http://www.feinsteinsattheregency.com/ ) with a show specially conceived to celebrate the occasion, "...Reappearing In My Mind". This show features favorites from his theatre, recording and nightclub appearances as well as the special presentation of unpublished gems by some of his favorite Broadway composers - including the premiere of a found treasure by Kander & Ebb! The diverse collection of songwriters represented in the program include: Kate Bush, Marc Blitzstein, The Rolling Stones, Carlisle Floyd, Stephen Schwartz, The Beatles, Frank Loesser, William Finn, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Johnny Mercer, Mark Campbell, William Shakespeare, Jason Wynn, Leonard Bernstein, Tracy Stark, Cy Coleman, Herrman & Harman, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kander & Ebb and Stephen Sondheim. Miles' longtime musical collaborator, MAC winner Jason Wynn, serves as Musical Director. Multi-award winner Julie Reyburn will join Miles for a brief "reunion" for a reprise of "Another Hundred Eleanors" - the brilliant arrangement Mark Janas and Miles Phillips cooked up nearly a decade ago. There is a $40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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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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THURSDAY - DECEMBER 4th

NYC: JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS PRESENTS HOLIDAY MAGIC
Celebrate the holiday season with famed cabaret performer Jamie deRoy and her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends on Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). Joining Jamie will be the acclaimed acappella group The Accidentals, Broadway veteran Loni Ackerman, Clio Award-winning singer/songwriter David Buskin, the incomparable Julie Budd, legendary singer/songwriter Jake Holmes, twin brother singing duo Will & Anthony Nunziata, dazzling magician and audience favorite Oz Pearlman and Tony nominated performer Lee Roy Reams. Award-winning director Barry Kleinbort will direct and Lanny Meyers will serve as musical director. The colorful cabaret series, which has been thrilling New York City audiences for the past 16 years and serves as the basis for deRoy's award-winning cable television show, spotlights a wide variety of well-known entertainers and newcomers lighting up the cabaret, theater, and comedy worlds. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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ABOUT CABARET NEWS IN THE NEWSLETTER AND ON THE WEBSITE
To keep the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE newsletters as short as possible, while including as many news items as possible, 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." 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. Any event offering a discount to members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE will be included in every Thursday issue.

To get an item posted in the CABARET NEWS section of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website, in the DATEBOOK/DIARY and in the twice-weekly newsletter, just e-mail a press release of at least four or five paragraphs, giving the complete information on your show, CD release or other cabaret related event. Include photos in jpg or gif format if available. Please send complete information - and do not merely e-mail a copy of your flier or a reference to a website. If you don't have a press release, just click here: http://www.svhamstra.com/PressRelease1.shtml and fill out the information as completely as possible - or use the items asked for as a guide to the information I need.


MORE "HERE & THERE" PART II
What I love most about cabaret - the ultimate live entertainment medium - is the unexpected. Unlike Broadway shows - which are scripted, timed, computerized and triply rehearsed - a cabaret show most often "goes with the flow." For the truly great cabaret performers, no two performances are exactly alike. Each performance is sculpted to be most suitable to the audience at hand. But there is an additional "unexpected quality" to cabaret: the unexpected nearly perfect match of performer to material.

Both of these forms of the unexpected came together last week and resulted in one of the most exciting, entertaining and informative shows I've ever seen. Steeped in American cabaret history, Bronwyn Rucker's show "Bronwyn's Speakeasy ... Shhhh ...", which I saw on Monday night, October 27th at 7:00 at DON'T TELL MAMA, completely and forever changed many of my misconceptions of the roots of cabaret in America. For some strange reason I had been led to believe that there was no real cabaret in NYC until the arrival of the German and French expatriates just prior to the Nazi domination in Europe. But, I was startled to learn, cabaret was thriving in the US - and especially in NYC - many years before Brecht and Brell. We're talking of the "speakeasy era" of the 20s and 30s - the back rooms, the rooftops and the cellars - where the "night crawlers" fled to with the onset of Prohibition. With the sale of alcohol prohibited, folks who wanted to drink had to go to the speakeasy - and thousands of these "Joe Sent Me" establishments sprang up and flourished everywhere. And along with it sprang a whole new form of entertainment, combining burlesque and vocal performance - cabaret! A new style of entertainer was born as well - such folks as Libby Holman, Billy Holiday, Ruth Etting and Blanche York.

Ms. Rucker has a performance style so suited to depicting the performers of this era, one is thrown back in time as she sings oldie after oldie, interspersed with anecdotes of the gals who made the songs famous. Many tunes that later found their way into films and Broadway shows had their birth in these hide-away places - "Sophisticated Lady", "Melancholy Baby", "Red Red Robin", "Willow Weep for Me" - and many, many more. With "Tin Pan Alley" just around the corner or down the block from these dens of the night, new songs moved from pen to performance in just hours.

Ms. Rucker - a modern day Bea Lillie - sang and swirled her way through song and story after song and story, at times almost breathless with her eagerness to entertain us. A brilliant pink chiffon scarf around her shoulders gave the show an amazing aura of excitement and decadence. Saadi Zain on bass and Jerry Scott at the piano, each performing with a slight tone of jauntiness befitting the era, lent their talents to give the show just the right "speakeasy" sound. The show was exquisitely directed by the award-winning Jay Rogers.

The show was written by Bronwyn Rucker along with legendary television and radio talk show host, Joe Franklin, who has encyclopedic knowledge of the era. Mr. Franklin, seated at the front of the audience, was called upon several times to add a tidbit of information about the era. Tammany Hall and Jimmy Walker, who served as perfect representations of the period, were mentioned prominently. And the new, brick-walled cabaret room, hidden at the back of the piano bar, clearly was built for such a show as this.

I could go on, but mere words cannot express the specialness of this show: for a cabaret-lover like myself it had a special meaning. Special and more so because, while I doubt either of my parents ever entered a speakeasy in their lives, when I was a kid, the sheet music of many of these songs found their way into the piano bench in our living room to be taken out and sung at family gatherings (remember when just about every home had a piano in the living room?).

This show not only cries out for additional performances, it should be on the "must see" list of every cabaret fan if it does reappear.


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None of you have any idea how close I came yesterday to just "shutting down operations" at CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. The so-called recession had resulted in a true personal depression as I tried to cope with a number of financial problems and setbacks. New/renewal memberships have slowed to just one a week (nearly 150 members of last year haven't renewed - many of them faithful friends!), banners were ending their run with no replacements on the horizon, someone's membership check bounced, and no ticket orders were coming in for our party on November 11th - even from faithful friends!

Worst of all, I was "confined to quarters by lack of quarters." (My metrocard had expired and I had no quarters to use for an "exact change only" bus ride.) In fact I had exactly two dollars in my wallet and less than that in the bank. I had promised someone - a friend from out of town - that I would see their show last night, and had no funds to even travel to the club. (Oh, and did I mention that the rent is due tomorrow?) Usually optimistic and hopeful, I discovered a dark lonely side of myself which I do not want to ever revisit.

As darkness fell things began to get slightly brighter - three (yes three) banner orders came in, out of the blue, unexpected - not payments, but at least orders. And finally, too late to help me make my planned show attendance (I have two more chances to see it), my "angel" appeared. Jamie deRoy had ordered a banner several weeks ago to start its run this Sunday for a show in December. She had forgotten to update her credit card information on her PayPal account and wrote that she would transmit her payment on Monday, November 3rd, when her assistant would be back and could make the change. But somehow - a miracle? - she had figured it out and there arrived a notice from PayPal that I was solvent again. Not quite enough to pay the rent, but enough to get some groceries and finally feed myself.

So, folks, Jamie's show gets TOP BILLING today - top story this issue. I hope everyone who can will see the show - OK, the room isn't quite large enough for that - but I am counting on you to make it a full house - December 4th, 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM. Her Holiday show. The sparrow survives.


I covered nearly all the news through November 15th with lots more still on file. 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.


Just a little side note: You banner order, membership payment or donation would be especially appreciated before November 1st. Thanks for thinking of us.


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. Support cabaret and live entertainment - see a show or two this week!

Until Monday, then.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU


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