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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #081102 - Thursday, November 6, 2008
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TODAY'S TOP STORY

CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE HOLIDAY CD AWARD SHOWCASE
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 lineup of fabulous cabaret stars in the show (in addition to hosts Sue Matsuki & Edd Clark) include Marta Sanders, Marcus Simeone, Karen Mack, Sidney Myer, Scot Albertson, Dominic Sheahan-Stahl, Laura Hull and Hector Coris and cast of WHAT'S THE POINT (Hector Coris, Patrick Garrigan & Eadie Scott). John McMahon will serve as musical director. Special surprise cabaret superstar guests have been invited as well (and believe me, these superstars will knock your Christmas stockings off the fireplace!).

The event will also honor the late D. J. Bradley, who's annual Christmas Shows were legendary, and will have a "Give a CD for the Holidays" theme. Featured will be some of the best cabaret CDs of 2008 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!

Tickets are just $15 for members an their friends and $20 for non-members. Orders must be placed via the website. Only 60 tickets will be sold to this event. You can order your ticket on-line at http://www.svhamstra.com/thankyou1tkt.shtml NO RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN BY THE CLUB - NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE THE DAY OF THE SHOW (even if there are seats available).

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


SOME QUICK ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

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 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? SPACE EXTREMELY LIMITED.


HERE & THERE - PART I
Short issue again today - mainly because I've been pretty much stuck at home since last Saturday with what I will now officially call "the flu." No cabaret for nearly a week - but I stayed in and got as much rest as possible remembering last winter's flu bout which had me out of commission for nearly three weeks. I made the mistake of venturing out too early last time and really got hit with the bug. Today is the first day I really feel well enough to actually leave the apartment for a while (I did make it to the supermarket on Tuesday to restock my "pantry"), which I must do in order to finally install a wireless card on the Mac of one of my "computer clients". He lives in the theater district so I just might hang out and catch a show while I am out.

Problem is, which one? Someone wrote the other day that "November is becoming the new October" with so many fantastic shows to choose from! Tonight, for example, Grace Cosgrove is having another "Grace Notes - a Singers' Soiree" at DON'T TELL MAMA at 6:30 pm. You really should take advantage of these monthly events, when Grace presents some of the top names in cabaret, along with a newcomer and a surprise guest. This will probably be where you'll find me (I'll be the guy with the surgical mask in the corner).

But next door, at 6:00 pm at MAMA'S, Seth Rudetsky weekly BROADWAY CHATTERBOX benefit show has two members of the cast of the soon-to-close Broadway show TALE OF TWO CITIES (proceeds benefit BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org/ ). And a few blocks away at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN at 7:00 pm, Jackie Draper is presenting her new show, Between Yesterday and Tomorrow. And a few blocks the other way, Jan Constantine and Sue Elicks present "Alone Together" at 7:00 pm at the BROADWAY BABY BISTRO. And go a little further east and David Pellegrene is hosting another "Cabaret Fever" event at UNCLE CHARLIE'S at 8:00 pm. Sail down Sixth Avenue and Maureen Taylor is performing her new show "Taylor Made" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM at 9:45 pm.

In "the old days" (or should I say, my younger days) I would be going to Seth's show at 6:00 pm at MAMA'S, slipping out at 6:40 pm to catch the opening minutes of Grace's show next door in the other cabaret room. Then sneaking out early and scooting down to the BEECHMAN at 7:20 to catch the last half of Jackie's show and hopping a bus crosstown on 42nd Street to catch part of David's show at UNCLE CHARLIE'S and then taking the #6 train downtown to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM for Maureen's show at 9:45 pm. If I tried such a feat nowadays, they would have paramedics standing by at every venue.


Hey, gang, I need your help (and support) - I have 20 tickets left to sell for Tuesday's CABARET HOTLINE HOLIDAY PARTY at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) at 9:15 pm. We've (Sue Matsuki, Edd Clark, John Hoglund & myself) lined up a fantastic bunch of performers and a bunch of super-surprise guest performers that will "knock your Christmas stockings right off your fireplace." Even co-hosts Sue Matsuki & Edd Clark will be surprised - they know who the quests are, but the surprise will be the time they will go on - they are coming direct from another gig. In addition the cast of Hector Coris' super-funny revue WHAT'S THE POINT will be on hand to take a turn on stage. And listen to these fantastic performers: Sidney Myer! Marta Sanders! Marcus Simeone! Karen Mack! Laura Hull! Scot Albertson! Each show we put on features one or two newcomers, and this show we will introduce you to Dominic Sheahan-Stahl - he made his cabaret debut at MAMA'S earlier this year. John McMahon will serve as musical director. It will be a show you won't quickly forget.

At our annual CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE Birthday shows in July we recognize cabaret performers/supporters to honor two cabaret icons of the past - Dottie Burman and Jeff Matson. We do this to help us remember with gratitude their names and their contributions to the art of cabaret. For our holiday show (which we plan to also make an annual event) we will honor another cabaret icon, recently departed from the cabaret scene, D. Jay Bradley. Jay was not only a great musician - his arrangements were extraordinary - and a great piano bar host, he also believed in Christmas as no one before or since ever has. Each year, for over a dozen years, he would put on a series of Christmas shows - and every year the show was different. At our show on the 11th (that's next Tuesday) we will celebrate Christmas and the spirit of giving as well. Noted cabaret writer/reviewer John Hoglund has chosen a number of Cabaret CDs that he has judged tops for holiday giving. The best of the best will receive a special award named after D. Jay.

Tickets are as low as we can go - $15 for members - $20 for non-members. (Of course the usual 2-drink minimum applies). And I want to sell these 20 tickets, so if you are among the next 20 people to order on-line at http://www.svhamstra.com/thankyou1tkt.shtml you will get the member price even if you aren't a member! Oh, did I mention? Every paid attendee at the show gets a FREE CD! Gift wrapped! You can keep it as a present for yourself or give it as a gift for the holidays! And CDs will be available for purchase after the show!

Please help me sell these 20 seats today and help me deliver a full house to these special performers! Order on line - pay by check or credit card (using PayPal). Get into the holiday spirit early - don't let Christmas pass you by!

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


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SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00 pm at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN: The Second Annual CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE - MARCH IS CABARET MONTH CELEBRATION.


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 - NOVEMBER 6th 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
FOR OPEN MIC / PIANO BAR EVENTS: http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretPianoBars.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
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
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
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $3 OFF THE COVER ***
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: 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 one more performance, 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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NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: GUESTS KEVIN EARLY & NATALIE TORO
*** 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, November 6th will feature as guests Kevin Early and Natalie Toro from TALE OF TWO CITIES. 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.


AUSTRALIA: 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/ ). For the final Thursday show of this series on November 6th at 8:00 pm, Wes' guests are Yana Alana (Green Room Award Winner) and The Butterfly Glee Club Choir. Every Thursday also features Benn Bennett, Stephen Weir, Tina Del Twiste, and an after-party with Disco Princess Pete Kung. There is a $20 cover - call for minimum information.


S.F.AREA: KELLY PARK AT ANNA'S JAZZ ISLAND
Kelly Park and the Kelly Park Trio (KP3 - Kelly Park on piano, Daniel Fabricant on bass, Adam Goodhue on drums) will be performing at ANNA'S JAZZ ISLAND (2120 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA - 510-841-5299 - http://www.annasjazzisland.com/ ) on Thursday, November 6th with sets starting at 8:00 pm. They'll do some standards, some originals, some not-so-standards, and maybe take it out a bit. This Thursday featured performer will be Bay Area saxophonist James Grantham. The trio is booked at Anna's for the first and third Thursdays of November and December, each time featuring a special guest. Call for cover/minimum information.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
NYC: TINA JENSEN IN I'VE GOTTA SING! AT THE DUPLEX
N.J. AREA: MOSE ALLISON AT TIM McLOONE'S SUPPER CLUB
NYC: "THE DIVA FROM DOWN UNDER" AT THE DUPLEX & MAMA'S
L.A.AREA: RANDALL REEMAN AT THE GARDENIA
NYC: TONY MESSINA IN TRIBUTE TO DEAN MARTIN
NYC: DANNY LEARY'S "ON THE ROCKS!" ON THURSDAYS
L.A.AREA: IRENE IS BACK ON THURSDAYS AT SEVEN AT ELEVEN
AUS: HAPPY 65TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO JONI MITCHELL
AUS: NATE ILLES IN KISS ME NATE
L.A.AREA: MYCHAL ANDREWS & ED WING AT DOUBLETREE MONROVIA
NYC: KAREN KOHLER'S DUO MUSICAL EXTENDS AT THE ZIPPER
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE OAK ROOM
NYC: STEVE TYRELL SPENDS HOLIDAYS AT CAFE CARLYLE
NYC: FLORENCE HENDERSON MAKES FEINSTEINS DEBUT
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.


NYC: AFTER PARTY AT SPECIAL TIME THIS WEEK ONLY
*** 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. This week, due to electric cable repairs on West 42nd Street, the party starts and ends early - from 7:30 pm to midnight. 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 are Sharon Wheatley & Devin Richards.


ON RADIO: "AT THE RITZ!" FRIDAYS & STREAMING AUDIO 24/7
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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 http://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.


CHICAGO: JIMMY ODOM AT 3160 SATURDAY
Join Jimmy Odom on Friday night, November 7th from 9:30 p to 12:30 am at CLUB 3160 (3160 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL - 773-327-5969). Jimmy will be doing his regular craziness - a little comedy, show tunes and a ballad or two from the Great American Songbook. Dan Stetzel will be at the piano. Call for cover/minimum information.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
N.E. AREA: JOAN CROWE AT CELA'S IN QUINCY
FLORIDA: TONY DeSARE & BUCKY PIZZARELLI AT THE COLONY ROOM
S.A.: BILL KNIGHT WITH BOB DYLAN AND ME
L.A.AREA: D'ARCY BRINGS ACCLAIMED SHOW TO LOS ANGELES
NAPA: WESLA & MIKE CONTINUE AT SILO'S IN NOVEMBER
L.A.AREA: SYLVIA BROOKS IN LATE NIGHT SERIES AT M BAR
NYC: METROJAM CABARET/JAZZ OPEN MIC FRIDAY
L.A.AREA: 3rd ANNUAL HONKY TONK AT UPRIGHT CABARET
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE OAK ROOM
NYC: STEVE TYRELL SPENDS HOLIDAYS AT CAFE CARLYLE
NYC: FLORENCE HENDERSON MAKES FEINSTEINS DEBUT
S.F. AREA: RITA MORENO PRESENTS "LITTLE TRIBUTES"

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: SCOT WISNIEWSKI RETURNS WITH NEW SHOW TO MAMA'S
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Scot Wisniewski brings his all new one man show titled "It's Time" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) on Saturdays, November 8th & 15th at 6:00 pm. Kristen Salico will be joining Scot for 3 musical numbers. The show features songs from Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and many more! Musical director is Steven Ray Watkins. There is a $20 cover plus 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: AN EVENING WITH JIM DAWSON AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
Jim Dawson and his music celebrate the unlimited potential of the human spirit at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Saturday, November 8th at 9:45 pm. Dawson's music speaks to all, fostering an immediate and unique bond between performer and audience. Jim continues to redefine the singer-songwriter genre one show and one song at a time. There is a $25 cover plus a 2 drink minimum.


CHICAGO: ANNE BURNELL QUARTET AT THE CHESTNUT GRILL
The Anne Burnell Quartet performs at THE CHESTNUT GRILL & WINE BAR (200 East Chestnut Street, Chicago IL - 312-266-4500 - http://www.200eastchestnut.com ) on Saturday, November 8th from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am. There is no cover charge.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES

NYC: EVAN TOTH TURNS 30 AND CELEBRATES 21 YEARS PERFORMING
N.J.: IRREPRESSIBLE DUO AT THE STOCKTON INN
CHICAGO: SPIDER SALOFF AT KATERINA'S SATURDAY NIGHT
D.C.: CHAWBARET PRESENTS CABARET CONNECTIONS
N.E. AREA: JOAN CROWE AT CELA'S IN QUINCY
FLORIDA: TONY DeSARE & BUCKY PIZZARELLI AT THE COLONY ROOM
L.A.AREA: D'ARCY BRINGS ACCLAIMED SHOW TO LOS ANGELES
S.F. AREA: WESLA & MIKE CONTINUE AT SILO'S IN NOVEMBER
S.A.: BILL KNIGHT WITH BOB DYLAN AND ME
NYC: THE CHALKS: LIVE & IN PERSON
L.A.AREA: GEOFFREY GOING AT STERLING'S UPSTAIRS
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE OAK ROOM
NYC: STEVE TYRELL SPENDS HOLIDAYS AT CAFE CARLYLE
NYC: FLORENCE HENDERSON MAKES FEINSTEINS DEBUT
S.F. AREA: RITA MORENO PRESENTS "LITTLE TRIBUTES"
NYC: GREG PURNHAGEN IN BABALU-CY! IN OPEN ENDED RUN

SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 9th

NYC: JACKIE DRAPER: BETWEEN YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $3 OFF THE COVER ***
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 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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ON RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": THE MCGUIRE SISTERS
*** CABARET ON THE RADIO - TV - WEB ***
On Sunday, November 9th, EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at 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 The McGuire Sisters. Some of the songs from their career that you will hear: "May You Always"; Ivory Joe Hunter's "It May Sound Silly"; "Picnic" (George Duning/Steve Allen); "Sincerely" and "Something's Gotta Give" 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 RETURNS TO REGULAR SCHEDULE
*** 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/ ). 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 special co-host this Sunday, November 9th, will be Sarah Rice (the original Johanna in the legendary Harold Prince production of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd) and the theme will be "THE ANIMAL KINGDOM - PETS AND BEYOND!" 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 9th, featured comics are Scott Ryan (Broadway Comedy Club), Dave Rubin (Here! TV), Allison Castillo (Sweet Paprika) and Keith Price (Sirius OUT Q in the Morning). No cover charge, $6 cosmos all night.


NYC: SCOT & JERRY SUNDAY BRUNCH AT LA MEDITERRANEE
Scot Albertson and Jerry Scott perform together every Sunday afternoon for Sunday Brunch at LA MEDITERRANEE CAFE AND FRENCH BISTRO (947 Second Avenue, NYC - 212-755-4155 - http://www.lamediterraneeny.com/ ) from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Full menu available. Call for cover/minimum information.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
N.J.: BOULEVARD EAST PRESENTS SPECIAL SUNDAY CONCERT
NYC: LESLIE HOLLIS SINGS COME A LITTLE CLOSER
M.W.: JEFF HEDBERG & C11 AT SKOKIE THEATRE
NYC: HOT MESS IN MANHATTAN RETURNS AT THE DUPLEX
NYC: MARCUS SIMEONE IS "IN THE HEART"
LONDON: BARB JUNGR AT 606 JAZZ CLUB
NYC: REMEMBERING JOHN WALLOWITCH, LEW SPENCE, & MURRAY GRAND
NYC: STEARNS MATTHEWS RETURNS IN "I WAS HERE"
NYC: SETH SINGS BISEN-HERSH AT THEATER TEN TEN
NYC: HARPIST JOSE LUIS RODRIGUEZ AT CATERINA'S
NYC: MAGIC IN THE AFTERNOON AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
AUS: SPOKEN TREATS PRESENTS: BROKEN NOTES
CHICAGO: POP GOES THE CLASSICS! AT DAVENPORT'S
L.A.AREA: ADAM SIMMONS AT STERLING'S UPSTAIRS
S.F.AREA: RITA MORENO PRESENTS "LITTLE TRIBUTES"
NYC: GREG PURNHAGEN IN BABALU-CY! IN OPEN ENDED RUN

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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CHICAGO: YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN CHICAGO
"Sweet Seasons of Anticipation": The Music of Carly Simon and Carole King will be presented in encore performance at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ) on Monday, November 10th at 8:00 pm. Alma Mendoza, Amy Cole and Marianne Murphy Orland, with Brian Felder on piano, celebrate the contributions of these two ground-breaking Singer/Songwriters as part of DAVENPORT'S 10th Anniversary celebrations. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES
NYC: BILL NOLTE IN CONCERT AT BIRDLAND
NYC: AN EVENING WITH CORKY HALE IN NOVEMBER
NYC: COLLEEN McHUGH IN CALENDAR GIRL: FRIEND OF DOROTHY
NYC: ALISON FRASER & MARY TESTA TOGETHER AGAIN ..& AGAIN

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!

Tickets are just $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Orders must be placed via the website. You can order your ticket on-line at http://www.svhamstra.com/thankyou1tkt.shtml. 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/ )


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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, all shows at 7:30 pm. 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.
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THURSDAY - NOVEMBER 13th

ST. LOUIS: TONY SANDLER IN CHEVALIER TRIBUTE
Tony Sandler comes to THE CABARET AT THE SHELDON (3648 Washington Street, St. Louis, MO - 314-534-1111) on Thursday & Friday, November 13th & 14th with an homage to Maurice Chevalier. Neither caricature nor impersonation, this show is a dramatic celebration of the life and times of this widely-admired entertainer. The subject of a PBS special, Chevalier-Maurice and Me contains the charm that Maurice himself brought to film and stage. Hear Gigi, The Last Time I Saw Paris and many of the songs that Chevalier made famous. The show includes many of his lesser known gems, in a compelling and dramatic revue of his life and work. Tickets are $40.


L.A.AREA: CANDICE HINCKS AT THE GARDENIA
Candice Hincks makes her cabaret debut at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444 - http://www.cabaretwest.org/gardenia.htm ) on Thursday, November 13th at 9:00 pm. New to the cabaret scene, Ms. Hincks is a critically acclaimed and award-winning actress who has appeared in Night Moves, The Big Birdcage, Unholy Rollers and Night Before Dawn as well as in several movies of the week. She received an LA Drama Critics Award for 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, played the lead role "Cherie" in the MET Theatre's award-winning production of Bus Stop and played the role of "Madge" in Picnic, also with Nich Nolte. A first-time author, she recently published Namastae, a Blessing on the Nile.


AUS: TAMARA KULDIN'S BOOK OF 'HIMS' AT BUTTERFLY CLUB
Sassy songstress Tamara Kuldin dabbles in diva delights, laments lost loves, lap dances to Doris Day, unleashes her melodic roar and sultry serenades all whilst holding in her stomach in her show "Book of Hims" at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC - 03 96902000 - http://www.thebutterflyclub.com/ ), Thursday through Sunday, November 13th through 16th at 9:00 pm (Sunday at 8:00 pm). Tickets are $22.


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FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 14th

CHICAGO: ANNE BURNELL QUARTET AT THE CHESTNUT GRILL
The Anne Burnell Quartet performs at THE CHESTNUT GRILL & WINE BAR (200 East Chestnut Street, Chicago IL - 312-266-4500 - http://www.200eastchestnut.com ) on Friday, November 14th from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am. There is no cover charge.


CHICAGO: KEELY NICOLE WITH JEFF ROSCOE AT AI
Keely Nicole with Jeff Roscoe will perform at AI JAPANESE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE (358 West Ontario Street, Chicago, IL - 312-335-9888 - http://www.aichicago.us/ ) on Friday, November 14th from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am pm. Originally from Pittsburgh, Keely now makes her home in Chicago where she has been performing weekly for audiences in concert as well as cabaret. No cover charge.


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SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 15th

NYC: SCOT ALBERTSON AND THE DARYL KOJAK SOLO & TOGETHER
Scot Albertson and Daryl Kojak Jazz continue their second year of monthly shows when they return to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) on Saturday, November 15th at 7:00 pm. This will be the only 2008 "Solo & Together" show, featuring Scot and Daryl without their band or string sextet. Scot continually presents new music in each performance including songs to be included in their upcoming CD being planned for a December 2008 Release. Included in the show are songs from Scot's third CD, "Fate Revealed By Design" to be released on December 30th. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


L.A.AREA: BLAIR LATE AT STERLING'S UPSTAIRS
Texas native Blair Late will perform on Saturday, November 15th at 8:00 pm at STERLING'S UPSTAIRS (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-769-0905 - http://www.vitellosrestaurant.com/ ). Shortly after his arrival in Los Angeles to begin studies at U.C.L.A., Blair became a member of the BMG Records boy band, B3 which subsequently went on to score four top ten hits and two gold records. After the boy band craze, Blair was signed by Columbia records in New York where he made his solo album debut. The blonde teen heart throb soon thereafter became known for his keen sense of style and fashion. So much so that after a remarkable sequence of events, Blair was summoned by television as a sought after fashion correspondent who now has his has own talk show Live on Sunset with Blair. The value package price is $50 per person and includes a four-course, prix-fixe dinner.


LONDON: BARB JUNGR AT VORTEX JAZZ BAR
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 THE VORTEX JAZZ BAR (11 Gillett Street, London, US - 0207 254 4097 - http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk ) on Saturday, November 15th as part of the London Jazz Festival. Call for showtime, cover/minimum information.


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SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 16th

NYC: ERIN GRANFIELD SAVED FROM OBSCURITY AT THE BEECHMAN
Erin Granfield will bring her show "Saved From Obscurity" to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) on Sunday, November 16th at 4:00 pm. This is a return engagement of Erin's NYC cabaret debut featuring the lesser known works of composers including Richard Rodgers, Joni Mitchell, Stephen Sondheim and more. The program offers an eclectic mix of songs, from Broadway to folk to disco, most of which fall on the more "rarely heard" side of the spectrum. MAC/Bistro award winning Lisa Asher directs. Award winning composer Douglas J. Cohen is music director. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: GURLAND AND FARLEY WITH ENCORE OF ACCLAIMED SHOW
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Award winning vocalists Brian Farley and David Gurland return with their first full show together, an evening of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) on Sunday, November 16th and Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00 pm. The show is accented by edgy humor, great stage presence, medley's galore, and gorgeous harmonies. Already great interpreters of the American Popular songbook, this will be the pair's first foray into the catalog of arguably the greatest songwriting team in history. Featuring songs from Carousel, The Sound of Music, The King and I, this years' biggest Broadway hit South Pacific, and many more. Musically directed by Tracy Stark. There is a $16 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $11 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


CHICAGO: WOMEN SONGWRITERS SALUTED BY FELDMAN
In honor of Davenport's 10-year anniversary, Hilary Ann Feldman presents FEMME FINALE: A CENTURY OF WOMEN SONGWRITERS on Sunday, November 16th at 5:00 pm at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ). The show covers 10 decades of women songwriters. Musical director is Beckie Menzie. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - NOVEMBER 17th AND BEYOND
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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
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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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WASHINGTON D.C.: DCCN OPEN MIC NIGHT MONDAY NOVEMBER 17th
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
The next "Open Mic" night of the DCCN (DC Cabaret Network - http://www.dccabaretnetwork.org/ ) will take place on Monday, November 17th at 8:00 pm at THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE (1021 7th Street NW, Washington, DC - 202-783-3933 - http://www.warehousetheater.com/ ) (signup starts at 7:30 pm). Everyone is welcome. These Open Mic Nights are a great opportunity to try out new stuff, take out an old friend, or just hone your skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Alex Tang will accompany. Cover is $15 ($12 for DCCN members).


NYC: TERI RALSTON IS BACK IN NEW YORK
Veteran musical comedy performer (original casts of Jacque Brel is..., Company, A Little Night Music) returns to NYC and the cabaret world with her debut appearance at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Monday, November 17th at 9:00 pm. In her show "I've Gotta Get Back To New York" Teri recreates many songs from her Broadway and road and summer stock appearances including Follies, Annie Get Your Gun, I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road, The Baker's Wife. And she tells hysterically funny backstage stories. She also sings some great rarities and some originals. will also be celebrating the release of her first solo CD with the same title. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 18th

NYC: TWO TIME TONY AWARD WINNER CHITA RIVERA RETURNS
FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - http://www.feinsteinsattheregency.com/ ) continues their 10th Anniversary season with the return engagement of two time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera by popular demand from Tuesdays through Saturdays, November 18th through 29th. This updated version of the show presented last fall will feature the legendary Broadway star performing selections from her celebrated musicals, including numbers from West Side Story ("America"), Sweet Charity ("Where Am I Going?" and "Big Spender"), Chicago ("All That Jazz" and "Nowadays") and The Rink ("Chief Cook and Bottle Washer"). The will play the following schedule: Tuesdays through Thursdays at 8:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Shows have a $75 cover - the 10:00 pm shows have a $60 cover. All shows have a $40 food/drink minimum.


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/ .


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WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 19th

NYC: KLEA BLACKHURST & BILLY STRITCH "DREAMING OF A SONG"
Klea Blackhurst And Billy Stritch continue their celebration the release of their new CD Dreaming Of A Song: The Music of Hoagy Carmichael at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). October three more performances in November, with shows on Wednesday, November 19th at 7:30 pm plus Thursday, November 20th & Friday, November 21st at 9:45 pm. Klea is best known for her acclaimed tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything the Traffic Will Allow, which earned her the Special Achievement Award from Time Out New York, among many accolades. Her follow-up show, Autumn in New York: Vernon Duke's Broadway, debuted at the Cafe Carlyle and also played in New York at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. Billy Stritch is known for breathing new life into the Great American Songbook. Billy's career started with the acclaimed vocal trio Montgomery, Plant & Stritch, which performed at the JVC Jazz Festival with Mel Torme at Carnegie Hall, the Newport Jazz Festival, and the North Sea Jazz Festival, in addition to supper clubs across the country. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


CHICAGO: TRACY SINGS OF SWEATER WEATHER
Tracy Adams sings of "Sweater Weather: Songs for an Autumn Evening" at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ) on Wednesday, November 19th at 8:00 pm as part of the club's 10th Anniversary celebration. This will be an evening of songs that one might listen to on a night in the fall, curled up on the sofa by a roaring fire with a glass of brandy close at hand. It will include some of the most popular tunes from Tracy's past ten years of shows at Davenport's as well as some of his new works. Musical Director is Beckie Menzie. Thee is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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THURSDAY - NOVEMBER 20th

CHICAGO: BECKIE & TOM REPRISE POSTCARDS SHOW AT DAVENPORT'S
2007 After Dark Award Winners (Outstanding Cabaret Artists) Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael present their acclaimed show "Postcards from the Road - The Travel Show" at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ) on Thursday, November 20th at 8:00 pm. Menzie & Michael, a critically-acclaimed Chicago duo, will musically explore the adventure and wonder of traveling to far-away places as well as the universal travel nightmares of flight-delays, traffic jams and sea-sickness. The show will feature such classics as "Sentimental Journey," "April in Paris," "Leaving On a Jet Plane" and "You Belong to Me." along with more contemporary songs such as "Celebrate Me Home" and "Damn this Traffic Jam." Call for cover/minimum information.


CHICAGO: KEELY NICOLE WITH JEFF ROSCOE AT 200 EAST CHESTNUT
Keely Nicole with Jeff Roscoe will perform at THE CHESTNUT GRILL & WINE BAR (200 East Chestnut Street, Chicago IL - 312-266-4500) on Thursday November 20th from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am pm. Originally from Pittsburgh, Keely now makes her home in Chicago where she has been performing weekly for audiences in concert as well as cabaret. No cover charge.


FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 21st

NYC: TOMMY FEMIA IS JUDY ONE NIGHT ONLY AT MAMA'S
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Award-winning impersonator Tommy Femia's returns for one night only on Friday, November 21st at 9:15 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ). He is joined by his long-time musical Christopher Denny. Tommy performs live, not lip-synch, and in this new show he'll be belting Garland's best-loved classics. Also on the bill are songs that the legendary singer never got a chance to perform. Tommy always has a guest star, with this show's guest TBA. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: THE BEST IS YET TO COME WITH ROSE ANDREZ
Rose Andrez will be performing in her own show "The Best Is Yet To Come" on Friday, November 21st at 7:00 pm at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ). Rose will sing a variety of songs,including ones by Ray Charles, Amanda McBroom, Annie Lennox, Peggy Lee and the Beatles. Ms. Andrez made her New York cabaret debut in her own show, "Rose's Show" at Don't Tell Mama's to sold out audiences. She is presently studying with Peter Eldridge (New York Voices). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


FLORIDA: BARBARA BRUSSELL AT THE COLONY ROOM
Critically acclaimed singer and cabaret artist, Barbara Brussell will be appearing at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100 - http://www.thecolonypalmbeach.com/ ) on Fridays & Saturdays, November 21st & 22nd and 28th & 29th. Brussell has a masterful ability to integrate storytelling with sentiment, humor and an exquisite selection of songs, both classic and contemporary. At The Colony, she will be performing her highly acclaimed show, Almost Like Being in Love: The Songs of Alan Jay Lerner, with musical director Tex Arnold. Dinner show package is $100.


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SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 23rd

NYC: VALERIE LEMON SINGS MUSIC BY MARVIN HAMLISCH
Valerie Lemon brings her new show "Valerie Lemon Sings Music by Marvin Hamlisch" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Sundays, November 23rd & 30th 7:00 pm and December 7th at 9:30 pm. Valerie has performed across the United States as concert soloist for Academy Award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch. Her twelve-year association with Mr. Hamlisch also resulted in a solo corporate industrial act which he wrote for her and which she has performed to great acclaim in venues around the globe. Her director is Eric Michael Gillett and musical director is Don Rebic. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-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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FOR OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml

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

FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF EVENTS 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

ABOUT CABARET NEWS IN THE NEWSLETTER AND ON THE WEBSITE

REGARDING NEWS ITEMS IN THIS NEWSLETTER
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
Now for a "behind the scenes" look at how these newsletters are constructed twice a week. I collect all the news items by date and then, from top to bottom, add them in the proper slots in my "template" which already includes all the events advertised on the website (the Thursday template also includes shows offering discounts). This goes on until 11:00 am, at which point a take a brief break - check any e-mails that have come in while I was writing, stretch, and sometimes have a quick nap. At 11:30 am I am back at the computer to do the top section of the "here & there" and then at 12:30 pm I do the review section and the bottom section of "here & there". Of course, if I run out of news items before 11:00 am, everything gets shifted and the newsletter goes out early. On to the review for this week.

I saw Shawn Ryan's show on Thursday, October 30th at 9:30 pm at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN - and because so many folks were coming downtown after the Cabaret Convention show at Columbus Circle, the show got started just a bit late. I often say that cabaret is for friends and family - the trick is to make everyone in the room your friend and treat them like family. Mr. Ryan is able to accomplish that feat almost instantly. His open, friendly manner and honest, down-home patter are a perfect match for his smooth, heart-felt vocals. In the style of the BEECHMAN'S own Brandon Cutrell, Mr. Ryan schmoozes his way into your heart with a no-holds-barred, no-subject-held-back attitude that keeps you giddy with laughter while awed by the vocals. At times he comes to the edge of raunch but quickly draws back with a grin and a wink and that shy innocent attitude that melts your heart.

And his closeness to his very talented band is evident - he is as apt to tease them as praise them (and sometimes they return these gestures in kind). It is always a pleasure to see a performer who actually "leads" his band, rather than a band that imposes its will on a performer. Shawn Ryan is a popular figure in both Los Angeles and San Francisco, and has toured extensively these past few years. It has been quite a while since he entertained us in NYC and more visits like this one should soon create a third major city of Ryan fans demanding more frequent performances.


If you subscribe to these newsletters and have not yet become a member, isn't it time? CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE 2008-2009 member number 339 (Valerie Lemon, NYC area) signed up Saturday. We're still trying to reach our record-breaking goal of 500 members for the year by April 1, 2009 (after May 1st all new memberships are for the 2009-2010 year). The record is currently 478 set last membership year - still 164 to go to make 500. A basic SILVER membership is just $20. Joining is simple - just click on the button marked JOIN HERE at the top of every page of the website. You can even join and donate instantly using a credit card, debit card or e-check via PayPal - all the benefits are shown on that page, as well as the various levels of membership. Or you can donate the old fashioned way, by paper check - just remember, all checks should be made out simply to STU HAMSTRA and mailed to 75-22 37th Avenue #35 - Jackson Heights, NY 11372.


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I covered nearly all the news through November 18th 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.


SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00 pm at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN: The Second Annual CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE - MARCH IS CABARET MONTH CELEBRATION.


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.


A big thank you to the several folks who again sent in remedies and advice regarding my cold/flu. Some day I am going to actually go out and get a flu shot before the flu season hits - I just keep postponing it and then I immunize myself the hard way.


And that is just about the way it was. Support cabaret and live entertainment - see a show or two this week!

Until Thursday, then.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU


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