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NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA'S
Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, March 21st at 8:00 pm. They are joined by Ricky Ritzel (as Mort) at the piano. These MAC Award winning performers (Best Impersonation) will pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/ daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is best known for writing a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka", "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" for which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". There is a $25 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.
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NYC: CELIA BERK RETURNS TO THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
Celia Berk returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, March 28th at 1:00 pm; and Sunday, March 29th at 9:30 pm. Her first solo New York engagement was warmly received and included sold out performances. Directed by Jeff Harnar, with Musical Direction by Alex Rybeck, the show features songs from her debut album - You Can't Rush Spring - and what Celia calls her "hidden gems: lesser-known songs from great songwriters." You Can't Rush Spring, was released on May 14, 2014 and is available on iTunes, CDBaby.com, Amazon, Spotify and Pandora. It is arranged and conducted by Alex Rybeck and co-produced by Tony Award-winning sound designer Scott Lehrer. There is a $22.50 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: JANICE & VINNIE ZUMMO AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
Janice & Vinnie Zummo will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, March 28th at 7:00 pm. Janice has long been a staple in the NYC club scene. She is a very accomplished singer song writer and together with Vinnie has recorded over 6 albums including the latest one Jazz Album. She possess a voice capable of great emotion. Vinnie is best known for his 7 years with the Joe Jackson Band, being a top call NYC session player, arranger, producer as well as his putting out his own very eclectic solo albums. He's guested on albums by such diverse acts as Roger Daltrey, Shawn Colvin, Mike Mainieri, Paul Carack and many others. Vinnie's version of Jingle Bells can be heard in the recent smash movie Ironman3 .and he recenly wrote two songs for the popular Ray Donovan TV show. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
NYC: THE FRANK DIBUSSOLO GROUP - SONGS TO WRITE HOME ABOUT
The Frank DiBussolo Group presents 'Songs to Write Home About' at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, March 28th at 9:30 pm. Since 1965, guitarist Frank DiBussolo has been gracing concert halls and studios alike with his technical proficiency and smooth, emotionally astute style across the fretboard throughout a fortuitous career that includes collaborations and appearances with such greats as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Dizzy Gillespie. The eight-time Grammy-nominated artist has also developed a wide reputation as an expert educator with a genuine interest in the up-and-comers of the jazz world. Thus the Frank DiBussolo Group was born. Hailing from Allentown, Pennsylvania, the band's members share a likeminded vision for cutting across generation gaps, proving those gaps arbitrary in the process by turning the tried and true into freshness incarnate. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
NYC: SELENE LUNA: JUMBO SHRIMP AT THE BEECHMAN
Diminutive burlesque star and comic dynamo Selene Luna (Margaret Cho's The Cho Show, My Bloody Valentine 3D) brings her latest night of standup comedy to New York's THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday & Saturday, March 27th & 28th at 7:30 pm. A trail-blazing little person in the entertainment world, Selene Luna, at 3'10", is a small package with a very big presence. Comic /host /writer /burlesque artist /broadcaster /model /actor /activist, Selene cut her teeth performing in clubs and art venues, and quickly became a darling of Hollywood's underground scene. An original member of the Velvet Hammer Burlesque, Luna tours internationally and performs regularly with the undisputed Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese. Luna is probably best known for her role in Lionsgate's feature, My Bloody Valentine 3D, and her role as Margaret Cho's assistant in VH1's The Cho Show - a performance that landed her a nomination for MTV LOGO's NewNowNext: Brink of Fame: Comic Award. To date, Luna has written and performed six original one-woman shows, most recently Born to Be Alive, produced by the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center. Luna's stand-up comedy has led her to work alongside comedy legends Roseanne Barr and Robin Williams. Luna's most celebrated stand-up comedy credit has been regularly opening for Margaret Cho. Call for cover/minimum information.
NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN
NYC's longest running burlesque variety show, LE SCANDAL CABARET, continues on Saturdays, at 10:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). In its fourteenth year, Le Scandal features variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. New performers every week! Expect sword swallowers, belly dancers, rope trick cowboys, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra. For tickets, visit Smarttix at http://www.smarttix.com/ or 212-484-4444. There is a $25-$60 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.
NYC: COLE ESCOLA IS THE FIRST GAY PRESIDENT
After selling out every show last year, alt-comedy star Cole Escola brings his smash hit one-man sketch show "Cole Escola is the First Gay President" back to New York where it belongs, at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, March 28th at 9:30 pm. Each show is a completely new hour of entertaining material. Comedian, writer, and mega-talent Cole Escola creates and performs a brand-new evening of sketches and characters every month in his live solo show that has continued to sell out since last November. It's garnered celebrity buzz and media coverage from a full-page feature in TimeOut New York to a tweet from Lena Dunham. Irreverent, unique, and actually funny, Cole's talents have landed him roles on TV shows such as "Nurse Jackie," Law & Order," "Smash," and his own cult-hit sketch comedy show "Jeffery & Cole Casserole." Cole Escola is the First Gay President will become a part of history. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
NYC: MELISSA MANCHESTER CD RELEASE SHOW AT 54 BELOW
Melissa Manchester presents an intimate evening highlighting her newly-released 20th album, 'You Gotta Love the Life', at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) onWednesday through Friday, March 26th through 28th at 7:00 pm, with an additional show on the 28th at 9:30 pm. Melissa Manchester also celebrates not only 40 years as a Grammy Award-winning performer and songwriter, but also a renewed independence and vitality. Join Manchester in her 54 Below debut to hear all-new originals, covers of enduring classics, and her own hits. With You Gotta Love the Life, Manchester embraces the sum total of her multi-faceted career with verve and vibrancy. And while she may have more experience than she did when she got her start, her passion and drive remain undiminished. Manchester's career is remarkable not only for its longevity and accomplishments, but for its versatility. Following her stint as a founding member of Bette Midler's Harlettes, Manchester's tremendously successful solo career brought her critical and commercial acclaim. The "Midnight Blue" singer received her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance for the Peter Allen/ Carole Bayer Sager-penned "Don't Cry Out Loud," winning the Grammy in that category in 1979 then again for four years later for "You Should Hear How She Talks About You." Two songs she performed, "Through The Eyes Of Love" and "The Promise," were nominated for Oscars in the same year. She has appeared on both the large screen in movies (For The Boys) and small screen in television (Blossom), as well as the stage, including co-creating the Ovation-nominated ballroom dance extravaganza Fascinating Rhythms. There is a $50-$95 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
NYC: ILANA GABRIELLE & LINDSAY LAVIN: THE MUSIC OF MEN
Ilana Gabrielle and Lindsay Lavin perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, March 28th at 11:30 pm as part of the club's Late Night Series. Lisa & Lindsay will attempt to answer the questions: Why do girls always sing songs about boys while guys sing about fun things like death, ambition, success, and dreams? Why are songs for ladies all "Where is my man?" "I love my man," "Stand by your man", etc? These are the questions Ilana Gabrielle and Lindsay Lavin lamented over while brunching one cold Sunday morning-and they decided to do something about it. Join these two itty-bitty brunettes with big voices and a killer band as they get you grooving in a rocking concert featuring THE MUSIC OF MEN: Bruno Mars, The Beatles, Sam Smith, Rascal Flatts, and more. Music Direction by Drew Wutke. There is a $15-$35 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.
NYC: SARAH MCLAWLER AND LES JAZZ FEMMES AT CAFE NOCTAMBULO AT PANGEA
Sarah McLawler and Les Jazz Femmes, featuring Carol Sudhalter on Sax and Flute and Melissa Slocum on Bass will perform at CAFE NOCTAMBULO AT PANGEA (178 Second Avenue, NYC - 212-995-0900) on Saturday, March 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Sarah is one of the living legends of American jazz, and accompanies herself onof the Hammond B3 organ. She is the composer, conductor and performer of her current all women's jazz ensemble, Sarah McLawler and Les Femmes Jazz. In her wideranging career, Sarah has worked with many of the greats in the business, including Dinah Washington, George Benson, Pearl Bailey, Nat King Cole, Dionne Warwick, Gloria Lynn, Max Roach, Milt Jack son, Erroll Garner, Art Tatum and many more. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
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