Saturday, April 15, 2017

Marcus Simeone, Dan Ruth, Lisa Jason...and MORE!

Sunday: April 30
Time: 7:00pm
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
-John Lennon

Happy Saturday, April 15th, 2017!
April 15 is the 105th day of the year. There are 260 days remaining until the end of the year.
It is a gorgeous day here in New York. It is the kind of April day we sometimes get in New York; crystal blue skies. a few wispy white clouds, 72 and sunny.  
This is a sad day in our nation's history.
President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, dies from an assassin’s bullet. Shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington the night before, Lincoln lived for nine hours before succumbing to the severe
I will be seeing Broadway's latest Dolly on Thursday night!
head wound he sustained.

As I begin my blog today, I'm listening to Tyne Daly singing Some People from 1990's Gypsy. I saw that show six times with her. WOW! Still resonates as one of the best performances I saw on Broadway! 
On this date in 1964, the first Ford Mustang rolls off the show room floor, two days before it is set to go on sale nationwide. 

You have three days left to file with the IRS.
Once again, I'm surrounded by music on this Easter weekend. Later today, I'm looking forward to seeing Deborah Stone at Don't Tell Mama and then breaking bread with wonderful friends visiting here from out of town. 
Tomorrow, I'm cooking for 12! Looking forward to the week ahead. Great events this week. Will tell you more in upcoming blogs.  It feels good.
Here are a few of my recommended shows.
Coming Soon! Cannot wait!
Please go out and support these artists. They are truly working to make the world a better place. We ALL have to support each other.

Being an artist means believing you are an artist; making a living as an artist means mastering many of the skills and professional attitudes shared by successful self-employed persons engaged in other occupations. The artists mentioned in this blog are a stunningly accomplished bunch. Never one to let the green grass grow under their feet, they are all out there creating great art.  

See Hilary's show tonight. She is excellent. It is always a joy to be in any room she is performing in.
Looking for something to do tonight? 
Go see The Cyndi Hazell Duo Featuring Rick Laban on Guitar Vocals...We have been performing together for about a year, playing songs from the 60's to today with various genres of music from Carol King/James Taylor (we also do a tribute show to them) to Diana Ross, Aretha, etc. to Natalie Imbruglila.

There is also Hilary Kole!


Go hear Mary Riley,  Dana Gross, Rob Davis,  Shana Kahn,  Frank McDonough, Bernie Boroson sing songs from the American Songbook, songs by pop icons, and original material.
$20 cover with 2 drink minimum.
$5 off the cover for Mac Members.
Music calms the soul and soothes the senses. Escape the dreaded news with song!

Nice write up in Between My Stage Life with Anna Lively. Please read and if you live in the tri state area you don't want to miss her show at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York this Wednesday April 19th at 9;30 singing the tunes of Doris Day.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23rd at 4:30At some point in life, everyone needs to let go of something and that is what Marcia Roney is doing in her new solo show. LETTING GO!
Although she may be new to some of you, she is not new to cabaret. 

She did her first solo show at the Metropolitan Room and has performed in many group shows at the Laurie Beechman,Theater, The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama and Rose's Turn.

She is delighted to be working with multi- award-winning director Peter Napolitano and acclaimed musical director Mathew Martin Ward . She extends a special invitation to all MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) members to join her as she explores things she has already let go of, still need to let go of and the fear of future things she may have to let go of even though they may or may not happen. She is a good story teller and has lots of stories to tell!
DON'T TELL MAMA CABARET:343 West 46th Street, NYC Reservations:  212-757-0788 (after 4 PM)
$15 cover charge/MAC $10/ 2 drink minimum CASH ONLY.

Dan Ruth, is performing his spectacular show, A Life Behind Bars, at my cabaret home, the Laurie Beechman Theatre in April and May. 
He has already received two extremely favorable reviews for this gritty, funny, rollercoaster real life tale of addiction, gentrification (YES THAT’S
Dan Ruth and Director Tanya Moberly, photo by Rolando Pellot
RIGHT!), sobriety and survival. Directed by Tanya Soberly. Read the reviews here, and please come out to support Dan Ruth:

This is a funny, wet-your-pants show, with an outstanding performer and a comical but powerful message. - Steve Nardoni, Theater Pizzazz

His quicksilver changes of character, mood and setting warrant comparison to the great
Lily Tomlin, and that is praise I do not give lightly. - Gerry Geddes, BistroAwards

Remaining shows are: Tuesdays April 25th and May 9th at 7PM and Wednesday, May 17th at 9:30PM.
To purchase tickets, please visit:
Sunday: April 30 (Please join our party)
Time: 7:00pm
Multi award winning MAC and Bistro Award winning performers join forces and present an acoustic set.
Come and experience an evening of exciting music and stories, unplugged!
You wont want to miss this!

Don't Tell Mama 343 W42 Street NYC  $20.00 cover

Plus Two Beverage minimum
($10.00 MAC Discount)
In the Brick room
 Reserve HERE
Or reserve by phone (after 4pm daily)
Other show dates:
(Showtimes are all at: 7pm)

 Sunday May 28 AND Sunday June 18
Sunday July 23 
Lisa Jason

May 1 at 9:30pm, Lisa Jason:
Rock Singer/Songwriter Joins Forces With Broadway Stars, in her New Show, "Another Hundred People" at Feinstein's/54 Below.

Lisa Jason: Another Hundred People
featuring Broadway Guest Stars from  A Bronx Tale, Les Misérables, Lion King and South Pacific
Musical Director, Luke Williams
Monday, May 1st @ 9:30pm (doors open 8:45pm)
Feinstein's 54 Below 254 W. 54th Street, bet 8th Ave and Broadway.

$25-$35, plus $25 Food and Beverage Min. Tickets and Info: 646-476-3551
Trains: N,R,Q to 57th St B,D,E to 7th Ave, or C,E,1 to 50th St.

American Popular Song Society
Don't miss Sandi Durell's 13th annual "Songwriter Series" at the American Popular Song Society on Saturday, May 13th!  

It will be a gala afternoon of brilliant music and song with many surprises. 
The cast will be announced soon! No reservations necessary - just show up
from 1:00 pm on and you will be welcome.
Happy Birthday, Bessie Smith

APSS Members: no charge.  Guests: $15.
However, if you join at this meeting, this fee will be credited to your membership for next season!
Visit: for more info and to read monthly newsletter and those from their thirty year plus year history!
 The road from love to hate is easy. The one from hate to love is more difficult, but brings peace.
-Pope Francis

Excitement continues to mount on The Great White Way as Hello, Dolly! opens at the Shubert
Theater. This revival of the beloved musical stars none other than Bette Midler. The book is by Michael Stewart with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. It is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks with choreography by Warren Carlyle. The show is the first new production of Hello, Dolly! to appear on Broadway since it opened more than fifty years ago.

It pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer, Gower Champion, a staging that has long been considered one of the greatest in musical theater history. The Schubert Theater is located at 225 West 44th Street. Visit:

Pansy Power!  One hilarious bouquet of rainbow-colored comics in riotous bloom.  Wed. May 3.  Starring the great KATE CLINTON (first lady of out comedy, legendary star of stage, screen, blog and bookstore)

  Life is so much better when you stop caring about what everyone thinks, and start to actually live for yourself!!

Sit back! A new news cycle is about to begin!

This blog is based MOSTLY on my opinions

Thank you, to ALL who are mentioned in this blog for showing me that it is up to ME to lead by example!

With grateful XOXOXs ,

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One of World War IIs most famous pin-ups! (Broadway's 4th Dolly, Betty Grable)

Please do what YOU can to be more aware that words and actions DO HURT...but they can also heal and help! 

Great time, great fun, great host, great guests.
-Eileen Slater: Woodbourne, NY
Announcing Next Edition of Richard Skipper Celebrates...May 20th Laurie Beechman Theater 1PM Brunch Show
Let's Celebrate: May 20th at 1PM at The Laurie Beechman Theater. Russ Woolley proudly presents Richard Skipper Celebrates The Music of World War II. Richard will be joined by Diane J. Findlay, Sue Matsuki, KT

-Eileen Slater: Woodbourne, NY

KT Sullivan
Sullivan...AND a Mystery Guest All under the musical Direction
of Michael Lavine with Jeff Carney on bass and Don Kelly on Percussion . This is a 1PM SHOW! (90 minutes) At The Laurie Beechman Theater Reservations a Must! Please Reserve Today. 
$30 Cover and $20 Minimum per person
Diane J. Findlay

You Never Know Who You Might See There and what might happen!

Go To and click on
Sue Matsuki
the Yellow Star to Order Your Tickets Today
This afternoon is also made possible by Wright Bros. Real Estate, Nyack, NY
*Previous Mystery Guests have included Anita Gillette, Hilary Kole, Melba Moore, Stacy Sullivan, Jana Robbins, AND Seth Sikes

Keeping America great through Art!     

Here's to an INCREDIBLE tomorrow for ALL...with NO challenges!
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Keeping Entertainment LIVE!


Richard Skipper,

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