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Todays Date: 12/09/19
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A Very Bette Christmas  | Open: 11/17/05 Close: 01/08/06
The setting is a 1962 Christmas television special starring Miss Bette Davis. 6 time MAC Award-winner Tommy Femia stars as Miss Davis. Fuller speculates: "Naturally Bette would be holding court and dominating the entire TV show, especially when her special guest star was to be her co-star in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?Joan Crawford. "A VERY BETTE CHRISTMAS," is fictional, but I imagine it depicts Bette exactly as she would have acted, butting heads with her director, slinging icy zingers at Crawford, and mingling with the audience as a sly method to take full control of the television special. There is no doubt about it, Bette Davis was explosive, intimidating, and always the star!"
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Broadway Meows: A Benefit Concert
for The Humane Society Of New York
 | Open: 07/19/10 Close: 07/19/10
BROADWAY MEOWS
a Benefit Concert for the HUMANE SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Featuring the songs of SETH BISEN-HERSH

The Second Annual Broadway Meows: a Benefit Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, one night only, Monday, July 19th at 7pm.  The evening will feature the songs of composer/ lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh.  Bisen-Hersh will be joined on stage by a stellar cast including Brian Childers (Helen Hayes Award Winner, Danny & Sylvia), Sean Patrick Doyle (La Cage aux Folles), Bryan Fenkart (Memphis), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny & Sylvia), Autumn Hurlburt (Legally Blonde), Lara Janine (Rock of Ages), Brianne Moore (The Visit), Brooke Sunny Moriber (The Wild Party), Olivia Oguma (Mamma Mia), Mary Orzano, Kate Rockwell (Hair), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Brandon Ruckdashel (Co-Ed Confidential), Kevin Vortmann (A Little Night Music), Correy West (South Pacific) and Kristen Beth Williams (Promises, Promises).  
 
The concert will be produced by Dennis Fowler, directed by Laura Pestronk, choreographed by Erin Porvaznika and stage managed by Livia Hill.
 
The audience can expect to hear 18 songs from Bisen-Hersh's catalog featuring songs from his critically acclaimed children's musical, Stanley's Party (which just finished a run at Manhattan Children's Theatre), his new song cycle, Love Quirks: a song cycle of unconventional devotion, and his new musical, What If...?  The evening will be comprised of pet themed songs as well as songs of relationship hardships, which pets help get you through.  Songs will include "So You Wanna be Feline?", "Losing a Pet", "I'm Not Interested in You", "This is Awkward",  "Can You Believe I Was Ever Sad We Broke Up?" and the popular youtube hit, "Hey!".
 
All the proceeds for the evening will go to the Humane Society of New York, which has "cared for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes" for over 100 years.  The Humane Society saved Bisen-Hersh's cat, Smee's, life last year, and this benefit is his way of saying thanks.
 
For more information or to donate to the cause, please click:
 
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Redefined  | Open: 10/22/06 Close: 10/23/06
Gretchen Reinhagen returns to Don't Tell Mama (www.donttellmama.com, 343 West 46th Street, NYC, 212.757.0788) on Sunday October 22nd @ 5:30 PM and Monday, October 23rd @ 7:00 PM with her hit show "REDEFINED". She is joined once again by Musical Director Steven Silverstein at the piano.

The show debuted at Don't Tell Mama in April, under the direction of Michael Perreca, and has continued to be redefined ever since. What began as a one-night workshop performance in 2004 under the title of "Undefinable" has become a finely tuned hit for Reinhagen that audience members called "a redefining experience" and "one of their favorite hours spent at Don't Tell Mama." The score features something for everyone with selections ranging from "The World Goes Round" to contemporary comedic hits such as Christine Lavin's "What Was I Thinking", to two original songs by Steven Silverstein.

While still fairly new to the world of cabaret, Reinhagen is no newcomer to the stage. She received a degree in music from Pepperdine University and has gone on to perform in venues ranging from the House of Blues in New Orleans to the Assembly Room in Edinburgh, Scotland. As an actress, she's enjoyed such roles as Miss Hannigan in "Annie", Nancy in "Oliver", the Narrator in "Joseph..." and Janis Joplin in "Beehive".

Don't miss your chance to catch this amazing singer in what promises to be a definably entertaining evening! For more information visit www.gretchenreinhagen.com.

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So Many Tangents...So Little Time  | Open: 10/31/05 Close: 11/13/05
Teresa will perform an eclectic array of music by Leonard Bernstein, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amanda McBroom and Dory Previn among others.
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The Misadventures of the Wholesome Twins  | Open: 10/30/05 Close: 12/19/05
Join us this holiday season for the most dysfunctional, controversial, wildly outrageous Christmas musicals of all time!

When a boyfriend reveals a conjoined birth secret, a series of events unfolds that will threaten all the infamous Wholesome Twins have ever known. Sisterhood and a billion dollar empire hang in the balance, driving them to a dramatic breakup. As one pursues a sister-less career, the other accidentally induces a Christmas Eve coma, where three unlikely spirits attempt to show her what is worth more as she is offered a life changing decision which could alter the course of Hollywood history forever.


MUSICAL DIRECTOR : Seth-Bisen Hersh
MUSIC, SCORE, ARRANGEMENT : Walter Frasier

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