Lezzie With A 'Z' will be donating all proceeds from the April 15 and April 19 performances to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Caitlin Lee Reid (writer/performer) was branded in her most recent 4-star review by Time Out NY as an "adorkable dyke." She was last seen starring as Sue in the musical Lesbian Love Octagon and performed in the East Coast premiere of The Break Up Notebook. Caitlin has a penchant for queer cabarets and has performed with LezCab and is a proud member of Ring of Keys. She attended The University of Michigan and RADA. Other favorite roles include The Rocky Horror Show (Magenta) and Red Light Winter (Christina).
The music of songwriter Noel Katz is brought to the Duplex Cabaret Theater in “Things We Do For Love”. The show is directed by Justin Boccitto (Group Theatre Too) and music directed by Christine deFrece. Featuring the talents of Steven Bidwell, Stephen Mitchell Brown, Christine deFrece, Vanessa Dunleavy, Rebecca Kubaska, Brad Siebeking, and featuring Noel himself on the piano.
Noel Katz is known for “Such Good Friends” which won five awards including Talkin’ Broadway’s citation as the season’s best musical at the fourth annual New York Musical Theatre Festival, as well as “Our Wedding, the Musical” a musical he composed for his own wedding in 2003. “Our Wedding, the Musical” was featured in the New York Times and was performed by the bride and groom, the wedding party, and the entire audience!
Mr. Katz is also a theatrical improvisation specialist, having taught at Artistic New Directions Summer Improv Retreat, the People’s Improv Theatre, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Circle in the Square and the National Dance Institute, and composed a variety of improv based-revues for the New York branch of Second City.
“Things We Do For Love” is produced by Steven Bidwell in association with The Group Theatre Too. Tickets are $12 and there is a two-drink minimum. Show times are May 2 at 9:30pm and May 3 at 7:00pm at the Duplex Theatre, 61 Christopher Street. Reservations can be made by calling the Duplex directly at 212-255-5438, at www.theduplex.com, or at www.stevenbidwell.com/ThingsWeDoForLove.html.
What people are saying:
"Channing is one part voice, three parts panache and four parts boozy which made for an hysterical evening"- Next Magazine
"Dazzled the crowd with song, dance and comedy-she’s one hell of a broad and a true star- Fierth Magazine
"MargOH! Channing's show is the only one I've ever seen where the performer goes far beyond the normal cabaret 2-drink minimum"- Stu Hamstra-Cabaret Hotline
Much loved gay icon MargOH! Channing returns this August with an encore performance! After a sell out show MargOH! is back at the Duplex Cabaret,“What makes a legend drink more?”August 7 , 10PM at The Duplex Cabaret , 61 Christopher Street on the corner of 7th Ave south in Greenwich village.
This time around, MargOH! will be fusing her raucous onstage persona and famously bombastic voice with The Jarad Astin Trio and backed by the vocal styling’s of the MargOH!-tini’s. MargOH! will perform songs made famous by Petula Clark, Shirley Bassey, Eartha Kitt and Salt –n- Pepa to name a few. As part of the celebration she will be joined by her long time 'gay fiance' MAN-ee Champagne and some surprise guests to be announced as she reminisces about her family, lovers and the ups and downs of her career.
MargOH! Channing is the most decorated extra in the history of motion pictures and television having appeared in over 1,800 films and the recipient of 7 Exies. Meryl Streep once told her that “Your ability to do nothing in the background is amazing” and Sally field once mentioned that “MargOH!’s fake banter oozes realism”.
Her hilarious stage shows have become something of an event on the downtown scene and are always must-sees for her ardent fans. MargOH!'s last show, What Makes a Legend Drink More?, which included a performance by her dear friend Nellie McKay, was received with such excitement that she has been forced to add a date at The Duplex this summer.
After speaking by phone with Ms. Channing she says herself; "I'm so thrilled to be back at the Duplex this summer, kids it's going to hot!, well I hope not that hot, the dressing room was so steamy for the last show that I sweated down to a size 8. I think it best that I get dressed in an ice box for this show"
“What makes a legend drink more?” takes place on August 7 at The Duplex Cabaret, 61 Christopher Street on the corner of 7th Ave south in Greenwich Village Show 10PM. Cover is $15 plus 2 drink minimum. Reservations required (212) 255-5438
In 45 minutes, the audience meets 4 characters and journeys through 10 years of growth and finally acceptance, as Tanesha deftly weaves comedy with disturbing truths in this exciting and thought provoking show. All of Me includes poignant and hilarious characters such as Bonnie Ree, the 64 year mother who sits on the front porch making running commentaries on the decline of her neighborhood, to Tanesha’s own “experience” as a first-time member of the Support Group, ”Welcome B.L.A.C.C” (Black League Against Caucasoid Characteristics).
All of Me made its New York Debut in May 2008 at the Emerging Artist Theater’s ‘One Woman Standing’.Festival.
“…a very compelling one woman show” “…Courageous writing! Seamless acting! …” “…Her timing, vulnerability, sincerity and sense of humor kept me wanting more. She'll have you laughing with and empathizing with her characters as well.” “…Tanesha acts the parts of her characters exceedingly well, only a slow adjustment of her face muscles, a dimming or flickering in the eyes, one prop and she was a brand new person.” “…Powerful…” “…and it's edgy and hilarious!"
Make your Reservations NOW – promises to be a BIG HOUSE
Make reservations at www.duplex.com or (212) 255-5438
For more information visit www.Nab-A-Date.com. Tickets for the show are $15 and available at www.smartTix.com.
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Thursday, March 26, 2009
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
61 Christopher Street
2 Drink Minimum
Creators Cedric Jones and Lee Cavellier are joined by the very macho Mr. Meridoc Burkhardt and the very lovely Mr. Lance R. Marshall to put forth their thoughts, feelings and voices (in the manliest way possible, of course) to surmount to an hour of the most fun you've ever had...GUARANTEED!! (note: this is not a guarantee)
With direction by Alexis M. Hadsall (Al's just one of the guys!), smart arrangements by Mr. Phillip Kirchman, two original numbers by composer/lyricist Charles Bloom, and a witty book by Lee Cavellier, GUY PRIDE: The World's 1st MAN-sical! is a creative new show designed to entertain audiences of all kinds, and leave you proud to be a man...whether you are one or not!
Receiving it's first performance in fifty years, Whoop Up is a musical about Glenda, a tough talking woman who runs a saloon half-on, half-off a Montana Indian reservation. There is only one man who ever got the better of her, and when he shows up again a whole heap of trouble is stirred up not only for her but for the whole town. While it's a "golden age" musical comedy, Whoop Up was one of the first musicals to incorporate the "rock 'n' roll" sound into its catchy score. The show ran 56 performances at the Shubert Theatre before closing.
Opening Doors' "Closing Notice" Series is a set of "living cast album" presentations focusing on classic musicals that were either dubbed a "flop", had short commercial runs or most likely will never be produced again. Opening Doors respectfully presents these scores with the understanding that – unsuccessful or not – the creators poured their craft, guts and love into the work and they deserve to be heard once again – live on stage. The score will be presented in its entirety with a truncated book. The "Closing Notice" series began in December 2006 with the critically-acclaimed presentation of Bring Back Birdie (2007 MAC Award nomination - Outstanding Variety Production/Recurring Series), followed by the highly-anticipated It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman! (March 2007). Both shows played to sold-out houses.
Hideous comedy ensues when a misantropic Weimar peot and his temptress Russian wife bring their disastrous European vaudeville show to 1947 New York City. A beautiful Burlesque dancer and a suave nightclub crooner become pawns in their constant one-upmanship.
Johanna shares stories of her sordid past between rousing interpretations of the music of Jacques Brel and Kurt Weill. Johanna brings her unique brand of performance (one part
classical, two parts bathhouse) to the cabaret genre in this raucous evening, as she details how a sweet Midwestern family singer became a trash-talking, run-down club chanteuse. (A nasty case of salmonella has something to do with it.) It's not a therapy session. It's not a bid for a Broadway show. It is... Brel, Weill and Whisky. It's complicated.
Musical Direction by Joey Clark, original direction by Portia Krieger, and additional writing by
Directed by Maria Pendolino and Tamar Queen
Musical Direction by Dan Hammer
With bedtime stories by French maids, magic candy from flying witches, succulent borscht from the Dells of Wisconsin, and a healthy dose of uncontrolled nymphomania and sword-swashbuckling, this raucous, absurd farce is better than nitrous oxide! Open wide and say AAAAAAAH!
This commedia-inspired romp boasts a cast that features two clowns in the casting pool of Cirque du Soleil and an alum from the Ringling Brothers circus!
Produced by Jason Kendall and Moonbeam.net Productions
Wonder Woman The Musical features the story of Princess Diana, the Amazon Princess better known as 1970's liberal feminist superheroine Wonder Woman (a.k.a. Diana Prince: the real Wonder Woman, not that Lynda Carter human imposter). In this campy cabaret, Diana chats with her audience during the New York City leg of her Magic Lasso Comeback Tour. Diana offers her audience unique Karaoke covers of standards, ranging from I'm Wonder Woman, Hear Me Roar to Stand by Your Butch, while she generously shares her fan letters--responding with eloquence to the inevitable questions concerning her cleavage, affairs, and the invisible plane. Wonder Woman The Musical asks us all to consider the truth about patriotism, the myth of invincibility, and the challenge of reinventing one's image.
city--as told in the words and music of legendary New York Cabaret icon John Wallowitch.
Musically Speaking is an ongoing series of revues celebrating the careers, achievements and contributions of gay composers and lyricists, presented by TOSOS II as part of The Billy Blackwell Theater Project. This cabaret revue is presented under the Actor's Equity Manhattan Experimental Theatre Code.