Duplex Cabaret Theater

Todays Date: 06/25/22
Last Update: 04/03/19 11:10:13 AM

Address: 61 Christopher Street
New York, NY   

Location: (at Seventh Avenue South)
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Subway Info: Take the 1 or 9 train to Christopher Street

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LEZZIE WITH A 'Z'  | Open: 04/15/19 Close: 04/26/19
The one-woman show that is an homage to Liza Minnelli’s 1972 filmed theatrical production Liza With A "Z" that puts a new twist on classic Broadway tunes to tell an autobiographical story of being gay-married and gay-divorced by age 27.

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).

Things We Do For Love - A Revue Of Songs By Noel Katz  | Open: 05/02/11 Close: 05/03/11
“Things We Do For Love – A Revue of Songs by Noel Katz”

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 Makes A Legend Drink More?  | Open: 08/07/10 Close: 08/07/10
"MargOH! is back at the Duplex after a sold out show! An encore presentation of "What makes a legend drink more?" Get your asses out for this old broad!!

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

All Of Me  | Open: 08/20/09 Close: 08/20/09
The comedic one woman show is inspired by the Tanesha’s life as an African American Woman struggling to fit in to preset notions of what an African American Woman should be. Life is full of Choices…Which one's have you made?
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

Guy Pride Productions presents Nab-A-Date: The World's 1st, Best (and only) Musical Dating Show!  This comedic musical revue takes us onto the set of a fictionalized game show where Erik Sisco (2008 Stonewall Sensation Winner) plays host to three bombshell bachelorettes (Corrie Beula, Elyssa Samsel and Rachael Lee) as they sing and dance their way into the heart of one eager bachelor (Tommie "Tank" Williams). Alexis M. Hadsall directs the multi-talented cast which also features Rachel Grundy as the industrious technician with a little secret of her own.

For more information visit www.Nab-A-Date.com. Tickets for the show are $15 and available at www.smartTix.com.

Thursday, March 5, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
61 Christopher Street
$15 Admission
2 Drink Minimum

GUY PRIDE: The World's 1st MAN-sical!  | Open: 06/04/08 Close: 06/25/08
Guy Pride Productions invites you to an evening of tight harmonies and hilarious boasting! Every Wednesday this June at the legendary Duplex Cabaret Theatre, this whimsical satire looks into the lives, personalities and quirks of five men (can't forget your pianis-t) who come together to celebrate all things 'Guy'!

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!
“WHOOP UP” - Closing Notice Series  | Open: 07/10/07 Close: 07/12/07
Opening Doors Theatre Company presents the 50th anniversary presentation of 1957's Whoop Up - the third production in their acclaimed "Closing Notice" Series. Whoop Up is produced by Hector Coris. The production is directed by David Norman with musical direction by Ray Bailey and choreography by Dawn Trautman. The cast includes Matt David, David Demato, Christopher deProphetis, Alison Renee Foster, Nicole Hilliger, Dan Joiner, Gretchen Reinhagen, Michelle Solomon, Rachel Louise Thomas, Brian Walker, John Weigand.

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.

Mel & El: This Show Rhymes  | Open: 06/20/07 Close: 06/22/07
If Bette Midler, Carol Burnett and Roz Russell all got drunk and did it - Mel & El would be the result. This musical tour de force features some seriously funny tunes, with titles like "Nice Jewish Boys" and "Fagnet" ("F-A-G plus MAGNET equals FAGNET!"). An original and HILARIOUS two-woman show, Mel & El: This Show Rhymes is a musical Kathy and Mo meets Sex and the City. Culturebot.org wrote, "Word to the wise: book tickets early; You'll want to say you saw them when."
The Gregor & Olga Show  | Open: 03/20/07 Close: 03/31/07
A show about Love, Lust and Loathing...

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.

7 Santas  | Open: 12/11/06 Close: 12/11/06
7 Santas, Jeff Goode's long awaited follow up to The Eight: Reindeer Monologues will have it's first public reading presented by Houses on the Moon Theatre Company on Monday Dec. 11th 7pm at the Duplex. In Reindeer Monologues scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment. As mass media descends upon the event, the other members of the sleigh team demand to share their perspectives, and a horrific tale of corruption and perversion emerges, which seems to implicate everyone from the littlest elf to the tainted Saint himself. With each deer's confession, the truth behind the shocking allegations becomes clearer and clearer. In 7 Santas it's Santa's turn to speak, and Christmas will never be the same again.
The Whisky Bar  | Open: 08/03/06 Close: 08/24/06
It's Sardonic European Composer month once again at The Whisky Bar, where
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
Andrea Dionne.

Gender Benders: A Concert Evening  | Open: 07/21/06 Close: 07/24/06
Gender Benders is a hilarious look at what happens when you get to sing the songs you've always wanted to -- but couldn't. Men sing the great women's songs of musical theatre and vice versa. Finally, the guys get the showstopping belting numbers and the girls get to romance the night away. Reservations strongly suggested!!!

Directed by Maria Pendolino and Tamar Queen
Musical Direction by Dan Hammer

A revue from the songs of cabaret icon John Wallowitch which sings of swank parties, dimly lit dives and late-night gatherings where strangers become life long friends and love suddenly arrives just as quickly as departs---all in a New York Minute.
Too Close?  | Open: 10/01/05 Close: 10/15/05
Current Company presents... Too Close? A cabaret directed by Mana Allen. Musical direction by Danny Larsen. Featuring Joey Clark, Kevin Scott Collins, Michelle O'Connor and Johanna Weller-Fahy.
The Dentist or Be Careful What You Put In Your Mouth  | Open: 08/03/05 Close: 08/31/05
Jason Kendall's Raucous, Absurd, Avant-Garde Farce

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

Love Scenes  | Open: 06/04/05 Close: 06/24/05
Love Scenes is a sexy, touching and humorous look at gay love in the city. Supported by a pulsating soundtrack, Moe Bertran takes on six eclectic characters including a twenty year old street hustler falling for his kinky older mentor, a fifty-something martini drinker whose long time partner wants to have an open sexual relationship, a Latino activist whose lover left him to marry a woman, and a drag diva who's giving up her search for a rich husband to settle for true love. It's a realistic and universal look at something we can all relate to: falling in and out of love.
Wonder Woman: The Musical  | Open: 04/06/05 Close: 04/27/05
Finally liberated from her military service and the separatist politics of the Amazons, Princess Diana brings The Magic Lasso Comeback Tour to a cabaret near you.

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.

Musically Speaking: The World of John Wallowitch  | Open: 02/17/05 Close: 03/12/05
The World of John Wallowitch is a tale of how we live, learn and love in the big
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.