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Cabaret Scenes Present First International Cabaret Festival

Cabaret Scenes Present First International Cabaret Festival

Cabaret Hall of Fame

Cabaret Scenes will present the first International Cabaret Festival, February 17-21 2016, with dozens of performers at clubs across NYC, coming together to celebrate the unique art of cabaret. An opening night Gala will be hosted at Metropolitan Room on Feb. 17 2016 at 7pm, to kick off the Festival as well as celebrate the newly-formed Cabaret Hall of Fame, with a ceremony inducting the following performers:  Barbara Carroll, Andrea Marcovicci, Marilyn Maye and Steve Ross, as well as the late Nancy LaMott, Bobby Short, Jan Wallman and Julie Wilson. Gala Performers include: Anita Gillette as well as by Hall of Fame inductees Barbara Carroll, Andrea Marcovicci and Steve Ross.

Clubs participating in the inaugural 2016 International Cabaret Festival are: Don’t Tell Mama, The Duplex, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Iridium, Joe’s Pub, Metropolitan Room and The Triad. Cabaret Scenes is offering a “Passport” to the International Cabaret Festival, which gives a $5 discount off the cover of every Festival show a passport holder attends (all show prices listed below). Passports can be purchased through the Cabaret Scenes website at: The cost is $10 for one passport or $15 if you purchase two. So, buyers can get a discount on the purchase of two passports, as well as the $5 discount per show per passport. The keepsake Passport is fashioned after a travel passport, and includes the complete Festival schedule, information on all of the participating clubs, and pages for stamps from the clubs one attends. A full schedule of the festival appears below. Without a passport, individual show charges and minimums apply.

The Cabaret Hall of Fame is the brainchild of Bernie Furshpan and Joseph Macchia of Metropolitan Room. The goal of the Cabaret Hall of Fame is to preserve the history and contributions of those who have established and fulfilled the promise of live entertainment in a cabaret setting, and have brought joy to millions over the many years of its existence. In the works, as well, are the establishment of a cabaret archive at the Library of Congress and a traveling display of memorabilia of all things cabaret.

Below find the 2016 International Cabaret Festival Schedule (performers subject to change). PLEASE NOTE: where multiple performers appear, each performer will take the stage for 25-30 minutes. Each show listed (regardless of the number of performers) is only one ticket price. 

Wednesday, February 17

Joe’s Pub at 7pm: Echoes of Etta

William Blake and Michael Thomas Murray

$30 cover/2-drink minimum

Thursday, February 18
Don’t Tell Mama at 7pm: Brian Gari. $10 cover, 2-drink minimum. CASH ONLY
The Duplex at 7pm: 
Jason Kravits. $10 cover, 2-drink minimum

Feinstein’s/54Below at 7pm & 9:30pm: 54 Sings ABBA. $30-$75 cover, $25 food/drink minimum

Metropolitan Room at 7pm: JayCee Driesen, Adrienne Haan, T. Oliver Reid. $24 cover, 2-drink minimum

The Triad at 7pm: Alexandra Foucard & David Sisco. $25 cover, 2-drink minimum

Friday, February 19
Don’t Tell Mama – CASH ONLY
7pm in Room 1: Amorika Amoroso, Frank Dain & Kathleen Landis, Rick Jensen. $20 cover, 2-drink minimum
7pm in Room 2: Daryl Sherman. $13 cover, 2-drink minimum. 

Metropolitan Room at 9:30pm: Frans Bloem, Jean Brassard, Oleg Frish. $24 cover, 2-drink minimum.

The Triad at 7pm:
Alexandra Foucard & David Sisco. $25 cover, 2-drink minimum.

Saturday, February 20

Don’t Tell Mama – CASH ONLY

4pm: Vickie Phillips. $18 cover, 2-drink minimum.
5pm: Corinna Sowers Adler, Brian De Lorenzo, Lisa Yaeger. $20 cover and 2-drink minimum.
7pm: Tracy Stark & Marcus Simeone. $15 cover, 2-drink minimum.
8pm: Rick Skye as Liza Minnelli. $20 cover and 2-drink minimum

Metropolitan Roomat 9:30pm: Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Baby Jane Dexter, Jason Graae.

$24 cover, 2-drink minimum

Sunday, February 21

Don’t Tell Mama – CASH ONLY
3pm: Ricky Ritzel, Wendy Russell, Karen Wyman at 3pm. $20 cover, 2-drink minimum.
6:30pm: Catherine Dupuis, Gay Marshall, Kim David Smith. $20 cover, 2-drink minimum


7pm: Gary Crawford with The Barry Levitt Trio; Colm Reilly & Sean Harkness,
Phyllis Pastore & John McMahon: Terese Genecco & Shaynee Rainbolt; Sharón Clark; Karen Kohler & KT Sullivan. $30 cover, $15 food/drink minimum

Metropolitan Room
7pm: Mira Awad, Jeff Harnar, Ken Slavin. $24 cover, 2-drink minimum

Venue Information:

Don’t Tell Mama
343 W. 46th St., NYC
212.757.0788 (after 4 pm)

The Duplex

61 Christopher St., NYC

Feinstein’s/54 Below

254 W. 54th St., NYC


1650 Broadway, NYC

Joe’s Pub

425 Lafayette Street, NYC


34 W. 22nd St., NYC

The Triad

158 W. 72nd St., NYC


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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