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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 21-27, Featuring The Skivvies and More!

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Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City.

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Natalie Douglas CD Release "Human Heart"; Sondheimas; 54 Celebrates David Bowie; The Skivvies; and A Benefit for the Drama Book Shop.

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Natalie Douglas CD Release "Human Heart"

Where: Birdland NYC (315 W 44th Street)

When: March 21st at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $30 http://www.birdlandjazz.com/event/1074873-natalie-douglas-cd-release-new-york/

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to welcome Natalie Douglas back to her musical home on Monday, March 21 at 7pm with a concert celebrating her new CD, "Human Heart."

Called "a true force of nature" by The Times (UK), "sensational" by Time Out New York, "a monstrous talent" by Next Magazine and simply "everything" by The Daily News, multi-awarding winning vocalist Natalie Douglas will return to her home perch at Birdland Jazz Club as part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series with the release of her much-anticipated new CD - "HUMAN HEART" on MONDAY, MARCH 21 at 7pm."HUMAN HEART," her third album, weaves a tapestry of Jazz , Standard and Musical Theatre genres with Ms. Douglas' emotional force and incomparable vocal stylings. With compositions including "Mr. Bojangles," "Can't Help Lovin' That Man," "Sleepy Man," "Wholly Earth" and the title track, "Human Heart" Natalie Douglas lives up to her reputation as a "true, true star." (BBC London Radio)

Natalie Douglas is a Bistro, Nightlife and seven-time MAC Award Winner and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Rose Theatre and The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The Town Hall among others and has produced over 30 different concerts at her musical home, Birdland Jazz Club.

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Sondheimas

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 21st at 7:00 & 9:30 PM

Tickets: $25-75 at http://54below.com/artist/sondheimas/

SONDHEIMAS is the annual quasi-religious celebration of the birth of the savior of musical theater, Stephen Sondheim. The team that brought you last year's sold-out show at 54 Below is back with another raucous celebration of the man, the music, and the mythos. Expect songs familiar and obscure, irreverent schtick, and a warm holiday feeling that can only come from a gathering of the faithful celebrating together. Produced by David Levy and Maggie Larkin. Musical Direction by Andrei Strizek.

Featuring:
George Abud (The Visit), Brittain Ashford (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Ariana DeBose (Hamilton), Ali Ewoldt (The King and I), Jason Forbach (Les Miserables), Aaron David Gleason (Midnight at 9:30), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Olli Haaskivi (Saturday Night), James Jackson Jr. (The Black-Ups), Larry Owens (Gigantic), Martha Plimpton (A Delicate Balance, New York Philharmonic'sCompany, The Real O'Neals), Molly Pope (Found), Joseph Spieldenner (Les Miserables), and Alex Wyse (Spring Awakening).

With the Sondheimas Boys Choir: Steven Cuevas, Sean Doherty, Matthew Lummus, and Eric Williams.

Featuring a special appearance by Mike Walsh.

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54 Celebrates David Bowie

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 25th at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $40-85 at http://54below.com/artist/54-celebrates-david-bowie/

David Bowie was a magical chameleon: the original "Space Oddity," "Ziggy Stardust," and the "Man Who Fell to Earth." He was a singer, an actor, a trendsetter, and an icon. His passing left fans of all ages in shock and mourning. His legacy, however, lives on. Through all the ch-ch-changes of life his music will continue to pave the way for "Heroes" of all ages searching for "Modern Love." Now some of Broadway and cabaret's top talents come together to pay tribute to the man who taught them how to cope "Under Pressure" in the "Labyrinth" of life. Produced and directed by Scott Coulter.

Featuring:

Daisy Eagan (Tony Award winner! for The Secret Garden), Amanda Green (High Fidelity, Hands on a Hard Body), The Skivvies, Farah Alvin (The Marvelous Wonderettes), Allison Guinn (On the Town, Hair), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera, Bedbugs!!!), Aaron David Gleason (The Vixens, The Midnight Radio), Greg Kamp (Harmony, Catch Me If You Can), Michael Wartella (Tuck Everlasting, Wicked), Jared Weiss (Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular), Tyce Green (Total Eclipse: The Music of Jim Steinman), Lorinda Lisitza (Mother Courage), Blaine Krauss (The Lion King), and Michael Holland (Hurricane).

And more to be announced!

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The Skivvies

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 25th & March 27th at 9:30 PM

Tickets: $35-75 at http://54below.com/artist/the-skivvies/

This "musically thrilling" undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as The Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. Those clips led to live shows that The Wall Street Journal called "smart, sophisticated...ingenious," and Out Magazine, "The Skivvies have managed to carve out a niche that we never knew needed to exist: part Weird Al- parody and part sexy burlesque...and unusual explosion of satire and sultry." They also have a single and music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running With Scissors. They will be joined by special guest stars who will strip down and rock out. Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection.

Featuring on March 25:
Michael Urie, Leslie McDonel, Molly Pope, Jackie Patton, Nick Adams, Michael James Scott, Daisy Eagan, and Dan Amboyer.

Featuring on March 27:
Michael Urie, Daisy Eagan, Leslie McDonel, Molly Pope, Mia Gentile, Natalie Joy Johnson, and Dan Amboyer.

Special guests subject to change.

www.theskivviesnyc.com

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A Benefit for The Drama Book Shop

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 26th at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $40-80 at http://54below.com/artist/a-benefit-for-the-drama-book-shop/

The Tony Award-winning Drama Book Shop has been helping theatre artists for 99 years. Now, it needs their help, after a recent water pipe burst causing extensive damage to the shop and half of its inventory. Together, stars of stage and shop employees will gather for a night of stories and songs to celebrate and benefit the legendary Drama Book Shop. The evening will feature many of the all-star Broadway talent who frequent the shop on a daily basis. For more information on the shop, please visit www.dramabookshop.com.

Featuring:
Gabrielle Ruiz (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, If/Then, In The Heights), Chuck Cooper (The Life, Amazing Grace, Cabin in the Sky), The Skivvies, Alex Boniello (Spring Awakening), Ali Stroker (Spring Awakening), Bobby Cronin, David Cryer (The Phanton of the Opera, 1776, Chess), Patti Mariano (The Full Monty, Rags, The Music Man), Sally Mayes (She Loves Me, Closer Than Ever), Phyllis Blanford, Kalyne Coleman, Britt Cryer, Janet Fanale, Nancy Ford, Kristen Gehling, James Horan and members of The New York City Gay Men's Chorus, Polly McKie, The NYCity Slickers, Red Wine + Whiskey, Paul Thomas Ryan, Crystal Skillman, Vanessa Spica, Shawn Verrier, and The Story Pirates.

With Steven Carl McCasland on piano.

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