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Wilson & More to Appear at Joe's Pub Event for Cabaret Book


The legendary Julie Wilson, as well as cabaret star Ann Hampton Callaway and Hairspray's Jackie Hoffman, will be among those celebrating the release of an updated version of James Gavin's book Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of New York Cabaret at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St.) on June 26th at 7 PM.

According to, Intimate Nights is the definitive history of cabaret as it evolved in New York City in the years after World War II...Settle in for racy tales of nightlife, revealed in interviews with dozens of the people who lived it: Bobby Short, Eartha Kitt, Mabel Mercer, Bette Midler, and many more. Author James Gavin has tracked down rare, early stories about the legends who came out of New York nightclubs—and that means Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen, Nichols and May, Johnny Mathis, Carol Burnett, Lenny Bruce, among others."

Gavin, who has written for The New York Times, Vanity Fair and others, will be in attendance for the event, as will cabaret performers Spencer Day, Baby Jane Dexter, Novella Nelson, and Paula West.

Intimate Nights will be (re-)published by Back Stage books on May 31st. A paperback, the book is 480 pages long. The book, with a list price of $18.95, is currently available for pre-order on Amazon for $12.89.

Tickets are $25, and are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Visit for more information.

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