AJ Shively, Devin Ilaw To Headline Next Madame's Soiree

AJ Shively, Devin Ilaw To Headline Next Madame's Soiree

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Devin Ilaw (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon) and AJ Shively (Bright Star, La Cage aux Folles) as guests of honor at the September edition of Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame's Soiree. The Broadway duo will be joined on the program by a distinguished group of emerging artists from a variety of disciplines.

The Soiree will be held at The Duplex Cabaret Theater on September 20 at 9:30pm. Described by critic Gerry Geddes as "an Ed Sullivan Show for a new generation", this "variety show with an avant garde twist" is as unpredictable as the patroness herself. Each eclectic evening features a group of rising stars in stand-up, poetry, dance, songwriting, and performance art while the Broadway guests accept creative dares that arise from Mme. M's insane imagination.

Hosted by seven-time MAC Award-nominated songwriter Drew Fornarola (STRAIGHT, VeggieTales: Noah's Ark) and directed by Tyler Spicer (Pharmabro), this Soiree will feature composer Trevor Bachman (winner of the Soiree's Denovan Residency for Cabaret), dancer Angela Joy, songwriters Joel Derfner and Dan Marshall, storyteller Mary Theresa Archbold, and an essay by Spicer, in addition to performances by Ilaw and Shively. This is the 17th edition of the show, which has already featured over 170 individual artists and 35 Broadway guests.

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is located at 61 Christopher Street. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. There is a two-drink minimum. For tickets please call 212-989-3015, or visit https://www.purplepass.com/#165337 or www.theduplex.com

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