Charlie Franklin, Emily Rogers Premiere New Ryan Scott Oliver Songs At Next Madame's Soiree

Charlie Franklin, Emily Rogers Premiere New Ryan Scott Oliver Songs At Next Madame's Soiree

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Charlie Franklin (The Book of Mormon, The Bridges of Madison County), and Emily Rodgers (If/Then) as guests of honor at the March 15th edition of Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. The Broadway duo will premiere new songs by award winning composer Ryan Scott Oliver (Jasper in Deadland, 35MM) and will be joined on the program by a distinguished group of artists from a variety of disciplines.

The Soiree will be held at The Duplex Cabaret Theater on March 15 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 writer Drew Fornarola (off-Broadway's STRAIGHT) and directed by Tyler Spicer, this Soiree will also feature storyteller Mary Theresa Archbold (winner of the Soiree's Denovan Residency for Cabaret), comedian Jess Saul, dancer Sam Robbins, songwriter Ethan Carlson, a scene from a new play by Fornarola, and additional casting to be announced. This is the 14th edition of the show, which has already featured over 150 individual artists and 30 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 or

Previous Broadway guests have included Julia Abueva (Miss Saigon), Jackie Burns (If/Then), Lindsey Brett Carothers (Bring it On), Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones), Peter Cormican (Follies), Lauren Elder (Sideshow), CJ Eldred (Book of Mormon), Natalie Charle Ellis (School of Rock), Brandon Espinoza (Tuck Everlasting), Kelechi Ezie (Book of Mormon), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Robi Hager (Spring Awakening), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), L'ogan J'ones (The Spongebob Musical), Emily Klein (Parade), Katie LaMark (Rent), Eric William Morris (Mamma Mia), Josh Page (America's Got Talent), drag personality Chelsea Piers, Zachary Noah Piser (Wicked), Ryann Redmond (If/Then), Maxx Reed (Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark), MiMi Scardulla (Gigantic), Ethan Slater (Spongebob Squarepants), Marrick Smith (Fun Home), Jason Michael Snow (The Book of Mormon), and Elena Wang (Allegiance).

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