SHINE -Leslie Orofino presents the music/lives of 4 fearless women ~ when things got tough ~ they got stronger ~ becoming stars that shine even today ...Lady Gaga, Peggy Lee, Dorothy Fields and Alberta Hunter. A mixture of broadway, blues, jazz, contemporary and a whole lot of fun. Tracy Stark on piano and Boots Maleson on bass. Louis Pietig director. Limited seating ~ reservations recommended " Every moment is to be enjoyed....Leslie Orofino is a classy, sassy, professional with a voice as smooth as a fine wine." Stephen Mosher ~ Broadway World ~ 2019
News About SHINE at Don't Tell Mama
Lena Moy-Borgen and Cheo Bourne Premiere New Holiday Show
December 07, 2020
Two time MAC Award Nominees for Duo/Group Cheo Bourne and Lena Moy-Borgen (Moy-Borgen & Bourne's Office Party) are back in the office with a fun holiday video! Moy-Borgen & Bourne's Office Party is a long running variety show that has been entertaining audiences at Don't Tell Mama with special guests, trivia games, and cake.
BWW Feature: Stephen Mosher's Pandemic Playlist Number Eighteen
April 09, 2020
Stephen Mosher continues his ongoing series designed to show Broadway World readers what they are missing in cabaret and who they should see when the clubs reopen.
BWW Interview: At Home With Lennie Watts
April 06, 2020
Thirty years after his start in the business Lennie Watts is still going strong, and he's not about to let a quarantine stop him from getting things done, including an interview with Stephen Mosher.
Leslie Orofino Will Return to Don't Tell Mama With SHINE
February 21, 2020
Actress/singer, Leslie Orofino returns to Don't Tell Mama's and BJ Ryan's Magnolia Room with her sensational show SHINE the music/lives of 4 fearless women ~ who when things got tough ~ they got stronger ~ and became stars that shine even today ...Lady Gaga, Peggy Lee, Dorothy Fields and Alberta Hunter.
BWW Interview: Jamie deRoy of JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS at Birdland
February 13, 2020
The Tony winner brings her 3 decade old show to the Birdland Theater Valentine's weekend.. and what a guest cast she has! Stephen Mosher chats with the iconic New Yorker about what to expedt
BWW Review: Meg Flather Takes Flight In OUTBOUND PLANE at Don't Tell Mama
December 31, 2019
In the final moments of her one-woman musical play OUTBOUND PLANE, Meg Flather compares the process of recovering from pain and failure and loss to being trapped in mud. The analogy immediately conjures images of the saying about the Lotus -- that is when one realizes that Meg Flather is the living, breathing, walking, talking embodiment of that philosophy. All the parts of Meg Flather make up the ideology of the Lotus and the Mud. She is the earth, and she is the water; together she makes the mud. And out of the mud has bloomed the blossom. Meg Flather has, herself, created that which makes her bloom so bright, so fresh, so replete of color, of fragrance, of peace and of tranquility. Meg Flather is everything that she, herself, needs to shine brightly in a world rife with the dingy and the dank.
KAT LIZ KRAMER: THIS IS ME is Heading to Don't Tell Mama
November 19, 2019
Kat Liz Kramer: This is Me is a show about finding your identity through music. Kat was brought up in the ballet and musical theatre world in Orange County, California. Between touring the world and eventually landing in New York, she found a love for storytelling through music.
Leslie Orofino Will Return to Don't Tell Mama with SHINE
October 31, 2019
Actress/singer, Leslie Orofino returns with SHINE the music/lives of 4 fearless women - when things got tough - they got stronger - and became the stars that shine even today ...Lady Gaga, Peggy Lee, Dorothy Fields and Alberta Hunter at Don't Tell Mama. It's a mixture of broadway, blues, jazz, contemporary and a whole lot of fun. She will be accompanied by Tracy Stark on piano and Boots Maleson on bass. Louis Pietig director.
Leslie Orofino Comes to Don't Tell Mama's
October 16, 2019
Leslie Orofino will be returning with SHINE the music/lives of 4 fearless women ~ when things got tough ~ they got stronger ~ and became the stars that shine even today ...Lady Gaga, Peggy Lee, Dorothy Fields and Alberta Hunter to N.Y. and Ct. It's a mixture of broadway, blues, jazz, contemporary and a whole lot of fun. She will be accompanied by musicians, Tracy Stark on piano and Boots Maleson on bass. Louis Pietig is directing. Limited seating ~ reservations highly recommended.
BWW Review: LESLIE OROFINO SHINE! Does Just That at Don't Tell Mama
September 25, 2019
The artistry of four remarkable women is showcased in Leslie Orofino's new cabaret show, SHINE!
BWW Review: Sue Matsuki HOW'S THAT FOR OPENERS? Is Cause For Celebration at Don't Tell Mama
September 18, 2019
Celebrated cabaret singer Sue Matsuki celebrates 33 years on the Don't Tell Mama stage.
SHINE! With Leslie Orofino Comes To Don't Tell Mama NYC
September 10, 2019
Actress/singer, Leslie Orofino brings her sensational new show SHINE- the music/lives of 4 fearless women ~ who when things got tough ~ they got stronger ~ and became the Stars that Shine even today ... Lady Gaga, Peggy Lee, Dorothy Fields and Alberta Hunter to N.Y. and Ct. It's Broadway, Blues, Jazz, Contemporary and a whole lot of fun! Musicians, Kenneth Gartman on piano and Boots Maleson on bass. Louis Pietig-Director. Limited seating ~ Reservations highly recommended.
BWW Feature: SALON Offers a Safe Space at Don't Tell Mama
August 05, 2019
Salon is a weekly open mic night where artists can try out new material in a judgment-free zone. I recently did some undercover reporting. It wasn't dangerous or glamorous, like Hunter S. Thompson or Nellie Bly, though it was both alluring and scary at times. I infiltrated the cabaret community to see what it's like being a nightclub singer - and I had a really good time, but I don't want to do it again. I don't know how cabaret performers do it. It's exhausting and it's expensive. You spend all your time promoting yourself, you pay musicians, press reps, photographers and dry cleaners, and every day you run the risk of waking up with a cold and no voice, and an obligation to sing. It's nerve-wracking. Still, these artists continue to produce art for a willing audience: they do it for love of the art and of the audience. It begs the question, though, when a cabaret performer doesn't have a show to do, how do they keep their skills up? How do they continue to grow without spending precious earned cash on an expensive master class?
David Yazbek, Lillias White, And More Come To Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
June 27, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.comFeinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
Moy-Borgen & Bourne's OFFICE PARTY - NSFW Comes to Don't Tell Mama
April 17, 2019
2019 MAC Award Nominees for Duo/Group Cheo Bourne and Lena Moy-Borgen are back with more cake! Moy-Borgen & Bourne's Office Party is coming to Don't Tell Mama on April 25th at 7pm. Watch them, your party planning committee, as they curate an awesome party for you - and this one is NSFW! Sylvia Feldman is our Employee of the Month and Emily Viega joins in as the new intern! Devon Perry music directs.