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The Laurie Beechman Theatre Announces March Performances and Events

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It is with great pleasure that The West Bank Café announces upcoming performances to be presented in The Laurie Beechman Theatre. The West Bank Café is located at 407 West 42nd. St., at Ninth Avenue. For reservations, please call 212.695.6909.

The Laurie Beechman Theatre has a rich tradition of presenting cutting-edge work, which has played a role in shaping American theatre and live performance. Since the 80's, the theatre has staged numerous plays and hosted a myriad of live performance events.

This March, the theatre is proud to announce an exciting and eclectic line-up of performers and performances, all of which will take place in the gorgeous one hundred seat venue.

Please note there is a $15 food and/or beverage minimum at each performance. All major credit cards are accepted, and a full dinner/bar menu is available.


Shannon Darin: The REAL Sex & The City
Tue, Mar 1 @ 7pm
$10 cover
She has dated, she has mated and found out that it is truly overrated! You may be shocked by what you hear or you may feel right at home. Either way, you will laugh your ass off! Brace yourself... this is the truth of what it's like to date in NYC and every possible way to do it! It's dirty, its raw, but most importantly, it's down right hysterical. You will laugh, you will cry and no guarantees that you will stay dry!


Kim Smith: Misfit
Wed's, Mar 2, 9, 16 @ 7pm
$15 cover
Fitting in isn't easy in this saccharine world of unwavering morals and processed celebrity -- but why try? Let award-winning Australian performer Kim Smith take you by the hand and lead you through ruins of disfigured pop and glimmering period treasures, as he mischievously proves that misfits have more fun. Singing in German, French and English, Mr. Smith reinterprets works by Weimar-era composers and modern-day artists alike, including: Friedrich Hollaender, Björk, The Supremes, Kylie Minogue, Hanns Eisler and myriad glittering others in conjuring the decadence and decay of 1920's Berlin. Directed by Christian Coulson, piano accompaniment by Jerry Steichen.

Joan Rivers
Thur, Mar 3 @ 8pm
Tue, Mar 8 @ 8pm
Wed, Mar 23 & 30 @ 8pm
Tickets, $40: www.spincyclenyc.com or 212 352 3101
Legendary comedian and Celebrity Apprentice winner Joan Rivers brings her live stand-up act to Times Square's Laurie Beechman Theatre. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on The Celebrity Apprentice, Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashion. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Lance Cruce plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Tickets are $40 with net proceeds going to Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Cabaret Hotline Online March is Cabaret Month Benefit
Fri, Mar 4 @ 7pm
$30 cover
A celebration of Stu Hamstra's Cabaret Hotline Online and March is Cabaret Month. Featuring: Julie Reyburn, Laurel Masse, Gabrielle Stravelli, Lucia Spina, Johnny Rodgers & Jim Van Slyke.

Comic Diversity
Sat, Mar 5 @ 7pm
$10 cover
Comic Diversity is a group of lively stand-up comedians, representing four continents, forty plus years in age difference, and a whirlpool of perspectives. With a balloon artist, retired bus driver, actor, public speaker, of course a real estate broker (this is New York) and more, you won't know what's coming next!

Le Scandal
Sat's, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 10:30pm
$25 cover
Le Scandal Cabaret is NYC's longest running burlesque variety show. In its ninth year, Le Scandal features variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. NY Magazine called Le Scandal, "the rock star of the NY burlesque scene!" And the show is a NY Times "critics pick." New performers every week! Expect sword swallowers, belly dancers, rope trick cowboys, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra. For tickets, visit Smarttix: www.smarttix.com or 212 868 4444.

Manhattan Cabaret Arts: Love, Life & What I Sang
Sun, Mar 6 @ 4pm
Sat, Mar 12 @ 4pm
$15 cover
Featuring songs about relationships from the Great American Songbook. Sunday March 6th performers include: Donna Elliott, Lois Goldrich, Roberta Klein, Marcia Roney, Barbara Rubio and Bob Wiener. Saturday March 12th performers include: Monique Brown, Jane Deeken, Donna Hayes, Magee Hickey, Dale Rutkin and Jeremy Sussman. Directed by Bistro/Nightlife Award winner Collette Black with Norma Jeanne Curley on piano.

Next!
Sun, Mar 6 @ 7pm
Thur, Mar 10 @ 7pm
$18 cover
We've been told we're too old, too young, too black, too white, too tall, too short and "just not right for the part" for way too long! We don't care what the casting calls say, we're gonna play the parts anyway! Sweet and Tart Productions is proud to present Next!... The right people for the wrong parts, and the wrong people for the right parts. Featuring: Christian Ardito, Michael Beatty, Brad Caswell, Lori Eure, Katie Fabel, Aaron Fuksa, Erin Krom, Gary Lizardo, India McDonald, Jimmy Moon, Terry Olear, Nikki Van Cassele, Alyssa Van Gorder and Joshua Warr. Musical Direction by Julie McBride.


Inappropriate for the Office: Songs by Keith Varney
Mon, Mar 7 @ 7pm
$15 cover
a one night only fundraiser featuring songs from I Got Fired, Elway, the Musical and Joshua, the Musical. Featuring: Devon Goffman, Kate Weatherhead, Matt Lutz & more.

Cashino
Mon, Mar 7 @ 9:30pm
$20 cover
Johnny Niagra and Pepper Cole are at it again, heating up the stage with fabulous Vegas medleys.

When All Else Fales... Comedy & Songs by Steven Fales
Fri, Mar 11 @ 9:30
Sat, Mar 12 @ 7pm
$20 cover
All new comedy and songs by Steven Fales. The star of Confessions of a Mormon Boy is crossing over from all that Mormon humor to find he's really just a garden-variety human being!

Muppet Sundays
Sun's, Mar 13 & 27 @ 7pm
No cover
Come spend two very special Sunday evenings with your pals Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie & Dr. Teeth as we get together to screen special episode's of one of the most brilliant variety shows in the history of television. Special guest stars on the 13th are Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters and Lynn Redgrave. Guests on the 27th are Sylvester Stallone, Diana Ross & Elton John! No cover!

Proud to Know You: A Celebration of Doric Wilson's 50 Years as a Playwright
Wed, Mar 16 @ 9:30
$25 cover
An array of theatre's most intriguing voices join forces to honor playwright Doric Wilson, saluting his fifty years as a playwright. Scheduled to appear: Joanne Beretta, Charles Busch, Alex Bond, Christopher Borg, Lodi Carr, KT Sullivan & more. Musical Direction by Steve Ross, Directed by Mark Finley.

The New Jack Parr Show
Fri, Mar 18 @ 7pm
$10 cover
The New Jack Paar Show is back! Humorist and CBS Morning Show commentator Nancy Giles and author and comedian Cynthia Kaplan are returning to the West Bank Cafe after a brief (okay, it's been some years) hiatus. This live talk/variety show, modeled, sort of, after the late (what, he died? Crap!) Jack Paar's classic television program will feature Kaplan & Giles' hilarious take on current events, plenty of comedy, probably some songs and special guests--comics, musicians, writers--most of whom will be more famous than Kaplan or Giles, but that's life.

Delilah Dix: Showin' My Business
Sat's, Mar 19 & 26 @ 7:30pm
Tickets, $15: www.spincyclenyc.com or 212 352 3101
One part Barbra Streisand and three parts gin, Delilah Dix is the almost star of stage, screen and straight-to-video. In Delilah Dix: Showin' My Business, the boozy entertainer delights with stories and songs of her years in show business and showin' her business. Chronicling her riotous experiences with stars like Oprah, Gary Coleman and Paula Abdul, the show includes original songs by Cody Owen Stine and covers of pop classics and Broadway tunes that would make the kids of Glee incredibly jealous. The show also features the sexy boy Dix Dancers and the most comprehensive list of terms for lady parts ever uttered in a one-hour period! This new musical comedy is written and performed by Amy Albert with original music and accompaniment by Cody Owen Stine. It is directed by Peter Michael Marino.

Mad Women: Songs from the Sixties
Sun, Mar 20 @ 4pm
$15 cover
Manhattan Cabaret Arts presents Mad Women: Songs From the Sixties starring Marti Gonzales, Riana Hershenfeld and Karen Schatz in a fast paced tribute to the sixties featuring pop hits and girl group songs. Multi award winners Tracy Stark and Collette Black are at the helm.

Cabaret Cares
Sun, Mar 20 @ 7pm
$25 cover
A cabaret benefit series that brings together the best of the Broadway and Cabaret communities to raise funds for Help Is On the Way Today, an organization that benefits youth grappling with HIV/AIDS.

Alissa Hunnicutt in The Kid Inside
Thur, Mar 24 & 31 @ 7pm
$15 cover
An evening of songs, patter, puppets and profanity. This is a show with puppets... but not for kids! The Kid Inside reminds you of an inevitable truth: the child you once were is still a big part of who you are. The same kid who is open and vulnerable enough to get really hurt, is also the one who remains an eternal optimist, telling you to get up and go on. This sweet and dirty, multi-media show features videos, six styles of puppetry-hand/rod, shadow, toy theater, table top, found object and marionette-and songs ranging from pop to country that will take you on an emotional roller coaster. Alissa is joined by Puppeteers Z Briggs, Chad Williams and Honey Goodenough, with Musical Director/Co-Creator Steven Katz, and directed by Warren Kelley. www.alissahunnicutt.com

Marquee 5: 8-Track Throwback
Sat, Mar 26 @ 4pm
$tba cover
Following a MAC Award-winning run of their debut act, We Can Make It: The Songs Of Kander & Ebb, Marquee Five brings their acclaimed 2010 show to the Laurie Beechman Theater for one performance! 8-Track Throwback pays tribute to the singer/songwriters of the 60's and 70's with all new arrangements by Adam West Hemming. Featuring your favorites from Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Leonard Cohen and more, 8 Track Throwback is a re-imagined and joyous celebration of the music that takes you back. Directed by Joseph Ward with musical direction by Adam West Hemming.

Sondheim Unplugged
Mon, Mar 28 @ 7pm
$20 cover
Following twelve sold out shows, The Laurie Beechman Theatre will continue their hit series, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED for an thirteenth installment. Sondheim Unplugged features an array of Broadway and Cabaret's most dynamic performers, celebrating the work of Broadway's most beloved and prolific composer, accompanied by piano only.


Daisy Eagan: Still Daisy After All These Years
Mon, Mar 28 @ 9:30pm
$20 cover
Tony winner Daisy Eagan brings her hit one woman show to NYC for one night only! Promising "everything you ever wanted to know about Daisy Eagan but were afraid to ask," the show takes the audience on a tour of her life and career, starting with her illustrious debut as a bag of wool in a pre-school production of Baa Baa Black Sheep, through the ups and downs of her life onstage and off. Daisy Eagan is the youngest female in the history of the Tony Award's to win the prize for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her celebrated performance as Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden.


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