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BWW Review: RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY Has Staying Power at Don't Tell Mama Photo BWW Review: RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY Has Staying Power at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 4, 2021

In 1985 Great Performances on PBS presented a television special titled 'The Best of Broadway' that featured Tom Bosley hosting a treasure trove of performers from the American Musical Theater performing the numbers that they made famous on the Broadway stage.

BWW Interview: The Drinkwater Brothers Talk About Their August 7th Return to Don't Te Photo BWW Interview: The Drinkwater Brothers Talk About Their August 7th Return to Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 3, 2021

Matthew and John Drinkwater did just fine during quarantine, reaching their fans through a prolific series of online shows. Well, it's time to get back on the stage and it's about to happen at Don't Tell Mama.

BWW Review: KENDRA CUNNINGHAM Scores Big Laughs with THIS COULD BE YOU at Don't Tell  Photo BWW Review: KENDRA CUNNINGHAM Scores Big Laughs with THIS COULD BE YOU at Don't Tell Mama
by Ricky Pope - Jul 30, 2021

Kendra Cunnigham is what would occur if Terri Garr and Mae West had a love child. She’s the first person in her family to leave her home in Boston since her grandmother immigrated from Lithuania. Cunningham doesn’t have to tell you she’s from Boston. Her accent tells the whole story. Her show is an hour of expert standup, that details what happened once she left her family in Massachusetts to make her way in the Big Rotten Apple. It’s a story of bad dates, terrible therapists, and a lot of retail therapy. And those affirmations. It’s a story about a decade of searching for happiness and a decent man. Spoiler alert, she seems to have found both.

BWW Review: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Surprises Pleasantly at Don't Tell Mama Photo BWW Review: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Surprises Pleasantly at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 26, 2021

Always be willing to take an adventure and see something about which you know nothing... it could turn out to be something worth seeing.

BWW Review: THE RANDY ANDYS Present More Than Great Music At Don't Tell Mama Photo BWW Review: THE RANDY ANDYS Present More Than Great Music At Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 17, 2021

The Randy Andys wrap theater, comedy, and sisterhood up in a ball of fabulous harmony and surprising musical selections.

BWW Review: EVE MARIE SHAHOIAN: TAKE ME TO THE WORLD Is an Elegant Look at Gratitude  Photo BWW Review: EVE MARIE SHAHOIAN: TAKE ME TO THE WORLD Is an Elegant Look at Gratitude at Don't Tell Mama
by Ricky Pope - Jul 15, 2021

Ms. Shahoian, who hails from the Bay Area in California, has an interesting story. She was a child prodigy whose gifts landed her an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson when she was only 8 years old. She has been making beautiful music ever since, including two albums, Waiting for You and Believe, which was the winner of several awards.

Carolyn German's UNSOLICITED ADVICE is Back at Don't Tell Mama This August Photo Carolyn German's UNSOLICITED ADVICE is Back at Don't Tell Mama This August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2021

With all the spark, wit, and snap that are hallmarks of her performances, vocalist and composer Carolyn German brings her cabaret 'Unsolicited Advice' to Don't Tell Mama, in NYC, August 28, at 8pm.

BWW Interview: Michael McAssey Talks About OPEN MAC, Don't Tell Mama's Anniversary, a Photo BWW Interview: Michael McAssey Talks About OPEN MAC, Don't Tell Mama's Anniversary, and 40 Years of NYC Cabaret
by Ricky Pope - Jul 8, 2021

What do you get when you combine the pianistic finesse of Michael Feinstein, the smooth phrasing of Tony Bennett, and the bawdy wit of Bette Midler? You get Michael McAssey, who for 40 years has reigned as the clown prince of New York cabaret, and has enchanted as one of its most talented troubadours. He calls what he does 'schtick.' But that's undervaluing his unique blend of beautiful ballad singing and standup, or rather 'sit down' comedy.

The 92Y School of Music Announces New Guests for Cabaret Conversations Photo The 92Y School of Music Announces New Guests for Cabaret Conversations
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 8, 2021

The 92Y School of Music announces new guests for their popular interview series, Cabaret Conversations, now in its second year, as well as new dates for Cabaret History and Great Performances. Previous speakers in the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award-nominated series have included Chita Rivera and Joe Iconis. Led by award-winning cabaret historian and performer, Michael Kirk Lane these programs are perfect for both practitioners and fans of the art form.

BWW Review: ALEXIS MOLNAR SINGS THE FIONA APPLE SONGBOOK Transcends Barriers at Don't Photo BWW Review: ALEXIS MOLNAR SINGS THE FIONA APPLE SONGBOOK Transcends Barriers at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 8, 2021

There are young people in the cabaret rooms of New York City because of the young talent and ever-changing material to be found in those rooms. The future of cabaret looks bright, indeed.

BWW Review: RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY Salutes Bright Star, The New Moon, and Dames at S Photo BWW Review: RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY Salutes Bright Star, The New Moon, and Dames at Sea at Don't Tell Mama
by Ricky Pope - Jun 27, 2021

If you want to see a rarely performed musical from the past you have two options. You can either wait for the folks at Encores to get around to the show you love, or you can visit the Lincoln Center Library. Alternatively, you can turn to cabaret staple Ricky Ritzel, who is a one-man Lincoln Center Library. Friday night he unveiled another in his series of RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY concerts at Don't Tell Mama. He generously gives you not one, but three musicals from the past. This month's edition of RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY celebrates Bright Star, The New Moon, and Dames at Sea.

BWW Review: Fabulous PHOEBE JEEBIES Breaks New Ground With DRAG THERAPY at Don't Tell Photo BWW Review: Fabulous PHOEBE JEEBIES Breaks New Ground With DRAG THERAPY at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 24, 2021

With her new show DRAG THERAPY Phoebe Jeebies is taking the art form of drag into dark corners in the hopes of lighting the way for others feeling the pain of mental diagnoses.

Photo Flash: LEANNE BORGHESI : BORGHESI'S BACK! at Don't Tell Mama Photo Photo Flash: LEANNE BORGHESI : BORGHESI'S BACK! at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 24, 2021

The sparkles, feathers, lashes and wigs are back and they are all adorning adorable Leanne Borghesi in her new show at Don't Tell Mama.

BWW Review: Leanne Borghesi Answers The Question, “Where The Hell Has She Been?”  Photo BWW Review: Leanne Borghesi Answers The Question, “Where The Hell Has She Been?” With BORGHESI'S BACK! At Don't Tell Mama
by Bobby Patrick - Jun 22, 2021

Though her setlist consists of very familiar hit songs from Broadway and pop repertoires, the particular selections and where they intersect with her On The Road Again act brought surprise after surprise and laughs on top of laughs. Seriously, who puts Moonraker (a James Bond Theme) in their nightclub act if their name ain’t Bassey?

BWW Review: CELIA MEI RUBIN & FRIENDS SING SETH BISEN-HERSH Packs Don't Tell Mama Wit Photo BWW Review: CELIA MEI RUBIN & FRIENDS SING SETH BISEN-HERSH Packs Don't Tell Mama With Grateful Patrons
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 19, 2021

As Broadway and Off-Broadway performers get back onto the stages of live-entertainment venues in New York City, there are songs that long to be sung... And Seth Bisen-Hersh has plenty to go around.

Photo Coverage: Dave Konig and Elliot Finkel - Music and Comedy at Don't Tell Mama Photo Photo Coverage: Dave Konig and Elliot Finkel - Music and Comedy at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 15, 2021

The comedy and musicianship displayed by comic/actor Dave Konig and music director Elliot Finkel in Don’t Tell Mama last night was reminiscent of the glory days of Borscht Belt Hotels. 

Jackie Theoharis Returns Live To Don't Tell Mama This Month With THE TRUTH ABOUT GREE Photo Jackie Theoharis Returns Live To Don't Tell Mama This Month With THE TRUTH ABOUT GREECE
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2021

In June 2020, Jackie escaped America and got to go to Greece for what ended up being the best summer of her life. Wait..really? How? Find out the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth - αλήθεια - in an evening of songs, stories, and lessons learned from the greatest pieces of land on earth.

Leanne Borghesi Premieres New Series BORGHESI'S BACK! at Don't Tell Mama on June 19th Photo Leanne Borghesi Premieres New Series BORGHESI'S BACK! at Don't Tell Mama on June 19th
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 13, 2021

After taking New York City by storm with her talent and nightclub acts, Leanne Borghesi retreated to her San Francisco home during the pandemic, but she is back in her NYC digs and ready to pick up where she left off. With a new show and a new idea, Leanne is taking up residence at Don't Tell Mama.

This Week's New Theatre Job Listings on BWW - 6/10/2021 Photo This Week's New Theatre Job Listings on BWW - 6/10/2021
by - Jun 10, 2021

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 6/10/2021 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

BWW Review: Artemesia Le Fay Brings us a Visitation From GHOSTS OF WEIMAR PAST Photo BWW Review: Artemesia Le Fay Brings us a Visitation From GHOSTS OF WEIMAR PAST
by Bobby Patrick - Jun 8, 2021

Not all Lady Artemisia's selections are in their mother tongue, but enough of them are to give you a true sense of period, intention, and Weimar tone. And the performances... Oh, my DARLINGS! The performances of each song, evoking each shadow, each sharp angle of the period, reaching through the room as the young lady morphs her vocal production and intonations to fit each dramatic journey the audience must take with her.

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