Author Archive: Kevin Scott Hall

Kevin Scott Hall performed in cabaret clubs for many years and recorded three CDs, including “New Light Dawning” in 1998, which received national airplay. He also worked at the legendary piano bar, Rose’s Turn, and has taught cabaret workshops and directed shows since 1995. Kevin earned his MFA in Creative Writing at City College of New York. He is an adjunct professor in the Theatre and English departments at City College and Borough of Manhattan Community College. His novel, “Off the Charts!” was published in 2010, and his memoir, “A Quarter Inch from My Heart” (Wisdom Moon), in 2014. Kevin writes a monthly column and entertainment features for Edge Media Network, writes reviews for BistroAwards.com, and freelances for other publications.

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Marnie Klar

Marnie Klar

June 22, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Marnie Klar returns to Don’t Tell Mama with her new show, “Home,” which she tells us is about finding her true, authentic self. She reveals that it was developed as her reaction to her previous show, “Accidental Happiness,” which was based on a stressful incident in her life. Lest you think that “Home” suggests warm, […]

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Peggy Eason

Peggy Eason

June 19, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Peggy Eason’s latest show, “I’ll Show Them All,” was all about defiance and overcoming, mixed in with an unfettered joy of living. Dressed regally in a shimmering black and silver checkered gown and purple jacket, along with her trademark sunglasses, Eason took to the stage and planted herself firmly in the center and, like a […]

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Teresa Fischer

Teresa Fischer

May 28, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Teresa Fischer’s latest offering, “Destinations and Detours,” isn’t what you might think: It’s not so much a travelogue of songs about different destinations; rather, it seems to be Fischer’s own time-travel back to a simpler time and place, growing up in Missouri amidst dime stores, Dairy Queens, and a favorite black Schwinn bicycle. “When you […]

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Linda Miller

Linda Miller

May 16, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Actress and singer Linda Miller, who recently played Ronnie Spector in the HBO film Phil Spector, brings her imitative powers to life at Stage 72 with her show “Legendary Ladies of Music.” Not content to just vocally mimic the legends, Miller has a costume and wig change for each one, making a remarkable transformation into […]

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New York’s Next Top Drag Queen Contest

New York’s Next Top Drag Queen Contest

April 20, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Perhaps taking his cue from the success of the club’s summer MetroStar Talent Challenge, the Metropolitan Room’s Joseph Macchia—one of the busiest cabaret producers on the scene—has come up with “New York’s Next Top Drag Queen Contest,” now in its second year. It runs every Monday night until the winner is crowned on May 5. […]

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John Minnock

John Minnock

April 4, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Boston’s John Minnock has recently been heading down to New York about once a month to build a following in these parts. As evidenced by the nearly sold-out crowd that greeted him on the night I saw him, he’s apparently succeeding at his goal. Slowly approaching the stage wearing a basic black jacket over a […]

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Champagne Pam

Champagne Pam

March 15, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The delightful Champagne Pam (the self-chosen sobriquet of Pamela Lewis) recently came to Don’t Tell Mama with her show “Daddy’s Little Girl,” which originally played several performances at the Laurie Beechman Theatre last year. It is a gimmick-free and refreshing autobiographical show about the love of family. As she said in the show, “I just […]

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Burlesque to Broadway

Burlesque to Broadway

February 12, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The vivacious Quinn Lemley, best known in cabaret circles for her tribute shows to Rita Hayworth some years back, has returned with an ambitious production, Burlesque to Broadway, a loving look at the famous women who blazed a trail through the clubs, and also an updated take on the art form itself. There is never […]

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Jen Chapin

Jen Chapin

January 26, 2014 | By | 4 Comments

Singer-songwriter Jen Chapin, who straddles the line between folk and pop (with rock and jazz influences), is, like the best artwork or wine or chocolate, perhaps not best appreciated by the masses that indulge in the let’s-try-to-please-everybody stylings (if they can be called such) of current hitmakers like Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, or Rihanna. It’s […]

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Katie Bland

Katie Bland

December 26, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

If Chelsea Handler (TV’s Chelsea Lately) sang and decided to do a cabaret act, she might well turn out to be like Katie Bland, a blonde, vivacious, take-no-prisoners singer and comic storyteller who bulldozes her way through her dating life in her one-woman show “They’re in Love, Where Am I?” at the Duplex. The downtown […]

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