Monday, January 17, 2011

Update from Producer Tanya Moberly - "The Best of Off-Broadway!"

SALON, that unique, Bistro & MAC Award winning Weekly Open Mic Event created and hosted by Mark Janas returns to Etcetera, Etcetera - 352 West 44th Street, NYC 10036 – on Sunday, January 23rd from 7-10:30PM.

The optional theme for the evening is “The Best of Off-Broadway”! A ...My Name is Alice, A New Brain, After the Fair, Altar Boyz, And the World Goes 'Round, Annie Warbucks, Assassins, Bat Boy, Beautiful Dreamer,The Big,Bad Musical, Birds of Paradise, Boobs!, Boy Meets Boy, Charlotte Sweet, Closer Than Ever, Clue, Dames at Sea, Diamond Studs!, Dream True, Eating Raoul, Ernest in Love, Falsettoland, The Fantasticks, Floyd Collins, Forbidden Broadway, Godspell, The Golden Apple, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, In Trousers, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Living in Paris, The Last Five Years, Little Mary Sunshine, Little Shop of Horrors, Love, Janis, The Mad Show, March of the Falsettos, Musical Chairs, Newsical, Nunsense, O Pioneers!, Oil City Symphony, Olympus on My Mind, Once on This Island, Reefer Madness, Snoopy!!!, The Thing About Men, Three Postcards, The Threepenny Opera, Urinetown, Walmartopia, The Wild Party, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Your Own name a few dozen.

Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon.

Our Co-Host will be Musical Theatre Composer & Entertainer Jimmy Roberts! Jimmy's musical scores include: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (1996) and The Thing About Men (2003), both with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro. I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change was nominated for Best Musical by both the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama Desk and became the second-longest running Off-Broadway musical in theater history (6,000 performances). It has also been translated into Chinese, Korean, Spanish, German, French, Catalan, Hebrew, Czech and Hungarian. The Thing About Men was voted Best Musical of the 2003/2004 season, by the New York Outer Critics Circle. His children's musical, The Velveteen Rabbit (1986, book and lyrics by James Still), toured the United States for a decade, and he contributed individual songs to two other Off Broadway revues, A . . . My Name is Still Alice and Pets! (lyrics by June Siegel).

Our Salon Spotlight will feature the Very Talented Jim Brochu & Steve Schachlin! Jim & Steve have won multiple awards (Drama Desk, Helen Hayes, Carbonell, L.A. Drama Critics, Ovation) for writing and performing The Last Session, The Big Voice: God or Merman? and Zero Hour. For more information: /

There will be a $10 cash cover collected at the door by Blogette, Sierra Rein, and a $15 food/drink minimum (cash or credit) per person. (For further information visit or call 212-399-4141). There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. Doors open and sign up begins at 6:15pm with 'Etceterette', Janice Hall.

Salon continues every Sunday! (except February 6th & February 27th)

January 30th:
Theme: Crazy for You - Mental Health or Lack Thereof
Co-Host: Jay Rogers

February 6th: NO SALON

February 13th:
Theme: Love & Desire
Co-Hosts: MSM Students

February 20th:
Theme: That's Historical!
Co-Host: Miles Phillips

February 27th: NO SALON

March 6th:
Theme: Rock On!
Co-Hosts: Hey Guy

March 13th:
Theme: Blues in the Night
Co-Host: Joan Crowe

March 20th:
Theme: It's In The Stars
Co-Host: Maureen Taylor

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