Australian musical theatre actress Maree Johnson, star of Les Miserables Down Under, made her cabaret debut in New York Oct. 13 and her act continues Oct. 18 and Oct 25 at Danny’s Skylight Room and Oct. 20 at Eighty Eight’s. Johnson starred in Sydney stagings of Les Miz, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story and My Fair Lady. Her cabaret act won a Sydney Cabaret Convention award, winning her a spot to perform Oct. 12 at the Manhattan Cabaret Convention at Town Hall. Her first performance at Eighty Eight’s was Oct. 13.
Johnson will draw from a song list on her debut, self-titled disc. Among tracks are “My Ship,” “You Can Always Count on Me,” “No One is Alone” and “Ice Cream.”
Danny’s is at 346 West 46th St. Performances are 9 PM. Call (212) 265 8133.
Eighty Eight’s is at 228 West 10th St. Performance is at 10:30 PM. Call (212) 924-0088.
-- By Kenneth Jones