Actor and cabaret star Jason Graae already gave New York City one Evening of Self Indulgence, but he didn't think it was enough. He’s brought back An Evening of Self Indulgence for a Dec. 5-9 run, this time at Arci's Place.
Graae never revealed much about the show, which has played several dates in Los Angeles and was recorded live Sept. 18, except that he’d sing selections from his newest release, "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile: Jason Graae Sings Charles Strouse." Merely, An Evening of Self Indulgence is, as the release states, "a self serving journey to God knows where."
With bi-coastal credits, Graae did Broadway's Falsettos, A Grand Night for Singing, Stardust, Snoopy and Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? and Los Angeles productions of Forbidden BroadwayY2KLA, Forbidden Hollywood, Ragtime and the Reprise! staged readings of Of Thee I Sing and The Boys From Syracuse opposite David Hyde Pierce. Graae will release a second solo CD in 2001 and has filmed a role in "On Edge," a mockumentary of the women's figure skating world, to be released in the future.
Actress Heather Lee (Guys & Dolls, Beauty and the Beast) directs with Gerry Sternbach as musical director and pianist.
Tickets are $30 with a $15 minimum. For reservations, call (212) 532 4370. Arci's Place is located at 450 Park Avenue between 30th and 31st Street. Arci's Place is on the web at http://www.arcisplace.com. -- By Christine Ehren