Cabaret fixture Amanda Green will bring her act, Put a Little Love in Your Mouth, back to Manhattan on Dec. 21 at 8 PM.
Mouth, which features tongue-in-cheek songs by Green, played Off-Broadway's Second Stage on July 16, 2001. This time the venue is The Laurie Beechman Theater at the Westbank Cafe.
Among stars lending their voices to Green's work last summer were Brooks Ashmanskas and Mario Cantone. They will return for this holiday edition of Love, joining Jim Caruso, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Kim Lindsay and Jessica Molaskey.
Cantone has acted in a couple New York Shakespeare Festival productions — The Tempest and The Taming of the Shrew — and sparked the success of last season's The Crumple Zone.
Green's previous shows have included Take It Like Amanda. She is theatre royalty, of sorts: Her parents are Phyllis Newman and Adolph Green. Her comic performance style and original music and lyrics have been called a cross between Nashville and New York sophistication. Among her past songs: "We Broke Up, I Broke Down," "Every Time a Friend Succeeds A Little Piece of Me Dies Inside," "Took a Lot of Money to Look This Cheap" and "The Best Piece of Ass in Savannah." Her gentle, affectionate song, "On Daddy's Shoulders," has moved audiences to tears. Tickets are $20. The Beechman Theater is located at 407 West 42nd Street. Call (212) 695-6909.
—By Robert Simonson
and Kenneth Jones