Jamie deRoy will celebrate the release of her newest recording with variety shows on Dec. 2 and 8.
As its title suggests, deRoy's newest recording — "Jamie deRoy & friends — Vol. 4: Family" — celebrates family, offering a collection of songs that focuses on parenthood, sibling rivalry and the simplicities of childhood. The disc will be available on the Harbinger Records label this month.
DeRoy's Dec. 2 party will benefit the New York City Police Foundation, Inc. and will boast performances from Tovah Feldshuh, Daisy Eagan, Penny Fuller, Liz Larsen, Anne Runolfsson, Melanie Vaughan, Sal Viviano and Jonathan Dokuchitz. Among the offerings at the 8 PM concert will be a duet between Runolfsson and Dokuchitz on Billy Joel's "Lullabye" as well as Loni Ackerman's performance of two David Shire tunes, Big's "Stop Time" and the "Norma Rae" anthem, "It Goes Like It Goes." The Dec. 2 evening will be held at the West Bank Café's Laurie Beechman Theater, located in New York City at 407 West 42nd Street. There is a $25 suggested donation, and reservations may be made by calling (212) 695-6909.
The Dec. 8 concert (1:45 PM), held at Restaurant Row's Don't Tell Mama, is a special Kids Show and will feature highlights from deRoy's many recordings. Highlights will include Rondi Charleston and her five-year-old daughter, Emma Ruchefsky; Scott Coulter; Professor Putter; 12 year-old tap dancer Devin Orroyo; as well as members of The Young People Theater Project. Don't Tell Mama is located in N.Y.C. on West 46th Street. There is a $10 cover ($5 for children under 12) plus a two-drink minimum; call (212) 757-0788 for reservations.
Jamie deRoy, a stand-up comic, singer and hostess, has been a longtime fixture on the New York cabaret scene. She is the winner of seven MAC Awards, and her acclaimed variety show, "Jamie deRoy & friends," is celebrating its twelfth year. Her shows are directed by Barry Kleinbort; Rod Hausen is the musical director. —By Andrew Gans