Jana Robbins Sings Styne & Sondheim, Remembering the Gypsy in Her Soul, at Helen's in NYC Dec. 5-26

News   Jana Robbins Sings Styne & Sondheim, Remembering the Gypsy in Her Soul, at Helen's in NYC Dec. 5-26
Jana Robbins, late of the touring and Broadway productions of The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, is unveiling her new cabaret act, Gypsy in My Soul, in The Hideaway Room at Helen's, starting Dec. 5.
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Robbins, who played stripper Mazeppa and was Tyne Daly's standby for Gypsy 15 years ago, plays Sundays at 7 PM at Helen's (formerly Judy's) on Eighth Avenue between 18th and 19th streets in Chelsea. Her musical director is Gerry Diefenbach, who also provides vocals.

In the evening at The Hideaway Room, Robbins — whose credits also include Broadway's Romance/Romance, I Love My Wife, Crimes of the Heart and Good News — reminisces about standing by for Tyne Daly and sings "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Rose's Turn," "Small World," "You'll Never Get Away From Me" and "Together Wherever We Go." (Expect a surprise Mazeppa turn, complete with trumpet, she said.)

Also heard will be songs by Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers & Hart, Brian Gari, Cy Coleman and more.

Robbins' previous cabaret in recent years was One Hell of a Ride, featuring the music of Cy Coleman, who died Nov. 18. A one-night tribute benefit of that show will be announced soon, Robbins told Playbill On-Line.

Gypsy in My Soul opened the Midtown Cabaret Festival in fall 2004. Its December dates are Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26.

In addition to her acting and singing, Robbins is one of the producers of the new Broadway musical Little Women.

Admission to Gypsy in My Soul is $25 cover, with a two drink minimum. For reservations, call (212) 206 0609.

For more information, visit www.janarobbins.com.

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