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.)
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.