One evening of Self-Indulgence wasn't enough for actor and cabaret star Jason Graae. He's created a new showcase of popular show tunes and comic banter titled Jason Graae — An Evening of Self Indulgence...The Sequel!!!, premiering Aug. 28-Sept. 1 at Los Angeles' Cinegrill.
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. They were the same team that put together the first Evening of Self-Indulgence.
Tickets are $15 with a two-drink or food minimum. The Cinegrill is located in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard. For reservations, call (323) 466-7000. Jason Graae is on the web at http://www.jasongraae.com.
-- By Christine Ehren