Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel's cabaret act, Love Song and Other Crap, popular at New York City's Don't Tell Mama earlier in 1999, returns there for two shows, 8 PM Nov. 7 and 6 PM Dec. 5.
New songs by singer-lyricist Burkell (once of Broadway's Titanic) and pianist-composer Loesel have been added to the act, and Burkell has a new scene with actress June Havoc (interacting, as he did earlier in the year, with an old how-to-act recording featuring Havoc).
The collaborators have collected a number of songs over the years, some heard at the professional Barn Theatre in Augusta, MI, where Burkell was a favorite summer-season actor and Loesel was music director for several years.
Their musical, Six of One, had a reading in New York in fall 1998 with Ragtime's Marin Mazzie and others. It is still in development, according to Loesel, who said a demo was recorded in late 1998.
Reservations are recommended. Don't Tell Mama is at 343 W. 46th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues). Call (212) 757-0788. -- By Kenneth Jones