Composer and producer Paul Rolnick, who is coincidentally married to cabaret star Karen Mason, will accompany his wife as she sings one of his original compositions at the twelfth "Cabaret on the Record" event at Arci's Place on Jan. 29.
Titled "Cabaret on the Record, Volume Seven, Part 2" the event is conceived, produced and directed by Maryann Lopinto. Wes McAfee is the musical director. Stan Martin hosts.
As reported earlier, the stars already scheduled to perform at the event include Mason, David Friedman, Jack Donahue, Jaymie Meyer, Alexandra Billings, Sammy Goldstein, Georga Osborne, Julie Reyburn, Deborah Bean and Lennie Watts.
The event is a combination cabaret-booster and Broadway Cares benefit. Broadway Cares takes 100 percent of the door and the participating artists all bring their CDs which they sell for profit. Arci's Place, known for its cuisine, makes its money from the food and drinks sold.
According to production notes, plans are being drafted to present "Cabaret on the Record" in Chicago this May and in Los Angeles this June. Similar events are could also take place in Australia and London. Dinner seating begins at 6:30, with an 8 PM show time. There is a $25 music charge and a $15 food and drink minimum. Arci's Place is located at 450 Park Avenue South. For reservations call (212) 532-4370.
—By Murdoch McBride