MAC and Bistro Award winner Craig Rubano begins the series with a concert Oct. 5 at 7 PM. Another cabaret veteran, Phillip Officer — who also starred on Broadway in Side Show — follows with a concert Oct. 19 at 7 PM. Modern Man, the comedy troupe that offers humorous tunes, will perform at 9 PM on Oct. 19. The three-man group features David Buskin, Rob Carlson and George Wurzbach. Klea Blackhurst, acclaimed for her Ethel Merman tribute, finishes the month with a 7 PM concert Oct. 26. Downtown Revivals, designed to highlight performers who often frequent larger venues with one-night-only concert engagements, debuted in June 2002. Previous concerts have featured such cabaret favorites as Lisa Asher, Amanda Green, Jeff Harnar, John Wallowitch, Baby Jane Dexter, Barbara Fasano and Rick Jensen.
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is located in the West Village at 61 Christopher Street. There is a $12 cover plus a two-drink minimum. For reservations, call (212) 255-5438.