Skinner will be on hand to perform the works of lyricist Bill Russell, who wrote Side Show and Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens. Skinner is scheduled to sing a tune from the latter, the ballad "My Brother Lived in San Francisco." The series began Monday, Feb. 2 and runs through March 1 at New York’s Duplex Cabaret Theatre. Show time is 7 PM. Joining Skinner on Feb. 23 will be Claire Cooper, Rob Hartmann and lyricist Russell. The final evening — March 1 — will feature Joseph Thalken, Andrew Lippa, Steve Marzullo and Henry Krieger.
Past participants in the New Mondays evenings include Susan Birkenhead, Jason Robert Brown, John Bucchino, William Finn, David Friedman, Julie Gold, Carol Hall, Michael John LaChiusa, Jay Leonhart, Andrew Lippa, Galt MacDermott, Dick Scanlan, Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Tom Jones, John Wallowitch, Frank Wildhorn and David Zippel.
Emily Skinner received a joint Tony Award nomination — with co-star Alice Ripley — for her performance in Side Show. Skinner's other Broadway credits include Jekyll & Hyde, James Joyce's The Dead, The Full Monty and Dinner at Eight.
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.