After two successful runs of his An Evening of Self-Indulgence at Los Angeles' Cinegrill, Broadway and cabaret star Jason Graae returns to record his work Sept. 18. The only thing he needs is an audience, so he's offering free admission to the 6:30 and 9:30 performances of his sixty minute set.
Graae never revealed much about the show, except that he will sing selections from his newest release, "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile: Jason Graae Sings Charles Strouse." Merely, An Evening of Self Indulgence will be, as the release states, "a self serving journey to God knows where."
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 be taking his act to New York City's Firebird Club in Oct., 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.
The free admission does not include the two drink or food minimum. The Cinegrill is located in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard. For reservations, contact Fynsworth Alley at (877) 773-FYNS or firstname.lastname@example.org. -- By Christine Ehren