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Dream Street Cabaret

Tonight (Wed. Dec. 22) and tomorrow night concludes Christmas from Broadway, a Holiday Revue benefiting BC/EFA at SAM'S Dream Street Cabaret

Sam's, New York's Oldest Theatre Bar & Restaurant, at 263 West 45th Street (between Broadway & 8th Avenue) has been presenting a very special show Christmas from Broadway during the month of December. The final performances are tonight and tomorrow at 8:30 pm and 11:00 pm.

Christmas from Broadway is created by Ken Lundie & Michael Davids and hosted by Dale Badway. There is also original holiday music by Rick Crom, Bob Ost & Brad Ross. Starring in the musical revue are Angela Covington, Anthony Galde, Doreen Montalvo, William Reinking & Sam Riegel with Brian Gallagher, Christian Stuck & Dawn Ward. There have been nightly suprise celebrity guests including: Rick Crom, Bob Evan, Michael Kubala, Eric Michael Gillett, Douglas Ladnier, Faith Prince, Ken Prymus, Ernie Sabella, Steven Sein-Granger and others.

Christmas from Broadway at Dream Street Cabaret is a dynamic holiday show that celebrates the season with a new Holiday Revue featuring songs from Broadway shows such as "We Need A Little Christmas" (Mame), "New Deal For Christmas" (Annie), "Hard Candy Christmas" (Best Little Whorehouse) and "Sing A Little Song of Christmas" (Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular) to just name a few. There is also new holiday music from some of today's new theatre composers and lyricists. This is an official BC/EFA event with all proceeds from the show being donated to them.

Late this Fall, Sam's re-opened with a complete new renovation of the historical theatrical establishment. Sam's has been a proud part of the Broadway community for 70 years. Dream Street Cabaret is a new endeavor for Sam's (the show officially began Nov. 3rd). The cabaret show stars Ken Lundie and Dale Badway. Surrounding a new baby grand piano Dream Street Cabaret features the best of Broadway and Tin Pan Alley. The show is performed in the newly enlarged main dining room with its raised stage (with a spectacular backdrop of beveled glass) and new sound and light equipment.

Ken Lundie is a popular musical director / actor / singer. He has been associated with Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Crazy For You, Jekyll and Hyde and he was the musical director for the legendary Moose Murders. Dale Badway has a distinguished list of leading roles in numerous musicals in regional and stock theatres throughout the country including such shows as Meet Me in St. Louis, Bye Bye Birdie, Drood and Sweet Charity. Dale recently appeared in a Rodgers and Hammerstein revue in Floriday.

Sam's has expanded its menu for the new operation, including a new bakery now on premise for wonderful breads and delicious deserts. Sam's is the perfect place for late night dining, drinks and entertainment. With Dream Street Cabaret, Sam's is open until 4:00 a.m., Wednesday through Saturday. For reservations please call (212) 719-5416.

Even if you miss the current benefit for BC/EFA, Sam's is a definite spot to be visited on your next New York jaunt! Dream Street Cabaret has been extended and there is no Cover Charge.

See you Friday!

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