Cabaret Convention & Help the Theatre Survive

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Thanks to Sandi Durell for sharing two fabulous events, the Cabaret Convention which goes virtual this year, and a special event that is now streaming that will benefit the theatre and the Actors’ Fund.

Oct. 19-21. 2020 Cabaret Convention

Cabaret Convention & Help the Theatre Survive

Different but still remarkable in its unrelenting quest to honor and preserve one of the finest art forms around, the 2020 Cabaret Convention will be a virtual wonder of talent. Beginning Mon. Oct. 19 thru Wed. Oct. 21, you can see the great talent streaming live from some of our most treasured New York City night spots: Don’t Tell Mama, The Green Room 42, West Bank Cafe, The Duplex, Pangea and more, all hosted by the Mabel Mercer Foundations’s Artistic Director KT Sullivan! The dates are FREE (register here) with the hope of your support and donations, all except for closing night Thurs. Oct. 22 when you can purchase a ticket HERE – REGISTER

The Theatre Will Survive Continues

Cabaret Convention & Help the Theatre Survive

If you were unable to join the reveal of the much talked about The Theatre Will Survive when it was originally broadcast by (via MetropolitanZoom) on August 31,2020 benefitting The Actors Fund, now’s your chance to not only see the entire program, including the music video with 29 Broadway performers, but to be part of the solution by donating $20 to The Actors Fund. You’ll also have the pleasure of seeing the LIVE Q & A with many of the performers and special guests who attended, hosted by Sandi Durell and Michael Colby.

The stars featured include Christine Andreas, Sarah Uriarte Berry, Christina Bianco, Chuck Cooper, Robert Cuccioli, Marc dela Cruz, George Dvorsky, Anita Gillette, Jason Graae, Ann Harada, Leah Hocking, Richard Jay-Alexander, Judy Kaye, Jeff Keller, Eddie Korbich, Michael McCormick, N’Kenge, Barry Pearl, Gabriella Pizzolo, Stephanie Pope, Faith Prince, Courtney Reed, T. Oliver Reid, Steve Rosen, Jennifer Sanchez, Analise Scarpaci, Tony Sheldon, Ryan Silverman and Paulo Szot. Special Guest appearances include Ben Vereen and Len Cariou. The song is written by Michael Colby (lyricist) and Ned Paul Ginsburg (composer/orchestrator).  The video creation is by Michael Yeshion.

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  • Sandi Durell

    Sandi Durell is Publisher/Editor of and has been writing, reviewing, producing, having a voice in the theater, cabaret and entertainment communities for over 25+ years. She is a Voting Member of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards; member of the American Theatre Critics Association. Sandi is a producer of Broadway & Hollywood Live! Revues (; has produced numerous Songwriter Events for the American Popular Song Society (APSS – formerly New York Sheet Music Society on which she is a Board member); the benefit CD “Our Heart Sings;” is a producer on the Award winning film “Broadway the Golden Age” (with Rick McKay) and has produced a variety of entertainment events for most of her career. She is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU – Advisory Board),100+ year old Dutch Treat Club, The Lambs; an occasional theater “angel” and has had a career as a vocalist-performer. Her column can also be found at

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