Hot Mess in Manhattan: Cait Doyle's Cabaret Show at the Duplex
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The last date listed for Cait Doyle: Hot Mess in Manhattan was Saturday October 3, 2009 / 9:30pm (Bridal Mess).
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Following a hit run at the New York International Fringe Festival and two sold-out runs at the Duplex Cabaret, the award-winning "Best Ensemble" of Christian Mansfield, Philip Mutz and Ken Urso is back for another summer of Gay Camp. This quick-change farce follows the stories of several young campers who've been shipped off by their parents to Camp Acceptance -- a gay reform camp -- in a desperate attempt to be "fixed." Once there, they encounter an evil headmaster, electrified fences, disco balls and even Michelle Bachmann on the way to ultimately learning how to love one another as well as themselves just the way they are. Learn More
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Featured review from Michelle
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I liked this event very much - paying through Goldstar was actually the best highlight (since it's $10 at the door). Cait was really funny, although at times I thought her transition from song to song could have been better. The room was cozy and I thought her rhymes were good. For $5, there's really no way to not enjoy the evening.
Sometimes life in Manhattan means cosmos and rent stabilized brownstones. Most times, it doesn’t. Meet our everyWOMAN: an unflappable, but lovable, 20-something New Yorker with a dream to "spread the truth" that Carrie Bradshaw is a lie.
Based on creator Doyle’s real life experiences, Hot Mess in Manhattan, is an evolving cross-breed of stand-up and cabaret that creates a vehicle for outstanding composers to showcase their writing styles and reach the musical theatre community hungry for new, relevant music. Composers already featured include Ryan Scott Oliver (Playwrights Horizon’s Mrs. Sharp), Adam Gwon (2008 Fred Ebb Award Winner, Ordinary Days), Gaby Alter (2008 Larson Award Winner), and more. Oliver and Gwon each received 2009 MAC Award nominations for Best Song for their contributions.
Hot Mess In Manhattan conceiver and MAC award winner Cait Doyle was last seen at the Public Theatre in This Preview is Rated RSO. Other notable roles include Cathy in the San Francisco premiere of “The Last 5 Years” and the Fringe Festival’s “Underwear: A Space Musical”. The show is musically directed by Sharon Kenny and is directed by MAC & Bistro award winning Jonathan Whitton.
About the Ticket Supplier: The DuplexThe Duplex Cabaret Theatre is a 70-seat off-Broadway venue that features performances of all types nightly.
Since their humble beginnings in the 1950s, under the auspices of Hal Holbrook, the Duplex's first booking manager, DCT has served as a jewel in the crown of the NYC cabaret world. Performers such as Barbra Steisand, Woody Allen, Joanne Worley, Lovelady Powell, KT Sullivan, Karen Mason and Lea Delaria all are Duplex alumns. DCT audiences have been lucky enough to catch premiere versions of hits like Nunsense; Hello Muddah! Hello Faddah!; and a slew of other new shows.
More recently, DCT has been the venue of choice for The Storefront Theatre's award-winning New Mondays series, featuring new work from composers both up-and-coming and legendary, from Frank Wildhorn to Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse to Galt MacDermot, Jason Robert Brown, Michael John LaChiusa, Andrew Lippa and many others. Also, DCT's popular Dowtown Revivals series features one-night-only engagements from the brightest lights on the cabaret circuit.