Don't Tell Mama, the iconic cabaret set in a 19th century townhouse, is the ideal setting for this hilarious melodrama of the Bowery underworld, starring Darlene Violette in the title role, and featuring a colorful audience who will strut around the room in corsets, mermaid skirts, ballgowns, Moulin Rouge finery, can-can dancer chic, bowties, suspenders, derbies, and all.
Judges will select the best costumes and award prizes. Dress to impress and go home with a certificate for dinner-for-two, coupons for gifts at local jewelers, and gay apparel with an 1890s vibe such as bowties, garters, bustiers, and fishnet gloves.
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• • See "Diamond Lil" This Autumn! • •
• • By popular demand, actress Darlene Violette — — and the wonderful cast who brought the Bowery denizens and Suicide Hall’s ne’er-do-wells to life — — will return in “Diamond Lil” for several evening performances at Don’t Tell Mama [343 W. 46th Street] on these dates in 2013:
• • 7:30pm on Sunday October 27th — Hallowe'en Party — come in 1890s costume!
• • 7:00pm on Sunday November 3rd — vote for Gus Jordan for Sheriff Night.
• • 8:30pm on Sunday November 10th
• • 7:00pm on Sunday November 17th
• • 7:00pm on Sunday November 24th
• • Call after 4pm to reserve a seat: 212-757-0788;
• • Closest MTA subway stations: 42nd St./ Times Sq. via A, C, E, 1, 2, 3
• • The public is invited (suitable for age 18 and over). Join us as we turn the iconic NYC nightspot Don't Tell Mama into Gus Jordan's "Suicide Hall"!
• • The Cast: Starring Darlene Violette as Diamond Lil, Queen of the Bowery and also featuring Sidney Myer, Anthony DiCarlo, Joanna Bonaro, Gary Napoli, Juan Sebastian Cortes, Kimmy Foskett, Jim Gallagher and live music by Brian McInnis
• • Watch a Video of "Diamond Lil" • •
• • http://youtu.be/
• • Read a Review of "Diamond Lil" • •
• • L'Idea Magazine's editors had a lot to say. Here's the link: http://www.lideamagazine.com/
• • Staying faithful to the gritty themes in the novel written by Mae West, LindaAnn Loschiavo trimmed the work to 85 minutes for a cast of eight.
• • Come up and see Mae West for yourself at The Mae West Blog MaeWest.blogspot.com.