The 31st Annual MAC Awards
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 7pm
BB King Blues Club
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) will honor the legendary Jan Wallman (1922-2015) in an afternoon of songs and stories. Jan offered a step up the ladder to an odd assortment of hopefuls back in the day—Woody Allen, Dick Cavett, Bert Convy, Rodney Dangerfield, Robert Klein, George Segal, Marcia Lewis, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Joanne Worley, Linda Lavin, Joan Rivers and Barbra Streisand. She was paid back with loyalty. She was at the helm of The Duplex and two establishments that bore her name: one on Cornelia Street and the other in the Iroquois Hotel on West 44th Street, both in Manhattan. She was among the cabaret owners, managers and booking agent who founded The Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Club in 1983.
On Sunday, January 29 at 4:00 pm, Jan will be remembered at a special event at New York City’s legendary cabaret venue The Duplex. Scheduled to participate are Scott Barbarino, James Gavin, Richard Holbrook, Sidney Myer, Ricky Ritzel, Lennie Watts and Ronny Whyte. Additional participants TBA.
After the performances, a plaque dedicated to Jan will be unveiled in its permanent place in the entrance to The Duplex’s cabaret room
Seating is limited. Tickets are $15 per person, which includes two drinks, and are only available through the MAC website at http://tinyurl.com/MACJanWallman
MAC Sweatshirts now available for order!
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The 2nd Annual MAC To School Weekend was a smash!
We have many exciting events this fall! Save the dates!
We’ve had a blast at our open mic nights!
MAC ROVING OPEN MIC
The MAC Roving Open Mic returns this month (and the last Tuesday of every month).
Tues Jan 31: 53 Above — Steven Ray Watkins, MD (Host: Lennie Watts)
Tues Feb 28: Laurie Beechman – Ian Herman, MD
Tues Mar 21: The Duplex – William TN Hall, MD***
Tues Apr 25: Don’t Tell Mama – Andrew Sotomayor, MD
Tues May 30: Laurie Beechman – Tracy Stark, MD
*** Note that in March, the Open Mic will be held on the third Tuesday of the month (instead of the usual last Tuesday, because the MAC Awards are being held on the last Tuesday in March.)
The Actors Fund’s new program, The Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative has been created to assist people working in the cabaret industry who seek help for medical needs and concerns made available through the comprehensive services and programs at The Actors Fund.
“I was delighted (but not surprised) that Jamie chose to celebrate her milestone birthday by giving back to the community,” said Actors Fund President Joe Benincasa. “Her support and the donation of time and talent from these award winning artists will go to help so many in need in the cabaret world and in our entire entertainment and performing arts community.”
For More Information, contact The Actors’ Fund (212) 221-7300
The cabaret community lost a legend this year. To see MAC members’ memories of the great Julie Wilson, click here.
The MAC Awards were a smash! Check out the list of winners here!
And click here for all of the photos!