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(CANCELLED) MAKE YOUR OWN FUN: Mary Foster Conklin, Amy Engelhardt and John DiPinto
Presented By The Duplex
Sunday, October 4th at 6:30pm EST
Online sale ends: 10/04/15 at 5:00pm EST
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
61 Christopher Street (at the Corner of 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10014
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Mary Foster Conklin, Amy Engelhardt and John DiPinto return to the Duplex to MAKE THEIR Mary Foster Conklin, Amy Engelhardt and John DiPinto return to the Duplex to MAKE THEIR OWN FUN - and yours. The “ladies” are sprung from different parts of New Jersey’s underbelly. Together with the "gentleman," this trio of natural storytellers invite you to join them for a drink, a laugh, and celebration of song.  

Conklin, winner of MAC’s Award for Best Jazz Vocalist, has a true talent for uncovering the lesser known treasures of the Great American Songbook. “Scratch her witty tough-girl-from Jersey patter,” wrote The Washington Post, “and you’ll find a sensitive artist (but not frail) with a wide-ranging boldly colored voice and an open ear for off-beat material.” Her CD, Blues For Breakfast is a tribute to composer Matt Dennis, best known for his hits, “Angel Eyes” and “Violets for your Furs.” The award-winning recording was hailed as ”delightfully dramatic” (Jazz Times) and “a work of art and heart” (powerlineblog.com). Conklin’s latest project, Life is a Bitch - a tribute to Beat poet Fran Landesman, ("Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" and "The Ballad of the Sad Young Men") has been praised by the New York Times as "full of salt and vinegar -- with the intensity and tough humor of someone who might have lived on the bohemian fringe in the late ’40s and ’50s, when the word ‘hip’ meant something." Conklin has performed in clubs throughout the United States and Canada, and can also be seen from time to time singing off various fire escapes as The Lady in the Red Dress with the Renegade Cabaret. 


Engelhardt spent 14 years in a lot of rental cars as the sole female writer/arranger and vocalist in Grammy-nominated, genre-busting vocal "band without instruments" The Bobs. She's shared the stage and/or studio with a wide variety of artists from Barbra Streisand to Neil Young, Harry Shearer, "Weird" Al Yankovic and Roseanne Barr, and sang on many soundtracks, including Jurassic World and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. But Amy's first love was the theater, and her cheeky rock score for BASTARD JONES (developed with a NAMT grant, workshopped last fall and headed for production in 2016) was a Top 10 Finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Conference and the Alec Baldwin Fellowship (the strangest trifecta ever). Amy received MAC’s Dottie Burman Award for Songwriting in 2011 and is the creator and Artistic Producer of TUNE IN TIME, NYC's Olympics of Musical Theatre,” running monthly at the York. And her true passions include garlic, Murray's cheese and the NY Times Sunday crossword puzzle.


John DiPinto was musical director for I'm Getting My Act Together And Taking it On The Road as part of the York Theatre’s' MUFTI seriesand musical director, arranger and orchestrator for the NYMF musicalTrav’lin, featuring the songs of composer J.C. Johnson. Broadway musician credits include: Footloose[title of show], and Victor/Victoria.  Off-Broadway: A Christmas MemoryDisaster! The MusicalLangston in HarlemNor‘malStreakin'!Summer Of '42The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon SkinAs an actor/singer John has appeared in Oil City SymphonyPump Boys And DinettesSmoke On The Mountain, and A Day In Hollywood/A Night In The Ukraine.  He and Mary Foster Conklin have appeared regularly in the Renegade Cabaret in its numerous spiffy venues: a lantern-lit balcony near the Highline, a fire escape on 14th Street, and a willow tree in the East Village.  John is currently an Adjunct Professor at New Jersey City University, and works as a musical director for NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing program. He has composed original music for the University of Pennsylvania’s Mask & Wig shows and the children’s show KId Power And The Planet Protectors.

$15 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*
$20 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*

*Drinks Must be Purchased in the Cabaret Theatre to count towards the Minimum.

Items Not Allowed
No One Under 21 Allowed
Additional Information
Doors open 30 minutes before show time. There is a 2 Drink Minimum per Person in the Cabaret Theatre

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6:30pm to 8:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

General Admission: $15.00


The Duplex Cabaret Theatre<br> 61 Christopher Street (at the Corner of 7th Avenue)<br> New York, 10014


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