Why We Do It

Because we love both the music and the exhilaration of live performances. We do it because we want those who, like us — like you — appreciate the unique pleasure of cabaret shows and want to know more about the art and the artists they cherish. We do it because we believe there are multitudes of others to reach and introduce to cabaret so they also experience the pleasure of that special relationship, the music, the charm of the performance and the warmth of the venues.

How You Can Make a Difference

Cabaret Scenes magazine is a publication of the AMERICAN SONGBOOK ASSOCIATION INC., a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the State of New York. Become a supporter with your tax-deductible donation to the American Songbook Association Inc. ASA receives no government or corporate support, depending on contributions from cabaret enthusiasts like you.

Make Your Donation Today!

A donation of $65 ($75 international) or more includes six personal copies of the magazine delivered to your door. All donations, no matter how modest, help us in our work. They return to the donors the satisfaction of knowing that each contribution aids the ASA’s tireless reporting on and publicizing this truly unique, intimate, and vibrant realm of live entertainment, those who pursue it as a career, and the venues in which they share their talents.


Established 1995


Darrell Henline (1928–2003)

Associate Publisher

Peter Leavy


Frank Dain

Design & Production

Creative Director Neil Appelbaum

Contributing Writers

Elizabeth Ahlfors
John Amodeo
Mary Bogue
Fiona Coffey
Alix Cohen
Mychelle Colleary
Chip Deffaa
Lynn DiMenna
Richard Edgcomb
Peter Haas
John Hoglund
Shannon Hunt
David Hurst
Thanasis Kalantzis
Chuck Lavazzi
Peter Leavy
Les Michaels
Michael Miyazaki
Steve Murray
Jerry Osterberg
Stephen Sorokoff
Todd Sussman
Helen Theophanous
Les Traub
Noah Tree
Elliot Zwiebach

Contributing Photographers

Rose Billings
Helane Blumfield
Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Maryann Lopinto
Stephen Sorokoff

Social Media Strategist

Avi Duvdevani

Media Partners

David Kenney/Everything Old Is New Again
Todd Murray/Global Voice Broadcasting
Elliott Ames/The Golden Apple Cabaret Hour
Ron Forman/Sweet Sounds
Jeffrey Williams/At the Ritz