Photo Credit:  Natasha Castillo

Lucille Carr-Kaffashan

“How The Light Gets In”

Friday, September 27 at 7 pm

Thursday, October 17 at 7 pm

Sunday, October 27 at 3:30 pm

Don’t Tell Mama

Bistro and MAC Hanson Award winning vocalist, Lucille Carr-Kaffashan, returns to Don’t Tell Mama this fall with her latest cabaret show, How The Light Gets In. This critically acclaimed show features the work of male singer-songwriters who use their art to give voice to the feelings and experiences that men are typically discouraged from expressing in our society.

Three performances of How The Light Gets In are scheduled at Don’t Tell Mama: on Lucille will be joined by her award-winning band members, music director Jeff Cubeta on piano and back-up vocals, Sean Harkness on guitar, and Matt Scharfglass on bass.

Don’t Tell Mama is located at 343 West 46th Street in New York City, between 8th and 9th Avenues. There is a $20 music charge ($15 for MAC and American Popular Song Society members), plus a two-drink minimum at each performance. Reservations can be made by calling 212-757-0788 after 4 pm, or online at

With direction by David Hilder, this show includes a mix of joyful, moving, and thought-provoking songs by outstanding artists such as Billy Joel, John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Darius Rucker, and others whose work shines a spotlight on the challenges and meaning of men’s lives.

In 2017, Lucille won a Bistro Award for Outstanding Theme Show for her previous cabaret outing, Unwritten, Celebrating 21st Century Female Singer-Songwriters. Her two prior shows were critically acclaimed explorations of the music of The Beatles and of 1970’s female singer-songwriters. She performed for a number of years in the regional theater productions of the New Jersey-based Entertainers Theater before developing her first cabaret act. Since her Don’t Tell Mama debut in 1999, Lucille has presented eleven different one-woman shows at clubs in New York City, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, including Mama Rose’s, The Encore, Helen’s, Odette’s, The Stockton Inn, Bob Egan’s Cabaret Supper Club, and The RRazz Room. She has also appeared as a guest performer in special productions at the Laurie Beechman Theater, The Metropolitan Room and 53 Above in NYC, at Tim McCloone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park, NJ, and at Dino’s Backstage in Glenside, PA.

 Lucille is also the proud recipient of the prestigious Hanson Award, presented each year to one individual by the Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs for excellence in cabaret.