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Established in 1982, Don’t Tell Mama is celebrating over 30 years as a world famous entertainment destination.
Where's the name come from? "Cabaret," of course!
When "Cabaret" heroine Sally Bowles performs at The Kit Kat Club, she sings a racy, flirtatious song entitled "don’t tell mama", explaining to the audience that her mama thinks she is living in a convent but actually she is working in a nightclub in a pair of lacy pants!
Countless luminaries have come through the doors of Don't Tell Mama, including Liza Minnelli, Paul Newman, Joan Rivers, and Bette Midler, to name a few.
Rising stars aren't the only ones at Don't Tell Mama. While they're on stage, the seats are littered by local theater folk, including theater critics and journalists.
Don't Tell Mama also sweeps the Restaurant Row award for "open latest," with hours stretching until 2:30am on weeknights and 3:30am on weekends.
Cover photo credit ab_ariyanto via Instagram.