Stephanie J. Block (The Cafe Carlyle)




By Sandi Durell


Happy New Year Everyone! Can it almost/already be 2020? We can’t stop the clock but with the slew of cabaret entertainment ahead in January and February you’ll want to stop and see some spectacular shows and talent. A small sampling awaits you here!

Get out your winter gear and warm up at any of the venues below.

*Please check the club calendars below for complete listings and for schedule changes.


Tony Yazbeck

Jeremy Jordan

Beth Leavel


Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551  (Jan) John Lloyd Young, Four Phantoms, Tuesdays w/Robbie Rozelle, 54 Celebrates Mel Brooks, 54 Salutes Frank Sinatra, 54 Sings Dolly Parton, Beth Leavel, Tony Yazbeck, Andy Karl & Orfeh, Christine Andreas (Feb) Broadway Ballyhoo!, Tovah Feldshuh, Jeremy Jordan, Anthony Nunziata, Marcy & Zina, and a whole lot more– check calendar! Gourmet menu!


Isaac Mizrahi


The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 – Woody Allen/Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Bank Mondays (Jan) Hamilton Leithauser, Isaac Mizrahi (Feb) Stephanie J. Block (Mar) Joan Osborne, Betty Buckley . . .  Bemelmans Bar (check roster of entertainers)


Tanya Moberly


*Don’t Tell Mama 343 W. 46 St. 212 757- 0788 – featuring the best piano bar in NYC, a sumptuous restaurant, and two cabaret rooms  – * Salon Weekly Open Mic; Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway –monthly / Seth’s Talent Show/Mama’s Next Big Act – monthly…(Jan) Jeffrey Passero,  Justine Goggin,Alexis Molnar, Tanya Moberly: Moberly at Mama’s Monthly, Rian Keating, Marci Kraft, Bob Diamond, Browyn Rucker/John Philip  (Feb) *Bobbie Horowitz/It’s Just a Number, Lisa Viggiano, Susanne Mack, Stephanie Trudeau, Rochelle & Paul Chamlin, more. Check Calendar!!


*The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 –Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography – (Jan) Sinatra Comes to New York, Stephanie Nakasian/Matt Baker, Larry Storch 97the Birthday Bash, Dorothy Bishop’s Dozen Divas, Broadways Next HIT Musical, Housewives of Secaucus (Feb) David Dean Bottrell, Pam Ann, Karl Dixon and so many more!

Laurie Beechman Theatre – West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909  On-going: Le Scandal Cabaret & Broadway Sessions (Jan) Wendy Sherl, Joanne Halev, Kim Grogg, Stephanie Crawford (Feb) Ms. PAK-MAN, Leslie and Lolly . . . many more. Great restaurant menu! Check Calendar!

Karrin Allyson

Marilyn Maye

Catherine Russell


Birdland Jazz/Birdland Theater: Double Your Pleasure Double Your Fun in Two Classy Rooms – (315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Ave) 212 581- 3080  – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party – Mondays (Jan) Marilyn Maye, Billy Stritch Trio, Veronica Swift, Kurt Elling, Eric Comstock/Sean Smith/Barbara Fasano, The Line Up w/Susie Mosher, Clint Holmes w/Billy Stritch, Peter Cincotti, Count Basie Orchestra, Natalie Douglas, Karrin Allyson, Hot Sardines (Feb) Julie Halston, Barbara Fasano, Lionel Hampton Big Band, Sean Harkness, Catherine Russell, Carole J. Bufford, Karen Oberlin, Jane Monheit & a whole lot more including lots of jazz greats and a terrific menu.


Kathleen Turner



The Green Room 42 – 570 10th Ave & 42nd St. 646 449-7792 *no minimums – Broadway’s Funky Nightclub  (Jan-Feb) Kathleen Turner Elizabeth Ward Land, Rosemary Loar, Reeve Carney, Boy Band Brunch, Samantha Sidley,Danny Marin – check calendar for many more and great menu!

The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255 -5438 piano bar and cabaret theater – (Jan-Feb)  Woman on Fire, Clara Regula, The Brass Menagerie, Molly Pope, Sasha Weiss, Kenny Harmon, Vera & friends,… many more! Check Calendar!



The Beach Cafe, 1326 Second Ave. at 70th Street – 212 988-7299 (Jan-Feb) Lisa Viggiano, Deborah Stone, Marissa Mulder, Karen Akers, Sandy Stewart/Nicolas King w/Mike Renzi, Eric Comstock/Barbara Fasano, Danny Bacher, Katy Richter, KT Sullivan;more.


Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 dinner menu. (Jan-Feb) Tulis McCall, *Bits & Pieces-Austin Pendleton/Barbara Bleier, Hannah Reimann, Raquel Coin, David Clement, Susanne Mack, Lauren Fraaza, . . . and more!


Morgan Reilly – Kathryn Francisco


Hidden Cabaret – 707 Eighth Ave. at W. 45 St.  A New Cabaret Space! (Jan) Morgan Reilly and Kathryn Francisco; Erin Sullivan in With Love, Marilyn and more. Check the webiste:

Jazz at Lincoln Center  (Jan-Feb) – a sampling below . . .

Dizzys Club Coca Cola – Marilyn Maye

Rose Theater – Dianne Reeves

Two E on Open Table – Pierre Hotel 212 940-8113, email, 2 East 61 Street off 5th Ave. – New Monthly Cabaret Series – check calendar.

Iridium Jazz Club  Broadway at W. 51 Street, 212 582-2121 (dinner menu) – check calendar for schedule.

The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-9000  See calendar.

The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824 – Feb. 6 – Voices for Voiceless Benefit : All star cast: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O’Hara, Megan Hilty and Laurie Metcalf.

92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists and More – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – Check calendar.

Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. 212 50l-1330  (Jan/Feb) Broadway Playhouse –Charles Strouse muscials

*Salon – Multiple Award Winning Weekly Open Mic at Don’t Tell Mama Sunday evenings, different performers and hosts, created by Mark Janas, Tanya Moberly, Producer 343 W. 46 St., NYC

The DJango in The Roxy Hotel –  #2 Avenue of the Americas, 212 519-6649 Jazz artists (small plate menu)

Broadway Sings at the West End Lounge 955 West End Ave. (107th St./West End Ave.) 212.531.4759 Open Mic Nites, Bound for Broadway,Comedy, more!

Midtown Jazz at Midday at St. Peter’s Church, Lexington Ave/54 St. Wednesdays, 12:30 pm 212 935-2200 – (Ronny Whyte presents and more)


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