by Sandi Durell
Brrrrrr. . . baby, it is cold outside! But warm and toasty in the clubs and cabarets where you find talent galore here in New York City. After a busy holiday season and New Year, you would think – – time to take a break and relax! No, no, no! So many shows, so many performers to see.
Here’s a short list of some of the shows coming up. Check the club calendars for more and schedule changes.
Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 www.Feinstein’s/54below.com (Jan) 54 Sings Series, Tracie Thoms, Mary Bridget Davies, Samantha Massell, Ute Lemper, Nellie McKay, Jesse Lutrell-Fred Barton Band , Christine Ebersole, Marcie & Zina (Feb) Broadway Originals, Broadway Villains Party, Matildapalozza, Tony Danza, Female 1776, so many more! Gourmet menu!
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com (Jan) Jill Kargman, Isaac Mizrahi, Ricky Nelson Remembered (Feb) John Lloyd Young, Joan Osborne
*Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves) 212 206-0440 www.metropolitanroom.com (food menu) – From Cabaret to Comedy to Drag – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Carol Woods residency, Open Mic Sundays with Deb Berman, *Bobbie Horowitz – It’s Just a Number, Piano Bar at the Underground (Jan) Marilyn Maye, Rebecca Kilgore, Melinda Hughes, Charlie Romo (Paveromo), Remembering Barbara Leavy (Feb) Natasha R. Williams, Karen Oberlin, Stacy Sullivan, Bernie Turns 30 (x2), Aaron Morishita, Oleg Frish, and many, many more!
Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.westbankcafe.com (dinner menu) (Jan) KT Sullivan & Mark Nadler, Niki Sorrentino, Johnny en Rose (Feb) Marta Sanders, Down Mexico Way –much more.
*Don’t Tell Mama 343 W. 46 St. 212 757- 0788 www.donttellmamanyc.com – featuring the best piano bar in NYC, a sumptuous restaurant, and two cabaret rooms – Judy Garland/Liza Minnelli Live Sat. eves, Ken Waldman, Claudine Cassen Jellison, Barb Jungr/John McDaniel, Kevin Burke, Deborah Stone, Sue Matsuki, Bob Diamond, Russel Brauer, Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway, Lynn Henderson, JayCee Dreisen (see calendar for much more)
Birdland Jazz 315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Aves) 212 581-3080 www.birdlandjazz.com (dinner menu) – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Monday evenings, Saturdays -Jay Leonhart/Romoko Ohno (Jan) Karrin Allyson, Natalie Douglas, Nicolas King, Lilliane Montevecchi (Feb) Jay Armstrong Johnson, Catherine Russell, John Pizzarelli–much, much more.
The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.stage72.com –Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography and My Son the Waiter and now Spamilton – (Jan) Mark Nadler, Todd Murray, Stacy Sullivan, Chase & Savannah, *Richard Skipper Celebrates Hello Dolly, (see calendar for more)
Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.pangeanyc.com (dinner menu) –(Jan) Austin Pendleton/Barbara Belier, Kevin Scott Hall (Feb) The Secrety Variety Society, Kim David Smith, Susanne Mack, (see calendar for more)
Dizzys Club Coca Cola www.jazz.org – Jazz at Lincoln Center Top Jazz Artists
Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121 www.iridiumjazzclub.com (dinner menu, check calendar).
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 www.theduplex.com piano bar and cabaret theater (Jan) Guilty Pleasures, Mother Always Said, Offer Only/Jenn Harris, Cardiff – (see complete calendar)
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-900 www.thecuttingroomnyc.com
The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824 www.the-townhall.org
92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 –www.92Y.org – Coming in 2017 Harold Arlen Early Years, Let’s Misbehave Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields/Women of the American Songbook much more.
Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330 www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org
Broadway Sings at the West End Lounge 955 West End Ave. (107th St./West End Ave.) 212.531.4759 www.thewestendlounge.com Open Mic Nites, Bound for Broadway,Comedy, more!
Salon – Multiple Award Winning weekly Open Mic Event, different themes, different performers, created and hosted by Mark Janas with Tanya Moberly-Etcetera, Etcetera – 352 West 44th Street, NYC – Sundays www.markjanasthesalon.com
Midtown Jazz at Midday at St. Peter’s Church, Lexington Ave/54 St. Wednesdays, 12:30 pm 212 935-2200 – www.saintpeters.org (Ronny Whyte presents)
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