By Sandi Durell
Did I just write 2019? Well, how did that happen so fast? But here it is a New Year on the horizon as we all wish for a more peaceful, harmonious world. If music was everywhere in everyone’s life, the world would surely be a better place. So . . . on that note, let’s take a peek and see where some of our cabaret artists are performing come January-February. Don’t forget, this is only a short list, so do visit the individual club websites to see the complete roster of performers!
*Please check the club calendars for complete listings and for schedule changes.
Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 www.54Below.com (Jan) Andrea McArdle/Donna McKechnie, Fred Barton’s Bway Band, 54 Sings Series:Yentl, Jill Eikenberry, Lindsay Mendez, Songs of Rusty Magee, Broadway’s Greatest Hits, Mark Farrelly, more (Feb) Alice Ripley, 54 Salutes Sinatra, Celebrates Aretha, Tovah Feldshuh, Robbie Rozelle, Sondheim Unplugged, A Star is Born, Jana Robbins/Haley Swindal, Charles Busch, many more entertainers – check calendar! Gourmet menu!
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com (Jan) Diana Agron, Hamilton Leithauser (Feb) Isaac Mizrahi; John Lloyd Young –Bemelmans Bar: Earl Rose, Loston Harris, Rolf Barnes
*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 – Seth’s Talent Show (Jan) Ken Waldman, Claudine Cassan, Liora Michelle, Marnie Klar, Yvonne Constant, Ira Lee Collings, Susan Mack, Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway –monthly – Kenneth Gartman (Feb) *Suzanna Ross, *Bobbie Horowitz’ Just a Number, *Margo Brown, Becca Kidwell, Lynda Rodolitz, Katie McGrath, Brian Gari, *Vicki Phillips, Sean Harkness/Marcus Simeone/Lina Koutrakos, Kendra Cunningham, Check Calendar for so many more!!
*The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.triadnyc.com –Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography – (Jan-Feb) Dietrich, Broadways Next Hit Musical, Keybaret!, Dorothy Bishop’s Dozen Divas, Neal Rosenthal Presents, Gina Moffa, Carrie Jackson . . . So Much More!
Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com (Jan-Feb) Dawn Derow, Le Scandal Cabaret, Yael Rasooly, Ginger Minj, Jennifer Robert, Monet X Chang, Dr. Bradley Jones, more, more!- A wonderful restaurant menu! Check the calendar.
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 www.theduplex.com piano bar and cabaret theater – (Jan-Feb) Sabrina Monique, Thea K. Lammers, Gilda Wabbit, A Tale of TwoJillian Green, Natalie Douglas, Kevin Scott Hall/Ura Griban, Mark Nicolson …So many more! Check calendar!
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 www.birdlandjazz.com – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party – Mondays (Jan) Gabrielle Stravelli, Veronica Swift, Kurt Elling, Eric Comstock, Tedd Firth Trio Featuring Everyone, Allan Harris, Ann Hampton Callaway, John Pizzarelli (Feb) Ariana DeBose, Sean Harkness, Carole J. Bufford, Catherine Russell, Susie Mosher, Steve Ross, Cyrille Aimee- a whole lot more including lots of jazz greats and a wide variety of menu selections!
Beach Cafe, 1326 Second Ave. at 70th Street – 212 988-7299 www.TheBeachCafe.com (Jan) Joshua Lance Dixon, Linda Purl, Marissa Mulder, Karen Akers (Feb) Mike Renzi, Celia Berk, Eric Comstock/Barbara Fasano.
Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.pangeanyc.com dinner menu. (Jan) Raquel Cion, Vickie Christina, Rose Levine, Alberto Zayden. Check calendar for more!
The Green Room 42 – 570 10th Ave & 42nd St. 646 449-7792 www.onfournyc.com–Broadway’s Funky Nightclub (Jan-Feb) Christopher Zelno, Spencer Day, Mark William, Anthony Nunziata, Danny Marin, Frances Ruffelle, Lillias White, Martin Vidnovic, so many more and a terrific menu!
Jazz at Lincoln Center www.jazz.org (Jan-Feb) – check the busy calendar for much more.
Appel Room – Carmen de Lavallade, Tony Yazbeck, Christine Ebersole, Jennifer Lewis
Dizzys Club Coca Cola – Andy Milne/La Tanya Hall
Rose Theater – Dianne Reeves
Two E on Open Table – Pierre Hotel 212 940-8113, email TwoE@tajhotels.com, 2 East 61 Street off 5th Ave. – New Monthly Cabaret Series – check calendar.
Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at W. 51 Street, 212 582-2121 www.iridiumjazzclub.com (dinner menu) – check calendar for schedule.
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-9000 www.thecuttingroomnyc.com See calendar.
The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824 www.thetownhall.org – See Calendar.
92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists and More – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 –www.92Y.org – Check calendar.
Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330 www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org Check calendar.
*Salon – Multiple Award Winning Weekly Open Mic Moves to Don’t Tell Mama Sunday evenings, different performers, created and hosted by Mark Janas, Tanya Moberly, Producer www.donttellmamanyc.com 343 W. 46 St., NYC www.markjanasthesalon.com
The DJango in The Roxy Hotel – #2 Avenue of the Americas, 212 519-6649 www.thedjangonyc.com Jazz artists (small plate menu)
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!
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)
Sandi Durell’s Theater Pizzazz Cabaret Listings can also be found at www.thethreetomatoes.com & www.theaterlife.com Theater (Broadway & Off), Cabaret reviews, news, interviews, opening nights, videos and more appear at www.TheaterPizzazz.com *Denotes Advertisers