by Sandi Durell
The weather is hot, the cabarets and clubs are even hotter! What’s happening in NYC nightlife doesn’t go on vacation; it keeps right on going.
Here’s a short list of some of the shows coming up. Check the club calendars for more performers or change of schedules.
Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 www.Feinstein’s/54below.com – Gourmet menu! (July) Rob McClure, John Lloyd Young,The Skivvies,Alice Ripley/Emily Skinner, Jennifer Damiano, 54 Celebrates: Prince, 54 Sings 1776, Pajama Game, Hair, Jukebox Musicals (Aug) Ronan Tynan, Norbert Leo Butz, American Psycho Sings Duncan Sheik,Robert Davi, Michael Feinstein (see calendar for much more)
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com – Vacation time.
*Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves) 212 206-0440 – www.metropolitanroom.com (snack menu) – From Cabaret to Comedy to Drag – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Open Mic Sundays with Susan Winter and Deb Berman, (July) MetroStar Talent Challenge, Maureen Taylor, Ruth Carlin, Celia Berk, Stacy Sullivan, Steve Washington, honoring Larry Storch, Vivian Reed, Beverly Taki, Jillian Laurain, Jim & Steve, Shawn Moninger, Karen Oberlin (Aug) Rev.Yolanda, Carol Woods, Carla Cooke, Charlie Poveromo, John Gabriel, Blake Zolfo, Jeff Harnar, Operetta-Jason Graae, Billy Roe, Minda Larsen, This is Your Night Joe Sirola, Mexican Affair, Dane Vannetta, Gregory Driscoll – and much more!
Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com (dinner menu) – Cynthia Lee Fontana, BenDeLaCreme,Joel Creasey,Marilyn in Fragments, Amy Sings Yma Sumac,Vienna to Weimar,Broadway Sessions, 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 Live Sat. eves, Tanya Soberly, Lynne Charnay, Woody Regan/Ann McCormack,Nancy Witter,Anya Turner/Robert Grusecki,Meg Flather, Gregory Harrell (see calendar for 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; Barbara Carroll Saturdays (July) Tony Yazbeck, Sean Harkness/Will Galison, Lesli Margherita, Count Basie Orchestra (Aug) Django Reinhardt Festival, Keala Settle/Frank Wildhorn – much, much more.
Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121 www.iridiumjazzclub.com (dinner menu) – (July) Dave Damiani/Molly Ringwald, Sharon Clark; ScoBar presents Veronica Swift (check calendar for more).
The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.stage72.com – Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography and My Son the Waiter – (July) Lillias White, Duchess, Spamilton, Black Pearls & Diamonds in Harlem, See calendar for more.
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 www.theduplex.com piano bar and cabaret theater – (July) Phillip Taratula, Viva La Diva, The Lost Ones, Guilty Pleasures, Dallas DuBois (Aug) Kiko & Tuna, A Way Back to Then; more! See calendar.
Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.cafenoctambulo.com (dinner menu) – Carol Lipnik, Aaron Weinstein/Tedd Firth, Kim David Smith, Mark Nadler, Joey Arias/Ben Allison, Barbara Bleier/Austin Pendleton. See calendar for more.
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-900 www.thecuttingroomnyc.com See calendar.
The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824 www.the-townhall.org – Broadway Rising Stars, Broadway Unplugged
92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – www.92Y.org – Jazz in July Series. See calendar.
Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330 www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org See Calendar
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, Let’s Broadway, Drag & Comedy Shows.
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
Sandi Durell’s TheaterPizzazz Cabaret Listings can also be found at www.thethreetomatoes.com & www.theaterlife.com
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