by Sandi Durell
Summer in the City can be quite a treat if you’re looking for some good talent in the cabarets and clubs. Talent abounds . . . and whatever the temperature, you’ll be feeling just right listening to many of the best in town.
Here’s a short list of some of the shows coming up. Check the club calendars for more and for schedule changes.
Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551www.Feinstein’s/54below.com Gourmet menu! (July) 54 Sings 1776, Man of La Mancha, Godspell, Broadway’s Greatest Hits; Carole J. Bufford, Christine Andreas, Michael Lavine & Friends, Kyle Dean Massey, Samantha Barks, Liz Callaway (August) Tovah Feldshuh, Michael Feinstein, Kinky Boots Sings Cyndi Lauper, New Songwriters, Lesli Margharita (many more).
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com – Summer break! Bemelman’s Bar remains alive with music.
*Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves) 212 206-0440 www.metropolitanroom.com (food menu) – From Cabaret to Comedy to Drag –Annie Ross on Tuesday eves – Sunday Piano Bar – Open Mic Sundays with Deb Berman (July) MetroStar Talent Challenge, Leslie Jordan, Rain Pryor, Finkel Brothers, Charlie Romo, Kelly Wright, Sal Richards (August) Peaches & Crime, Veronica Swift, John Minnock, Rev. Yolanda, Laura Ainsworth, Allie Klein, Dorothy Bishop (so many, many 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) – Jackie Cox, Peggy Eason, Le Scandal Cabaret, Jackie Beat, Alaska, KT Sullivan, Raja – 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 – Sally Darling, Bryon St. Cyr, Meg Flather, Hartwell/Gammerman, Marcus Simeone/Sean Harkness, Anthony Santelmo Jr, Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway, Lisa Viggiano, Marissa Mulder, 92 St. Y Singers, Mama’s Next Big Act (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 – Eric Comstock/Sean Smith– (July) Nancy Valentine, Melissa Errico, Sean Harkness/Will Gailson, Victoria Shaw, Karrin Allyson, Linda Lavin, Natalie Douglas (August) Beverly Bombshells, John Pizzarelli, Daniel Reichard, much, much more.
Dizzys Club Coca Cola www.jazz.org – Jazz at Lincoln Center Top Jazz Artists – Vince Giordano/Nighthawks, Catherine Russell, Sachal Vasandani, Ann Hampton Callaway many more!
Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.pangeanyc.com (dinner menu) –Penny Arcade, Tammy McCann, Jacob Storms, Erik Ransom (see 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, Spamilton – – Men are from Mars/Women are from Venus, Me the People, Lone Star, Heartbeat It’s a Lovebeat (see calendar for more)
Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121 www.iridiumjazzclub.com (dinner menu) – (check calendar for much more).
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 www.theduplex.com piano bar and cabaret theater – (see complete calendar)
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.the-townhall.org –
92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 –www.92Y.org
Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org Broadway Close-Up
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 – Sundayswww.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)
Sandi Durell’s Theater Pizzazz Cabaret Listings can also be found at www.thethreetomatoes.com & www.theaterlife.com. Theater (Broadway and Off), Cabaret reviews, news, interviews, opening nights, red carpets, videos and more appear at www.TheaterPizzazz.com