Christine Andreas



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/ 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).

Tovah Feldshuh


Michael Feinstein



The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 – Summer break! Bemelman’s Bar remains alive with music.


*Metropolitan Room  34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves) 212 206-0440  (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!)

Leslie Jordan


Veronica Swift


Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 (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 – 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)

Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway

Meg Father


Birdland Jazz 315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Aves) 212 581-3080  (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.

Melissa Errico


John Pizzarelli


Dizzys Club Coca Cola – Jazz at Lincoln Center Top Jazz Artists – Vince Giordano/Nighthawks, Catherine Russell, Sachal Vasandani, Ann Hampton Callaway many more!

Ann Hampton Callaway


Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 (dinner menu) –Penny Arcade, Tammy McCann, Jacob Storms, Erik Ransom (see calendar for more)


The Triad  158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 –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 (dinner menu) –   (check calendar for much more).


The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 piano bar and cabaret theater – (see complete calendar)


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


The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824 –


92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 –


Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (  Broadway Close-Up


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!


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 –


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


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