By Sandi Durell
“If music was everywhere and in everyone’s life, the world would surely be a better place” … And on that note, I do believe there is a slight whiff of Spring around the corner. The beat continues as performers fill the cabaret rooms and create new ones. Here’s a short list of who is where/when, so do visit the individual club sites to see the complete roster of performers!
REMINDER: ***The 33rd Annual MAC Awards on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 pm at Sony Hall
*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 (Mar)
Joanna Gleason, Betsy Wolfe, Luanne de Lesseps, Lainie Kazan, Kathryn Gallagher/Jennifer Damiano, Jill Eikenberry, 54 Sings Series, more (Apr) Anat Reno, Nick Cordero, Sharon McNight, Hailey Kilgore, Sherie Rene Scott/Norbert Leo Butz, Sondheim Unplugged, 54 Celebrates, so many more entertainers – check calendar! Gourmet menu!
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com
(Mar) Suzanne Vega, Tierney Sutton, Tony Danza (Apr) Buster Poindexter, Steve Tyrell, John Pizzarelli –Bemelmans Bar (check roster of entertainers)
*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 – *Salon Weekly Open Mic; Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway –monthly / Seth’s Talent Show – monthly…(Mar) Meg Flather, *Margo Brown, Cynthia Crane, Sierra Rein, Marnie Klar, Marieann Meringolo, Nancy Witter, Kenneth Gartman (Apr) Lynn Charnay, Joan Jaffe, Don Shelden, Clark Warren, Tennie Leonard, Debra Vogel, Justin Dillon, Rev. Yolanda, Robin Cradles, Barbra Malley, Lucille Carr -Kaffashan. Check Calendar for so many more!!
*The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.triadnyc.com –Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography – (Mar – Apr) Richard Pryor Jr Book Release, Dorothy Bishop’s Dozen Divas, Adrienne Haan, Charlie Romo, Passageways, Bill A. Jones, Kings & Queens of Soul, Tim Realbuto, Ron Danny, . . . So Much More!
Laurie Beechman Theatre – West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com (Mar-Apr) Broadway Sessions, Marquee Five, Joey Arias, *Jackie Draper, Le Scandal Cabaret, Steve Grand, Jennifer Barnhart, Tilda Swinton, 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 – (Mar – Apr) Pretty Women 6, Thomas Hodges, Steven Carl McCasland, Tessa Skara, Carner & Gregor, The Rescignos, Monique Morgan, Guilty Pleasures, Louisa Requested, Lezzie with A ‘Z’…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 (Mar) Eric Comstock, KT Sullivan, Cyrille Aimee, Nellie McKay, Big City Songbook – Klea Blackhurst/LaTanya Hall/Nicolas King, Karrin Allyson, Jenna Esposito, Will Reynolds, Matt Baker, Karen Mason, Natalie Douglas, Jane Scheckter, Laura Osnes, Eddie Bruce (Apr) Clint Holmes, Benny Green, Susie Mosher, T. Oliver Reid, Daryl Sherman- a whole lot more including lots of jazz greats and a wide variety of great menu selections!
The Beach Cafe, 1326 Second Ave. at 70th Street – 212 988-7299 www.TheBeachCafe.com (Mar) Joshua Lance Dixon, Karen Oberlin, Karen Akers, Jeff Harnar, Anna Bergman. Check calendar for April.
Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.pangeanyc.com dinner menu. (Mar) Tulis McCall, Tammy Faye, Jack Bartholet, Raven O (Apr) Tammy McCann, Sidney Myer, Ruth Carlin. Check calendar for more!
The Green Room 42 – 570 10th Ave & 42nd St. 646 449-7792 www.onfournyc.com
Broadway’s Funky Nightclub (Mar) Matt Roberts, Frances Ruffelle, Reeve Carney, *Mark William, Charlie Romo, NY’s Got Talent, Spencer Day, Bway Sings Beyonce, Christina Bianco (Apr) Martin Vidnovic, Anthony Nunziata, Simply Barbra, Bway Sings Pink, so many, many more and a terrific menu!
Jazz at Lincoln Center www.jazz.org (Mar-Apr) – a sampling below . . .
Appel Room – Martha Plimpton, Joyce DiDonato, Monterey Jazz Festival, Michael Feinstein, Lynda Carter
Dizzys Club Coca Cola – DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Judy Carmichael, Ben Vereen, Clint Holmes/Veronica Swift/Nicolas King
Rose Theater – Kurt Elling (guests), McCoy Tiner/Charles McPherson, Wynton Marsalis
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 – Seth Rudetsky with Jeremy Jordan, Broadway by the Year, Billy Idol, Melissa Etheridge, Todd Rundgren… See Calendar.
92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists and More – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 www.92Y.org – Sondheim Wordplay. Check calendar.
Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330 www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org Check calendar.
*Salon – Multiple Award Winning Weekly Open Mic at Don’t Tell Mama Sunday evenings, different performers and hosts, created 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)
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