Theater Pizzazz mantra: “If music was everywhere and in everyone’s life, the world would surely be a better place” (words to live by!)
by Sandi Durell
The leaves are dropping as are the temperatures but inside the cabarets and clubs the performers are hot and raring to bring you their talents so things are heating up. So much talent everywhere in this City that never sleeps. On-going and limitless, singers and musicians beckon audiences. Below find a small sampling.
***Please check the club calendars below for complete listings and for schedule changes. * Denotes Advertisers
Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 www.54Below.com – 54 Celebrates & Sings Series, Tuesdays at 54 with Robbie Rozelle, (Nov) Two Divas & A Prima Donna, Melissa Errico, Lainie Kazan, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Storm Large, Liz Callaway/Ann Hampton Callaway (Dec) Linda Eder, Marieann Meringolo, Ryan McCartan etal, Sam Harris, Joe Iconis Xmas Extravaganza, Norm Lewis, Christine Pedi, Michael Feinstein and so many more – check calendar! Gourmet menu!
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com – Woody Allen/Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Bank Mondays (Nov) John Pizzarelli/Jessica Molaskey, Herb Alpert/Lani Hall (Dec) Steve Tyrell . . . 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/Mama’s Next Big Act – monthly…(Nov) Raissa Katona Bennett, Lynn Henderson, Meg Flather, *Terri Levy, Bob Diamond, Lynda Rodolitz, Julie Reyburn, Marcia Sander, Lisa Viggiano, Rian Keating, Arturn Padilla, Renee Katz,* Dean Benner, Ian & Elliott Finkel (Dec) Kati Neiheisel, Angela Leone, Sue Matsuki, Richard Holbrook, *Bobbie Horowitz-It’s Just a Number. . . many more. Check Calendar!!
*The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.triadnyc.com –Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography – Forbidden Broadway (Nov) Adrienne Haan, Andy Rice/Matthew Schermerhorn (Dec) Dorothy Bishop Dozen Divas, Doris Dear, Hedda Lettuce, White Christmas . . . and so many more! Check Calendar
Laurie Beechman Theatre – West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com – Le Scandal Cabaret (Nov) *Christian Holder, Sullivan and Harnar, Avery Sommers, Valerie Lemon, Dawn Derow, Kim Grogg, Those Girls, The Chamlins, *Wendy Scherl (Dec) Nathan Brewer, House of Noire, I Only Have Lies for You… more!- Great restaurant menu! 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 (Nov) Eric Comstock/Sean Smith/Barbara Fasano, Line Up w/Susie Mosher, Laura Osnes, Frank Vignola, NY Big City Songbook, Issac Delgado, La Tanya Hall, Georgia Stitt, Nicolas King, Sally Mayes/George Dvorsky, Cyrille Aimee, Daryl Sherman, *Leanne Borghesi/Marta Sanders, Karen Mason, Natalie Douglas, Veronica Swift, Sandy Stewart/Bill Charlap, (Dec) Steve Ross, Lorna Dallas, Anderson Brothers, Myriam Phiro, Linda Lavin, Amanda McBroom/John Bucchino, Darius de Haas, Swingin’ Birdland Xmas, and a whole lot more including lots of jazz greats and a terrific menu.
The Green Room 42 – 570 Tenth Ave & 42 St. 646 449-7792 www.thegreenroom42.com *no minimums – Broadway’s Funky Nightclub (Nov) Spencer Day, Beth Blankenship, *Slay It With Music, Eva Noblezada, Farah Alvin, Frances Ruffelle, Reeve Carney, Broadway Sings Sara Bareillis, *Mark William (Feeling Good) – (Dec) Will & Anthony Nunziata, Lillias White, Ed Dixon, Kevin Dozier, Boy Band Brunch, Vodka Stinger – many, many more and a terrific menu!
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, www.theduplex.com 212 255 -5438 piano bar and cabaret theater – (Nov-Dec) Ester and Eric, Marriage, Gotham Rock Choir, Jonathan Pennington, Fairy Tale Facts,Carolyn Kitay, The Rescignos, Bryon St. Cyr, GuiltyPleasures and so many more!
The Beach Cafe, 1326 Second Ave. at 70th Street – 212 988-7299 www.TheBeachCafe.com Dinner and Cabaret Package (Nov-Dec) Tom Wopat (Wednesdays) Anna Bergman, Kevin Dozier, Todd Murray, Lianne Marie Dobbs, Alexis Cole, Kristoffer Lowe, Karen Akers, Ann Kittredge, Steve Maglio.
Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.pangeanyc.com dinner menu. (Nov-Dec) Tulis McCall, Hannah Reimann, Lauren Frazza, Deborah Stone, Craig Pomranz, Colin Cunliffe, Gretchen Reinhagen, David Nagler, Jazz Bastards, Rachelle Garniez, more!
Jazz at Lincoln Center www.jazz.org (Nov-Dec) – a sampling below:
Appel Room – Adonis Rose/New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Steve Miller, Transformation with Glenn Close/Ted Nash,
Dizzys Club Coca Cola – Paula West, Ted Rosenthal, Barry Harris Trio
Rose Theater – White Light Festival, Abyssinian Mass/Wynton Marsalis
Two E on Open Table – Pierre Hotel 212 940-8113, email TwoE@tajhotels.com, 2 East 61 Street off 5th Ave. –Monthly Cabaret Series KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar
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 – check 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 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 and more)
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