Happy New Year to all the music and cabaret lovers in our magnificent city of dreams.
By: Sandi Durell
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54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 www.54below.com – New Year’s with Chita Rivera- January: Jeff Daniels, Brian Charles Rooney, Ann Morrison, Tom Wopat, Travis Moser, Ute Lemper, Alix Korey, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Cady Huffman, Sam Harris, Michele Lee, more – February: Annaleigh Ashford, Smokey Joe’s Café, Joshua Henry, Christopher Sieber, Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook, Randy Graff, Loni Ackerman, more – and delicious menu too!
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com Steve Tyrell thru New Year’s Eve – January: Sutton Foster thru 1/24; Frank Wildhorn, Clint Holmes, Jane Monheit 1/28 – 2/1 February: John Lloyd Young 2/4-2/15; Nellie McKay 2/18-2/22; Maude Maggart 2/25-3/1.Late Nite Series; Blake; Bemelman’s Bar – Earl Rose, Chris Gillespie, Loston Harris, David Budway, Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso – Woody Allen Monday nights with Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band.
Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves), 212 206-0440 www.metropolitanroom.com – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Dana Lorge’s Variety Show; January: Marilyn Maye, Corinna Sowers-Adler, Devin Bing, Eddie Bruce, Steve Schalchlin, Jim Brochu, Karen Wyman, Rosemary Loar, Joe Franklin Show, Laurie Krauz & Daryl Kojak Octet, Kristine Mills February:Tanya Holt/Marcus Simeone, Stephen Hanks, Marieann Meringolo, Bobbie Horowitz, Willlie-Mae Perry, Richard Skipper celebrates Eileen Fulton, The Sophisticates -see complete calendar
Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com Broadway Sessions (Thurs. eves.), Le Scandal Cabaret, Sharon Ruben, Peggy Herman and more. Delicious menu.
Don’t Tell Mama 343 W. 46 St., 212 265-0001 www.donttellmamanyc.com – featuring the best piano bar in NYC, a sumptuous restaurant, and two cabaret rooms. January: Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Chatterbox on Thurs. eves, Judy Garland/Liza Minnelli Live, Nicolas King, Arturo Padilla, Elaine St. George, Tanya Moberlymany more.
Birdland Jazz 315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Aves), 212 581-3080 www.birdlandjazz.com – Always the best in jazz January: Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Mon. Nites, Diane Schuur, Natalie Douglas, Jamie deRoy February: Christina Bianco – See Calendar. Full dinner menu!
Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121, www.iridiumjazzclub.com – features many jazz greats. January: Janis Siegel (Manhattan Transfer), Jeremy Davis/Equinox Orchestra. February: Buckwheat Zydeco – See calendar for more. Varied food menu.
Stage 72 (formerly The Triad) 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.stage72.com Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography, Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies, Broadway’s Next Hit Musical-Phony Awards, see full calendar.
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 www.theduplex.com -piano bar, cabaret room January: Jeffrey & Cole, Becky Leifman, Leah Sprecher, Garry Lake February: John Wilkening, Dennis Sprick, Nikki MacCallum. See calendar.
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-1900, www.thecuttingroomnyc.com January: Music of Joni Mitchell, Bucky Pizzarelli Birthday Bash, February: Daphne Rubin-Vega, much more.
The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824, www.the-townhall.org – January: An Evening with Carol Channing & Justin Vivian Bond, Nightlife Awards – February: Broadway Musicals – See calendar.
92nd St. Y Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – www.92Y.org January: MGM Musicals February: The Gershwins, Porter, Ellington, Eubie Blake 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 – Sundays www.markjanasthesalon.com
Midtown Jazz at Midday at St. Peter’s Church, Lexington Ave/54 St. Wednesdays, 12:30 pm 212 935-2200 hosted by Ronny Whyte
Bill Zeffiro – tinkles the ivories at La Mediterranee Bistro, 947 2nd Ave. (51st St.) Every Tues. eve. 9 p.m. with special guest performers
**Be sure to check with the venues for exact times, cover charges, minimums, more performers and schedule changes.
Keep the Music Playing! See a live show!