Sleigh bells ring are you listening . . . Chanukah lights shine bright . . . Christmas Trees twinkle . . . it’s time for a busy but glorious time of the year and the best in Cabaret and music.
By: Sandi Durell
54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 www.54below.com – Sierra Boggess, James Barbour, Hit List with Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriques, Andy Mientus, Chip Zien, Euan Morton, Len Carious, Graff Family Holiday, Maltby & Shire with Loni Ackerman, Joe Iconis Xmas Spectacular, Sondheim Unplugged, Jennifer Holliday, New Year’s with Chita Rivera and Much More! Don’t forget the Pre-Theatre Dinner!
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com Steve Tyrell thru New Year’s Eve, Late Night Series: Caroline Jones, Grand St. Stompers – Bemelman’s Bar – Earl Rose, Chris Gillespie, Loston Harris, David Budway, Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso.
Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves), 212 206-0440 www.metropolitanroom.com – Always Annie Ross on Thurs. eves; Dana Lorge’s Variety Show; Martha Lorin, Lina Koutrakos, Anita Gillette, Baby Jane Dexter, Hedda Lettuce, Georgia Bibeau, Mariann Meringolo, Grodin & Gabriel, Celebrating Sinatra -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.), Mark Nadler, Christmas Smackdown, Jinkx Monsoon, Le Scandal Cabaret 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. Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Chatterbox on Thurs. eves, Judy Garland/Liza Minnelli Live, Nathan Chang, Loli Marquez, Marcia Sander, Anthony Santelmo Jr, Woody Regan/Ann McCormack, many more.
Birdland Jazz 315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Aves), 212 581-3080 www.birdlandjazz.com – Always the best in jazz; Jim Caruso’s Cast Party; Cheyenne Jackson, Barbara Carroll, Natalie Toro, Donna McKechnie, Frank & Friends (Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes, Christiane Noll more; Michael Feinstein, Klea Blackhurst/Billy Stritch/Jim Caruso. Full dinner menu!
Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121, www.iridiumjazzclub.com – features many jazz greats. See calendar. Varied food menu.
Stage 72 (formerly The Triad) 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.stage72.com – Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography; Jacques Brel is Alive & Well, Comstock & Fasano, Hollywood Holiday, On The Record, Figgy Pudding & More!
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 www.theduplex.com -piano bar, cabaret room.
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-1900, www.thecuttingroomnyc.com – The Gong Show, A Band Called Holmes, Naked Holidays, much more.
The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824, www.the-townhall.org – Prairie Home Companion (Garrison Keillor), NYC Gay Men’s Chorus, Holiday Swing with Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, The Holiday Belles (Marilyn Maye, Leslie Uggams, Christine Andreas).
92nd St. Y Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – www.92Y.org 80th Birthday Celebration of Mike Stoller, MGM Musicals, Boom, Bust & High Spirits, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Ziegfeld Girl (Fanny Brice), more.
Urban Stages 2013 is offering Winter Rhythms – a series of one-night only musical evenings www.urbanstages.org 212 421-1380
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!