by Sandi Durell
The falling leaves . . . well, not yet, but soon as we ready for a full Fall season of entertainment in the clubs and cabarets of New York City. October features the 27th NY Cabaret Convention at Rose Theater, Lincoln Center October 18-21 (www.mabelmercer.org ).
Here’s a short list of some of the shows coming up. Check the club calendars for more and schedule changes.
Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551www.Feinstein’s/54below.com – (Sept.) 54 Celebrates Series, Jana Robbins, Tony Danza, Scott Siegel Broadway Originals, Melissa Errico, Mariann Meringolo, Linda Eder, Nancy Dussault (Oct) Todd Murray/Stacy Sullivan, Adam Pascal/Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin, Brady vs. Partridge. Gourmet menu! (many more).
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600www.thecarlyle.com – Laura Benanti (9/27-10/8), Christine Ebersole (10/11-10/22), Ana Gasteyer (10/25-11/5)
*Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves) 212 206-0440 – www.metropolitanroom.com (food menu) – From Cabaret to Comedy to Drag – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Carol Woods residency,Open Mic Sundays with Deb Berman, *Bobbie Horowitz (Sept) Jim Brochu, Billie Roe, Stacy Sullivan, Karen Oberlin, David Meulemans, Frenchie Davis, Charlie Poveromo/Barry Levitt, Julie Budd, T. Oliver Reid, Cabaret Cares, Sin Twisters, Vivian Reed, Shawn Moninger, Dorothy Bishop, Marissa Mulder, This is Your Night Lynn DiMenna (Oct) Alex Leonard, Rosemary Loar,Ann Dawson, Celia Berk,Tyce Green,Marty Allen etal, Leslie Orofino,Sandra Bargman, Irenka Jakubiak, Iris Williams, Anita Gillette/Harold Sanditen and many, many more!
Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com (dinner menu) – (Sept)The Bitches, Broadway Sessiions, Those Girls, Karen Finley, Ginger Minj, Le Scandal (Oct) Natalia and Pee, KT Sullivan/Mark Nadler, Sharon Needles, Double Take, Trixie Mattel, Sidney Myer, much more.
*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 – Judy Garland Live Sat. eves, Kenneth Gartman, Tanya Moberly, *Lynn Henderson, AJ Thorpe, Ricky Ritzel Broadway, *Jim Speake (see calendar for much more)
Birdland Jazz 315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Aves) 212 581-3080 www.birdlandjazz.com (dinner menu) – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Monday evenings; Barbara Carroll Saturdays – Natalie Douglas, John Pizzarelli, Julie Halston, Amanda Green, Coco Peru (Oct) Jenna Esposito, much, much more.
Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola www.jazz.org – Jazz at Lincoln Center Top Jazz Artists – 9/13 Veronica Swift, 9/16 – 9/18 Marilyn Maye, 9/23 Dee Dee Bridgewater, 9/29 Catherine Russell, 10/29 Vince Giordano/Nighthawks
Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121 www.iridiumjazzclub.com (dinner menu) – (Oct) Lainie Kazan (check calendar for more).
The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.stage72.com – Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography and My Son the Waiter – Spamilton, McCready, *Richard Skipper Celebrates, Katie Goodman, *Quel Fromage 2- Michael Colby 65th Birthday Bash (see calendar for more)
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 www.theduplex.com piano bar and cabaret theater – (Sept) Will Van Dyke/Allison Seidner, Erin Markey, Seams & Songs, Anythings Possible, (Oct) Eleanor Tallie, Neither Here nor There, Kathryn Lounsbery, Juliana, Ellen Joy Hoffman (see complete calendar)
Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.pangeanyc.com (dinner menu) –Tammy Faye Starlite, Mark Nadler, Abigail Rockwell, Sarah Rice, Kathryn Allyn, Joanie Pallatto & Bradley Parker Sparrow – A Musical Journey (Cafe Noctambulo) (see calendar for more)
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-900 www.thecuttingroomnyc.comSee calendar.
The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824 www.the-townhall.org – Elvis Costello
92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 –www.92Y.org – Coming in 2017 Harold Arlen Early Years, Let’s Misbehave Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields/Women of the American Songbook much more.
Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org (Sept) Broadway Close Up. See Calendar
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!
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 – Sundayswww.markjanasthesalon.com
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)
Sandi Durell’s Theater Pizzazz Cabaret Listings can also be found at www.thethreetomatoes.com & www.theaterlife.com
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