By: Sandi Durell
Merry, Happy – – Holidays are here! Get ready for another New Year!
Twinkling lights are bright for Chanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and 2015 just around the corner.
Take a peek at what’s in store in the cabarets, nightclubs and more! This is only a small sampling.
54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 –www.54below.com James Snyder, Moran/Thalken, Frank Wildhorn, Annaleigh Ashford, 54 Below Sings Mame, Cyndi Lauper, James Taylor; Laura Osnes, Lorna Luft, Joe Iconis Xmas Special, Liz Callaway, New Years Eve: Charles Busch, Laura Benanti–more! Dinner menu of gourmet delicacies.
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com – Steve Tyrell returns – Bemelmans Bar features Earl Rose, Chris Gillespie, Loston Harris, Stritch & Caruso
Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves), 212 206-0440 www.metropolitanroom.com – From Cabaret to Comedy – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Dana Lorge Variety Show, Open Mic Sundays, Shelly Burch, Gabrielle Stravelli, Celia Berk, Susan Winter, Hedda Lettuce Xmas, Baby Jane Dexter, Eli King of Bway, New Years Eve Marilyn Maye, more. *Longest Variety Show (Guinness World Record Official Attempt) 1/1 to 1/4/2015
Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com – Le Scandal, Courtney Act, Shana Farr, Jinkx Monsoon, Jackie Beat, more and delicious food too!
Don’t Tell Mama 343 W. 46 St., 212 265-001 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, The Ted & Lo Show, Sue & Edd Christmas, Mel DeLancey, Kim Grogg, Vickie & Nickie Holiday, Anthony Santelmo Jr., lots more!
Birdland Jazz 315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Aves), 212 581-3080 www.birdlandjazz.com – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Monday evenings; Barbara Carroll, Julie Halston & Julie Gold, 11’O’Clock Numbers at 7, Victoria Shaw/Ramin Karimloo, Michael Feinstein Holidays, Klea Blackhurst/Caruso/Stritch, Erich Bergen, New Years w/Jane Monheit, some of the best jazz artists around and a terrific menu!
Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121, www.iridiumjazzclub.com –ScoBar presents: Norm Hathaway – New Years Eve with Dee Dee Bridgewater, top notch jazz groups; dinner menu available.
Stage 72 (at The Triad) 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.stage72.com Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography, Anne Marie Sell, My Son the Waiter, Jacque Brel is Alive & Well, On Kentucky Avenue, Katie Goodman, more!
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-438 www.theduplex.com It’s A Wonderful Life, The Rescignos, Bad with Money (Ben Rimalower), Mostly Sondheim, more! Piano bar
Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.cafenoctambulo.com – weekly Eric Comstock (Tues), Karen Oberlin/Sean Harkness; La Tanya Hall, Mark Nadler -dinner menu.
The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824, www.the-townhall.org Check calendar
92nd St. Y Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – www.92Y.org – *Jan. 10-12 “A Good Thing Going” (Liz Callaway, Jason Danieley, more)
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-900,www.thecuttingroomnyc.com See calendar.
Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330 www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org Broadway Close Up (Songs of Jule Styne)
Broadway Sings at the West End Lounge 955 West End Ave. (107th St./West End Ave.) 212.531.4759 Open Mic with Craig Pomranz and Sarah Rice – Mondays
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 – see: www.ronnywhyte.com for details
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, additional performers and schedule changes.*It is not possible to list every show at each venue.
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