By: Sandi Durell
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here’s a sampling of what’s happening in the cabarets, nightclubs and more!
54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 –www.54below.com January: Barb Jungr, Amy Spanger, KT Sullivan/Jeff Harnar, Frank Sinatra Centennial, 54 Sings Queen, Kander/Ebb-All That Jazz, Cast of If/Then Sings Kitt & Yorkey, Christine Ebersole; February: Marin Mazzie, Umpress & Henry, Mark Nadler, Paulo Szot, many more- Dinner menu of gourmet delicacies.
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com – January: Cheyenne Jackson, Bettye Lavette, February: Alexa Ray Joel – 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 – *Longest Variety Show (Guinness World Record Official Attempt) 1/1 to 1/4/2015 – 60 straight hours of non-stop entertainment! From Cabaret to Comedy – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Dana Lorge Variety Show, Open Mic Sundays, January: Marilyn Maye continues Jan. 2-10, Jon Weber, Stacy Sullivan, Champagne Pam, Marissa Mulder, Karen Wyman, Michele Bautier, Bernard Dotson – February: Maxine Linehan, T. Oliver Reid, Celia Berk, Rosemary Loar, John Minnock, many more.
Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com – Le Scandal, Dirty Little Songs, Mary Testa, Shana Farr –Tammie Brown, The Chalks, many 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 – January: Tanya Moberly, Ted & Lo Show, Evelyn Sullivan, Georga Osborne, Tim DiPasqua, 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 Saturdays, January: Alysha Umphress/Jeff Blumenkrantz, Jane Monheit, Pizzarelli/Molaskey, Natalie Douglas – February: John Pizzarelli, Marilyn Maye, 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: top notch jazz groups – February Diane Schurr, Buckwheat Zydeco many more; dinner menu available.
Stage 72 (at The Triad) 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.stage72.com Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography, My Son the Waiter, Interludes, more!
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-438 www.theduplex.com Fairytale Facts, Sissy Boy, Dancing with Death, Lost Moon Radio Journeys, Take Two, Elephant Man the Musical, more! Piano bar
Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.cafenoctambulo.com – performers, dinner menu.
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-900,www.thecuttingroomnyc.com See calendar.
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)
Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330 www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org
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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