Tovah Feldshuh is Leona! (photo Sandi Durell)



By Sandi Durell


Summertime hot! New York City Cabarets and Clubs have talent and more talent. Take a peek at who’s coming and where! This is just a short list!  Always check the club calendars for complete listings and for schedule changes.


Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 (July) Tovah Feldshuh is Leona!, Jersey Boys Reunited, Rita Rudner, Melissa Manchester, Once On This Island Sings Ahrens/Flaherty, Vonda Shepard, Pump Boys Reunion, Linda Eder, Michael Feinstein/Christine Ebersole thru August. (Aug) Larry Owens/James Jackson Jr, Melissa Errico/Ryan Silverman, Kate Shindle/Abby Corrigan, Bebe Neuwirth, Eric Yves Garcia, Jana Robbins/Haley Swindal . . . so much more thru the summer. Gourmet menu!


Michael Feinstein & Christine Ebersole (photo Sandi Durell)


The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 on summer break! 


*Don’t Tell Mama 343 W. 46 St. 212 757- 0788 – featuring the best piano bar in NYC, a sumptuous restaurant, and two cabaret rooms – (July) Seth’s Talent Show, Cacophony Daniels, Angela Leone, Renee Katz, Roger Schmelzer, Bruce Cloujh, Mama’s Next Big Act (Aug) Check Calendar!!


*The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 –Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography – Monthly Open Mic – (July) Karen Oberlin, Dorothy Bishop, Marissa Mulder, Unfinished Business, Adrienne Haan, Rose Colella, more. (Aug) Natasha C. Coward, Stacey/Alan Schulman, Greg Driscoll, The ManOPause Boys, Brendan Thabo, Greg Driscoll. . . So Much More!

Dorothy Bishop ‘Dozen Divas’


Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909  (July & Aug) I Dream of Jackie, Distorted Diznee, Daniel Franzese, Chelsea, Alaska & Jeremy. A wonderful restaurant and so much more talent.

The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 piano bar and cabaret theater – (July & Aug) Gothan Rock, Guilty Pleasures, Adrian Culver, Matthew Holloway, Our Time Players, Harmonica Sunbeam, More!!

Birdland Jazz – (315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Ave) 212 581-3080 (dinner menu) – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party – Mondays (July) Veronica Swift is back!, Max von Essen, Marcy/Zina Show, Lucy Arnaz, Ronny Whyte, Natalie Douglas (Aug) John Pizzarelli, Susie Mosher, Evan Ruggiero and a whole lot more including lots of great jazz and a wide variety of menu selections!

Natalie Douglas


Jazz at Lincoln Center

Rose Theater, Appel Room, Dizzys Club Coca Cola – (July) Catherine Russell

Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 (dinner menu) –(July & August) Unexpected Trio, Carol Lipnik, Little Annie & Paul, Joan Jaffe, Tammy McCann, Raven, and a nice restaurant menu!

The Green Room 42 – 570 10th Ave & 42nd St. 646 449-7792 . Broadway’s Funky Nightclub (July & August) Arthur Migliazza, Maggie McDowell,NY’s Got Talent, Spencer Day, The Sherman Bros., Laurie Brown Mirabel, Mark Mackillop, Alice Ripley- more!



Two E on Open Table – Pierre Hotel 212 940-8113, email, 2 East 61 Street off 5th Ave. – New Monthly Cabaret Series – check calendar.

Iridium Jazz Club  Broadway at W. 51 Street, 212 582-2121 (dinner menu) – check calendar for schedule.

The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-9000 See calendar.

The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824 – (July) Broadway Rising Stars

92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists and More – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 –  – Check calendar.

Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330  Check calendar.

 The DJango in The Roxy Hotel – #2 Avenue of the Americas, 212 519-6649 Jazz artists (small plate menu)

Broadway Sings at the West End Lounge 955 West End Ave. (107th St./West End Ave.) 212.531.4759 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 – Sundays

Midtown Jazz at Midday at St. Peter’s Church, Lexington Ave/54 St. Wednesdays, 12:30 pm 212 935-2200 – (Ronny Whyte presents)


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