Donna McKechnie – April – Feinstein’s/54 Below




By: Sandi Durell



Spring is just around the corner and so is Cabaret Month and the 30th Annual Manhattan Association of Cabaret & Clubs Awards on March 29th at B.B. Kings Honoring Amanda McBroom, Maryann Lopinto and Actors Fund Jamie deRoy & Friends Cabaret Initiative.



Here is a short listing of some of the shows coming up and other events:



Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 –www.Feinstein’s/ – (March) 54 Sings Series – always, Josh Young, Judy Gold, New Musicals at 54, Zina Goldrich/Marcy Heisler, 54 Celebrates David Bowie, Sondheim Unplugged, The Skivvies (April) Paulo Szot, Marilyn Maye, Donna McKechnie, Jay Armstrong Johnson. Much more! Dinner menu of gourmet delicacies.



Marilyn Maye










Chita Rivera




The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 – Woody Allen Mondays; (March) Rita Wilson, Joan Osborne, Steven Page (April) Chita Rivera – Bemelmans Bar: Earl Rose, Chris Gillespie, David Budway, Earl Rose, Champain Fulton.





Fyvush Finkel


David Meulemans

*Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves), 212 206-0440  – From Cabaret to Comedy to Drag * – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Open Mic Sundays, Dana Lorge’s Variety Show – (March) *Bobbie Horowitz – It’s Just a Number, Fyvush Finkel, Everything Old is New Again, Gay Marshall, Cabaret Cares, Savannah & Chase, Baby Jane Dexter, This is Your Night, Kelly Wright/Paul Ferguson, *David Meulemans, Shawn Moninger, Sonya Perkins, (April) Stacy Sullivan, *Celia Berk, Rosemary Loar, Kinsey Sicks, Ergin Oda, Stephen Hanks, Flatiron Follies, Arlene Wolff. See Calendar






Jim Speake










Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 – Miss Richfield, Kitten N’ Lou, Dawn Derow, Latrice Royale, *Robin’s Nest –, Marquee Five (April) Jackie Draper, Alaska 5000, *Jim Speake, Those Girls, much more talent and delicious food too!





Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway


*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. Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Chatterbox on Thurs. eves, (Jan) Michael Anthony Davis, Woody Regan/Ann McCormack, Rodgers & Hart Revue, Magnus Martensson, Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway – See calendar for more




Piano Men

Birdland Jazz 315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Aves), 212 581-3080 – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Monday evenings; Barbara Carroll Saturdays, Birdland Jazz Party w/Carole J. Bufford – (March) Molly Ringwald, John Bucchino, Maxine Linehan, Natalie Douglas, Piano Men: Brad Simmons/Eric Yves Garcia/Matt Baker (April) Jeff Blumenkrantz, Cast of Phantom, Show Biz After Hours w/Frank DiLella, Jamie deRoy & friends, Some of the best jazz artists and a great dinner menu!



Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121, –  ScoBar presents Mark Miller/Sean Harkness, Piano Bar Reunion Kelly Wohlford/John McMahon. Full dinner menu. See calendar.




The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography and My Son the Waiter, (March) Brenda Braxton presents Villain: DeBlanks Apple Boylesque, Adelaide Mestre, Katie Goodman (April) Seth Malkin. See calendar.








The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-438 piano bar and cabaret theater – (March) Sharon McNight, Electra, Cowboy Choral, Gotham Rock Choir, The Off Couple (April) Hillary Confidential, Julie Gold,Jimmy Schatz. See calendar.


Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 – Eric Comstock Tuesdays, dinner menu. See calendar.


The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-900, See calendar.


The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824, (March) Broadway by the Year (April) Prairie Home Companion. See calendar.


92nd St. Y Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – – See calendar.


Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330 – (March) Music of Elton John (April) Aaron Copland. See Calendar for more.


Broadway Sings at the West End Lounge 955 West End Ave. (107th St./West End Ave.) 212.531.4759 Open Mic Mondays, Bound for Broadway, Drag & Comedy Shows.


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 hosted by Ronny Whyte – see: for details


Tomatoes Got Talent – Talent for Women Over 40Sunday, March 13, 3 – 5 pm, The Triad 158 West 72nd Street
Tickets: $35 (venue has 2 drink minimum)  A Randie Levine-Miller/TheThree Tomatoes Production, (Questions: email


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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