Carmen Cusack



By Sandi Durell



With all those 50-60 degree days cropping up in February, can it be that March will come in like a lamb? Hard to guess. But be prepared for snow in April! The only thing we can be sure of is that the cabarets and clubs will continue to be filled with performers. Take a peek at some of the talent appearing at our fabulous cabaret spots!


And since March is Cabaret Month that means awards a-plenty on the horizon. The 32 Annual Bistro Awards take place on March 13 at Gotham Comedy Club honoring Darlene Love followed by the 31 Annual MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) Awards on March 28 at BB Kings.


Marilyn Maye


Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 www.Feinstein’s/  (Mar) Melissa Manchester,Linda Eder, Carmen Cusack, Tony Danza, Micky Dolenz, 54 Sings Series, (Apr) Kelly Clarkson, Varla Jean Merman, Lorna Luft, Marilyn Maye, Cassie – so many more! Gourmet menu!


Suzanne Vega


 The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 (Mar) Joan Osborne, Suzanne Vega, John O’Hurley (Apr) Jackie Evancho, John Pizzarelli –  Bemelmans Bar


Stacy Sullivan



*Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves) 212 206-0440  (food menu) – From Cabaret to Comedy to Drag – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Open Mic Sundays with Deb Berman, *Bobbie Horowitz – It’s Just a Number, Piano Bar at the Underground (Mar) Shawn Moninger, Oleg Frish, Baby Jane Dexter, Scott Siegel Presents, Rob Dabney, Stacy Sullivan, Thos Shipley, Ann Kittredge, Charlie Romo (Apr) Amy Oestreicher, Chosen Family, Sullivan Family, Rafa Reyes, Blake Zolfo, Chris Standrng, Wendy Scherl and many, many more!


Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 (dinner menu) (Mar) *Robin Westle, Trixie Mattel, *Richard Skipper, Kim Sutton, KT Sullivan & Mark Nadler, Siren (Apr) Latrrice Royal, Paige Turner, La Voix, Courtney Act –much more.



*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 – Judy Garland/Liza Minnelli Live Sat. eves, Tanya Moberly, Amy Beth Williams, Broadway Boozy Brunch, Sue Matsuki,Julie Reyburn, (check calendar for many more)


John Pizzarelli


 Birdland Jazz 315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Aves) 212 581-3080  (dinner menu) – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Monday evenings, Saturdays – Eric Comstock (Mar) John Pizzarelli & Guests, Steve Ross, Show Biz After Hours (Apr) Christina Bianco, KT Sulllivan, Stritch Trouble & More Trouble, Jane Moneheit, much, much more.



The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 –Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography and Spamilton – (Mar) Pam Ann, Ru Paul Broadway, Broad Comedy (Apr) Genevieve Shi, Al Copley, Guilty Pleasures, Triple Threats, Carpenters Tribute.


Charles Busch


Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 (dinner menu) –(Mar) Charles Busch, Spider Saloff, Lavender Songs, Salty Brine, Gay Marshall, (Apr) Laura Kenyon, Audrey Appleby, Hans Pieter Herman (see calendar for more)


Dizzys Club Coca Cola – Jazz at Lincoln Center Top Jazz Artists (Mar) Nicole Henry, Houston Person, (Apr) Christian McBride – many more artists (see calendar)


Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121 (dinner menu, check calendar).


The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 piano bar and cabaret theater – Guilty Pleasures, Kevin Scott Hall (see complete calendar)


The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-1900


The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824 


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


Merkin – Kaufman Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330  (Mar) Dorothy Fields Songbook


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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