By: Sandi Durell
“See Live Shows! Keep the Music Playing!”
March is Cabaret Month in New York City – The Bistro Awards (www.bistroawards.com) take place on March 4th at Gotham Comedy Club and the MAC Awards (www.MACNYC.org) are slated for their annual gala on March 27th at B.B. Kings. Many stars on the horizon!
54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 www.54below.com – Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel, Randy Graff, Carole J. Bufford with Vince Giordano, Stew, Jarrod Spector, Marissa Mulder, Fyvush Finkel, American Idol Star Melinda Doolittle, KT Sullivan & Mark Nadler, Sondheim Unplugged, Judy Kaye, Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller, Vivian Reed and more. And delicious food too!
(see who’s coming to 54 Below in March-check video performance/interviews)
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com – Shirley Jones, John Pizzarelli with Daniel Jobim – Bemelman’s Bar – Earl Rose, Chris Gillespie, Eric Yves Garcia, David Budway – Woody Allen Monday nights with Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band.
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, The Sophisticates, Broadway on 22nd Street, Marie-Claire, Karen Wyman, Michelle Dowdy, Paul Metzke, Open Mic, Hannah Gill, Latrese Bush, Bobbie Horowitz, Jonathan Karrant, Marieann Meringolo, Peggy King, Maria Guida, Bernie’s Sing Your Heart Out, Dephi Harrington & Woody Regan, Lianne Marie Dobbs, Perry Beekman, Stacy Sullivan, more, more, more!
Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com – Joan Rivers, Broadway Sessions, Le Scandal Burlesque, Lois Walden (Footnotes), Amanda McBroom Project, Courtney Act, Thank You for Being a Friend, 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, Bill Solly, Jonathan Monk, I Dream of Acting (Competition), Bronwyn Rucker, Elaine St. George, Simply Barbra, 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), Billy Stritch (Jazz of Cy Coleman), Steve Ross, Donna McKechnie with Andrea McArdle, Lance Horne & Friends, Cheyenne Jackson. Some of the best jazz in town and a nice menu!
Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121, www.iridiumjazzclub.com – features many jazz greats. See calendar for more. Varied food menu. Les Paul Mondays, Jimmy Webb, ScoBar Entertainment features Brother Valiant.
Stage 72 (formerly The Triad) 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.stage72.com Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography, Songs You Might Have Missed (lost B’way tunes), Sarah Ogden & Mitch Raftery, Daryl Taylor-Hazel, Nita Whitaker, Katie Goodman; On Kentucky Avenue (see ad on right) – see complete calendar.
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 www.theduplex.com -piano bar, cabaret room – Sordid Lives (Del Shores), Songs of My 70s-Gretchen Reinhagen, History of Wrong Guys (Mercandetti & Emery), Natasha Castillo, Lydna Rodolitz, Colleen McHugh, Bill Steely & Where’s Dave, more, more, more! See calendar.
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-900,www.thecuttingroomnyc.com – Linda Lovelace Book Release Party, Chip Taylor, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Concert to Lena Horne, more.
The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824, www.the-townhall.org – Patti Austin & Duke Ellington Orch, Josh Ritter, Roseanne Cash, The Klezmatics, Pat Metheny, Broadway Musicals. See calendar.
92nd St. Y Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – www.92Y.org
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
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.
Keep the Music Playing! See a live show!