By: Sandi Durell
Yes, it will get above freezing to allow Cabaret enthusiasts to enjoy the many events and shows taking place during March at our favorite hot spots. Here’s just a sampling:
The 2015 MAC Awards will be held on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at BB King’s when a Board of Directors Award will be given to David Kenney, and Lifetime Achievement Awards will be given to Baby Jane Dexter and Steve Ross. The show will be hosted by the fantastic Karen Mason! www.macnyc.com
54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 – This Will Be Our Year: Jeremy Jordan,Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, 54 Sings Mack & Mabel, Man of No Importance,Chess; Maureen McGovern, Mark Nadler, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester, www.54below.com Dinner menu of gourmet delicacies.
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com – Alexa Ray Joel, Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, Debbie Harry – Bemelmans Bar features Earl Rose, Chris Gillespie, David Burfdway, Rob Mosci, Tony DeSare
Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves), 212 206-0440 www.metropolitanroom.com – Congratulations Metropolitan Room on official entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for Longest Running Variety Show!
From Cabaret to Comedy to Kiddie Kabaret – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Dana Lorge Variety Show, Open Mic Sundays, Champagne Pam, T. Oliver Reid, Linda Purl, Nancy Lamott Tribute, Mem’l to Joe Franklin, Truffles Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Kevin Dozier, Yvonne Constant, Marissa Mulder, Delphi Harrington & Woody Regan, Ron Dabney, much more.
Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com – Robin’s Nest, Carolyn Montgomery-Forant, Eric Michael Gillett, Le Scandal, Selene Luna, Jackie Draper, 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 – Karen Mason, Ruth Carlin, Tanya Moberly, Vickie Phillips, Sally Darling, Mark Cummings, 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 – Kevin Mahogany, Amy Spanger, Anika Larsen with Jessie Mueller & Jarrod Spector, Anita Gillette, 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: Buckwheat Zydeco, Sharon Clark, Abe Ovadia, 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, En Avanti, more!
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-438 www.theduplex.com Bad With Money, Dancing with Death, Ben Rimalower, Revolution, Fairytale Facts, more! Piano bar
Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.cafenoctambulo.com – Eric Comstock (Tues.eves), coming in April Jane Scheckter, more, 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 Lea Salonga, Broadway by the Year, more
92nd St. Y Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – www.92Y.org – Songs of the City (Peter Cincotti, Darius de Haas, Jeffrey Schecter)
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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