By: Sandi Durell
Spring brings out the best. Check the clubs and cabaret listings to see who’s who and where!
54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 –Lillias White, Marilyn Maye, Kate Baldwin, Tamara Tunie, Katie Finneran, Sondheim Unplugged, and more. www.54below.com –Spring dinner menu of gourmet delicacies.
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com – Steve Tyrell, Buster Poindexter, Hal Linden, Megan Hilty; Late Night Series begins at 10:45 pm; Bemelman’s Bar – Earl Rose, Chris Gillespie, Loston Harris, Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso – 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, Open Mic, Mary Reilly, Rosemary Ashe, Kevin Burke, Dorothy Bishop, Carole J. Bufford, Julie Budd, Joanne Tatham, Marissa Mulder, Oleg Frish, Jon Weber, Clark Warren, more.
Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com – Broadway Ballyhoo, Le Scandal Burlesque, Courtney Act, Bendelacreme (RuPaul), more; 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, Frank Torren, Amy Beth Williams, Daniel Brewer, 92 St Y Singers, Damaged Care, Sally Darling, much 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), Jason Graae, Miss Coco Peru, Cheek to Cheek, Nick Ziobro, Karrin Allyson and some of the best jazz in town, featuring a great menu!
Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121, www.iridiumjazzclub.com – features many jazz greats. See calendar. Les Paul Mondays, Patti Austin, ScoBar Entertainment presents Sharon Clark, Bria Skonberg, Terese Genecco, Full dinner menu available.
Stage 72 (formerly The Triad) 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.stage72.com Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography, On Kentucky Avenue, Liam Forde, Anne Phillips, Elaine Boosler, EEK! A Mousical!, Linda Miller- see complete calendar.
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 www.theduplex.com -piano bar, cabaret room – Motherhood on the Rocks, Nobody Does It Better (Genius of Marvin Hamlisch), Jim Speake, Anna Lively, Gregory Nalbone, more, more, more! See calendar.
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-900,www.thecuttingroomnyc.com The Gong Show, Peter Cincotti, more. See calendar.
The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824, www.the-townhall.org –Broadway Musicals 1965-1989, more. See calendar.
92nd St. Y Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – www.92Y.org – Fanny Brice/Funny Girl; Conversation with Team behind Broadway’s “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” Hit Songs from Flop Shows. See calendar.
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!