Spring has sprung and so have the multi talents that fill the cabarets and clubs in New York City. The venues are overflowing with talent. Someone for everyone!
By Sandi Durell
*Always check the club calendars for complete listings and for schedule changes.
Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 www.54Below.com (May) John Lloyd Young, Linda Eder, Alice Ripley, Lesli Margherita, Robert Davi, Luanne de Lesseps, Liz Callaway, 54 Sings Spamalot, Quentin Earl Darrington w/Laura Osnes, Unsung Strouse, Donna Murphy (June) Tony Danza, Anais Reno, Will & Anthony Nunziata, Aaron Lazar, Marin Mazzie/Jason Danieley, Corinna Sowers Adler, Carole Cook, Robbie Rozelle, Paulo Szot . . . so much more. Gourmet menu!
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com –(May) Nancy and Beth, Linda Lavin, Kathleen Turner (June) Gina Gershon, Alan Cumming — Bemelmans Bar is in full swing with Earl Rose, Rob Mosci, David Budway, Loston Harris, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch.
*Don’t Tell Mama 343 W. 46 St. 212 757- 0788 www.donttellmamanyc.com – featuring the best piano bar in NYC, a sumptuous restaurant, and two cabaret rooms – Monthly: *Bobbie Horowitz “It’s Just a Number” – Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway,(May) Rian Keating, Meg Flather, Whitney Chapman, Christy Frye, *Jillian Laurain, Daniel Brewer, Tennie Leonard (June) Seth’s Talent Show, Jennie Litt/David Alpher, Scott Wisnieski, Vickie Phillips, Lisa Viggiano, Steven Zumbo, Sally Darling. And so many more!
*The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.triadnyc.com –Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography – Monthly Open Mic – (May) Pam Ann, Aaron Fried, Rising Stars Sing Broadway, Adrienne Haan, *Lee Horwin, Katie Goodman, Oleg Frish, Mark Anthony Lee, Rita Harvey, Ron Dabney (June) Dorothy Bishop, Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, Karen Oberlin, Charlie Romo, Nicole Lippey, Rose Mallet, Thomas Fetner. So Much More!
Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com (dinner menu) Monthly –* Richard Skipper Celebrates, Le Scandal Cabaret, Broadway Sessions – (May) Raissa Katona Bennett, Tammi Brown, Sam Pancake, Ben DeLaCreme, Jackie Beat, Debra Allee (June) Miz Craker, Yael Rasooly, Marquee Five, John Burnett, Scott Evan Davis. A wonderful restaurant and so much more talent.
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 www.theduplex.com piano bar and cabaret theater – (May) Halpert Evans, Erin Augus, Growing a Pair, Amelia Meena, Riverdale Live (June) Jacob Bernz, Louis Rosen, Guilty Pleasures, Two Loose Screws, Charles R. Hale, More!!
Birdland Jazz– (315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Ave) 212 581-3080 www.birdlandjazz.com – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party – Mondays (May) Savion Glover, The Bombshells, Bill Charlap Trio, Natalie Douglas, Karen Oberlin, KT Sullivan, Nicki Parrott, ReneMarie, (June) Steve Ross, Stacey Kent and a whole lot more including a wide variety of menu selections!
Jazz at Lincoln Centerwww.jazz.org
Rose Theater: (June) Wynton Marsalis
Appel Room: (May) Michael Feinstein – The Enchanting Lena Horne, Swinging with the Count, Miriam Makeba
Dizzys Club Coca Cola– (June) Ann Hampton Callaway and jazz talents galore.
Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.pangeanyc.com(dinner menu) –(May & June) Those Girls, Mary Foster Conklin, Carol Lipnik, Tulis McCall, MargOH’s, Tweed, Stephanie Trudeau, Vicki Kristina Barcelona, David Driver, Edgar Oliver and a nice restaurant menu!
The Green Room 42– 570 10thAve & 42ndSt. 646 449-7792 www.onfournyc.com Broadway’s Funky Nightclub(May & June) Stephanie’s Child, Reeve Carney, Marla Jean Merman, Natalie Weiss, Bligh Voth, Eva Noblezada, Jennifer Sanchez, Spencer Day, Christina DeCicco, Frances Ruffelle , Gabrielle Stravelli, Max Chernin – more!
Two E on Open Table – Pierre Hotel 212-940-8113 or email TwoE@tajhotels.com. 2 East 61st Street off 5th Avenue. – New Monthly Cabaret Series: May – N’Kenge
Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at W. 51 Street, 212 582-2121 www.iridiumjazzclub.com (dinner menu) – check calendar for schedule.
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-9000 www.thecuttingroomnyc.com See calendar.
The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824 www.the-townhall.org –(Mar) Scott Siegel’s Broadway by the Year
92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists andMore– 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 –www.92Y.org (May) Lynn Ahrens (June) Lyrics of Frank Loesser
Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330 www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org Check calendar.
The DJango in The Roxy Hotel – #2 Avenue of the Americas, 212 519-6649 www.thedjangonyc.comJazz artists (small plate menu)
Broadway Sings at the West End Lounge 955 West End Ave. (107th St./West End Ave.) 212.531.4759 www.thewestendlounge.com 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 www.markjanasthesalon.com
Midtown Jazz at Midday at St. Peter’s Church, Lexington Ave/54 St. Wednesdays, 12:30 pm 212 935-2200 – www.saintpeters.org(Ronny Whyte presents)
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