by: Sandi Durell
We turn the clocks back, it still gets dark too early but . . . no matter, cause the cabarets and clubs are busy, busy busy with talent galore. Get thee to a nightclub!
Here’s a sampling of some of the talent you’ll see in November:
54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 –www.54below.com – Jeremy Jordan, Patti LuPone, Assassins in the Park with George, 54 Shares Cher, Music of Alex Rybeck, Songs of Will Van Dyke, Andrea Frierson ‘Me & Ella’, Christine Andreas & Martin Silvestri, Ann Hampton Callaway, much more! Dinner menu of gourmet delicacies.
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com – John Pizzarelli/Jessica Molaskey. Steve Tyrell – Bemelmans Bar: Earl Rose, Chris Gillespie, Loston Harris, Earl Rose, Brandon McCune
Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves), 212 206-0440 www.metropolitanroom.com – From Cabaret to Comedy – Always Annie Ross Tuesday eves; Dana Lorge Variety Show, Open Mic, Corinna Sowers-Adler, Melba Moore, Shepley Metcalf, T.Oliver Reid, Jay Rogers, Susan Winter, Steven Chera, Luba Mason, Jillian Laurain, Brent Barrett, Baby Jane Dexter, Jon Weber, Jamie deRoy & Friends, many more.
Laurie Beechman Theatre – West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com – Eric Michael Gillett, Carolyn Montgomery, Shana Farr, Robin’s Nest, Le Scandal Cabaret, Matt Yee, 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, Spider Saloff, Vickie Phillips, Lucille Carr-Kaffashan, Ruth Carlin,Victor Neufeld, The Chamlins, Kim Grogg, Lou Iacovino, Stacy Sullivan, Daryl Sherman, Anthony Anselmo Jr. – 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, Anita Gillette, Django Reinhardt Festival, Marcy & Zina Show, Jane Monheit ‘Hollywood Land’ and 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 – Marilyn Maye & Bucky Pizzarelli, Sharon Clark, top notch jazz groups; 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, Ruthless!, Kritzerland, Linda Miller’s Legendary Ladies, Hidden Treasures III -More Songs of Larry Kerchner (all star Broadway/Cabaret cast) and more.
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-438 www.theduplex.com Stearns Matthews, Dancing with Death, Fairytale Facts, Revolution (Dawn Derow/Kathleen France) more! piano bar, cabaret room.
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-900,www.thecuttingroomnyc.com Quinn Lemley “Burlesque to Broadway” every Mon. See calendar.
Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.cafenoctambulo.com – weekly Eric Comstock (Tues), Hilary Kole (Wed), Karen Oberlin/Sean Harkness, Mark Nadler and more, dinner menu.
The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824, www.the-townhall.org – Melissa Etheridge and others.
92nd St. Y Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – www.92Y.org – See calendar.
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. If you have a show coming up, please email end of October.
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Keep the Music Playing! See a live show!