By Sandi Durell
The leaves are still falling, the weather has gone from Fall to Summer back to Fall with a chill in the air, and the Cabarets and Clubs are jammed to the rafters with talent, talent and more talent.
Here’s a short list of some of the shows coming up. Check the club calendars for more and schedule changes:
Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551www.Feinstein’s/54below.com – (Nov.) 54 Sings Series, Scott Siegel Broadway Originals, Jarrod Spector, Frank Wildhorn & friends, Ben Vereen, Laura Osnes, (Dec.) Rory O’Malley, Ryan Raftery, Joe Iconis Xmas, Orfeh & Andy, Michael Feinstein Holiday, Norm Lewis, Gourmet menu! (many more).
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600www.thecarlyle.com – Ana Gasteyer (10/25-11/5), Judy Collins (11/10-19), John Pizzarelli/Jessica Molasky (11/22-12/1), Steve Tyrell (12/2-31)
*Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves) 212 206-0440 www.metropolitanroom.com (food menu) – From Cabaret to Comedy to Drag – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Carol Woods residency, Open Mic Sundays with Deb Berman, *Bobbie Horowitz (Nov.) *Hidden Treasures:Songs of Larry Kerchner (Special Achievement Award to Sidney Myer), This is Your Night Linda Amiel Burns, David Sabella, Adrienne Haan, JayCee Driesen, Tom Wopat, Frenchie Davis, Vivian Reed, Stearns Matthews, Jeff Macauley, Billie Roe, Karen Oberlin (Dec.) Peggy Sarlin, Baby Jane Dexter, Daryl Glenn/Jo Lynn Burks, Joan Belgrave, Elli King of Broadway, Marilyn Maye and many, many 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) – (Nov.) Le Scandal, Trixie Mattel, KT Sullivan/Mark Nadler, Broadway Sessions, Robins Nest (Dec.) Ginger Minj, Mary Palermo, Courtney Act, Jackie Beat, Alaska, Jinx Monsoon, Paige Turner, much more.
*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 – Judy Garland/Liza Minnelli Live Sat. eves, Amy Beth Williams, Arturo Padilla, *Bob Diamond, Bway Boozy Brunch, Meg Flather, *Marci Kraft, Josephine Sanges,Ricky Ritzel Broadway, Natasha Castillo, *Teresa Fischer, Marcus Simeone/Sue Matsuki, *Karen Luschar (see calendar for much more)
Birdland Jazz 315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Aves) 212 581-3080 www.birdlandjazz.com (dinner menu) – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Monday evenings; Barbara Carroll Saturdays – (Nov.) Ann Hampton Callaway,Aisha deHaas/Capathia Jenkins/Billy Stritch, Steve Ross, Barb Jungr (Dec.) Daniel Reichard, Eric Comstock/Barbara Fasano, Freddy Cole, Klea Blackhurst, much, much more.
Dizzys Club Coca Cola www.jazz.org – Jazz at Lincoln Center Top Jazz Artists – Maurice Hines, Dick Hyman, Cecile McLorin Salvant, many more!
Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121 www.iridiumjazzclub.com (dinner menu) – Sarah Dash, Sharon Clark, (check calendar for much more).
The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.stage72.com –Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography and My Son the Waiter – Spamilton, (Oct. 30)*Quel Fromage 2- Michael Colby Star Studded 65th Birthday Bash; *Richard Skipper Celebrates, Al Copley, Sean Hartley/Gabrielle Stravelli/Jibwan Kris, Danny Aiello, (see calendar for more)
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 www.theduplex.com piano bar and cabaret theater – (Nov.) Toshi Cappuccino, Frank Fontana, Molly Henshrud, Henry Koperski, Guilty Pleasures (Dec.) Vickie & Nickie Holiday, Mason/Rosen, (see complete calendar)
Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.pangeanyc.com (dinner menu) –Mark Nadler, Carol Lipnik, Gay Marshall, Kathryn Allyn, Sarah Rice, Kevin Scott Hall, Craig Pomranz, Austin Pendleton/Barbara Bleier, MargOH! Channing (see calendar for more)
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-900 www.thecuttingroomnyc.comSee calendar.
The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824 www.the-townhall.org – NY Comedy Festival, David Sedaris, NYC Gay Mens Chorus Xmas
92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 –www.92Y.org – Coming in 2017 Harold Arlen Early Years, Let’s Misbehave Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields/Women of the American Songbook much more.
Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org Broadway Close-Up, Rogers/Rogers/Guettel, David Ippolito
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 – Sundayswww.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)
Sandi Durell’s Theater Pizzazz Cabaret Listings can also be found at www.thethreetomatoes.com & www.theaterlife.com
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