By: Sandi Durell
There’s a chill in the air, but it’s warm, friendly and filled with good music and talent at New York City cabarets and clubs. Take a look at some of the performers scheduled to appear November/December.
Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 –www.Feinstein’s/54below.com – (Nov) Melissa Manchester, Andrea Burns, Songs of Cy Coleman, Julia Murney, Ann Hampton Callaway, Lena Hall (Dec) Well Strung Xmas, Daryl Glenn & Joe Lynn Burks, Joe Iconis Xmas, Michael Feinstein. Dinner menu of gourmet delicacies.
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com – (Nov) John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey (Dec) Steve Tyrell – Bemelmans Bar: Earl Rose, Chris Gillespie, David Budway, Champian Fulton.
*Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves), 212 206-0440 www.metropolitanroom.com – From Cabaret to Comedy to Children’s Cabaret – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Open Mic Sundays, Dana Lorge’s Variety Show – (Nov) Todd Murray, Kelli Rabke, Eric Yves Garcia, Baby Jane Dexter, Joey Infante, Shawn Moninger, Bobbie Horowitz “It’s Just A Number,” Reisner & Rebic, Celia Berk, Stacy Sullivan, Kristoffer Lowe (Dec) Tom Toce, Stark & Simeone, Sue & Edd’s Xmas, Corinna Sowers Adler, Jillian Laurain, Hedda Lettuce, Lina Orfanos, Marilyn Maye – New Year’s Eve!
Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com – Le Scandal Cabaret, Another Hundred Years, Robin’s Nest, Courtney Act, Jinkx Monsoon, more talent and delicious food too!
*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. Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Chatterbox on Thurs. eves, Judy Garland/Liza Minnelli Live Sat. eves – (Nov) Brian de Lorenzo, Stephen Hanks, Jennie Litt/David Alpher, Jeff Macauley, Bill Dyszel, Songs of Rodgers & Hart, Richard Holbrook (check the calendar for Dec.)
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, Birdland Jazz Party w/Carole J. Bufford – (Nov) Michael Urie/Celia Keenan Bolger, Sally Mayes/JeffHarnar, Steve Ross Orchestra, Christine Ebersole/Billy Stritch (Dec) Lesli Margherita, James Barbour Holiday, Catherine Russell. Some of the best jazz artists and a great dinner menu!
Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121, www.iridiumjazzclub.com – Scobar Entertainment present: (Nov) Joe Alterman, Sharon Clark (Dec) Diane Schuur (Sinatra)
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, Linda Miller: Legendary Ladies of Music (Nov/Dec) Villain DeBlanks, Sippin’ on Fire, Arlene Wolff, Bach Meets the Beatles, Beth Selter (check the calendar for more)
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-438 www.theduplex.com piano bar and cabaret theater (Nov/Dec) Chris Doucett, Andrew Morrisey, Xmas 3rd Time the Charm, Yule Logs & Egg Nogs, much more.
Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.cafenoctambulo.com – (Nov/Dec) Our Sinatra, Eric Comstock, Laurie Krauz/Daryl Kojak, Kathryn Allyn, 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 (Nov) Conversation w/Billy Crystal & Dave, Steinberg, Prarie Home Companion (Dec) Gotham Holiday Swing (Buster Poindexter), Piaf Celebration
92nd St. Y Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – www.92Y.org
Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330 www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org (Nov/Dec) Broadway Close Up
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. *Denotes advertisers
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