Marilyn Maye

Marilyn Maye


By: Sandi Durell

It’s taking a long time for the weather to catch up with the calendar but I think it’s finally around the corner! That elusive thing called Spring! Here are some samplings of what’s happening in the clubs and cabarets in April.



Jennifer Sheehan

Jennifer Sheehan

54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 – Patti Lupone, Broadway Loves . . . Broadway Meets Cast of Hair, Joshua Warr, Mark Nadler, Nellie McKay, Marilyn Maye, 54 Sings The Beatles, Jennifer Sheehan, Dinner menu of gourmet delicacies.


Lena Hall

Lena Hall

The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600  – Lena Hall followed by John Pizzarelli, Judy Collins, Megan Hilty and Alan Cumming. Bemelmans Bar features Earl Rose, Chris Gillespie, David Budway, Brandon McCune.









F028C29F-9AD3-0A49-13B93840628AE437Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves), 212 206-0440  – Congratulations Metropolitan Room on official entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for Longest Running Variety Show! From Cabaret to Comedy to Kiddie Kabaret – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Dana Lorge Variety Show, Open Mic Sundays, *Bobbie Horowitz, Stacy Sullivan, Melba Moore, Daryl Glenn/Jo Lynn Burks, Harold Sanditen, Cabaret Cares, T. Oliver Reid, much much more.

Robyn-McCorquodaleLaurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 – Robyn McCorquodale, Broadway Sessions, Le Scandal Cabaret, Jackie Beat, The Unintentional Magician, many more and delicious food too!



ad-lizajudy-new-currentDon’t Tell Mama 343 W. 46 St.212 265-001 – 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, Woody Regan/Ann McCormack, Tanya Moberly, Carolyn Marx, Simply Barbra, Josephine Sanges, Eve Eaton – lots more!


Elizabeth Stanley

Elizabeth Stanley

Birdland Jazz 315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Aves), 212 581-3080 – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Monday evenings; Barbara Carroll Saturdays –some of the best jazz artists, and Elizabeth Stanley with Andrew Rannells, Todd Murray, Jazz Party with Natalie Douglas, Brian Gallaher with Megan Hilty and a terrific menu!


Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121, –ScoBar presents Cynthia Holiday. Some of the best jazz always featured and a delicious dinner menu available.

Stage 72 (at The Triad) 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography, My Son the Waiter and Mark Felt, Linda Miller’s Legendary Ladies, more!

The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-438 piano bar and cabaret theater Bad With Money, Molly Pope, Ben Rimalower, Songwriters Night/Ian Herman, Jenn Harris, more!



Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 – Jane Scheckter debuts; Eric Comstock (Tues.eves) more, dinner menu.



The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-900, See calendar.

The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824, Garrison Keillor, Mary Chapin Carpenter, more

92nd St. Y Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – – May preview: All Dancing All Singing! Irving Berlin in Hollywood.

Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330

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

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: 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, many more additional performers and schedule changes.*It is not possible to list every show at each venue.

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