By: Sandi Durell
Summertime in the City! Check out the club and cabaret listings to see who’s who and where! Here’s a sampling! And don’t forget the many outdoor Free Concerts in the Parks!
54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 –(July) 54 Sings 1776, Chuck Cooper, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena, Melanie Stace, Tony Yazbeck, 54 Sings the Wiz, Patti Lupone, Nelly McKay, (Aug.) Jane Monheit, Paulo Szot, Broadway Ballyhoo and so much more thru the summer! www.54below.com –Spring dinner menu of gourmet delicacies.
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com -Bemelman’s Bar – Earl Rose, Chris Gillespie, Loston Harris, Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso – Woody Allen Monday nights with Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. (closed July/August) Eddie Wakes -Sundays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31
Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves), 212 206-0440 www.metropolitanroom.com – From Cabaret to Comedy – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Dana Lorge Variety Show, Open Mic , Carole J. Bufford, (July) Jon Weber, Judy Tenuta, Marieann Meringolo, Sandy Bainum, Gabrielle Stravelli, Sharon McNight (August)Karen Oberlin/Sean Harkness, Stanford, Devin Bing, Minda Larsen, Dan Bolton, Erin Lindsey Krom, Michael Ricca, Pia Zadora, Joey Infante and many more each month.
Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com – LeScandal Cabaret, Courtney Act, KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar, Ben delaCreme – 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, (August): Ruth Carlin, 92 St Y Singers, Amy Beth Williams, Tom Andersen, Vickie Phillips and much more!
Birdland Jazz 315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Aves), 212 581-3080 www.birdlandjazz.com – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Monday evenings, (July) Linda Lavin & Billy Stritch, John Pizzarelli (August): Daniel Reichard, Stephen Wallem, Rhonda Ross and some of the best jazz in town, featuring a great menu!
Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121, www.iridiumjazzclub.com –See calendar. Les Paul Mondays, ScoBar Entertainment presents (July) Tom Wopat, Molly Ryan; lots of jazz greats (check calendar) Full dinner menu available.
Stage 72 (formerly The Triad) 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.stage72.com Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography, (July) Jacques Brel is Alive & Well, (August) Ha! The Musical, On Kentucky Avenue, Liam Forde – see complete calendar.
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 www.theduplex.com -piano bar, cabaret room – (July Justin Sayre, David B. Martin, Scott Stein Orch, Lillian Baxter (August): Adam Sank, Jeffrey & Cole, Avarice the Musical, more, more, more! See calendar.
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-900,www.thecuttingroomnyc.com The Gong Show and more continues thru the summer. See calendar.
The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824, www.the-townhall.org – See calendar.
92nd St. Y Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – www.92Y.org -See calendar.
The Parks Concert Series (Concert for City Greens) FREE outdoor concerts August 13th, September 10th (info: www.raissakatonabennett.com
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.
Keep the Music Playing! See a live show and enjoy the summer!