May-June Cabaret Sampling
The trees are blossoming and so are the cabarets and clubs. Take a peek into who’s doing what where. And check out the Hot Tomatoes appearing at the Clubs!
54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 –www.54below.com (May) Celebrating Lesley Gore, Julie Wilson; Songs of Cy Coleman,54 Sings The Life, Grand Hotel, Elton John (June) Linda Lavin, Michele Lee, ,Jeremy Jordan. Dinner menu of gourmet delicacies.
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com – Judy Collins, Megan Hilty and Alan Cumming. Bemelmans Bar features Earl Rose, Chris Gillespie, Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso.
*Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves), 212 206-0440 www.metropolitanroom.com –From Cabaret to Comedy to Kiddie Kabaret – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Dana Lorge Variety Show, Open Mic Sundays, (May) Dawn Derow, This is Your Night Russ Weatherford,Stacy Sullivan,Madelaine Warren,Arlo Hill,Lindsey Holloway,Lauren Fox,Charlotte Patton,*Bobbie Horowitz (June)Eric Comstock/Barbara Fasano,*T.Oliver Reid, Adam Shapiro,Sylvia Mims,Danny Bacher, Corinna Sowers Adler,Jeff Macauley,Rosemary Loar,Hedda Lettuce,much much more.
Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com – Broadway Sessions, Le Scandal Cabaret, The Vaudevillians, Turner-Grusecki (June) Robin’s Nest, *Carolyn Montgomery-Forant, Dina Martin, much 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 (May) Eve Eaton, Luba Mason, Susan Winter,Kim Sutton,Teresa Fischer (June) Jana Robbins, Martha Lorin,Sheryl Spanier,Tanya Moberly,Karen Mason, Kim Grogg-Thomas Marin – lots, 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 Saturdays –some of the best jazz artists, Jazz Party with Natalie Douglas (May) James Snyder,Daniel Reichard,Jamie deRoy & Friends,Steve Ross (June) Lindsay Mendez,Nicolas King, Klea Blackhurst-Anita Gillette,Erich Bergen,Tony Yazbeck, more, more and a terrific menu!
Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121, www.iridiumjazzclub.com –Some of the best jazz always (May) ScoBar presents Camila Meza, Karen Wyman (June) Les Paul Centennial. Delicious 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 (May) Karen Jacobsen, Paul Clayton,Gypsy Star Live (June) Pam Ann-Flight, Imagine Dat! – more.
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-438 www.theduplex.com piano bar and cabaret theater Bad With Money, Ben Rimalower, Dirty Laundry (May)Mama Drama, The Tinderland, Dancing with Death, Ruby Darlings Show (June) Sayaka Aiba, Molly Pope, more!
Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.cafenoctambulo.com – Eric Comstock (Tues.eves) (May) Valentina Marino, Nancy Harms, Rich Siegel,Alexis Cole,Tessa Souter (June) Ben Bassar, Rose Kinglsey,Joanne Tatham,Gabrielle Stravelli,Kathleen landis-Nancy Winston,Michelle Walker, 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 (May) Capitol Steps, Broadway by the Year, Drama Desk Awards, (June) Cheyenne Jackson, Air Supply, Broadway by the Year,Natalie Cole,more
92nd St. Y Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – www.92Y.org – (May) All Dancing All Singing! Irving Berlin in Hollywood (June) To Life! Celebrating Sheldon Harnick, Faith Prince
Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330 www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org
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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