January – February Cabaret Listings 2016
By Sandi Durell
Happy New Year Cabaret Seekers! It’s 2016 and much has happened in our world but music always remains because it heals and fills the soul with our passions, thoughts, desires, imagination and realities. Here are a few samplings of what you can expect this winter (if we ever have one!):
Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 –www.Feinstein’s/54below.com – 54 Sings Series, The Revival & Reunion Casts; (Jan) Lorna Luft, Rockapella, Barb Jungr/John McDaniel, John Epperson, Ben Vereen (Feb) Alice Ripley/Emily Skinner, Liliane Montevecchi, Josh Young, Christine Andreas. See website for more! Dinner menu of gourmet delicacies.
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com – Woody Allen Mondays; (Feb) Rita Wilson Bemelmans Bar: Earl Rose, Chris Gillespie, Loston Harris, 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 Children’s Cabaret – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Open Mic Sundays, Dana Lorge’s Variety Show – (Jan) Marilyn Maye, Ed Asner, *Bobbie Horowitz – It’s Just a Number, Honoring Barbara Siegel, Jason Graae (Feb) Stacy Sullivan, Marissa Mulder, Eric Yves Garcia, Adrienne Haan, Bobbie Horowitz, Eric Comstock/Barbara Fasano, Shawn Moninger, Karen Wyman – See Calendar for More
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, Marta Sanders, Tammie Brown, much 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 (Jan) Michael Anthony Davis, Woody Regan/Ann McCormack, Rodgers & Hart Revue, Magnus Martensson, Ricky Ritzel – See calendar for 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, Birdland Jazz Party w/Carole J. Bufford – (Jan) Stacy Sullivan, Jonathan Groff, Klea Blackhurst/Anita Gillette, Brian Gallagher, Linda Lavin (Feb) Ann Hampton Callaway/Marilyn Maye, John Pizzarelli. 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 – See website calendar
Stage 72 (at The Triad) 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.stage72.com Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography and My Son the Waiter, Pam Ann, Jacques Brel Returns, Adelaide Mestre (check the calendar for more)
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-438 www.theduplex.com piano bar and cabaret theater (check the website)(Jan) Women in the World of Sondheim, Jason Kravits, Starlettes (Feb) Dana Goldberg, Pam Zazzarino – much more.
Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.cafenoctambulo.com – great entertainment and good dinner menu.
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-900, www.thecuttingroomnyc.com (Jan) Hats Off to Liza, Daphne Rubin-Vega – See calendar for more.
The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824, www.the-townhall.org (Feb.) Broadway by the Year
92nd St. Y Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – www.92Y.org – Bucky Pizzarelli 90th Birthday Celebration (Jan) A Funny Thing Happened (Feb.) Battle for the Airwaves
Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330 www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org – (Jan) Broadway Playhouse (Adler/Ross) – (Feb) Dorothy Fields
Broadway Sings at the West End Lounge 955 West End Ave. (107th St./West End Ave.) 212.531.4759 www.thewestendlounge.com Open Mic Mondays, Bound for Bway, So You Think You Can Belt, Drag Show
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.
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