Cabaret Calendar for May & June

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The Theater Pizzazz mantra: “If music was everywhere and in everyone’s life, the world would surely be a better place” …

Spring finds the clubs and cabarets jammed with talent of all sorts and isn’t that grand! Performers everywhere beckon audiences to make their selections of who they want to see, when and where. Only in New York folks! The greatest talent in the world.

*Please check the club calendars for complete listings and for schedule changes.

Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551  (May) Sherie Rene Scott,  Paul Alexander Nolan/Carmen Cusack, Joe Iconis & Family, Marcie & Zina, Paulo Szot, Tony Yazbeck/Laura Osnes, John Lloyd Young, Chita Rivera, Marissa Mulder, more (June) *Ann Kittredge ,Liz Callaway, 54 Sings Series, Andrea McArdle, Ann Hampton Callaway, so many more entertainers – check calendar! Gourmet menu!

Cabaret Calendar for May & June
Ann Hampton
Cabaret Calendar for May & June
Chita Rivera

The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600   (May) John Pizzarelli, Nancy and Beth, starring Megan Mullally/Stephanie Hunt (June) Mary Wilson, Sutton Foster –Bemelmans Bar (check roster of entertainers)

*Don’t Tell Mama 343 W. 46 St. 212 757- 0788 – featuring the best piano bar in NYC, a sumptuous restaurant, and two cabaret rooms  – * Salon Weekly Open Mic; Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway –monthly / Seth’s Talent Show – monthly…(May) *Lucille Carr -Kaffashan, *Tennie Leonard, Maren & Angela Show, *Clark Warren, 92Y Singers, Judi Mark, Sean Harkness/Marcus Simeone/Lina Koutrakos, more (June) *Carol Shedlin,Timothy Mathis, Michael Osso, Andrea Axelrod, Taylor Beyer, more. Check Calendar for lots more talent!!

*The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 –Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography – (May – June) Dorothy Bishop’s Dozen Divas, Adrienne Haan, Girls Night Out, Lisa Russell, All That Jazz, Ron Dabney, Back From Black, Joey Infante, Steve Dorf . . . So Much More!

Laurie Beechman Theatre – West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909  (May-June) Le Scandal Cabaret, Richard Skipper Celebrates, Scarlett Envy, Mark Nadler, Joey Arias, Elizabeth Sullivan, Shea Coulee, Marquee Five, Wendy Scherl, BenDeLaCreme,Dawn Derow more, more!- Great restaurant menu! Check the calendar for more.

Cabaret Calendar for May & June
Mark Nadler

The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 piano bar and cabaret theater – (May-June)  Ladies Who Cocktail, Drunk in Love, Michael Hallinan, Guilty Pleasures, Sheng, Ioana & Friends, Vira & Friends, Johnny en Rose, *John Burns… So many more! Check calendar!

Birdland Jazz/Birdland Theater: Double Your Pleasure Double Your Fun in Two Classy Rooms – (315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Ave) 212 581- 3080  – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party – Mondays (May) Julie Budd, Steve Ross, Clint Holmes/Billy Stritch, Anais Reno, Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf/Melody Singers, NY-Big City Songbook,Joan Ryan, Natalie Douglas Tributes, Eric Comstock, Lineup w/Susie Mosher, JayCee Dreisen (June) Sally Mayes, Stephanie Nakasian, Veronica Swift, Amanda Green, and a whole lot more including lots of jazz greats and a wide variety of delicious foods.

The Beach Cafe, 1326 Second Ave. at 70th Street – 212 988-7299 (May) Eric Comstock/Barbara Fasano, Joyce Breach, Elizabeth Sullivan, Karen Akers, Linda Purl (June) KT Sullivan, Tom Wopat, Kevin Dozier, Steven Maglio, Shana Farr, Mark Nadler, Renee Katz, Christine Andreas .

Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900  dinner menu. (May-June) Jillian Laurain, Tulles McCall, Tammy McCann, Austin Pendleton/Barbara Bleier, Susanne Mack. Check calendar for more!

The Green Room 42 – 570 10th Ave & 42nd St. 646 449-7792 Broadway’s Funky Nightclub  (May) Frances Ruffelle, Spencer Day, Eva Noblezada, Milly Shapiro, KT Sullivan/Mark Nadler, Simply Barbra, *My Beloved- A Ted Sunday Musical (June) Cady Huffman, Nicolas King, Kelly Clarkson, Reeve Carney – so many, many more and a terrific menu!

Jazz at Lincoln Center  (May-June) – a sampling below . . .

Appel Room – Michael Feinstein, Danny Barker

Dizzys Club Coca Cola – Houston Person,Bill Charlap, Nicole Henry, Christian McBride

Rose Theater – Essentially Ellington, NYC Opera-Stonewall

Two E on Open Table – Pierre Hotel 212 940-8113, email, 2 East 61 Street off 5th Ave. – New Monthly Cabaret Series – check calendar.

Iridium Jazz Club  Broadway at W. 51 Street, 212 582-2121 (dinner menu) – check calendar for schedule.

The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-9000  See calendar.

The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824 – David Sedaris, Gordon Lightfoot,  Broadway by the Year – 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards, John Cameron Mitchell/Stephen Trask 

92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists and More – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – A Beautiful Dawning-Oklahoma! at 75; Live & Living Color-Songs from TV; Gavin Creel. Check calendar.

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

*Salon – Multiple Award Winning Weekly Open Mic at Don’t Tell Mama Sunday evenings, different performers and hosts, created by Mark Janas, Tanya Moberly, Producer 343 W. 46 St., NYC

The DJango in The Roxy Hotel –  #2 Avenue of the Americas, 212 519-6649 Jazz artists (small plate menu)

Broadway Sings at the West End Lounge 955 West End Ave. (107th St./West End Ave.) 212.531.4759 Open Mic Nites, Bound for Broadway,Comedy, more!

Midtown Jazz at Midday at St. Peter’s Church, Lexington Ave/54 St. Wednesdays, 12:30 pm 212 935-2200 – (Ronny Whyte presents)

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  • Sandi Durell

    Sandi Durell is Publisher/Editor of and has been writing, reviewing, producing, having a voice in the theater, cabaret and entertainment communities for over 25+ years. She is a Voting Member of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards; member of the American Theatre Critics Association. Sandi is a producer of Broadway & Hollywood Live! Revues (; has produced numerous Songwriter Events for the American Popular Song Society (APSS – formerly New York Sheet Music Society on which she is a Board member); the benefit CD “Our Heart Sings;” is a producer on the Award winning film “Broadway the Golden Age” (with Rick McKay) and has produced a variety of entertainment events for most of her career. She is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU – Advisory Board),100+ year old Dutch Treat Club, The Lambs; an occasional theater “angel” and has had a career as a vocalist-performer. Her column can also be found at

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