Cabaret – January-February

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Brrrrrr. . . baby, it is cold outside! But warm and toasty in the clubs and cabarets where you find talent galore here in New York City. After a busy holiday season and New Year, you would think – – time to take a break and relax! No, no, no! So many shows, so many performers to see.

Here’s a short list of some of the shows coming up. Check the club calendars for more and schedule changes.

Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 www.Feinstein’s/  (Jan) 54 Sings Series, Tracie Thoms, Mary Bridget Davies, Samantha Massell, Ute Lemper, Nellie McKay, Jesse Lutrell-Fred Barton Band , Christine Ebersole, Marcie & Zina (Feb) Broadway Originals, Broadway Villains Party, Matildapalozza, Tony Danza, Female 1776, so many more! Gourmet menu!

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 The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 (Jan) Jill Kargman, Isaac Mizrahi, Ricky Nelson Remembered (Feb) John Lloyd Young, Joan Osborne

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Marilyn Maye at the Metropolitan Room

*Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves) 212 206-0440  (food menu) – From Cabaret to Comedy to Drag – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Carol Woods residency, Open Mic Sundays with Deb Berman, *Bobbie Horowitz – It’s Just a Number, Piano Bar at the Underground (Jan) Marilyn Maye, Rebecca Kilgore, Melinda Hughes, Charlie Romo (Paveromo), Remembering Barbara Leavy (Feb) Natasha R. Williams, Karen Oberlin, Stacy Sullivan, Bernie Turns 30 (x2), Aaron Morishita, Oleg Frish, and many, many more!

Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 (dinner menu) (Jan) KT Sullivan & Mark Nadler, Niki Sorrentino, Johnny en Rose (Feb) Marta Sanders, Down Mexico Way –much more.

*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 – Judy Garland/Liza Minnelli Live Sat. eves, Ken Waldman, Claudine Cassen Jellison, Barb Jungr/John McDaniel, Kevin Burke, Deborah Stone, Sue Matsuki, Bob Diamond, Russel Brauer, Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway, Lynn Henderson, JayCee Dreisen (see calendar for much more)

 Birdland Jazz 315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Aves) 212 581-3080  (dinner menu) – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Monday evenings, Saturdays -Jay Leonhart/Romoko Ohno (Jan) Karrin Allyson,  Natalie Douglas, Nicolas King, Lilliane Montevecchi (Feb) Jay Armstrong Johnson, Catherine Russell, John Pizzarelli–much, much more.

The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 –Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography and My Son the Waiter and now Spamilton – (Jan) Mark Nadler, Todd Murray, Stacy Sullivan, Chase & Savannah, *Richard Skipper Celebrates Hello Dolly, (see calendar for more)

Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 (dinner menu) –(Jan) Austin Pendleton/Barbara Belier, Kevin Scott Hall (Feb) The Secrety Variety Society, Kim David Smith, Susanne Mack, (see calendar for more)

Dizzys Club Coca Cola – Jazz at Lincoln Center Top Jazz Artists

Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121 (dinner menu, check calendar).

The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 piano bar and cabaret theater (Jan) Guilty Pleasures, Mother Always Said, Offer Only/Jenn Harris, Cardiff – (see complete calendar)

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

The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824 

92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – – Coming in 2017 Harold Arlen Early Years, Let’s Misbehave Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields/Women of the American Songbook much more.

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 Nites, Bound for Broadway,Comedy, more!

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 – (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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