Fall Cabaret Calendar in NYC

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Fall cabaret calendar in NYC, Sandi Durell, The Three Tomatoes

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lisa Howard, Shana Farr, Will Swenson

It’s still hot, hot, hot but not for long. Once again, the clubs and cabarets are brimming over with talent. Here’s a sampling of the fall cabaret calendar in NYC:

54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 – (Sept) 54 Sings Series: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,Guys & Dolls; Linda Lavin, Robert Creighton, Will Swenson, Cry-Baby Reunion Concert,Seth Sikes, Josh Grisetti, Micky Dolenz, Gabrielle Stravelli, Amanda McBroom (Oct) Jason Danieley, Lisa Howard, Tovah Feldshuh, Philiipa Soo, Jarrod Spector/Kelli Barrett, Barb Jungr – more. Dinner menu of gourmet delicacies.

The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600  – (Sept) Brian Stokes Mitchell (Sept-Oct) Buster Poindexter, Kurt Elling, Alexa Ray Joel.

*Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves), 212 206-0440  – From Cabaret to Comedy to Children’s  Cabaret – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Open Mic Sundays, Dana Lorge’s Variety Show –  (Sept) Gary Crawford, Sharon Clark, Julie Budd, Stacy Sullivan, Nancy Harms, Julie Reyburn, Tracy Stark/Marcus Simeone, Eddie Sarfaty, Kristoffer Lowe, This is Your Night Ruby Rims (Oct) Eric Yves Garcia, Sandra Bargman, Jason Graae, Michael Hajjar, Kristine Mills, It’s Just a Number:Bobbie Horowitz, Alex Leonard, Karen Wyman, Rebekah Lowin, Todd Murray, Bill Zeffiro/Marissa Mulder, Francesca Amari, Richard Holbrook, Shana Farr, Ann Dawson – more!

Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909  – Le Scandal Cabaret, (Sept) KT Sullivan/Jeff Harnar, Jonny Woo, Madonnalogues, Robin’s Nest, I Never Know When to Say When, Jackie Beat (Oct) Andrew Carter, Michael Kirk, Club Gelbe Stern, more talent and delicious food too!

*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. Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Chatterbox on Thurs. eves, Judy Garland/Liza Minnelli Live Sat. eves – (Sept) Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway, Christine Lavin/Don White, Jonathan Whitton, Edie Stokes, Amy Beth Williams, Heather Villaescusa, Barbara Malley, Bill Dyszel (Oct) Frank & Ava, Krisanthi Pappas, Arturo Padilla, Linda Kosut, Lennie Watts, Christy Frye, Tanya Moberly, Jon Satrom, Barbara Lowin, Woody Regan/Ann McCormack. And they have a wonderful restaurant on the premises!

Birdland Jazz 315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Aves), 212 581-3080  – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Monday evenings; Barbara Carroll Saturdays, Birdland Jazz Party w/Carole J. Bufford – the best jazz artists (Sept)  Darius de Haas, Melanie Stace, Christina Bianco, Ann Hampton Callaway/Steve Tyrell, Anita Gillette (Oct) Alexandra Silber, Spencer Day, Jenna Esposito, Iris Williams – a great dinner menu!

sign up boxIridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121,

 Stage 72 (at The Triad) 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography, My Son the Waiter, Linda Miller: Legendary Ladies of Music, (Sept) Karen Oberlin, Villain:DeBlanks, VarieTEASE, Comes Love (check the calendar for more)

The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-438 – piano bar and cabaret theater (Sept) Dirty Laundry, Katlin Colombo, Danielle Matrow, Alex Mollica(Oct) Brilliant Son of the Brill Bldg. Composers, Molly Pope, Matt Frenz, How to Stay Single, Hechter Ubarry, more.

Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts)               212 995 0900 – (Oct) Mark Nadler, Diane Marino- dinner menu.

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

The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824, 26th Annual Cabaret Convention – Oct. 13,14,15,16

92nd St. Y Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 –

Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330  (Sept) Hollywood Arms reading with Carol Burnett, Tyne Daly, Michele Pawk (Oct) Broadway Close Up

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

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: 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

Sandi Durell’s TheaterPizzazz Cabaret Listings can also be found at www.theaterlife.com

Theater & Cabaret reviews, news, interviews, videos and more appear at www.TheaterPizzazz.com

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  • Sandi Durell

    Sandi Durell is Publisher/Editor of www.theaterpizzazz.com/ 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 (www.ShaRellProductions.com); 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 www.theaterlife.com

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