July-August Summer Cabaret Sizzles

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If you’re looking for a great summer night out, check out the NYC cabaret scene. July-August summer cabaret sizzles.

54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 –www.54below.com (July) 54 Sings 1776, Berlin, Starmites, Micky Dolenz, Broadway Loves Katy Perry, Charles Busch, Christine Ebersole (August) 54 Celebrates 54 Below, Jekyll & Hyde Resurrection, Melissa Manchester, Rita Rudner, Lorna Luft; much more. Dinner menu of gourmet delicacies.

The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600www.thecarlyle.com – on vacation for the summer!

*Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves), 212 206-0440www.metropolitanroom.com –From Cabaret to Comedy to Children’s Cabaret – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Dana Lorge Variety Show, Open Mic Sundays, (July) Rebekah Lowin, Richard Malavet, Stacy Sullivan,Gregory Nalbone,Beverly Taki, It’s Just a Number-Bobbie Horowitz, Frenchie Davis,Charlotte Patton,Jacob Storms (August) David Serero, MetroStar Talent Challenge, Fran Leonardis, many 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, (July) NYMF productions, Alaska 5000, KT Sullivan/Jeff Harnar, (August) Shagela, Joel Creasey, 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 (July) Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway, Mama’s Next Big Act, Sally Darling, Pompie’s Place (August) Daryl Glenn/Jo Lynn Burke, Maria Ottavia/Marcus Simeone, more

Birdland Jazz 315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Aves), 212 581-3080www.birdlandjazz.com – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Monday evenings; Barbara Carroll Saturdays – the best jazz artists, Natalie Douglas, (July) Aaron Lazar, Cast of Phantom, Carole J. Bufford, John Pizzarelli 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 – ScoBar presents Don Most (of Happy Days), Rob Derke Quartet – Delicious dinner menu.

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 (July) Karen Oberlin (check the calendar for more)

The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-438 www.theduplex.com piano bar and cabaret theater (July) Dancing with Death, Molly Pope, Not As Cute As Picture, (August) Juliana, Sharon McNight, Dr. Adrian, more!

Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900www.cafenoctambulo.com – (July) Ken Greves, Craig Pomranz, Deborah Latz, Barbara Rosene, Michelle Walker, (August) Chris McNulty, 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 (July) 25thAnnual Putnam Spelling Bee Reunion Concert, Broadway Rising Stars, Broadway Unplugged.

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

Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330www.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 – Sundayswww.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

Sandi Durell’s TheaterPizzazz Cabaret Listings can also be found atwww.thethreetomatoes.com & www.theaterlife.com

Theater & Cabaret reviews, news, interviews, videos and more appear atwww.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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