NYC Summer Cabaret

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The weather is hot, the cabarets and clubs are even hotter! What’s happening in NYC nightlife doesn’t go on vacation; it keeps right on going.

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

  Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 www.Feinstein’s/ – Gourmet menu! (July) Rob McClure, John Lloyd Young,The Skivvies, Alice Ripley/Emily Skinner, Jennifer Damiano, 54 Celebrates: Prince, 54 Sings 1776, Pajama Game, Hair, Jukebox Musicals (Aug) Ronan Tynan, Norbert Leo Butz, American Psycho Sings Duncan Sheik,Robert Davi, Michael Feinstein (see calendar for much more)

The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 – Closed for the summer

Carol Woods

Carol Woods

*Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd Street (bet. 5/6 Aves) 212 206-0440 –  (snack menu) – From Cabaret to Comedy to Drag – Always Annie Ross on Tuesday eves; Open Mic Sundays with Susan Winter and Deb Berman, (July) MetroStar Talent Challenge, Maureen Taylor, Ruth Carlin, Celia Berk, Stacy Sullivan, Steve Washington, honoring Larry Storch, Vivian Reed, Beverly Taki, Jillian Laurain, Jim & Steve, Shawn Moninger, Karen Oberlin (Aug) Rev.Yolanda, Carol Woods, Carla Cooke, Charlie Poveromo, John Gabriel, Blake Zolfo, Jeff Harnar, Operetta-Jason Graae, Billy Roe, Minda Larsen, This is Your Night Joe Sirola, Mexican Affair, Dane Vannatta, Gregory Driscoll – and much more!

Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909  – Cynthia Lee Fontana, BenDeLaCreme,Joel Creasey,Marilyn in Fragments, Amy Sings Yma Sumac,Vienna to Weimar,Broadway Sessions, more; dinner menu

*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 Live Sat. eves, Tanya Soberly, Lynne Charnay, Woody Regan/Ann McCormack,Nancy Witter,Anya Turner/Robert Grusecki,Meg Flather, Gregory Harrell (see calendar for more)

Keala Settle/Frank Wildhorn at Birdland

Keala Settle/Frank Wildhorn at Birdland

Birdland Jazz 315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Aves) 212 581-3080 – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Monday evenings; Barbara Carroll Saturdays (July) Tony Yazbeck, Sean Harkness/Will Galison, Lesli Margherita, Count Basie Orchestra (Aug) Django Reinhardt Festival,  – much, much more; dinner menu.

Veronica Swift at the Irdium

Veronica Swift at the Irdium

Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at West 51 St., 212 582-2121, –  (July) Dave Damiani/Molly Ringwald, Sharon Clark; ScoBar presents Veronica Swift (check calendar for more);dinner menu.

The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 – Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography and My Son the Waiter – (July) Lillias White, Duchess, Spamilton, Black Pearls & Diamonds in Harlem, See calendar for more.


The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 piano bar and cabaret theater – (July) Phillip Taratula, Viva La Diva, The Lost Ones, Guilty Pleasures, Dallas DuBois (Aug) Kiko & Tuna, A Way Back to Then; more!  See calendar.

Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 – Carol Lipnik, Aaron Weinstein/Tedd Firth, Kim David Smith, Mark Nadler, Joey Arias/Ben Allison, Barbara Bleier/Austin Pendleton; dinner menu. See calendar for more.

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

The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824, – Broadway Rising Stars, Broadway Unplugged

92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 – –  Jazz in July Series. See calendar.

Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330 See Calendar

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, Let’s Broadway, Drag & Comedy Shows.

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 –

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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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