Winter Cabaret  

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The beginning of another year! Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year. The clubs and cabarets are brimming with talent. . . something for everyone. Get thee out to nightlife in New York City!

Always check the club calendars for complete listings and for schedule changes.

Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551  Gourmet menu! New Years Eve: Lee Roy Reams/Caissie Levy. (Jan) Matthew Morrison, Will & Anthony Nunziata, The Skivvies, Marcus Lovett, Orfeh and Andy Karl, 54 Sings the Beatles, Curtains, Calamity Jane, Ben Frankhauser  (Feb) Jessica Vosk, Shana Farr, Vivian Reed, Carmen Cusack, Marcy & Zina, Lorna Luft, Linda & Laura Benanti, 54 Sings Memphis, 54 Celebrates The Music Box Theatre, Broadway Princess Party, Charlotte Sweet in Concert…so much more!

Linda & Laura Benanti

The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 – Bemelmans Bar is in full swing with Earl Rose, Loston Harris, Michael Mosci, Chris Gillespie, Emilee Floor, Stritch & Caruso. (Jan-Feb) Isaac Mizrahi (Feb) John Lloyd Young 

John Lloyd Young 

*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  – Monthly: Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway, Bazzazz! (Jan) Mary Sue Daniels, Martha Lorin, Kati Neiheisel, Unwise Guys, Lisa Yaeger, Wendy Scherl, Cabaret Cares, Bobbie Horowitz’ It’s Just a Number (Feb) Marcia Roney, Clark Warren, Amy Wolk, Lane Bradbury, Meg Flather, Bill Dyszel, more.  


Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 (dinner menu) –Broadway Sessions, Le Scandal Cabaret, , Richard Skipper (monthly shows) (Jan) Hanna Rose, Stearns Matthews, Marissa Mulder, Distorted Diznee, Leslie Carrara (Feb) Goldman & Loekle, Carole Demas & Sarah Rice, Julie Wheeler, Paul & Rochelle, more!

*The Triad  158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 –Home of Award Winning Celebrity – Legendary Annie Ross Monthly (Jan) Jeffrey Franzel & Peter Sachon, Larry Storch Birthday Show, Hannah Reimann, Nicole Lippey, ManOPause Boys (Feb) Mack, Aimee Marcoux, Beverly Taki, Ron Dabney, Ronny Dutra, more.  

The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 piano bar and cabaret theater – Natalie Douglas New Years Eve (Jan) Guilty Pleasures, Next Stop Broadway, Toshi Cappuccino, Pat Regan, La Ti Do, Two Tuckers (Feb) Dana Goldberg, Tea with Bea, Jory & Gracie, Melissa Becker, Lisa Viggiano, more.

Birdland Jazz – (315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Ave) 212 581-3080

(dinner menu) – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Monday evenings Veronica Swift – weekly (Jan) Gabrielle Stravelli & Billy Stritch, John Pizzareeli, La Tanya Hall, Eric Comstock/Sean Smith, Steve Ross, Eric Comstock/Barbara Fasano, (Feb) Catherine Russell, Linda Purl, Tierney Sutton, more.

John Pizzareeli

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Rose Theater – Wynton Marsalis: Benny Goodman, Dianne Reeves

Appel Room: 6th Annual Dance Festival, John Paul White, Jackie Hoffman

Dizzys Club Coca Cola – (Feb 15 – 17) Marilyn Maye  (Res: 212 258-9595)

Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 (dinner menu) – New Year’s Eve Molly Pope & Kim David (Jan/Feb) Carol Lipnik, Salty Brine, Penny Arcade, Vicki Kirstina, Zachary Clause, Tammy Faye Starlite. Check calendar.

The Green Room 42 – 570 10th Ave & 42nd St. 646 449-7792  

(Jan ) Eva Noblezada, Kayley Hill, Lindsie Van Winkle, Frances Ruffelle, Soul Session. 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 –See calendar.

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

92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists and More – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 –  (Jan – Feb) Bobby Darin Story, Lenny’s Lyricists

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

Check 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,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)

Sandi Durell’s Theater Pizzazz Cabaret Listings can also be found at &  Theater (Broadway & Off), Cabaret reviews, news, interviews, opening nights, videos and more appear  at

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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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