Happy New Year Everyone! Can it almost/already be 2020? We can’t stop the clock but with the slew of cabaret entertainment ahead in January and February you’ll want to stop to see some spectacular shows and talent. A small sampling awaits you here!
Get out your winter gear and warm up at any of the venues below.
*Please check the club calendars below for complete listings and for schedule changes.
Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 www.54Below.com (Jan) John Lloyd Young, Four Phantoms, Tuesdays w/Robbie Rozelle, 54 Celebrates Mel Brooks, 54 Salutes Frank Sinatra, 54 Sings Dolly Parton, Beth Leavel, Tony Yazbeck, Andy Karl & Orfeh, Christine Andreas (Feb) Broadway Ballyhoo!, Tovah Feldshuh, Jeremy Jordan, Anthony Nunziata, Marcy & Zina, and a whole lot more– check calendar! Gourmet menu!
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 – Woody Allen/Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Bank Mondays (Jan) Hamilton Leithauser, Isaac Mizrahi (Feb) Stephanie J. Block (Mar) Joan Osborne, Betty Buckley . . . Bemelmans Bar (check roster of entertainers)
*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 – * Salon Weekly Open Mic; Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway –monthly / Seth’s Talent Show/Mama’s Next Big Act – monthly…(Jan) Jeffrey Passero, Justine Goggin,Alexis Molnar, Tanya Moberly: Moberly at Mama’s Monthly, Rian Keating, Marci Kraft, Bob Diamond, Browyn Rucker/John Philip (Feb) *Bobbie Horowitz/It’s Just a Number, Lisa Viggiano, Susanne Mack, Stephanie Trudeau, more. Check Calendar!!
*The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.triadnyc.com –Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography – (Jan) Sinatra Comes to New York, Stephanie Nakasian/Matt Baker, Larry Storch 97the Birthday Bash, Dorothy Bishop’s Dozen Divas, Broadways Next HIT Musical, Housewives of Secaucus (Feb) David Dean Bottrell, Pam Ann, Karl Dixon and so many more!
Laurie Beechman Theatre – West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com On-going: Le Scandal Cabaret & Broadway Sessions (Jan) Wendy Sherl, Joanne Halev, Kim Grogg, Stephanie Crawford (Feb) Ms. PAK-MAN, Leslie and Lolly . . . many more. Great restaurant menu! Check Calendar!
Birdland Jazz/Birdland Theater: Double Your Pleasure Double Your Fun in Two Classy Rooms – (315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Ave) 212 581- 3080 www.birdlandjazz.com – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party – Mondays (Jan) Marilyn Maye, Billy Stritch Trio, Veronica Swift, Kurt Elling, Eric Comstock/Sean Smith/Barbara Fasano, The Line Up w/Susie Mosher, Clint Holmes w/Billy Stritch, Peter Cincotti, Count Basie Orchestra, Natalie Douglas, Karrin Allyson, Hot Sardines (Feb) Julie Halston, Barbara Fasano, Lionel Hampton Big Band, Sean Harkness, Catherine Russell, Carole J. Bufford, Karen Oberlin, Jane Monheit & a whole lot more including lots of jazz greats and a terrific menu.
The Green Room 42 – 570 10th Ave & 42nd St. 646 449-7792 www.thegreenroom42.com *no minimums – Broadway’s Funky Nightclub (Jan-Feb) Kathleen Turner Elizabeth Ward Land, Rosemary Loar, Reeve Carney, Boy Band Brunch, Samantha Sidley,Danny Marin – check calendar for many more and a terrific menu!
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, www.theduplex.com 212 255 -5438 piano bar and cabaret theater – (Jan-Feb) Woman on Fire, Clara Regula, The Brass Menagerie, Molly Pope, Sasha Weiss, Kenny Harmon, Vera & friends,… many more! Check Calendar!
The Beach Cafe, 1326 Second Ave. at 70th Street – 212 988-7299 www.TheBeachCafe.com (Jan-Feb) Lisa Viggiano, Deborah Stone, Marissa Mulder, Karen Akers, Sandy Stewart/Nicolas King w/Mike Renzi, Eric Comstock/Barbara Fasano, Danny Bacher, Katy Richter, KT Sullivan;more.
Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.pangeanyc.com dinner menu. (Jan-Feb) Tulis McCall, *Bits & Pieces-Austin Pendleton/Barbara Bleier, Hannah Reimann, Raquel Coin, David Clement, Susanne Mack, Lauren Fraaza, . . . and more!
Jazz at Lincoln Center www.jazz.org (Sept-Oct) – a sampling below . . .
Dizzys Club Coca Cola – Marilyn Maye,
Rose Theater – Dianne Reeves
Two E on Open Table – Pierre Hotel 212 940-8113, email TwoE@tajhotels.com, 2 East 61 Street off 5th Ave. – New Monthly Cabaret Series – check calendar.
Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at W. 51 Street, 212 582-2121 www.iridiumjazzclub.com (dinner menu) – check calendar for schedule.
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-9000 www.thecuttingroomnyc.com See calendar.
The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824 www.thetownhall.org – check calendar.
92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists and More – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 www.92Y.org – Check calendar.
Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. 212 50l-1330 www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org (Jan/Feb) Broadway Playhouse –Charles Strouse muscials
*Salon – Multiple Award Winning Weekly Open Mic at Don’t Tell Mama Sunday evenings, different performers and hosts, created by Mark Janas, Tanya Moberly, Producer www.donttellmamanyc.com 343 W. 46 St., NYC www.markjanasthesalon.com
The DJango in The Roxy Hotel – #2 Avenue of the Americas, 212 519-6649 www.thedjangonyc.com Jazz artists (small plate menu)
Broadway Sings at the West End Lounge 955 West End Ave. (107th St./West End Ave.) 212.531.4759 www.thewestendlounge.com Open Mic Nites, Bound for Broadway,Comedy, more!
Midtown Jazz at Midday at St. Peter’s Church, Lexington Ave/54 St. Wednesdays, 12:30 pm 212 935-2200 – www.saintpeters.org (Ronny Whyte presents and more)
Sandi Durell’s Theater Pizzazz Cabaret Listings can also be found at www.thethreetomatoes.com & www.theaterlife.com Theater (Broadway & Off), Cabaret reviews, news, interviews, opening nights, videos and more updated daily at www.TheaterPizzazz.com
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