Around The Town

Cabaret with Sandi Durell

Jessica Molaskey, John Pizzarelli

In case you weren’t there, here’s a short Cabaret review recap:
Cheyenne Jackson’s Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era was “groovy” at Carnegie Hall’s NY Pops Series as Jackson sizzled showing off facets of his sexy baritone and liquid falsetto range, and welcoming Jane Krakowski as special guest. No doubt Idaho produced more than yummy potatoes when Cheyenne came on the scene.

Jessica Molaskey, John Pizzarelli

In case you weren’t there, here’s a short Cabaret review recap:
Cheyenne Jackson’s Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era was “groovy” at Carnegie Hall’s NY Pops Series as Jackson sizzled showing off facets of his sexy baritone and liquid falsetto range, and welcoming Jane Krakowski as special guest. No doubt Idaho produced more than yummy potatoes when Cheyenne came on the scene.

 Bebe Neuwirth had a matter of fact approach in Stories with Piano #3  at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency. The show is about moments in a life, abstract and real, the songs telling the stories.  Depths of emotional passion flowed in Weill-Brecht’s art piece “Bilbao Song” and “Surabaya Johnny.”  Her voice may not be sparkling, as rough edges with a certain harshness resound, but there’s an undeniable resonating power and graceful dance movements, her hands gently conveying an impressive tale.  

For Marilyn Maye The Best of Times is (always) Now. The Queen of technique is as feisty, fervent and flirty as ever but more so! There truly is no tune like a Maye tune when it comes to attention to lyric and nuance, as the hidden gems are unearthed at each turn.  She’s a master class of sparkle – – “Look at the old gal now, fellas,” sang the Kansas City wonder!

Coming Up:

Carnegie Hall -www.carnegiehall.org – Pops Conductor Steven Reineke and John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey “Wish You a Swingin’ Christmas” – December 16th

Feinstein’s  at Loews Regency 212 339-4095 www.feinsteinsattheregency.com –  December: Michael Feinstein & Barbara Cook; John Proulx Trio, Melora Hardin, John Malino Band, Maureen O’Flynn, Jerry Costanzo Trio, Brian Newman, Peter Mintun, Magical Nights. New Year’s Eve: Michael Feinstein & Kelli O’Hara

The Algonquin’s Oak Room Supper Club 212 419-9331 www.algonquinhotel.com.  Andrea Marcovicci, Sunday Jazz Brunch Barbara Carroll

Café Carlyle 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com  November – Woody Allen & The Eddy Davis new Orleans Jazz Band (Monday nites); Bemelman’s Bar: Earl Rose Trio, Chris Gillespie, Loston Harris Trio.  December – Steve Tyrell

Laurie Beechman Theater  212 695-6909 www.beechmantheatre.com  December: Le Scandal Cabaret, Ho Ho Ho – Marta Sanders, Christine Pedi,  Amanda Hunt, Molly Pope, Jason Graae, Joshua Warr & Joshua Dejardins, Mark Nadler, Jackie Beat, Molly Jolly Xmas, Joan Rivers.

The Metropolitan  Room 212 206-0440 www.metropolitanroom.com
Lauren Fox, Broadway on 22nd St., Yanna Avis, Baby Jane Dexter, Michelle Samuels, Stacy Tavor, Jim Speake/Kim Grogg, Sandy Bainum, Metro Jam, Ryan Greer, Susan Winter, Rosemary Benson, Maureen Taylor-Tribute to Lauren Bacall, Hedda Lettuce, Gloria Reuben, Joi Danielle, Nicole Henry, Period Piece Drama, Daryl Glenn/Ricky Ritzel, Groovelily Striking 12, Marissa Mulder, Mariann Meringolo, Annie Ross, New Year’s Eve with Marilyn Maye

Don’t Tell Mama 212 757-0788 www.donttellmamanyc.com  Sue Matsuki & Edd Clark,  Gretchen Reinhagen, A Ritzmas Daryl, Bronwyn Rucker’s Xmas Show, Charles West, Sally Darling, Nesha Ward, NY Holiday Singers, Simply Barbra, Marianne Challis, Anthony Santelmo Jr., Kenneth Gartman,  Angela Schultz
 
Birdland Jazz Club 212 581-3080 www.birdlandjazz.com  Jim Caruso’s Cast Party – Louis Armstrong Centennial Band, Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin, Roy Haynes Quintet, A Swinging Birdland Christmas, Birdland Big Band w/Tommy Igoe.

The Triad Theatre 212 362-2590 www.triadnyc.com You’ve Got Hate Mail, Gotham Burlesque, Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, Katie Goodman, The Glamazons, Figgy Pudding, Jacques Brel Returns, Celebrity Autobiography.

Edison Ballroom 240 West 47th Street  212 201-7650. www.edisonballroom.com and Joe Battaglia Big Band dining, dancing. Special New Year’s Eve Package

Other venues: Iridium Jazz Club 212 582-2121 www.iridiumjazzclub.com ;
The Duplex on Christopher Street, 212 255-5438 www.theduplex.com ; Caroline’s Comedy Club 212 757-4100 www.carolines.com

Dana Lorge hosts Wednesday evening’s weekly variety show at Iguana, West 54th St., 212 765-5454, 718 482-0412

The Salon, weekly Sunday evening Open Mic, with a different theme, is hosted by Mark Janas and Tanya Moberly at Etcetera, Etcetera, West 44th St. 212 244-4408  www.etcrestaurant.com

*NOTE: Holiday Shows are in Bold

**As always, check with the individual venues for exact dates, times, cover charges, minimums and any schedule changes. See you in Cabaret Land!

 NOW’S THE TIME TO GET OUT AND HEAR LIVE MUSIC!   HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  

For more in depth Cabaret reviews please read my column at www.t2conline.com and Theater reviews at www.Examiner.com (Entertainment/Performing Arts or search Sandi Durell)