Cabaret & Nightlife

Spencer Day

May – June 2018 Cabaret Listings & News

By: Sandi Durell

Spring has sprung and so has the multi talents that fill the cabarets and clubs in New York City. The venues are overflowing with talent. Someone for everyone!

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

Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551  (May) John Lloyd Young, Linda Eder, Alice Ripley, Lesli Margherita, Robert Davi, Luanne de Lesseps, Liz Callaway, 54 Sings Spamalot, Unsung Strouse, Donna Murphy (June) Tony Danza, Anais Reno, Will & Anthony Nunziata, Aaron Lazar, Marin Mazzie/Jason Danieley, Corinna Sowers Adler, Carole Cook, Robbie Rozelle, Paulo Szot . . . so much more. Gourmet menu!

Liz Callaway
Paulo Szot

 The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 –(May) Nancy and Beth, Linda Lavin, Kathleen Turner (June) Gina Gershon, Alan Cumming — Bemelmans Bar is in full swing with Earl Rose, Rob Mosci, David Budway, Loston Harris, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch.


Alan Cumming
Gina Gershon

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: Bobbie Horowitz “It’s Just a Number” – Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway, (May) Rian Keating, Meg Flather, Whitney Chapman, Christy Frye, Jillian Laurain, Daniel Brewer, Tennie Leonard (June) Seth’s Talent Show, Jennie Litt/David Alpher, Scott Wisnieski, Vickie Phillips, Lisa Viggiano, Steven Zumbo, Sally Darling. And so many more!

 The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 –Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography – Monthly Open Mic – (May) Pam Ann, Aaron Fried, Rising Stars Sing Broadway, Adrienne Haan, Lee Horwin, Katie Goodman, Oleg Frish, Mark Anthony Lee, Rita Harvey, Ron Dabney (June) Dorothy Bishop, Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, Karen Oberlin, Charlie Romo, Nicole Lippey, Rose Mallet, Thomas Fetner. So Much More!

Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 (dinner menu) Monthly – Richard Skipper Celebrates Le Scandal Cabaret, Broadway Sessions – (May) Raissa Katona Bennett, Tammi Brown, Sam Pancake, Ben DeLaCreme, Jackie Beat, Debra Allee (June)  Miz Craker, Yael Rasooly, Marquee Five, John Burnett, Scott Evan Davis. A wonderful restaurant and so much more talent.

Raissa Katona Bennett

The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 piano bar and cabaret theater – (May) Halpert Evans, Erin Augus, Growing a Pair, Amelia Meena, Riverdale Live (June) Jacob Bernz, Louis Rosen, Guilty Pleasures, Two Loose Screws, Charles R. Hale, More!!

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

 (dinner menu) – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party – Mondays (May) Savion Glover, The Bombshells, Bill Charlap Trio, Natalie Douglas, Karen Oberlin, KT Sullivan, Nicki Parrott, ReneMarie, (June) Steve Ross, Stacey Kent and a whole lot more including a wide variety of menu selections!

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Rose Theater: (June) Wynton Marsalis

Appel Room: (May) Michael Feinstein – The Enchanting Lena Horne, Swinging with the Count, Miriam Makeba

Dizzys Club Coca Cola – (June) Ann Hampton Callaway and jazz talents galore.

Ann Hampton Callaway

Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 (dinner menu) –(May & June) Those Girls, Mary Foster Conklin, Carol Lipnik, Tulis McCall, MargOH’s, Tweed, Stephanie Trudeau, Vicki Kristina Barcelona, David Driver, Edgar Oliver and a nice restaurant menu!

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

Broadway’s Funky Nightclub (May & June) Stephanie’s Child, Reeve Carney, Marla Jean Merman, Natalie Weiss, Bligh Voth, Eva Noblezada, Jennifer Sanchez, Spencer Day, Christina DeCicco, Frances Ruffelle , Gabrielle Stravelli, Max Chernin – more!

Two E on Open Table – Pierre Hotel 212 940-8113, email, 2 East 61 Street off 5th Ave. – New Monthly Cabaret Series – (May) N’Kenge

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 –(Mar) Scott Siegel’s Broadway by the Year

92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists and More – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 –  (May) Lynn Ahrens (June) Lyrics of Frank Loesser

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

Check calendar.

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

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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