Mid February thru March 2012
Here are some recaps in case you missed the multitude of January shows:
Petula Clark back in New York at Feinstein’s
The 79 year old Ms. Clark is a skillful and artistic legend, as lovely to look at and delightful to listen to as those nostalgic recordings I remember. She’s still got that remarkable “it” factor, albeit keys are lowered a bit, but high notes still in tact, her engaging performance style drawing you right in. She presented a wide range of music, backed by a four piece band.
She’s got a subtle sense of humor and tunes like “Miss Otis Regrets” brought out more of her smooth, jazzy and laid back styling; tender moments resounded with a French version of “La Vie En Rose” as she accompanied herself at the piano. But it was all those Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent hits that the audience was craving and got with “Don’t Sleep in The Subway,” “I Know a Place,” “I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love” and the piece de resistance, “Downtown,” with additional laugh-a-minute parody by Barry Kleinbort about NYC’s desperate need for condoms and cosmetics in “Duane Reade.”
Mark Nadler: Crazy 1961 is Pure Genius!
When superstitious Mom Nadler went into labor late in the day on October 13th, she simply crossed her legs and told herself there was no way she was giving birth on that date and so Little Mark was born on October 14th and it turned out to be “Once in a Lifetime” event.
Crazy 61 exploded into a brilliant 50th Birthday celebration at the Laurie Beechman Theatre; a precise compilation of 61 historical events and 61 songs written in that auspicious year. It was a very good and wild year – Streisand appeared for the first time on TV; Garland made her iconic comeback at Carnegie Hall; Bob Dylan and The Beatles gave their first public performances, to name just a few.
Weaving those facts into songs written that same year could only come from a thought process and mind called Mark Nadler. The piece de resistance – – the BIG 50 Medley Hits from 1961, just too numerous to mention, to cap off an amazing mind spin evening.
Feinstein’s at Loews Regency 212 339-4095 www.feinsteinsattheregency.com – Feb: Scott Siegel’s Thursday Nights Broadway Ballyhoo (11 pm), Sunday evening Magical Nights, Caroline Jones, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Eric Michael Gillette & LaTanya Hall, Daniel Nardicio & Thirsty Girls Downtown Series, Peter Mintun, Mariann Meringolo; Mar: Gloria Reuben, Harry Allen’s Mon. Nite Jazz, Judy Kuhn, Alexandra Silber w/Anthony Andrews, Bryan Reeder Trio, John Malino Band, Linda Eder, Nellie McKay, Jerry Costanzo Trio.
Café Carlyle 212 744-1600 www.thecarlyle.com – Christine Ebersole thru Feb. 25th, Herb Alpert & Luni Hall, Bettye LaVette
The Algonquin’s Oak Room Supper Club 212 419-9331 www.algonquinhotel.com. – The Hotel is Closed for renovations and will reopen on or about May 1st, the Oak Room Supper Club to reopen shortly thereafter.
Laurie Beechman Theater 212 695-6909 www.beechmantheatre.com – Joan Rivers, Le Scandal Cabaret, Sarah Dash, Carole Demas, Missy Keene, David Drake, Anthony Lee, Help is On The Way (Benefit), Lauren Blackman, Amy Persons, Eileen Tracy, Jonathan Wentz & Barri Brown
The Metropolitan Room 212 206-0440 www.metropolitanroom.com
Pamela Luss w/Houston Person (monthly series), Annie Ross, Fred Barton, Robert Creighton, Karen Oberlin, Lauren Fox, Sinem Saniye, Kristine Mills, Roz
White Vincent/Gary E. Vincent, Randi Shane, Gregory Generet, Floanne, Dawn Derow & Sean Harkness, Rosemary Loar, Jeff Franzel Quintet, O Sole Trio, Ameli Kakade, Loni Ackerman, Shana Farr, Andy Engels Comedy, Sigali Hamberger, Michael Omer, Ellen Kaye, Susie Meissner,Maria Jacobs, Janice Hall, Charles West, Robert Hicks, Bria Skonberg, Liz Rubino & James McClellan, Lisa Lindsley/George Mesterhazy
Don’t Tell Mama 212 757-0788 www.donttellmamanyc.com – Kim Corbi n, Deenna Monaco & Steven Zumbo, Michael Griffiths, Michael Kirk Lane, Brian Gari, Parker Scott, Judy Garland/Liza Minnelli, Esere Onaodowan, Caroline Ferenczi, Jerry Phelps, Hole-O-Matic, Anthony Santelmo, Jr, Bob Diamond, Jerry Drake, Jenna Esposito’s Metro Jam, Foyce Lyons, Ricky Ritzel, John Herrera, Dana Feinberg, Sue Hodgdon, People You Should Know, Nancy Weiss, Angela Schultz, John Champion (check for March listings)
Birdland Jazz Club 212 581-3080 www.birdlandjazz.com – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party – Jenny Powers & Matt Cavenaugh, Christina Bianco, Julie Halston Broadway Belts Benefit, Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orch., Louis Armstrong Centennial Band, Birdland Big Band, Cyrille Aimee, T.S. Monk Celebration Black History Month, Enrico Rava Tribe, John Pizzarelli Quartet
The Triad Theatre 212 362-2590 ww.triadnyc.com – Pam Ann, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Salina Sias, Sentimental Journey, Miki Yoshitake Quartet, Dark Heroine, Erotic Broadway, Ludwig Live, Gotham Burlesque, Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, Broadway’s Next Big Hit Musical, You’ve Got Hate Mail, Who Killed Woody Allen? (Benefit), Unhinged, Disasteri, Sunny Leigh, Katie Goodman,Embrace the Cheese, John Ambrosini, Coup de Grace, Rhinestone Follies, The Nakes Truth, Sing!Sing!Sing!, Bikram Yoga Cabaret Nite (Benefit), Blue Hill Troupe Cabaret
Iridium Jazz Club 212 582-2121 www.iridiumjazzclub.com –Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band, Freda Payne, Les Paul Mondays, Jimmy Webb, various jazz groups (check calendar)
The Duplex on Christopher Street, 212 255-5438 www.theduplex.com
Caroline’s Comedy Club 212 757-4100 www.carolines.com
Edison Ballroom 240 West 47th Street 212 201-7650. www.edisonballroom.com – Joe Battaglia & The NY Big Band celebrate pre Valentine’s Day on Feb. 10th with dinner, dancing in this elegant supper club.
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
**As always, check with the individual venues for exact dates, times, cover charges, minimums and any schedule changes.
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