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CurtainUp's
Cabaret Nights November 2014

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An Annotated List of New York's Leading Cabaret Venues

It's November and that means shorter days, chillier weather and also great entertainment. To warm up, pop into The Cutting Room (44 East 32 St.), a fascinating Belle Époque candy box of entertainment. On Nov. 3,10,17,24, catch the glamorous Quinn Lemley in Burlesque to Broadway. This charismatic performer delivers out-sized entertainment with big-time talent. On Nov. 7, the eclectic lineup presents Bonerama with Getting the Led Out , featuring an entire set of Led Zeppelin Plus Classic Bonerama. Add to that The Chandler Travis Philharmonic, a little bit Dixieland, a little bit omnipop. This is a lot of show for just one day. When you are in the mood for something different, check out the schedule at http://thecuttingroomnyc.com. The plus here is also a tasty menu at moderate prices.

Two swingin' souls join at Iridium on Nov. 5,6. Cabaret's Queen of Entertainment, Marilyn Maye and rhythm jazz maestro Bucky Pizzarelli are two music hipsters with a hot feeling for jazz. Not to be missed.

Don't Tell Mama continues with its regulars, Tommy Femia and Rick Skye as Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli Live! (Nov. 1,15, 29) and Seth Rudetsky in his Broadway Chatterbox (Nov. 6,13,20). On Nov. 23, after her smash show saluting Peggy Lee, lovely, Stacy Sullivan Sings Marian McPartland. Cabaret jazz favorite, Daryl Sherman is at the DTM piano on Nov. 12,29. The month ends Nov 30 with the musical comedy of Georga Osborne a gal who can sing plus deliver laughs.

Laurie Krauz kicks off a monthly jam at the Metropolitan Room, on Nov. 11, presenting a tribute to jazz stylist Sheila Jordan. Guests will include some of Jordan's favorite vocalists accompanied by the Daryl Kojak Trio. T. Oliver Reid takes you on "a club hopping journey through the swanky clubs and low down joints of 1934 Harlem." (Nov. 2,9,16). Jamie deRoy comes in with her friends on Nov. 15. The indefatigable Baby Jane Dexter brings More Rules of the Road on Nov. 21,22,28, 29 and catch Broadway matinee idol, Brent Barrett on Nov. 10,12,13 with Life Is: Kander and Ebb: Revisited.

Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea continues its popularity with the witty wonder of pianist/singer Eric Comstock every Tuesday and beautiful jazz bird Hilary Kole on Wednesdays. On other November days, Karen Oberlin and Sean Harkness will perform Nov 7,8,14,15. Miraculous Madman, Mark Nadler appears Nov. 28,29 with two sets, at 8pm and 10pm .

Steve Tyrell ends the Cafe Carlyle year swinging standards with his big band from Nov..25 to Dec.31. Currently the stage belongs to John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey singing "grown-up songs" in their unbeatable grown-up style of jazzed up fun, swing, and sensitivity.

Stage 72 is fun-filled with shows like The Son The Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy and Ruthless: The Musical. Solid singing cabaret shows include a benefit, A Salute to Johnny Mercer hosted by Anita Gillette and Tony Sheldon. (Nov. 18).

A lot to be grateful for so Happy Thanksgiving!  

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