Dale Badway at Bond, Sidney Myer is at Pangea and Parties For NYE
Looking for something to do tonight? Here are our favs.
The special New Year’s Eve edition of “Sidney’s Back at Pangea,” which sold out its four-week run in November, features Tracy Stark on piano. The singer-comedienne Gretchen Reinhagen will serve as the evening’s emcee. Tickets are just $50, and food and drink are à-la-carte with a $75 minimum. “All of us at Pangea — including Sidney, Tracy and Gretchen — are committed to accommodating our guests and friends in safety,” said Pangea’s entertainment director and co-owner Stephen Shanaghan. “And we know that enjoying the thoughtful, enriching artistry of our community is not just a luxury; it is, as we know, a necessity in these dark and stressful times. Arnoldo and I want to do everything we can to be of service, to keep our doors open and to treat our artists and our audience members with utmost respect.” Co-owner Arnoldo Caballero y Cespedes (Pangea’s interior design director) co-hosts the evening with Shanaghan. Since reopening its restaurant in the Spring and resuming ticketed shows in June
Pangea has followed strict COVID protocols for the safety and comfort of its guests, requiring proof of vaccination from the beginning. The current policy specifies that mask wearing is required to enter the restaurant, at your table when not eating or drinking, and when moving away from your table (including when using rest rooms). Service staff wears masks at all times. In addition to extra spacing in the show room we combine fresh air from the outside with strong air distribution from our new dedicated HVAC system, with UV purification.
In his Broadwayworld review of “Sidney’s Back at Pangea,” Bobby Patrick recently called Sidney “effusively lovable,” adding, “when Sidney performs there is magic in the air (…) [he] brings a one-of-a-kind electricity to the room.” And like the champagne glasses in this affordable, à-la-carte evening, Sidney is “a study in how to fill the room with a performance without ever over-filling it.”
New Year’s Eve 2022 PartiesLocation: AMC Empire 42nd St
Balldrop presents AMC 42nd Street New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Viewing Party
234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
Location: Bacall’s Family Steakhouse
Bacall’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
220 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Location: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Bubba Gump Co. New Year Eve Bash
1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Location: Carolines on Broadway
New Year’s Eve Spectacular
1626 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
First show 7:30–9pm; second show starting 10pm
Location: Dallas BBQBalldrop presents Dallas BBQ Times Square New Year’s Eve Party
241 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
Location: Dos Caminos
New Year’s Eve Party at Dos Caminos
1567 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Location: The Edition Hotel
An Elevated New Year’s Eve Experience
701 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10036
Location: Ellen’s Stardust Diner
New Year’s Eve at Ellen’s Stardust Diner
1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Location: Havana Central
New Year’s Eve at Havana Central Times Square
151 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
Location: Hyatt Centric Bar 54
Balldrop presents Hyatt Centric Bar 54 Rooftop New Year’s Eve
135 W 45th St, New York, New York 10036
Location: The Knickerbocker Hotel
The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Experience atop Times Square (Platinum, Gold, and Silver packages)
6 Times Square, New York, NY 10036
Location: Living Room Lounge at the W New York – Times Square
Get Wrapped Up / New Year’s Eve at W New York – Times Square
1567 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Location: The Long Room
New Year’s Eve at The Long Room
120 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Location: M Social Times Square
Balldrop presents M Social Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Viewing Party
226 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
Location: Madame Tussaud’s
Balldrop presents Madame Tussauds Times Square New Year’s Eve
234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
Location: Marriott Marquis Hotel
Balldrop presents Marriott Marquis Times Square New Year’s Eve VIP Party
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Location: The Mean Fiddler
Balldrop presents The Mean Fiddler Times Square New Year’s Eve Party
266 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036
Location: Palladium Times Square
1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Location: R Lounge at the Renaissance Times SquareNYE at R Lounge
714 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10036
Cabaret, Talks and Concerts For June
The summer nights bring excitement to the clubs and cabarets. Here are picks for June.
92 Street Y: 1395 Lexington Ave. 6/1: Music Icons: Graham Nash in Conversation with Anthony DeCurtis; 6/2 and 4: California Dreamin’: Jessica Vosk Sings the Songwriters of Laurel Canyon; 6/12: A New York Evening Celebrating Peggy Lee and 6/16: Focus Features’ Asteroid City: Bryan Cranston in Conversation with MTV’s Josh Horowitz.
Birdland Jazz: 315 West 44 St. Every Monday at 9:30pm Jim Caruso’s Cast Party; Every Tuesday at 8:30pm The Lineup with Susie Mosher; Every Saturday at 7pm Eric Comstock with Sean Smith (Bass) & special guest Barbara Fasano (Voice); 6/5, 12 and 26: Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks in the Theater;Billy Stritch & Gabrielle Stravelli “Mel and Ella Swing!”; 6/6 – 10: Stacey Kent; 6/8: Phillip Officer: “Second Time Around” in the Theater; 6/12: The Brat Pack and 6/19: Natalie Douglas: “Freedom Songs: Juneteenth Jubilee”
Cafe Carlyle: 35 E 76th St. until 6-10: Sutton Foster; 6/13 – 17: Mira Sorvino and 6/20 – 24 Megan Hilty.
Carnegie Hall: 881 7th Ave at 57th St.
Chelsea Table + Stage: Hilton Fashion District Hotel, 152 W 26th St. 6/4: Reeve Carney; 6/7: Nicolas King; 6/26: Samantha Pauly and 6/27: Marieann Meringolo.
Don’t Tell Mama: 343 W. 46 St. 6/3: Tim Di Pasqua and 6/16: Tanya Moberly
Dizzys Club Coca Cola: Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street. 6/11: Songbook Sundays Fats Waller
The DJango: 2 Avenue of the Americas. 6/9: Jason Tiemann Quartet
54 Below: 254 West 54 St. 6/1 -4: Clint Holmes: Between the Moon and New York City- The Songs of Peter Allen, feat. Nikki Renée Daniels!; 6/5: Charles Strouse’s 95th Birthday Show! Feat. Stephen Schwartz & more; 6/6: Hands on a Hardbody 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert; 6/8 and 10: Jenn Colella: Out and Proud; 6/12, 14 – 17: Joe Iconis & Family, feat. Lauren Marcus & more!; 6/13:Jeff Harnar & Alex Rybeck: Our 40th Anniversary Songbook; 6/21 – 25: Shaun Cassidy: The Magic of a Midnight Skyand 6/29 – 7/1: Amber Gray
Sony Hall: 235 W. 46th St. 6/9: The Manhattan Transfer 50th Anniversary & Final World Tour w/ Special Guest The Diva Jazz Orchestra; 6/23 and 24: Sergio Mendes and 6/26: Broadway Sings Lady Gaga
The Town Hall: 123 West 43rd Street. 6/3: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers; 6/6: PAGEBOY with Elliot Page and 6/12: Irish Repertory Theatre Gala 2023 | All My Loving The Lyrics Of Paul McCartney
Broadway’s Samantha Pauly and Reeve Carney Come To Chelsea Table and Stage
On May 29th catch Samantha Pauly for Memorial Day. Best known for originating the role of Katherine Howard in Broadway’s smash hit SIX the Musical, and her captivating performance as Eva Peron in Jamie Lloyd’s critically acclaimed revival of Evita on London’s West End, Samantha Pauly has carefully crafted an evening that reflects the last few years of her life. Join this Grammy nominee and Drama Desk Award winner as she revisits some career highlights, Broadway classics, pop/rock favorites, and all the fun stuff in between.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and actor Reeve Carneyreturns to Chelsea Table + Stage June 4th to perform a night of music honoring the artistry of the legendary rock n’ roll supergroup Led Zeppelin. Carney is best known for his portrayal of Dorian Grayin on Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, Riff Raff in Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show Reimagining, as well as originating the role of Peter Parker in Julie Taymor/U2’s Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark. He is currently starring in the Broadway blockbuster, Hadestown. Reeve Carney delivers a one-man-show cabaret that feels more like an invitation-only after-party than a traditional concert performance. Don’t miss this special performance from one of Broadway’s leading actors!
My View: It’s Richard Jay-Alexander’s Birthday!
If there’s anyone who deserves to be featured in TIMES SQUARE CHRONICLES, on this particular day, May 24, it would be this guy, Richard Jay-Alexander. Born in 1953, today he turns 70 years old, here in New York City. He has walked these city streets more than most, as he pursued and has enjoyed a 49 year career, working on Broadway, in most theaters, clubs and majestic musical institutions, such as Carnegie Hall and The MET. He’s touched many, many lives and has a passion for this business that continues to burn and just this past Sunday, he helmed a thrilling evening, celebrating BroadwayWorld.com‘s 20th Anniversary, at midtown’s historic Sony Hall. On the eve of his birthday, he attended his favorite Tuesday night happening, Susie Mosher’s The LINEUP at Birdland Theatre, and treated the audience to a couple stories, observations on this important birthday and then, with Billy Stritch at the piano, John Miller on Bass and Clint De Canon on drums, performed a moving and heartfelt (THEY LONG TO BE) CLOSE TO YOU by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Richard clearly has a gift and a passion for the stage and for music and we are all the better for it, on the receiving end.
Happy Birthday, Young Man! Here’s to many more.
My View: A Glamorous Celebrity Filled Night With Lorna Dallas at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
It was a celebrity filled audience last night and the glamor of Manhattan Cabaret nightlife was in abundance for Lorna Dallas and her show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre titled “Glamorous Nights and Rainy Days
Ms. Dallas returned to New York City with a wonderful new show. This was Ms. Dallas’ first appearance in this town since she performed at the Bistro awards prior to the lockdown of 2020. The three years respite has done nothing to dim the luster of Ms Dallas’ exceptional instrument. She stayed in fine voice all evening long. But she is more than just an excellent vocalist. She is also a compelling actress. Her show, skillfully crafted by director Barry Kleinbort, and sensitively accompanied by one of this city’s best musical directors, Christopher Denny, was a joy from start to finish. The star studded audience at the Laurie Beechman theater responded heartily to every one of Lorna’s numbers. Evening high points ran the gamut, from standards like “I Have Dreamed,” to “When the Sun Comes Out;” from an hilarious “By Strauss” by the Gershwin’s to a dramatic “Silent Spring” by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg. She also premiered a new song written especially for her by Ann Hampton Callaway and Amanda McBroom, “In My Dreams,” which wowed the savvy New York crowd. Hopefully, Lorna Dallas will return to these shores on a more regular basis. Three years is too long a wait for this powerful soprano’s next appearance..
My View: David Yazbek and Norbert Leo Butz at 54 Below
Tony, Grammy, and Emmy award winning composer/writer/musician David Yazbek and his band were on the stage of 54 Below last night playing some of his new songs from an upcoming album. They also played some great music from the Yazbek songbook and from his Broadway musicals.
In addition to being an award winning composer and lyricist David Yazbek is a formidable pianist possessing a fearless technique generating an extraordinary combination of intoxicating melodious dissonance. . A highlight of the evening for me was when he displayed his unique harmonic and rhythmic pianistic concepts on the Great American Songbook Standard “Over The Rainbow”. Norbert Leo Butz also starred in the the 54 evening titled “David Yazbek and The Bludgeoneers” and he brought the house to it’s feet with the “Dirty Rotten Medley”
The Band: Javier Diaz (Percussion), Tony Orbach (Sax), Sam Sadigursky (Clarinet), Dean Sharenow (Drums), Chris Tordini (Bass), Paul Vercesi (Sax)
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