The big news in cabaret is the 28th New York Cabaret Convention 10/16 – 19. The Gala Opening Night 10/16 will be hosted by KT Sullivan, featuring Corinna Sowers Adler, Danny Bacher, Brent Barrett, Carole J. Bufford, Joshua Lance Dixon, Tommy J. Dose, Greg Gropper, Luba Mason, Marilyn Maye, Tanya Moberly, Karen Oberlin, Lyric Peterson, Vivian Reed, Adam Shapiro, and Jacob Storms. Also the presentation of the Donald F. Smith Award underwritten by Adela & Larry Elow and the presentation of the Mabel Mercer Award to Vivian Reed.
10/17: SWonderful: The Music of George Gershwin hosted by Jeff Harnar & Andrea Marcovicci featuring Karen Akers, Anna Bergman, Celia Berk, Eric Comstock, Barbara Fasano, Shauna Hicks, Clint Holmes, Nicolas King, Stearns Matthews, Marissa Mulder, Mark Nadler, T Oliver Reid, Steve Ross, Jennifer Sheehan, Deborah Silver, Gabrielle Stravelli, Jon Weber and Aaron Weinstein.
10/18: Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of Cabaret hosted by James Gavin, featuring Joanne Beretta*, Barbara Brussell, Charles Busch, Charles Cochran, Natalie Douglas, Laura Kenyon*, Carol Lipnik*, Maude Maggart, Nellie McKay, Sidney Myer, Molly Pope, Ricky Ritzel, Spider Saloff, Bruce Vilanch*and Ronny Whyte *Cabaret Convention debut. This evening is dedicated to the “The First Lady of The American Keyboard” Barbara Carroll January 25, 1925 – February 12, 2017
10/19: Too Marvelous for Words / Stardust: The Music of Hoagy Carmichael & Richard Whiting hosted by Klea Blackhurst, featuring Matt Baker, Joie Bianco, Shana Farr, Liam Forde, Eric Yves Garcia, Gregory Generet, Valerie Lemon, Kristoffer Lowe, Tammy McCann, Todd Murray, Josephine Sanges, Stacy Sullivan, Veronica Swift*, Carol Woods, Amra-Faye Wright, *Cabaret Convention debut. Also the presentation of the MargaretWhiting Award underwritten by My Ideal Music and the presentation of the JulieWilson Award underwritten by Linda & Peter Hanson.
Birdland Jazz: 315 West 44 St. Every Monday Jim Caruso’s Cast party; 10/2 Scott Alan; 10/4 Kurt Elling; 10/7 Eric Comstock; 10/9 Santino Fontana; 10/14 and 10/21 Eric Comstock and Sean Smith; 10/19 Sean Harkness Duo; 10/23 Steve Ross; 10/24 – 28 Lea DeLaria with social guests that include Norm Lewis, Sandra Bernhard, Janis Siegel, Jennifer Nettles, Rachel Bay Jones and Danielle Brooks; 10/30 Natalie Douglas and 10/31 Ann Hampton Calloway.
Broadway Sings at the West End Lounge: 955 West End Ave at 107th St. and West End Ave. Mondays: Open Mic with Craig Pomranz and Sarah Rice.
The Café Carlyle: 35 East 76 St. at Madison Ave. 10/3 – 7 Duncan Sheik; 10/10 – 21 Rita Wilson and 10/24 – 11/4 Mandy Gonzalez.
Carnegie Hall: 881 7th Ave at 57th St. 10/14 Shen Yen; 10/23 Renee Fleming; 10/27 The New York Pops That’s Entertainment: From Skitch to Steven and 10/27 Rickie Lee Jones.
The DJango: 2 Avenue of the Americas, 10/1 Shaken Not Stirred – Music of James Bond
Dizzys Club Coca Cola: Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street.
Don’t Tell Mama: 343 W. 46 St. Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Chatterbox every Thursday with guests that have yet to have been announced. 10/21 Marcus Simeone/Sean Harkness.
Feinstein’s/54 Below: 254 West 54 St. 10/9 and 10/30 Christine Ebersole; 10/12 -14 Andrea McArdle; 10/13 Maxine Linehan; 10 17, 19 -21 Charles Busch; 10/26 Lesli Margherita and the musical Scythe In Time; 10/27 -28 Linda and Laura Benanti and 10/31 Jay Armstrong Johnson’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!
Salon: 352 West 44th St. Sunday: Open Mic with different performers, created and hosted by Mark Janas with Tanya Moberly.
Stage 72:(formerly The Triad) 158 W. 72 St. Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography; 10/ 17 and 27 Lone Star.
The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St. 10/26 RuPaul
92 Street Y: 1395 Lexington Ave. 10/11 Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger in Conversation; 10/18 A Special Conversation with Woody Allen and Eric Lax; 10/23 Marilyn Maye with Will Friedwald and Harvey Granat; 10/23 Judy Collins in Conversation with Dr. Andrew Weil; 10/24 Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush in Conversation with Hoda Kotb and 10/25 Melissa Rivers in Conversation with Whoopi Goldberg.