For four nights the Cabaret Convention comes into town, to showcase the best of the best or whoever is in the in crowd. This year Stephen Sonheim, Sylvia Sims, Sheldon Harnick and Charles Strouse are being given special nights. The convention runs from October 18-21 with all shows starting at 6pm. Just head to the beautiful Fredrick P. Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center where ballads will be in abundance. Donna McKechnie, Marilyn Maye, Maureen McGovern, Christina Bianco, Eric Michael Gillett, Sally Mayes,The Nunziata Brothers, Ann Hampton Calloway, Billy Stritch and Sydney Myers are just some of the talent to be highlighted.
Here is who T2C thinks should spend an autumn night with.
Feinstein’s/54 Below: 254 West 54 St. 10/1 Linda Eder; 10/4-5 Todd Murray and Stacy Sullivan; 10/8-14 and 10/20-22 Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp; 10/15-16 John O’Hurley; 10/25 and 10/26-29 Kate Baldwin. In November look for Jarod Spector and Judy Gold.
92nd Street Y: 1395 Lexington Ave, 10/17 Carole Bayer Sager with Bette Midler and 10/24 Maureen Dowd in Conversation.
BB Kings: 237 W 42nd St, 10/15 Sergio Mendes.
Birdland Jazz: 315 West 44 St. every Saturday Barbara Caroll;Jim Caruso’s Cast Party every Monday; 10/2 Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano; 10/10 Jenna Esposito; 10/11-15 Eliane Elias; 10/17 Bryce Pinkham; 10/16-22 Jane Monheit and 10/31 Orfeh and Andy Karl.
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 Cafe Carlyle: 35 E 76th St, Until 10/8 Laura Benanti; 10/11-22 Christine Ebersole and 10/25-11/5 Ana Gasteyer.
Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola: 10 Columbus Circle,10/29 Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks.
Don’t Tell Mama: 343 W. 46 St. Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Chatterbox every Thursday with guests that have yet to have been announced. 10/6 D’Jamin Bartlett (The orginal “The Miller’s Son”) and Mark Bloomfield; 10/6, 10/9 and 10/13 Lucille Carr Kaffashan and 10/31 Anthony Santelmo Jr.
Iridium Jazz Club: Broadway at West 51 St. 10/4 La Bella Vita starring Kathleen France; 10/10 Hilary Kole and 10/18-22 Lainie Kazan
Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café: 407 West 42 St. Every Thursday Broadway Sessions and Every Friday Le Scandal. 10/12 KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler; 10/16 Sydney Myer; 10/18 Karen Finley and 10/23 Those Girls
Metropolitan Room: 34 W. 22 St. Every Tuesday Annie Ross; 10/7 Susan Winter; 10/8 Stacy Sullivan; 10/13 Linda Purl; 10/15 Karyn Levitt and the Hanns Eisler Trio; 10/18 and 10/20 Marty Allen and Karon Kate Blackwell; 10/23 Frenchie Davis; 10/30 Adrienne Haan: 10/30 Tom Wopat
Salon: 352 West 44th St. Sunday: Open Mic with different performers, created and hosted by Mark Janas together with Tanya Moberly.
Stage 72: 158 West 72nd St. 10/10 Just A Piano 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert for Broadway Cares.
The Cutting Room: 44 E. 32 St. 10/7 Wayne Krantz; 10/16 Chad and Jeremy and 10/23 Lionel.
The Town Hall: 23 W 43rd St, 10/1 Elvis Costello; 10/6 Rick Astley and 10/15 Mariza.