2004 Cabaret Spaces

Compiled by B.L. Rice

The following is a selective listing of cabaret rooms in several cities across the country. They range from small clubs that book up-and-coming performers to more renowned clubs that book only well-known, established acts. When contacting the booking agent, be sure to check booking policy (auditions, appointments, open mike nights), technical arrangements, how a fee is determined, if you are responsible for selling tickets or are required to bring in a certain number of customers, and if the club provides publicity.

NEW YORK CITY

The Oak Room

at the Algonquin Hotel

59 W. 44 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 840-6800

Birdland

315 W. 44 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 581-3080

Contact: Ryan Paternite or John Valenti

The Bitter End

147 Bleecker St.

New York, NY 10012

(212) 673-7030

Contact: Ken Gorka

Blue Note

131 W. 3 St.

New York, NY 10012

(212) 475-8592

Contact: Christian Verhalen

(212) 840-1620

Café Carlyle

35 E. 76 St.

New York, NY 10021

(212) 744-1600

The Club at La MaMa E.T.C.

74A E. 4 St.

New York, NY 10003

(212) 254-6468

Contact: Nicky Paraiso

Has cabaret series from Sept.-June.

Danny's Skylight Room

346 W. 46 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 265-8133

Contact: Don Schaffer

(212) 946-1265

Dillons

245 W. 54 St.

New York, NY 10019

(212) 307-9797/fax (212) 756-6741

Contact: Scott Barbarino

Email: nynon@aol.com

Website: www.dillonslounge.com

Don't Tell Mama

343 W. 46 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 757-0788 (reservations)

Contact: Sidney Myer

(212) 265-0001

The Duplex

61 Christopher St.

New York, NY 10014

(212) 255-5438 (call after 4 pm)

Booking: (212) 989-3015 (10 am-5 pm)

Contact: Phil Bond

Feinstein's at the Regency

540 Park Ave.

New York, NY 10021

(212) 339-4095

Bookings: Production Central

(818) 594-4913

Helen's Restaurant, Cabaret, and Piano Lounge

(Opening date, March 2004)

169 Eighth Ave.

New York, NY 10010

(212) 206-0609

Contact: Colm Reilly, cabaret booking mgr.

Iridium

1650 Broadway (at 51 St.)

New York, NY 10019

(212) 582-2121

Contact: Ron Sturm

Books established talent only.

Joe's Pub

at the Public Theater

425 Lafayette St.

New York, NY 10003

(212) 539-8770 (gen. info.)

Contact: Bill Bragin

Mama Rose's

219 Second Ave.

New York, NY 10003

(212) 533-0558 (reservations)

(212) 533-8467 (booking)

Email: bookingmamaroses@aol.com

Website: www.mamaroses.net

Contact: Lennie Watts, booking mgr.

Regents

317 E. 53 St.

New York, NY 10022

(212) 593-3091

Contact: Kelly Briggs, gen. mgr.

Sam's Dreamstreet Cabaret

263 W. 45 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 719-5416

Contact: Ken Lundie and Yosvany Reyes

The Stanhope

Park Hyatt Hotel

995 Fifth Ave. (at E. 81 St.)

New York, NY 10028

Contact: Ligeti Artists LLC

The Triad

158 W. 72 St.

New York, NY 10023

(212) 799-4599

Website: www.triadnyc.com

Contact: Peter Martin or Melody Grell

(212) 877-7176

Upstairs at Rose's Turn

55 Grove St.

New York, NY 10014

Contact: Collette Black

(212) 366-9658 (Collette Black)

(212) 366-5438 (club or general info.)

West Bank Cafe-Laurie Beechman Theater

407 W. 42 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 695-6909

Contact: Raissa Lopez

NEW YORK VICINITY

Bradstan Country Hotel

The Nancy LaMott Room at the Bradstan Country Hotel

PO Box 312

1561 Route 17B

White Lake, NY 12786

(845) 583-4114

Contact: Scott Samuelson

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre

20 Windsor St.

Rochester, NY 14605

(585) 325-4370

Contact: Chris Kawolsky, producing dir.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza

PO Box 2065

Albany, NY 12220

(518) 473-1061

Contact: Peter Lesser, exec. dir.

A theatre complex that features cabaret artists.

Le Dome at The Manor

111 Prospect Ave.

West Orange, NJ 07052

(973) 731-2360

Contact: Mary Jane Frankel

BOSTON

Club Café

209 Columbus Ave.

Boston, MA 02116

(617) 536-0966

Contact: Kenny Kornelson

Scullers Jazz Club

Double Tree Guest Suites Hotel

400 Soldiers Field Road

Boston, MA 02134

(617) 562-4111

Contact: Fred Taylor

Website: www.scullersjazz.com

Regattabar

Charles Hotel, Harvard Square

Cambridge, MA 02138

(617) 876-7777 (tickets)

Contact: Water Music Mainstage

(617) 876-8742

CHICAGO

Davenport's

Piano Bar/Cabaret

1383 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL 60622

(773) 278-1830

Contact: Donna Kirchman

Pops For Champagne

2934 N. Sheffield

Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 472-1000

Contact: Craig Cooper

LOS ANGELES AREA

Catalina Bar & Grill

6725 Sunset Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 466-2210

Contact: Bob

(323) 466-2284

Feinstein's at The Cinegrill

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

7000 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 769-7269

Website: www.hollywoodroosevelt.com

Contact: Rob McKindles, mgr.

Fax (323) 466-4375

The Jazz Bakery

3233 Helms Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90034

(310) 271-9039

Contact: Ruth Price

Lunaria

10351 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 282-8870

Contact: Bernard Jacoby

Masquers Cabaret & Dinner Theater

8334 W. 3 St.

West Hollywood, CA 90048

(323) 653-4848

Contact: Harris Smith

Tom Rolla's Gardenia

7066 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

(323) 467-7444

Contact: Tom Rolla

NEW HOPE, PA.

Odette's

274 South River Rd.

New Hope, PA 18938

(215) 862-3000

Contact: Bob Egan

(215) 794-7716

PHILADELPHIA

Prince Music Theatre

100 S. Broad St.

Suite 650

Philadelphia, PA 19110

(215) 972-1000

Fax: (215) 972-1020

Contact: Marjorie Samoff

Todd Waddington Productions

(formerly at Tavern on Camac)

At Society Hill Playhouse

507 S. Eighth St.

Philadelphia, PA 19147

(215) 923-0210 (gen. info only)

SAN FRANCISCO

Plush Room

York Hotel

940 Sutter St.

San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 885-6800

Contact: Deanna Gogol (ext. 107)

or David Rice

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Blues Alley

Rear of 1073 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.

Washington, DC 20007

(202) 337-4141

Contact: Ralph Camilli

PIANO BARS

The following is a list of piano bars and rooms in New York City, along with contact information. Piano bars have an informal atmosphere where anyone can take a turn at the mike. They employ singer-pianists. Piano rooms are generally more formal, more upscale places where one person performs different sets throughout the evening. The music produces the atmosphere for the room.

Arthur's Tavern

57 Grove St.

New York, NY 10014

(212) 675-6879

Contact: Nicholas Cranston

Brandy's Piano Bar

235 E. 84 St.

New York, NY 10028

(212) 650-1944

Contact: Joe Connell (between 2-4 pm)

Danny's Grand Sea Palace

346 W. 46 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 265-8133

Contact: Don Schaffer

(212) 946-1265

Don't Tell Mama

343 W. 46 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 757-0788 (reservations)

Contact: Sidney Myer

(212) 265-0001

The Duplex

61 Christopher St.

New York, NY 10014

(212) 255-5438 (call after 4 pm)

(212) 989-3015 (10 am-5 pm) (bookings)

Contact: Phil Bond

Marie's Crisis

59 Grove St.

New York, NY 10014

(212) 243-9323

Contact: Eddie Grant, Jr.

Rose's Turn

55 Grove St.

New York, NY 10014

Contact: Collette Black

(212) 366-9658 (Collette Black)

(212) 366-5438 (club and general info.)

Stella Del Mare

346 Lexington Ave.

New York, NY 10016

(212) 687-4425

Contact: Nino Bastijancic

The Townhouse Club

236 E. 58 St.

New York, NY 10022

(212) 754-4649

Contact: Gordon Ahlstrom, mgr.

PIANO ROOMS

Bemelmans Bar

Inside the Carlyle Hotel

981 Madison Ave. (76-77 sts.)

New York, NY 10021

(212) 744-1600

RESTAURANTS with MUSICIANS

Here is a sample list of the many restaurants that feature pianists who perform on a nightly basis.

B. Smith's

320 W. 46 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 315-1100

Contact: Anthony Wilkins

Café Pierre

Fifth Ave. at 61st St.

New York, NY 10021

(212) 940-8195

Has resident artist.

Cleopatra's Needle

2485 Broadway (at 92 St.)

New York, NY 10025

(212) 769-6969

Owner/booker: Maher

The Jazz Standard

116 E. 27 St.

New York, NY 10016

(212) 576-2232 (reservations)

Contact: Seth Abramson

(212) 253-2263

La Rivista Ristorante

313 W. 46 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 245-1707

Contact: James Marchignola

Metronome Restaurant and Lounge

915 Broadway

New York, NY 10010

(212) 505-7400

Contact: Robert Pereira or Emily Gould

Restaurant lounge will be closed March 7-May 5, 2004. Check in May with Metronome for update booking contact info.

Sardi's

234 W. 44 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 221-8440

CABARET ORGANIZATIONS

Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA)

PO Box 180383

Boston, MA 02118

Email: BACA@onebox.com

Website: www.BostonCabaret.org

(866) 639-9410

Annual membership: $30 (checks payable to BACA). Send to BACA Membership, to above address.

Cabaret West

PO Box 16176

Beverly Hills, CA 90209-2176

(310) 226-7033

Email: cabwest@aol.com

Website: www.cabaretwest.org

Membership: $25 (checks payable to Cabaret West)

Chicago Cabaret Professionals (CCP)

PO Box 408268

Chicago, IL 60640

(312) 409-3106

Email: info@chicagocabaret.org

Website: www.chicagocabaret.org

Membership: $25; open to professionals only and contingent upon review of a body of work.

Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC)

PO Box 20113

West Village Station

New York, NY 10014

(212) 465-2662 (hotline)

Website: www.MACnyc.com

Membership: $50 (checks payable to MAC).

Washington D.C. Area Cabaret Network

Attn: Wendy Lane Bailey

2612 Fort Farnsworth Rd., #2C

Alexandria, VA 22303

(703) 960-3098

Email: divab@erols.com

Membership: $30 (checks payable to Washington D.C. Area Cabaret Network).