Back at Café Caryle for a second fab run, David Johansen-cum-Buster Poindexter crooned threw a most curious selection of tunes, including Fats Waller's "You're a Viper," Jive Bomb's "Bad Boy" and, of course, Arrow's "Hot Hot Hot"--replete with his very own two-person congo line (i.e. himself and his wife). Finishing up with an encore of "Heart of Gold" by Peter de Vries and the All Star Band, the evening's kitchen sink vibe--calypso, plenty of pompadour, even Cowboy from the Village People--was worth the trek uptown. Have a look-see at three of our fave pics...
Café Carlyle has announced the lineup for their Spring 2015 season. Acts included the venue debut of Alan Cumming and Lena Hall as well as the return of Megan Hilty, Judy Collins and John Pizzarelli with Daniel Jobim.
When you walk into Café Carlyle, it's clear that not just anyone can take the stage. It has to be SOMEBODY. Most recently, that somebody was the Great Lady of Soul, herself, Bettye LaVette.
Legendary singer Debbie Harry of Blondie will be adding two additional shows to her currently sold out Café Carlyle debut the upcoming March.
Singer-Songwriter Alexa Ray Joel will be returning to Café Carlyle for a two-week engagement, starting at the end of February.
Founding member of the New York Dolls and celebrated soloist Buster Poindexter, aka David Johansen, will perform a two-week residency at Café Carlyle in February. Johansen is a force within the rock community as a member of the New York Dolls and a successful solo artist. As Buster Poindexter, Johansen's popular alter ego, he has showcased his talent with soulful R&B and jazz singing. His two-week residency at Café Carlyle will include a special Valentine’s Day performances for all the punk-rock lovers out there. This will not be Poindexter’s first time performing at Café Carlyle, with his critically acclaimed performances selling out the venue. TheaterMania has called his Café show “one of the most satisfying musical acts you’re likely to encounter in New York,” adding “This show is hot.”
Café Carlyle, based out of the Carlyle Hotel, presents January and February line-ups featuring singer and actor Cheyenne Jackson and songstress Bettye LaVette. Jackson's two-week engagement, "Eyes Wide Open," will be the performer's Café Carlyle debut and open the winter season from Jan. 13 to 24. "Eyes Wide Open" will take a personal and humorous look at loss, love, revelation and recovery with music ranging from Louis Armstrong to Lady Gaga. Cheyenne Jackson’s stage credits include "The Performers," "Damn Yankees" and "Xanadu" with television appearances on "30 Rock," "Glee," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Ugly Betty" and film work including "Love Is Strange," "United 93" and "Lola Versus."
Jazz lyricist and singer Jon Hendricks will celebrate his 93rd birthday with a debut at Café Carlyle on Tuesday, September 23. Hendricks’ iconic career spans nearly 50 years.
Woody Allen, Jeff Goldblum, Molly Ringwald, Rita Wilson, Buster Poindexter (a.k.a. David Johansen, New York Dolls), John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey and Steve Tyrell all are set to open Café Carlyle's Fall 2014 season.