10 Shows to See This Month! From Joe's Pub to 54 Below and Beyond

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Playbill.com gives you a round-up of cabaret shows and music events to see this month in New York City.

Benjamin Scheuer's The Lion at Manhattan Theatre Club
Written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer and directed Sean Daniels, The Lion is his gripping, autobiographical solo show. Billed as an inspiring coming-of-age story, it is a raw, true tale of love, loss, family loyalty, and the redemptive power of music. Following an award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and sold-out productions at the Manhattan Theatre Club and London’s St. James Theatre, The Lion begins previews at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project on Tuesday, Feb. 3. (The Lynn Redgrave Theater is located at 45 Bleecker St, New York. For tickets or more information, click here.) 

Audra Isadora Performs Grace Jones at 54 Below
Vogue has called her "your new musical obsession." With a booming voice and vivacious vibrato that has been compared to Kate Bush, she is ready to make her splash at 54 Below singing the songs of the legendary Grace Jones. She performs one night only, Feb. 3. (54 Below is located at 254 W 54th St., btwn. Broadway and 8th. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.) 

The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips at The Box
Following a run at Joe's Pub last year, singer, songwriter, actor, writer and dancer Kenyon Phillips will bring The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips to The Box for a limited engagement. The show is billed as a "Felliniesque," 90-minute autobiographical rock opera that uses an interactive cabaret-variety show format, including burlesquers, aerialists and other circus acts. Performances will run Feb. 20-28 at The Box. According to Phillips, the inspiration for the project came from a desire “to take the traditional one-man show idea of 'here's my life story,' and throw a grenade in it." (The Box is located at 189 Chrystie St., New York. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.) 

Nothing But Love - An Evening of Songs by Tina deVaron
Broadway stars will gather at the Metropolitan Room for one night only to sing Nothing But the Love – An Evening of Songs by Tina deVaron, an original song cycle about “grownup love and everything that comes (and goes) with it.” The A-list line up for the Feb. 9 show includes: Jenn Colella (If/Then), Tony Nominee Liz Larsen (Beautiful), Tony Winner Adriane Lenox (Doubt), Drama Desk Award winner Kenita Miller (Working), Tony Award Nominee Nancy Opel (co-starring in Honeymoon in Vegas) and Sal Viviano (Closer Than Ever). DeVaron’s prolific work mixes pop, folk, jazz, gospel and Broadway tunes. (The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 W 22nd St, btwn. 5th and 6th Ave. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.) 

Alexa Ray Joel at Café Carlyle
Alexa Ray Joel, the daughter of legend Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley, returns to the Café Carlyle for a two-week engagement following a previously sold-out run. Joel has been writing songs and poetry since she was 15, blending pop tradition with a wide range of other influences from gospel to Tin Pan Alley. In her new show, she will be performing original material and accompanied by a piano and bass. Performances will run February 24–March 7. (Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, 35 East 76th St., at Madison Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.)  Martha Redbone: Bone Hill
Joe's Pub continues its New York Voices series with acclaimed blues and soul singer Martha Redbone, who will take to the stage Feb. 11-14 with a new show and an all-star band in tow. In this new piece commissioned by Joe's Pub, Redbone explores her family's heritage and story that spans generations and a breadth of music genres. (Joe's Pub is located at 425 Lafayette St, Astor Place. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.) 

Robin Baxter's Bipolar Beauty Tips & Chainsaw Repair Show
Broadway's Robin Baxter (Mamma Mia!, Footloose) is returning for one night only Feb. 8 at Metro Baptist Church with a show that offers audiences a glimpse into her tumultuous journey in show business living with bipolar illness. Directed by Jay Rogers (When Pigs Fly, Whoop-Dee-Doo!) with musical direction by Doug Katsaros (Somewhere in Time, The Toxic Avenger) the evening will include a mix of cabaret, music and song. Accompanied by "The Bipolar Band", in this unique event Ms. Baxter will literally and figuratively takes a chainsaw to the stigma of mental health. (Tickets are free but donations excepted. Metro Baptist Church is located at 410 West 40th St., btwn 9th & 10th Aves. For more information, click here.) 

Mike Daisey: Great Men of Genius at Joe's Pub
Mike Daisey continues his exploration of men who were geniuses into February, tackling Nikola Tesla and L. Ron Hubbard on Feb. 5. Daisey interweaves the life stories of these men while exploring the nature of genius and all that it entails: pride, insanity and chauvinism. A talented entertainer, Daisey's shows shine a light on some of history's pivotal characters while revealing what they have to teach us about ourselves. (Joe's Pub is located at 425 Lafayette St, Astor Place. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.)

Marilyn MayeIn Love Again at Birdland Jazz Club
Jazz legend and multi-award winner Maye brings her years of experience to the stage at Birdland Jazz Club for another electrifying show. Maye continues to exude the vocal strength and stamina of a singer half her age, with a singing career still going strong. Audiences can expect nothing short of incredible at her next New York appearance. Performances are Feb. 10-12 and 13-14. (Birdland Jazz Club is located at 315 West 44th St. btwn 8th & 9th Aves. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.)

Jazz Party with Natalie Douglas at Birdland Jazz Club
In January Birdland Jazz Club launched their new Sunday series with acclaimed vocalist Natalie Douglas, a Nightlife Award, Backstage Bistro Award & seven-time MAC Award Winner. Named by the Times of London "a true force of nature," Natalie and her trio kicked off their residency last month with a bang and will continue playing through March 8. (Birdland Jazz Club is located at 315 West 44th St. btwn 8th & 9th Aves. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.) 

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