Okay, this doesn't really qualify as theatre news, but we thought you'd like to know that film director and sometimes-playwright Woody Allen (The Floating Lightbulb, Death Knocks, Play It Again, Sam) has officially switched venues for his weekly, Monday night jazz clarinet gig.
Allen, who has been tootling Dixieland and Bourbon Street jazz at Michael's Pub for years, will join Eddy Davis and his New Orleans Jazz Band beginning April 14 at the Cafe Carlyle, on East 76th St. in Manhattan. The show starts at 8:45 PM (Davis has his own, second show at 10:45 PM).
Though first announced as a one-night-only session, Robert Wotypka of the Carlyle says the new gig will be ongoing. According to the Rubenstein PR firm, Jerry Kravat, entertainment director for the Carlyle, had been trying for 12 years to get Allen to jump ship.
Tickets are $45 cover charge, with drinks and dinner "optional and additional." For tickets (the Carlyle seats only 100) and information call (212) 744-1600. The Carlyle is one of Manhattan's more upscale nightspots. Their current headliner is Broadway legend Barbara Cook (She Loves Me), and Bobby Short -- a 30 year veteran of the club -- recently completed a stint there, as did Eartha Kitt.
--By David Lefkowitz