The Laurie Beechman Theatre Announces November Events

The Laurie Beechman Theatre Announces November Events

The West Bank Café has announced upcoming performances to be presented in The Laurie Beechman Theatre. The West Bank Café is located at 407 West 42nd. St., at Ninth Avenue. For reservations, please call 212.695.6909.

The Laurie Beechman Theatre has a rich tradition of presenting cutting-edge work, which has played a role in shaping American theatre and live performance. Since the 80's, the theatre has staged numerous plays and hosted a myriad of live performance events.

This November, the theatre is proud to announce an exciting and eclectic line-up of performers and performances, all of which will take place in the gorgeous one hundred seat venue.

Please note there is a $15 food and/or beverage minimum at each performance. All major credit cards are accepted, and a full dinner/bar menu is available.
Joan Rivers

Tickets, $45: only at or 212 352 3101

Please refer to for upcoming dates & availability

Legendary comedian and Celebrity Apprentice winner Joan Rivers brings her live stand-up act to Times Square's Laurie Beechman Theatre. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on The Celebrity Apprentice, Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashion. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Lance Cruce plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Tickets are $45 with net proceeds going to Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Geri Reischl: Fake Jan Sings for Real
Tues, Nov 1@ 7:30 pm
$10 cover: only at or 212 352 3101

Geri Reischl, known as Fake Jan by fans when she replaced Eve Plumb on the Brady Bunch Variety Hour, sings songs from her new CD, shows vintage TV clips, and reminisces about her year as Jan Brady on one of the strangest television shows ever produced.

Simply Streisand

Wed, Nov 2 @ 7 pm

$20 cover

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is very pleased to announce two very special performances of a brand new venture, SIMPLY STREISAND, a celebration of Ms. Barbra Streisand, her legendary career and the music she made famous. Barbra has returned to New York's cabarets! At Simply Streisand, you'll hear music that spans her legendary career, from the tunes she belted out in the small nightclubs of New York, to her 70‘s disco-infused period, straight through to the mega ballads that have come to define her work. Included in the cast of Simply Streisand is a smattering of some of Broadway and Cabaret's most exciting and seasoned talents, including Lisa Asher, Christina Bianco, Jim Brochu, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Natalie Douglas, Michelle Dowdy, Kevin Dozier, Eric Michael Gillett, Annie Golden, Larry Hamilton, Ashley Hesse, Karen Mack, Cindy Marchionda, Susie Mosher, Colleen McHugh, Mark Nadler, Christine Pedi, Miles Phillips, Julie Reyburn, Sarah Rice & Lucia Spina. Each evening is hosted by Director Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on special Streisand facts, rumors, tidbits and out and out gossip.

November 3, 5 & 6 at 7:30 pm

Tickets $20 - only or 212 352 3101

Legions of Coco-philes know that Miss Peru's acclaimed solo shows fearlessly explore all facets of human nature, expertly turning darkness into illumination. "This time," explains Coco, "I've decided to do something a little different. I wanted to try something a bit lighter, a night of pure fun." Thus, MISS Coco Peru: THERE COMES A TIME begins at her friend Bea Arthur's memorial at The Majestic Theatre (Coco's Broadway debut!), segues into her turn as the HIV-positive drag queen Angel in the original backers audition of Rent, and continues on with a litany of wryly pointed observations of life as only Miss Coco Peru can deliver.

Michael Pesce Old Fashioned Piano Party

Nov 4 @ 7 pm

$12 Cover

Michael Pesce's Piano Party is an evening hosted and performed by singer and actor Michael Pesce with guest appearances by friends and students who are NYC performers from Broadway to daytime television.

Le Scandal

Sat's, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 10:30 pm

Tickets $25 - only at or 212 868 4444.

Le Scandal Cabaret is NYC's longest running burlesque variety show. In its ninth year, Le Scandal features variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. NY Magazine called Le Scandal, "the rock star of the NY burlesque scene!" And the show is a NY Times "critics pick." New performers every week! Expect sword swallowers, belly dancers, rope trick cowboys, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra.

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Sat, Nov 5 @ Noon

$5 cover

Performers from some of Broadway's biggest shows join together to perform dramatic re-interpratations of your favorite Saturday Morning Cartoons from the 80's while you brunch on some of the West Bank Cafe's tastiest items. It's a Rock'n, Roll'n, Truly Outrageous, Berry Happy Time. So grab a mimosa and have a good laugh as SMC Live re-lives and re-invents fabulous secrets that will be revealed only to YOU! Music, Videos, Give-aways, and more!

8-Track throwback - CD Release Concert with Marquee Five

Monday Nov 7 @ 7 pm

$15 Cover/ $10 for MAC, AEA, Salon

Award winning vocal group, Marquee Five, releases their debut CD, "8-Track throwback" on the Cavern record label. Come hear selections from the CD plus new arrangements!
Sandy Bainum - Great Songs Seldom Heard

Wed, Nov 9 @ 7 pm

Tues, Nov 15 @ 7 pm

$15 Cover

Songstress Sandy Bainum makes her Laurie Beechman Theatre debut with Great Songs Seldom Heard, a musical celebration of exceptional, though rarely performed, songs by legendary composers. The eclectic collection weaves together the melodies of many decades and musical genres and features tunes by Carly Simon, Ann Hampton Callaway, Stephen Sondheim, Dave Brubeck, Fiona Apple, Marcy Heisler, Zina Goldrich and many others. Joining Sandy is her award-winning musical director, Lanny Meyers.

Is There Life After Stage School

Nov 15, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

$15 Cover

Acting in NYC is just not as easy as it was in STAGE SCHOOL. As a group friends come together to share their funny realities and raise money in aid of their friend's battle against leukemia.