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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 2-8, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Kara Lindsay, and More!

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City.

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; Ann Hampton Callaway Presents "But Beautiful"; The Skivvies; David Yazbek at 54 Below; and Kara Lindsay: Bursting Your Bubble.

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Laura Michelle Kelly

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: May 2nd at 7:00 PM (also May 16th & 30th at 7:00 PM)

Tickets: $50-100

In a personal, revealing evening of song and stories, Broadway leading lady Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland, Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof) shares her journey of coming to New York City and making it her home. You'll hear some of her most favorite songs, ranging from musical theatre classics like "Don't Rain on My Parade", to current pop hits by artists such as Sara Bareilles. There will even be tunes from her favorite shows written by Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Sondheim, and Gary Barlow & Eliot Kennedy... who wrote her current Broadway venture, Finding Neverland. Laura Michelle Kelly invites you to experience her heart and a taste of what makes her feel at home. Be ready for some fun surprises and a big hearted welcome!

The evening will be helmed by the team behind Broadway Sings: Director Corey Mach and Musical Director Joshua Stephan Kartes.

Laura will be joined by the following guest stars:
May 2 - Dez Duron
May 30 - Jeremy Jordan

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Ann Hampton Callaway Presents "But Beautiful"

Where: Birdland NYC (315 W 44th Street)

When: May 3rd-7th at 8:30 & 11:00 PM

Tickets: $40 at

Ann Hampton Callaway - the "...superbly intelligent, singularly creative pop-jazz stylist who can stand shoulder to shoulder with Streisand, Ronstadt, Shirley Horn, and Dianne Reeves." (JazzTimes) - returns to Birdland with "But Beautiful," a collection of romantic jazz standards. The singer/songwriter puts her unique stamp on classics by Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Cy Coleman, Johnny Mandel and more. Accompanied by Ted Rosenthal (piano) Martin Wind (bass) Tim Horner (drums). "For sheer vocal beauty, no contemporary singer matches Ms. Callaway." (New York Times)

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The Skivvies

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: May 3rd at 9:30 PM

Tickets: $35-80 at

This "musically thrilling" undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina(Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as The Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. Those clips led to live shows that The Wall Street Journal called "smart, sophisticated...ingenious," and Out Magazine, "The Skivvies have managed to carve out a niche that we never knew needed to exist: part Weird Al- parody and part sexy burlesque...and unusual explosion of satire and sultry." They also have a single and music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running With Scissors. They will be joined by special guest stars who will strip down and rock out. Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection.

May 3rd Special Guests:
Max Crumm, Barrett Foa, Christopher Hanke, Roe Hartrampf, Alison Luff, Ellyn Marsh, Wesley Taylor, and Jessica Vosk.

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David Yazbek

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: May 4th at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $40-80 at

Here's a rare opportunity to see one of the theater's most innovative composers do what he's actually best at- thrilling a live audience. The New York Times has called his live performance "A thrill-ride at a volcano's edge". Together with a band of the most exciting musicians in NYC, David Yazbek will perform songs from his albums and shows- old, new and upcoming. Expect a cool Special Guest or two as well. Don't miss this chance to see the composer/lyricist of The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Boardwalk Empire and the haunting Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego Theme strut his piano-banging stuff.

Featuring special guest Patrick Wilson.

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Kara Lindsay: Bursting Your Bubble

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: May 5th at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $30-65 at

You've seen Kara Lindsay as a popular blonde witch and as an intrepid journalist, but now see her in her most personal role yet, as herself! Fresh off playing Glinda in Wicked and Katherine in Newsies, Kara returns to Feinstein's/54 Below by popular demand after 2 hit performances of her debut show last month. Join her as she sings the songs that hold a special place in her heart, professionally and personally.

Music directed by Steven Malone
Directed by Matthew Scott
Produced by Shoshana Feinstein

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